29 episodes

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

StartUp Podcas‪t‬ Gimlet Media

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.8 • 7.7K 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
7.7K Ratings

7.7K Ratings

John Demay ,

Inside View

I feel like super man with ex ray powers. The view is nice here. The Who’s who of the world.

I’m going to crush it if awkward and passive is the scale of success.

I can’t do the wife. Neg neg neg.
“ Is that a million”?

although I could be biased by loneliness, so there is that.

Juanhooknows ,

Fallen Acolyte

A decent podcast with a sinister underpinning. Blumberg always spoke so highly of his mentor Ira Glass and how he taught him to make great radio.
Seems like Alex just wants to make money. Hence gimlet has become the infomercial podcast network. They’re rich, and their only decent podcast self destructed. The rest is “sponsored content “ ( Read infomercial ). So good for you Bloomberg, your a multimillionaire. Here’s a pitch, staff brings in their soiled underwear. Hook up with a large detergent company for a show. Then post before and after pictures of said garments.
Perfect show for this companies current state. Meanwhile, Ira Glass is still turning out great INDEPENDENT radio. Gimlet, not so much.
There’s a lesson here somewhere

seanmc56 ,

Unsubscribe from Gimlet

I can’t believe how terribly Gimlet handled the test kitchen pushback. Bring PJ back or I’m done with gimlet.

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