New year, new channel. Today we're sharing the first "Tourism Talk: The Podcast," what we hope will be a regular part of the Tourism Talk lineup.

In this inaugural edition, GRCVB executive vice president Loren J. Gold reports on North Carolina's recent esports tax incentive program. It's a game-changer, literally, and helps position our area as a leader in esports events.

Take a listen.

All of the photos were taken at Raleigh Convention Center; R6 Major Raleigh (Subnation), XP League and Halo Championship Series (David Kuhn)