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Every Tuesday and Friday, tech journalist 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.

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Every Tuesday and Friday, tech journalist 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.

    Salman Rushdie Recovers, Republicans vs. the FBI, and Guest Ken Burns

    Salman Rushdie Recovers, Republicans vs. the FBI, and Guest Ken Burns

    Roxane Gay joins Kara as guest co-host! They discuss the growing threats of violence following the FBI’s search of Mar-A-Lago and Salman Rushdie's recovery after his on-stage attack. Also, Amazon turns surveillance into reality TV, and Al Franken endorses Liz Cheney. Friend of Pivot Ken Burns discusses his latest work, “The U.S. and the Holocaust.”
    You can find Roxane on Twitter at @rgay, and listen to "The Roxane Gay Agenda".
    “The U.S. and the Holocaust” premieres September 18th on PBS.
    Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot.
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    • 56 min
    Trump Pleads the Fifth, Privacy Post-Roe, and Elon Dumps More Tesla For Twitter

    Trump Pleads the Fifth, Privacy Post-Roe, and Elon Dumps More Tesla For Twitter

    Judd Apatow is Kara’s guest co-host! They discuss what the Fifth Amendment means to Donald Trump, the use of private Facebook messages in a Nebraska abortion case and Disney’s subscriber numbers. Also, Elon Musk sold more Tesla stock, and a listener question on working with your spouse.
    Judd’s new movie, BROS is out September 30th. George Carlin’s American Dream is nominated for 5 Emmys, and voting is open now!
    Apply to work for Kara’s new podcast here. 
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    • 53 min
    A Landmark Climate Bill, Alex Jones Owes, and Guest Isaac Fitzgerald

    A Landmark Climate Bill, Alex Jones Owes, and Guest Isaac Fitzgerald

    Kara’s co-host for this episode is the one and only Sean Hayes! They discuss the Alex Jones verdict awarding more than $45 million to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim, and the Senate passing a landmark climate, health, and tax bill. Plus, people are paying big money to be podcast guests, HBO Max and Discovery+ are merging, and theaters are making a comeback. Then, they’re joined by Friend of Pivot, Isaac Fitzgerald to talk about his memoir, “Dirtbag, Massachusetts.”

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Primary Results, An Abortion Win in Kansas, and Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip

    Primary Results, An Abortion Win in Kansas, and Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip

    Kara is joined by co-host Lis Smith! They discuss this week’s primary results and Kansas voting to uphold the right to abortion. Also, Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, and Twitter subpoenas Musk allies. And, though it is indeed Scott-Free August….some dick jokes.
    You can find Lis’s book, “Any Given Tuesday,” here.
    Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot.
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    • 57 min
    The Missing January 6th Texts, Sinema’s Disruption, and Guest Sari Horwitz on the Opioid Industry

    The Missing January 6th Texts, Sinema’s Disruption, and Guest Sari Horwitz on the Opioid Industry

    Scott-Free August is here, and comedian Kathy Griffin is Kara’s first guest co-host! They discuss the missing Secret Service text messages, and whether Kyrsten Sinema will disrupt the Schumer-Manchin bill. Also, Alex Jones has filed for bankruptcy amidst a defamation trial, and celebrities love flying private. Then, we're joined by Friend of Pivot Sari Horwitz on her new book, “American Cartel: Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry.”
    You can find an excerpt of the book here, and can buy a copy here.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The DOJ’s Trump Investigation, Meta’s Revenue Drop, and Joe Manchin’s Deal

    The DOJ’s Trump Investigation, Meta’s Revenue Drop, and Joe Manchin’s Deal

    MSNBC’s Katy Tur is Scott's guest co-host on this episode! They discuss Meta’s first ever drop in revenue, and the backlash against Instagram's new design. Also, Trump is under investigation by the Justice Department, Verizon gives OAN the boot, and Sen. Joe Manchin's surprising deal.
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Hypocritical stance on Bitcoin & crypto

I was wondering why Scott Galloway recently changed his tune on Bitcoin : he was a complete sceptic until about a month ago when he suggested it should be part of balanced portfolio- after which crypto crashed - along with the market - thought it was a bit hypocritical!

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Recommended

Interesting topics covered by a great podcast duo

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Insightful commentary with some dry humour

A guaranteed weekly listen. Entertaining humour from Kara and Scott while digging, hard, into the latest items in tech. Well worth your time.

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