How I Built This

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How I Built This
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Presentation
Hosted by Guy Raz
Genre Business
Language English
Updates Weekly
Length About 30 minutes
Publication
Original release September 12, 2016 – present
Provider National Public Radio
Website Official website

How I Built This is an American podcast about "innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built" produced by NPR.[1][2]

History[edit | edit source]

How I Built This began on September 12, 2016 as a podcast where the host, Guy Raz, talks to innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, about the stories behind the movements they built.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Description Airdate
1 Spanx: Sara Blakely September 12, 2016
2 Instagram: Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger September 19, 2016
3 Urban One: Cathy Hughes company was called Radio One when episode was published September 26, 2016
4 Clif Bar: Gary Erickson October 3, 2016
5 VICE: Suroosh Alvi October 10, 2016
6 Airbnb: Joe Gebbia October 17, 2016
7 Dermalogica: Jane Wurwand October 24, 2016
8 Samuel Adams: Jim Koch October 31, 2016
9 Music Mogul: L.A. Reid co-founded LaFace Records November 7, 2016
10 Celebrity Chef: José Andrés November 14, 2016
11 Southwest Airlines: Herb Kelleher November 21, 2016
12 Angie's List: Angie Hicks November 28, 2016
13 Serial Entrepreneur: Mark Cuban appears on Shark Tank December 5, 2016
14 Patagonia: Yvon Chouinard December 12, 2016
15 Melissa & Doug: Melissa & Doug Bernstein December 19, 2016
16 Warby Parker: Dave Gilboa & Neil Blumenthal December 26, 2016
17 Zumba: Beto Perez and Alberto Perlman January 2, 2017
18 Drybar: Alli Webb January 9, 2017
19 Honest Tea: Seth Goldman January 16, 2017
20 Zappos: Tony Hsieh January 23, 2017
21 Virgin Group: Sir Richard Branson January 30, 2017
22 Kate Spade: Kate & Andy Spade February 6, 2017
23 Lyft: John Zimmer February 13, 2017
24 Beyond Meat: Ethan Brown February 16, 2017
25 Crate & Barrel: Gordon Segal February 20, 2017
26 Atari & Chuck E. Cheese's: Nolan Bushnell February 27, 2017
27 Chesapeake Bay Candle: Mei Xu March 6, 2017
28 5-Hour Energy: Manoj Bhargava March 13, 2017
29 Kendra Scott: Kendra Scott March 20, 2017
30 Power Rangers: Haim Saban March 27, 2017
31 AOL: Steve Case April 3, 2017
32 Instacart: Apoorva Mehta April 10, 2017
33 1-800-GOT-JUNK?: Brian Scudamore April 17, 2017
34 Real Estate Mogul: Barbara Corcoran appears on Shark Tank April 24, 2017
35 Lady Gaga & Atom Factory: Troy Carter May 1, 2017
36 Lonely Planet: Maureen & Tony Wheeler May 8, 2017
37 Whole Foods Market: John Mackey May 15, 2017
38 Compaq Computers: Rod Canion May 22, 2017
39 TOMS: Blake Mycoskie May 29, 2017
40 Five Guys: Jerry Murrell June 5, 2017
41 Carol's Daughter: Lisa Price June 12, 2017
42 WeWork: Miguel McKelvey June 19, 2017
43 TRX: Randy Hetrick June 26, 2017
44 Rolling Stone: Jann Wenner July 11, 2017
45 Aden + Anais: Raegan Moya-Jones July 17, 2017
46 BuzzFeed: Jonah Peretti also co-founded The Huffington Post July 27, 2017
47 Kickstarter: Perry Chen July 31, 2017
48 Rent The Runway: Jenn Hyman August 7, 2017
49 Edible Arrangements: Tariq Farid August 21, 2017
50 Reddit: Alexis Ohanian & Steve Huffman August 31, 2017
51 Barre3: Sadie Lincoln September 11, 2017
52 The Chipmunks: Ross Bagdasarian Jr. & Janice Karman September 18, 2017
53 Starbucks: Howard Schultz September 28, 2017
54 Stonyfield Yogurt: Gary Hirshberg October 2, 2017
55 Teach For America: Wendy Kopp October 9, 2017
56 Bumble: Whitney Wolfe October 16, 2017
57 Burton Snowboards: Jake Carpenter October 23, 2017
58 Chipotle: Steve Ells October 30, 2017
59 Eileen Fisher: Eileen Fisher November 6, 2017
60 Ben & Jerry's: Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield November 20, 2017
61 Framebridge: Susan Tynan November 27, 2017
62 Tom's of Maine: Tom Chappell December 11, 2017
63 Black Entertainment Television: Robert Johnson December 14, 2017
64 LearnVest: Alexa von Tobel December 17, 2017
65 The Home Depot: Arthur Blank December 27, 2017
66 LinkedIn: Reid Hoffman January 15, 2018
67 Serial Entrepreneur: Marcia Kilgore founded Bliss (spa) January 22, 2018
68 Dell Computers: Michael Dell January 29, 2018


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "NPR Debuts 'How I Built This With Guy Raz'". NPR Press Room. NPR. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  2. Bridges, Frances. "NPR's Guy Raz On Faking His Way To Success, And His New Show 'How I Built This'". Forbes. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  3. "How I Built This". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 

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