394 episodes

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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    • 4.3 • 4.9K 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.

    The Excruciating Toll of Elon's Stunts

    The Excruciating Toll of Elon's Stunts

    Guest host William D. Cohan joins Kara to discuss the latest developments in the Twitter saga: banned accounts will return! Apple could ban Twitter from the App Store! Elon drinks caffeine-free Diet Coke?! Also, protests in China could disrupt Apple. Friend of Pivot Anand Giridharadas joins to discuss his latest book, "The Persuaders," and how clear, concise messaging could help save democracy.

    Suggested reading:
    "Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon" by @williamcohan
    "The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy" by Anand Giridharadas. You can follow Anand at @anandwrites.
    Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4.9K Ratings

4.9K Ratings

prm46902 ,

Kara is great

I’ve only been listening a few weeks and Kara is obviously brilliant but this Scott guy comes off as condescending a lot. Maybe he makes a good foil for her.

GabeCinAZ ,

Minus Scott Galloway

I love listening to Kara’s point of view. It’s very annoying to hear Scott talk about how much wealth he has. Just because you have money doesn’t mean you need to talk about it. Kara is a lot more likable.

WestTide92 ,

Just spewing a narrative…that’s all

There’s no relevant info coming from these two. All they can do is slurp a corporate media narrative that makes them rich. I’d rather clip my toe nails than listen to this garbage ever again.

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