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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.

    HBO Max is here!

    HBO Max is here!

    Chairman of WarnerMedia and head of HBO Max, Bob Greenblatt, sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss this weeks big launch and what differentiates HBO Max from the field.

    Featuring: Bob Greenblatt, Chairman of WarnerMedia
    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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    • 37 min
    Meet the man who made Netflix’s most popular movie

    Meet the man who made Netflix’s most popular movie

    Have you seen Extraction? More than 90 million Netflix viewers have, making the violent thriller the service’s most popular original movie to date. Stuntman-turned-director Sam Hargrave, sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss his action movie starring Chris Hemsworth. Hargrave talks about learning how to make action movies on the set of Marvel’s Avengers series, working with the Russo brothers, and the power of Netflix’s global platform.

    Featuring: Sam Hargrave (@thesamhargrave), Director of Extraction
    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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    • 42 min
    Joe Rogan takes his podcast to Spotify

    Joe Rogan takes his podcast to Spotify

    Recode’s Peter Kafka and Vox Media Podcast Network senior producer Zach Mack, discuss the recent deal to bring The Joe Rogan Experience exclusively to Spotify and what it means for the podcast industry.

    Featuring: Zach Mack (@zachthemack), Senior Podcast Producer at Vox Media Podcast Network
    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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    • 15 min
    It’s Twitch’s Time: Talking live streaming with gamer Dr. Lupo and journalist Bijan Stephen

    It’s Twitch’s Time: Talking live streaming with gamer Dr. Lupo and journalist Bijan Stephen

    Ben “Dr.” Lupo always works from home: He’s a professional video game player. And he’s a star, with 4 million Twitch subscribers. This week Dr. Lupo sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to break down a day in the life of being a full-time Twitch Streamer, how he and his fellow colleagues are handling creating content during the pandemic, and what he plans on doing in the upcoming future of his career. Later, The Verge’s Bijan Stephen joins Peter to give some insight as to why there has been a huge pivot to Twitch and live streaming in general, and what that could mean for the industry as a whole.

    Featuring: Ben "Dr." Lupo (@DrLupo), professional Twitch Streamer
    Bijan Stephen (@bijanstephen), Twitch & streaming reporter, The Verge
    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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    • 54 min
    How Tara Reade told her story

    How Tara Reade told her story

    Vox.com’s Laura McGann and Recode’s Peter Kafka discuss Tara Reade, her allegations of sexual misconduct against Joe Biden, and the way the media has treated her. McGann, Vox’s politics editor, discusses her attempt to verify Reade’s allegations in 2019, and why the story has resurfaced now; the discussion also includes Reade’s decision to tell her story to former TV personality Megyn Kelly, on Kelly’s YouTube channel.

    https://www.vox.com/2020/5/7/21248713/tara-reade-joe-biden-sexual-assault-accusation

    Featuring: Laura McGann (@lkmcgann), politics editor, Vox.com
    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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    • 41 min
    Michael Jordan's Last Dance, with director Jason Hehir

    Michael Jordan's Last Dance, with director Jason Hehir

    Michael Jordan and the 1998 Chicago Bulls are profiled in ESPN's 10-part documentary series The Last Dance. Director Jason Hehir chats with Recode's Peter Kafka about the complex process of telling this story in 10 parts, interviewing Michael Jordan and the '98 Bulls and wondering how MJ would handle the digital era.

    Featuring: Jason Hehir (@jasonmhehir), director of ESPN's The Last Dance
    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

4.5 out of 5
372 Ratings

372 Ratings

BigPoppa99 ,

Useful and smart for anyone in media.

The guests and topics are at the very top of what is driving media. These are the true movers and shakers. The host annoys the heck out of me. He’s very snarky. And interrupts in a rude way. Not to get better answers. Overall, if you work in media it’s a must. But I just wish the host was better. Oh, and the intel ads are just plain silly. And annoying.

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Great content but crappy commercials

Peter and the whole gestalt asks direct impactful meaningful questions. But misses this authentic moment.

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Enough already.

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