Gimlet post acquisition
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.
I used to love this podcast
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.
Alex is as good as it gets
Every story Alex makes, it makes me cry or laugh or both. I’m sad that the startup franchise is coming to an end.
Love this sad that it coming to an end
I'm late, but happy to find this
Loving the first season!
The Gimlet story
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.
This podcast has gone completely downhill
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 during the most recent season of Startup they started putting as many ads as possible into each episode. Now they've completely ruined this feed by spamming it with Without Fail episodes.
Used to be great
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.
Used to love this podcast. Not anymore!
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 same. So, I am really unhappy to see that the podcast has changed now to just Alex interviewing people that I don’t care about. Very sad!!! Like others, I thought Spotify’s purchase would bring us more original content. The interview podcast is overdone. Unsubscribe for now; when things change I might come back.
Decide what to be and go be it
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 and thanks for listening. Honestly I thought it was just me, but it’s good to see others felt the same way.
Without Fail is a great pod
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.
What in the world
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 to the old podcasts such as Dov. So disappointed.
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 .
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 now share the same content. I would think that selling out to Spotify would have made Gimlet enough money to produce new and original content. Guess not!!
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.
Stop the republishing
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 add for Startup, then just put it on pause or let people know you are no longer producing content under this banner.
What happened to Startup?
The feed has been hijacked for "Without Fail". If I wanted to listen to "Without Fail", I would subscribe to that feed. Unsubscribed.
Gone to trash
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.
What happened to startup
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 to document that process
Annoying without fail
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.
Talk About Spotify Transition
A fan until recently
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 STARTUP! Seems like a real missed opportunity.
Used to be good, now Alex talks to rich people
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 real struggles, like they did originally.
Unsubscribing for now
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.
Unsubscribing from Without Fail
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 dropped the pilot. So, unsubscribing and deleting for now. Maybe I’ll come back in a year and see if this insanity has stopped.
Where’s my StartUp podcast?
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.
Start Up and Without Fail are both great shows...
...but it’s annoying to have WF episodes in the Start Up feed too.
Continues to cross post Without Fail
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.
This used to be a great podcast about business startups. It has veered way off path and I rarely listen to it anymore.
Without fail 2.0
Bob the bob untaken name
I like and subscribe to without fail but I don’t want to twice
Is it Without Fail now?
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.
Used to be great.
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."
This has just become a “Without Fail” feed
I was a huge fan until it became a feed to repost episodes of a lackluster interview show. Come on, Gimlet!
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.
Used to be good, but no longer
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 are over.
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. Celebrity crap is EVERYWHERE. All those wonderful seasons about people who are not in People Magazine.
Stop it. How about a podcast about people interested in earning a living ( not becoming a multi - millionaire) creating something meaningful. Do those people exist anymore?
Stop porting Without Fail into Start Up
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?
Without Fail Again?
Carrots grow in the ground
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?
Not a fan of the new show
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
“Alex talks” format?
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 really feel a need to have another interview show in my feed.
A completely different show (literally)
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.
Que viva puertorico!!!
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 detective did? Would make great content on a true story!
I love these podcasts
So informative, honest and just captivating. So happy I stumbled upon them.
Stop Union Busting
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!
Transparent, personal, and humble.
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 podcast. Or later when he has the awkward conversation about equity with a partner. Then you hear the conversations with their wives that night when the go separate ways. It’s really incredible. We kind of know how the story ends, because clearly we’re listening to the podcast. But the story is still very thrilling and shocking.
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 for a final podcast or two about the “exit strategy” realization!
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!!
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 up or without fail or?
Start with season 1, it is excellent. The seasons where they follow one company for many episodes are the ones worth listening to.
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.
Groupon PT 2??
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!