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Every 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. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
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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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
'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
16
LIVE! From the Lesbians Who Tech Summit
Kara and Scott talk at the annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit in New York City.
54 min
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
Epstein's Out, Rapinoe's In, Plus a Social Medi...
30 min
27
Fish and Chips and Biden and Harris and Reddit ...
This week, Kara calls in from London!
39 min
28
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
29
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
30
Pivot LIVE! From the 2019 Code Conference
This week's Pivot is live from the Code Conference in Arizona.
36 min
31
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
32
Deepfake takedowns, white supremacy on Twitter,...
Pivot takes up the internet-age-old question of Facebook's responsibilities as a media company.
34 min
33
Medium's "Shampoo Effect," and Tesla, coming un...
The hosts opine on Medium, L'Oreal, and Quora.
36 min
34
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
35
Chris Hughes' Case Against Facebook, Strikes on...
"Union Scott" shows up to discuss the work stoppages at Uber and Lyft.
33 min
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
"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
41
Will the rising tide of ride sharing Lyft all b...
Scott and Kara are skeptical of Lyft's IPO. What exactly is the network effect of ride shares?
32 min
42
Does social media cause terrorism?
Kara and Scott talk about terrorism against the Muslim community in New Zealand and how social media may be exacerbating this type of violence.
27 min
43
LIVE! From SXSW it's Kara and Scott
Kara and Scott are live in Austin, Texas for SXSW. They talk antitrust, the breakdown of big tech and take audience questions and predictions.
47 min
44
Facebook says it’s all about privacy now. OK, s...
Kara and Scott are back! They talk about Zuckerberg's supposed shift towards more privacy on Facebook and, well, we'll believe it when we see it.
32 min
45
News flash: Facebook’s contractors are people
Kara brings on her former co-host, Wired senior staff writer and Gadget Lab co-host, Lauren Goode.
39 min
46
DC is old news. “The universe revolves around S...
Kara brings on co-host, legendary NYTimes journalist, Maureen Dowd. They talk about how Silicon Valley has eclipsed Washington, DC as the country's true seat of power.
36 min
47
Hot Take: Amazon HQ2 breaks up with NYC
Kara and Scott pop back into the studio to give their hot takes on Amazon pulling out of their HQ2 deal with New York City.
9 min
48
Is this the year big tech gets regulated? (Prob...
Scott blusters in from his breakfast with Congress on how to regulate big tech — so Kara and Scott get into whether Congress will ever be regulating tech (seems not so likely).
29 min
49
Hot Take: Scott Galloway on Bezos vs. AMI [BOOM!]
BONUS episode: Scott couldn't wait to tell Pivot listeners what he thinks about Bezos' post accusing the National Inquirer of extortion.
4 min
50
Happy(ish) birthday, Facebook.
Kara and Scott (sort of) celebrate Facebook's 15th birthday.
36 min
51
Cook vs. Zuckerberg vs. consumer privacy
Kara and Scott talk about Apple and Facebook's latest gaffes and how Apple might be the only force left regulating Facebook.
31 min
52
MAGA teens, Fyre Fest and Twitter wars
Kara and Scott talk about how Twitter duped us all again.
36 min
53
"Woke" is the 2019 business strategy
Kara and Scott are back together again! This week they catch up on Jeff Bezos' divorce and his not so hot texting skills (hey alive girls!).
37 min
54
Tech addiction and how it might be ruining Gen Z
35 min
55
Why the “Fakakta Shutdown” is slowing tech regu...
43 min
56
2018's biggest stories and 2019 predictions
33 min
57
Facebook’s latest scandal and the "tyranny of t...
28 min
58
Google doesn't make iPhones, and other things C...
31 min
59
The U.K. piles on Facebook
32 min
60
Microsoft is more valuable than Apple again. Why?
35 min
61
It's time for Facebook's board to step up
26 min
62
Facebook's dirty tricks
37 min
63
Amazon’s HQ2 was a con, not a contest
26 min
64
Sexual harassment at Google, nasty YouTube comm...
35 min
65
Tim Cook’s 'data industrial complex,' Uber’s IP...
28 min
66
Saudi money, Facebook’s fib and Amazon HQ2
23 min
67
Google's data breach, Facebook Portal, and Tayl...
32 min
68
Facebook's data breach, Elon vs. SEC and the Ka...
24 min
69
Instagram co-founders, "tech bias" and why Amaz...
25 min
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