For 15 years, the journalist Alex Blumberg enjoyed a pretty respectable career in public radio. He was an executive producer on This American Life, and he co-hosted NPR's Planet Money podcast. Given that success, why did he quit his day job, ditch public radio, and go it alone as a business entrepreneur? Don't worry, Blumberg hasn't gone too far afield. His new pursuit: it's a podcast company. He joins us Tuesday to explain his career change and to share his story of getting a startup off the ground.
Alex Blumberg served as an executive producer of This American Life since 1999. He co-hosted NPR's Planet Money podcast. His new podcast is about the challenges of starting a for-profit podcast. It's called StartUp.