- 
Listen To The Story
Marketplace

The podcasts are filled with conversations with executives, vice presidents and inspiring stories about business. Nope, we're not talking about Marketplace ... but about podcasts being produced by corporate America. From Netflix and Home Depot, to the country’s largest Navy ship-builder, roughly 30 companies on the S&P 500 are now producing internal podcasts for the benefit of their employees.

The Wall Street Journal’s Austen Hufford listened to a lot of them for his recent reporting. "Many of them were boring, but occasionally some of the podcasts had interesting moments,” he said. “I can actually understand what this company cares about a little bit better.” Hufford spoke to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about how these companies use their podcasts, and how employees feel about them. 

Click the audio player above to hear the interview. 

“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VA

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial decisions or just encouraged you to think differently, we’re asking you to give a little something back.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.

Follow Kai Ryssdal at @kairyssdal