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Recode Media with Peter Kafka

What happens when media, entertainment, and technology collide? Host Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters to get their take. Recode Media is produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network. You can listen to it, and more Vox podcasts, here.

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Snow Crash author Neal Stephenson predicted the metaverse. What does he see next?

Ben Smith’s Semafor is live. He says it will take 10 years to get it right.

Meet the billionaire who loves Fox News and owns a piece of CNN

Podcast pioneer Bill Simmons on how to stay relevant

How HBO could have become — or bought — Netflix

Apple has an antitrust problem. Here’s one way to solve it.

Substack wants to pay you to write about local news

Why the best referees for Twitter and Facebook may be the people who work there

BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on why he bought HuffPost and why the New York Times can’t be “the paper of record”

Why the coronavirus canceled the NBA

Here’s an idea to save local news: Stop trying to make a profit from local news

How Donald Trump helped move BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith to the New York Times

Bloomberg’s Matt Levine explains Wall Street, WeWork, and how to leave Goldman Sachs for a much lower-paying job

No one expected The Athletic could get people to pay for sports news. Now it has 600,000 subscribers.

Bestselling author Shea Serrano’s writing reads like a conversation. That’s not an accident.

The techlash is real, and Silicon Valley should be worried, says BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith

The story behind Hot Ones, the interview show where celebrities choke down crazy-hot chicken wings

Why Vox Media says it bought New York Media

How Rodney Dangerfield and “Caddyshack” gave us Donald Trump

How Travis Kalanick’s foes tried using the New York Times to force him out of Uber

What happened to the formerly fearsome right-wing media troll?

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki: The Code Conference interview (transcript)

Why Amazon is going to be one of the winners of the streaming video wars

Jimmy Pitaro moved ESPN away from politics, controversy, and anything else that isn’t sports

Meet the man with an impossible job: cleaning up YouTube

Hulu CEO Randy Freer explains why Hulu never promoted its ad-free version

Disney+ will not be a “Netflix killer” because at this point, nothing can kill Netflix

Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen’s advice to startup founders and investors: Don’t lie to each other

David Haskell has one of the hardest jobs in media: replacing a beloved magazine editor

Why is LinkedIn producing original journalism? LinkedIn editor-at-large Jessi Hempel explains.

AMC Networks boss Josh Sapan wants the people who make TV to look at the data — but not too much

Everyone in TV news goes for outrage. That makes it “ripe for disruption,” says former CNN reporter Jessica Yellin

Full Q&A: Brat co-founder Rob Fishman on Recode Media

The future of the podcast business isn’t advertising or subscriptions. It’s both.

CNN’s Brian Stelter says it’s “vital” for regular people to hold newsrooms accountable

In HBO’s Theranos documentary “The Inventor,” director Alex Gibney says Elizabeth Holmes was fooled by her own lies

Where to find Kara Swisher, Peter Kafka and your favorite Recode podcasts at SXSW

The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer says Congress should investigate if Trump ordered the DOJ’s AT&T-Time Warner lawsuit

Media startups trying to drive people to their websites are doing it wrong, says Overtime CEO Dan Porter

Meet J2’s Vivek Shah, the CEO quietly presiding over a $4 billion media business

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