All Axios Re:Cap episodes

Dec 8, 2021 - Podcasts

Amazon Web Services’ critical outage

An Amazon Web Services outage Tuesday caused problems for streaming, gaming, and even security apps and devices. 

Host Erica Pandey is joined by Axios technology reporter Ashley Gold to discuss why it happened and what this outage could tell us about the future of cloud storage.

Dec 7, 2021 - Podcasts

The union fights plaguing media companies

The New York Times, Buzzfeed and Gannett all find themselves embroiled in very public union fights with their employees.

Host Felix Salmon is joined by Axios media reporter Sara Fischer to discuss what we know about the labor disputes at these three companies and what they tell us about broader tensions between employees and management in the workforce.

Dec 6, 2021 - Podcasts

The Omicron variant’s impact on air travel

The Omicron COVID variant shattered any expectations that a busy holiday season could bring a rebound to pre-pandemic levels of international travel. 

Host Felix Salmon is joined by Axios What’s Next reporter Joann Muller to discuss travel bans, border closures and new testing requirements that are impacting international air travel.

Dec 3, 2021 - Podcasts

Distilling disparate job numbers

Two storylines have emerged from the latest jobs numbers. Far fewer jobs were added to the U.S. economy in November than economists expected, yet the unemployment rate dropped to 4.2%.

Erica Pandey is joined by Washington Post economic columnist Catherine Rampell to dig into these numbers and how two very different economic indicators can coexist — and how they could influence Federal Reserve officials.

Dec 2, 2021 - Podcasts

Unpacking the Supreme Court’s abortion arguments

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — a case that offers a rare opportunity for the majority-conservative court to strike down the precedent set by Roe v. Wade

Host Erica Pandey is joined by MSNBC columnist Chris Geidner to understand why those in favor of abortion access are concerned by what they heard in court and where this case could be headed.

Dec 1, 2021 - Podcasts

Parsing what we do and don’t know about Omicron

The first case of Omicron variant COVID-19 has been detected in the U.S. just one week after the variant was first reported to the World Health Organization. Concern about the variant has led to global action including travel restrictions, but there are still a lot of unknowns, like whether it causes more severe illness or evades the protections afforded by vaccination. 

Axios Re:Cap host Erica Pandey examines what we know, what we don’t know and what to expect in the coming weeks with former CDC acting director and president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Richard Besser.

Nov 30, 2021 - Podcasts

Airbnb’s problematic Xinjiang rentals

An Axios investigation found that Airbnb has over a dozen properties listed for rent in China's Xinjiang region on land owned by a paramilitary group that has been sanctioned by the U.S. government for complicity in genocide.

Axios China author Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian joins host Erica Pandey to discuss how these listings expose Airbnb to regulatory risk under U.S. law and raise important questions about how U.S. companies operate abroad, especially in China.

Nov 29, 2021 - Podcasts

The future of work from the corner office

Axios business reporters Erica Pandey and Hope King examine how one corporate leader stepped into her role just before the pandemic and kept her employees motivated through a crisis.

Hope speaks to Pernod-Ricard North America CEO Ann Mukherjee and joins Erica to discuss what she learned in that conversation.

Nov 24, 2021 - Podcasts

Tracing Thanksgiving turkeys from farm to table

This year, the Thanksgiving turkey pipeline is experiencing supply chain problems, much like many industries and delivery systems in the U.S.

To understand exactly what's happening and where, Axios Local teams in Iowa, Minnesota, and Arkansas teamed up to talk to a top producers of animal feed, check in on one of the nation's biggest turkey producers and examine how one of the country's largest retailers is handling complications.

Nov 23, 2021 - Podcasts

Examining grace ahead of the holidays

As America's political polarization has intensified, it's hit many families hard, particularly when it comes time to share a holiday meal.

Kirsten Powers is a USA Today columnist and CNN analyst with a new book out, "Saving Grace," which explores how people can adjust their own behavior and expectations when spending time around those with whom they don't agree.

Axios Re:Cap host Margaret Talev is joined by Powers to discuss the lessons her book has for this holiday season.