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Squawk Pod is a daily, guided curation of the top moments and takeaways from CNBC’s flagship morning show, “Squawk Box”, anchored by Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Each day, the podcast includes news making interviews, perspective and analysis from iconic guest hosts, and slices of debate and discussion—from the heated to the hilarious— all wrapped with exclusive context and color from Senior Producer Katie Kramer.

41 Episodes
Amazon is challenging the Pentagon’s award of a $10 billion cloud contract known as Jedi to Microsoft. Amazon accused the government of bias because of President Trump’s disparagement of the company and its CEO Jeff Bezos. Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Joe Kernen debate with The New York Times’ Ed Lee whether the government was biased when choosing Microsoft over Amazon. Tim Armstrong, the founder and CEO of the DTX Company, discusses Twitter’s political ad ban and the new shopping holiday his company is launching to precede Black Friday. And, Taylor Swift is pleading for help from the private equity firm The Carlyle Group. The private equity firm fronted the money for producers Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta to purchase the rights to Swift’s older music, which she can no longer use or perform. The Squawk gang discusses Swift’s bad blood with the music executives with Erik Hirsch, Hamilton Lane vice chairman.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren fired her latest shot at billionaires with a commercial on our own network, CNBC. Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin discuss her ad -- targeting hedge fund mogul Leon Cooperman, among others -- with Jared Bernstein, the former chief economist & economic policy adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, and the Heritage Foundation’s Joel Griffith. Raymond James’ Washington Policy Analyst Edward Mills breaks down how the House impeachment inquiry could affect the markets. And Italian restaurateur, author and TV host Lidia Bastianich says the restaurant industry is changing and weighs in on whether you should eat out or cook at home for Thanksgiving.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
An annual ranking of the most just companies - responsible to both society and shareholders - is out from Just Capital, co-founded by billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones. He joins Squawk Box with PayPal CEO Dan Schulman to explain why it’s important to recognize businesses based on how they treat their employees and customers, as well as their impact on the environment and local communities. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) explains why he’s pushing back on Facebook’s political advertising policies and what he’d like Congress to do to regulate big tech. The White House teases another tax cut for the middle class (Tax Cuts: The Sequel); and Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia describes the surging tensions between businesses and the anti-government protestors in Hong Kong.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Microsoft is stepping in to try to save DACA. Today, the Supreme Court begins hearing the case that that’s trying to stop the termination of the program that protects 700,000 people who came to the U.S. illegally as children. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President, says Microsoft is the only company that’s a plaintiff in the case. About five dozen current Microsoft employees are DACA recipients. Space Angels’ Chad Anderson tells Becky Quick and Joe Kernen why he’s betting big in outer space .. soon to be a $10 Trillion industry. And, Disney+ launches today. Cg42 Founder Stephen Beck judges how this platform will fare in the streaming wars and what to do with your boxes of Disney DVDs.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
It’s Singles’ Day— one of the biggest shopping days in the world. Alibaba has already beat last year’s sales on the e-commerce platform’s 24-hour shopping event. JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon defended his $31 million salary in an interview about wealth inequality on 60 Minutes. Joe Kernen and Becky Quick discuss that and Taylor Swift’s boyfriends with guest host Tom Farley. General David Petraeus is on set for Veterans Day to encourage businesses to hire and support veterans’ careers. Alex Stamos, former chief security officer at Facebook, discusses social media’s role in national security in the wake of the Department of Justice charging two Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit



Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg might be running for President, but Joe’s betting Andrew that he doesn’t. The team speaks to pollster Frank Luntz (again), Operation Hope’s John Hope Bryant, and CNBC’s Robert Frank. NYT reporter and CNBC contributor Edmund Lee rounds up the week’s tech and media stories, from WeWork’s concerned employees to Disney+ and product placement on Apple TV’s “The Morning Show.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Bill Gates is the second-richest man in the world and a famously generous philanthropist, so he knows a thing or two about taxes. At The New York Times DealBook Conference in partnership with CNBC, Bill did the math on his taxes under Senator Warren’s plan...and now the Presidential candidate is reaching out for a meeting. Pulitzer Prize-winning NYT columnist Tom Friedman weighs in on China’s economy and the 2020 race for the White House. Plus, the Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann has big plans for food delivery; Joe is pushing for Taco Bell to his door.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Bank of America’s Savita Subramanian is on set with Becky and Joe talking Walgreens, SoftBank, Amazon, and whether anyone “Xeroxes” anymore. Wall Street and Senator Elizabeth Warren are at it again; pollster Frank Luntz shares his statistics and his theories about economic education in the U.S., and whether believers in socialism will stay on that side of the capitalism debate. Plus, baseball legend Alex Rodriguez became a millionaire at 18, and now he’s a CEO with a new show on CNBC. He shares his advice for your personal finances—and for Mets fans.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The full, exclusive interview with Boeing’s new Chairman, David Calhoun. The aircraft manufacturer stripped CEO Dennis Muilenburg of the Chairman role last month in the wake of the 737 Max tragedies. CNBC’s auto and airline reporter Phil LeBeau has been covering Boeing for 20 years, and he shares his perspective with Katie in a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod. Plus, private equity pioneer David Rubenstein joins the show from the Greenwich Economic Forum.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
McDonald’s is on its fourth CEO in eight years. Yale’s School of Management and CNBC contributor Jeff Sonnenfeld puts its most recent corporate exit into perspective. Joe, Becky, and Andrew discuss the federal accounting probes facing Under Armour and whether a four-day workweek could improve a company’s bottom line. Former FDA Commissioner and CNBC contributor Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Obamacare advisor Dr. Zeke Emanuel debate all $20.5 trillion of Senator Warren’s Medicare for All plan. Plus, Kickstarter’s co-founder Yancey Strickler has made a business from crowdsourcing, and he’s learned a lot about generosity in the process.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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