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StartUp Podcast
A series about what it's really like to start a business.
Entrepreneurship
Society & Culture
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Introducing The Journal.
A new daily podcast about money, business and power from Gimlet and The Wall Street Journal
23 min
2
Alex Talks to Missouri Star Quilt Company Co-Fo...
How an unlikely business snowballed and rebuilt a town.
25 min
3
Alex Talks to Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp
With her re-election on the line, Senator Heidi Heitkamp faced a decision that put on her political in jeopardy.
36 min
4
Alex Talks to Elaine Welteroth
How Elaine Welteroth won and lost in her bid to shake up an industry.
28 min
5
Alex Talks to CEO Whisperer Jerry Colonna
Why Jerry Colonna believes running a company takes reckoning with your past.
40 min
6
The Nod's Eric Eddings Talks to Erika Alexander
A 90s Sitcom Star's Fight for the Future of Black TV
42 min
7
Alex Talks to Gretchen Carlson
How the former Fox News anchor is fighting to put stories of sexual harassment on the record.
43 min
8
Alex Talks to Pose Co-Creator Steven Canals
How Steven Canals made his way from the Bronx to Hollywood and created the groundbreaking series Pose.
35 min
9
Alex Talks to a Podcasting Pioneer
How Jeff Ullrich built out the business of podcasting, only to be left out of its history
42 min
10
Alex Talks to Award-Winning Chef Edouardo Jordan
How chef Edouardo Jordan went from fry cook to The French Laundry to starting his own restaurants
42 min
11
Alex Talks to an Early Facebook Insider
How Dave Morin fell in and out of love with Silicon Valley
45 min
12
Alex Talks to Actress Anna Chlumsky
What it’s like to disappear from the spotlight, and then come back again
35 min
13
Alex Talks to a Tragedy Expert
When the nation’s worst calamities strike, we turn to Kenneth Feinberg.
35 min
14
Alex Talks to a Cold Case Investigator
The decades-long hunt for the Golden State Killer
40 min
15
Alex Talks to an HR Maverick
Patty McCord invented a new kind of work culture at Netflix, and then it came for her
34 min
16
Alex Talks to a Wall Street Outcast
How Henry Blodget got banned from the industry that made him a star.
35 min
17
Business Wars & The Rap Game’s Biggest Battle
5 min
18
Alex Talks to a Turnaround Specialist
Sharon Price John corrects course at the bearquarters.
40 min
19
Alex Talks to the Family Behind A Radio Revolution
A community-minded radio station’s unlikely success
36 min
20
Alex Talks to Sam Esmail
How the man behind Mr. Robot finally became famous
36 min
21
Success Academy 7: The High School
“The revolution is coming.”
49 min
22
Success Academy 6: The Fights
"The word on the street was, ‘It’s over Eva.’"
35 min
23
Success Academy 5: Expectations
“Success is not the place for you.”
46 min
24
Success Academy 4: Growth
"I was 26 when I took over as principal."
48 min
25
Success Academy 3: The Test
Is it test prep, or is it darn good instruction?
40 min
26
Success Academy 2: The Founder
"I felt like I was in a Godfather movie, and I had never been in a Godfather movie before."
44 min
27
Success Academy 1: The Problem
And a bold attempt to fix it
36 min
28
Making a TV Series 4: The Stars of Homecoming
Julia Roberts, Stephan James, and Sam Esmail
18 min
29
Making a TV Series 3: The Bird That Launched 10...
"We gotta have the bird."
21 min
30
Making a TV Series 2: Santa's Hollywood Workshop
"I have 100 phones."
19 min
31
Making a TV Series 1: A Complete Moonshot
Gimlet Goes to Hollywood
26 min
32
Twitch 2: Gaming The System
31 min
33
Twitch 1: Almost Famous
23 min
34
Church Planting 6: The Woman At The Pulpit
Ignoring the pastor, listening to God
20 min
35
Church Planting 5: The Retreat
A trip to the woods to explore the fate of Restoration Church
33 min
36
Church Planting 4: The Conversation
Hell, homosexuality and the role of women in church
34 min
37
Church Planting 3: The Paradox
Hustle Vs. Faith
33 min
38
Church Planting 2: The Pastor
What makes a good church planter?
31 min
39
Church Planting 1: The Movement
How to start a church
32 min
40
Introducing Church Planters
StartUp is born-again on July 6th
2 min
41
BONUS: Behind The Scenes With Arlan & Amy
Getting real at GimletFest
31 min
42
Arlan Hamilton 6: Going Rogue
“We’re building Wakanda”
23 min
43
Arlan Hamilton 5: Control
"It Kinda Sucks Here"
33 min
44
Arlan Hamilton 4: Hacks
How to hack venture capital
23 min
45
Arlan Hamilton 3: Picking Winners
Searching for unicorns in rural Mississippi
26 min
46
Arlan Hamilton 2: The Hustle
"Wait till they get a load of me"
26 min
47
Arlan Hamilton 1: Silicon Valley, By Invite Only
The $84 billion opportunity
24 min
48
Alex, Inc. 7: Alex Talks To Zach Braff
Alex Blumberg in conversation with his TV doppelgänger, Zach Braff, at NYC Podfest
32 min
49
Introducing Season 7
StartUp returns with a brand new season on April 27th.
2 min
50
Alex, Inc. 6: Alex and Matt Pop Quiz
How well do Alex and Matt actually know each other?
30 min
51
Alex, Inc. 5: Alex And Matt, Inc.
The five best StartUp episodes about Gimlet, as voted by our listeners. With brand-new after shows. This is Part 5 of 5.
52 min
52
Alex, Inc. 4: Training Day
The five best StartUp episodes about Gimlet, as voted by our listeners. With brand-new after shows. This is Part 4 of 5.
31 min
53
Alex, Inc. 3: The Name Game
The five best StartUp episodes about Gimlet, as voted by our listeners. With brand-new after shows. This is Part 3 of 5.
28 min
54
Alex, Inc. 2: Alex Talks Equity
The five best StartUp episodes about Gimlet, as voted by our listeners. With brand-new after shows. This is Part 2 of 5.
32 min
55
Alex, Inc. 1: Sacca Plays Sacca
The five best StartUp episodes about Gimlet, as voted by our listeners. With brand-new after shows. This is Part 1 of 5.
33 min
56
StartupBus 5: Friday
You just gotta enjoy the ride.
34 min
57
StartupBus 4: Thursday
I'm just like my comp'ny, I'm young, scrappy, and hungry.
34 min
58
StartupBus 3: Wednesday
"The more you know, the more you realize 'I don't know sh*t'"
30 min
59
StartupBus 2: Tuesday
Life's a pitch
30 min
60
StartupBus 1: Monday
The road rules.
33 min
61
Introducing StartupBus
"Why am I on this bus right now?"
3 min
62
Dear Music Fans… (REBROADCAST)
Business ain’t Yeezy.
50 min
63
Driverless Cars 2: The Race for a Self-Driving ...
When will we get robotaxis, anyway?
22 min
64
Driverless Cars 1: The Grand Challenge
When the driverless future began
41 min
65
New Money
A company bets big on cryptocurrency
25 min
66
Just Hit Record
Can making a podcast about your life change the way you live it?
52 min
67
Make China Cool Again
One country's quest to create a global pop star.
24 min
68
BONUS: An Announcement From StartUp and Introdu...
An announcement about the future of StartUp and a preview of Gimlet's latest show about Blackness' biggest fans.
38 min
69
Sell the Apartment, Keep the Startup
Getting hung up on the truth can be bad for business.
27 min
70
Domains 2: Sex Dot Con
How the battle over a domain name nearly destroyed one man's life.
28 min
71
Domains 1: The .com King
Why the dot com still reigns supreme.
25 min
72
Introducing Season 6
StartUp returns with a brand new season on September 1st.
3 min
73
Building The Perfect Cup of Coffee
Two suitcases, a tiny boat, and a $25 billion industry.
30 min
74
Gimlet 24: Ask Alex
A Gimlet update.
30 min
75
How To Invent A New Sport
The saga of Slamball.
32 min
76
Life After Startup
Where are they now?
36 min
77
Dating Ring 3: Another Side Of The Story (REBRO...
28 min
78
Bug Business
Can one entrepreneur worm her way into the snack food aisle?
24 min
79
Bootstrapping a Better Vaccine
How much does a pig cost in Guatemala?
26 min
80
Running a Family and a Business
A founder struggles with a difficult balancing act.
30 min
81
Friendster 2: The Fall
Why aren’t we all logging onto Friendster today?
29 min
82
Friendster 1: The Rise
In 2003, Jonathan Abrams was sitting atop one of the hottest new companies in Silicon Valley. But it didn't take long for things to fall apart.
32 min
83
You Have to Invent Something
In 1983 a guy named Stuart Anders invented a toy that would become a huge hit -- one of the biggest fad toys of a generation. But then it all fell apart.
34 min
84
Dov Charney 7: MAGIC
"In America, if you're making money, everything is forgiven. Trust me." - Dov Charney
35 min
85
Dov Charney 6: Anger
How does a founder get fired from his own company?
57 min
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Dov Charney 5: Suits
The private affairs of a public company.
59 min
87
Dov Charney 4: Boundaries
There's logic, and then there's Dov logic.
40 min
88
Dov Charney 3: Photos
In order to understand the present, we take a look at the past.
29 min
89
Dov Charney 2: Workers
The key to success is believing your own bullshit -- and getting others to believe it too.
23 min
90
Dov Charney 1: Labels
The American Dream is south of the 10 freeway.
32 min
91
Gimlet 23: Shadowed Qualities
What you don’t know won’t hurt you, but it could hurt your company.
36 min
92
Gimlet 22: You Can't Wear a Suit Here
Building a new show can be a lonely business.
31 min
93
Gimlet 21: Diversification of Worry
When it comes to growth, every upside has its downside.
31 min
94
Introducing Season 4
Season 4 of StartUp premieres on October 6.
2 min
95
2680 Madison Road
Abandon all hope, ye who startup here.
40 min
96
Up in Flames
A story of asylum, ashes, and acidophilus.
38 min
97
ConBody 2: From the Cell to the Sell
Want to build a fitness empire? Swipe right.
43 min
98
ConBody 1: Happy Ending
A different kind of boom and bust
33 min
99
Kitchen Confidential
The many demands of on-demand.
42 min
100
The Runway
Sometimes when you're close to the end, you have to go back to the beginning.
33 min
101
Dear Music Fans...
Business ain't Yeezy.
49 min
102
Pirate Needs Pirate
A look inside a small, grassroots, international smuggling operation.
33 min
103
Twitch 2: Gaming the System
It takes 2 percent to make a thing go right.
32 min
104
Twitch 1: Almost Famous
A backpack, a camera, and a big idea
25 min
105
Introducing Season 3
StartUp Podcast Returns
2 min
106
Gimlet 20: Disorg Chart
As we wrap up this mini-season, Lisa Chow comes b…
30 min
107
Gimlet 19: Diversity Report
If you were to walk into Gimlet HQ, there are a f…
40 min
108
Gimlet 18: Pitch Perfect 2
Gimlet is growing fast. We have four shows on the…
32 min
109
Gimlet 17: Words About Words From Our Sponsors
Gimlet is starting a new line of business, and it…
37 min
110
Gimlet 16: The Secret Formula
Gimlet is making a big, expensive bet. The kind o…
42 min
111
Gimlet 15: Married To Your Business
We return to the offices of Gimlet for the start …
30 min
112
BONUS: But Wait, There's More!
A Gimlet update and a special announcement
27 min
113
Dating Ring 10: 116 Men and a Baby
Lessons learned in business and love
32 min
114
Dating Ring 9: Dating Ring Of Fire
Under pressure, the Dating Ring founders make a b…
24 min
115
Dating Ring 8: Til Debt Do Us Part
Lauren and Emma visit the CEO Whisperer
24 min
116
Dating Ring 7: Survival's a Pitch
A golden opportunity sows seeds of doubt
26 min
117
Dating Ring 6: Profiled
In online dating, love is not blind
26 min
118
Dating Ring 5: Playing With Matches
Inside Dating Ring's Matchmaking System
27 min
119
Dating Ring 4: Save The Date
Save The Date (S2 Ep4) by Gimlet
26 min
120
Dating Ring 3: Another Side Of The Story
Welcome to fundraising
28 min
121
Dating Ring 2: Grow Big Or Go Home
Inside the Startup School Y Combinator
29 min
122
Dating Ring 1: Origin Story
First comes love...then comes equity StartUp is…
29 min
123
Gimlet 14: Where We Are
An end and a beginning
34 min
124
Gimlet 13: Fake It Til You Make It
Episode 13 addresses a question that has been dog…
25 min
125
Gimlet 12: Burnout
Recovering from a breaking point
21 min
126
Gimlet 11: Know Your Customer
Lessons on building an audience While working o…
20 min
127
Gimlet 10: Mixing Art And Business
Lessons on outgrowing your business plan
25 min
128
Gimlet 9: We Made A Mistake
Gimlet Media addresses a company mistake.
23 min
129
Gimlet 8: Our New Show
Welcome, Reply All
22 min
130
Gimlet 7: How Listeners Become Owners
Are you ready to invest in Gimlet Media?
29 min
131
Gimlet 6: How To Value Your Startup
It's all about your story.
28 min
132
Gimlet 5: How To Name Your Company
Choosing a favorite is only the beginning.
22 min
133
Gimlet 4: Startups are a Risky Business
StartUps are a risky business, but there's lots o…
24 min
134
Gimlet 3: How To Divide An Imaginary Pie
How much of your company should you give up when …
27 min
135
Gimlet 2: Is Podcasting the Future or the Past?
Dreaming big is harder than you'd think.
20 min
136
Gimlet 1: How Not to Pitch a Billionaire
This is a series about what happens when someone …
23 min