January 20, 2017
Our D.C. Bureau Chief explains what we can expect from President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. Then, we look at how presidents make money once their term ends, and the Mexican view of Trump's proposed border wall. Plus, why the chicken nugget is the quintessential American product.
January 13, 2017
We're going long and short on private prisons and President Barack Obama's legacy as a job creator with Marketplace's Lewis Wallace and The Atlantic's Gillian White. Then, UCLA law professor Jon Michaels talks us through President-elect Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest and Russia expert Matt Rojansky explains the economic and political relationship between the U.S. and Russia. Plus, "A Prairie Home Companion" host Chris Thile takes the Marketplace Quiz.
January 6, 2017
On this week's show Marketplace's Andy Uhler and Kimberly Adams go long on Mexican energy deregulation and short on McDonald's. We talk to Steve Heely, the CEO of the vegan fast casual chain Veggie Grill, about bringing vegan food to the masses. The Atlantic's Dr. James Hamblin talks about his book "If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining the Human Body" and why we should be weary of health claims made by businesses. Plus, musician Mayer Hawthorne takes the Marketplace Quiz.
December 30, 2016
To kick off 2017, Marketplace's Kimberly Adams and Bloomberg's Joe Wiesenthal explain what they're long and short on for the upcoming year. Plus, we look back at some of our favorite Marketplace quizzes and re-visit our story on the student debt crisis.
December 23, 2016
This week, Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour and Raghu Manavalan go long and short on trade and millennials. Los Angeles based chefs Steve Samson and Ray Garcia talk about their favorite holiday foods. The BBC's Nicola Stanbridge reports on the temporary closure of Big Ben, a London landmark and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson brings us a few stories from the latest Codebreaker episode all about encryption.
December 14, 2016
This week, The Atlantic's Gillian White and Marketplace's Andy Uhler play the Long and Short game. Lizzie talks with the founder of Moon Juice about her budding business and online controversies. Entertainment Weekly's Nicole Sperling fills us in on the business of awards season, plus author Andrea Chang takes the Marketplace Quiz.
December 9, 2016
This week, Marketplace's Kimberly Adams and Bloomberg's Joe Wiesenthal play the Long and Short game. We also stop by the Public Theater in New York to talk with Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage about her new play "Sweat." Marketplace's Sally Herships explains why one of the most iconic shopping destinations in the U.S. is also tangled up in politics, and Marketplace's Scott Tong discusses the future of environmental and energy policy in a Trump administration. Plus, Marketplace tech host Ben Johnson brings us a story of surveillance from the podcast Codebreaker.
December 2, 2016
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, a look at President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks and potential future policy. Plus, a discussion of the Dakota Access Pipeline and a report from Scott Tong on fracking. Later, Wired science contributor Zoë Schlanger talks about office microbiomes and why they could be making you sick. The band Local Natives takes the Marketplace Quiz.
November 23, 2016
This week, Lindsey Turrentine fron CNET explains how retailers are gearing up for cyber Monday, and Marketplace's Molly Wood gives a few tips on how to optimize your cyber security while traveling and online shopping. Lizzie O'Leary talks with Skadden's Ken Gross about the conflict of interest Trump faces with his numerous businesses. Top Chef finalist Melissa King explains what we can do with all the Thanksgiving leftovers, and Zooey Deschanel takes the Marketplace Quiz.
November 18, 2016
This week, the Los Angeles Times' Andrea Chang and Marketplace's Reema Khrais go long and short on sanctuary cities and fake news. Listeners call in with their tips and tricks on holiday travel, plus the Los Angeles Times' Catharine Hamm weighs in with some expert advice. Lizzie O'Leary digs in to president-elect Trump's possible tax plan with the Washington Post's Jim Tankersley. Marketplace's Molly Wood explains how tech companies are navigating business post-election, and astronaut Chris Hadfield takes the Marketplace Quiz