Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie met as college students at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. The dream? To make memorable entertainment. The reality? After graduation, Zack went on to produce sports documentaries; Skip moved to Silicon Valley to direct and produce commercials.
Fast forward to 2013 when Zack approached Skip with an idea: What if a town full of people disappeared? The pair developed that kernel into Limetown, a fictional podcast that started as a self-funded passion project. They worked on it nights and weekends. They strung together vacation days. They approached the podcast medium with the production values they would a film, and released the first episode on iTunes in the fall of 2015. Within a week of its release, the pilot episode shot to number one. The dream was alive—Two-Up was born.
In the years since the original Limetown podcast, the pair have given musicals and documentaries the podcast treatment through 36 Questions: The Podcast Musical and The Wilderness, spun off a Limetown prequel novel with acclaimed author Cote Smith, and adapted Limetown for a television series starring Jessica Biel and Stanley Tucci.
When they are not working on their next idea, Zack hangs out with his adorable child, Teddy, while Skip can be found jogging around Prospect Park.