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 (2,744)

Crocs, yes Crocs, are cool again

Nov 29, 2019
If you didn't know, now you know.
As teenagers embrace "ugly" fashion, 2007's hottest shoe is trending.
Cate Gillon/Getty Images

Is all-digital "neobanking" the future?

Tech companies like Google are increasingly moving into the business sector, where they can mine extensive data.
Leon Neal/Getty Images

How the FDIC approaches cryptocurrencies

Nov 5, 2019
Is it an asset or a security? Jelena McWilliams, head of the banking insurance agency, talks about balancing innovation and regulation.
FDIC chairman Jelena McWilliams talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about financial technology, or fintech, in April 2019 in Arlington, Virginia.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

American transportation is a major pollutant. See exactly where it's coming from.

Oct 16, 2019
Journalists and researchers have teamed up to map emissions from transportation around the United States.
Heat waves emanate from the exhaust pipe of a city bus in Los Angeles.
David McNew/Getty Images

Public school teachers are spending their own money on school supplies

Oct 16, 2019
They're taking personal responsibility for everything from books to furniture, clothing to eyeglasses.
Many teachers purchase books, activities and other supplies for their classrooms.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The two-decade legal battle with DuPont over a toxic chemical

Oct 15, 2019
In 2017, DuPont settled more than 3,500 personal injury lawsuits for roughly $670 million. The story is being turned into a movie.
Bridges spanning across the Ohio River are seen between West Virginia and Ohio, seen from Parkersburg, West Virginia, where the chemical PFOA leeched into the water supply.
Ivan Couronne/AFP/Getty Images

Why pork prices are driving Chinese inflation

Oct 15, 2019
African swine fever has devastated the pig population in the country, where pork is a staple. It's not just food prices that are going up.
Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Why has it taken so long for the Oscars to embrace stunts?

Sep 3, 2019
After a century of thrilling movie audiences, will stunt workers be recognized?
Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt attend the screening of "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.
Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Is it ethical to hide your data from the machines?

Aug 22, 2019
It’s one thing to try to keep personal information from Facebook. But what if a company is going to use it to save people’s lives?
A staff member stands in a projection of live data feeds from (L-R) Twitter, Instagram and Transport for London by data visualization studio Tekja at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on December 2, 2015 in London, England.
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for Somerset House

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