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Get smarter, faster on the most talked-about topics in tech, business and politics in just 10 minutes. Hosted by Axios' business editor, Dan Primack.

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Microsoft announced an ambitious plan to become carbon negative by 2030 and to remove its historical carbon emissions by 2050. Axios energy reporter Amy Harder joins Dan to unpack these goals and how the company might achieve them.  Plus: Black voter sentiment on President Trump and a California startup takes on the aftermath of wildfires.
Trump vs. Apple

Trump vs. Apple

2020-01-1600:09:03

In the wake of last month’s shooting in Pensacola, President Trump called on Apple to work with the Justice Department to unlock iPhones. Dan and New York Times tech reporter Jack Nicas examine the potential ramifications if Apple were to capitulate. Plus: Big money for flying taxis and why Twitter will not be getting an edit button.
Impeachment Playbook

Impeachment Playbook

2020-01-1400:10:021

The House is expected to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial on Wednesday. Dan and Axios White House Reporter Alayna Treene outline the strategies emerging on the Republican and Democratic sides ahead of the impeachment trial.  Plus: America’s largest investor takes on climate change and why Visa paid so much for a startup.
On Friday, MIT released a report from an outside law firm detailing the university’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. Dan and Axios chief financial correspondent Felix Salmon sift through the findings and how Epstein was able to continue directing donations to MIT for years.  Plus: A changing of the guard at Google and a Canadian CEO’s anger at President Trump.
Carlos Ghosn Unboxed

Carlos Ghosn Unboxed

2020-01-0900:11:20

DESCRIPTION: After fleeing Japan, former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn held a wide-ranging press conference in Beirut that went over two hours. Dan and New York Times International Correspondent Vivian Yee unpack his remarks and what may lie ahead in his case.  Plus: Facebook digs in its heels on political ads and the next big streaming service.
Blood and Oil

Blood and Oil

2020-01-0800:09:46

Despite the unfolding crisis with Iran, oil prices are stable. Dan and Axios energy reporter Amy Harder explore the role U.S. oil production is playing in keeping prices down. Plus: The business world’s Houdini speaks and a startup’s plan to prevent mass shootings. https://www.axios.com/us-oil-prices-production-shield-iran-e4b8b17d-e555-4368-93ec-5c9fa118ba2f.html
DESCRIPTION: There have been hundreds of hospital mergers over the past few years, even though independent research shows that they increase costs, decrease patient satisfaction, and have little impact on clinical outcomes. Dan digs in with Axios' Bob Herman. Plus: CES bans cannabis technology and the U.S. milk industry goes sour.
Australia On Fire

Australia On Fire

2020-01-0600:11:11

Wildfires in Australia continue to rage after the country’s hottest and driest year on record. Dan and Washington Post deputy weather editor Andrew Freedman discuss how the fires became so severe and possible political fallout.  Plus: Softbank shafts start ups and Trump’s Twitter threats.
Iran's Internet Blackout

Iran's Internet Blackout

2019-12-3100:09:24

Before we’re back with new episodes in the new year, we’re revisiting 2019 highlights. In this episode from November 26th, 2019, Dan and CIA veteran Norman Roule dig into the Iranian government's tech response to protests over rising gas prices.
Bitcoin Billionaires

Bitcoin Billionaires

2019-12-3000:09:23

Over the holidays, we’re revisiting our top episodes from 2019. On August 1st, Dan and Ben Mezrich, author of “Bitcoin Billionaires,” tell the story of how the famous Winklevoss twins bet big on cryptocurrency.
Walmart Unloads on Guns

Walmart Unloads on Guns

2019-12-2600:08:31

While we’re on a break for the holidays, we’re highlighting some of our best episodes from 2019. In our September 4th episode, Dan and Bloomberg's Sara Halzack talk about Walmart and the collision of gun politics and retail.
We will be back with new episodes in 2020. Today, we're revisiting our episode from August 19th, 2019, where Dan dissects a change to the Business Roundtable mission statement with Fortune CEO & President Alan Murray.
10 Years in 12 Minutes

10 Years in 12 Minutes

2019-12-2300:12:551

Dan and Axios co-founder Mike Allen examine the most consequential "collisions" of tech, business, and politics from the past decade.
Space Junk Janitors

Space Junk Janitors

2019-12-1900:09:33

For years, space debris has been a concern for governments and companies hoping to launch new satellites and rockets. Dan talks to Axios space reporter Miriam Kramer about the burgeoning business of cleaning up space junk. Plus: Why WeWork might be helping Bernie Sanders and a music milestone 25 years in the making.
Nearly a month into Michael Bloomberg’s campaign for the Democratic nomination, Dan discusses how Mayor Mike might navigate the Democratic field with Brad Tusk, a venture capitalist and political strategist who has worked with Bloomberg. Plus: CEO turn-over hits a record high and the centrality of Peter Thiel at Facebook.
Boeing's Unfriendly Skies

Boeing's Unfriendly Skies

2019-12-1700:11:08

Following news last week that the FAA would not recertify the 737 Max by the end of 2019, Boeing announced it would suspend production indefinitely beginning in January. Dan and aviation expert Jeff Wise dig into what this means for the future of the 737 and for Boeing. Plus: Democrats save their debate and why WeWork didn’t slow down start-up investing.
Holding Cities Ransom

Holding Cities Ransom

2019-12-1600:10:38

On Friday, the government of New Orleans shut down due to a cyberattack, the latest city to face an increasingly common problem. Dan and Axios Cities Correspondent Kim Hart talk about cyberattacks on local governments, and what happens when attackers demand a ransom. Plus: The FCC’s message for Facebook and a possible space crash in silicon valley.
Bernie's Baseball Battle

Bernie's Baseball Battle

2019-12-1200:09:24

Last month, Major League Baseball announced it would end its relationships with 42 minor league teams, which would likely cause them to shut down. Dan and Axios sports editor Kendall Baker explain how this became a major national news story involving Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Plus: Wework hits the small screen and one big thing about ice cream.
Surprise Medical Bills

Surprise Medical Bills

2019-12-1100:10:14

More than 50% of Americans have reported receiving surprise medical bills, when a provider charges more than an insurer will pay and bills the patient for the balance. Dan and Axios reporter Caitlin Owens dig into a new agreement Congress reached to put an end to these bills. Plus: The latest on China’s facial recognition regime and a new, better type of private equity.
Streaming companies received 30 Golden Globe nominations for original content, outpacing broadcast and cable. Dan and Axios media reporter Sara Fischer explain why these award nominations are about more than prestige. Plus: Apple’s new fight and the end of the WTO.
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