Marketplace Weekend with Lizzie O'Leary

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, with new episodes every Friday. From American Public Media.More from Marketplace Weekend with Lizzie O'Leary »

Most Recent Episodes

02/17/2017: Welcome to the carpet capital of the world

This week, we travel to Dalton, Georgia, to talk with its mayor and find out how this manufacturing town is dealing with automation and changing demographics. Marketplace's Andy Uhler and the Los Angeles Times' Andrea Chang go long and short on the week's news. Plus, the band Electric Guest takes the Marketplace Quiz.

02/10/2017: Do you know a hit when you hear one?

This week, Marketplace's Kimberly Adams and The Atlantic's Gillian White go long and short on topics from the week's news. We revisit interviews with playwright Lynn Nottage and the CEO of the vegan fast-casual chain Veggie Grill. Plus, author Derek Thompson on the science of what makes something — a song, a show, a movie — a hit.

02/03/2017: Trade deals, tariffs and Trump, oh my!

This week we're going long and short on email, the travel ban and Canada. Then, the latest from a conference of automakers in Mexico City, and more on the controversial Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos. Plus "Make Me Smart" hosts Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood take the Marketplace Quiz.

01/27/2017: Trump's busy week and a Brexit update

We're looking over a shifting policy landscape this week: first, Nancy Marshall-Genzer explains who our federal workforce is and what a hiring freeze means for them. Then, Dan Gorenstein explains the latest news with the Affordable Care Act. Lizzie checks in with the executive chair of the St. Helens' council to find out how their economy is dealing with Brexit. Plus, Rachel Bloom, star of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," takes the Marketplace Quiz, and we go long and short on the week's news.

01/20/2017: How's Obama going to pay the bills?

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.

01/13/2017: Business conflicts? Trump has a few

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.

01/06/2017: If our bodies could talk and clean eating

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.

12/23/2016: Holiday food

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.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, December 16, 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.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, 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.

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