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Recode Media with Peter Kafka

Listen to the future of media, today. Re/code’s senior editor Peter Kafka talks to the most interesting people in media and technology, to find out what happens when those two things collide. Tune in for smart, thoughtful, BS-free interviews.


Episodes 187

Filmmaker Hao Wu and Loretta Chao on streaming culture in China 2018-12-27   Lydia Polgreen talks to Alan Rusbridger, former editor-in-chief of The Guardian 2018-12-20   The big business of being a social media star 2018-12-13   Axios political reporter Jonathan Swan 2018-12-06   Former GE and NBC executive Beth Comstock 2018-11-29   How Twitch's CEO thinks about tech addiction 2018-11-22   Netflix will get ads, predicts The Trade Desk CEO Jeff Green 2018-11-15   Is the Daily Beast the new Gawker? 2018-11-13   John Skipper: You’ve heard of ESPN. Now give DAZN a try. 2018-11-08   'The Front Runner' director Jason Reitman 2018-11-01   Snap VP of Content Nick Bell 2018-10-25   NFL Network analyst Maurice Jones-Drew 2018-10-23   'The Fairway' author Matt Taibbi 2018-10-18   Today, Explained: All my friends are robocalls 2018-10-16   Rival CEO Nathan Hubbard 2018-10-11   Vanity Fair editor in chief Radhika Jones 2018-10-04   'The Big Disruption' author Jessica Powell 2018-10-02   The Markup co-founder Julia Angwin 2018-09-27   'Big Game' author Mark Leibovich 2018-09-25   Business of Fashion editor in chief Imran Amed 2018-09-20   'The Land of Steady Habits' director Nicole Holofcener 2018-09-18   Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey 2018-09-14   Roku CEO Anthony Wood 2018-09-13   Substack CEO Chris Best 2018-09-06   ThinkProgress founder Judd Legum 2018-08-30   Redef CEO Jason Hirschhorn 2018-08-23   Digiday editor in chief Brian Morrissey 2018-08-16   Discord CEO Jason Citron 2018-08-09   Product Hunt CEO Ryan Hoover 2018-08-02   'Eighth Grade' director Bo Burnham 2018-07-26   'Billions' producer Brian Koppelman 2018-07-19   Manoush Zomorodi: Can blockchain save journalism? 2018-07-12   Eugene Wei: The invisible ceilings to Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter’s growth 2018-07-05   ‘The King of Content’ author Keach Hagey explains the Redstone dynasty 2018-06-28   Spotify CEO Daniel Ek (Live at Code 2018) 2018-06-21   1 Pod Save America co-host Dan Pfeiffer 2018-06-19   Gimlet founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber 2018-06-14   2 AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson (Live at Code 2018) 2018-06-12   Momofuku chef David Chang (Live at Code 2018) 2018-06-09   Jessica Pressler talks 'lady grifters' + Ken Auletta on the 'frenemies' of the ad business 2018-06-07   James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox (Live at Code 2018) 2018-06-05   Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and CTO Mike Schroepfer (Live at Code 2018) 2018-05-31   Roman Mars, host of 99 Percent Invisible: Don't put podcasts behind a paywall 2018-05-29   Ezra Klein explains Vox's new Netflix show 'Explained' 2018-05-24   YouTube's Lyor Cohen on YouTube Music, Childish Gambino and Kanye West 2018-05-22   What people get wrong about Robin Williams’ life — and his death 2018-05-17   1 The Outline CEO Josh Topolsky: Online ads are stuck in the '90s 2018-05-10   1 'Chasing Hillary' author Amy Chozick looks back on a decade of writing about Hillary Clinton 2018-05-03   1 This is how the New York Times reports Pulitzer Prize-winning stories 2018-04-26   1 Our hoax-filled internet, now available as a book (Rex Sorgatz, author, 'The Encyclopedia of Misinformation') 2018-04-19   1 Outside Magazine editor Axie Navas: Yep, we're getting more political. 2018-04-15   1 How Marques 'MKBHD' Brownlee got six million subscribers on YouTube 2018-04-12   1 Financial Times CEO John Ridding: How to make people pay for media 2018-04-05   1 Why every Hollywood movie is a superhero movie 2018-03-29   1 What it's like to be the only woman in a TV writers’ room 2018-03-22   1 Houseparty CEO Ben Rubin on livestreaming and SXSW fame 2018-03-17   1 'Get Out' producer Jason Blum (Live at SXSW) 2018-03-15   1 How to make a hit TV show for Amazon 2018-03-08   1 SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor (Live at Code Media 2018) 2018-03-01   1 Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Live at Code Media 2018) 2018-02-24   2 How Lauren Duca became an internet star overnight 2018-02-22   1 Hollywood Reporter part owner Janice Min (Live at Code Media 2018) 2018-02-20   1 BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti (Live at Code Media 2018) 2018-02-17   1 Facebook's Adam Mosseri and Campbell Brown (Live at Code Media 2018) 2018-02-15   2 The Podium: Shaun White, Jamie Anderson and Julia Mancuso 2018-02-13   3 MoviePass sounds too good to be true. Is it? 2018-02-08   1 Paywalls make content better (Nick Thompson, editor in chief, Wired) 2018-02-01   1 How we pivoted from Facebook to Instagram (Dave Finocchio, CEO, Bleacher Report) 2018-01-25   1 NYU’s Jay Rosen, CNN’s Oliver Darcy and BuzzFeed’s Charlie Warzel talk Trump and the media 2018-01-18   3 Digital media companies are headed for a crash (David Carey, president, Hearst Magazines) 2018-01-11   1 Will Trump still dominate the news in 2018? 2018-01-04   2 Kara Swisher reviews the media, 2017 edition 2017-12-28   1 Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir want to make figure skating great again 2017-12-21   2 How Netflix makes a hit (Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank, co-creators, ‘Godless’) 2017-12-14   2 I'm more famous than Anderson Cooper (Cenk Uygur, CEO, The Young Turks) 2017-12-07   1 Andy Weir on 'The Martian,' 'Artemis' and when we'll live on the moon 2017-11-30   1 Hollywood’s sexual harassment story is far from over (Kim Masters, editor-at-large, Hollywood Reporter) 2017-11-22   1 Don't 'lean in,' fight back (Sarah Lacy, author, 'The Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug') 2017-11-16   1 How to make a ‘comedy-horror’ TV show (Dana Gould, creator, ‘Stan Against Evil’) 2017-11-09   1 How Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner built and lost a rock and roll empire (Joe Hagan, author, "Sticky Fingers") 2017-11-02   1 NYT's Michael Barbaro explains why you love 'The Daily' 2017-10-28   1 Samantha Bee on Harvey Weinstein, Jeff Bezos and Donald Trump (Live) 2017-10-26   1 How blocking ads can save the media industry (Tony Haile, CEO, Scroll) 2017-10-19   Jimmy Kimmel on the intersection of comedy and politics 2017-10-17   How to start a company when you’re 25 years old (Brit Morin, CEO, Brit + Co) 2017-10-12   Sports have always been political (Jason Gay, columnist, Wall Street Journal) 2017-10-05   Why podcasts are better than radio (Jad Abumrad, co-host, Radiolab) 2017-09-28   When is the internet going to change TV ads? (Dave Morgan, CEO, Simulmedia) 2017-09-21   Why Ken Burns won't leave PBS for HBO 2017-09-14   How to pay for serious journalism (Clara Jeffery, editor in chief, Mother Jones) 2017-09-07   How to compete against Google and Facebook: Go around them! (Tim Armstrong, CEO, Oath) 2017-08-31   A guided tour of the pro-Trump media (Oliver Darcy, CNN; Charlie Warzel, BuzzFeed) 2017-08-24   Chuck Klosterman talks about Nazis, Taylor Swift and the future of journalism 2017-08-17   Patreon will help fans pay artists more than $140 million this year (Jack Conte, CEO, Patreon) 2017-08-10   Everyone still wants to be on TV (Tonia O'Connor, chief revenue officer, Univision) 2017-08-03   How food became cool (Larry Fitzgibbon, CEO, Tastemade; Helen Rosner, editor at large, Eater) 2017-07-27   How to make a bestseller that lasts (Ryan Holiday, author, 'Perennial Seller') 2017-07-20   Shari Redstone, Vice Chair, Viacom (Code Conference 2017) 2017-07-13   Podcasting is growing up (Nick Quah, founder, Hot Pod) 2017-07-06   Why Hillary Clinton won't admit that she made mistakes (Rebecca Traister, writer at large, New York Magazine) 2017-06-29   What Peter Thiel’s war against Gawker can tell us about Trump (Brian Knappenberger, director, "Nobody Speak") 2017-06-22   BONUS: Dean Baquet, Executive Editor, The New York Times (Code Conference 2017) 2017-06-17   Meet the Wall Street analyst the big media companies love to hate (Rich Greenfield, analyst, BTIG) 2017-06-15   BONUS Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix (Code Conference 2017) 2017-06-10   BuzzFeed chairman and HuffPost co-founder Ken Lerer on the future of media 2017-06-08   'Better Call Saul' actor Michael McKean doesn't care how you watch 2017-06-01   Why this four-hour Grateful Dead documentary took 14 years to make (Amir Bar-Lev, director, 'Long Strange Trip') 2017-05-25   Information doesn't have to be free (Jessica Lessin, CEO, The Information) 2017-05-18   W. Kamau Bell talks about Trump, racism and podcasting 2017-05-11   Tracking a drug boss across the web (Nick Bilton, author, 'American Kingpin') 2017-05-04   The New York 'Startup' scene gets a novel (Doree Shafrir, author) 2017-04-27   How Neil Gaiman's ‘American Gods’ finally made it to TV 2017-04-20   Inside the Trump White House (Mike Allen, co-founder, Axios) 2017-04-13   Why TV is different from YouTube (Reza Izad, CEO, Studio71) 2017-04-06   Uber investor Jason Calacanis doesn't want to hear your idea 2017-03-30   How to be a rock musician in 2017 (Craig Finn, 'We All Want the Same Things') 2017-03-23   Glenn Beck doesn't care if he alienates Trump voters (Live at SXSW) 2017-03-16   The Huffington Post wants to reach Trump voters (Lydia Polgreen, editor in chief, The Huffington Post) 2017-03-09   'Why is this on Mashable?' asks Executive Editor Jessica Coen 2017-03-02   Making a superhero movie for adults (Scott Frank, screenwriter, 'Logan') 2017-02-23   The New York Times wants to become like Netflix (Gabriel Snyder, journalist) 2017-02-16   Here’s the secret to making things popular (Derek Thompson, author, ‘Hit Makers’) 2017-02-09   Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget says Trump is pushing 'anti-American' policies 2017-02-02   The future of advertising is 'fewer, better ads' (Ian Schafer, CEO, Deep Focus) 2017-01-26   How the press can save itself in the age of Trump (Jay Rosen, professor, NYU) 2017-01-19   Fox's digital ad guy wants you to use an ad blocker (Joe Marchese, president of advanced advertising, Fox Networks Group) 2017-01-12   How to make $11 million by failing (James Altucher, founder, Choose Yourself Media) 2017-01-05   Why is there no fake news on LinkedIn? (Daniel Roth, executive editor, LinkedIn) 2016-12-29   Kara Swisher: Journalists must be 'tougher on everybody' 2016-12-22   Trump will blow up political journalism (Margaret Sullivan, columnist, the Washington Post) 2016-12-15   Making viral videos before YouTube (Burnie Burns, co-founder, Rooster Teeth) 2016-12-08   Did racism motivate Trump's voters? (Stephen Dubner, co-author, 'Freakonomics') 2016-12-01   Trump-related 'terror and hysteria' isn't justified (Ken Kurson, editor-in-chief, Observer) 2016-11-23   Musicians who fight Spotify are 'so f-cking dumb' (Bob Lefsetz, author, Lefsetz Letter) 2016-11-17   The 'Star Trek' reboot could have naked aliens (Jim Lanzone, CEO, CBS Interactive) 2016-11-10   You've outraged the internet? Here's how to apologize. (Bryan Goldberg, CEO, Bustle) 2016-11-03   How tech PR works (Brooke Hammerling, founder, Brew Media) 2016-10-27   Smosh and ScreenJunkies boss Keith Richman: We're looking into TV 2016-10-25   BuzzFeed's video boss Ze Frank on going viral at scale 2016-10-20   Ex-Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau: I'm afraid of a 'smarter Trump' 2016-10-18   Donald Trump is still a 'short-fingered vulgarian' (Kurt Andersen, co-founder, Spy) 2016-10-13   Behind the scenes of 'Vice News Tonight' (Josh Tyrangiel, executive vice president, Vice) 2016-10-11   Keith Olbermann: Covering Donald Trump is like covering a tsunami every day 2016-10-06   "Call Your Girlfriend" co-host Aminatou Sow on how to make a hit podcast 2016-09-29   Skip Bayless: Why I left ESPN for Fox Sports 1 2016-09-22   CNN's Brian Stelter: No, CNN is not biased for Trump 2016-09-15   Gigaom founder Om Malik on the virtues of a heart attack 2016-09-08   The New York Times has to think like a tech startup (Sam Dolnick and Clifford Levy, editors, New York Times) 2016-09-01   Skift CEO Rafat Ali: Small media companies are beautiful 2016-08-25   Gawker wasn't always mean (Elizabeth Spiers, founding editor, Gawker.com) 2016-08-18   James Andrew Miller examines Hollywood's top agents in 'Powerhouse' 2016-08-11   We're not startup bros anymore (Ilan Zechory and Tom Lehman, co-founders, Genius) 2016-08-04   So, you’ve been shamed by Twitter (Virginia Heffernan, author, "Magic and Loss") 2016-07-28   Gary Vaynerchuk can't wait for the startup armageddon 2016-07-21   Donald Trump is bad for democracy (Jacob Weisberg, chairman, Slate Group) 2016-07-14   Documentarian Alex Gibney says the Stuxnet virus was a "new kind of weapon" 2016-07-07   Daring Fireball's John Gruber: "I'm a writer first and a businessman second" 2016-06-30   ​Steve Jobs "literally caught me with my pants down" (Brian Lam, founder, The Wirecutter) 2016-06-23   Malcolm Gladwell wants to make you cry 2016-06-16   The Ringer editor Sean Fennessey on ending Grantland, starting again 2016-06-09   "Warcraft" director Duncan Jones: Don't watch this movie on an iPhone 2016-06-02   You have to fight robots to see Beyoncé (Michael Rapino, CEO, Live Nation) 2016-05-26   How email saved Jason Hirschhorn's life 2016-05-19   Samantha Bee says hiring more women = better comedy 2016-05-12   Why Larry Wilmore used the N-word at the White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016-05-05   The NYT's Jenna Wortham just wants to "write about people who look like me” 2016-04-28   "Veep" Producer Frank Rich: Trump Can Win 2016-04-21   Snapchat Should Start Paying Its Users (Hunter Walk, Investor, Homebrew) 2016-04-14   From Fake Steve Jobs to HBO's "Silicon Valley" (Dan Lyons, Author, "Disrupted") 2016-04-07   Millennials Aren't an Alien Species (Philippe von Borries, co-CEO, Refinery29) 2016-03-31   Can Donald Trump Be Stopped? (Nate Silver, Founder, FiveThirtyEight) 2016-03-24   Digital Brands Are a "Sh*t-Ton of Work" (Troy Young, President, Hearst Magazines Digital) 2016-03-17   Peter Gould, Co-Creator, "Better Call Saul" 2016-03-10   Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, theSkimm Co-Founders 2016-03-03   Adrian Wojnarowski, Editor of The Vertical 2016-02-25   David Remnick, The New Yorker Editor 2016-02-17   The Decode Series: Andrew Jarecki, "The Jinx" Director 2016-02-11   The Decode Series: Chet Kanojia, Starry CEO 2016-02-04   The Decode Series: Nick Denton, Gawker Media Founder, and Jason Epstein, Investor 2016-01-28   The Decode Series: Shani Hilton, BuzzFeed Executive Editor of News 2016-01-21   The Decode Series: Chris Altchek, Mic CEO 2016-01-14   The Decode Series: Albert Wenger, Union Square Ventures Partner 2016-01-07   The Decode Series: Rufus Griscom, Heleo CEO 2015-12-31   The Decode Series: Ev Williams, Medium CEO 2015-12-24   The Decode Series: Katie Nolan, Fox Sports TV Host 2015-12-17   The Decode Series: Brian Rolapp, NFL Media Czar 2015-12-10   The Decode Series: Ricky Van Veen, CollegeHumor Co-Founder 2015-12-03