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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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    • 4.2 • 6.6K 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 Campaign Crisis, Trump and the Tech Bros, and Elon Exits California

    Biden Campaign Crisis, Trump and the Tech Bros, and Elon Exits California

    Kara and Scott discuss Biden's campaign crisis, and what happens next. Then, a number of Kara's favorite tech bros are lining up behind Donald Trump and J.D. Vance. How much influence could they have if Trump wins the election? Plus, Elon plans to relocate X and SpaceX to Texas, and Google is in talks for its largest acquisition ever.
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    • 55 min
    Trump VP Pick, Assassination Attempt Aftermath, and Guest David Plouffe

    Trump VP Pick, Assassination Attempt Aftermath, and Guest David Plouffe

    Kara and Scott react to the news of Donald Trump's VP pick, J.D. Vance, in real time. Then, they discuss whether Americans can actually "lower the temperature," following the Trump assassination attempt. Plus, a closer look at the conspiracy theories and misinformation now swirling around social media, and how Elon Musk is trying to shape the narrative. Our Friend of Pivot is David Plouffe, former Obama campaign manager, and current co-host of "The Campaign Managers" podcast. David explains what's changed (and what hasn't) about the presidential race following the shooting, and whether the calls for Biden to drop out will now go away.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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6.6K Ratings

6.6K Ratings

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Intelligence overshadowed by one-sidedness

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I love you both all your takes!

I’m a bleeding heart liberal I appreciate the lack of extremism from both of you, who are clearly brilliant in your own right and genuinely good people. I don’t always agree with you but WHO CARES?! That’s not what we’re here for. Thanks for your good work and entertainment. I learn a lot and am incredibly grateful got this pod.

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Garbage podcast

This podcast is absolutely trash.

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