Hosting Marketplace Tech for American Public Media

The logo for Marketplace Tech/Marketplace Tech Report

OK, OK. It’s been a while, I know. But I’ve been busy. Mostly helping to produce, then expand, then step in as interim host for a national show on public radio called Marketplace Tech. If you’re a consistent public radio consumer, you’ve probably heard Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal, or the Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio.

Part of the American Public Media stable of shows, the tech team’s mission is to “explore how technology is changing our lives and our society.” For me what that means is curating a great mix of content, from the biggest business of tech stories of the day to viral stuff, and curiosities you won’t easily find elsewhere. For our nearly 2 million listeners around the country, what we try and do is give them a daily dose of tech news that keeps them informed, inspired and determined to work on changing the world.

It’s a new adventure for me, to sit in the host’s chair. But I think it fits my skills and my path to this spot. If you want to reach me for the show, best way to do that is my email: bjohnson@marketplace.org. I hope you’ll take a listen…and let me know what you think.

About Ben

Ben Brock Johnson is a print, radio, and new media journalist working in New York City.
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