Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
This Is Uncomfortable

Episode 2: Crying at work

Jun 20, 2019

Latest Episodes

Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Corner Office from Marketplace
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Tech

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 (4,856)

Tariffs on Mexican imports may increase the price you pay for apples

by Liz Sanchez and Kai Ryssdal May 31, 2019
One apple farmer in Washington state shares his concerns about the trade war with Mexico.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Ohio community badly affected by tornadoes

by Liz Sanchez and Kai Ryssdal May 30, 2019
Dayton, Ohio, business owner Dave Barney talks about how his community has been impacted by recent tornadoes.
Fire fighters and rescue crews go house to house to search for anyone trapped or injured in the night time following powerful tornados on May 28, 2019 in Trotwood, Ohio.
Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images

There’s a reason your Columbia shirt has a tiny pocket near your waistline

by Kai Ryssdal, Janet Nguyen, Bridget Bodnar, and Maria Hollenhorst May 29, 2019
Hint: It's tariffs.
A Columbia Sportswear employee store just outside Portland, Oregon.
Photos by Thomas Patterson for Marketplace
Brexit

Honey business continues to buzz even with Brexit uncertainty

by Liz Sanchez and Kai Ryssdal May 29, 2019
How a small honey business in London's Borough Market is coping with Brexit.
Honey bees fly to their beehive in Berlin, Germany in April.
Wolfgang Kumm/AFP/Getty Images

Personalized sports drinks? It's more real than you think.

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin May 28, 2019
Soon, there could be a Gatorade designed for your specific body, down to the very last drop of sweat.
Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images

Society might finally be ready for the film "Booksmart"

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios May 23, 2019
Screenwriter Katie Silberman says there aren’t enough buddy comedies out there that center around female friends.
Katie Silberman, screenwriter and producer of "Booksmart," at Marketplace studios in Los Angeles, CA.
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace

Is it time for U.S. businesses to rethink their Chinese partnerships?

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin May 22, 2019
Democratic Senator Mark Warner has been urging American executives to reflect on the risks.
An investor reads a newspaper in front of screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing on May 14, 2019.
WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

The business behind royal fashion

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser May 21, 2019
A viral Instagram series examines how Meghan Markel’s royal wardrobe works like a business endeavor.
Duchess Meghan Markle waves as she joins Queen Elizabeth II to walk from Storyhouse to Chester Town Hall in on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England.
Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

Are the Trump tariffs working as intended?

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry May 20, 2019
A former Trump trade official weighs in on the intention behind the president's tariffs.
President Donald Trump at the National Association of Realtors legislative meetings and trade expo on May 17 in Washington, D.C.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

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

Make a good investment!

Looking for a great deal?
Get ALL THREE of our new thank-you gifts when you donate $120.

This is a limited time offer – so act soon!