16 episodes

 The official podcast about the HBO Original series Succession. Each week journalist and host Kara Swisher unpacks real world events that echo the saga unfolding on screen. Guests include top journalists, writers, psychologists, as well as some of the people involved in making the TV show. Plus, weekly power rankings from the latest episodes of Succession — Who’s up? Who’s down? Who made the week’s biggest power play? Podcast episodes are available each week right after the latest episode of Succession airs Sundays on HBOMax. The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.

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 The official podcast about the HBO Original series Succession. Each week journalist and host Kara Swisher unpacks real world events that echo the saga unfolding on screen. Guests include top journalists, writers, psychologists, as well as some of the people involved in making the TV show. Plus, weekly power rankings from the latest episodes of Succession — Who’s up? Who’s down? Who made the week’s biggest power play? Podcast episodes are available each week right after the latest episode of Succession airs Sundays on HBOMax. The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.

    “Donor Pregnancy” (with Anthony Scaramucci)

    “Donor Pregnancy” (with Anthony Scaramucci)

    Host Kara Swisher talks with political pundit Anthony Scaramucci for a conversation corresponding to season 3, episode 6, “What It Takes.” Using his brief-but-legendary stint as Trump’s White House Director of Communications he offers unique insight into the Roy family and its role in fictional politics. They also discuss the media’s role in anointing a presidential candidate. Plus, Kara details who is climbing or falling down the Succession leaderboard in this week's power rankings.  The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.   

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    • 25 min
    “Cringe Ranking” (with Aminatou Sow)

    “Cringe Ranking” (with Aminatou Sow)

    Host Kara Swisher is joined by writer and podcast host Aminatou Sow to discuss the world of privilege and role of race in Succession. They discuss the Roys’ private jets at stake in season 3, episode 5 “Retired Janitors of Idaho,” and Aminatou explains how she feels about representation in Succession, and the window it provides into an isolated world of privilege. Also, Kara lets us know who’s up and who’s down in this week’s power rankings.  The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.

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    • 24 min
    “The Bigger the Party, the Bigger the Fraud” (with Mark Cuban)

    “The Bigger the Party, the Bigger the Fraud” (with Mark Cuban)

    Host Kara Swisher is joined by entrepreneur and NBA governor Mark Cuban for a conversation corresponding to season 3, episode 4, “Lion in the Meadow.” They dissect the business acumen of Logan Roy and his efforts to keep control of his company in the face of shareholder hostility.  Cuban gets into what it means to be a high stakes investor in a family company that’s trying to stay in control. With Logan’s back against the wall and his health at risk, can he afford not to have a succession plan? Mark doesn’t seem to think so. And as usual,  Kara gives her take on this week's installment of power rankings. The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.

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    • 22 min
    “Comic Cowardice or False Power” (with Lucy Prebble)

    “Comic Cowardice or False Power” (with Lucy Prebble)

    In the third episode of the podcast (corresponding with Season 3, Episode 3, “The Disruption,”) Kara Swisher and Succession Executive Producer Lucy Prebble talk about how the writers of the show walk the line between tragedy and comedy. We hear how Succession creator Jesse Armstrong pushes the writers to steer clear of anything that could veer into soap opera, and learn where they find inspiration in real world events. And of course, Kara goes through this week’s Succession “Power Rankings.” The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.

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    • 36 min
    “Narcissist, Taker, or A**hole” (with Adam Grant)

    “Narcissist, Taker, or A**hole” (with Adam Grant)

    Host Kara Swisher is joined by organizational psychologist Adam Grant to discuss Season 3, Episode 2, “Mass in Time of War,” and dive into the complicated family business dynamics of the Roy children. Kara and Adam talk about what happens when a culture of lies, narcissists, ego is fueled by a demanding and demeaning boss. Plus Kara gives her take on who ended this week’s episode of Succession on top of the leaderboard, who’s down, and who made the biggest power move. The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios. 

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    • 28 min
    Rich Doesn't Equal Smart (with Jennifer Palmieri)

    Rich Doesn't Equal Smart (with Jennifer Palmieri)

    In the first episode of the Succession podcast, host Kara Swisher unpacks the season three premiere episode, “Secession,” which features a deliciously awkward phone call between Gerri and the president’s press secretary. Kara is joined by former White House Communications Director,  Jennifer Palmieri to talk about real life media conglomerates lobbying the White House, and whether Waystar’s move was savvy, or just a complete disaster. Kara also ranks which character is up in this week’s episode, who’s down, and who made the most surprising power move. The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.

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    • 32 min

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