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Sep 23, 2019

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This Is Uncomfortable

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 (4,927)

When corporate outings become work

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Sep 20, 2019
Are they just another opportunity for performance review?
A skiier in New Zealand.
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

What exactly is the repo market?

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 18, 2019
It's how banks borrow money overnight. And it got a little crazy this week.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference Wednesday in Washington, D.C., about the Fed's decision to cut interest rates.
Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images

It's "Steelmageddon" after nearly 18 months of trade war

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Sep 17, 2019
"Prices are just tumbling every day," says Lisa Goldenberg, president of Delaware Steel Co.
A lift moves giant spools of steel in Germany.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

How the energy market affects the price at the pump

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 17, 2019
We break down the numbers behind a barrel of oil with Amelie Carlton of Rice University.
This AFPTV screen grab from a video made on Sept. 14 shows smoke billowing from an Aramco oil facility.
AFP/Getty Images

Will spiking oil prices tip us into a global recession?

by Kai Ryssdal Sep 16, 2019
Probably not, says Roberto Perli of the economic policy research firm Cornerstone Macro.
An attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities caused crude oil prices to spike.
J.D. Pooley/Getty Images

Food cannons and goat yoga: Farmers get creative for profits

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 16, 2019
In troubled trade times, anything to bring business to the farm.
A farmer in La Union, New Mexico, built a 10-acre corn maze in 2000 as a way to supplement their income.
Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

Sewing made easy: A fashion startup wants to simplify DIY

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 12, 2019
No sewing machine? No problem, says Zoey Washington of SewSquad.
Sewing supplies next to a garment made with a SewSquad kit.
Steven Byeon/Marketplace

U.S. manufacturing is slipping into a recession

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 11, 2019
How Trump's "America First" agenda may have backfired for U.S. factories.
A worker handles a car door at a Chrysler plant in Warren, Michigan, in 2016.
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

For farmers, it's about more than just China

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Sep 11, 2019
Apple and hops harvest season is underway for farmer Patrick Smith, who welcomes the distraction from trade war news.
A farm hand carries freshly-picked apples in Germany in 2016.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

What $130 billion company Salesforce actually does

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Sep 10, 2019
Megan Graham wrote about Salesforce's attempt to clarify its work for CNBC.
One Salesforce ad shows how the company can help an online shoe retailer make a sale through data it has on customer tastes. Above, shoe fashion in 1960.
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