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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.

Nov 22, 2021 - Podcasts

The future of data literacy

Earlier this month, the data analytics software maker Tableau announced a goal to help enable 10 million data learners over the next five years. But where do they begin? And how does data literacy go beyond software? 

Axios Re:Cap host Hope King is joined by Tableau CEO Mark Nelson to discuss the role of data in our future. 

Nov 20, 2021 - Podcasts

The decline of business travel

A new Morning Consult poll found that nearly 40% of people who traveled for business pre-pandemic predict they'll never take a business trip again. If that's true, it would be a massive blow to the airline industry, which has long used business travel to essentially subsidize fares. 

Axios Re:Cap host Erica Pandey is joined by Morning Consult travel and hospitality analyst Lindsey Roeschke to discuss what this poll tells us about the future of air travel.

Plus, a news update on the verdict in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.

Nov 18, 2021 - Podcasts

Retail’s surprising upswing

For three months straight, retail sales have been on the rise — despite inflation being up as well. Meanwhile, supply chain issues and consumer demand are leaving some stores with bare shelves. 

To understand how all these trends can coexist and what they say about the state of retail, Axios Re:Cap host Erica Pandey is joined by retail industry analyst Neil Saunders.

Nov 17, 2021 - Podcasts

Taking on the debt ceiling with a trillion dollar coin

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned in a letter to lawmakers on Tuesday that the federal government will run out of money to pay its bills as soon as Dec. 15 if the debt ceiling is not suspended or raised.

One idea to ensure the government does not default, even if the debt ceiling is not raised, is to mint a trillion-dollar coin. Yellen has called this a gimmick, but some economists insist it’s a legitimate finance trick that can be used to stave off a default. 

Axios Re:Cap host Felix Salmon is joined by former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl to discuss the idea behind the trillion-dollar coin and whether it’s remotely likely to be minted in the next month.

Nov 16, 2021 - Podcasts

Pfizer agrees to licensing deal for COVID-19 pill

Pfizer announced on Tuesday it will allow low and middle-income countries to make and distribute the company’s COVID-19 pill inexpensively. The move is an attempt to increase the global supply in 95 poorer nations.

While the deal helps treat patients, the company has not made the same decision when it comes to its COVID-19 vaccine.

Axios Re:Cap host Felix Salmon is joined by Axios health care business reporter Bob Herman to discuss Pfizer’s decisions and the global ramifications.

Nov 15, 2021 - Podcasts

What SpaceX’s recent successes mean for its ambitions

Last week brought a spate of updates on SpaceX's programs. There was a major test of its Starship engines, the spacecraft that could someday be used to bring humans to the moon. SpaceX’s Crew2 mission to and from the International Space Station returned safely. And finally, Axios Space reporter Miriam Kramer caught up with SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew about life after space. 

Axios Re:Cap host Felix Salmon is joined by Miriam Kramer to unpack what all of these events tell us about SpaceX’s near-term plans, future ambitions and lines of business.

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