545 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 • 6.3K 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.

    OpenAI Lawyers Up, Paramount's Messy Merger, and Guest Isaac Arnsdorf

    OpenAI Lawyers Up, Paramount's Messy Merger, and Guest Isaac Arnsdorf

    Kara and Scott discuss Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez's showstopping appearance at the White House state dinner, David Chang's chili crunch drama, and Meta facing pushback on its political content restrictions. Then, OpenAI prepares to fight numerous legal battles, but do they have a winning strategy? Plus, Paramount Global's proposed merger with Skydance Media is facing opposition from shareholders. Will the deal go through? Finally, our Friend of Pivot is Isaac Arnsdorf, Washington Post national political reporter, and author of "Finish What We Started: The MAGA Movement's Ground War to End Democracy." Isaac explains why Steve Bannon believes the MAGA movement could "rule for a hundred years."

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    • 58 min
    Disney's Victory Lap, Online Privacy, and Guest Ruth Ben-Ghiat

    Disney's Victory Lap, Online Privacy, and Guest Ruth Ben-Ghiat

    Kara and Scott discuss Meta's stock continuing to rise, California businesses challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom on taxes, and Elon Musk's robotaxi announcement. Then, Disney successfully fended off Nelson Peltz in a proxy battle, but where does the company go from here? Plus, could Congress be getting close to actually passing an online privacy bill? Finally, our friend of Pivot is NYU history professor and author of "Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present," Ruth Ben-Ghiat. Ruth explains what the autocrats of the past can teach us about Donald Trump.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Election Predictions, Trump Media’s Dip, and Guest Host Jon Favreau

    Election Predictions, Trump Media’s Dip, and Guest Host Jon Favreau

    Crooked Media’s Jon Favreau joins Kara to co-host! They discuss Trump Media’s stock taking a dive, Jon Stewart saying Apple wouldn’t let him interview Lina Khan, and a new bill in California that could give employees the “right to disconnect.” Then, Louie Swisher joins the mix to talk all things about the upcoming presidential election: bad polls for Biden, an abortion vote in Florida, and disinformation.
    Listen to more from Jon on Pod Save America and Offline, and pre-order Democracy or Else here.
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    • 54 min
    Future of Work: AI

    Future of Work: AI

    In the third and final part of our Future of work series, Kara and Scott chat with Susan Athey, who teaches The Economics of Technology at Stanford Graduate School of Business. They take a deep dive into AI, discussing how it will impact work as we know it, and whether all the doom and gloom is justified.
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    • 25 min
    SBF Sentenced, OpenAI's New Voice Tool, and Guest Ari Wallach

    SBF Sentenced, OpenAI's New Voice Tool, and Guest Ari Wallach

    Kara is joined by guest host, Lydia Polgreen, New York Times Opinion columnist and co-host of the "Matter of Opinion" podcast. Kara and Lydia discuss the reactions to Beyonce's "Cowboy Carter" album and the viral essay from The Cut that everyone on social media had thoughts on. Then, was Sam Bankman-Fried's 25-year sentence too harsh, or not harsh enough? Plus, OpenAI's announces a new tool to recreate the human voice, but is it too risky? Finally, our Friend of Pivot is Ari Wallach, futurist and host of PBS's "A Brief History of the Future." Ari explains why the future doesn't have to be all doom and gloom, and what gives him hope for the next generation.
    Listen to more from Lydia on Matter of Opinion.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Trump's Meme Stock, Florida's Social Media Law, and the Baltimore Bridge Collapse

    Trump's Meme Stock, Florida's Social Media Law, and the Baltimore Bridge Collapse

    Kara and Scott discuss the fallout from NBC's Ronna McDaniel debacle, Reddit’s first week on the market, and Trump Media being a meme stock. Plus, Florida’s restrictive law for teens on social media, mifepristone’s fate in the Supreme Court, and the one-year anniversary of Evan Gershkovich's detention in Russia, Then, a listener question on…facial hair and thank you notes.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6.3K Ratings

6.3K Ratings

Niccknamenottaken ,

You are both correct

Scott talks a lot and Kara interrupts. I love the show and the chemistry you have. I also love Scott’s jokes (it is my genre).

Ander517 ,

Not enough d*** jokes

Scott is a treasure (and hopefully one in a million).

EE204 ,

Is Scott getting paid?

For promoting his “feeling” about enough aid getting into Gaza? Seems to be in direct conflict with literally every news report. I would say whatever- but given that Pivot does report on the news, it seems egregious to promote “feelings” instead of fact from what sounded like a press trip

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