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 (79)

Automation and how it could worsen inequality

Economist Daniel Susskind explores why automation could worsen inequality in his new book "A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond."
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An econ textbook for the real world

This new free, open source economics textbook was developed by polling students from 25 universities about what economics should teach, explains Professor Homa Zarghamee of Barnard College.
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Want to succeed? Take an Econ 101 course

Jan 28, 2020
New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof thinks understanding the basics of the economy will help you get far in life.
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The psychology of giving

And why a thank you goes a long way.
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Market concentration and low competition has become the new normal in America

Dec 17, 2019
NYU finance professor Thomas Philippon argues that U.S. markets are no longer as free and competitive as they were a few decades ago.
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How Reno, Nevada, turned its economy into a small powerhouse

Mayor Hillary Schieve said playing on the region's strengths and diversifying its economy helped revive the struggling, post-recession city.
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The challenges around creating an "ethical algorithm"

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."
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Why dwindling bee populations are threatening U.S. agriculture

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.
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