Squawk Pod-logo

Squawk Pod


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.


United States


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.




Cathie Wood’s Bets: Recession, Deflation, & Tesla 9/27/22

Ark Invest CEO and Chief Investment Officer Cathie Wood discusses her newest launch: a venture firm for private investments, open to non-accredited investors. As international currencies like the British pound, South Korean won, Japanese yen, and euro all fall weaker against the dollar, Wood shares her firm’s perspective on recession and inflation. A famed tech investor, Wood explains her bullish five-year thesis on Tesla. Plus, mortgage rates keep going up, and three men are answering for a...


Jeremy Siegel is Fired up 9/26/22

Are we on the wrong path in the fight against inflation? Wharton Business School professor Jeremy Siegel criticizes the Federal Reserve and its chairman, Jerome Powell, saying the U.S. central bank is moving too aggressively to fight inflation and will hurt American workers in the process. The British pound falls to historic lows against the U.S. dollar, sparking currency concerns around the globe. Plus, the new fee that car dealerships are trying out on auto lease consumers. In this...


Markets Tumble, Fearing the Fed and Women and Money 9/23/22

A rough week ends on Wall Street as markets take a dive and bond years are surging. Why? Becky Quick and Melissa Lee take a closer look at the investor worries and the wonky numbers driving the market downturn. This comes after the Federal Reserve announced it will be raising interest rates 75 basis points. CNBC’s Steve Liesman explores the market reaction to the Fed’s decision and its global impact. Plus, Boeing has agreed to pay $200 million to settle charges over the two deadly crashes...


Palantir’s Alex Karp and a Disney Princess Takes Aim at the Castle 9/22/22

“Software plus heroism can really slay the giant,” Palantir CEO Alex Karp tells Andrew Ross Sorkin and Becky Quick in his analysis of how big data and technology have changed modern warfare. Karp is carefully watching Russia’s first military mobilization since World War II and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine; he thinks that countries around the world are taking notice of the new global order. The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate 75 basis points and the world’s central...


Earth the Shareholder, with Patagonia’s CEO 9/21/22

Patagonia’s founding family is redirecting their billions to fight climate change and preserve our Earth; the move has sparked conversation about ‘woke capitalism’ and a company’s impact on the world, versus its return to shareholders. Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert discusses his predecessor’s choice to “make Earth its only shareholder,” and whether the drastic move will really make a difference. Axios co-founder Mike Allen discusses former President Trump’s strategy for announcing another run...


Layoff Season, A Bonus Squeeze, & The Beyond Meat Bite 9/20/22

Investors are bracing for the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting this week, ready for another policy announcement to curb inflation. Workers are returning to the office, but surveys show that in-person attendance is down, compared to pre-pandemic levels. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy discusses the impact of New York’s return-to-office push on the Garden State commuters and taxpayers. New York Times reporter Kate Kelly details the in-person trends on Wall Street, the waves of...


Balancing Powers: China, Russia, & the West 9/19/22

In an interview over the weekend, President Biden discussed his plans for battling inflation and the American strategic response to Chinese aggression in Taiwan. Today, former SEC chair Jay Clayton responds to the President’s comments on the economy; instead of talking about rates of inflation and statistics, Clayton urges economists and lawmakers to start speaking in terms of the prices that Americans are paying for basic needs. Abroad, Presidents Putin and Xi are testing the strategic...


Precarious Positions; Pete Buttigieg on Inflation and Avoiding a Rail Strike 9/16/22

The Biden Administration, railroad companies and labor unions are sharing credit for averting a potentially expensive strike. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg discusses the close call, as well as the shadow persistent inflation cast on the negotiations and on the White House’s efforts to celebrate recent legislative wins. The stock markets were headed toward another down week as corporate leaders sound alarm bells for a potential recession. FedEx CEO Raj Subramaniam told CNBC the...


Barry Sternlicht: “The economy is braking hard” 9/15/22

In an extended interview, Starwood Capital Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht warns that the economy is slowing, and considers what August’s hot inflation data could mean for the Federal Reserve’s next rate hike decision. The real estate mogul and investor discusses the current labor market, including wage pressures on the economy and the corporate push to return to in-person offices. Plus, in an eleventh hour deal, the Biden administration negotiated a stop to the planned railroad...


Congressional Stock Trades and the Inflation Equation 9/14/22

Markets have their worst day since June 2020 following worse than expected inflation data. Squawk Box anchors Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin hit the impact of inflation on investors, the housing market, and the outlook for the Fed’s next interest rate decision. Members of Congress can buy and sell stocks with few restrictions, The New York Times’ Kate Kelly reports on the paper’s exhaustive analysis of lawmakers and their family members’ trades. Plus, Twitter’s whistleblower...


Hot Data, Musk’s Endgame, & A Commuter Comeback: “It’s good for society” 9/13/22

Inflation in August rose more than economists were expecting, and the markets are reacting poorly. CNBC’s Steve Liesman, former Acting CEA Chair Tyler Goodspeed, and JPMorgan’s Meera Pandit discuss the repercussions of this data for the Fed’s next rate hikes and the labor market, in September and beyond. Millions of Americans are headed back to in-office work this week, and Walter Isaacson says, it’s about time. The Tulane professor discusses the shift in employer-employee negotiations....


A New Code for Gun Sales 9/12/22

77% mass shootings in America were committed with guns bought legally, the majority with credit cards. Four years ago in columns for The New York Times, Andrew Ross Sorkin suggested that credit card companies have the power to help spot dangerous patterns in U.S. firearms sales by categorizing gun purchases the same way retailers categorize transactions at hair salons, and movie theaters. Earlier this year Amalgamated Bank, a union-owned U.S. bank driven by social responsibility, proposed...


US Chips Break New Ground, & Remembering Queen Elizabeth II 9/9/22

In Ohio, Intel is breaking ground at the sites of its two new semiconductor factories, marking a major shift in American manufacturing. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger discusses the pivotal moment for the US chip industry, and why the factories in America’s heartland will boost national security. As the markets await Fed Chair Jay Powell’s next announcement later this month, Becky Quick, Joe Kernen, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Steve Liesman break down the Fed’s aggressive policies to combat inflation,...


A Cubicle Revival & The Newest Apple Treats 9/8/22

Apple has announced its new suite of products, from earbuds to phones and watches. It may look like the company hasn’t hiked prices in the US, but CNBC’s Jon Fortt explains, it’s all in the marketing. As employees across the country head back to the office, former SEC Chair Jay Clayton and investor and entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary discuss the WFH options now expected from existing talent and new workers. CNBC’s Steve Liesman crunches the numbers on long Covid’s long impact on our economy and...


Starbucks CEOs, Seasoned & New: Howard Schultz & Laxman Narasimhan in Seattle 9/7/22

Starbucks founder and longtime on-and-off CEO Howard Schultz is finally, officially, handing over the chain’s reins to a new CEO: Laxman Narasimhan. Andrew Ross Sorkin sits down with both in Seattle and discusses Starbucks leadership and culture, inflation, China, and labor unions over a “not cheap” cup of coffee. Plus, Meta is gearing up to release some next gen technology, Russia is tightening its literal power grip, and the markets are hitting all kinds of highs–and lows. In this...


Oil Flows & TikTok’s Millions: Dancing, Branding, & Going Viral with D’Amelio Dad 9/6/22

OPEC+ has announced a cut to production, surprising an already shocked global energy system. Russia has shut down oil flows to Europe through Nord Stream Pipeline 1, indefinitely. State Department official, Special Presidential Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein, discusses energy geopolitics amid Europe’s deepening crisis. The United Kingdom has a new Prime Minister in Liz Truss, and CVS is buying home health giant Signify. Plus, the two highest-paid influencers on...


Retail Investors Beware: Not-So-Free Trading 9/2/22

The Labor Department released the number of American jobs added in August: 315,000. Only slightly below expectations, CNBC’s Steve Liesman and former CEA member Tyler Goodspeed consider what the report means for the Federal Reserve’s next rate hike. According to a new study by a group of professors, commission-free trades might not be free. UCLA Irvine Professor Christopher Schwartz explains the study, the fee and payout discrepancies between brokerages, and shares the best and the worst...


The Carlyle Group Co-Founder: David Rubenstein 9/1/22

In an extended interview, Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein discusses his new book, "How to Invest: Masters on the Craft,” featuring his own interviews with the world’s best investors, including Larry Fink, Ron Baron, Sam Zell, Mary Callahan Erdoes, Ray Dalio, Stan Drunkenmiller, and John Rogers. As markets digest rate hikes from the U.S. Federal Reserve, a new lockdown in China, and Europe’s ongoing energy crisis, Rubenstein offers his best bets at this point in the cycle: health...


An Energy Episode: Hydrogen, Crisis, & Fueling Change 8/31/22

Majority state-owned Russian Gazprom has shut down gas flows through Nord Stream 1 pipeline, an energy lifeline for much of Europe. CNBC’s Joumanna Bercetche reports on the evolving crisis abroad. Stateside, Vivek Ramaswamy, founder of Strive Asset Management, and Christy Goldfuss, a former Obama energy official now at the Center for American Progress discuss energy politics and ESG investments at home and in Europe. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports on another energy story here at home: hydrogen...


Power & Politics: China, Europe, & the American Office 8/30/22

Kyle Bass, founder and CIO of the global events-focused hedge fund Hayman Capital Management, discusses Europe’s energy crisis, China’s tenuous path forward, and how both are affecting his portfolio strategy. As employees gear up for a employer-mandated return to the office, Korn Ferry’s Alan Guarino and journalist and Yale lecturer Joanne Lipman discuss politics, power, and pressures of a 2022 workplace. Plus, Tesla is in the crosshairs of a labor debate, Peloton’s lost its trading...