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Kai Ryssdal

Host and senior editor

SHORT BIO

I speak my native tongue into a microphone.

What was your first job?

Lifeguard. (Well, that and mowing lawns.)

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

Staying calm.

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

Don't think — just talk.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Helicopter pilot.

Latest Stories from Kai (4,948)

The economy could use more storytellers

by Bennett Purser and Kai Ryssdal Oct 21, 2019
According to some economic heavyweights, it's time to get back to words and stories.
English majors in University are down 25.5% since the financial crisis.
Win McNamee/Getty Images
Kai Explains

What's behind the price of gasoline?

by Bennett Purser and Kai Ryssdal Oct 18, 2019
From taxes, to marketing, to refining, a lot into the price of a gallon of gasoline.
A motorist fills his car with gas at a gas station near an oil field pumping rig in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
J Pat Carter/Getty Images

Christopher Kimball on running a new business and ditching the old rules on cooking

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Oct 17, 2019
And why he now feels "liberated" in the kitchen.
Christopher Kimball's latest venture is Milk Street, a multimedia cooking organization.
Connie Miller, CB Creatives

In the NBA vs. China battle, business could suffer

by Kai Ryssdal and Andy Uhler Oct 9, 2019
Billions of dollars in revenue is at stake for the NBA.
The NBA flagship retail store in Beijing.
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Kai Explains

How bowling shoes help explain the repo market

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Oct 9, 2019
It’s a wonky subject, but important. Arcades, power grids and plumbing systems also help make sense of it.
If you want to understand the repo market, think about renting shoes at a bowling alley.
Alexander Klein/AFP/GettyImages

How photos taken from the sky are helping farmers

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Oct 4, 2019
Aerial images are helping farmers achieve maximum yields from their crops.
An aerial image of a cucumber farm in Romania.
Patrick Pluel/Getty Images
Kai Explains

4 things to know about monthly jobs numbers

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Oct 3, 2019
The report tracks how many jobs are created and what the unemployment rate is, among other things.
Farm workers harvesting parsley in Colorado in 2011.
John Moore/Getty Images

Auto loans are taking longer to pay off

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Oct 2, 2019
That could hurt consumers but benefit banks and dealerships.
Ford F-150s are lined up at a dealership in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images
The Big Book

How breast cancer awareness month became “more than pink”

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Oct 1, 2019
Kate Pickert, author of a new book about breast cancer in America said we've reached "peak awareness" when it comes to breast cancer.
In 2016, the Susan G. Komen foundation adopted the new slogan "more than pink."
Courtesy of the Susan G. Komen Foundation
Kai Explains

Breaking down the national debt and budget deficit

by Daisy Palacios and Kai Ryssdal Oct 1, 2019
It's a new fiscal year for America. Let's look at our debt.
The National Debt Clock, a billboard-sized digital display showing the increasing U.S. debt, in New York City in 2011.
Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images