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
Have we hit peak streaming? + NYT’s Kevin Roose...
The Verge's Julia Alexander gives her thoughts on the newly launched streaming services: Paramount Plus and Discovery Plus.
54 min
Australia vs. Facebook; Al Madrigal means busi...
Who won the battle between Australia and Facebook? Recode’s Peter Kafka asks his colleague Sara Morrison to explain.
41 min
Pandora founder Tim Westergren on the future of...
Details on his return to the music business with the live-streaming service, Sessions.
33 min
New York Times CEO Meredith Levien on the futur...
This interview was recorded at Digital Content Next’s virtual summit.
39 min
How To Make An Influencer In America with Nick ...
A peak behind the scenes of his latest HBO documentary “Fake Famous”.
36 min
Andrew Ross Sorkin on Gamestop, Robinhood, Redd...
What happens next? Was this a one-off for the Reddit crowd, or will we see repeats?
39 min
How Jessica Lessin got people to pay for The In...
What she’s learned, what she thinks about Substack, and her concerns about tech leaders’ attempts to end-run journalists..
39 min
Trump vs the Press - a final report card from J...
Plus: Figure Four Online/Wrestling Observer’s Bryan Alvarez on Apple's potential venture into podcast subscriptions.
48 min
What the Capitol Riot tells us about online power
NYT's Kevin Roose on big tech's power and responsibility following the events, and NBC's Ben Collins on what this means for Qanon moving forward.
46 min
Behind the making of The Dissident, the movie a...
Director Bryan Fogel gives details behind why he wanted to tell this story, following his last film, Icarus.
40 min
Zach Seward started Quartz, sold it, and bought...
Details on the future of the publication, now that it is back under his management.
41 min
Kemp Powers spent years breaking into Hollywood...
Details on how he got to this point into career, as well as his info on his second movie, One Night In Miami, directed by Regina King.
41 min
Trump is leaving; Trump media isn't
Plus, the FTC vs. Facebook with Mike Isaac
60 min
Behind the scenes with Queen’s Gambit creator S...
How a show about chess became one of 2020's biggest hits.
56 min
Eli Pariser wants to build a better Facebook
And how he feels about the "filter bubble" in 2020
37 min
Gimlet’s Lydia Polgreen wants to shake up podca...
How she plans to do so, and how she's been adjusting since joining the company earlier in the year.
42 min
BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti explains his HuffPost ...
And his plans for how he intends to run both companies.
26 min
ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish on Paramount+, Pluto TV
Recorded live from Code Media @ Home.
30 min
Fox and the New York Times face the end of the ...
With New York Magazine's Reeves Wiedeman and NPR's David Folkenflik.
61 min
NY Mag's Olivia Nuzzi takes us inside Trumpworl...
Details on her coverage of the election, and her thoughts of what the future holds.
41 min
Election 2020: What happens next?
With Vox's Matt Yglesias
36 min
Why Zeynep Tufekci saw the pandemic coming - an...
Such as the problem the media has with communicating risk.
64 min
Google vs The U.S. Government
Also, details on Vox’s new podcast Go For Broke with host Julia Furlan
35 min
ESPN’s Pablo Torre on balancing sports and poli...
Plus an update on Morning Brew
37 min
Congress comes for big tech; Axios thrives in t...
Details on the new Congressional report on antitrust, and how Axios has been reporting on the current presidency.
62 min