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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.

    Director Tom McCarthy on Stillwater, finishing a movie in a pandemic and playing one of the Wire’s best villains

    Director Tom McCarthy on Stillwater, finishing a movie in a pandemic and playing one of the Wire’s best villains

    Stillwater was supposed to debut in theaters last fall, but the pandemic changed those plans along with everything else. Academy Award-winning director and writer Tom McCarthy explain how he used the extra time to improve the Matt Damon movie, why the film isn’t on a streaming service — and what it was like to play one of TV’s best villains in the final season of The Wire. Then, creator Kyla Scanlon joins the show to discuss her quick rise on social media from making short-form videos on finance.

    Featuring: Tom McCarthy, director and writer
    Kyla Scanlon (@kylascan), Content Creator and writer
    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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    • 39 min
    Deep fakes come to the movies and Hollywood resets for the streaming era

    Deep fakes come to the movies and Hollywood resets for the streaming era

    Anthony Bourdain is dead. So how does a new documentary have audio of him reading his emails? It’s not him: It’s a deep fake. The New Yorker’s Helen Rosner explains. Then journalist Richard Rushfield takes us behind Hollywood’s closed doors to talk about the return of movies, the dominance of Netflix — and why he can more candid than ever because he’s writing about all of it on The Ankler, his subscription-only newsletter.

    Featuring: Helen Rosner (@hels) staff writer for The New Yorker
    Richard Rushfield (@richardrushfield) Editor-In-Chief of The Ankler
    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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    • 46 min
    WeWork's rise and fall (and rise again?) with Eliot Brown

    WeWork's rise and fall (and rise again?) with Eliot Brown

    Wall Street Journal’s Eliot Brown first became interested in WeWork back in 2014 after an encounter with founder co-founder Adam Neumann, who quickly told the reporter that he should not “think about his company as a real estate business, but as a community-building startup”. Fast forward seven years, Brown, along with his colleague Maureen Farrell, plan to release their new book The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion, which chronicles the infamous journey of one of the most talked-about companies in recent years, and how a billion-dollar business fooled Silicon Valley.

    Featuring: Eliot Brown (@eliotwb), Reporter for Wall Street Journal and Author
    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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    • 43 min
    Kevin Delaney turns the future of work into a media business; plus a Sun Valley update from David Gura.

    Kevin Delaney turns the future of work into a media business; plus a Sun Valley update from David Gura.

    When are we going back to the office? How often are we going back to the office? And what’s work going to be like when we get there? Kevin Delaney is trying to answer all of those questions — and really, every question we have about the future of work — with Charter, the new media company he launched by starting a newsletter. Plus we check in with NPR’s David Gura, who is hollering — from a distance — at the tech and media moguls gathered at the annual Sun Valley conference.

    Featuring: David Gura (@davidgura), podcaster and journalist at NPR
    Kevin Delaney (@delaney), Co-Founder of Charter
    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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    • 57 min
    Men In Blazers’ Roger Bennett loves soccer and America

    Men In Blazers’ Roger Bennett loves soccer and America

    Roger Bennett is half of Men In Blazers, the entertaining podcast/broadcast duo dedicated to Americans who love soccer. So he’s an excellent person to talk to Recode’s Peter Kafka about the state of the world’s most popular sport, and why an attempt to create a “Super League” failed dramatically. Bennett, born and raised in Liverpool, is also a huge fan of America and Americans, which he describes in his new memoir: "(Re)Born In The USA: An Englishman’s Love Letter to His Chosen Home”.

    Featuring: Roger Bennett (@rogbennett), podcaster and TV broadcaster
    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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    • 53 min
    One of the most popular streamers on Twitch… is a lefty political commentator? Hasan Piker explains

    One of the most popular streamers on Twitch… is a lefty political commentator? Hasan Piker explains

    Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming platform best known as a haven for gamers, wouldn’t be the first place you’d look for a left-leaning political commentator. But Hasan Piker, also known as “HasanAbi” is thriving there: He has more than 1.5 million followers, where he comments on the news of the day during marathon sessions. Piker talks to Recode’s Peter Kafka about becoming a new kind of Internet famous.

    Featuring: Hasan "Abi" Piker (@hasanthehun) Twitch Streamer and Political Commentator
    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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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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443 Ratings

443 Ratings

Jon AM ,

Change the cover

Who of this guy? Be someone before you put your face on a podcast.

If you write longer episode titles, maybe people will listen.

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self important

he’s mostly a jerk to everyone who comes on this show and it’s baffling anyone even bothers to agree to it. All for investigative journalism but it’s unnecessarily adversarial the way this guy handles the interviews.

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Peter, host of the Recode Media podcast, highlight all aspects of technology, innovation and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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