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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.
||ExplicitIra Glass: The Man Who Launched a Thousand Podcasts||How the host of This American Life shaped an entire industry.||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow One Mom Tried to Reunite Migrant Families||Leveraging her outrage to bring families back together.||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Accidental Technologist: Caterina Fake||The co-founder of Flickr on why every business should be a family business.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Man Behind the Iconic Apple Stores: Ron Johnson||Transforming Apple into a household name.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSmart Out Loud: How Janice Bryant Howroyd Learned to Own Her Brilliance||Being brilliant and owning your brilliance are two different things.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRelentless: How One Guy Brought the Internet to America’s Schools||How persistence brought America’s schools into the digital age.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGolden State Warrior Andre Iguodala||How sports is a metaphor, and what he thinks of teammate Steph Curry.||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNina Jacobson: How to Make a Hit in Hollywood||The “Crazy Rich Asians” producer says your failures are just as important as your successes.||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSophia Amoruso: From Nasty Gal to Girlboss||Bankrolled then bankrupt. Sometimes venture capital doesn't help.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGroupon's Andrew Mason: Pt. 2, The Fall||From CEO of the world’s fastest growing company to fired.||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGroupon's Andrew Mason: Pt. 1, The Rise||Groupon's startup fable: the dream rise and nightmare fall.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPremiering October 1: Without Fail||Any big success requires looking failure in the eye. Without Fail is the new show from Gimlet Media that asks people who have pursued incredible things: What worked? What didn't? And why? Without Fail premieres October 1.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Three New Gimlet Shows||New series premiering This October||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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.