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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.

    How to Raise the Next Scott Galloway

    How to Raise the Next Scott Galloway

    Happy Thanksgiving! Kara and Scott take a break from the news to answer all your questions about raising happy, healthy, successful Pivot listeners. Between Covid, the economy, and the always-difficult work/life balance, modern parents face unprecedented challenges. Luckily, Pivot's here to answer the What, Whys, and Hows of parenting in the age of endless distraction.
    Send us your questions, parenting-related or otherwise! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot.
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    • 59 min
    Bob One Returns, Trump Can Tweet Again, and Guest Noam Bardin on Post News

    Bob One Returns, Trump Can Tweet Again, and Guest Noam Bardin on Post News

    Kara and Scott discuss Elon Musk’s latest moves, including letting Former President Trump back onto the Twitter. And Bob 1 has returned to replace Bob 2 at Disney. Also, Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to over 11 years, and Swifties are coming for Ticketmaster. Then, they’re joined by former Waze CEO Noam Bardin to discuss his newest endeavor, Post News, a social network with the goal of paying publishers.Y
    ou can join Post News here: post.news
    Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Elon Bets It All, Apple Grows Out of China, and Guest Kate Klonick

    Elon Bets It All, Apple Grows Out of China, and Guest Kate Klonick

    Apple will source chips from a plant in Arizona, in a move to lower its dependence on Taiwan. Also, Chief Twit is still at it; this time with a hustle culture ultimatum for Twitter 2.0. Also, Facebook still won’t fact check politicians, including Donald Trump, and Yale and Harvard are done participating in the U.S. News and World Report. Kara and Scott speak with Friend of Pivot and Associate Professor at St. John’s University Law School, Kate Klonick about social media moderation.
    You can find Kate at @Klonick on Twitter.
    Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Deep Cuts at Twitter, FTX Hack, and Friend of Pivot Joe Coscarelli

    Deep Cuts at Twitter, FTX Hack, and Friend of Pivot Joe Coscarelli

    Kara and Scott discuss the latest belt-tightening measures at Amazon and Disney and the latest round of the Apple v. Epic Games antitrust fight. Also, Twitter’s shrinking workforce, Musk v. Markey, and the mysterious hack that’s just one of FTX’s mounting problems. New York Times Culture Reporter Joe Coscarelli is our Friend of Pivot. He stops by to chat about his new book, Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story.

    You can follow Joe Coscarelli here.

    In Wins and Fails, Kara and Scott discuss. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Be sure to check out this episode of Into It: A Vulture Podcast with Sam Sanders, which explores the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    AND...the latest episode of On with Kara Swisher is about Kara’s decades-long relationship with Elon Musk, why she had high hopes for him in the past, and why she’s disappointed now. Check it out here.

    Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot.
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    • 58 min
    Crypto Chaos, Meta Layoffs, Musk Mania, and Guest Jonathan Haidt

    Crypto Chaos, Meta Layoffs, Musk Mania, and Guest Jonathan Haidt

    Kara and Scott dissect what the FTX meltdown means for cryptocurrency, Meta's layoffs, and how the midterms might impact big tech. Friend of Pivot Jonathan Haidt stops by to talk about the impacts of social media on teens and society. And hours after our regular taping, we dragged Scott out of a fancy London bar to record an updated reaction to the latest Twitter news: Elon Musk was warning of a possible Twitter bankruptcy, while top executives were jumping ship.
    You can check out more of Jonathan Haidt's work here.
    Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Parody Accounts on Twitter, Peak Layoff Season, and Tech Monopolies

    Parody Accounts on Twitter, Peak Layoff Season, and Tech Monopolies

    Kara and Scott question Elon Musk's sense of humor after he bans comedian Kathy Griffin (and others who spoofed his account) over the weekend. They also talk about the layoff trend in the tech industry, as Meta reportedly prepares for a massive reduction in its workforce this week. Friend of Pivot Matt Stoller stops by with reasons to be optimistic about the fight against corporate monopolies.
    You can follow Matt Stoller at @matthewstoller, and subscribe to his substack, BIG, here.
    Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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