52 episodes

Power, unpacked. “Sway” is a new interview show hosted by Kara Swisher, “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well liked journalist.” Now taking on Washington, Hollywood and the world, Kara investigates power: who has it, who’s been denied it, and who dares to defy it. Every Monday and Thursday, from New York Times Opinion Audio.

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    • 4.6 • 123 Ratings

Power, unpacked. “Sway” is a new interview show hosted by Kara Swisher, “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well liked journalist.” Now taking on Washington, Hollywood and the world, Kara investigates power: who has it, who’s been denied it, and who dares to defy it. Every Monday and Thursday, from New York Times Opinion Audio.

    If Government Did Its Job We Might Not Need GoFundMe

    If Government Did Its Job We Might Not Need GoFundMe

    The crowdfunding platform helps people pay their rent and medical bills. Its chief executive, Tim Cadogan, says it was never meant to be a social safety net.

    You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

    • 26 min
    Sacha Baron Cohen Has a Message for Mark Zuckerberg

    Sacha Baron Cohen Has a Message for Mark Zuckerberg

    The actor who, as Borat, drew our attention to racism, misogyny and autocratic propaganda calls out the social media companies who profit off these trends.

    You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

    • 40 min
    Lessons on Resilience From Dogs and Dog Sledders

    Lessons on Resilience From Dogs and Dog Sledders

    The adventurer Blair Braverman has led a team of sled dogs over a 900-mile race in Alaska, seen her skin dissolve in the desert and overcome Covid-19. What makes it all less terrifying? Accepting the unknown.

    You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

    • 37 min
    Bonus: Is Kara a Chump?

    Bonus: Is Kara a Chump?

    Kara’s conversation yesterday with Oberlin College’s president, Carmen Twillie Ambar, touched on the cost of a college education and why “sticker prices” are so high. She called up Ron Lieber, who writes the “Your Money” column for The Times, to discuss.

    You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

    • 21 min
    No Parties. No Sports. How Oberlin College Is Surviving the Pandemic.

    No Parties. No Sports. How Oberlin College Is Surviving the Pandemic.

    Colleges across the country are figuring out how Covid has changed the college experience, while parents are struggling to understand why schools haven’t changed their price tag.

    You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

    • 39 min
    Innovation, Not Trees. How Bill Gates Plans to Save the Planet

    Innovation, Not Trees. How Bill Gates Plans to Save the Planet

    He has billions to donate for crises from coronavirus to climate change, and more hope now that Trump is out of office.

    You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Bbexxann ,

Bold and Powerful

Kara hosts this podcast in a way that inspires and makes you question if you’re being bold enough yourself to ask challenging questions and challenge the status quo. Always eager for the next episode!!!

Lisa Clear Lake ,

No pulling punches here

I am new to this podcast and I really appreciate Kara’s Swisher interviewing. She does not let anyone off the hook.

Tina from Toronto. ,

Even Better Than Pivot!

Kara Swisher, an outstandingly skilled interviewer. She knows when to listen and let them talk, but keenly picks up on signals and “opaque” answers and probes and pulls to get real answers Even better than Pivot! Sorry Prof G!

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