Reviews
From the first season of Startup I was hooked. I binged every episode catching up. So inspiring for anyone wanting to go out and do your own thing, no matter how hard. Highly recommended to everyone.
53mnro via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/20
I have never heard anything like this podcast - following the start of a business through the years was an amazing ride! Absolute delight to listen to.
Dragonlady Gigi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/20
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...Read full review »
Chris-132 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/26/19
I can’t believe people like listening to this Ira Glass imitator. Full of himself
baitandswitch? via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/19
Lisa is the best story teller and podcaster I’ve had the joy of listening to. I was deeply moved by the Success Academy story. Very balanced coverage. I kept flipping my opinion throughout. So good, I’m hooked.
Li11vb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/19
Fun stories
Liz101010 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/19
Love this podcast! Found it from listening to How I Built This podcast interview. So interesting- been binging all weekend!!
happier in iowa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/25/19
There hasn’t been a new episode of Startup published to this feed in almost a year. All it has been in that time is episodes of Without Fail, and sometimes some other podcasts that are advertising themselves to me. When they published a rerun of THE WRONG PODCAST to the Startup feed, I finally...Read full review »
BMChris1234 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/19
I’m late to the Startup party. I started listening after the Spotify deal. It has been fascinating to be able to go back and hear the story from the beginning. Thanks for recording your journey so honestly.
BooneLady via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/19
Guys, I’m a big fan of both of you and your shows, but holy cow—this StartUp episode interviewing Ira Glass was almost unlistenable. Did not expect two seasoned radio pros to drop “LIKE” like a couple teenaged girls.
GoodGallagher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/11/19
This 5-star rating is for the interview with Ira Glass. I thought what bothered me about this series was all the celebrity interviews which went no deeper than most celebrity interviews and glamorized fame too much. But hearing the Ira interview I realize how great it is to hear interviews...Read full review »
peggyreavey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/19
I have been listening since the first episode and this show is seriously wonderful—have become a fan of so many of Gimlet’s shows as they’ve come out (RIP Mystery Show! Reply All forever!). The best eps and seasons are the ones that follow Gimlet, and a few of the other entrepreneur stories lost...Read full review »
ladypicnic via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/08/19
The team does a really nice job of getting into the real ups and downs of starting a company. Nice that they also follow up on a lot of the companies that they profiled earlier in the previous season and spoiler alert: many did not survive.
Boat Carpenter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/08/19
I am not an entrepreneur but I have loved listening to this series! Nice work, great story telling and l love that it has a “happy ending”!
nola in idaho via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/19
one word describes this podcast OUTSTANDING!! Love all Gimlet podcasts xx
Elle13477 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/01/19
I listened to this podcast 3 years ago as stepped out and started my own business. I found so much encouragement in the honesty of this story. I learned a lot, sometimes it just got me excited again when things weren’t the way I wanted them to be. My business has grown to be a million dollar...Read full review »
JA Adams via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/28/19
Love, love, love this podcast! I have enjoyed the candor with which it was created and executed. The Gimlet story is inspirational. I couldn’t be happier for Alex and Matt and the successful sale to Spotify. You guys and your staff are a success!
Jenniferkirkman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/19
Very cool to follow this startup to exit story. Thank you for your contribution and all you do
Chevive via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/19
Congrats on your deal with Spotify. I look forward to following Reply All and Heavyweight, et all for years to come!
cdpeacefrog via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/22/19
Startup was at it’s best when it was about Gimlet, but some seasons like the one with Arlen came close to the same magic. I am disappointed by the final “season”. It seemed more like a way to quiet the latest reviews criticizing this feed cross posting “Without Fail” episodes than an honest...Read full review »
BrownEyedBeauty83 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/22/19
Start Up was the very first podcast that I ever listened to. From the first episode I was completely hooked and Gimlet podcasts soon became my favourite form of interesting and informative entertainment. Thank you so much for creating this company. Congrats on your Spotify acquisition- super...Read full review »
Flamingbird5000 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/20/19
Listen from the beginning, and thank you for sharing the final episodes about your journey with Spotify! It was really interesting! Cheers!
pinacoloda via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/19
That last episode is bittersweet in the best way. Almost cried. Hi from Moscow, be happy and successful!
все псевдонимы заняты100 via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 10/19/19
I am sitting in my car, late for work, listening to the last episode. This final season is essentially a long-form press release. The first season asked hard questions and engaged with so many aspects of starting a business. They have given up on all of that in this final season. One of the...Read full review »
fipper via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/19
Final episodes are a fascinating look at a company leaving the “startup” phase. In this case, it means a buyout by Spotify. Also interesting to think about where the podcast industry is headed.
There was more than one... via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/19
The show is really well put together and stands out for the quality of storytelling compared to many other podcasts in this genre. The first two seasons were great, after that it's a bit more hit and miss.Read full review »
wesb0 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/17/19
The journal seems ungenuine and seems like an advertisement. Hoping the sale of the company doesn’t ruin the quality of podcasts i’m used to from Gimlet. Startup is amazing, i’m very upset it is ending.
aggravated customer. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/19
And listen to it the second it came out. Now it’s a trash feed for whatever Gimlet wants to promote. I couldn’t figure out what I had already listened to. I stopped listening bc of all the repeats and promotion.
aeiou77777 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/19
Every story Alex makes, it makes me cry or laugh or both. I’m sad that the startup franchise is coming to an end.
yukiz1982 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/19
Love this sad that it coming to an end
zeljim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/19
Loving the first season!
daniellelynise via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/10/19
I binged the first season over the last two days. I can’t say enough about it. I found it deliciously entertaining, extremely educational and incredibly inspiring. The honesty and courage to tell its story in near real-time made me forget that the episodes were produced years ago.
ScottZak via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/19
Listening to the Dove Charbey series really makes you see this. It has nothing to do with a start up but everything to do with public shaming someone for three episodes. This happens in other episodes where the producers seem to go out of their way and off topic to prove some point.
. . . . . . . . . . via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 09/22/19
Startup used to be wonderful. Now, it’s effectively spam. Replaying a different podcast (Without Fail) week after week is just wrong. If I want to listen to Without Fail, I’ll subscribe to it.
samvegasam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/23/19
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.Read full review »
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.Read full review »
Matt_s_17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/19
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