From 1999 until 2014, he was the producer of the public radio show This American Life. He was also the co-creator and co-host of Planet Money, one of my favorite podcasts of all time.
In 2014, my guest made the crazy decision to leave public radio and start a podcast company — Gimlet Media and their first podcast Startup. Later that year, Gimlet received $1.5 million in seed funding and went on to become a runaway podcasting success.
In 2015, Gimlet received another round of funding, their Series A at an additional $6 million.
Now, let’s hack …
In this 35-minute episode Alex Blumberg and I discuss:
- Why it is essential to remove the unnecessary elements from the story
- The story behind Alex’s ‘crazy’ decision to leave public media
- The true value of puttng constraints on your work
- Doing work that matters to avoid facing ‘the me that could’ve been’
Listen to Hack the Entrepreneur below …
From Public Radio to a Groundbreaking Media Startup, with Alex BlumbergJon Nastor