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Recode Media
Recode Media

What happens when media, entertainment, and technology collide? Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans,... more

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Dotdash CEO Neil Vogel on his $2.7 billion Meredith deal

Neil Vogel had no publishing experience before he took over About.com, the how-to website he turned into Dotdash for owner... more

21 Oct 2021 · 32 minutes
Land of the Giants: "He's No Steve Jobs"

Steve Jobs co-founded Apple and infused it with his love of product design and attention to detail. His successor, Tim... more

14 Oct 2021 · 37 minutes
Ozy Media, RIP with NYT’s Ben Smith + Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch on remaking a magazine giant

Five days after the New York Times’ Ben Smith wrote an astonishing piece about the fakery supporting Ozy Media, the... more

07 Oct 2021 · 51 minutes
Streamers shrink Hollywood, again + What’s a “Hate Raid”?

More consolidation in Hollywood - but this time it’s talent agency CAA buying rival ICM. Puck’s Dylan Byers sits down... more

30 Sep 2021 · 32 minutes
How Peter Thiel went from Silicon Valley to The White House with Max Chafkin

Peter Thiel used to be a Silicon Valley investor best-known for early investment in Facebook. But in recent years he... more

23 Sep 2021 · 55 minutes
Instagram boss Adam Mosseri on teenagers, Tik-Tok and paying creators

Instagram is no longer going to be a photo-sharing app, Instagram boss Adam Mosseri announced earlier this summer. So what... more

16 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Big changes at Apple: New phones, new AR glasses, and big app store changes.

Mark Gurman has been one of the best-sourced Apple reporters since he was in high school. Literally. Now he’s at... more

09 Sep 2021 · 43 minutes
Defector Media: Life after Deadspin is good (and profitable)

Defector Media launched a year ago as a digital publishing experiment: What if the former staff of Deadspin built and... more

02 Sep 2021 · 37 minutes
OnlyFans’ weird week with MEL’s Magdalene Taylor; BuzzFeed’s Joe Bernstein on the problem with our misinformation problem.

What is OnlyFans, and why did OnlyFans abandon and then come back to its primary business model in the span... more

26 Aug 2021 · 39 minutes
WWE’s Nick Khan on pivoting his streaming strategy and getting back in the ring

Nick Khan used to be a CAA agent who represented the WWE. Now he’s president of the pro wrestling company... more

19 Aug 2021 · 35 minutes
NYT’s Shira Ovide on the everything and nothingness of tech.

The New York Times’ Shira Ovide, writes the popular and incisive “On Tech” newsletter, which means she gets to write... more

12 Aug 2021 · 36 minutes
Reese’s $900 million deal; ScarJo vs Disney with Matt Belloni, + Derek Thompson on how the media covers Delta

Puck News Hollywood expert Matthew Belloni sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss the biggest stories in the past... more

05 Aug 2021 · 59 minutes
Director Tom McCarthy on Stillwater, finishing a movie in a pandemic and playing one of the Wire’s best villains

Stillwater was supposed to debut in theaters last fall, but the pandemic changed those plans along with everything else. Academy... more

29 Jul 2021 · 39 minutes
Deep fakes come to the movies and Hollywood resets for the streaming era

Anthony Bourdain is dead. So how does a new documentary have audio of him reading his emails? It’s not him:... more

22 Jul 2021 · 46 minutes
WeWork's rise and fall (and rise again?) with Eliot Brown

Wall Street Journal’s Eliot Brown first became interested in WeWork back in 2014 after an encounter with founder co-founder Adam... more

15 Jul 2021 · 43 minutes
Kevin Delaney turns the future of work into a media business; plus a Sun Valley update from David Gura.

When are we going back to the office? How often are we going back to the office? And what’s work... more

08 Jul 2021 · 57 minutes
Men In Blazers’ Roger Bennett loves soccer and America

Roger Bennett is half of Men In Blazers, the entertaining podcast/broadcast duo dedicated to Americans who love soccer. So he’s... more

01 Jul 2021 · 53 minutes
One of the most popular streamers on Twitch… is a lefty political commentator? Hasan Piker explains

Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming platform best known as a haven for gamers, wouldn’t be the first place you’d look for... more

24 Jun 2021 · 35 minutes
One of Silicon Valley’s most powerful investors is now a media company, too

The newest publication covering tech is Future — a site owned and operated by Andreessen Horowitz, the powerful Silicon Valley... more

15 Jun 2021 · 30 minutes
Jake and Amir on being Web famous, fed up with Hollywood, and podcast bosses

Jake Hurwitz & Amir Blumenfeld got their start on the internet when making content for sites like YouTube and Facebook... more

10 Jun 2021 · 30 minutes
How to make it in the creator economy with Rob Walker

Journalist Rob Walker sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss why he decided to go the independent route instead... more

03 Jun 2021 · 34 minutes
Why is Amazon buying MGM?

The Information’s Jessica Toonkel joins Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss Amazon’s (planned) $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM. It’s the first... more

27 May 2021 · 44 minutes
Jim Miller on HBO’s new home; Alan Yang on a very different season of “Master of None”

Jim Miller was finishing up a book about HBO and then… the story changed. He talks to Recode’s Peter Kafka... more

20 May 2021 · 42 minutes
Why did AT&T just bail on WarnerMedia? And what happens next?

AT&T bought WarnerMedia three years ago for more than $100 billion, so it could chase after Netflix. Now it’s getting... more

17 May 2021 · 29 minutes
Antonio García Martínez's controversial exit from Apple

Antonio García Martínez used to work at Facebook, and wrote a book about it. In April, he started working at... more

15 May 2021 · 23 minutes
Live music is back! Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino can't wait

The concert business has been shut down for a year, which means that Live Nation, the world’s dominant concert promoter... more

13 May 2021 · 44 minutes
The Jeff Bezos Empire with Brad Stone & Jason Del Rey

Bloomberg's Brad Stone and Recode's Jason Del Rey report on all things Amazon and Jeff Bezos. They discuss how Bezos built... more

11 May 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Apple vs Epic with John Gruber; Truth, Doubt and History with Jill Lepore

The antitrust trial between Apple and Fortnite’s parent company Epic Games is underway, so Apple observer John Gruber talks about... more

06 May 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
AMC Networks can’t compete with Netflix. CEO Josh Sapan is fine with that.

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan checks in with Recode’s Peter Kafka to talk about his company’s pivot from TV to... more

29 Apr 2021 · 40 minutes
Did the pandemic kill the Oscars?

The Oscars are supposed to be a celebration for Hollywood, but this year it feels like a collapse: The pandemic... more

22 Apr 2021 · 54 minutes
Apple and Facebook's ambitious audio plans

Apple’s selling podcasts. Facebook wants to distribute podcasts - and take on Clubhouse, too. It’s been a busy couple days... more

21 Apr 2021 · 23 minutes
Substack’s next target: Local news

Substack is known for recruiting high profile writers to leave the big name publications and start their own newsletter businesses.... more

15 Apr 2021 · 42 minutes
How Hollywood and the NBA are betting on NFTs

NFT’s have been rising in popularity in recent months with franchises like the NBA partnering with Roham Gharegozlou’s Dapper Labs... more

13 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar on a wild first year on the job

Warner Media CEO Jason Kilar started his job in the middle of a global pandemic. Things got even weirder after... more

08 Apr 2021 · 49 minutes
Media Merger Mania with Axios’ Dan Primack and WSJ’s Ben Mullin

Why is every digital media company talking about a SPAC? Why now? And what, exactly is a SPAC? Axios’ Dan... more

01 Apr 2021 · 37 minutes
The rise and maybe fall of YouTube star David Dobrik; inside Facebook with the Markup’s Julia Angwin

David Dobrik was one of YouTube’s biggest stars. Now his career is in peril after an expose by Business Insider’s... more

25 Mar 2021 · 50 minutes
How Christina “Tinx” Najjar became a TikTok star overnight

Like many of us last year, Christina “Tinx” Najjar decided to download TikTok on a whim. Unlike many of us,... more

18 Mar 2021 · 49 minutes
How did - and didn’t - the pandemic transform media?

The pandemic changed everything - including the media landscape. What happens when things get back to mostly normal? ESPN’s Brian... more

11 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Fubo TV is a Reddit meme stock. CEO David Gandler has bigger ambitions.

Fubo TV wants to take on the giants in streaming and in sports betting. Investors have sky-high expectations and skeptics... more

08 Mar 2021 · 47 minutes
Have we hit peak streaming? + NYT’s Kevin Roose on his new book “Futureproof”

Paramount Plus and Discovery Plus are the latest, and perhaps the last big streaming services to launch in a very... more

04 Mar 2021 · 56 minutes
Australia vs. Facebook; Al Madrigal means business about All Things Comedy

Facebook and Google faced off against Australia and Rupert Murdoch. Who won? Recode’s Peter Kafka asks his colleague Sara Morrison... more

25 Feb 2021 · 44 minutes
Pandora founder Tim Westergren on the future of streaming

Pandora founder and former CEO Tim Westergren is back in the music business with Sessions, a live-streaming service well-timed for... more

18 Feb 2021 · 37 minutes
New York Times CEO Meredith Levien on the future of news, and her newspaper

The New York Times has a thriving subscription business, award-winning journalism - and a staff that increasingly turns to Twitter... more

11 Feb 2021 · 42 minutes
How To Make An Influencer In America with Nick Bilton

Can you make someone famous on the internet by buying their fame? Journalist Nick Bilton tries to do just that... more

04 Feb 2021 · 40 minutes
Andrew Ross Sorkin on Gamestop, Robinhood, Reddit and how to fix the system.

CNBC host and New York Times journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to recap a wild... more

03 Feb 2021 · 41 minutes
How Jessica Lessin got people to pay for The Information

In 2013, Jessica Lessin left her job as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal to start The Information, a... more

28 Jan 2021 · 41 minutes
Trump vs the Press - a final report card from Jay Rosen

The mainstream press spent the last four years trying to figure out how to report in the Trump era? NYU... more

21 Jan 2021 · 50 minutes
What the Capitol Riot tells us about online power

It’s going to take a long time to come to grips with the January 6 Capitol Riot and what happened... more

14 Jan 2021 · 48 minutes
Behind the making of The Dissident, the movie about Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Director Bryan Fogel’s first documentary, Icarus, won an Oscar. His next effort, The Dissident, details the brutal murder of Washington... more

07 Jan 2021 · 44 minutes
Zach Seward started Quartz, sold it, and bought it back. Now what?

Zach Seward co-founded Quartz, the brainy business news site, in 2012. Six years later, it had a new owner, and... more

31 Dec 2020 · 44 minutes
Recode Media
New York Times CEO Meredith Levien on the future of news, and her newspaper
Recode Media

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The New York Times has a thriving subscription business, award-winning journalism - and a staff that increasingly turns to Twitter and Slack... more