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How does tech fix its diversity problem? Here’s 45 minutes of ideas.

The ideas come from more than a year’s worth of Recode Decode guests.

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Normally, we devote each episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher to one key player from the tech and media world. But today, we’re trying something a bit different.

On this special bonus episode, we look back at the smartest and most important things our past guests from Recode Decode and Recode Media with Peter Kafka have said about diversity in tech and media. Diversity is a huge and complicated issue, and in the context of a longer conversation about a person’s career, earnest attempts at providing solutions may be overlooked.

Interviewees you’ll hear in this episode include investors like Chamath Palihapitiya and Aileen Lee; authors and media personalities like Dan Lyons, Samantha Bee and Antonio García-Martinez; and entrepreneurs like Dick Costolo, Stacy Brown-Philpot and Tristan Walker. They bring a range of differing opinions and stories about diversity to the table, and make it clear that it’s not just one thing: Discrimination might be based on sex, age, ethnicity or more, and sometimes multiple of the above.

You can find the full interviews that all the clips in this show came from at, or in the podcast feeds for Recode Decode and Recode Media.

You can listen to Recode Decode in the audio player above, or subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, TuneIn and Stitcher.

If you like this show, you should also sample our other podcasts:

  • Recode Media with Peter Kafka features no-nonsense conversations with the smartest and most interesting people in the media world, with new episodes every Thursday. Use these links to subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, TuneIn and Stitcher.
  • Too Embarrassed to Ask, hosted by Kara Swisher and The Verge's Lauren Goode, answers the tech questions sent in by our readers and listeners. You can hear new episodes every Friday on iTunes, Google Play Music, TuneIn and Stitcher.
  • And Recode Replay has all the audio from our live events, including the Code Conference, Code Media and the Code Commerce Series. Subscribe today on iTunes, Google Play Music, TuneInand Stitcher.

If you like what we’re doing, please write a review on iTunes — and if you don’t, just tweet-strafe Kara.

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