EXPLAIN-A-THON WITH KAI RYSSDAL & MOLLY WOOD

Join Molly Wood and Kai Ryssdal in their first on-air “Explain-a-thon,” where they answer audience questions about technology and the economy, together. (Note that info for this special is subject to change)

Hosts

Molly Wood

Molly Wood is the host of Marketplace Tech, a weekday show that helps listeners understand the business behind the technology that's rewiring our lives. In addition, she joins forces with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal to connect the dots on the economy, tech and culture as co-host of the podcast Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly.

Molly has covered technology in print, web and broadcast media. Before joining Marketplace in 2015, she was a tech columnist at The New York Times and an executive editor at CNET. Previously, she launched the CNET podcast "Buzz Out Loud," one of the early successes in podcasting, which fans still celebrate. In the web video space, she started an original tech-focused video series at The New York Times called "Machine Learning," and she also created and hosted the popular web show "Always on with Molly Wood." The ambitious tech series ultimately shot episodes all over the world.

A native Montanan, Molly is now based in the surprisingly wildlife-filled Oakland Hills, where she lives with her son, Eli, dog Reggie and many internetconnected devices.

Kai Ryssdal

Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, the most widely heard program on business and the economy — radio or television, commercial or public broadcasting — n the country. In addition, he joins forces with Marketplace Tech's Molly Wood to connect the dots on the economy, tech and culture as co-host of the podcast Make Me Smart with ai and Molly.

Since joining the flagship Marketplace broadcast in 2005, Kai has hosted the program from China, the Middle East and dozens of cities, big and small, across the United States. Kai speaks regularly with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, startup entrepreneurs, small business owners and everyday participants in the American and global economies. He's also interviewed President Obama four times. Kai first came to Marketplace in 2001 as the host of Marketplace Morning Report, where he covered the economic aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the collapse of Enron, and the slow buildup to the housing crash, the financial crisis and the Great Recession.

Length

One hour

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ContentDepot File Transfer

Preview audio available: June 9, 2020
Promo spot available: June 16, 2020
Program and rundown available: June 22, 2020

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Broadcast Window

June 23 - July 31, 2020, with multiple airings permitted.

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before August 1, 2020. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.


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