Back when we were starting up our startup, I didn’t have time to listen to podcasts about startups.
Now that we’ve started up, I’ve become totally hooked on StartUp, the podcast by Gimlet Media that begins its first season by chronicling the origins of Gimlet Media. The guy who’s trying to raise money for his dream gig, a company that produces high-quality podcasts, is the guy narrating the podcast.
It’s a story told with great humor and self-deprecation by Gimlet Media’s founder, Alex Blumberg. (He’s a veteran of This American Life and Planet Money. He’s got that modesty thing down.)
If you begin with Episode 1, “How Not to Pitch a Billionaire,” I think you’ll be hooked, too. The ten episodes fly by—I knit a ton to this.
Not to be a spoiler, but at this point I’m into Season 3 of StartUp, and I continue to be fascinated by these stories of entrepreneurs trying to make something out of nothing.