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.
How to run a newspaper in Hong Kong: South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu
Thursday 09 July 2020
: Running a newspaper in 2020 is hard. Running a newspaper in Hong Kong will be really challenging: Gary Liu, CEO of The South China Morning...
Why Fox bet $450 million on Tubi and free streaming
Thursday 02 July 2020
: Tubi CEO Farhad Massoudi just sold his streaming video company to Fox for more than $450 million. Now he sits down with Recode’s Peter...
How Netflix became a streaming giant
Thursday 25 June 2020
: Recode’s Peter Kafka and Rani Molla give you a sneak peak of Vox’s latest season of Land of the Giants, — a seven part series on the...
W. Kamau Bell wants to help you understand racism
Thursday 18 June 2020
: Comedian and host of CNN’s United Shades of America, W. Kamau Bell, sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to talk about the aftermath of...
Wondery CEO Hernan Lopez wants to make the Marvel of podcasts
Thursday 11 June 2020
: Wondery CEO Hernan Lopez, whose company specializes in long-form, narrative podcasts like “Dirty John”, talks with Recode’s Peter...
Conferences were a great business — before the pandemic
Thursday 04 June 2020
: Paddy Cosgrave is the co-founder of one of the most popular tech conferences in the world, Web Summit. With its Toronto iteration...
Twitter, Trump, Facebook and George Floyd with NYT’s Charlie Warzel
Monday 01 June 2020
: Writer at large for New York Times Opinion, Charlie Warzel, sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss his thoughts on how social...
Tuesday 26 May 2020
: Chairman of WarnerMedia and head of HBO Max, Bob Greenblatt, sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss this weeks big launch and what...
Meet the man who made Netflix’s most popular movie
Thursday 21 May 2020
: Have you seen Extraction? More than 90 million Netflix viewers have, making the violent thriller the service’s most popular original movie...
Joe Rogan takes his podcast to Spotify
Wednesday 20 May 2020
: Recode’s Peter Kafka and Vox Media Podcast Network senior producer Zach Mack, discuss the recent deal to bring The Joe Rogan Experience...
It’s Twitch’s Time: Talking live streaming with gamer Dr. Lupo and journalist Bijan Stephen
Thursday 14 May 2020
: Ben “Dr.” Lupo always works from home: He’s a professional video game player. And he’s a star, with 4 million Twitch subscribers....
How Tara Reade told her story
Monday 11 May 2020
: Vox.com’s Laura McGann and Recode’s Peter Kafka discuss Tara Reade, her allegations of sexual misconduct against Joe Biden, and the way...
Michael Jordan's Last Dance, with director Jason Hehir
Thursday 07 May 2020
: Michael Jordan and the 1998 Chicago Bulls are profiled in ESPN's 10-part documentary series The Last Dance. Director Jason Hehir chats with...
The man behind The Office brings you the future, on Amazon
Thursday 30 April 2020
: Writer Greg Daniels and Recode’s Peter Kafka discuss discuss 'Upload' and 'Space Force,' his upcoming series for Prime Video and...
Matthew Ball on how the pandemic will remake TV, movies and video games
Thursday 23 April 2020
: Analyst Matthew Ball sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss how the coronavirus is changing the landscape on how SVOD’s are...
How the Atlantic is thriving in the pandemic
Thursday 16 April 2020
: The Atlantic’s editor in chief, Jefferey Goldberg, sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss how his publication became a must-read...
Jeffrey Katzenberg's $1.75 billion bet on Quibi
Monday 06 April 2020
: Quibi is here. Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg chats with Recode’s Peter Kafka about launching a new product during a pandemic, how he thinks...
TikTok, Facebook and podcasts respond to the pandemic
Thursday 02 April 2020
: Taylor Lorenz, who covers the internet for the New York Times; Campbell Brown, who heads up Facebook news partnerships; and Sarah Larson,...
Making people laugh during a pandemic, with Jon Lovett and Jon Gabrus
Thursday 26 March 2020
: Two chats with people who make you laugh for a living: Pod Save America co-host Jon Lovett talks about making his shows — including one...
How social media works - and doesn’t — during the pandemic
Thursday 19 March 2020
: Stratechery’s Ben Thompson, Lightshed’s Rich Greenfield, and Crisis Text Line’s Bob Filbin join Recode’s Peter Kafka to talk about...
Why the Coronavirus canceled the NBA, with ESPN’s Brian Windhorst
Thursday 12 March 2020
: In a conversation taped hours before the NBA suspended its season, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Recode’s Peter Kafka discuss how the...
How streaming changed comedy with Vulture’s Jesse David Fox
Thursday 05 March 2020
: Vulture Senior Editor and host of the Good One podcast, Jesse David Fox, sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss how social media...
ViacomCBS gets into the streaming wars, too. Sort of.
Thursday 27 February 2020
: ViacomCBS just announced new plans to do… something in streaming video. CNBC’s Alex Sherman explains how the newly merged TV company...
Food52’s surprising success story, with co-founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs
Thursday 20 February 2020
: Food writers Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs turned a book deal into a digital publishing and retail company. Then they spent 10 years...
Local news is dying. John Thornton wants to save it.
Thursday 13 February 2020
: John Thornton went from venture capitalist to founder of The Texas Tribune. He sits down with Recode's Peter Kafka to discuss his latest...