The Vox Media Podcast Network (VMPN) announced today that it is expanding its partnership with journalist Kara Swisher and NYU professor Scott Galloway, doubling down on their award-winning business podcast Pivot and setting it up for continued expansion in 2021 at its home at VMPN and New York Magazine. VMPN will also be the new home for Galloway’s podcast The Prof G Show, which is joining the network from Westwood One.
With a new long-term commitment to continue growing Pivot as a multi-platform franchise, plans this year include new forays into video, a further expansion into live events following the success of last year’s Pivot Schooled event, which attracted thousands of paying guests from 25 countries, and more. Galloway will continue to be a periodic voice on New York Magazine’s Intelligencer, where Pivot episodes also appear. Pivot’s audience, reaching today and tomorrow’s business leaders, is up about 50 percent in 2021 over 2020, following a year of strong growth when the show joined New York Magazine.
Given Pivot’s momentum as part of VMPN, and the network’s leadership in the business podcast category, Scott Galloway is bringing his The Prof G Show to the network. Effective April 1, VMPN will take over all sales, marketing, and distribution for the show, further growing the network’s audience base while unlocking new opportunities for advertisers. The Prof G Show launched in 2020 and covers business, technology, and entrepreneurship, featuring Galloway’s unique insights and advice, while hosting other professors, entrepreneurs, and journalists to help listeners navigate the innovation economy. Additionally, Prof G will move from weekly to twice weekly, with episodes released on Mondays and Thursdays.
“We’re excited to bring more Pivot to listeners (plus viewers, readers, and eventgoers) this year, as Scott and I help our audience make sense of new developments in tech, business, media and more, heading into the post-COVID world,” says Swisher.
“Kara and Vox Media have been great partners. I look forward to continued growth at Pivot and Prof G,” says Galloway.
Vox Media recently announced plans to bring Swisher’s Code conference back as an in-person event in September 2021 in Los Angeles.
Every Tuesday and Friday, technology journalist Kara Swisher and NYU professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no others. After all, with great power comes great scrutiny. Pivot won the 2021 iHeart Podcast Award for Best Business and Finance Podcast, the 2020 Webby award for Best Business Podcast, and was named Thought Leadership Podcast of the Year by Adweek in 2019. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
About The Prof G Show
In a winner-take-all system, there are those within the innovation economy and those who aren’t. Each week on The Prof G Show, best-selling author and NYU professor Scott Galloway offers a no mercy, no malice take on how listeners can level up their game in the world of business. Beginning in April, Prof G will release episodes on Mondays and Thursdays.
About Vox Media Podcast Network
Named by Adweek as 2020’s “Podcast Network of the Year,” Vox Media Podcast Network has over 200 active shows featuring industry-leading editorial voices and storytellers from Vox Media’s networks and beyond. From daily news and tech to culture and sports, and from talk and interview shows to news and rich narrative storytelling, the Vox Media Podcast Network is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most topically diverse collections of premium podcasts. Learn more about the Vox Media Podcast Network here.