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StartUp Podcast

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Rank #10 in Entrepreneurship category

Business
Society & Culture
Entrepreneurship
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A series about what it's really like to start a business.

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

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7583 Ratings
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This podcast has gone downhill

By Chris-132 - Dec 26 2019
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The very first season of Startup was excellent but this podcast has only gone downhill from there. The episodes gradually got less and less interesting and then in late 2018 they started putting as many ads as possible into each episode. After that they ruined this feed by spamming it with Without Fail episodes. Additionally, with the recent three episode season on Spotify's acquisition of Gimlet, they were too careful not to give away any important details. Those three episodes were nothing like the first season.

Congrats and thank you

By Chevive - Oct 26 2019
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Very cool to follow this startup to exit story. Thank you for your contribution and all you do

iTunes Ratings

7583 Ratings
Average Ratings
6758
362
168
121
174

This podcast has gone downhill

By Chris-132 - Dec 26 2019
Read more
The very first season of Startup was excellent but this podcast has only gone downhill from there. The episodes gradually got less and less interesting and then in late 2018 they started putting as many ads as possible into each episode. After that they ruined this feed by spamming it with Without Fail episodes. Additionally, with the recent three episode season on Spotify's acquisition of Gimlet, they were too careful not to give away any important details. Those three episodes were nothing like the first season.

Congrats and thank you

By Chevive - Oct 26 2019
Read more
Very cool to follow this startup to exit story. Thank you for your contribution and all you do
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StartUp Podcast

Latest release on Jan 03, 2020

All 151 episodes from oldest to newest

Alex Talks to Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley

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Normally, being the mayor of Dayton, Ohio, means paying attention to everyday issues, from garbage pickups to municipal budgets. But in the early morning hours of August 4, 2019, a gunman opened fire at a downtown bar in the city, and Nan Whaley’s role as mayor immediately shifted. She found herself thrust into the national spotlight as all eyes turned to Dayton. And it wasn't long before she was face-to-face with President Donald Trump.

Jan 03 2020

38mins

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Alex Talks to Voting Rights Activist Desmond Meade

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When Desmond Meade got out of prison after serving time for a nonviolent felony, he was homeless and wrestling with addiction. A decade later, he started a campaign that very few people thought was winnable: amending the Florida constitution to restore voting rights to people with felony convictions. His unusual path to success on this politicized issue? Avoid politics, and appeal to principles.

Dec 27 2019

40mins

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Alex Talks to Cycling Whistleblower Jonathan Vaughters

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Jonathan Vaughters was a member of the famed USPS pro cycling team when his teammate Lance Armstrong won the first of a record-breaking seven straight Tours de France. While fans were awed and inspired by the victories, Jonathan knew there was something else fueling those wins: performance enhancing drugs — something the entire team was using, including himself. The deception weighed heavy on his conscience, and Jonathan found himself at a crossroads: live with the lie or come clean and become a traitor to his friends, colleagues, and the most powerful man in cycling, Lance Armstrong.

Dec 20 2019

56mins

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Alex Talks to Country Songwriter Shane McAnally

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Ever since he was young, Shane McAnally knew he wanted to be a country music star. But as a gay man, he didn’t fit the Nashville mold, and so he hid his true identity for years as he struggled to break through. Little did he know that coming out would prove the key to his success. 

We created a playlist of Shane McAnally hits, from artists like Kenny Chesney and Kacey Musgraves. You can find it at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0ixldv7V7QUegFLYo3k5RN?si=Slqyo5ypQO6LiRydT-PbTQ

Dec 13 2019

49mins

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Alex Talks to Rom-Com Revolutionary Aline Brosh McKenna

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Aline Brosh McKenna got her big break as the screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada. But even after successful box office hits and many years in Hollywood, she found herself having to compromise her vision over and over again. So she took matters into her own hands.

Dec 06 2019

40mins

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Alex Talks to Billion-Dollar Business CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd

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Janice Bryant Howroyd’s company started in the front of a rug shop with just a phone, a fax machine, and a lot of hustle. 40 years later, that company is a huge multinational serving some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies in the world. It earns over a billion dollars in revenue, making Janice the first African-American woman to start and run a billion dollar business. But her journey to CEO wasn’t an easy one. Janice talks with Alex about the people who encouraged her down that path, and her realization that being brilliant and owning your brilliance are two different things.

Nov 29 2019

31mins

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Alex Talks to Nick Kroll

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Comedian Nick Kroll became a star by playing a cast of over-the-top characters like Bobby Bottleservice and Gil Faizon. But for years he was careful to keep his own story out of his comedy. Now, with his hit show Big Mouth, Nick is taking on his most challenging material yet: his adolescence. 

Nov 22 2019

49mins

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Introducing How’s Work? with Esther Perel

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This week, we’re sharing the first episode of Esther Perel’s new show How’s Work? In it, the couples therapist behind the beloved show Where Should We Begin? sits down with coworkers, cofounders and colleagues, and brings her inimitable perspective to workplace relationships and conflicts.

Nov 15 2019

58mins

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Alex Talks to Ira Glass

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In November 1995, Ira Glass quietly launched the first episode of This American Life. The rest, as they say, is history. Today his show is a colossal success and Ira Glass is a household name. But in the intervening two decades, Ira has left an indelible mark on the industry by helping to shape hundreds of podcasts as well as hundreds of podcasters — including Alex. On this episode, Alex sits down with his mentor and former boss to talk about the early days at This American Life, what Ira taught Alex, and how being a good boss means learning to set people free.

Nov 08 2019

54mins

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Alex Talks to Hollywood Hitmaker Nina Jacobson

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Nina Jacobson is a force in Hollywood. She’s behind some of the biggest movies of the last 20 years: The Sixth Sense, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hunger Games, and most recently Crazy Rich Asians. She’s had a lot of success. But also some pretty big failures: a public firing, some box office flops. Nina walks Alex through her failure resume and talks about what it takes to make a hit.

Nov 01 2019

46mins

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