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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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Amazon's worker problem, Andreessen Horowitz's new website and a prediction about inflation

Kara and Scott talk about a blockbuster story exposing worker issues in Amazon warehouses as Mackenzie Scott donates money to counteract the forces of her ex-husband's company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Apple vs. the Trump Administration, CEO compensation broke records during COVID, and Friend of Pivot Caleb Scharf on space exploration 8:18

Kara and Scott discuss how Apple unknowingly handed over phone data of two Democratic congressmen to the Trump Administration. Then, they discuss how the pay gap between workers and CEOs grew even wider during the pandemic. In Friend of Pivot, Caleb Scharf, the Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University and author of The Ascent of Information: Books,...

Billionaires and the tax code, Facebook smartwatch and a listener mail question on children's screen time

Kara and Scott talk about the ProPublica report that America's wealthiest people paid basically nothing in taxes and what the country should do about it. They also discuss Facebook's upcoming smartwatch and the wearables industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

G-7 nations' historic tax reform, Bitcoin 2021, and Friend of Pivot Jon Meacham on de-platforming Trump

Kara and Scott talk about the historic tax reform deal reached by the G-7 nations that would make the minimum global corporate tax rate 15%. Then they discuss this weeks' Bitcoin 2021 event in Miami and Jack Dorsey's future in cryptocurrency. In Friend of Pivot, we are joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning Presidential historian, and host of the new podcast...

The SEC goes after Elon Musk's tweets, Fauci's emails, and should Roku acquire more content?

Kara and Scott talk about the SEC saying that several of Elon Musk's tweets were not vetted before they were posted and violate a previous settlement with regulators. Then they discuss the trove of Dr. Fauci emails released from a FOIA request. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about Roku's acquisition of Quibi content and what it means...

Uber and Lyft price surge, the Biden infrastructure bill and Friend of Pivot Casey Newton

Kara and Scott talk about Uber and Lyft rideshare prices surging as the companies struggle to find contract drivers. They also discuss hold-ups from Republican Senators and the Biden infrastructure bill. Then All-Star Friend of Pivot and writer of the newsletter Platformer, Casey Newton comes on to talk about all things social media. Learn more about...

Russia crackdown on social media, Amazon buys MGM, and is 5G worth the hype?

Kara and Scott talk about Russia increasing penalties and crackdowns on Google, Twitter, and Facebook. They also discuss Amazon's $8.45billion purchase of MGM Studios. In listener mail they answer a question about whether 5G is actually worth the hype. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Tim Cook takes the stand in Apple vs. Epic trial and a Friend of Pivot on app dating

Kara and Scott talk about Apple CEO Tim Cook's testimony in the final days of the Apple vs. Epic antitrust case. Scott gives a mini-lesson on why "big is bad". Then we're joined by Friend of Pivot, author Nancy Jo Sales to talk about her new book Nothing Personal: My Secret Life in the Dating App Inferno. They discuss the pros, cons, and pitfalls of...

Crypto-crash, Streaming wars and tax plans with MSNBC Host Stephanie Ruhle

Kara and Scott are joined by MSNBC Host and NBC News Senior Business Correspondent Stephanie Ruhle for a lightning round about the week's news. They talk about the tough week for the crypto-market, more on the AT&T spin-off of Time Warner (and who could swoop in to challenge the deal). They also take a listener mail question on mental health and...

AT&T's TimeWarner/Discovery+ super merger and GLAAD's report on social media platforms

Kara and Scott talk about AT&T spinning off their streaming service Time Warner and combining it with Discovery+ to compete with streaming content giants. They also discuss Twitter's potential new subscription service "Twitter Blue" (ya heard it here first!) Then we're joined by GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis to discuss the organization's new...

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