Marketplace FAQs

Q: Where on the site can I find a link mentioned on a show, or the title of song played between stories?

A: We try to put specific callouts from our broadcast shows on our Mentioned on Air page. If you can’t find what you are looking for there, please visit our show pages for: Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report or Marketplace Tech. You can also always use the search bar on our site to look for keywords. If you're looking for the title of the music we use, visit our latest music page.

Q: How many listeners do you have?

A: The Marketplace portfolio is heard by an audience of more than 14.8 million unique listeners in the course of a week, on more than 800 public radio stations nationwide.

Q: Why does Marketplace originate in Los Angeles, not in New York like most other business programs, or in Washington, D.C., like most other public radio national news programming?

A: Since so much other national programming starts from the "right coast," Marketplace's creators decided to break with tradition. Marketplace is the only daily national business news program originating from the West Coast. We also have bureaus in New York, Washington DC and Shanghai.

Q: Who owns and distributes Marketplace?

A: Marketplace is produced in Los Angeles by American Public Media.

Q: Where does your funding come from?

A: As a non-profit news organization, Marketplace is able to do what we do every day thanks to funding from public radio stations, foundations, corporate underwriters and listener support. 

Q: Don't your funders try to influence the content of your program or the way in which you report stories?

A: The answer is a flat no. When there are stories critical of one of our underwriters or sponsors, we report them absolutely straight. And just to make it clear, we make sure to mention in our reports when a company or organization is a supporter of our shows.

Q: When you "Do the Numbers" each day, what are the songs you play?

A: "Stormy Weather" when the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down; "We're in the Money" when it's up. When the market is mixed, the song is "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got that Swing).

Q: Why don't you add [whatever your favorite stock index is] to the numbers you report?

A: We could mention the FTSE, or the Swiss Franc, or the Milan stock exchange, or platinum futures each day. But we are forced by our medium, radio, to pick and choose which statistics we regularly report. We try to avoid presenting "raw data" without context, and long streams of numbers are not radio's forte.

Q: Where can I find Marketplace podcasts?

A: You can find out more about Marketplace podcasts – including Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly, The Uncertain Hour and others – at the podcast tab here on our website, or on your favorite podcast app.

Q: My organization is interested in sponsoring/underwriting Marketplace. Where can I get more information on sponsorship opportunities?

A:  Please visit us here for more information on sponsorship and underwriting opportunities.

Q: I have a question or comment about Marketplace, where do I write?

A: We love hearing feedback from our listeners.  Visit our Contact/Connect page to select the best method for contacting us.