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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. With host Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Inc.’s senior writer, along with frequent appearances from staff writers Kevin Ryan, Emily Canal, executive editor Kimberly Weisul and more.

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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. With host Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Inc.’s senior writer, along with frequent appearances from staff writers Kevin Ryan, Emily Canal, executive editor Kimberly Weisul and more.

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Love the Inc. Uncensored crew.

Great Production!

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Kudos to producer for putting together a great show!

iTunes Ratings

116 Ratings
Average Ratings
68
13
15
9
11

Excellent

By Raterade7777 - Oct 13 2017
Read more
Love the Inc. Uncensored crew.

Great Production!

By bkaudiolovers - Oct 11 2017
Read more
Kudos to producer for putting together a great show!
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Inc. Uncensored

Latest release on May 25, 2020

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Rank #2: #54: Hackers Are Coming For Your W-2s

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The Inc. team talks about this year's tax fraud epidemic and how hackers are stealing tens of thousands of W-2s through email phishing scams. They also discuss how Casper and other mattress manufacturing startups are going after Sleepy's and 1-800-Mattress, and how a Bronx-based pharmacy turned into a $70 million business selling everyday items on Amazon.   

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Rank #3: #263 Surviving Coronavirus When You're a Small Business

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The Inc. team checks in with businesses around the country. Plus: How one founder survived her brush with death, then made the pitch of a lifetime.


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Rank #4: #50: This Startup Is Going After Internet Service Providers

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Rank #5: #76: Hacking The Opioid Crisis

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Rank #6: #75: The Next Thing In Office Trends: Bullet Proof Cubicles

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Rank #7: #79: The Start-Up Capital of America Isn't on the West Coast

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Rank #9: #215 What Brothels Can Teach Us About Risk and Pricing

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Rank #10: #191 How a Scrappy Vape Startup Grew to $15 Billion--Amid Wild Controversy

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Rank #11: #223 From Near-Failure to $1B: Trek Bicycles

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Rank #12: #177 The Middle Class Cannot Afford America Anymore

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Rank #14: Inc. Uncensored Ep. 15: What Makes a Happy Entrepreneur and The Ethics of Instagram Art Theft

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Rank #20: #137 How Amazon Wants to Make Whole Foods Cheaper

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