Squawk Pod is a daily, guided curation of the top moments and takeaways from CNBC’s flagship morning show, “Squawk Box”, anchored by Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Each day, the podcast includes news making interviews, perspective and analysis from iconic guest hosts, and slices of debate and discussion—from the heated to the hilarious— all wrapped with exclusive context and color from Senior Producer Katie Kramer.
Senator Elizabeth Warren & Her Ultra-Rich Tax Plan
Tuesday 02 March 2021
: In an extended interview, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) shares the details of her tax plan for the ultra-rich: paying 2 and 3 cents on every...
Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter; Johnson & Johnson’s Best Shot
Monday 01 March 2021
: Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky discusses the drugmaker’s single dose vaccine as it begins distribution across the United States. 4...
“It’s exactly like the 90s”: Blodget on Stock Speculation; Etsy Crushes Estimates
Friday 26 February 2021
: GameStop shares continue to climb today, keeping alive a rally that restarted this week. In a history lesson soaked in 1990s-nostalgia,...
Gamestop Game On (Again); David Rubenstein; AB InBev:This Bud’s For You
Thursday 25 February 2021
: The online-driven trading frenzy around retailer GameStop ignited again following the announcement of next month’s departure of Chief...
A Drama Trio: Robinhood on the Barstool, Minimum Wage on the Hill, & Theranos in the Courts
Wednesday 24 February 2021
: Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy streamed a candid conversation on social media this week, and Wall Street is...
Bitcoin Turbulence, Stimulus Pressure, & A Waning SPAC Sparkle
Tuesday 23 February 2021
: Former Senior Advisor to President Obama and current President of the Barack Obama Foundation Valerie Jarrett discusses President Biden’s...
JAY-Z & Ace of Spades Partner with Moët Hennessy
Monday 22 February 2021
: Music mogul and entrepreneur Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter is selling half of his Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” champagne to the Wine and...
Citadel CEO Ken Griffin & “Game Stopped”: Robinhood Goes to Washington
Friday 19 February 2021
: Two participants in the House Financial Services Committee “Game Stopped” hearing debrief on the marathon day on Capitol Hill. Ken...
Bill Gates & “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster”
Thursday 18 February 2021
: In an extended interview, business magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates discusses his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” with...
Weathering the Texan Storm; Vaccinating America; Rebuilding Detroit
Wednesday 17 February 2021
: Operation Hope’s John Hope Bryant and Shark Tank co-host Kevin O’Leary discuss what’s at stake in the House Financial Services...
Mrs. Dow Jones & Gaming GameStop; Bitcoin’s Mainstream Boost; St. Louis Fed President
Tuesday 16 February 2021
: President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve James Bullard shares his outlook for the U.S. economy in 2021, from vaccination and pandemic...
Aurora CEO & the Cannabiz, WorkLife's Adam Grant, & Coupang Plans its Debut
Friday 12 February 2021
: Cannabis stocks have been on a roller coaster this week, as Reddit traders piled into the biggest names in pot. CEO of Aurora Cannabis...
Uber’s Road Ahead; Bumble’s Date with the Nasdaq; Dr. Atul Gawande
Thursday 11 February 2021
: Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is betting on widespread vaccination to help the ride sharing business recover in 2021. He discusses UberEats,...
Bitcoin, Junk Bonds, New Jersey’s Governor, & SPAC-ernick
Wednesday 10 February 2021
: Strategist and pollster Frank Luntz breaks down America’s response to the “Reddit Rebellion,” and considers the collective power of...
A Reddit Education, Salad Robots, & Valuations in Space
Tuesday 09 February 2021
: As valuations for Tesla and Bitcoin climb higher and higher, Joe, Becky, and Andrew consider the roots of the hype and the consequences for...
Elon Musk’s $1.5B Bet on Bitcoin; Dogecoin Tweets; Clear CEO & Post-Vaccine Safety
Monday 08 February 2021
: Elon Musk’s Tesla announced that it has bought $1.5B in bitcoin, and the company plans to accept the currency as payment for its products....
23andMe, Sir Richard Branson, & Finding Human Connection
Friday 05 February 2021
: 23andMe is set to go public in a merger with a SPAC backed by Sir Richard Branson. Company co-founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki and Branson...
Apple Hits the Road; Sen. Amy Klobuchar Takes on Big Tech; Merck CEO Steps Down
Thursday 04 February 2021
: Apple is finally hitting the road, closing in on a deal with Hyundai-Kia to manufacture an Apple-branded autonomous electric vehicle in...
The BAANG Heard ’Round the Street, & Bezos Passes the Baton: Walter Isaacson on the Amazon Innovator
Wednesday 03 February 2021
: Jeff Bezos is stepping back from his role as Amazon CEO, passing leadership to AWS head Andy Jassy. Walter Isaacson, author of the...
“GameStopped”; NYC Mayoral Candidate Ray McGuire; Civilians in Space
Tuesday 02 February 2021
: The endgame may be near for the GameStop squeeze trade as investing enthusiasm and volume wane. Silver prices, another hill in the battle...
Musk in the Clubhouse, & Retail Traders on the Rise
Monday 01 February 2021
: Starting off a new week and a new month, Wall Street continues to weather concerns about the Reddit-sparked retail trading frenzy around...
Lady Gaga’s Post-Pandemic Plans, & “Hakuna Matata,” It Means No Market Worries
Friday 29 January 2021
: In a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, singer, actress, activist, and Presidential Inauguration performer Lady Gaga shares her hopes for...
Bonus Pod: Robinhood Returns
Friday 29 January 2021
: In this Squawk Pod bonus episode, Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev returns to speak to Andrew Ross Sorkin following the free brokerage’s...
Games, Stops, Rebellions & Retweets: Reddit Co-Founder & Mark Cuban
Thursday 28 January 2021
: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian reflects on social media’s role in the GameStop short squeeze drama. He considers the evolution of the...
Gaming GameStop; Robinhood CEO; Bank of America CEO (Supersized)
Wednesday 27 January 2021
: Retail investing Redditors are gaming GameStop. The social media-driven roller coaster ride for the GameStop stock has lost Wall Street’s...