The Great Creators with Guy Raz

By Guy Raz | Wondery

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Become a more inventive, imaginative you. Every week, Guy Raz (creator of How I Built This) leads a deep dive conversation with someone at the top of their game. From conquering stage fright to learning to be more present and focused, you'll learn how each guest mastered their craft and ultimately became more successful in life. The result? An arsenal of tools and techniques you can apply to your own life and work, allowing you to harness your talent and become a better version of yourself.



Episode Date
Hilary Swank: Moving to Hollywood with $75 and Whether She’d Do “Boys Don’t Cry” Today
Feb 20, 2024
Regina Spektor: From Temping as a Receptionist to Your Favorite Artist's Favorite Artist
Feb 13, 2024
Chef David Chang (Momofuku): “I’m Addicted to Creative Excitement”
Feb 06, 2024
How Dan Aykroyd Created "Ghostbusters" and His Thoughts on the Female-Led Reboot
Jan 30, 2024
Jake Johnson: His Creative Crisis on “New Girl”, Anna Kendrick Chemistry, and the “Dog” Mentality that Carried Him from Dropout to Director
Jan 23, 2024
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: Playing a Gay Parent on Modern Family Was a Lot of Pressure
Jan 16, 2024
Jewel: When I Was Poor, I Rejected $1M and Built a Plan for My Happiness
Jan 09, 2024
Logic on His "Farewell" Album and Retiring to Rural Oregon
Jan 02, 2024
Andy J. Pizza: This Author-Illustrator Wants to Give You a Creative Pep Talk
Dec 26, 2023
DJ Shadow on Creating the First Ever Completely Sampled Album
Dec 19, 2023
Brian Grazer: How Curiosity Led to $15 Billion at the Box Office
Dec 12, 2023
Sir Patrick Stewart: I Almost Turned Down Captain Picard on Star Trek
Dec 05, 2023
James Blunt: How the “You’re Beautiful” Singer Saved Us From World War III
Nov 28, 2023
Jeff Tweedy: “I Loved It” When My Label Said Wilco Would Fail
Nov 21, 2023
Gavin Rossdale (Bush): The Failures That Led to 90s Rock Immortality
Nov 14, 2023
Rob Thomas on Writing the #3 Most Successful Song of All Time
Nov 07, 2023
Jason Derulo: 11x Platinum (!) Singer Who Used to Hand Out CD’s in Strip Clubs for Free
Oct 31, 2023
Alex Gaskarth: How All Time Low Captured the Pop-Punk Zeitgeist by Staying True to Themselves
Oct 24, 2023
Johnny Marr: The Smiths Legend on His Creative Chemistry with Morrissey, Playing with Modest Mouse, and Changing Guitar Music Forever
Oct 17, 2023
Melissa Etheridge: Her Scrappy Start, Coming Out as a Rockstar in the 90's, and How Cancer Changed the Way She Sees Everything
Oct 10, 2023
Bobby Berk: His Journey from Small-town Missouri to Queer Eye Design Guru, His Approach to Interior Design, and How He Turns Doubt into Drive
Oct 03, 2023
Lainey Wilson: The Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Who "Felt Like a Complete Outsider Moving to Nashville to Chase My Dreams"
Sep 26, 2023
Carly Rae Jepsen: How The Pop Superstar Handled her Meteoric Rise to Fame, Learned the Art of Collaboration, and Why She Says Friendship Is the Key to a Great Song
Sep 19, 2023
Mark Ronson on His Instant Connection with Amy Winehouse, Producing the Music for "Barbie", and Staying Relevant
Sep 12, 2023
Kelly Clarkson: The Pop Music Megastar Opens Up about American Idol, Her Latest Album “Chemistry”, and the Drive to Host her Emmy Award-winning TV Talk Show
Sep 05, 2023
Macklemore: Why He Never Signed to a Label, His Struggle with Addiction, and Making Art that Means Something (2023)
Aug 29, 2023
Andy Garcia: From Havana to Hollywood, an A-Lister Who Still Feels Like An Outsider (2022)
Aug 22, 2023
Jason Sudeikis: His Winding Path from the Basketball Court to SNL, and How Ted Lasso “Saved” Him (2023)
Aug 15, 2023
Shania Twain: The Best-Selling Female Country Artist of All Time on Harnessing the Power of Optimism (2023)
Aug 08, 2023
Tom Hanks: Telling the Truth, Letting Go of Self-Consciousness, and Embracing the Fun (2023)
Aug 01, 2023
Stephen Colbert: How “Breaking” on Stage Unlocked His Comedic Powers (2022)
Jul 25, 2023
Nick Kroll: The Creative Breakthrough That Led to His ‘Exponential’ Growth (2022)
Jul 18, 2023
Zooey Deschanel: Stopping Stage Fright in Its Tracks and How She Turned a “Disorder” Into a Superpower (2022)
Jul 11, 2023
Gavin DeGraw: The Singer-Songwriter Behind Hits Like "Chariot" and "Not Over You" on Why He Won't Be Boxed Into One Genre
Jul 04, 2023
Ice Cube: His Journey from NWA and “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” to Comedies Like “Friday” and “Barber Shop”
Jun 27, 2023
Paul Feig: How the "Freaks and Geeks” and “Bridesmaids” Director Tamed His Ego and Found Success
Jun 20, 2023
Hrishikesh Hirway: The Creator of "Song Exploder" on Bringing a Musician's Ear to Storytelling, Collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, and the Song Inspired by Sandra Day O'Connor
Jun 13, 2023
Dan Smith: The Bastille Frontman’s Journey from “Terrified” Solo Act to Monster Hits like “Pompeii” and “Happier”
Jun 06, 2023
Alan Alda: The 87-Year-Old Legend on M*A*S*H, The West Wing, and Building Chemistry Using Humor and Brutal Honesty
May 30, 2023
Seth Meyers: Lessons in Comedy from 20 Years Inside 30 Rockefeller Plaza
May 23, 2023
Ellie Goulding: How She Went From Writing Acoustic Songs in Her Bedroom to Making Massive Synth-pop Hits like “Burn” and “Lights”
May 16, 2023
Ben Gibbard: The Death Cab for Cutie Singer on Making "Transatlanticism" and Defusing Bandmate Tension
May 09, 2023
Diplo: His Creative Journey from Making Sandwiches at Subway to Making Hits with Bieber and Beyonce
May 02, 2023
Rainn Wilson: “The Office” Star on His Awkward Childhood, The Joy of Being Dwight Schrute, and His Mission to Make Us More Mindful
Apr 25, 2023
Nathan Lane: Don't Call Him an Entertainer!
Apr 18, 2023
Shania Twain: The Best-Selling Female Country Artist of All Time on Harnessing the Power of Optimism
Apr 11, 2023
Jason Sudeikis: His Winding Path from the Basketball Court to SNL, and How Ted Lasso “Saved” Him
Apr 04, 2023
Sigourney Weaver: Conquering Self-Doubt and How to Harness Your Instincts (2022)
Mar 28, 2023
Justin Long: Taking Your Work -- Not Yourself -- Seriously
Mar 21, 2023
Ike Barinholtz: How the Comedian Created His Own Luck When No One Was Calling
Mar 14, 2023
Judith Light: Stepping Out of Her Comfort Zone by Moving from Stage to TV and Back Again, and Dedicating Herself to Serving Her Audience
Mar 07, 2023
Blair Underwood: Wisdom from Three Decades of Acting, Playing Good and Evil, and What He Learned from Sidney Poitier
Feb 28, 2023
Kenan Thompson: How an Atlanta Kid “Manifested” a Mighty Ducks Role, Starred at Nickelodeon, and Became SNL’s Longest-Running Cast Member
Feb 21, 2023
Audra McDonald: The Power of Taking On Work That Scares You (2022)
Feb 14, 2023
Santigold: Harnessing the Power of Punk, Breaking Barriers, and Learning to Call Herself an Artist
Feb 07, 2023
Ryan Tedder: OneRepublic Frontman and Songwriter to Stars like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Adele
Jan 31, 2023
Carrie Brownstein: The Punk Icon and "Portlandia" Co-Creator on the Myth of the Lone Genius
Jan 24, 2023
Macklemore: Why He Never Signed to a Label, His Struggle with Addiction, and Making Art that Means Something
Jan 17, 2023
Tom Hanks: Telling the Truth, Letting Go of Self-Consciousness, and Embracing the Fun
Jan 10, 2023
Billy Porter: The Star of "Pose" and "Kinky Boots" on Overcoming Adversity, Slaying the Red Carpet, and Staying Ready to be Ready
Jan 03, 2023
Andrew Bird: How Solitude and Burnout Shaped an Acclaimed and Singular Musical Sound
Dec 27, 2022
Danny Elfman: From Avant-Garde Street Performer to Rock Star Film Composer
Dec 20, 2022
Bjork: The Icelandic Superstar on Being a Child Prodigy, the Power of Nature, and How to Stay Creative
Dec 13, 2022
Andy Garcia: From Havana to Hollywood, an A-Lister Who Still Feels Like An Outsider
Dec 06, 2022
Jim Parsons: From Dreaming to Doing By Trusting Your Talent and Saying 'Yes'
Nov 29, 2022
Zooey Deschanel: Stopping Stage Fright in Its Tracks, and How She Turned a “Disorder” Into a Superpower
Nov 22, 2022
Billy Eichner: Playing the Long Game and Breaking New Ground for LGBTQ Audiences
Nov 15, 2022
Weird Al Yankovic: Achieving Massive Success by Leaning Into His True (Nerdy) Self
Nov 08, 2022
Graham Nash: Writing from Experience and Letting Your Heart Lead the Way
Nov 01, 2022
Sigourney Weaver: Conquering Self-Doubt and How to Harness Your Instincts
Oct 25, 2022
Oak Felder: Making Music That Hits a Nerve and How Songwriting Can Be Like Therapy
Oct 18, 2022
Nick Kroll: The Creative Breakthrough That Led to His ‘Exponential’ Growth
Oct 11, 2022
The Chainsmokers: How to Craft the Perfect Artistic Partnership
Oct 04, 2022
Audra McDonald: The Power of Taking On Work That Scares You
Sep 27, 2022
Stephen Colbert: How “Breaking” on Stage Unlocked His Comedic Powers
Sep 20, 2022
Coming Soon – The Great Creators with Guy Raz
Sep 13, 2022