Recode Media

What happens when media, entertainment, and technology collide? Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters to get their take. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Marketing
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Carolyn Everson runs the Facebook ad machine
Facebook’s Carolyn Everson on Facebook's billion dollar money maker
34 min
102
John Stankey’s plan for HBO, HBO Max and Warner...
On stage at Code Media in Los Angeles, Stankey discusses the streaming wars and WarnerMedia's strategy to win
35 min
103
Meet the man behind Disney+: Live from Code Med...
Disney's Kevin Mayer sits down with Peter to discuss the initial launch of Disney+ and the future of their other streaming brands, live from Code Media 2019.
39 min
104
Scott Z. Burns on making movies with Amazon, Ne...
Scott Z. Burns on how he was able to convince Netflix and Amazon Prime to distribute and produce The Report and The Laundromat.
44 min
105
Did Disney+ and Apple TV+ live up to the hype?
Disney + and Apple TV + are finally here. But are their marquee shows The Mandalorian and The Morning Show any good?
34 min
106
What's next for The New York Times after The Da...
Sam Dolnick of The New York Times who helped launch The Daily and The Weekly discusses where The Times's digital strategy is headed next.
38 min
107
Matt Levine left Goldman to become a journalist...
Bloomberg's Matt Levine details how his early work in investment banking informs his current life as a financial columnist.
49 min
108
It's not HBO... It's HBO Max. Plus Steve Swartz...
Warner Media unveiled details about its upcoming streaming service HBO Max. Plus,Hearst President & CEO, Steve Swartz on becoming the head of one of the top media and news brands in the world.
52 min
109
How the Wu-Tang Clan raised Sophia Chang
From managing The Wu-Tang Clan to training the next generation of entrepreneurs, Sophia Chang discusses her new memoir, 'The Baddest Bitch In The Room.'
36 min
110
Introducing Reset: Can AI Teach You To Write Be...
Students across the country are graded by artificial intelligence. But does an algorithm really know how to write?
22 min
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How The Athletic CEO Alex Mather convinced peop...
CEO of The Athletic Alex Mather on his path of setting out to disrupt local sports media
43 min
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How Shea Serrano used the internet to become a ...
New York Times best selling author and staff writer for The Ringer, Shea Serrano chats about his new book Movies (And Other Things).
41 min
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BuzzFeed News' Ben Smith on covering Trump and ...
Buzzfeed News Editor-In-Chief, Ben Smith on how Buzzfeed News went from fledgling news organization to breaking major news stories in the Trump era.
57 min
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Complex CEO Rich Antoniello on running a youth ...
Extending Complex's brand into viral video series's like Hot Ones and Sneaker Shopping and major events like Complex Con
53 min
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Vox Media + NY Media CEOs Jim Bankoff and Pamel...
Breaking News: Vox Media has acquired New York Media
30 min
116
Behind the scenes of the Brett Kavanaugh invest...
Co-author of 'The Education of Brett Kavanaugh' Kate Kelly discusses her reporting on the polarizing Supreme Court justice
49 min
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Craiglist's Craig Newmark is using his power an...
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark on his unlikely career as a media mogul and how he's actively giving away his fortune
34 min
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How Survivor and The Sopranos created Trump, wi...
Peter Kafka and James Poniewozik explore how the modern media landscape played a critical role in the rise of Donald Trump as both a reality television star and political leader.
51 min
119
Apple TV+ is coming. Will you pay for it?
Peter Kafka breaks down everything you need to know about Apple TV+
20 min
120
The epic battle for Uber, with Mike Isaac from ...
New York Times technology reporter Mike Issac on Uber and his ongoing investigation into the transportation giant’s tumultuous leadership issues.
51 min
121
The decline of the right wing troll with CNN’s ...
Fox News, Breitbart, The Drudge Report and the current state of attack politics in right-wing media
48 min
122
Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley wants to know where...
Foursquare co-founder and executive chairman Dennis Crowley discusses the business of tracking and selling location data
47 min
123
The Sportswriter: The Ringer's Bryan Curtis on ...
The Sportswriter: The Ringer's Bryan Curtis on the sports-media-politics mash-up
48 min
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Taylor Lorenz on TikTok, Twitter … and Tumblr
Taylor Lorenz on TikTok, Twitter … and Tumblr
56 min
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John Harris, co-founder of Politico
43 min
126
Splice's Steve Martocci wants to remake the mus...
Splice's Steve Martocci wants to remake the music business + All things Amazon with Recode's Jason Del Rey
62 min
127
Chuck Klosterman on Trump, Twitter and cancel c...
Chuck Klosterman on Trump, Twitter and cancel culture - and his new book
52 min
128
Media mogul watch at Sun Valley with Dylan Byer...
Media mogul watch at Sun Valley with Dylan Byers + Erin Lee Carr on making true crime documentaries
45 min
129
The Texas Tribune’s secret sauce, with Emily Ra...
The Texas Tribune’s secret sauce, with Emily Ramshaw
42 min
130
How Roger Ailes built Fox News - and how Gabrie...
How Roger Ailes built Fox News - and how Gabriel Sherman turned Ailes’ story into a TV show
37 min
131
Vimeo’s Anjali Sud shifted the company’s strate...
Vimeo’s Anjali Sud shifted the company’s strategy — and became its CEO + The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson on the limits of the ‘attention economy’
77 min
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New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger at the...
New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger at the Code Conference
28 min
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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at the Code Conference
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at the Code Conference
39 min
134
Matthew Ball on Amazon vs Apple vs Netflix vs D...
Matthew Ball on Amazon vs Apple vs Netflix vs Disney, and how he built a digital media career by writing for free
56 min
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ESPN’s Jimmy Pitaro on how he’s reshaping the n...
ESPN’s Jimmy Pitaro on how he’s reshaping the network
50 min
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YouTube’s Neal Mohan is trying to police the wo...
YouTube’s Neal Mohan is trying to police the world's largest video site
49 min
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Eugene Wei explains why we’re all ‘status monke...
Eugene Wei explains why we’re all ‘status monkeys’ on social media
57 min
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Nick Hornby on writing for TV, 10 minutes at a ...
Nick Hornby on writing for TV, 10 minutes at a time
37 min
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Game of Thrones is down to its last dragon + Hu...
Game of Thrones is down to its last dragon + Hulu CEO Randy Freer
67 min
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Digital media pioneer Jason Hirschhorn on Netfl...
Digital media pioneer Jason Hirschhorn on Netflix vs. Everyone Else
60 min
141
Kickstarter’s Perry Chen on 10 years and billio...
Kickstarter’s Perry Chen on 10 years and billions of dollars of crowdfunding
61 min
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New York Magazine editor David Haskell on takin...
44 min
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Why Jessi Hempel left a superstar writing caree...
43 min
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Disney enters the streaming wars + AMC Networks...
63 min
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"Savage News" author Jessica Yellin on the dark...
Journalist Jessica Yellin talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about her new satirical novel about TV journalism, "Savage News."
45 min
146
Nilay Patel and Peter Kafka talk about Apple's ...
Recode's Peter Kafka sits down with the Verge's Nilay Patel to talk about Apple's recent TV and media event.
47 min
147
How Brat co-founder Rob Fishman is making TV fo...
Brat co-founder Rob Fishman talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about his LA-based digital video studio, which is making shows aimed at young women who might have once watched the CW or MTV.
37 min
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The business of podcasting with Jacob Weisberg,...
Bethany McLean and Jacob Weisberg from Pushkin Industries and Marshall Williams from Ad Results Advertising talk with Recode's Peter Kafka in front of a live audience at South by Southwest.
63 min
149
Brian Stelter, host of CNN's "Reliable Sources"
Brian Stelter, CNN's chief media correspondent and the host of "Reliable Sources," talks with Recode's Peter Kafka in front of a live audience at South by Southwest.
60 min
150
Alex Gibney, director of HBO's Theranos documen...
Documentary director Alex Gibney talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about "The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley," a new film about the fall of Theranos and its CEO Elizabeth Holmes.
33 min
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"Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban on investing, spor...
Mark Cuban talks with Recode's Peter Kafka in this live interview recorded at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
42 min
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The New Yorker's Jane Mayer on Fox News and the...
The New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about her recent investigation into the links between the Trump administration and Fox News.
13 min
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Overtime CEO Dan Porter on making sports media ...
Overtime CEO Dan Porter talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about how his company is turning non-professional athletes into stars — and some common mistakes media founders make.
48 min
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J2 Global CEO Vivek Shah on being a serial acqu...
J2 Global CEO Vivek Shah talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about running the company that owns a portfolio of digital brands, including Mashable, PCMag and Speedtest.
41 min
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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson on sports gambling ...
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about the potential of 5G internet, AT&T's 2018 acquisition of Time Warner and how the company is thinking about sports gambling in the U.S.
27 min
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Indie.vc founder Bryce Roberts: Why venture cap...
Bryce Roberts, the "recovering venture capitalist" who founded Indie.vc, talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about why more entrepreneurs should be asking if venture capital is right for them.
44 min
157
Gimlet co-founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Liebe...
Gimlet co-founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber talk with Recode's Peter Kafka about selling their company to Spotify. Then later in the show, Fortune Media Group CEO Alan Murray sits down with Peter to talk about selling Fortune to a Thai billionaire and navigating its transition into new digital challenges.
62 min
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Jill Abramson on BuzzFeed layoffs, "Merchants o...
Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about her new book, "Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts."
44 min
159
NYU's Jay Rosen says 2020's political journalis...
NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about problematic political journalism.
52 min
160
Axios business editor Dan Primack on newsletter...
Axios' Dan Primack, the author of the Pro Rata business newsletter, talks with Recode's Peter Kafka.
44 min
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Harvard's Susan Crawford on the importance of f...
34 min
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Neil Vogel on turning around an aging internet ...
44 min
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Filmmaker Hao Wu and Loretta Chao on streaming ...
43 min
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Lydia Polgreen talks to Alan Rusbridger, former...
95 min
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The big business of being a social media star
52 min
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Axios reporter Jonathan Swan talks to Maggie Ha...
43 min
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Former GE and NBC executive Beth Comstock
56 min
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How Twitch's CEO thinks about tech addiction
51 min
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Netflix will get ads, predicts The Trade Desk C...
50 min
170
Is the Daily Beast the new Gawker?
33 min
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John Skipper: You’ve heard of ESPN. Now give DA...
54 min
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'The Front Runner' director Jason Reitman
36 min
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Snap VP of Content Nick Bell
43 min
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NFL Network analyst Maurice Jones-Drew
58 min
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'The Fairway' author Matt Taibbi
47 min
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Rival CEO Nathan Hubbard
50 min
177
Vanity Fair editor Radhika Jones
40 min
178
'The Big Disruption' author Jessica Powell
56 min
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The Markup co-founder Julia Angwin
51 min
180
'Big Game' author Mark Leibovich
57 min
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Business of Fashion editor in chief Imran Amed
49 min
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'The Land of Steady Habits' director Nicole Hol...
30 min
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
51 min
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Roku CEO Anthony Wood
50 min
185
Substack CEO Chris Best
47 min
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ThinkProgress founder Judd Legum
46 min
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Redef CEO Jason Hirschhorn
62 min
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Digiday editor in chief Brian Morrissey
54 min
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Discord CEO Jason Citron
43 min
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Product Hunt CEO Ryan Hoover
49 min
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'Eighth Grade' director Bo Burnham
43 min
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'Billions' producer Brian Koppelman
47 min
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Manoush Zomorodi: Can blockchain save journalism?
56 min
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Eugene Wei: The invisible ceilings to Snapchat,...
61 min
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‘The King of Content’ author Keach Hagey explai...
42 min
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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek (Live at Code 2018)
37 min
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Pod Save America co-host Dan Pfeiffer
51 min
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Gimlet founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber
49 min
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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson (Live at Code 2018)
39 min
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Momofuku chef David Chang (Live at Code 2018)
37 min