Host and Creator: How I Built This, TED Radio Hour, and Wow in the World
02: How NPRs Guy Raz Built His Career [Main T4C Episode]
NPR's Guy Raz is the man behind the microphone -- and the magic -- of 3 top-ranked Apple Podcast shows: How I Built This, TED Radio Hour*, and Wow in the World. In 2016, he became the first podcast creator to have 3 shows in the Apple Podcast chart's Top 20 shows..
“Throughout my career, all of my failures and all of the positions that I really wanted that I didn’t get, I thank God now that I didn’t get those jobs because had I been given those jobs at those moments or any of those jobs, I wouldn’t be doing what I do now.”
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“Find people who do jobs that you are interested in and reach out to them, whether it’s in an organization that you’re interning at or somewhere else, and not just reach out to them in a one way transactional exchange, but it’s a give and take.”
“I got to Berlin and I was this kid. I probably looked even younger than 25, and I’m in Germany. Foreign correspondents were these distinguished gray haired men. And all of a sudden, I show up as the NPR correspondent and people, first of all, didn’t know what NPR was. Second of all, didn’t take it very seriously because they thought they’re sending this child here. And I was so nervous, I remember it was probably sometime in the first week, just throwing up, just being in my little apartment slash office and just being so terrified of failing everybody.”