Cover image of Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher

51 Podcast Episodes

Latest 20 Jan 2022 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Episode artwork

54. Kara Swisher (Journalist, Podcaster) says “No.”


This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Kara Swisher, journalist, podcaster, and opinion writer for The New York Times. They talk about shrimp scampi & caviar (obviously), floral decay, ‘Arcadia,’ shoulder pads, and why getting a tattoo is—or should be—like ordering a sandwich.You can find Kara on Twitter at twitter.com/karaswisher and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.This episode is sponsored by Modern Treasury! Modern Treasury makes APIs to help companies build products that move money. Psst! They’re hiring: moderntreasury.com/careers


19 Jan 2022

Episode artwork

What Scares Kara Swisher? A Conversation with the Most Respected and Influential Tech Journalist

Blazing Trails

As the news landscape becomes ever more crowded, it takes a straight-shooting, old-school journalist to cut through the din. One like Kara Swisher, who is arguably both the most respected and feared reporter covering tech for decades.Kara, host of both The New York Times Opinion podcast “Sway” and Vox Media’s "Pivot" podcast, discusses the overarching lack of diversity that still exists in tech, why she's not afraid of anyone, and how being famous isn't such a bad thing. All this up next on Blazing Trails. 


5 Jan 2022

Similar People

Episode artwork

Book tour bonus with Kara Swisher

Next Question with Katie Couric

This week on Next Question, Katie is sharing some interviews from her whirlwind, nine-city book tour, where she brought her memoir, “Going There,” to life and also shared the stage with some very special guests. On Oct. 30, Katie traveled down to Washington, D.C. and was joined at The Anthem theater by Kara Swisher — tech journalist, podcast host, nuisance to all of Silicon Valley. Katie and Kara talk about the future of media, the public’s disintegrating trust in journalism, and all of those Facebook documents. Katie and Kara reference an interview Katie did with Sheryl Sandberg in 2019, where Katie held the Facebook COO’s feet to the flame. You can find that interview and episode here. Get more from Kara Swisher on Twitter, or her podcasts Sway from the New York Times, and Pivot from New York Magazine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


20 Dec 2021

Episode artwork

Kara Swisher

Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo

In this episode Ellen sits down with author, podcast host, and "Silicon Valley's most powerful journalist" Kara Swisher. They discuss tech addiction, the dangers of misinformation on social media, and the beauty of unconventional families. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


15 Dec 2021

Most Popular

Episode artwork

How Facebook Ruined Everything (with Kara Swisher)

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

Andy calls up Kara Swisher, whom Newsweek once called Silicon Valley's "most powerful tech journalist," to discuss the myriad issues surrounding companies like Facebook, Twitter, and even Donald Trump's new social media platform Truth Social. They get into the Facebook Papers, if government regulation is coming, and where she sees Big Tech heading in the near future. Plus, Andy tells a story he's never told before about interactions with Facebook while he was in the White House. Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.  Follow Kara @karaswisher on Twitter. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.  Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/ Throughout the pandemic, CVS Health has been there, bringing quality, affordable health care closer to home—so it’s never out of reach for anyone. 

Learn more at cvshealth.com. Check out these resources from today’s episode:  Learn more about Pfizer’s COVID-19 oral antiviral pill: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/11/05/pfizer-covid-pill/ Read an interview with Kara on the Facebook Papers: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/10/kara-swisher-on-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-papers.html Read Kara’s columns in The New York Times, including many about Facebook: https://www.nytimes.com/column/kara-swisher Learn more about Truth Social and SPACs: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-truth-social-platform-could-make-millions-or-go-ncna1282853 Check out Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari: https://www.ynharari.com/book/sapiens-2/ Find a COVID-19 vaccine site near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/ Order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com/show/inthebubble.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


8 Nov 2021

Episode artwork

Kara Swisher: Not Trying to Please

On Brand with Donny Deutsch

Today’s episode features Donny’s sit-down with New York Times contributor, host of the podcasts Sway and Pivot, and one of the most important voices in tech journalism: Kara Swisher. Kara and Donny dig into how she earned her brand of being tough but fair by seeing everyone she interviews as regular people. They also discuss what she would do to fix the legislation of distributing misinformation, and how tech companies "juvenilize" their employees. First, Donny kicks off with his Brands of the Week, handing out some surprise "ups" and "downs" for Pfizer, Mike Lindell, Oreo, Taco Bell, and Cats (the animal, not the musical) among many others.   Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to get the latest episodes! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Vivino - http://www.Vivino.com/DONNY code DONNY to save 20% up to $200Talkspace - http://www.talkspace.com code DONNY for $100 offMiro - http://www.miro.com/DONNY to start your free accountPostie - http://www.Postie.com/DONNY for a free Postie demo Follow Kara: @karaswisherFollow Donny: @donnyjaydeutschSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 9mins

19 Aug 2021

Episode artwork

Why NYT journalist Kara Swisher has never had imposter syndrome

How I Work

Kara Swisher is a no-nonsense journalist with a reputation as both the most feared and the most respected journalist to cover Silicon Valley. When she interviews the biggest names in tech, including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla’s Elon Musk, they’re usually visually nervous and on their toes. She's been covering the industry since the early 90s and knew many giants in the tech world when they were just starting up.  Kara is widely connected, well-read and always prepared for an interview. She knows just how to get what she wants out of her guests, and has never suffered from imposter syndrome.  She’s an opinion writer for the New York Times, podcast host of Sway and Pivot, and an editor-at-large for New York Media.  Visit amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes. Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co CREDITSProduced by InventiumHost: Amantha ImberProduction support from Deadset StudiosEpisode producer: Jenna KodaSound engineer: Martin Imber


19 May 2021

Episode artwork

The ‘Five Horsemen of the Techpocalypse’ with Kara Swisher

Big Brains

The so-called “Big Tech” industry has dramatically improved our daily lives, but at what cost? Few people have gotten a closer look at these companies than Kara Swisher, writer for The New York Times and podcast host—and she says we need to wrestle more with that question. Recently she shared her expertise with University of Chicago students as a fellow at the Institute of Politics. She taught a seminar called “The Five Horsemen of the Techpocalypse,” which examined Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook. She recently joined the Big Brains podcast to give us her impressions of that experience, and to discuss the future of “Big Tech.”


22 Apr 2021

Episode artwork

The Power Of Access In Journalism And Academia With Kara Swisher


When it comes to probing the problems of Big Tech, either as a journalist or academic, access is key. Necessary data is highly guarded, often in a "black box", and these companies carefully select what they share and with whom. Few people understand this better than Kara Swisher who has been fearlessly covering and critiquing Big Tech since the 1990s. She's a New York Times opinion writer, host of the podcast "Sway" and co-host of the "Pivot" podcast.


8 Apr 2021

Episode artwork

Ethan Zuckerman with Kara Swisher: The American Trust Crisis

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Worldwide, a loss of faith in government institutions has encouraged citizens of democracy to look for pathways outside of politics to make tangible change. This mistrust of “the system” has spread throughout other social organizations as well; press, corporations, digital platforms are questioned for their ability to hold us together. Now, people are searching for productive outlets to have their voice heard and make positive change.Ethan Zuckerman, founder of the Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure, is offering a solution. In his new book Mistrust, Zuckerman uses research from political scientists, legal theorists, and activists in the streets to understand why many people started to doubt social institutions and the implications it poses for an uncertain future. He analyzes the relationship he says the public should have with existing institutions and the various ways we can reach a collective goal of an advanced democracy.Join us as Zuckerman encourages citizens of democracy to use this sentiment of disbelief to fuel their participation in civic life and create an equitable society.SPEAKERSEthan ZuckermanFounder, Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Author, Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform ThemIn Conversation with Kara SwisherContributing Opinion Writer and Host of "Sway," The New York TimesIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on February 11th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

17 Feb 2021