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How I Built This with Guy Raz
How I Built This with Guy Raz
Guy Raz | Wondery

Guy Raz interviews the world’s best-known entrepreneurs to learn how they built their iconic brands. In each episode, founders reveal deep, intimate... more

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A climate-resilient ancient grain with Pierre Thiam of Yolélé (2022)

Pierre Thiam is a renowned chef, restaurant owner, cookbook author, and co-founder of Yolélé – a company working to introduce... more

21 Sep 2023 · 42 minutes
ARRAY: Filmmaker Ava DuVernay (2021)

By her early thirties, Ava DuVernay was already a successful entrepreneur, having founded her own film publicity agency in Los... more

18 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Reclaiming food waste with Jasmine Crowe-Houston of Goodr (2022)

Millions of Americans don’t have enough to eat — a startling fact considering 40% of the food produced in the... more

14 Sep 2023 · 45 minutes
Jack Black Skin Care: Curran and Jeff Dandurand

In 1998, Curran Dandurand and a colleague from Mary Kay Cosmetics came up with an unorthodox idea: a premium skincare... more

11 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Threading the future of circular fashion with Peter Majeranowski of Circ

Over one hundred billion garments will be produced this year, but they don’t have to be.  Peter Majeranowski says we have... more

07 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
Air Lease Corporation: Steven Udvar-Hazy

Before Steven Udvar-Hazy was out of high school, he started working as an airline consultant. You could do that sort... more

04 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
When your headphones listen to you with Ramses Alcaide of Neurable

Our brain activity can reveal a lot about our physical and mental health. And thanks to Ramses Alcaide and his... more

31 Aug 2023 · 35 minutes
Listen Now: The Big Flop

Every big moment starts with a big dream. But what happens when that big dream turns out to be an... more

29 Aug 2023 · 6 minutes
Supergoop!: Holly Thaggard (2020)

In 2005, the trajectory of Holly Thaggard's life completely changed when a good friend of hers was diagnosed with skin... more

28 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Electrifying aviation with Kyle Clark of BETA Technologies

Not only is BETA Technologies completely changing the flying experience with its all-electric aircraft, it’s upending the logistics of shipping... more

24 Aug 2023 · 42 minutes
Kinko’s: Paul Orfalea

Kinko’s copy shops were once so ubiquitous that the name became a kind of shorthand for photocopying. Paul Orfalea started... more

21 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Making garbage useful with Tom Szaky of TerraCycle

Tom Szaky runs a recycling company, but he’d rather live in a world where recycling was obsolete...  Today, his company recycles... more

17 Aug 2023 · 43 minutes
Solo Stove: Spencer and Jeff Jan

Over a nine-year period, Spencer and Jeff Jan grew Solo Stove from a DIY project into a 9-figure brand. Their... more

14 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
When our phones are just phones with Kai Tang and Joe Hollier of Light

Most of us are dependent on our smartphones. In fact, Americans spend an average of three hours a day on... more

10 Aug 2023 · 32 minutes
Orgain: Andrew Abraham

A life-threatening diagnosis changed the course of Andrew Abraham’s career and led him to found some of the most popular... more

07 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Powering cars with solar energy with Steve Fambro of Aptera Motors

There’s a new car coming to market that will probably make its owners search out the sunniest spots in the... more

03 Aug 2023 · 39 minutes
The Tetris Company: Henk Rogers

Tetris is one of the most popular video games of all time, and Henk Rogers helped make it happen. He... more

31 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
When AI is your personal tutor with Sal Khan of Khan Academy

The COVID-19 pandemic changed education forever. But Sal Khan says an even bigger educational revolution is just around the corner... more

27 Jul 2023 · 40 minutes
MOD Pizza & Seattle Coffee Company: Scott and Ally Svenson

A relentless hunt for their favorite foods and drinks led Scott and Ally Svenson into launching not one but two... more

24 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
When trucks drive themselves with Chris Urmson of Aurora

Chris Urmson is one of the founding fathers of the autonomous vehicle industry. He participated in three DARPA self-driving vehicle... more

20 Jul 2023 · 40 minutes
Grindr: Joel Simkhai

On the premise that a smartphone could vastly improve his love life, Joel Simkhai built one of the most popular... more

17 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Delivering the future in drones with Keller Rinaudo Cliffton of Zipline

Keller Rinaudo Cliffton thinks we’re already experiencing the technology of tomorrow, just that it’s not evenly distributed... About a decade ago,... more

13 Jul 2023 · 38 minutes
Mary's Gone Crackers: Mary Waldner

While working as a psychologist in the Bay Area helping people with their problems, Mary Waldner discovered one of her... more

10 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
When robots recycle with Matanya Horowitz of AMP Robotics

Matanya Horowitz is not above dumpster diving in the name of innovation. His company, AMP Robotics, has developed robots to... more

06 Jul 2023 · 32 minutes
The Lip Bar (TLB): Melissa Butler (2020)

While working long hours as a Wall Street analyst, Melissa Butler started making lipstick in her kitchen as a hobby.... more

03 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Reimagining seafood production with Aryé Elfenbein and Justin Kolbeck of Wildtype (2022)

When Aryé Elfenbein and Justin Kolbeck met in 2011, they had no intention of starting a business. Aryé was a... more

29 Jun 2023 · 42 minutes
Dutch Bros. Coffee: Travis Boersma

From a coffee cart parked uneasily in a grocery parking lot, Travis and Dane Boersma grew Dutch Bros into a... more

26 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Reinvesting in our cities with renewable energy with Donnel Baird of BlocPower (2022)

When Donnel Baird was a child, his parents would regularly use the oven to heat their Brooklyn apartment -- a... more

22 Jun 2023 · 47 minutes
Spikeball: Chris Ruder

When Chris Ruder set out to revive a ball-and-net game from his childhood, he was pretty sure he would fail.... more

19 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Saving the f#$%ing rainforests with Shara Ticku of C16 Biosciences

Palm oil is a wonder ingredient, used in almost everything from toothpaste and oat milk to biodiesel and laundry detergent.... more

15 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
Harry’s Razors: Andy Katz-Mayfield and Jeff Raider

Two college-era friends set out to change the face of shaving—and in the process, took on one of the biggest... more

12 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Tapping the heat beneath your feet with Kathy Hannun of Dandelion Energy

Millions of American households rely on oil for heat. Growing up in New Hampshire, Kathy Hannun was familiar with this... more

08 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
Tory Burch: Tory Burch

Tory Burch didn’t set out to make her name into a brand; she didn’t even set out to get into... more

05 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Cultivating a creative community with Tina Roth-Eisenberg of CreativeMornings

“Who you hang out with determines what you dream about and what you collide with.” - Seth Godin Yearning to find... more

01 Jun 2023 · 41 minutes
Chef and Restaurateur: Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller is one of the best—and best known—chefs in America, but it took him 40 years to get there.... more

29 May 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
HIBT Lab! Google: Sundar Pichai (2022)

Drive. Docs. Chrome. Maps. Gmail. Android. What do these products have in common? Of course, they’re all Google, but what... more

25 May 2023 · 36 minutes
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: Tim and Karrie League

In the early 1990’s, Tim League spent $50,000 in savings to lease an abandoned movie theater on the wrong side... more

22 May 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
HIBT Lab! Cotopaxi: Davis Smith

Davis Smith has spent the last nine years building the outdoor gear and clothing brand, Cotopaxi. The company’s slogan, Gear... more

18 May 2023 · 44 minutes
Mielle Organics: Monique Rodriguez

For Monique Rodriguez, hair care was a hobby; she never thought she could build a business. In fact, after high... more

15 May 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
HIBT Lab! Landed: Alex Lofton

Pricey down payments have put homeownership out of reach for many Americans, especially those who don’t have access to intergenerational... more

11 May 2023 · 44 minutes
Hinge: Justin McLeod (2021)

In 2010, Justin McLeod was in business school, still trying to get over a bad breakup that had happened years... more

08 May 2023 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
HIBT Lab! Babcock Ranch: Syd Kitson

What would it take to build America’s first solar-powered town? What about a town that could withstand a direct hit... more

04 May 2023 · 39 minutes
Suitsupply: Fokke de Jong

When Fokke de Jong started selling suits out of his dorm room in Amsterdam in the late 90's, he wasn’t... more

01 May 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
HIBT Lab! Hevesh5: Lily Hevesh

Lily Hevesh never could have imagined that the videos of domino tricks she started posting for fun at 10 years... more

27 Apr 2023 · 41 minutes
Manduka: Peter Sterios

Peter Sterios discovered yoga by accident when he was in college, and wound up—also by accident—launching a multimillion-dollar business around... more

24 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
HIBT Lab! Ursa Major: Joe Laurienti

Joe Laurienti, a former SpaceX and Blue Origin engineer, launched Ursa Major in 2015 with the idea that 3D printing... more

20 Apr 2023 · 38 minutes
Halo Top Ice Cream: Justin Woolverton

In one of the most remarkable feats ever performed by a frozen dessert, Halo Top ice cream became the best-selling... more

17 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
HIBT Lab! New Culture: Matt Gibson and Inja Radman

It’s hard not to love cheese: feta, brie, gruyère, parmesan, pepper jack, mozzarella, asiago...it’s all delicious! But there’s a downside... more

13 Apr 2023 · 38 minutes
Orangetheory Fitness: Ellen Latham

Ellen Latham would probably have been happy teaching classes at her popular fitness studio in south Florida until she turned... more

10 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
HIBT Lab! Nas Company: Nuseir Yassin

In 2016, Nuseir Yassin quit his cushy tech job to embark on a journey around the globe. The idea was... more

06 Apr 2023 · 44 minutes
Twilio: Jeff Lawson

When Jeff Lawson co-founded Twilio in 2008, he had already been through a series of start-ups. Some succeeded, others fizzled out—but... more

03 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
ICYMI... HIBT Lab! Climeworks: Jan Wurzbacher

According to the 2022 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world needs to cut carbon emissions... more

30 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
Sun Bum: Tom Rinks

Tom Rinks not only understands the art of branding, he can explain it with the passion and precision of a... more

27 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
HIBT Lab! Slutty Vegan: Pinky Cole

It’s hard to miss a Slutty Vegan when you’re driving past one.  No, we’re not talking about a person… We’re talking... more

23 Mar 2023 · 54 minutes
Food52: Amanda Hesser (2021)

In the early 1990s, as Amanda Hesser's college friends were interviewing for their first cubicle jobs, she chose a different... more

20 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
HIBT Lab! Saysh: Wes and Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix is the most decorated American track and field athlete of all time. She’s also a mother. Those two... more

16 Mar 2023 · 51 minutes
Xero Shoes: Steven Sashen and Lena Phoenix

In 2007, Steven Sashen went on a 5K run in his bare feet, an experience that felt so surprisingly natural... more

13 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
HIBT Lab! Too Good To Go: Lucie Basch

Collaboration is the new competition: that was French entrepreneur Lucie Basch’s philosophy when she approached a group of Danish founders... more

09 Mar 2023 · 40 minutes
Michael Kors: Michael Kors

As a teenager, Michael Kors filled his notebooks with dress designs and doodles of his own initials—casual sketches that would... more

06 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
HIBT Lab! The Confess Project: Lorenzo Lewis

Barbers have played a central role in the Black community throughout American history. Haircutting was one of the first jobs... more

02 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
Politico & Axios: Jim VandeHei

Before Jim VandeHei co-founded the media company Politico, the only thing he’d managed was the night shift at Little Caesar’s pizza... more

27 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
HIBT Lab! Boom Supersonic: Blake Scholl

Commercial air travel has been stuck below the sound barrier for about 20 years, since the Concorde’s last flight in... more

23 Feb 2023 · 40 minutes
Osprey Packs: Mike Pfotenhauer

With a passion for design and a skill for sewing, Mike Pfotenhauer grew a bespoke backpack business into one of... more

20 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
ICYMI... HIBT Lab! OpenAI: Sam Altman

Artificial Intelligence was once the realm of science fiction. But over the last several years, advances in machine learning and... more

16 Feb 2023 · 1 hour,
The Ringer: Bill Simmons

Wherever Bill Simmons is, he’s obsessed with helping his team win. During 14 tumultuous years as a creative force at... more

13 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
HIBT Lab! Biobot Analytics: Mariana Matus and Newsha Ghaeli

Biobot Analytics founders Mariana Matus and Newsha Ghaeli first met in a poop lab. Yep, you read that correctly... Their company... more

09 Feb 2023 · 37 minutes
Zumiez: Tom Campion

Working as a manager for nine years at JCPenney, Tom Campion learned a critical lesson about how to succeed in... more

06 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
HIBT Lab! The Sioux Chef: Sean Sherman

Chef Sean Sherman is on a mission to revitalize and reimagine Native American cuisine.  Growing up on a reservation in South... more

02 Feb 2023 · 35 minutes
Chomps: Pete Maldonado and Rashid Ali

When steaks don’t sell you shift to sticks; that’s how Chomps was born. After several failed ventures—one of which left... more

30 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
HIBT Lab! Osmo Salt: Nick DiGiovanni

Do you know who holds the record for making the world’s largest chicken nugget? How about the world’s largest sushi... more

26 Jan 2023 · 42 minutes
How I Built This with Guy Raz
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Artificial Intelligence was once the realm of science fiction. But over the last several years, advances in machine learning and deep neural... more