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Squawk Pod is a daily, guided curation of the top moments and takeaways from CNBC’s flagship morning show, “Squawk Box”, anchored by Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Each day, the podcast includes news making interviews, perspective and analysis from iconic guest hosts, and slices of debate and discussion—from the heated to the hilarious— all wrapped with exclusive context and color from Senior Producer Katie Kramer.

Squawk Pod is a daily, guided curation of the top moments and takeaways from CNBC’s flagship morning show, “Squawk Box”, anchored by Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Each day, the podcast includes news making interviews, perspective and analysis from iconic guest hosts, and slices of debate and discussion—from the heated to the hilarious— all wrapped with exclusive context and color from Senior Producer Katie Kramer.


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Squawk Pod is a daily, guided curation of the top moments and takeaways from CNBC’s flagship morning show, “Squawk Box”, anchored by Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Each day, the podcast includes news making interviews, perspective and analysis from iconic guest hosts, and slices of debate and discussion—from the heated to the hilarious— all wrapped with exclusive context and color from Senior Producer Katie Kramer.




Warren Buffett on Banks, Boards, & Scandal; Coronavirus Fears Hit Wall Street

The Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffett discusses corporate leadership and the Wells Fargo scandal with Becky Quick. The world’s most famous investor explains his choice to pass on investing in California’s utility, PG&E. Don’t miss Buffett’s thoughts on Boeing, banks, interest rates, and the markets’ Cinderella stories. Plus, COVID-19 has spread to at least 47 countries; former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains what’s coming for the United States and what small changes we can make to...


Warren Buffett & Bitcoin; Virgin Galactic Chairman; Disney’s New CEO

Legendary investor Warren Buffett says he does not own cryptocurrency, but the Twittersphere disagrees. Becky Quick sets the record straight in a conversation about the Oracle of Omaha’s history with Bitcoin, only on Squawk Pod. Disney CEO Bob Iger is handing over the keys to the Magic Kingdom in a surprise move that has Hollywood, Wall Street, and the Squawk anchors buzzing. Venture capitalist and Chairman of Virgin Galactic Chamath Palihapitiya shares his investing strategy during the...


Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger; Pain at the Ports; Resisting the Dip

The Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffett explains his relationship with 96-year-old best friend and partner Charlie Munger. Becky Quick shares insights from her years of interviewing the legendary investors in a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod. The coronavirus outbreak is affecting shipping in South Carolina and in California. Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles Gene Seroka comments on a pandemic’s financial fallout. Wall Street saw its worst day in two years this week; Allianz...


Ask Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett—the world’s most high-profile investor—sits down with Becky Quick at the Berkshire Hathaway headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska days after writing his latest annual letter to shareholders. Buffett weighs in on Mike Bloomberg’s bid for the Presidency and Berkshire Hathaway’s 5.6% stake in Apple. (And, he just graduated from a flip phone!) The 89-year old investor also shares the best time to buy stocks—even during the coronavirus outbreak. Plus, in a conversation exclusive to...


Outer Space Investing; Markets During an Outbreak

Virgin Galactic’s stock has soared over the past three months; venture capitalist and SpaceX investor Lisa Rich explains why the run up in interstellar interest is just getting started. St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard addresses the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on the global economy and on interest rates in the U.S. He and CNBC’s Steve Liesman discuss the Democratic debates and American income inequality with Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Plus, this...


Bloomberg’s First Debate; Trouble in Toyland; Morgan Stanley Goes Shopping

Mayor Mike Bloomberg made his Democratic debate debut, and his stagemates weren’t very welcoming. Political strategist and pollster Frank Luntz comments on the night’s liveliest moments. The coronavirus is hitting supply chains in tech and beyond; Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner and Entertainment One CEO Darren Throop reveal how the outbreak is affecting playtime. Morgan Stanley is set to become the largest wealth manager in the world, prompted by its $13B purchase of E*Trade; the WSJ reporter who...


Department of Justice’s Antitrust Chief; Amazon Seller Supply Chains; Pardoning Day

President Trump has granted a series of pardons and commutations, including to financier Mike Milken and former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich; Jim Stewart, CNBC contributor, NYT Columnist, and journalist who covered the insider trading scandals of the 1980s discusses what clemency means for white collar crime going forward. Small businesses who rely on Chinese factories are getting hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Plugable Technologies CEO Bernie Thompson is one Amazon seller expecting...


Apple’s Warning; Coronavirus Currency; The Democrats’ New Debater

Apple is warning that the coronavirus might impact its revenue, and other major American companies like Walmart may also see financial fallout. Moody’s retail analyst Charlie O’Shea examines Walmart’s disappointing quarterly report and what might be next for the retail giant. Mayor Mike Bloomberg made the cut for tomorrow’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas, and Andrew Ross Sorkin takes time off from his day off to share the details on Bloomberg’s plan to change how the financial industry is...


Bill Murray Stories

Do you know what a “Bill Murray Story” is? Becky Quick does, and she has plenty of them to share. In this bonus episode for your long weekend, Becky Quick and Katie Kramer reminisce on years of golf, interviews, and jokes with actor and comedian Bill Murray. Catch sound from those interviews, old and new, as well as highlights from the star-studded AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am annual golf tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Delta Air Lines CEO; Biden’s Donors; Operation Hope CEO

There’s no love lost between the two American Airlines passengers in the viral video of a reclined airplane seat, but at Delta, there’s plenty of love in the air. CEO Ed Bastian discusses the $1.6B he’s giving back to his employees this Valentine’s Day, and he announces that Delta is going carbon neutral in March. Businessman, philanthropist, and Operation Hope CEO John Hope Bryant discusses serving underbanked communities and the future of capitalism. Co-founder of venture capital firm...


Massachusetts Suing Juul; Wall Street’s Voters; The Dow’s Next Milestone

The Dow is nearing 30,000, and Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel says we can get there in a “snap.” Presidential hopeful Mayor Mike Bloomberg has been pouring $1 million dollars a day into Facebook campaign ads, but will it be enough to overcome his “stop and frisk” history? Bob Steel, former Deputy Mayor of Economic Development during Bloomberg’s administration, shares his thoughts on Bloomberg’s campaign strategy. Vanity Fair’s Bill Cohan and former CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder discuss...


Quarantined on a Cruise Ship; New Hampshire Feels the “Bern”

Over 3,500 passengers and crew are quarantined on a cruise ship off the coast of Japan due to a coronavirus outbreak on board; two of those passengers share details of the vacation they didn’t know they were taking. As the coronavirus concerns mount, the U.S. Senate is holding a roundtable to discuss global pandemics. Dr. Luciana Borio, former Director of Medical and Biodefense Preparedness at the National Security Council, shares her insights on the outbreak before speaking to that panel....


Telecom’s Mega-Merger; The Granite State Primary; JetBlue’s President

A federal judge has officially approved the long-awaited Sprint and T-Mobile merger, sending the stocks up and changing the U.S. telecom landscape. New Hampshire voters are kicking off the nation’s first primary; the state’s Governor Chris Sununu has some bold calls on which candidates will win voters over, and how. JetBlue’s President and COO Joanna Geraghty explains how she’s watching the coronavirus outbreak and the Boeing 737 Max’s return to service. Plus, SoftBank-backed Brandless is...


WeWork’s Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure; Parasite’s Big Night

Parasite had a big night at the Oscars, but Netflix didn’t. NYT’s Ed Lee and Variety’s Cynthia Littleton run through the big wins—and snubs. Andrew Ross Sorkin interviews WeWork Executive Chairman and SoftBank COO Marcelo Claure about trusting Adam Neumann and SoftBank’s CEO Masa Son. Plus, the team debriefs on everything from gas prices to Bath & Body Works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi & AT&T Chairman & CEO Randall Stephenson

Andrew Ross Sorkin is in New York talking profitability and plans for a “super app” with Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Becky Quick and Joe Kernen are in California at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson. They’re talking streaming, trade, and the global economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Twitter’s CFO; Mayor Buttigieg’s Tech Support; On the Ground in China

Twitter’s Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal explains the platform’s plans for the future, from online safety to opportunities in Africa. Mayor Pete Buttigieg seems to have eked out a narrow lead in the Iowa Democratic Party Caucuses, and CNBC’s Robert Frank explains where his money is coming from. (Spoiler: Silicon Valley, in part.) Former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair makes the Republican case for supporting Senator Elizabeth Warren and weighs in on the rest of the Democratic candidates. Plus,...


Disney’s Q1; Elon-gated Wealth; Memes from the SOTU

President Trump delivered his third State of the Union address to a divided House Chamber. Andrew Ross Sorkin, Brian Sullivan, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and Eamon Javers discuss tension in the Capitol and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s meme-able moment. Disney’s first quarter results gave investors a glimpse of the financials for Disney+; leading media analyst Michael Nathanson and CNBC contributor and NYT columnist Jim Stewart digest comments from Bob Iger and the streaming strategies for...


Tesla’s Wild Ride with Investor Ron Baron

The first voters of the 2020 election cycle gathered across Iowa on Monday evening, but the state Democratic Party is still scrambling for the caucus results. Political pollster Frank Luntz says voters should be outraged. Tesla has hit $900 a share, and long-time investor and bull Ron Baron believes there’s even more room to run for the company—and for Elon Musk. Baron Funds has $32.5B under management, and nearly 4% of the firm’s assets are in Tesla shares. Plus, some news you can use: Dr....


Iowa Votes; Misinformation Goes Viral; Bezos Takes a “DNA Test”

Concerns about the coronavirus outbreak are putting pressure on the global markets, but Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian is calling for some perspective, warning investors not to buy this dip. CNBC’s Ylan Mui shares which tech platforms are taking action to curb misinformation. The Iowa caucuses are finally here! Senator Bernie Sanders and Vice President Joe Biden have been swapping spots atop different polls, but are voters feeling the “Bern” for Mayor Bloomberg? GOP...


Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO; Amazon at $1 Trillion; IBM; Billion Dollar Brands

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is stepping down; Joe, Becky, and Andrew digest the news. Veteran business journalist and author of “Billion Dollar Brand Club” Larry Ingrassia explains how direct-to-consumer startups like Warby Parker and Dollar Shave Club are disrupting the big players in household products. Ahead of the Super Bowl, listen to an interview with Carlos Brito, CEO of the world’s largest brewer, the owner of Budweiser and over 500 other brands: Anheuser-Busch InBev. Plus, some...