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Alex Blumberg

Host & Producer of StartUp Podcast, Host of Homecoming & Without Fail & Producer of This American Life
Alex Blumberg is an American entrepreneur, radio journalist, former producer for public radio and television, best known for his work with This American Life and Planet Money. He is the co-founder and CEO of the podcast network Gimlet Media.
Recent episodes featuring Alex Blumberg
A 90s Sitcom Star's Fight for the Future of Black TV
Episode of
Without Fail
Actor Erika Alexander came of age at a moment when there were lots of Black TV shows airing in primetime. She got her break in the early ‘90s with a role on the Cosby Show, and found fame as fast-talking lawyer Maxine Shaw in the hit sitcom Living Single. But then the number of Black sitcoms airing on the major networks dwindled, and so did roles for Black actors. In this conversation with The Nod’s Eric Eddings, Erika talks about navigating Hollywood after that Black entertainment boom went bust.
677: Seeing Yourself In the Wild
Episode of
This American Life
Stories of those unexpected moments when we see who we really are.
Alex Talks to Gretchen Carlson
Episode of
StartUp Podcast
Gretchen Carlson, the long-time co-host of Fox & Friends, set off shockwaves in 2016 when she filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment against Fox News chairman Roger Ailes. Just two weeks later, he was ousted from the network. But it had taken years of enduring abusive behavior before the former Miss America spoke out — and she's not done yet. 
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Location
New York, NY, USA
Episode Count
386
Podcast Count
30
Total Airtime
1 week, 3 days