Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
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Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. Host Kai Ryssdal and our team of reporters bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. Airing each weekday evening on your local public radio station or on-demand anytime, Marketplace is your liaison between economics and life. Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal is part of the Marketplace portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which additionally includes Marketplace Morning Report®, Marketplace Weekend®, and Marketplace Tech®. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: @Marketplace
||CleanIs it too early to talk holiday sales?||Nahhhh. With the holidays right around the corner, and ads inundating our collective consciousness, we try to figure out why deals are everywhere. But first, the British pound has fallen nearly ...||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean585 pages of Brexit||There's a Brexit deal ... we think. What happens next? What sticking points have held up the process? We talk to Marketplace’s Stephen Beard about whether or not the May administration wil...||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat happens when Amazon moves in?||The wait is over — Amazon finally announced its new headquarter locations. They are near two major metropolitan areas: Crystal City, Virginia, just across the Potomac from Washingto...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToday's market decline, explained||By now we don't have to remind you that the stock market is not the economy, but we'll give you some more context for today's decline. Also on today's show: One of the most influential com...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSo what if you don't want to pay tariffs?||It's been a long week. Let's take five minutes just to recap. We'll talk midterms, the Federal Reserve and more with the Wall Street Journal’s Kate Davidson and Politico Managing Editor Sudee...||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake the economy boring again||Some things might change with the American economy because of the midterms, but we can always count on the good ol' Federal Reserve. The Fed has been meeting this week to discuss interest rates and...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMidterms are over. What happens now?||On today's show we'll look at the big-picture economic affects of the election results. New House, same deficit, so what can Democrats change? We talk to senior reporter Kimberly Adams ...||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat happens when you promise jobs but there's no one to hire?||Chinese tech company Foxconn planned to bring a lot of new manufacturing jobs to the people of Wisconsin, until those plans changed. Turns out there aren't a lot of engineers for hire in Wisc...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe process of tariff exemptions||How does the Commerce Department decide which companies are exempt from tariffs and which ones aren't? We obtained some documents that offer a glimpse behind the curtain. And speaking of tariffs, ...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe business of closing a business||Sears is shutting down more than 100 stores, which is good news for people in the liquidation business. What's it like when your job is help shut down other businesses? We'll look into it, but firs...||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhones are cheap, but iPhones keep getting more expensive||At the turn of the century, only about 2 percent of people in India had internet access. Thanks to cheaper and cheaper tech, you can get online in just a few minutes for maybe $100, and that's tran...||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre you feeling the price hike?||Inflation is (slowly) creeping back up, and major companies are starting to raise prices on essentials like diapers and paper towels. On today's show, we'll look at whether consumers are feeling th...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen office politics meet national politics||It's felt harder than ever to avoid political conversations since the 2016 election, even (maybe especially) in the workplace. We'll look at how employers are handling tough conversations. But firs...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen the family business is the Lakers||The Los Angeles Lakers are more than just a basketball team. They are also a company worth $3.3 billion, one of the most successful franchises in the NBA. Fundamentally, the Lakers are an entertain...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe internet is backed up on tape||Economic growth was strong last quarter, but trade tensions did not go unnoticed. We'll take apart the gross domestic product and see what it can tell us about the economy's push and pull. Then, a ...||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's time for some game theory||No, really. We're looking at where the trade war might be going, with seemingly no product off-limits, even water. How's it all end? We'll game it out. Then: New York State is suing ExxonMobil for ...||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFancy coffee arms race||Dropping the "Donuts" from its name could be pretty expensive for Dunkin'. The chain is revamping its menu and adding fancy drinks to compete with Starbucks, and that means outfitting stores and re...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRuPaul: the man, the queen, the legend||Yeah, we're going to talk about the trade war and corporate earnings today. We'll do the numbers, too. But let's be honest: The main event is Kai Ryssdal's conversation with RuPaul. They got coffee...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTech is already disrupting legal pot||Midterm elections are just a couple weeks away, and record donations are flowing to congressional candidates. All told, we're looking at $5 billion this year, up from 2016's congressional races and...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBad data killed the video star||China’s economic growth hit a 10-year low in the third quarter, the lowest since the financial crisis. Consumers are showing signs of consuming less. We'll look at what that means for the economy a...||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWasn't that big tax cut supposed to pay for itself?||There’s been a lot of talk lately about the budget deficit. At last count, it's up 17 percent over last year — the government spent $779 billion more than it collected in taxes. Seems we're paying ...||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChina's secret weapon||A majority of Americans believe the United States is in a trade war with other countries, according to the latest edition of the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, which is out today. As trade tensi...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen does the deficit start to matter?||Corporate tax cuts from earlier this year have helped drive up the deficit, and lawmakers are debating ways to pay it down. We'll look at how the deficit works and how politicians like to use it. T...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfter Brexit, will the the Rock of Gibraltar stay British?||Gibraltar, on the southern tip of Spain, is a British territory. It’s also one of Europe’s most prosperous economies. But could Brexit change all that? We'll take a closer look at the territory cau...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere come the consultants||With an avalanche of tariffs to navigate, companies are facing a lot of uncertainty over how to plan ahead. Meanwhile, business is booming for trade consultants. We'll talk about it, but first: mor...||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's better than no fees? Negative fees.||Roughly one in three people in the United States have less than $5,000 in retirement savings, but for those lucky enough to have some money stashed away, the cost of investing has been getting lowe...||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRegister to vote or die||We're a couple weeks away from the midterm elections, and it's crunch time for voter registration. Political organizations and campaigns have spent millions on voter registration efforts targeting ...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanR.I.P., Google Plus||We hardly used ye. Google is phasing out its social platform Google Plus after a massive data breach. We look at how this could affect Google’s business model. Also on today's show, the...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes anyone actually want a Facebook portal?||Yale economist William Nordhaus, along with New York University’s Paul Romer, received the Nobel Prize in economics Monday. We look at the consequences of putting Nordhaus’ research on the ec...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow do you sleep at night?||Unemployment is at a 40-year low and wages are starting to tick up, but the number of people working multiple jobs hasn’t changed in more than a decade. Why? Then: Mattress Firm has filed for bankr...||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A geek's dream come true!
I've been paying for the Marketplace podcast on Audible for as long as I can remember, and it has been worth every penny, so imagine my delight to find out it is now available free of charge! Marketplace, and its once a week sister show, Marketplace Money, are both entertaining and informative. Kai Ryssdal has to be one of the finest radio personalities on air today, period. He has the perfect mix of smarts, quick wit and charisma that really makes the avid news fan want to stop and pay attention. Kai is the reason I got hooked on Marketplace and Marketplace Money, and the fantastic reporting week after week by everyone on the Marketplace staff is the reason I keep coming back for more! I can now get my Marketplace fix free of charge! That fact alone deserves 5 stars!! Kudos to the Marketplace team for creating a top notch talk radio show high-quality enough for me to be willing to pay for, and for doing the appropriate Marketplace thing by making it cost nothing to download. I promise Chris Farrell (Economics Editor and Personal Finance Expert) that I will put that extra $22.95 for my subscription into my retirement savings.
This podcast continually amazes me. Not only is it entertaining and informative, but the topics range all over the spectrum of our society. And they manage to squeeze all this news and information into a fairly brief podcast. At the end of each one I feel more in touch with the world. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Marketplace is so money, it doesn't even know it
Marketplace has been my PM drive home choice since David hosted the show (no, the other one). Kai and the current gang of reporters are the strongest ever, and now I grab the podcast at work and listen on the way home, no matter when I leave the office. I don't have to miss a thing. THIS, and The Onion :-), showcase what the deilvery method of podcasting can be; It's great for listeners, great for content providers, and great for advertisers (er, I meant underwriters. Those 30-second mentions with full contact information and product descriptions on NPR are not ads, you see. That would be illegal).