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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)

Circa 1954, English novelist and magazine columnist Monica Dickens reads to her children from "A Christmas Carol" by her grandfather Charles Dickens.  
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Grist & Toll flour mill wants to change your bread

It's one of the only urban mills in the country, and business is good.
Varieties of flour are sold in the retail shop at Grist & Toll.
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PayPal's president says this Cyber Monday is all about mobile

Nov 24, 2017
80 percent of Americans are expected to use their phones to shop this holiday season.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman says the U.S. is “a laggard in digital payments.”
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Growing up in "Cartoon County"

Author Cullen Murphy talks about his new book and what it was like having a dad who was a cartoonist.
John Cullen Murphy's Big Ben Bolt (July 26, 1978)

How Congress deals with sexual harassment allegations

Nov 21, 2017
And what tax payer dollars have to do with it.
Rep. John Conyers of Michigan is the latest politician to be accused of sexual harassment.
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Why the pass through tax is important for businesses

Nov 16, 2017
The owner of a chicken farm explains.
Lowering the pass through tax is great for business owners like Ed Fryar.
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Why would the Murdochs want to sell part of 21st Century Fox?

Nov 8, 2017
There have been reports this week that the Murdoch family is talking with Disney about selling the entertainment division of 21st Century Fox. It would be a big deal for Disney, and it would also mean a big change for Fox. Sarah Ellison wrote in Vanity Fair about the rumored deal and how the complicated […]
The potential deal would leave the Murdoch family still in possession of Fox News. 
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Weezer wants to be the first band on Mars

Oct 27, 2017
But in the meantime the rock band takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Rivers Cuomo (second from right) said the most surprising thing about being a musician is the amount of time spent in front of a computer.
Photo courtesy of Jeremy Cowart

Investors put $110 million into a sock company. No, really.

Oct 10, 2017
Stance is a venture capital-backed company that calls itself a “premium sock startup.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wears Stance Chewbacca socks while taking part in a panel at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in September in New York City.
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Sampling body parts? Just the first job of a Killer

Sep 29, 2017
Rock band The Killers take the Marketplace Quiz.
Brandon Flowers (center) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (left) from the band The Killers take our money inspired personality questionnaire. 
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