De Vlieger: 'I've been an entrepreneur for 40 years now. I've never had so many reactions to what I do with Yves. The comparisons are all around us: Grijpstra & De Gier, Waldorf & Statler, Derksen & Genee, Van Kooten & De Bie, Q&Q, Tintin & Captain Haddock and Barend & Van Dorp. Nice of course, all those comparisons, but we're just Gijrath & De Vlieger and that chemistry is inexplicable, it's unique. It all happens spontaneously and that sound has led to an unprecedented loyal group of more than 100,000 regular followers every week'.
In addition to the high-profile series The GYGS, Gijrath also talks to prominent entrepreneurs and policymakers on a weekly basis in the series 'Uitblinkers'. The chiefs, the bosses, the supreme gods, the rock stars and the leaders of companies and movements. In his podcast series, Gijrath goes in search of interpretation, depth and leadership.
The listener gets a surprising look behind the scenes of many prominent people. The guest list is extremely diverse, but all guests have one thing in common: they excel in their field. The media entrepreneur had stimulating and inspiring conversations with, among others, Jumbo CEO Frits van Eerd, professor Diederik Gommers, influencer Kaj Gorgels, Quote editor-in-chief Paul van Riessen, Albert Verlinde, author Mark Koster, founder of Young Capital Hugo de Koning and hospitality tycoon Won Yip.
"With an average of 400 thousand listeners per month on the counter, the '1-2-tjes met Yves' are an established name in the podcast world."
Gijrath: '2020 was a turbulent year. The year in which I started with the podcast series 'Ondernemen in tijden van corona' and 'Uitblinkers'. It was a hit. Whether it was the interview with Louis van Gaal that went viral or the personal outpourings of Jan des Bouvrie. My guests feel free to say more than in regular interviews. In addition, podcasts lend themselves perfectly to in-depth discussions, because there is no time clock. The show with Erik has become the icing on the cake. We sat together all week brainstorming about how we could separate our movement from the existing podcast platforms. Then you're just another number in the queue and they decide when and how often you're interrupted by advertising. I said to Erik: bye bye BIG TECH, we are going to do it ourselves. All or nothing. De Vlieger: 'I was immediately enthusiastic, together we have about eighty years of experience. If we go all in for once and leave nothing unsaid, it might just become a hit. After a first successful paid test in February of this year with a special about The Great Reset, the new movement is a fact. Gijrath: 'We also see opportunities for a future talk show on television, an own Token and an online opinion panel. This year the podcast success continues and the podcast platform DE KAPITEINENLIJN already guarantees a hefty dose of unsullied opinions, visions and thoughts. Podcast creator Yves Gijrath and his colleague Erik de Vlieger don't shy away from a subject and with their motto 'Never follow the crowd', every Friday at 17.00 hrs you can't help but wonder what the gentlemen will come up with.
If you want to be part of the growing movement of dissenters and listen to the popular podcasts, you can register as a 'captain' as of Friday, 26 March 2021. The paid membership will give you access to the weekly new episodes of The GYGS with Gijrath & de Vlieger, the archive with over 125 special guests and the conversations with the 'Outstanding' of the week. Binge listening is also possible: the entire podcast library of the '1-2's with Yves' are accessible to the captains. Gijrath: 'In June 2022 members will also have access to the CAPITAL FESTIVAL: BON DIA CAPITAO. We are going to organise a living version of the podcast. A festival with music, food and unique content.' De Vlieger: 'We have high hopes for our initiative. Our movement is in dire need of a different sound. Gijrath: 'We're going to be the first to show that member-based podcast communities are the future.