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The GM strike marches on

Sep 20, 2019

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Bridget Bodnar

Producer

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I'm a producer for “Marketplace” hosted by Kai Ryssdal. I run our “Corner Office” podcast and broadcast interview series and produce many of our author interviews. I also love working on some of the more creative elements we make for the show (audio Twitter threads, anyone?).

What was your first job?

A receptionist at a real estate office … in 2007. Things got interesting the next year.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Talent manager to a celebrity cat. Or a reclusive mystery writer.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

All the TV subscriptions … all of them …

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

The photo of my daughter from when she was about 3 weeks old and still in that "looks-like-a-turnip" phase. It makes me smile whenever I see it.

Latest Stories from Bridget (212)

The Big Book

Who will end fast fashion?

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Sep 5, 2019
An excerpt from Dana Thomas' "Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes" looks at Amazon's push to become a leading apparel retailer.
Shoppers browse through racks of clothing at a department store in 2010 in New York City.
Chris Hondros/Getty Images
Shelf Life

When economists changed the world

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Sep 4, 2019
Sometime in the middle of the 20th century, economists came to play a much bigger role in shaping public policy in America. It's had far-reaching consequences.
Thirty-thousand protesters march against Nixon's involvement in the Vietnam War in New York City in 1972. Economists helped to end the draft that so many Americans opposed.
Peter Keegan/Keystone/Getty Images
The Big Book

How Uber uberfied us all

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Sep 3, 2019
The rise of rideshare company Uber was meteoric. And so was its fall.
The Uber banner hangs outside of the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell as the ride-hailing company makes its highly anticipated initial public offering in May 2019 in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
The Big Book

Cheap clothes aren't disposable

by Bridget Bodnar and Elizabeth L. Cline Aug 22, 2019
Elizabeth L. Cline follows up on her book about the high cost of fast fashion with a guide on creating a sustainable and ethical wardrobe.
A woman peruses Thrift Town in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Shelf Life

Ben Folds worries about becoming uncool (not really)

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Aug 7, 2019
"As satisfying and safe as it can feel to have mastered a craft, it also can be a sign that it’s time to learn a new trick," the musician writes.
"I cannot grow artistically if I am beholden to the opinions of an industry I’ve outgrown," Ben Folds writes in his memoir.
Joe Vaughn
The Big Book

From Elvis to Lady Gaga

by Bridget Bodnar and Kai Ryssdal Jul 26, 2019
How Elvis Presley helped create artist residencies in Las Vegas.
At a midnight press conference after his opening, Elvis basked in the acclaim.
Terry Todd, Las Vegas News Bureau; Elvis Presley™ © 2019 ABG EPE IP

There’s a reason your Columbia shirt has a tiny pocket near your waistline

by Kai Ryssdal, Janet Nguyen, Bridget Bodnar, and Maria Hollenhorst May 29, 2019
Hint: It's tariffs.
A Columbia Sportswear employee store just outside Portland, Oregon.
Photos by Thomas Patterson for Marketplace

Kids get sick, like the medical system

by Bridget Bodnar May 9, 2019
The many miles, dollars and tears it took for one mom to get her kids' medicine.
A 6-year-old boy is examined by a physician's assistant in Vivian, Louisiana.
Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images
Corner Office

The woman running the Tribeca Film Festival wishes we could stop saying “female filmmakers”

by Kai Ryssdal, Bridget Bodnar, and Maria Hollenhorst Apr 25, 2019
“I wish we could just say 'filmmakers,'” Tribeca Enterprises CEO Jane Rosenthal says.
Jane Rosenthal speaks at a Tribeca Film Festival screening at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in 2018 in New York City.
Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Showtime
The Big Book

How much would you pay for a "defaced" baseball card?

by Bridget Bodnar Mar 26, 2019
Turns out, quite a lot.
Summer Dunsmore/Marketplace