Pivot

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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1
Impeachment number 2, Airbnb cancels DC reserva...
Kara and Scott talk about the second impeachment of Donald Trump.
58 min
2
Parler goes dark, Trump's power without Twitter...
Kara and Scott talk about how an alt-right social media app got shut down. They also discuss Trump's permanent ban from Twitter.
58 min
3
Twitter and Facebook ban Trump, the future of I...
Kara and guest hosts Casey Newton and Louis Swisher talk about the insurrection on the US Capitol and the de-platforming of Donald Trump.
42 min
4
The Trump tapes and Tesla sales soar with guest...
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.
50 min
5
The Wonder Woman premiere, Georgia's run off el...
Kara is joined by guest Hilary Rosen and White House reporter Olivia Nuzzi for this politically-packed episode of Pivot.
53 min
6
2021 Predictions Special: the future of markets...
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.
62 min
7
Facebook vs. Apple, Robinhood reckoning, and a ...
Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's ad campaign going after Apple as both companies face antitrust lawsuits.
61 min
8
Covid vaccine in the US, Roblox IPO delay, and ...
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.
57 min
9
Facebook's monopoly reckoning, the Pfizer vacci...
Kara and Scott discuss the FTC and 48 states bringing a lawsuit to Facebook, alleging it is a social media monopoly.
44 min
10
DoorDash and Airbnb IPOs, WarnerMedia streaming...
Kara and Scott talk about Airbnb and DoorDash's IPOs expected this week.
65 min
11
Amazon’s podcast acquisition, what led to Slack...
Kara and Scott talk about Amazon's move into podcasting companies and Salesforce buying Slack.
50 min
12
Antitrust trouble for Facebook and Google, Frie...
Kara and Scott talk about new antitrust cases being prepared against Facebook and Google.
71 min
13
What happens post-Corona, marketing "defund the...
Kara and Scott talk about an outage at AWS, Salesforce potentially buying Slack and Scott's new book Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity.
61 min
14
Media consolidations, Snapchat's TikTok competi...
Kara and Scott talk about BuzzFeed acquiring the Huffington Post and other media consolidations as the industry shifts.
62 min
15
Airbnb’s IPO, Amazon breaks into the pharmacy b...
Kara and Scott talk about Airbnb's S1 and public offering in a risky moment.
65 min
16
Disney earnings, TikTok saga continues, and Mag...
Kara and Scott talk about Disney's Q4 earnings and the Board's decision that it will not declare a semi-annual cash dividend for the second half of the year.
53 min
17
Covid’s ‘second wave’ and business, Europe brin...
Kara and Scott talk about the spike in covid-19 cases and how that's affecting the stock market ånd business.
45 min
18
Pfizer's covid-19 vaccine, China looks at finte...
Kara and Scott talk about Pfizer's early success with a covid-19 vaccine and how that is effecting the stock market.
60 min
19
The endless election, Twitter keeps Jack Dorsey...
Kara and Scott talk about the seemingly endless election and how the platforms have kept false information in check.
48 min
20
Platforms prep for election, Panera CEO on the ...
Kara and Scott talk about how the platforms prepare for election misinformation in the week ahead.
45 min
21
Republicans vs. Big Tech hearing, Apple is gett...
Kara and Scott talk about Republican Senators on the Commerce Committee grilling the big tech CEOs.
48 min
22
Facebook readies the ship, Robinhood looting, K...
Kara and Scott talk about the measures Facebook will put in place if there is unrest after the election.
61 min
23
DOJ/Google showdown, RIP Quibi, and a listener ...
Kara and Scott talk about the Department of Justice filing an antitrust lawsuit against Google and their search advertising monopoly behavior.
57 min
24
The China economy boom and a Friend of Pivot on...
Kara and Scott talk about the surge of the Chinese economy this quarter and what it means for the rest of the world.
57 min
25
The iPhone and augmented reality, Facebook and ...
Kara and Scott talk about Apple's new LiDAR technology on the iPhone and the avenues it may or may not open up.
46 min
26
Apple goes 5G, the Feds want to break up Google...
Kara and Scott talk about Apple's iPhone event and the future of 5G.
46 min
27
Antitrust gets real, Facebook purges QAnon, and...
Kara and Scott talk about the House Judiciary Committee releasing their report after a 15-month antitrust investigation into the 'Big Four'.
42 min
28
Stock market reacts to Trump’s covid diagnosis,...
Kara and Scott talk about how the stock market and media have reacted to the rollercoaster of Trump's covid-19 diagnosis.
57 min
29
ProfG on US brand post-debate, Disney layoffs ...
Kara and Scott discuss the debate and how each candidate's brand was displayed.
45 min
30
Trump’s tax returns, Amazon’s home drone, and ...
Kara and Scott talk about the President Trump's tax returns.
52 min
31
Tesla’s “Battery Day”, the DOJ prepares for Goo...
Kara and Scott talk about Tesla's "Battery Day" and California Governor Gavin Newsom saying his state with be gas-vehicle free by 2035.
57 min
32
TikTok deal gets a presidential blessing, frien...
Kara unpacks the TikTok deal that got President Trump's blessing
51 min
33
Pivot Schooled #5: The Psychology of Recovery, ...
Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the process of recovery from COVID-19, with a focus on how college and K-12 education will be permanently reshaped by the pandemic.
78 min
34
“The Apple “Rundle” is anemic, the California b...
Kara and Scott talk about Apple's "rundle" and their push into the fitness space.
49 min
35
Oracle wins Tik Tok, the future of AI chips, an...
Kara and Scott talk about Oracle beating out Microsoft in the bid to be Tik Tok's US partner.
54 min
36
Pivot Schooled #4: The Big Four, with Google CE...
Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the growing power of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon during the COVID-19 pandemic.
74 min
37
Apple vs. Epic battle escalates, GOP’s Section ...
Kara and Scott talk about Apple's countersuit filed against the video-game company, Epic.
48 min
38
Pivot Schooled #3: The Sharing Capitalists, wit...
In this audio version of the third episode of our live video series Pivot Schooled, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the future of the sharing economy, why restaurants are over-capitalized, and the shifting politics of labor laws as gig workers are squeezed by the pandemic.
74 min
39
Facebook's Russia problem (pt.2), Zoom's soarin...
Kara and Scott talk about Russian election interference found on Facebook and Twitter.
50 min
40
Walmart wants to buy TikTok, Amazon unveils its...
Kara and Scott are reunited to talk about Walmart joining forces with Microsoft in a bid to buy TikTok.
53 min
41
Pivot Schooled #2: The New Generation of Innova...
In this audio version of the second episode of our live video series Pivot Schooled, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the future of innovation in the US and worldwide.
53 min
42
Kevin Mayer exits TikTok, Palantir’s scorching ...
Kara and guest host Baratunde Thurston talk about TikTok's CEO Kevin Mayer stepping down amid tensions with the Trump administration.
44 min
43
Mark Zuckerberg and Tik Tok, Friend of Pivot Ma...
Kara is joined by podcast host, comedian, and writer Baratunde Thurston to talk about the DNC, the upcoming RNC.
51 min
44
Pivot Schooled #1: Media's Overnight Chaos, wit...
In this audio version of the first episode of our live video series Pivot Schooled, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the rapidly changing media industry, President Trump's attempt to force a sale of TikTok's US operations, and what happens when disinformation is coming from inside the (White) House.
51 min
45
Lyft and Uber consider franchising, Apple beco...
Kara is joined by author and podcast host Aminatou Sow to talk about more trouble for ride-share companies in California.
49 min
46
Epic Games challenges Google and Apple, guest h...
Kara is joined by guest host, author of Big Friendship and host of the podcast "Call Your Girlfriend", Aminatou Sow to discuss Epic Games suing Apple and Google.
49 min
47
Uber threatens to shutdown app over AB5, Airbnb...
Kara is joined by New York Times columnist, founder of Deal Book and CNBC Sqwuakbox Host Andrew Ross Sorkin to talk about Uber threatening to shut down their rideshare app in reaction to a new AB-5 ruling.
49 min
48
Trump’s executive order on TikTok & WeChat, Fri...
Kara is joined by New York Times columnist, founder of Deal Book and CNBC Sqwuakbox Host Andrew Ross Sorkin to talk about about Trump's new executive orders to ban Chinese social media apps.
58 min
49
Disney+ pioneers at-home movie premieres and Fa...
Kara and guest host MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle talk about Disney launching its first big budget movie release for rent on their streaming app.
41 min
50
Guest host Stephanie Ruhle on TikTok ban, Space...
Kara is joined by guest host MSNBC Live anchor Stephanie Ruhle to talk about Microsoft in talks to buy up TikTok after Trump threatens to ban the China-based app.
51 min
51
The surprises at Big Tech's antitrust hearing, ...
Kara and Scott talk about the winners and losers from Wednesday's antitrust hearing in Congress and answer listener questions about what the US government might do next; Scott predicts that colleges are about to send a very important letter to parents — after cashing their tuition checks.
52 min
52
Facebook’s “cultural crisis,” Mark Cuban on the...
Kara and Scott chat about the delay of the tech antitrust hearing, the "unprecedented culture crisis" at Facebook, and the think-tank financed by Big Tech that is schmoozing foreign regulators. Plus, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is this week's Friend of Pivot!
58 min
53
Previewing the Big Four's antitrust appearance,...
Kara and Scott look towards next week's historic antitrust hearings as the CEOs of Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon all head to Washington for the first time.
55 min
54
Jack Ma bypasses NYSE, a Friend of Pivot on how...
Kara and Scott talk about billionaire Jack Ma taking his company Ant Group public in Hong Kong and Shanghai and what that means for the US stock market.
59 min
55
NBC's streaming service launches without Roku o...
Kara and Scott talk about the launch of NBC's new streaming service and why it isn't on major streaming devices.
50 min
56
Google is the latest FAANG to invest in India, ...
Kara and Scott talk about Google's big investment in India; it's the latest big tech company to make big moves in the country this year.
61 min
57
Facebook fails a civil rights audit, college ca...
Kara and Scott talk about an audit released about Facebook's lack of civil rights practices, the groups that have pushed them on moderating their platform and Sheryl Sandberg's first public response.
50 min
58
Uber buys Postmates, Taylor Lorenz talks Clubho...
Kara and Scott talk about Uber's acquisition of the food delivery company Postmates and what that means for the future of that market and the ride-hailing company.
63 min
59
Facebook changes its speech policy, Amazon move...
Kara and Scott talk about Facebook announcing it would change its policies around hate speech on the platform after mounting pressures from Civil Rights organizations and company ad boycotts.
60 min
60
Square withholds from its merchants; Twitch’s f...
Kara and Scott talk about how Square has been taking about 20% off of merchant transactions, as Jack Dorsey helms both Twitter and Square.
43 min
61
TikTokers take down Trump in Tulsa, a former-Go...
Kara and Scott talk about TikTokers pranking Trump out of rally goers and a new potential competitor to Google's search engine.
47 min
62
Twitter’s new audio innovation, Apple’s dominan...
Kara and Scott talk about Twitter's new feature that allows certain users to post audio recordings.
41 min
63
Bezos offers to testify, COVID-19 infections ar...
Kara and Scott talk about the possibility that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos might speak to the House Judiciary Committee as a part of a broad antitrust investigation into big tech.
59 min
64
Amazon suspends facial recognition technology, ...
Kara and Scott talk about Amazon and IBM moving away from their facial recognition technology because of algorithm's known racial biases.
40 min
65
Amazon warehouse workers issue lawsuit, Alexis ...
Kara and Scott talk about a new lawsuit waged by Amazon warehouse workers alleging the company did not follow CDC protocol well enough to stop the spread of COVID-19.
59 min
66
Zuckerberg does nothing about Trump, Google’s I...
Kara and Scott talk about Zuckerberg doubling down on Facebook policy that allows Trump to continue posting inflammatory content on the platform.
42 min
67
How Facebook and Twitter are dealing with racis...
Kara and Scott talk about how protests have played out across the country and corporations responses.
49 min
68
Fact checking Trump on Twitter, SpaceX privatiz...
Kara and Scott talk about Twitter's responsibility in fact-checking and regulating Trump tweets as they slap their first misinformation label on one of the president's tweets.
51 min
69
Disney open doors to the NBA, NYSE rings the be...
Kara and Scott talk about Disney open its doors to the NBA as professional sports leagues attempt to resume their seasons.
46 min
70
Spotify’s podcast boom, Amazon checks out JCPen...
Kara and Scott talk about Spotify's new deal with Joe Rogan and the implications for the podcast industry.
50 min
71
The DOJ readies a lawsuit against Google, Amazo...
Kara and Scott talk about Facebook purchasing Giphy and reports the DOJ is likely to sue Google for antitrust violations in the digital ad space.
53 min
72
Uber offers to gobble up GrubHub, Elon Musk is ...
Kara and Scott talk about Uber's offer to buy GrubHub, which would give the company a majority of food delivery market share.
54 min
73
Amazon might acquire AMC theaters and Friend of...
Kara and Scott talk about Amazon in talks to acquire AMC theaters, Uber earnings and how education will change with white collar workers at home.
53 min
74
Facebook's oversight board is the "League of Na...
Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's new oversight board and whether it will be effective in controlling content on the platform.
45 min
75
Congress weighs liability for businesses, Amazo...
Kara and Scott talk about whether or not Congress should give businesses legal protections against lawsuits from workers who contract COVID-19.
55 min
76
Facebook pushes e-commerce business, Uber in tr...
Kara and Scott talk about Facebook earnings during the pandemic and the company's push into e-commerce.
46 min
77
Amazon under scrutiny; Zoom security expert Ale...
Kara and Scott talk about Senate Democrats being vocal about breaking up Amazon, after a report that the company lied to the House Judiciary Committee.
62 min
78
Netflix’s Reed Hastings has a huge quarter, Fac...
Kara and Scott talk about Netflix's biggest quarter yet. The company doubled its projections for how many new subscribers it would acquire.
50 min
79
Andreessen tells Silicon Valley it’s “time to b...
Kara and Scott talk about Marc Andreessen's manifesto to Silicon Valley. They also discuss the PPP and the big companies that applied for those loans.
48 min
80
World Health Organization in the crosshairs, th...
Kara and Scott evaluate President Trump's recent business decisions from defunding the W.H.O., to his "council to reopen America", and the public/private partnership.
56 min
81
Google and Apple team up to track COVID-19, Ube...
Kara and Scott talk about tech giants Google and Apple teaming up to track COVID-19 cases on iPhones and Androids.
62 min
82
Dorsey donates 28% of his wealth to COVID-19, Z...
Kara and Scott talk about Jack Dorsey's $1 billion donation to fight COVID-19, as well as other tech billionaire's contributions to fight the virus.
50 min
83
Zoom isn’t as “encrypted” as you think, tech re...
Kara and Scott talk about privacy issues at Zoom as we move our doctor's appointments, work, therapy and school onto the platform.
59 min
84
Sean Hannity has a meltdown. Twitter, Facebook ...
Kara and Scott talk about Sean Hannity defending his work at Fox News (after Kara called him out for spreading misinformation in the early days of COVID-19).
49 min
85
The Internet is buckling under COVID-19 pressur...
Kara and Scott talk about Internet slow downs and how companies are coping as the country starts living their work and personal lives online.
57 min
86
Zoom stock surpasses airlines; MLB, NBA, Olympi...
Kara and Scott talk about Zoom's immense stock value in this moment and what the company should do with new power.
53 min
87
Stimulus package stalled, how Airbnb, Tesla and...
Kara and Scott talk about the stimulus package in limbo and the Defense Production Act. They break down how tech companies like Lyft, Airbnb and Tesla are pivoting in the COVID-19 crisis.
62 min
88
Addressing the US economy (a note from Andrew Y...
Kara and Scott talk about stimulus packages and possible emergency checks to deal with the US economic crisis.
49 min
89
The private/public partnership to stop Covid-19...
Kara and Scott talk about the announced public/private partnerships between major companies and the federal government.
52 min
90
Tech in the time of COVID-19, Congressional ant...
Kara and Scott talk about COVID-19, what tech could do to help, and what we need to see from leadership.
34 min
91
Twitter’s new board, Silicon Valley vs. Washing...
Kara and Scott talk about the deal reached at Twitter and the fate of Jack Dorsey and his tenure as CEO.
49 min
92
Fed cuts interest rates (and banks lobby for de...
Kara and Scott talk about the Federal Reserve's interest rate cuts and big banks asking for deregulation. They talk through how COVID-19 may halt the economy.
55 min
93
S&P hits a low, Jack Dorsey faces activist inve...
51 min
94
Bob Iger exits — what’s going on at Disney? The...
Kara and Scott speculate about what is happening at Disney following Bob Iger's abrupt exit.
53 min
95
Coronavirus hits the global supply chain, the d...
Kara and Scott talk about the spread of coronavirus and how it is affecting the global supply chain.
56 min
96
The debate after the debate (Kara and Scott ass...
Kara and Scott have a lot of thoughts about the Nevada debate and how the candidates should be marketing themselves.
41 min
97
The EU takes on AI, the US vs. Huawei continues...
Kara and Scott talk about the big players in Silicon Valley headed to the EU where they are debating new regulations on artificial intelligence.
55 min
98
Amazon pays taxes (and fights for JEDI), SoftBa...
Kara and Scott talk about what it means for Amazon to be paying (minimal) taxes, as Jeff Bezos is "going Hollywood", and the company battles with the government over JEDI.
51 min
99
The Oscars' rebrand, Uber’s ‘yoga babble’ earni...
Kara and Scott talk about The Oscar's and how the award is being rebranded. They discuss Uber's most recent earnings call and whether or not they'll actually be profitable next year.
39 min
100
Tech meltdown in Iowa, Sheryl Sandberg’s engage...
Kara and Scott talk about technical difficulties at the Iowa caucuses. They disagree about whether Sheryl Sandberg's engagement announcement was a PR stunt or a personal moment.
45 min