Inc. Uncensored

Inc. Uncensored

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-Chafkin who covers technology, startups and...

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#156 The Internet of Thongs and Bitcoin-Backed Loans

Inc. Uncensored

Changing it up in the sex toy industry and loans based in bitcoin.

35 Min

Feb 16, 2018

#155 The NFL Hosted a Sports-Tech Startup Showdown

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The Inc. team talks about the best way to get a loan and the best gadgets to help athletes win

35 Min

Feb 9, 2018

#154 Trump, Flamethrowers, and Initial Hat Offerings

Inc. Uncensored

The Inc. team questions Trump's effect on small businesses and the use of a flamethrower as a business model

34 Min

Feb 2, 2018

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38 min
Jan 26, 2018
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How start-ups marked the women's march and why some companies are banking on Montana

34 min
Jan 19, 2018
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What kind of rights should robots have and why we all need to take a trip to the Walmart on Guam

40 min
Jan 12, 2018
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How technology is doing things we didn't know needed to be done and how Trump's new immigration decision will affect businesses

24 min
Dec 29, 2017
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This week, Inc. looks back on some of their favorite stories of 2017, from the decline of the tech IPO to an innovative contraceptive business, and then to the money-making side of August's solar eclipse.

36 min
Dec 22, 2017
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This week, Inc. writers and editors discuss the rapid growth of Halo Top, the once hated-on ice cream company that now pulls in $100 million in sales.

39 min
Jul 21, 2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers welcome Warby Parker cofounders Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa into the studio to talk about how the company ingrowing up, embracing physical retail, and disrupting opthamologists.

41 min
Jul 7, 2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss the mounting problem of sexism on the part of Silicon Valley VCs.

41 min
May 12, 2017
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WeWork’s Growing Pains Could Include Labor Violations

35 min
May 4, 2017
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#115: How a First Date Led to a Prototype, a Startup, and a Marriage

31 min
Apr 28, 2017
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Boxed and its robot work force, a casting call for Shark Tank, and and exit interview with the founder of Light Blue Optics

36 min
Apr 14, 2017
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After Battling Depression, Cosmetics Entrepreneur Michelle Phan Is Ready for a Fresh Start

30 min
Apr 7, 2017
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When a Founder Gets Ousted From Her Eponymous Company, Who Keeps the Name?

36 min
Mar 31, 2017
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The Daily Habits That Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

39 min
Mar 24, 2017
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The Founder of Thinx Revolutionized Periods, but Was She Too Extreme for Her Own Company?

30 min
Mar 17, 2017
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From Profit to the Presidency: Is Lying the New Path to Success?

34 min
Mar 10, 2017
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Will Entrepreneurs Benefit from the GOP's New Healthcare Plan?

34 min
Mar 3, 2017
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For SpaceX, Tourism Is the Next Giant Leap in Space Travel

36 min
Feb 24, 2017
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The Legal Battle Brewing Between a TV Star and a Coffee Entrepreneur

31 min
Feb 17, 2017
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Will Linda McMahon Go to the Mat for American Small Businesses?

40 min
Feb 10, 2017
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Will a New NAFTA Deal Really Benefit U.S. Entrepreneurs?

37 min
Feb 3, 2017
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Why U.S. Entrepreneurs Are Betting on Cuba Despite the Risks

35 min
Jan 27, 2017
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Biometric Companies Want to Replace Your Passport, Wallet, Keys, Credit Card...

43 min
Jan 20, 2017
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How Automation Will Shape the Future of Employment

48 min
Jan 13, 2017
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Should American Workers Have the Right to Disconnect?

46 min
Jan 6, 2017
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Why Traditional Companies Are Racing to Acquire Tech Startups

38 min
Dec 30, 2016
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See You Never, 2016

40 min
Dec 23, 2016
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How Shazaam Was the Best Movie Sinbad Never Made

36 min
Dec 16, 2016
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The Man Who Almost Invented Uber

34 min
Dec 9, 2016
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When You're in a Startup, Every Day Is a Knife Fight

44 min
Dec 2, 2016
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How "League of Legends" Outgrew the Gaming Industry​ and Became a Sport

36 min
Nov 25, 2016
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It's Like "The Wire," but with Seafood

39 min
Nov 18, 2016
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Robots Could Help Us Live Forever, But Is It Worth It?

45 min
Nov 11, 2016
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Trump Is Elected; Your Toaster Is a Bot

45 min
Nov 4, 2016
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Silicon Valley Rocks the Vote

40 min
Oct 28, 2016
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The Startup That Aims to Build a Better Bra

40 min
Oct 21, 2016
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Meet Pepper, The Humanoid Robot

41 min
Oct 14, 2016
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Twitter Is For Sale, But No One Is Bidding

35 min
Oct 7, 2016
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Whiskey Bottle-Sized Satellites May Become a Trillion-Dollar Business

60 min
Sep 30, 2016
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Room Service by Robot

47 min
Sep 23, 2016
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You Can Now Order a Priest on Amazon (in Japan)

37 min
Sep 16, 2016
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How Fashion Companies Turn The Runway Into A Retail Store

31 min
Sep 9, 2016
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Apple Unveils "Planned Oops-solescence"...and the New iPhone 7

38 min
Sep 2, 2016
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Rise of the Nerds with Sporks

39 min
Aug 26, 2016
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The Start-Up Capital of America Isn't on the West Coast

29 min
Aug 19, 2016
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A Look Inside the Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.

37 min
Aug 12, 2016
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Drone Racing Could Become the Next Billion-Dollar Spectator Sport

38 min
Aug 5, 2016
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Hacking The Opioid Crisis

62 min
Jul 29, 2016
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about Ballistic Furniture Systems, a company that is making bullet-resistant panels for office furniture and public space to help protect people during mass shootings.

40 min
Jul 22, 2016
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The Inc. team talks about the future of cybersecurity; how the startup Grabr connects consumers with travelers; and they interview Bjorn Jeffery, founder of the kids' apps company Toca Boca.

41 min
Jul 15, 2016
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The Inc. team discusses Pokémon Go, debates whether the U.S. should institute paid family and medical leave, and Naomi Whittle talks about how she sold Reserveage Organics to TwinLabs.

36 min
Jul 8, 2016
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The Inc. team takes the pulse of the emerging industry of the “emotion economy,” which uses biometrics to track individuals’ responses to the world—and, of course, to ads.

45 min
Jul 1, 2016
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The Inc. team talks about Brexit, wether or not the sharing economy is good for the country, and they interview Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti about going public.

45 min
Jun 24, 2016
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The Inc. team talks to Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, Leigh Buchanan and Maria Aspan debate whether entrepreneurs are born--or made, and lastly, Jon Sebastiani talks about selling his jerky company, Krave, to Hershey.

48 min
Jun 17, 2016
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The Inc. team talks about the DNC hack, debates whether small businesses should receive special treatment from the government, and chats with J.R. Johnson about selling his travel company Trippy.

36 min
Jun 10, 2016
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The Inc. team talks about their magazine's inaugural 50 Best Workplaces list, how Tradiv built an online platform for buying legal marijuana wholesale, and they chat with entrepreneur Chieh Huang about selling his company Astro Ape to Zynga.

40 min
Jun 3, 2016
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#67: Should a Business Do Good—or Just Make Money?

36 min
May 27, 2016
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The Inc. team discusses George Zimmer and Men's Wearhouse, how entrepreneurs use poker to get ahead, and they talk with Courtney Reum about selling his company VEEV Spirits.

38 min
May 20, 2016
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The Inc. team discusses the success of Harry's razors, and how companies are being sued for misusing biometric technology. They also chat with Toni Ko about selling her makeup company, NYX.

34 min
May 13, 2016
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The Inc. team talks about Tom's Shoes’ growing pains, and how ping pong table sales are an accurate predictor of silicon valley's financial strength. They also chat with Hooman Radfar about selling his company AddThis.

37 min
May 6, 2016
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The Inc. team talks about the volatile private tech startup market, how celebrities have been investing in startups instead of shilling for brands, and how Jane Chen started a nonprofit to provide low-cost infant warmers to premature babies.

39 min
Apr 29, 2016
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The Inc. team discusses Coopify, a home cleaning app that's worker-owned. They also examine how MakerBot hasn't lived up to its much-hyped success and how a startup is providing aircraft surveillance technology to cities in order to fight crime.

37 min
Apr 22, 2016
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The Inc. team discusses Michele Wucker's book The Gray Rhino; how popular chefs are using marijuana to inspire dishes; and how North Carolina's new bathroom law is discriminatory.

42 min
Apr 15, 2016
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The Inc. team talks about how media companies are relying on Facebook to survive, debate whether or not robots will steal our jobs, and discuss how Instagram is leading to weird food trends like rainbow bagels.

32 min
Apr 8, 2016
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The Inc. team discusses Kevin O’Leary's potential bid for Canadian Prime Minister, whether companies should focus on profitability over sustainability, and they examine a new company that uses drones to deliver medical supplies in Rwanda.

30 min
Apr 1, 2016
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The Inc. team talks about how critical infrastructure across the U.S. is vulnerable to cyber takeovers, and how fashion houses are manufacturing modest options for a growing religious consumer base.

34 min
Mar 25, 2016
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This week, the Inc. team asks if Millennial hate has gone too far. They also debate whether Uber's model can be adopted succesfully by most industries, and tell the story of a Syrian Jewish immigrant family that built a $10 million kosher meat empire.

32 min
Mar 18, 2016
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The Inc. team invites Brian Forde, MIT Media Lab's director of digital currency, onto the show to explain how bitcoin and the blockchain work, and how digital currencies could help reshape the way we think about banks, money, and even music.

34 min
Mar 11, 2016
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The Inc. team discusses how Blue Origin will send tourists into space in two years, how politicians are regulating Austin's tech companies, and how a father son team grew an antique weapons company into a $5 million e-commerce business.

35 min
Mar 5, 2016
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The Inc. team talks about this year's tax fraud epidemic, how Casper and other manufacturing startups are disrupting the mattress business, and how a Bronx-based pharmacy turned into a $70 million business selling everyday items on Amazon.

39 min
Feb 26, 2016
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The Inc. team talks about how unicorn companies are going through growing pains, how Buzzfeed has earned its $2 billion valuation, and how smart gun startups are the unwanted child of the firearm industry.

35 min
Feb 19, 2016
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The Inc. team talks with writer Maria Konnikova about her new book "The Confidence Game."

34 min
Feb 12, 2016
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The Inc. team discusses whether Twitter can turn around its business, how a group of startups are hacking the flower supply chain for Valentine's Day, and how Elio Motors built a three-wheeled car by raising $90 million through equity crowd funding.

38 min
Feb 5, 2016
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This week, Inc. editors and writers Jim Ledbetter, Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz talk about how entrepreneur Chet Kanojia launched new startup Starry that is set to disrupt the monopolies of Internet Service Providers

33 min
Jan 29, 2016
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the likelihood of Michael Bloomberg actually running for president.

36 min
Jan 22, 2016
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Inc. editors and writers talk about Flint's water crisis, modding your body with tech, and self-driving cars

31 min
Jan 15, 2016
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This week, the Inc. team talks about how Marissa Mayer's harsh management style at Yahoo has drawn criticism (and that criticism has drawn calls of sexism), how Facebook's newsfeed algorithm can drive a company's success or demise, and how the emerging sp

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