Illustration of Inca farmers using a chakitaqlla (Andean footplough). Image via Wikimedia Commons, public domain

Episode 5: Oldest Companies in the World

Join Emily, Meredith, and Frank as they discuss why most lists of oldest companies in the world are incomplete and biased, Stella Artois, logos, Inca technology, and the salt trade on the African continent.


Links and Additional Content:


10 Oldest Company Logos via Time

Stella’s 1366 Roots ‘Fantasy Not Fact’ via Brewers Guardian

The Truth About Stella Artois via Your Next Beer (language warning!)

Can a Company Live Forever? via BBC News

The Inca via

Inca Skull Surgeons Were ‘Highly Skilled,” Study Finds via National Geographic

Trading Gold for Salt via Smithsonian Magazine

 How 16 Of The Oldest Companies On Earth Have Been Making Money For Centuries by Drake Baer via Business Insider