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Every Tuesday and Friday, Recode’s 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, Recode’s 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.

    Instagram Knows it’s Toxic, Amazon’s Starting Wage Hike, and Another Big Week for Apple

    Instagram Knows it’s Toxic, Amazon’s Starting Wage Hike, and Another Big Week for Apple

    Kara and Scott talk about the newest revelation in the Wall Street Journal’s Facebook Files series, Amazon raising their starting wages, and what we’ve learned from the California Recall Election. And Kara reminds us all to update our Apple devices. Plus, Scott gives a prediction on the SPAC market.
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    • 53 min
    Epic v. Apple, Facebook’s VIP List and a Friend of Pivot Brian Derrick on the California Recall

    Epic v. Apple, Facebook’s VIP List and a Friend of Pivot Brian Derrick on the California Recall

    Kara and Scott talk about a new report on Facebook’s special rules for their internal list of VIP users, how the Epic v. Apple lawsuit played out, and the House Democrats’ push for a new FTC Privacy Bureau. Also, Facebook stole Ray Bans from Kara. Plus, Friend of Pivot Brian Derrick helps us process the California Recall election and gives some predictions on 2024.
    You can find Brian on Instagram at @BrianDerrick_
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    • 59 min
    The red-hot IPO Market , El Salvador’s Bitcoin Experiment and SCOTT IS BACK!

    The red-hot IPO Market , El Salvador’s Bitcoin Experiment and SCOTT IS BACK!

    Scott has returned! He and Kara talk about The Justice Department’s ad tech suit against Google, the SEC-Coinbase spat, a record year for IPOs, and El Salvador’s Bitcoin buy. And it wouldn’t be an episode with Scott without some predictions - he tells us which start-ups are about to get some major attention.

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    • 1 hr
    The Texas Abortion Ban, Joe Rogan's Covid, and the Politico Acquisition Soap Opera

    The Texas Abortion Ban, Joe Rogan's Covid, and the Politico Acquisition Soap Opera

    Guest host George Hahn joins Kara to talk about the Texas abortion ban and Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s threats to tech companies over the Jan. 6 riot inquiry. Plus, why are there so many viral videos of anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers spinning out? Then, a surprise listener question catches both hosts off guard. And finally, George tries to figure out why he keeps getting being banned from TikTok, and gives an update on his bid to co-host The View.
    You can follow George on Twitter at @georgehahn, and check out more of his work at georgehahn.com.
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    • 48 min
    Lessons from Afghanistan, the California Recall, and this week’s Friend of Pivot is Nathan Allebach aka The Steak-umm Twitter Guy

    Lessons from Afghanistan, the California Recall, and this week’s Friend of Pivot is Nathan Allebach aka The Steak-umm Twitter Guy

    Guest host Katie Couric joins Kara to discuss the withdrawal from Afghanistan and lessons learned, possible outcomes of the California recall, and of course, Jeopardy! Plus, Friend of Pivot Nathan Allebach joins to talk about how he turned Steak-umm’s Twitter account into a truth bomb machine.

    Check out the latest from Katie Couric at katiecouric.com, or on social media at @katiecouric. You can also subscribe to her daily newsletter, Wake-Up Call, here. AND you can pre-order her book, Going There, here.
    Nathan Allebach covers internet culture, advertising, and media literacy discourse at nathanallebach.medium.com and on social at @nathanallebach. And of course, check out some of his best-known work on Twitter at @steak_umm.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    What the OnlyFans news says about power and control, Cathie Wood's transparent investment strategy, and a prediction on the federal reserve pulling away from the punch bowl

    What the OnlyFans news says about power and control, Cathie Wood's transparent investment strategy, and a prediction on the federal reserve pulling away from the punch bowl

    Guest co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin joins Kara to discuss TikTok's e-commerce play with Shopify, Airbnb's announcement to house 20,000 Afghan refugees, and how more businesses are going to start requiring COVID-19 vaccination proof. Kara and Andrew also discuss OnlyFan's decision to reverse course on its plan to ban sexually explicit content, and then break down Cathy Wood’s popularity with high-risk investors. Plus, a question on the future of healthtech.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

FTGAllday ,

George Hahn

More please.

gemflower ,

Smart and funny

Please, for the of God STOP talking over EVERYONE. First episode back with Scott and I would love to actually hear him speak. Found myself yelling “shut up” in the first 2 minutes.

swilters ,

Love this podcast!

I love this podcast! I really appreciate how Kara keeps things moving! She knows how to interrupt when someone is going on too long! Scott and Kara work very well together. I look forward to new releases each week. Scott has been out on vacation, and this week George Hahn was the guest host! Where has this man been all my life! Of the guest hosts that were in rotation, he was the best. Check out his website... his monthly playlists are awesome!

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