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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    • 4.0, 2.3K 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.

    Series finale: Vox CEO Jim Bankoff, Recode Decode's best moments, and fan favorite guests return to question Kara Swisher

    Series finale: Vox CEO Jim Bankoff, Recode Decode's best moments, and fan favorite guests return to question Kara Swisher

    After five years, Kara Swisher signs off as the host of Recode Decode. She and her producer Eric Johnson discuss five of the best moments in the show's 539-episode history; then, she talks with Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff about the future of Vox as the COVID-19 crisis continues and the media grapples with what it can do to unwind systemic racism; and finally, she answers questions submitted by 10 of her past guests, including Ronan Farrow, Carole Cadwalladr, Anthony Scaramucci, and Stephanie Ruhle.
    Thank you to all of our guests, listeners, and the dozens of people behind the scenes who have made this show possible. Starting on Monday July 6, we'll bring you hand-picked "Best of Recode Decode" episodes for the rest of the summer. After that, stay subscribed for something new on this feed from Vox Media.
    Featuring:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    Eric Johnson (@HeyHeyESJ), Recode Decode senior producer
    Jim Bankoff (@Bankoff), Vox Media CEO
    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 Season 1 of Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon — and now, on Season 2, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla are examining "the Netflix effect."
    About Recode by Vox:
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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Sridhar Ramaswamy: Your search history is "incredibly personal"

    Sridhar Ramaswamy: Your search history is "incredibly personal"

    Former Google executive Sridhar Ramaswamy talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new startup, Neeva, which promises to offer paying subscribers a search engine with no ads and without selling its users' data. Ramaswamy, who worked at Google from 2003 to 2018, talks about how it evolved into an advertising powerhouse, why people should care about the "incredibly personal" details revealed by their search history, and why he believes Neeva can reach a larger-audience than just wealthy privacy-conscious consumers. He also explains how Neeva limits the data it collects, the "big problem" with antitrust dogma in the US, and whether Silicon Valley is changing for the better.
    Featuring:
    Sridhar Ramaswamy (@RamaswmySridhar), co-founder, Neeva
    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 Season 1 of Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon — and now, on Season 2, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla are examining "the Netflix effect."
    About Recode by Vox:
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Rose Marcario: Young people want to vote with their dollars

    Rose Marcario: Young people want to vote with their dollars

    Former Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's history of activism, the Facebook ad boycott that Patagonia helped start, and what she hopes it will accomplish. Marcario explains how Patagonia chooses which battles to fight, what she thinks of other business leaders who take public stands — such as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — and why we need more "good actors" in the corporate world. Plus: Is "compassionate capitalism" a real thing?
    This interview was recorded as part of the Lesbians Who Tech virtual Pride Summit.
    Featuring:
    Rose Marcario, former CEO, Patagonia
    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 Season 1 of Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon — and now, on Season 2, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla are examining "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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    • 40 min
    Aminatou Sow: Friendships matter, especially right now

    Aminatou Sow: Friendships matter, especially right now

    Call Your Girlfriend co-host Aminatou Sow talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about upcoming book with Ann Friedman, Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close. Sow discusses "how [she] got bamboozled into getting business-married” to Friedman, why they went to therapy together, and why talking about your friendships with your friends is so important. She also talks about why she refuses to hang out with friends on Zoom, the assumptions we all make about other people's friendships, and what you should do when you and a friend have opposing political views.
    Featuring:
    Aminatou Sow (@aminatou), co-author, Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close
    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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    • 54 min
    Samantha Power: How the US should be responding to coronavirus

    Samantha Power: How the US should be responding to coronavirus

    Harvard professor Samantha Power, the former US ambassador the United Nations, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her 2019 memoir The Education of an Idealist, what idealism looks like now in America, and the Trump administration's deadly mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic — and what she would do differently were she in charge. Power also discusses how the Obama administration responded to the ebola epidemic in 2014, the growing power of tech leaders like Bill Gates, and what Mark Zuckerberg can learn about disinformation from Taiwan. Plus: What the Obama administration got wrong about Big Tech and election security, and the other key international issues the US should focus on now.
    Featuring:
    Samantha Power (@samanthajpower), former US ambassador to the United Nations
    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 8 min
    Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden: What if everyone had to use social media?

    Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden: What if everyone had to use social media?

    The Hive authors Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how they came to write a young adult book about a social media dystopia, based on a cinematic idea from actor Jennifer Beals and producer Tom Jacobson. The 2019 book is set "five minutes in the future," where social media participation is mandated by the government for everyone over 13, which introduces some familiar social issues: The pressure to be perfect when everything is public, and the risk of mob justice when you step out of line. Lyga and Baden also explain what works in YA literature now, their mixed feelings about the power of social media and "cancel culture," and how they would attempt to fix platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
    Featuring:
    Barry Lyga (@barrylyga) and Morgan Baden (@MorganBaden), co-authors, The Hive
    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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    Twitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

TechSue ,

Love ReCode DeCode

Kara’s not just a random interviewer - this show is about having a real conversation and her contribution is key. Great change from journalists who simply allow guests to babble on and sell whatever they’re hyping at the moment. Keep talking, interrupting, challenging and yes - disrupting! Go Girl!

jwall911 ,

Just a bunch of fake news and tech hate

Sadly Journalism is no longer a thing at recode, focused on hating tech rather than providing balanced reporting, if I wanted slanted news I’d just go to Fox News. Amazon google Facebook all evil but not apple lol only in a world where you provide one side of the picture. You talk about social media promoting controversial news to get more click. Sounds exactly like the strategy of this podcast

909ge ,

Uber PR Machine

Kara Swisher is acting as if she Uber’s PR director. Horrible podcast, horrible journalism.

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