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.

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.

AnHonestReview0852 ,

Season 2: Episode 6 👎🏾

This is review of season 2, not season 1–and I hope the creators see this critique and consider it for future episodes!

First, just wanna say the show was pretty great. It was awesome following the Dating Ring girls through their ups and downs along with the eloquent hosts. My only issue comes with Season 2 episode 6: Profiled.

I had no interest in listening to non-black females/non-Asian males or a company created by majority white females talk about the struggle of dating as an Asian male or black woman for 26 minutes. The Ok-Cupid statistic is used frivolously with no attention to how it might make listeners feel, and I’ve found that particular statistic’s use to be damaging and self-fulfilling. If you believe you’re undesirable, you are, the same way that if you believe YOU ARE DESIRABLE, you are. This trumps race in almost every circumstance, but how is anyone ever supposed to find themselves desirable if podcasts keep telling them the “facts” state otherwise? This isn’t the first time I’ve heard that “fact” used this way, and it’s effects have truly taken years to unlearn.

Next time have someone qualified discuss or unpack the ramifications of what you’re saying. As a media company don’t perpetuate “the facts of what society finds desirable” so carelessly. For who do you think portrays what we see as desirable? Overall, I liked the series, but episode 6 rubbed me the wrong way—I don’t think I’ll be finishing it.

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