The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway

The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway

Section 4 / Westwood One Podcast Network
Dec 03, 2020 47 min

Capitalism Needs Empathy

Nick Molnar, the co-founder and CEO of Afterpay, joins Scott to discuss the company’s ‘buy now, take now, pay later’ business model, how millennials' spending habits are changing, and Nick’s experience as an entrepreneur. Nick also compares and contrasts running a startup in San Francisco vs. Sydney. Scott opens with his thoughts on the acceleration of e-commerce. This week’s Office Hours: Airbnb and tax regulations, deciding whether to get an M.B.A, and why experiential retail can’t save every retailer. Algebra of Happiness: the vulnerability of capitalism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 26, 2020 47 min

Post-Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity

Scott shares two audio excerpts from his latest book, “Post-Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity,” which is out now. You’ll hear chapter one, The Covid Gangster Move: Variable Cost Structures, and chapter four, Twenty-First-Century Higher Ed. You can find the book here or on Scott’s Twitter, @profgalloway. Scott also brings on his literary agent, Jim Levine, to hear about COVID-19’s impact on the book industry, Amazon’s position in this space, and what Jim looks for in talent. Jim also shares his advice for finding moments of engagement with your loved ones. Jim is the founder of LGR Literary Agency in New York City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 19, 2020 57 min

The $160 Billion Video Game Industry Explained

Joost van Dreunen joins Scott to give the lowdown on the video game industry. We hear about the trends, the major players, and predictions around live streaming, user-generated content, advertisers entering the space, Big Tech’s role, and Asia’s influence on the global games’ economy. Joost teaches at NYU’s Stern School of Business and his book, One Up: Creativity, Competition, and the Global Business of Video Games, is out now. Follow Joost on Twitter, @joosterizer. (18:00) Scott opens with his thoughts on Airbnb’s IPO, Disney’s earnings, and Netflix testing out a linear channel in France. This week’s Office Hours: why Amazon gets hit with antitrust before other big retailers, the value of experiential retail, and who should fix remote learning. (46:00) Related Links: Read: AirbnBaller Watch: Airbnb: A $100 Billion Story Have a question for Prof G? Email a voice recording to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 12, 2020 1 hr 4 min

State of Play: Streaming, Cable Bundles, and the Media

Tom Rogers, the executive chairman of Engine Media and the first president of NBC Cable, joins Scott to discuss everything concerning media trends, streaming VoD, and cutting the cord with cable. Tom shares why he’s bullish on Netflix, the challenges he sees for Disney, and his thoughts on a new model for news. Scott opens with his election takeaways, Pfizer’s vaccine announcement, and his thoughts on Shopify’s partnership with TikTok. This week’s Office Hours: Apple’s decision to get into search, changing Facebook’s business model, and advice to young entrepreneurs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 05, 2020 55 min

Cold War II: China Tech vs. US Tech

Niall Ferguson, a historian, author, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, joins Scott to discuss the state of play around the tech war between the U.S. and China. Niall talks about each of the country’s strengths and weaknesses, and why he thinks we’re moving toward Cold War II. Niall also shares his thoughts on the fintech space as it relates to Ant Group’s suspended IPO. Follow Niall on Twitter, @nfergus. Niall’s reading recommendations: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin Sir Walter Scott novels The Last Days of Mankind by Karl Kraus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 01, 2020 39 min

The Lincoln Project's Steve Schmidt: Election Special

Steve Schmidt, a co-founder of the Lincoln Project and a communications and public affairs strategist, joins Scott for a special episode of The Prof G Show. Steve and Scott bust into everything you need to know ahead of the election, predictions, campaign strategies, and what’s in store for the Lincoln Project post-election. Follow Steve on Twitter, @SteveSchmidtSES Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 29, 2020 52 min

A Record-Breaking IPO, Political Strategy, and Five Components of a Successful Business

Dan Pfeiffer, a co-host of Pod Save America and a former senior advisor to President Obama, joins Scott to discuss political strategy, politicians to keep an eye on, and understanding court expansion. Follow him on Twitter, @danpfeiffer. Scott opens with his thoughts on the rise in COVID-19 infections, Ant Group’s IPO, and Robinhood’s inadequate response to hacked accounts. This Week’s Office Hours: the hardware space, the future of financial advice, and building a revenue-driven business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 22, 2020 1 hr 3 min

The DOJ's Case Against Google

Roger McNamee joins Scott to break down the US Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Google and how monopolies stifle innovation. They also discuss the sharing economy, how the social platforms tear at our society, and the remedies that can be put in place moving forward. Roger is an activist, investor, and musician. Follow him on Twitter, @Moonalice. This week's Office Hours: stocks Scott has his eye on, industries Zoom could enter into, and thoughts on Bitcoin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 15, 2020 1 hr 3 min

5G, Disney+, and All Things Social Media

Sinan Aral, a professor of management, IT, marketing, and data science at MIT joins Scott to discuss his new book, “The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health—and How We Must Adapt.” We also find out why Sinan does not think antitrust is the right way to go after Facebook and his thoughts on data portability. Follow Sinan on Twitter, @sinanaral, and check out his book here. Scott opens with his thoughts on Apple releasing 5G phones and Disney’s decision to double down on streaming. This week’s Office Hours: why retailers engage in unfair partnerships, why Scott is bullish on coworking space, and what to consider when funding a startup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 08, 2020 1 hr 1 min

Win with Innovation

Eric Schmidt, the former executive chairman & CEO of Google, joins Scott to discuss artificial intelligence as it relates to businesses and innovation. We also find out what Eric has been up to with Schmidt Futures and New York state as well as his work with the NSCAI. You can find Eric’s podcast, “Reimagine with Eric Schmidt” here and follow him on Twitter, @ericschmidt. Scott opens with his thoughts on citizenship and discusses what happened to the equity markets during Q3. Office Hours: telehealth, the future of remote work, and using abandoned commercial real estate to rethink higher education. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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