50 episodes

Kai Ryssdal’s Conversations From the Corner Office brings you inside the room with the business and cultural leaders transforming our economy. In this business leadership podcast, Ryssdal interviews experts and entrepreneurs on a wide range of topics from the news of the day, successes, failures and what’s next.

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    • 4.8 • 546 Ratings

Kai Ryssdal’s Conversations From the Corner Office brings you inside the room with the business and cultural leaders transforming our economy. In this business leadership podcast, Ryssdal interviews experts and entrepreneurs on a wide range of topics from the news of the day, successes, failures and what’s next.

    United States of Work

    United States of Work

    What do a small town doctor, a hair stylist, and the executive director of an independent movie theater have in common? They all run businesses that play key roles in their local economies, however small those businesses might be. These three people are part of a series we’re doing on Marketplace, “United States of Work,” that re-imagines the the U.S. labor force as 10 individuals. Find all the interviews at Marketplace.org/Work.

    • 21 min
    Running a contemporary art museum is a balancing act

    Running a contemporary art museum is a balancing act

    Joanne Heyler, founding director of the Los Angeles contemporary art museum The Broad, takes Kai on a tour of the vaults where the collection that’s not on display is kept. They discuss both how art can reflect the economy and the business of running a museum.

    • 20 min
    Janet Yellen and David Malpass on global economic slowdown

    Janet Yellen and David Malpass on global economic slowdown

    Despite unprecedented economic expansion in the U.S., the global economy is slowing down. On today’s episode, a wide-ranging conversation on what’s standing in the way of economic growth with Janet Yellen, former Chair of the Federal Reserve, and David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group. Recorded live on stage at the George Washington University, sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center, they touched on how everything from consumer debt, to the U.S./China trade war and the new coronavirus could affect the global economy.  

    • 27 min
    AMC’s Sarah Barnett on legacy TV in the streaming era

    AMC’s Sarah Barnett on legacy TV in the streaming era

    This season, you have a record 532 scripted TV shows to choose from. Netflix, Apple and cable networks are spending billions on marquee talent, intellectual property and reboots, some of them with the help of big data. AMC, however, is trying something different. Sarah Barnett took over as president the legacy network in late 2018, as the streaming war was heating up and cord cutters threatened cable’s dominance. She spoke with us about her plan to counter the streaming giants, AMC’s legacy of big hits like “Breaking Bad” and why investing in new voices is crucial to making good TV.

    • 15 min
    How Feeding America provides 4 billion meals a year

    How Feeding America provides 4 billion meals a year

    About one in nine Americans lacked access to affordable nutrition last year, according to the USDA. Enter Feeding America, a network of tens of thousands of food banks, meals programs and more. CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot talked with us about how she uses her corporate background to run one of the nation’s largest charities, and how she stays positive in the face of such a big problem.

    • 12 min
    Habitat for Humanity’s Jonathan Reckford on the business of helping

    Habitat for Humanity’s Jonathan Reckford on the business of helping

    Since Jonathan Reckford became the CEO for Habitat for Humanity in 2005, the nonprofit housing organization has grown to help nearly 30 million people improve their housing conditions. “An interesting hybrid between a global corporation and a denomination,” he said. But as the world faces a growing affordable housing crisis, his work faces the same barriers as many people trying to find shelter. He spoke with us about some of the challenges to building affordable housing in a for-profit world.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
546 Ratings

546 Ratings

Hopeless NPR addict ,

Thank you!

Kai - been a huge fan for a very long time (across your shows) and just wanted to take a moment to say thank you!

moving on-missu ,

Cloudy lens

Kai comes off positive but listen to a few podcasts back to back and he’s very negative. Not someone I can trust.

USMum ,

Short and insightful

I just love Kai’s interview style, and I enjoy The Corner Office podcast because they are to the point, so it’s a quick listen. Generally Kai asks the same questions of each guest, which means you get a sense across many industries and individuals of how they tackle their role or see their company in the industry or market. Highly recommendable!!

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