Recode Daily

Your guide to the most interesting and important tech and business news of the day. Learn how our digital world is changing — and changing us — five days a week. Produced by Recode and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Science
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BYOB (Be your own boss)
8 min
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The SAT goes digital
13 min
103
Finding asteroids before they find us
27 min
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Peloton’s ride to nowhere
9 min
105
How a volcano disconnected a country
Chris Stokel-Walker explains what it will take for Tonga to get back online and why there’s no easy solution for preventing future blackouts.
10 min
106
What in the Wordle?
Wordle helps us feel like we’re being social when we’re really not. Perfect!
11 min
107
Beanie babies were the NFTs of the 90s
What happens when the frenzy ends and the world doesn’t value your valuables? Vox’s Emily Stewart explains.
13 min
108
The crypto colonizers of Puerto Rico
14 min
109
Microsoft is buying one of the biggest names in...
Microsoft is buying one of the biggest names in games — if Washington lets it.
10 min
110
The 5G airport freakout, explained
10 min
111
So … what the hell is Web3?
62 min
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Electric cars aren’t just vehicles
They’re big batteries that can power homes and businesses, too. Recode’s Neel Dhanesha explains.
14 min
113
John Deere thinks its self-driving tractor's sexy
We’re one step closer to self-farming farms.
7 min
114
Now’s the time to get the job you want
9 min
115
Are we living in a simulation?
Philosopher David Chalmers on the question: what is reality, anyway?
61 min
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Rapid tests, omicron, and you
Rapid tests work with omicron, but there are caveats. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains.
10 min
117
Theranope
A tech startup said it could start a medical revolution with a little machine and a drop of blood. It was a fraud, but research into smarter, less invasive blood testing is a reality.
21 min
118
To catch an insurrectionist
13 min
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Jill Lepore on Elon Musk's imaginary world
57 min
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The problem with TikTok therapists
16 min
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The space station race
14 min
122
You’ve got my mail
13 min
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The 21st century trolley problem
9 min
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The gas stove myth
10 min
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The ghosts of Google Maps
10 min
126
404: Podcast not found
The internet is getting old, and many pages are at risk of aging out.
14 min
127
How to buy anything for a fraction of the cost
15 min
128
How social media threatens humanity
14 min
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TikTok is making tax policy cool
16 min
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What Google’s trending searches say about Ameri...
9 min
131
Social media comes for the QVC
9 min
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OnlyFans blurs the line between influencing and...
13 min
133
The first Starbucks union
7 min
134
Workers of the world, stay home!
Do we need a new conception of work?
57 min
135
The inside story of HBO
From the Recode Media podcast.
58 min
136
Kids content is crushing it
11 min
137
The highs and lows of the "creator economy"
43 min
138
Unwrapping Spotify Wrapped
8 min
139
Space trash
Russia blew up a satellite and almost put the International Space Station in a precarious position.
21 min
140
The mushroom detectives of Facebook
This online group wants to keep you safe from bad mushrooms.
13 min
141
How Amazon squeezes small businesses
Amazon’s strategy to squeeze marketplace sellers and maximize its own profits is evolving. Recode’s Sara Morrison explains.
13 min
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Twitter has a new boss
The era of the crypto-enthusiast, wizard-bearded CEO is over
12 min
143
All my friends are robocalls
Why even answer the phone anymore?
20 min
144
What inflation means for the holiday shopping s...
Inflation and supply chain woes aren’t stopping shopping, but they’re changing it.
7 min
145
The case for buying less stuff
America’s shopping addiction is taking its toll on the planet.
10 min
146
The Doorbell
43 min
147
Automation is not what you think
The pandemic sent the next era of automation into hyperdrive.
13 min
148
Where are the at-home Covid-19 tests?
Rapid at-home Covid-19 tests are hard to come by right now — and expensive.
15 min
149
Turkey shortage?
The time to track down a Thanksgiving turkey is now!
8 min
150
Why Chris Hayes thinks we're all famous now
On this episode of Vox Conversations, Sean Illing talks with Chris Hayes, author, commentator, and host of All In With Chris Hayes on MSNBC.
53 min
151
Facebook's next monopoly
Can Mark Zuckerberg create a metaverse monopoly through mergers and acquisitions?
11 min
152
Your boss might be watching you
Employers are finding ways to monitor at-home workers.
14 min
153
The case for climate reparations
New York magazine’s David Wallace-Wells argues rich countries like the United States should also atone for their polluting past.
12 min
154
A dispatch from COP26
Will world leaders finally meet the moment on climate change?
17 min
155
The open secret to looking like a superhero
PEDs are becoming mainstream. Vox's Alex Abad-Santos explains how.
11 min
156
Fixing America’s imperfect shipping system
The global supply chain is broken. Here’s what the US can do about it.
12 min
157
Zillow’s over-Zestimate
The popular real estate firm bet big on home-flipping — and lost big
13 min
158
“I quit!”
The labor shortage goes beyond the hospitality industry.
25 min
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Higher pay is not enough to bring workers back
The pandemic gave workers unprecedented leverage. Will it last?
12 min
160
How Big Tech benefits from the disinformation p...
52 min
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The male anxiety industrial complex
Can health-care brands leverage young men’s anxiety over erections and hair loss into a multibillion-dollar empire?
13 min
162
Facebook’s Meta-morphosis
The company’s rebrand comes amid a week of bad news.
24 min
163
The ghost stores of Instagram
That cute dress you bought off Instagram could be found for much cheaper.
10 min
164
The price of Apple’s new privacy feature
The new privacy policy is rocking the online ad market
11 min
165
What the internet took from us
The ways, big and small, that the internet has changed our lives.
51 min
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TikTok's fictional influencers
How is anyone supposed to tell the difference between what’s real and what isn’t?
12 min
167
Dune was ahead of its time
How movie-making tech caught up to the epic story of Dune.
13 min
168
Dave Chappelle vs. trans people vs. Netflix
13 min
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The “Russian roulette” of buying drugs online
Snapchat’s disappearing drug deals can have permanent consequences.
14 min
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Save the rhinos ... with 3D printers?
Fake rhino horns were supposed to foil poachers. Vox’s Benji Jones explains what went wrong.
11 min
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The $5,000 butt
How influencers gave a decades-old procedure new life.
15 min
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Apple’s China problem
18 min
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Lebanon goes dark
Why the country lost power over the weekend.
12 min
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The future of healthcare might not include privacy
8 min
175
How to buy anything for a fraction of the cost
With blockchain technology, investing is getting weird.
15 min
176
Amazon wants you to buy this electric truck
This new startup could pose a big threat to Tesla’s bottom line
15 min
177
How to regulate Facebook
Key legislators are saying they have the catalyst they need to make real change: whistleblower and former Facebook employee Frances Haugen.
15 min
178
How food delivery apps destabilized an industry
Delivery workers are taking matters into their own hands.
14 min
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The Facebook whistleblower
Internal evidence shared by former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen shows the company has known — but ignored — the harm it causes.
11 min
180
AI’s anti-Muslim bias problem
AI’s anti-Muslim bias problem
16 min
181
NASA’s new telescope is a game-changer
Space photography is about to get even better
10 min
182
The rise of a Silicon Valley supervillain
A look at the billionaire partly responsible for PayPal, Facebook, and Trump's rise to power
14 min
183
The 21st century trolley problem
Autonomous tech could lead to deaths at the hands of robots. But is continuing to let humans drive even worse?
9 min
184
Fixing Facebook
Fixing Facebook
12 min
185
It’s been a busy year in tech. What’s next?
We have a lot to look forward to in the world of tech news
12 min
186
Inside an unexpected fight at Apple
The real stakes of the battle over remote work that’s dividing the most valuable company in the world.
12 min
187
How the iPhone changed everything
Phones haven’t been the same since Steve Jobs took that stage.
13 min
188
Facebook’s secret research, explained
We’ve always known Facebook causes some harm to our society. Turns out Facebook knew it too.
15 min
189
Everybody's hiring; nobody's getting hired
How to get your resume past the robots.
9 min
190
The Real World: Space
The weekend’s space launch hints at a profitable future in space
15 min
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Instagram is bad for teens’ self-esteem, and it...
A damning new report found Instagram is aware of its toxic beauty standards.
14 min
192
California scheming
As Gavin Newsom’s victory became more certain, the GOP pivoted to baseless claims of election fraud.
12 min
193
The future of cybersex
Yes, sex work in Roblox is a real thing.
12 min
194
Walgreens' Covid testing site exposes patient data
You got a Covid test. Walgreens got your data, and then gave it away.
10 min
195
Facebook’s smart glasses: cool or creepy?
Facebook and Ray-Ban’s collaboration signals a new era of smart eyewear.
11 min
196
Why El Salvador made bitcoin a national currency
For Salvadorans and cryptocurrency enthusiasts, this is a big deal.
13 min
197
How gig work became a full-time job
51 million Americans need a second job to pay the bills.
10 min
198
You’ve got my mail
What do you do when your inbox is full of other people’s email?
11 min
199
Start your holiday shopping NOW!
The world economy is still struggling as the year’s busiest shopping season approaches.
10 min
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Air conditioning is not cool
The same technology that keeps us cool is heating up the planet.
14 min