Bridget Bodnar



I'm a producer for “Marketplace” hosted by Kai Ryssdal. I run our “Corner Office” podcast and broadcast interview series and produce many of our author interviews. I also love working on some of the more creative elements we make for the show (audio Twitter threads, anyone?).

What was your first job?

A receptionist at a real estate office … in 2007. Things got interesting the next year.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Talent manager to a celebrity cat. Or a reclusive mystery writer.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

All the TV subscriptions … all of them …

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

The photo of my daughter from when she was about 3 weeks old and still in that "looks-like-a-turnip" phase. It makes me smile whenever I see it.

Latest Stories (233)

Could those OPM hacks lead to security updates?

Jul 16, 2015
Some officials affected by the breach have the power to budget for improvements.
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta resigned after the hack. She testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about the OPM data breach in June, above.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Judd Apatow on his band of comedians and radio roots

Jun 24, 2015
His interviews are compiled in a new book, "Sick in the Head."
Judd Apatow
Tony Wagner/Marketplace

Stephanie Savage and 'The Astronaut Wives Club'

Jun 18, 2015
Stephanie Savage created "Gossip Girl." Her latest project is 'The Astronaut Wives Club."
Stephanie Savage is the creator behind ABC's new series "The Astronaut Wives Club," adapted from Lily Koppel's book "The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story."  
Courtesy ABC

Who's controlling Sumner Redstone's media empire?

Could the head of CBS and Viacom be headed for the great boardroom in the sky?
Executive Chairman and CEO of Viacom and CBS Corporation Sumner Redstone attends a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March, 2012 in Hollywood, California
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Vista Theatre is a one-screen wonder

May 25, 2015
There's no room for bloopers at the 92-year-old venue, owner says.
The Vista Theater's one screen means picking the right movie is crucial to business.
Courtesy of the Vista Theater

Kay Cannon on writing the hit 'Pitch Perfect'

May 14, 2015
The writer of Pitch Perfect explains what nearly made her barf.
Actress Rebel Wilson and writer/co-producer Kay Cannon arrive at the World Premiere of 'Pitch Perfect 2' held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday, May 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Gen. Stanley McChrystal on what makes a good leader

May 11, 2015
The retired general has some suggestions for American businesses.
U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal smiles while speaking during his retirement ceremony at Fort McNair on July 23, 2010 in Washington, D.C. 
Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

A warehouse dash with Rent the Runway

Apr 30, 2015
Rent the Runway combines data and fashion to create a multi-million dollar empire.
Spools of thread used for repairs at the Rent the Runway warehouse.
Tobin Low

Checking in with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Apr 23, 2015
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky talks about the company's (somewhat unexpected) success.
An up-close look at Airbnb's wall timeline. 
Kai Ryssdal/Marketplace

Seth Meyers is getting the hang of his new gig

Apr 13, 2015
A year into hosting Late Night, Seth Meyers on what's next for the show.
Seth Meyers (L) in a skit imagining if Hannah Horvath (played by Lena Dunham) from the HBO show "Girls" joined the writer's room. Dunham is underneath the jacket.