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Every Tuesday and Friday, tech journalist Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no one else. After all, with great power comes great scrutiny. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Every Tuesday and Friday, tech journalist Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no one else. After all, with great power comes great scrutiny. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Every Tuesday and Friday, tech journalist Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no one else. After all, with great power comes great scrutiny. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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@recode

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English


Episodes

Billionaires Shouldn't Tweet, Netflix Layoffs, and Guest Rebecca Traister

5/20/2022
Primary results are in! Aggrieved billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk can't stop tweeting at the government and Netflix laid off 150 full-time staffers. Also, ICE is watching you. Kara and Scott are joined by Friend of Pivot Rebecca Traister to discuss the impending end of Roe v. Wade. You can find Rebecca on Twitter at @rtraister. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:07:30

Twitter's Lots of Bots, Netflix Isn't Joking With Employees

5/17/2022
Disney+ gains subscribers in Q2, but winter may be coming. Kara and Scott discuss Twitter's bot problem, and what it could mean for Elon's takeover bid. Also, a listener question about AirBNB, and a prediction on the future of employment. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:54:34

Bonus Episode: Elon Pauses Twitter Bid

5/13/2022
Elon Musk is putting his Twitter deal on hold. Who could have predicted this??? Kara and Scott have a few things to say. -- We'll be back on Tuesday with a regular episode of Pivot! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:18:15

Thiel Thinks BlackRock is Woke, Tesla Stalls Out, and a Crypto Crash

5/13/2022
Tesla halts production in Shanghai, Grindr flirts with going public, and Democrats get an edge at the FTC. Also, Peter Thiel sets his sights on BlackRock, because apparently it's too woke? Kara and Scott discuss the meltdown in cryptocurrencies and take a listener question about TikTok's management. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:01:00

Market Madness, The Latest on Roe, and Guest Kirsten Grind

5/10/2022
Kara and Scott ponder the market slide and where its worst impacts will be felt, and discuss legal efforts to jump-start a Post-Roe society. Plus, Elon thinks he can quintuple Twitter’s revenue in the next six years, and Meta is going physical. Today's Friend of Pivot is Kirsten Grind, the co-author of of “Happy at Any Cost,” about former Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh. You can find Kirsten on Twitter at @KirstenGrind. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa,...

Duration:01:07:59

Can Corporations Plan for a Post-Roe World?

5/6/2022
Roe v. Wade could be overturned. Kara and Scott discuss the implications for big business and beyond. Also, Uber and Lyft get a flat tire in their first quarter. What does that mean for the millennial lifestyle? And, Vice could go to pieces, and Elon's funding partners are revealed. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:51:45

Tech Stock Slump, Staff Morale Down at the FTC, and Guest Tripp Mickle

5/3/2022
Kara and Scott discuss Amazon missing its earnings target, employee morale at the FTC, and Warren Buffet’s latest comments on the stock market. Plus, the Correspondents Dinner is back and workers behind union drives at Amazon and Starbucks may get a White House visit. Then, we’re joined by Friend of Pivot, Tripp Mickle to discuss his book, “After Steve” about Apple post Steve Jobs. You can find Tripp on Twitter at @trippmickle and can order “After Steve” here. Send us your Listener Mail...

Duration:01:00:25

The Latest Twitter Battle, What's Up With Tech Stocks, and Our Guest Is State Senator Mallory McMorrow

4/29/2022
Kara and Scott discuss the fallout so far from Elon’s Twitter purchase, and some mixed news for big tech stocks. Also, Fidelity is throwing Bitcoin into 401Ks and Robinhood is cutting staff. Then, Friend of Pivot, State Senator Mallory McMorrow joins to talk about her viral response to accusations of “grooming.” You can find Senator McMorrow on Twitter at @MalloryMcMorrow. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about...

Duration:01:10:33

Twitter! CNN+! Unions!

4/26/2022
In the most Elon Musk move ever, the billionaire bought Twitter just 2 hours after we finished taping. But don’t worry, we did an emergency re-tape so you’d have our latest thoughts. Scott & Kara discuss the unprecedented buyout, as well as Scott's front row seat to the demise of CNN+. And as Amazon labor organizers make inroads in New York, Kim Kelly, author of Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor, joins us to talk about the past, present, and future of unions. Follow Kim...

Duration:01:22:06

Everyone's Watching NFLX, and Elon Says "Funding Secured"

4/22/2022
Elon Musk says he's financed his Twitter bid to the tune of $46 billion. Netflix subscriber numbers dropped for the first time in over a decade, but is the market missing the bigger picture? Also, Governor Ron DeSantis won't be leading the Disney parade anytime soon. And, Kara and Scott take a listener question about the future of aging. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:45:46

The Poison Pill, The State of Streaming and Guest William D. Cohan

4/19/2022
Kara and Scott discuss the Twitter board's “poison pill” approach to fend of Elon’s bid. Friend of Pivot William D. Cohan joins to discuss whether or not Elon has the cash. Also, Alex Jones’ Info Wars has declared bankruptcy, and Tucker Carlson’s new documentary trailer is raising eyebrows... and other things, too. You can find William on Twitter at @WilliamCohan. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:08:25

Is Elon's Offer Serious? Plus, Inflation, Astroturfing, and DAOs

4/15/2022
The Elon and Twitter saga continues: Kara and Scott talk about Musk’s offer to buy all of Twitter for $43 billion. Also, inflation, price gouging vs supply and demand, and more trouble at the Texas border. Then, a listener question, and Wins and Fails. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:06:57

Elon's Twitter Board Reversal, Warner Bros. and Discovery Merger, and Cathy O’Neil on Shame

4/12/2022
Never mind: Elon's NOT joining the Twitter board after all. Kara and Scott discuss the Warner Media and Discovery deal closing. Plus, a strike at Etsy, and Saudi investments in Jared Kushner. Then, Kara is joined by Friend of Pivot and author of “The Shame Machine,” Cathy O’Neil. You can find Cathy on Twitter at @mathbabedotorg. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:52:43

Has Musk Crossed a Red Line? Plus: Uber’s Superapp, and Career Advice for Grads

4/8/2022
Stock buys, joining the board, edit buttons, polls: Kara and Scott Discuss everything Elon and Twitter. Also, Uber’s looking to create a superapp. Plus, a listener question on startup culture, and Wins and Fails. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:03:26

Elon’s Twitter Buy, Urban Hellscapes, and Guest Dr. Laurie Santos

4/5/2022
Kara is joined by co-host George Hahn today to discuss Elon Musk becoming Twitter's largest shareholder, Louis C.K.'s Grammy win, and urban crime trends. This episode's Friend of Pivot, Dr. Laurie Santos of The Happiness Lab to talk about the secret to living a happy life.Y ou can find George on Twitter at @georgehahn. You can find Dr. Laurie Santos hosting The Happiness Lab and on Twitter at @lauriesantos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:10:25

Pivot Q1 Quarterly Review

4/1/2022
Kara and Scott are back with Pivot’s Quarterly Review series. They take a look at Scott’s past predictions on Alibaba, Meme Stocks, and record entrepreneurship to see how they’ve held up. Then, they get some predictions from Friends of Pivot, including Ina Fried of Axios, journalist Nicole Perlroth, Rani Molla of Recode, and Matt Belloni of Puck. You can find Ina on Twitter at @inafried, Nicole at @nicoleperlroth, Rani at @ranimolla, and Matt at @MattBelloni. Send us your Listener Mail...

Duration:01:02:41

Oscars Reactions, Apple Subscriptions, and The Team Behind Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber

3/29/2022
Kara and Scott discuss new regulations for tech in Europe and Apple planning a subscription service. And of course, all the Oscars news. Then, they’re joined by Friends of Pivot, Executive Producers of Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, Brian Koppelman, David Levine, and Beth Schacter. You can watch Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber here. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:10:43

Buzzfeed Layoffs, SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings, and MacKenzie Scott’s Donations

3/25/2022
Kara and Scott discuss Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings, layoffs at Buzzfeed, and a new social network from AARP. Also, Ben and Justin Smith announce the name of their new venture and more impressive donations from MacKenzie Scott. Then, a prediction on what’s to come for private companies across the U.S. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:04:31

Disney Drama, Amazon Owns MGM, and Guest Kelly AuCoin

3/22/2022
Kara and Scott talk about the latest drama at Disney, Amazon officially owning MGM, and some impressive download numbers for Crypto apps. Also, China produces more billionaires than any other country, but regulatory crackdowns there have led to tens of thousands of job cuts. Today's Friend of Pivot is Scott 2, aka actor Kelly AuCoin, who joins to talk about playing our Scott in WeCrashed on Apple TV. You can find Kelly on Twitter at @KellyAuCoin77. Send us your Listener Mail questions by...

Duration:01:02:59

Universities Cut Ties with Russia, Antitrust Action, and Guest Preet Bharara

3/18/2022
Kara and Scott talk about universities cutting ties with Russia, this week's antitrust action against Amazon, and the Fed raising interest rates for the first time in three years. Also, Tesla prices are going up, and there's a big switch-up at Starbucks. Friend of Pivot Preet Bharara joins to discuss his upcoming live event, and more. You can find Preet on Twitter at @PreetBharara. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn...

Duration:01:06:51