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.
One of Silicon Valley’s most powerful investors is now a media company, too
Tuesday 15 June 2021
: The newest publication covering tech is Future — a site owned and operated by Andreessen Horowitz, the powerful Silicon Valley venture...
Jake and Amir on being Web famous, fed up with Hollywood, and podcast bosses
Thursday 10 June 2021
: Jake Hurwitz & Amir Blumenfeld got their start on the internet when making content for sites like YouTube and Facebook was considered...
How to make it in the creator economy with Rob Walker
Thursday 03 June 2021
: Journalist Rob Walker sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss why he decided to go the independent route instead of writing for...
Why is Amazon buying MGM?
Thursday 27 May 2021
: The Information’s Jessica Toonkel joins Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss Amazon’s (planned) $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM. It’s the...
Jim Miller on HBO’s new home; Alan Yang on a very different season of “Master of None”
Thursday 20 May 2021
: Jim Miller was finishing up a book about HBO and then… the story changed. He talks to Recode’s Peter Kafka about what may change now...
Why did AT&T just bail on WarnerMedia? And what happens next?
Monday 17 May 2021
: AT&T bought WarnerMedia three years ago for more than $100 billion, so it could chase after Netflix. Now it’s getting out of...
Antonio García Martínez's controversial exit from Apple
Saturday 15 May 2021
: 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...
Live music is back! Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino can't wait
Thursday 13 May 2021
: The concert business has been shut down for a year, which means that Live Nation, the world’s dominant concert promoter and ticket seller,...
The Jeff Bezos Empire with Brad Stone & Jason Del Rey
Tuesday 11 May 2021
: Bloomberg's Brad Stone and Recode's Jason Del Rey report on all things Amazon and Jeff Bezos. They discuss how Bezos built his global...
Apple vs Epic with John Gruber; Truth, Doubt and History with Jill Lepore
Thursday 06 May 2021
: The antitrust trial between Apple and Fortnite’s parent company Epic Games is underway, so Apple observer John Gruber talks about...
AMC Networks can’t compete with Netflix. CEO Josh Sapan is fine with that.
Thursday 29 April 2021
: AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan checks in with Recode’s Peter Kafka to talk about his company’s pivot from TV to streaming, and what it’s...
Did the pandemic kill the Oscars?
Thursday 22 April 2021
: The Oscars are supposed to be a celebration for Hollywood, but this year it feels like a collapse: The pandemic has altered the slate of...
Apple and Facebook's ambitious audio plans
Wednesday 21 April 2021
: Apple’s selling podcasts. Facebook wants to distribute podcasts - and take on Clubhouse, too. It’s been a busy couple days for big tech...
Substack’s next target: Local news
Thursday 15 April 2021
: Substack is known for recruiting high profile writers to leave the big name publications and start their own newsletter businesses. Now it...
How Hollywood and the NBA are betting on NFTs
Tuesday 13 April 2021
: NFT’s have been rising in popularity in recent months with franchises like the NBA partnering with Roham Gharegozlou’s Dapper Labs to...
WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar on a wild first year on the job
Thursday 08 April 2021
: Warner Media CEO Jason Kilar started his job in the middle of a global pandemic. Things got even weirder after that. Kilar talks with...
Media Merger Mania with Axios’ Dan Primack and WSJ’s Ben Mullin
Thursday 01 April 2021
: Why is every digital media company talking about a SPAC? Why now? And what, exactly is a SPAC? Axios’ Dan Primack and WSJ’s Ben Mullin...
The rise and maybe fall of YouTube star David Dobrik; inside Facebook with the Markup’s Julia Angwin
Thursday 25 March 2021
: David Dobrik was one of YouTube’s biggest stars. Now his career is in peril after an expose by Business Insider’s Kat Tenbarge; she...
How Christina “Tinx” Najjar became a TikTok star overnight
Thursday 18 March 2021
: Like many of us last year, Christina “Tinx” Najjar decided to download TikTok on a whim. Unlike many of us, she has become a TikTok...
How did - and didn’t - the pandemic transform media?
Thursday 11 March 2021
: The pandemic changed everything - including the media landscape. What happens when things get back to mostly normal? ESPN’s Brian...
Fubo TV is a Reddit meme stock. CEO David Gandler has bigger ambitions.
Monday 08 March 2021
: Fubo TV wants to take on the giants in streaming and in sports betting. Investors have sky-high expectations and skeptics think it will...
Have we hit peak streaming? + NYT’s Kevin Roose on his new book “Futureproof”
Thursday 04 March 2021
: Paramount Plus and Discovery Plus are the latest, and perhaps the last big streaming services to launch in a very crowded market. Recode’s...
Australia vs. Facebook; Al Madrigal means business about All Things Comedy
Thursday 25 February 2021
: Facebook and Google faced off against Australia and Rupert Murdoch. Who won? Recode’s Peter Kafka asks his colleague Sara Morrison to...
Pandora founder Tim Westergren on the future of streaming
Thursday 18 February 2021
: Pandora founder and former CEO Tim Westergren is back in the music business with Sessions, a live-streaming service well-timed for the...
New York Times CEO Meredith Levien on the future of news, and her newspaper
Thursday 11 February 2021
: The New York Times has a thriving subscription business, award-winning journalism - and a staff that increasingly turns to Twitter and Slack...