I’m a huge fan of podcasts: I never miss an episode of Marketplace; I am near giddy when a new episode of Radiolab is released; I credit Planet Money with preparing me for a successful first interview out of college at Freddie Mac. The hottest new podcast is undoubtedly Startup (Serial is a close second.) Created and narrated by Alex Blumberg (of Planet Money and This American Life), it tracks Alex and his cofounder Matt Lieber on their journey to launch Gimlet Media, a podcasting company.
This podcast offers a rare look into the startup/VC/Silicon Valley tech scene and the process of launching a company from the ground up. While popularity of this topic has certainly grown in recent years, rarely do we get to see such a raw and personal take on it. Certainly, any method of storytelling that condenses months of work into half hour pieces cannot escape an editorial aspect, but Alex manages to capture his story in an unsensational yet insightful way.