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

President Obama is about 35 hours behind schedule

The Washington Post added up how late he's been through 2014.
Posted In: President Obama, washington post
Monkey selfie

It's all monkey business for Wikimedia

Wikipedia denies a photographer's request to delete a photo since a monkey took it
Posted In: copyright, photography, monkeys

The NCAA's top conferences break out

If approved, a new proposal will give the Big 5 conferences more autonomy.
Posted In: college athletics, NCAA, higher ed

Yelp's CEO on the end of the professional critic

Yelp turned ten this year, while posting a profit for the first time.
Posted In: Yelp, reviews, start-ups
Wall Street

Banks' 'living wills' aren't looking so good

Banks still don't have realistic plans for an "orderly failure."
Posted In: Banks, bankruptcy, Dodd-Frank law, financial reform, FDIC

Wasn't the US going to start using the metric system?

John Bemelmans Marciano says the U.S has basically gone metric, if not officially.
Posted In: metric system, history

Those little Intel microchips were famous, somehow

An interview with Michael Malone, author of "The Intel Trinity".
Posted In: Intel, computers, microchips

Luxury seats coming to an AMC theater near you

AMC is spending $600 million to add reclining seats.
Posted In: movies, AMC Entertainment

Why Honda is the most innovative car company on Earth

Jeffrey Rothfeder explored the car-maker's culture in his new book "Driving Honda"
Posted In: Honda, auto industry, innovation

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