Recode Decode
Kara Swisher, Silicon Valley’s most revered journalist, hosts candid interviews with tech execs, politicians, celebrities and more about their big ideas and how they’re changing our world. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
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Obama's cybersecurity chief Michael Daniel: Fac...
President Barack Obama's former cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel, now the chief of the nonprofit Cyber Threat Alliance, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the state of US cybersecurity heading into the 2020 elections.
63 min
102
FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter on Fac...
Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, one of the FTC's two Democratic commissioners, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of antitrust problems in the tech industry, the history of pushback against the FTC for alleged over-enforcement, and whether it is under-enforcing the law today.
63 min
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Senator Mark Warner on the Ukraine whistleblowe...
Mark Warner, the senior US Senator from Virginia, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about several interconnected policy issues affecting the 2020 elections, including the security of voter registries, the expectation of social media manipulation by Russia and other hostile foreign powers, and the newly announced impeachment inquiry into President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.
63 min
104
Whistleblowers have never been more important —...
John Napier Tye, the founder and CEO of Whistleblower Aid, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how his non-profit law firm helps people seeking to legally expose corruption in the government and at private companies.
49 min
105
Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder on Putin's c...
Recode's Kara Swisher talks with Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder, a hedge fund manager turned human rights activist and his son, Josh Browder, whose company DoNotPay helps consumers fight everything from parking tickets to the Equifax leaks.
42 min
106
"She Said" authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey...
New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their new book, "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement."
65 min
107
Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman on H-1B immigra...
Steve Schwarzman, the CEO of the private equity firm The Blackstone Group, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence.
64 min
108
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio on why tech can't solv...
Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why he's still running for the Democratic nomination in 2020, the threat of job automation and his proposed "robot tax," and how de Blasio thinks about the future of transit in New York and beyond.
73 min
109
2020 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson...
Author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020.
66 min
110
The Wing CEO Audrey Gelman on women hiring wome...
Audrey Gelman, the co-founder and CEO of women's coworking space The Wing, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's new hiring network for its members, and how it can combat bias in hiring.
43 min
111
Microsoft President Brad Smith: Fixing what Sil...
Microsoft President Brad Smith talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, co-authored with Carol Ann Browne, Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age.
65 min
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Why workers need to be part of the conversation...
New York Times labor and workplaces reporter Steve Greenhouse talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his most recent book, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor.
52 min
113
Some CEOs try to be ethical. Most of them can't...
James O'Toole, a professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his book, "The Enlightened Capitalists: Cautionary Tales of Business Pioneers Who Tried to Do Well by Doing Good."
43 min
114
Psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt on how hidden b...
Jennifer Eberhardt, professor of psychology at Stanford University, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her most recent book, "Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do."
51 min
115
Lime still wants to go public, says president J...
Lime President Joe Kraus talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's pivot from bikes to scooters, the "unbundling of the car," and the impact of scooters on cities and public transit.
64 min
116
Gro Intelligence CEO Sara Menker on ag-tech and...
Gro Intelligence founder and CEO Sara Menker talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the growing field of ag-tech and how farmers around the world are using data.
54 min
117
Huawei's chief security officer in the US, Andy...
Andy Purdy, the chief security officer for Huawei Technologies USA, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher.
42 min
118
CDA 230: The US law that shaped the internet, e...
Recode's Kara Swisher convenes a panel of experts to talk about section 230 of the Communications Decency Act: cybersecurity law professor Jeff Kosseff, author of "The Twenty Six Words That Created The Internet"; lawyer Carrie Goldberg, author of "Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls"; and the CEO and founder of Techdirt, Mike Masnick.
62 min
119
"Cult of the Dead Cow" author Joe Menn on "good...
Writer Joe Menn talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his most recent book, "Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World."
49 min
120
Index Ventures' Mike Volpi and Danny Rimer on g...
Mike Volpi and Danny Rimer, the co-founders of the San Francisco office of Index Ventures, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher.
49 min
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Rep. Ro Khanna on Bernie Sanders, 2020 election...
US Congressman Ro Khanna, who represents California's 17th district, joins Recode's Kara Swisher live onstage at Manny's in San Francisco to talk about the state of tech policy and the next elections.
56 min
122
Andreessen Horowitz's Scott Kupor on the "secre...
Scott Kupor, the managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Teddy Schleifer about his new book, Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It.
61 min
123
Why Silicon Valley loves "biohacking" and inter...
Inspired by the trendiness of "intermittent fasting" in the tech community, Kara Swisher's executive producer, Erica Anderson, talks with three eating habit experts — a biohacker, an academic, and an eating disorder specialist.
50 min
124
Stanford University's Larry Diamond on Russia, ...
Larry Diamond, a professor at Stanford University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency.
51 min
125
Rep. Lauren Underwood on the impeachment debate...
Lauren Underwood, the US Congresswoman who represents Illinois' 14th district, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded on July 29, 2019 at Manny's in San Francisco.
60 min
126
“The $300 textbook is dead” says Pearson CEO Jo...
Pearson CEO John Fallon talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why the company is pivoting from print to digital textbooks.
48 min
127
Democracy is for sale, says “The Great Hack” di...
In this live interview, Recode's Kara Swisher talks with former Cambridge Analytica COO Julian Wheatland, early Facebook investor Roger McNamee, and the director and writer of the new Netflix documentary The Great Hack — Karim Amer and Pedro Kos.
66 min
128
Megan Rapinoe still isn’t going to the White Ho...
On the 400th episode of Recode Decode, Megan Rapinoe, the co-captain of the US Women's National Soccer Team, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher. This live conversation was recorded at the Mobile Marketing Association CEO & CMO Summit in Sonoma, CA.
58 min
129
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman: “Would I love to see ...
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at Manny's in San Francisco.
55 min
130
How Stitch Fix uses data to sell more clothes, ...
Stitch Fix founder and CEO Katrina Lake talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the future of retail, how the company has changed in the past nine years, and the rarity of female tech CEOs.
60 min
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Rep. Adam Schiff on the Mueller investigation, ...
Congressman Adam Schiff, who represents California’s 28th district and chairs the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the 2020 election, the Russia investigation, and more.
51 min
132
Why 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang doe...
Entrepreneur and Venture for America founder Andrew Yang talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his campaign to be the Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential race.
63 min
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Why Senator Michael Bennet believes he can win ...
Michael Bennet, the senior U.S. Senator from Colorado, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the intersection of social media and politics, and running for president in 2020.
46 min
134
Mayor Pete Buttigieg on systemic racism, regula...
Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his campaign for president of the United States.
44 min
135
Harley-Davidson CEO Matthew Levatich (Live at C...
Harley-Davidson president and CEO Matthew Levatich talks with Recode's Kara Swisher live onstage at the 2019 Code Conference.
35 min
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Writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner on Gwyneth Paltrow...
Writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her popular profiles of public figures such as Gwyneth Paltrow and her new novel, "Fleishman Is in Trouble."
60 min
137
Journalist Carole Cadwalladr on Facebook, Brexi...
Carole Cadwalladr, a reporter for the Guardian and Observer, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her investigations into the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the links between tech and political disinformation campaigns.
72 min
138
Long-Term Stock Exchange founder Eric Ries (Liv...
Eric Ries, the founder of the Long-Term Stock Exchange and author of "The Lean Startup," talks with Vox.com's Ezra Klein at the 2019 Code Conference.
33 min
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"Russian Doll" star Natasha Lyonne and Netflix ...
Actor and producer Natasha Lyonne ("Russian Doll," "Orange Is the New Black") and Netflix's vice president of original content Cindy Holland talk with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2019 Code Conference.
40 min
140
Rockfeller Foundation president Raj Shah and Go...
Rockfeller Foundation president Raj Shah and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon talk with Recode's Teddy Schleifer at the 2019 Code Conference.
60 min
141
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian (Live at Code 2019)
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Jason Del Rey at the 2019 Code Conference.
39 min
142
MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito on the problem w...
Joichi "Joi" Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about engineers who over-simplify the world's problems, the Media Lab's role in "surveillance capitalism," and why the values of the tech world will shift from within.
50 min
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Instagram's Adam Mosseri, Facebook's Andrew Bos...
In these live interviews from the 2019 Code Conference, Casey Newton first talks to Instagram boss Adam Mosseri and Facebook's head of AR and VR, Andrew "Boz" Bosworth; then; later in the show, he interviews three former tech insiders: ex-Googler Jessica Powell, ex-Facebooker Antonio García-Martínez, and ex-Twitter lawyer Nicole Wong.
57 min
144
Fair Fight Action founder Stacey Abrams and CEO...
Georgia politician Stacey Abrams and her former campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo, now the co-founders of Fair Fight Action, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher and Vox.com's Ezra Klein at the 2019 Code Conference.
53 min
145
RAICES immigration activists Jonathan Ryan and ...
Jonathan Ryan and Erika Andiola, the CEO and chief advocacy officer at RAICES, talk with Vox.com's Ezra Klein at the 2019 Code Conference.
33 min
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Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy (Live at Cod...
Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon's cloud computing service AWS, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2019 Code Conference.
46 min
147
Twitter's Vijaya Gadde and Kayvon Beykpour (Liv...
Vijaya Gadde, who leads the legal and trust and safety teams at Twitter, and Periscope co-founder Kayvon Beykpour, who's now the company's head of product, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka at the 2019 Code Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
46 min
148
The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan on cowardly journal...
Mehdi Hasan, a columnist at the Intercept and host of its weekly podcast Deconstructed, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher.
58 min
149
CNN's Jim Sciutto: "We're already in a war" wit...
CNN's chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, The Shadow War: Inside Russia’s and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America.
56 min
150
Michele Madansky's new research into sexual har...
Media market research consultant Michele Madansky talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about The Elephant in the Valley, her study into the prevalence of harassment in tech that was first conducted in 2016 and recently updated with new statistics.
43 min
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Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani on the real s...
Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the challenges facing women in the tech industry and what everyone can do to make progress happen faster.
40 min
152
Susan Hockfield: The real answer to sustainable...
Former MIT president Susan Hockfield talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution."
53 min
153
Investors Mark Cuban and Steve Case and talent ...
In these live interviews recorded at the 2019 SALT Conference in Las Vegas, Recode's Kara Swisher talks to investors Mark Cuban and Steve Case and talent agent Scooter Braun.
63 min
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DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg on how Congress (a...
DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher in this live conversation recorded at Made By We in New York City.
53 min
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Facebook’s former security boss Alex Stamos and...
Ex-Facebook security boss Alex Stamos and Twitter co-founder Ev Williams (Live)
44 min
156
Anand Giridharadas on the phony philanthropy of...
"Winners Take All" author Anand Giridharadas talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher in this live conversation recorded at Made By We in New York City.
54 min
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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse on why big banks s...
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about bringing legitimate financial institutions into the formerly-sketchy world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
55 min
158
How “Good to Great” author Jim Collins helped A...
Jim Collins, the author of business books such as "Built to Last" and "Good to Great," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his latest work, "Turning the Flywheel."
59 min
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Preet Bharara on the Mueller report, Constituti...
Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and host of the podcast "Stay Tuned With Preet," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher.
62 min
160
Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on surve...
In this live conversation recorded at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Recode's Kara Swisher talks with Ash Carter, the former Secretary of Defense under President Obama who now runs the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
77 min
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BONUS: Why Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wan...
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his recent New York Times op-ed, "It's Time to Break Up Facebook."
52 min
162
Esther Wojcicki on how she raised the CEOs of Y...
Author and journalism educator Esther Wojcicki, Silicon Valley’s “mother of dragons,” talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, How to Raise Successful People.
48 min
163
Sam Harris on religion, politics, and making "e...
Writer and podcaster Sam Harris talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his views on Islam, social media, and President Trump.
96 min
164
Tristan Harris says tech is "downgrading" human...
Tristan Harris, the co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the latest problem he and his peers are trying to solve: "Human downgrading."
61 min
165
Scott Galloway on love, Chipotle, and the other...
NYU professor and Pivot co-host Scott Galloway talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "The Algebra of Happiness."
58 min
166
How Mayor London Breed wants Big Tech to help f...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at Manny's in the Mission District.
75 min
167
Trash in space, diversity in STEM and artificia...
Kara Swisher's executive producer, Erica Anderson, talks with four TED Fellows at the 2019 TED Conference in Vancouver.
61 min
168
Journalist Julia Angwin on being fired from The...
Julia Angwin, the former editor-in-chief of The Markup, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live podcast recorded in Washington, DC.
42 min
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Why thinking about your death five times a day ...
WeCroak co-founder Hansa Bergwall talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his mobile app, which reminds users of death five times a day.
40 min
170
Why tech is "flunking" the diversity test
Venture capitalist and prominent activist Freada Kapor Klein, the founder of Kapor Capital, talks with Recode's Teddy Schleifer about diversity in tech and impact investing.
57 min
171
Ford CTO Ken Washington on self-driving cars, "...
Ford CTO Ken Washington talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about AI and autonomous vehicles in this live interview recorded at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.
64 min
172
PBS CEO Paula Kerger on how to save public tele...
Paula Kerger, the president and CEO of PBS, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of public media as President Trump is trying to cut its federal funding.
49 min
173
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says tech imm...
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about breaking up Big Tech, immigration, hate speech, and more.
46 min
174
"The Uninhabitable Earth" author David Wallace-...
Journalist David Wallace-Wells talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming."
51 min
175
Meredith Whittaker and Kate Crawford: How AI co...
AI Now Institute founders Meredith Whittaker and Kate Crawford talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about artificial intelligence in this live interview recorded at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.
59 min
176
Valerie Jarrett has some advice for Democrats r...
Valerie Jarrett, who was a senior adviser to President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book "Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward."
59 min
177
Ashton Applewhite has a manifesto against ageis...
Writer and activist Ashton Applewhite talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism."
40 min
178
Today, Explained host Sean Rameswaram explains ...
Today, Explained host Sean Rameswaram talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of daily news podcasts and the future of the medium.
49 min
179
Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton and De...
Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton and Deeds Not Words founder Wendy Davis talk with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview from South by Southwest 2019.
64 min
180
dtx CEO Tim Armstrong and Poshmark CEO Manish C...
Two interviews from An Evening With Code Commerce in Las Vegas: First, the dtx company CEO Tim Armstrong talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Jason Del Rey; then, Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra talks with Del Rey.
85 min
181
Richard Walker: The dark side of prosperity in ...
Historian and urbanist Richard Walker, a professor emeritus at UC Berkeley, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his latest book, "Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area."
51 min
182
Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for C...
European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South by Southwest 2019.
59 min
183
Senator Amy Klobuchar, 2020 U.S. presidential c...
Amy Klobuchar, the senior U.S. Senator from Minnesota who is running for the Democratic Party's nomination in the 2020 presidential race, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South by Southwest.
63 min
184
Kathy Griffin on the notorious photo that chang...
Comedian Kathy Griffin talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the photo shoot that got her investigated by the Secret Service — and her new self-financed stand-up special, "A Hell of a Story."
59 min
185
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on child safety, tox...
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at Lesbians Who Tech in San Francisco.
29 min
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Hudson's Bay Company CEO Helena Foulkes on the ...
Hudson's Bay Company CEO Helena Foulkes talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at An Evening With Code Commerce in Las Vegas.
36 min
187
Laurene Powell Jobs: Trump's rhetoric is "out o...
Laurene Powell Jobs, the founder of the Emerson Collective, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about journalism, VR, and activism.
28 min
188
Chamath Palihapitiya: People in Silicon Valley ...
Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Teddy Schleifer about an “identity crisis” that pitted his wealth and fame against personal happiness and relationships.
63 min
189
News Media Alliance CEO David Chavern on the ch...
David Chavern, the president and CEO of the nonprofit News Media Alliance, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about advocating on behalf of journalists in Washington, D.C.
46 min
190
Lora Haddock: Innovative sex toys aren't a joke
Lora DiCarlo CEO Lora Haddock talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the process of designing an innovative new sex toy for women — and the fight to get mainstream acceptance for her invention.
38 min
191
The history and future of "net art" with Rhizom...
Michael Connor, the artistic director of the digital art community Rhizome, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the group's museum exhibit, "The Art Happens Here," and the future of art made on the internet.
45 min
192
Shoshana Zuboff: Surveillance capitalism is ero...
Harvard Business School professor emerita Shoshana Zuboff talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power."
47 min
193
IAC chairman Barry Diller: "Hollywood is now ir...
Barry Diller, the chairman of IAC and the Expedia Group, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of the tech and media industries, problematic people in power and why Diller is building a new public park in New York.
59 min
194
Center for Democracy and Technology CEO Nuala O...
Nuala O'Connor, the CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the group she leads is lobbying the government and private companies on issues like consumer privacy and free speech.
47 min
195
Why "Zucked" author Roger McNamee turned agains...
Elevation Partners founding partner Roger McNamee talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe."
69 min
196
“The Mastermind” author Evan Ratliff on how tec...
Journalist and Pop-Up Magazine co-founder Evan Ratliff talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "The Mastermind: Drugs, Empire, Murder, Betrayal."
47 min
197
Spencer Stuart executive recruiter James Citrin...
James Citrin, the head of Spencer Stuart CEO Practice, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about placing top executives at companies like Yahoo, PayPal, eBay, Twitter, Cisco, Pandora and Hulu.
52 min
198
Early AOL exec Jean Case explains how to "Be Fe...
Case Foundation CEO Jean Case, who was an early marketing and communications executive at AOL, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose."
55 min
199
"The Job" author Ellen Shell on the increasingl...
Boston University professor Ellen Shell talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change."
48 min
200
Attorney Laura Wasser on making a "TurboTax for...
Divorce attorney Laura Wasser talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about It's Over Easy, an online platform for people getting divorced.
45 min