Reviews
The startup podcast was one of my favorite podcasts of all time. I loved listening to the stories and I felt like I went on a journey learning about the different companies and their struggles. I am personally not a big fan of the interview “successful” people podcast style they all sound the...Read full review »
Nellah506 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/19
It was one of the best shows about startups. I loved it and looked forward to it. Then, that was finished and they just diluted it with barely relatable content and continued to disappoint listeners for two years. Would’ve been better to be honest and tell listeners you were coming up on the end...Read full review »
schumtx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/19
I wish it wasn't in my startup feed. I like when podcasts serve me up a sample of another show. Not 18 of another show in a row. I'm patient/lazy...I can wait for the new episodes without unsubscribing, please don't abuse my patience.
lbsambo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/12/19
This was a great podcast that showcased the startup world and their struggles. Really fascination and intriguing. But now, it’s just reruns of other shows from Gimlet. It seems as though the producers are out of ideas or those that are willing to shed light on the subject. Now I can’t re-listen...Read full review »
Limskey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/19
Just like everyone else you gave us quality content now you don’t . I suggest everybody unsubscribe and leave it at they apparently no one cares .
robjkrespo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/19
It’s so true that the joy is in the pursuit. When Gimlet was trying to make a name you could see the explosive captivating work. Now that it has a name, the content is somewhat disappointing. I subscribe to “Without Fail.” Love it! I subscribe to “Starup.” Love it. What I don’t love is that they...Read full review »
Darwin64 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/19
This was a great show and somehow it because a one on one interview show. I’m confused about the sudden change of direction on this show. Not a fan of this latest season.
Dar Nell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/18/19
Offers nothing unique? All this podcast does is replay episodes from other Podcasts made by Gimlet.
Nick52917374 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/13/19
Dear @gimlet and @spotify: do you plan to ever release original content here again that isn’t a cross-publish from Without Fail? Used to love this. And I miss it. But I’m frustrated having to delete all the duplicate content that I already heard on Without Fail. If you don’t have anything new to...Read full review »
emilyjmc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/19
The feed has been hijacked for "Without Fail". If I wanted to listen to "Without Fail", I would subscribe to that feed. Unsubscribed.
Matt_s_17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/19
What was one of my favorite podcasts has become a lazy, uninspired interview show. But go back and listen to the first few seasons. They were fantastic.
Mick Fishbaum via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/19
Startup started as a 5 star podcast, down to 4 when Alex handed over, 3 stars for church planting season, 2 stars for the school thing, and now it’s just reruns of episodes I’ve already listened to on other shows. In the mean time gimlet grew and was sold for $400m, really big missed opportunity...Read full review »
Steveza via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/19
One episode (or two) to promote a new show, I can understand. Hijacking a podcast feed to push it out there? Terrible form. Am joining the list of unsubscribers for now.
jeeraffe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/19
What I want to hear about is the decision to sell to Spotify and how it’s going. How did that decision get made? How do your partners and employees and hosts feel? Have Naz weigh in. How do you feel about it, Alex? Is it changing the process of making Gimlet podcasts? You know what I miss? I...Read full review »
A fan until recently via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/19
Since getting bought by Spotify, the Gimlet team is now ultra wealthy. That’s good news for them and they deserve it. But now they just talk to rich people on this podcast, like Guy Raz does on his podcasts. Rich people are boring as a rule. They should talk to interesting people going through...Read full review »
Listener 2013 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/19
Please listen to what the reviewers are saying and stop playing the Without Fail podcast where the Startup podcast should be. It’s bad form. I’m unsubscribing for now but will check back and will resubscribe if I see Startup is back with a new season. I love that show.
Rea1021 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/19
Been listening to StartUp from the get go. Normally, I love when podcasts drop a trailer or pilot of a new different show into their feed as a chance to try something new, but this is just getting out of hand with respect to Without Fail. I didn’t subscribe to Without Fail for a reason when you...Read full review »
IamMPB via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/19
This show is turning into “How I built this”. I want the emotional rollercoaster of building a company while diving headfirst into heartache and misery.
phaze421 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/19
...but it’s annoying to have WF episodes in the Start Up feed too.
Be Mo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/19
I love both The Pitch and Without Fail, but it’s a terrible user experience to keep reposting Without Fail episodes in this feed (and with different episode titles). Seems the only way to fix the problem is to unsubscribe from Without Fail.
bailross via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/19
This used to be a great podcast about business startups. It has veered way off path and I rarely listen to it anymore.
dabeling via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/19
I like and subscribe to without fail but I don’t want to twice
Bob the bob untaken name via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/19
StartUp is great. Without Fail is not so great (not into interview shows). Please stop turning this into a Without Fail feed. One preview episode I can deal with. I don’t want to listen to Without Fail.
ryanomusic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/19
It used to be a great podcast with long-form stories of the origins companies, organizations, etc. Now it's a repost of episodes from "Without Fail."
Fausto Morales via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/19
I was a huge fan until it became a feed to repost episodes of a lackluster interview show. Come on, Gimlet!
Matthew 9:38 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/19
Great to follow when you think about installing new ideas in your company!
Suselotte14 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 05/12/19
Stop repeating the same episodes through all your series. I used to love Gimlet, now you just frustrate me.
_producermike via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/12/19
Used to be great. In the beginning the show chronicled the rise of gimlet media. Over the years they seems to have forgot what the podcast was actually about. At this point they interview random people. Not a fan anymore.
Tomas Reg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/19
The content is great for the first 20 or 30 episodes and it doesn’t taper off much as time goes on (though there is an argument to say it has become less focused on actual startups). Unfortunately, the sheer volume of ads has forced me to call it quits. I’m sure this won’t bother some people and...Read full review »
SamtheMan117 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/06/19
I used to enjoy this podcast when it was frequently updated, but now it just seems to host reposted content from Without Fail and other Gimlet shows. They also seem to be avoiding discussion of their recent purchase of Gimlet by Spotify. It seems that the era of "radical transparency" at Gimlet...Read full review »
danoinct via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/19
I’m really disappointed ( and bored) by the latest startup episodes. I feel angry at Alex for suddenly deciding celebrity types are more interesting than the rest of us. It’s happening with “Death, Sex, and Money” too. Do you need to interview celebs to keep investors happy? But it is SO BORING....Read full review »
peggyreavey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/19
I am subscribed to both and it’s a terrible experience to have to listen to the beginning of an episode to determine I’ve already heard it because it’s in the wrong feed. Why are you doing this?
SocialMathematics via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/19
This is the fourth or fifth time “Startup” has just been Without Fail with no explanation or info about the new season. What’s going on?
Carrots grow in the ground via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/19/19
Chronicalling a start up business was awesome. New format is interesting but its not a show about startups. And its the exact same as without fail
bradmcintosh8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/19
I really enjoyed the original format of the Startup in which a startup was followed along during its development. Not only was it informative and interesting but i could get emotionally invested in the founders to some degree Sadly, it now feels like an entirely different podcast and I don’t...Read full review »
Smellulata via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/13/19
The quality of the reporting when they release an actual episode is still top-notch, but I feel this podcast has strayed from its original premise of being about business. Plus, they’re trashing the feed with adverts for their other shows. A bit of that is fine, but they’re doing it so much that...Read full review »
crochetmiriam via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/13/19
A few months ago they started playing episodes of some other Gimlet show in this feed. I thought it was just going to be one or two, but it seems like they've totally replaced the StartUp Podcast with some other show, which is a shame.
Doc Pop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/19
3/30/19, Great podcasts content on all levels! Alex should probably do a up to the HBO Doc series on ADNAN Syed and contact the cold case and re-rest the DNA. Today it came out that it’s not his dna after being re-tested. Okay, well who’s dna is it. Maybe go the route the retired forensic...Read full review »
Que viva puertorico!!! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/19
So informative, honest and just captivating. So happy I stumbled upon them.
MichelleAnneLawr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/19
Gimlet, you are no longer the company that you were in season 1 of this podcast. Your employees want to unionize but you and your Spotify corporate bosses are union busting. Stop, please! Respect your employees!
Ravi_t_sock via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/19
Please stop posting the same episodes on different podcasts week after week.
aln0802 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/29/19
This podcast has been somewhat emotional for me. It’s just crazy tense sometimes! Like when he has a bad go with an investor and then calls his wife. You can hear the disappointment in his voice and you can tell the wife wants to comfort him but doesn’t know what to say. You feel that in the...Read full review »
Dobablob via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/19
I have no idea why I didn’t know about this show when it started, but I’ve been binge listening for the last few weeks now and LOVE it—especially the Gimlet updates/episodes. Every Gimlet episode has hit a note that is so pitch perfect. Thank you for making it. P.s. really, really, really hoping...Read full review »
PhoebeVarinia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/19
I love that there is another podcast from Gimlet that I can binge! I am enjoying the charter school series now. Researched very well, and excellent reporting. Keep up the great work!!
lozark via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/19
The format of this podcast WAS great. Learned a lot about the pains and struggles of the entrepreneurial way. I think now it’s just becoming less interesting to tune in to a gimlet podcast because they recycle episodes between shows. Making your content go a long way I suppose. But is this start...Read full review »
loloooollolo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/19
Start with season 1, it is excellent. The seasons where they follow one company for many episodes are the ones worth listening to.
KingOfT0wn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/19
Love The programming. I’m 61 and just discovered gimlet, listening at work. Listened to conviction and Sandra, now listening Start-up. Great job!
Travelbunnies via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/13/19
This is such a great show. I've listened to all of the seasons. Such great storytelling. The most recent season about Success Academy was fantastic - almost like a much longer 60 minutes report. This show makes my commute enjoyable rather than a drag.
Upwardbound48 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/19
I’m the least spiritual person I know, so I was a little sceptical about how this series would go. What I discovered is that great storytelling transcends the topic. Like everything else about StartUp, I found it absolutely captivating. I sat on this podcast for 2 years before getting into it,...Read full review »
Bulged via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/23/19
Am I missing something, or is the Groupon part 2 episode (part 1 posted Oct 5 2018) missing from apple podcasts? Maybe I am just blind...?? Anyway, love the show!
otagiaogaafi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/19
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