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Each weekday afternoon, Axios business editor Dan Primack unpacks the biggest story of the day and why it matters. In 10 minutes, Dan and his guests - global business leaders, influential political operators, and reporters chasing huge scoops - take you inside the accelerating forces, technologies and trends that are remaking your world and work.  About Axios: Axios is a digital media company launched in 2017. Axios - which means “worthy” in Greek - helps you become smarter, faster with news and information across politics, tech, business, media, science and the world. Subscribe to our newsletters at axios.com/newsletters and download our mobile app at axios.com/app  About Dan Primack: Dan is the host of Axios Re:Cap. He is also a business editor at Axios and author of the daily Axios Pro Rata newsletter where he covers the world of dealmakers across VC, PE and M&A. Previously, he was a senior editor at Fortune magazine and Thomson Reuters. 

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Lots of jobs, lots of questions
743
This morning brought news that the U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June — and an unexpected press conference from President Trump to tout the numbers. But the jobs survey the numbers came from ended before the recent spike in coronavirus cases, and questions abound about how far the economic reality in the country today diverges from that report. Dan digs in with the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell.
Jul 02, 2020
Deficits no longer matter
729
Stephanie Kelton is an economist with rising influence in the Democratic Party who advised the Bernie Sanders campaign and is on a Biden campaign economic task-force. Kelton believes we’re thinking about the deficit wrong and that we should stop framing policy proposals with the question “How will you pay for that?” She joins Dan to discuss the economic theory she’s helped to mainstream.
Jul 01, 2020
Discord CEO on making it right
782
The chat app Discord announced today that it raised $100 million from venture capitalists at a $3.5 billion valuation. It’s an indication of how far Discord has come and how successful its rehabilitation has been after it was used as an organizing tool for white nationalists in Charlottesville. Now it might provide a model for other social media platforms struggling with content moderation. Dan is joined by Discord co-founder and CEO Jason Citron.
Jun 30, 2020
Ben & Jerry’s exec on the Facebook boycott
669
Ben & Jerry’s is one of a number of companies that are pulling ads on Facebook and Instagram for the month of July — but the company will continue to post social justice messaging on social media platforms, even as it applies pressure to these companies to change several of its content policies. Dan digs in with Chris Miller, head of activism strategy at Ben & Jerry's.
Jun 29, 2020
Red Sox CEO on bringing back baseball
751
Baseball players and owners have agreed to play a shortened season, but there's no guarantee games will actually happen. Dan discusses the prospects for the 2020 season with Boston Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy. Dan also talks to the CEO of grocery giant Albertsons, which went public today, and to Axios transportation reporter Joann Muller about Amazon’s latest announcement.
Jun 26, 2020
Bonus episode: The call for corporate reparations
638
Axios Today is a weekday morning news show hosted by Niala Boodhoo. We’re sharing this morning’s episode. For years, some Democrats and Black leaders have called for reparations from the U.S. government for slavery. Axios business reporter Courtenay Brown says reparations may move faster in the private sector, where some corporations are trying to make amends. Plus, our new beer barometer tells us how much people are going out to bars and restaurants during the pandemic. And White House editor Margaret Talev tells us what to expect in the upcoming primaries after watching mayhem in Kentucky. Guests: Axios' Courtenay Brown, Hans Nichols, and Margaret Talev. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.
Jun 26, 2020
Black owned bookstore boom
700
In the midst of weeks of #BlackLivesMatter protests, lists of anti-racism books and black-owned bookstores went viral, part of well-intentioned efforts that culminated in a deluge of hundreds of thousands of orders for the same handful of titles. Dan and Danielle Mullen, founder of Semicolon Books in Chicago, discuss her experience as a bookseller who ended up on those lists.
Jun 25, 2020
Bill Barr vs. marijuana mergers
745
A Justice Department official testified today that Attorney General Bill Barr abused his power by directing investigations of marijuana company mergers that were motivated by a personal dislike of the industry. Dan is joined by Teddy Scott, who led one of the companies cited in the complaint, to discuss what Scott knew about the investigation and when.
Jun 24, 2020
Zeke Emanuel on who gets the coronavirus vaccine
819
Dr. Anthony Fauci is optimistic that there will be a coronavirus vaccine by early 2021, but determining who will get it first will be complicated. Dan discusses what happens once we have a vaccine with Dr. Zeke Emanuel, former White House health policy adviser and chair of the department of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jun 23, 2020
Andrew Yang on making stimulus permanent
710
Two new studies show that projections for a rise in poverty this year didn’t happen because of the federal stimulus. Andrew Yang joins Dan to discuss if the stimulus can be seen as a test run for universal basic income, Yang’s signature campaign policy proposal, and his conversations with Joe Biden about the idea.
Jun 22, 2020
Racial quotas in Corporate America
758
As companies declare Juneteenth a corporate holiday, but fail to promote black workers to their own C-suites, Bloomberg Businessweek’s cover story asks, “Is it time for racial quotas?” Dan is joined by Businessweek’s Rebecca Greenfield, author of the cover story, who makes the argument that existing efforts to improve racial equity and representation haven’t worked.
Jun 19, 2020
DACA gets decided
588
The Supreme Court ruled today to uphold DACA, the Obama-era program that protected nearly 650,000 unauthorized immigrants from deportation — but there are still unknowns ahead for DREAMers and their employers, because this isn’t a permanent solution to their immigration status. Dan is joined by Jeff Davidson, a lawyer who argued this case before the Ninth Circuit.
Jun 18, 2020
Who got the bailouts?
695
The federal government has lent out more than half a trillion dollars to small businesses impacted by COVID-19, but there’s no way of knowing who received one and who didn’t, unless a business discloses that it received one. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are calling for greater transparency, including Representative Jennifer Wexton, who joins Dan to discuss a letter she sent today to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Jun 17, 2020
Stressed in Seattle
742
Seattle, an early coronavirus hotspot, is trying to reopen its economy, while continuing to deal with protests that have resulted in the creation of a so-called “autonomous zone” where police no longer go. Dan digs in with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan about what comes next for her city.
Jun 16, 2020
Jalen Rose on NBA players, protests, and changing the vote
714
NBA players are trying to balance a return to the court with their efforts to improve racial justice and equality, and not everyone agrees on the best course forward. Dan digs in with former NBA star Jalen Rose, a co-founder with LeBron James of a new voting rights group called More Than A Vote.
Jun 15, 2020
Re:Cap Trailer
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Each weekday afternoon starting June 15, Axios business editor Dan Primack unpacks the biggest story of the day and why it matters.
Jun 11, 2020
The 2020 techlash
635
Dan and Axios' Mike Allen dig into the relationship between Silicon Valley and Washington D.C., ahead of the November election. Plus, a very important announcement. PLUS: The PPP gets extended and Google gets sued by its incognito users
Jun 04, 2020
Living History
558
Across the country, Americans are bearing witness to a painful moment in our history, with thousands showing up day after day to protest, even in the midst of a pandemic. Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the Museum of African American History and Culture, joins Dan to analyze the present moment and how we may understand it when we look back someday.  PLUS: Facebook faces off with employees and some surprisingly good news on jobs
Jun 03, 2020
Social media maelstrom
605
The role of social media platforms in moderating user content has been in the spotlight as President Trump clashes with Twitter and Facebook deals with employee walkouts over the platform’s policy. Dan is joined by former Department of Homeland Security assistant secretary for policy Stewart Baker to discuss the policy at the center of this debate.  PLUS: The business of tear gas and a possible COVID-19 treatment
Jun 02, 2020
The pandemic didn’t go away
597
After a weekend of protests in cities across the U.S., in the midst of states beginning to reopen their economies, there are concerns that there could be a surge of coronavirus infections in the coming weeks. Axios heath care editor Sam Baker joins Dan to discuss what we know now about coronavirus and what we should anticipate.  PLUS: The new problem for an Uber-Grubhub marriage and making sense of senseless stock markets
Jun 01, 2020
The end of U.S. megacities
651
As companies adapt their policies around remote work and, in some cases, embrace remote work permanently, there could be consequences for super star cities — places like New York and San Francisco that companies long incentivized their employees to relocate to. Dan and Axios cities correspondent Kim Hart delve into the long-term impacts that a shift towards remote work could have for these places. PLUS: The Trump Twitter feud escalates and a Big Tech CEO departure
May 29, 2020
Trump vs. Twitter Pt. II
611
President Trump is escalating his response to Twitter’s fact check of his recent tweets. Axios obtained a copy of a draft executive order that would target social media platforms’ legal protections — but ultimately, may not actually change very much. Axios technology reporter Margaret Harding McGill joins Dan to dig into this developing story. PLUS: The economic data we aren’t getting and why Fraggle Rock matters in 2020
May 28, 2020
Twitter vs. Trump vs. Twitter
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This week, Twitter has come under fire for allowing President Trump to tweet about a conspiracy theory, only to come under fire from Trump himself for fact checking another set of his tweets about mail-in voting. Kara Swisher of the New York Times joins Dan to dig into Trump’s misuse of the platform and Twitter’s steps — and missteps — in handling it.  PLUS: Amazon’s next big acquisition and hackers target coronavirus research
May 27, 2020
SpaceX blasts off
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SpaceX is set to send a crew into space on Wednesday, ushering in a new era in space exploration: privately-funded space travel. Dan is joined by Axios space reporter Miriam Kramer to discuss the new economy of space travel, the future of NASA, and the political ramifications of launching astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time in almost a decade.  PLUS: Why Hertz went broke and what a major music label can tell us about the pandemic
May 26, 2020
Economic cold war with China
579
The revelation of fraud at Luckin Coffee has raised questions about the financial transparency offered by Chinese companies when they list shares on U.S. exchanges. Dan is joined by Hong Kong-based New York Times business correspondent Alexandra Stevenson to discuss what the fallout from Luckin Coffee’s scandal could mean for Chinese companies trying to list on U.S. stock exchanges and for American investors in Chinese companies.  PLUS: Silicon Valley rolls out contact tracing and the end of Memorial Day Weekend traffic
May 21, 2020
Amy Klobuchar deals with mergers
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Uber and Grubhub continue to haggle over the terms of a possible merger, but Senator Amy Klobuchar has already expressed concern that it would hurt competition and raise prices for customers if it happens. Senator Klobuchar joins Dan to talk about that deal, Facebook buying Giphy, and how to handle mergers during the pandemic more broadly.  PLUS: Podcasting gets its Howard Stern moment and big questions about that Moderna vaccine
May 20, 2020
Reopening America’s healthcare system
669
Hospitals have been at surge capacity to treat COVID-19 patients — but they’ve taken a hit due to the massive drop off in elective surgeries and procedures. Specialists’ offices have been hit especially hard. Dan is joined by Axios healthcare business reporter Bob Herman to discuss the challenges ahead as healthcare tries to rebound.  PLUS: Restaurants ask for more time and what Disney just lost to Tik Tok
May 19, 2020
Misery at the Mall
623
J.C. Penney is the latest large retailer to file for bankruptcy, raising the question: as mall stores flail in the wake of plummeting retail sales, how much of this retail upheaval was inevitable, and how much can be explained by coronavirus? Dan digs into this question with Fortune senior reporter Phil Wahba. PLUS: Democrats slam Uber’s attempts to buy Grubhub and Facebook gets a pass on its deal for Giphy.
May 18, 2020
The Sorry State of Small Business
734
According to research from the JPMorgan Chase Institute, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, small businesses in the U.S. had an average of less than 15 cash buffer days. Director of business research for the JPMorgan Chase Institute Chris Wheat joins Dan to shift through the data and determine how healthy America’s small businesses were before the coronavirus struck.  PLUS: Private equity goes to court and the year’s biggest retail bankruptcy
May 14, 2020
Quibi's short-form rise and fall
732
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s new streaming platform Quibi failed to meet incredibly high launch expectations — it recently shared it has 1.3 million active users, way below expectations they set for 7 million users. Dan and Axios media reporter Sara Fischer discuss what went wrong for Quibi and how much of it can and cannot be blamed on coronavirus.  PLUS: Uber eyes a big acquisition and California officials try to make nice with Tesla
May 13, 2020
Dark Clouds for Weather Forecasting
629
Weather forecasts draw on data collected by commercial aircraft, and the sudden drop in passenger flights may be impacting meteorology as we head into hurricane season. Washington Post deputy weather editor Andrew Freedman joins Dan to dig into the drop in data and what it could mean for weather forecasting.  PLUS: Congressional Democrats prepare to unveil the next stimulus and how Americans are the next hurdle to reopening America
May 12, 2020
Elon Musk vs. California
668
California announced that manufacturing could resume in the state, but Alameda County has issued stay-at-home orders that run through the end of May. This impacts Tesla’s Fremont factory, and the company filed suit against the county to reopen. Dan is joined by TechCrunch senior reporter and editor Kristen Korosec to discuss Elon Musk’s strategy and the implications of this lawsuit.  PLUS: The presidential betting market and why this Thursday matters for pandemic-impaired
May 11, 2020
The Post Office in Crisis
646
Between a new postmaster general and an ad blitz by Amazon, CVS and others aimed at rebutting President Trump’s comments that USPS should raise prices, the postal service couldn’t stay out of the news this week. Dan is joined by Washington Post reporter Lisa Rein to unpack a wild week for the beleaguered agency.  PLUS: The worst jobs report in U.S. history and the future of offices
May 08, 2020
Is it Legal?
641
Legal Seafoods is one of dozens of companies around the country arguing that COVID-19 has interrupted cash flow to businesses and should be covered by business interruption insurance. Dan is joined by Legal Seafoods CEO Roger Berkowitz to discuss the steps he’s taking to keep his restaurant afloat and how he plans to eventually reopen.  PLUS: The supreme court takes up robocalls and the next big question for small business bailouts
May 06, 2020
U.S. women's soccer loses
596
A federal judge dismissed the central claim of unequal pay in the lawsuit filed by the U.S. women’s national soccer team against the U.S. Soccer Federation. But the players, including Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, have vowed to appeal. Dan is joined by Axios sports editor Kendall Baker to dig into this lawsuit and the ramifications of this ruling.  PLUS: WeWork’s former CEO files suit and COVID death counts become partisan
May 05, 2020
A Viral Hurricane
593
Hurricane season starts June 1, and according to reporting from Axios national political reporter Jonathan Swan, FEMA is drafting guidance for how to respond to natural disasters and related emergencies in the midst of coronavirus. Dan is joined by Jonathan Swan to discuss what America could face this hurricane season.  PLUS: Amazon’s big loss and the first of what could become a wave of retail bankruptcies
May 04, 2020
The Small Business Bailout Bungle
723
The coffers of the PPP program have been replenished with $310 billion, $60 billion which has been allocated to small lenders and community banks, but problems with the program persist. Axios’ markets editor Dion Rabouin and Dan debate whether the program works as intended, where more guidance is needed, and whether this round of funding will help businesses that need the money most.  PLUS: Zoom’s newest headache and a Philadelphia icon heads to Silicon Valley
Apr 30, 2020
The Food Supply Chain in Crisis
621
Meat processing plants, which were slow to institute effective protective measures for employees, have started to close amid mass cases of worker illness. Then yesterday President Trump signed an executive order that would reopen them. Dan is joined by Washington Post business of food reporter Laura Reiley to examine the state of our meat supply chain.  PLUS: Jay-Z vs. artificial intelligence and Belgium asks its citizens for the best sort of solidarity
Apr 29, 2020
Letting States Go Bankrupt
639
With states facing their worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested that he favors states declaring bankruptcy over additional federal aid. Dan is joined by The Atlantic’s David Frum to discuss why creating a bankruptcy process for states appeals to the Republican party.  PLUS: Cannabis in the age of coronavirus and smartphone makers feel the pain
Apr 28, 2020
Defining Essential Businesses
546
States that are starting to reopen parts of their economies are starting from different places. Decisions about whether companies were essential in the first place were made on a state-by-state basis and stores that are closed in one state were open in another. Dan and Axios’ markets reporter Courtenay Brown dig into the questions of who is essential and how that’s being determined.  PLUS: Who is excluded from part two of the small business loan program and Google searches in the age of COVID-19
Apr 27, 2020
American’s Growing Unemployment Mess
594
This week brought 4.4 million unemployment claims, a drop from recent weeks, but still a dire sign for the economy and for working Americans. Dan and New York Times tax and economics reporter Jim Tankersley dig into the latest numbers, the funding small businesses still need to protect jobs and hire back employees, and the layoffs that may still be ahead as this crisis drags out.  PLUS: A big battle over abandoned mergers and robot dogs join the fight against COVID-19
Apr 23, 2020
Tech Tracks Coronavirus
756
Last week, Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched Rt.live, which tracks the infection rate of COVID-19 in each state. Dan is joined by Kevin Systrom, who discusses what Rt.live can tell us as we navigate the crisis and shares his thoughts on how Silicon Valley has stepped up to offer funding, tools and leadership in the pandemic.  PLUS: The small business loan pool gets refilled and Facebook buys big into India
Apr 22, 2020
Oil Breaks the Internet
506
Oil prices suddenly went negative Monday evening, a sign that oil supply is outpacing demand as travel by planes and cars dramatically decreases — but the historic nature of this price drop also speaks volumes to the volatility that coronavirus is introducing to so many markets. Dan is joined by Axios energy reporter Ben Geman to discuss what this means for the oil industry.  PLUS: Facebook blocks COVID truther protests and the next big problem with health care
Apr 21, 2020
Shake Shack Serves up its Loan
574
Shake Shack on Monday announced it would give back the $10 million it received via the Paycheck Protection Program, in the midst of circulating criticisms of the program’s application process and how it distributed funds before it ran out. Dan is joined by Shake Shack founder and chairman Danny Meyer to discuss the company's decision, the state of restaurants, and how the next phase of PPP should be structured. PLUS: Why Dropbox paid people to hack Zoom and Silicon Valley tracks COVID-19
Apr 20, 2020
Europe’s Cautious Reopening
507
A handful of countries in Europe are attempting to reopen parts of their economies, and the rest of the world is watching for signs of success and strategies that can be emulated — but also for secondary outbreaks. Axios world editor Dave Lawler joins Dan to analyze these plans and we may start to see.  PLUS: Silicon Valley slows down and the end of middle seats on airplanes.
Apr 17, 2020
The Last Dance of the Unicorns
654
Forbes just released its Midas list, which ranks the top venture capitalists around the world each year. Dan and Forbes senior editor Alex Konrad dig into the list and discuss what VC investments mean at a moment when companies in nearly every sector are struggling in the face of the coronavirus crisis.  PLUS: The small business loans program is out of money and Facebook takes a giant step towards fighting coronavirus misinformation.
Apr 16, 2020
The Essential Workers’ Bill of Rights
691
Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Ro Khanna have released a proposal for a bill of rights for essential workers that covers protective equipment, premium pay, universal paid sick leave, health care coverage, child care, and more. Rep. Khanna joins Dan to discuss the proposal’s scope, what it aims to accomplish, and who would benefit.   PLUS: Zoom’s new security problem and corporate America gets a return-to-work reality check
Apr 14, 2020
The Next Economic Crisis
541
States, cities and towns around the country rely on sales taxes, and they are facing an unprecedented drop in tax revenue. Dan is joined by Axios politics reporter Stef Kight to talk about their reporting on what happens if governments on the state and local level start to go bankrupt.  PLUS: Big Tech fills the testing vacuum and Elizabeth Warren’s bill of rights for essential workers
Apr 13, 2020
Hydroxychloroquine Questions
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Hydroxychloroquine has evolved from a sleepy anti-malaria drug into a partisan litmus test over the future of COVID-19 treatment. Dan and Axios healthcare reporter Bob Herman dig into what we know about the drug, what we still don't, and why both matter. PLUS: New money for small businesses and a way to help New York medical workers
Apr 09, 2020
The Battle over Billionaire Saviors
533
Jack Dorsey, Bill Gates, and other billionaires are pledging money to address the coronavirus crisis, raising a question: as billionaires do good, are they perpetuating a system that relies on their power and influence? Recode’s senior reporter on money and influence Teddy Schleifer joins Dan to discuss.  PLUS: Staples stiffs its landlords and Passover via Zoom
Apr 08, 2020
The Race to Reopen
670
The U.S. will not be able to reopen as quickly as it closed without ensuring another wave of coronavirus outbreaks. Dan and Axios chief financial correspondent Felix Salmon discuss what it will take to safely reopen the American economy and how far off that may be.  PLUS: WeWork sues SoftBank and Airbnb buys a buffer
Apr 07, 2020
America's Other Economic Crisis: Oil
583
Oil prices have cratered, due to reduced demand and a dispute between Russia and Saudi Arabia, threatening one of America's largest industries. Dan digs in with Axios energy reporters Amy Harder and Ben Gemen. PLUS: ER docs get pay cuts and the launch of Quibi.
Apr 06, 2020
Saving Startups
726
American small businesses soon will be able to get government loans to keep people employed, but many startups will be left out because of an old rule that the CARES Act didn't address. Dan is joined by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who's working with Nancy Pelosi and others to get this changed. PLUS: Zoom grows up and a random act of kindness
Apr 02, 2020
Wartime Powers
604
The Trump administration has been hesitant to invoke the Defense Production Act to address supplies shortages in the coronavirus crisis — but a New York Times report found that the Act has been regularly invoked by the Department of Defense during Trump’s presidency. Dan is joined by New York Times homeland security correspondent Zolan Kanno-Youngs.  PLUS: America now has fewer wireless carriers and Ohio University gives us a reason to stand up and cheer
Apr 01, 2020
Misinformation in the Age of Coronavirus
659
In the midst of coronavirus, trust in local media is on the rise, but across the board trust in media largely remains low, and isn’t helped by President Trump’s accusations of “fake news.” Dan and Axios media reporter Sara Fischer examine the spread of misinformation and confidence in the media when the stakes around information have never been higher. PLUS: Tracking the coronavirus from space and private equity nearly closes a hospital
Mar 31, 2020
The Coronavirus Hits Home
628
Axios Co-founder and President Roy Schwartz tested positive for coronavirus and has since made a recovery. He joins Dan to talk about his unusual symptoms, the challenges of quarantining when you have a family, and what he saw when he went to the hospital.   PLUS: Instacart workers on strike and a beloved bookstore rehires its workers
Mar 30, 2020
Inside Trump's Coronavirus Timeline
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Trump pledged to reopen the U.S. by Easter, a date that experts agree is far too soon to effectively contain the spread of coronavirus. Dan and Axios national political reporter Jonathan Swan discuss how Trump decided on that date, who he is listening to, and how his administration might act next.
Mar 28, 2020
The Other Coronavirus Test
273
You’ve heard about the need for better coronavirus testing, but there’s another test that could advance our understanding of the virus: a serological test, which measures whether people have antibodies — and possibly immunity — to the virus. Dan and Axios managing editor Alison Snyder talk about what this test could tell us.
Mar 28, 2020
Too Late to Emulate
286
The U.S. missed a number of chances to follow the playbook that Singapore and South Korea used to contain their coronavirus outbreaks. Dan is joined by Axios health care editor Sam Baker to examine what the U.S. can still learn from other countries and the state of the U.S. response.
Mar 28, 2020
Bailing Out Hospitals
670
For weeks, hospitals have been requesting federal aid to help cover soaring costs associated with coronavirus testing and treatment. Dan and Axios health care business reporter Bob Herman discuss how the $100 billion in the stimulus bill may be dispersed as the crisis unfolds.  PLUS: Why the new unemployment number is even worse than it looks and who got left out of the $2 trillion stimulus bill
Mar 26, 2020
Manufacturing Our Way Out of Crisis
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New York says it's short more than 20 thousand ventilators, a data point that speaks to the supply shortage across the U.S. Dan and Axios transportation correspondent Joann Muller dig into what auto companies and other manufacturers are doing to address coronavirus supplies shortages.  PLUS: Tech vs. the virus and Uncle Sam as the lender of last resort
Mar 25, 2020
Reopening America
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A lack of widespread testing has left the U.S. with fewer tools to map and fight the spread of coronavirus, which has made social distancing so essential — but President Trump has expressed interest in reopening the economy after just 15 days. Axios health care reporter Caitlin Owens joins Dan to discuss why this would exacerbate the crisis.  PLUS: PG&E pleads guilty to the Camp Fire and a massive spike in pessimism.
Mar 24, 2020
Keeping the Markets Open
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As stocks plummet, there have been calls to close the markets. But the counter-argument is that it would starve companies of capital and make it impossible for investors to liquidate their assets. Dan digs in with Tal Cohen, the Nasdaq's head of North American markets. PLUS: Uber asks Trump not to forget about gig economy workers and big streaming strains on our broadband.
Mar 23, 2020
How to do Social Distancing Right
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In this special edition episode of Pro Rata, Dan talks to Axios reporter Stef Kight about how to safely and responsibly grocery shop, support local businesses, and help neighbors. Plus: Dan and Axios health care editor Sam Baker discuss the latest updates on the U.S. response to coronavirus, and Axios markets editor Dion Rabouin joins Dan to analyze the state of the economy.
Mar 21, 2020
The Plan to Save America
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A stimulus package was signed into law Wednesday night and by Thursday another was already in the pipeline. Dan Primack and Axios White House reporter Alayna Treene discuss how major political players in D.C. are working together on these rapidly evolving stimulus plans.  PLUS: Political fundraising goes virtual and grocery store clerks have become officially essential.
Mar 19, 2020
Helicopter Money
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The Trump administration is considering sending checks to everyday Americans. Chief financial correspondent Felix Salmon joins Dan to discuss how individual bailouts might work, how long they might take, and how they could impact the workforce and supply chains. PLUS: More bad news for WeWork and what one pizza shop is doing for hungry kids.
Mar 18, 2020
The Race for a Cure
668
Biotech company Moderna has become the first to bring a possible coronavirus vaccine to clinical trials. Dan is joined by Axios health care business reporter Bob Herman to lay out the best case scenario timeline for the company’s vaccine and what makes it different from a typical vaccine. PLUS: Amazon staffs up and old Hollywood turns to streaming.
Mar 17, 2020
Prisons as Coronavirus Petri Dishes
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Prisons and detention centers are environments that are uniquely susceptible to the spread of diseases. Axios politics reporter Stef Kight joins Dan to discuss the threat coronavirus poses to incarcerated and detained populations, and the drastic measures that could be needed if it does spread to them. PLUS: What Google really told President Trump and one merger that might be helped by the coronavirus outbreak.
Mar 16, 2020
Recession Risks
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A number of countries are already in a recession due to coronavirus. In this special edition episode of Pro Rata, Dan and Axios markets editor Dion Rabouin discuss what a recession could mean for the U.S. economy and what can and should be done to mitigate it.
Mar 14, 2020
Too Much for the Health Care System to Handle
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Health care systems aren’t designed to handle a massive influx of patients who all need care for the same thing at the same time. In this special edition episode of Pro Rata, Dan and Axios health care editor Sam Baker explain how the U.S.’s initial response to coronavirus could set us up to strain our health care system. 
Mar 14, 2020
China's New Role in the World
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In mid-December, Chinese doctors saw the first coronavirus cases, but it took the country weeks to take action to prevent its spread. And yet, it is now taking a leadership role in the pandemic. In this special edition episode of Pro Rata, Dan and Axios China reporter Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian analyze China’s response to coronavirus and its global impact.
Mar 14, 2020
A Campaign Season without Crowds
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Campaigns are all about engagement, but suddenly, due to coronavirus, events are being cancelled, postponed and planned without audiences. In this special edition episode of Pro Rata, Dan and Axios White House & politics editor Margaret Talev explore the potential impacts of coronavirus on campaigns, primaries, conventions, and, possibly, the November election.
Mar 14, 2020
Cities are Scrambling
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Cities are, in many ways, businesses that can never close. In this special edition episode of Pro Rata, Dan and Axios cities correspondent Kim Hart explore how coronavirus presents particular challenges for cities when it comes to encouraging remote work for employees, keeping services running, and responding to this national emergency.
Mar 14, 2020
Cheating Veterans
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Five colleges, including The University of Phoenix, are accused of using misleading sales tactics to lure military veterans and their families. Now the schools may lose their ability to access GI Bill benefits. Dan digs in with The Washington Post's Danielle Douglas-Gabriel. Plus, Amazon's return of the JEDI, and a coronavirus date that will live in infamy.
Mar 13, 2020
Bailing out America
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As coronavirus spreads across the economy, numerous federal aid options are on the table for industries ranging from hospitality to oil and gas. Dan discusses bailouts and breaks that might be ahead with Washington Post White House economics reporter Jeff Stein. PLUS: The tech fight over fighting child exploitation and what happens when big schools shut down.
Mar 11, 2020
Challenging AOC
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Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, long a proponent of smaller government and a self-described centrist, is running as a democrat in New York’s 14th district primary against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Caruso-Cabrera joins Pro Rata to discuss her campaign.  PLUS: A bipartisan push to investigate Google’s search results and how our political differences affect our views on coronavirus
Mar 10, 2020
Coronavirus Hits the Gig Economy
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Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on American workplaces — but it’s also creating chaos for workers in the gig economy. Dan and author and tech reporter Mike Isaac examine what Uber, Lyft and others are doing for workers that they’ve long argued are not essential employees.  PLUS: Trump's "manipulated media" and Jack Dorsey isn't getting fired.
Mar 09, 2020
The Coronavirus Economy
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Robots are being used to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Dan discusses this new use of technology with Axios' Joann Mueller. Plus: Why Amazon didn't go Green and a move to ban government employees from using TikTok.
Mar 05, 2020
Can’t Buy Mike Love
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By the end of Super Tuesday, one thing was abundantly clear: No one has ever spent more in politics to get less than Michael Bloomberg. Mike Allen joins Dan to discuss Bloomberg’s campaign spending and missteps. Plus: Robinhood becomes a target and the next front in Washington’s fight against Big Tech.
Mar 04, 2020
Facebook: The Inside Story
681
Wired editor at large Steven Levy got extraordinary access to Facebook executives in the course of writing his new book Facebook: The Inside Story. Dan and Steven discuss how Facebook’s internal structure led to some of its major missteps, and what might be ahead for the tech juggernaut.  PLUS: How to measure esports and the future of conferences.
Mar 03, 2020
The Bernie Economy
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A key Bernie Sanders campaign adviser supports a monetary theory that argues that the deficit doesn’t matter. Dan and Dion Rabouin discuss what a Sanders economy — one with a federal jobs guarantee and no student loan debt — might look like. PLUS: Coronvirus throws U.S. business into chaos and Big Tech may face a new antitrust boss.
Mar 02, 2020
A Focus on Fracking
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Heading into Super Tuesday a potentially controversial part of the Green New Deal has been relatively under-discussed. Axios energy reporter Ben Geman joins Dan to talk about how a proposed ban on fracking could play out in primaries and in the general election in states with large fracking industries, especially swing states.  PLUS: The world’s first infodemic and how tech hurdles could trip up this year’s census.
Feb 28, 2020
Masking Coronavirus
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As coronavirus spreads, people have rushed to buy face masks, leading to global shortages. But healthy people do not need them, despite depictions of people wearing them preventatively around the world. Dan and NPR senior editor Maria Godoy discuss what measures work, and which ones put a strain on global response. PLUS: Doordash delivers an IPO and Reddit’s CEO slams Tik Tok.
Feb 27, 2020
The Dawn of Space Tourism
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This year, both Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin plan to fly passengers on suborbital space trips. Dan and Axios space reporter Miriam Kramer discuss how tourism could change the space industry. PLUS: Allegations of Chinese espionage at a U.S. pension fund and a big day for CEO swaps.
Feb 26, 2020
Feeling the Bern
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Despite the momentum he’s been building since 2015, the Democratic Party appears to be caught off guard by Bernie’s wins in New Hampshire and Nevada. Dan and Axios politics and White House editor Margaret Talev dig into the Democratic Party dynamics following Bernie’s caucus wins. PLUS: A big play for your financial data and what tech means for the future of democracy.
Feb 24, 2020
The Boy Scouts File for Bankruptcy
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The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy this week in the face of hundreds of lawsuits from men who allege that they were abused during their time in the scouts. Pro Rata producer Naomi Shavin and Axios reporter Courtenay Brown discuss how the bankruptcy filing will impact the creation of a compensation trust for victims and more. PLUS: The Fed signals it may cut rates and a new study on crowdfunding for medical bills.
Feb 21, 2020
Bloomberg's Social Media Strategy
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Mike Bloomberg’s campaign is hiring people to regularly post from their personal social-media accounts and send texts in support of Bloomberg to their contacts. Pro Rata producer Naomi Shavin is joined by Axios media reporter Sara Fischer to discuss the campaign’s strategies and how social media platforms are responding. PLUS: Morgan Stanley buys E*Trade and the Trump administration sides with Oracle.
Feb 20, 2020
A Beijing Think Tank Ranks U.S. Governors
650
A Chinese think tank generated a series of reports rating state governors and White House officials on their “friendliness” towards China. Pro Rata producer Naomi Shavin is joined by Axios China reporter Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, who obtained and analyzed the reports.  PLUS: The coronavirus vaccine race and optimism in the record label business
Feb 19, 2020
Why U.S. Cities Can’t Recycle
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After China implemented a ban on importing waste including recyclables, many U.S. cities found themselves without a market for their paper, plastics, and more. Pro Rata producer Naomi Shavin and Axios reporter Erica Pandey discuss technology and economic shifts that could help recycling.  PLUS: Coronavirus hits Apple and tech alarm bells sound in Nevada
Feb 18, 2020
Building Safer Cities
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Helsinki, Finland just joined Oslo, Norway in achieving a major road safety goal: zero pedestrian or cyclist deaths for an entire calendar year. Dan and Axios editor Sam Baker discuss the investments, tech, and infrastructure changes it would take for U.S. cities to reduce roadway fatalities.  PLUS: Coronavirus kills a tech conference and the new owner of America’s second largest local news publisher
Feb 13, 2020
The Intelligence Coup of the Century
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In a new report from the Washington Post, national security reporter and author Greg Miller reveals that a major global supplier of encrypted communication technology was owned, for decades, by the CIA and West German intelligence. Dan and Greg trace the history of Crypto AG and how it set the stage of modern surveillance programs. PLUS: Big Tech under a new microscope and a requiem for the Yang Gang.
Feb 12, 2020
Amazon Raises the Temperature on Trump
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Amazon is seeking to depose President Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper in the latest escalation of a suit attempting to prove “unmistakable bias” in the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10 billion contract to Microsoft over Amazon Web Services. Dan discusses the case with NPR business correspondent Alina Selyukh.   PLUS: Mobile’s megamerger gets court approval and AOC gets a challenger.
Feb 11, 2020
Putin’s YouTube Problem
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering ways to limit access to YouTube, which has become a crucial platform for his critics and go-to source for news and entertainment for Russians under 30. Axios World Editor Dave Lawler joins Dan to talk about how Putin has limited media and internet access and what he may do next. PLUS: A new move to break up Big Tech and Netflix meets the Oscars.
Feb 10, 2020
Impeachment: The Final Chapter, Maybe
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The Senate voted to acquit President Trump of both articles of impeachment, but the impeachment story may be far from over. Dan and Axios White House reporter Alayna Treene explore the fallout of the acquittal vote and Democratic and Republican strategies to keep their investigations alive.  Plus: Casper’s bad night of sleep and the Iowa caucus story keeps getting worse. https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-impeachment-ukraine-investigations-fc69dc22-d366-4b54-b1ab-8eaf0140ea4f.html
Feb 06, 2020
Angels in Hell
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A major report on misogyny at Victoria’s Secret dropped as the brand struggles with newly revealed ties between its CEO and Jeffrey Epstein, a parent company looking to sell it to a private equity firm, and sustained loss of ground to competitors. New York Times business reporter Sapna Maheshwari tells the story behind the report, and what it all means for the shopping mall staple.  Plus: Bernie vs. biotech and everyone vs. robocalls.
Feb 05, 2020
Tech Fail in Iowa
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With Iowa results still unknown following a tech meltdown, Dan talks to former White House tech policy advisor and New America fellow Hollie Russon Gilman about how caucus voting went astray and what it means for people’s confidence in the process.  Plus: A big change in the government’s inquiry into Google and how social media reacted to Kobe Bryant’s death.
Feb 04, 2020
Bernie’s Race to Lose
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Tonight is the Iowa Caucus, a crucial early proving ground for candidates, and Bernie seems to be the favorite heading into the vote. Dan and Axios co-founder Mike Allen describe how the Iowa Caucus works and what tonight’s results could mean for the Democratic party. Plus: Corporate America gets razor burn and how Big Tech tried to score points during the Super Bowl.
Feb 03, 2020
The NFL Bounces Back
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After a couple of years of declining ratings amid scandals spanning domestic violence, traumatic brain injuries and kneeling controversies, the NFL is making a comeback. Axios editor-in-chief Nicholas Johnson and sports editor Kendall Baker discuss this season’s ratings and what they mean for the sport ahead of Super Bowl weekend.  Plus: Facebook’s decade of dominance and an increase in U.S. life expectancy.
Jan 31, 2020
Overhauling the Community Reinvestment Act
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The Community Reinvestment Act became a law in 1977 as a way to address redlining and banks’ refusal to lend money to people in areas they deemed “risky.” It’s up for an overhaul, and it’s dividing Wall Street, Congress and community activists. Axios cities correspondent Kim Hart digs into the debate with markets reporter Courtenay Brown.  Plus: Tesla’s soaring growth and the top destinations for those who are moving.
Jan 30, 2020
Sharing Your Data
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A new report from VICE’s Motherboard found that JumpShot, a subsidiary of antivirus company Avast, has been collecting and selling user data and browsing history. Dan and Motherboard editorial director Jason Koebler discuss the granularity of the data being sold, and what this means for users.  Plus: The U.K. allows a controversial Chinese company to build its 5G network and the ERA gets closer to the constitution.
Jan 28, 2020
The Next Pandemic
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There are now over 2,700 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, with five in the United States. Ron Klain, the Ebola response coordinator for the Obama administration, joins Dan to talk about the current outbreak, policy tools that could address it, and how much we know — and still don’t — about this virus.  Plus: The for-profit prison industry’s most toxic asset and Kobe Bryant’s other career.
Jan 27, 2020
The Green Swan
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Corporate pledges to address climate change poured out of Davos this week, where the mood was surprisingly optimistic. Axios world news editor Dave Lawler joins Pro Rata from Switzerland after a week at the World Economic Forum.  Plus: Coronavirus in the US and Goldman Sachs takes a baby step in the right direction on board diversity.
Jan 24, 2020
The Hack Heard Round the World
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The UN is calling for an immediate investigation into allegations that Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked by the Saudi Crown Prince. Dan is joined by Cyberscoop reporter Shannon Vavra to discuss the forensics report on the hack and the larger cybersecurity and geopolitical fallout of this revelation.  Plus: Philadelphia’s oil blues and Apple erases podcast stars.
Jan 23, 2020
A Political Windfall for Local Media
621
Local stations expect a lot of ad spending in a presidential election year — but they weren’t expecting the staggering amount of spending by the Bloomberg and Steyer campaigns. Dan and Axios media reporter Sara Fischer dig into what this sudden cash infusion means for struggling stations.  Plus: President Trump keeps blaming the Fed and the markets are now worried about something more than trade wars.
Jan 22, 2020
The Crackdown on Legal Immigration
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This week, the Trump administration is expected to roll out an immigration rule that would target pregnant women in an attempt to cut down on “birth tourism.” Dan and Axios reporter Stef Kight discuss how a rule like this might be implemented and the legal challenges ahead for it.  Plus: The Davos man is worried and digital media startups are finally profitable.
Jan 21, 2020
Microsoft's Massive Climate Pledge
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Microsoft announced an ambitious plan to become carbon negative by 2030 and to remove its historical carbon emissions by 2050. Axios energy reporter Amy Harder joins Dan to unpack these goals and how the company might achieve them.  Plus: Black voter sentiment on President Trump and a California startup takes on the aftermath of wildfires.
Jan 17, 2020
Trump vs. Apple
543
In the wake of last month’s shooting in Pensacola, President Trump called on Apple to work with the Justice Department to unlock iPhones. Dan and New York Times tech reporter Jack Nicas examine the potential ramifications if Apple were to capitulate. Plus: Big money for flying taxis and why Twitter will not be getting an edit button.
Jan 16, 2020
Impeachment Playbook
602
The House is expected to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial on Wednesday. Dan and Axios White House Reporter Alayna Treene outline the strategies emerging on the Republican and Democratic sides ahead of the impeachment trial.  Plus: America’s largest investor takes on climate change and why Visa paid so much for a startup.
Jan 14, 2020
MIT’s Jeffrey Epstein Loophole
640
On Friday, MIT released a report from an outside law firm detailing the university’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. Dan and Axios chief financial correspondent Felix Salmon sift through the findings and how Epstein was able to continue directing donations to MIT for years.  Plus: A changing of the guard at Google and a Canadian CEO’s anger at President Trump.
Jan 13, 2020
Carlos Ghosn Unboxed
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DESCRIPTION: After fleeing Japan, former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn held a wide-ranging press conference in Beirut that went over two hours. Dan and New York Times International Correspondent Vivian Yee unpack his remarks and what may lie ahead in his case.  Plus: Facebook digs in its heels on political ads and the next big streaming service.
Jan 09, 2020
Blood and Oil
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Despite the unfolding crisis with Iran, oil prices are stable. Dan and Axios energy reporter Amy Harder explore the role U.S. oil production is playing in keeping prices down. Plus: The business world’s Houdini speaks and a startup’s plan to prevent mass shootings. https://www.axios.com/us-oil-prices-production-shield-iran-e4b8b17d-e555-4368-93ec-5c9fa118ba2f.html
Jan 08, 2020
America's Other Healthcare Problem
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DESCRIPTION: There have been hundreds of hospital mergers over the past few years, even though independent research shows that they increase costs, decrease patient satisfaction, and have little impact on clinical outcomes. Dan digs in with Axios' Bob Herman. Plus: CES bans cannabis technology and the U.S. milk industry goes sour.
Jan 07, 2020
Australia On Fire
671
Wildfires in Australia continue to rage after the country’s hottest and driest year on record. Dan and Washington Post deputy weather editor Andrew Freedman discuss how the fires became so severe and possible political fallout.  Plus: Softbank shafts start ups and Trump’s Twitter threats.
Jan 06, 2020
Iran's Internet Blackout
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Before we’re back with new episodes in the new year, we’re revisiting 2019 highlights. In this episode from November 26th, 2019, Dan and CIA veteran Norman Roule dig into the Iranian government's tech response to protests over rising gas prices.
Dec 31, 2019
Bitcoin Billionaires
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Over the holidays, we’re revisiting our top episodes from 2019. On August 1st, Dan and Ben Mezrich, author of “Bitcoin Billionaires,” tell the story of how the famous Winklevoss twins bet big on cryptocurrency.
Dec 30, 2019
Walmart Unloads on Guns
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While we’re on a break for the holidays, we’re highlighting some of our best episodes from 2019. In our September 4th episode, Dan and Bloomberg's Sara Halzack talk about Walmart and the collision of gun politics and retail.
Dec 26, 2019
CEOs as America’s New Politicians
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We will be back with new episodes in 2020. Today, we're revisiting our episode from August 19th, 2019, where Dan dissects a change to the Business Roundtable mission statement with Fortune CEO & President Alan Murray.
Dec 25, 2019
10 Years in 12 Minutes
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Dan and Axios co-founder Mike Allen examine the most consequential "collisions" of tech, business, and politics from the past decade.
Dec 23, 2019
Space Junk Janitors
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For years, space debris has been a concern for governments and companies hoping to launch new satellites and rockets. Dan talks to Axios space reporter Miriam Kramer about the burgeoning business of cleaning up space junk. Plus: Why WeWork might be helping Bernie Sanders and a music milestone 25 years in the making.
Dec 19, 2019
Mayor Mike’s Path to the Nomination
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Nearly a month into Michael Bloomberg’s campaign for the Democratic nomination, Dan discusses how Mayor Mike might navigate the Democratic field with Brad Tusk, a venture capitalist and political strategist who has worked with Bloomberg. Plus: CEO turn-over hits a record high and the centrality of Peter Thiel at Facebook.
Dec 18, 2019
Boeing's Unfriendly Skies
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Following news last week that the FAA would not recertify the 737 Max by the end of 2019, Boeing announced it would suspend production indefinitely beginning in January. Dan and aviation expert Jeff Wise dig into what this means for the future of the 737 and for Boeing. Plus: Democrats save their debate and why WeWork didn’t slow down start-up investing.
Dec 17, 2019
Holding Cities Ransom
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On Friday, the government of New Orleans shut down due to a cyberattack, the latest city to face an increasingly common problem. Dan and Axios Cities Correspondent Kim Hart talk about cyberattacks on local governments, and what happens when attackers demand a ransom. Plus: The FCC’s message for Facebook and a possible space crash in silicon valley.
Dec 16, 2019
Bernie's Baseball Battle
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Last month, Major League Baseball announced it would end its relationships with 42 minor league teams, which would likely cause them to shut down. Dan and Axios sports editor Kendall Baker explain how this became a major national news story involving Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Plus: Wework hits the small screen and one big thing about ice cream.
Dec 12, 2019
Surprise Medical Bills
614
More than 50% of Americans have reported receiving surprise medical bills, when a provider charges more than an insurer will pay and bills the patient for the balance. Dan and Axios reporter Caitlin Owens dig into a new agreement Congress reached to put an end to these bills. Plus: The latest on China’s facial recognition regime and a new, better type of private equity.
Dec 11, 2019
A New Entertainment World Order
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Streaming companies received 30 Golden Globe nominations for original content, outpacing broadcast and cable. Dan and Axios media reporter Sara Fischer explain why these award nominations are about more than prestige. Plus: Apple’s new fight and the end of the WTO.
Dec 10, 2019
Uber Comes Clean on Assaults
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Uber recently disclosed 3,045 sexual assaults during its U.S. rides in 2018, and nine murders. Dan and the NY Times' Mike Isaac dig into what this safety report means for riders, the company, and the future of ride-sharing. Plus: China’s big ban and how Amazon will wind end up in New York City after all.
Dec 09, 2019
Mayor Pete’s McKinsey problem
639
Pete Buttigieg isn't talking about three years of consulting work he did for McKinsey, due to a nondisclosure agreement that the firm refuses to lift. Dan speaks with Matt Pearce of the L.A. Times about this developing story. Plus: investors sound off on social responsibility and a fond farewell.
Dec 06, 2019
What happened to the next NAFTA?
599
Democrats have debated for months about USMCA, the trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada designed to replace NAFTA. But Trump has called it “dead in water” and Mexico is balking at some proposals. Dan digs in with Politico Trade Reporter Sabrina Rodríguez. Plus: D.C. turns its attention to kid tech and Elon Musk hits the stand.
Dec 05, 2019
Bloomberg's Media Mess
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Trump’s 2020 campaign announced on Monday that it won’t credential Bloomberg News reporters, in response to the media outlet saying it won’t investigate Democratic candidates following owner Mike Bloomberg’s entry to the race. Dan dives in with Axios Media Reporter Sara Fischer. 
Dec 04, 2019
Iran's Internet Blackout
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Dan and CIA veteran Norman Roule dig into the Iranian government's technological response to protests over rising gas prices.
Nov 26, 2019
The dirty business of AI washing.
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Dan digs into the fact and science fiction of artificial intelligence claims, with Axios' Kaveh Waddell.
Nov 25, 2019
Amazon’s copycat strategy
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Allbirds CEO and co-founder Joey Zwillinger is calling Amazon “algorithmically inspired” for releasing a private label shoe that looks nearly identical to Allbirds’ iconic wool sneaker. Dan digs in with Zwillinger. Plus: Google changes up its rules for political ads and President Trump thinks he opened a factory that actually opened in 2013.
Nov 21, 2019
Escalating Tensions — and Violence — in Hong Kong
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Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on a unanimous vote, banning the export of certain crowd control measures like tear gas and pepper spray to Hong Kong police forces. This comes as violence mounted over the weekend at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and over a thousand were arrested. Dan breaks down the latest on the protests with Axios World Editor Dave Lawler. Plus: AI’s impact on white collar workers and why Democrats can’t agree on private equity.
Nov 20, 2019
Dreams Deferred
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The Supreme Court last week heard arguments on President Trump's efforts to end DACA, the Obama-era program that allows hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to remain in the country if brought here as minors. Dan digs in with Axios' Stef Kight, who watched and reported on the proceedings.
Nov 19, 2019
When the Biggest IPO Isn’t Big Enough
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Saudi Aramco was supposed to be the largest IPO of all time. There was delay after delay after delay, and then over the weekend, they finally posted preliminary pricing — with just 1.5% of the company being offered and an estimated valuation of $1.6-$1.7 trillion — raising questions about hurdles the company is facing. Dan breaks down the implications with Axios energy reporter Ben Geman. Plus: America’s Un-carrier gets a new boss and the legal fight over California’s new rules on board diversity.
Nov 18, 2019
All Eyes on Impeachment?
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Today is Day 2 of the impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill, where we’ll hear testimony from former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. But live TV viewership for Wednesday’s hearing fell short of several recent hearings — like Comey’s 2018 hearing and the Cohen hearing in February this year. Dan unpacks the latest on impeachment with Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen. Plus: Apple bans vaping apps and a big debate over domains.
Nov 15, 2019
Deval Patrick is Running
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Deval Patrick announced today that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, months after announcing he wouldn’t. Dan dives in with Axios Political Reporter Alexi McCammond on how Patrick — a former civil rights lawyer, two-term Massachusetts governor, and Bain Capital businessman — will perform in the race. Plus: Silicon Valley’s latest immigration controversy and Boomers bash back.
Nov 14, 2019
Apple Blames the Algorithm, Part 2
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Yesterday’s show looked at gender discrimination allegations against the Apple Card, issued by Goldman Sachs, which has denied making gender-based decisions. Today, Dan unpacks the controversy with Carey Halio, CEO of Goldman Sachs Bank USA. Plus: the rise of data antitrust and a rough start for Disney+.
Nov 13, 2019
Apple Blames the Algorithm
615
Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson was given a credit limit 20 times what his wife received on the Apple Card despite the fact that they have joint assets — and she has higher credit score. Dan digs in with Hansson on the problem with the algorithm. Plus: private equity’s presidential problem and a surprise candidate to become WeWork’s next CEO.
Nov 12, 2019
Billionaires Battle Back
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Billionaires appear terrified of a Warren presidency — but the idea of taxing the rich isn’t new. Dan dives in to the politics of wealth taxes and the prospect of billionaire Mike Bloomberg joining the presidential field with Axios CEO Jim VandeHei. Plus: new troubles for the T-Mobile-Sprint merger and the real meaning of a life sentence.
Nov 08, 2019
The Fight Over TikTok
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Earlier this week, TikTok faced scrutiny in a congressional hearing and Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn called TikTok “China’s best detective” in a letter to its CEO. Dan digs in to TikTok and data privacy with Senator Blackburn. Plus: Facebook and Google consider new political ad rules and big money for former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.
Nov 07, 2019
Private Equity is Still a Man’s World
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Private equity employs nearly 6% of all American workers, but the industry remains overwhelmingly white and male. Dan unpacks the private equity diversity problem with Kara Helander, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at The Carlyle Group. Plus: how American companies are trying to dodge China tariffs and the big tech company calling for facial recognition rules.
Nov 05, 2019
Elizabeth Warren's Health Care Revolution
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Dan discusses Senator Elizabeth Warren's proposal to fundamentally overhaul the health care system in America.  Plus: Apple steps up on affordable housing & private equity wants to buy the Knicks.
Nov 04, 2019
Twitter Pokes Facebook
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Yesterday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced it will no longer accept political advertising, just minutes before Facebook released its quarterly earnings report. Dan dives in with Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried. Plus: new troubles for Boeing and the auto world’s latest mega-merger.
Oct 31, 2019
The Future of Parking Garages
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Parking garages aren’t just low-tech eyesores in American cities — they might even be urban America’s greatest real estate development opportunity. Dan chats with Axios Cities editor Kim Hart. Plus: why college athletes are about to get paid and the state of Halloween candy sales.
Oct 30, 2019
Uber Money
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Yesterday, Uber announced a new division called Uber Money, to grow its financial services for both drivers and customers. Dan digs in with The Verge's senior transportation reporter, Andrew Hawkins. Plus: Google makes a play for Fitbit and Facebook employees fight back on political ads.
Oct 29, 2019
Return of the JEDI
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Microsoft has beat out Amazon for the Pentagon’s ten-year $10-billion dollar JEDI agreement to modernize the Defense Department’s cloud services. TechCrunch reporter Ron Miller joins Dan to unpack the contract. Plus: young Americans vs. capitalism and the e-commerce giant you probably haven’t heard of.
Oct 28, 2019
Detroit’s Short-Term Thinking
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The United Auto Workers union votes on a tentative General Motors agreement today, which could end a nearly six-week strike. Dan dives in to the deal with Joann Muller, who writes the Axios Navigate newsletter. Plus: Facebook decides to share with publishers and the return of “Davos in the Desert.”
Oct 25, 2019
Fortune’s Decision to Keep Kirstjen Nielsen
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Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit today, amid controversy after Hillary Clinton and Brandi Carlile cancelled their appearances. In this special pop-up episode, Dan digs in with Fortune reporter and conference co-chair Michal Lev-Ram.
Oct 22, 2019
Thirty Days of Impeachment
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It’s been one month since Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry, and today, Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, will testify. Dan chats with Axios White House reporter Alayna Treene on the latest. Plus: Softbank pays Adam Neumann to go away and how one Virginia town is getting drugs via drone.
Oct 22, 2019
The Future of News is TikTok?
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TikTok overtook YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook in U.S. downloads last year, and now, even news organizations are trying to cash in on that audience. Dan digs in with The Washington Post’s TikTok producer, Dave Jorgenson. Plus: Facebook friends a Democratic presidential candidate and how esports could become part of the Olympics.
Oct 21, 2019
The Future of Libra
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Dan dissects the future of Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra with Bloomberg tech reporter Kurt Wagner. Plus WeWork's big decision and an end to the General Motors strike.
Oct 17, 2019
Democratic Debate Dust-up
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Dan and Axios' Alexi McCammond dig into last night's Democratic presidential debate, in which big tech was a topic and Elizabeth Warren was the clear frontrunner. Also, Blackstone buys big in Vegas, and Trump's made-up economic advisor.
Oct 16, 2019
Warren vs. Facebook on Fake Ads
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Mark Zuckerberg and Elizabeth Warren are at odds again over Facebook's decision to forgo fact checking in its political ads. Dan digs in with Axios media reporter Sara Fischer. Plus: Democrat debate prep and a real problem with fake news.
Oct 15, 2019
Turkish Disaster
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Dan digs in with Axios’ Jonathan Swan about his reporting on the Trump bluff that kicked off Turkey’s attack on Syria. Plus: the China trade deal that isn’t and why WeWork is running out of cash.
Oct 14, 2019
Silicon Valley’s China Problem
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From Apple to Google, tech companies are facing increasing pressure to take a stand on the Hong Kong protests: following money vs. morals. Dan digs in with Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried. Plus: Dyson gives up on electric vehicles and why Hooters merged with a pharmaceutical company.
Oct 11, 2019
California’s Rent Control Redux
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In San Francisco, the median rent is now $3,550. Dan chats with Axios Cities Editor Kim Hart about California’s new rent control law that could affect nearly 40 million Americans. Plus: esports moves into dollar stores and Apple capitulates in China.

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Oct 10, 2019
The NBA's Future in China
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Dan looks at the situation surrounding a NBA executive tweeting support for the Hong Kong protestors and the league's attempt to not let it affect its business relationship in China, with Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix. Plus: WeWork mess continues and the push to stop police form viewing Ring doorbells.
Oct 08, 2019
Impeachment and the Big Red Wall
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Dan talks with Axios CEO Jim VandeHei about the likelihood of impeachment, President Trump’s favorability and the public debate ahead of 2020. Plus: racial inequality in automation and very bad news for private equity.
Oct 07, 2019
A New Threat to U.S. Manufacturing
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Foreign companies have boosted manufacturing in the U.S., accounting for tens of thousands of jobs — but the trade war with China threatens that growth. Dan digs in with Axios’ Erica Pandey. Plus: a digital media mega-merger and the big piece of legislation that could actually be helped by impeachment.
Oct 03, 2019
Hong Kong on Edge
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The 18th week of widespread protests have erupted in Hong Kong and one protester was shot with live ammunition by police. Dan talks with the Wall Street Journal’s Natasha Khan, reporting live from Hong Kong, about the latest. Plus: a big ruling on net neutrality and the future of rocket making.
Oct 02, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elizabeth Warren
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The Verge today published leaked audio from internal Facebook meetings, during which Mark Zuckerberg told employees that an Elizabeth Warren presidency posed an "existential" threat to the company. Dan digs in with The Verge's Casey Newton.
Oct 01, 2019
Unicorns of the Apocalypse
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Dan digs into why investors are beginning to avoid high-growth tech companies, with Axios Markets Editor Dion Rabouin.  Plus: Google's latest DC headache and the return of Davos in the Desert.

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Sep 30, 2019
The Whistleblower Bombshell
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Dan decodes the Trump whistleblower complaint with Axios Politics Editor Margaret Talev. Plus: Peloton saves New York and CEOs are exiting at a record pace.
Sep 26, 2019
WeWork and the Fraying Cult of the Founder
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Dan talks with Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried about the shifting super-control of founders after Adam Neumann’s WeWork departure. Plus: the European “right to be forgotten” and the only transcript that matters.
Sep 25, 2019
Impeachment Day
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Nicholas Johnston guest hosts for Dan and talks to Axios White House reporter Alayna Treene — reporting live from the Capitol — about the Democratic impeachment proceedings. Plus: the somber eurozone economic situation and Bernie’s next move on taxes.
Sep 24, 2019
WeMess
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WeWork's largest investor is pushing to oust its CEO, putting an IPO in further doubt. Dan digs in with The Wall Street Journal's Maurren Farrell. Plus, Disney's flirtation with Twitter and how a vaping ban could backfire on Trump.
Sep 23, 2019
Groupon Founder's Second Act
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Dan chats with Andrew Mason, former Groupon founder, about his latest startup, Descript, an audio word processing platform. Plus: CEOs vs. consumers and Airbnb makes a major announcement.
Sep 19, 2019
A Roadblock for the IPO Parade
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Dan talks with CNBC reporter Leslie Picker about the continuing saga of WeWork. Plus: Juul gets knocked out of China and President Trump’s stealthy Silicon Valley visit.
Sep 18, 2019
General Motors Workers Strike
669
Dan talks with Axios’ Joann Muller — reporting in from Detroit — about the second day of the GM strike. Plus: what’s next for WeWork’s IPO, and D.C.’s turf battle over Big Tech.
Sep 17, 2019
The Saudi Situation
614
Dan talks with Axios’ Ben Geman about the single largest oil market disruption in history. Plus: GM workers go on strike and what you can’t find on Tik Tok.
Sep 16, 2019
Vaping Up in Smoke
636
President Trump wants to ban all flavored e-cigarettes, including from market leader Juul. Dan digs in with Axios' Caitlin Owens. Plus, Elizabeth Warren's big anti-endorsement and Uber's questionable new legal strategy.
Sep 12, 2019
China Gets Rusty
571
Today, Dan talks about the trouble with China’s Rust Belt with Axios’ Erica Pandey.  Plus: the appeal of Apple’s streaming service and Texas Monthly has the best gig in journalism.




Sep 11, 2019
The Republican Undercard
651
On today’s show, Dan interviews GOP presidential candidate Joe Walsh on the cancellation of Republican presidential primaries, his racist tweets, and the national debt. Then, locals newspapers head to the Hill and how J.P. Morgan is measuring Trump tweets. 
Sep 10, 2019
MIT's Failing Grade on Jeffrey Epstein
595
Today, drama at AT&T and China’s richest man retires at 55. But first, Dan goes deeper on the bizarre latest chapter in the saga of Epstein with Axios’ Felix Salmon. https://www.axios.com/mit-media-lab-director-resigns-financial-ties-jeffrey-epstein-003afb92-95bb-47d5-add4-810d10bf36ab.html
Sep 09, 2019
Sports Betting Kicks Off
691
The NFL returns tonight, and Dan discusses the future of wagering with DraftKings CEO Jason Robbins.  Plus: YouTube commits to playing nice on kid’s content and the political implications of the rush for Dorian relief.
Sep 05, 2019
Walmart Unloads on Guns
626
Today Dan talks Walmart and collision of gun politics and retail with Bloomberg’s Sarah Halzack. In the Final Two - unpacking Box’s stock jump and Lego’s super-powered rebound.
Sep 04, 2019
Delete Your Account?
558
Dan is joined by Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen to discuss the group raising 2 million dollars to investigate the social media histories of mainstream reporters and editors. Then, Facebook is investing in U.S. wind power and new tariffs on imported Apple products.
Sep 03, 2019
Why Uber Stalled
651
Dan discusses Uber's past and future with New York Times reporter Mike Isaac. Plus, Le Tote buys Lord & Taylor and Amazon's burn book isn't so fetch for New Yorkers who opposed HQ2.
Aug 29, 2019
Elon Musk's power outage
629
Dan is joined by Vanity Fair's Bethany McLean to dive into the troubles of Elon Musk’s energy endeavor SolarCity. Plus: Facebook ramps up restrictions on political ads and why robots are picking strawberries.


Aug 28, 2019
Landmark Opioid Verdict
626
Dan looks into the verdict regarding Johnson & Johnson's ordered payment to Oklahoma in the opioid trial, with Axios health care business reporter Bob Herman.  In the "Final Two", Macron & Trump find some common ground and Iceland's tourism economy takes a hit.

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Aug 27, 2019
General Trump's trade war
638
Dan is joined by financier and former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci to discuss the U.S.-China trade talks.  In the "Final Two," new challenges for WeWork and Trump's hurricane bombshell.
Aug 26, 2019
Local Media's Last Lover
612
Dan talks about Apollo Global Management's interest in adding local television stations, despite the opinion that local news is dying, with Axios media reporter Sara Fischer.
Aug 22, 2019
Facebook for Immigrants
583
Dan looks at a startup social network for immigrants called Homeis, with its CEO Ran Harnevo. In the Final Two, Trump's tax talk and Bernie Sanders wants to ban cops from using facial recognition software.
Aug 21, 2019
Jay-Z's Controversial Football Play
590
Dan talks about the recent partnership between Jay-Z and the NFL with Axios' Michael Sykes.  In the "Final Two" Facebook's new plan for news and Aramco's IPO.
Aug 20, 2019
CEOs as America's New Politicians
713
Dan dissects the new approach some CEOs are taking with Fortune CEO & President Alan Murray.  In the "Final Two", yield curve confusion and a start-up seeks to take on America's housing crisis.
Aug 19, 2019
Fears of a Global Recession
655
Dan digs into why global economies are slowing, from Europe to China to the U.S., with Axios Markets Editor Dion Rabouin, In the "Final Two," Cloudfare caught in between and Greenland for sale?
Aug 16, 2019
Hong Kong Protests
656
There's a new battle for democracy vs. dictatorship, but it's unclear with which side the U.S. stands. Dan digs in with Axios World editor David Lawler.
Aug 15, 2019
WeWork gets ready for its close-up
632
Dan examines WeWork filing for its long awaited IPO with Axios' Kia Kokalitcheva. In the "Final Two" Facebook admits to transcribing private voicemails and China's trade tensions extend north of the border.

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Aug 14, 2019
Conservatives vs. Social Media (Replay)
584
Dan and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) discuss allegations of political bias on platforms like Facebook and Twitter (Replay from April 11, 2019).
Aug 13, 2019
Speech Police
615
Dan looks at the White House's proposal to have the FCC monitor political speech on social media platforms, with Axios tech policy reporter David McCabe. In the "Final Two", WeWork's IPO and conspiracy theories abound after Jeffrey Epstein's death.
Aug 12, 2019
Corporate America and Guns
592
Dan talks about how Corporate America is responding to the latest shootings across the country, with  Axios' Erica Pandey. In the "Final Two", social media furor over SoulCycle and an explanation of "Generation Alpha".
Aug 08, 2019
The company in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war
543
Dan examines how Huawei  fits into the escalating U.S.-China trade war, with Axios' Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried.  In the "Final Two", Lyft's new challenge and an NFL team gets into online gambling.
Aug 07, 2019
A Tale of Two American Economies
702
Venture capital keeps growing while US new business formation stalls. Dan discusses with Andreessen Horowitz managing partner Scott Kupor.
Aug 06, 2019
Hate's home on the Internet
654
Just minutes before opening fire in El Paso, a racist murderer allegedly posted a manifesto to 8chan. Dan and BuzzFeed reporter Ryan Broderick dig into 8chan's past, present, and future.
Aug 05, 2019
Bitcoin Billionaires
646
Dan welcomes on Ben Mezrich, author of "Bitcoin Billionaires". the story of how the famous Winklevoss twins bet big on crypto-currency. 
Aug 01, 2019
Varsity Blues Gets a Sequel
544
Wealthy parents have figured out a way to get college financial aid for their kids, as scooped by the Wall Street Journal's Doug Belkin.  Plus, the top tweeted debate moments and bringing toys to life on Instagram.
Jul 31, 2019
Democrat Candidates Fighting for Attention
645
Dan looks at what issues garner the most attention for Democratic Presidential hopefuls with Axios reporter Neal Rothschild.  In the "Final Two", President Trump's unexpected war on Wall Street and why Facebook is hyping TikTok.

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Jul 30, 2019
Cracking Down on Alexa
682
Dan discusses legislation to limit how smart speakers collect and use your data with Massachusetts Congressman and 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Seth Moulton. In the "Final Two", the latest merger felled by national security concerns, and the workers of Baltimore.
Jul 29, 2019
Creating the Perfect IPO
628
Dan welcomes on renowned Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Bill Gurley to explain the process that goes into an IPO. In the "Final Two", Advent buys Cobham and the U.S. Treasury Secretary strong comments on Amazon.
Jul 25, 2019
Big Tech's D.C. Glitch
541
The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an antitrust review that could sweep up Amazon, Facebook and Google. Dan and Axios tech reporter David McCabe dig in. In the "Final Two," Snapchat snaps back and the Fed explores climate change.
Jul 24, 2019
Puerto Rico Protests
611
Dan dives into the protests calling for the resignation of Puerto Rico's Governor with Frances Robles, New York Times correspondent, who is in San Juan.  In the "Final Two", Apple's big move and baseball introduces Robo umps.
Jul 23, 2019
Disrupting Netflix
596
Dan reacts to the Netflix stock dropping and what it means for the future of streaming with Axios media reporter Sara Fischer.  In the Final Two, numbers on immigrants starting U.S. companies and Equifax heavily fined for a data breach.
Jul 22, 2019
Elon Musk’s Plan to Merge Man and Machine
599
Dan dives into Elon Musk's company Neuralink with Axios AI reporter Kaveh Waddell.  In the "Final Two", San Francisco delays its "IPO Tax" and the Air Force warns against storming Area 51.
Jul 18, 2019
Is Trump Playing Racial Chess or Checkers?
632
Dan and Axios CEO Jim VandeHei discuss if Trump's inflammatory tweets were premeditated strategy, or just spouting off. In the "Final Two" Ackman gets its activist and the 1 regulator not concerned about Libra.
Jul 17, 2019
Amazon Unprimed
585
Dan talks about the Amazon workers striking in Minnesota and Europe with Axios' Erica Pandey.  In the "Final Two", escalating treason talk from Peter Thiel & a Silicon Valley scandal gets settled. 
Jul 16, 2019
Trumpism vs. Tech
547
Dan and Axios tech reporter David McCabe discuss Peter Thiel's attacks on Google, just days after a White House airing of grievances over perceived social media bias. 
Jul 15, 2019
Disrupting Sports
656
Dan looks at the changing dynamic of sports fandom and its relation with E- Sports with 4 time U.S. Olympian Angela Ruggiero.  In the "Final Two", Big Tech treads on Telecom and a possible solution to deep fakes.
Jul 12, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein's Powerful Connections
598
Dan digs in with investigative reporter Vicky Ward, who wrote the first magazine profile of Epstein back in 2003, but who says some vital allegations didn't make the final cut.
Jul 10, 2019
Virgin Galactic Blasts into the Public Markets
616
Richard Branson's space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, today announced that it will go public via a complex financial transaction called a reverse merger. Dan digs into the deal and its ramifications with Axios Space editor Miriam Kramer. 


Jul 09, 2019
Equal Pay for U.S. Women's Soccer?
623
Dan discusses the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team winning the World Cup and their pursuit of equal pay to that of the men's team with Axios sports editor Kendall Baker.   In the "Final Two" WeWork's unusual path to IPO and how the U.S. Government might be using your face.
Jul 08, 2019
Big Biz Gets Political on LGBTQ Rights
617
Dan and TPG co-CEO Jon Winkereid on why hundreds of large companies are asking the Supreme Court to find that employees can't be fired for their sexual orientation or gender identity. 
Jul 04, 2019
Nike, Flags and Arizona
630
Dan and Arizona Republic reporter Maria Polletta on Nike's controversial decision to pull its "Betsy Ross flag" sneaker, and why it may cost Arizona workers a large manufacturing plant.
Jul 03, 2019
Political Theater
598
Dan and Axios' Sara Fischer discuss why so many political candidates are letting themselves become the subject of documentary films.
Jul 02, 2019
America's Nonstop Economic Boom
698
This month marks the longest period of time that the U.S. economy has ever gone without an recession. Dan and Axios' Courtenay Brown dig into how we got here, and what happens next.
Jul 01, 2019
The Future of Vice
592
Dan looks at how a VC firm is investing entirely in vice industries with Axios' Kia Kokalitcheva. In the Final Two, Apple executive goes out alone and continuing consolidation in Defense sectors.
Jun 28, 2019
The Crypto Craze
654
Dan talks about the future of cryptocurrency with Stephen Moore, who's gone from likely Fed nominee to part of a crypto central bank project called Decentral.
Jun 27, 2019
Democrats Take the Stage
562
Dan looks ahead to the Democratic Presidential Debates with Axios' Alexi McCammond, who is covering the event in Miami. .In the "Final Two", Wayfair walkout and San Francisco bans e-cigarettes.
Jun 26, 2019
Your Value to Big Tech
656
Dan examines the bipartisan Data Transparency Act with Axios' Kim Hart.  In the "Final Two" a surge in America's taxi driver numbers and an unexpected name in the the leak of Trump administration vetting documents.
Jun 24, 2019
Fed Holds Steady
565
Guest host Felix Salmon, chief financial correspondent, discusses the decision by the Federal Reserve to not cut interest rates with Axios Markets reporter Courtenay Brown.  In the "Final Two", Slack's direct listing and Facebook's new Libra coin.
Jun 20, 2019
The Changing Big Tech Conversation
562
Nicholas Johnston guest hosts for Dan and talks to Axios' Scott Rosenberg about the changing conversation around big tech amid growing privacy and harassment concerns. In the "Final Two," Trump's re-elect rally tech strategy and tech CEO rankings.
Jun 19, 2019
The Planet's Plastics Problem
541
 Kim Hart guest hosts for Dan, and looks at the growing plastic waste crisis and low recycling levels with Axios' Amy Harder and Alison Snyder. In the "Final Two," facial recognition software concerns, and Huawei prepares to take a revenue hit. 
Jun 18, 2019
Democratic Indecision on Impeachment
657
Dan examines the House Democrats current feelings towards possible impeachment proceedings for President Trump with Axios White Reporter Alayna Treene.  In the "Final Two", Amazon shirks responsibility on facial recognition and growing oil demand that has nothing to do with gas.
Jun 17, 2019
Disrupting Hong Kong
623
Dan looks at the protests in Hong Kong over a Chinese extradition bill with Axios World News Editor Dave Lawler. In the "Final Two", Chewy's IPO, and the Democratic presidential debates at the end of June are set.
Jun 14, 2019
The Fight Over Facial Recognition
559
Dan looks at the controversies in in facial recognition technology with Axios AI reporter Kaveh Waddell.  In the "Final Two", anti-trust hearings on Capitol Hill and CrowdStrike has a big IPO.
Jun 12, 2019
YouTube Under Fire
599
Dan dives into the situation surrounding controversial content on YouTube with Axios' Chief Technology correspondent Ina Fried.  In the "Final Two", trouble for Sprint & T Mobile merger and surprising findings regarding what news people actually want.





Jun 11, 2019
Bailing on Cash Bail
600
Dan talks about the argument to end the cash bail system in American justice with Axios reporter Stef Kight. In the "Final Two", a big shake-up in the aerospace sector and an important reminder on trade deficits.
Jun 10, 2019
All the President's Missing Men
557
Dan examines the vacant cabinet positions under President Trump with Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen. In the "Final Two" Google looks to acquire an analytics startup and politics foils a major auto merger.
Jun 06, 2019
The Case to Decide Crypto
619
Dan talks about the lawsuit against the messaging app Kik for it's cryptocurrency offering with Crypto expert and former DOJ prosecutor Katie Haun.  In the "Final Two", how the 2020 campaign could become a referendum on global trade and life for HBO after "Game of Thrones".
Jun 05, 2019
Human Capital in the Next Recession
625
Dan talks with Carlyle Group research chief Jason Thomas about a sea change in how investors should view the next economic cycle. Plus, in his "Final Two," some big tech-lash developments and what presidential campaigns aren't doing about deepfakes.
Jun 04, 2019
Jared Kushner Speaks
651
Dan is joined by Axios reporter Jonathan Swan to discuss his exclusive interview with Jared Kushner, senior advisor to the President, on HBO.  In the "Final Two", the importance of Google's cloud crash and President Trump takes on AT&T.
Jun 03, 2019
Russian Trolls Underneath America's Bridge
567
Dan discusses continued Russian interference efforts into American life with Axios Media reporter Sara Fischer. In the "Final Two", SoFi in stadium naming rights negotiations and Hollywood might start leaving Georgia.
May 30, 2019
Turbo Taxed
628
Dan examines just how much Intuit actually knows about its users with Axios Markets Reporter Courtenay Brown.  In the "Final Two", a big legal fight over cryptocurrencies, and Democrats seek to narrow their 2020 field.

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May 29, 2019
The Auto Merger Heard Round The World
569

Fiat Chrysler and Renault have tentatively agreed to a merger that would create the world's third-largest automaker, knocking GM down to fourth. Dan and Axios' Joann Muller dig in, including the proposed deal's complex web of geopolitics.
May 28, 2019
The War on Vaping
650
Dan dives into e-cigarettes with the former Commissioner of the FDA, Scott Gottlieb. In the "Final Two", a short infrastructure meeting at the White House and will HBO lose subscribers now that "Game of Thrones" has ended?
May 23, 2019
Mobile mega-merger gets messy
610
Dan and Axios' Kim Hart dig into the T-Mobile/Sprint tie-up, which could be facing Justice Department opposition. Plus, in the Final Two, a 100-year flood in 2020 and the trade war takes another bite out of tech.
May 22, 2019
Running for President: Eric Swalwell
738
Dan discusses Big Tech regulation, gun control, and more with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell, Congressman from California.
May 21, 2019
The Trade War Gets Technical
582
Dan digs into Trump's decision to ban a major Chinese tech company from doing business with U.S. companies like Google, and how retaliation could be coming. Plus, in the "Final Two," a billionaire's surprise gift and America gets closer to having fewer mobile phone carriers. 
May 20, 2019
Trump Won't Curb Extremist Social Media Content
610
Dan examines the White House decision to abstain from a global call to combat terrorist and other extremist online content, instead focusing on alleged political bias with Axios Media reporter Sara Fischer. In the "Final Two", Silicon Valley gets a stock exchange and what big tech needn't fear from Joe Biden.

https://www.axios.com/on-tech-speech-white-house-goes-it-alone-64e1eecf-5684-40ce-8f8a-624bbc52a4a6.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic





May 16, 2019
America's Baby Bust
569
Dan gets into the trend of declining U.S. birth rates with Axios reporter Stef Kight. In the "Final Two", how election hacking can play into tech's next IPO and facial recognition software gets banned in San Francisco.
May 15, 2019
Apple Under Attack
535
Dan digs into a controversial Supreme Court ruling regarding the possibility of Apple's App Store being a monopoly with Axios technology reporter David McCabe. In the "Final Two",  Hulu gets bought by Disney and what President Trump doesn't understand about tariffs.
May 14, 2019
Trade Wars
631
Dan talks about the ramifications of the trade war with China with Axios Markets Editor Dion Rabouin.  In the "Final Two", Facebook makes more political enemies and what really happened with Uber's IPO.
May 13, 2019
America Shrugs as China Locks Up 1 Million Muslims
654
Dan and Axios World editor Dave Lawler discuss why human rights haven't been a part of U.S-China trade talks, and how the rest of the world has followed their lead. Plus, a Facebook co-founder calls for a breakup and what to watch for on Uber's IPO day.
May 09, 2019
America Shrugs as China Locks Up 1 Million Muslims
654
Dan and Axios World editor Dave Lawler discuss why human rights haven't been a part of U.S-China trade talks, and how the rest of the world has followed their lead. Plus, a Facebook co-founder calls for a breakup and what to watch for on Uber's IPO day.
May 09, 2019
Uber & Lyft Drivers Go on Strike
708
Dan examines the strike across the country with LA based ride-hail driver Jos Cashon. In the "Final Two", President Trump's tax returns report and new advances in war technology.
May 08, 2019
Uber & Lyft Drivers Go on Strike
708
Dan examines the strike across the country with LA based ride-hail driver Jos Cashon. In the "Final Two", President Trump's tax returns report and new advances in war technology.
May 08, 2019
The Place Amazon Forgot
568
Dan examines the latest in Long Island City since Amazon announced it would not be opening a headquarters there with Axios reporter Erica Pandey. In the "Final Two", Trade War with China and Green New Deal might be getting a movie.
May 07, 2019
The Place Amazon Forgot
568
May 07, 2019
Is Uber's IPO a "moral stain" on Silicon Valley?
687
Dan and NY Times columnist Farhad Manjoo discuss this week's Uber IPO. Plus, in the "Final Two," Trump delays a Chinese IPO and what to look for in Facebook's settlement with the FTC.
May 06, 2019
Is Uber's IPO a "moral stain" on Silicon Valley?
687
May 06, 2019
"Game of Thrones" and the End of Event TV?
589
Dan looks at how "Game of Thrones" final season is the only television show that qualifies as "Event TV" with Recode Executive Editor Peter Kafka. In the "Final Two", creative way to invest in Uber and Trump bumps Stephen Moore.
May 03, 2019
"Game of Thrones" and the End of Event TV?
589
May 03, 2019
The Space Coast Comeback
598
Dan examines the effect of private space launches with Axios Managing Editor Kim Hart. In the "Final Two", Elon Musk buys back into Tesla and a new vaping rival for Juul.
May 02, 2019
The Space Coast Comeback
598
May 02, 2019
Breaking Down the Democrats
676
Dan wades through the crowded Democratic presidential field for 2020 with Axios reporter Alexi McCammond. In the "Final Two", unicorns keep stampeding on Wall Street and the "Avengers" get hacked.
Apr 30, 2019
Breaking Down the Democrats
676
Apr 30, 2019
Running for President: Pete Buttigieg
719
We replay for you an interview Dan held last month with 2020 Democratic Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
Apr 29, 2019
Running for President: Pete Buttigieg
719
Apr 29, 2019
Measles is Back
609
Dan looks into the spike of confirmed cases of measles in the U.S. with Axios Science Editor Andrew Freedman. In the "Final Two", big money for "deep fakes" and who will be ringing IPO bells for Uber.
Apr 25, 2019
Measles is Back
609
Apr 25, 2019
The Techlash's Unexpected Winner
653
Dan talks about how Microsoft has avoided the recent techlash with Axios Managing Editor Kim Hart. In the "Final Two", what Washington might accomplish before the next election and Fastly files for an IPO. https://www.axios.com/microsoft-is-winning-the-techlash-4d16b1ba-2da5-4f9b-8fd2-d591b0a3b2ea.html
Apr 24, 2019
The Techlash's Unexpected Winner
653
Apr 24, 2019
The Next Fox News
607
Dan examines Sinclair Broadcast Group's push to develop national news coverage with Axios Media reporter Sara Fischer. In the "Final Two", Elon Musk on robot taxis and Pete Buttigieg take on Big Tech. https://www.axios.com/sinclair-plots-national-broadcasting-expansion-sports-news-514cdaa0-87a7-4ed0-9061-294d0f8b4b43.html
Apr 23, 2019
The Next Fox News
607
Apr 23, 2019
Ashton Kutcher on Defending Children From Sexual Abuse
611
Dan is joined by Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher to discuss plan to eliminate online child porn.
Apr 22, 2019
Ashton Kutcher on Defending Children From Sexual Abuse
611
Apr 22, 2019
The Gig Economy Distortion
591
Dan talks to Axios Markets editor Dion Rabouin about why the gig economy might be making America's job numbers look better than they really are.
Apr 18, 2019
The Gig Economy Distortion
591
Apr 18, 2019
Apple Stops Getting Chippy
563
Dan discusses Apple & Qualcomm ending their long running dispute over patent royalties with Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried. In the "Final Two" ride-hail drivers suffer a new indignity and President Trump coy on a media merger.
Apr 17, 2019
Apple Stops Getting Chippy
563
Apr 17, 2019
Hacking the Law
619
Dan talks to Amanda Nguyen, the driving force behind the Sexual Assault Survivor’s Bill of Rights, who has launched an “accelerator” for ordinary people trying to get civil rights laws passed.
Apr 16, 2019
Hacking the Law
619
Apr 16, 2019
The Republican Taking on Trump in 2020
664
Dan talks with former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, who will give never-Trumpers a voice in the Republican primaries.
Apr 15, 2019
The Republican Taking on Trump in 2020
664
Apr 15, 2019
Conservatives vs. Social Media
752
Dan and Sen. Ted Cruz discuss allegations of political bias on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. In the "Final Two", putting Uber IPO into content and why coffee is no longer essential.
Apr 11, 2019
Conservatives vs. Social Media
752
Apr 11, 2019
Walking On The Moon
594
Dan examines Trump's push for astronauts to return to the moon by 2024 with Axios space reporter Miriam Kramer. the "Final Two", Uber gets ready for its IPO and Democrats battle over electronic tax filings.
Apr 10, 2019
Walking On The Moon
594
Apr 10, 2019
Running for President: Wayne Messam
640
Dan welcomes on 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Wayne Messam, Mayor of Miramar, Florida, to discuss his vision for the U.S. if elected.
Apr 09, 2019
Running for President: Wayne Messam
640
Apr 09, 2019
The New American Capitalism
643
Dan and Axios CEO Jim VandeHei discuss the growing, bipartisan consensus that America's core economic system is broken. Plus, the UK cracks down on tech and Chuck E. Cheese returns to Wall Street.
Apr 08, 2019
The New American Capitalism
643
Apr 08, 2019
Closing The Border
613
Dan examines the ramifications if President Trump were to close the U.S./ Mexico border with Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen. In the "Final Two", investors bet big against Lyft and nobody takes blame for the latest Facebook data spill.
Apr 04, 2019
Closing The Border
613
Apr 04, 2019
YouTube's House of Horrors
647
Dan looks into the toxic videos that are still allowed to be circulated on Youtube, with Bloomberg reporter Mark Bergen. In the "Final Two", Senator Warren's push for the "Ending Too Big To Jail" Act and a new football league already goes bust.
Apr 03, 2019
YouTube's House of Horrors
647
Apr 03, 2019
Running for President: John Delaney
739
Dan is joined 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate John Delaney, former U.S. Congressman from Maryland, to discuss his vision for America if he were elected.
Apr 02, 2019
Running for President: John Delaney
739
Apr 02, 2019
Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington (Post)
578
Dan discusses the Washington Post oped written by Mark Zuckerberg, with Axios Managing Editor Kim Hart. In the "Final Two" Lyft share price falls and Gmail turns 15.
Apr 01, 2019
Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington (Post)
578
Apr 01, 2019
All Hail Ride Hail
566
Dan looks at the expected Lyft IPO pricing with Paul Hudson, Founding Partner of Glade Brook Capital Partners. In the "Final Two", Facebook gets sued for housing discrimination and Google CEO's meeting with President Trump.
Mar 28, 2019
All Hail Ride Hail
566
Mar 28, 2019
Sitting in the Clouds
692
Dan chats with ServiceNow President and CEO John Donahoe about Enterprise software. In the "Final Two", a roller coaster day for big U.S. Healthcare plans and why cities are clipping Big Tech's wings.
Mar 27, 2019
Sitting in the Clouds
692
Mar 27, 2019
The Fall of Avenatti
596
Dan explores the bizarre controvery involving Michael Avenatti and Nike with Axios sports editor Kendall Baker. In the "Final Two", Apple's surprise announcement and McDonalds move to big data.
Mar 26, 2019
The Fall of Avenatti
596
Mar 26, 2019
Coloring in the Green New Deal
633
Dan looks at the latest regarding the Green New Deal with Axios' energy reporter Amy Harder. In the "Final Two", Apple's big unveil and what the Mueller Report release made us forget about. https://www.axios.com/washington-empty-messaging-fight-green-new-deal-6d0e526f-5698-44ee-9273-9da0e49e7827.html
Mar 25, 2019
Coloring in the Green New Deal
633
Mar 25, 2019
2020 Vision: Andrew Yang
375
Hear a replay of Dan's interview back in December with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
Mar 22, 2019
2020 Vision: Andrew Yang
375
Mar 22, 2019
Joe Biden's Big Gamble
593
Dan discusses the possibility of Joe Biden immediately naming a presidential running mate with Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen. In the "Final Two", some Kushner conflicts in Saudi Arabia and Google ends up on the wrong side of gay rights groups.
Mar 21, 2019
Joe Biden's Big Gamble
593
Mar 21, 2019
The Fed Gets Political
564
Dan looks at the policy meetings that involve Jerome Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve, with Axios' Market Editor Dion Rabouin. In the "Final Two", U.S. Representative Devin Nunes sues Twitter for defamation and Disney gets even bigger.
Mar 20, 2019
The Fed Gets Political
564
Mar 20, 2019
President Trump "Buys" Facebook
599
Dan looks at the amount of money President Trump's 2020 campaign is spending on Facebook ads with Axios Media reporter Sara Fischer. In the "Final Two", Dan says why Elon Musk is in trouble again with federal regulators and the latest departure from what was once Time Warner. https://www.axios.com/another-trump-facebook-election-2020-5bb5ae11-23e4-42d9-8bc3-6cfa3289f970.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic
Mar 19, 2019
President Trump "Buys" Facebook
599
Mar 19, 2019
The Hypocrisy Of Social Impact Investing
574
Dan talks more about the financial bust within the college admissions scandal from last week with Axios Chief Financial Correspondent Felix Salmon. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan dives into social media's New Zealand problem and why Silicon Valley may fall in love with Beto.
Mar 18, 2019
The Hypocrisy Of Social Impact Investing
574
Mar 18, 2019
Sad Skies For Boeing
611
Dan discusses the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets with pilot and aviation journalist Jeff Wise. Plus in the "Final Two", Dan looks more into the college admissions bribery scandal and a Big Tech executive joins the meatless meat movement.
Mar 14, 2019
Sad Skies For Boeing
611
Mar 14, 2019
Cheaters In College Education
549
Dan chats with Yahoo! Sports Columnist Dan Wetzel about how wealthy and famous parents are paying and cheating their children's way into college. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan talks about why Amazon became America's top lobbyist and what Tesla knows about you.
Mar 13, 2019
Cheaters In College Education
549
Mar 13, 2019
2020 Vision: Pete Buttigieg
739
Dan speaks with 2020 Democratic Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, in a special episode. Hear his position on such issues as automation, are Big Tech monopolies, and more.
Mar 12, 2019
2020 Vision: Pete Buttigieg
739
Mar 12, 2019
Elizabeth Warren's Plan To Breakup Big Tech
557
Dan talks about Senator Elizabeth's Warren recent column on breaking up Big Tech with Axios tech reporter David McCabe. Plus in the "Final Two", what automation really means for workers and why cloud software is more about the oceans than the skies.
Mar 11, 2019
Elizabeth Warren's Plan To Breakup Big Tech
557
Mar 11, 2019
Pro Rata Update
31
Listen for the latest update regarding the Pro Rata Podcast.
Feb 26, 2019
Pro Rata Update
31
Feb 26, 2019
The Latest In Venezuela
481
Filling in for Dan today is Nicholas Johnston who talks about everything that has been going on in Venezuela and what might happen next with Axios World Editor Dave Lawler. In the "Final Two" Nick talks about how deficits might not matter and what you may not know about DNA testing.
Feb 25, 2019
The Latest In Venezuela
481
Feb 25, 2019
A Tipping Point on Climate Change
541
Dan looks at the changing political rhetoric regarding climate change with Axios Science Editor Andrew Freedman. Plus, in the "Final Two", how police pull over self-driving cars, and Elizabeth Warren vs. Socialism.
Feb 21, 2019
A Tipping Point on Climate Change
541
Feb 21, 2019
An American Investor In Moscow
599
On today's show, Dan talks about the arrest of Michael Calvey, American founder of a Russian-focused private equity firm with Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital. In the "Final Two", Dan dives into why 16,000 shoe store workers are losing their jobs and the new role of technology in the 2020 campaign.
Feb 20, 2019
An American Investor In Moscow
599
Feb 20, 2019
Socialism vs. Freedom
583
Dan is joined by Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen to discuss the dichotomy of socialism and freedom that a lot of Republicans want to solidify before the 2020 election. In the "Final Two", Dan talks about a big named US investor who got arrested in Russia and the new way that Siri plans to compete with Alexa.
Feb 19, 2019
Socialism vs. Freedom
583
Feb 19, 2019
Amazon vs. NYC
599
A special Friday episode in light of the news that Amazon HQ2 will not be in Long Island City. Dan examines all that went into the decision with Axios' David McCabe and Erica Pandey.
Feb 15, 2019
Amazon vs. NYC
599
Feb 15, 2019
The Gamification of Dating
582
On this Valentine's Day, Dan looks at the fixation of online dating with Axios' Jessie Li. Plus, in the "Final Two", Facebook tries to write a constitution and the Venture Capital "Boys Club".
Feb 14, 2019
The Gamification of Dating
582
Feb 14, 2019
California's Big Infrastructure Fail
599
Dan talks about the failing transportation infrastructure that is going on in California with Transportation Economist Noël Perry. In the "Final Two" Dan dives into Silicon Valley giving Saudi Arabia a pass and a 145 year old company that files to go public.
Feb 13, 2019
California's Big Infrastructure Fail
599
Feb 13, 2019
Reddit's Future
573
Dan talks about the impact and growth of Reddit with its Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian. In the "Final Two" Dan goes into the possible return of Toys R Us and how Amazon has gotten even deeper inside your house.
Feb 12, 2019
Reddit's Future
573
Feb 12, 2019
Mega Merger Gets Political
578
Dan talks about the mega merger between Sprint and T-Mobile with Axios Tech Reporter David McCabe. In the "Final Two" Dan dives into what Morgan Stanley has taught us about tech startups and Amazon hearing the HQ2 heat in NY.
Feb 11, 2019
Mega Merger Gets Political
578
Feb 11, 2019
Tax Breaks And Broken Promises
492
Dan talks with Axios reporter Erica Pandey about the broken promises about job creations. In the "Final Two" Dan talks about how Trumps businesses are getting looked into and how AI is preparing to take on Pictionary.
Feb 07, 2019
Tax Breaks And Broken Promises
492
Feb 07, 2019
America's Economic Confusion
564
Dan examines America's feeling of a phantom recession with Axios Markets Editor Dion Rabouin. Plus in the "Final Two", a big mystery in crypto-land and a former Trump campaign adviser calls out Axios.
Feb 05, 2019
America's Economic Confusion
564
Feb 05, 2019
The Future For Uber and Lyft Drivers
599
On todays show Dan talks with Alex Carbone, an Uber driver who is leading the protest to get higher wages for drivers. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan dives into what the big tech Super Bowl ads taught us and the fallout from President Trumps executive time.
Feb 04, 2019
The Future For Uber and Lyft Drivers
599
Feb 04, 2019
Super Bowl Just Days Away
584
Dan looks at the upcoming Super Bowl with Axios Sports Editor Kendall Baker. Plus, in the "Final Two" questions regarding the Foxconn factory in Wisconsin and the lack of buzz around cryptocurrencies.
Jan 31, 2019
Super Bowl Just Days Away
584
Jan 31, 2019
The Growing Crisis in Venezuela
590
On today's show Dan dives into the growing crisis in Venezuela with Axios World Editor David Lawler. In the "Final Two" Dan talks about how Facebook is once again stepping in "it" and the latest on the "so-called" trillion dollar infrastructure plan.
Jan 30, 2019
The Growing Crisis in Venezuela
590
Jan 30, 2019
America Hammers Huawei
594
Dan examines the new charges against Huawei with Axios' China reporter Bill Bishop. Plus, in the "Final Two", the Koch brothers turn to tech regulation and the relationship between Starbucks and Howard Schultz is about to get much more complicated.
Jan 29, 2019
America Hammers Huawei
594
Jan 29, 2019
Howard Schultz Running as an Independent?
596
Dan talks about the possibility of former Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz running for President as a centrist Independent with Axios' Executive Editor Mike Allen. In the "Final Two" Dan discusses what President Trump could do to help Venezuela and a high risk engineering gamble that Facebook is making.
Jan 28, 2019
Howard Schultz Running as an Independent?
596
Jan 28, 2019
Taxing Wealth
573
Dan talks about all things Washington DC and if the government shutdown might soon see the end, with Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen. In the "Final Two" Dan talks about Mark Zuckerberg's latest Facebook defense and how Toys R Us might be making a comeback.
Jan 25, 2019
Taxing Wealth
573
Jan 25, 2019
Soccer's Edward Snowden
586
Dan discusses the Football Leaks story with Axios' Sports Editor Kendall Baker. Plus in the "Final Two", Buzzfeed layoffs and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross comments regarding those affected by the government shutdown. https://www.axios.com/authors/kbaker
Jan 24, 2019
Soccer's Edward Snowden
586
Jan 24, 2019
Chronicling the Death of Theranos
585
Dan looks back at the death of the unicorn that was Theranos with ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis. In the "Final Two", it's Day 33 of the government shutdown and CBS rejects a medical marijuana ad for the upcoming Super Bowl.
Jan 23, 2019
Chronicling the Death of Theranos
585
Jan 23, 2019
Does Davos Still Matter?
575
Dan examines the effectiveness of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland with Axios' Chief financial correspondent Felix Salmon. Plus in the "Final Two", changes may be coming to one of the internet's oldest success stories, and the latest on the record- setting government shutdown.
Jan 22, 2019
Does Davos Still Matter?
575
Jan 22, 2019
Escalating Tech Lash
566
Dan talks about the escalating tech lash that is occurring with Dean Garfield, the President and CEO of ITI. In the "Final Two" Dan examines the "Harry Potter Effect" on Silicon Valley and President Trump's new documentary...sort of.
Jan 17, 2019
Escalating Tech Lash
566
Jan 17, 2019
Government Shutdown Day 26
599
Dan talks about the latest in the government shutdown with Axios' White House correspondent, Jonathan Swan. In the "Final Two", a look at how Sears gets saved and what view the Attorney General nominee has on Silicon Valley tech giants.
Jan 16, 2019
Government Shutdown Day 26
599
Jan 16, 2019
Startups Shun Venture Capital
549
Dan examines how startups are pushing back against venture capitalists with Erin Griffith, San Francisco based reporter for the New York Times. Plus, in the "Final Two", a new candidate for Intel CEO and the slow pace of the electric car revolution.
Jan 15, 2019
Startups Shun Venture Capital
549
Jan 15, 2019
The Future Of Retail
597
Dan talks about where the future of retail is headed and how the internet is changing everything with Axios future reporter Erica Pandey. In Dan's "Final Two", he dives into the latest with USA Today and a surprise from President Trump on the shutdown.
Jan 14, 2019
The Future Of Retail
597
Jan 14, 2019
Amazon: Regulatory Target
480
Kim Hart gives you this bonus edition of "Pro Rata" as she looks at how Amazon could be under scrutiny for its own private label products with Axios tech reporter David McCabe. Plus, in the "Final Two", another casualty in the government shutdown and a self-driving car start-up is getting quite the cash infusion.
Jan 10, 2019
Amazon: Regulatory Target
480
Jan 10, 2019
The Polar Vortex Has Split
521
Kim Hart fills in for Dan today and chats with Axios' Science Editor Andrew Freedman about the polar vortex and why we experience certain weather patterns. Also in the "Final Two", Kim talks about a key defeat in Brexit negotiations and how 18-27 year olds feel that they will never be able to pay off their debt.
Jan 09, 2019
The Polar Vortex Has Split
521
Jan 09, 2019
The Fight To Fix Student Debt
587
On today's show, Dan talks about how one company (Lambda School) is trying to help people get a college education without the debt, with their CEO Austen Allred. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan dives into President Trump's latest folly and the official end of a great American retailer.
Jan 08, 2019
The Fight To Fix Student Debt
587
Jan 08, 2019
Government Shutdown Day 17
577
Dan talks about the the federal government shutdown with Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan dives into Facebook complaining about their media coverage and what the future holds for Sears.
Jan 07, 2019
Government Shutdown Day 17
577
Jan 07, 2019
Going Green With A New Deal
579
Dan talks with Axios Energy and Climate reporter Amy Harder about the "Green New Deal."In the "Final Two" Dan talks about how the tech world prepares to converge on Las Vegas and also the U.S jobs picture getting much brighter.
Jan 04, 2019
Going Green With A New Deal
579
Jan 04, 2019
Apple Stock Woes
600
Dan talks about how Apple has fallen short of it projected earnings and what its future might look like with Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan talks about how the NFL might be getting into sports betting with their latest sponsor and what President Trump still doesn't understand about his own tariffs. https://www.axios.com/apple-earnings-warning-2ea38184-4298-41cb-bac1-2f9f1ceaa8b9.html
Jan 03, 2019
Apple Stock Woes
600
Jan 03, 2019
Netflix vs. Hollywood
599
Dan looks at how Netflix is taking on the traditional Hollywood Box Office with Axios media reporter Sara Fischer. Plus, in the "Final Two" why the government shutdown could affect Lyft and Elizabeth Warren's capitalism test for Democrats.
Jan 02, 2019
Netflix vs. Hollywood
599
Jan 02, 2019
Facebook’s Latest Privacy Mess
555
Axios Managing Editor Kim Hart discusses the D.C. attorney general’s lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly misleading users about sharing their personal data with Axios tech reporter David McCabe. Plus, in the “Final Two,” the Justice Department indicts two Chinese hackers for attacking U.S. companies and agencies, and the next Congress comes to Washington in January. 
Dec 20, 2018
Facebook’s Latest Privacy Mess
555
Dec 20, 2018
Legalized Sports Betting
501
Dan is on vacation until 2019 but with sports betting becoming legal in Washington DC, we felt now was a great time to bring back an interview that we did with Ted Leonsis, CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment which includes the Washington Capitals & Wizards, to discuss the future of sports betting.
Dec 19, 2018
Legalized Sports Betting
501
Dec 19, 2018
No More Mr. Moonves
599
Dan discusses the decision by CBS to not give former Chairman and CEO Les Moonves his $120 million severance with Axios media reporter Sara Fischer. Plus, in the "Final Two", Amazon's latest HQ2 headaches and another episode of "Trump vs. The Fed".
Dec 18, 2018
No More Mr. Moonves
599
Dec 18, 2018
Generation Refugee
593
Dan and Axios' Steph Kight discuss the global refugee crisis — 60 million people, larger than the populations of France or the UK — and why developed counties like the U.S. are so uninterested in helping.
Dec 17, 2018
Generation Refugee
593
Dec 17, 2018
Trump's Hush-Money Headaches
547
Dan talks about President Trump's legal issues with Peter Stris, the attorney for Karen McDougal. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan talks about Facebook's next act and a CEO's important message on "Me Too".
Dec 14, 2018
Trump's Hush-Money Headaches
547
Dec 14, 2018
The Trump Show: Season 2
600
Dan examines the impending troubles facing President Trump in the 2nd half of his term with Axios CEO Jim VandeHei. Plus, in the "Final Two", New Yorkers push back against Amazon HQ2 and changes are afoot for the TV industry. https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-governing-president-congress-mueller-eb025d5d-2830-478e-a330-2cb84be33b6e.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic
Dec 13, 2018
The Trump Show: Season 2
600
Dec 13, 2018
When Startup Reporters Launch Startups
599
Dan talks about his decision to join Axios two years ago and is joined by Evelyn Rusli, the co-founder of Yumi, to talk about the risks associated with starting a new company. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan dives into the congressional "grilling" of the Google CEO and Uber's IPO taking a giant step forward.
Dec 12, 2018
When Startup Reporters Launch Startups
599
Dec 12, 2018
Growing Gender Gap in American Politics
448
Dan spends the entire episode looking at how gender division relates to actual political party leadership with Axios reporter Alayna Treene.
Dec 11, 2018
Growing Gender Gap in American Politics
448
Dec 11, 2018
Jailed Chinese Tech Executive
594
Dan talks about the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive in Canada and what it means with Axios contributor Bill Bishop. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan talks about how Elon Musk can't ever help himself and the upcoming IPO battle between Uber and Lyft.
Dec 10, 2018
Jailed Chinese Tech Executive
594
Dec 10, 2018
The Facebook Files
595
Dan evaluates the controversial document dump involving Facebook with Sarah Frier, Tech reporter for Bloomberg. Plus in the "Final Two", the arrest that is shaking global stock markets and a meeting at The White House with Tech executives.
Dec 06, 2018
The Facebook Files
595
Dec 06, 2018
Homework Digital Divide
575
Kim Hart guest hosts for Dan and looks into the deepening digital divide across the nation for school children with Axios' Meg Marco. Plus in the "Final Two", Facebook drama in Great Britain and National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush.
Dec 05, 2018
Homework Digital Divide
575
Dec 05, 2018
The Growth Of Universal Basic Income
600
Dan talks about the growing calls for Universal Basic Income (UBI) with 2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan talks about how America's "sin" industries look to consolidate and the new technologies that are guzzling tons of energy.