#22 Lunar Wireless

Hunter Rosenblume pitches Lunar Wireless, a company he co-founded as an answer to pricey cell phone plans.

Hunter Rosenblume is pitching Lunar Wireless, a company he co-founded as an answer to pricey cell phone plans. But getting investors to gamble on a 22-year-old who claims he can take on a decades-old industry is a hard sell. Is a healthy dose of FOMO enough to change their minds?

Join the conversation over at thepitch.show/discuss

It’s a Black Thing

When we discover something we love at The Nod, we’ve gotta share it with the fam. Eric’s close friend, a self-proclaimed “glo-up artist,” explains how a piece of clothing changed his life forever. And Eric shares something he just can’t stop thinking about.

RELATED LINKS

To read Jon’s tips on how to pick the perfect pair of white jeans and keep them clean (and to see a photo of Jon in his full glo-up attire… which includes a fur coat), subscribe to our newsletter.

If you liked the excerpt of “Mama Don’t Understand,” check out more episodes from The Longest Shortest Time.

To hear more from Kirya Traber, check out her podcast Cheers and Queers.

CREDITS

The Nod is produced by Brittany Luse, with Eric Eddings, Kate Parkinson-Morgan, and Emanuele Berry. With production assistance from Wallace Mack. Our senior producer is Sarah Abdurrahman. We are edited by Annie-Rose Strasser. Engineering from Cedric Wilson.

Special thanks to MR Daniel. Fact-checking by Max Gibson. Our theme music is by Calid B. Additional music in the show by Calid B, Haley Shaw, Jupyter, Chilly Willy and Kevin J. Simon.

Alex Needs Your Help

Vote for your favorite StartUp episode

Ahead of the release of Alex, Inc. on March 28, we’re putting out a curated binge listen of the best StartUp episodes about our company, Gimlet Media. And we want your help. Tell us your favorite Gimlet StartUp episode, and let us know if you have any questions about it—or anything else!

You can vote here: www.startuplistener.com/binge

#21 Metabrew

Romy Raad and her cofounder have created Metabrew, a healthy beverage they believe could replace your morning coffee.

Romy Raad and her cofounder have created Metabrew, a healthy beverage they believe could replace your morning coffee. But can they get investors buzzing about this plant-based substitute?

Join the conversation over at thepitch.show/discuss

Don Lemon is… Magneto

Some funny things happened in the past year: a reality TV star became president, tiki torches had to renounce white nationalism, and CNN’s Don Lemon seemingly went through a reinvention. In our latest edition of Good For The Blacks, culture writer Ira Madison III joins us to debate Don Lemon’s ‘transformation’ from respectability politician in chief to beacon of wokeness.

BONUS: Don’t Call It A Resolution

Brittany reads Eric her intentions for the new year.

Brittany doesn’t make New Year’s resolutions. Instead, she creates a list of intentions for how to live her life in the coming year. Eric is skeptical of the process. In this week’s bonus, Brittany tells Eric her 2018 intentions, and tries to convince him to make at least one intention of his own.

We are back next week with an all new episode!

BONUS: Eric Takes Zinc

In this week’s bonus, Eric may (or may not) have taken advice from Brittany. And that advice may (or may not) have worked.In this week’s bonus, Eric may (or may not) have taken advice from Brittany. And that advice may (or may not) have worked.In this week’s bonus, Eric may (or may not) have taken advice from Brittany. And that advice may (or may not) have worked.

BONUS: We Answer Your Questions

We opened up our phone lines and you delivered—with questions about entrepreneurship, pitching, and the show.

We opened up our phone lines and you delivered—with questions about entrepreneurship, pitching, and the show. Thanks to everyone who reached out!

For more information about the show and our investors, visit thepitch.show.

Bonus Episode: Buddy Cianci… The Musical

Inside the world’s best (well, only) Fringe Festival-approved, Off-Off-Broadway, speed-written, side-splittin’, six-night-run-and-then-we’re-done musical about everyone’s favorite felonious mayor.

In 2003, a couple of Brown University alumni did the unthinkable: they wrote and performed a musical about everyone’s favorite criminal mayor. No recordings of the play exist today. So, as a holiday gift to Crimetown listeners, we’ve asked some friends in the musical-theater business to resurrect this forgotten classic.

For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.