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Friendster: Part 1 (Season 5, Episode 2)

Before Myspace, before Facebook, there was Friendster.

April 21, 2017

You Have to Invent Something (Season 5, Episode 1)

In 1983 a guy named Stuart Anders invented a toy that would become a huge hit — one of the biggest fad toys of a generation. But then it all fell apart.

April 14, 2017

BONUS – Introducing Twice Removed

Alex Blumberg sits down with Eric Mennel and Ngofeen Mputubwele, producers on Gimlet’s new show Twice Removed.

January 13, 2017

Part 7: MAGIC (Season 4, Episode 10)

“In America, if you’re making money, everything is forgiven. Trust me.” – Dov Charney

December 22, 2016

Part 6: Anger (Season 4, Episode 9)

How does a founder get fired from his own company?

December 16, 2016

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Lisa Chow

Lisa is co-host of StartUp. Previously, she was a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight and a reporter at NPR's Planet Money and WNYC. She has an MBA from Columbia .

Hosted by

Alex Blumberg

Alex is the host of StartUp, and CEO and cofounder of Gimlet. He 's an award-winning radio journalist and former producer for This American Life and the co-founder of Planet Money.


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