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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 Wednesday for straight talk about the latest gadgets and products. Submit your own questions in advance by tweeting them to @recode with the hashtag #TETA.

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 Wednesday for straight talk about the latest gadgets and products. Submit your own questions in advance by tweeting them to @recode with the hashtag #TETA.
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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 Wednesday for straight talk about the latest gadgets and products. Submit your own questions in advance by tweeting them to @recode with the hashtag #TETA.

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Episodes

Medium's "Shampoo Effect," and Tesla, coming undone?

5/24/2019
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The hosts opine on Medium, L'Oreal, and Quora. Scott critiques WeWork's EBITDA reporting, as well as the final GoT plot. Kara's back from Canada and her interview with Ev Williams, and now gearing up for the Code conference in Arizona.

Duration:00:37:41

Alabama's big fail, Uber's disastrous IPO, and the Facebook breakup debate

5/17/2019
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Recode's Kara Swisher and NYU's Scott Galloway discuss Chris Hughes' Facebook breakup proposal, Away Travel's big funding, how southern states are trying to ban abortion and more.

Duration:00:40:52

Chris Hughes' Case Against Facebook, Strikes on IPO Week, GoT vs Avengers

5/10/2019
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"Union Scott" shows up to discuss the work stoppages at Uber and Lyft. Kara asks whether tech money for candidates is tainted. And the hosts analyze Game of Thrones (Facebook edition).

Duration:00:35:27

Facebook's privacy fakeout, WeWork's reckless IPO, and Reagan the welfare queen

5/3/2019
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Kara and Scott discuss Facebook's new focus on privacy; what comes after the Web 3.0 era; and what Oprah has to say about Scott's new book. Enjoy more of Kara and Scott on Recode Decode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or in your favorite podcast app.

Duration:00:36:39

The FTC & the "Algebra of Deterrence"

4/26/2019
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Kara and Scott talk about the FTC's fine on Facebook -- it's basically a "parking ticket". They also talk about the bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday and their social media ban. In wins and fails they talk about the shake-ups at The MarkUp, the Tesla board and Scott's love big Broadway musicals.

Duration:00:31:51

Uber's IPO and, more importantly, Game of Thrones

4/19/2019
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Kara and Scott talk about Disney breaking into the content streaming business, the Uber IPO and, yes, Game of Thrones. Facebook actually gets a win this week for bringing on their first African American woman as a board member (but will she hold Zuckerberg to account?). YouTube very failed at getting accurate information on the burning of the Notre Dame cathedral. Prediction: the unicorn-class is the big loser of this year...

Duration:00:40:53

Mr. Zuckerberg goes to Washington ... again

4/12/2019
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Kara and Scott talk about Congressional hearings on tech platforms responsibility for spreading white nationalism and other hate speech. New Zealand, Australia and the EU are so far ahead of the US in regulations ... when will we catch up? They also discuss the Pinterest IPO and AirBnB reversing their decision to pull out of the West Bank. MacKenzie Bezos becoming the 3rd richest woman in the world is a win. And Scott has some predictions for 2020.

Duration:00:36:40

"It's not a meritocracy, it's a mirror-tocracy"

4/5/2019
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Kara and Scott talk about the avalanche of recent Facebook news -- including Zuckerberg's new professed want for regulations. They also talk about YouTube and how the company actively seems to be overlooking all the toxic things that end up on the platform. We reached out to Managing Editor of AfroTech, John Ketchum, to talk about the late-Nipsey Hussle's contributions to tech and entrepreneurship as a way to uplift his community. It's part of a broader trend of affluent black celebrities...

Duration:00:34:12

Will the rising tide of ride sharing Lyft all boats?

3/29/2019
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Scott and Kara are skeptical of Lyft's IPO. What exactly is the network effect of ride shares? Also, Facebook says it's banning white nationalist posts. Cool, it's about time. Will anyone follow? Scott and Kara also talk about what Apple TV even is, the EU hitting Google with more antitrust fines and AOC continuing to win the heart of the internet.

Duration:00:35:05

Does social media cause terrorism?

3/22/2019
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Kara and Scott talk about terrorism against the Muslim community in New Zealand and how social media may be exacerbating this type of violence. They talk about admissions scandal and how colleges are harming the middle class with their exclusivity. Of course, Scott shouts out his man-crush Beto. His prediction is a white man becomes the 2020 Democratic nominee for president.

Duration:00:29:59

LIVE! From SXSW it's Kara and Scott

3/15/2019
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Kara and Scott are live in Austin, Texas for SXSW. They talk antitrust, the breakdown of big tech and take audience questions and predictions.

Duration:00:50:25

Facebook says it’s all about privacy now. OK, sure.

3/8/2019
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Kara and Scott are back! They talk about Zuckerberg's supposed shift towards more privacy on Facebook and, well, we'll believe it when we see it. Meanwhile Congress is ramping up its efforts on shaking up how we think of antitrust and big tech companies. They get into what they expect to talk and hear about at South by Southwest this week. If you're looking to learn more about all things Facebook check out our friend Casey Newton's newsletter The Interface.

Duration:00:36:13

News flash: Facebook’s contractors are people

3/1/2019
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Kara brings on her former co-host, Wired senior staff writer and Gadget Lab co-host, Lauren Goode. They talk about the moderating content on Facebook -- and the working conditions of the people who are tasked with looking at the gruesome videos.

Duration:00:41:44

DC is old news. “The universe revolves around Silicon Valley”

2/22/2019
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Kara brings on co-host, legendary NYTimes journalist, Maureen Dowd. They talk about how Silicon Valley has eclipsed Washington, DC as the country's true seat of power.

Duration:00:36:16

Hot Take: Amazon HQ2 breaks up with NYC

2/15/2019
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Kara and Scott pop back into the studio to give their hot takes on Amazon pulling out of their HQ2 deal with New York City.

Duration:00:09:49

Is this the year big tech gets regulated? (Probably not.)

2/15/2019
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Scott blusters in from his breakfast with Congress on how to regulate big tech — so Kara and Scott get into whether Congress will ever be regulating tech (seems not so likely). Kara sums up her twitter showdown with Jack Dorsey. Also more shade thrown on media outlets doing a bad job — like Esquire Magazine featuring a cover story about being a white boy in America and more generally Tucker Carlson,

Duration:00:30:41

Hot Take: Scott Galloway on Bezos vs. AMI [BOOM!]

2/8/2019
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BONUS episode: Scott couldn't wait to tell Pivot listeners what he thinks about Bezos' post accusing the National Inquirer of extortion.

Duration:00:04:52

Happy(ish) birthday, Facebook.

2/8/2019
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Kara and Scott (sort of) celebrate Facebook's 15th birthday. With pop-ins and hot takes from a couple friends, including Congressman Ro Khanna and podcast Queen Aminatou Sow, they get into how they REALLY feel about the platform. Scott and Kara also talk about the moniker "people of wealth", the future of podcasting, and clap backs from Nancy Pelosi.

Duration:00:39:04

Cook vs. Zuckerberg vs. consumer privacy

2/1/2019
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Kara and Scott talk about Apple and Facebook's latest gaffes and how Apple might be the only force left regulating Facebook. There's a-latte to say about Howard Schultz's presidential ambitions. Nancy Pelosi was a big winner this week (and Scott for predicting the shutdown would end on last week's episode!) We also hear from a historian who told the Davos crowd that a top-marginal tax has historically worked in the United States.

Duration:00:34:43

MAGA teens, Fyre Fest and Twitter wars

1/25/2019
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Kara and Scott talk about how Twitter duped us all again. Scott is fresh off a conference where both he and Sheryl Sandberg talked about the future of Facebook (spoiler alert: they have very different takes on how the company should move forward). Kara gets caught up in the Covington Catholic video drama. Now she's going head-to-head with Tucker Carlson (hey Tucker, want to come on our podcast?). Meanwhile, in another Twitter feud this week, Cardi B is a big winner after saying she'd "dog...

Duration:00:37:12