For the past few weeks, we at Inc. have been cooking up something brand new. We've had a little help from our friends at Slate, who this week launched the Panoply network, a whole slate (sorry) of new podcasts by publishers such as the New York Times and New York magazine.
That's to say we're in very good company as we debut our first podcast, Inc. Uncensored. It's a weekly look inside the entrepreneurship news that piques our interest--and a glimpse at how our editors and writers think about the most important stories in our world. Inc.'s editor, Jim Ledbetter, is host, and regular participants include: executive editor Jon Fine, a longtime BusinessWeek columnist and Inc.'s technology editor; senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, who covers technology, startups, and culture; and staff writer Will Yakowicz, who covers management, crypotcurrency, and the grey economy.
Our first episode gazes into the not-so-underground world of marijuana sales. It's now a big, legal, business in many states--and so are several sub-industries popping up to manage its extraordinarily tricky problems of cash flow and security. Will Yakowicz explains.
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin has the story of your life, after death, on the Internet. At least what Facebook wants your online presence to look like when you're no longer alive and posting. Plus a behind-the-scenes look at Inc.'s March magazine feature on the entrepreneur who turned a blobby, fermented-tea beverage into a $600 million beverage market: Jon Fine on the explosive growth of kombucha.