29 episodes

A series about what it's really like to start a business.

StartUp Podcast Gimlet Media

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 461 Ratings

A series about what it's really like to start a business.

    Introducing StartUp

    Introducing StartUp

    A series about what it's really like to start a business.
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    • 1 min
    Exit

    Exit

    As acquisition talks with Spotify continue, Alex and Matt face their hopes and fears about what might lie ahead.
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    • 40 min
    Thanksgiving in Stockholm

    Thanksgiving in Stockholm

    Just days before Thanksgiving, Alex and Matt board a red-eye to Stockholm for a conversation that could change everything.
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    • 39 min
    Our Company Has Problems

    Our Company Has Problems

    It's the spring of 2018, four years after Alex and Matt launched Gimlet, and things are not going well. Audiences are flat, ad sales are flagging, and the company is burning through cash at an alarming rate. And with all of those pressures, Alex and Matt have started to fight.
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    • 33 min
    Introducing StartUp: The Final Chapter

    Introducing StartUp: The Final Chapter

    Five years ago, StartUp began chronicling the life of a fledgling Brooklyn-based podcasting company called Gimlet Media. This year, the streaming giant Spotify bought that company. In the final season of StartUp, what it's really like to sell a business.
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    • 2 min
    Gimlet 24: Ask Alex

    Gimlet 24: Ask Alex

    You called with your questions. Alex Blumberg has your answers—about growth, diversity at Gimlet and, oh yeah, that ABC sitcom that’s currently being made about the first season of StartUp.
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
461 Ratings

461 Ratings

asgwleo ,

Time goes so fast listening to this!

I’m just an ordinary female student with an interest in business and I absolutely love this podcast! I can listen to it all day long and be like ‘oh no where did the time go!!

AsPETTS ,

A fairy tale story in start up business

Thank you for sharing this journey and what an incredible path. It is difficult to face rejection and failure on an incredible lonely journey is building a business, and to be able to document it and edit the story in such an artistic way.

This podcast is engaging, interesting and relatable. It is a fairy tale story in start up business.

Michael Maestro ,

At last! A humble, engaging show about business!

I’ve just discovered this wonderful podcast from searching for a “business- related term.

This was a revelation. A business podcast host that is not full of himself and shouting “awesome” every three minutes.

Thank God for some humility and taste in the startup podcast space.

Rather than shouting at me how to follow a specific business model based on the host’s millions in successful revenue (aka the “look at the size of my...sales” humble brag fest), the host was engagingly humble, and is taking us along for the rise in a real fly-on-the-wall documentary style.

SO much more engaging than your average business podcast.

The host somehow persuaded his wife and a pretty major investor to allow what sounds like a pretty unstaged recordings of their actual conversations. (If they were staged I’m not complaining; it feels authentic and that’s what matters as a listener, at least to this listener).

Despite the host clearly having little to no business acumen, and it being from 2014, I’m absolutely sold on following this journey and immediately subscribed.

It probably helps that although clearly an amateur businessman (at least at the start of the journey in the first episode), he’s clearly a very fine podcast/radio producer. No surprise that he was a producer for “This American Life”.

This is how a business podcast should be done. A pleasure to listen to, a strangely gripping story and real business education. All at once.

Alex just so you know- I’d pay for content this good. The fact that it’s free is another bonus. (And no I’m not a friend of the host- he wouldn’t know me from Adam).

So impressed.

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