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StartUp Podcast

Gimlet

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StartUp Podcast
StartUp Podcast

StartUp Podcast

Gimlet

606
Followers
1.4K
Plays
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A series about what it's really like to start a business.

Latest Episodes

Alex Talks to Rom-Com Revolutionary Aline Brosh McKenna

Aline Brosh McKenna got her big break as the screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada. But even after successful box office hits and many years in Hollywood, she found herself having to compromise her vision over and over again. So she took matters into her own hands.

40 MIN6 d ago
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Alex Talks to Rom-Com Revolutionary Aline Brosh McKenna

Alex Talks to Billion-Dollar Business CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd

Janice Bryant Howroyd’s company started in the front of a rug shop with just a phone, a fax machine, and a lot of hustle. 40 years later, that company is a huge multinational serving some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies in the world. It earns over a billion dollars in revenue, making Janice the first African-American woman to start and run a billion dollar business. But her journey to CEO wasn’t an easy one. Janice talks with Alex about the people who encouraged her down that path, and her realization that being brilliant and owning your brilliance are two different things.

31 MIN1 w ago
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Alex Talks to Billion-Dollar Business CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd

Alex Talks to Nick Kroll

Comedian Nick Kroll became a star by playing a cast of over-the-top characters like Bobby Bottleservice and Gil Faizon. But for years he was careful to keep his own story out of his comedy. Now, with his hit show Big Mouth, Nick is taking on his most challenging material yet: his adolescence.

49 MIN2 w ago
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Alex Talks to Nick Kroll

Introducing How’s Work? with Esther Perel

This week, we’re sharingthe first episode of Esther Perel’s new show How’s Work? In it, the couples therapist behind the beloved show Where Should We Begin? sits down with coworkers, cofounders and colleagues, and brings her inimitable perspective to workplace relationships and conflicts.

58 MIN3 w ago
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Introducing How’s Work? with Esther Perel

Alex Talks to Ira Glass

In November 1995, Ira Glass quietly launched the first episode of This American Life. The rest, as they say, is history. Today his show is a colossal success and Ira Glass is a household name. But in the intervening two decades, Ira has left an indelible mark on the industry by helping to shape hundreds of podcasts as well as hundreds of podcasters — including Alex. On this episode, Alex sits down with his mentor and former boss to talk about the early days at This American Life, what Ira taught Alex, and how being a good boss means learning to set people free.

54 MINNOV 8
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Alex Talks to Ira Glass

Alex Talks to Hollywood Hitmaker Nina Jacobson

Nina Jacobson is a force in Hollywood. She’s behind some of the biggest movies of the last 20 years: The Sixth Sense, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hunger Games, and most recently Crazy Rich Asians. She’s had a lot of success. But also some pretty big failures: a public firing, some box office flops. Nina walks Alex through her failure resume and talks about what it takes to make a hit.

46 MINNOV 1
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Alex Talks to Hollywood Hitmaker Nina Jacobson

Alex Talks to Fashion Icon Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan made a name for himself as one of Harlem’s premier fashion designers in the 1980s, creating unique leather designs covered in counterfeit logos from brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. But when the fashion houses found out, they shut him down. So how, 20 years later, did Dapper Dan make it to the top of the world that put him out of business? We created a playlist of some of the songs that name-drop Dapper Dan, from artists like LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, and Pusha T... You can find it exclusively on Spotify, at open.spotify.com/playlist/6Gl7MBd1RvVT4ihFVrSaqF?si=H6XBdhYHTTW8aBzbUhLXaQ.

52 MINOCT 25
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Alex Talks to Fashion Icon Dapper Dan

Exit

As acquisition talks with Spotify continue, Alex and Matt face their hopes and fears about what might lie ahead.

40 MINOCT 18
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Exit

Thanksgiving in Stockholm

Just days before Thanksgiving, Alex and Matt board a red-eye to Stockholm for a conversation that could change everything.

39 MINOCT 11
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Thanksgiving in Stockholm

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.

33 MINOCT 4
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Our Company Has Problems

Latest Episodes

Alex Talks to Rom-Com Revolutionary Aline Brosh McKenna

Aline Brosh McKenna got her big break as the screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada. But even after successful box office hits and many years in Hollywood, she found herself having to compromise her vision over and over again. So she took matters into her own hands.

40 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Alex Talks to Rom-Com Revolutionary Aline Brosh McKenna

Alex Talks to Billion-Dollar Business CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd

Janice Bryant Howroyd’s company started in the front of a rug shop with just a phone, a fax machine, and a lot of hustle. 40 years later, that company is a huge multinational serving some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies in the world. It earns over a billion dollars in revenue, making Janice the first African-American woman to start and run a billion dollar business. But her journey to CEO wasn’t an easy one. Janice talks with Alex about the people who encouraged her down that path, and her realization that being brilliant and owning your brilliance are two different things.

31 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Alex Talks to Billion-Dollar Business CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd

Alex Talks to Nick Kroll

Comedian Nick Kroll became a star by playing a cast of over-the-top characters like Bobby Bottleservice and Gil Faizon. But for years he was careful to keep his own story out of his comedy. Now, with his hit show Big Mouth, Nick is taking on his most challenging material yet: his adolescence.

49 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Alex Talks to Nick Kroll

Introducing How’s Work? with Esther Perel

This week, we’re sharingthe first episode of Esther Perel’s new show How’s Work? In it, the couples therapist behind the beloved show Where Should We Begin? sits down with coworkers, cofounders and colleagues, and brings her inimitable perspective to workplace relationships and conflicts.

58 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Introducing How’s Work? with Esther Perel

Alex Talks to Ira Glass

In November 1995, Ira Glass quietly launched the first episode of This American Life. The rest, as they say, is history. Today his show is a colossal success and Ira Glass is a household name. But in the intervening two decades, Ira has left an indelible mark on the industry by helping to shape hundreds of podcasts as well as hundreds of podcasters — including Alex. On this episode, Alex sits down with his mentor and former boss to talk about the early days at This American Life, what Ira taught Alex, and how being a good boss means learning to set people free.

54 MINNOV 8
Comments
Alex Talks to Ira Glass

Alex Talks to Hollywood Hitmaker Nina Jacobson

Nina Jacobson is a force in Hollywood. She’s behind some of the biggest movies of the last 20 years: The Sixth Sense, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hunger Games, and most recently Crazy Rich Asians. She’s had a lot of success. But also some pretty big failures: a public firing, some box office flops. Nina walks Alex through her failure resume and talks about what it takes to make a hit.

46 MINNOV 1
Comments
Alex Talks to Hollywood Hitmaker Nina Jacobson

Alex Talks to Fashion Icon Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan made a name for himself as one of Harlem’s premier fashion designers in the 1980s, creating unique leather designs covered in counterfeit logos from brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. But when the fashion houses found out, they shut him down. So how, 20 years later, did Dapper Dan make it to the top of the world that put him out of business? We created a playlist of some of the songs that name-drop Dapper Dan, from artists like LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, and Pusha T... You can find it exclusively on Spotify, at open.spotify.com/playlist/6Gl7MBd1RvVT4ihFVrSaqF?si=H6XBdhYHTTW8aBzbUhLXaQ.

52 MINOCT 25
Comments
Alex Talks to Fashion Icon Dapper Dan

Exit

As acquisition talks with Spotify continue, Alex and Matt face their hopes and fears about what might lie ahead.

40 MINOCT 18
Comments
Exit

Thanksgiving in Stockholm

Just days before Thanksgiving, Alex and Matt board a red-eye to Stockholm for a conversation that could change everything.

39 MINOCT 11
Comments
Thanksgiving in Stockholm

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.

33 MINOCT 4
Comments
Our Company Has Problems
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