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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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    • 4.5 • 34 Ratings

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.

    Biden on the Defensive, Trump's Threats, and Congressional Stock Trading

    Biden on the Defensive, Trump's Threats, and Congressional Stock Trading

    Kara and Scott discuss Microsoft and Apple ditching OpenAI board seats, the proposed ban on congressional stock trading, and Tesla's EV market share dipping below 50% for the first time. Then, calls for Biden to drop out of the race are mounting, but will the president just wait out the clock? Plus, what the GOP's new platform reveals about a Trump second term, including the implications for Big Tech. Finally, a listener question on deciding where to go for college.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Biden's Future, Paramount Skydance Merger, and Guest Brian Derrick

    Biden's Future, Paramount Skydance Merger, and Guest Brian Derrick

    Kara and Scott discuss Biden's decision to stay in the race, and what alternate scenarios might look like. Then, after months of negotiations, the Paramount and Skydance merger appears to be (finally) happening. Plus, Apple gets a seat on OpenAI's board, and Threads turns one. Finally, our Friend of Pivot is Brian Derrick, a political strategist, and the founder and CEO of Oath, a fundraising platform that aims to maximize campaign donations. Brian explains how donors are reacting to Biden's continued candidacy, and reveals the high-stakes statewide elections that people should be paying attention to.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    OpenAI CTO Mira Murati on ScarJo Controversy, Sam Altman & Disinfo Fears | On With Kara Swisher

    OpenAI CTO Mira Murati on ScarJo Controversy, Sam Altman & Disinfo Fears | On With Kara Swisher

    Pivot is off for the holiday! In the meantime, we're bringing you an episode of On With Kara Swisher.
    Kara interviews Mira Murati, Chief Technology Officer at OpenAI, and one of the most powerful people in tech. Murati has helped the company skyrocket to the forefront of the generative AI boom, and Apple’s recent announcement that it will soon put ChatGPT in its iPhones, iPads and laptops will only help increase their reach. But there have been some issues along the way - including CEO Sam Altman's brief ouster, accusations of putting profit over safety, and the controversy over whether the company stole Scarlett Johansson's voice. Kara and Murati discuss it all.

    This interview was recorded live at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center in Washington, DC as part of their new Discovery Series.
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    • 50 min
    Future of Travel: How is Aviation Innovating?

    Future of Travel: How is Aviation Innovating?

    Pivot’s special series on the future of travel wraps up with a last stop: planes. What exactly is happening with Boeing? How will AI play a role in aviation? And most importantly, what is everyone’s favorite, and least favorite airport? Kara and Scott discuss it all with Pete Muntean, CNN's aviation and transportation correspondent, who also happens to be a pilot and flight instructor.
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    • 39 min
    Debate Aftermath, Amazon Takes on Shein, and Guest Kim Scott

    Debate Aftermath, Amazon Takes on Shein, and Guest Kim Scott

    Kara and Scott discuss the Supreme Court's Trump immunity ruling, and some of the controversial opinions from this term. Then, frustrations, fears, and theories after Biden's disastrous debate. Plus, Amazon prepares to compete in the on-demand fashion arena with Shein and Temu. Can it be a contender? Finally, our Friend of Pivot is Kim Scott, a former Google and Apple executive, and the author of "Radical Respect: How To Work Together Better." Kim explains how to effectively manage employees with respect, as well as candor.

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    • 1 hr
    SCOTUS Social Media Ruling, VW Rivian Deal, and Nvidia Stock Roller Coaster

    SCOTUS Social Media Ruling, VW Rivian Deal, and Nvidia Stock Roller Coaster

    Kara and Scott discuss Nvidia’s roller coaster week, Waymo making robotaxis available for everyone in San Francisco, and what's next for Julian Assange after his release. Then, the Supreme Court rules in favor of the Biden administration in a social media content moderation case. Will that set a precedent for future social media/misinformation rulings? Plus, Volkswagen gives Rivian a $5 billion shot in the arm. Is the deal a win-win for both companies? Finally, a listener challenges Scott on whether OpenAI should really be a for-profit company.
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Inkyfish ,

I enjoy this podcast despite Scott

Kara walks a fine line between challenging Scott when he fails to recognise how his views are products of his privilege and preventing derailment. I learn a lot from her. Scott has that tendency, unfortunately common among privileged American white men of a certain age, to speak with great authority on topics he knows nothing about. Kara knows the limits of her expertise and stays within those boundaries much better. Scott needs to take a few social science classes to realise how little he knows about things such as health and medicine, inequality, youth mental health, gender, hegemony, the effects of capitalism, nationalism, ideology, and power. Don’t mistake living in a society for understanding how society works. Don’t mistake your expertise in one domain for expertise in others.

This matters because of the epistemic risk - risk of being wrong about a matter of fact, which becomes an ethical risk of harm when the impressions you espouse as authoritative truth entail real-world consequences. Most lay explanations for social phenomena reflect taken-for-granted assumptions and hegemonic ideologies that protect the powerful and maintain oppression. Check yourself.

Mtorrans ,

Morally bankrupt

I was obsessed with this podcast for the last 4 years but Scott’s moral bankruptcy on the mass murder of innocent men women and children in Gaza, with the platform he has, means I am out. Truly horrifying.

moby 2000 ,

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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