StartUp Podcast

A series about what it's really like to start a business.

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      An Announcement From StartUp and Introducing The Nod


      Lisa Chow and Alex Blumberg sit down together to talk about the future of StartUp.

      And, we introduce you to Gimlet Media's newest podcast The Nod. Co-hosted by Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings, The Nod celebrates and explores the multitudes of Black culture and Black life. For more information, visit gimletmedia.com/thenod.


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      episode 3: Sell the Apartment, Keep the Startup


      Jasen Yang gave up the security of a high-paying Wall Street job to launch his company, Polly Portfolio. It’s been three years since then, and Jasen still isn’t taking a salary. It’s put a lot of strain on his family, and made it difficult for Jasen and his wife, Lynn, to make important decisions about their future. So we brought in executive coach Jerry Colonna, who helped Jasen find the unlikely source of his anxiety.


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      episode 2: Sex Dot Con


      Gary Kremen owned one of the most valuable domain names in the history of the internet. And then one day, he lost it in the most unusual way. For years, Gary fought to win back his domain “sex dot com." The legal battle transformed the way the courts treat virtual property. But in the end, was his lengthy and expensive crusade worth it?


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      episode 1: The Domain King


      StartUp is back for a brand new season, and we're kicking things off with a story about the competitive world of domains.

      Reporter Amy Standen brings us the story of Rick Schwartz, who earned the title “Domain King” by building a portfolio of dot com web addresses worth millions. But why is a “.com” address worth so much in the first place? And why doesn’t Gimlet own “gimlet.com”?

      And coming up this season, we'll hear from startups in unexpected places.  We'll go to the Moj...


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      Introducing Season 6


      StartUp returns September 1st with a brand new season. Here's a preview of what's coming up in Season 6.

      And are you looking for more Gimlet in your life? Then click here to view our guide to other Gimlet shows returning this fall.


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      BONUS — Check Out Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty


      On this episode of StartUp, we're introducing you to a new show from Gimlet Media. It's called Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty. The show charts the career of the hip hop executive, from young hustler in the Bronx, to one of the most powerful men in the music industry.


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       2017-07-26

      BONUS — Check Out The Pitch


      Concussions have cast a major shadow over contact sports, from youth leagues to the pros. But entrepreneur Anthony Gonzales thinks he can fix it by putting a gadget in the mouths of athletes. Now he just has to convince investors to put their dollars behind his idea.

      Our Sponsors: Trunk Club | Virgin Atlantic


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       2017-07-20

      Building The Perfect Cup of Coffee (Season 5, Episode 10)


      Mokhtar Alkhanshali is trying to produce the perfect cup of coffee. And he’s trying to do it with beans grown in the midst of an active war zone in Yemen. Despite those challenges, his company’s first batch earned rave reviews, and sold for $16 a cup at one of the fanciest coffee chains around. But can he turn that early success into a profitable business, or will the challenges of trying to achieve perfection using a supply chain that starts halfway around the world do his young company in?...


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       2017-07-07

      Ask Alex (Season 5, Episode 9)


      You called with your questions. Alex Blumberg has your answers—about growth, diversity at Gimlet and, oh yeah, that ABC sitcom that’s currently being made about the first season of StartUp.


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       2017-06-30

      How To Invent A New Sport (Season 5, Episode 8)


      Mason Gordon’s dream is to create a new global team sport, something that hasn’t happened since basketball came on the scene in the 1890s. But Mason is determined. He invented Slamball—an amped up combination of basketball and football that’s played on trampolines—nearly twenty years ago. He had some splashy early success and got two seasons on TV. And then Slamball seemingly disappeared. But Mason is still at it, and now Slamball is surging in popularity on the other side of the globe.


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       2017-06-23