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.
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...
How To Make An Influencer In America with Nick Bilton
Thursday 04 February 2021
: Can you make someone famous on the internet by buying their fame? Journalist Nick Bilton tries to do just that in “Fake Famous”, a new...
Andrew Ross Sorkin on Gamestop, Robinhood, Reddit and how to fix the system.
Wednesday 03 February 2021
: CNBC host and New York Times journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to recap a wild week on Wall Street for...
How Jessica Lessin got people to pay for The Information
Thursday 28 January 2021
: In 2013, Jessica Lessin left her job as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal to start The Information, a subscription-based business...
Trump vs the Press - a final report card from Jay Rosen
Thursday 21 January 2021
: The mainstream press spent the last four years trying to figure out how to report in the Trump era? NYU journalism professor joins...
What the Capitol Riot tells us about online power
Thursday 14 January 2021
: It’s going to take a long time to come to grips with the January 6 Capitol Riot and what happened in its wake, but let’s start trying....
Behind the making of The Dissident, the movie about Jamal Khashoggi’s murder
Thursday 07 January 2021
: Director Bryan Fogel’s first documentary, Icarus, won an Oscar. His next effort, The Dissident, details the brutal murder of Washington...
Zach Seward started Quartz, sold it, and bought it back. Now what?
Thursday 31 December 2020
: Zach Seward co-founded Quartz, the brainy business news site, in 2012. Six years later, it had a new owner, and two years after that, Seward...
Kemp Powers spent years breaking into Hollywood — and his first film is Pixar’s Soul
Wednesday 23 December 2020
: Kemp Powers spent years trying to break into Hollywood, left, and came back. Now, at 47, he’s made his first movie: It’s Pixar’s Soul,...
Trump is leaving; Trump media isn't
Thursday 17 December 2020
: New York Times reporter Mike Isaac, joins Recode’s Peter Kafka to explain the new antitrust suits against Facebook. Then, NYT’s Charlie...
Behind the scenes with Queen’s Gambit creator Scott Frank
Thursday 10 December 2020
: No one thought The Queen’s Gambit would be a breakout hit — including Scott Frank, the Hollywood veteran who created the Netflix show....
Eli Pariser wants to build a better Facebook
Thursday 03 December 2020
: Nearly 10 years ago, Eli Pariser coined the term “filter bubble” — the idea that Facebook and other platforms limit our view of the...
Gimlet’s Lydia Polgreen wants to shake up podcasting
Wednesday 25 November 2020
: Spotify is making a huge push into podcasting. Lydia Polgreen is helping to figure out what means. Gimlet’s head of content sits down with...
BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti explains his HuffPost deal
Friday 20 November 2020
: Jonah Peretti co-founded Huffington Post, then left to start BuzzFeed. Now he’s running both companies. He sits down with Recode Media’s...
ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish on Paramount+, Pluto TV
Thursday 19 November 2020
: Viacom and CBS merged a year ago. Now their CEO Bob Bakish sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to talk about the company’s future, and...
Fox and the New York Times face the end of the Trump era
Thursday 12 November 2020
: New York Magazine’s Reeves Wiedeman sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss the messy internal workings of The New York Times,...
NY Mag's Olivia Nuzzi takes us inside Trumpworld, post Election Day
Thursday 05 November 2020
: Washington correspondent for New York Mag, Olivia Nuzzi, sits down with Recode's Peter Kafka to tell us what she’s hearing and seeing...
Election 2020: What happens next?
Wednesday 04 November 2020
: Vox senior correspondent Matt Yglesias drops by to unpack a wild election night. What just happened? What do we think will happen next? Why...
Why Zeynep Tufekci saw the pandemic coming - and what else she knows
Thursday 29 October 2020
: Zeynep Tufekci is an academic and writes for the Atlantic. She’s not an epidemiologist. So how did she see the pandemic coming before most...
Google vs The U.S. Government
Thursday 22 October 2020
: The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Google, in the biggest tech antitrust case in two decades. New York Times’ Dai Wakabayashi joins...
ESPN’s Pablo Torre on balancing sports and politics
Thursday 15 October 2020
: Host of ESPN Daily, Pablo Torre, sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss the odd sports + politics + pandemic moment we’re in; he...
Congress comes for big tech; Axios thrives in the pandemic
Thursday 08 October 2020
: What does the new Congressional report on tech antitrust say, and what does it mean for Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple? Recode’s...