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Flight shame gives way to the night train

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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.

 

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by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin Jul 8, 2019
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