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.  

 

Features By Kai Ryssdal

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Seriously, keep that boiling water in the pot

Tossing boiling water in the air in subzero temperatures will only get you burned.
Posted In: water, polar vortex, bad idea
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That one time when U.S. debt was zero

Economic historian John Steele Gordon describes the only time in American history that a president erased the federal debt.
Posted In: debt, history, national debt, Andrew Jackson
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Inside the most lucrative insider trading in U.S. history

Jury selection began in the trial of former SAC Capital trader Mathew Martoma.
Posted In: insider trading, sac capital
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Could polar vortex dampen January's gym business?

For gyms and fitness studios, January is usually a busy time.
Posted In: gym, polar vortex, snow, new year's resolution
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Do big fines even matter for JP Morgan Chase?

The bank faces a hefty penalty for failing to warn customers of Bernie Madoff's infamous scheme, but all the fines don't seem hurt the company at all.
Posted In: JP Morgan Chase, Bernie Madoff, ponzi scheme, fines
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A planemaker by any other name ...

Some long-overdue corporate rebranding from Europe.
Posted In: EADS, Airbus, Boeing
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"Duck Dynasty" suspension ends: Phil Robertson rejoins his family

The cable channel A&E announced this afternoon Phil Robertson and the whole "Duck Dynasty" gang are coming back.
Posted In: Duck Dynasty
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Europeans pay Paris Hilton $100,000 to DJ

In which Paris Hilton is a world-class disc jockey.
Posted In: Paris Hilton
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How hopeful can we be about the 2014 economy?

Marketplace's Lizzie O'Leary and John Carney from CNBC say that the optimism to end this year could help kick-off 2014.
Posted In: NASDAQ, Twitter, NYSE
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High prices: When pigs fly

It's been a busy year in the hog market and pork prices are way up.
Posted In: farms, hogs, bacon

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