What have you always wondered about the economy? Tell us

Molly Wood

Host and senior editor


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)

The social media scene in China

Aug 7, 2009
Despite widespread censorship in China, 92 percent of Internet users there use social media.

Spotify aims to crack U.S. market

Aug 6, 2009
The hot European music streaming service looks toward the U.S.

Obama's cybersecurity initiative stumbles

Aug 5, 2009
President Obama's cybersecurity initiatives have been so delayed, a top interim official has recently resigned.

Apple and Google, from friends to frenemies

Aug 4, 2009
The departure of Google CEO Eric Schmidt from the Apple Board of Directors highlights the growing competition between the two companies.

iPhone security: SMS vulnerability and jail breaking

Aug 3, 2009
Considering the security of iPhones.

Living without smartphones

Jul 30, 2009
In the final part of our series on mobile phone choice, we hear from a woman who gave up her iPhone, and a man who says he loves iPhones but would never actually buy one.

Talking me out of an iPhone

Jul 29, 2009
Jon talks to Android fans in his decision to get a new smartphone.

iPhone, Android phone, or dumbphone?

Jul 28, 2009
Jon is in the market for a new smartphone.

The future since 1995

Jul 27, 2009
Today we feature part two of our interview with Lawrence R. Samuel, where we discuss Al Gore, Ray Kurzweil, and Steve Martin.

Futurism at a low ebb

Jul 24, 2009
Taking a look at futurism, and how it's done in the past 15 years.