Marketplace Weekend with Lizzie O'Leary
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When the financial world shifts, where do we all fit? Marketplace Weekend® brings you powerful conversation on economies both large and personal, at a pace that suits your weekend life. Host Lizzie O’Leary delivers an hour of lively reporting with guests ranging from entertainers and entrepreneurs to government leaders and listeners, too. It’s real people dealing with our ever-changing economy. Marketplace Weekend is part of the Marketplace® portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which additionally includes Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report®, and Marketplace Tech®. Listen on-air or online at marketplaceweekend.org, with new episodes every Friday. From American Public Media.
||CleanTruckers, negotiators and powerful soccer moguls||Did you know there's a shortage of truck drivers? What that means for them and for the prices of products we buy. Plus, after a week of negotiations between world leaders, we take a dive into what ...||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGraduating into the economy||We're diving into the economics of being a recent grad this week, from building credit, to finding the right job, to saving for a home (or simply paying the rent). Also, Marketplace staff lay out t...||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen bandits, language bias and ... yep, those tariffs||We take a dive into the history and psychology of women robbers, the ones out there in the real world and also the ones on the big screen in the form of "Ocean's 8," which hits theaters this month....||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBias, feral hogs and ancient money||Want to know why you've been getting bogged down with terms-of-service emails from companies, how to tell if bias trainings work or how entrepreneurs learn the business of, well, business? We dive ...||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrade Off Revisited: Stories of tariffs, trade and globalization||Globalization has been touted as this inevitable, unstoppable force. But as the U.S., China and other major economies flex their muscles over trade, is this assumption all wrong?America has a long ...||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05/11/2018: Sports bets, romance novels and tech in the public sector||Why is it harder for the government to innovate in the tech world than for the private sector? We ask a former White House tech expert. Plus, the U.S. Supreme Court is about to rule on sports betti...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05/04/2018: Luck, law, large trade fairs — and lots of allergies||How much of our lives do we actually control? We dive into that question this week and look at seasonal allergies and their financial burden, how one writer got more than lucky at poker and landed ...||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04/27/2018: Return to Puerto Rico||Seven months after Hurricane Maria, life in Puerto Rico is still in the midst of rebuilding. We went back to the island and found two distinct Puerto Ricos — people still seeking recovery assistanc...||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04/20/2018: Financial advice, food deserts, and puppies||The Marketplace Weekend team was out reporting in Puerto Rico this week. But before she left, Lizzie O'Leary talked to John Schwartz of the New York Times about how he got his financial life in ord...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04/13/2018: Welfare, tax day and how to be an umpire||What happens when welfare is tied to work? We discuss the issue with experts. Plus, a primer on Russian internet usage, the questions your accountant gets the most (and answers, too) and a look at ...||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04/06/18: Teachers, tariffs, and savings-savvy tech workers||As teacher protests and walkouts continue around the country, we take a look at the economic realities of being a teacher, and at the decrease in school funding that's behind it all. Plus, how Chin...||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03/30/2018: Trade wars, cheese ads and Maxwell House Passover||Ever wondered why a coffee company makes the most-published Passover Haggadah? Or how a 109-year-old dairy company advertises on social media? We've got you covered. Plus: What it takes to win a tr...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03/23/2018: Policing the internet, school shooting insurance and the gig economy||How's the internet policed? Who decides what can and can't happen with our data? In light of recent revelations about companies using Facebook data, we look into what it means for businesses who wa...||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03/16/2018: What a difference 10 years make||High U.S. health care costs, a Bear Stearns love story and an insider’s guide on how to be a toymaker all feature in the show this week. Plus, a look at the gender wage gap and, in hono...||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03/09/2018: Protectionism, plastic and private regulation||President Donald Trump signed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum this week, and we're talking about what they mean for the future of global trade. Plus, what happens when public pressure influe...||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03/02/2018: "Black Panther," DACA and hidden holdings||Success on the screen means plenty of money to be made off the screen as well. But what happens when an important cultural moment is at risk of being turned into a commodity? That story, plus how b...||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02/23/18: Zambonis, government ethics and taxes||There's a high-pressure job on the rinks at the Olympics. And no, it's not competing for medals — it's driving the Zamboni ice resurfacer between events. That story, plus the health care costs of g...||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02/16/2018: Money, ethics and emojis||This week: A story about the financial holdings of the Trump administration, our national ethics laws and whether these things matter. Plus, what the gender wage ...||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02/09/2018: Work spouses, streaming music and chocolate||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Lizzie O’Leary speaks with Jill Schlesinger, Michael Batnick and Julia Coronado in a special roundtable on the stock market. Plus, what it means...||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02/02/18: Immigration, ideas and ice cream||This week, we take on three of the most important I's in life: immigration, ideas and, of course, ice cream. We dive into an online program businesses use to check someone's immigration status and ...||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01/26/2018: Immigration, education and the Divided Decade||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, proposed immigration policy, a discussion about funding schools based on poverty rates and a visit to Montecito after fires and mudslides. Plus, new stories ...||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01/19/2018: One year of President Trump||On the verge of a government shutdown, we ask: What happens to federal contractors in the event of a government shutdown? And how would bond markets react? Also on the show this week, three mayors ...||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01/12/2018: Food deserts and winemaking||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, a look at the role grocery store real estate deals have in creating food deserts. Plus, Ask a Manager's Alison Green on how to quit your job without burning ...||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01/05/2018: The industry of wellness||This week we dive into the industry that wants to make the better version of you. From workout routines to diets to therapy apps to food fads, the market has been flooded with wellness products. Bu...||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12/29/17: The stories you "liked" the most||This week, the stories Weekend listeners engaged with the most. You yelled at them, you talked about them, you tweeted them and you "liked" them. We take a look back at a range of stories, includin...||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12/22/17: How do you put a price on nostalgia?||The past sells. There's no doubt about it. This week we're diving into what that means for consumerism, as the holidays approach, and throughout the year, too. We take a look at how that plays out ...||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12/15/17: Net neutrality, bitcoins and our autonomous future||As technology changes, so do our daily lives — whether it's the places we go on the internet, how we pay for goods or how we get from point A to point B. On this week's show we dive into the future...||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12/08/2017: Puppy migration and taxes||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, a panel of experts talk taxes and answer questions from listeners. Plus, we look into supply and demand ... as it applies to rescue dogs moving out of the So...||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12/01/17: The economics of disaster||From hurricanes to wildfires to earthquakes, we've dealt with a lot in 2017. As communities recover, there's a trail of money behind it all. This week, we give you an hourlong special on the econom...||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/24/2017: Sales shopping and comic books||Get ready for this holiday weekend with five things you need to know about net neutrality, a look at changing trends in holiday sales shopping and a book about comic books. Plus, Zooey Deschanel ta...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/17/2017: Don't break the bank this Thanksgiving, plus old favorites||This week we're taking a new look at some favorite stories we've covered this year — and what's happened since. We're taking a look at whether states are constitutionally obligated to teach kids ho...||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/10/17: The psychology of debt, taxes and food at work||How does owing money change the way we act and feel? On this episode we look at the connection between debt and mental health, how sexual harassment claims are changing the way investors choose sto...||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/03/2017: First sexual harassment, then financial stress||On this episode, we look at the financial effect of workplace sexual harassment, dig into the details of the GOP's new tax plan and examine the economics of boycotts. Plus, we join fans on the hunt...||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10/27/2017: Fashion delivery, mature YouTube, 401(k)s||On this episode, we discuss the Affordable Care Act, get the lowdown on 401(k) plans and go inside the world of mature beauty tutorials on YouTube. Plus, stories on fashion subscription services an...||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10/20/2017: Money, mouths and method acting||Do you put your money where your mouth is? That's the question we're digging into this week. As businesses embrace activism and causes, does it actually help? Or is promoting a cause just a w...||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10/13/2017: Fall colds, fall sports and school hacks||We're talking about the cost of cold and flu season this week, then digging into the president's health care plans and looking into a hacking attack on a Montana school district. Later, the busines...||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10/06/2017: Kids, carnivals and research funding||Congress has yet to strike a deal on the Children's Health Insurance Program. We hear what this means for kids in need of medical care. Plus: It's been over 20 years since the federal government fu...||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09/29/2017: Puerto Rico, tax reform and The Killers||In Puerto Rico, farmers are starting over from seeds, growing back $780 million in crops lost to Hurricane Maria. We speak to a reporter on the ground on the island and to a restaurant owner whose ...||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09/22/2017: Taxes, makeup, Gucci Mane||This week, we're talking tax reform with former Sen. Bill Bradley, we'll answer your job-related questions with Ask A Manager’s Alison Green and head out with a makeup artist to ...||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09/15/17: Outer space, identity theft and lots of bubbles||In the wake of NASA's most recent mission to Saturn, we're heading out of this world. Spaceships run on several things: fuel, physics and cash. But that last category accounts for a lot of th...||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09/08/17: Disaster prep, DACA and restaurants in the digital age||We're digging into how the digital world is changing the physical one this week. With hurricanes, flooding and earthquakes all over the headlines, we look at a few digital steps that make a big dif...||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09/01/2017: Harvey and globalization||We're handing off the show to Scott Tong and Sarah Gardner for their special coverage of globalization. The idea of more open, global trade has been sold as necessary for economic succe...||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08/25/2017 Keeping us safe, inspired and financially stable||What if the way our infrastructure is designed could keep us safe from earthquakes, accidents and from terrorism? Lizzie O'Leary looks at the design of U.S. cities with counterterrorism expert Bria...||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08/18/2017 Free speech, hate speech and work||In the wake of the white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, we dig into the nuances of how businesses handle the First Amendment and their own ethics policies. Plus, a discussion of ...||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08/11/2017: What it costs to send your kid back to school||The show this week is education themed, and we're looking at stories from all over the country. We consider a landmark case weighing the right to literacy and its value, tax breaks for school suppl...||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08/04/2017: The best of the best||We've covered a lot of important stories over the past year. This weekend, we're revisiting some of our favorites. We look back at the key to sonic branding, wedding gift etiquette and the home hea...||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07/28/2017: Fake weddings, real refugees||We're weighing some silly and serious questions on the show this week. Would you fake an engagement for the wedding-related discounts? Is the payment app Venmo making us rude? What's it like to be ...||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07/21/2017: Bottled water and side hustles||Bottled or tap? When it comes to water, Americans are going through a whole lot of plastic. Marketplace Weekend takes a look at the business of selling something you can get for free. Plus, a deep ...||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07/14/2017 Unemployment and fun employment||We take a deeper look at the true meaning behind the unemployment rate. Who's really unemployed, and how should we talk about it? Plus, what's it like to work remotely while on a trip around the wo...||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07/07/2017: Bad movies and good wages||Box office takes are dwindling this summer, and minimum wages are rising across the country. We'll talk about both this week. Plus: the ever-expanding electric vehicle market, a look at global heal...||7/7/2017||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.
If money interests you, and I'm sure it does, then this is the show for you. Great content and very entertaining. My personal favorite of the show is the "Educating Rico". Ya gotta love it.
An easy to listen to finance program for all.
This a wonderfully entertaining, easy to listen to program, with good practical information that I looked forward to listening to directly from their website every Saturday morning. Over the past year I have picked up a lot of good info, or have been reminded, about retirement planning and investing.The resources to follow up on the good advice in the form of books and web pages and the calulators at the website add to the shows value. Also many concerns of those under 50 are addressed as well and have given me good suggestions or conversation starters for my young adult children. Educating Rico makes us all laugh as well as we all remember climbing the same learning curve. Now that the podcast is free I am glad to be able to share it with my children so that they can get the info first hand.