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Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway on Smash Notes

Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway podcast.

December 28, 2019

With great power comes great scrutiny. Every Friday, Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the way technology is shaping business and culture across media, advertising, politics, and more. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.



Episodes with Smash Notes

Kara and Scott are back to discuss the demise of a journalism antitrust bill, as well as a potential deal between Vice and a Saudi media giant. Also, Twitter says payments to a whistleblower shouldn't affect its deal with Elon Musk. Then, Friend of Pivot Mark Bergen chats about his new book, “Like, Comment, Subscribe: Inside YouTube’s Chaotic Rise to World Domination.” Plus, Scott was on Bill Maher! You can read the statement we mentioned from Little People of America here. Mark Bergen is on Twitter at @mhbergen. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2022 has been a difficult year for Snap, Inc. Shortly after announcing layoffs, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sat down with Kara and Scott to discuss the challenges facing his company, and why he thinks they can be overcome. Recorded on September 7 at Code 2022 in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Scott Galloway is back! He joins Kara at Code 2022, where they spent the week interviewing the biggest names in tech (and some presidential hopefuls) about everything from regulation to TikTok to the legacy of Steve Jobs. It was busy week: Senator Amy Klobuchar and Amazon CEO Andy Jassy make their cases for and against antitrust bills. Former Disney CEO Bob Iger may have just opened himself to a subpoena from Elon Musk. And Tim Cook had a beautifully simple solution to the phone wars. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Today, we're sharing a special episode from Land of the Giants: The Facebook/ Meta Disruption. To listen to the full series from episode one, Follow Land of the Giants to get new episodes every Wednesday. https://podcasts.voxmedia.com/show/land-of-the-giants Facebook used to brag about how its tools helped politicians swing elections. Now, the platform’s relationship to politics is much more complicated. Today: the story of how one politician, again and again, forced Zuckerberg to confront his own role in democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

George Hahn is back for our final Scott-Free August episode! Kara and George discuss Twitter's big changes (hello, Edit Button!), Snap’s disappearing staffers, and a photo shoot that may have laid Trump's secrets bare. Also, Elon Musk subpoenaed the Twitter whistleblower. Dr. Jeffrey Swisher joins to talk about long COVID, Monkeypox, and Kara's first cigarette. You can find George on Twitter at @georgehahn, and Jeffrey at @jeffreyswisher. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Today’s co-host is William D. Cohan! He and Kara discuss a dire warning from the Fed, and a potential antitrust case against Apple. Plus, Truth Social is struggling, and the @WhiteHouse Twitter is getting feisty. Charter's Kevin Delaney joins to discuss the future of work. You can find William on Twitter at @WilliamCohan, and Kevin at @kevinjdelaney .Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sam Sanders (of Vulture's podcast "Into It") joins Kara to discuss the politics of Yellowstone, the return of MoviePass, and HBO's big win with "House of the Dragon." Also, President Biden makes a big move on student loan debt, and a whistleblower says Twitter isn't safe. Plus, a listener question about nostalgia. Check out "Into It: A Vulture Podcast with Sam Sanders" here. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Monica Lewinsky co-hosts Pivot! She and Kara discuss Andrew Tate's ban from Meta and TikTok, Dan Price's exit from Gravity Payments amid assault allegations, and the latest in the Trump investigation. Also, CNN axes Brian Stelter and “Reliable Sources," and the Finnish Prime Minister’s party fallout. Then, a listener question on social media regulation.

You can find Monica on Twitter at @MonicaLewinsky.

Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Guest host Molly Wood joins Kara to discuss how social media platforms are preparing for the midterm elections, Elon Musk's Republican pajama party, and whether there's a capitalist solution to climate change. Also, an infamous ex-WeWork CEO gets a second chance... and $350 million. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Roxane Gay joins Kara as guest co-host! They discuss the growing threats of violence following the FBI’s search of Mar-A-Lago and Salman Rushdie's recovery after his on-stage attack. Also, Amazon turns surveillance into reality TV, and Al Franken endorses Liz Cheney. Friend of Pivot Ken Burns discusses his latest work, “The U.S. and the Holocaust.” You can find Roxane on Twitter at @rgay. “The U.S. and the Holocaust” premieres September 18th on PBS. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Judd Apatow is Kara’s guest co-host! They discuss what the Fifth Amendment means to Donald Trump, the use of private Facebook messages in a Nebraska abortion case and Disney’s subscriber numbers. Also, Elon Musk sold more Tesla stock, and a listener question on working with your spouse. Judd’s new movie, BROS is out September 30th. George Carlin’s American Dream is nominated for 5 Emmys, and voting is open now! Apply to work for Kara’s new podcast here.  Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Kara’s co-host for this episode is the one and only Sean Hayes! They discuss the Alex Jones verdict awarding more than $45 million to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim, and the Senate passing a landmark climate, health, and tax bill. Plus, people are paying big money to be podcast guests, HBO Max and Discovery+ are merging, and theaters are making a comeback. Then, they’re joined by Friend of Pivot, Isaac Fitzgerald to talk about his memior, “Dirtbag, Massachusetts.”

Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices