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 (2,738)

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.
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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.
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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

CBS and Viacom announce merger — again

Aug 13, 2019
This time around, the media landscape is "completely different," says Keach Hagey of the Wall Street Journal.
The CBS headquarters in New York City in 2013.
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How LinkedIn steered clear of controversy

Aug 12, 2019
"You're not really yourself, you're your work self," says New York Times reporter John Herrman about the platform's users.
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Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency betrays the company's true ambitions

Jun 26, 2019
Is it time to start asking: What is the functional difference between a company and a country?
In 2019, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg influenced our discourse, our privacy, our ideas about speech — free or otherwise — and our spending habits.
Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

EU Parliament Elections wrap up in mixed fashion

While Americans enjoyed a longer weekend thanks to Memorial Day, voters in the European Union just wrapped up parliamentary elections in several countries, including Britain, Germany, Italy and France. Nationalist and populist parties have been on the rise. And pro-Europe…
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Facebook’s version of privacy still collects plenty of data

May 3, 2019
The company’s business model isn’t changing — it’s still collecting your info for ads.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduces new Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram privacy features at the F8 developer’s conference in San Jose, California, on April 30.
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How will the tech IPO boom change Bay Area real estate?

May 2, 2019
If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
People look at a home for sale during an open house on April 16, 2019 in San Francisco, California. In the wake of several tech IPOs, San Francisco is bracing for its already expensive real estate market to get even more expensive.
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