The Story The Dating Ring founders enter the turbulent world of fundraising and it’s nothing like they imagine. They get an offer on demo day, but one that forces them to make a difficult decision. The following weeks are full of exhilarating success, crushing rejection, and tough questions -- including ones they have to ask themselves. Emma writes about a bad experience with an investor. A new gossip app called Secret stirs up controversy. And Lauren gets some advice that leads her to a humbling realization about the company's future. And, in just a few weeks, we'll be launching a new show here at Gimlet Media. Check out the promo here!
Our iTunes artwork was illustrated by Cari Vander Yacht. Check out her work at www.carivanderyacht.com Our theme song was written and performed by Mark Phillips. Season two of Startup features brand new original music, written and performed by our own John Delore along with his band mates, Jordan Scanella, Sam Merrick and Isamu McGregor, Jon LaDeau, and Dominic Fallacaro.
Does climate change freak you out? Want to know what we, collectively, can do about it? Us too. How to Save a Planet is a podcast that asks the big questions: what do we need to do to solve the climate crisis, and how do we get it done?
We’re sharing the first episode of Motherhacker. It’s a fiction podcast about a mother who gets involved in an identity theft ring in order to support her family. The series stars Carrie Coon, Pedro Pascal, Alan Cumming, Lucas Hedges, Tavi Gevinson and Alex Goldman.
Normally, being the mayor of Dayton, Ohio, means paying attention to everyday issues, from garbage pickups to municipal budgets. But in the early morning hours of August 4, 2019, a gunman opened fire at a downtown bar in the city, and Nan Whaley’s role as mayor immediately shifted. She found herself thrust into the national spotlight as all eyes turned to Dayton. And it wasn't long before she was f...