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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 (4,926)

How tariffs leave businesses stuck in the middle

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Sep 9, 2019
"It's a very helpless feeling," said auto parts executive Kevin Feig, on being subject to tariffs.
Morning commuters near Pasadena, California in 2009.

The complex relationship between workers and expense reports

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 9, 2019
Most workers avoid filling-out their expenses, but they shouldn't.
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Why this Washington Post reporter crossed the urban-rural divide

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Sep 9, 2019
Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham once called Red Lake County, Minnesota the "worst place to live in America." Now? He lives there.
Christopher Ingraham, author of the new book "If You Lived Here You'd be Home by Now" with his family.
Courtesy of Christopher Ingraham

What you need to know about the Trump plan to set Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac free

by Kai Ryssdal and Amy Scott Sep 6, 2019
The White House released its plan to end government stewardship of the companies that control half of all mortgages in the U.S.
Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Virginia, in 2010.
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Who will end fast fashion?

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Sep 5, 2019
An excerpt from Dana Thomas' "Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes" looks at Amazon's push to become a leading apparel retailer.
Shoppers browse through racks of clothing at a department store in 2010 in New York City.
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Economists want to end hotel room job interviews

by Sean McHenry and Kai Ryssdal Sep 4, 2019
For many American economists, hotel room job interviews used to be the norm. A new policy from the American Economic Association wants to change that.
One year ago, Ph.D. student Kathryn Holston wrote a memo criticizing interviews in hotel rooms at the American Economic Association's annual conference.
Courtesy of Kathryn Holston
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When economists changed the world

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Sep 4, 2019
Sometime in the middle of the 20th century, economists came to play a much bigger role in shaping public policy in America. It's had far-reaching consequences.
Thirty-thousand protesters march against Nixon's involvement in the Vietnam War in New York City in 1972. Economists helped to end the draft that so many Americans opposed.
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What if there hadn't been a trade war?

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 3, 2019
Tensions with China are exacerbating global economic issues, Christine McDaniel of the Mercatus Center says.
Shipping containers await export from China.
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How Taylor Swift became "too big to fail"

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Sep 3, 2019
The Ringer's Kate Knibbs explains how the singer's successful branding has helped her become an institution in American music.
Taylor Swift at the 2019 Video Music Awards.
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How Uber uberfied us all

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Sep 3, 2019
The rise of rideshare company Uber was meteoric. And so was its fall.
The Uber banner hangs outside of the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell as the ride-hailing company makes its highly anticipated initial public offering in May 2019 in New York City.
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