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Gimlet

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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.

Latest Episodes

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.

60 MINAPR 20
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How Megan Phelps-Roper Left the Westboro Baptist Church

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 MINAPR 13
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What's Happening Around Gimlet: Every Little Thing - Essential Workers Call In

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 MINAPR 6
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What’s Happening Around Gimlet: Reply All - The Attic and Closet Show 2

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 MINMAR 30
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What's Happening Around Gimlet: Science Vs - Will Chloroquine Save Us?

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 MINMAR 16
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The Secret to Writing a Children’s Book

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 MINFEB 17
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The Church of John Green

Introducing Motherhacker

This week, we're sharing the first episode of Motherhacker. It's a fiction podcast about a mother who gets involved in an identity theft ring in order to support her family. The series stars Carrie Coon, Pedro Pascal, Alan Cumming, Lucas Hedges, Tavi Gevinson and Alex Goldman.

14 MINFEB 3
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Introducing Motherhacker

The Secret Early Lives of Sam Esmail (Rebroadcast)

Director and screenwriter Sam Esmail’s TV series Mr. Robot was an immediate hit when it premiered in 2015, turning him into one of the most in-demand showrunners in Hollywood. But he didn’t have an easy path to that point. Sam was 38 by the time Mr. Robot launched. He’d worked all kinds of jobs -- including a stint as a startup founder -- and seen all kinds of setbacks. Sam tells Alex about the stuff that came before, and about why he couldn’t quit trying to make movies, even when success was a long way off.

42 MINJAN 20
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The Secret Early Lives of Sam Esmail (Rebroadcast)

The Woman Who Took On Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics

For years, Larry Nassar, the team doctor for USA Women’s Gymnastics, sexually assaulted his patients under the guise of medical treatment. And that abuse might have continued had it not been for one woman: Rachael Denhollander.

55 MIN2019 DEC 16
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The Woman Who Took On Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics

Michelle Phan: The Original Internet Influencer

Michelle Phan became a viral sensation when she began posting beauty tutorial videos in the early days of YouTube. As YouTube's popularity grew, Michelle kept pace, racking up millions of views — and millions of dollars. But then, at the peak of her fame and fortune, she disappeared without a word.

42 MIN2019 DEC 9
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Michelle Phan: The Original Internet Influencer

Latest Episodes

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.

60 MINAPR 20
Comments
How Megan Phelps-Roper Left the Westboro Baptist Church

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 MINAPR 13
Comments
What's Happening Around Gimlet: Every Little Thing - Essential Workers Call In

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 MINAPR 6
Comments
What’s Happening Around Gimlet: Reply All - The Attic and Closet Show 2

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 MINMAR 30
Comments
What's Happening Around Gimlet: Science Vs - Will Chloroquine Save Us?

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 MINMAR 16
Comments
The Secret to Writing a Children’s Book

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 MINFEB 17
Comments
The Church of John Green

Introducing Motherhacker

This week, we're sharing the first episode of Motherhacker. It's a fiction podcast about a mother who gets involved in an identity theft ring in order to support her family. The series stars Carrie Coon, Pedro Pascal, Alan Cumming, Lucas Hedges, Tavi Gevinson and Alex Goldman.

14 MINFEB 3
Comments
Introducing Motherhacker

The Secret Early Lives of Sam Esmail (Rebroadcast)

Director and screenwriter Sam Esmail’s TV series Mr. Robot was an immediate hit when it premiered in 2015, turning him into one of the most in-demand showrunners in Hollywood. But he didn’t have an easy path to that point. Sam was 38 by the time Mr. Robot launched. He’d worked all kinds of jobs -- including a stint as a startup founder -- and seen all kinds of setbacks. Sam tells Alex about the stuff that came before, and about why he couldn’t quit trying to make movies, even when success was a long way off.

42 MINJAN 20
Comments
The Secret Early Lives of Sam Esmail (Rebroadcast)

The Woman Who Took On Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics

For years, Larry Nassar, the team doctor for USA Women’s Gymnastics, sexually assaulted his patients under the guise of medical treatment. And that abuse might have continued had it not been for one woman: Rachael Denhollander.

55 MIN2019 DEC 16
Comments
The Woman Who Took On Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics

Michelle Phan: The Original Internet Influencer

Michelle Phan became a viral sensation when she began posting beauty tutorial videos in the early days of YouTube. As YouTube's popularity grew, Michelle kept pace, racking up millions of views — and millions of dollars. But then, at the peak of her fame and fortune, she disappeared without a word.

42 MIN2019 DEC 9
Comments
Michelle Phan: The Original Internet Influencer
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