Recode Media


news, "tv & film", business
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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Best Episodes

Election 2020: What happens next?

Nov 4, 2020

"Polling in 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 were the polls wrong - again? What could the media have done better? And what do the next four years look like for politics and political media?Featuring: MattRead more

Product Hunt CEO Ryan Hoover

Aug 2, 2018

"Celebrate the cool and the interesting. The makers who make them. Product Hunt is for: "


Ryan Hoover, the founder and CEO of Product Hunt, talks with Recode's Kurt Wagner about running a popular online community for startup founders and other tech enthusiasts. Hoover explains how Product Hunt, now owned by AngelList, is expanding beyond its social media roots into tech news curationRead more

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How did - and didn’t - the pandemic transform media?

Mar 11, 2021

"A new $75M VC fund focused on the technology/media/Telecom (TMT) sector"


The pandemic changed everything - including the media landscape. What happens when things get back to mostly normal? ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, The Verge’s Bijan Stephen, and Lightshed’s Rich Greenfield talk about the way big-time sports, streaming, TV, movies, and gaming all responded to theRead more

Trump is leaving; Trump media isn't

Dec 17, 2020

"Info Rot"


New York Times reporter Mike Isaac, joins Recode’s Peter Kafka to explain the new antitrust suits against Facebook. Then, NYT’s Charlie Warzel and CNN’s Oliver Darcy discuss the evolution of right-wing media during the Trump presidency, and what will happen when Trump leaves the WhiteRead more

Kemp Powers spent years breaking into Hollywood — and his first film is Pixar’s Soul

Dec 23, 2020

"Debunking the idea of the "overnight success." 🙏🏼 Kemp Powers learned to screenwriter at 28. Soul is a 15 year dream come true. "

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, streaming to millions on Christmas Day. His second movie — One Night In Miami - streams on Amazon next month. Powers talks to Recode’s Peter Kafka about hisRead more

Fox and the New York Times face the end of the Trump era

Nov 12, 2020

"Will there be an Exodus of Trump's enthusiasts away from FOX News? And is it Parler? Parlay? Parlé??"

New York Magazine’s Reeves Wiedeman sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss the messy internal workings of The New York Times, which changed dramatically during the Trump presidency. Then NPR’s David Folkenflik details how Fox News and Rupert Murdoch covered the election and Trump’s refusalRead more

How Twitch's CEO thinks about tech addiction

Nov 22, 2018
Twitch CEO Emmett Shear talks with Recode's Kurt Wagner about launching the live video service, selling it to Amazon and reckoning with tech companies' responsibilities to their users. In this episode: (01:41) Why Twitch is "multiplayer entertainment"; (04:31) Shear's background at;Read more
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