Rank #1: The industry of wellness (Encore)
This week, we are revisiting an episode that we did on the industry that wants to make a better version of you. The market has been flooded with everything from workout routines to diets to therapy apps and food fads. But have they actually changed the way we feel or the way we invest in our health needs? And who is it that has access to this market? These are the questions on our minds this week. We’ll look at how the term wellness has evolved, why it’s so hard to find mental health services that will take insurance, plus food crazes, food deserts and the economics behind healthy eating.
Rank #2: The Marketplace Weekend finale
On this final episode, we talk storm chasing, rent-to-own housing and disability and hiring.
Rank #3: The economics of disability
Roughly one in five Americans has a disability. Those numbers increase with age and vary across race and gender.
Rank #4: Truckers, negotiators and powerful soccer moguls
Did you know there's a shortage of truck drivers? What that means for them and for the prices of products we buy. Plus, we take a dive into what it takes to be good at diplomacy. Then, futboool!!!
Rank #5: Graduating into the economy
Building credit ... finding the right job ... saving for a home (or simply paying the rent). Also, Marketplace staff on the graduation advice they wish they received. And why "Pomp and Circumstance" is at every graduation.
Rank #6: Women bandits, language bias and … yep, those tariffs
We dive into the history and psychology of female robbers, the ones in the real world and also the ones on the big screen in "Ocean's 8." Also, how new tariffs affect the U.S. credibility, biased language in job listings and solar power in Puerto Rico.
Rank #7: Bias, feral hogs and ancient money
Why you're bogged down with terms-of-service emails, how to tell if bias trainings work, plus the surprising ancient origins of the word "economics." And why hunting feral hogs has become an aerial activity in Texas.
Rank #8: Trade Off Revisited: Stories of tariffs, trade and globalization
Who’s gained from open borders and who's lost? Who are tariffs designed to protect, and have they worked? We look at stories of work, reward and American attitudes toward the rest of the world.
Rank #9: Sports bets, romance novels and tech in the public sector
Why is it harder for the government to innovate than for the private sector? Plus, the U.S. Supreme Court is about to rule on sports betting. And those in the romance novel industry are pushing for more diverse representation in traditional publishing.
Rank #10: Luck, law, large trade fairs — and lots of allergies
We 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.
Rank #11: Return to Puerto Rico
Seven months after Hurricane Maria, we found two distinct Puerto Ricos — people still seeking recovery assistance and people seeing Maria's aftermath as opportunity to transform the island.
Rank #12: Financial advice, food deserts, and puppies
John Schwartz of the New York Times on how he got his financial life in order. Plus, what makes a food desert, how supply and demand works with rescue puppies, and what to do about a water source that crosses under the U.S.-Mexico border.
Rank #13: 04/13/2018: Welfare, tax day and how to be an umpire
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.
Rank #14: Teachers, tariffs, and savings-savvy tech workers
We look at the economic realities of being a teacher, and decreases in school funding. Plus, how tariffs will affect California's wine country, the 20-year anniversary of the first big bank, the cost of filing taxes, and savers who plan to retire in their early thirties.
Rank #15: Trade wars, cheese ads and Maxwell House Passover
Why a coffee company makes the most-published Passover Haggadah. How a 109-year-old dairy company advertises on social media. Plus: What it takes to win a trade war and how to get on the internet in China.
Rank #16: Policing the internet, school shooting insurance and the gig economy
How's the internet policed? Who decides what can and can't happen with our 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.
Rank #17: What a difference 10 years make
High U.S. health care costs, a Bear Stearns love story and an insider’s guide on how to be a toymaker. Plus, the gender wage gap and, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the only company making kegs from American steel.
Rank #18: 03/09/2018: Protectionism, plastic and private regulation
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.
Rank #19: "Black Panther," DACA and hidden holdings
What happens when an important cultural moment is at risk of being turned into a commodity? Plus how business owners with DACA status face an uncertain future, the money behind an evangelical Christian network and more.
Rank #20: Zambonis, government ethics and taxes
The high pressure of driving the Zamboni ice resurfacer between Olympic events. Plus the health care costs of gun violence, how business interests are changing Puerto Rico's future and why it's so hard for people to pay off student loans.