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.
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...
Is big media bouncing back from the pandemic?
Thursday 01 October 2020
: Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw chats with Recode’s Peter Kafka about how the media and entertainment industry has held up during the Pandemic,...
Politico editor Carrie Budoff Brown on the challenge of covering 2020
Thursday 24 September 2020
: Poltico Editor, Carrie Budoff Brown, sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss the way she’s navigating the political site through...
QAnon Explained with NBC's Ben Collins
Thursday 17 September 2020
: NBC News’ Ben Collins breaks down QAnon, the political pro-Trump conspiracy and its current effect on politics. He and Recode's Peter...
Ben Thompson explains TikTok, Trump and China
Wednesday 16 September 2020
: Stratechery’s Ben Thompson sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to unpack what Oracle's proposed TikTok deal actually means, and why...
Morning Brew CEO Alex Lieberman is building a media brand one newsletter at a time
Thursday 10 September 2020
: Recode's Peter Kafka chats with Morning Brew CEO Alex Lieberman about his ambitious path from business newsletters to full-fledged media...
Baratunde Thurston wants to teach us how to be a good citizen
Thursday 03 September 2020
: Writer, comedian, author, and commentator, Baratunde Thurston sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss his early pursuits in...
NYT’s James Poniewozik on the virtual conventions; CNN’s Brian Stelter on Trump + Fox
Thursday 27 August 2020
: How do you have a political convention when you can’t convene? New York Times TV critic James Poniewozik talks to Recode’s Peter Kafka...
Why Desus & Mero are pandemic-proof
Thursday 20 August 2020
: Comedians, podcasters, and now authors, Desus Nice & The Kid Mero, have had an interesting path to becoming one of the hottest duos in...
NYT CEO Mark Thompson on subscriptions, platforms and internal Slack fights; IAC’s Joey Levin bets on betting.
Thursday 13 August 2020
: Outgoing New York Times CEO Mark Thompson talks to Recode’s Peter Kafka about the eight years he spent transforming the paper from an...
Kurt Andersen on the “Evil Geniuses” that got America into this mess
Thursday 06 August 2020
: Author Kurt Andersen sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to talk about Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History. Andersen...
Sports are back! But for how long?
Thursday 30 July 2020
: Sports are back! Kinda. With the return — for now — of baseball and basketball in the U.S., Recode’s Peter Kafka sits down with some...
Why your favorite writers are taking their talents to Substack. Plus: Peacock!
Thursday 23 July 2020
: Substack is a service that helps writers created paid newsletter businesses. It’s also finding lots of writers — like Andrew Sullivan...
Hank Green on everything YouTube, Tik Tok, podcasting, and Montana
Thursday 16 July 2020
: Hank Green and, his brother John Green, have been on the internet for a long time. Initially gaining fame from their YouTube series The Vlog...
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...