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Bridget Bodnar

Senior Producer


I'm the senior producer of Marketplace podcasts Million Bazillion and Make Me Smart.

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 (235)

A flower shop in Maine roots for newly arrived refugees

Dec 13, 2019
In Cynthia Anderson's "Home Now," Somalis and Congolese transform a former mill town. At a flower shop there, wariness turns to warmth.
Jamilo Maalim, on the phone, with her daughter Aaliyah and friend Binto at Mogadishu Store in Lewiston.
Amy Toensing

Do you work part time in a restaurant?

Nov 22, 2019
We're especially interested in talking to those of you who do not have a college degree.
Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images

Is there any data that says secondhand car seats aren't safe?

Nov 14, 2019
Manufacturers and retailers suggest car seats expire every six years or so. But what if that's not true?
Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images

The "Joy of Cooking," reintroduced

Nov 11, 2019
The great-grandson of the woman who wrote the beloved cookbook "The Joy of Cooking" has updated the classic for a new generation.
Courtesy of the publisher

"The next Steve Jobs might just be named Stephanie."

Nov 4, 2019
A new book outlines the experience of 31 female founders and CEOs in business today.
Illustrated by Bijou Karman/Girls Who Run the World

Bon Appétit on making the perfect Thanksgiving dinner

Nov 4, 2019
Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport also has some tips.
Alex Lau/Bon Appétit.

The art of the airline map

Oct 29, 2019
Original airline maps made flying all the more glamorous.

One Californian pie shop's place in the global economy

Oct 28, 2019
From doing business in Japan, to concerns about NAFTA and the trade war in China, this American company has its eye trained on the bigger picture.
Bridget Bodnar/Marketplace

You wouldn't recognize Disney without the work of these women

Oct 23, 2019
A new book details the rise and fall of female animators and storytellers in the early days of Walt Disney Studios.
Portrait of Retta Scott working on Bambi
Ben Worcester