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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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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.

    Gary Vaynerchuk: The coronavirus crisis will force businesses to be better

    Gary Vaynerchuk: The coronavirus crisis will force businesses to be better

    VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the impact of covid-19 on entrepreneurship, why he stopped investing in tech companies two years ago, and how the pandemic could have a silver lining — separating the winners from the losers. Vaynerchuk also talks about why tech and Fortune 500 businesses will have an easier time weathering the crisis than restaurants and other small businesses; his own rise to fame as a "web 2.0" entrepreneur and how he's changing his own M.O. in response to coronavirus; and what people get wrong when they assume he's just a "loud Jersey boy" dealing advice on Instagram. Plus: Why TikTok and LinkedIn are the most important platforms for organic promotion right now, and why Facebook and Fox News aren't as dangerous as their critics claim.
    Featuring:
    Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee), CEO, VaynerMedia
    Host:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    More to explore:
    On Reset, Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.
    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 Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon. Season 2 will focus on Netflix and is coming soon!
    About Recode by Vox:
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Deepak Chopra: "If this doesn't bring us together, then we deserve whatever happens"

    Deepak Chopra: "If this doesn't bring us together, then we deserve whatever happens"

    Dr. Deepak Chopra talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how to cope with the global threat posed by coronavirus, the parallel "pandemic of panic," and how to not be overwhelmed by fear and anxiety. Comparing it to past pandemics and wars, he says the covid-19 outbreak is an invitation to stop denying our shared humanity and finally recognize our power to use our creativity to save ourselves. Chopra also discusses his AI project Digital Deepak, what a selfie can tell you about your stress level, and how he's been received in Silicon Valley. Plus: The insane narcissism of biohackers who are trying to "cure" death, and the potential of mind-altering substances like CBD.
    Featuring:
    Deepak Chopra (@deepakchopra), author, Metahuman
    Host:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    More to explore:
    On Reset, Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.
    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 Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon. Season 2 will focus on Netflix and is coming soon!
    About Recode by Vox:
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Chamath Palihapitiya: "The investing landscape is done,” taxes will go up, and a two-week lockdown is inevitable

    Chamath Palihapitiya: "The investing landscape is done,” taxes will go up, and a two-week lockdown is inevitable

    Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how long it will take to recover from the coronavirus crisis, its impact on startups, and how the US government should and will react — including by tracking individuals via their technology and repatriating cash from tech companies like Apple. Palihapitiya says businesses should make sure they have at least 36 months worth of cash on hand to weather this recession and its slow recovery period and predicts the US will need to devote an entire year's GDP to combat covid-19. He criticizes the corporate "shenanigans" that will make economic recovery harder says he's done investing for at least nine months, because anyone trying to do deals now will be "decapitated." Plus: What we can all learn right now from the histories of the Great Depression and the 2008 financial crisis, and which industries will come out of this crisis stronger than before?
    Previously: Palihapitiya last appeared on Recode Decode in March 2019: "People in Silicon Valley are deeply unhappy"
    Featuring:
    Chamath Palihapitiya (@chamath), CEO of Social Capital
    Host:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    More to explore:
    On Reset, Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.
    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 Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon. Season 2 will focus on Netflix and is coming soon!
    About Recode by Vox:
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ben Hubbard: How Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman became a feared leader and cyber criminal

    Ben Hubbard: How Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman became a feared leader and cyber criminal

    Ben Hubbard, the Beirut bureau chief for the New York Times, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed Bin Salman. Hubbard explains how he started writing about Saudi Arabia and its crown prince, MBS's unexpected rise to power, and the recent international incidents that have made him more notorious in the west: The murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's phone. He also discusses the Saudi government's relationship with the Trump administration, how bin Salman has resisted political liberalization, and how he has used armies of bots on Twitter to distract critics online. Plus: Is there any meaningful dissent within Saudi Arabia that could unseat MBS?
    Featuring:
    Ben Hubbard (@nytben), author, MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed Bin Salman
    Host:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    More to explore:
    On Reset, Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.
    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 Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon. Season 2 will focus on Netflix and is coming soon!
    About Recode by Vox:
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Andrew Yang: Sending everyone money makes even more sense in a crisis like coronavirus

    Andrew Yang: Sending everyone money makes even more sense in a crisis like coronavirus

    Former 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the growing popularity of government programs to send money directly to people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. His own organization t hat advocates for universal basic income, Humanity Forward, plans to start cutting checks to regular Americans soon, starting with the working poor in New York City's Bronx borough and workers who depend on tips to make ends meet. Yang also says he plans to run for office again in the future, discusses what role he'd like to a fill in a hypothetical Joe Biden administration, and predicts that President Trump's proposed stimulus plan — which would send $500 billion to Americans over two months — could turn into a longer-term policy that resembles UBI. Plus: How coronavirus revealed the "brutal truth" about capitalism and labor in the modern economy.
    Previously: Listen to Kara's last interview with Yang, from July 2019.
    Featuring:
    Andrew Yang, (@andrewyang), founder of Humanity Forward
    Host:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    More to explore:
    On Reset, Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.
    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 Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon. Season 2 will focus on Netflix and is coming soon!
    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 4 min
    "After Truth": New HBO documentary explores the cost of "fake news"

    "After Truth": New HBO documentary explores the cost of "fake news"

    Recode's Kara Swisher talks with three of the brains behind the new HBO documentary After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News: Director Andrew Rossi, who previously directed Page One: Inside the New York Times; executive producer Brian Stelter, who hosts Reliable Sources on CNN; and co-producer Adam McGill. They discuss how disinformation about everything from coronavirus to #BlackLivesMatter spreads online, the victims of the Pizzagate and Seth Rich conspiracy theories, and why Russian election attackers supported both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. The trio also talks about the corruption of the term "fake news," the effect of Alex Jones being kicked off major online platforms, and what rights people like Hillary Clinton have when they're the subject of an online disinformation campaign.
    After Truth debuts on March 19 at 9:00 p.m. on HBO, and on-demand on March 20.
    Featuring:
    Andrew Rossi (@a_rossi), director, After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News
    Brian Stelter (@brianstelter), executive producer, After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News
    Adam McGill (@NotTheATVRider), co-producer, After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News
    Host:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    More to explore:
    On Reset, Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.
    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 Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon. Season 2 will focus on Netflix and is coming soon!
    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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