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Nov 14, 2019

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Marketplace

Daniel Shin

Associate Producer and director

SHORT BIO

I am a "floating producer" for Marketplace, which means that I direct and produce both the “Morning Report” program with David Brancaccio and the afternoon show with Kai Ryssdal.

What was your first job?

I worked at a very short-staffed sushi restaurant, doing multiple jobs (cashier, waiter, busser, delivery).

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

Doing math, and there is a lot of math in my job.

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

Play more video games.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Professional games meister and tweeter.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Video games.

What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

A Nintendo Switch console.

What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?

Every time I'm able to get a video game music bridge onto one of our live shows.

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

A Dragon Quest Slime because it's from my favorite video game.

 

Latest Stories from Daniel (62)

Fall of the Berlin Wall

How Reno, Nevada, turned its economy into a small powerhouse

by David Brancaccio, Rose Conlon, Daniel Shin, and Erika Soderstrom Nov 8, 2019
Mayor Hillary Schieve said playing on the region's strengths and diversifying its economy helped revive the struggling, post-recession city.
A neon sign welcomes people to Reno, Nevada.
Keystone/Getty Images

The challenges around creating an "ethical algorithm"

by David Brancaccio and Daniel Shin Nov 1, 2019
"The singular focus on accuracy is essentially the world that we live in right now. And it is, I think, largely the reason for all of the kind of algorithmic misbehavior that we're seeing," said University of Pennsylvania Professor Michael…
University of Pennsylvania computer science professors Michael Kearns, left, and Aaron Roth, co-authors of the book "The Ethical Algorithm: The Science of Socially Aware Algorithm Design."
University of Pennsylvania Engineering Department

Why dwindling bee populations are threatening U.S. agriculture

by David Brancaccio, Erika Soderstrom, and Daniel Shin Oct 23, 2019
Beekeeper and director of the documentary "The Pollinators," Peter Nelson, talks about the costly bee pollination industry, its importance in our agricultural system and why it's under threat.
A beekeeper in South Dakota loads bee hives onto a truck for transport.
Courtesy of Peter Nelson

Sustainable growth and whether it's realistic or a "fairy tale"

by David Brancaccio and Daniel Shin Sep 24, 2019
Bill McKibben, environmental activist and founder of 350.org, says emphasis on continuous economic growth in the 20th century has backfired on us in the 21st century.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg called out world leaders for prioritizing economic growth over climate change at the United Nations Climate Action Summit Sept. 23 in New York City. Above, the UN General Assembly Hall.
Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images
Brains and Losses

How to protect yourself from scams ... according to a former scammer

by David Brancaccio, Rose Conlon, and Daniel Shin Sep 4, 2019
Author Frank Abagnale, a former con man and subject of the 2002 Steven Spielberg movie "Catch Me If You Can," explains there are a few common red flags to help you determine if the person calling you is a scammer.
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10:  Frank Abagnale attends the Broadway opening night of "Catch Me If You Can" at the Neil Simon Theatre on April 10, 2011 in New York City.
Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

How two work cultures clash and come together in the Netflix documentary "American Factory"

by David Brancaccio, Candace Manriquez Wrenn, and Daniel Shin Aug 16, 2019
A Chinese company's revival of a former GM plant turned into surreal meeting of work cultures.
An image from "American Factory," a new documentary from Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert.
Netflix

8chan struggles to stay online after El Paso shooting

by David Brancaccio, Nancy Marshall-Genzer, Daniel Shin, and Rose Conlon Aug 5, 2019
Critics say the online forum enables the spread of hate speech.
People light candles during a vigil after the shooting at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 4.
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Is Amazon hurting the retail industry?

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin Jul 25, 2019
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's recent comment that Amazon was destroying retail was "bold," according to James Pethokoukis at the American Enterprise Institute.
A close-up of  Amazon Prime packages in an Amazon fulfillment center in Peterborough, England.
Leon Neal/Getty Images
My Economy

Owning your worth as a worker

by Daniel Shin Jul 24, 2019
Rachel Whitener is a self-employed private chef who makes a living cooking for families. She sets her own hours, rates and terms.
Rachel Whitener, Los Angeles-based private chef.
Courtesy of Rachel Whitener

Why your safe deposit box might not be as "safe" as you think

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin Jul 22, 2019
Stacy Cowley, business reporter for the New York Times, says a combination of negligence and lack of regulation has led to hundreds of people losing millions of dollars in valuables.
Close up of a man putting a will in to a bank safety deposit box circa 1950.
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