Marketplace Tech

Reviews For Marketplace Tech

I have been a long-time listener to Marketplace tech; Since Wood has taken over as host, the podcast has become more anti-tech with a political agenda that provides little to no substance besides a biased opinion. Wood seems under informed, lacking understanding, and changes the narrative into the latest political controversy. The interviews appear to be staged to support the biased and lazy reporting. Unsubscribing from podcast, it’s too bad since this was a great tech podcast with the previous hosts.
Great podcast. Molly crushes it with her extensive knowledge base, experience and wit! Love it!
Host and guest demand social media platforms ban and prevent all groups that do not conform to their “correct speech “.
Since Molly Wood has become the host of this show it has slowly descended into the realm of opinions and politics in the context of tech. I want to hear more about tech in the market place not the opinions and politics of others. Unfortunate.
NPR seems only to make shows that tell me how privileged and lucky I am to donate to my local NPR station. Well this podcast has convinced me to no longer donate. I also now support decreases in funding for Public Radio and Television.
Molly has a great mind for tech and hunting down the hidden. But I hate the anti conservative politics that she weaves into everything. An example? US has reason to suspect China of spying by way of tiktok. How does MW report it? The evil dictator Trump has deprived the deserving citizens of the USA of a life enriching app all so he can steal an election. No investigation from non political sources. No evidence. Just anti Trump hate. I don’t love Trump but I can be honest about the good things he’s done and the bad. MW only sees bad from him and it taints her reporting. It’s too bad. I miss the good old days. Unsubscribing.
Great!! So well edited!
If you’re looking for a show where the host doesn’t hold tech’s feet to the fire, this show is not for you. Journalists should be adversarial by nature and Molly is a superb journalist. I don’t always agree with her analysis but this show is a breath of fresh air. Keep up the great work Molly and everyone behind the scenes!
I am a 11 year old and this podcast is my favorite
Molly frequency glosses over the facts and instead concentrates her energy on delivering snarky, politicized commentary. If you are looking for tech news, this is not your best source.
This show is much more about ‘sociology’ and personal opinions on topics like ‘internet censorship’ than actual ‘technology’ or ‘business’. Molly’s an activist masquerading as a journalist and It’s kind of a joke.
I wake up to Marketplace Tech every weekday early morning on KPCC in Los Angeles. The content is timely and rich. Molly does an excellent job analyzing what can often be complex issues. I especially love when she paraphrases articles or documents and gets right to the point. Awesome!
I love hearing about what's new in the tech world. The stories are always interesting!
I have been getting my tech news from Molly Wood for years. She is not just reading the news she understands it.
Part of my regular daily podcast listening. I think it’s great and i wouldn’t change anything or anyone.
I wish it were Kimberly Adams all the time.
I like the topics and the guest speakers, but overall it’s mostly just driven my Molly’s own personal view on things, which often leads to very unbalanced conversations. Still informative, but know you’re not getting just news, but a lot of opinion, which is mostly anti-tech companies.
I love the regular marketplace podcast but ... This podcast is played as a segment of the regular marketplace podcast, so if you are a listener of marketplace you will hear the same thing twice. Only listen if you don’t get the regular marketplace podcast or if you like redundancy.
Listen to MarketTech EVERY morning. Essential to my life and work. Molly is fun and on top of things. Jack in California

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Any podcast that accepts advertising dollars from Bayer cannot be trusted
I’m done. Been very patient over the 3 yrs or so that I’ve been a subscriber. It continues to get more and more political. Anti-Trump, climate change, racism...every hot button issue out there. I want tech news. Not politically leaning “news” loosely related to tech. This week was the final straw. “Climate change is responsible for “The Un-housed” (not homeless) and also for racism. To loosely put those blatant political messages into a story about what tech companies are doing to combat climate change is nothing more than a loosely veiled political statement. Consider me “unsubscribed”.
Love the podcast, but I have one gripe. Please, please, please... stop using the Google and Amazon wake words in your stories and ads. The advertising part is the part that irks me. Love the show.
I love this podcast. Molly Wood is inquisitive and upbeat despite many dark realities she reports on. I will agree with others that the commercials are too long for such a short podcast. I have had trouble convincing friends to subscribe because of the extraordinarily long commercials for what ends up being only 4 min of content.
This is great podcast and Molly Wood is an excellent reporter and host. She also has the best voice anywhere and I can listen to her all day.
Bias + fluff, this one has gone down the same hole that weekend did and that the so-called “make me smart” began in.
Love this podcast, which in 5-7 minutes provides interesting perspectives on important people, companies, issues and trends in the tech world. Thank you!
And I am a business consultant to companies looking to succeed in the innovation economy and marketplace tech helps me keep abreast of the important news with context that is very helpful.
This show is well put together and at first blush seems to provide a nice condensation of financial news. After listen for a while, however, you start to wonder why they take certain slants which seem to favor one side of some polarized issue. This seems kind of odd when you are expecting a reasonable attempt at factual analysis. You chalk it up to your imagination or perhaps your own bias. You finally realize there is a definite pattern to their bias. They seem to always favor existing entrenched businesses or policies over anything which may threaten these interests. This is quite disturbing and odd since they “present” themselves as a polished and fact-based program. I have come to see this, however, only as a smokescreen for a deep and frankly disgusting bias which permeates their reporting. I thought Trump was just being self-serving and disingenuous when he complains about “fake news” from the major outlets. As I am beginning to see, however, there is actually substance to the fact that most news shows serve only their sponsor’s interest and have little regard for honest journalism. Oh well. This “marketplace” program appears to be just another platform for fake news.
This podcast would be significantly improved if it could find a good host. The two I've heard - Ben Johnson and Molly Wood - have seemed under informed and more worried about proper politics rather actual tech issues. Very much an underperforming podcast.
A daily story that goes deeper than a flashy headline
It's about 45 seconds to 1 minute of advertisment at the outset and the end. For a podcast clip so short, posted each day, it gets to be too much - especially, when you listen to them back to back.
I’m a big Molly Wood fan. She makes tech stuff understandable for non-techie folks while not making us feel dumb. And she’s funny.
It’s NPR you know it’s good.
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... 6 minute podcast but 2 minutes of ads.
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!
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!
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.