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Pivot

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Every Tuesday and Friday, Recode’s 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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Kara and Scott talk about a U.K. Supreme Court ruling that says Uber drivers must be treated as employees and what that means for the future of the company. Then Kara and Scott are joined by New York Times reporter and bestselling author of “This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends", Nicole Perlroth about the danger of cyber attacks in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Facebook restricting users and publishers from using the platform in Australia as the country weighs a law that would require big tech to pay for news content. They also discuss the hearing on the GameStop fiasco and how Robinhood played a part. In listener mail, Scott answers why he doesn't invest in Bitcoin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Microsoft CEO Brad Smith's stance saying the US should follow Australia in a model that would force tech giants to pay for news content. They also discuss implosions at the Lincoln Project and Disney dropping the actor Gina Carano. Then in Friend of Pivot, Adam Grant, the author of the New York Times bestseller "Think Again", joins the show to talk about how to think outside your opinion bubble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Twitter's fourth-quarter earnings and the decision to ban Trump's account for life. Scott gives a mini-class on the idea of "dispersion". In listener mail we get a question about whether Clubhouse is a threat to podcasting. In predictions, Scott sees a CNN being acquired. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Tesla investing $1.5billion in Bitcoin and what that means for the future of cryptocurrencies. They also discuss Twitter mulling a new subscription product. Meanwhile, Apple's talks with Hyundai/KIA to build an autonomous vehicle broke down. Then in Friend of Pivot, Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel talks about the importance of expanding broadband during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Jeff Bezos stepping away from his role as CEO of Amazon and moving into the Executive Chair position. They talk about Elon Musks' plans to send a civilian crew to space by the end of the year in hopes of ushering in a new era of space travel. In listener mail, a young Facebook employee asks if the company has any redeeming qualities. And Scott has more predictions on GameStop stock. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about more fall out from the Reddit/Robinhood stock blitz. They also discuss escalating tensions between Facebook and Apple. Then in Friend of Pivot, we hear from Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani, who is heading up a new movement to have mothers at the center of economic recovery called "The Marshall Plan for Moms". Women account for most of the jobs lost over the course of the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott break down how amateur traders best hedge fund managers, driving up GameStop stock and what that means for the future of the stock market. They also discuss Google's PAC ending donations to congress members who voted against verifying Biden's election win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's oversight board are deciding whether to permanently ban Donald Trump from the platform and what that might mean for other world leaders. Then we are joined by Silicon Valley's representative and the Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, Ro Khanna, to discuss the senate impeachment trial, tech regulations, and President Biden's first 100 days in office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Inauguration Day and the Biden administration. Big tech critics are concerned about his potential DOJ antitrust division appointees. They also discuss several big names at Fox News departing the outlet and what happens to the cable networks without Donald Trump. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about how to teach students K-higher education about misinformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Twitter suspending republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for spreading misinformation about the election. They also talk about Parler's resurgence on the internet. Then in Friend of Pivot, we hear from FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter on antitrust lawsuits against Facebook and the future of tech regulations under the Biden administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about the second impeachment of Donald Trump. They also discuss a roundup of more businesses and platforms banning Trump his alt-right supporters. Airbnb is cancelling its DC area reservations ahead of next week's inauguration. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer how to save America's brand. And a prediction on the consumer economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about how an alt-right social media app got shut down. They also discuss Trump's permanent ban from Twitter. In Friend of Pivot, we talk to NYU Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat about the history of fascists, how they rise to power, and where Trump fits into that context. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and guest hosts Casey Newton and Louie Swisher talk about the insurrection on the US Capitol and the de-platforming of Donald Trump. They also discuss the future of FCC, Section 230, and antitrust now that the Senate, House, and White House will all be blue. In predictions, Casey Newton says this will be Sheryl Sandberg's last year at Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and guest host MSNBC Anchor Stephanie Ruhle talk about the Georgia special Senate election and the leaked tapes of Trump asking to doctor votes. They also discuss the major sales of Tesla vehicles in 2020 despite the downturn of the auto industry as a whole. In Friend of Pivot, we talk to Kara's brother, Dr. Jeffrey Swisher, about his experience with the covid-19 vaccine and what he sees for the rest of the 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and guest host Hilary Rosen talk about Wonder Woman and the future of streaming. They also talk about the stimulus package, the January 5th Georgia run off election, and how the media and political landscape will look in a Post Trump America. Wins and fails include Joe Biden and the Americans who still aren't taking this pandemic seriously. Olivia Nuzzi is our Friend of Pivot. Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott are joined by a slew of Friends of Pivot to look ahead at what to expect in markets, acquisitions, automation, work culture, healthcare, and media. Thank you to our friends: Andrew Ross Sorkin, founder, and editor of New York Times Dealbook Aminatou Sow, creator of Crème de la Crème newsletter, and author of the bestselling book Big Friendship Baratunde Thurston, host, and creator of How To Citizen (send his community number a text at 202-894-8844) Andy Slavitt, host of In the Bubble and head of Obamacare during the Obama Administration Erica Anderson, Executive Producer of Pivot PLUS members of the Galloway/Swisher households Rebecca Sananes produces Pivot Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's ad campaign going after Apple as both companies face antitrust lawsuits. They also discuss the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth filing a complaint against Robinhood. In listener mail, we get a question about whether podcasters will go behind paywalls. Scott has a prediction for Zoom Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about the covid-19 vaccine being distributed in the United States and the apps that will trace who has gotten the vaccine. They also discuss Roblox delaying its IPO until 2021 after Airbnb and Doordash's blockbuster market debuts. Then MSNBC Anchor Stephanie Ruhle joins to talk about her own experience with the coronavirus and how she thinks the US will or will not change once we have the vaccine. Kara thinks that a Wall Street Journal op-ed about First Lady-elect Dr. Jill Biden was a fail. Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kara and Scott discuss the FTC and 48 states bringing a lawsuit to Facebook, alleging it is a social media monopoly. They also discuss the future of vaccine distribution, starting in the UK. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about Apple's new chip. And in predictions, Scott and Kara talk Airbnb. Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (43)

km

"National service" to help alleviate societal segregation. Pretty sure that was part of Andrew Yang's presidential policy platform. #Yang2020

Feb 14th
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j marrin

if Reddit isn't responsible, why is Facebook?

Feb 2nd
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Lee Woods

why the f*uck does the dawg always dog Android as a platform. It makes the show so much less enjoyable! Just be fair and stop with the exaggerating Scott.

Jan 24th
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Alex Mercedes

damn! after discovering Kara on Lovett or Leave It I was so excited to subscribe to Pivot. Alas, it's another podcast that's not for senior citizens: people talking over and on top of each other is standard fare. as a young woman, I thought interrupting someone was rude. as an old woman, it frustrates me because I'm interested in both speakers but can't track two voices at the same time.

Jan 19th
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James

Stephanie proves she's stupid in an hour. It's not like she hadn't already proven it. But having an hour to fill put a spotlight on it. Bet she wish she had her precanned propaganda to use.

Jan 9th
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Lee Woods

Didn't Stephanie Ruhl test positive for Covid-19 just a few months ago? seems a bit risky to have her Mom over for dinner, none of my business I guess, just seems weird. Other than that, I feel like it was a pretty good show.

Jan 6th
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Shahed Al Hindi

Popular in the UAE because the UAE is the MENA hub/HQ for tech companies. This is how we understand what implications US policy decisions will have on our business in a digestable way

Dec 22nd
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km

thumbs down.

Nov 14th
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j marrin

An awful lot of repetitve political narratives. No understanding of antitrust. Need more subject matter experts and fewer "journalists"/analysts/commentators who echo their views.

Oct 30th
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steviewonder105

It's amazing how positively you guy are talking about China and Taiwan. China wants to crush Taiwan, and throw it's leaders into prison for treason. China has been screwing american companies out if IP for years costing untold billions of dollars in lost R&D and profits. Hell, the Huston chinese consulate was shut down a month ago because it was a hub for corporate spy's. China is not a "competitor" they are everything America stands against. They are violating human rights ( Uighur and muslim camps), emitting 28% if the world's Co2 pollution, and just announced a 5 year plan to INCREASE Co2 emissions each year into 2025. They are the furthest thing from a free and open market. Don't even get me started on Hong Kong

Oct 20th
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steviewonder105

I'm so glad I found this podcast! I used to watch Scott on his L2 youtube videos from a few years ago. He's the reason I picked up Roku at $39 and sold at $120! Those youtube videos where an absolute blast 😂

Oct 19th
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Kirill Gafourov

Am I the only one thinking Kara turned into a democratic party' prostitute without any shame on herself? She offers zero tolerance to or discussion on any opposing political views? Such as her hypocrisy is so cynical it can easily beat her narcissism (and a lack of knowledge in any topic she brings up). All her guests are same Dem's "back" lickers just whining how bad the US is and that the only one person to blame for that is the president.

Aug 26th
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Mermadone

I keep trying to listen to this podcast thinking I'll get insightful tech industry market leading ideas.... instead I get far leftist political propaganda. Attention Scott, this program sucks without you. Someone send me a message when the brains gets back to thia podcast or it's a total waste of time.

Aug 24th
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Lee Winfield

where is Scott? It's starting to feel like he is not coming back.

Aug 20th
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km

"I'm not a UBI guy"???? why not wise guy?

Aug 14th
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Richard Côté

les filles vous êtes géniales!

Aug 7th
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Peter Worn

Anyone else getting terrible audio quality from this podcast last 2 eps?

Jul 25th
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Emmanuel Chukwu

Kara shows that she has a deep understanding of nuance until the subject is Facebook. Good episode overall

Jun 20th
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Venksh

very informative..

May 14th
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Maire Reier

K: "he (Hannity) has a haircut that is not totally unappealing to lesbians" omg 😂😂😂 thank you for laughter

Apr 4th
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