I used to be a semi-regular on the radio show "Marketplace." Back in the day when getting rich seemed no more complicated than starting your own dot-com. (I post 4 or 5 of these appearances under "BIO/ radio appearances.") But the bubble burst in 2000 and soon my role as resident skeptic was one *everyone* was playing. My phone stopped ringing.
It had been nearly ten years since my last appearance so it was a thrill to learn that "Marketplace" wanted me on the show to talk about BROKE, USA. Click here to listen to Kai Ryssdal (pictured), he of the mellifluous voice and ultra-smooth on-air style, talk to me about my new book. "How the Working Poor Became Big Business" aired on June 15th.