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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.
 
“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
This is literally a podcast where people I love, admire, and know well will be in a safe space to really let their hair down (assuming they have any). I will cover the thoughtful to the extremely random. So join me and my guests from the world of movies, TV, sports, music, and culture for fun, wide-ranging, free-wheeling conversations.
 
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As the new year settles in, giving us a hint of the issues that will shape our political landscape for the foreseeable future, the pollsters with NBC News are hard at work taking the temperature of voters. Mark Murray and Bridget Bowman of the NBC News political unit join Chuck to preview how their next poll will inform us of America's zeitgeist wi…
 
Kara and Scott discuss the Bad Blood between the Senate Judiciary Committee and Live Nation, Walmart giving workers a raise, and the cancelled Murdoch merger of Fox and News Corp. Also, will you see more covfefe in your feeds? Trump is back on Facebook and Instagram. Plus, the DOJ is suing Google over its dominance in digital advertising: what took…
 
It's all about the written word when Nicholas Sparks joins Rob Lowe. On this episode you'll hear how Nicholas' writing process differs from most authors, his new book Dreamland, what happens when a book is turned into a movie, and both Rob and Nicholas swap Stephen King stories. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours co…
 
Rep. Ruben Gallego's (D-Ariz.) Monday launch of his 2024 Senate bid could signal the first major challenge to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), who hasn't announced re-election plans, but shocked Democrats in her switch to independent, late last year. Former Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) joins Chuck to detail how the Grand Canyon state foreshadows the cha…
 
Tommy and Ben discuss a corruption scandal in Ukraine, the debate over sending tanks to Kyiv, Mike Pence gets in on the classified hoarding game, the worst parts of Mike Pompeo’s trash new book, protests in France, Jacinda Ardern’s legacy, Kenneth Roth’s Harvard saga, and the State Department’s war on fonts. Then, Ben is joined by Olesya Vartanyan,…
 
Biden will get a new Chief of Staff, the U.S. Attorney has questions for Amazon, and Elon takes the stand. Over at Netflix: strong subscriber growth, and Reed Hastings is out as Co-CEO. And of course, more layoffs. Then we’re joined by Friend of Pivot Cory Doctorow on his new book, “Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creat…
 
The seeds are planted for a debt-ceiling showdown, as newly empowered House Republicans aim to use the threat of a default as a tool to force budget cuts. Brendan Buck, a former adviser to House Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan, joins Chuck to outline how the everlasting crisis of the debt limit might reach a new high as a more extreme form of c…
 
He had been secretary of Labor, budget director and Treasury secretary, but is most famous as the nation's secretary of State at a time when the world was reeling from the Cold War: George Shultz's legacy of public service is notable not only for being only one of two to have held that many Cabinet posts, but also for his pivotal role in crafting P…
 
Kara and Scott discuss Microsoft layoffs, cryptocurrency’s surprising recovery, and Jacinda Ardern’s resignation. Plus, someone bought a Twitter bird statue for $100k, and it wasn’t Kara. Friend of Pivot Zoë Schiffer (@zoeschiffer) joins to discuss all of her recent Twitter reporting, including the work that went in to this week’s major New York Ma…
 
Leland interviews the Sklar Brothers (Randy and Jason) on their upcoming appearances at Comedy Works South (Landmark at Greenwood Village) this weekend. Topics include their cameo appearance on the critically-acclaimed television series 'Better Call Saul,' their Hipster Ghosts special on Starz, raising Gen Z children as Gen X parents, and why Denve…
 
Sports lovers unite when Stephen A. Smith and Rob Lowe get together in the aftermath of one of the greatest days in football history. On this episode you'll hear about Stephen's new book 'Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes,' their thoughts on the current trends within the NFL, NBA, and MLB, as well as how analytics have sh…
 
Now fully seated in Congress and committees, Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) launched his way into office thanks to a seemingly unending stream of lies. New York Times reporter Nicholas Fandos and Republican adviser Daniel Scarpinato join Chuck to explain how an unknown Republican from Long Island ended up in Capitol Hill ... and duped everyone tasked …
 
Kara and Scott visit London's "new Palo Alto" for a live discussion on Tim Cook's pay cut, Prince Harry's memoir "Spare," and what European regulation means for social media users. Also, banking's biggest Eeyore softens his predictions for a 2023 recession, while Britain takes another step towards Brexit. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT o…
 
Tommy and Ben discuss the Davos summit, the latest round of Biden documents, the U.K. blocking a Scottish law that would make gender change easier, more Russian attacks in Ukraine, the new climate spotlight on the UAE, protests in Israel, China’s population on the decline, and Italy’s biggest mob boss finally getting caught. Then, Tommy is joined b…
 
Barely three weeks into the new year, the two likeliest candidates for 2024 — President Biden and former President Trump — now both face criminal investigations for their handling of classified documents. The Rev. Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" and president of the Political Action Network, joins The Chuck ToddCast to weigh in on how…
 
At Munich's Digital-Life-Design conference, Kara and Scott unpack EU tech regulations, Tesla's many challenges (including Twitter), and OpenAI's future in Microsoft products. Also, what the latest airline meltdown says about US infrastructure. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…
 
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