The Nerdy Charm of NPR's Guy Raz
Guy Raz’s wife, Hannah Raz, is not quite sure how to describe Mr. Raz’s hobbies without making him sound “like such an NPR dad.” Truly, it is difficult. “He loves to cook,” she says. “He made his own almond milk, but moved on because of water issues, so now he makes cashew milk.”
Mr. Raz, she says, is obsessed with kale and tries to eat paleo. He is awake and ready to go each day at 5:30 a.m. “I’m trying to think of things that don’t make him sound so precious,” Ms. Raz says.
Stewart Butterfield (founder of Slack) jumps in. “Oh, I can help,” he says. “It’s all about the cast-iron pans.”
“He does love to oil his cast-iron pans,” Ms. Raz says, resigned to the emerging narrative.
“And coconut aminos, carbon-neutral beef,” Jen Rubio, co-founder of luggage startup Away, chimes in. “And the salmon.”
“Oh god,” Ms. Raz says.
They had gone as a family to Alaska, where Mr. Raz saw fishermen pulling in salmon. “He was like, ‘Where are these fishermen going?’” Ms. Raz says. “And we followed the fishermen into this warehouse, and now we get salmon directly from them. It’s not that weird.”
From "How Guy Raz Built 'How I Built This'" by Nellie Bowles for the New York Times; Photo by Peter Prato
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