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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 (4,840)

How the founder of Latina magazine is diversifying Hollywood

by Daisy Palacios and Kai Ryssdal May 16, 2019
But Christy Haubegger tackled the magazine industry first.
Christy Haubegger in 2018.
Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Tariffs are stifling the region with world's largest BMW plant, official says

by Liz Sanchez and Kai Ryssdal May 15, 2019
Spartanburg, South Carolina, had “white hot” growth before the taxes, councilman says.
CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images

The latest smart product: the baby diaper

by Bennett Purser and Kai Ryssdal May 14, 2019
With a declining birthrate in the U.S., diaper brands hope new tech can bring in more profits.
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Trade showdown

Farmers hoped for a trade deal. Instead, tariffs went up

by Bennett Purser and Kai Ryssdal May 10, 2019
A farmer shares what's at stake without a trade deal.
A farmer holds soybean from the 2018 harvest, on May 5, 2019, at her farm in Scribber, Nebraska, among the top 15 U.S. states exporting to China.
JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

Life on America's rivers

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst May 10, 2019
"They hate her when they're with her and they miss her when they're gone" said Melody Golding, author of a new book about America's riverboat pilots.
Cannelton Locks on the Ohio River
Courtesy of Melody Golding

The rapid rise of rock climbing

by Kai Ryssdal and Liz Sanchez May 9, 2019
How rock climbing has changed since landing a spot in the 2020 Olympics.
Akiyo Noguchi of Japan competes during a climbing competition  in Wroclaw, Poland in 2017.
Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Identity and economic choice

by Kai Ryssdal and Liz Sanchez May 8, 2019
How gender identity affects the way we think about the economy.
A transmasculine person takes money out of their wallet.
Zackary Drucker/Broadly/The Gender Spectrum Collection

With Venezuela's collapsing government, "the collapse of everything else"

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser May 7, 2019
Why economist Carlos Hernández is staying in the country, despite political turmoil and zero economic opportunity.
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

How a Canadian town "Uberized" its public transportation

by Kai Ryssdal and Liz Sanchez May 6, 2019
The ride-hailing company partners with cities, but not without complications.
Some cities are looking to Uber to aid their public transportation.
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images
Trade showdown

Where do things stand with the trade war?

by Kai Ryssdal May 6, 2019
It's been kinda hard to keep up.
The U.S. flag flies over shipping cranes and containers in Long Beach, California, in March.
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images