Hayley Hershman



Hayley Hershman is the senior producer of podcast development, where she brings ideas to life. Some of her favorite projects are the story-telling show "This Is Uncomfortable," the award-winning climate show "How We Survive," and Marketplace’s first video podcast, "Financially Inclined."

She has worked on a myriad of Marketplace projects, both in studio and in the field, including special coverage of the tenth anniversary of the financial crisis and a series on globalization and capitalism. At one point she interviewed celebrities for a series on Marketplace Weekend, which was very cool.

Hayley was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She’s a graduate of the University of Michigan, but really knows very little about football so please don’t ask. 

Latest Stories (106)

Facing regular floods, a Louisiana town builds higher

Jan 4, 2023
Residents see Mandeville as a model for other at-risk communities.
Leonard and Becky Rohrbough stand in front of their lakefront house, which was elevated in 2016 to protect against flooding.
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How Black Americans have been blocked from voting throughout U.S. history

A conversation with Gilda R. Daniels, author of “Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America.”
Various labor unions and progressive organizations protest on Capitol Hill Sept. 16, 2015, calling for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act struck down by the Supreme Court.
PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images

Obstacles for "smart guns" are about ideology more than technology

Aug 13, 2018
Startups are making firearms that only registered owners can use, but the weapons face a tough road to market.
Assault rifles hang on the wall for sale at Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia, in 2017.

The class of 2008 offers advice to the class of 2018

May 22, 2018
Graduates from the Great Recession at the University of Arkansas returned to give advice to this year's graduates.
Graduates from 2008 and 2018 met at the University of Central Arkansas for a roundtable discussion.
Bryan Clifton/Marketplace

Holiday shopping reflects our personal economy

When we feel secure with our finances, we're more likely to splurge on that hot new toy.
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Errol Morris' new docuseries "Wormwood" was sold to Netflix as the "everything bagel"

Dec 14, 2017
It's a documentary. It's a period drama. It's a re-enactment. "It's my best something," the director says.
Director Errol Morris behind the camera on the set of "Wormwood."
Shirin Adhami/Netflix

Christmas has always been about consumption

Dec 8, 2017
And if you feel like the holiday used to be better, you're not alone.
Flanders says it's what we consume around Christmas that's changed over the years.
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Surviving as an independent publisher in the digital age

Dec 6, 2017
One magazine owner shares his story.
As audiences move to mobile, it can be hard for independent publishers to keep up.
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