The marketplace team brings together the best, easiest to listen to information about business and the economy out there. My wife and I love the show, often listening together on road trips. The show has a folksy demeanor, often telling stories about ordinary people that illustrate the larger economic picture. The show’s host - Kai Ryssdal - has a knack for explaining complex economics without the jargon you often hear on other shows, and listeners will never feel talked down to.
Mr Ryssdal worked at KQED San Francisco before he created the show and moved to LA. His show is one of equal opportunity, the reporters and guests come from myriad backgrounds. Kai has two daughters and runs the show with an eye towards the future of his daughters. Kia loves IPA and is completely befuddled by the pumpkin spice phenomenon.
In late 2017 market place ran a piece about Germany setting aside $2 billion to deal with the aftermath of the mortgage crisis. After hearing story after story about how bad the situation was, the German action was the last straw and I pulled all my money out of the market. A few months later, the market tanked. I am forever grateful for the information presented on marketplace.