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
Apple vs. the Trump Administration, CEO compens...
61 min
2
Billionaires and the tax code, Facebook smartwa...
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.
52 min
3
G-7 nations' historic tax reform, Bitcoin 2021,...
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%.
53 min
4
The SEC goes after Elon Musk's tweets, Fauci's ...
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.
51 min
5
Uber and Lyft price surge, the Biden infrastruc...
Kara and Scott talk about Uber and Lyft rideshare prices surging as the companies struggle to find contract drivers.
60 min
6
Russia crackdown on social media, Amazon buys M...
Kara and Scott talk about Russia increasing penalties and crackdowns on Google, Twitter, and Facebook.
48 min
7
Tim Cook takes the stand in Apple vs. Epic tria...
Kara and Scott talk about Apple CEO Tim Cook's testimony in the final days of the Apple vs. Epic antitrust case.
63 min
8
Crypto-crash, Streaming wars and tax plans with...
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.
56 min
9
AT&T's TimeWarner/Discovery+ super merger and G...
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.
57 min
10
The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and Tes...
Kara and Scott talk about the fallout from the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and the gas hoarding that followed.
47 min
11
Elon Musk on Saturday Night Live and the dogeco...
Kara and Scott recap Elon Musk's host appearance on Saturday Night Live and how it affected the cryptocurrency market.
49 min
12
Facebook Oversight Board and the Trump ban, tro...
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.
49 min
13
Apple and Epic go to trial and Friend of Pivot ...
Kara and Scott talk about Apple going to trial with Epic over its choice to kick Fortnite out of the app store.
69 min
14
Trouble at Basecamp, Bezos fights for the moon,...
Kara and Scott talk about controversies at Basecamp, as the company rolled out a new ban on internal political talk.
52 min
15
CEO wealth surge, Apple/Facebook tensions heat ...
Kara and Scott talk about how CEOs in the United States wealth has surged during the pandemic as compared to their workers.
60 min
16
Apple's podcast play, Netflix's rough quarter, ...
Kara and Scott talk about Apple's big announcements in the podcast space and what that means for other competitors in the podcast market.
54 min
17
Facebook gets into audio, WeWork's SPAC, and Fr...
Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's new foray into the audio space and what it means for creators.
67 min
18
The crypto-surge, Bernie Madoff's dark legacy, ...
Kara and Scott talk about the Coinbase IPO and the surge for Bitcoin, Dogecoin and other currencies.
44 min
19
Amazon union defeat, Alibaba’s antitrust fine, ...
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.
60 min
20
Twitch's new guidelines, YouTube's video violat...
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.
59 min
21
Global corporate tax, Facebook's data breach an...
Kara and Scott discuss Janet Yellen's call for a global corporate tax and what that would mean for corporations.
71 min
22
Big Tech military contracts, Compass's IPO, and...
48 min
23
Tony Hsieh, Jeff Bezos's Twitter fingers, and B...
52 min
24
Microsoft and Discord, Goldman Sachs' junior ba...
Kara and Scott talk about Microsoft's potential acquisition of the video gaming social platform Discord.
44 min
25
Struggles at Dispo, Trump's own social media ne...
Kara and Scott talk about troubles at Dispo – the photosharing app – after allegations of sexual assault came out around the founder's circle.
57 min
26
Facebook makes a Substack competitor, Netflix's...
Kara and Scott discuss scandals at Substack as Facebook builds a newsletter competitor.
51 min
27
The future of travel and a Friend of Pivot on t...
Kara and Scott talk about the biggest weekend for airlines since the pandemic started and what that means for the industry.
55 min
28
Roblox IPO, Facebook doesn't think it has an an...
Kara and Scott talk about Roblox going public – and making a big splash – and what that means for the gaming industry.
39 min
29
SPACs tumble, the education tech market and the...
Kara and Scott talk about how SPACs have tumbled in recent weeks and what that means for the IPO landscape.
54 min
30
Google ad track changes, implosions for the ent...
Kara and Scott talk about Google changing its ad model – they won't be selling ads based on how your browse the web anymore.
61 min
31
The new COVID stimulus and Andy Slavitt on vacc...
Kara and Scott talk about the $.19 trillion stimulus package that passed the House and the fight for a $15/hour minimum wage.
62 min
32
More hearings for big tech, GameStop stock surg...
Kara and Scott talk about deals reached between Facebook and Australia as Facebook, Google and Twitter prepare to testify in front of Congress.
54 min
33
U.K. says Uber drivers are employees, and the f...
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.
59 min
34
Australia vs. Facebook and the GameStop hearings
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.
53 min
35
Lincoln Project implosion, Microsoft says Googl...
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.
66 min
36
Is there a Trump without Twitter? A mini class ...
Kara and Scott talk about Twitter's fourth-quarter earnings and the decision to ban Trump's account for life.
55 min
37
Twitter subscription service, Tesla invests in ...
Kara and Scott talk about Tesla investing $1.5billion in Bitcoin and what that means for the future of cryptocurrencies.
57 min
38
The end of the Bezos era, SpaceX for civilians,...
Kara and Scott talk about Jeff Bezos stepping away from his role as CEO of Amazon and moving into the Executive Chair position.
55 min
39
Who is profiting off Reddit stock threads? And ...
Kara and Scott talk about more fall out from the Reddit/Robinhood stock blitz.
48 min
40
The GameStop, Reddit, Robinhood saga
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.
56 min
41
Facebook's oversight board takes on the Trump b...
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.
51 min
42
Inauguration Day, Biden's antitrust issues, and...
Kara and Scott talk about Inauguration Day and the Biden administration. Big tech critics are concerned about his potential DOJ antitrust division appointees.
51 min
43
More GOP Twitter suspensions, Parler is back, a...
Kara and Scott talk about Twitter suspending republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for spreading misinformation about the election.
56 min
44
Impeachment number 2, Airbnb cancels DC reserva...
Kara and Scott talk about the second impeachment of Donald Trump.
58 min
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
DoorDash and Airbnb IPOs, WarnerMedia streaming...
Kara and Scott talk about Airbnb and DoorDash's IPOs expected this week.
65 min
54
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
55
Antitrust trouble for Facebook and Google, Frie...
Kara and Scott talk about new antitrust cases being prepared against Facebook and Google.
71 min
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
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
72
ProfG on US brand post-debate, Disney layoffs ...
Kara and Scott discuss the debate and how each candidate's brand was displayed.
45 min
73
Trump’s tax returns, Amazon’s home drone, and ...
Kara and Scott talk about the President Trump's tax returns.
52 min
74
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
75
TikTok deal gets a presidential blessing, frien...
Kara unpacks the TikTok deal that got President Trump's blessing
51 min
76
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
77
“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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
Facebook's Russia problem (pt.2), Zoom's soarin...
Kara and Scott talk about Russian election interference found on Facebook and Twitter.
50 min
83
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
84
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
85
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
86
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
87
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
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
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