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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Apple TV+ is coming. Will you pay for it?
Peter Kafka breaks down everything you need to know about Apple TV+
20 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Chuck Klosterman on Trump, Twitter and cancel c...
Chuck Klosterman on Trump, Twitter and cancel culture - and his new book
52 min
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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
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The Texas Tribune’s secret sauce, with Emily Ra...
The Texas Tribune’s secret sauce, with Emily Ramshaw
42 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Vanity Fair editor Radhika Jones
40 min
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'The Big Disruption' author Jessica Powell
56 min
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The Markup co-founder Julia Angwin
51 min
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'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
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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
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Jessica Pressler talks 'lady grifters' + Ken Au...
76 min
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James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox (Live at...
39 min
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and CTO Mike Schro...
55 min
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Roman Mars, host of 99 Percent Invisible: Don't...
29 min
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Ezra Klein explains Vox's new Netflix show 'Exp...
63 min
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YouTube's Lyor Cohen on YouTube Music, Childish...
43 min
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What people get wrong about Robin Williams’ lif...
48 min
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The Outline CEO Josh Topolsky: Online ads are s...
60 min
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'Chasing Hillary' author Amy Chozick looks back...
46 min
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This is how the New York Times reports Pulitzer...
55 min
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Our hoax-filled internet, now available as a bo...
41 min
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Outside Magazine editor Axie Navas: Yep, we're ...
45 min
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How Marques 'MKBHD' Brownlee got six million su...
41 min
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Financial Times CEO John Ridding: How to make p...
39 min
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Why every Hollywood movie is a superhero movie
39 min
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What it's like to be the only woman in a TV wri...
35 min
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Houseparty CEO Ben Rubin on livestreaming and S...
29 min
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'Get Out' producer Jason Blum (Live at SXSW)
45 min
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How to make a hit TV show for Amazon
37 min
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SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor (Live at Code Medi...
28 min
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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz and NBA Commissione...
38 min
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How Lauren Duca became an internet star overnight
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Hollywood Reporter part owner Janice Min (Live ...
37 min
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BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti (Live at Code Media ...
36 min
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Facebook's Adam Mosseri and Campbell Brown (Liv...
54 min
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MoviePass sounds too good to be true. Is it?
40 min
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Paywalls make content better (Nick Thompson, ed...
43 min
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How we pivoted from Facebook to Instagram (Dave...
53 min
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NYU’s Jay Rosen, CNN’s Oliver Darcy and BuzzFee...
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Digital media companies are headed for a crash ...
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Will Trump still dominate the news in 2018?
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Kara Swisher reviews the media, 2017 edition
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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir want to make figu...
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How Netflix makes a hit (Steven Soderbergh and ...
50 min
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I'm more famous than Anderson Cooper (Cenk Uygu...
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Andy Weir on 'The Martian,' 'Artemis' and when ...
44 min
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Hollywood’s sexual harassment story is far from...
41 min
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Don't 'lean in,' fight back (Sarah Lacy, author...
53 min
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How to make a ‘comedy-horror’ TV show (Dana Gou...
44 min
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How Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner built and...
60 min
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NYT's Michael Barbaro explains why you love 'Th...
38 min
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Samantha Bee on Harvey Weinstein, Jeff Bezos an...
47 min
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How blocking ads can save the media industry (T...
52 min
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Jimmy Kimmel on the intersection of comedy and ...
19 min
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How to start a company when you’re 25 years old...
44 min
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Sports have always been political (Jason Gay, c...
49 min
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Why podcasts are better than radio (Jad Abumrad...
36 min
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When is the internet going to change TV ads? (D...
70 min
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Why Ken Burns won't leave PBS for HBO
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How to pay for serious journalism (Clara Jeffer...
45 min
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How to compete against Google and Facebook: Go ...
51 min
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A guided tour of the pro-Trump media (Oliver Da...
55 min
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Chuck Klosterman talks about Nazis, Taylor Swif...
71 min
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Patreon will help fans pay artists more than $1...
36 min
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Everyone still wants to be on TV (Tonia O'Conno...
44 min
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How food became cool (Larry Fitzgibbon, CEO, Ta...
52 min
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How to make a bestseller that lasts (Ryan Holid...
42 min
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Shari Redstone, Vice Chair, Viacom (Code Confer...
27 min
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Podcasting is growing up (Nick Quah, founder, H...
49 min
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Why Hillary Clinton won't admit that she made m...
55 min
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What Peter Thiel’s war against Gawker can tell ...
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Dean Baquet, Executive Editor, The New York Tim...
38 min
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Meet the Wall Street analyst the big media comp...
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Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix (Code Conference 2017)
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BuzzFeed chairman and HuffPost co-founder Ken L...
45 min
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'Better Call Saul' actor Michael McKean doesn't...
38 min
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Why this four-hour Grateful Dead documentary to...
33 min
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Information doesn't have to be free (Jessica Le...
52 min
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W. Kamau Bell talks about Trump, racism and pod...
35 min
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Tracking a drug boss across the web (Nick Bilto...
48 min
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The New York 'Startup' scene gets a novel (Dore...
40 min
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How Neil Gaiman's ‘American Gods’ finally made ...
41 min
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Inside the Trump White House (Mike Allen, co-fo...
48 min
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Why TV is different from YouTube (Reza Izad, CE...
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Uber investor Jason Calacanis doesn't want to h...
69 min
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How to be a rock musician in 2017 (Craig Finn, ...
47 min
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Glenn Beck doesn't care if he alienates Trump v...
41 min
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The Huffington Post wants to reach Trump voters...
52 min
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'Why is this on Mashable?' asks Executive Edito...
44 min
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Making a superhero movie for adults (Scott Fran...
33 min
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The New York Times wants to become like Netflix...
29 min
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Here’s the secret to making things popular (Der...
49 min
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Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget says Trump i...
48 min
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The future of advertising is 'fewer, better ad...
40 min
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How the press can save itself in the age of Tru...
49 min
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Fox's digital ad guy wants you to use an ad blo...
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How to make $11 million by failing (James Altuc...
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Why is there no fake news on LinkedIn? (Daniel ...
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Kara Swisher: Journalists must be 'tougher on ...
55 min
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Trump will blow up political journalism (Marga...
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Making viral videos before YouTube (Burnie Burn...
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Did racism motivate Trump's voters? (Stephen D...
45 min
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Trump-related 'terror and hysteria' isn't just...
44 min
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Musicians who fight Spotify are 'so f-cking dum...
60 min
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The 'Star Trek' reboot could have naked aliens...
42 min
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You've outraged the internet? Here's how to apo...
41 min
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How tech PR works (Brooke Hammerling, founder, ...
42 min
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Smosh and ScreenJunkies boss Keith Richman: We'...
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BuzzFeed's video boss Ze Frank on going viral a...
54 min
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Ex-Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau: I'm afraid ...
35 min
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Donald Trump is still a 'short-fingered vulgari...
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Behind the scenes of 'Vice News Tonight' (Josh ...
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Keith Olbermann: Covering Donald Trump is like ...
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"Call Your Girlfriend" co-host Aminatou Sow on...
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Skip Bayless: Why I left ESPN for Fox Sports 1
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CNN's Brian Stelter: No, CNN is not biased for ...
43 min
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Gigaom founder Om Malik on the virtues of a he...
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The New York Times has to think like a tech sta...
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Skift CEO Rafat Ali: Small media companies are ...
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Gawker wasn't always mean (Elizabeth Spiers, fo...
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James Andrew Miller examines Hollywood's top ag...
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We're not startup bros anymore (Ilan Zechory a...
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So, you’ve been shamed by Twitter (Virginia Hef...
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Gary Vaynerchuk can't wait for the startup arma...
22 min
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Donald Trump is bad for democracy (Jacob Weisbe...
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Documentarian Alex Gibney says the Stuxnet viru...
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Daring Fireball's John Gruber: "I'm a writer fi...
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​Steve Jobs "literally caught me with my pants ...
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Malcolm Gladwell wants to make you cry
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The Ringer editor Sean Fennessey on ending Gran...
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"Warcraft" director Duncan Jones: Don't watch t...
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You have to fight robots to see Beyoncé (Michae...
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How email saved Jason Hirschhorn's life
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Samantha Bee says hiring more women = better co...
29 min
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Why Larry Wilmore used the N-word at the White ...
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The NYT's Jenna Wortham just wants to "write ab...
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"Veep" Producer Frank Rich: Trump Can Win
39 min
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Snapchat Should Start Paying Its Users (Hunter ...
38 min
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From Fake Steve Jobs to HBO's "Silicon Valley" ...
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Millennials Aren't an Alien Species (Philippe v...
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Can Donald Trump Be Stopped? (Nate Silver, Foun...
38 min
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Digital Brands Are a "Sh*t-Ton of Work" (Troy Y...
34 min
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Peter Gould, Co-Creator, "Better Call Saul"
30 min
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Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, theSkimm Co-...
31 min
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Adrian Wojnarowski, Editor of The Vertical
34 min
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David Remnick, The New Yorker Editor
35 min
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Andrew Jarecki, "The Jinx" Director
33 min
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Chet Kanojia, Starry CEO
36 min
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Nick Denton, Gawker Media Founder, and Jason Ep...
30 min
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Shani Hilton, BuzzFeed Executive Editor of News
29 min
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Chris Altchek, Mic CEO
28 min
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Albert Wenger, Union Square Ventures Partner
36 min
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Rufus Griscom, Heleo CEO
21 min
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Ev Williams, Medium CEO
32 min
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Katie Nolan, Fox Sports TV Host
23 min
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Brian Rolapp, NFL Media Czar
34 min
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Ricky Van Veen, CollegeHumor Co-Founder
33 min