Bridget Bodnar



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 (233)

Franchising pies without losing the secret ingredient

Mar 30, 2015
LA chain the Pie Hole wrestles with expanding while remaining authentic.
Kai Ryssdal stands at the counter of The Pie Hole in downtown Los Angeles.
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace

The tricky business behind fake Hollywood money

Mar 10, 2015
How a well-known prop maker found himself accused of counterfeiting.
There are rules prop makers must follow in duplicating money.
Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

Quincy Jones on Clark Terry, a godfather of jazz

Oct 2, 2014
Terry was known for integrating "The Tonight Show" Band back in 1960, and taught jazz to Miles Davis, Winton Marsalis and Quincy Jones.
Justin Kauflin and Clark Terry in "Keep on Keepin' On."

What do John Wayne and Dracula have in common?

May 23, 2014
The Marketplace Datebook for Monday, May 26, 2014.
Shelf Life

Fashion soared as the economy faltered in the 1930s

May 20, 2014
Clothes made the (wo)man... even during the Great Depression.
1930s fashion.
Sasha/Hulton Archive

The story behind red M&M's

May 15, 2014
They were in the bag, then they weren't, then they were again.
American Futures

The sounds (and sights!) of Eastport

Oct 25, 2013
This is a Reader
American Futures

The real sound of Sioux Falls

Sep 6, 2013
This is a Reader
American Futures

Snapshot: Sioux Falls

Sep 3, 2013
This is a Reader
Podcast Specials

ReMarket Podcast: The Marketplace Intern Report

Aug 3, 2012
If you’ve been following our ReMarket podcasts, you’ve heard from a lot of our hosts, producers, senior editors, our reporters. This week, we peek into the world of a few of our future newsmen and women for the Marketplace Intern…
albertobv / Creative Commons

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