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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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United States

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CNBC

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Apple’s Privacy Crackdown & Supply Chain Squeeze with Mattel CEO

10/28/2021
As Democrats wrestle over how to pay for their social spending package, a proposal to tax the wealthiest Americans has emerged. However, if the plan survives pushback from other party members, it may still face legal obstacles. As Christmas approaches, toy makers are working around the clock to ensure enough supply and timely delivery for the shopping season. Mattel chairman and CEO Ynon Kreiz discusses how his company is navigating supply chain issues, inflation pressures, and making...

Duration:00:29:14

Tesla’s Biggest Bull: Ron Baron

10/27/2021
Ron Baron, Baron Capital chairman and CEO, says he’s made $6 billion on his investment in Tesla and plans to remain a shareholder for at least another ten years. One of the EV company’s biggest bulls on Wall Street, Baron discusses his faith in Elon Musk and the electric road ahead. In the extended interview, billionaire Baron also addresses the Democrats’ latest plan to tax billionaires’ unrealized capital gains. CNBC’s Ylan Mui reports on the proposed wealth tax, and whether it could begin...

Duration:00:35:29

Fallout from the Facebook Papers & Elon Musk, the World’s Richest Man

10/26/2021
Shares of Facebook are on the rise despite a slew of negative headlines shrouding the social media company. CNBC’s Julia Boorstin reports on the company’s latest quarterly earnings and discusses Mark Zuckerberg’s response to the leaked “Facebook Papers.” Henry Blodget, Insider Inc. co-founder, CEO and editorial director, weighs in on Facebook’s reputation and its potential to overcome the drama. As lawmakers inch closer to finalizing their social spending package, Senate Democrats are eyeing...

Duration:00:39:20

Facebook, at a Crossroads: Early Investor Reid Hoffman

10/25/2021
As Facebook combats leaked internal documents and growing concerns from users and lawmakers alike, early investor and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman retains hope that the platform will deliver on its potential to do more good than harm. In a wide-ranging interview, Hoffman discusses Apple’s privacy changes and technology’s potential to streamline a struggling supply chain. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are close to finalizing an agreement on the social safety net plan that...

Duration:00:33:20

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy & SPANX Founder Sara Blakely

10/22/2021
SPANX has accepted its first outside investor in its 21-year history: Blackstone. Sara Blakely, founder of the billion-dollar shapewear company, shares stories of her start, decades ago, Blackstone’s all-female deal team, and disrupting retail. Blackstone’s Ann Chung discusses striking the deal and betting on shapewear amid a pandemic. Pfizer has revealed that in its clinical trial, its Covid-19 vaccine proved over 90% effective in kids aged 5-11. Plus, the CDC has approved Moderna and...

Duration:00:29:50

WeWork’s SPAC Debut & Tesla’s Record Quarter

10/21/2021
WeWork is finally making its public market debut as the world of work continues to transform after the coronavirus pandemic. WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani and Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure discuss the company’s path to profitability post-Adam Neumann ahead of its debut on the public markets. The WeWork execs also discuss the future of work in a post-Covid world, and how that will impact the company. Tesla reported third-quarter earnings after the bell yesterday that beat on both the top...

Duration:00:37:27

Paul Tudor Jones: “Crypto is clearly winning”

10/20/2021
Shares of Novavax are down sharply after Politico reported the company is having problems manufacturing its highly anticipated Covid-19 vaccine. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and CNBC contributor, discusses Covid therapeutics, vaccines, and the U.S. production and manufacturing system. Paul Tudor Jones, founder and CIO at Tudor Investment Corporation and founder of the Robin Hood Foundation, shares his inflation trades and portfolio breakdown. The legendary hedge fund manager...

Duration:00:41:03

Lessons from GameStop; AMC in the Streaming Wars; Profits for P&G

10/19/2021
The SEC’s long-awaited report on GameStop is finally here, a full 44 pages on the trading frenzy, payment-for-order-flow, and stock market “gamification.” Streaming wars are heating up as Wall Street watches subscriber growth numbers for the industry’s biggest players. Interim AMC Networks CEO Matt Blank shares his own company’s strategy for competing with Netflix, HBOMax, and Amazon Prime, and details a plan to bring linear content to streamers. Procter & Gamble topped analyst expectations...

Duration:00:35:25

Spooky Season: Disney’s Downgrade & ‘Squid Game’ Mania

10/18/2021
Disney’s streaming business could be running out of steam; MoffettNathanson founding partner and media watcher Michael Nathanson weighs in on Wall Street’s Disney debate. Nathanson also dives into the 'Squid Game' mania and what its eyepopping metrics mean for Netflix and the streaming wars. CNBC’s Steve Liesman breaks down the latest GDP forecasts for the back half of 2021. The first bitcoin-linked exchange-traded fund will make its official debut tomorrow. Three other bitcoin futures ETFs...

Duration:00:28:12

Crypto Futures & the Theranos Trial, Week 6

10/15/2021
A key FDA advisory committee unanimously recommended giving booster shots of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine to people ages 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans. Dr. Kavita Patel, a fellow at the Brookings Institution and former White House health policy director, breaks down the FDA’s debate over Covid-19 boosters. CNBC’s Scott Cohn provides an update on the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, on week six of what’s slated to be a 13-week trial. According to court testimony this...

Duration:00:22:10

What’s in a Mandate? Vaccine Politics

10/14/2021
The U.S. is reporting an average of about 362,000 booster vaccine shots administered per day over the past week, 57% higher than the 231,000 average daily first doses. A key FDA advisory panel is meeting today and tomorrow to discuss the efficacy and safety of extra doses of the Moderna and J&J vaccines. Shellye Archambeau, former MetricStream CEO and Verizon, Okta and Nordstrom board member, discusses how Covid-19 has disrupted the workplace. Carlos Gutierrez, Empath co-founder, former...

Duration:00:30:52

Labor Squeeze with Barry Sternlicht; Hollywood Stars in Space

10/13/2021
Starwood Capital Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht discusses the current real estate market, U.S. labor shortages, and his crypto portfolio. The noted investor and real estate mogul reacts to comments from BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, and explains why he thinks the service economy is in a major labor crisis right now. Corporate vaccine mandates are causing friction in Texas, and after China’s crackdown on the crypto community, the U.S. has become the most popular place for metaverse miners....

Duration:00:34:07

Preparing for Takeoff, the “Worthless” Coin, & Royal Investments

10/12/2021
Over the course of three days, Southwest Airlines has canceled more than 2,000 flights and left thousands of travelers stranded around the country. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau and Casey Murray, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, discuss what's behind the canceled flights and what travelers can expect during the upcoming holiday travel season. JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO, Jamie Dimon, says he’s still a bitcoin skeptic and calls the coin “worthless.” Plus, Amazon is switching...

Duration:00:25:47

Southwest Stuck at the Gate; Biotech’s Breakthroughs: The Covid Pill

10/11/2021
Merck and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics have asked the FDA to approve their Covid-19 antiviral pill molnupiravir for emergency use. It’s only the latest in a stream of biotech innovation this year; Dr. Christiana Bardon, co-managing partner of one of the world’s largest biotech investment firms MPM BioImpact Capital, discusses the sector’s opportunities for portfolios and public health right now. The global energy crisis has sent crude oil to over $80 a barrel, and vice chairman of IHS...

Duration:00:29:42

Tinder & Lyft to Netflix & Chill; Debt Crisis Averted--For Now

10/8/2021
The U.S. economy created much fewer jobs in September than economists were hoping, a disheartening sign of the country’s pandemic recovery. CNBC’s Steve Liesman, BlackRock’s Kate Moore, and Chicago Booth School’s Austan Goolsbee break down the dismal jobs report and its implications. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and CNBC contributor, discusses the timeline for getting a Covid-19 vaccine authorized for young children. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is moving the company’s HQ to Texas;...

Duration:00:30:06

A Global Gas Crisis & a Battle-Tested Risk Theory

10/7/2021
Global gas prices are soaring, and Americans are now paying the most at the pump in seven years. Jeffrey Currie, Goldman Sachs global head of commodities research, discusses what’s driving the spike in energy prices. Currie says that the structural underinvestment to supply and deliver energy commodities and an increase in demand as economies reopen could be to blame. CNBC’s Julianna Tatelbaum also reports U.K. consumers and businesses are bracing for higher electricity bills this winter...

Duration:00:26:28

Facebook’s Whistleblower & DC’s Impending Deadline

10/6/2021
Facebook faced negative testimony about user health and safety from a whistleblower yesterday in front of Congress. CNBC’s Julia Boorstin reports Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is defending the company against the accusations from whistleblower Frances Haugen. Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, also discusses why lawmakers need to enact regulations against Facebook. Democrats are looking to suspend the debt ceiling by targeting the...

Duration:00:32:54

Sec. Janet Yellen on Avoiding “Catastrophe,” & Michael Dell Tells All

10/5/2021
As the debt ceiling deadline looms, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says a failure to suspend or raise it could mean “catastrophic” consequences for the U.S. economy and reputation. If Congress does not find a deal by October 18th, the country will default for the first time. Yellen addresses tax concerns, proposals to avoid default, and the longevity of her successor at the Fed, Jerome Powell. Plus, computing legend Michael Dell discusses his new book, “Play Nice But Win,” and recalls...

Duration:00:38:26

Ozy Media CEO Carlos Watson, On the Record

10/4/2021
Ozy Media CEO Carlos Watson speaks out, addressing numerous reports of mistruths that have led to his company’s demise. Confronted with misleading claims in his own company’s pitch deck and a review of texting exchanges between himself and Andrew Ross Sorkin, Watson defends the company’s history and discusses his own leadership. He addresses the allegations of inflated viewer metrics, his COO’s impersonation of a YouTube executive on an investor call with Goldman Sachs, and suggestions that...

Duration:00:35:09

Merck’s Covid Pill; Ozy Media’s Meltdown; Facebook, Finsta, & Teenage Health

10/1/2021
Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics have developed a therapeutic pill for Covid that reduces the risk of hospitalization or death by around 50% for patients with mild or moderate cases. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell reports that Merck hopes for emergency use authorization after “compelling results” in trials. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner, also discusses Merck’s late-stage data and says it’s a ‘profound game changer’. Billionaire investor Marc Lasry has resigned as chairman of Ozy Media,...

Duration:00:31:29