July 2, 2015
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.
June 26, 2015
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.
June 19, 2015
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.
June 12, 2015
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.
June 5, 2015
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.
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.
May 21, 2015
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.
May 14, 2015
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.
May 8, 2015
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.
May 1, 2015
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.