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How I Built This with Guy Raz


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Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.

Customer Reviews

You didn’t build sh*t

This podcast is absolute drivel, it’s embarrassing that it’s an NPR product and that contributor dollars go toward this. Guy Raz “interviews” these “entrepreneurs”—many of whom are doing and advocating completely awful and livelihood-destroying projects—as if they’re wizards. No tough questions, ever; just “wow!” and “that must have been so hard!” Raz is a naïve bootlicker, or at least he does a great job pretending to be one. More to the point, the podcast pretends that every entrepreneurial success story belongs completely to the businesses’ founders, and not to the dozens, hundreds, or thousands of workers who really made their success possible—the workers who really “built this.” A great podcast if you love corporate propaganda!


Don’t get me wrong I love this show and I even flew across half of the country to see it live but now my interest is waning. What is the point of having a podcast without making new episodes? The insistence on capitalizing on old tried and true success is proving to make this podcast the NPR version of Nickleback. In the same breath the proliferation of reruns feels like producers/ Guy Raz are throwing in the towel and express their content with cashing in on royalties like a 90s sitcom.
Coming from someone who has listened to every episode, long story short, I Want More Episodes!

p.s. I can empathize with the difficulty of the endeavor, but can we go back to the roots of the podcast where Guy interviewed companies people have actually heard of. There can be space for the smaller companies. Some of them have the most interesting stories but I’m tired of the in between reruns, “filler” episodes that host multilevel marketingesque companies that I’ve seen less advertising for than a Jeb Bush campaign.

The podcast has great potential but instead it’s being wasted.

- a somehow still dedicated listener


This has been consistently my favorite podcast out there! I always come away from an episode feeling inspired and encouraged to pursue even my tiniest aspirations or ideas.

How I Built This with Guy Raz
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  • Category: Business
  • Language: English

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