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StartUp Podcast

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StartUp Podcast
StartUp Podcast

StartUp Podcast

Gimlet

565
Followers
946
Plays
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A series about what it's really like to start a business.

Latest Episodes

Exit

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

40 MIN5 d ago
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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 MIN1 w ago
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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 MIN2 w ago
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Our Company Has Problems

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.

2 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Introducing StartUp: The Final Chapter

Introducing The Journal.

Alex introduces an episode of The Journal. about companies monitoring their workers. It's common, it's legal. And it can lead to employers having surprisingly personal information about the people who work for them.

24 MINSEP 13
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Introducing The Journal.

Alex Talks to Missouri Star Quilt Company Co-Founder Jenny Doan

Jenny Doan and her husband, Ron, lost most of their savings in the 2008 financial crisis. Retirement was just around the corner, and they didn’t know how they would make it through. That’s when the family went all-in on an unlikely business—a quilt shop.

27 MINAUG 23
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Alex Talks to Missouri Star Quilt Company Co-Founder Jenny Doan

Alex Talks to Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp

As a Democrat from a red state, Senator Heidi Heitkamp built a reputation for her willingness to buck party pressure and reach across the aisle. But when Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court, she found herself facing a decision between her principles and her political fate.

42 MINJUL 26
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Alex Talks to Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Alex Talks to Elaine Welteroth

When Elaine Welteroth was appointed editor in chief of Teen Vogue in 2015, she was the youngest and first black editor in the publication’s history. She set out to transform Teen Vogue into something more than just a fashion magazine...but Elaine had taken the helm of a publication in crisis.

34 MINJUL 19
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Alex Talks to Elaine Welteroth

Alex Talks to Executive Coach Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna was a high-flying venture capitalist in New York City at the height of the dot-com boom. He looked like the picture of success—but as time wore on, he felt more and more like a fraud. And when the boom went bust, it all began to unravel for him. Alex talks to Jerry about that struggle, and about how it led him to his current life as one of the most in-demand executive coaches—who just happens to be Alex’s own executive coach. This episode discusses suicide and mental illness. If you’re feeling depressed or you just need to talk to someone, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The number is 1-800-273-8255. The StartUp episode referenced in this conversation — the episode that includes one of Alex and Jerry’s sessions — is called “Shadowed Qualities.”

46 MINJUL 12
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Alex Talks to Executive Coach Jerry Colonna

The Nod's Eric Eddings Talks to Erika Alexander

Actor Erika Alexander came of age at a moment when there were lots of Black TV shows airing in primetime. She got her break in the early ‘90s with a role on the Cosby Show, and found fame as fast-talking lawyer Maxine Shaw in the hit sitcom Living Single. But then the number of Black sitcoms airing on the major networks dwindled, and so did roles for Black actors. In this conversation with The Nod’s Eric Eddings, Erika talks about navigating Hollywood after that Black entertainment boom went bust.

48 MINJUN 21
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The Nod's Eric Eddings Talks to Erika Alexander

Latest Episodes

Exit

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

40 MIN5 d ago
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 MIN1 w ago
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 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Our Company Has Problems

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.

2 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Introducing StartUp: The Final Chapter

Introducing The Journal.

Alex introduces an episode of The Journal. about companies monitoring their workers. It's common, it's legal. And it can lead to employers having surprisingly personal information about the people who work for them.

24 MINSEP 13
Comments
Introducing The Journal.

Alex Talks to Missouri Star Quilt Company Co-Founder Jenny Doan

Jenny Doan and her husband, Ron, lost most of their savings in the 2008 financial crisis. Retirement was just around the corner, and they didn’t know how they would make it through. That’s when the family went all-in on an unlikely business—a quilt shop.

27 MINAUG 23
Comments
Alex Talks to Missouri Star Quilt Company Co-Founder Jenny Doan

Alex Talks to Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp

As a Democrat from a red state, Senator Heidi Heitkamp built a reputation for her willingness to buck party pressure and reach across the aisle. But when Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court, she found herself facing a decision between her principles and her political fate.

42 MINJUL 26
Comments
Alex Talks to Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Alex Talks to Elaine Welteroth

When Elaine Welteroth was appointed editor in chief of Teen Vogue in 2015, she was the youngest and first black editor in the publication’s history. She set out to transform Teen Vogue into something more than just a fashion magazine...but Elaine had taken the helm of a publication in crisis.

34 MINJUL 19
Comments
Alex Talks to Elaine Welteroth

Alex Talks to Executive Coach Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna was a high-flying venture capitalist in New York City at the height of the dot-com boom. He looked like the picture of success—but as time wore on, he felt more and more like a fraud. And when the boom went bust, it all began to unravel for him. Alex talks to Jerry about that struggle, and about how it led him to his current life as one of the most in-demand executive coaches—who just happens to be Alex’s own executive coach. This episode discusses suicide and mental illness. If you’re feeling depressed or you just need to talk to someone, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The number is 1-800-273-8255. The StartUp episode referenced in this conversation — the episode that includes one of Alex and Jerry’s sessions — is called “Shadowed Qualities.”

46 MINJUL 12
Comments
Alex Talks to Executive Coach Jerry Colonna

The Nod's Eric Eddings Talks to Erika Alexander

Actor Erika Alexander came of age at a moment when there were lots of Black TV shows airing in primetime. She got her break in the early ‘90s with a role on the Cosby Show, and found fame as fast-talking lawyer Maxine Shaw in the hit sitcom Living Single. But then the number of Black sitcoms airing on the major networks dwindled, and so did roles for Black actors. In this conversation with The Nod’s Eric Eddings, Erika talks about navigating Hollywood after that Black entertainment boom went bust.

48 MINJUN 21
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The Nod's Eric Eddings Talks to Erika Alexander

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