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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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Episodes

A Landmark Climate Bill, Alex Jones Owes, and Guest Isaac Fitzgerald

8/9/2022
Kara’s co-host for this episode is the one and only Sean Hayes! They discuss the Alex Jones verdict awarding more than $45 million to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim, and the Senate passing a landmark climate, health, and tax bill. Plus, people are paying big money to be podcast guests, HBO Max and Discovery+ are merging, and theaters are making a comeback. Then, they’re joined by Friend of Pivot, Isaac Fitzgerald to talk about his memoir, “Dirtbag, Massachusetts.” Send us your questions...

Duration:01:01:39

Primary Results, An Abortion Win in Kansas, and Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip

8/5/2022
Kara is joined by co-host Lis Smith! They discuss this week’s primary results and Kansas voting to uphold the right to abortion. Also, Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, and Twitter subpoenas Musk allies. And, though it is indeed Scott-Free August….some dick jokes. You can find Lis’s book, “Any Given Tuesday,” here. Send us your 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

The Missing January 6th Texts, Sinema’s Disruption, and Guest Sari Horwitz on the Opioid Industry

8/2/2022
Scott-Free August is here, and comedian Kathy Griffin is Kara’s first guest co-host! They discuss the missing Secret Service text messages, and whether Kyrsten Sinema will disrupt the Schumer-Manchin bill. Also, Alex Jones has filed for bankruptcy amidst a defamation trial, and celebrities love flying private. Then, we're joined by Friend of Pivot Sari Horwitz on her new book, “American Cartel: Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry.” You can find an excerpt of the book here,...

Duration:01:03:23

The DOJ’s Trump Investigation, Meta’s Revenue Drop, and Joe Manchin’s Deal

7/29/2022
MSNBC’s Katy Tur is Scott's guest co-host on this episode! They discuss Meta’s first ever drop in revenue, and the backlash against Instagram's new design. Also, Trump is under investigation by the Justice Department, Verizon gives OAN the boot, and Sen. Joe Manchin's surprising deal. 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:01:03:48

Liz Cheney's Next Move, a Massive Crypto Scam, Earnings, and More

7/26/2022
Of course Kara and Scott will talk about the sex lives of tech leaders. But once that's out of their system, they'll discuss Q2 Earnings, whether the Jan. 6th committee will hear from Ginni Thomas, and salary transparency. Friend of Pivot Jamie Bartlett tells us about his book, "The Missing Cryptoqueen: The Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Con and the Woman Who Got Away with It.” Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot.Send us your questions! Call...

Duration:01:08:47

Amazon's Healthcare Move, Netflix Earnings, and More

7/22/2022
Amazon's purchase of One Medical could disrupt the healthcare industry, maybe for the better, Kara and Scott discuss stock gains for Netflix and Tesla, and whether Biden's executive actions on climate change are executive enough. Plus, a listener question on changing careers. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:04:09

Microsoft & Netflix are BFFs, Delaware Showdown, and Sperm Donors

7/19/2022
Elon Musk doesn't want to go to Delaware anytime soon. Adam Neumann's new blockchain venture isn't bearing fruit. "Normal Family" author Chrysta Bilton tells Scott and Kara about IVF, DNA tests, and her prolific sperm donor father, who produced more than 40 children. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:03:24

Everyone’s Favorite Legal Battle, and So Much Inflation

7/15/2022
Kara and Scott discuss inflation being at a 41 year high, and predict what's to come in the showdown at the Delaware Chancery Court between Twitter and Elon Musk. Also, the newest revelations from the January 6th hearings, Governor Newsom takes on gun manufacturers, and crypto lender Celsius files for bankruptcy. 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:00:55:35

Twitter and Elon Head to Court, The Uber Files, and Guest Mark Leibovich

7/12/2022
Kara and Scott discuss Elon Musk and Twitter gearing up for a court battle, the initial revelations from The Uber Files, and Klarna’s slashed valuation. They also debate the ethics of a liberal group offering bounties for Supreme Court Justice sightings. Then, they’re joined by Friend of Pivot Mark Leibovich to discuss his new book, “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVITUDE: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission.” You can find Mark on Twitter at @MarkLeibovich and you can buy his book...

Duration:01:00:13

Bonus Episode: Elon is Done with Twitter

7/8/2022
Breaking news: Elon Musk has informed Twitter that he is terminating his $44 billion dollar deal. Kara and Scott have a few things to say, and a few (correct) predictions to flash back to. We'll be back on Tuesday with a regular episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:21:46

Twitter’s Suing the Government of India and Yet Another Mass Shooting in America

7/8/2022
Kara and Scott discuss Twitter alleging the Government of India abused their power, and more Government vs. Tech news. And there was yet again, another mass shooting in America. Plus, Boris Johnson will Brexit, and he’s not the only one with secret children. Also, Biden and Bezos have beef, and Gavin Newsom is coming for Ron DeSantis. 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:00:52:58

Twitter, Layoffs, and Streaming: Pivot's Q2 Quarterly Review

7/5/2022
Kara and Scott are back with a Quarterly Review, to see how our predictions from the past quarter have held up. We'll also get some predictions for the next quarter from Friends of Pivot, including Preet Bharara, host of Stay Tuned with Preet, Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-Founder and CEO of Yelp, Edward Ongweso Jr. of Vice’s Motherboard, and Cecilia Kang of The New York Times. You can find Preet on Twitter at @PreetBharara, Jeremy at @jeremys, Edward at @bigblackjacobin, and Cecilia at...

Duration:00:36:59

Corporations Adapt Post-Roe, Disney’s Bob Chapek is Here to Stay, and Cassidy Hutchinson’s Testimony

7/1/2022
Kara and Scott take a look at how corporations are adapting to a post-Roe world, including Facebook blocking abortion content, and major pharmacies limiting the sale of Plan B. Also, Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s contract was extended and Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann is stepping down. Plus, Cassidy Hutchinson’s blockbuster testimony and Snapchat’s subscription service. 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:01:00:04

Post-Roe America: Politics, Privacy, and the Court

6/28/2022
Kara talks to three experts about the fallout from Dobbs v Jackson. First, Irin Carmon, Senior Correspondent at New York Magazine, joins to discuss the immediate impact on the front lines, Then, Amy Kapczynski, Professor of Law at Yale Law School, walks us through what may be next for SCOTUS. Finally, Evan Greer, Director of Fight for the Future, joins to discuss the fallout for tech and privacy. You can find Irin at @irin on Twitter, Amy at @akapczynski, and Evan at @evan_greer. Amy’s blog...

Duration:00:53:18

TikTok's China Problem, Kellogg's Snack Attack, and MSNBC'S Katy Tur

6/24/2022
Twitter's board gives Elon's bid the go-ahead, the Obamas ditch Spotify for Amazon, and TikTok denies that it's sending data to China, even as reporting says otherwise. Kara and Scott speak with MSNBC's Katy Tur about cable news, Trump, and her new memoir, Rough Draft. Katy Tur is on Twitter at @KatyTurNBC. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. *An earlier version of the episode referred to Vanessa Pappas as the CEO of TikTok....

Duration:01:03:19

Couples, Money, and the Future of Dating Apps

6/21/2022
In Pivot’s first (and possibly last) dating-themed show, Kara and Scott discuss expert predictions on the future of dating apps, and listener questions about romance, finance, and personal marketing. You can find Logan Ury, Director of Relationship Science at Hinge, on Twitter at @loganury and Julia Naftulin, Health Reporter at Insider, at @jnaftulin. **Today’s show contains mature adult themes and is not intended for younger audience members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:44:27

Elon's Meet-and-Tweet, Microsoft's Union Deal, and Senator Michael Bennet

6/17/2022
Netflix plays a Squid Game in real life, but the Fed may have already launched its own. The January 6 Committee gives tech a break, Microsoft reaches a deal with a union, and Elon Musk meets with Twitter staffers to sing WeChat's praises. Also, Senator Michael Bennet drops in to discuss his plan for regulating Big Tech. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:10:42

Will Netflix Buy Roku? Are You Ready for Antitrust Summer? And More.

6/14/2022
Kara and Scott sounds off about the rumors of a Netflix-Roku deal. Also, the Senate could vote on two antitrust bills this month. And Meta is delaying its rollout of AR glasses. Friend of Pivot, David Gelles to discuss his new book on Jack Welch, "The Man Who Broke Capitalism."You can find David’s book 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:05:08

Apple’s Buy-Now-Pay-Later, Texas’ Twitter Investigation, and Buzzfeed’s Stock Drop

6/10/2022
Kara and Scott discuss Apple getting into the Buy-Now-Pay-Later game, and Texas announcing an investigation into the number of bots on Twitter. Also, Buzzfeed shares took a major tumble. Then, a listener question on whether ethical billionaires exist. 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:00:54:54

Elon Threatens to Walk, TikTok's Fave CPA, Krystal Todd, and more.

6/7/2022
Surprise, surprise: Elon is threatening to walk away from the Twitter deal. We look ahead to the upcoming public hearings from the January 6th committee. Then, Kara and Scott are joined by Friend of Pivot, Krystal Todd, CPA, to discuss her financial literacy crusade on TikTok and YouTube. You can find Krystal on TikTok at @KrystalToddCPA and on her YouTube channel, The Cash Compass. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn...

Duration:01:02:16