Mar 19, 2020

Even traders are working from home because of COVID-19

Plus, the state of mental health benefits, economic impacts of the 1918 Spanish flu and a conversation with "World War Z" author Max Brooks.

Segments From this episode

The benefits of being on the trading floor

Mar 19, 2020
The NYSE is going to electronic trading temporarily to stem the spread of COVID-19.
The floor of the New York Stock Exchange will be without its nearly 400 traders Monday.
Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images

Nasdaq CEO: "The plumbing of the markets are working very, very well"

Mar 19, 2020
Adena Friedman explains why markets should stay open, despite all the volatility.
Adena Friedman, president and CEO of Nasdaq, advocates keeping markets open during volatility.
Courtesy of Nasdaq

Shopping in a pandemic: "Everything is gone but gluten-free pasta."

Mar 19, 2020
From empty shelves, to "help wanted" signs, listeners chime in about what they're seeing at the store.
"Shelves were totally empty," said Kelly Kaletsky, a Marketplace listener in Columbus, Ohio.
Amy Sussman/Getty Images

How zombie apocalypse writer Max Brooks views the COVID-19 crisis

Mar 19, 2020
Author Max brooks has drawn inspiration for his books about the zombie apocalypse from public health crises.
Max Brooks at Comic-Con in 2011.
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Ginger on the Wind Monster Rally
Pidelo Aitor Iriberri, Iñaki Iriberri
Dig This Hocus Pocus
Hunnybee Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Mad Solange, Lil Wayne
Superposition Young the Giant

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer