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Marketplace Weekend from American Public Media is a weekly hour-long program that looks deep into the economic issues that impact your life.
||08/28/15 - Marketplace Weekend - Riding a wave of uncertainty||This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary looks at the uncertainty in the economy and stock market; why China's fast growth is now hitting choppy waters; and refugee Joseph Kim explains life after fleeing North Korea.||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||08/21/15 - Marketplace Weekend - A trip through New Orleans||This weekend, we head to the Crescent City to see how New Orleans has changed in the 10 years since Katrina: a trip to the legendary Dooky Chase's Restaurant to meet owner Leah Chase; how rebounding employment numbers don't tell the whole story; and Big Freedia shows us where she learned to bounce.||8/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||08/14/15 - Marketplace Weekend - The business of creativity||Lizzie O'Leary looks at the place where art and money intersect. Just about all of us consume some kind of art: Music, TV, theater, even a ceramic mug. It's easy to forget that those things are a business. Someone makes them, someone sells them, and hopefully someone gets paid. There's a reason "starving artist" is a cliché. Today on the show we're exploring the economics behind all that creativity.||8/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||08/07/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Finding the minimum||Guest host David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times looks at the minimums in the economy: the minimum wage debate, the new minimum renewable energy requirements unveiled in President Obama's power plan and the minimum plan you should have to get your finances in order.||8/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07/31/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Robots are coming!||In this week's show, the economy of personal robots, the job market for drone pilots and the everyday robots that already surround us. Molly Wood, senior tech correspondent, rides in the gunner's seat of a 15,000-pound combat MegaBot and fires its missile launcher.||7/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07/24/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Shelter||This week, a look behind the business of shelters: How one homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles copes with rising demand, how "sanctuary city" policies can impact local economies and why gold is no longer the safe financial shelter it once was.||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07/10/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Adventure||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we explore adventures in the economy: using tech to go on a virtual scavenger hunt, the business behind skydiving and a quick trip to Greece. Plus hip-hop duo Run the Jewels talk money and race.||7/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07/10/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Legacies||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we explore the idea of legacy, in the international economy, music, tech and art. Marketplace's Stephen Beard speaks with Lizzie O'Leary from Greece, and we take a look at the legacy of Amazon with senior tech correspondent Molly Wood. Later, Lizzie heads to the Museum of Modern Art in New York to explore Picasso's sculptural legacy, and the director of the documentary "Amy" discusses Amy Winehouse.||7/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07/03/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Anniversaries||Marketplace Weekend celebrates its first anniversary with discussions of major financial and personal anniversaries. Lizzie takes a look at the BP oil spill five years on and talks about the resonating economic impact with a hotel employee and a lawyer representing businesses with claims against BP. USC Marshall School of Business professor Ira Kalb talks about how Jaws, the first summer blockbuster, set the stage for the future of film marketing. Marketplace's Ben Johnson discusses the biggest innovations in the past year of tech, and Marketplace Weekend takes a look back at some of its best stories.||7/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||06/26/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Opportunity||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, guest host David Lazarus explores opportunity in our jobs, personal finances and the global economy. David speaks with Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership could impact market opportunity. Career coach Hallie Crawford discusses job opportunities and Gabriel Wisdom, president of American Money Management, speaks about the biggest missed opportunities from the past. Marketplace's Molly Wood talks about capitalizing on car sharing programs, and the Wharton School's Peter Cappelli talks about how opportunity in the U.S. has changed over time.||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||06/19/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Unions||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we talk unions — as in weddings. David Wood, president of the Association of Bridal Consultants, speaks with Lizzie about the wedding industry. We hear from listeners about how much their weddings cost and how much it costs to attend someone else's big day. We explore the business of bringing Indian weddings to American hotels, hear a story of a play on an old Bulgarian wedding tradition and discuss unique elopements. Plus, a conversation about the marriage equality case before the Supreme Court and a look at how online registries have changed gift-giving.||6/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||06/12/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Migration||Guest host David Lazarus explores migration in the global economy, tech, and even underwater. Stanford law professor and immigration policy expert Dan Siciliano discusses H-1B visas in the tech industry, and Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson talks data migration. Bio-economist Rashid Sumaila speaks about the migratory patterns of whales and how they impact ecotourism, a multibillion-dollar industry. Plus, we hear stories and advice about moving for money.||6/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||06/05/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Community||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Lizzie O'Leary speaks with Kai Ryssdal about his interview with President Obama. Drian Juarez of the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Transgender Economic Empowerment Project discusses the changing employment landscape for trans people. Later, Lizzie heads to Baltimore to talk with a community organizer, and she discusses online communities of all stripes with Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson and USC Annenberg's Karen North. Mark Haskell Smith speaks with Lizzie about his adventures in naked traveling (and the booming nude tourism industry), and Marketplace Weekend remembers musician Jean Richie.||6/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Marketplace Weekend for Friday, May 29, 2015||This episode of Marketplace Weekend is all about generations and how who we are, from the Greatest Generation to Generation Z, shapes how we live with money. Starting with retirees and working our way to high school students, we take a look at generations in the economy, our psychology and our wallets. The U.S. Peace Corps is actively recruiting boomers. Why? Rosemary and John Bottcher explain. They served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay from 2011-2013 when they were both in their late 60s. Later, Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson talks with Lizzie about what instant messaging says about how your generation communicates. Plus, Marketplace Weekend visits John Marshall High School in Los Angeles to talk with four college-bound seniors about how their lives and their generation are shaped by money.||5/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05/22/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Exclusivity||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we take a look at exclusivity in the economy, our lives and our wallets. Lizzie speaks with Jon Taffer, best known as host of the reality series "Bar Rescue" on Spike about how to build an exclusive bar. Joshua Tilliman, better known as Father John Misty, talks about the exclusive radius clauses in his contracts. Later, Dr. Molly Coye, chief innovation officer at UCLA Health, talks with Lizzie about the changing landscape of healthcare and whether it's making medicine more accessible, and personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary discusses the best ways to build and maintain a good credit score. Plus, Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson talks about spoilers (and how to avoid them) and preserving an exclusive story.||5/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05/15/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Transactions||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, host Lizzie O'Leary speaks with Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson about trade deals in Congress this week. A family tells a story of a long-distance transaction involving a round trip to Hawaii. Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson use Apple Pay to buy some sodas, and we hear from one woman about the high transaction fees associated with payday loans and check cashing. Later, we take a trip to a farmers' market and hear from a "player to be named later" on being part of a sports trade.||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-08-2015 - Marketplace Weekend - The chase||On this episode, Anita Hill speaks with Lizzie O'Leary about chasing workplace gender equality. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson explains how law enforcement uses "stingrays" to track phones. Also, Lauren Lyons Cole of The Street talks about the best accounts to use to chase personal finance goals, and the BBC's Jonathan Frewin gets literal, chasing a story about racetracks in Kuwait. Later, we explore the chase in the stock market, police pursuits and the Atlanta music scene.||5/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-01-2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Ceilings||A ceiling can mean so many things — shelter, an old way of doing business or even a glass one, to shatter. On this weekend's show, a look at the deep economic divides in Baltimore. Plus, an injured Iraq war veteran discusses his home remodel, and we learn about the principle of Universal Design. Also, take an out-of-this-world trip with astronaut Chris Hadfield, who talks about what it's like to push through Earth's ceiling. We discuss challenging the ceilings inside us, and find that some ceilings we thought were there, might not exist anymore.||5/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||4/24/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Invisibility||On this week's show, host Lizzie O'Leary returns to discuss invisibility in the economy and personal finance. Republican media strategist Rick Wilson speaks about the invisible primary and Marketplace's Molly Wood talks about hidden bluetooth beacons and how they're changing advertising. UC Irvine's Alon Gorodetsky explains how squid could change military camouflage. Later, we hear from scientist Max Ortiz Catalán about the latest treatments for phantom limb pain, and from a survivor of trafficking about the journey from invisible to visible.||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||4/17/15 - Marketplace Weekend - Speed||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, guest host David Lazarus has the need, the need ... yes, for speed. Author and journalist John Ronson speaks about the lightning-fast world of internet shaming. We discuss speed in our economy — in the market, in retail, in fast food and even in music. Marketplace's new fill-in host and correspondent Molly Wood explains high frequency trading, Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson talks fiber-optic internet, and DJ The Gaslamp Killer tells us his secrets to a fast-paced, heart-pumping playlist. Plus, we discover how to take advantage of flash sales and cheap airfare on the fly.||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Practical and informative - yet highly entertaining - personal finance!
I've been an avid listener of Marketplace Money (and Marketplace) for quite some time now and have always been highly impressed at the manner in which the staff at Marketplace manages to mix practical and informative personal finance news and advice, with witty and entertaining commentary. Host Kai Ryssdal is my favorite radio personality currently on air due to his unique ability to deliver what could be very tedious information in a way that makes it fun to listen to each week. (I hate it when he's on vacation because no one else can do it like he can!) Economics Editor Chris Farrell has got to be one of the most proficient and pragmatic personal finance gurus around, offering sound (and brutally honest!) advice to listeners week after week. The Marketplace Money Mail Bag and Chris Farrell's "What's Smart, What's Stupid, and What's the Straight Story" are, to me, the most enlightening portions of the show, probably because Chris tells it like it is when it comes to managing money. Even if you think you're too young to start thinking about money management, or you think that personal finance is more boring than watching paint dry, give Marketplace Money a chance! You may be pleasantly surprised at what you hear! Plus, now it is free! Up until this week, I was paying a subscription cost at Audible to listen to it every week. It was worth every penny, but if I can save a $22.95 subscription charge, I am more than happy to do so! I promised to do something "Chris Farrell-worthy" with my new found savings.
Failing Miserably Since Tess Left
Phony, inane, boring hosts with some really awful guests (like Ben Dattner) make for a very non-helpful program. Just fast forwarded through five podcasts and unsubscribed. Very disappointed in the current state of this once really interesting program. Sort of seems like they're trying to appeal to younger listeners. News flash -- younger listeners aren't idiots.
New format needs refining
New format has ditched best part of marketplace money - In-depth q&a with real people. It made show relevant and lively. Now less emphasis on personal finance but more repetitive w/ other marketplace shows. My suggestion: less pundits (eg, Brunch), more people! Will keep listening if show returns to personal finance roots. And glad What's in Your Pocket is gone. Good start!