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With great power comes great scrutiny. Every Friday, Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the way technology is shaping business and culture across media, advertising, politics, and more. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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    Latest episodes from Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway

    TikTok's China Problem, Kellogg's Snack Attack, and MSNBC'S Katy Tur

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 62:06

    Twitter's board gives Elon's bid the go-ahead, the Obamas ditch Spotify for Amazon, and TikTok denies that it's sending data to China, even as reporting says otherwise. Kara and Scott speak with MSNBC's Katy Tur about cable news, Trump, and her new memoir, Rough Draft. Katy Tur is on Twitter at @KatyTurNBC. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Couples, Money, and the Future of Dating Apps

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 48:07

    In Pivot's first (and possibly last) dating-themed show, Kara and Scott discuss expert predictions on the future of dating apps, and listener questions about romance, finance, and personal marketing. You can find Logan Ury, Director of Relationship Science at Hinge, on Twitter at @loganury and Julia Naftulin, Health Reporter at Insider, at @jnaftulin. **Today's show contains mature adult themes and is not intended for younger audience members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Elon's Meet-and-Tweet, Microsoft's Union Deal, and Senator Michael Bennet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 70:09

    Netflix plays a Squid Game in real life, but the Fed may have already launched its own. The January 6 Committee gives tech a break, Microsoft reaches a deal with a union, and Elon Musk meets with Twitter staffers to sing WeChat's praises. Also, Senator Michael Bennet drops in to discuss his plan for regulating Big Tech. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will Netflix Buy Roku? Are You Ready for Antitrust Summer? And More.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 64:19

    Kara and Scott sounds off about the rumors of a Netflix-Roku deal. Also, the Senate could vote on two antitrust bills this month. And Meta is delaying its rollout of AR glasses. Friend of Pivot, David Gelles to discuss his new book on Jack Welch, "The Man Who Broke Capitalism."You can find David's book here. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Apple's Buy-Now-Pay-Later, Texas' Twitter Investigation, and Buzzfeed's Stock Drop

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 53:44

    Kara and Scott discuss Apple getting into the Buy-Now-Pay-Later game, and Texas announcing an investigation into the number of bots on Twitter. Also, Buzzfeed shares took a major tumble. Then, a listener question on whether ethical billionaires exist. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Elon Threatens to Walk, TikTok's Fave CPA, Krystal Todd, and more.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 61:19

    Surprise, surprise: Elon is threatening to walk away from the Twitter deal. We look ahead to the upcoming public hearings from the January 6th committee. Then, Kara and Scott are joined by Friend of Pivot, Krystal Todd, CPA, to discuss her financial literacy crusade on TikTok and YouTube. You can find Krystal on TikTok at @KrystalToddCPA and on her YouTube channel, The Cash Compass. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sheryl Sandberg's Next Move

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 65:24

    Elon Musk orders Tesla executives back to the office, Texas's social media law goes back on ice, and the FTC sets its sights on Amazon. Sheryl Sandberg announces she's leaving Meta (née Facebook). Kara and Scott predict what's next for tech's most famous COO. Send us your Listener Mail questions (especially if they're about dating!) by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ask Kara and Scott!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 50:48

    You send us great questions, and we owe you answers. On this episode, we open up the listener mailbag, fielding queries such as: What's the best way to change jobs? How does Kara prepare for her interviews? Why isn't Scott on Shark Tank? Plus, the dating advice you didn't know you needed...and more! Submit your Listener Mail questions for a future episode by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Judd Apatow, Texas, and Snap Inc.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 72:28

    Kara and Scott discuss the shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Also, Snap Inc.'s stock spiral, and Paypal and Klarna layoffs. Then, they're joined by Friend of Pivot Judd Apatow to discuss the state of comedy, harnessing creativity, and his new documentary, George Carlin's American Dream. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Just the SPACs, Ma'am

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 76:59

    Apple pulls up roots in China, Facebook gives researchers access to some treasured data, and the SPAC market falters. Also, the S&P moves Tesla from the Nice to the Naughty list. Scott and Kara are joined by Pulitzer prize-winning author Matt Richtel for a conversation on creativity and a not-so-prize-winning song about sex. Matt Richtel's INSPIRED: Understanding Creativity: a Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul is on sale now. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Billionaires Shouldn't Tweet, Netflix Layoffs, and Guest Rebecca Traister

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 66:18

    Primary results are in! Aggrieved billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk can't stop tweeting at the government and Netflix laid off 150 full-time staffers. Also, ICE is watching you. Kara and Scott are joined by Friend of Pivot Rebecca Traister to discuss the impending end of Roe v. Wade. You can find Rebecca on Twitter at @rtraister. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Twitter's Lots of Bots, Netflix Isn't Joking With Employee

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 54:25

    Disney+ gains subscribers in Q2, but winter may be coming. Kara and Scott discuss Twitter's bot problem, and what it could mean for Elon's takeover bid. Also, a listener question about AirBNB, and a prediction on the future of employment. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bonus Episode: Elon Pauses Twitter Bid

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 19:02

    Elon Musk is putting his Twitter deal on hold. Who could have predicted this??? Kara and Scott have a few things to say. -- We'll be back on Tuesday with a regular episode of Pivot! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Thiel Thinks BlackRock is Woke, Tesla Stalls Out, and a Crypto Crash

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 61:05

    Tesla halts production in Shanghai, Grindr flirts with going public, and Democrats get an edge at the FTC. Also, Peter Thiel sets his sights on BlackRock, because apparently it's too woke? Kara and Scott discuss the meltdown in cryptocurrencies and take a listener question about TikTok's management. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Market Madness, The Latest on Roe, and Guest Kirsten Grind

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 67:27

    Kara and Scott ponder the market slide and where its worst impacts will be felt, and discuss legal efforts to jump-start a Post-Roe society. Plus, Elon thinks he can quintuple Twitter's revenue in the next six years, and Meta is going physical. Today's Friend of Pivot is Kirsten Grind, the co-author of of “Happy at Any Cost,” about former Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh. You can find Kirsten on Twitter at @KirstenGrind. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can Corporations Plan for a Post-Roe World?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 51:35

    Roe v. Wade could be overturned. Kara and Scott discuss the implications for big business and beyond. Also, Uber and Lyft get a flat tire in their first quarter. What does that mean for the millennial lifestyle? And, Vice could go to pieces, and Elon's funding partners are revealed. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tech Stock Slump, Staff Morale Down at the FTC, and Guest Tripp Mickle

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 59:11

    Kara and Scott discuss Amazon missing its earnings target, employee morale at the FTC, and Warren Buffet's latest comments on the stock market. Plus, the Correspondents Dinner is back and workers behind union drives at Amazon and Starbucks may get a White House visit. Then, we're joined by Friend of Pivot, Tripp Mickle to discuss his book, “After Steve” about Apple post Steve Jobs. You can find Tripp on Twitter at @trippmickle and can order “After Steve” here. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Latest Twitter Battle, What's Up With Tech Stocks, and Our Guest Is State Senator Mallory McMorrow

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 71:04

    Kara and Scott discuss the fallout so far from Elon's Twitter purchase, and some mixed news for big tech stocks. Also, Fidelity is throwing Bitcoin into 401Ks and Robinhood is cutting staff. Then, Friend of Pivot, State Senator Mallory McMorrow joins to talk about her viral response to accusations of “grooming.” You can find Senator McMorrow on Twitter at @MalloryMcMorrow. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Twitter! CNN+! Unions!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 80:24

    In the most Elon Musk move ever, the billionaire bought Twitter just 2 hours after we finished taping. But don't worry, we did an emergency re-tape so you'd have our latest thoughts. Scott & Kara discuss the unprecedented buyout, as well as Scott's front row seat to the demise of CNN+. And as Amazon labor organizers make inroads in New York, Kim Kelly, author of Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor, joins us to talk about the past, present, and future of unions. Follow Kim Kelly at @GrimKim and find her book here. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Everyone's Watching NFLX, and Elon Says "Funding Secured"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 45:31

    Elon Musk says he's financed his Twitter bid to the tune of $46 billion. Netflix subscriber numbers dropped for the first time in over a decade, but is the market missing the bigger picture? Also, Governor Ron DeSantis won't be leading the Disney parade anytime soon. And, Kara and Scott take a listener question about the future of aging. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Poison Pill, The State of Streaming and Guest William D. Cohan

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 65:48

    Kara and Scott discuss the Twitter board's “poison pill” approach to fend of Elon's bid. Friend of Pivot William D. Cohan joins to discuss whether or not Elon has the cash. Also, Alex Jones' Info Wars has declared bankruptcy, and Tucker Carlson's new documentary trailer is raising eyebrows... and other things, too. You can find William on Twitter at @WilliamCohan. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is Elon's Offer Serious? Plus, Inflation, Astroturfing, and DAOs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 66:55

    The Elon and Twitter saga continues: Kara and Scott talk about Musk's offer to buy all of Twitter for $43 billion. Also, inflation, price gouging vs supply and demand, and more trouble at the Texas border. Then, a listener question, and Wins and Fails. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Elon's Twitter Board Reversal, Warner Bros. and Discovery Merger, and Cathy O'Neil on Shame

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 54:06

    Never mind: Elon's NOT joining the Twitter board after all. Kara and Scott discuss the Warner Media and Discovery deal closing. Plus, a strike at Etsy, and Saudi investments in Jared Kushner. Then, Kara is joined by Friend of Pivot and author of “The Shame Machine,” Cathy O'Neil. You can find Cathy on Twitter at @mathbabedotorg. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Has Musk Crossed a Red Line? Plus: Uber's Superapp, and Career Advice for Grads

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 62:43

    Stock buys, joining the board, edit buttons, polls: Kara and Scott Discuss everything Elon and Twitter. Also, Uber's looking to create a superapp. Plus, a listener question on startup culture, and Wins and Fails. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Elon's Twitter Buy, Urban Hellscapes, and Guest Dr. Laurie Santos

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 69:37

    Kara is joined by co-host George Hahn today to discuss Elon Musk becoming Twitter's largest shareholder, Louis C.K.'s Grammy win, and urban crime trends. This episode's Friend of Pivot, Dr. Laurie Santos of The Happiness Lab to talk about the secret to living a happy life.Y ou can find George on Twitter at @georgehahn. You can find Dr. Laurie Santos hosting The Happiness Lab and on Twitter at @lauriesantos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pivot Q1 Quarterly Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 62:27

    Kara and Scott are back with Pivot's Quarterly Review series. They take a look at Scott's past predictions on Alibaba, Meme Stocks, and record entrepreneurship to see how they've held up. Then, they get some predictions from Friends of Pivot, including Ina Fried of Axios, journalist Nicole Perlroth, Rani Molla of Recode, and Matt Belloni of Puck. You can find Ina on Twitter at @inafried, Nicole at @nicoleperlroth, Rani at @ranimolla, and Matt at @MattBelloni. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oscars Reactions, Apple Subscriptions, and The Team Behind Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 70:38

    Kara and Scott discuss new regulations for tech in Europe and Apple planning a subscription service. And of course, all the Oscars news. Then, they're joined by Friends of Pivot, Executive Producers of Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, Brian Koppelman, David Levine, and Beth Schacter. You can watch Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber here. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Buzzfeed Layoffs, SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings, and MacKenzie Scott's Donations

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 63:23

    Kara and Scott discuss Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearings, layoffs at Buzzfeed, and a new social network from AARP. Also, Ben and Justin Smith announce the name of their new venture and more impressive donations from MacKenzie Scott. Then, a prediction on what's to come for private companies across the U.S. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Disney Drama, Amazon Owns MGM, and Guest Kelly AuCoin

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 62:45

    Kara and Scott talk about the latest drama at Disney, Amazon officially owning MGM, and some impressive download numbers for Crypto apps. Also, China produces more billionaires than any other country, but regulatory crackdowns there have led to tens of thousands of job cuts. Today's Friend of Pivot is Scott 2, aka actor Kelly AuCoin, who joins to talk about playing our Scott in WeCrashed on Apple TV. You can find Kelly on Twitter at @KellyAuCoin77. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Universities Cut Ties with Russia, Antitrust Action, and Guest Preet Bharara

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 65:23

    Kara and Scott talk about universities cutting ties with Russia, this week's antitrust action against Amazon, and the Fed raising interest rates for the first time in three years. Also, Tesla prices are going up, and there's a big switch-up at Starbucks. Friend of Pivot Preet Bharara joins to discuss his upcoming live event, and more. You can find Preet on Twitter at @PreetBharara. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    More COVID Disruptions, Government Internet Carve-Ups, and Friend of Pivot, Dr. Vivek Murthy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 63:11

    Kara and Scott discuss the latest COVID-related supply chain interruptions in China, and Disney's pause on all political donations in Florida. Plus, governments are carving up the global internet. Friend of Pivot Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joins to talk about misinformation and loneliness. You can find Dr. Murthy on Twitter at @Surgeon_General and @vivek_murthy. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Let's Say Gay, The U.S. Bans Russian Oil, and Guest Jeffery Sonnenfeld

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 65:01

    Florida's “Don't Say Gay” has impacts for Pivot. Kara and Scott discuss the U.S. ban on Russian oil, and Biden's executive order on cryptocurrencies. Also, Elon just wants his Twitter freedom back. Friend of Pivot Jeffery Sonnenfeld has been tracking all the companies that have left Russia... and the ones that have stayed. You can find Jeffrey on Twitter at @JeffSonnenfeld and can find his list here. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Truth Social Sinks, More Russia Fallout for Big Tech, and Guest Elizabeth Williamson

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 72:57

    Russia's invasion has more impacts for Big Tech, including Facebook. Elon Musk wants a union vote, and Apple may have big surprises at today's event. Also, Trump's Truth Social does not have the largest audience ever. Guest Elizabeth Williamson joins to talk with Kara and Scott about her new book, “Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and The Battle for Truth.” You can find Elizabeth on Twitter at @NYTLiz. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Latest on Ukraine, A TikTok Investigation, and Guest Gal Beckerman

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 69:59

    Kara and guest host Stephanie Ruhle discuss the latest developments in Ukraine, the Fed's plan to raise interest rates, and a new investigation of TikTok's effects on mental health. Plus, Friend of Pivot Gal Beckerman joins to discuss his new book, The Quiet Before: On The Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas. You can find Gal on Twitter at @galbeckerman. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    BONUS EPISODE! Live from Pivot MIA: The Life Cycle of a Company with Prof. Aswath Damodaran

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 47:52

    In one of the most popular presentations from Pivot MIA, Professor Aswath Damodoran of NYU's Stern School of Business compares the life cycle of a company to the stages of life of an actual human being. It's the structure he uses to understand why companies do what they do, and more importantly, to pinpoint “when companies do things they shouldn't be doing.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Big Tech is Responding to Russia, with guest Nicole Perlroth

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 67:32

    Russia's invasion of Ukraine causes trouble for Big Tech players. Kara and Scott discuss its effects on moderation, monetization, and cybersecurity with the New York Times' Nicole Perlroth. Plus, the CDC says most of the country can go maskless, and Elon Musk has more trouble with the SEC. And big news for Pivot fans: You can WATCH video clips from Pivot on Salesforce+. Find Nicole on Twitter at @nicoleperlroth. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    BONUS EPISODE: Parler, GETTR CEOs in Conversation with Casey Newton at Pivot MIA

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2022 47:02

    Platformer's Casey Newton speaks with Parler CEO George Farmer and GETTR CEO Jason Miller about the conservative social media business model, free speech, and content moderation. Recorded live at Pivot MIA on February 16, 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Russia Invades Ukraine, Texas Gov.'s Attack on Trans Youth, and Guest Ben Stiller

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 68:51

    New Friend of Pivot Ben Stiller joins to talk about his new Apple TV+ thriller, Severance. Kara and Scott also discuss Texas Governor Greg Abbot's attack on health care for trans youth, as well as what Russia's invasion of Ukraine means for tech and business You can find Ben on social media at @RedHourBen. Severance is streaming now on Apple TV+. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Disney's Housing Venture, Truth Social's Soft Launch, and Scott's Voicemails

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 53:05

    Kara and Scott discuss Truth Social's future, Elon Musk's beef with the SEC, and Disney's new housing venture. Plus, Kara hired a plane to fly Scott's phone number on a banner over South Beach. We play the voicemails. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    BONUS EPISODE! Live from Pivot MIA: Kara & Scott in conversation with Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2022 57:25

    Kara and Scott chat with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky about the future of the travel industry, housing, workplace culture, human interaction, and why the pandemic was the “ultimate growing-up experience” for business founders. Plus, he tells the audience all about his stay at a “themed fairytale princess Cinderella cottage.” Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Happens in Miami....

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 60:47

    Couldn't make it to Pivot MIA? Kara and guest host Casey Newton bring you the highlights: from Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky's remarks on how his company handled January 6th, to the fireworks at Casey's panel on conservative social networks. Plus, a look at the latest headlines, including Melania Trump's NFT mystery. You can find Casey on Twitter at @CaseyNewton. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    All Things Pivot MIA, California's Lawsuit Against Tesla, and The Latest on the Trucker Convoy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 44:09

    Kara and Scott are in Miami! They talk through what's to come at Pivot MIA, including interviews with Airbnb CEO, Brian Chesky, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, David M. Solomon, and NYU Professor, Aswath Damodaran. Also, California's lawsuit against Tesla for racist harassment of employees, and how the CIA may be spying on Americans. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Peloton's Executive Shuffle, Peter Thiel's Meta Exit, and the Future of Fintech with Jeremy Allaire

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 70:50

    Listeners tell Kara and Scott why they're not watching the Olympics, and Elon's tweets draw SEC attention (again). Also, Amazon wants five star talent, and it's willing to pay. Friend of Pivot Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Circle, drops by to discuss USDC, stablecoins, and the future of fintech. You can find Jeremy on Twitter at @jerallaire. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    More Bad News at Spotify, Amazon's Ad Business Revealed, and Guest Wajahat Ali

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 71:57

    Meta threatens to shut down Facebook in Europe! Kara and Scott discuss the latest twist at Spotify, and the surprising scale of Amazon's advertising business. Also, no one is watching the Olympics. Friend of Pivot Wajahat Ali joins to talk about his book, “Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American." You can find Wajahat on Twitter at @WajahatAli. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Listeners Sound Off on Spotify, Big Tech's Winners & Losers, and CNN's Jeff Zucker is Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 71:24

    Kara and Scott go through your responses on Spotify's Joe Rogan controversy. Then, they unpack the Big Tech winners and losers of earnings week. Also, Jeff Zucker is out at CNN. Plus, a prediction on what's to come for Metaverse real estate. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Spotify's Joe Rogan Controversy, Canada's Trucker Protests, and Guest Neal Kaytal

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 68:08

    Kara and Scott have a lot to say about Spotify, Joe Rogan, and Neil Young.  A "Freedom Convoy" of Canadian truckers are protesting vaccine mandates, and Elon Musk thinks they "rule." Plus, Friend of Pivot, Neal Katyal on Justice Stephen Breyer and SCOTUS. You can find Neal on Twitter at @neal_katyal. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Facebook's Crypto Dreams Bite the Dust, Robinhood M&A Rumors, and Guest W. Kamau Bell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 63:06

    Kara and Scott discuss the downfall of Facebook cryptocurrency, Diem, and M&A speculation surrounding Robinhood. Also, another round of Elevator Pitch starring Tom Brady's NFT platform, Autograph. Then, Friend of Pivot W. Kamau Bell joins to talk about his upcoming documentary, “We Need to Talk About Cosby.” You can find Kamau on Twitter at @wkamaubell. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Stock Market Blues, a Crypto Crash, and Mark Cuban's Pharmacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 61:43

    Can things get any worse for Peloton? Kara and Scott discuss the D.C. tech lobby, Twitter's push into NFTs, and the troubled stock market. Plus, Mark Cuban's new online pharmacy, and a listener question about whether your local grocery store should play by Amazon's rules. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The FTC's New Rules, Sony's Fall, and Starbucks 86's a Vax Mandate

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 63:59

    Kara and Scott delve into Peloton's uphill battle, and what the proposed Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal means for Sony. Also, they unpack Kara's interview with FTC chair Lina Khan. Plus: A listener question about vertical integration. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Google's Manipulated Ad Auctions, Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard, and the Danger of Billionaires

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 68:02

    Kara and Scott discuss Microsoft's play for Activision Blizzard, Google's alleged ad auction shell game, and Peleton's rise in prices. Also, DirecTV is dropping One America News. We're joined by our Friend of Pivot, Peter S. Goodman to discuss his book, “DAVOS MAN: How the Billionaires Devoured the World.” You can find Peter on Twitter at @petersgoodman. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Biggest Deal in Video Game History, and the FTC Comes for Meta (Again)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 59:41

    Kara and Scott discuss the return of the FTC's monopoly case against Meta, Take Two's purchase of Zynga, and a new lawsuit claiming the nation's top universities colluded to fix pricing. Plus, United Airlines' Covid staffing woes, and a prediction on Pinterest. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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