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On with Kara Swisher
On with Kara Swisher
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It's on. Twice a week, award-winning journalist Kara Swisher gets to the heart of the story through no-holds-barred interviews with power players... more

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Storytelling, Family & Tragedy with Griffin Dunne

Actor and Director Griffin Dunne grew up surrounded by Hollywood fame and celebrity — his father was a TV producer,... more

24 Jun 2024 · 51 minutes
Flags, Free Trips & Secret Recordings: The Cases, Trials & Tribulation of SCOTUS

Late spring/early summer is always a busy time for the Supreme Court, but this year, it’s not just the controversial decisions... more

20 Jun 2024 · 56 minutes
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Doing Death, Truth-Telling in Comedy and Getting Wiser

Actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus is most famous for her comedic TV characters Elaine Benes in Seinfeld and Veep’s Selina Meyer. But in recent years, Louis-Dreyfus... more

17 Jun 2024 · 44 minutes
Laurene Powell Jobs and Kara Talk Tech, AI & Journalism

Kara takes the stage with Laurene Powell Jobs at Sixth & I in Washington D.C. to talk about Kara’s recent... more

14 Jun 2024 · 52 minutes
OpenAI CTO Mira Murati on ScarJo Controversy, Sam Altman & Disinfo Fears

Kara interviews Mira Murati, Chief Technology Officer at OpenAI, and one of the most powerful people in tech. Murati has... more

13 Jun 2024 · 49 minutes
Abortion Politics in 2024 with Cecile Richards, former Planned Parenthood President

Abortion will be a key issue in the election this fall and it's also the focus of two Supreme Court... more

10 Jun 2024 · 40 minutes
AOC on Trump vs. Biden, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Tech, Gaza & More

Kara sits down to talk with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The social media-savvy congresswoman from the Bronx is a member of... more

06 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Making Parenthood and Politics Sexy with Comedian Ilana Glazer

Broad City co-creator Ilana Glazer’s new friendship flick Babes is a no-holds-barred comedy about pregnancy, parenthood and the losses that... more

03 Jun 2024 · 52 minutes
Bill Maher Won't Back Down (But He Might Shock You)

When it comes to political comedy, Bill Maher is practically an institution — he’s been hosting a late-night political talk... more

30 May 2024 · 52 minutes
“Possible” by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger featuring Kara Swisher

Today, we’re sharing Kara’s recent appearance on Possible, a podcast hosted by Aria Finger and Reid Hoffman from Wonder Media... more

27 May 2024 · 59 minutes
Are Elon’s Best Days Behind Him? with Kirsten Grind, Tim Higgins & Becky Peterson

Tesla is bleeding execs, and it appears to be reaching a crisis point; over at Twitter/X, new reporting shows that... more

23 May 2024 · 56 minutes
On Journalism, Activism and Hope with Nicholas Kristof

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has been reporting on protests, wars and conflicts for more than 40 years, and... more

20 May 2024 · 55 minutes
War in Gaza, Ukraine & Space, plus Biden vs. Trump with David Ignatius

David Ignatius, a foreign affairs columnist for The Washington Post and the author of twelve novels, is also a noted... more

16 May 2024 · 58 minutes
Walt Mossberg & MKBHD Break Down The Art of the Tech Review

To savvy tech consumers, Walt Mossberg and Marques Brownlee, aka MKBHD, need no introduction. Before he retired in 2017, Walt... more

13 May 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Radical Self-Acceptance, Cancel Culture, and Forgiveness with Writer Anne Lamott

Author Anne Lamott has penned novels, but is most famous for her confessional memoirs about sobriety, raising her son as... more

09 May 2024 · 49 minutes
Can Chipotle Founder Steve Ells Strike "Fast-Casual" Gold Again?

Thirty-one years after founding Chipotle, Steve Ells is back with what he hopes will be another fast-casual dining revolution: the... more

06 May 2024 · 47 minutes
Wrestling with America’s (Racist) History with Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks

In her latest play, Sally & Tom, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks tackles what is, arguably, one of the most... more

02 May 2024 · 45 minutes
Time for a Data Privacy Bill + the TikTok Crackdown with Senator Maria Cantwell

When Kara first met Senator Maria Cantwell in the 90s, she was a tech executive at an early player in... more

29 Apr 2024 · 49 minutes
How to Prevent War with China with Dmitri Alperovitch and Chris Krebs

Kara discusses the “pacing threat” that is China – from TikTok to cyberattacks to semiconductors and Taiwan – with two... more

25 Apr 2024 · 57 minutes
Is the Fight Over Abortion Rights Enough to Beat Trump? with Shefali Luthra, Sarah McCammon and Mary Jo Pitzl

Despite a recent uptick, President Biden’s approval rating and his poll numbers against Donald Trump are far from stellar. And... more

22 Apr 2024 · 43 minutes
Kids and Phones: Moral Panic or Time to Panic? with Jonathan Haidt

Is Gen Z’s mental health in decline because their “phone-based childhood” has flooded them with anxiety and ruined their sleep?... more

18 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Can Yahoo Bring Back the "Good Internet"?

Yahoo, the one-time "oracle of the internet", has had many iterations in its 30 year history - and private equity... more

15 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
Will Disinformation Doom Our Democracy? with Nina Jankowicz, Sasha Issenberg & Barbara McQuade

“Flood the zone with shit.” It’s a zinger and a strategic imperative, from the oh-so-eloquent Steve Bannon, being expertly executed by Donald... more

11 Apr 2024 · 50 minutes
Lessons Learned From Hitler’s Rise To Power

There are a lot of Trump/Hitler comparisons being thrown around these days. So we went to the source, as chronicled... more

08 Apr 2024 · 55 minutes
Can Food Save The World? with Joan Nathan

Joan Nathan, the “doyenne of Jewish-American food” and a pillar of the DC dinner party scene, joins us to talk... more

04 Apr 2024 · 47 minutes
"Food, Feminism, and Fury" with Geraldine DeRuiter

Author Geraldine DeRuiter a.k.a. The Everywhereist joins Kara to talk about her new book If You Can’t Take the Heat:... more

01 Apr 2024 · 52 minutes
Life Lessons from Tech Titans (Kara in conversation with Brené Brown)

Kara sits down with Brené Brown, researcher, author, and vulnerability expert, in this edition of the Burn Book book tour.... more

28 Mar 2024 · 53 minutes
Much Ado About TikTok

The effort to ban TikTok in the US is back in the spotlight as a new bill has passed through... more

25 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on the IPO

Reddit has been around for 19 years, but today the social media platform goes public and starts a new chapter. Its listing on the... more

21 Mar 2024 · 59 minutes
Margrethe Vestager Shows Tech Gatekeepers The Door

For the past decade, the European Commission has taken on Big Tech under the leadership of Executive Vice President Margrethe... more

18 Mar 2024 · 51 minutes
"Burn Book" Takes SxSW, with "Mensch" Mark Cuban

We're continuing book tour week in this bonus episode of “On.” Kara takes the SXSW stage with Mark Cuban, the... more

15 Mar 2024 · 43 minutes
More Burn Book with Ted Sarandos

We continue Kara's tour of her memoir Burn Book: a Tech Love Story as she gets candid with Netflix co-CEO... more

14 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
How did Kara Scoop OpenAI, and More on Burn Book (with Sam Altman)

This week, we join Kara on tour as she speaks with some of the most influential names in tech about... more

11 Mar 2024 · 46 minutes
Why Reed Jobs is Betting on Cancer Innovations

In high school, Reed Jobs was a summer intern in oncology labs while his dad, the late Apple co-founder and... more

07 Mar 2024 · 56 minutes
David Chalian Makes the Call

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday - the nation's biggest primary vote - and hundreds of delegates are up for grabs. But... more

04 Mar 2024 · 55 minutes
The Burn Book Kick-Off with Don Lemon

This week marks the release of Kara’s memoir, Burn Book: A Tech Love Story and the launch of her national... more

29 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
Roberta Kaplan Will See You In Court

Renowned litigator Roberta (Robbie) Kaplan says she’s a born fighter. In January she won one of those fights when a... more

26 Feb 2024 · 59 minutes
Paul Giamatti Is Good With Words

Actor Paul Giamatti seems to have perfected the hyper-articulate, slightly depressed curmudgeon – and this year, it might land him... more

22 Feb 2024 · 44 minutes
Brooke Shields on Surviving Hollywood

Today, we’re replaying a conversation that Kara taped last spring with none other than Brooke Shields. Shields became a teenage... more

19 Feb 2024 · 53 minutes
Cord Jefferson on Making American Fiction

Writer and director Cord Jefferson’s first feature film, American Fiction, has been nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture and... more

15 Feb 2024 · 51 minutes
Tracy Chapman's Timeless Earworms

More than 35 years after its release, Tracy Chapman’s eponymous debut album – and the single Fast Car – hit... more

12 Feb 2024 · 59 minutes
Ambassador Rahm Emanuel on the New Japan, Contending With China, and Biden’s Calm

Rahm Emanuel is the ultimate political insider: He’s worked closely with three presidents, he’s been mayor of the nation’s third... more

08 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
Is the Apple Vision Pro All That?

Kara got a sneak peek of the Apple Vision Pro, and sat down before the official launch with tech reporters... more

05 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
How Ava DuVernay Made a Hit with ‘Origin,’ and Without Big Studio Backing

Today, our guest is acclaimed director and screenwriter Ava DuVernay, known for the Oscar-nominated films “Selma” and “13th.” Her latest... more

01 Feb 2024 · 48 minutes
Judy Woodruff on Polarization, Politics, and the Media

How does someone with more than five decades of political reporting under her belt assess the current state of the... more

29 Jan 2024 · 52 minutes
PA Governor Josh Shapiro’s “Get Sh*t Done” Attitude

As Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, Josh Shapiro successfully defended the state election process in 2020 against suits brought by former President... more

25 Jan 2024 · 53 minutes
Hope for American Democracy, According to Heather Cox Richardson

Donald Trump is an American figure decades in the making. That’s the argument historian and professor Heather Cox Richardson makes in... more

22 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Psychedelics with Joe Green

From therapeutic-assisted MDMA to decriminalized psilocybin and microdosing, movements to legalize psychedelics are everywhere. California-based Joe Green is a prominent... more

18 Jan 2024 · 49 minutes
Fei-Fei Li and a Humane Approach to AI

Before the OpenAI Drama which pit AI enthusiasts (accelerationists) against doomers (decelerationists) we had a conversation with Stanford computer scientist... more

15 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
A Close Read of Trump’s 2024 Strategy

Trump’s back. Today, we go to a panel of experts to discuss his 2024 legal woes, dangerously escalating rhetoric, and... more

11 Jan 2024 · 58 minutes
COVID Lessons Learned with Donald G McNeil Jr.

Four years after the start of the global pandemic, COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency, but in the... more

08 Jan 2024 · 54 minutes
OpenAI Drama to Trump to Elon Musk: What It Means for 2024

Kara and Nayeema look forward to the characters and moments that may define 2024 by looking back at the coverage... more

04 Jan 2024 · 47 minutes
Stay Tuned with Preet: The Many Lies of George Santos

On is off for the holidays, so today we have an episode of friend-of-the-pod Preet Bharara's podcast Stay Tuned with... more

28 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
The Man Taunting Mike Johnson, Ron DeSantis and George Santos

Randy Rainbow is a four-time Emmy and Grammy-nominated musical comedy sensation famous for his viral taunts of anti-LGBTQ+ politicians, hateful... more

21 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
Will Big Bets to Solve Climate Change Pay Off? With Rajiv Shah

Are world hunger, pandemics and climate change “fixable” – or is mitigating their impacts the best we can hope for?... more

18 Dec 2023 · 53 minutes
God, Money and Trump with Tim Alberta

Tim Alberta is a fantastic reporter whose profiles of 2024 hopeful Nikki Haley and former CNN boss Chris Licht proved... more

14 Dec 2023 · 1 hour,
Mark Esper on Gaza, Iran, China and (of course) Trump

Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper details the threats and dangers we face. On the agenda: hot wars in the... more

11 Dec 2023 · 56 minutes
Is Liz Cheney the GOP Cassandra?

Former Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney is on a mission to defeat Donald Trump - and says she’ll do “whatever it... more

07 Dec 2023 · 57 minutes
Washington’s Top China Hawk Talks TikTok, Taiwan & Trump

Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin is on a mission to raise the alarm bell on the Chinese Communist Party and... more

04 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Martina Navratilova on Transgender Athletes, Pay Equity and Trump

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is no stranger to controversy. But the battle she’s picked these days, which has pit her... more

30 Nov 2023 · 58 minutes
Olympian Caster Semenya on Fighting to Run

Who gets to compete as a woman? And who decides whether someone is “woman enough”? When it comes to South... more

27 Nov 2023 · 49 minutes
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the OpenAI Debacle

In the swirl of drama around Sam Altman’s exit from OpenAI, one company seems to be the winner: Microsoft. It... more

21 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
The Fox News ‘Lying Tax,’ Tucker and More with Brian Stelter

Why did Fox News knowingly air unhinged conspiracy theories about Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic and then fire Tucker Carlson,... more

20 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Dan Doctoroff on Living with ALS and Building the Future

Dan Doctoroff had a storied career as Deputy Mayor of New York City during the first two Bloomberg administrations. In... more

16 Nov 2023 · 55 minutes
Adam Grant on Your Potential, Gen Z and — oops — Elon

Are tech bros successful because of some innate talent, or could any of us be like them? Organizational psychologist and... more

13 Nov 2023 · 59 minutes
Can Mike Johnson Survive As House Speaker?

After three incredibly chaotic weeks, the House Republican Conference elected a relatively unknown (and startlingly retrograde) Louisiana congressman, Mike Johnson,... more

09 Nov 2023 · 53 minutes
The Twitter Fantasy from Land of the Giants

Today we’re playing you an episode of Land of the Giants that takes a walk down memory lane to the... more

06 Nov 2023 · 52 minutes
How Elon Broke Twitter — and Twitter Broke Elon — with Ben Mezrich

What does a dramatic narrative nonfiction account of a dramatic tech CEO look like? To find out, we turn to... more

02 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Uber’s Profit, Power and Problems with CEO Dara K

Uber: hard to live with it, or without it. In this episode Kara grills CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on the company’s... more

30 Oct 2023 · 1 hour,
Alexis Ohanian and Deb Roy on Big Tech’s Effects on Democracy

Democracy is challenged, at home and abroad, and at least some of this blame falls on “Big Tech.” Kara talks... more

26 Oct 2023 · 51 minutes
The Fog of War: Navigating Disinformation Now

Social media has been inundated with disinformation about the Israel-Hamas war — from a flood of graphic visual content, to... more

23 Oct 2023 · 1 hour,
Christiane Amanpour on Covering This War

In the fog of war, we’re joined by CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour. She’s covered the Middle East for... more

19 Oct 2023 · 42 minutes
Why Fei-Fei Li is Still Hopeful About AI (… and Elon)

What are the most immediate, and potentially catastrophic, risks posed by AI? According to pioneering AI researcher, Dr. Fei-Fei Li,... more

16 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Politics of Disagreement with Steve Inskeep

In a time of a divided House (and divided GOP) — not to mention polarized social media — how can... more

12 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Martha, Martha, Martha (ICYMI)

Today we’re replaying you a summer episode where Kara and Nayeema took a field trip to Martha Stewart’s 156-acre estate... more

09 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Jon Lovett Talks Trump, Biden & the Podcasting Biz

After Kara and Nayeema discuss the defenestration of Kevin McCarthy, we turn to podcaster and political savant Jon Lovett of... more

05 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
Do Never Trumpers Matter? We Asked Adam Kinzinger

After Kara and Nayeema discuss Dianne Feinstein’s death and her legacy as a leader, we turn to Kara's interview with... more

02 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Yoel Roth-Linda Yaccarino Showdown

On Wednesday, two Twitter-related interviews rocked the stage at the 2023 Code Conference. Kara interviewed the former head of trust... more

28 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
Sheila Johnson Talks BET, Entrepreneurship and Why She Doesn’t Love Being Called “America’s First Black Female Billionaire”

Sheila Johnson is best known for co-founding BET, a network she launched with her ex-husband, Bob Johnson, and which they... more

25 Sep 2023 · 56 minutes
Is Biden the Best Democrats Can Do?

Biden’s poll numbers are atrocious, and in recent columns from The Washington Post to The New York Times and The... more

21 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Walter Isaacson-Kara Swisher Showdown

Walter Isaacson and Kara are friends — but that doesn’t mean she’s going to go easy on him as they... more

18 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
How Twitter Took Alex Edelman to IRL White Supremacists

A Jewish comedian walks into an apartment in Queens to meet a group of white supremacists … This isn’t the... more

14 Sep 2023 · 51 minutes
Conan O'Brien Talks to His Accountant

Late-night legend and podcasting impresario Conan O’Brien joins Kara to talk about the decline of late night, the writers’ strike,... more

11 Sep 2023 · 59 minutes
What Naomi Klein Found Down the Steve Bannon Rabbit Hole

For years, Naomi Klein has had a problem: the author and Guardian columnist has been chronically confused with Naomi Wolf,... more

07 Sep 2023 · 59 minutes
Elon Musk: Somebody That I Used to Know

This Labor Day, we are re airing a fan-favorite episode about, who else, Elon Musk and Kara Swisher. Nayeema interviews... more

04 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Barry Diller on Biden, AI and the Hollywood Shutdown

Billionaire mogul and power broker Barry Diller doesn’t hold back (at all) as he takes us inside Washington, Silicon Valley... more

31 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
WTF Can We Do About Deadly Wildfires?

From the tragedy in Hawaii — which has left at least 115 dead, and over a thousand more missing, making... more

28 Aug 2023 · 53 minutes
Why We Can’t Quit Elon with Ronan Farrow & William Cohan

We’re talking about Elon – again – but this time we're looking at the big picture: the tech titan’s “unprecedented... more

24 Aug 2023 · 55 minutes
Ron DeSantis Won’t Stop Imani Rupert Gordon

Today after Kara and Nayeema take a quick walk down Rudy Giuliani memory lane, we turn to our guest: Imani... more

21 Aug 2023 · 58 minutes
Big Companies Are Scared of These Lawyers

Kara and Nayeema are back with a fresh episode, and this time they’re tackling the DOJ’s antitrust efforts. Our guests... more

17 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel: Friendship — My Reliable Gift

Today, we’re sharing an episode of Where Should We Begin?, a Vox Media podcast hosted by the iconic psychotherapist Esther... more

14 Aug 2023 · 58 minutes
Aging, Death and other Uplifting Topics with Mike Birbiglia

Today, we’re re-airing one of Blakeney Schick’s favorite episodes: an interview with her former yoga student, comedian and writer, Mike... more

10 Aug 2023 · 55 minutes
Esther Perel on Grief — In Memory of Blakeney Schick

Kara & Nayeema are joined by Esther Perel in a tribute to our colleague and friend, senior producer Blakeney Schick,... more

07 Aug 2023 · 53 minutes
Is Chris Christie Really the Anti-Trump?

Today, we turn to Chris Christie. The former governor of New Jersey and Trump sidekick is running to be president... more

03 Aug 2023 · 59 minutes
Vinod Khosla’s View of the Future, From AI to China

After Kara and Nayeema discuss Senators Warren and Graham’s unlikely alliance on tech regulation, we turn to today’s guest: longtime... more

31 Jul 2023 · 59 minutes
Barbie & Oppenheimer & Strikes, Oh My

Hollywood is still shut down by its historic dual strike, but this weekend the industry saw its most explosive box... more

27 Jul 2023 · 48 minutes
The Rewards of Stepping Out of Line: A Commencement Address from Kara

This May, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art invited Kara to deliver its commencement address. Today,... more

24 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
Fran Drescher on the SAG Strike and Hollywood’s "Fat Cats”

Today, a conversation with one of the most impassioned leaders of Hollywood’s historic double strike: Fran Drescher, star of The... more

20 Jul 2023 · 1 hour,
The Crypto Founder Who Won a “Landmark Victory” Against the SEC

Hollywood may be shut down, but one industry seems to be enjoying a surprising upswing: crypto. Kara interviewed Ripple co-founder... more

17 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The Fox News Love Triangle: Tucker, Murdoch and Trump

Fox News and social media are two arenas that will define the next presidential race. Today, after Kara and Nayeema... more

13 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Jake Tapper on Trust, Trump and CNN

When political spectacles abound, how can the media focus on the substance and avoid the clickbait? And is there a... more

10 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Oliver Stone on Nuclear Energy, Putin and the Path to Conspiracies

After a quick rundown of the summer’s hottest films, Nayeema and Kara turn to our guest today: acclaimed (and controversial)... more

06 Jul 2023 · 59 minutes
Mark Zuckerberg: Oops! I Did It Again (Again)

After a review of the last 6 months of “Meta” a.k.a. Facebook (including a looming Elon-Zuck cage fight and the... more

03 Jul 2023 · 56 minutes
Sarah Jessica Parker Talks Show Business, Shoe Business and More Business

After Kara and Nayeema debate the future of Hollywood (including the ongoing WGA strike and the soon expiring deal between... more

29 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Wanda Sykes on Why Trump Isn’t Funny Anymore

Wanda Sykes can find the funny in almost anything: lockdown during Covid, vaccine hesitancy, book bans. They all come up... more

26 Jun 2023 · 50 minutes
Martha Stewart Makes No Apologies for Being Perfect

Kara and Nayeema take a field trip to Martha Stewart’s 156-acre estate for an interview with the media mogul and... more

22 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Weeds: We Need to Rethink Discipline in Schools

This Juneteenth, we’re sharing an episode of The Weeds, a Vox Media podcast where host Jonquilyn Hill breaks down the... more

19 Jun 2023 · 52 minutes
Inflection AI: Personalized and More "Woke" Than The “TruthGPT” Elon Might Make

After Kara and Nayeema debate the pros and cons of AI personal assistants vs. human personal assistants vs. fake personal... more

15 Jun 2023 · 1 hour,
Sorry, Donald. Jen Easterly Plans To Make Elections Boring Again.

Donald Trump signed the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency into existence in 2018 with the mandate to protect America’s infrastructure... more

12 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Look Ma, No Hands! With Waymo Co-CEO Tekedra Mawakana

After Kara and Nayeema discuss recent moves at CNN and the ducking cool innovation at Apple, we launch into part... more

08 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
The Man Making Self-Driving Trucks

Tesla’s self-driving ambitions (and the company’s recent recall) may dominate the conversation when it comes to autonomous driving, but they’re... more

05 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
Jeremy Strong, Alexander Skasgard and Succession Spin-Off Theories (Spoiler Alert)

After Kara and Nayeema discuss the Succession finale and their theories on a spin-off, we turn to Kara’s interviews with... more

01 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Ukraine’s Tech Advantage

Today, Kara talks to USAID Administrator Samantha Power and Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Information Mykhailo Fedorov about... more

29 May 2023 · 41 minutes
A.I. Doomsday with Tristan Harris

After Kara and Nayeema review the week’s A.I. news, including Sam Altman’s Senate testimony and the viral AI-generated image of... more

25 May 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Lilly Singh on Making It on Social Media — and Hollywood

After an update on efforts to rein in TikTok from Montana to Washington DC, we turn to Lilly Singh, a... more

22 May 2023 · 56 minutes
Will Elon Musk Turn Twitter Into Yahoo Mail?

Twitter rose to prominence as a global public square that helped enable the Arab Spring, but Elon Musk has changed... more

18 May 2023 · 51 minutes
How Will Lina Khan and the FTC Tackle AI?

After a discussion about Elon and the new “Chief Twit,” Linda Yaccarino, we turn to a woman who has refused... more

15 May 2023 · 58 minutes
Watergate to Trump and Today’s GOP: A Throughline

From the verdict in Trump’s sexual assault case to the Santos indictment and the Supreme Court saga, scandal is rife... more

11 May 2023 · 56 minutes
Making Relationships Work (or Not) with Maggie Smith

Relationships are hard. When do you know it’s time to marry? When do you know it’s time to break up?... more

08 May 2023 · 59 minutes
Roy Wood Jr. on President Biden, Tucker Carlson, Trevor Noah and (of course) the WGA Strike

After a look inside a writers' strike that could upend Hollywood, Kara and Nayeema turn to today’s guest: writer and... more

04 May 2023 · 59 minutes
Snap’s Evan Spiegel on AI, AR, and – yes – TikTok

The Snap CEO talks about the challenges facing the company’s AI chatbot, how augmented reality glasses could change how we... more

01 May 2023 · 57 minutes
Ron Klain on the Likely Biden-Trump 2024 Showdown

It’s looking like 2024 will be another round of Biden vs. Trump. But will the sequel end in the same... more

27 Apr 2023 · 51 minutes
Ben Smith on the Turmoil at Buzzfeed, Fox News and Everything In Between

To make sense of a turbulent and important week in media, we turn to Ben Smith who was the founding... more

24 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Larry Summers on the Politics & Economics of Envy

We turn to economist and former Treasury Secretary, Lawrence Summers, to help us make sense of inflation, Silicon Valley Bank... more

20 Apr 2023 · 55 minutes
Jen Psaki on Her New Show and Her Old Boss

After a quick rundown of how the 2024 presidential race may shape up, we turn to today’s guest: Jen Psaki,... more

17 Apr 2023 · 53 minutes
Inside the Elon-Substack Drama with Chris Best & Hamish McKenzie

Last week, Elon kicked off a feud with both Substack and his very own former Twitter Files ingénue (and Substack... more

13 Apr 2023 · 56 minutes
What Rupert Murdoch and Succession’s Logan Roy Have in Common (and Don’t)

Today, after Kara and Nayeema discuss what the Dominion defamation lawsuit might mean for Rupert Murdoch and News Corp, we... more

10 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
WeightWatchers CEO Sima Sistani talks TikTok, Telehealth Deal on GLP-1/Ozempic and Why She Took the Job

WeightWatchers recently announced a $132 million deal to acquire telehealth company Sequence and enter the prescription drug space (think: GLP-1... more

06 Apr 2023 · 54 minutes
Brooke Shields: Stardom, Teen Girls & Social Media

After a brief discussion about the impact of social media on the mental health of teenage girls, Kara and Nayeema... more

03 Apr 2023 · 52 minutes
How to Make It in Media with Audie Cornish

As she pens her memoir, Kara’s been thinking about legacy, but on this episode we reflect on the legacy of... more

30 Mar 2023 · 54 minutes
Katie Porter: Taking Big Business to Task While Running for Dianne Feinstein’s Seat

After a quick discussion of last week’s TikTok testimony, Kara and Nayeema turn to today’s guest: Congresswoman Katie Porter. The... more

27 Mar 2023 · 53 minutes
When Silicon Valley Invaded Texas

Lawrence Wright has produced some of the most seminal pieces of journalism on scientology, terrorism and – now – the... more

24 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman on GPT-4 & the A.I. Arms Race

We’re on the cusp of an artificial intelligence arms race that has venture capitalists drooling, regulators petrified and competitors from... more

23 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Reid Hoffman Talks Trump, Thiel & AI

From AI and the recent launch of GPT-4 to behind-the-scenes pressure on Washington to resolve the Silicon Valley Bank crisis,... more

20 Mar 2023 · 58 minutes
SVB, IG & AI with Instagram Co-founder Kevin Systrom

After a quick rundown of Kara’s Twitter feud with SVB-enthusiast David Sacks, we turn to an interview with a former... more

16 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Walter Isaacson Is Writing the Book (Literally) on Elon Musk

Does Kara ever get sick of talking about Elon Musk? That’s a question Nayeema asks today, and they both agree:... more

13 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Jamie Lee Curtis and Donna Langley Take Us Inside Hollywood

Today, Kara sits down with Jamie Lee Curtis, who’s nominated for her first Oscar for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”,... more

09 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
Marc Benioff’s Toughest Conversation with Kara Swisher

Kara has interviewed Salesforce CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff many times but he says she'd never been as prepared to... more

06 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Is Bing Back? with Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi

Is AI going to fall in love with you? Write your term papers? Or help you plan a trip to... more

02 Mar 2023 · 53 minutes
How Much Damage Did Trump Do to America’s Standing In the World?

A year after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and weeks after the presence of a Chinese spy balloon led U.S. Secretary... more

27 Feb 2023 · 48 minutes
Will Killing Section 230 Kill the Internet?

As Justice Kagan has asked, “Every other industry has to internalize the costs of its conduct. Why is it that... more

23 Feb 2023 · 56 minutes
Welcome to AI Warfare

AI isn’t just changing search. It’s changing national security, too. Today, Kara talks to Trae’ Stephens, the co-founder and Executive... more

20 Feb 2023 · 53 minutes
Ken Buck Takes On the Big Tech Boogeyman

Congressman Ken Buck is a Republican from Colorado who’s decided to take on “Big Tech.” He talks about his proposed... more

16 Feb 2023 · 53 minutes
Ruben Gallego Is Ready to Take On “Queen MAGA” Kari Lake for Kyrsten Sinema’s Seat

After Kara and Nayeema debrief the latest Elon drama (the Congressional hearings in which conservatives failed to prove they’d been... more

13 Feb 2023 · 51 minutes
"Donald Trump Has Made Democrats Great" (Again)

We discuss Biden's State of the Union speech — and the state of the Democratic party — with three of... more

09 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Conservative or Liberal? This Prosecutor Refuses to Be Put in a Box

From Donald Trump to George Floyd and Tyre Nichols, the last five years have changed our national conversation about public... more

06 Feb 2023 · 53 minutes
The Big Business of Online Dating (Land of the Giants)

Today, Nayeema sits down with dating industry veteran Lakshmi Rengarajan and journalist Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz before we play you an episode... more

02 Feb 2023 · 53 minutes
Mark Zuckerberg: Oops!...I Did It Again

When Meta announced Donald Trump would be allowed back on Facebook and Instagram, it wasn’t the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg... more

30 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Has the Silicon Valley Bubble Burst? A Conversation w Jessica Lessin & William Cohan

Rapid-fire layoffs, activist investors at the gate and tumbling stock prices — tech has had a bad year. But Kara... more

26 Jan 2023 · 50 minutes
Biden’s Antitrust Advisor Left the White House. Here’s His Exit Interview

In his first extensive interview since he stepped down as the Special Assistant to the President for Technology and Competition... more

23 Jan 2023 · 58 minutes
Intelligence Squared: Swisher and Scaramucci Debate If Elon Is Killing Twitter

Today, we're sharing an episode of the podcast Intelligence Squared, which provides a forum for balanced debate where people disagree... more

20 Jan 2023 · 58 minutes
Inside the Prince Harry Book Blitz and What It Means for the Monarchy

He was King Charles’s Communications Chief for almost a decade. She wrote the book on Charles (literally). Our guests today... more

19 Jan 2023 · 59 minutes
Ian Bremmer on Putin, Xi…and Elon Musk

Kara and Nayeema are taping from Europe this week, so today we decided to tackle all things international with Ian... more

16 Jan 2023 · 53 minutes
What’s Next for GOP & Trump – w/Charlie Sykes & Manu Raju

The dust from last week’s once-in-a-century, marathon voting session in the House has settled, and Kevin McCarthy is finally Speaker... more

12 Jan 2023 · 50 minutes
Are You “Dying of Politeness”? Geena Davis Explains.

Geena Davis became a breakout star in Hollywood, with an Oscar under her belt and starring roles in hit films... more

09 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
Peering into the Future with Tony Fadell

Less screen time: it’s on everyone’s list of new year’s resolutions — or, at least, it’s on ours! Today, Kara... more

05 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Love, Life & Other Advice from Kara and Nayeema

For our final episode of 2022, Kara and Nayeema unabashedly dish out advice and answer questions you sent in (and... more

29 Dec 2022 · 52 minutes
The Legacy of Steve Jobs

We're sharing Kara’s September 2022 conversation with Tim Cook, Sir Jony Ive and Laurene Powell Jobs on the life and... more

26 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Casey Newton, Kara & Nayeema Talk Tech

From the high speed train wreck that is Twitter 2.0, to the extradition of a fallen crypto kingpin and AI... more

22 Dec 2022 · 53 minutes
Piers Morgan On Murdoch, Musk and – yes – Meghan Markle

What’s more toxic: Tabloids or Twitter? Piers Morgan may know – the outsized personality has been an outsized influence in... more

19 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Fox News, Dominion — oh, and Donald Trump

What’s one way to stop misinformation? It might just be a giant defamation lawsuit. This week, media titan Rupert Murdoch... more

15 Dec 2022 · 50 minutes
Aging, Death and Other Uplifting Topics with Mike Birbiglia

Aging, parenting by mortality and dying alone or kinless: these are just some of the uplifting topics Kara and Nayeema... more

12 Dec 2022 · 52 minutes
A Bad Week for Donald Trump? … And Potentially for Gay Marriage?

It’s been a bad week for Donald Trump. Herschel Walker lost the Georgia Senate runoff and a New York jury... more

08 Dec 2022 · 57 minutes
The Man Behind "Sex and the City" and "Emily in Paris"

Love them or hate them, chances are that you’ve watched at least one Darren Star series. Kara once called them... more

05 Dec 2022 · 52 minutes
Why Twitter’s Former Safety Chief Left Elon Musk

Elon Musk's Twitter is a spectacle, and the drama and meaning of the last six months is perhaps best unpacked... more

01 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
A Nobel Prize Winner on the “Dark Matter of Biology”

Kara interviews Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, a Stanford University scientist who, along with Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless, won the Nobel... more

28 Nov 2022 · 47 minutes
Into It: A Portrait of Artist as Taylor Swift

Today, we’re sharing a special episode of Into It: A Vulture Podcast with Sam Sanders about one of Kara’s favorites:... more

24 Nov 2022 · 38 minutes
Where’s the Line in Comedy? Monty Python’s Eric Idle Has an Idea

Should anything be off-limits in comedy? Kara and Nayeema discuss this question, and the recent Dave Chappelle SNL monologue, before... more

21 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
Can Chris Licht Turn CNN Around?

Chris Licht faces an uphill battle at CNN. He got the CEO gig in the midst of a prickly merger... more

17 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Elon Musk: Somebody That I Used to Know

Elon Musk is a puzzle, but if there’s anyone who can make sense of him it’s Kara Swisher. She’s covered... more

14 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
On with Kara Swisher
Elon Musk: Somebody That I Used to Know
On with Kara Swisher

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Elon Musk is a puzzle, but if there’s anyone who can make sense of him it’s Kara Swisher. She’s covered him since... more