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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.

    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.
    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 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
    Apple and Facebook's ambitious audio plans

    Apple and Facebook's ambitious audio plans

    Apple’s selling podcasts. Facebook wants to distribute podcasts - and take on Clubhouse, too. It’s been a busy couple days for big tech and audio, so Vox Media producer Zach Mack stopped by to talk to Recode’s Peter Kafka and sort through the news. What does all of this mean for creators? What about listeners? And what happens next?

    Featuring: Zach Mack (@zachthemack), Senior Producer for the 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.
    About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.
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    • 23 min
    Substack’s next target: Local news

    Substack’s next target: Local news

    Substack is known for recruiting high profile writers to leave the big name publications and start their own newsletter businesses. Now it wants to recruit writers you haven’t heard of, and get them to cover local news. Cofounders Chris Best and Hamish McKenzie talk to Recode’s Peter Kafka about their plans — as well as criticism and controversy their startup has kicked up in the last year.

    Featuring: Chris Best (@cjgbest) Co-Founder of Substack
    Hamish McKenzie (@hamishmckenzie) Co-Founder of Substack
    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
    How Hollywood and the NBA are betting on NFTs

    How Hollywood and the NBA are betting on NFTs

    NFT’s have been rising in popularity in recent months with franchises like the NBA partnering with Roham Gharegozlou’s Dapper Labs to create Top Shot, or UTA’s Brent Weinstein assisting entertainers to take advantage of it as well. Recode’s Peter Kafka speaks to both of them about their journey getting into NFT’s and blockchain, as well as The Verge’s Mitchell Clark who breaks down the industry as a whole.

    Featuring: Roham Gharegozlou (@rohamg) , CEO of Dapper Labs
    Mitchell Clark (@strawberrywell), reporter for The Verge
    Brent Weinstein (@brentweinstein), Partner & Chief Innovator Officer for UTA
    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 18 min

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