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Inc. Uncensored is a lively weekly podcast exploring the fast-moving world of startups, entrepreneurship, technology, and high-growth businesses—all through the eyes of the veteran business journalists of Inc. and Inc.com. We’ll keep you up to date on industry trends, best practices, and cool companies. The host is Inc. editor James Ledbetter (formerly of Reuters, TIME and The Industry Standard) and regular participants include: Executive editor Jon Fine, longtime BusinessWeek columnist and Inc.’s technology editor; Senior writer Christine Lagorio, who covers technology, startups and the sharing economy; Staff writer Will Yakowicz, who covers management, cryptocurrency and the grey economy; PLUS special guests, including authors, industry experts, and the founders of businesses that are reshaping our world.

Inc. Uncensored is a lively weekly podcast exploring the fast-moving world of startups, entrepreneurship, technology, and high-growth businesses—all through the eyes of the veteran business journalists of Inc. and Inc.com. We’ll keep you up to date on industry trends, best practices, and cool companies. The host is Inc. editor James Ledbetter (formerly of Reuters, TIME and The Industry Standard) and regular participants include: Executive editor Jon Fine, longtime BusinessWeek columnist and Inc.’s technology editor; Senior writer Christine Lagorio, who covers technology, startups and the sharing economy; Staff writer Will Yakowicz, who covers management, cryptocurrency and the grey economy; PLUS special guests, including authors, industry experts, and the founders of businesses that are reshaping our world.
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Inc. Uncensored is a lively weekly podcast exploring the fast-moving world of startups, entrepreneurship, technology, and high-growth businesses—all through the eyes of the veteran business journalists of Inc. and Inc.com. We’ll keep you up to date on industry trends, best practices, and cool companies. The host is Inc. editor James Ledbetter (formerly of Reuters, TIME and The Industry Standard) and regular participants include: Executive editor Jon Fine, longtime BusinessWeek columnist and Inc.’s technology editor; Senior writer Christine Lagorio, who covers technology, startups and the sharing economy; Staff writer Will Yakowicz, who covers management, cryptocurrency and the grey economy; PLUS special guests, including authors, industry experts, and the founders of businesses that are reshaping our world.

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Episodes

#187 Just How Much Trouble Is Elon Musk In?

9/21/2018
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how the Justice Department launched a probe into Elon Musk’s tweet about taking Tesla private. The group also talks about how the coffee startup scene is red hot and Steven Johnson’s new book about making better decisions.

Duration:00:27:34

#186 FDA Blames Vape Companies For Alleged Teenage Vape ‘Epidemic’

9/14/2018
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This week, Inc. editors and writers reflect on what the country learned a decade after the financial crisis. The group also talks about an entrepreneur who made a fortune off smart phones accessories and how the FDA is putting pressure on the vaporizer industry.

Duration:00:32:33

#185 Twitter and Facebook Go To Capitol Hill

9/7/2018
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey testified before congress regarding their efforts to curb foreign influence campaigns. The group also talks about Nike’s new campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers player known for protesting police brutality. Lastly, the group talks about how there’s been a surge in store shopping—debunking the claim that physical retail is dead.

Duration:00:28:16

#184 The Next Act of the Feminist Hero of Silicon Valley

8/31/2018
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Inc's editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul talks about how Ellen Pao has become a refreshing voice in tech in the wake of her discrimination lawsuit. Plus, Inc's writer and editors discuss breaking up with your business partner—it’s like divorce. Can the company survive?

Duration:00:22:58

#183 Why Boutique Fitness Is Winning the Category

8/24/2018
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Inc's writers and editors discuss some of the companies that made this year's Inc 500 list. San Francisco Jeff Bercovici talks about the proliferation of workout companies on the list. Writer Diana Ransom breaks down the growth of companies like Ox Ranch and Thinx. And executive editor Jon Fine tells us what this list of 500 companies tells us about the U.S.

Duration:00:25:43

#182 There's a Dark Side To The Deals of CNBC’s ‘The Profit'

8/17/2018
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how 20 small business owners who appeared on CNBC’s “The Profit” allege that Marcus Lemonis took advantage of some of the companies he’s claimed to save. The crew also talks about how an American paper straw company dealt with insane 5,000 percent growth. Lastly, author Liza Featherstone comes to the studio to talk about her book Diving Desire, which is about the history of the focus group and how it transformed from being a tool to determine...

Duration:00:46:50

#181 The 61-Character Tweet That Shook the Valley and Wall Street

8/10/2018
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This week, Inc.’s editors and writers talk about the tactics (or lack thereof) social media sites are taking to clean up hate speech and conspiracy theories. Also: With the resignation of Pepsi’s female CEO, what’s the state of female leadership at America’s largest companies? Finally: That tweet by Elon Musk that does not appear to have been a joke.

Duration:00:30:22

#180 Rest In Peace, MoviePass

8/3/2018
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about MoviePass’s public nosedive, and how a number of startups with seemingly similar business models have actually made it work. The group also talks about Trump’s trade war with China and how small industries, including the burgeoning vaporizer industry, could wind up getting hurt. Lastly, Caroline Hirsch, the founder of legendary New York City comedy club Carolines on Broadway, comes to the studio to talk about what it was like to build her...

Duration:00:28:18

#179 The Secret Behind Sweetgreen’s Explosive Growth

7/27/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors interview Jonathan Neman, co-founder of the fast casual restaurant chain Sweetgreen; and Keach Hagey of the Wall Street Journal, the journalist and author of The King of Content: Sumner Redstone’s Battle for Viacom, CBS, and Everlasting Control of His Media Empire. Plus, they explore how Stacey Abrams—the gubernatorial candidate for the state of Georgia—launched and grew a small business payments venture.

Duration:00:45:02

#178 Silicon Valley’s Hidden Talent: Making People Hate Its Inventions

7/20/2018
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how cybersecurity company Cloudflare is offering its security software to state election websites for free. The group also discusses how Amazon’s Alexa has new creepy features for kids and how Silicon Valley companies, and their strategies of hyper growth and dominance, foster derision from the general public.

Duration:00:26:27

#177 The Middle Class Cannot Afford America Anymore

7/13/2018
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This week, journalist Alissa Quart talks about her new book “Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America,” which chronicles the demise of the middle class. Inc. editors and writers also talk about how a personalized vitamin startup launched a fake company on Facebook to test its technology before going to market and the group also explores this year’s most popular hacking methods.

Duration:00:35:54

#176 Meet Your New Locksmith. It’s Not a Human.

7/6/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors dig into the very best stories in the magazine’s How I Did It issue. Plus, they discuss the fascinating business strategy of KeyMe, a company aiming to disrupt the $10 billion locksmith industry. Also, an Exit Interview with Mark Emalfarb, who sold his Dyadic to DuPont for $75 million.

Duration:00:26:20

#175 How HelloFresh Won the U.S. Market (It Wasn’t Pretty)

6/29/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors explore the grizzly inside story of how HelloFresh, the German meal kit maker, grew to dominate the U.S. market. Plus, they discuss why businesses are increasingly refusing to accept cash as payment, and how one young startup is generating sales through scaring away sharks.

Duration:00:36:01

#174 This Dreamer is Building A Hot New Startup—Until He Gets Deported

6/22/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors explore how an entrepreneur and DACA-recipient, Victor Santos, is girding for the possibility of deportation. Plus, they discuss President Trump's recently announced health care plans for small businesses, and look at how Giphy-- the search engine for six-second videos-- is now finally starting to make money.

Duration:00:27:37

#173 How Theranos Duped The World

6/15/2018
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about John Carreyrou’s book about how Elizabeth Holmes pulled off one of the world’s biggest frauds with her blood testing company Theranos. The group also talks about the rise of shoppable Instagram stories and how a digital insurance brokerage is offering policies for ride-sharing trips.

Duration:00:28:14

#172 Why Howard Schultz Won't Be President

6/8/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and an editor discuss Howard Schultz’s decision to leave Starbucks. Plus, they explore why Chobani’s founder puts an emphasis on hiring refugees and how entrepreneurs in New England are creatively fighting an invasive crab species.

Duration:00:28:54

#171 How Wawa Became a Beloved $10 Billion Business

6/1/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss the demise of the International Entrepreneur Rule, a visa program for immigrant founders that the Department of Homeland Security has moved to rescind. They also explore some of the most unique perks at great workplaces across the country, and the inside story of Wawa, a beloved convenience store chain that's taking over the East Coast.

Duration:00:30:12

#170 Why an Egg Company Is Waging War With the FDA

5/25/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss why executives of companies building voice-recognition and audio AI are concerned about how their kids interact with in-home voice-enabled assistants. Plus, they explore how one egg company is trying to get the FDA to update its policies on food labeling.

Duration:00:36:28

#169 What The Supreme Court's Sports Betting Decision Means For Businesses

5/18/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and an editor discuss a recent Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalizes sports betting nationwide. Plus, they explore a troubling change at the SBA, and why more immigrants are coming to the U.S. for short-term summer jobs.

Duration:00:31:03

#168 This App Claims It Can Help You Become An Astronaut

5/11/2018
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about a Helsinki-based startup that makes mobile games and apps to help train civilians to become astronauts and the rise of companies making products for e-sports athletes. Lastly, the group interviews Gerard Adams about how he cofound millennial website Elite Daily and sold it to the Daily Mail for $40 million.

Duration:00:29:13