300 episodes

Kara Swisher, Silicon Valley’s most revered journalist, hosts candid interviews with tech execs, politicians, celebrities and more about their big ideas and how they’re changing our world. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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    • 4.2 • 113 Ratings

Kara Swisher, Silicon Valley’s most revered journalist, hosts candid interviews with tech execs, politicians, celebrities and more about their big ideas and how they’re changing our world. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Best of: Anthony Scaramucci

    Best of: Anthony Scaramucci

    In this best-of episode, originally published in March 2018, Kara Swisher talks to former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci about his infamous 11-day stint in the Trump administration and why he believed Trump would win re-election. Scaramucci also talks about Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon, the culture of backstabbing in Washington, and Trump's secret admirers in Silicon Valley.
    Featuring:
    Anthony Scaramucci (@scaramucci), founder of SkyBridge Capital
    Host:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    More to explore:
    On Recode Media, Peter Kafka interviews business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters about the collision of tech and media.
    On Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the big tech news stories of the week, who's winning, who's failing, and what comes next.
    And on Season 1 of Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon. On Season 2, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examined "the Netflix effect."
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Best of: Chamath Palihapitiya

    Best of: Chamath Palihapitiya

    In these best-of interview excerpts — originally published in March 2016, August 2017, and March 2020 — Kara Swisher talks with venture capitalist and Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya. They discuss his time working at AOL and Facebook, the problems with corporate culture in Silicon Valley, and how the industry and office culture as a whole were shaken up by COVID-19.
    Featuring:
    Chamath Palihapitiya (@chamath), CEO, Social Capital
    Host:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    More to explore:
    On Recode Media, Peter Kafka interviews business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters about the collision of tech and media.
    On Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the big tech news stories of the week, who's winning, who's failing, and what comes next.
    And on Season 1 of Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon. On Season 2, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examined "the Netflix effect."
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    • 1 hr
    Best of: Sarah Cooper

    Best of: Sarah Cooper

    In this best-of episode originally published in January 2018, writer and comedian Sarah Cooper talks with Kara Swisher and Dick Costolo about why she left a career in the tech industry to become a stand-up comic. Cooper has made tech a central part of her comedy and has written a book based in part on her time at Yahoo and Google called 100 Tricks To Appear Smart in Meetings. The group debates whether people who work in tech are funny (on purpose) and whether depictions of them in popular culture, on shows like HBO’s Silicon Valley or CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, hit their mark.
    Featuring:
    Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr), comedian
    Hosts:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    Dick Costolo (@dickc), former CEO, Twitter
    More to explore:
    On Recode Media, Peter Kafka interviews business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters about the collision of tech and media.
    On Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the big tech news stories of the week, who's winning, who's failing, and what comes next.
    And on Season 1 of Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon. On Season 2, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examined "the Netflix effect."
    About Recode by Vox:
    Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Best of: Ellen Pao

    Best of: Ellen Pao

    In this best-of episode originally published in October 2017, Recode's Kara Swisher talks to investor Ellen Pao about her book, Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change, which chronicled Pao’s 2015 court battle against her former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. They discuss her unsuccessful gender discrimination lawsuit, how it paved the way for future whistleblowers such as Susan Fowler at Uber, and the problems with Silicon Valley's "free speech" idealism.
    Featuring:
    Ellen Pao (@ekp), author, Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change
    Host:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    More to explore:
    On Recode Media, Peter Kafka interviews business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters about the collision of tech and media.
    On Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the big tech news stories of the week, who's winning, who's failing, and what comes next.
    And on Season 1 of Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon. On Season 2, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examined "the Netflix effect."
    About Recode by Vox:
    Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Best of: James Corden

    Best of: James Corden

    In this best-of episode originally published in October 2016, Recode's Kara Swisher talks to the host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, about redesigning a talk show for the YouTube generation. He talks about the viral video hits that broke out from the show such as "Carpool Karaoke," his complicated relationship with technology, and why he hates it when people use the term "the cloud."
    Featuring:
    James Corden (@JKCorden), host, The Late Late Show
    Host:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    More to explore:
    On Recode Media, Peter Kafka interviews business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters about the collision of tech and media.
    On Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the big tech news stories of the week, who's winning, who's failing, and what comes next.
    And on Season 1 of Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon. On Season 2, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examined "the Netflix effect."
    About Recode by Vox:
    Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.
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    Twitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom
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    • 1 hr
    Best of: Nikole Hannah-Jones

    Best of: Nikole Hannah-Jones

    In this best-of episode, Recode's Kara Swisher talked to New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones about how COVID-19 magnified inequality in the US, and our historical failure to treat essential workers — from meat-packing plants to checkout counters to delivery drivers — with the respect and protection they deserve. Hannah-Jones, who created the 1619 Project at the NYT, also talks about the technology gap and current inequalities in pre-college education, and says the crisis is also an opportunity to reset the deeply unjust gig economy.
    Featuring:
    Nikole Hannah-Jones (@nhannahjones), reporter, New York Times Magazine
    Host:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    More to explore:
    On Recode Media, Peter Kafka interviews business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters about the collision of tech and media.
    On Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the big tech news stories of the week, who's winning, who's failing, and what comes next.
    And on Season 1 of Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon. On Season 2, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examined "the Netflix effect."
    About Recode by Vox:
    Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.
    Follow Us:
    Newsletter: Recode Daily
    Twitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

3johnnys ,

Twist turn duck weave and pivot!

Engrossing interviews with the shortest of questions prompting a baring of all that helps make sense of the world, no show just action! Thank you

VillanReview ,

I love Recode!

kara swisher is incredible, she’s a fantastic interviewer and doesn’t let anything slide.

ojphloogalator ,

less jokes

Kara is great at holding her guests' feet to the fire and not afraid to ensure they do not get away with just spouting corporate PR weasel words at her... unfortunately she also has a tendency to interject (mostly unfunny) jokes which often has the effect of breaking her guest's train of thought - this is mostly unproductive and it's a habit which does her no favours...

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