Warby Parker: Dave Gilboa & Neil Blumenthal In 2008, it was nearly impossible to buy a fashionable, affordable pair of glasses online. That simple frustration inspired the idea behind Warby Parker – and disrupted the eyewear industry. PLUS for our postscript "How You Built That," an update on Bellyak, a kayak where you lie on your belly and paddle with your hands. (Original broadcast date: December 26, 2016)
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Warby Parker: Dave Gilboa & Neil Blumenthal

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Warby Parker: Dave Gilboa & Neil Blumenthal

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In 2008, it was nearly impossible to buy a fashionable, affordable pair of glasses online. That simple frustration inspired the idea behind Warby Parker – and disrupted the eyewear industry. PLUS for our postscript "How You Built That," an update on Bellyak, a kayak where you lie on your belly and paddle with your hands. (Original broadcast date: December 26, 2016)

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How the billion dollar company Warby Parker was born out of a simple frustration with eyewear.

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