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Without Fail

By 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.

Customer Reviews

The next chapter in the rollercoaster of starting a company

When I listened to the first season of Start Up, where Alex Bloomberg takes us on the emotional journey of starting his own company, I got invested in the future of Gimlet Media--maybe you did too. Since then, Alex has popped into the Start Up feed with some updates on how Gimlet is doing. I listen to a lot of Gimlet podcasts, and am a general fan, but the narrative I'm most attached to, is the aches and pains of the growth of Gimlet. I search for clues in other podcasts. Reply All has had a bunch of seasons, oh great. I see they nixed that other series, must have been struggling. Here, with Without Fail, we get the most satisfying psychological insight into the issues Alex and the leaders of Gimlet are chewing on since that first visceral season of Start Up. Where are those inflection points when a rapidly successful company might tank? How does the charismatic founder end up fired? And when your company becomes your whole life, is it all really worth it?
If you like a good story with some nuggets to really reflect on, this seems promising.

A must-listen for new CEOs and budding entrepreneurs

Podcasts like this are so valuable for those of us that are running companies. Listeners are treated to real life lessons that are major learning opportunities. I'm really looking forward to future episodes. My only wish for the series is for longer episodes! Thanks, Alex and thanks Andrew Mason for being so open, honest and humble.


Just 2 episodes in, and I am finding myself sitting in my car listening long after I have arrived to my destination. As always, Alex is able to create a very intimate and personal conversation which keeps me on the edge of my seat, fully invested in the outcome.