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.

Tech News
Film Interviews
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
WWE’s Nick Khan on pivoting his streaming strat...
How Khan came to the WWE after representing it's stars at CAA, and how the company is adapting to the streaming era.
33 min
NYT’s Shira Ovide on the everything and nothing...
Details behind her popular column, "On Tech".
34 min
Reese’s $900 million deal; ScarJo vs Disney wit...
A breakdown of the latest stories out of Hollywood, as well as the difficulty the media is facing reporting on the ongoing pandemic.
56 min
Director Tom McCarthy on Stillwater, finishing ...
Plus, an interview with creator Kyla Scanlon, whose short form videos on stocks and finance has quickly gained popularity.
37 min
Deep fakes come to the movies and Hollywood res...
The New Yorker's Helen Rosner on the Anthony Bourdain doc "Roadrunner", and The Ankler's Richard Rushfield on the return of movie going, and the dominance of streaming.
43 min
WeWork's rise and fall (and rise again?) with E...
Details behind the Wall Street Journal reporter's new book, "The Cult of We".
41 min
Kevin Delaney turns the future of work into a m...
A peek behind Delaney's new media company Charter, and a taste of Gura's coverage from Sun Valley.
54 min
Men In Blazers’ Roger Bennett loves soccer and ...
Details on his new memoir: (Re)Born In The USA: An Englishman’s Love Letter to His Chosen Home.
52 min
One of the most popular streamers on Twitch… is...
How he used his love for gaming to boost his career in left-wing media.
33 min
One of Silicon Valley’s most powerful investors...
VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is getting into publishing. Partner Margit Wennmachers explains the new strategy.
27 min
Jake and Amir on being Web famous, fed up with ...
How the duo's careers in comedy helped them become successful entrepreneurs.
29 min
How to make it in the creator economy with Rob ...
Why he started his Substack , The Art of Noticing, after years of working for various publications.
32 min
Why is Amazon buying MGM?
Plus, Dan Taberski on his career in podcasting and details on his latest show, The Line.
42 min
Jim Miller on HBO’s new home; Alan Yang on a ve...
Miller's thoughts on the latest split between AT&T and Warner Media, plus details behind season 3 of Netflix's Master of None.
41 min
Why did AT&T just bail on WarnerMedia? And what...
NYT's Edmund Lee joins the show to breakdown the details of AT&T's exit from Warner Media.
28 min
Antonio García Martínez's controversial exit fr...
Antonio García Martínez used to work at Facebook, and wrote a book about it. In April, he started working at Apple, and weeks later he was gone, after Apple employees revolted.
22 min
Live music is back! Live Nation CEO Michael Rap...
Details on Live Nation's plans for the future now that venues are beginning to open up again.
40 min