Daniel Shin

Associate Producer and director

SHORT BIO

I am a "floating producer" for Marketplace, which means that I direct and produce both the “Morning Report” program with David Brancaccio and the afternoon show with Kai Ryssdal.

What was your first job?

I worked at a very short-staffed sushi restaurant, doing multiple jobs (cashier, waiter, busser, delivery).

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

Doing math, and there is a lot of math in my job.

What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?

Play more video games.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Professional games meister and tweeter.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Video games.

What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

A Nintendo Switch console.

What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?

Every time I'm able to get a video game music bridge onto one of our live shows.

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

A Dragon Quest Slime because it's from my favorite video game.

 

Latest Stories from Daniel (76)

Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

Stiglitz: How the U.S. economy recovers from COVID-19 hinges on Americans' debt

Apr 2, 2020
"For those businesses that are getting so much help from the government, part of that should be used to help the debtors," said Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz.
"What we need right now is a stay to make sure that people can pay by postponing it until the economy is running again," economist Joseph Stiglitz says of credit card debt.
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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

How a debt jubilee could help the U.S. avert economic depression

Apr 2, 2020
One economist believes hope of avoiding a COVID-19 economic depression lies in full forgiveness of personal debts.
"The reason your cancel the debts is you want to preserve stability," economist Michael Hudson says.
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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

A way to save both lives and the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nobel laureate and NYU professor Paul Romer says there's a path forward that limits the spread of the virus while letting most people get back to work over time.
"If we spent $100 billion right now, on protective gear and testing, we wouldn't be faced with a choice of let hundreds of thousands of people die or kill the economy," Nobel Prize-winner Paul Romer says.
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Is health care a "private good" or a "public good" during a pandemic?

Mar 13, 2020
Dan Mendelson, founder of healthcare advisory consultancy Avalere Health, argues that healthcare is a legitimate public good in times of pandemics.
A sign directing visitors to the fever clinic is pictured at the entrance to the Gold Coast University Hospital in Australia.
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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

"Scarcity" and why we don't have a 15-hour workweek

Feb 27, 2020
Boston College professor Juliet Schor explains why the U.S. has never had anything close to a 15-hour workweek.
English economist John Maynard Keynes, center, thought his grandchildren would be working 15-hour workweeks.
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Want to be fair? Try ignorance.

Feb 20, 2020
Ignorance can be used for fair and just decision making.
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The business of assisting actors on and off the stage

Feb 7, 2020
Actor and President of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Courtney B. Vance talks about his nonprofit's important, ongoing efforts to support its union members in several ways.
SAG-AFTRA Foundation President Courtney B. Vance speaks onstage during SAG-AFTRA Foundation's 4th Annual Patron of the Artists Awards at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 7, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California.
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Automation and how it could worsen inequality

Economist Daniel Susskind explores why automation could worsen inequality in his new book "A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond."
Workers at Kinross Clothing manufacturers in Maitland, sew men's trousers in Cape Town in 2017.
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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

An econ textbook for the real world

This new free, open source economics textbook was developed by polling students from 25 universities about what economics should teach, explains Professor Homa Zarghamee of Barnard College.
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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

Want to succeed? Take an Econ 101 course

Jan 28, 2020
New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof thinks understanding the basics of the economy will help you get far in life.
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