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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Conferences were a great business — before the ...
With CEOs of Web Summit and Skift, Paddy Cosgrave and Rafat Ali
67 min
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Twitter, Trump, Facebook and George Floyd with ...
How social media platforms are handling this moment.
46 min
3
HBO Max is here!
WarnerMedia Chairman Bob Greenblatt on entering the streaming wars
33 min
4
Meet the man who made Netflix’s most popular movie
Extraction, starring Chris Hemsworth
38 min
5
Joe Rogan takes his podcast to Spotify
Breaking down the exclusive deal.
15 min
6
It’s Twitch’s Time: Talking live streaming with...
One job that hasn’t changed in the pandemic: Playing video games at home for a living. Plus: A tour of Twitch, the live streaming platform that’s having a moment.
51 min
7
How Tara Reade told her story
And why her story is resurfacing now
39 min
8
Michael Jordan's Last Dance, with director Jaso...
Unpacking ESPN’s 10 part docs-series on Michael Jordan and the 1998 Chicago Bulls.
31 min
9
The man behind The Office brings you the future...
And why Instagram is the new concert.
47 min
10
Matthew Ball on how the pandemic will remake TV...
Tracing Covid-19's impact on the entertainment industry.
54 min
11
How the Atlantic is thriving in the pandemic
Inside the news room.
41 min
12
Jeffrey Katzenberg's $1.75 billion bet on Quibi
Will it pay off?
65 min
13
TikTok, Facebook and podcasts respond to the pa...
How the different platforms are reshaping themselves in response to Coronavirus.
49 min
14
Making people laugh during a pandemic, with Jon...
How the two plan on performing comedy from home during these times.
64 min
15
How social media works - and doesn’t — during t...
Stratechery’s Ben Thompson, Lightshed’s Rich Greenfield, and Crisis Text Line’s Bob Filbin weigh in
50 min
16
Why the Coronavirus canceled the NBA, with ESPN...
What happens to the rest of the season?
57 min
17
How streaming changed comedy with Vulture’s Jes...
How the internet changed the comedy landscape.
58 min
18
ViacomCBS gets into the streaming wars, too. So...
CNBC’s Alex Sherman explains how the newly merged TV company will compete with Netflix, Apple and everyone else
27 min
19
Food52’s surprising success story, with co-fou...
How the Food52 co-founders took 10 years to become an "over-night" success.
50 min
20
Local news is dying. John Thornton wants to sav...
Can his American Journalism Project help?
43 min
21
Spotify, The Ringer and the future of podcasts
Everything you need to know about the Spotify and The Ringer acquisition.
19 min
22
How Netflix is changing The Oscars
Breaking down the 92nd Academy Awards
46 min
23
Why Ben Smith is leaving BuzzFeed for the New Y...
Ben Smith gives details on his new position at NYT.
32 min
24
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti reboots his business...
Jonah Peretti gives details on his company's current marketing and content strategy.
27 min
25
NBC’s Peacock enters the Streaming Wars
Why NBC thinks their back catalog will win over their fans with Peacock.
21 min
26
Anna Wiener on disillusionment with startup cul...
Details on her new memoir, Uncanny Valley, and more.
60 min
27
How The Safdie Bros. landed Adam Sandler for Un...
Josh & Benny Safdie on the process of making their latest movie.
31 min
28
Adam Davidson on how to thrive in this economy
Adam Davidson on Planet Money, consumerism, and his new book.
61 min
29
Streaming wars! (Don’t call them streaming wars...
A look back at this year in media.
41 min
30
Eat up! Food talk with The Infatuation’s Chris ...
Reviewing the year in food.
83 min
31
Vice Media CEO Nancy Dubuc on the internet, TV ...
Vice's plan to dominate media.
29 min
32
The anatomy of a hit song, with Switched on Pop...
Breaking down why Post Malone’s “Circles” is a #1 hit and more
49 min
33
Roger Lynch’s plan to save Condé Nast
Conde Nast CEO Roger Lynch used to run digital music and video companies. Now he’s in charge of the world’s most iconic magazine publisher.
32 min
34
DAZN's John Skipper and the future of streaming...
Making the “Netflix for sports” and competing with ESPN and network television for the rights of live sporting events.
27 min
35
The men who want to remake Sports Illustrated: ...
James Heckman and Ross Levinsohn, the new owners of Sports Illustrated share their plans for the iconic magazine's future.
40 min
36
Carolyn Everson runs the Facebook ad machine
Facebook’s Carolyn Everson on Facebook's billion dollar money maker
34 min
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
50
Vox Media + NY Media CEOs Jim Bankoff and Pamel...
Breaking News: Vox Media has acquired New York Media
30 min
51
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
52
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
53
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
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
The Sportswriter: The Ringer's Bryan Curtis on ...
The Sportswriter: The Ringer's Bryan Curtis on the sports-media-politics mash-up
48 min
59
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
62
Chuck Klosterman on Trump, Twitter and cancel c...
Chuck Klosterman on Trump, Twitter and cancel culture - and his new book
52 min
63
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
64
The Texas Tribune’s secret sauce, with Emily Ra...
The Texas Tribune’s secret sauce, with Emily Ramshaw
42 min
65
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
69
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
70
ESPN’s Jimmy Pitaro on how he’s reshaping the n...
ESPN’s Jimmy Pitaro on how he’s reshaping the network
50 min
71
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
72
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
74
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
76
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
78
Why Jessi Hempel left a superstar writing caree...
43 min
79
Disney enters the streaming wars + AMC Networks...
63 min
80
"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
81
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
82
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
83
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
85
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
88
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
99
Lydia Polgreen talks to Alan Rusbridger, former...
95 min
100
The big business of being a social media star
52 min