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
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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
S&P hits a low, Jack Dorsey faces activist inve...
51 min
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
IBM leadership shuffle, Amazon earnings, plus "...
Kara and Scott talk about IBM's new CEO as the company struggles to keep up with cloud computing. They also discuss Zuckerberg's "new approach to social media", and breakdown Amazon's major earnings.
39 min
47
US budget deficit will hit $1-trillion; AAPL, M...
Kara and Scott talk about the Congressional Budget Office projecting that the U.S. budget deficit will pass the $1 trillion threshold in 2020.
44 min
48
Kara’s back in action; a listener question on W...
37 min
49
Bezos vs. the world, retail in India and Scott’...
Scott co-hosts with Erica Anderson (Pivot's indomitable Executive Producer!) and they talk about the Saudi's hacking Jeff Bezos' phone.
43 min
50
Trillion dollar companies and tax season; how t...
Kara talk about Google becoming the world's fourth trillion-dollar company ... and who is actually paying taxes on all of it?
38 min
51
Gloves off over privacy, from Apple to Microsof...
Kara and Scott argue about whether the government should have the right to hack into phones of suspected criminals.
41 min
52
Will Casper go public? How will Softbank’s late...
Kara and Scott talk about Casper's S-1 and how it compares to other internet retail companies like Away and Warby Parker.
36 min
53
Social networks' minimum effort to be less toxi...
Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's decision not to change their political ad policies.
41 min
54
Trump vs. Iran on Twitter, more on HQ2 incentiv...
Kara and Scott talk about how Trump has been escalating US conflict with Iran on Twitter.
27 min
55
California is regulating consumer data privacy,...
Kara and Scott are back to talk about a suite of new regulations in California that will give consumers agency over their data and gig workers more protection.
47 min
56
"Friends of Pivot" breakdown the big stories of...
Kara and Scott look back at the 2010s and the biggest stories of the decade with the help of some friends.
48 min
57
Impeachment… it happened, Peter Thiel’s influen...
Kara and Scott talk about what impeachment might mean for business.
42 min
58
What’s up with the China/US trade deal, why hav...
Kara and Scott talk about the "Phase One" trade agreement between the US and China and what it means for big tech.
40 min
59
Netflix Golden Globe noms, bipartisan agreement...
Kara and Scott talk about Congress' hearing on regulating end-to-end encryption on messaging apps.
47 min
60
A letter to Twitter, Uber's data transparency, ...
Kara and Scott talk about a letter Scott wrote to the board about concerns at Twitter.
43 min
61
CEO’s are out (literally), France's "digital se...
Kara and Scott talk about leaderships shifts at Google -- Larry and Sergey are out and Sundar Pichai is in.
38 min
62
Dorsey moves to Africa and streaming platforms ...
Kara and Scott talk about the future of Twitter as Jack Dorsey announces he's off to live in Africa.
33 min
63
London gives Uber the boot, the billionaire's 2...
Kara and Scott talk about Uber getting kicked out of its biggest EU market, London.
40 min
64
Trump lies about Apple, HBOMax fumbles its bran...
Kara and Scott talk about how Apple CEO Tim Cook, let Trump get away with lying about being responsible for building a 2013 factory.
45 min
65
Big Tech wants to be your wallet and your healt...
Kara and Scott talk about all the Silicon Valley companies rolling out credit cards and checking accounts.
41 min
66
Twitter and the Saudis, Facebook’s 'Switcharoo'...
Kara and Scott talk about former Twitter employees who were spying on user data for Saudi Arabia.
42 min
67
Twitter will stop running political ads ... you...
Kara and Scott celebrate Jack Dorsey announcing that Twitter will not be running political ads anymore. That puts Facebook on the spot.
39 min
68
The screw-up-billionaire, quantum computers, an...
Kara and Scott take a victory lap as SoftBank buys out Adam Neumann, the founder of weWork for a cool $1.7 billion.
39 min
69
Mark Zuckerberg the free speech jester, and Mar...
Kara and Scott met up at Stanford University (where they were both rejected from) for a live Pivot!
56 min
70
LIVE at the Podcast Upfronts in NYC!
Kara and Scott meet up at the Podcast Upfronts in NYC. And we make a special announcement...wait for it... WE'RE GOING TO 2 DAYS A WEEK! BOOM!
36 min
71
Going after venture capital culture and the uni...
Kara and Scott talk about feuds with VC's, billionaires paying fewer taxes than the working class and tech companies folding to Chinese state media pressure.
39 min
72
Mark Zuckerberg’s leaky staff and the silver li...
Kara and Scott talk about the a leaked Facebook tape, why WeWork CEO Adam Neumann may have to go into the Unicorn Protection Program, and President Trump's dangerous "coup" tweets.
44 min
73
LIVE from Toronto, Kara and Scott go internatio...
Kara and Scott are live at the Elevate in Toronto -- Pivot's first international appearance!
55 min
74
Uber is 'disruptive and drunk', weWork is 'jus...
Happy 1st anniversary to Pivot! Kara and Scott talk about weWork's halted IPO (we'll take partial credit).
44 min
75
'I love Amazon. Let's break it up'
Scott joins Land of the Giants host, Jason Del Rey, live on stage at the Code Commerce conference in New York City.
25 min
76
LIVE! From the Lesbians Who Tech Summit
Kara and Scott talk at the annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit in New York City.
54 min
77
Is Uber super f*cked? Let’s ask “Super Pumped” ...
Kara and Scott bring on NYTimes reporter, Mike Isaac, to talk about his new book "Super Pumped: the Battle for Uber".
40 min
78
Peloton “sells happiness” and bedbugs take over...
Kara and Scott talk Peloton's S-1 ... is it the WeWork of exercise or an innovation in happiness?
42 min
79
DoorDash is still stealing tips. And is Tesla f...
Kara and Scott are back in the studio to talk about Trump bringing foreign policy to Twitter, state AG's taking on big tech and Tesla possibly being bought by Volkswagen (what a world!)
39 min
80
LIVE! From NYC it's Kara and Scott
Kara and Scott meet up in New York City for an extra, unfiltered Pivot in front of a live audience.
68 min
81
Sharks, WeWork & Tumblr's tumble from grace
Kara and Scott take on sharks, summer in New England, WeWork's IPO, Tumblr's tumble from grace.
46 min
82
Hate on 8chan and why Scott's not quitting Equinox
Kara and Scott talk about Cloudfare dropping 8chan after its latest link to domestic terrorism and hate speech.
35 min
83
Facebook wants to read your mind. What could po...
Kara and Scott talk about the debates and how questions about big tech...well, didn't really come up.
29 min
84
The Mueller hearing, Facebook's fine, and revis...
This week, your hosts Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway revisit their democratic presidential nominee faves, and talk about the Mueller hearing
39 min
85
Peter Thiel is Pennywise, Trump's racist tweets...
This week, Scott wants to scoop on all of Kara's interviews with presidential candidates.
30 min
86
Epstein's Out, Rapinoe's In, Plus a Social Medi...
30 min
87
Fish and Chips and Biden and Harris and Reddit ...
This week, Kara calls in from London!
39 min
88
TikTok, Time's Up on Facebook's Content Moderat...
When Scott Galloway is away, Kara Swisher will play... with The Verge's Casey Newton! This week, Kara and Casey get down and dirty about Bodies in Seats, Casey's exposé on the terrible conditions inside Facebook's North American content moderation sites.
28 min
89
Facebook's New Money and Slack's New Valuation
This week, Kara is in New York! And Scott's in... France? So close yet so far as usual.
32 min
90
Pivot LIVE! From the 2019 Code Conference
This week's Pivot is live from the Code Conference in Arizona.
36 min
91
The FTC and DOJ are Stayin' Alive, and YouTube ...
This week, Kara and Scott talk breaking down the big boys (Facebook, Google, etc) and YouTube kicking out the bad boys ("free speech" haters).
31 min
92
Deepfake takedowns, white supremacy on Twitter,...
Pivot takes up the internet-age-old question of Facebook's responsibilities as a media company.
34 min
93
Medium's "Shampoo Effect," and Tesla, coming un...
The hosts opine on Medium, L'Oreal, and Quora.
36 min
94
Alabama's big fail, Uber's disastrous IPO, and ...
Recode's Kara Swisher and NYU's Scott Galloway discuss Chris Hughes' Facebook breakup proposal, Away Travel's big funding, how southern states are trying to ban abortion and more.
36 min
95
Chris Hughes' Case Against Facebook, Strikes on...
"Union Scott" shows up to discuss the work stoppages at Uber and Lyft.
33 min
96
Facebook's privacy fakeout, WeWork's reckless I...
Kara and Scott discuss Facebook's new focus on privacy; what comes after the Web 3.0 era; and what Oprah has to say about Scott's new book.
33 min
97
The FTC & the "Algebra of Deterrence"
Kara and Scott talk about the FTC's fine on Facebook -- it's basically a "parking ticket".
30 min
98
Uber's IPO and, more importantly, Game of Thrones
Kara and Scott talk about Disney breaking into the content streaming business, the Uber IPO and, yes, Game of Thrones.
39 min
99
Mr. Zuckerberg goes to Washington ... again
Kara and Scott talk about Congressional hearings on tech platforms responsibility for spreading white nationalism and other hate speech.
35 min
100
"It's not a meritocracy, it's a mirror-tocracy"
Kara and Scott talk about the avalanche of recent Facebook news -- including Zuckerberg's new professed want for regulations.
32 min