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"Going Public" host Lauren Simmons talks stock market democratization

The top business story of 2021 has been stock market democratization, as hoards of young investors have started using mobile apps to buy shares in everything from GameStop to Google.

Axios Re:Cap digs into this trend and questions whether Gen Z understands the risks with Lauren Simmons. She's the host of a new reality series, the youngest-ever female trader on the New York Stock Exchange and only the second Black female trader in its history.

Mar 2, 2021 - Podcasts

CryptoKitties, Grimes and the rise of NFTs

Collectibles and art have gone digital, enabled by a new sort of technology known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Just recently, Canadian singer and visual artist Grimes earned $6 million via an NFT auction, while a maker of digital basketball cards was valued at around $2 billion by venture capitalists.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the NFT craze with David Pakman, a partner with VC firm Venrock and one of the earliest investors in one of the earliest NFTs, called CryptoKitties.

Mar 1, 2021 - Podcasts

The Affordable Care Act's future under Biden

Obamacare is still standing, despite numerous GOP efforts to repeal it and progressive pleas to expand it.

Dan talks with Jonathan Cohn, a longtime health care reporter at the Huffington Post and author of a new book on the ACA, “The 10 Year War,” to learn where the law stands today and what we should expect to come next.

Feb 26, 2021 - Podcasts

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu on his company's post-pandemic future

DoorDash's business boomed in the pandemic, becoming a literal lifeline to many. Now it faces big questions as restaurants reopen.

Axios Re:Cap talks to CEO Tony Xu about the future of his company and the broader restaurant and e-commerce industries.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Feb 24, 2021 - Podcasts

Corporate America pressures Congress to act on stimulus

Big corporations and top CEOs are putting pressure on Congress and the White House to pass economic stimulus measures, as the political debate drags on.

Axios Re:Cap goes deeper with Heather Higginbottom, a former Obama administration official and president of the JPMorgan Chase Policy Center, about why her organization just published its first-ever set of policy recommendations.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Feb 23, 2021 - Podcasts

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld says corporate bans on political donations will stick

Many companies last month stopped making political donations, particularly to those who voted against certifying the presidential election results. The movement owed much to a CEO meeting held just hours before the Capitol Hill insurrection.

Axios Re:Cap talks with Yale School of Management's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, who convened that gathering, who says CEOs are standing firm.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Feb 22, 2021 - Podcasts

The story behind the first all-civilian space flight

Hayley Arceneaux, a 29 year-old physician's assistant and childhood cancer survivor, today was named the second crew member for Inspiration4, which is set to be the first-ever all-civilian space flight.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the story behind the flight, Arceneaux's selection and what Inspiration4 means for the future of space tourism, with Axios Space editor Miriam Kramer.

Feb 19, 2021 - Podcasts

Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz on becoming part of the vaccine rollout

Like many counties, Florida’s Brevard County originally planned to use one system for COVID-19 vaccine appointments, but it didn’t work. Eventbrite is now being used to help schedule vaccinations in 40 states and numerous counties, including Brevard.

Axios Re:Cap goes deeper with Eventbrite co-founder and CEO Julia Hartz to learn how her company has responded to this unexpected use of Eventbrite’s platform.

Feb 18, 2021 - Podcasts

Why Facebook pulled news in Australia — and what comes next

Facebook pulled the plug on news in Australia on Wednesday night, staring down looming Australian legislation that would force it and Google to pay publishers in the country for content that appears on their platforms.

Axios Re:Cap digs in with Axios media reporter Sara Fischer on why Facebook pulled news articles off its site, what it means for Australian users and publishers, and what it means for other countries that want to pursue similar legislation.

Feb 17, 2021 - Podcasts

The frozen fallout in Texas

Nearly 3 million Texans are without power and more than 20 are dead, due to a perfect storm of extreme weather, poor planning and an antipathy toward regulation.

Axios Re:Cap digs into what this experience should teach Texas and other states about the future, with Andrew Freedman, deputy weather editor of The Washington Post.

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