Kai Ryssdal has been the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy, since 2005. He joined American Public Media in 2001 as the host of Marketplace Morning Report.

Ryssdal began in public radio as a intern, then reporter and finally substitute host for The California Report at KQED-FM in San Francisco. After graduating from Emory University, Ryssdal spent eight years in the United States Navy flying from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt and as a Pentagon staff officer. Before his career in public radio, Ryssdal was a member of the United States Foreign Service in Ottawa, Canada and Beijing, China.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four children.


Please direct all media inquiries and booking requests to communications@americanpublicmedia.org.  

 

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Features by Kai Ryssdal

House Speaker John Boehner

John Boehner doesn't congressmen wearing jeans

During a dress code reminder the Speaker told lawmakers, "You know who you are."
Posted In: jeans, Congress, John Boehner

Why can't YouTube turn a profit?

It's all but the default for online video, but that means no margins.
Posted In: YouTube, music streaming

Pebble Time breaks Kickstarter's record

Pebble is a major player in the smart watch market...and it's not afraid of Apple
Posted In: Smart Watch, wearable tech, pebble watch, the Pebble
"This is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats."

This Kickstarter has the most supporters

The Kickstarter with the most supporters, at 219,382 people, is a card game called Exploding Kittens.
Posted In: kickstarter, cats, cards
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Warren Buffett eats like a six-year-old

Warren Buffett's culinary choices aren't what you'd expect from one of the richest people on the planet.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, financial reports, Investing, Coke

SubTropolis? Yeah, it's pretty underground

The largest industrial park in the world is in an unlikely place.
Posted In: kansas city, usps, cheese

Priority Bicycle's quest to build a better bike

Why Dave Weiner left a technology career to reinvent the bicycle.
Posted In: bicycles, product sourcing, kickstarter
A copy of S. 2280, a bill which would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, is arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C.

Keystone XL vetoed, and the Eurozone kicks the can

The line of the day goes to President Obama, by way of the Marketplace Desk of News We Could have Told You Yesterday.
Posted In: Keystone XL, Greece, Eurozone, veto
American kids receive around $4 per tooth from the tooth fairy.

Tooth fairies reimburse an average of $4 per tooth

Not even the tooth fairy can escape inflation
Posted In: tooth fairy, childhood, dentist

Edwin Land: "The original Steve Jobs"

The name Edwin Land may mean nothing to you, but to Steve Jobs he's a hero.
Posted In: kodak, steve jobs, polaroid

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