The Age Of The Podcast: Alex Blumberg on Building the “HBO of Podcasts”

In this week’s special edition of FAST FORWARD, FOX Business Network’s Jo Ling Kent talks to the podcast king, CEO and co-founder of Gimlet Media, Alex Blumberg.  Jo and Blumberg discuss why Blumberg left a successful career in public radio in an attempt to create the “HBO of podcasts.” Blumberg documented this journey in the first season of StartUp and he goes into new detail about the frustrations and triumphs of starting his own company.

Alex also talks about what it takes to make a hit podcast that keeps millions of listeners coming back for each episode. Plus, he gives inside scoop about new and exciting podcasts on the horizon at Gimlet. And which podcasts does Blumberg listen to in his spare time? Press play to find out! Lastly, what type of cuisine do Europeans order most online? The answer may surprise you.

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FAST FORWARD is a podcast on tech, innovation and media. Every week, FAST FORWARD, digs into today’s stories with the most dynamic leaders and voices. Featuring the inventors, innovators and investors who shape the future while we wait patiently in the present, we leverage our Fox Business intel to explore what happened, why and what’s coming next. And robots. Lots of robots.

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