51 episodes

Candid conversations with entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, visionaries of all kinds—about their successes, and their failures, and what they learned from both. Hosted by Alex Blumberg, from Gimlet Media.

Without Fail Gimlet Media

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    • 4.9, 232 Ratings

Candid conversations with entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, visionaries of all kinds—about their successes, and their failures, and what they learned from both. Hosted by Alex Blumberg, from Gimlet Media.

    How Megan Phelps-Roper Left the Westboro Baptist Church

    How Megan Phelps-Roper Left the Westboro Baptist Church

    As the granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, Megan Phelps-Roper was raised in a culture of hate. Her family was known for their hateful rhetoric and practice of picketing the funerals of gay people and soldiers. For more than 20 years, Megan didn't imagine a life outside the church—until she got a Twitter account.

    • 1 hr
    What's Happening Around Gimlet: Every Little Thing - Essential Workers Call In

    What's Happening Around Gimlet: Every Little Thing - Essential Workers Call In

    We’re taking a break from in-studio interviews to social distance. During this time, we’re going to share our favorite Gimlet episodes about Coronavirus.
    This week we’re bringing you 'Essential Workers Call In' from Every Little Thing. Host Flora Lichtman speaks with listeners who deliver packages, stock shelves and drive buses about how their lives have changed during the pandemic.

    • 46 min
    What’s Happening Around Gimlet: Reply All - The Attic and Closet Show 2

    What’s Happening Around Gimlet: Reply All - The Attic and Closet Show 2

    We’re taking a break from in-studio interviews to social distance. During this time, we’re going to share our favorite Gimlet episodes about Coronavirus.
    This week we’re bringing you “The Attic and Closet Show 2” from Reply All. Reply All hosts Alex and PJ are recording in their respective attic and closet (hence the name) and breaking away from the normal, heavily reported show format to take calls from listeners and find out how everyone is doing

    • 48 min
    What's Happening Around Gimlet: Science Vs - Will Chloroquine Save Us?

    What's Happening Around Gimlet: Science Vs - Will Chloroquine Save Us?

    We're taking a break from in-studio interviews to social distance. During this time, we're going to share our favorite Gimlet episodes about Coronavirus.
    This week, we're bringing you "Will Chloroquine Save Us?" from Science Vs. Science Vs is a show that pits facts against fads and fiction. In this episode, they uncover if chloroquine, the anti-malarial drug works and whether or not it's dangerous by talking to doctors, scientists and academics.

    • 24 min
    The Secret to Writing a Children’s Book

    The Secret to Writing a Children’s Book

    Everyone thinks they can write a children’s book, but very few people actually can. Abby Hanlon, the author and illustrator of the beloved Dory Fantasmagory series, describes her unusual creative process—it involves eavesdropping and bribery.

    • 42 min
    The Church of John Green

    The Church of John Green

    For years, John Green made a comfortable living as a writer and YouTube host, nestled right where he wanted to be: between obscurity and celebrity. But then he published The Fault in Our Stars and catapulted to fame. And being famous proved harder than he could have ever imagined.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

CanadaKF00 ,

I miss Without Fail

Whitout Fail is my FAVOURITE podcast. It get so excited when I see a new episode and they never disappoint. But it’s been so sporadic in the last few months. Please make more episode Alex!

Whitneyda ,

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

How is Alex Blumberg so good? Every.single.time!

I love Gimlet but why don’t they have a better selection of merchandise?!

MarilouEmard ,

Uplifting and thoughtprovoking

As always, Alex Goldberg produces intelligent, positive content! So many interesting tips and life/work hacks. Thank you!

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