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Dov Charney 2: Workers

November 11, 2016

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Show Notes

The Story 

Dov Charney is trying to rebuild a multi-million dollar apparel company from the ground up. But he can’t do it alone. In this episode, we’ll hear from the people who have signed on to work with Charney, the people who have remained loyal to him since the early days of American Apparel, and those who have been inspired to join him in his new venture. The commitment Charney receives from his workers feels like a double-edged sword—the more they devote their time and energy to his new company, the more they depend on its success. This time around, the pressure to succeed feels much, much higher.

   The Facts Andrew Dunn and Martin Peralta mixed the episode. Our theme song was written and performed by 


Mark Phillips. Our updated theme was remixed by Bobby Lord. The special ad music, Microliters, was written and performed by Build Buildings. Our logo was designed by Elias Stein. Additional music from the band hotmoms.gov. To learn more about Undone and the other shows Gimlet is launching this fall, go to gimletprod.staging.wpengine.com/fallseason

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