Marketplace Weekend

Saturday 7 a.m.
Lizzie O'Leary

Marketplace Weekend™ gives the week's business and economic news a human voice. Host Lizzie O'Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next. Join us for an engaging and lively conversation, on air and online. Weekends on public radio stations nationwide and at

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  • Friday, December 12, 2014 1:41pm
    This weekend, we focus on creation, in the job market, our moneys, and our lives. Three people tell their stories of working in growing industries: retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Lizzie O'Leary talks with Sarah Watt House about signs of wage growth in the November jobs report. Marketplace Senior Editor and host of Marketplace Whiteboard Paddy Hirsch talks about another side of job creation how to count the number of unemployed people in the U.S.  Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host  Ben Johnson head to the kitchen to discuss how professional cooking products trickle down to the consumer market. Gavin McIntyre, co-founder of Ecovative, describes how his company makes packaging, furniture, and surfboards...out of mushrooms. And how do you budget for the holiday season? 
  • Friday, December 5, 2014 1:41pm
    This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary talks with Krissy Clark and Lindsay Foster Thomas of Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty desk, about York & Fig, a project focusing on gentrification. Michael Bashaw of Whole Foods explains how the chain chooses locations, and Lizzie and Trulia economist Jed Kolko go to Starbucks...on opposite sides of the country. Ben Johnson explains how to understand gentrification using Google Maps. And, how does gentrification impact your personal finances? 
  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014 4:42pm
    This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary talks with Marketplace's Noel King about the G-word: gentrification. Ben Johnson explains how to stay secure while shopping on Cyber Monday. Lizzie talks about sustainable protein with cricket farmer Andrew Brentano, and has grasshopper tacos for brunch at The Black Ant in New York City. YouTube star Sam Tsui explains his rise to fame in a niche market. And, 'tis the season: how do you balance helping others with your own financial needs?     
  • Friday, November 21, 2014 2:57pm
    This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary speaks with Marketplace's Amy Scott about Generation Z and their economic ambitions. Deena Fidas of the Human Rights Campaign discusses coming out at work and how it impacts business and personal career trajectory. Lizzie has brunch at Best Buy with a manager working on Black Friday, and Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson explains how to use dynamic maps to get home for Thanksgiving. How do you make Thanksgiving work for your budget? Is a holiday meal the best time to bring up money? 
  • Friday, November 14, 2014 3:11pm
    This weekend, Lizzie O’Leary speaks with Marketplace’s Adrienne Hill about how data impacts education. Lizzie goes for a walk in Washington DC with a special guest to understand what walkable cities mean to the aging population. The New Yorker’s John Cassidy and Slate’s Alison Griswold talk wage stagnation, online shopping, and mayo over brunch. How do you make money pursuing your passions? Why doesn’t anyone go to the bank anymore? And is it even possible to achieve perfect work-life balance?