Turn up the Volume on Gimlet

January 19, 2018
Updated 4mo ago

Matt Lieber, Co-Founder and President of Gimlet Media, joins Cheddar to talk about the evolution of audio, and why podcasts are taking over your ears.

Gimlet Media is a digital media company and podcast network, focused on producing narrative podcasts. Some of the most popular shows you may have heard of are: Crimetown, Reply All, and Homecoming. Lieber talks about how the experience is different from listening to a story and reading or watching one unfold. You become more attached to the voice, he says, and feel a part of the creation.

Lieber talks about finding the right story and how Gimlet builds connections with its listeners. Plus, starting Gimlet was a risk. Lieber talks about why he had such passion for storytelling, and why he was willing to take a chance in the podcast market.