What have you always wondered about the economy? Tell us

Molly Wood

Host and senior editor

SHORT BIO

I'm the host of “Marketplace Tech,” a daily broadcast focused on demystifying the digital economy. I'm also co-host of the “Make Me Smart” podcast alongside Kai Ryssdal, where we try to make sense of big topics in business, tech and culture.

What was your first job?

Grocery store checker (but I also drove an ice cream truck once).

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

Time, the most precious thing of all.

What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

A pet!

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

My electric fireplace! It is both cute and cozy.

 

Latest Stories (2,747)

How We Survive: A changing mindset

Dec 5, 2020
Much like the pandemic changed the way we live, climate change is forcing us to change how we think — about a new reality of extreme weather and changing landscapes.
Illustration by Sylvia Li

How We Survive: Staving off drought and living with fire

Dec 5, 2020
Building resilience can’t only be about one home, one tribal chapter, one town at a time.
Illustration by Sylvia Li

How We Survive: Paying for power

Dec 5, 2020
Fire, floods and other disasters have another side effect: The power goes out.
Illustration by Sylvia Li

Quibi's shutdown shows just how hard it is to break into streaming right now

Oct 22, 2020
The money backing Quibi was there, but it was terrible timing to launch a mobile-first video streaming product.
Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images

Are we missing the point about climate change?

Sep 24, 2020
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson, co-editors of "All We Can Save," want us to think differently about climate change and how to solve it.
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, left, and Katharine Wilkinson co-edited "All We Can Save," a collection of poems, essays and other works by their "binder full of climate women."
Photo courtesy of Eleanor Mayer

Home schooling gets "a flood of interest" during pandemic uncertainty

Sep 23, 2020
Some parents, fearing COVID-19 outbreaks at reopened schools, are opting out of the traditional education system.
John Moore/Getty Images

In California, big business is preventing "good fire"

Sep 21, 2020
With the largest wildfires in history ablaze, advocates say its time to fight fire with fire.
A firefighter walks over burning embers from the Bobcat Fire in Southern California.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Bill Gates: "Our values do change what gets funded in this economy"

Sep 15, 2020
The Gates Foundation is helping match vaccine developers with manufacturers to help distribute a COVID-19 vaccine equitably.
Bill Gates speaks during All In WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief on June 24 in Washington.
Getty Images for All In WA

How TikTok and WeChat escalated the U.S.-China trade war

Aug 7, 2020
President Trump's executive order restricts Chinese tech platforms. Correspondent Jennifer Pak discusses the future of competition in developing markets.
A man rides past the offices of Tencent, the parent company of Chinese social media platform WeChat, in Beijing.
Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

The Pivot Point

Jul 31, 2020
What technology will help us transition to a post-pandemic future?
Dr. Paul McKay, who is working on an vaccine for COVID-19, looks at bacteria containing the coronavirus' DNA fragments at Imperial College School of Medicine in London on Feb. 10.
Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images