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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Don't tell investor Li Jin that Web3 is dead
42 min
2
How The Last of Us went from hit game to hit zo...
37 min
3
"Resist trying to make things better" - a conve...
51 min
4
Was YouTube’s NFL deal a $2 billion mistake?
35 min
5
Apple’s new goggles; Hollywood’s new streaming ...
39 min
6
Reader Mail!
34 min
7
An Elon-free year in review
34 min
8
A n00b’s guide to the Microsoft / Activision de...
42 min
9
Why the media landscape is “dire” with WSJ’s Je...
27 min
10
How Eventbrite survived the pandemic, and why i...
34 min
11
It’s not TV it’s HBO — the book
50 min
12
How to watch a complicated World Cup
36 min
13
Life, the internet, and everything with Garbage...
47 min
14
What Elon’s past tells us about his present
39 min
15
Tech’s big bust, plus Marvel (and Wakanda) Fore...
32 min
16
Election special with Punchbowl's Jake Sherman
38 min
17
Jason Gay isn’t making Elon Musk jokes
23 min
18
Bloomberg’s Matt Levine still loves crypto; Ank...
73 min
19
Ben Smith says Semafor will take 10 years to ge...
33 min
20
Netflix is back (?) + Julia Boorstin on women w...
48 min
21
Inside the curious mind of XKCD cartoonist Rand...
35 min
22
Elon Musk is buying Twitter. Really. (Really?)
43 min
23
Interview with Interview with a Vampire’s Eric ...
42 min
24
YouTube fights TikTok with cash
28 min
25
José Andrés has a full plate, but he's adding ...
28 min
26
The inside story of YouTube
48 min
27
Why the Good Fight creators are glad they moved...
34 min
28
Algorithms that give you anxiety and a Web3 pro...
33 min
29
Home Box Office of the Dragon
29 min
30
Why the Democrats finally got on TikTok
40 min
31
Land of the Giants: Why Instagram Broke Its Square
36 min
32
B.J. Novak on “Vengeance”, podcasts and the dow...
44 min
33
What is the metaverse, when is it going to show...
30 min
34
Ken Auletta on the Harvey Weinstein story he wr...
31 min
35
Netflix has a huge hit with Peaky Blinders — an...
30 min
36
The future of: Crypto criticism; Substack and A...
58 min
37
Is this a Netflix problem or a streaming problem?
33 min
38
Bill Simmons on podcasts, celebrity interviews ...
58 min
39
Why is this VC on your TikTok?
40 min
40
Engineer Molly White explains why Web3 isn’t go...
30 min
41
Is Big Tech getting better about misinformation?
31 min
42
What can you learn from the guy who built the i...
76 min
43
Ronan Farrow: “We are living in a post-privacy ...
45 min
44
Behind the scenes at Apple with journalist Trip...
31 min
45
NYT’s Wesley Morris on writing, podcasting and ...
42 min
46
Can Elon Fix Twitter? Can Reed Fix Netflix?
67 min
47
Elon and Twitter: A love/hate story
42 min
48
Disney vs. Itself vs. The Right
51 min
49
The State of Streaming
59 min
50
Judd Apatow on The Bubble, TikTok and The Slap
41 min
51
The Oscars: Hollywood’s smallest biggest night?
36 min
52
Dan Le Batard on life after ESPN; Russia sancti...
56 min
53
Big Tech takes a side, finally + Zappos' tragic...
41 min
54
Covering the war in Ukraine, online and on the ...
66 min
55
Uber, but for TV
48 min
56
Chuck Klosterman relives the 1990s & Sarah Pali...
63 min
57
What's next for CNN? + The Afterparty's Ben Sch...
63 min
58
Is Spotify’s Joe Rogan problem over? Plus how t...
64 min
59
Game on: Behind the sports betting boom
49 min
60
Gaming out Microsoft’s $69 billion Activision B...
51 min
61
So … what the hell is Web3? With the Chernin Gr...
62 min
62
How the right covers 1/6 + tales from the Thera...
47 min
63
The Verge’s Ashley Carman on podcasting’s big year
34 min
64
What the hell happened in 2021? With Bloomberg’...
42 min
65
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
66
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
67
@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
68
Director Rhys Thomas on his unlikely journey fr...
A behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Disney+ series, Hawkeye.
37 min
69
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
70
What is Twitter Blue and is it worth $3?
Twitter product executive, Tony Haile, explains why you might want to opt-in.
29 min
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
Instagram boss Adam Mosseri on teenagers, Tik-T...
Plus, Puck co-founder Jon Kelly on his news site’s recent launch.
63 min
79
Big changes at Apple: New phones, new AR glasse...
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman discusses the upcoming products and changes happening at Apple.
41 min
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
NYT’s Shira Ovide on the everything and nothing...
Details behind her popular column, "On Tech".
34 min
84
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
85
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
86
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
87
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
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
Jake and Amir on being Web famous, fed up with ...
How the duo's careers in comedy helped them become successful entrepreneurs.
29 min
93
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
94
Why is Amazon buying MGM?
Plus, Dan Taberski on his career in podcasting and details on his latest show, The Line.
42 min
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
The Jeff Bezos Empire with Brad Stone & Jason D...
Inside his new book “Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire”.
60 min
100
Apple vs Epic with John Gruber; Truth, Doubt an...
The latest news on the antirust trial between Apple and Epic Games, and details on the latest season of The Last Archive.
58 min