The “How Does a Family Business Work?” Edition
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In this installment of Slate’s podcast about work, host Adam Davidson talks with mother-and-son duo Monica and Kicker Kalozdi about their New Orleans-based business, Kalencom Corp. They discuss how they design, manufacture, and distribute a wide variety of products including toddler potties, diaper bags, and men’s briefcases. The Kalozdis walk Davidson through the process of choosing overseas manufacturing and explain why it is hard for small American businesses to survive without some international outsourcing. For an extended version of this interview and the transcript, join Slate Plus! Members receive bonus material, exclusive podcasts, and more. Start your two-week trial at