“Sway” has put out almost 200 episodes in more than 20 months, with guests ranging from Elon Musk and Bill Gates to Stacey Abrams and Brené Brown. As the show comes to a close, it felt fitting to save the most elusive guest for last: Kara Swisher herself.
In this conversation with the senior editor of “Sway,” Nayeema Raza, Kara revisits major moments from her year and a half of interviews — from a dropped Zoom call with Nancy Pelosi to a raw interrogation of Parler’s C.E.O., John Matze, which was taped as the Jan. 6 Capitol attack unfolded. They talk about the guests who got away (like Dolly Parton), the ones they could have been harder on and how Kara thinks about her own power, or sway. And they tackle questions in an AMA, or “ask me anything,” format, fielding listeners’ questions about what start-ups were before their time and which tech titans need more scrutiny. Kara also answers questions from the former “Sway” guests Jon Stewart, Walt Mossberg and Mark Cuban.
This episode contains strong language.
(A full transcript of the episode will be available midday on the Times website.)