Q: Where on the site can I find a story mentioned or song played on air?
A: The easiest way to find things fast is with the search bar at the top of each page. But you can also go to our show pages to find items specific to each program. As for music, we post our playlists most days on Twitter, so follow us there for the latest!
Q: I want to get in touch with someone at Marketplace. How can I reach you?
A: We love hearing from you! If you want to support us, sponsor the program, provide a comment or complaint, or even share with us how we’ve had an impact on you — we’re all ears. You can reach any of our shows through the show pages. If you want to rent studio time, you can contact our media production team. And, if that doesn’t cover it, email us, and we’ll get you to the right place.
Q: How many listeners do you have?
A: The Marketplace broadcast portfolio is heard by more than 12 million listeners each week on more than 800 public radio stations nationwide. For context, that’s more than five times the audience of the top five cable TV news shows combined. We also reach more than 2 million across our podcast and digital platforms.
Q: Why is Marketplace based in Los Angeles?
A: We’re committed to covering business and the economy in ways that everyone can understand, not just Wall Street. So in 1989, our founders decided to produce the program from the West Coast, away from the traditional center of financial journalism in New York. And our job is to raise the economic intelligence of all Americans, so we also focus on geographic diversity in our reporting. That includes bureaus in New York and Washington, D.C., and journalists working remotely throughout the country and abroad.
Q: Someone just told me that Marketplace is not NPR. Wait, what?
A: That’s correct! Marketplace is part of American Public Media, one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world. And while American Public Media and NPR are both public media brands, we’re two different organizations. That being said, we often work closely together. So we get why that might be confusing!
Q: Where does your funding come from?
A: As a nonprofit news organization, Marketplace survives on funding from foundations, corporate underwriters, public radio stations and listener support.
Q: How can I donate to Marketplace?
A: There are several ways to support Marketplace. Check out those options here. When you give to Marketplace, your gift is a direct investment in sustaining important independent journalism and in securing our future as a nonprofit news organization.
Q: Do your funders influence the content of your program or the way in which you report stories?
A: Nope. Never. Ever. Ever. Ever. No funder, foundation or otherwise, has any influence on our reporting.
Q: Where can I find Marketplace podcasts?
A: Anywhere you get your podcasts! Or you can check out all our shows here.
Q: My organization is interested in supporting Marketplace. Where can I get more information on underwriting or sponsorship opportunities?
A: If you’re interested in underwriting opportunities on Marketplace shows, podcasts or digital platforms, you can reach us here. For other requests, email us.
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: There are so many important numbers out there, and we try to cover them in ways that add context throughout our programs. When we “do the numbers” each day, we could mention the FTSE, or the Swiss franc, or the Milan Stock Exchange, or platinum futures. But we’ve only got a few minutes, so we’ve decided to keep it focused to be sure we can make time for all the longer-form reporting that tells you why those numbers matter.
Q: How do I get permission to use something I heard/saw/read on Marketplace in my work?
A: We handle all permissions through our corporate team here, with guidelines here. Thanks for being interested in our content!
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