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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

#195 Why Startups Can’t Compete With Amazon and Google For Talent—Unless They Do This

11/16/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss Amazon's decision to split its second headquarters between Crystal City, Virginia and Long Island City, New York. They also explore startups who are trying "veganize" traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Plus, don't miss our new segment In the Family, where we chat with Nuts.com Chief Nut Jeff Braverman about how he took over his family business.

Duration:00:32:55

#194 How the Midterm Results will Impact Businesses

11/9/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss the midterm elections and how the results could shape businesses in the future. Plus, they explore an MIT invention that could control computers silently and a founder who created a $4 million healthcare company because of his mother.

Duration:00:26:39

#193 What to Watch For During This Year's Midterm Elections

11/2/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, the editors and writers discuss the midterm elections and which races entrepreneurs should watch. Plus, they explore the rise of Gab and how business owners can hire for the holidays in a difficult job market.

Duration:00:26:44

#192 Fishs Eddy: How a Mom-and-Pop Shop Made It in New York City

10/26/2018
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This week on Inc.Uncensored, editors and writers discuss Inc.’s latest issue exploring technology of the future, from stem cell-based healthcare treatments to drones that deliver blood. Julie Gaines, the co-founder of the New York City-based Fishs Eddy, talks about her book on how she started her quirky dishware store 30 years ago.

Duration:00:27:49

#191 How a Scrappy Vape Startup Grew to $15 Billion--Amid Wild Controversy

10/19/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and an editor discuss Juul, the San Francisco startup that inherited the tobacco industry’s baggage. Plus, they explore how innovative startups are rethinking the future of malls and why Mark Cuban invested in a founder who kept her day job

Duration:00:20:47

#190 Why Clif Bar Will Never Go Public

10/12/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and an editor discuss Inc.’s Private Titans list, the 1,000 largest American companies staying private. Plus, they explore why Clif Bar’s founder wanted to keep the company private and what businesses can learn from Taylor Swift’s viral Instagram post.

Duration:00:28:43

#189 The Story Behind The Weird, Tumultuous World of Reddit

10/5/2018
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about Amazon's announcement of raising its minimum wage for their warehouse workers to $15 an hour. Christine Lagorio-Chafkin discusses her book We Are The Nerds, which dives into the birth and tumultuous life of Reddit. Emily Canal talks about her months-long research to define the “Shark Tank Effect.”

Duration:00:31:20

#188 Most Women Founders Have to Deal With Harassment from Investors, Vendors and Even Employees

9/28/2018
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the Female Founders 100 list and the inaugural State of Women and Entrepreneurship Survey in Inc.’s October issue. The group also dishes out advice on how founders can keep investors happy and talks about how e-scooter company Bird is eyeing the NYC market.

Duration:00:30:37

#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