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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Spotify’s Joe Rogan problem
The podcast host built a massive audience by speaking to fringe figures in culture, business, and science. During the pandemic, that got him in trouble with Neil Young, among others.
29 min
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BYOB (Be your own boss)
8 min
103
The SAT goes digital
13 min
104
Finding asteroids before they find us
27 min
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Peloton’s ride to nowhere
9 min
106
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
107
What in the Wordle?
Wordle helps us feel like we’re being social when we’re really not. Perfect!
11 min
108
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
109
The crypto colonizers of Puerto Rico
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110
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
111
The 5G airport freakout, explained
10 min
112
So … what the hell is Web3?
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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
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John Deere thinks its self-driving tractor's sexy
We’re one step closer to self-farming farms.
7 min
115
Now’s the time to get the job you want
9 min
116
Are we living in a simulation?
Philosopher David Chalmers on the question: what is reality, anyway?
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Rapid tests, omicron, and you
Rapid tests work with omicron, but there are caveats. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains.
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118
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.
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To catch an insurrectionist
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Jill Lepore on Elon Musk's imaginary world
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The problem with TikTok therapists
16 min
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The space station race
14 min
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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
127
404: Podcast not found
The internet is getting old, and many pages are at risk of aging out.
14 min
128
How to buy anything for a fraction of the cost
15 min
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How social media threatens humanity
14 min
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TikTok is making tax policy cool
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What Google’s trending searches say about Ameri...
9 min
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Social media comes for the QVC
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OnlyFans blurs the line between influencing and...
13 min
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The first Starbucks union
7 min
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Workers of the world, stay home!
Do we need a new conception of work?
57 min
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The inside story of HBO
From the Recode Media podcast.
58 min
137
Kids content is crushing it
11 min
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The highs and lows of the "creator economy"
43 min
139
Unwrapping Spotify Wrapped
8 min
140
Space trash
Russia blew up a satellite and almost put the International Space Station in a precarious position.
21 min
141
The mushroom detectives of Facebook
This online group wants to keep you safe from bad mushrooms.
13 min
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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
144
All my friends are robocalls
Why even answer the phone anymore?
20 min
145
What inflation means for the holiday shopping s...
Inflation and supply chain woes aren’t stopping shopping, but they’re changing it.
7 min
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The case for buying less stuff
America’s shopping addiction is taking its toll on the planet.
10 min
147
The Doorbell
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148
Automation is not what you think
The pandemic sent the next era of automation into hyperdrive.
13 min
149
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
150
Turkey shortage?
The time to track down a Thanksgiving turkey is now!
8 min
151
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.
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152
Facebook's next monopoly
Can Mark Zuckerberg create a metaverse monopoly through mergers and acquisitions?
11 min
153
Your boss might be watching you
Employers are finding ways to monitor at-home workers.
14 min
154
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
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A dispatch from COP26
Will world leaders finally meet the moment on climate change?
17 min
156
The open secret to looking like a superhero
PEDs are becoming mainstream. Vox's Alex Abad-Santos explains how.
11 min
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Fixing America’s imperfect shipping system
The global supply chain is broken. Here’s what the US can do about it.
12 min
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Zillow’s over-Zestimate
The popular real estate firm bet big on home-flipping — and lost big
13 min
159
“I quit!”
The labor shortage goes beyond the hospitality industry.
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Higher pay is not enough to bring workers back
The pandemic gave workers unprecedented leverage. Will it last?
12 min
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How Big Tech benefits from the disinformation p...
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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
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Facebook’s Meta-morphosis
The company’s rebrand comes amid a week of bad news.
24 min
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The ghost stores of Instagram
That cute dress you bought off Instagram could be found for much cheaper.
10 min
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The price of Apple’s new privacy feature
The new privacy policy is rocking the online ad market
11 min
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What the internet took from us
The ways, big and small, that the internet has changed our lives.
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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
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Dune was ahead of its time
How movie-making tech caught up to the epic story of Dune.
13 min
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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.
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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.
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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
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How to buy anything for a fraction of the cost
With blockchain technology, investing is getting weird.
15 min
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Amazon wants you to buy this electric truck
This new startup could pose a big threat to Tesla’s bottom line
15 min
178
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
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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
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AI’s anti-Muslim bias problem
AI’s anti-Muslim bias problem
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NASA’s new telescope is a game-changer
Space photography is about to get even better
10 min
183
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
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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
185
Fixing Facebook
Fixing Facebook
12 min
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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
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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
188
How the iPhone changed everything
Phones haven’t been the same since Steve Jobs took that stage.
13 min
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Facebook’s secret research, explained
We’ve always known Facebook causes some harm to our society. Turns out Facebook knew it too.
15 min
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Everybody's hiring; nobody's getting hired
How to get your resume past the robots.
9 min
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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
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California scheming
As Gavin Newsom’s victory became more certain, the GOP pivoted to baseless claims of election fraud.
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The future of cybersex
Yes, sex work in Roblox is a real thing.
12 min
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Walgreens' Covid testing site exposes patient data
You got a Covid test. Walgreens got your data, and then gave it away.
10 min
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Facebook’s smart glasses: cool or creepy?
Facebook and Ray-Ban’s collaboration signals a new era of smart eyewear.
11 min
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Why El Salvador made bitcoin a national currency
For Salvadorans and cryptocurrency enthusiasts, this is a big deal.
13 min
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How gig work became a full-time job
51 million Americans need a second job to pay the bills.
10 min
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You’ve got my mail
What do you do when your inbox is full of other people’s email?
11 min
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Start your holiday shopping NOW!
The world economy is still struggling as the year’s busiest shopping season approaches.
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