Playlist: Sucking up, transportation, health and entrepreneurship

Posted by Daryl Paranada

For Marketplace Money, Friday, April 22, 2011

On this week's show, we start out talking about housing. Stan Humphries, chief economist at Zillow, discusses when home prices might hit bottom. And we've got a commentary on the dark side of home ownership

Reporter Mitchell Hartman has a story about whether health reform is unleashing an entrepreneurial wave.

Our Getting Personal segment this week covers everything from phony magazine subscriptions to life insurance policies, and investing. Speaking of segments, in our "What's in your wallet" series, we find out why one woman has stopped bowling. We've also got more from Carl Richards and his sharpie drawings on napkins. This time, he explains why we carry around "baggage" that influences how we discuss money. And we also award our Marketplace Money Piggy Award to a business professor who learned a big lesson on banking.

Ahead of our big special remote broadcast about us and our cars, we've got some tips on how to save money on your auto insurance. We also have another story in our "Transportation Nation" series about, what else, transportation apps.

Finally, don't miss a feature from contributor Sally Herships about sucking up and flattery. She tells us how we can master that, uh, art. Here are the songs we played this week:

  • Body Language - M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka ShadeBuy
  • A Forest - The CureBuy
  • Genius Of Love - Tom Tom ClubBuy
  • In and Out of Love feat. Sharon den Adel - Armin van BuurenBuy
  • Blue Money - New OrderBuy
  • Dream Montage - The Breakfast Club: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackBuy

About the author

Daryl Paranada is the associate web producer for Marketplace overseeing all daily website content and production, as well as producing multimedia features -- including the popular economic explainer series Whiteboard -- and special projects. Follow him on Twitter @darylparanada.

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