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Marketplace Weekend® has concluded production as of July 2018. The show was hosted by Lizzie O’Leary and told powerful stories from economies both large and personal.

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Marketplace Weekend® has concluded production as of July 2018. The show was hosted by Lizzie O’Leary and told powerful stories from economies both large and personal.

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318 Ratings
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By xgxax - May 26 2018
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Sad to hear that this show is going away. It’s been a reliable staple of my listening for years.

Solid reporting.

By RPompetti - Mar 15 2018
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Lizzie is excellent host in giving a week's round up and focus pieces.

iTunes Ratings

318 Ratings
Average Ratings
204
36
21
18
39

😢😢😢😢

By xgxax - May 26 2018
Read more
Sad to hear that this show is going away. It’s been a reliable staple of my listening for years.

Solid reporting.

By RPompetti - Mar 15 2018
Read more
Lizzie is excellent host in giving a week's round up and focus pieces.
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Marketplace Weekend

Latest release on Aug 10, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 6 days ago

Rank #1: Welfare, tax day and how to be an umpire

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What happens when welfare is tied to work? We discuss the issue with experts. Plus, a primer on Russian internet usage, the questions your accountant gets the most (and answers, too) and a look at the ins and outs of being a major league umpire.

Apr 13 2018

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Rank #2: Luck, law, large trade fairs — and lots of allergies

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How much of our lives do we actually control? We dive into that question this week and look at seasonal allergies and their financial burden, how one writer got more than lucky at poker and landed in the big bucks, and a peek behind the scenes at who really makes rules for what happens on the internet. Plus, how import and export businesses adapt to the threats of tariffs, and how one police department uses mindfulness to address concerns around aggression in its ranks.

May 04 2018

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Rank #3: Graduating into the economy

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We’re diving into the economics of being a recent grad this week, from building credit, to finding the right job, to saving for a home (or simply paying the rent). Also, Marketplace staff lay out the graduation advice they wish they received but never got. And we look into just why “Pomp and Circumstance” is at every graduation. Plus, Linda Cardellini of “Freaks and Geeks” takes the Marketplace Quiz. (06/08/2017)

Jun 08 2018

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Rank #4: Protectionism, plastic and private regulation

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President Donald Trump signed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum this week, and we’re talking about what they mean for the future of global trade. Plus, what happens when public pressure influences how private companies do business? Also in the show, a look at single-use plastic, the five things you need to know about daylight saving time and an explainer on how to be a European tour guide.

Mar 09 2018

48mins

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Rank #5: Bias, feral hogs and ancient money

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Want to know why you’ve been getting bogged down with terms-of-service emails from companies, how to tell if bias trainings work or how entrepreneurs learn the business of, well, business? We dive into all of that on this week’s show. Plus, the surprising ancient origins of the word “economics.” And why hunting feral hogs has become an aerial activity in Texas.

May 25 2018

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Rank #6: The Marketplace Weekend finale

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On this final episode, we talk storm chasing, rent-to-own housing and disability and hiring. Alison Green gives her best advice on asking for vacation time, a Lego engineer talks about how he does his job and our own Lizzie O’Leary takes the Marketplace Quiz.

Jun 29 2018

49mins

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Rank #7: The economics of disability

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Roughly one in five Americans has a disability. Those numbers increase with age and vary across race and gender. And every single one of those people is carving out an economic life. Marketplace is covering the economics of disability in an hourlong special. We can’t get to everything in this episode, so we’re focusing on some of the pillars of the economy: education, work and health care. Tune in to the episode above to hear stories about how people with disabilities access the economy and share your own stories by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter.

Jun 22 2018

49mins

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Rank #8: Policing the internet, school shooting insurance and the gig economy

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How’s the internet policed? Who decides what can and can’t happen with our data? In light of recent revelations about companies using Facebook data, we look into what it means for businesses who want to leave Facebook and at the regulations around our online data. Plus, why more schools want school shooting insurance and how to be a lighting designer. Also, a sit-down with three women working different jobs in the gig economy.

Mar 23 2018

47mins

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Rank #9: Money, ethics and emojis

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Feb 16 2018

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Rank #10: Truckers, negotiators and powerful soccer moguls

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Did you know there’s a shortage of truck drivers? What that means for them and for the prices of products we buy. Plus, after a week of negotiations between world leaders, we take a dive into what it takes to be good at diplomacy. Then, futboool!!! The World Cup just started. It’s arguably the biggest sporting event in the world — and a multibillion-dollar business that’s rife with corruption. How U.S. prosecutors finally caught corrupt FIFA leaders, and what it means for the future of the sport. (06/15/2018)

Jun 15 2018

46mins

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