Axios Pro Rata

Axios Pro Rata

By Axios

Get smarter, faster on the most talked-about topics in tech, business and politics in just 10 minutes. Hosted by Axios' business editor, Dan Primack.


The 2020 techlash

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
04/06/2010m 35s

Living History

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
03/06/209m 18s

Social media maelstrom

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
02/06/2010m 5s

The pandemic didn’t go away

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
01/06/209m 57s

The end of U.S. megacities

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
29/05/2010m 51s

Trump vs. Twitter Pt. II

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
28/05/2010m 11s

Twitter vs. Trump vs. Twitter

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
27/05/2011m 12s

SpaceX blasts off

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
26/05/209m 30s

Economic cold war with China

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
21/05/209m 39s

Amy Klobuchar deals with mergers

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
20/05/2011m 14s

Reopening America’s healthcare system

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
19/05/2011m 9s

Misery at the Mall

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.
18/05/2010m 23s

The Sorry State of Small Business

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
14/05/2012m 14s

Quibi's short-form rise and fall

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
13/05/2012m 12s

Dark Clouds for Weather Forecasting

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
12/05/2010m 29s

Elon Musk vs. California

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
11/05/2011m 8s

The Post Office in Crisis

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
08/05/2010m 46s

Is it Legal?

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
06/05/2010m 41s

U.S. women's soccer loses

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
05/05/209m 56s

A Viral Hurricane

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
04/05/209m 53s

The Small Business Bailout Bungle

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
30/04/2012m 3s

The Food Supply Chain in Crisis

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
29/04/2010m 21s

Letting States Go Bankrupt

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
28/04/2010m 39s

Defining Essential Businesses

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
27/04/209m 6s

American’s Growing Unemployment Mess

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
23/04/209m 54s

Tech Tracks Coronavirus

Last week, Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched, which tracks the infection rate of COVID-19 in each state. Dan is joined by Kevin Systrom, who discusses what 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
22/04/2012m 36s

Oil Breaks the Internet

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
21/04/208m 26s

Shake Shack Serves up its Loan

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
20/04/209m 34s

Europe’s Cautious Reopening

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.
17/04/208m 27s

The Last Dance of the Unicorns

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.
16/04/2010m 54s

The Essential Workers’ Bill of Rights

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
14/04/2011m 31s

The Next Economic Crisis

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
13/04/209m 1s

Hydroxychloroquine Questions

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
09/04/209m 26s

The Battle over Billionaire Saviors

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
08/04/208m 53s

The Race to Reopen

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
07/04/2011m 10s

America's Other Economic Crisis: Oil

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.
06/04/209m 43s

Saving Startups

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
02/04/2012m 6s

Wartime Powers

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
01/04/2010m 4s

Misinformation in the Age of Coronavirus

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
31/03/2010m 59s

The Coronavirus Hits Home

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
30/03/2010m 28s

Inside Trump's Coronavirus Timeline

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.
28/03/207m 43s

The Other Coronavirus Test

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.
28/03/204m 33s

Too Late to Emulate

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.
28/03/204m 46s

Bailing Out Hospitals

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
26/03/2011m 10s

Manufacturing Our Way Out of Crisis

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
25/03/209m 32s

Reopening America

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.
24/03/2010m 11s

Keeping the Markets Open

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.
23/03/209m 45s

How to do Social Distancing Right

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.
21/03/2016m 16s

The Plan to Save America

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.
19/03/2010m 47s

Helicopter Money

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.
18/03/209m 7s

The Race for a Cure

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.
17/03/2011m 8s

Prisons as Coronavirus Petri Dishes

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.
16/03/209m 46s

Recession Risks

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.
14/03/204m 48s

Too Much for the Health Care System to Handle

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.
14/03/204m 57s

China's New Role in the World

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.
14/03/205m 20s

A Campaign Season without Crowds

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.
14/03/205m 4s

Cities are Scrambling

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.
14/03/205m 32s

Cheating Veterans

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.
13/03/2010m 54s

Bailing out America

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.
11/03/2011m 29s

Challenging AOC

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
10/03/2011m 33s

Coronavirus Hits the Gig Economy

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.
09/03/2011m 20s

The Coronavirus Economy

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.
05/03/209m 53s

Can’t Buy Mike Love

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.
04/03/2011m 37s

Facebook: The Inside Story

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.
03/03/2011m 21s

The Bernie Economy

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.
02/03/2011m 35s

A Focus on Fracking

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.
28/02/2011m 50s

Masking Coronavirus

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.
27/02/2010m 15s

The Dawn of Space Tourism

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.
26/02/2010m 19s

Feeling the Bern

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.
24/02/2011m 12s

The Boy Scouts File for Bankruptcy

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.
21/02/2010m 7s

Bloomberg's Social Media Strategy

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.
20/02/2011m 56s

A Beijing Think Tank Ranks U.S. Governors

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
19/02/2010m 50s

Why U.S. Cities Can’t Recycle

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
18/02/2010m 54s

Building Safer Cities

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
13/02/2010m 3s

The Intelligence Coup of the Century

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.
12/02/2011m 53s

Amazon Raises the Temperature on Trump

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.
11/02/209m 20s

Putin’s YouTube Problem

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.
10/02/2010m 20s

Impeachment: The Final Chapter, Maybe

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.
06/02/2012m 15s

Angels in Hell

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.
05/02/2011m 10s

Tech Fail in Iowa

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.
04/02/2011m 40s

Bernie’s Race to Lose

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.
03/02/2010m 47s

The NFL Bounces Back

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.
31/01/207m 32s

Overhauling the Community Reinvestment Act

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.
30/01/206m 5s

Sharing Your Data

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.
28/01/209m 58s

The Next Pandemic

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.
27/01/2011m 51s

The Green Swan

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.
24/01/209m 9s

The Hack Heard Round the World

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.
23/01/2010m 28s

A Political Windfall for Local Media

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.
22/01/2010m 21s

The Crackdown on Legal Immigration

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.
21/01/209m 54s

Microsoft's Massive Climate Pledge

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.
17/01/2010m 30s

Trump vs. Apple

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.
16/01/209m 3s

Impeachment Playbook

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.
14/01/2010m 2s

MIT’s Jeffrey Epstein Loophole

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.
13/01/2010m 40s

Carlos Ghosn Unboxed

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.
09/01/2011m 20s

Blood and Oil

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.
08/01/209m 46s

America's Other Healthcare Problem

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.
07/01/209m 44s

Australia On Fire

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.
06/01/2011m 11s

Iran's Internet Blackout

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.
31/12/199m 24s

Bitcoin Billionaires

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.
30/12/199m 23s

Walmart Unloads on Guns

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.
26/12/198m 31s

CEOs as America’s New Politicians

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.
25/12/199m 38s

10 Years in 12 Minutes

Dan and Axios co-founder Mike Allen examine the most consequential "collisions" of tech, business, and politics from the past decade.
23/12/1912m 55s

Space Junk Janitors

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.
19/12/199m 33s

Mayor Mike’s Path to the Nomination

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.
18/12/1911m 39s

Boeing's Unfriendly Skies

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.
17/12/1911m 8s

Holding Cities Ransom

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.
16/12/1910m 38s

Bernie's Baseball Battle

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.
12/12/199m 24s

Surprise Medical Bills

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.
11/12/1910m 14s

A New Entertainment World Order

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.
10/12/1910m 25s

Uber Comes Clean on Assaults

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.
09/12/1910m 20s

Mayor Pete’s McKinsey problem

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.
06/12/1910m 39s

What happened to the next NAFTA?

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.
05/12/199m 59s

Bloomberg's Media Mess

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.
04/12/1911m 11s

Iran's Internet Blackout

Dan and CIA veteran Norman Roule dig into the Iranian government's technological response to protests over rising gas prices.
26/11/1910m 53s

The dirty business of AI washing.

Dan digs into the fact and science fiction of artificial intelligence claims, with Axios' Kaveh Waddell.
25/11/199m 9s

Amazon’s copycat strategy

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.
21/11/1910m 4s

Escalating Tensions — and Violence — in Hong Kong

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.
20/11/1911m 27s

Dreams Deferred

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.
19/11/1910m 28s

When the Biggest IPO Isn’t Big Enough

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.
18/11/1911m 3s

All Eyes on Impeachment?

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.
15/11/1911m 23s

Deval Patrick is Running

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.
14/11/1910m 44s

Apple Blames the Algorithm, Part 2

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+.
13/11/1911m 26s

Apple Blames the Algorithm

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.
12/11/1910m 15s

Billionaires Battle Back

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.
08/11/1911m 56s

The Fight Over TikTok

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.
07/11/1912m 36s

Private Equity is Still a Man’s World

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.
05/11/1910m 45s

Elizabeth Warren's Health Care Revolution

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.
04/11/1912m 3s

Twitter Pokes Facebook

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.
31/10/1910m 35s

The Future of Parking Garages

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.
30/10/1910m 0s

Uber Money

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.
29/10/1910m 9s

Return of the JEDI

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.
28/10/1910m 41s

Detroit’s Short-Term Thinking

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.”
25/10/1910m 26s

Fortune’s Decision to Keep Kirstjen Nielsen

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.
22/10/197m 41s

Thirty Days of Impeachment

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.
22/10/1910m 20s

The Future of News is TikTok?

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.
21/10/1910m 11s

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.
17/10/199m 35s

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.
16/10/1911m 19s

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.
15/10/1910m 51s

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.
14/10/1911m 25s

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.
11/10/1910m 39s

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.
10/10/1910m 26s

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.
08/10/199m 40s

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.
07/10/1910m 58s

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.
03/10/199m 16s

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.
02/10/199m 59s

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.
01/10/1911m 8s

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.
30/09/1911m 50s

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.
26/09/1910m 27s

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.
25/09/1910m 45s

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.
24/09/199m 2s


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.
23/09/1911m 20s

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.
19/09/1911m 25s

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.
18/09/1911m 7s

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.
17/09/1911m 9s

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.
16/09/1910m 14s

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.
12/09/1910m 36s

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.
11/09/199m 31s

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.
10/09/1910m 51s

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.
09/09/199m 55s

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.
05/09/1911m 31s

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.
04/09/1910m 26s

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.
03/09/199m 18s

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.
29/08/1910m 51s

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.
28/08/1910m 29s

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.
27/08/1910m 26s

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.
26/08/1910m 38s

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.
22/08/1910m 12s

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.
21/08/199m 43s

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.
20/08/199m 50s

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.
19/08/1911m 53s

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?
16/08/1910m 55s

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.
15/08/1910m 56s

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.
14/08/1910m 32s

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).
13/08/199m 44s

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.
12/08/1910m 15s

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".
08/08/199m 52s

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.
07/08/199m 3s

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.
06/08/1911m 42s

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.
05/08/1910m 54s

Bitcoin Billionaires

Dan welcomes on Ben Mezrich, author of "Bitcoin Billionaires". the story of how the famous Winklevoss twins bet big on crypto-currency.
01/08/1910m 46s

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.
31/07/199m 4s

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.
30/07/1910m 45s

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.
29/07/1911m 22s

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.
25/07/1910m 28s

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.
24/07/199m 1s

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.
23/07/1910m 11s

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.
22/07/199m 56s

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.
18/07/199m 59s

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.
17/07/1910m 32s

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.
16/07/199m 45s

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.
15/07/199m 7s

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.
12/07/1910m 56s

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.
10/07/199m 58s

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.
09/07/1910m 16s

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.
08/07/1910m 23s

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.
04/07/1910m 17s

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.
03/07/1910m 30s

Political Theater

Dan and Axios' Sara Fischer discuss why so many political candidates are letting themselves become the subject of documentary films.
02/07/199m 58s

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.
01/07/1911m 38s

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.
28/06/199m 52s

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.
27/06/1910m 54s

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.
26/06/199m 22s

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.
24/06/1910m 56s

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.
20/06/199m 25s

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.
19/06/199m 22s

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.
18/06/199m 1s

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.
17/06/1910m 57s

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.
14/06/1910m 23s

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.
12/06/199m 19s

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.
11/06/199m 59s

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.
10/06/1910m 0s

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.
06/06/199m 17s

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".
05/06/1910m 19s

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.
04/06/1910m 25s

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.
03/06/1910m 51s

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.
30/05/199m 27s

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.
29/05/1910m 28s

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.
28/05/199m 29s

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?
23/05/1910m 50s

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.
22/05/1910m 10s

Running for President: Eric Swalwell

Dan discusses Big Tech regulation, gun control, and more with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell, Congressman from California.
21/05/1912m 18s

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.
20/05/199m 42s

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.
16/05/1910m 10s

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.
15/05/199m 29s

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.
14/05/198m 55s

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.
13/05/1910m 31s

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.
09/05/1910m 54s

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.
08/05/1911m 48s

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.
07/05/199m 28s

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.
06/05/1911m 27s

"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.
03/05/199m 49s

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.
02/05/199m 58s

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.
30/04/1911m 16s

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.
29/04/1911m 59s

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.
25/04/1910m 9s

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.
24/04/1910m 53s

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.
23/04/1910m 7s

Ashton Kutcher on Defending Children From Sexual Abuse

Dan is joined by Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher to discuss plan to eliminate online child porn.
22/04/1910m 11s

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.
18/04/199m 51s

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.
17/04/199m 23s

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.
16/04/1910m 19s

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.
15/04/1911m 4s

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.
11/04/1912m 32s

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.
10/04/199m 54s

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.
09/04/1910m 40s

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.
08/04/1910m 43s

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.
04/04/1910m 13s

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.
03/04/1910m 47s

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.
02/04/1912m 19s

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.
01/04/199m 38s

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.
28/03/199m 26s

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.
27/03/1911m 32s

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.
26/03/199m 56s

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.
25/03/1910m 33s

2020 Vision: Andrew Yang

Hear a replay of Dan's interview back in December with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
22/03/196m 15s

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.
21/03/199m 53s

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.
20/03/199m 24s

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.
19/03/199m 59s

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.
18/03/199m 34s

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.
14/03/1910m 11s

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.
13/03/199m 9s

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.
12/03/1912m 19s

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.
11/03/199m 17s

Pro Rata Update

Listen for the latest update regarding the Pro Rata Podcast.

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.
25/02/198m 1s

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.
21/02/199m 1s

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.
20/02/199m 59s

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.
19/02/199m 43s

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.
15/02/199m 59s

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".
14/02/199m 42s

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.
13/02/199m 59s

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.
12/02/199m 33s

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.
11/02/199m 38s

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.
07/02/198m 12s

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.
05/02/199m 24s

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.
04/02/199m 59s

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.
31/01/199m 44s

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.
30/01/199m 50s

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.
29/01/199m 54s

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.
28/01/199m 56s

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.
25/01/199m 33s

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.
24/01/199m 46s

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.
23/01/199m 45s

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.
22/01/199m 35s

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.
17/01/199m 26s

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.
16/01/199m 59s

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.
15/01/199m 9s

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.
14/01/199m 57s

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.
10/01/198m 0s

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.
09/01/198m 41s

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.
08/01/199m 47s

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.
07/01/199m 37s

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.
04/01/199m 39s

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.
03/01/1910m 0s

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.
02/01/199m 59s

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.
20/12/189m 15s

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.
19/12/188m 21s

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".
18/12/189m 59s

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.
17/12/189m 53s

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".
14/12/189m 7s

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.
13/12/1810m 0s

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.
12/12/189m 59s

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.
11/12/187m 28s

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.
10/12/189m 54s

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.
06/12/189m 55s

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.
05/12/189m 35s

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.
04/12/1810m 0s

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.
03/12/189m 59s

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.
29/11/189m 53s

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.
28/11/189m 59s

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.
27/11/189m 42s

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.
26/11/189m 30s

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.
21/11/189m 51s

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.
20/11/1810m 0s

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.
19/11/189m 59s

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.
15/11/189m 48s

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.
14/11/189m 54s

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.
13/11/189m 41s

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.
12/11/189m 1s

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.
08/11/189m 46s

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.
07/11/189m 56s

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.
07/11/189m 59s

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.
05/11/189m 56s

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.
03/11/186m 16s

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.
01/11/189m 58s

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.
31/10/189m 41s

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.
30/10/189m 59s

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.
29/10/189m 55s

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.
25/10/188m 28s

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.
24/10/189m 58s

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.
23/10/1811m 30s

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.
22/10/189m 50s

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.
18/10/1811m 13s

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.
17/10/1810m 12s

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).
16/10/1810m 22s

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).
15/10/1811m 34s

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.
11/10/1810m 48s

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.
10/10/1810m 24s

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.
10/10/1811m 15s

Tech In The Age Of Trump

Highlights of a recent conversation between Dan, Anthony Scaramucci and Brex CEO Henrique Dubugras.
10/10/189m 13s

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.
10/10/1811m 39s

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.
10/10/1810m 0s

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.
10/10/1811m 30s

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.
10/10/189m 38s

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.
10/10/1810m 6s

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.
10/10/1810m 42s

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.
10/10/1810m 34s

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.
10/10/1810m 0s

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.
20/09/1810m 26s

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.
19/09/1810m 18s

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.
18/09/1810m 58s

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.
17/09/1810m 17s

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.
13/09/1810m 58s

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.
12/09/1810m 11s

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.
11/09/189m 35s

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.
11/09/189m 59s

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.
08/09/1811m 25s

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.
08/09/1811m 33s

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.
08/09/189m 16s

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.
08/09/1811m 49s

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
08/09/188m 23s

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.
08/09/1810m 41s

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.
08/09/1811m 9s

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.
08/09/1810m 25s

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.
08/09/1810m 27s

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.
08/09/1810m 22s

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.
08/09/1810m 20s

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.
08/09/1810m 3s

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.
08/09/189m 51s

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.
08/09/1811m 32s

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.
08/09/1810m 0s

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.
08/09/1810m 38s

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.
08/09/1810m 6s

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".
08/09/1811m 20s

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.
08/09/1810m 14s

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.
08/09/189m 33s

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.
08/09/1810m 0s

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.
08/09/184m 41s

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.
08/09/1810m 23s

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.
08/09/1810m 34s

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.
08/09/1810m 0s

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.
08/09/1810m 35s

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.
08/09/1810m 0s

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.
08/09/188m 45s

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.
08/09/1811m 0s

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.
08/09/1812m 3s

Introduction to Pro Rata

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