Breakfast with Kai Ryssdal

Headshot of Kai Ryssdal, Taken without permission from
This morning, Jenn and I attended a WABE (Atlanta Public Radio 90.1 FM) function with special guest Kai Ryssdal from Marketplace, of American Public Media. This was free event sponsored by a whole host of companies, and it was quite nice to be at.

Mr. Ryssdal was engaging, as one would expect if you’ve ever heard him on air (Marketplace, on at 6:30 PM Eastern 5 days a week, on your friendly neighborhood public radio station). He talked about the types of programs that the Marketplace staff did, how none of them were business people, and weren’t really interested in doing “business” stories. Again, if you’re familiar with the show, you know they take an off-beat angle on business and economics. A specific reference to this was brought up by the GM of WABE who mentioned the piece Marketplace did on the economics of exotic dancing.

The man has an exceptional voice. It was soothing to listen to him. If you ever have a chance to hear him speak, I would recommend it.

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