Pivot

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 the ProPublica report that America's wealthiest people paid basically nothing in taxes and what the country should do about it. They also discuss Facebook's upcoming smartwatch and the wearables industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about the historic tax reform deal reached by the G-7 nations that would make the minimum global corporate tax rate 15%. Then they discuss this weeks' Bitcoin 2021 event in Miami and Jack Dorsey's future in cryptocurrency. In Friend of Pivot, we are joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning Presidential historian, and host of the new podcast Fate of Fact, Jon Meacham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about the SEC saying that several of Elon Musk's tweets were not vetted before they were posted and violate a previous settlement with regulators. Then they discuss the trove of Dr. Fauci emails released from a FOIA request. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about Roku's acquisition of Quibi content and what it means for the company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Uber and Lyft rideshare prices surging as the companies struggle to find contract drivers. They also discuss hold-ups from Republican Senators and the Biden infrastructure bill. Then All-Star Friend of Pivot and writer of the newsletter Platformer, Casey Newton comes on to talk about all things social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Russia increasing penalties and crackdowns on Google, Twitter, and Facebook. They also discuss Amazon's $8.45billion purchase of MGM Studios. In listener mail they answer a question about whether 5G is actually worth the hype. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Apple CEO Tim Cook's testimony in the final days of the Apple vs. Epic antitrust case. Scott gives a mini-lesson on why "big is bad". Then we're joined by Friend of Pivot, author Nancy Jo Sales to talk about her new book Nothing Personal: My Secret Life in the Dating App Inferno. They discuss the pros, cons, and pitfalls of dating apps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott are joined by MSNBC Host and NBC News Senior Business Correspondent Stephanie Ruhle for a lightning round about the week's news. They talk about the tough week for the crypto-market, more on the AT&T spin-off of Time Warner (and who could swoop in to challenge the deal). They also take a listener mail question on mental health and big tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about AT&T spinning off their streaming service Time Warner and combining it with Discovery+ to compete with streaming content giants. They also discuss Twitter's potential new subscription service "Twitter Blue" (ya heard it here first!) Then we're joined by GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis to discuss the organization's new report that looks at safety for the LGBTQ community across social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about the fallout from the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and the gas hoarding that followed. They also discuss Tesla's decision to suspend accepting Bitcoin for car purchases until it is more sustainable and environmentally-friendly (Scott is skeptical). In listener mail, we get a question about how the global tech industry is being affected by humanitarian crises in India and Tel Aviv. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott recap Elon Musk's host appearance on Saturday Night Live and how it affected the cryptocurrency market. They also discuss a major cyberattack on a US natural gas pipeline. Then we are joined by author of the new book Amazon Unbound, Brad Stone, to discuss how Amazon is changing in the post-Bezos era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about the Facebook Oversight Board's decision to uphold Facebook's ban of Donald Trump's Facebook account... for the next six months. Then they talk about Peloton recalling, their treadmills, and how the company handled the crisis. In listener mail, we get a question about how Google has dealt with ethics as it relates to artificial intelligence. And in predictions, we have more thoughts on Dogecoin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Apple going to trial with Epic over its choice to kick Fortnite out of the app store. They also discuss the upcoming Facebook Oversight Board decision on whether to uphold the ban on Donald Trump. Then in Friend of Pivot, we're joined by US Senator Amy Klobuchar to talk about the future of antitrust. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about controversies at Basecamp, as the company rolled out a new ban on internal political talk. They also discuss Jeff Bezos's company Blue Origin petitioning to have NASA revisit the contract it awarded SpaceX to land on the Moon by 2024. In listener mail, we get a question on the Bumble IPO and the future of dating apps. Scott predicts that Elon Musk's SNL appearance may land him in legal troubles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about how CEOs in the United States wealth has surged during the pandemic as compared to their workers. Meanwhile, tensions heat up between Tim Cook at Apple and Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, as iPhone users are given the option to opt-out of ad tracking. Then we are joined by Friend of Pivot, DoorDash COO Christopher Payne who talks about the company's new model for food delivery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Apple's big announcements in the podcast space and what that means for other competitors in the podcast market. They also discuss Netflix's falling subscriptions and take a look back at their first quarter last year. In listener mail we get a question about cryptocurrency's carbon footprint. And Scott has predictions for Quibi content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's new foray into the audio space and what it means for creators. They also discuss NASA partnering with SpaceX on its next moon landing mission. Scott's favorite disaster story is possibly making a comeback – Kara and Scott talk about the WeWork SPAC. Then, former US attorney, and host of the podcast Stay Tuned with Preet, Preet Bharara joins to talk about joining Vox and brings insights on some of the biggest legal issues in the news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about the Coinbase IPO and the surge for Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and other currencies. They also discuss the legacy financial Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff, who died in prison this week. We have a pop-in from Friend of Pivot Andrew Ross Sorkin on his interviews with the late Madoff. In listener mail, we get a question about Russia's decision to slow down Twitter. Scott has predictions on Alibaba stock and the future of cryptocurrencies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about the failure to form a union at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama; this was the biggest unionization effort in the company's history. They also discuss China's antitrust fine against the e-commerce giant Alibaba, and how the company is actually benefitting. In Friend of Pivot, we are joined by best-selling author Walter Isaacson to talk about his new book The Code Breaker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott talk about Amazon's live-streaming service Twitch's new guidelines to keep hate speech and other forms of violence off their platform. They also discuss YouTube's new metric for showing how many videos are viewed before they are removed for violating the company's user guidelines. In listener mail, we get a question about the future of marijuana stocks. Scott has a prediction for who will acquire LG's handset company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott discuss Janet Yellen's call for a global corporate tax and what that would mean for corporations. They also discuss a new report saying that Facebook leaked millions of users' personal information. Then we're joined by Columbia Professor, John McWhorter, to discuss the line between cancel culture and accountability, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Comments (49)

Scott Grondin

a strange contrast with AT&T's challenge with media, would be Canada's Bell. after they divested Nortel stock, they went on a media shopping spree. media they still manage. Why the fuck is there not an auto caps after a period????

May 27th
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km

Andrew Yang is America's best hope for the future. The media hit pieces are SAD. Pay attention to the man not the press.

May 11th
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j marrin

don't hold your breath waiting for big tech breakup, it'll be in the courts for years

Mar 13th
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Brian Cunningham

it's secret service, not CIA. Watch "To live an Die in LA"

Mar 7th
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Tony Porter

There is NO way Scott talks more than Kara, particularly if you include the times (i.e., always) Kara is talking WHILE Scott is talking. Love you, Kara, but let the air fill with just one voice now and again.

Mar 6th
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AJB

LOL he got the CIA confused with the Secret Service

Mar 6th
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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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