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Co-Creator & Host of NPR's TED Radio Hour & How I Built This

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 Guy Raz Biography

Guy Raz is an acclaimed radio and podcast personality and creator of the popular podcast “How I Built This” and “TED Radio Hour,” which have found a consistent home on the top charts. “TED Radio Hour” takes listeners on a journey through the world of ideas. Each week, the world’s greatest thinkers, scientists, artists, and visionaries join Raz for an exploration into the common experiences that make us human. “How I Built This” is a podcast about the greatest innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Guy is also the creator of NPR's first-ever podcast for kids, “Wow in the World” as well as Spotify’s “The Rewind.” His shows are heard by more than 19 million people each month around the world. “How I Built This” and “TED Radio Hour” have been named top podcasts by Apple Podcasts, and Inc. Magazine has called “How I Built This” “the best podcast to take on the New Year.”

Guy Raz is the host, co-creator, and editorial director of three NPR programs, including two of its most popular ones: TED Radio Hour and How I Built This. Both shows are heard by more than 19 million people each month around the world. He is also the creator and co-host of NPR's first-ever podcast for kids, Wow In The World.

TED Radio Hour is a co-production of NPR and TED that takes listeners on a journey through the world of ideas. Each week, the world's greatest thinkers, scientists, artists, and visionaries join Raz for an exploration into the common experiences that make us human.

TED Radio Hour asks questions like "Why do we have the capacity to imagine?" "What animates us?" "What does it mean to live in the Anthropocene?" It is also the fastest-growing NPR radio program in history and the third most-downloaded podcast in America.

How I Built This is a podcast about the greatest innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity, and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best-known companies and brands. In 2016, it was named one of the top ten podcasts of the year by iTunes, and Inc. Magazine called it “the best podcast to take on the New Year.”

Wow in the World is a show about science, wonder, discovery and the amazing things happening in our world. It’s for kids ages 5-10 and marks NPR’s first-ever foray into children’s programming. The Guardian called it “a kids podcast with plenty for parents, too!”

In October of 2018, Gaz debuted as the host of a fourth podcast, the Spotify original series The Rewind with Guy Raz. The Rewind takes listeners inside the minds of today’s biggest music stars, including David Guetta, Kelly Clarkson, and Shawn Mendes. The acclaimed host unpacks what they love, what they fear, and the ways fame forever transformed their lives.

In 2017, Raz became the first person in the history of podcasting to have three shows in the top 20 on the Apple Podcast charts.

Previously, Raz was weekend host of NPR News’ signature afternoon newsmagazine All Things Considered. During his tenure, he transformed the sound and format of the program, introducing the now-signature “cover story” and creating the popular “Three-Minute Fiction” writing contest.

Raz joined NPR in 1997 as an intern for All Things Considered and has worked virtually every job in the newsroom from temporary production assistant to breaking news anchor. His first job was the assistant to NPR’s legendary news analyst Daniel Schorr.

In 2000, at the age of 25, Raz was made NPR’s Berlin bureau chief where he covered Eastern Europe and the Balkans. During his six years abroad, Raz covered everything from wars and conflict zones to sports and entertainment. He reported from more than 40 countries on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Macedonia, and the ongoing conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Raz also served as NPR’s bureau chief in London, and between 2004-2006 he left NPR to work in television as CNN’s Jerusalem correspondent. During this time, Raz chronicled everything from the rise of Hamas as a political power to the incapacitation of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Israel’s 2005 withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. In 2006, Raz returned to NPR to serve as defense correspondent where he covered the Pentagon and the US military.

For his reporting from Iraq, Raz was awarded both the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Daniel Schorr Journalism prize. His reporting has contributed to two duPont awards and one Peabody awarded to NPR. He’s been a finalist for the Livingston Award four times. He’s won the National Headliner Award and an NABJ award, in addition to many others. In 2008, he spent a year as a Nieman journalism fellow at Harvard University, where he studied classical history.

As a host and correspondent, Raz has interviewed and profiled more than 6,000 people including Christopher Hitchens, Condoleezza Rice, Jimmy Carter, Shimon Peres, General David Petraeus, Al Gore, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Eminem, Taylor Swift, and many, many others.

Raz has anchored live coverage on some of the biggest stories in recent years, including the killing of Osama bin Laden, the Newtown School Shootings, and the 2012 presidential election.

He has also served as a Ferris professor of journalism at Princeton University, a Shapiro fellow at George Washington University, and an adjunct professor of journalism at Georgetown.

Most importantly, Guy is a father. He’s performed in DC children’s theater as the narrator in Cat in the Hat. He helped design the local playground in his neighborhood. And Guy was also known as the “Cokie Roberts for the 4-8-year-old crowd” as the news analyst for the Breakfast Blast Newscast on Kids Place Live on SiriusXM radio. His work on the Breakfast Blast Newscast was named “Best Children’s Radio Program” of 2016 by the New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs.

Guy is also an avid cyclist who commutes to work on his bike year-round. From early April to late September, you can find him at Nationals Park watching baseball.

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Speaking Topics
  • How Creativity Works

    A talk that digs deep into the science of creativity

  • Lessons from the Greatest Entrepreneurs in the World

    A talk based on lessons learned from interviewing hundreds of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.

  • Fatherhood in the Modern Age

    A talk about what it means to be a father today and why dads are fighting to play a greater role in the lives of their children.

  • So You've Just Graduated College. Now What?

    A talk about the difficult choices we face as we enter early adulthood and a new life without a safety net.

  • Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Guy Raz?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Guy Raz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Guy Raz for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Guy Raz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Guy Raz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Guy Raz

5 out of 5

Co-Creator & Host of NPR's TED Radio Hour & How I Built This

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Guy Raz Biography

Guy Raz is an acclaimed radio and podcast personality and creator of the popular podcast “How I Built This” and “TED Radio Hour,” which have found a consistent home on the top charts. “TED Radio Hour” takes listeners on a journey through the world of ideas. Each week, the world’s greatest thinkers, scientists, artists, and visionaries join Raz for an exploration into the common experiences that make us human. “How I Built This” is a podcast about the greatest innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Guy is also the creator of NPR's first-ever podcast for kids, “Wow in the World” as well as Spotify’s “The Rewind.” His shows are heard by more than 19 million people each month around the world. “How I Built This” and “TED Radio Hour” have been named top podcasts by Apple Podcasts, and Inc. Magazine has called “How I Built This” “the best podcast to take on the New Year.”

Guy Raz is the host, co-creator, and editorial director of three NPR programs, including two of its most popular ones: TED Radio Hour and How I Built This. Both shows are heard by more than 19 million people each month around the world. He is also the creator and co-host of NPR's first-ever podcast for kids, Wow In The World.

TED Radio Hour is a co-production of NPR and TED that takes listeners on a journey through the world of ideas. Each week, the world's greatest thinkers, scientists, artists, and visionaries join Raz for an exploration into the common experiences that make us human.

TED Radio Hour asks questions like "Why do we have the capacity to imagine?" "What animates us?" "What does it mean to live in the Anthropocene?" It is also the fastest-growing NPR radio program in history and the third most-downloaded podcast in America.

How I Built This is a podcast about the greatest innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity, and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best-known companies and brands. In 2016, it was named one of the top ten podcasts of the year by iTunes, and Inc. Magazine called it “the best podcast to take on the New Year.”

Wow in the World is a show about science, wonder, discovery and the amazing things happening in our world. It’s for kids ages 5-10 and marks NPR’s first-ever foray into children’s programming. The Guardian called it “a kids podcast with plenty for parents, too!”

In October of 2018, Gaz debuted as the host of a fourth podcast, the Spotify original series The Rewind with Guy Raz. The Rewind takes listeners inside the minds of today’s biggest music stars, including David Guetta, Kelly Clarkson, and Shawn Mendes. The acclaimed host unpacks what they love, what they fear, and the ways fame forever transformed their lives.

In 2017, Raz became the first person in the history of podcasting to have three shows in the top 20 on the Apple Podcast charts.

Previously, Raz was weekend host of NPR News’ signature afternoon newsmagazine All Things Considered. During his tenure, he transformed the sound and format of the program, introducing the now-signature “cover story” and creating the popular “Three-Minute Fiction” writing contest.

Raz joined NPR in 1997 as an intern for All Things Considered and has worked virtually every job in the newsroom from temporary production assistant to breaking news anchor. His first job was the assistant to NPR’s legendary news analyst Daniel Schorr.

In 2000, at the age of 25, Raz was made NPR’s Berlin bureau chief where he covered Eastern Europe and the Balkans. During his six years abroad, Raz covered everything from wars and conflict zones to sports and entertainment. He reported from more than 40 countries on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Macedonia, and the ongoing conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Raz also served as NPR’s bureau chief in London, and between 2004-2006 he left NPR to work in television as CNN’s Jerusalem correspondent. During this time, Raz chronicled everything from the rise of Hamas as a political power to the incapacitation of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Israel’s 2005 withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. In 2006, Raz returned to NPR to serve as defense correspondent where he covered the Pentagon and the US military.

For his reporting from Iraq, Raz was awarded both the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Daniel Schorr Journalism prize. His reporting has contributed to two duPont awards and one Peabody awarded to NPR. He’s been a finalist for the Livingston Award four times. He’s won the National Headliner Award and an NABJ award, in addition to many others. In 2008, he spent a year as a Nieman journalism fellow at Harvard University, where he studied classical history.

As a host and correspondent, Raz has interviewed and profiled more than 6,000 people including Christopher Hitchens, Condoleezza Rice, Jimmy Carter, Shimon Peres, General David Petraeus, Al Gore, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Eminem, Taylor Swift, and many, many others.

Raz has anchored live coverage on some of the biggest stories in recent years, including the killing of Osama bin Laden, the Newtown School Shootings, and the 2012 presidential election.

He has also served as a Ferris professor of journalism at Princeton University, a Shapiro fellow at George Washington University, and an adjunct professor of journalism at Georgetown.

Most importantly, Guy is a father. He’s performed in DC children’s theater as the narrator in Cat in the Hat. He helped design the local playground in his neighborhood. And Guy was also known as the “Cokie Roberts for the 4-8-year-old crowd” as the news analyst for the Breakfast Blast Newscast on Kids Place Live on SiriusXM radio. His work on the Breakfast Blast Newscast was named “Best Children’s Radio Program” of 2016 by the New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs.

Guy is also an avid cyclist who commutes to work on his bike year-round. From early April to late September, you can find him at Nationals Park watching baseball.

Guy Raz Videos

  • Jimmy Pitches How I Built This' Guy Raz a Solid Waffle Business Idea
  • Guy Raz with Miki Berardelli, CEO of KIDBOX
  • Guy Raz | 2017 Pitzer College Commencement Keynote | May 13 ...

Guy Raz Speaking Topics

  • How Creativity Works

    A talk that digs deep into the science of creativity

  • Lessons from the Greatest Entrepreneurs in the World

    A talk based on lessons learned from interviewing hundreds of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.

  • Fatherhood in the Modern Age

    A talk about what it means to be a father today and why dads are fighting to play a greater role in the lives of their children.

  • So You've Just Graduated College. Now What?

    A talk about the difficult choices we face as we enter early adulthood and a new life without a safety net.

  • Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic

FAQs on booking Guy Raz

  • How to book Guy Raz?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Guy Raz for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Guy Raz, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Guy Raz or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Guy Raz?

    Booking fees for Guy Raz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Guy Raz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Guy Raz?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Guy Raz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Guy Raz for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Guy Raz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Guy Raz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Guy Raz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Guy Raz for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Guy Raz generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Guy Kawasaki, Marc Randolph, Uri Levine, Randi Zuckerberg and Jennifer Hyman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Guy Raz for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Guy Raz Speaker Videos

  • Jimmy Pitches How I Built This' Guy Raz a Solid Waffle Business Idea
    Guy Raz with Miki Berardelli, CEO of KIDBOX
  • Guy Raz | 2017 Pitzer College Commencement Keynote | May 13 ...

Guy Raz Speaking Topics

  • How Creativity Works

    A talk that digs deep into the science of creativity

  • Lessons from the Greatest Entrepreneurs in the World

    A talk based on lessons learned from interviewing hundreds of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.

  • Fatherhood in the Modern Age

    A talk about what it means to be a father today and why dads are fighting to play a greater role in the lives of their children.

  • So You've Just Graduated College. Now What?

    A talk about the difficult choices we face as we enter early adulthood and a new life without a safety net.

  • Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic

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