Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

Reviews For Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

I loved Ben and his show. There was an emphasis on the technology business news of the day, mixed with product news. This iteration of this podcast seems focused on interviews and, sadly, a political view of technology. Where is the focus on technology business news? It has become like too many podcasts available and does not stand out anymore. Unsubscribed.
I have been a huge fan of Molly Wood since her time at CNET when she did Buzz Out Loud, The Buzz Report, and Always On. She is always witty, smart, and informative. Glad to have her back and giving me hella useful information! Love you Molly!
This is in my Top 5 podcasts. I love it and always learn something new. Molly Wood is so incredibly knowledgeable in her field, brings on amazing guests, makes the 4-5 min podcast super deep, and tells you where you can find the rest of the interviews when you have time to listen to more. LOVE.
This podcast has not right to exist by itself. Fifty percent of the 6 minutes time is devoted to ads, not to content. It should be added to any of the other Marketplace podcasts as a segment. The ads in the Marketplace main podcast is just 10%. This is acceptable for a free offerint in the Web, not higher than than that.
So spot on from Trek. Bonus points!
great content and delivery...the episodes are short (6 minutes), so i stack up a week’s worth and listen binge.
Molly Wood is the best and I’m so happy we get to hear from here more frequently and on a subjunctive she’s well schooled in.
Love this podcast and I am sure you will too!
I love the hosts and the content.
I miss the quirky, fun style that Ben had, but I'm really enjoying Molly Wood as the host for Marketplace Tech. The new music is fun, too; it always conjures the image of a purple octopus playing multiple synths to me. anyway - I always wish the segment was longer! Great job! :)
I’ve been listening to this podcast regularly because it gives me the latest news in tech and in-depth information on new tech developments. Now with Molly Wood as a host, I’m even more hooked. Her perspective as a woman, revealing the individuals behind the movements that drive tech today, with historical and cultural depth, is brilliant. I’m in for the ride Molly. Let’s go!
Maybe 5th grade science? Kind of about what people who are not really into technology talk about when they think they are talking about technology...
Molly does a great job to keeping us current with tech.
It is so great to have Molly Wood in my feed once again! I am an old BOL fan and always look forward to the shows Molly is involved with. Very informative and always entertaining. Thank you! (Tom Merrit / Veronica Belmont guest host? Pretty please?)
Topics are always relevant.
I wouldn’t call this a fantastic podcast before, but the change in hosts seems to have changed the focus from reporting on tech, to “here’s what you should be afraid of today”. There’s enough of that kind of fear mongering out there already, and marketplace + apm are generally above that flavor of lazy reporting. You can do better.
I like Molly wood, but this new format is a cross between make me smart and the old market place tech...in the worst way possible. By trying to please everyone you please no one. The podcast doesn’t seem relevant.at least the previous one was driven by the news cycle and that was really useful for me and my job. It’s meh.
Excellent reporting.
Molly is unbeatable due to her enthusiasm and skill as an interviewer. I love the podcast format because I never have to miss an episode.
As a long time Market Place and Molly Wood fan, so nice to have them together and the result is wonderful. Keep up the good work!
Long time listener. Enjoying the new show even more with Molly. Keep up the good work.
I'm a general fan of Marketplace, mostly for it's down-to-earth approach to reporting. Marketplace tech is great with the addition of Molly Wood! She takes a great approach to the show/interviews. Love it. Only nit is that some of it's stories cross over to 'regular' Marketplace, meaning I have to hear them twice. Separating shows more completely would be best, in my opinion.
Molly Wood is a great host and this podcast is a quick 10 minutes about interesting stuff going on in tech. It doesn’t just explain what something is, because most tech listeners know that, instead it looks at cause/effects and opinions. Highly recommended.
I’ve been listening to Marketplace Tech for quite some time. The last change in format seems to be based primarily on interviews rather than a broader based source of information on technology.
Molly Wood is amazing! What a fine reporter and interviewer! She brings a refreshing and unbiased view to daily tech. Her humor and down to earth style is just right for this podcast. Brining her on moved this to a five star podcast! Keep it up!
Great show. Always interesting.
Molly Wood is an excellent interviewer and she has a great sense of humor. The topics the show focuses on are very interesting.
Molly Wood is a great host, great stories and perspectives. And the theme music is soooo awesome, an extra added bonus.
As an executive in the technology sector this is one of my 3 essential listens daily on the way in to the office. Highly recommended.
Molly Wood is simply birlliant and a breath of fresh air (no NPR pun intended) in a space that can be dull, and filled with fanboy/girl-ish nonsense. Great content. I learn something new with every show. Well produced. Wish they were longer. Thank you Molly Wood!
I love Molly Wood. She has a very down-to-earth delivery, and the show has great content. But the picture that shows in my player is a white dude in a hoody. If Molly doesn't want to be the cover model, maybe consider someone other than Yet Another White Dude for the cover.
1) I had to figure out how to do a review just for Molly 2) Great podcast. I liked the other Tech one, but the music is better now. And Molly is so smart!
The show is full of fun and interesting facts. I would love it to go longer and more in-depth. Molly does a great job of making tech relatable.
Been lovin me some Molly for a while now. She is a great fresh change for the podcast. It's so good I'm afraid she will get stolen by a large cable new station or magazine. Or if she keeps the crack reporting up one of the Silicon Valley companies might steal her away in a self driving car! Seriously enjoying the change. Thank you Molly. Love the new jingle too.
I’m a long time fan of Molly Wood and enjoy her voice and breadth of knowledge. Keep up the good work
Smartly written, tightly edited, makes a broad range of topics interesting without dumbing them down.
All of marketplace’s podcasts are a wealth of information that cover a broad spectrum of business, technology and social issues. They’re a constant companion on my commute.
Huge Molly Wood fan. Congrats on the new(-ish) gig, Molly! Keep killing it!
One of my favorites
A great, quick, daily one topic podcast. Surprising depth for the short format, interesting guests and easy to squeeze in between longer form podcasts. A must-listen tech news podcast.
Used to be a 4+ podcast but not that Molly Wood is the new host the podcasts are longer with LESS news stories. And too many long boring interviews now. Will stick with it a little longer to see if they change it, then I might change my review. Otherwise I will be unsubscribing.
I love Molly's insight into the tech in our world, and discussions with the great minds in tech. Her passion for tech and the topics comes through. I also love the new 80s-synth intro since Molly took over from the previous host. It's a nice and quick daily fix of tech discussion.
This is the only technology podcast I've listened to consistently over the years. Excellent mix of breaking tech news combined with thoughtful analysis of larger tech issues. I was worried when Ben left the host's chair, but Molly and company have made this "rebooted" version of the show even better. Outstanding!
What a great use of 5 to 8 minutes. To the point and always relevant and interesting topics. Molly you rock!!
Molly Wood makes an excellent guide through a intriguing selection of topics. Perfect supplement to the daily list.
Molly Wood is a lazy reporter who doesn't understand this industry. She did a show about housing prices and let her guest claim unchallanged that its litterally the fault of too much profit sharing with employees - one of the greatest ideas the tech world has brought to modern US capitalism. She didn't even mention the onerous building restrictions that ammounts to generational theft that everyone knows is happening in cities like SF.
I have been listening to this podcast daily since it was called Future Tense (I started listening in 2004). I have loved hearing Molly on Marketplace for years and Make Me Smart since Episode 1. Even though I really liked Ben Johnson a lot, I was thrilled when I learned I'd get to hear Molly's take on tech, as well as her awesome interviewing skills, five days a week!! I have not missed an episode yet and hopefully never will. They are ALL excellent! The host is always smart, professional, witty, charming and filled with enthusiasm! Now more than ever, one of my favorite podcasts and part of my daily routine.
Molly Wood is brilliant and funny and her smarts will sneak up on you. Listen to this podcast. It's only a few minutes and you'll learn something.
First observation of the new Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood - Molly is an avowed, unapologetic geek and that shows that she's more comfortable with tech than Ben was. It's also notable that in addition to being female (female geeks aren't uncommon), Molly is middle aged (good thing - gives perspective) AND a Mom (even better - gives even more unique perspective)! So Marketplace Tech now has a really unique voice and perspective among tech podcasts. Second observation is that Marketplace Tech has embraced that it's a PODCAST, not broadcast radio, and so it's letting Molly's really interesting interviews run longer, finally understanding that podcast listeners CAN and DO (and PREFER) to listen to longer audio content (when it's genuinely interesting) because we have the luxury of choosing WHEN to listen). Maybe Marketplace Tech will eventually loosen up to allow most or all of Molly's interviews. Third observation is that Marketplace Tech both has the credibility of the Marketplace organization behind it to get interesting interviews and stay on top of interesting tech developments AND its podcasts are well produced; well-edited, good audio levels, excellent pacing, and fun bumper music. Last observation is that the Marketplace Tech commercials, er... "sponsor messages" are bland and repetitive, but at least they're RELEVANT to a tech audience, and for that reason I generally just listen to them instead of skipping ahead. I'm glad Marketplace Tech has chosen good supporters (so far - DON'T screw up and start shampoo commercials or other such crap). Molly and staff - please keep up the great work!