Guy Raz is the creator and host of 3 top-ranked Apple Podcast shows: How I Built This, TED Radio Hour,* and Wow in the World. In this Espresso Shots episode, he shares his wisdom with T4C java junkies about how to break into journalism and podcasting. He also shares the most important life experiences you will need to break into this industry and the best career advice he’s gotten. During his twenty non-consecutive years at National Public Radio (NPR) Guy moved up the ranks from intern to “reporter trainee” to foreign correspondent to Defense correspondent covering the Pentagon and the US military to weekend host of All Things Considered to host and editorial director of the TED Radio Hour, How I Built This & NPR’s first-ever children’s program: Wow in the World. Guy graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in History.
*Guy left TED Radio Hour in July 2019.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE
- What entry-level jobs are available to young, aspiring journalists (2:57)
- What are the 2 most important qualities Guy looks for in the people he hires (4:33)
- Whether someone’s major is a deciding factor to break into journalism (5:46)
- What are the most useful life experiences for someone starting out in this field (8:09)
- What’s the best career advice Guy ever got (11:42)
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