August 19, 2016
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Molly Wood talks with Marketplace's Andy Uhler, and the Los Angeles Times' deputy business editor Dan Beucke tell us what they're bullish and bearish on. We hear from a low-wage worker on how she makes ends meet. Vox's David Roberts talks with Molly about the future of autonomous trucks and what that might mean for the trucking industry. Listeners call in about the ways money changed their communities, and journalist Susie Cagle explains the gentrification in Oakland, California. Marketplace's Amy Scott has the story of two women dealing with the welfare system from Marketplace's podcast The Uncertain Hour, and Molly talks with professor Zeynep Tufekci about how social media has become an integral part of political campaigns.
August 12, 2016
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Marketplace reporter Reema Khrais and Slate words correspondent Katy Waldman go long and short on racial wealth inequality, Harry Potter, Whopperitos and women's gymnastics coverage. Marketplace Washington bureau chief Andrea Seabrook rehashes Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's economic proposals and we continue our listener conversation about work-life balance. Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia take the Marketplace Quiz, Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson reports on refugees in the U.S. and we hear from lobstermen working on the docks in Newport, Rhode Island.
August 5, 2016
On this Olympics-themed edition of Marketplace Weekend, guest host Molly Wood speaks with NYU professor Lee Igel about the socioeconomic and health concerns surrounding the games. Newsweek senior writer Zoë Schlanger joins Molly to discuss the problems with water at the Rio Olympics and how the games have brought global water issues to light. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson weighs in on how athletes use new technology, Andy Uhler talks Olympic golf, and Nigel Crowther, professor of Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario, speaks with Molly about the history of bribery at the Olympic games.
July 29, 2016
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, FiveThirtyEight politics editor Micah Cohen and Marketplace's DC reporter Kimberly Adams go long and short on the DNC hack, Bernie Bros, Hillary Clinton's poll numbers and the Republican party. Plus, we hear reporting on Brexit from Lizzie and Emma Jacobs in Berlin and Paris. Then, listeners weigh in on their experiences with work-life balance. Later, White House photographer Pete Souza takes the Marketplace Quiz, Molly Wood interviews Logos Technologies president John Marion about the company's giant balloon surveillance cameras at the Rio Olympics, and we hear the story of an Olympic team made up of refugees.
July 22, 2016
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Marketplace Washington, D.C., reporters Kimberly Adams and Nancy Marshall-Genzer join Lizzie to go long and short on topics related to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Marketplace D.C. Bureau Chief Andrea Seabrook reports from Cleveland about political outsiders there. Later, listeners weigh in on compromises they've made in their financial lives, and CBS business analyst Jill Schlesinger gives some advice about how to make everyone happy in a financial negotiation. Lizzie interviews "Brazillionaires" author Alex Cuadros, and Xenia Rubinos takes the Marketplace Quiz.
July 15, 2016
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, guest host Molly Wood goes long and short on the week's news with panelists Kimberly Adams of Marketplace and Mike Isaac of the New York Times. We hear the story of how Austin rideshare companies have reacted to the ouster of Uber and Lyft, and our listeners weigh in on the ongoing conversation about what makes a good boss. Lizzie O'Leary reports from Germany on how refugees and immigrants are integrated into the workforce there -- she also speaks with Molly about her reporting trip to Germany and the UK. Later, Krissy Clark reports on how welfare reform changed education, and we hear from Marketplace DC Bureau Chief about Marketplace's upcoming coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions.
July 8, 2016
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, David Lazarus of the LA Times fills in for Lizzie O'Leary. David speaks with Marketplace's Andy Uhler and Newsweek's Zoe Schlanger about what they're long and short on in this week's news. Lizzie report on Brexit from Germany in Stuttgart, a city with thriving industry and a population problem. We hear from listeners about the best and worst bosses they've ever had, and Marketplace's Krissy Clark brings us sections from the final episode of the welfare podcast The Uncertain Hour. Moby takes the Marketplace Quiz.
July 1, 2016
On this special episode of Marketplace Weekend, host Lizzie O'Leary travels to London and Northern England to cover Brexit. Marketplace Weekend collaborates with BBC's In the Balance to bring listeners stories from the UK. A Ukrainian shop owner talks about what she's put into her business, and how Brexit impacts her. Lizzie reports from St. Helens, a working class town that came into its own as a manufacturing hub during the industrial revolution. Locals talk about why they voted the way they did, and Mike Palin, St. Helens Council Chief Executive, discusses how industry there might fare after a split from the European Union. Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch and John Buckley go long and short on Brexit and the United Kingdom, and Jill Schlesinger weighs in on how people on the American side of the pond can cope with Brexit's influence on the markets.
June 24, 2016
On this week's episode, we take a look at Britain's vote to leave the European Union: What will it mean for the U.K. and EU, and how will it impact the global economy? Marketplace's Stephen Beard weighs in from London and Mark Garrison tells us how people should handle their investments. Plus, Neil Irwin of the New York Times and Gillian White of the Atlantic join Lizzie for a special Brexit Long and Short. Finally, we hear how people are reacting on the ground in Britain. Also this week: Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio reports on the new Panama Canal. Later, we'll talk about the lessons we teach kids about money, and the band Flatbush Zombies speaks with Lizzie about how they stayed independent and found success with their debut album.
June 17, 2016
On this weekend's show, we look at the history of shareholder value, the idea that companies must put profits and stockholders before employees, customers and anything else. Listeners weigh in on their tips for living frugally with kids, and Marketplace's Stephen Beard looks at the ramifications of England potentially leaving the European Union.