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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Mass shooting videos are still going viral
10 min
2
Post-Roe, Inc.
9 min
3
Are we living in a post-privacy age?
Ronan Farrow says yes. His latest investigative work for The New Yorker looks into the surveillance technology Pegasus
44 min
4
Netflix will return after these messages
12 min
5
The crypto crash
12 min
6
A cure for sickle cell?
Scientists have developed a long-sought treatment — perhaps even a cure — for sickle cell anemia. But getting it to patients might be an even bigger challenge.
15 min
7
America chips in
9 min
8
Our nurdle nightmare
11 min
9
The Great Resignation grows up
5 min
10
Seeking an abortion? Better watch your digital ...
12 min
11
Apple gives the right to repair*
*Terms and conditions may apply.
10 min
12
Tesla's boss is away. Time for the competition ...
9 min
13
Gen Z doesn't dream of labor
9 min
14
ok groomer
Accounts like “Libs of TikTok” are fueling right-wing media to label people who speak openly about sexuality and gender as “groomers.” Vox’s Aja Romano and the Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz explain this age-old practice.
23 min
15
Hollywood's plan to keep butts in seats
8 min
16
What if the future of work is exactly the same?
9 min
17
Sorry, your iPhone apps are still tracking you
13 min
18
Twitter's new boss
13 min
19
We’re one step closer to self-farming farms
John Deere thinks its self-driving tractor's sexy.
7 min
20
The Amazonification of the American workforce
13 min
21
The death of the gas station
8 min
22
The threat of Russian cyberwar
Russia is ramping up attacks on Ukraine’s digital infrastructure. The US could be next.
23 min
23
Elon Musk's new troll is buying Twitter
14 min
24
No one nose
Believe it or not, scientists still don't know how the sense of smell works.
26 min
25
Catching the Brooklyn subway shooter
14 min
26
The State of Streaming
It’s time to check back in on the state of the streaming wars.
16 min
27
Is Noom just another diet?
10 min
28
A grande victory for Starbucks workers
Starting a union can be a tall order, but many baristas have found it’s an effective way to venti their frustration with management.
23 min
29
For sale: Apollo 11 moon dust
Thanks to an unusual series of events, this will be the first time moon dust verified by NASA has been sold legally.
8 min
30
How roller derby blocked the blockchain
8 min
31
Why am I still getting robocalls???
The ongoing plague of robocalls, explained.
11 min
32
The bizarre world of bitcoin inheritance
9 min
33
Beanie babies were the NFTs of the 90s
13 min
34
The problem with TikTok therapists
16 min
35
In your off-time, Slack off
14 min
36
Facebook reeling to stay relevant
10 min
37
A 'dark' future for grocery stores?
12 min
38
Why hackers want your health data
7 min
39
What happened when El Salvador went crypto
12 min
40
Is there a hack for enlightenment?
58 min
41
Texas moves to the right as Big Tech moves in
14 min
42
The danger of making the internet safe for kids
10 min
43
The neon shortage is a bad sign
7 min
44
Hedge funds bet big on classic rock
10 min
45
Can TV take down the cult of the tech founder?
8 min
46
America needs more internet
12 min
47
Crypto goes to war
11 min
48
Electric cars vs. flamingos
The booming electric car industry has become a big nuisance for flamingos. Benji Jones explains.
12 min
49
Radio, someone still loves you
22 min
50
Can Russian oligarchs influence Putin’s war?
9 min
51
Biden sees two sides to bitcoin
9 min
52
How Kibbe body types became an internet obsession
12 min
53
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has cosmic implica...
8 min
54
In your off-time, Slack off
14 min
55
Covering Russia-Ukraine, online and on the ground
How reporters are sorting truth from disinformation in this war — from the ground, from afar, and online.
22 min
56
Big Tech’s Russia problem
Social media companies are in a standoff with Russia on censorship and there’s no easy solution.
10 min
57
Will Trump's new echo chamber matter?
7 min
58
The bizarre world of bitcoin inheritance
The bizarre world of bitcoin inheritance
9 min
59
Russia's war with Ukraine — and reality
32 min
60
Russia, Ukraine, and the threat of cyberwar
16 min
61
Uber, but for TV
36 min
62
The big downside to the rise of sports betting ...
11 min
63
The unstoppable robocall
The ongoing plague of robocalls, explained.
11 min
64
The world’s most powerful cyberweapon
16 min
65
Bitcoin Bonnie and Clyde
A tech investor and his rapper wife were busted for a multi-billion dollar bitcoin heist. They couldn’t really spend any of the money.
19 min
66
Nice raise. Too bad about inflation.
6 min
67
Does deplatforming extremists work?
It depends. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary explains.
14 min
68
The mushroom detectives of Facebook
When a loved one eats a potentially deadly plant in the front yard, time is of the essence
13 min
69
How F-ed is Facebook?
Recode reporter Shirin Ghaffaryjoins us to tell us about Facebook’s losing streak
13 min
70
The Amazon for NFTs
14 min
71
America needs more internet
The bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed late last year includes a lot of money for expanding fast and affordable broadband internet access across America.
12 min
72
Why we can't pay attention anymore
Sean Illing talks with the author Johann Hari about his new book Stolen Focus.
58 min
73
The ghost stores of Instagram
That cute dress you bought off Instagram could be found for much cheaper.
10 min
74
Overworking remotely
Workers like working from home, but managers worry it’s bad for business.
8 min
75
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
76
A 3G eulogy
3G dies, but at what cost?
9 min
77
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
78
BYOB (Be your own boss)
8 min
79
The SAT goes digital
13 min
80
Finding asteroids before they find us
27 min
81
Peloton’s ride to nowhere
9 min
82
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
83
What in the Wordle?
Wordle helps us feel like we’re being social when we’re really not. Perfect!
11 min
84
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
85
The crypto colonizers of Puerto Rico
14 min
86
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
87
The 5G airport freakout, explained
10 min
88
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
90
John Deere thinks its self-driving tractor's sexy
We’re one step closer to self-farming farms.
7 min
91
Now’s the time to get the job you want
9 min
92
Are we living in a simulation?
Philosopher David Chalmers on the question: what is reality, anyway?
61 min
93
Rapid tests, omicron, and you
Rapid tests work with omicron, but there are caveats. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains.
10 min
94
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
95
To catch an insurrectionist
13 min
96
Jill Lepore on Elon Musk's imaginary world
57 min
97
The problem with TikTok therapists
16 min
98
The space station race
14 min
99
You’ve got my mail
13 min
100
The 21st century trolley problem
9 min