NPR Extends 2017 'How I Built This' Live Podcast Tour With Two More Stops Host Guy Raz to interview BET founder Robert L. Johnson in Washington, D.C., and Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank in Atlanta.
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NPR Extends 2017 'How I Built This' Live Podcast Tour With Two More Stops

How I Built This host Guy Raz speaks to a sold-out audience during a podcast live-taping in Seattle, WA this summer. Jovelle Tamayo/NPR hide caption

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How I Built This host Guy Raz speaks to a sold-out audience during a podcast live-taping in Seattle, WA this summer.

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November 7, 2017; Washington, D.C. - NPR's chart-topping entrepreneurship podcast How I Built This with Guy Raz will close out its 2017 tour with live tapings in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, GA.

On Thursday, November 30, podcast fans in the nation's capital will be treated to an interview with Robert L. Johnson, Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies and Founder of BET, about his early days as an entrepreneur. In December, the show will head to Atlanta for a conversation with Arthur Blank, co-founder of Home Depot and owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United.

Tickets for the November 30 taping at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium are available now at NPRPresents.org. Fans can bookmark NPR's live events portal for updates on the December Atlanta taping.

Prior to each podcast live-taping, guests are invited to participate in a special interactive event exploring the entrepreneurial history of each city.

The 2017 How I Built This Tour is supported by American Express OPEN.

"We are living in a new age of discovery. Innovation and creativity are now driven by ordinary people with extraordinary determination," adds host Guy Raz. "How I Built This is a show that gets to the heart of that determination. And now, with the chance to continue these conversations in front of a live audience, we'll be able to inspire a whole new generation of innovators and dreamers across the country."

The cross-country podcast tour started earlier this summer with three sold-out tapings. Raz interviewed Jonah Peretti of BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post in New York City. The show also covered the origin story of Reddit with co-founders Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman in San Francisco and the early brews of Starbucks in Seattle with Howard Schultz.

After its successful 2016 debut, How I Built This earned accolades from outlets like The Washington Post, Forbes, Esquire, WIRED, BuzzFeed and Refinery29, and quickly established itself atop Apple Podcasts charts.

Discover more NPR live events happening around the country on NPRPresents.org.

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