(https://followfridaypodcast.com/kara-swisher#rec362279188 (Full transcript of this episode))
Some of New York Times writer Kara Swisher’s favorite follows are people she has admired, crushed on, and befriended — and also people she has battled with, debated, and investigated. And that’s no accident.
“I think people are dying for that in this incredibly partisan time. It’s very hard to reach out to people you disagree with,” she says, explaining why she comes to the table with people whom others might consider unpalatable. Pushing them away, she says, “plays into all the malevolent people who are trying to take us apart.”
Olive branches aside, the https://www.nytimes.com/column/sway (Sway) and https://podcasts.voxmedia.com/show/pivot (Pivot) host also promises to pull no punches in her forthcoming memoir about covering Silicon Valley as a tech journalist for the Wall Street Journal, AllThingsD, Recode, and now the NYT.
“I’m burning it all down,” she says. “And then I’m like, goodbye … I have people, the richest people in the world, the most powerful people, [saying] ‘You’re so mean to me.’ I’m like, ‘Are you 12?'”
In this live episode of Follow Friday, recorded at https://welcometomannys.com/ (Manny’s) in San Francisco, Kara explains what she likes (and, in some cases, hates) about her politically incorrect Pivot podcast co-host https://twitter.com/profgalloway (Scott Galloway); the actor and producer https://twitter.com/gemma_chan (Gemma Chan); Twitter and Square CEO https://twitter.com/jack (Jack Dorsey); newspaper columnist and “Fire and Fury” author https://twitter.com/MichaelWolffNYC (Michael Wolff); and “Full Frontal” host https://twitter.com/FullFrontalSamB (Samantha Bee).
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