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Episode Date
The Future of Libra
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Oct 10, 2019
The NBA's Future in China
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Sep 30, 2019
The Whistleblower Bombshell
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Sep 09, 2019
Sports Betting Kicks Off
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
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?
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
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
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
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.
Aug 27, 2019
General Trump's trade war
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Aug 14, 2019
Conservatives vs. Social Media (Replay)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Jul 30, 2019
Cracking Down on Alexa
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
May 29, 2019
The Auto Merger Heard Round The World
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
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
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
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
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
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.
May 16, 2019
America's Baby Bust
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is Uber's IPO a "moral stain" on Silicon Valley?
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
"Game of Thrones" and the End of Event TV?
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
The Space Coast Comeback
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
Breaking Down the Democrats
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
Running for President: Pete Buttigieg
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
Measles is Back
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
The Techlash's Unexpected Winner
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.
Apr 24, 2019
The Next Fox News
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.
Apr 23, 2019
Ashton Kutcher on Defending Children From Sexual Abuse
Dan is joined by Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher to discuss plan to eliminate online child porn.
Apr 22, 2019
The Gig Economy Distortion
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
Apple Stops Getting Chippy
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
Hacking the Law
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
The Republican Taking on Trump in 2020
Dan talks with former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, who will give never-Trumpers a voice in the Republican primaries.
Apr 15, 2019
Conservatives vs. Social Media
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
Walking On The Moon
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
Running for President: Wayne Messam
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
The New American Capitalism
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
Closing The Border
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
YouTube's House of Horrors
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
Running for President: John Delaney
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
Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington (Post)
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
All Hail Ride Hail
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
Sitting in the Clouds
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
The Fall of Avenatti
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
Coloring in the Green New Deal
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.
Mar 25, 2019
2020 Vision: Andrew Yang
Hear a replay of Dan's interview back in December with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
Mar 22, 2019
Joe Biden's Big Gamble
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
The Fed Gets Political
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
President Trump "Buys" Facebook
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.
Mar 19, 2019
The Hypocrisy Of Social Impact Investing
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
Sad Skies For Boeing
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
Cheaters In College Education
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
2020 Vision: Pete Buttigieg
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
Elizabeth Warren's Plan To Breakup Big Tech
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
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Feb 26, 2019
The Latest In Venezuela
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
A Tipping Point on Climate Change
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
An American Investor In Moscow
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
Socialism vs. Freedom
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
Amazon vs. NYC
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
The Gamification of Dating
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
California's Big Infrastructure Fail
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
Reddit's Future
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
Mega Merger Gets Political
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
Tax Breaks And Broken Promises
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
America's Economic Confusion
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
The Future For Uber and Lyft Drivers
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
Super Bowl Just Days Away
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
The Growing Crisis in Venezuela
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
America Hammers Huawei
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
Howard Schultz Running as an Independent?
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
Taxing Wealth
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
Soccer's Edward Snowden
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.
Jan 24, 2019
Chronicling the Death of Theranos
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
Does Davos Still Matter?
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
Escalating Tech Lash
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
Government Shutdown Day 26
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
Startups Shun Venture Capital
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
The Future Of Retail
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
Amazon: Regulatory Target
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
The Polar Vortex Has Split
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 Fight To Fix Student Debt
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
Government Shutdown Day 17
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
Going Green With A New Deal
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
Apple Stock Woes
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.
Jan 03, 2019
Netflix vs. Hollywood
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
Facebook’s Latest Privacy Mess
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
Legalized Sports Betting
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
No More Mr. Moonves
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
Generation Refugee
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
Trump's Hush-Money Headaches
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
The Trump Show: Season 2
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.
Dec 13, 2018
When Startup Reporters Launch Startups
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
Growing Gender Gap in American Politics
Dan spends the entire episode looking at how gender division relates to actual political party leadership with Axios reporter Alayna Treene.
Dec 11, 2018
Jailed Chinese Tech Executive
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
The Facebook Files
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
Homework Digital Divide
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
The Growth Of Universal Basic Income
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.
Dec 04, 2018
Trade War Truths...For Now
Dan talks about the meeting President Trump had over the weekend with President Xi Jinping of China with Axios' chief financial correspondent Felix Salmon. In the "Final Two" Dan, examines why Microsoft is the world's most valuable company and remembers Former President George H.W. Bush.
Dec 03, 2018
Editing Babies
Dan goes into the controversy around genetically edited embryos that may have been born in China with Axios' Eileen O'Reilly. Plus in the "Final Two", the fall of Silicon Valley's "so called adults" and the you might soon see the Marlboro Man vaping.
Nov 29, 2018
The Big Climate Report
Dan looks at the recently released climate change report and the Trump administration's response to it, with Axios' energy & climate news reporter Amy Harder. Plus, in the "Final Two", President Trump's mostly empty threat against GM, and the new start-up that wants to take on Amazon.
Nov 28, 2018
Guns And Money
Dan talks to Christopher Ailman, Chief Investment Officer of the California State Teachers' Retirement System, where he manages $220 billion and has spearheaded an effort to get gun makers, distributors and retailers to act more responsibly. Plus, in his final two, GM's big economic message and one way Google beat Amazon in 2018.
Nov 27, 2018
The Future Of Autonomous Vehicles
Dan talks about the future of self-driving cars with Axios' Joann Muller, who covers autonomous vehicles and the future of transportation. In the "Final Two" Dan talks about Air BnB filling it's Chief Financial Officer position and also Elon Musk and the likelihood of him going to Mars.
Nov 26, 2018
President Trump Punts on Saudi Arabia
Dan looks at how the White House statement on Saudi Arabia affects the American business community with Axios National political reporter Jonathan Swan. Plus in the "Final Two", Mark Zuckerberg says he isn't stepping down as Facebook chairman, and something to remember during Thanksgiving.
Nov 21, 2018
The Battle For Sports Betting Dollars
Dan talks about the future of legal sports betting with Axios Reporter Mike Sykes. In the "Final Two" Dan talks about Amazon trying to get into the sports world and the fired Toys-R-Us workers finally getting a break.
Nov 20, 2018
Facebook's Crisis Of Confidence
Dan talks about the mess surrounding Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg with New York Times reporter Mike Issac. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan talks about the Nissan Chairman, Carlos Ghosn who was arrested by prosecutors in Japan after an internal investigation revealed "significant acts of misconduct" and the latest with the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Nov 19, 2018
Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley
Dan examines the effects the walkouts at Google had for forced arbitration regarding sexual harassment with Axios Chief Technology Correspondent, Ina Fried. They also address the fallout at Facebook following the bombshell report from the New York Times. Plus in the "Final Two", Uber's big speed bump on the way to IPO, and President Trump's very challenging electoral map for 2020.
Nov 15, 2018
Amazon's decision to have H2Q in NY
Dan talks about Amazon heading to Long Island City, New York with one of its two new headquarters with the Deputy Mayor of New York Alicia Glen. Then in the "Final Two" Dan talks about Dell and how Democrats and Republicans see the stock market differently.
Nov 14, 2018
Trump vs. Big Media
Dan looks into how big media mergers and the Trump Administration are at odds with Axios Media reporter Sara Fischer. Plus in the "Final Two", Amazon makes it official and General Electric stock troubles.
Nov 13, 2018
Veterans Suicide Epidemic
On this Veteran's Day, Dan talks about the big issue of Veteran's taking their own lives with Jennifer Primack, a research physiologist at the Providence VA Medical Center. In the "Final Two" Dan looks into the latest in Trump vs. Amazon, and the giant IPO that was suppose to happen this week, but now, won't.
Nov 12, 2018
Handling Nation's Economy
Dan asks what's next for our nation's economy now that the midterms are over, with Democrat Jennifer Wexton, who was victorious in her race to win the congressional seat in the Virginia 10th. Plus, in the "Final Two", Fortune sale troubles and Ford Motor Company buying Spin.
Nov 08, 2018
Midterm Round-Up
Dan dives into what the election results in the midterms mean with Axios Editor in Chief Nick Johnston. Plus in the "Final Two", why me might learn a whole lot more about Space X and new invasive identification technology in China.
Nov 07, 2018
The Future Of Amazon's HQ2 (Or HQ3?)
Dan talks about the future of Amazon and where they are reported to be opening their new headquarters with Axios reporter Erica Pandey. Also, in the "Final Two", Dan gets into how Facebook apologizes for its actions in Myanmar and what happens when private equity owns a popular pizza chain.
Nov 06, 2018
Election Day Is Coming
Dan talks about the 2018 mid-term elections and how important this election is and how important it is for everyone to go out and vote with Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan dives into the big thing no one knows about Amazon HQ2 and Softbanks CEO finally speaking out on Saudi Arabia.
Nov 05, 2018
Governor Kasich Sitdown
**Special Weekend pop-up**. Dan recently spoke with Ohio Governor John Kasich. Here are the highlights including topics such as autonomous vehicles, and of course, the Midterms.
Nov 03, 2018
A Silver Lining For Social Media
Dan talks about how Twitter helped stop the bullying of a 5 year old boy who wanted to wear nail polish to school with Aaron Gouveia, the father of the 5 year old. Plus, in the "Final Two" Apple explores stake in iHeartMedia and Fortune 500 companies contributions for the Midterms.
Nov 01, 2018
Tech Titans Clash in San Francisco
Dan explores the controversial Prop C initiative in San Francisco with Sales Force CEO Marc Benioff. Plus in the "Final Two", how we identify a trade war, and how Google is handling harassment.
Oct 31, 2018
Rewriting Global Tax Law
Kim Hart guest hosts to dive into proposals to change international tax laws for the digital era with Jennifer McCloskey, Vice President of Market Access Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council. Plus in the "Final Two", President Trump comments to Axios on citizenship and reaction in Pittsburgh to his impending visit.
Oct 30, 2018
Davos in the Desert Flop
Dan looks at the failure that was "The Davos in the Desert" with Axios chief financial correspondent, Felix Salmon. Plus in the "Final Two", the largest software merger in history and the rise of belief- driven buyers.
Oct 29, 2018
Cost of Childcare in the Job War
Guest host Kim Hart looks into the rising cost of childcare and it's role as the new front in the job war with Axios reporter Erica Pandey. Plus in the "Final Two", President Trump's Midterm Rally Blitz and Twitter's users loss.
Oct 25, 2018
Politically Invasive Text Messages
Guest host Kim Hart looks at the rash of voters being targeted with political text messages with Doreen Christensen, columnist at the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Plus in the "Final Two", gender gap ahead of the Midterms and Apple CEO Tim Cook doubles down on the dark side of technology.
Oct 24, 2018
Weaponizing Social Media
Dan talks with Axios reporter Sara Fischer about weaponizing social media in the wake of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Also, in the “Final Two” Softbank finally takes a stand on Saudi Arabia…sort of, and the future of robotics.
Oct 23, 2018
Climate Change Through Carbon
Dan talks about how Washington State is trying pass a carbon price that could affect climate change with Axios climate reporter Amy Harder. Also, in the “Final Two” Dan talks about how tech is providing it’s own privacy regulations and the biggest name being completely silent on the situation in Saudi Arabia.
Oct 22, 2018
Midterms And Money
As the Midterms are less than 3 weeks away, Dan brings on Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen for a look at the momentum in campaign donations for Democrats. Plus in the "Final Two", Facebook's pre-election charm campaign and the discomfort in tablet based tipping.
Oct 18, 2018
Saudi Arabia Latest
Dan looks into the developing situation regarding Saudi Arabia and the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Axios World Editor Dave Lawler. Plus in the "Final Two", Dan talks about the Uber IPO and fake election hacks.
Oct 17, 2018
NBA's Continuing Rise
As a new NBA season tips off, Dan looks at the various ways the league stands out compared to other professional sports leagues with Boston Celtics Co-Owner Wyc Grousbeck. In the "Final Two" Dan talks about the troubles in the antibiotic market and Carl Icahn vs. Michael Dell (again).
Oct 16, 2018
The Saudi Saga Intensifies
Dan talks with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof about Jamal Khashoggi, the White House reaction, and what comes next. Plus, in his Final Two, Dan discusses Sears' bankruptcy and how Facebook is working to help you hear through your skin (not your ears).
Oct 15, 2018
Post Kavanaugh Politics
Dan takes a look toward the midterms with Axios CEO Jim VandeHei. Plus, in the "Final Two" the stock market gets hammered and Big Tobacco getting into the marijuana game.
Oct 11, 2018
Hurricane Michael's Impact
Dan looks at the effect that Hurricane Michael will have on the Florida Panhandle as he is joined by Andrew Freedman, Science Editor at Axios. In the "Final Two", Broadcom's security nightmare and SoftBank's attempt at a majority stake in WeWork.
Oct 10, 2018
Google Gets Leaky
Dan and Ina Fried, Chief Technology Correspondent for Axios, discuss how Google inadvertently left user data vulnerable, and why it didn't disclose until the Wall Street Journal found out. Plus, in his Final Two, Dan talks about Nikki Haley's surprise resignation and what Jamal Khassogi's disappearance could mean for global tech investing.
Oct 09, 2018
Tech In The Age Of Trump
Highlights of a recent conversation between Dan, Anthony Scaramucci and Brex CEO Henrique Dubugras.
Oct 08, 2018
Breaking up Big Banks
Dan is joined by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), who yesterday joined Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) in introducing new legislation that would break up "too big to fail" banks like J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo.
Oct 04, 2018
Modernizing Music
Dan and Axios media reporter Sara Fischer discuss a new law that is being celebrated by both musicians and music streaming services, in a rare win-win. Plus, in his "Final Two," Dan discusses Apple's privacy push and the possible return of Toys "R" Us.
Oct 03, 2018
The Blue Wave
Dan looks at the potentially big November for Democrats with Axios Political Reporter Alexi McCammond. Plus, in the "Final Two", Amazon bumps its minimum wage and another dotcom bubble burst.
Oct 02, 2018
Elon Musk's Surprising Settlement
Dan and Axios' Felix Salmon discuss the settlement between Tesla's Elon Musk and the SEC. In his "Final Two," Dan discusses GE's CEO shakeup and Trump vs. California on net neutrality.
Oct 01, 2018
Everyone unfriends Facebook
Dan looks into new troubles for Facebook with Axios tech reporter David McCabe. Plus, in the "Final Two", a rash of start-up funding, and Michael Bloomberg's presidential aspirations.
Sep 27, 2018
The Most Powerful Women in Business
Dan discusses Fortune's "Most Powerful Women" list with editor Leigh Gallagher. Plus in the "Final Two" a look at Big Tech's day at Capitol Hill regarding privacy, and the gig economy trend.
Sep 26, 2018
Facebook Photo Fallout
Dan talks about Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of Instagram, leaving the company with Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried. In Dan's "Final Two" he talks about the hazy future for vaping companies and a roundtable on the future of crypto currency.
Sep 25, 2018
The Fight Over For-Profit College
Dan and a former Department of Education attorney discuss how the Trump administration is seeking to roll back Obama-era rules designed to protect students from fraudulent for-profit colleges. Plus, in his Final Two, Dan talks about SiriusXM buying Pandora and the most unexpected part of Apple's TV plans.
Sep 24, 2018
Tax Cuts and the Midterms
Dan looks closer at the electoral ramifications of last year's tax cuts with Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen. In Dan's "Final Two", cannabis capitalism on the rise and the Fox/Comcast takeover battle.
Sep 20, 2018
Scooter Wars
Dan talks about scooter wars and how they are turning into a legitimate form of transportation in major cities with Axios Reporter Kia Kokalitcheva. In Dan's "Final Two" he talks about the latest trouble with Tesla and how the steel industry is not getting the investments that they we expecting.
Sep 19, 2018
Cannabis Capitalism
Dan talks with Brendan Kennedy, CEO of medical marijuana company Tilray, about industry growth, regulation and his company's move into the American market. Plus, in his Final Two, Dan discusses the escalating US-China trade wars and the world's first space tourist.
Sep 18, 2018
Using Smartphones To Vote
Dan talks about blockchain based voting and tech with the CEO of Tusk Ventures and author, Bradley Tusk. In Dan's "Final Two" he talks about the Salesforces CEO, Marc Benioff taking over Time Magazine and the political ramifications of the Brett Kavanaugh allegations.
Sep 17, 2018
10 Years Since Financial Crisis
Dan looks at the approaching 10 year anniversary of Lehman Brothers bankruptcy and the accompanying financial crisis with Neil Cavuto, Managing Editor at Fox Business Channel. Plus in the "Final Two", the Apple event reveals and Peloton lawsuit against Flywheel.
Sep 13, 2018
The Coming Storm
Dan dives into Hurricane Florence and how extreme weather impacts business, with Axios Science editor Andrew Freedman. Plus, in his Final Two, he talks about a possible vaping ban and why Sprint's merger with T-Mobile is no longer a sure bet.
Sep 12, 2018
Where did IPOs go?
Dan talks about IPOs and new proposals for increasing mom/pop access to startups with Lise Buyer, who helped Google go public. In the "Final Two" Dan dives into the annual Apple event and how the financial crisis set the stage for our current politics.
Sep 11, 2018
The Mess At CBS
Description: Les Moonves was the most powerful man in TV until yesterday, and Dan breaks it all down with Axios media reporter Sara Fischer. Plus, in his "Final Two," Dan discusses Jack Ma's retirement and the rise of robot restaurants. All in just 10 minutes, to get you smarter faster.
Sep 10, 2018
Weekend Bonus Podcast: Highlights From Axios Event In Boston
Dan moderated an Axios event Friday in Boston and here are the highlights of his interviews with General Motors CEO Marry Barra, Tusk Ventures Founder Bradley Tusk, and 11 time NBA All Star Chris Bosh.
Sep 08, 2018
Are You Ready For Some Football
Dan talks about the state of the NFL, and how tech has changed the game, with Hall of Fame Quarterback Steve Young. In his "Final Two," Dan discusses the congressional hearings on tech and the future of Les Moonves at CBS.
Sep 06, 2018
Computer Chips: Still American Made
Dan looks into why the U.S. still is a leader in producing computer chips, and what could change it, with Axios chief technology correspondent Ina Fried. Plus, in the "Final Two" Dan examines the death of Theranos, and the birth of Smart Cities.
Sep 05, 2018
Nike and Their Bold Decision
Dan discusses Nike's decision to add Colin Kaepernick as a face of the company with ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell. In the "Final Two," Dan talks about big tech heading to Capitol Hill and two Reuters reporters getting arrested in Myanmar.
Sep 04, 2018
Special Episode: Trade Wars
Dan welcomes on Steve LeVine, future editor for Axios, to discuss why the trade war with China might last for a very, very long time
Sep 02, 2018
Bernie Sanders Takes On Amazon
Dan examines Sen. Bernie Sanders' new tax plan for Amazon and other big American businesses with Axios chief financial correspondent Felix Salmon. In the "Final Two," he discusses Donald Trump Jr.'s plans for a right-wing Facebook, and why corporate climate change goals fall short.
Aug 30, 2018
Toys "R" Us Is Dead, But The Battle Rages On
Dan looks into the severance pay fight for former workers of the now defunct Toys "R" Us with Carrie Gleason, policy director at OUR. In the "Final Two" he dives into self diving car accidents and the latest on Trump vs. Google.
Aug 29, 2018
Trump vs. Google
Dan breaks down Trump's new tech fight with Axios executive editor Mike Allen. Plus, Dan's "Final Two" on what's new in trade wars and what we might have just learned about teens and their screens.
Aug 28, 2018
The Future Of Bitcoin - Boom Or Bust
Dan talks about the bull and bear cases for Bitcoin with CNBC's Melissa Lee. In his "Final Two" Dan dives into Elon Musk and his role in the Tesla buyout, along with what Warren Buffet's latest investment might be. It's all here and more on The Pro Rata Podcast with Dan Primack.
Aug 27, 2018
The Power Grid - Can It All Really Be Hacked?
Dan dives into the security of power grids with Axios' cyber-security reporter Joe Uchill. Plus, in the "Final Two" Dan examines President Trump's quote about how impeachment would affect your wallet, and United Airlines' decision to charge more for some economy seats.
Aug 23, 2018
Cohen & Manafort: The Fallout For President Trump
Dan examines the latest regarding Michael Cohen & Paul Manfort and its effect beyond the White House with Axios CEO Jim VandeHei. Plus, in the "Final Two", Facebook finds more fake news & what wildfires have to do with net neutrality.
Aug 22, 2018
Fake News 2.0
Dan discusses the changing face of fake news with Axios media reporter Sara Fischer. In the "Final Two" Dan talks about Uber finally hiring a CFO and dueling lawsuits surrounding a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. It's all here and more on the Pro Rata Podcast With Dan Primack.
Aug 21, 2018
Why We Don't Care About Digital Privacy Anymore
Dan is joined by Axios managing editor Kim Hart to talk about online privacy and a new report on how Americans care less and less about it. Also, in the "Final Two", Dan talks about how SpaceX could help Elon Musk buy Tesla and what's next in the trade wars with China. It's all here and more on The Pro Rata Podcast with Dan Primack.
Aug 20, 2018
Future of Legalized Sports Betting
Dan is joined by Ted Leonsis, CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment which includes the Washington Capitals & Wizards, to discuss the future of sports betting. Then in the "Final Two", Dan examines the latest with Tesla financing and a lawsuit against AT&T over digital identity theft.
Aug 16, 2018
Will Trump's Space Force Fly?
Dan welcomes on Lauren Meier, news editor at Axios, to learn more about the creation of President Trump's Space Force. Then in the "Final Two", Dan looks at the growing tech bubble and a role reversal between the U.S. and China.
Aug 15, 2018
The Future Of Giving Patients Their Data
Dan is joined by Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to talk about how patients should be given control over their data and medical records. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan talks about how Turkey is trying to ban US electronics and the latest on Elon Musk and Tesla.
Aug 14, 2018
Silicon Valley vs. The US Military
Dan is joined by Trae Stephens, a partner with Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, to talk about why he believes tech workers are ostracizing the US military, and why that could threaten national security. Also, in the "Final Two" Dan talks about Elon Musk explaining himself in taking Tesla private and a stunning decision in California on the scooter wars.
Aug 13, 2018
Changes Coming To Uber In NYC?
Dan is joined by Uber executive Josh Gold to talk about how New York City just voted to limit the number of Uber vehicles and enforce a minimum wage for drivers. Dan also talks about how Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is trying to address the controversy surrounding Alex Jones on its platform, and the failure of a big media merger in his "Final Two".
Aug 09, 2018
Tesla Possibly Going Private
Dan welcomes on Steve LeVine, Future Editor at Axios, to dive into Elon Musk's tweet that he is considering taking Tesla private. Plus, Dan looks at the arrest of U.S. Representative Chris Collins and the hacking of mid-flight WiFi in his "Final Two". All that and more on The Pro Rata Podcast with Dan Primack.
Aug 08, 2018
The Trouble With Drones in Venezuela
Dan talks with Axios’ Dave Lawler about the drone attacks in Venezuela. The guys talk about what actually happened and if there was a planned assassination attempt of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Dan also gets into how techies might be looking to get into politics and how Gary Cohn, former Goldman Sachs president, thinks Facebook is worse than pre-crisis big banks.
Aug 07, 2018
Twitter Shadow Ban Controversy
Dan is joined by Axios' David McCabe to discuss the recent report of the U.S. House of Representatives seeking the testimony of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey regarding possibility of limiting the reach of conservative accounts. Dan also addresses the latest in Amazon second headquarters search in his "Final Two". All that and more on The Pro Rata podcast with Dan Primack.
Aug 06, 2018
Special Episode: CBS Earnings Call Stunner
Dan welcomes on Sara Fischer, media reporter for Axios, for immediate reaction to the CBS earnings call amid the misconduct allegations against Chief Executive Les Moonves.
Aug 02, 2018
All About Ivanka
Dan talks with Axios national political reporter Jonathan Swan, who attended an event with Ivanka Trump. Jonathan talks about his biggest takeaways from Ivanka on many things including her views of immigration and trade. Dan also talks about self driving cars and what issues might need to be cleared before being released to the public. It's all here and more on The Pro Rata Podcast with Dan Primack.
Aug 02, 2018
E-Sports - How Big Is It And What's The Future Of The Sport
Dan welcomes on the owner of the Overwatch League's Dallas Fuel, Mike Rufail, to explain the current and future landscape of eSports. Plus a look at the latest with Facebook. All this and more is on the Pro Rata Podcast with Dan Primack.
Aug 01, 2018
3D Printed Guns...They Are A Thing And Should We Be Worried
Dan talks with Axios reporter, Zach Basu about the panic over 3D printed guns. They discuss how on August 1st, people will be able to download blueprints for 3D guns and learn how to print their own guns without being traced. Dan also talks about the next big tax cut and the shrinking of GE in his "Final Two". It's all here and more on The Pro Rata Podcast with Dan Primack.
Jul 31, 2018
How Concerned Should We Be With Election Hacking?
Dan is joined by Axios cybersecurity reporter, Shannon Vavra. They talk about the major issues in hacking elections with the midterms coming up and if we can believe the results of the upcoming elections. Dan also discusses how people will be able to do sports betting from their phone. All this and more is on the latest Pro Rata Podcast with Dan Primack.
Jul 30, 2018
CEO's Make More Than You Think
Dan welcomes on the heath care business reporter from Axios, Bob Herman to discuss his deep dive into the true income of corporate CEOs. Plus, Dan talks about Facebook's rough day. All of that and more on today's Pro Rata Podcast with Dan Primack.
Jul 26, 2018
The Deepening Digital Divide?
Dan is joined by Axios Managing Editor Kim Hart, for a look at how 5G could widen the digital divide between cities and rural areas. Plus, Dan looks into President Trump's tweet regarding the Sinclair decision from the FCC. All of that and more on today's Pro Rata Podcast with Dan Primack.
Jul 25, 2018
The Death and Rebirth of Local Media
Dan is joined by media reporter Sara Fischer to discuss the future of print media and if local papers have a future or are dying a slow death. Dan also talks about how former Uber employees are joining together to launch new startups. All that and more on today's Pro Rata Podcast with Dan Primack.
Jul 24, 2018
The Incredible Shrinking Tech-lash
Dan is joined by the founder and executive editor at Axios, Mike Allen, to discuss the issues that President Trump has with Amazon and the Washington Post. Dan also talks about the possible future job of "space trash collectors." All that and more on the debut of The Pro Rata Podcast with Dan Primack.
Jul 23, 2018
Introduction to Pro Rata
Subscribe to Axios’ Pro Rata podcast with Dan Primack to get smarter, faster on the collision of tech, business, and politics in 10 minutes. Coming Monday July 23rd.
Jul 12, 2018