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Inc. Uncensored

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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

#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

#167 Can Underwear, Tampons, and Toothbrushes Companies Make the Warby Parker Model Work for Them?

5/4/2018
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how three e-scooter rental companies quickly expanded to multiple cities and caused mayhem for local governments. The group also discusses Tom Foster’s feature in the newest issue of Inc. about 400 startups that are trying to be the next Warby Parker of underwear, tampons, toothbrushes, and other everyday items. Lastly, Inc.’s San Francisco bureau chief Jeff Bercovicci talks about his book “Play On,” which is about how elite athletes are able...

Duration:00:38:48

#166 Whatever Happened to the U.S. Startup Visa?

4/27/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, editors and a writer discuss how an Obama-era visa program for entrepreneurs has faltered in recent months. Plus, they explore 30 of the most inspiring young founders in 2018.

Duration:00:35:36

#165 What the Supreme Court Hearing on Internet Sales Tax Means For Small Businesses

4/20/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss a recent Supreme Court case over whether online retailers need to collect sales taxes in areas where they don't have a physical presence. Plus, they explore how a former prison inmate is building an Uber-like business to shuttle family members to and from correctional facilities. Also: How two frat brothers turned their college smoothie startup into a $3.6 million business.

Duration:00:28:31

#164 After Zuckerberg's Testimony, Are Facebook's Woes Just Beginning?

4/13/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss the Facebook CEO's much-anticipated grilling at the hands of Congressional lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Plus, they explore the dynamic world of lobster pricing, and how one such company grew to amass $20 million in annual revenue.

Duration:00:31:43

#163 Music Streaming, Legal Molly, and Pancakes

4/6/2018
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the unconventional way music streaming platform Spotify went public, how Rick Doblin has been working to make MDMA-assisted therapy legal, and how pancake mix company Kodiak Cakes struggled for years before finding success.

Duration:00:41:01

#162 This Startup Wants To Scare The Pants Off You

3/30/2018
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This week, Inc. writers and editors discuss The Wing and the New York City Commission on Human Rights’ investigation of the women-only co-working space and social club. They also look at the startup that is trying to become the “Marvel for monsters” by creating horror content for mobile.

Duration:00:31:26

#161 Meet The Woman Revolutionizing Manufacturing

3/23/2018
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Danielle Applestone teamed up with the founder of MakerBot to make desktop manufacturing affordable. The crew also talks about how Facebook is trying to overcome reports that the data firm Cambridge Analytics gained illicit access to data collected from 50 million Facebook accounts and used it to boost Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Lastly, the group discusses how Bird, an electric scooter company, has become the next new hot startup.

Duration:00:29:29

#160 These Are the Hottest Industries For Starting a Business In 2018

3/16/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and an editor delve into the most promising sectors to launch a business in 2018. Plus, they discuss the unintended consequences of the GOP tax law, and interview the founder of Block Medical, a company that makes low-cost IV pumps and sold for $80 million.

Duration:00:35:29

#159 Will Amazon Replace Your Bank?

3/9/2018
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss Amazon's latest foray into the financial services industry. They also explore the problem of Russian propaganda on Reddit, and the startups going after the $40 billion laundry sector.

Duration:00:30:46