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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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Sam hosts Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu), staff writer at the New Republic, to discuss the new Biden-led government, the failures of bipartisanship, and why Democrats need to bury the GOP in order to start building a democracy. On today's show: Joe Biden announces coronarivus economic recovery plan. Sam hosts Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu), staff wri…
 
Kara and Scott talk about the second impeachment of Donald Trump. They also discuss a roundup of more businesses and platforms banning Trump his alt-right supporters. Airbnb is cancelling its DC area reservations ahead of next week's inauguration. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer how to save America's brand. And a prediction on the consumer …
 
Sam hosts Vanessa Williamson (@V_Williamson), a Brookings Institute fellow, to discuss her recent piece in Dissent Magazine, "The Austerity Politics of White Supremacy," on how the cult of the "taxpayer" functions as an effective veneer to push through racist attacks on democracy. On today's show: Cori Bush says House should impeach Trump, a white …
 
Sam hosts Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson), former advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to discuss his new book Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy on how the filibuster negatively impacts American democracy. On today's show: Democratic House member says GOP reps are telling him they fear for thei…
 
Sam and Emma break down the Democrats' plan for impeachment, rising coronavirus cases, and potential investigations into what happened at the Capitol last week. Sam and Emma discuss the right-wing media 's talking points on Trump's second impeachment and why Democratic leadership cannot capitulate to calls for "unity" or "moving forward." Sam and E…
 
Kara and Scott talk about how an alt-right social media app got shut down. They also discuss Trump's permanent ban from Twitter. In Friend of Pivot, we talk to NYU Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat about the history of fascists, how they rise to power, and where Trump fits into that context. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), Executive Editor at the American Prospect, to discuss how the Democrats will govern in the face of dueling national crises. On today's show: Right-wing reporter explains how Q believers understood rushing the Capitol, "close to a mass casualty event." Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), Executive Editor at the American…
 
Sam hosts Ben Dixon of the Benjamin Dixon Show (@BenjaminPDixon) to discuss a historic week where Georgia run-off brought Democrats control of the legislature and MAGA diehards stormed the US capitol, the first breach since 1814. On today's show: Trump addresses nation (via Twitter) day after protests, concedes election. Ben Dixon of the Benjamin D…
 
Kara and guest hosts Casey Newton and Louie Swisher talk about the insurrection on the US Capitol and the de-platforming of Donald Trump. They also discuss the future of FCC, Section 230, and antitrust now that the Senate, House, and White House will all be blue. In predictions, Casey Newton says this will be Sheryl Sandberg's last year at Facebook…
 
Sam hosts author Rick Perlstein (@rickperlstein) to discuss the historic implications of yesterday's riot at the Capitol and then Lizet Ocampo (@mlizetocampo), Political Director at People for the American Way discusses her work in Georgia, securing Democrats control of the Senate. On today's show: Trump tells supporters you can't take back your co…
 
Sam breaks down last night's promising results in Georgia and their implications. Then David Wallace-Wells (@dwallacewells) joins the program to discuss his recent New York Magazine piece, "America's Vaccine Rollout Is Already a Disaster." On today's show: In victory speech, Warnock pays tribute to mother and family who got him there. Jon Ossoff to…
 
Sam hosts Sarah Chayes, prizewinning journalist and internationally recognized expert on corruption in government networks throughout the world, to discuss her new book On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake. Sam and Chayes take the long view on how corruption has taken hold in society and how money and capital are the sources from which co…
 
Kara and guest host MSNBC Anchor Stephanie Ruhle talk about the Georgia special Senate election and the leaked tapes of Trump asking to doctor votes. They also discuss the major sales of Tesla vehicles in 2020 despite the downturn of the auto industry as a whole. In Friend of Pivot, we talk to Kara's brother, Dr. Jeffrey Swisher, about his experien…
 
Happy New Year Majority Report listeners! The MR Crew is back for another year of political analysis and interviews you can't get anywhere else! We're back with the top stories as we race into 2021. On today's show: Kelly Loeffler can’t say if she would or wouldn’t support NDAA, attacks Warnock on anti-war stance. Highlights of Trump call to Georgi…
 
On today's best of: Sam hosts former Republican strategist and consultant Stuart Stevens (@stuartpstevens) to discuss his new book It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump on how the GOP was always destined to become the party of Trump. While the Republican Party once stood for principles like “limited government” and “persona…
 
On this Best of 2020: Sam hosts author, radio host, and Spy Magazine founder Kurt Andersen to discuss his latest book Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History and how the last 50 years have turned the clock back on economic equality and progress in America. Andersen and Sam begin their conversation discussing the power of nostalgia …
 
On todays Best of: Sam hosts NY-14 congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) to discuss her June 23rd primary and what to expect from the progressive caucus before the next round of Covid-19 relief. Historian Gerald Horne joins Sam to discuss the history of Juneteenth in the age of Trump. On today’s show: AOC’s closing campaign ad pitch for ree…
 
On today's Best of: Sam hosts Stephen Wertheim, the Deputy Director of Research at the Quincy Institute, to discuss his new book, Tomorrow the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy and the political and intellectual history behind U.S. global hegemony post-WWII. Wertheim and Sam begin their interview by discussing the Monroe Doctrine’s implicat…
 
Kara and guest host Hilary Rosen talk about Wonder Woman and the future of streaming. They also talk about the stimulus package, the January 5th Georgia run off election, and how the media and political landscape will look in a Post Trump America. Wins and fails include Joe Biden and the Americans who still aren't taking this pandemic seriously. Ol…
 
On today's Best Of 2020: Sam hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning Yale Historian David Blight to discuss his recent biography of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, and how the Reconstruction era lives on in our contemporary politics. Sam and Blight take a deep dive into Frederick Douglass the orator and the ways his politics and ac…
 
For today's best of 2020, Sam hosts Cornell Professor of American Institutions Suzanne Mettler to discuss her latest book, Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy and what we can learn from history to understand American democracy’s vulnerabilities. Mettler and Sam explore the moments in American history when the citizenry was worr…
 
Sam hosts Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) of Salon.com and Hullabaloo to discuss the latest news on stimulus check negotiations and the year that was, as the MR team brings you its last live episode of 2020. On today's show: Before Trump blew up relief package, Pence rallying support for Georgia runoffs says Democrats want to make rich people poo…
 
Sam hosts Jeff Stein of the Washington Post and Elizabeth Pancotti of Employ America to discuss the toplines of the coronavirus relief bill passed yesterday in the House and Senate. Stein and Pancotti get into the nitty-gritty details of the bill and how it came to pass in the House and Senate. And in the Fun Half: Seb Gorka walks the Newsmax compa…
 
Kara and Scott are joined by a slew of Friends of Pivot to look ahead at what to expect in markets, acquisitions, automation, work culture, healthcare, and media. Thank you to our friends: Andrew Ross Sorkin, founder, and editor of New York Times Dealbook Aminatou Sow, creator of Crème de la Crème newsletter, and author of the bestselling book Big …
 
On today's show: Sam hosts Michael Sandel (@JusticeHarvard), Professor of Political Philosophy at Harvard University, to discuss his new book The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?, on the shortcomings of the "meritocratic" system and what we can do to fix it. The myth of the American meritocracy has long been used to justify a set…
 
Sam hosts Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), host of the Benjamin Dixon show to discuss the biggest stories of the week including the pending coronavirus relief measures and how progressives can wield power in a Biden-led government. On today's show: Tucker Carlson muddies the waters on the vaccine and gives a pass to any skeptics out there. Sam hos…
 
Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's ad campaign going after Apple as both companies face antitrust lawsuits. They also discuss the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth filing a complaint against Robinhood. In listener mail, we get a question about whether podcasters will go behind paywalls. Scott has a prediction for Zoom Send us your Liste…
 
Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), the Executive Editor at The American Prospect, to discuss the latest developments on the Biden transition and the latest details of the bipartisan coronavirus relief package. On today's show: HHS emails reveal Trump appointee wanted "herd immunity" approach. Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), the Executive Editor at T…
 
Sam hosts University of Utah economics professor Marshall Steinbaum (@Econ_Marshall) to discuss the novel class-action lawsuit filed by UFC fighters against the league's parent company Zuffa, and why Biden should forgive student loan debt. On today's show: Asked to respond to Bernie Sanders' criticism of Democrats' self-negotiating, Manchin says th…
 
Sam hosts Dr. Paul Farmer to discuss his new book, Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History, and how colonialism's legacy damages our ability to fight infectious disease. Sam and Dr. Farmer discuss the history of epidemics in the global south and how the coronavirus pandemic response in America has shown the west's failures to …
 
Kara and Scott talk about the covid-19 vaccine being distributed in the United States and the apps that will trace who has gotten the vaccine. They also discuss Roblox delaying its IPO until 2021 after Airbnb and Doordash's blockbuster market debuts. Then MSNBC Anchor Stephanie Ruhle joins to talk about her own experience with the coronavirus and h…
 
Sam hosts law professor Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) on her new book Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime. On today's show: Trump says he's disappointed in SCOTUS, says courts aren't taking cases because of "standing." Sam hosts law professor Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) on her new book Big Dirty Money: The Shocking…
 
Sam hosts Alex Pareene (@pareene), staff writer at the New Republic and host of The Politics of Everything podcast, to discuss the stories of the week and depravity of Big Law. Film Guy Matthew (@langdonboom) also stops by to discuss the newly released film on which he worked, "Black Bear" starring Aubrey Plaza. On today's show: On Senate Floor, Be…
 
Kara and Scott discuss the FTC and 48 states bringing a lawsuit to Facebook, alleging it is a social media monopoly. They also discuss the future of vaccine distribution, starting in the UK. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about Apple's new chip. And in predictions, Scott and Kara talk Airbnb. Send us your Listener Mail questions…
 
Annie Linskey, National Political Reporter for the Washington and Alex Thompson, reporter for Politico and co-author of the Transition Playbook join Chuck to talk about the Biden transition. And Sarah Isgur, senior writer for The Dispatch, discusses a new poll from the Knight Foundation on how Americans view the election.…
 
Kara and Scott talk about Airbnb and DoorDash's IPOs expected this week. They also discuss Warner Media potentially launching more streaming services in 2021. In Friend of Pivot we hear from Casey Newton about his jump to Substack and his new newsletter. Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a…
 
Kara and Scott talk about Amazon's move into podcasting companies and Salesforce buying Slack. They also talk about Trump threatening to veto a defense bill in Congress if it doesn't include striking down Section 230. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about food insecurity and the future of grocery. Send us your Listener Mail quest…
 
Some time in the future, if you want to remind yourself what life was like during the Trump administration, you could think back to today and you’d have a good sense of how Washington operated. Reid Epstein, Politics reporter at the New York Times, and Janet Hook, National Political Reporter at the Los Angeles Times join Chuck.…
 
As a bonus for The Chuck ToddCast listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of “The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg.” “The Oath” returns for Season 4 with more revealing conversations with fascinating men and women who took an oath to serve America. In the first episode, Chuck talks with former FBI Director, Robert Mueller, about his service in Vietnam …
 
Kara and Scott talk about new antitrust cases being prepared against Facebook and Google. They also talk about Amazon's hiring surge this year – the biggest employment growth in corporate America history. Then we are joined by Harvard epidemiologist, assistant professor, Dr. Michael Mina, about testing and vaccines to get the pandemic under control…
 
Kara and Scott talk about an outage at AWS, Salesforce potentially buying Slack and Scott's new book Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity. Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Kara and Scott talk about BuzzFeed acquiring the Huffington Post and other media consolidations as the industry shifts. They also discuss Snapchat's new feature "Spotlight" that will function like TikTok and pay top creators. In Friend of Pivot, we hear from Joanna Coles about what and how people are shopping during the pandemic holiday season. For…
 
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