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. Order the How I Built This book at https://www.guyraz.com/
SoulCycle: Julie Rice & Elizabeth Cutler (2019)
Monday 19 April 2021
: Before Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice met, they shared a common belief: New York City gyms didn't have the kind of exercise classes they...
How I Built Resilience: Lindsay Peoples Wagner of The Cut
Thursday 15 April 2021
: Lindsay Peoples Wagner got her first taste of the fashion industry interning at Teen Vouge, where she cleaned massive closets filled with...
Robinhood: Vlad Tenev
Monday 12 April 2021
: Before Robinhood became one of the most loved and most hated stock trading platforms in the U.S., it was just another tech startup, launched...
How I Built Resilience: Ethan Diamond of Bandcamp
Thursday 08 April 2021
: In the early 2000s, the online music community was defined by MySpace, illegally downloaded music, and poorly made band websites. Then came...
Food52: Amanda Hesser
Monday 05 April 2021
: In the early 1990s, as Amanda Hesser's college friends were interviewing for their first cubicle jobs, she chose a different path: one that...
How I Built Resilience: Kara Goldin of Hint
Thursday 01 April 2021
: After giving up diet soda, Kara Goldin started adding fresh fruit to her drinking water to make it more fun. This inspired her to create...
UPPAbaby: Bob and Lauren Monahan
Monday 29 March 2021
: As a product developer, Bob Monahan worked with some iconic brands: the Pump at Reebok, the Taurus and Mustang at Ford. When he moved on to...
How I Built Resilience: Vivian Ku, Restaurateur
Thursday 25 March 2021
: Vivian Ku is a Taiwanese-American restaurateur who owns three different Taiwanese restaurants in Los Angeles. After the pandemic halted her...
Hinge: Justin McLeod
Monday 22 March 2021
: In 2010, Justin McLeod was in business school, still trying to get over a bad breakup that had happened years before. Determined to solve...
How I Built Resilience: Lisa Baird of National Women's Soccer League
Thursday 18 March 2021
: Lisa Baird stepped in as commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League in March 2020 and just two days into her job the entire...
Siete Family Foods: Miguel and Veronica Garza
Monday 15 March 2021
: Miguel and Veronica Garza grew up in Laredo, Texas, in the kind of family that did almost everything together. So when Veronica realized...
How I Built Resilience: Shan-Lyn Ma of Zola
Thursday 11 March 2021
: With the wedding industry dramatically impacted by the pandemic, co-founder and CEO of Zola, Shan-Lyn Ma decided to pivot. Instead of just...
Rick Steves' Europe: Rick Steves
Monday 08 March 2021
: Rick Steves spent the summer after high school backpacking through Europe on two dollars a day—sleeping on the floor, sneaking into...
How I Built Resilience: Alex Lieberman and Austin Rief of Morning Brew
Thursday 04 March 2021
: Six years ago, Morning Brew started out as a fun business newsletter Alex Lieberman and Austin Rief wrote for their classmates out of their...
Canva: Melanie Perkins (2019)
Monday 01 March 2021
: When she was just 19 years old, Melanie Perkins dreamt of transforming the graphic design and publishing industries. But she started small,...
How I Built Resilience: Troy Carter of Q&A (June, 2020)
Thursday 25 February 2021
: Music manager and entrepreneur Troy Carter spoke to Guy last June, as the pandemic was worsening and the country was shaken by racial...
Boxed: Chieh Huang
Monday 22 February 2021
: Over the course of ten years as a founder, Chieh Huang bet twice on the ubiquity of the smartphone. The first time was in 2010 with Astro...
How I Built Resilience: Beverly Leon of Local Civics
Thursday 18 February 2021
: After retiring from professional soccer, Beverly Leon shifted her focus in a big way. In 2018 she founded Local Civics, an ed-tech start-up...
Simple Mills: Katlin Smith
Monday 15 February 2021
: In 2012, 22-year-old Katlin Smith was growing restless at her consulting job, so she started experimenting with grain-free, paleo-friendly...
How I Built Resilience: Michael Horvath and Mark Gainey of Strava
Thursday 11 February 2021
: Strava is a social fitness platform with more than 76 million users in nearly every country worldwide. Co-founders Michael Horvath and Mark...
Atlassian: Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar
Monday 08 February 2021
: In 2001, Mike Cannon-Brookes sent an email to his college classmates in Sydney, asking if anyone was interested in helping him launch a tech...
How I Built Resilience: M. Night Shyamalan
Thursday 04 February 2021
: M. Night Shyamalan spoke with Guy as part of NPR's Storytelling Lounge at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Night is known for writing,...
Norma Kamali: Norma Kamali
Monday 01 February 2021
: When Norma Kamali studied fashion illustration in the 1960s, she never expected to become a designer. So when a job as an airline clerk came...
How I Built Resilience: Loren and Lisa Poncia of Stemple Creek Ranch
Thursday 28 January 2021
: Fourth generation cattle rancher Loren Poncia and his wife Lisa transformed Stemple Creek Ranch into one of the few carbon neutral livestock...
Seventh Generation: Alan Newman and Jeffrey Hollender
Monday 25 January 2021
: With its eco-friendly paper towels, diapers, and cleansers, Seventh Generation was one of the first—and most successful—green household...