Recode Media with Peter Kafka

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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What's next for CNN? + The Afterparty's Ben Sch...
63 min
Is Spotify’s Joe Rogan problem over? Plus how t...
64 min
Game on: Behind the sports betting boom
49 min
Gaming out Microsoft’s $69 billion Activision B...
51 min
So … what the hell is Web3? With the Chernin Gr...
62 min
How the right covers 1/6 + tales from the Thera...
47 min
The Verge’s Ashley Carman on podcasting’s big year
34 min
What the hell happened in 2021? With Bloomberg’...
42 min
WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar’s almost-exit inte...
Kilar is scheduled to leave his post if AT&T’s deal to move WarnerMedia to Discovery goes through next year,
47 min
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti has gone public
Details behind why he wanted his company to go public, and why he's not worried about former investors.
32 min
@Jack is leaving Twitter. What now? + Lina Khan...
Bloomberg’s Kurt Wagner gives his thoughts on the Twitter founder’s departure; the New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar details her latest profile on FTC Chair Lina Khan.
43 min
Director Rhys Thomas on his unlikely journey fr...
A behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Disney+ series, Hawkeye.
37 min
The inside story of HBO, with Jim Miller
Details behind Miller's latest book Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers, which chronicles the rise of the network.
56 min
What is Twitter Blue and is it worth $3?
Twitter product executive, Tony Haile, explains why you might want to opt-in.
29 min
Facebook’s Metaverse explained - by metaverse e...
Why Facebook is transforming into a Metaverse company, and how CEO Justin Smith is currently building out Bloomberg's successful media business.
58 min
How to cover the Facebook leaks + SNL’s Heidi G...
Details behind the data leak sent from whistleblower Frances Haugen; SNL's Heidi Gardner gives insight on what it's like to make sketch comedy during a pandemic.
65 min
Dotdash CEO Neil Vogel on his $2.7 billion Mere...
Details behind Vogel's plans to use his digital expertise to take on the print publishing world.
30 min
Land of the Giants: "He's No Steve Jobs"
Episode 3 of Land of the Giants: Apple breaks down the different leadership styles of Steve Jobs, and his successor Tim Cook.
36 min
Ozy Media, RIP with NYT’s Ben Smith + Condé Nas...
What the Ozy Media fiasco tells us about media start ups, and Roger Lynch's plan to turn the iconic magazine brand into an iconic entertainment company.
49 min
Streamers shrink Hollywood, again + What’s a “H...
Puck's Dylan Byers sheds some light on CAA acquiring ICM. Then, Campside Media's Bijan Stephen details how Twitch is handling "hate raids" on their platform.
28 min
How Peter Thiel went from Silicon Valley to The...
Details on Chafkin's new book The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power.
54 min
Instagram boss Adam Mosseri on teenagers, Tik-T...
Plus, Puck co-founder Jon Kelly on his news site’s recent launch.
63 min
Big changes at Apple: New phones, new AR glasse...
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman discusses the upcoming products and changes happening at Apple.
41 min
Defector Media: Life after Deadspin is good (an...
Editor-In-Chief Tom Ley reflects on how the first year of running the subscription based publication has been going, since leaving Deadspin in late 2019.
34 min
OnlyFans’ weird week with MEL’s Magdalene Taylo...
Why the service decided to ban (and then quickly unban) the content that made them their primary income, and addressing misconceptions about the disinformation industry.
37 min