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Technology doesn’t need to be confusing, though too often it is. Do you have tech questions that you’re too embarrassed to ask? Kara Swisher of Re/code and Lauren Goode of The Verge have the answers. Tune in to their podcast every Friday for straight

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The FTC's New Rules, Sony's Fall, and Starbucks 86's a Vax Mandate

Kara and Scott delve into Peloton's uphill battle, and what the proposed Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal means for Sony. Also, they unpack Kara's interview with FTC chair Lina Khan. Plus: A listener question about vertical integration.Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Google’s Manipulated Ad Auctions, Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard, and the Danger of Billionaires

Kara and Scott discuss Microsoft's play for Activision Blizzard, Google's alleged ad auction shell game, and Peleton's rise in prices. Also, DirecTV is dropping One America News. We’re joined by our Friend of Pivot, Peter S. Goodman to discuss his book, “DAVOS MAN: How the Billionaires Devoured the World.”You can find Peter on Twitter at @petersgoodman.Send...

The Biggest Deal in Video Game History, and the FTC Comes for Meta (Again)

Kara and Scott discuss the return of the FTC’s monopoly case against Meta, Take Two's purchase of Zynga, and a new lawsuit claiming the nation’s top universities colluded to fix pricing. Plus, United Airlines' Covid staffing woes, and a prediction on Pinterest.Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at Learn more about your...

Tech Stocks, Covid Sick Leave, The Winners of The Chip Shortage, and Guest Jonathan Greenblatt

Kara and Scott discuss The New York Times' plans to buy The Athletic, how Tesla adapted to the 2021 chip shortage, and the latest tech stock slide. Also, Amazon cuts paid leave time for Covid. Our Friend of Pivot is Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League. He'll discuss his new book, “It Could Happen Here: Why America Is Tipping from...

Rep. Adam Schiff on the Capitol Attack Anniversary, The Theranos Trial Verdict, and Adam Neumann is back

Kara and Scott discuss the verdict of the Theranos trial, Ben Smith's new global news startup, and Apple crossing the 3 trillion dollar-mark. Also, Adam Neumann is back. Then, Chairman Adam Schiff joins on the anniversary of the insurrection. Plus, a prediction on meme stocks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Twitter Boots Marjorie Taylor Greene, Russia’s Demands for Netflix, and Omicron Ruined the Holidays

Kara and Scott are back! On the agenda? Twitter's decision to ban Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal account, Russia forcing Netflix to stream state-owned channels, and Apple’s plan to keep their engineers from leaving. Plus, the many ways Omicron ruined the holidays.Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at Learn more about...

Guest Episode: Stay Tuned with Preet: College Cartels and Facebook Follies (with Scott Galloway)

Preet answers listener questions about Michael Cohen’s assertion that former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg is “not the key” to the Manhattan DA’s investigation. He also addresses the news that former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows has decided to cooperate with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack. Then, Preet...

2021: Pivot's Year In Review

Kara and Scott look back at the biggest news of 2021. From the Capitol insurrection to the Facebook Files, 2021 was chock full of wild events, big personalities, and strange happenings. Join us as we unpack one of the longest years, ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Guest Episode: Decoder with Nilay Patel: Why the future of work is the future of travel, with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky prides himself on thinking very differently than other CEOs, and his answers to the Decoder questions about how he structures and manages his company were almost always the opposite of what I’m used to hearing on the show. Airbnb is pretty much a single team, focused on a single product, and it all rolls up to Brian. That’s very...

BFFs: The Best of Kara and Scott 2021

This episode takes a look back at 12 months of the most aspirational friendship in podcasting. Kara and Scott review a year's worth of hot takes, bold ideas, jealous fits, civil disagreements, and heartwarming family vacations. Come for the memories, stay for the triggers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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