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Squawk Pod is a daily, guided curation of the top moments and takeaways from CNBC’s flagship morning show, “Squawk Box”, anchored by Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Each day, the podcast includes news making interviews, perspective and analysis from iconic guest hosts, and slices of debate and discussion—from the heated to the hilarious— all wrapped with exclusive context and color from Senior Producer Katie Kramer.
 
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With the dedication of the new St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Corinne and Fr. talk about the new church - its architecture and the beauty of the rite of the dedication of a church. Music: Landscape by jantrax | https://soundcloud.com/jantr4x Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://cre…
 
Snowflake debuted on the Nasdaq in the biggest software IPO in history. Berkshire Hathaway, Salesforce, and a few lucky early investors have made billions on the listing. Loup Ventures’ Doug Clinton explains the hype and the hope surrounding this still unprofitable cloud company. Peter Wagner, a venture capitalist who got in on the ground floor, ex…
 
Celebrities are pausing their social media content to protest misinformation on Instagram and Facebook. Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the Anti-Defamation League, discusses this latest effort in the “Stop Hate for Profit” Campaign, as well as what Facebook can and should be doing to curb the spread of harmful content. CNBC’s newest host, Shepard Smit…
 
ViacomCBS is rebranding its streaming platform as Paramount+, another “plus” for the streaming wars. CEO Bob Bakish reveals what viewers--and shareholders--can expect. Investor, NBA owner, and Virgin Galactic Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya has yet another SPAC announcement. He’s betting on special purpose acquisition companies to rebalance the suppl…
 
Presidential candidate turned Joe Biden surrogate Pete Buttigieg says a fairer tax code is the key to continuing America’s track record of success. He says the systems that keep America great need more financial support. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discusses how vaccines, testing, and additional fiscal stimulus will help the U.S. economy rebo…
 
Dan LeDuc joins to talk about the inspiration of Fr. Stanley Rother, an American born missionary and martyr. Music: Landscape by jantrax | https://soundcloud.com/jantr4x Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US…
 
At-home workout company Peloton has seen sales for its exercise equipment rise 200% in the pandemic. CEO John Foley discusses financial and fitness performance. Another stay-at-home winner Instagram has taken on TikTok in its newly launched “Reels” feature. The social media’s chief executive Adam Mosseri shares the app’s strategy for success under …
 
Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings discusses the streaming giant’s corporate culture in his book, “No Rules Rules.” In an extended interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin, Hastings shares his strategy for driving social change from the C Suite and his plans to take on Disney in family entertainment. In a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, Andrew…
 
Harlem Children’s Zone is celebrating 20 years of disrupting the cycle of generational poverty in the NYC community and beyond. HCZ founder and activist Geoffrey Canada joins CEO Kwame Owusu-Kesse and investor and philanthropist Stanley Druckenmiller to discuss the nonprofit’s next 20 years, as well as the role education plays in closing opportunit…
 
Pharmaceutical companies may be competing in the race for a coronavirus vaccine, but they’re all on the same team when it comes to safety. CNBC’s health and science reporter Meg Tirrell shares details of the historic move from 9 pharma CEOs who issued a pledge to prioritize safety in their work to find a trustworthy vaccine. Surgeon, author, and Ch…
 
The summer is ending with a market roller coaster. After a single trading day wiped out hundreds of billions in tech market valuations and net worths, Becky Quick, Mike Santoli, and Brian Sullivan break down 2020 market fundamentals and trader psychology. Electronic signature platform DocuSign is one of the work-from-home stocks that has outperform…
 
Markets are partying like it’s 1999, or at least, some investors think so. GAMCO CIO and seasoned investor Howard Ward underlines the differences between today’s market environment and that of the dotcom bubble nearly twenty years ago. Viral trading app Robinhood is under investigation by the SEC; former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt warns millennials a…
 
Kramer Soderberg joins Fr. and Corinne to discuss growing in the Catholic faith with lessons learned from his experience as college basketball coach. Follow Kramer on Instagram @acatholiccoach and buy his new book "Fill Your Cup For Christ" on amazon.com. Music: Landscape by jantrax | https://soundcloud.com/jantr4x Music promoted by https://www.fre…
 
New York City Public Schools have delayed their start date, as part of an agreement between Mayor Bill de Blasio and teachers unions. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten says safe and equal education hinges on accessible Covid testing and successful “hybrid” teaching. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says testing is…
 
Zoom reported a record-breaking quarter; CFO Kelly Steckelberg explains why the Zoom platform is here to stay, even when “normal” life resumes and in-person meetings continue. The New York Times foreign affairs columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tom Friedman discusses the digital battles between the U.S. and China, and the risks of bui…
 
The markets have had a record-breaking month. Investing giant Lee Cooperman shares where he’s looking for lucrative opportunities and what he expects for the upcoming election. Carlyle co-founder and co-chairman David Rubenstein shares his own investing insights, plus some wisdom from his upcoming book, “How to Lead.” Rubenstein explains the leader…
 
In an interview exclusive to CNBC, TikTok’s acting chief Vanessa Pappas underscores her priorities for the platform and its users as Microsoft, Walmart, Oracle, and the U.S. government attempt to reach a deal for its control. The final night of the 2020 Republican National Convention came to a close with President Donald Trump’s nomination acceptan…
 
In protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, NBA players boycotted playoff games on Wednesday. Basketball teams across the league have postponed games in support of the protest, and teams in the WNBA, MLB, and MLS have all followed suit. CNBC’s Jabari Young and Patrick Rishe, Sports Business Program Director at Washington University in St. Lou…
 
Catholic Hoos has a new patron saint, at least for the 2020-2021 academic year. Corinne and Fr. discuss the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe and why he is the patron saint of Catholic Hoos for this upcoming academic year. Music: Landscape by jantrax | https://soundcloud.com/jantr4x Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Att…
 
The second night of the Republican National Convention featured a varied lineup of speakers who focused on the economy, foreign policy and social issues in their push for President Donald Trump’s reelection. CNBC Washington Correspondent, Eamon Javers, discusses Trump’s approval rating and COVID-19 response. Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Inves…
 
Google’s long-time former CEO, Eric Schmidt, says that a pandemic proves big tech isn’t all bad. Schmidt discusses the growth of trillion-dollar technology, the importance of Apple’s App Store and his concerns with the U.S. action toward TikTok’s U.S. operations. The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday, featuring speeches from Donald T…
 
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Sunday the emergency use authorization for using convalescent plasma to treat coronavirus patients. Former FDA Commissioner and CNBC contributor, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, says “it doesn’t look like a home run, but right now we’re looking for singles and doubles”. While movie theaters were closed during the p…
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed lingering tension between the United States and China over TikTok’s sale, trade and threats to national security. America’s top diplomat urged United Nations colleagues to restore sanctions on Iran, and Pompeo vowed to continue to go after China for policies demanding that all Chinese companies are “beholden…
 
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the first Black woman and Asian American on a major presidential ticket, formally accepted the nomination to become vice president. Frank Luntz, pollster and political strategist, breaks down day 3 of the Democratic National Convention and says the Democrats “have successfully criticized Trump but have not built up Joe Bi…
 
Day 2 of the all-virtual Democratic National Convention featured the formal nomination of Joe Biden for president. CNBC’s Washington Correspondent, Eamon Javers, reports the highlights, saying “it’s basically a 2 hour advertisement for the presidential candidate of the Democratic party.” Target reports a monster second quarter with profit up 80% an…
 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former first lady Michelle Obama headlined the first night of the 2020 all-virtual Democratic National Convention. James Pethokoukis, Economic Policy Analyst and CNBC Contributor, and Julie Margetta Morgan, Vice President of Research at the Roosevelt Institute, discuss the big takeaways from the first night and look a…
 
The U.S. Postal Service is suddenly at the center of debates in Washington, and CNBC’s Ylan Mui explains why snail mail is making headlines ahead of the 2020 election. The Democratic National Convention begins Monday night, and for the first time in its near 200-year history, speakers and the nominee will be speaking virtually. Harvard Professor, A…
 
Epic Games is suing Apple after the tech giant removed Fortnite’s “Battle Royale” game from the App Store. Fortnite is attempting to bypass Apple’s standard 30% App Store fee, and CNBC contributor Alex Kantrowitz says the gamer’s move is a smart one. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy lays out his steps for the Garden State’s economic comeback from th…
 
Movie and television producer behind “Apollo 13,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Empire,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood,” and “Arrested Development” Brian Grazer reflects on the legacy of friend and media titan Sumner Redstone. Grazer considers which media giants will be able to set themselves apart from the rest in a crowded content landscape. Presiden…
 
Joe Biden has announced Kamala Harris as his pick for Vice President in the 2020 election. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Democratic Whip, discusses implications of Biden’s choice for the party and for the country. Political strategist and pollster Frank Luntz digs into the Biden-Harris relationship and treats Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin to a to…
 
Vladimir Putin announced that Russia has approved the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, and that it has already been administered to one of his daughters. Without data on safety or efficacy, the rest of the world is speculating on the veracity and implications of the announcement. Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb explains why human vaccine tria…
 
President Trump took unorthodox action over the weekend in an attempt to fast track pandemic relief for Americans. CNBC’s Eamon Javers breaks down each of the four orders, from delayed payroll taxes to unemployment aid. The newly reinvented Kodak is facing SEC investigations into the company’s disclosure of its deal with the US government. Summer i…
 
Two months of record-setting payroll growth slowed in July, but the Labor Department's monthly report still showed encouraging signs. Jason Furman, Former Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, Kate Moore, Head of Thematic Strategy at Blackrock and Steve Liesman, CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter break down the jobs report. Senator…
 
The markets may be nearing all-time highs, but the real economy continues to struggle amid the pandemic. Senator Bernie Sanders is calling on billionaires to help support their country in need. Stimulus negotiations press on in Washington, and Operation Hope Chairman & CEO John Hope Bryant debates “Shark Tank” co-host Kevin O’Leary on what’s fair, …
 
Businesses still recovering from Covid-19 shutdowns are now saddled with Tropical Storm Isaias damages. CNBC’s Contessa Brewer shares the storm’s impact on insurers amid the pandemic. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, says the worst relief plan for struggling businesses is no stimulus plan…
 
Over three million small businesses in the U.S. have closed amid the pandemic, and former Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz says that without any "significant stimulus" plans available, millions more will follow. As the coronavirus crisis wears on, schools across the country are strategizing safe education. Julie Kashen, Director at Women's…
 
In the twenty-sixth episode, Emily Collins-Ellis and Rachel Stephenson Sheff dive into the world of Donor Advised Funds (aka DAFs) with Anna Josse, CEO and Co-Founder of Prism the Gift Fund. Prism is a UK DAF established in 2005 with a mission to increase the flow of funds to the charitable sector. It’s one of the largest and most well-known DAFs i…
 
Microsoft is in talks to buy some of the TikTok business from Chinese parent company ByteDance as U.S. government officials raise concerns about the platform’s risks to national security. Microsoft’s largest shareholder, former Microsoft CEO, founder of USAFacts, and Chairman of the NBA LA Clippers Steve Ballmer talks TikTok, big tech, and Covid ca…
 
The biggest tech companies and market leaders, Amazon, Apple and Facebook, reported stellar quarterly results. Legendary tech investor, Alan Patricof, says “everybody’s got to face up to the fact they are basically utilities.” Emergency unemployment benefits are set to expire today and Congress and the White House still seem far apart on an agreeme…
 
Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai, leaders of the four tech titans, testified remotely on Capitol Hill for 6 hours this week. Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Wilfred Frost recap the highlights of the hearings, from antitrust defenses to privacy concerns and technical glitches. Former White House Chief Technology Officer …
 
Kodak is back. The once-giant corporation responsible for most twentieth century American memories is now reinventing itself as a drug company. Executive Chairman James Continenza explains Kodak’s comeback amid the coronavirus pandemic. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton discusses corporate hygiene as company boards cash in on their own holdings. He issues a…
 
In an interview exclusive to CNBC, billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates discusses the efforts to find a coronavirus vaccine and therapeutic, how those technologies may change our new normal, and when. Gates weighs in on big tech ahead of the Silicon Valley giants’ antitrust hearings this week, as well as the other tech gia…
 
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