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.


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Features by Kai Ryssdal

This was the lightest trading day of the year so far

Just 2 and a quarter billion shares changed hands.
Posted In: NYSE, new york stock exchange

Twitter wants to choose what you see

Even if you don't follow someone, you might start seeing his or her tweets.
Posted In: Twitter, mobile ads
Ice bucket challenge

Diplomats can't take the ice bucket challenge

Rules apparently bar foreign service members from taking the challenge.
Posted In: Ambassador, social media, Associated Press, ICE

What is a superfood?

A new study tries to define superfoods. Hint: it's more than just kale.
Posted In: Food, Health, kale

The flop that is 'Expendables 3'

The film only grossed approximately $15 million on its opening weekend.
Posted In: film, Entertainment, movies
Hundred

Your money's worth more in Mississippi

Tax Foundation has mapped out the value of your $100 bill in each state.
Posted In: dollars, values, Mississippi, united states

The business of pop music

From playing coffee bars to producing music to reality TV, Linda Perry has seen it all.
Posted In: music industry, buying music, Music

Renewed attention on Terms of Service agreements

How Terms of Service and app permissions continue to bedevil users.
Posted In: apps, online privacy, user privacy

What are you up to during a conference call?

As your co-workers listen in, they could be emailing, eating or using the toilet.
Posted In: office behavior, conference calls
College football

150 years of college football

Love it or hate it, it's a moneymaking cultural institution.

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