Marketplace Money

Tess Vigeland

Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

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  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:36pm
    On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we take a look at exclusivity in the economy, our lives and our wallets. Lizzie speaks with Jon Taffer, best known as host of the reality series "Bar Rescue" on Spike about how to build an exclusive bar. Joshua Tilliman, better known as Father John Misty, talks about the exclusive radius clauses in his contracts. Later, Dr. Molly Coye, chief innovation officer at UCLA Health, talks with Lizzie about the changing landscape of healthcare and whether it's making medicine more accessible, and personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary discusses the best ways to build and maintain a good credit score. Plus, Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson talks about spoilers (and how to avoid them) and preserving an exclusive story. 
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:49pm
    On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, host Lizzie O'Leary speaks with Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson about trade deals in Congress this week. A family tells a story of a long-distance transaction involving a round trip to Hawaii. Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson use Apple Pay to buy some sodas, and we hear from one woman about the high transaction fees associated with payday loans and check cashing. Later, we take a trip to a farmers' market and hear from a "player to be named later" on being part of a sports trade. 
  • Friday, May 8, 2015 1:06pm
    On this episode, Anita Hill speaks with Lizzie O'Leary about chasing workplace gender equality. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson explains how law enforcement uses "stingrays" to track phones. Also, Lauren Lyons Cole of The Street talks about the best accounts to use to chase personal finance goals, and the BBC's Jonathan Frewin gets literal, chasing a story about racetracks in Kuwait. Later, we explore the chase in the stock market, police pursuits and the Atlanta music scene.
  • Friday, May 1, 2015 3:01pm
    A ceiling can mean so many things — shelter, an old way of doing business or even a glass one, to shatter. On this weekend's show, a look at the deep economic divides in Baltimore. Plus, an injured Iraq war veteran discusses his home remodel, and we learn about the principle of Universal Design. Also, take an out-of-this-world trip with astronaut Chris Hadfield, who talks about what it's like to push through Earth's ceiling. We discuss challenging the ceilings inside us, and find that some ceilings we thought were there, might not exist anymore. 
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 12:42pm
    On this week's show, host Lizzie O'Leary returns to discuss invisibility in the economy and personal finance. Republican media strategist Rick Wilson speaks about the invisible primary and Marketplace's Molly Wood talks about hidden bluetooth beacons and how they're changing advertising. UC Irvine's Alon Gorodetsky explains how squid could change military camouflage. Later, we hear from scientist Max Ortiz Catalán about the latest treatments for phantom limb pain, and from a survivor of trafficking about the journey from invisible to visible.