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Marketplace

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 (4,868)

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.
Keystone View/FPG/Getty Images

What is Slack?

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jul 22, 2019
Slack co-founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield talked with Kai Ryssdal about how his platform changes work.
Slack co-founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield in Aspen, Colorado.
Maria Hollenhorst/Marketplace

The Boston Fed president says the economy is doing "quite well"

by Kai Ryssdal, Daniel Shin, and Daisy Palacios Jul 19, 2019
What could this mean for an interest rate cut this month?
Eric Rosengren has been serving as the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston since 2007.
Courtesy of Boston Federal Reserve

How Away became a billion-dollar luggage brand

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jul 18, 2019
Away co-founder Jen Rubio talked with Kai Ryssdal about her four-year-old luggage company's loyal "community of travelers."
Away co-founder Jen Rubio in Aspen, Colorado.
Maria Hollenhorst/Marketplace

How tax cuts get "paid for"

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jul 11, 2019
Can a tax cut pay for itself? We dive into the language used by the president's chief economic adviser.
Who paid for the beer?
Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Why European regulators are scrutinizing digital advertising auctions

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin Jul 9, 2019
WSJ reporter Patience Haggin says this practice is being reviewed for possibly violating the European Union's recent data privacy regulation.
Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

The smiley face business is booming thanks to the fashion industry

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin Jul 8, 2019
Wall Street Journal fashion editor Jacob Gallagher explains what's driving the million-dollar smiley face licensing business.
Fashion designer Jeremy Scott arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2014 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Ed Sheeran is about to pull off the highest-grossing concert tour of all time

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Jul 3, 2019
More than Taylor Swift. More than Beyoncé. Sheeran's winning formula comes down — in part — to volume.
Ed Sheeran performs at Mt. Smart Stadium in 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Phil Walter/Getty Images

Why some of the most famous passages in rock history might not be protected by copyright

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jul 2, 2019
Sheet music submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office might matter more than what a song sounds like.
Jimmy Page performs onstage during the 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2009. Page's guitar solo in "Stairway to Heaven" is the subject of an ongoing copyright infringement lawsuit.
Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Why community is at the core of Bobby Kim and the Hundreds' success

by Daniel Shin and Kai Ryssdal Jun 25, 2019
Bobby Kim's new book "This is not a T-Shirt" explores how his streetwear brand the Hundreds got started and why he remains directly engaged with its community.
Bobby Kim, a.k.a. Bobby Hundreds, co-founder of "The Hundreds" streetwear company
Steven Byeon