On “How I Built This with Guy Raz,” the podcast host chats with CEOs and other business leaders about their entrepreneurial journeys. Now, on “The Great Creators with Guy Raz,” the host is sitting down with notable creative minds for thought-provoking conversations about their life, their work, and where creativity comes from. Guy hopes listeners will learn from the musicians, actors, comedians, and more in weekly episodes.
Stream this Wondery series in any order with standalone episodes and guests. Upcoming guests will include The Chainsmokers, Zooey Deschanel, Graham Nash talking about Crosby, Stills & Nash, and more. We’ll also hear from Justin Long, Ryan Tedder, Nick Kroll, Jim Parsons, Björk, Danny Elfman, Andy Garcia, Nathan Lane, and Blair Underwood.
Stephen Colbert dropped by episode 1 to chat about his many roles ranging from a high school teacher in Strangers with Candy to The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and his current gig hosting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He told Guy he’s still facing his biggest challenge which might come as a surprise – being himself. Stephen shared how he works through this challenge and loves improv. He told Guy how Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello have influenced his work and shared how Stephen Colbert “the man” is similar to Stephen Colbert “the pundit.”
On the second episode, Tony award-winning actress Audra McDonald (Master Class, Ragtime, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill) shared how every new role still scares her. She has won the most Tonys out of all theater actors and has also earned 2 Grammys and an Emmy. Audra shared why her fear works for her, the lifelong journey to understand her characters, and what it was like to have her friend and mentor Stephen Sondheim produce one of her shows.
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“The Great Creators with Guy Raz” releases new episodes on Tuesdays wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Wondery subscribers get early access to new episodes.