StartUp

A show about what it’s really like to start a business

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Just Hit Record (Season 6, Episode 5)

October 6, 2017

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Show Notes

The Story


Earlier this year we asked listeners to call us with questions for Gimlet Founder Alex Blumberg. Alex answered a bunch of them in an episode last season. But one caller’s question was so big, it needed its own episode. Skyler Gronholz had decided to make a podcast about starting up his life again after several years in prison. But he was anxious about making something bad, and wanted Alex’s advice. In this week’s episode, we find out: can making a podcast about your life actually change the way you live it?

The Facts


Mark Phillips wrote and performed our theme song.
Build Buildings wrote and performed our special ad music.
Additional music by Bobby Lord, Patrick Bower, Oatmello, and the band Hot Moms Dot Gov.
Andrew Dunn mixed this episode.

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