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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.

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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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.




HBO Glory Days with AT&T CEO; Pet Parenting with Petco CEO; Earth Day Commitments

AT&T CEO John Stankey says “the glory days are still in front of us” when it comes to the future of HBO. He discusses the company’s first quarter results, prioritizing dividends for shareholders, and voting rights across America. CNBC’s Diana Olick reports President Joe Biden’s aggressive new sustainability goals, targeting a 50-52% reduction from 2005 levels of greenhouse gas pollution by 2030. Pets became an even bigger part of our lives throughout the pandemic and stay-at-home mandates....


The Costs of Free College; Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act; Apple’s New Tech Treats

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) have introduced their College for All Plan, legislation that would make college education free; CNBC’s Ylan Mui reports concerns that the costs of free education may hit some folks on Wall Street harder than intended. In the wake of rising hate crimes against Asian Americans across the country, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) details the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which pushes Congress to combat racially motivated harassment and...


Sen. Rob Portman on Biden's Infrastructure Proposal, Tesla Crash Investigation & Cannabis Crypto

GOP lawmakers are pushing to shrink President Biden’s more than $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) discusses his pitch to pay infrastructure reforms, potential bipartisan support on gun control, and keeping the crypto community out of the legal shadows. In the wake of a fatal Model S crash outside of Houston, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied that “autopilot” features were responsible. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau discusses the two federal probes investigating Musk’s claims....


Vaccine Milestones & the $2 Trillion Definition Debate with Arthur Brooks

Half of all U.S. adults have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses this major milestone and considers hurdles in the next phases of the pandemic. Republicans and Democrats continue to clash over interpretations of “infrastructure” as lawmakers debate President Biden’s $2.25T plan to invest in bridges, roads, water supply, electric vehicles, and family care. Contributing writer for The Atlantic and “The Art of Happiness” host...


Special Episode: TechCheck – Capping off our Inaugural Week: an Exclusive with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Jason Calacanis Weighs in on the Week in Debuts, The Reopening of Universal Studios Hollywood and so much more.

We’re capping off our inaugural week packed with powerhouse guests and the top stories in tech with an exclusive interview with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. He discusses the future of work and his travel expectations post-Covid with our Deirdre Bosa. Plus, big time tech investor Jason Calacanis joins us to weigh in on the week of market debuts, Coinbase’s implications for crypto and Robinhood’s fight in Massachusetts. We’ve also got new product news coming up next week from Apple-we’re digging...


Doge Gets the Last Laugh; John Boehner on Politics & Pot; Recession in the Rearview

Dogecoin, originally a joke cryptocurrency, has risen by 400% in just a week, pushing the meme token to a market value worth tens of billions of dollars. Well over a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, CNBC’s senior economics reporter Steve Liesman says the pandemic may not be over, but the recession probably is. Former Speaker of the House John Boehner considers America’s journey to this political crossroads, and shares why he’s swapped Capitol Hill for the cannabis business. Plus, Pfizer...


Cracking Coinbase: CEO Brian Armstrong takes Crypto to the Mainstream

Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange, went public in a blockbuster direct listing valued at nearly $100 billion. The first public debut of a major crypto business in the US is a “watershed” moment for the industry and the future of money. Coinbase CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong joins Andrew Ross Sorkin for an exclusive conversation on the company’s choice to go public through a direct listing, the potential risks of regulation from crypto-skeptics, Bitcoin’s surge to all-time highs and...


Special Episode: TechCheck – The Coinbase Hangover, Bezos Speaks on the Amazon Union Vote, the AppLovin’ IPO, Where in the World is Jack Ma? And much more.

Lots to cover in tech today. We’ve got a packed show. We hit the biggest news of the day in tech with Kanyi Maqubela of Kindred Ventures. He gives us his take on Bezos’ comments to shareholders on the Alabama union vote defeat and the record-breaking Coinbase market debut yesterday. On the Coinbase front, the OG investor in the crypto platform Garry Tan joins on why he got in early and his initial belief in the company. Plus, we’ve got AppLovin CEO Adam Foroughi ahead of the IPO shaping up...


Special Episode: TechCheck – TechCheck Day 3

We’ve got a new show and we’re in the swing of things. Today on the show, CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, Jon Fortt and Deirdre Bosa take a deep dive into the long-awaited Coinbase IPO and talk the future of crypto with Coinbase investor Ron Conway. Plus, we’ve got an exclusive interview with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, and Julia Boorstin joins to break down a CNBC.com scoop on the recent GOP retreat that brought together major donors and leaders at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.


Defending the Vote; Moderna’s 90%; The Crypto Revolution

Just two weeks after a group of Black business executives co-wrote a letter urging the rest of corporate America to oppose Georgia’s voting legislation, a much larger group has penned a similar statement defending voting rights. Among the signatories: Warren Buffett, Amazon, Google, BlackRock, and hundreds of others. Now in the limelight: members of the business community who chose not to sign. While the CDC and FDA look into concerns about risks potentially associated with the Johnson &...


Special Episode: TechCheck – TechCheck Day 2

TechCheck Day 2! On our second day as a new show, CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, Jon Fortt and Deirdre Bosa talk to Twitter’s Former CEO Dick Costolo about Grab, SPACs, valuations and how Bitcoin keeps climbing higher. Then, Affirm’s Founder & CEO Max Levchin weighs in on the future of payments and gives us a gutcheck after the company’s IPO earlier this year. We also hit the J&J news of the day and Julia Boorstin talks Facebook’s plan to delve deeper into the dating space.


Halted: Johnson & Johnson & the Vaccination Timeline

After 6 people in nearly 7 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients developed a rare type of blood clot, the FDA and CDC have recommended a pause on administering that vaccine in the United States. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell digests the news and what it means for the rest of the J&J vaccine recipients, and Dr. Kavita Patel, a practicing physician and former health official in President Obama’s administration, considers the pause’s impact on vaccine supply, timeline goals, and vaccine hesitancy...


Special Episode: Introducing CNBC’s TechCheck podcast

Today, CNBC launched its newest daily podcast, TechCheck. Each day, CNBC’s Jon Fortt, Carl Quintanilla and Deirdre Bosa bring you the boldest ideas and most influential names in the tech industry. This bi-coastal program dives deep into stocks focused on new technologies and trends while highlighting the latest news out of iconic companies, FAANG heavyweights, social media darlings, streaming giants, red-hot disruptors and more. Available to listen daily by 12:30pm ET / 9:30AM PT.


100 CEOs Off Mute; Navigating Vax-Fraud

Corporate leaders are speaking up about social justice, voter suppression, and the role of the American CEO. Yale School of Management’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld organized a Zoom call with over 100 prominent CEOs to discuss their collective response to Georgia’s voting law, and calls from the public and from government officials to speak out--or not. Sonnenfeld shares key takeaways from that massive virtual conversation. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is looking ahead to a world of...


“Ripples” in Banking; Marking Up Political & Economic Expectations

CEO of retirement services provider TIAA and former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Roger Ferguson shares why corporate America should be speaking out against Georgia’s controversial voting law. He discusses his decision to co-sign the letter penned by Black American executives urging their fellow CEOs to speak up for equality and democracy. Plus, in light of Jamie Dimon’s annual letter, Ferguson considers fintech’s role in the financial ecosystem, and in light of Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s...


Big Banks Fending off Fintech; Employers Weighing Vaccine Mandates

Axios business editor Dan Primack and RiverFront Investment Group senior market strategist Rebecca Felton consider Jamie Dimon’s suggestion that big banks like his own JPMorgan ought to look out; fintech is coming for them, and their money. Schools and employers are weighing pros, cons and legal limits to mandated vaccinations and vaccination disclosures. Wharton’s Management Department Chairperson Professor Nancy Rothbard posits that in the workplace, incentives may be a more effective,...


Jamie Dimon Projects America’s Future; Vaccine Cards & Verifications

In a 66-page-long iteration of his annual shareholder letter, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon shares his expectations for America’s economic future, in both the immediate and long term. He’s bullish on the U.S., but wary of political and social dysfunction across the country. Pollster and political strategist Frank Luntz is urging leaders to choose their words wisely. A new survey reveals that Americans are broadly opposed to carrying a vaccine “passport,” but not a “verification” or...


From Ninety to Zero: Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon & Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore

NYC-based nonprofit Robin Hood has teamed up with corporate giants like Starbucks, McKinsey, and Goldman Sachs to launch NinetytoZero, an initiative aimed at eliminating the 90% wealth gap between white and Black families in the United States. Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore underlines how corporate decisions to hire and promote Black talent and invest in Black-owned businesses can make a tangible difference in America’s wealth disparity. Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon discusses his involvement in...


Controversy in Georgia; Staving Off a Fourth Wave

Leaders across corporate America, from Coca-Cola and Delta to the MLB, have spoken out against Georgia’s controversial voting law. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) defends the legislation, and suggests that non-lawmakers should stick to their own businesses. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the increased rates of vaccinations, cases of Covid-19, and offers the vaccinated population a word of advice: remain careful. Plus, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is pushing for a global...


Becky & Squawk’s Biggest Teenage Fan

Nick, a 15-year-old CNBC fan, started his Twitter account @Live_News_Nick at the beginning of the pandemic in hopes of kickstarting a reporting career. Becky Quick sits down with Nick--via Zoom--to swap stories about covering financial news and pursuing a career in TV.