Jed Kim



Jed Kim is the host of Marketplace’s kids podcast Million Bazillion, where he works with the team to make money make more sense. Marketplace is on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country— and where better to take on that mission than answering the awkward, uncomfortable, and sometimes surprising questions that kids have about money!

In addition to his work on Million Bazillion, Jed also hosts a podcast about water infrastructure called "In Deep,” and has contributed to three seasons of popular kids podcast “Smash Boom Best.” Also, recently he hosted a radio special titled “Just Eat It” about the environmental challenges of food production and waste. Prior to hosting, Jed was a Marketplace reporter covering sustainability. He has deep roots in public media—before Marketplace he was an environmental reporter for KPCC and before that he was a producer for "The Takeaway" at WNYC.

Jed graduated from Columbia Journalism School and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Latest Stories (278)

Nintendo's Game Boy turns 30

May 6, 2019
Nintendo’s Game Boy came out 30 years ago. It marked a beginning and an end. The end of me as a productive child, teenager and adult — let’s face it. The device was janky by today’s standards, but it was revolutionary in 1989. It was also affordable enough that a kid could buy one after […]
The original Nintendo Game Boy came out in 1989

Rocky past in tow, Fisker promises a new electric SUV

Mar 28, 2019
Industry adviser Chelsea Sexton explains why she's skeptical.
A logo is seen on a Fisker EMotion all-electric vehicle that uses LiDAR technology at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9, 2018.
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Norway sees a future in giant subterranean data centers

Mar 27, 2019
The arctic nation wants to become a global capital of hard drives and servers.
Katie Prescott and Sarah Treanor at the Lefdal mine data center in Norway.
Katie Prescott

Tech is helping house cleaners get benefits

Mar 26, 2019
The new platform Alia allows gig workers to earn paid time off and some types of insurance.
Olivia Mejia, a house cleaner in Brooklyn, logs into the Alia platform on her phone. She has taken out life insurance and accident insurance through the platform.
Leila Goldstein/Marketplace

You can tidy up your digital life, too

Mar 25, 2019
Meet a professional who declutters laptops and phones.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Just what is Apple going to unveil Monday?

Mar 22, 2019
And should Netflix and Hulu be worried?
This illustration picture shows the Apple logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019.
Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

If Tesla makes a less fancy SUV... can it make it faster?

Mar 18, 2019
The new Model Y is — technically — a lot like the Model 3.
Courtesy of Tesla

After deadly crashes, added scrutiny for Boeing 737 software

Mar 15, 2019
How a failure to train pilots on software led to deadly crashes.
A picture taken on December 9, 2011 in Paris shows the controls of a flight simulator in a reproduction of a Boeing 737 cockpit.
Joel Saget/AFP/Getty

Before facial recognition tech can be fair, it needs to be diverse

Feb 18, 2019
A new data set aims to help researchers measure diversity in faces.
Current facial recognition technology identifies white men far more accurately than it does black women.
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What internet search is like behind China's Great Firewall

Feb 15, 2019
Steering clear of the three Ts isn't enough anymore.
A dragonfly balloon outside Google's headquarters in Madrid is part of a protest of the company's Dragonfly project on Nov. 27, 2018.