Check out the audio from our live event on the road in Boston. Among the topics covered: higher education and craft beers.
Check out the audio from our live event on the road in Boston. Among the topics covered: higher education and craft beers. - 
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You’ve heard the saying: "It's the economy, stupid." But truth is you are not stupid for not understanding the economy in this election year. Enter the Marketplace Live "No Horse, No Race" Election Road Shows. Listen to the archive recording of Marketplace Live: No Horse, No Race, from the Oct. 9 broadcast at WGBH in Boston. The one-hour show featured engaging conversation, lively interviews and fun as we get you away from the noise of political advertising and he-said vs. he-said. 

Featured guests included:

Kai Ryssdal, host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy, since 2005; he joined American Public Media in 2001 as the host of Marketplace Morning Report.

Tess Vigeland, host of Marketplace Money, a weekly personal finance program that looks at why we do what we do with our money: your life, with dollar signs.

Paddy Hirsch, senior producer of Personal Finance at Marketplace; he is the creator and host of Marketplace Whiteboard, a video explainer of financial and economic terms.

Krissy Clark, senior reporter for the Wealth and Poverty Desk at Marketplace.

Bill Powers, director of The Crowdwire.

Ryan Enos, assistant professor of government at Harvard.

David Harris, provost at Tufts University.

Fred Lawrence, president at Brandeis University.

Rich Doyle,  co-founder and owner of Harpoon Brewery.

Brendan Francis Newnam, Marketplace contributor, and co-host of "The Dinner Party."  

“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VA

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial decisions or just encouraged you to think differently, we’re asking you to give a little something back.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.

Follow Kai Ryssdal at @kairyssdal