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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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Kara and Scott discuss the new plan to fast-track the TikTok ban bill through Congress, the debate over Caitlin Clark's WNBA salary, and Trump Media's questionable move into streaming. Then, Tesla is asking shareholders to reapprove Elon Musk's multi-billion dollar pay package, despite a judge calling it unfair back in January. Will Elon get his way? Plus, NPR and Google are the latest companies to get publicly called out by employees. How should employers handle criticism and pushback from within? Finally, a listener mail question about who really benefits from dual class stocks. Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott discuss Google's efforts to avoid paying for news in California, Barry Diller's plan to revitalize The Daily Beast, and Iran's attack on Israel. Then, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase are out with first quarter earnings. Is the future looking bright for big banks? Plus, Donald Trump's hush money trial gets underway in Manhattan. How will this case impact the presidential race? Finally, our Friend of Pivot is Charles Duhigg, writer for the New Yorker and author of the new book, "Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection." Charles explains why listening is such an important component of conversations. Pivot has been nominated for a Webby for Best Business Podcast! Vote here. Follow Charles at @cduhigg Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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." Pivot has been nominated for a Webby for Best Business Podcast! Vote here. Follow Isaac at @iarnsdorf Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. Follow Ruth at @ruthbenghiat Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Future of Work: AI

Future of Work: AI

2024-04-0326:23

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. Follow Susan at @Susan_Athey. Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. Follow Ari at @ariw. Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's Part 2 of our Future of Work series. Kara and Scott chat with Stanford economics professor and the "Guru of Remote Work," Nick Bloom. Bloom explains why he thinks flexible work has been good for both employees and companies, and why he believes it will increase in the coming years. He also shares a few predictions. Follow Nick at @I_Am_NickBloom Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott discuss NBC's internal backlash to hiring former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel, Boeing's CEO stepping down, and how the royal family's PR team messed up the Kate Middleton story. Then, does the DOJ have a good case against Apple in its antitrust lawsuit? Plus, will Donald Trump get a financial boost from Truth Social's parent company going public? Finally, our Friend of Pivot is Jim Sciutto, CNN's Chief National Security Analyst, and the author of "The Return of Great Powers: Russia, China, and The Next World War.” Jim discusses how the recent attack in Moscow exposed Putin's vulnerabilities, and also explains why he thinks the U.S. and its allies are facing "a 1939 moment." Follow Jim at @jimsciutto Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott discuss the latest Neuralink news, Trump’s $464 million problem, and the DOJ’s Apple lawsuit. Then, Microsoft makes a big move in the AI race, hiring former Google Executive and Deep Mind Co-Founder, Mustafa Suleyman. And Reddit is officially public. Plus, stay tuned for the listener question if you want to hear what movies make Kara and Scott cry. Well…Scott anyway. Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott are coming at you on a Wednesday with the first of three episodes in our special Future of Work series! They make predictions on what’s to come for the gig economy, DEI, and more. Is hybrid work here to stay? Will vocational training gain traction? How will AI impact the job market in the years to come? Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Scott fills Kara in on his "clarifying" ketamine experience. Then, Don Lemon releases his much-anticipated Elon Musk interview. Was Elon angry or just bored? Plus, Apple and Google explore a potential AI partnership, the Supreme Court rules on public officials blocking people on social media, and major changes are coming to the world of real estate. Our Friend of Pivot is Dana R. Fisher, Director of the Center for Environment, Community, & Equity at American University, and author of "Saving Ourselves: from Climate Shocks to Climate Action." Dana explains why she's an "apocalyptic optimist," and what's really going to move the needle with climate change activism. Read more about Scott's Win here. Follow Dana at @Fisher_DanaR. Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Don Lemon chats with Kara and Scott about the interview with Elon Musk that led to the cancellation of his partnership with X. Don shares his thoughts on Elon, X CEO Linda Yaccarino, and more. Plus, the TikTok bill heads to the Senate, but will a ban actually happen? Kara and Scott have a few predictions... Follow Don at @donlemon Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Live from SXSW... it's a bonus episode of Pivot! Kara and Scott discuss Sam Altman getting reinstated to OpenAI's board following an investigation, fake news sites with ties to Russia popping up in the U.S., and a group of moms launching a grassroots campaign to fight social media addiction. Then, as the House gets closer to passing a potential TikTok ban, Kara and Scott dig into what that actually means. Plus, has Elon Musk been good for Texas? Recorded on March 9th at SXSW in Austin. Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott discuss the Oscars, Sen. Katie Britt's viral State of the Union rebuttal, and the Kate Middleton photo manipulation controversy. Then, one year after the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, are banks still in trouble? Plus, Elon Musk says he won't be donating to the Trump or Biden campaigns, but could he still play a big role in the election? Finally, our Friend of Pivot is Today Show co-anchor and NBC News' Chief Legal Correspondent, Savannah Guthrie. Savannah has a new book, "Mostly What God Does: Reflections on Seeking and Finding His Love Everywhere," and she explains why she's opening up about her faith now. Follow Savannah at @savannahguthrie Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott discuss Disney’s proxy fight with Nelson Peltz nearing an end, a new cap on credit card late fees, and employers dialing back on coverage of weight loss drugs. Also, the Biden-Trump rematch is getting closer after Super Tuesday. Plus, OpenAI intends to dismiss all of Elon Musk’s legal claims and an open letter for “AI for a Better Future.” Then, a listener question about why Siri is so bad. Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott discuss the state of the presidential race on Super Tuesday, and the Supreme Court ruling on Trump's Colorado ballot eligibility. Then, does Elon Musk’s lawsuit against OpenAI and Sam Altman hold up in court? Plus, the era of self-regulation for Big Tech appears to be over, at least in the EU. Will that regulation ever make its way to the U.S.? Finally, our Friend of Pivot is Tom Scocca, editor of the Substack, Indignity, who recently penned the New York Magazine essay "My Unraveling." Tom discusses his medical mystery and what he learned about the American healthcare system. Follow Tom at @tomscocca. Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Warning: there are already fake AI-generated versions of Kara's book on Amazon. Plus, Kara and Scott discuss Mitch McConnell’s retirement, and the SEC investigation into whether OpenAI’s investors were misled. They also talk about Apple scrapping its almost decade-long plan to release an electric vehicle, and the controversy around Google's Gemini image generation tool. Then, a listener question on what AI can do for HR departments. Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kara and Scott discuss the Supreme Court cases that could change social media as we know it, and the recent disturbing investigations into parent-run accounts on Instagram. Also, Reddit is finally going public in the first major tech IPO of the year. Will it be successful? Plus, Kara's memoir "Burn Book" is hitting the shelves, featuring fascinating and entertaining stories from her reporting days in Silicon Valley. Finally, our Friend of Pivot is former U.S. Attorney, Barbara McQuade, who's written a new book, "Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America." Barbara explains how she thinks disinformation can be defeated. Follow Barbara at @BarbMcQuade Follow us on Instagram and Threads at @pivotpodcastofficial. Follow us on TikTok at @pivotpodcast. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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baby rock

scott, listening to you talk about education is like nails on a blackboard. you're just an adjunct. you don't know anything.

Jan 30th
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baby rock

guest so lame

Jan 30th
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Gina Ruzicka

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Jan 18th
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Enea Koxhioni

Unsubbed because of disappointing takes on the labor movement by Scott as UAW and SAG strikes were building (+ his love of rightw "centrist" Bill Maher). Came back as was curious what their takes on the US' ONGOING funding of genocide of Palestine via Israeli "self-defense" was. Expectedly disappointing. Rather than educate themselves on Israeli historical whitewashing of settler violence against Palestinians for decades, they took the lazy out.😞 Out of touch liberal elite is a sad stereotype.

Dec 8th
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Carlos Barron

"Pivot" is an incredibly insightful podcast that consistently delivers thought-provoking content on navigating change and adapting to new circumstances. Hosted by experts in their respective fields, the discussions on this podcast are not only engaging but also provide practical strategies for individuals and businesses looking to thrive in an ever-evolving world. https://www.whatsyourhours.com/new-york/brooklyn/manufacturers-suppliers/cereal-boxery The depth of analysis and the diversity of topics covered, from personal development to business strategies, make "Pivot" a valuable resource for anyone seeking inspiration and guidance in times of transition. The hosts' ability to bring in diverse perspectives and share real-life examples adds a layer of authenticity that resonates with the audience. Overall, "Pivot" is a must-listen for those who appreciate well-researched insights and actionable advice. https://www.bark.com/en/us/company/cereal-boxery/bQ07d/

Dec 2nd
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Corrie Schmidt

"scott is an annoying jerk, but go ahead" - me, interrupting kara

Nov 23rd
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Aakash Amanat

I thoroughly enjoyed the latest episode of "Pivot." Kara and Scott, your deep dive into the current tech and business landscape is always insightful and thought-provoking. In this episode, your analysis of the evolving role of big tech companies in society, especially in the context of privacy, regulation, and ethical considerations, was exceptionally well-articulated. Your discussion on the recent government actions and how they might impact these companies was particularly engaging. https://www.smartmoneymatch.com/Kraft%20Paper%20Printer Furthermore, I appreciated your take on emerging trends and their potential implications. The exploration of the metaverse, the challenges posed by AI and automation, and the changing dynamics of remote work were all topics that resonated with me. https://www.startus.cc/company/kraft-paper-printer

Nov 2nd
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baby rock

so boring

Oct 11th
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baby rock

Scott, buy a microphone you cheap inaudible bastard.

Sep 22nd
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Enea Koxhioni

Had to pause at 23:30 to rant. You don't think attacking corporations messages well in our current economic climate? When both income disparity and corporate profits are at record highs? And companies have the power of nation states but none of the incentives to help everyday people? Is that why Bernie was the more popular candidate when the DNC stole his 2016 nomination and gave it to sociopathic smiling puppet (who I can only imagine you would have loved) that then proceeded to lose to a more honest sociopath demogoging as a populist? Because Bernie's policies were unpopular? I can see how anyone may be a tad myopic given that worldview is always somewhat predetermined by SES, but how much of your own colon have you inhaled at this point? This is is such MSNBC centrist bootstrapping horseshit. Wake the fuck up dude. 2001 is over. Rampant capitalism had its shot. And Biden didn't bring everyone together. Not once did you underscore a federally mandated minimum wage increase as a solut

Sep 10th
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Aakash Amanat

It's fascinating to see how businesses and individuals alike often find themselves at a crossroads where they need to pivot. A pivot can be both a challenging and an exciting prospect. It requires careful consideration, a deep understanding of the current situation, and a willingness to adapt to new circumstances. https://trueen.com/business/listing/prime-butcher-wrap/341030 When a company pivots, it's essentially a testament to its resilience and willingness to evolve. It's not about giving up on the original vision, but rather about acknowledging the need for change in order to stay relevant and meet the evolving needs of the market. https://www.merchantcircle.com/prime-butcher-wrap-chicago-il

Aug 19th
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Karluigi Marie

College changed my life when I was a single parent. No monumental greatness but from a non living wages to now as a woman in my family I own a house and I never have to worry about food or gas. I work for the state and 10,000 of my loans were discharged at age 59. i never complained about those loans once. My son has a masters and paid off his loans before he had children. Good government did that! I add value to my country because my country valued me. I am very fortunate.

Jul 30th
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Enea Koxhioni

guys these links have been broken for weeks now. what's up?

Jul 29th
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Karluigi Marie

First time listener. Loved it!

Jul 22nd
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Enea Koxhioni

CNN *hard* left? 🤣 Are you even alive boss? I guess it's a foregone conclusion to Scott that to even be on the US political spectrum you have to be hardcore capitalist. The centre between fascistic antidemocracy and anti-tax anti-worker "social" progressives is not "the left". It is indeed facism light which is what we see in America today. This is why "centrist" news is dying and the appetite for actual european style socialist policies is satisfied by youtube pundits rather than these dying for-profit legacy hacks. Because their business models prevent them from calling a spade a spade. Also being anti Trump doesn't make someone a leftist lol. It just means that more people in America (barely) would like to keep trying to make democracy work and not hand it over to a likely autocrat.

Jun 11th
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vaness

I love how you guys think people in Toronto are nice lmfao. -canadian girl.

May 6th
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Enea Koxhioni

LOL. 😆 Scott instantly personalizing this as an attack and going on defense. She was an amazing and v well prepared guest.

May 3rd
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Enea Koxhioni

One of the few times Scott seems more awake than Kara. Dickriding Biden as a progressive when he's basically a moderate corporate Republican c 2001 in the midst of a fascist rise is nonsense. Looking at his actions he fought against rail workers while preaching unions, let the child tax credit lapse, ignores the min wage, wants to 'fund the police', funds apartheid in Palestine while backing Israel, and has yet to meet his own promise on student debt. A bit of Bernie Sanders? Gimme a break. The man is a career politician and is so afraid to offend either "side" he'll never be as effective as the moment demands. The bulk of one "side" are literal fascists that threaten every (poor) minority's peaceful existence through legislative persecution. How do you reach out to bipartisan w that? Do not let their clownishness obscure the very real threat and power they weild.

Feb 12th
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vaness

PLEASE stop talking about Elon Musk and Twitter!

Dec 31st
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Timmy Tuffnuts

Typical liberal nutjob

Nov 24th
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