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What happens when media, entertainment, and technology collide? Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters to get their take. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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What happens when media, entertainment, and technology collide? Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters to get their take. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Antonio García Martínez's controversial exit from Apple

    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 Apple, and weeks later he was gone, after Apple employees revolted. Martinez talks to Recode’s Peter Kafka about why he went to work for Apple, why he left, and what he thinks of the criticism of him and his writing.

    Featuring: Antonio Garcia Martinez (@antoniogm)
    Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode
    More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.
    About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.
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    Live music is back! Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino can't wait

    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 and ticket seller, has been shut down, too. CEO Michael Rapino sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to talk about the industry’s comeback, how his company survived without revenue, and how he’s figured out new tricks, like a subscription model.

    Featuring: Michael Rapino (@Michael_Rapino), President & CEO of Live Nation
    Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode
    More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.
    About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.
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    The Jeff Bezos Empire with Brad Stone & Jason Del Rey

    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 his global empire and Stone's new book 'Amazon Unbound.'

    Featuring: Brad Stone (@BradStone), Tech writer for Bloomberg, and Author
    Guest Host: Jason Del Rey (@DelRey), Senior Correspondent at Recode
    More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.
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    Apple vs Epic with John Gruber; Truth, Doubt and History with Jill Lepore

    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 Apple’s App Store problem with Recode’s Peter Kafka. Then, historian Jill Lepore joins to discuss her podcast The Last Archive, which looks at the demise of truth and the rise of doubt in American history - and why it matters to us today.

    Featuring: John Gruber (@gruber), of Daring Fireball
    Jill Lepore, writer for the New York Times and host of The Last Archive
    Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode
    More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    AMC Networks can’t compete with Netflix. CEO Josh Sapan is fine with that.

    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 streaming, and what it’s like to be a smaller fish in the video pond.

    Featuring: Josh Sapan (@JWSAPAN), CEO of AMC Networks
    Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode
    More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.
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    • 40 min
    Did the pandemic kill the Oscars?

    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 has altered the slate of movies up for awards - and, crucially, seems to have removed most of the TV audience for Sunday’s show. Slate’s Allegra Frank and Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson talk to Recode’s Peter Kafka about what all of this means for the movie business and for moviegoers. Then The Ringer’s Rob Harvilla explains why he’s spending a year praising 60 Songs That Explain the 90s on his podcast series, and what it’s like to write music criticism you’re supposed to hear instead of read.

    Featuring: Allegra Frank (@LegsFrank) , Senior Editor at Slate
    Alissa Wilkinson (@AlissaMarie) Film Critic at Vox
    Rob Harvilla (@harvilla) Staff writer at The Ringer and host of 60s Songs That Explain The 90s
    Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode
    More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.
    About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.
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    • 54 min

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