Host Wood departing “Marketplace” to become climate tech investor
Molly Wood, host of the public radio show “Marketplace Tech” and the podcast “Make Me Smart,” is leaving American Public Media.
Wood announced on the “Make Me Smart” show that she is becoming an investor emphasizing on climate technology at Launch with Jason Calacanis. She will remain through the end of November.
“I wouldn’t do this for anything less than a bucket list option,” she said.
Wood has been covering technology, economics, and increasingly, the climate crisis. She hosts “Marketplace Tech,” a national public radio show heard nationwide. She’s the creator and co-host of “Make Me Smart,” a podcast with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal in which they explore topics around economics, technology, and the future of capitalism.
Wood is also a contributing writer at The Atlantic and has written for Wired and other outlets.
Previously, Wood was a technology columnist and video host at The New York Times, and before that, was a writer, a podcast pioneer. executive producer and video host at CNET/CBS Interactive.
Wood is a veteran of almost every form of journalism and has covered the tech industry for more than 15 years with an eye toward consumer advocacy, policy, trend-spotting and the occasional gadget review.