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KUOW Presents: Marketplace’s Make Me Smart Podcast Live from Seattle

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join KUOW and Marketplace for a live-taping of the Make Me Smart podcast with Kai Ryssdal and Kimberly Adams.

Join KUOW for a live-taping of Marketplace’s Make Me Smart podcast right here in Seattle. Enjoy your favorite weekly happy hour show, also known as Economics on Tap, live and in-person on Friday, June 9 at 7pm at Town Hall Seattle. Marketplace hosts Kai Ryssdal and Kimberly Adams will analyze the business and economic news of the day and play their favorite game, Half-Full/Half-Empty, all while sipping on their favorite drinks!

We want to hear from you! What’s something you thought you knew, but later found out you were wrong about? Come join in the fun and mingle with fellow smarties!


Kimberly Adams, Marketplace’s Senior Washington Correspondent and co-host of the Marketplace podcast, Make Me Smart

Kai Ryssdal, Host and Senior Editor of Marketplace and co-host of the Marketplace podcast, Make Me Smart

Featured guests to be announced.

About the Make Me Smart podcast:

Every weekday, Kai Ryssdal and Kimberly Adams break down the news in tech, the economy and culture. How do companies make money from disinformation? How can we tackle student debt? Why do 401(k)s exist? What will it take to keep working moms from leaving the workforce? Together, we dig into complex topics to help make today make sense. Because none of us is as smart as all of us.

More about the hosts:

Kimberly Adams is Marketplace’s Senior Washington Correspondent and the co-host of the Marketplace podcast, Make Me Smart. She also regularly hosts other Marketplace programs. Based in the nation’s capital, Kimberly covers the way politics, technology, and economics show up in our everyday lives, with an emphasis on empowering listeners with the tools they need to more deeply engage with society and our democracy. Previously, Kimberly was a foreign correspondent based in Cairo, Egypt, reporting on the political, social, and economic upheaval following the Arab Spring. Her work aired on networks across the globe, and she received awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, the Religion Communicators Council, and the Association for Women in Communication. She was also selected for the International Women’s Media Foundation “Great Lakes” Reporting fellowship to Uganda, where she reported on environmental, economic and LGBT issues. Kimberly is the Chair of Board of Governors at that National Press Club in D.C. and holds degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a graduate diploma in Political Science from the American University in Cairo.

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 — in the country. In addition, he joins forces with Marketplace’s Senior Washington Correspondent Kimberly Adams to connect the dots on the economy, tech and culture as co-host of the Marketplace podcast Make Me Smart. 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 Sept. 11 attacks, the collapse of Enron, and the slow buildup to the housing crash, the financial crisis and the Great Recession. Kai received a 2012 Emmy for investigative journalism on a PBS FRONTLINE documentary about money in politics called Big Sky, Big Money. He has appeared often on CNN, CNBC and CBS news. His written work has been featured in The New York Times and The Atlantic. Kai is a graduate of Emory and Georgetown universities. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four children.

Venue and parking details:

Doors open at 6 p.m. at Town Hall Seattle’s Great Hall. For more parking information use this link.

Photography and audio will be recorded at this event of the stage and live audience. Proof of vaccination and masks are not required. However, KUOW & UW strongly encourage wearing a mask for all event attendees.

KUOW is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities at our events. To request disability accommodations, please email [email protected] or call us at 206.221.7159 at least 7 days in advance of the event.

KUOW Live Events Sponsored by Phinney Ridge Painting


Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States


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