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What's the Deal With Elon Musk? Ashlee Vance Tells All on 'Re/code Decode' Podcast.

Also Walt Mossberg talks photo apps and their many complications.

Last week, Re/code debuted its first podcast, "Re/code Decode," with an interview of Slack’s Stewart Butterfield.

This week, in our Red Chair interview, we talked to Ashlee Vance, author of the new hit book on the high-profile entrepreneur, "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future." Whatever happens with Musk’s SpaceX rocket effort or the Tesla electric car company, the story is indeed pretty fantastic.

And Walt Mossberg took on our weekly feature of the latest gadgets in Too Embarrassed to Ask, in which our crack reviewers break down the confusion and frustration tech often brings to consumers. He and I discussed Google and Apple photo services and their many complications.

Finally, in our closing segment called Enough Said, in which we pontificate until we’re weary about a controversial topic of the week, I address the Reddit community and the thorny issue when free speech runs right into hate speech.

If you like what you hear, you can also head over to "Re/code Replay," an archive of audio content from our events and other interviews like mine with President Barack Obama and many others by Walt Mossberg, Peter Kafka, Ina Fried and more. We’ve already published about 30 episodes from past events, including all of the Code 2015 sessions, and we’ll add more over time.

Every episode for both shows will be available in two places: On our site at and on Apple iTunes (here for "Re/code Decode" and here for "Re/code Replay"). We’ll be adding more distributors soon, as well as new episodes weekly. And you can follow @recode for updates on upcoming guests.

If you like what we’re doing, please write a review on iTunes — and, if you don’t, just strafe me on Twitter @karaswisher. You can also suggest guests for the show there and I will try my level best to nab them for our Red Chair interview.

Next week in that hot seat: Sam Altman, Y Combinator major domo.

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