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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.

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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.

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Episodes
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An NCAA Deal & Special Needs Advocacy on Social Media 5/24/24

5/24/2024
The NCAA has signed off on a deal that could change college sports–and student athletes–forever. Chair of Carolina Coastal University Athletics Joe Moglia discusses the $2.8B that could be coming to college players over the next decade, as well as the winners and losers in a new business plan for university athletics. Elon Musk says he doesn’t support President Biden’s tariffs on Chinese EVs, Novo Nordisk says Ozempic could slow kidney disease, and the number of 401(k) millionaires has hit a new high. Plus, Nick and Gabe Safier have been spreading joy and special needs advocacy on social media. The brothers and creators of the Safier Universe join Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin for a conversation on the bright side of the internet. Joe Moglia - 13:14 Nick and Gabe Safier - 24:28 In this episode: Joe Moglia, @CoachJoeMoglia Nicholas Safier, @NicholasSafier Becky Quick,@BeckyQuick Andrew Ross Sorkin,@andrewrsorkin Katie Kramer,@Kramer_Katie

Duration:00:31:57

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French President Emmanuel Macron & Live Nation’s ‘Monopoly’ 5/23/24

5/23/2024
The Department of Justice has sued Live Nation, the parent of Ticketmaster. Attorney General Merrick Garland alleged that the company “relies on unlawful, anticompetitive conduct to exercise its monopolistic control over the live events industry in the United States at the cost of fans, artists, smaller promoters, and venue operators.” Tim Wu, former Special Assistant to the President for Technology and Competition Policy, considers the DOJ’s potential actions moving forward. In Paris, Andrew Ross Sorkin sat down with French President Emmanuel Macron for an exclusive, extended interview. The discussion spans Federal Reserve and European Central Bank policy, as well as the Israel-Hamas War and funding to rebuild Gaza. Plus, Nvidia’s revenue more than tripled in its latest quarter. President Emmanuel Macron - 13:40 Tim Wu - 22:05 In this episode: President Emmanuel Macron, @EmmanuelMacron Tim Wu, @superwuster Becky Quick,@BeckyQuick Andrew Ross Sorkin,@andrewrsorkin Michael Santoli, @michaelsantoli Katie Kramer,@Kramer_Katie

Duration:00:28:02

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Election Campaigning: Appeals to Voters & Debate Details 5/22/24

5/22/2024
The 2024 campaign cycle is in full swing. Pollster Frank Luntz discusses the candidate appeals to voters, and the first debate’s details that remain unconfirmed. President Biden announced a plan to forgive $7.7B in student loans, former President Trump will start accepting crypto donations, and challenger Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is rallying retail traders on X. Plus, Urban Outfitters brands Free People and Anthropologie performed well in the last quarter, Vivek Ramaswamy has taken a stake in Buzzfeed, and CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports that America’s cars are aging. Almost 9% of registered vehicles in the U.S. were made before 2000. Frank Luntz - 13:53 Phil LeBeau - 21:51 In this episode: Frank Luntz, @FrankLuntz Phil LeBeau, @Lebeaucarnews Becky Quick,@BeckyQuick Andrew Ross Sorkin,@andrewrsorkin Michael Santoli, @michaelsantoli Katie Kramer,@Kramer_Katie

Duration:00:25:37

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Whole Foods Co-Founder & Scarlett Johansson vs. OpenAI 5/21/24

5/21/2024
Scarlett Johansson is taking aim at OpenAI after the company used a voice “eerily similar” to hers for its ChatGPT40 chatbot. Former White House CTO Aneesh Chopra weighs in on the controversy, the latest leadership shakeups at OpenAI, and the ways to build guardrails for society’s newest technology. Whole Foods co-founder and former CEO John Mackey shares his journey bringing health foods mainstream. Mackey discusses his new book, “The Whole Story,” as well as GMOs and the future of grocery. Plus, JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon is discussing his succession plan, and Andrew Ross Sorkin is in Paris just 66 days until the 2024 Olympic Games. John Mackey 16:46 Aneesh Chopra 32:17 In this episode: Joe Kernen,@JoeSquawk Becky Quick,@BeckyQuick Andrew Ross Sorkin,@andrewrsorkin Katie Kramer,@Kramer_Katie

Duration:00:38:10

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Iranian Succession, China’s Property Woes, & Tourists in Space 5/20/24

5/20/2024
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has died in a helicopter crash. Karim Sadjadpour, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace Middle East Program, explains the issues Raisi’s death poses for Iranian leadership and succession. Hayman Capital Management founder and CIO Kyle Bass discusses China’s real estate crisis, its impact on GDP, and the CCP’s electric vehicle strategy. CNBC’s Kristina Partsinevelos explains Microsoft’s plans for AI PCs, many of which will be unveiled at the company’s Build developer conference. Plus, Xander Schauffele won his first major PGA title, and Blue Origin’s tourism rocket launched passengers to the edge of space after a two year hiatus. Karim Sadjadpour - 16:15 Kyle Bass - 22:50 Karim Sadjadpour, @ksadjadpour Kyle Bass, @Jkylebass Joe Kernen,@JoeSquawk Becky Quick,@BeckyQuick Katie Kramer,@Kramer_Katie

Duration:00:29:13

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Raising an ‘Anxious Generation’ & Protecting Consumers 5/17/24

5/17/2024
NYU Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt discusses “The Anxious Generation,” his new book that explores the impact of social media on childhood mental health. Limits of screen time, age verification, and delaying smartphone introduction for kids are among Haidt’s suggestions for a safer youth. The Supreme Court has rejected an argument against the funding structure for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; CFPB Director Rohit Chopra says he’s relieved to get back to work protecting consumers and companies. Plus, Reddit and OpenAI have teamed up, Boeing supplier Spirit Aerosystems and the world’s top golfer Scottie Scheffler was arrested at a PGA championship event. Rohit Chopra - 12:37 Jonathan Haidt - 23:43 In this episode: Rohit Chopra, @chopracfpb Joe Kernen,@JoeSquawk Becky Quick,@BeckyQuick Andrew Ross Sorkin,@andrewrsorkin Katie Kramer,@Kramer_Katie

Duration:00:32:44

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‘Hot Ones’ Host & 2024’s Debate Dates 05/16/24

5/16/2024
President Biden and former President Trump have agreed to two unorthodox debates this election season. Former communications director for President Trump Anthony Scaramucci reacts to the news and the prospect of another Trump presidency. Scaramucci, an outspoken bitcoin bull, also discusses crypto’s recent surge. Sean Evans, host of viral YouTube show “Hot Ones,” discusses how he monetizes his celebrity interviews over hot chicken wings. Plus, Berkshire Hathaway has announced its secret stock pick: Chubb. Anthony Scaramucci - 13:16 Sean Evans - 26:43 In this episode: Sean Evans, @seanseaevans Anthony Scaramucci, @Scaramucci Joe Kernen,@JoeSquawk Andrew Ross Sorkin,@andrewrsorkin Katie Kramer,@Kramer_Katie

Duration:00:33:12

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Gary Vee: Upfront Season & TikTok Branding 05/15/24

5/15/2024
VaynerX Chairman and branding expert Gary Vaynerchuk discusses the evolution of media and advertising as upfront season kicks into gear. Federal prosecutors at the Department of Justice say Boeing breached its 2021 settlement protecting the company from criminal prosecution for the two fatal 737 Max crashes. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau discusses the implications for Boeing and the importance of the company for the industry at large. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) is honing in on risks for the 2024 election, less than 6 months away. Plus, Nvidia’s CEO Jensen Huang made over $30m last year, a 60% hike from the year prior, Vanguard hired a former BlackRock executive as CEO, and the meme stock rally continues! But it might be fizzling out. Phil LeBeau - 07:28 Sen. Mark Warner - 15:57 Gary Vaynerchuk - 23:43 In this episode: Gary Vaynerchuk, @garyvee Sen. Mark Warner, @MarkWarner Phil LeBeau, @Lebeaucarnews Joe Kernen,@JoeSquawk Andrew Ross Sorkin,@andrewrsorkin Katie Kramer,@Kramer_Katie

Duration:00:30:20

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Boaz Weinstein: Hedge Funder, Risk-Taker, BlackRock Challenger 05/14/24

5/14/2024
In a rare extended interview, Saba Capital Management founder and CIO Boaz Weinstein explains his campaign against the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock. Weinstein, a renowned risk-taking trader on Wall Street, takes on BlackRock’s closed end funds over a decade after he famously “harpooned” the London Whale in 2011. Plus, meme stocks like GameStop are still surging, thanks to “Roaring Kitty,” the Biden administration is ramping up China tariffs, and Kraft Heinz is reportedly exploring an Oscar Mayer sale. Boaz Weinstein - 16:10 In this episode: Joe Kernen,@JoeSquawk Becky Quick,@BeckyQuick Andrew Ross Sorkin,@andrewrsorkin Katie Kramer,@Kramer_Katie

Duration:00:36:06

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Warby Parker’s CEOs, Roaring Kitty’s Return, & Seinfeld at Duke 5/13/24

5/13/2024
The Biden administration is planning to quadruple tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles. Investment banker and former Treasury official Roger Altman discusses fiscal policy’s impact on inflation and the road ahead for the American economy. Warby Parker co-CEOs Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa are doubling down on their brick and mortar strategy, despite starting as an e-commerce brand. The two discuss their company’s journey since IPO, their history of monetization, and their omnichannel approach to driving revenue. Plus, OpenAI is launching a new product, Apple workers at a store in New Jersey have voted against unionization, GameStop is on the rise again, and some Duke students walked out of Jerry Seinfeld’s commencement speech in protest. Roger Altman - 12:47 Neil Blumenthal & David Gilboa - 24:02 In this episode: Joe Kernen, @JoeSquawk Becky Quick, @BeckyQuick Andrew Ross Sorkin, @andrewrsorkin Katie Kramer, @Kramer_Katie

Duration:00:30:37

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AI in the Heartland & Arthur Brooks: Love Your Challengers 5/10/24

5/10/2024
Microsoft is investing $3.3 billion in an AI strategy in Wisconsin. Steve Case, co-founder of AOL and chairman and CEO of Revolution, discusses his own investments in projects in middle America and his optimism about big tech’s opportunities for economic growth outside of Silicon Valley. Happiness expert, author, AEI president emeritus, and Harvard professor Arthur Brooks weighs in on the turmoil across American college campuses. He’s optimistic about America’s period after unrest, and encourages listeners to love challenges to their perspectives, and to view the world beyond a good/evil binary. Plus, Chinese EV company Zeekr is ready to IPO, and Target is reportedly scaling back its Pride collections this summer. Steve Case - 12:04 Author Brooks - 24:45 In this episode: Arthur Brooks, @arthurbrooks Steve Case, @SteveCase Joe Kernen, @JoeSquawk Becky Quick, @BeckyQuick Andrew Ross Sorkin, @andrewrsorkin Cameron Costa, @CameronCostaNY

Duration:00:32:36

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A Year on Ozempic & Speaker Johnson’s Job Save 05/09/24

5/9/2024
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) discusses his own party’s push to oust him from his role. He says, lawmakers cannot afford to play petty politics with tensions high at home and abroad. Journalist Johann Hari has taken Ozempic for a year. He says it’s changed his life, but his new book “Magic Pill” details the dangers of weight loss drugs as well as their benefits. Plus, President Biden has given Israel an ultimatum, Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery are set to bundle their streaming content, and China’s electric vehicle race is speeding up. Mike Johnson- 14:12 Johann Hari - 27:54 In this episode: Mike Johnson, @SpeakerJohnson Johann Hari, @johannhari101 Joe Kernen,@JoeSquawk Becky Quick,@BeckyQuick Andrew Ross Sorkin,@andrewrsorkin Cameron Costa, @CameronCostaNY

Duration:00:34:55

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Pushing EVs at Rivian & Driving Careers with NBC’s Bonnie Hammer 05/08/24

5/8/2024
Electric vehicle maker Rivian reported a quarterly revenue beat and a cut to its capital spending forecast. CEO RJ Scaringe explains his vision for the future of EVs, the total addressable market, and Rivian’s charging station partnership with Tesla. NBCUniversal Vice Chair Bonnie Hammer has compiled the best–and worst–advice for workers new and seasoned in her new book, “15 Lies Women Are Told at Work…and the Truth We Need to Succeed.” After years in the business, Hammer shares her favorite moments of mentorship, and encourages younger generations to differentiate “personal worth” from “professional worth.” Microsoft will make a $3.3B AI investment in Wisconsin, and the Biden administration has revoked certain licenses to export chips to Huawei, the Chinese tech company. Plus, Disney stock is under pressure, and FTX is officially able to pay its customers back…with interest. RJ Scaringe 16:00 Bonnie Hammer 22:54 In this episode: RJ Scaringe. @RJScaringe Phil LeBeau, @Lebeaucarnews Joe Kernen,@JoeSquawk Becky Quick,@BeckyQuick Andrew Ross Sorkin,@andrewrsorkin Katie Kramer,@Kramer_Katie

Duration:00:32:14

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Stanley Druckenmiller & SEC Chair Gary Gensler 05/07/24

5/7/2024
Duquesne Family Office CEO Stanley Druckenmiller says he was perplexed by the Fed’s pivot, and that the Federal Reserve “fumbled on the five yard line with the game on the line.” In an extended interview, Druckenmiller discusses his famously successful investing track record and his bets on AI. SEC Chair Gary Gensler has put pressure on crypto, recently delivering “Wells Notice” to Robinhood and Consensys; the crypto community is firing back, and he’s ready to defend the SEC’s perspective on Ethereum and its role in protecting investors. Plus, Hims & Hers CEO walked back some of his comments on hiring pro-Palestinian protesters after Wall Street and Main Street pushed back on him and his stock. Stanley Druckenmiller - 4:15 Gary Gensler - 38:40 In this episode: Gary Gensler, @GaryGensler Joe Kernen,@JoeSquawk Becky Quick,@BeckyQuick Andrew Ross Sorkin,@andrewrsorkin Katie Kramer,@Kramer_Katie

Duration:00:54:40

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Squawk Pod Reports: 2024 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting Part 2 05/06/24

5/6/2024
We bring you part two of CNBC’s trip to Omaha, Nebraska for the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, where tens of thousands of Berkshire shareholders convene to hear from Warren Buffett every spring. It’s part shareholder meeting, part shopping spree, and for Bertie Buffett Elliott, part family reunion. Warren Buffett’s little sister Bertie sits down with Becky Quick in a special conversation about the Buffett family upbringing and her own Warren memories. The highlights of the 2024 meeting include Warren Buffett’s take on AI, his plans for Berkshire’s $182 billion cash pile, and his pieces of advice for all listeners, old and young. Plus, catch a cameo from the Harlem Globetrotters and celebrity shareholder Bill Murray, as well as a conversation between venture capitalist Ann Winblad and CNBC’s Mike Santoli and Becky Quick.

Duration:00:34:24

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Squawk Pod Reports: 2024 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting Part 1 05/06/24

5/6/2024
We bring you to Omaha, Nebraska, with the tens of thousands of Berkshire shareholders that make the pilgrimage to Warren Buffett every spring. Hear the best of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, including why Buffett trimmed his stake in Apple, how he made a losing bet on Paramount, and what Berkshire looks like, after he’s gone. Plus, the highlights from the convention center floor, where Berkshire’s 60+ portfolio companies sell their wares to fans. See’s Candy CEO Pat Egan, Lubrizol CEO Rebecca Liebert, and Pilot CEO Adam Wright are all ready to dazzle the Berkshire attendees. Plus, hear from shareholders themselves! The 14-year-old Warren Buffett fan Daphne Kalir-Starr is back for her 7th annual meeting, and she’s more “invested” than ever.

Duration:00:46:18

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BONUS: Charlie Munger: A Life of Wit and Wisdom 05/04/24

5/4/2024
“I’m an accidental guru.” He was irreverent, he was focused, he was one of the world’s most successful investors, and he was one of a kind. Billionaire investor Charlie Munger, the longtime right-hand man and close friend of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, died a few weeks shy of what would have been his 100th birthday. Becky Quick, Squawk Box co-host, interviewed Munger two weeks before his death in his home in Los Angeles. In this special conversation, Charlie Munger reflects on his century of life, the childhood traumas that shaped him, the investing wins and losses that made his career, and the perspective and knowledge he gained in his final years. For more, revisit our 2021 Squawk Pod series, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger: A Wealth of Wisdom. Squawk Pod is produced by Katie Kramer, Cameron Costa, Karoline Rouhotas and Zach Vallese. CNBC’s Managing Editor is Lacy O’Toole. John Lazration edited this podcast series.

Duration:01:19:16

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Squawk Pod Reports: Berkshire Hathaway’s 2024 Annual Meeting 05/03/24

5/3/2024
Becky Quick is in Omaha, Nebraska, awaiting the tens of thousands of Berkshire Hathaway investors attending the company’s annual shareholders meeting, where Warren Buffett will hold court. This year is the first annual meeting without the late Vice Chair Charlie Munger; Berkshire Hathaway lead director Sue Decker sits down with Becky Quick to discuss Munger’s legacy and the future of Berkshire. Plus, CEOs of Berkshire’s portfolio companies join Becky, BNSF CEO Katie Farmer, who discusses the headwinds for her railway business, and Brooks Running CEO Dan Sheridan, who’s eyeing running business in China. Plus, longtime shareholder and GAMCO CEO Mario Gabelli stops by, for an extended conversation about the markets, media consolidation, and Warren Buffett’s leadership. Tune into CNBC’s TV and digital channels this weekend to catch every minute of the 2024 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting coverage. Sue Decker 5:21 Dan Sheridan 17:16 Katie Farmer 24:48 Mario Gabelli 32:54 In this episode: Mario Gabelli, @MarioGabelli Becky Quick, @BeckyQuick Joe Kernen, @JoeSquawk Andrew Ross Sorkin, @andrewrsorkin Cameron Costa, @CameronCostaNY

Duration:00:42:20

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams & California Rep. Ro Khanna 05/02/24

5/2/2024
Approximately 300 people were arrested when the NYPD responded to protests at Columbia University and the nearby City College of New York. New York City Mayor Eric Adams discusses the city’s crackdown on college campus protests, the radicalization of youths, the immigration crisis, and more. House Select Committee on China Member Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) discusses the Biden administration’s sanctions on Chinese companies over suspected support for Russia in its war against Ukraine, as well as the fate of TikTok in the U.S. The Federal Reserve is holding rates steady; Stifel Chief Economist Lindsey Piegza breaks down the next steps in the Fed’s inflation fight. Plus, Tesla has reneged internship offers amid layoffs, and the National Labor Relations Board says Amazon CEO Andy Jassy broke federal labor law in his interviews with press. Mayor Eric Adams - 15:49 Ro Khanna - 28:24 In this episode: Eric Adams, @NYCMayor Ro Khanna, @RoKhanna Lindsey Piegza, @LindseyPiegza Joe Kernen, @JoeSquawk Andrew Ross Sorkin, @andrewrsorkin Cameron Costa, @CameronCostaNY

Duration:00:36:05

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A Columbia Lawsuit & a Starbucks Spill 05/01/24

5/1/2024
Overnight, NYPD officers entered Columbia University’s campus and made roughly 100 arrests of protesters. Lawyer Jay Edelson filed a lawsuit against the school on behalf of a Jewish student who argues that the university failed to provide a safe learning environment. Edelson discusses the case and the stakes for schools across the country. Axios and Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei looks ahead to the 2024 election and former President Donald Trump’s plans for the country, should he win another term. Plus, Starbucks stock took a spill after its latest quarterly report, and cannabis is headed for a downgrade from the FDA. Jay Edelson - 13:52 Jim VandeHei - 26:05 In this episode: Jim VandeHei, @JimVandeHei Jay Edelson, @jayedelson Joe Kernen,@JoeSquawk Becky Quick,@BeckyQuick Andrew Ross Sorkin,@andrewrsorkin Cameron Costa, @CameronCostaNY

Duration:00:33:27