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.
Facebook Oversight Board and the Trump ban, trouble for Peloton and a listener question about AI
Friday 07 May 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about the Facebook Oversight Board's decision to uphold Facebook's ban of Donald Trump's Facebook account... for the...
Apple and Epic go to trial and Friend of Pivot Senator Amy Klobuchar
Tuesday 04 May 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about Apple going to trial with Epic over its choice to kick Fortnite out of the app store. They also discuss the...
Trouble at Basecamp, Bezos fights for the moon, and a listener question about dating apps
Friday 30 April 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about controversies at Basecamp, as the company rolled out a new ban on internal political talk. They also discuss Jeff...
CEO wealth surge, Apple/Facebook tensions heat up, and Friend of Pivot DoorDash COO Christopher Payne
Tuesday 27 April 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about how CEOs in the United States wealth has surged during the pandemic as compared to their workers. Meanwhile,...
Apple's podcast play, Netflix's rough quarter, and a listener mail on crypto's carbon footprint
Friday 23 April 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about Apple's big announcements in the podcast space and what that means for other competitors in the podcast market....
Facebook gets into audio, WeWork's SPAC, and Friend of Pivot Preet Bharara
Tuesday 20 April 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's new foray into the audio space and what it means for creators. They also discuss NASA partnering with...
The crypto-surge, Bernie Madoff's dark legacy, and a question on Russia slowing Twitter
Friday 16 April 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about the Coinbase IPO and the surge for Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and other currencies. They also discuss the legacy financial...
Amazon union defeat, Alibaba’s antitrust fine, and Walter Isaacson on CRISPR
Tuesday 13 April 2021
: 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...
Twitch's new guidelines, YouTube's video violations, and a prediction on LG's handset company
Friday 09 April 2021
: 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...
Global corporate tax, Facebook's data breach and a Friend of Pivot on "cancel culture"
Tuesday 06 April 2021
: Kara and Scott discuss Janet Yellen's call for a global corporate tax and what that would mean for corporations. They also discuss a new...
Big Tech military contracts, Compass's IPO, and President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan
Friday 02 April 2021
: In this episode of Pivot, Kara and Scott talk about Big Tech getting involved in military matters, and how their employees are responding....
Tony Hsieh, Jeff Bezos's Twitter fingers, and Big Tech in Congress (again)
Tuesday 30 March 2021
: This week, Kara and Scott chat about the Wall Street Journal's deep dive on Tony Hsieh, Jeff Bezo's twitter fingers, and the future of...
Microsoft and Discord, Goldman Sachs' junior bankers and a listener mail question on news consumption
Friday 26 March 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about Microsoft's potential acquisition of the video gaming social platform Discord. They also preview the big tech...
Struggles at Dispo, Trump's own social media network, and the 411 on NFTs
Tuesday 23 March 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about troubles at Dispo – the photosharing app – after allegations of sexual assault came out around the founder's...
Facebook makes a Substack competitor, Netflix's carbon footprint and the future of McKinsey
Friday 19 March 2021
: Kara and Scott discuss scandals at Substack as Facebook builds a newsletter competitor. They also discuss a new tool that is measuring the...
The future of travel and a Friend of Pivot on telehealth
Tuesday 16 March 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about the biggest weekend for airlines since the pandemic started and what that means for the industry. They are joined...
Roblox IPO, Facebook doesn't think it has an antitrust problem and a listener question on PlayStation5
Friday 12 March 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about Roblox going public – and making a big splash – and what that means for the gaming industry. Then they discuss...
SPACs tumble, the education tech market and the future of automation
Tuesday 09 March 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about how SPACs have tumbled in recent weeks and what that means for the IPO landscape. They also discuss Coursera going...
Google ad track changes, implosions for the entertainment industry and Square buys Tidal
Friday 05 March 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about Google changing its ad model – they won't be selling ads based on how your browse the web anymore. They also...
The new COVID stimulus and Andy Slavitt on vaccine plans
Tuesday 02 March 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about the $.19 trillion stimulus package that passed the House and the fight for a $15/hour minimum wage. They also...
More hearings for big tech, GameStop stock surge (again), and predictions come true
Friday 26 February 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about deals reached between Facebook and Australia as Facebook, Google and Twitter prepare to testify in front of...
U.K. says Uber drivers are employees, and the future of cyber attacks
Tuesday 23 February 2021
: 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...
Australia vs. Facebook and the GameStop hearings
Friday 19 February 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about Facebook restricting users and publishers from using the platform in Australia as the country weighs a law that...
Lincoln Project implosion, Microsoft says Google should pay newspapers, and Friend of Pivot Adam Grant
Tuesday 16 February 2021
: 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...
Is there a Trump without Twitter? A mini class on "dispersion", and a prediction about CNN
Friday 12 February 2021
: Kara and Scott talk about Twitter's fourth-quarter earnings and the decision to ban Trump's account for life. Scott gives a mini-class on...