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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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Ezra Klein and Kara Swisher on the future of journalism

1:34:49 | Dec 12th, 2018

Vox.com founder and editor-at-large Ezra Klein talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the press, social media and President Trump in this live interview recorded in San Francisco. In this episode: (03:22) Why Ezra moved to DC; (07:22) Klein’s backgro...Show More
Psychologist Adam Grant: Your company’s culture isn’t unique

49:01 | Jun 30th, 2018

Psychologist Adam Grant, the author of “Originals” and “Give and Take” and co-author with Sheryl Sandberg of “Option B,” talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how to work smarter and more successfully with your colleagues. Grant says companies that ...Show More
Basecamp CEO Jason Fried on overfunded startups and stressful workplaces

1:02:06 | Jan 23rd

Basecamp CEO Jason Fried talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his most recent book, It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work, which he co-wrote with his business partner David Heinemeier Hansson.In this episode: How Basecamp got started; why chat apps l...Show More
The ‘bad ideas’ that broke American capitalism

1:14:00 | Nov 7th, 2018

Washington Post economics columnist Steven Pearlstein talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Can American Capitalism Survive?: Why Greed Is Not Good, Opportunity Is Not Equal, and Fairness Won’t Make Us Poor." In this episode: (01:57) ...Show More
Tristan Harris says tech is "downgrading" humanity — but we can fix it

1:06:59 | May 6th

Tristan Harris, the co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the latest problem he and his peers are trying to solve: "Human downgrading."In this episode: Harris’ background as a design ethicist Google; h...Show More
Today, Explained host Sean Rameswaram explains the future of podcasts

54:44 | Mar 27th

Today, Explained host Sean Rameswaram talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of daily news podcasts and the future of the medium.In this episode: How Rameswaram got into public radio and then podcasting; why Serial took off and how it chang...Show More
Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton and Deeds Not Words founder Wendy Davis (live at SXSW)

1:09:41 | Mar 25th

Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton and Deeds Not Words founder Wendy Davis talk with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview from South by Southwest 2019.In this episode: Youthful political energy in the US and Texas; the history of women ...Show More
Hudson's Bay Company CEO Helena Foulkes on the future of retail stores

42:09 | Mar 9th

Hudson's Bay Company CEO Helena Foulkes talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at An Evening With Code Commerce in Las Vegas.In this episode: Yep, Foulkes was considered for the Uber CEO job; her background at CVS; how she c...Show More
Shoshana Zuboff: Surveillance capitalism is eroding democracy

53:27 | Feb 20th

Harvard Business School professor emerita Shoshana Zuboff talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power.In this episode: Zuboff's background and why ...Show More
Center for Democracy and Technology CEO Nuala O'Connor on reforming Big Tech

53:24 | Feb 13th

Nuala O'Connor, the CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the group she leads is lobbying the government and private companies on issues like consumer privacy and free speech.In this episode: O'Con...Show More
Why "Zucked" author Roger McNamee turned against Facebook

1:14:52 | Feb 11th

Elevation Partners founding partner Roger McNamee talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe. In this episode: Transitioning from tech optimist to critic; the 1990 crash and rebound; starting Si...Show More
CNN.com editor in chief Meredith Artley on digital media and earning the public's trust

57:07 | Jan 14th

CNN.com editor in chief Meredith Artley talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about overseeing some of the most popular news sites on the internet and how things may change in 2019.In this episode: Artley's background at the New York Times and Internation...Show More
Silicon Valley loves to break the rules. Is that a good thing?

47:03 | Nov 28th, 2018

University of Maryland professor and cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our Minds." In this episode: (01:14) How Gelfand became a c...Show More
'General Magic' directors Sarah Kerruish and Matt Maude

47:01 | Jul 30th, 2018

Sarah Kerruish and Matt Maude talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their new documentary, "General Magic," which tells the story of a pioneering tech startup that tried and failed to invent a smartphone in the 1990s. Swisher appears in the documenta...Show More
The amazing stories of Silicon Valley's 'Troublemakers' (Leslie Berlin, historian, Stanford University)

59:45 | Dec 4th, 2017

Leslie Berlin, the historian who oversees Stanford University's Silicon Valley Archives, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Troublemakers: How a Generation of Silicon Valley Upstarts Invented the Future." The book traces the rise o...Show More
Satirizing Silicon Valley: 'I wanted to hit a nerve,' says Sunil Rajaraman

35:34 | Nov 21st, 2016

The Bold Italic CEO Sunil Rajaraman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about "This Is Your Life in Silicon Valley," a series of satirical articles that went viral earlier this year. Rajaraman set out to shine a light on some harsh truths most techies w...Show More
Rep. Adam Schiff on the Mueller investigation, deepfakes, and the dangers posed by Russia and China

57:10 | Jul 22nd

Congressman Adam Schiff, who represents California’s 28th district and chairs the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the 2020 election, the Russia investigation, and more.In this episode:Schiff’s letters putting Face...Show More
Why 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang doesn't want to break up Google

1:08:42 | Jul 19th

Entrepreneur and Venture for America founder Andrew Yang talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his campaign to be the Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential race.In this episode: Being "the tech candidate" during the techlash; the the #YangGang...Show More
Why Senator Michael Bennet believes he can win the presidency in 2020

49:47 | Jul 17th

Michael Bennet, the senior U.S. Senator from Colorado, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the intersection of social media and politics, and running for president in 2020.In this episode: Denver schools and the racial education gap; Bennet’s asse...Show More
Mayor Pete Buttigieg on systemic racism, regulating tech, and the divided Democratic Party

47:02 | Jul 15th

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his campaign for president of the United States.In this episode: Systemic racism and Buttigieg's "Douglass Plan"; mobilizing black women voters; how to appeal to Tr...Show More
Harley-Davidson CEO Matthew Levatich (Live at Code 2019)

40:41 | Jul 12th

Harley-Davidson president and CEO Matthew Levatich talks with Recode's Kara Swisher live onstage at the 2019 Code Conference.In this episode: The impact of tariffs on Harley-Davidson’s global business; Trump's tweets attacking the company; managing a...Show More
Writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner on Gwyneth Paltrow, "Fleishman Is in Trouble," and divorce in the age of Tinder

1:05:42 | Jul 10th

Writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her popular profiles of celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and her new novel, "Fleishman Is in Trouble."In this episode: Why Brodesser-Akner started writing profiles; how she got to...Show More
Journalist Carole Cadwalladr on Facebook, Brexit, and "techno-fascism"

1:17:44 | Jul 8th

Carole Cadwalladr, a reporter for the Guardian and Observer, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her investigations into the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the links between tech and political disinformation campaigns.In this episode: Cadwalladr'...Show More
Long-Term Stock Exchange founder Eric Ries (Live at Code 2019)

39:25 | Jul 5th

Eric Ries, the founder of the Long-Term Stock Exchange and author of The Lean Startup, talks with Vox.com's Ezra Klein at the 2019 Code Conference.In this episode: The LTSE’s recent SEC approval; what’s the point of a stock exchange and why do we nee...Show More
"Russian Doll" star Natasha Lyonne and Netflix content VP Cindy Holland (Live at Code 2019)

46:02 | Jul 3rd

Actor and producer Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll, Orange Is the New Black) and Netflix's vice president of original content Cindy Holland talk with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2019 Code Conference.In this episode: How Lyonne got connected with Netfli...Show More
Rockfeller Foundation president Raj Shah and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon (Live at Code 2019)

1:05:49 | Jul 1st

In these interviews from the 2019 Code Conference, Rockfeller Foundation president Raj Shah and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon talk with Recode's Teddy Schleifer.In the Shah interview: Rising inequality and the limits of private philanthropy; the gr...Show More
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian (Live at Code 2019)

45:18 | Jun 28th

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Jason Del Rey at the 2019 Code Conference.In this episode: How the Boeing 737 Max crashes affect the aviation industry; innovations in airplanes in that Delta would like to see; usin...Show More
MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito on the problem with tech people who want to solve problems

55:59 | Jun 26th

Joichi "Joi" Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about engineers who over-simplify the world's problems, the Media Lab's role in "surveillance capitalism," and why the values of the tech world will shift from with...Show More
Instagram's Adam Mosseri, Facebook's Andrew Bosworth, and former tech insiders on the outside (Live at Code 2019)

1:03:06 | Jun 24th

In these live interviews from the 2019 Code Conference, Casey Newton first talks to Instagram boss Adam Mosseri and Facebook's head of AR and VR, Andrew "Boz" Bosworth; then; later in the show, he interviews three former tech insiders: former Googler...Show More
Fair Fight Action founder Stacey Abrams and CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo (Live at Code 2019)

59:03 | Jun 21st

Georgia politician Stacey Abrams and her former campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo, now the co-founders of Fair Fight Action, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher and Vox.com's Ezra Klein at the 2019 Code Conference.In this episode: Abrams’ campaign for g...Show More
RAICES immigration activists Jonathan Ryan and Erika Andiola (Live at Code 2019)

39:01 | Jun 19th

Jonathan Ryan and Erika Andiola, the CEO and chief advocacy officer at RAICES, talk with Vox.com's Ezra Klein at the 2019 Code Conference.In this episode: The current situation at the US-Mexico border; the increasing power of the executive branch of ...Show More
Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy (Live at Code 2019)

51:58 | Jun 17th

Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon's cloud computing service AWS, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2019 Code Conference.In this episode: How Jassy came to work at Amazon 22 years ago; how Jeff Bezos has changed in that time; how AWS differentiates ...Show More
Twitter's Vijaya Gadde and Kayvon Beykpour (Live at Code 2019)

51:36 | Jun 14th

Vijaya Gadde, who leads the legal and trust and safety teams at Twitter, and Periscope co-founder Kayvon Beykpour, who's now the company's head of product, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka at the 2019 Code Conference in Scottsdale, Ari...Show More
The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan on cowardly journalists, liberal racism, and impeaching Trump

1:03:48 | Jun 12th

Mehdi Hasan, a columnist at the Intercept and host of its weekly podcast Deconstructed, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher.In this episode: How Hasan got into journalism; the timidity of the American press; cold comforts in the “horrible, horrible mome...Show More
CNN's Jim Sciutto: "We're already in a war" with Russia and China

1:02:09 | Jun 10th

CNN's chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, The Shadow War: Inside Russia’s and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America.In this episode: Sciutto’s background and the 30th anniversar...Show More
Michele Madansky's new research into sexual harassment in the tech industry

49:12 | Jun 5th

Media market research consultant Michele Madansky talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about The Elephant in the Valley, her study into the prevalence of harassment in tech that was first conducted in 2016 and recently updated with new statistics.In this...Show More
Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani on the real solutions to tech's diversity problems

46:19 | Jun 3rd

Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the challenges facing women in the tech industry and what everyone can do to make progress happen faster.In this episode: The 60 Minutes problem; what Girls Who Code does; how i...Show More
Susan Hockfield: The real answer to sustainable energy might be a virus-built battery

58:33 | May 31st

Former MIT president Susan Hockfield talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution.In this episode: How Hockfield got to MIT; how the school creates innovation; ...Show More
Investors Mark Cuban and Steve Case and talent agent Scooter Braun (Live)

1:08:48 | May 29th

In these live interviews recorded at the 2019 SALT Conference in Las Vegas, Recode's Kara Swisher talks to investors Mark Cuban and Steve Case about the future of entrepreneurship and talent agent Scooter Braun about how tech is changing the entertai...Show More
DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg on how Congress (and you) can fix online privacy

58:32 | May 27th

DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher in this live conversation recorded at Made By We in New York City.In this episode: What DuckDuckGo does; why Weinberg started the company; contextual advertising; Section 230 of the Commun...Show More
Facebook’s former security boss Alex Stamos and Twitter co-founder Ev Williams (Live)

49:51 | May 24th

Alex Stamos, the former Chief Security Officer at Facebook, and Ev Williams, the co-founder of Twitter and CEO of Medium, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher in these live interviews from the 2019 Collision conference in Toronto, Canada.In the Stamos int...Show More
Anand Giridharadas on the phony philanthropy of tech billionaires

57:15 | May 22nd

Winners Take All author Anand Giridharadas talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher in this live conversation recorded at Made By We in New York City. In this episode: Why Giridharadas wrote the book; the Sackler family; why “giving back is a wingman of taki...Show More
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse on why big banks should get into cryptocurrencies

1:00:36 | May 20th

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about bringing legitimate financial institutions into the formerly-sketchy world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.In this episode: Garlinghouse's background at Excite@Home, Dialpad, and ...Show More
How “Good to Great” author Jim Collins helped Amazon rescue itself

1:05:16 | May 17th

Jim Collins, the author of business books such as Built to Last and Good to Great, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his latest work, Turning the Flywheel.In this episode: Collins’ background in business education; his mentor and Stanford collea...Show More
Preet Bharara on the Mueller report, Constitutional crises and Twitter fatigue

1:07:56 | May 15th

Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and host of the podcast Stay Tuned With Preet, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher.In this episode: Bharara’s background; digital crime and the “ticking time bomb” of hacking ...Show More
Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on surveillance, AI ethics, and how to regulate tech

1:19:24 | May 13th

In this live conversation recorded at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Recode's Kara Swisher talks with Ash Carter, the former Secretary of Defense under President Obama who now runs the Belfer Center for Science and International A...Show More
BONUS: Why Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wants the government to break it up

57:43 | May 10th

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his recent New York Times op-ed, "It's Time to Break Up Facebook."In this episode: Why Hughes wrote the column; how he met Mark Zuckerberg; how the 2016 election changed his view...Show More
Esther Wojcicki on how she raised the CEOs of YouTube and 23andMe

53:45 | May 10th

Author and journalism educator Esther Wojcicki, Silicon Valley’s “mother of dragons,” talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results.In this episode: Why Wojcicki became a journ...Show More
Sam Harris on religion, politics, and making "enemies" online.

1:42:27 | May 8th

Writer and podcaster Sam Harris talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his views on Islam, social media, and President Trump.In this episode: Harris’ background; why he wrote his first book; the controversy around his books about religion and why Har...Show More
Scott Galloway on love, Chipotle, and the other forms of happiness

1:04:28 | May 3rd

NYU professor and Pivot co-host Scott Galloway talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, The Algebra of Happiness.In this episode: Galloway’s past books; why the new book is about happiness; don’t listen to people who say “follow your pass...Show More
How Mayor London Breed wants Big Tech to help fix San Francisco

1:20:30 | May 1st

San Francisco Mayor London Breed talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at Manny's in the Mission District.In this episode: How does Breed feel about being mayor?; her biggest priority, the homelessness epidemic; how San Fra...Show More
Trash in space, diversity in STEM and artificial meat at TED 2019

1:06:46 | Apr 29th

Kara Swisher's executive producer, Erica Anderson, talks with four TED Fellows at the 2019 TED Conference in Vancouver. In this collection of mini-interviews, you'll hear from biologist Danielle Lee, space environmentalist Moriba Jah, astrophysicist ...Show More
Journalist Julia Angwin on being fired from The Markup, investigating Facebook and data-based news

47:38 | Apr 26th

Julia Angwin, the former editor-in-chief of The Markup, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live podcast recorded in Washington, DC.In this episode: How Angwin got into journalism; why weren’t people always angry about tech privacy?;  ProPublica...Show More
Why thinking about your death five times a day is good for you

46:19 | Apr 24th

WeCroak co-founder Hansa Bergwall talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his mobile app, which reminds users of death five times a day. In this episode: Why thinking about death is good for you; how WeCroak got started; the “Emily Dickinson test”; wh...Show More
Why tech is "flunking" the diversity test

1:02:31 | Apr 22nd

Venture capitalist and prominent activist Freada Kapor Klein, the founder of Kapor Capital, talks with Recode's Teddy Schleifer about diversity in tech and impact investing.In this episode: In this episode: Kapor Klein’s background; her first forays ...Show More
Ford CTO Ken Washington on self-driving cars, "creepy" AI and hovercrafts

1:10:07 | Apr 17th

Ford CTO Ken Washington talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about AI and autonomous vehicles in this live interview recorded at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.In this episode: The current state of autonomous vehicles; where Ford is testing its sel...Show More
PBS CEO Paula Kerger on how to save public television from budget cuts

55:20 | Apr 15th

Paula Kerger, the president and CEO of PBS, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of public media as President Trump is trying to cut its federal funding.In this episode: How Kerger got to PBS 13 years ago; why running it is more like runn...Show More
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says tech immunity "could be in jeopardy."

51:38 | Apr 12th

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about breaking up Big Tech, immigration, hate speech, and more.In this episode: Foreign influence on the 2016 election; protecting future elections; Silicon Valley's days of self...Show More
"The Uninhabitable Earth" author David Wallace-Wells says tech is failing on climate change

56:51 | Apr 10th

Journalist David Wallace-Wells talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming.In this episode: How Wallace-Wells got to writing about climate change; common misconceptions about it; “we’ve made no pro...Show More
Meredith Whittaker and Kate Crawford: How AI could change your life

1:04:56 | Apr 8th

AI Now Institute founders Meredith Whittaker and Kate Crawford talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about artificial intelligence in this live interview recorded at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.In this episode: What is the AI Now Institute?; how "...Show More
Valerie Jarrett has some advice for Democrats running in 2020

1:04:35 | Apr 3rd

Valerie Jarrett, who was a senior adviser to President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward.In this episode: What Jarrett did in the Oba...Show More
Ashton Applewhite has a manifesto against ageism: "This Chair Rocks"

45:59 | Apr 1st

Writer and activist Ashton Applewhite talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism."In this episode: What society gets wrong about aging; a realistic picture of mental and physical decline; why Ap...Show More
dtx CEO Tim Armstrong and Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra (live at An Evening With Code Commerce)

1:30:47 | Mar 23rd

In this episode, you'll hear two interviews from the latest edition of An Evening With Code Commerce in Las Vegas: First, the dtx company CEO Tim Armstrong talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Jason Del Rey about his investment company's plans to bri...Show More
Richard Walker: The dark side of prosperity in San Francisco

57:06 | Mar 20th

Historian and urbanist Richard Walker, a professor emeritus at UC Berkeley, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his latest book, Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area.In this episode: How Calif...Show More
Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition (Live at SXSW 2019)

1:04:31 | Mar 18th

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South by Southwest 2019.In this episode: America's newfound appetite for tech regulation; why Vestager doesn't agree with Elizabe...Show More
Senator Amy Klobuchar, 2020 U.S. presidential candidate

1:08:45 | Mar 16th

Amy Klobuchar, the senior U.S. Senator from Minnesota who is running for the Democratic Party's nomination in the 2020 presidential race, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South by Southwest.In this episode: The infamous...Show More
Kathy Griffin on the notorious photo that changed her life

1:04:53 | Mar 13th

Comedian Kathy Griffin talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the notorious photo shoot that got her investigated by the Secret Service — and her new self-financed stand-up special, A Hell of a Story.In this episode: The notorious severed-head photo ...Show More
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on child safety, toxic comments and the Google walkout

34:57 | Mar 11th

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at Lesbians Who Tech in San Francisco.In this episode: Why YouTube turned off comments for tens of millions of videos recently; its latest attempts to keep ki...Show More
Laurene Powell Jobs: Trump's rhetoric is "out of a dictator's playbook"

34:04 | Mar 6th

Laurene Powell Jobs, the founder of the Emerson Collective, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about journalism, VR, and activism.In this episode: Why Powell Jobs is investing in media; President Trump's attacks on journalists; are billionaires buying ...Show More
Chamath Palihapitiya: People in Silicon Valley are deeply unhappy

1:09:24 | Mar 4th

Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Teddy Schleifer about an “identity crisis” that pitted his wealth and fame against personal happiness and relationships. In this episode: Social Capital’s attempts to disrup...Show More
News Media Alliance CEO David Chavern on the challenges facing the news business

51:57 | Mar 2nd

David Chavern, the president and CEO of the nonprofit News Media Alliance, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about advocating on behalf of journalists in Washington, D.C.In this episode: How Chavern got to the News Media Alliance; the unique challenge...Show More
Lora Haddock: Innovative sex toys aren't a joke

44:24 | Feb 27th

Lora DiCarlo CEO Lora Haddock talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the process of designing an innovative new sex toy for women — and the fight to get mainstream acceptance for her invention.In this episode: Why Haddock started Lora DiCarlo; how sh...Show More
The history and future of "net art" with Rhizome artistic director Michael Connor

50:48 | Feb 25th

Michael Connor, the artistic director of the digital art community Rhizome, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the group's museum exhibit, "The Art Happens Here," and the future of art made on the internet.In this episode: How Rhizome was founded...Show More
IAC chairman Barry Diller: "Hollywood is now irrelevant"

1:04:42 | Feb 18th

Barry Diller, the chairman of IAC and the Expedia Group, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of the tech and media industries, problematic people in power and why Diller is building a new public park in New York.In this episode: What doe...Show More
“The Mastermind” author Evan Ratliff on how tech enabled a drug kingpin

53:02 | Feb 6th

Journalist and Pop-Up Magazine co-founder Evan Ratliff talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, The Mastermind: Drugs, Empire, Murder, Betrayal.In this episode: How Pop-Up got started; what happened when Ratliff tried to become anonymous ...Show More
Spencer Stuart executive recruiter James Citrin on how to find great CEOs

58:12 | Feb 4th

James Citrin, the head of Spencer Stuart CEO Practice, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about placing top executives at companies like Yahoo, PayPal, eBay, Twitter, Cisco, Pandora and Hulu.In this episode: Citrin's background as an analyst, consultan...Show More
Early AOL exec Jean Case explains how to "Be Fearless"

1:01:01 | Jan 30th

Case Foundation CEO Jean Case, who was an early marketing and communications executive at AOL, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose."In this episode: Why Case never fi...Show More
"The Job" author Ellen Shell on the increasingly automated future of work

53:48 | Jan 28th

Boston University professor Ellen Shell talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change.In this episode: Shell's background in science and culture journalism; her earlier books, "The Hungr...Show More
Attorney Laura Wasser on making a "TurboTax for divorce"

50:52 | Jan 26th

Divorce attorney Laura Wasser talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about starting It's Over Easy, an online platform to help people who are getting divorced in New York and California.In this episode: Why Wasser launched It's Over Easy; the other service...Show More
Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford on farmer-entrepreneurs, "agritech" and Rep. Steve King

57:56 | Jan 21st

Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about running a modern dairy and food company, which is co-owned by thousands of farmers.  In this episode: What Land O’Lakes does other than butter; Ford's thoughts on being an openly gay f...Show More
EFF boss Cindy Cohn and McSweeney's editor Claire Boyle on digital privacy and "the end of trust"

1:02:48 | Jan 19th

Cindy Cohn, the executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Claire Boyle, the managing editor of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about a special nonfiction issue the two organizations teamed up to prod...Show More
Glossier CEO Emily Weiss on the "art and science" of the beauty business

1:12:36 | Jan 16th

In this live interview from the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about running a "beauty company that's also a tech company."In this episode: How Glossier got started; the passionat...Show More
99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn on digitizing creativity

44:02 | Jan 12th

99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about leading a design startup based in Australia.In this episode: How 99designs helps designers and their clients work together online; how it makes finding work easier for freelance d...Show More
DoorDash CEO Tony Xu and COO Christopher Payne on the future of delivery

56:54 | Jan 9th

Tony Xu, the CEO and co-founder of DoorDash, and Christopher Payne, the COO, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the delivery company's busy 2018 and why it's starting to think about delivering more than food. In this episode: (01:41) Where Do...Show More
Serial Box CEO Molly Barton wants to change how you read

44:29 | Jan 7th

Molly Barton, the CEO and co-founder of serialized reading app Serial Box, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about trying to make a Netflix-style digital platform for books. In this episode: (01:19) Barton's background and the early days of e-books; (...Show More
Keith Rabois on innovation, Trump and Saudi Arabia

1:11:40 | Jan 5th

Khosla Ventures partner Keith Rabois talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the current startup and venture capital landscape, the Trump administration and more. In this episode: (01:18) Rabois's background; (04:28) Becoming a venture capitalist and ...Show More
Why Weight Watchers is now WW

46:19 | Jan 2nd

WW International CEO Mindy Grossman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how her company, formerly known as Weight Watchers, has transitioned into modern "wellness" culture.
The ups and downs of Reddit's history

46:24 | Dec 31st, 2018

Inc. magazine senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet's Culture Laboratory."
How Imgur avoids the ugliness of social media

50:53 | Dec 26th, 2018

Imgur CEO Alan Schaaf talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about starting the image-sharing site and moderating its content. In this episode: (00:59) Schaaf's background; (03:18) Launching Imgur; (07:56) Imgur's early business plan; (15:34) Where online ...Show More
What's next for Amazon's Alexa? Maybe buying stuff for you automatically.

51:49 | Dec 24th, 2018

Bret Kinsella, the editor of the voice technology blog Voicebot.ai, talks with Recode’s Rani Molla about the future of virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant. In this episode: (01:02) Kinsella’s background; (05:07) The history of vo...Show More
Four magic words for entrepreneurs: ‘Do your fucking job.’

45:57 | Dec 19th, 2018

Scott Belsky, a venture partner at Benchmark and the chief product officer at Adobe, talks with Recode's Teddy Schleifer about his book, "The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture." In this episo...Show More
Why salad chain Sweetgreen thinks like a tech company

55:28 | Dec 17th, 2018

Jonathan Neman, the co-founder of fast food salad chain Sweetgreen, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's techie side and the future of restaurants. In this episode: (01:26) How Sweetgreen got started; (04:14) Starting up in Washington...Show More
How Peter Jackson’s team made WWI footage look new

49:12 | Dec 15th, 2018

Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson talks about his new film, a World War I documentary with sound and color called "They Shall Not Grow Old." In this episode: (00:37) Why he made the documentary; (06:21) The technology of WWI filmmaking; (08:33) J...Show More
Why it's OK to be analog in a digital world

50:43 | Dec 10th, 2018

Framebridge CEO Susan Tynan talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about starting and running the online framing startup. In this episode: (00:56) Tynan's background at the White House and LivingSocial; (03:53) What happened to LivingSocial; (06:53) Why Ty...Show More
Should Mark Zuckerberg fire himself?

1:29:23 | Dec 8th, 2018

Sam Altman, the president of YCombinator and co-chairman of OpenAI, joins Recode's Kara Swisher for this live interview at Manny's in San Francisco, moderated by Manny Yekutiel. In this episode: (01:45) What did techies think was going to happen?; (0...Show More
NBC's Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Hallie Jackson (Live)

1:27:31 | Dec 5th, 2018

In this live interview recorded in Washington, D.C., Recode's Kara Swisher talks with three NBC and MSNBC journalists — Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Hallie Jackson — about social media, politics in the Trump era and how the media is changing. In t...Show More
Facebook and Google are “the enemies of independent thought”

56:59 | Dec 3rd, 2018

The Atlantic national correspondent Franklin Foer talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his book, "World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech," which recently came out in paperback. In this episode: (01:37) Foer's background at Slate and...Show More
Casey Newton and Louie Swisher on social media, video games and 300 Recode Decodes

1:02:47 | Dec 1st, 2018

Recode's Kara Swisher talks with her older son, Louie Swisher, and the Silicon Valley editor of the Verge, Casey Newton. Thank you to all of our listeners for 300 episodes. Here's to 300 more! In this episode: (01:27) The mess at Facebook and blaming...Show More
How disinformation poisoned a ‘Facebook nation’

1:02:53 | Nov 26th, 2018

Rappler co-founder Maria Ressa talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about doing investigative journalism in the Philippines, where social media has emboldened an autocratic president. In this episode: (01:20) Ressa's background and the People Power Movem...Show More
Undocumented immigrants are people, not political props

1:03:18 | Nov 24th, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his book, "Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen," and how the shift the cultural conversation about immigration. In this episode: (01:34) Vargas' b...Show More
After 20,000 workers walked out, Google said it got the message. The workers disagree.

1:09:52 | Nov 21st, 2018

Six of the organizers of the Nov. 1 Google walkouts — Erica Anderson, Claire Stapleton, Meredith Whittaker, Stephanie Parker, Cecelia O'Neil-Hart and Amr Gaber — talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the worldwide protests came together and why G...Show More
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on Facebook, homelessness in SF and buying Time

31:45 | Nov 19th, 2018

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff talks with Recode's Kara Swisher on the latest episode of her MSNBC TV show, "Revolution." Fan of the show? It helps to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
Should the First Amendment apply to Facebook?

52:18 | Nov 19th, 2018

Jameel Jaffer, the executive director of Columbia University's Knight First Amendment Institute, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about free speech and censorship on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Fan of the show? It helps to leave a rating and...Show More
Start to Sale: Milk Bar CEO Christina Tosi

53:56 | Nov 17th, 2018

If you like Recode Decode, we think you'll also like Start to Sale. Here's the show's first episode: Christina Tosi is a superstar pastry chef, and she's also built one of the most iconic American pastry brands of this generation, Milk Bar. She talke...Show More
Why nonprofits should think more like tech companies

43:40 | Nov 14th, 2018

Stanford lecturer Kathleen Kelly Janus talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her book, "Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference." In this episode: (01:17) Janus's background and what social entrepreneur...Show More
Sally Yates: Donald Trump is trying to corrupt the Justice Department

57:08 | Nov 12th, 2018

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at the AllRaise Summit in San Francisco. (Note: This interview was recorded before the midterms, on Nov. 1). In this episode: (03:15) What Yates h...Show More
Data and the future of money in politics with RevUp CEO Steve Spinner

54:04 | Nov 10th, 2018

Former Democratic fundraiser Steve Spinner talks with Recode's Teddy Schleifer about his online fundraising startup, RevUp. In this episode: (01:17) Spinner's background; (04:04) How he got into campaign finance; (08:29) How fundraising worked in the...Show More
Why the New York Times won’t sell itself to a billionaire

42:35 | Nov 5th, 2018

A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher of the New York Times, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at a Columbia University event in New York City. In this episode: (03:05) 10 months in, how is Sulzberger doing?; (06:10) Meeting with ...Show More
Elon Musk on Tesla’s crazy year, dying on Mars and taking Saudi money

1:20:00 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about Tesla's turbulent 2018, when SpaceX will send its first rocket to Mars, why he fights with journalists on Twitter and much more. In this episode: (01:49) Using Twitter without a fi...Show More
'Good and Mad' author Rebecca Traister

1:03:40 | Oct 31st, 2018

New York Magazine writer Rebecca Traister talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger." In this episode: (01:37) Traister's background; (07:34) Her goal when she became a feminist journ...Show More
'The Fixer' author Bradley Tusk

57:34 | Oct 29th, 2018

Tusk Ventures CEO Bradley Tusk returns to Recode Decode to talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by Politics." In this episode: (01:40) How Tusk Ventures works; (06:01) Writing "The F...Show More
Hillary Clinton

1:18:49 | Oct 27th, 2018

Former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. In this episode: (3:56) The pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democrats; (...Show More
'Positive Populism' author Steve Hilton

1:02:12 | Oct 24th, 2018

Former Crowdpac CEO Steve Hilton talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his latest book, "Positive Populism," and his Fox News show, "The Next Revolution." In this episode: (01:57) Hilton's background and why he left Crowdpac; (09:45) Starting "The N...Show More
'Will & Grace' co-star Sean Hayes

1:12:07 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Actor and producer Sean Hayes talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at the Boomtown Brewery in Los Angeles. In this episode: (02:38) Hayes' background in music and dinner theater; (10:22) Moving to Los Angeles and doing com...Show More
23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki

46:34 | Oct 20th, 2018

23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at the Rock Health Summit in San Francisco. In this episode: (01:30) Elizabeth Warren's heritage and disputed science; (08:10) 23andMe's business and the FDA u...Show More
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

51:59 | Oct 17th, 2018

Eric Garcetti, the twice-elected mayor of Los Angeles, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about politics in the city and California — and why he's thinking about running for President in 2020. In this episode: (01:35) Garcetti's background; (05:09) Why...Show More
AnchorFree CEO David Gorodyansky

47:31 | Oct 15th, 2018

AnchorFree CEO David Gorodyansky talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the company's VPN app Hotspot Shield has led it to enter several other internet security concerns. In this episode: (01:52) What AnchorFree does and how it got started; (06:1...Show More
2U CEO Chip Paucek

48:47 | Oct 13th, 2018

2U CEO Chip Paucek talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the future of online college education.
Pivot: Google's data breach, Facebook Portal and Taylor Swift

35:27 | Oct 12th, 2018

If you like Recode Decode, we think you'll also like our newest podcast, Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway. Here's the latest episode. If you like it, please search for and subscribe to Pivot on your podcasting app of choice. Kara and Scott ...Show More
Former Cisco CEO John Chambers

1:01:53 | Oct 10th, 2018

John Chambers, the former chairman and CEO of Cisco, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the future of startups and his book, "Connecting the Dots: Leadership Lessons in a Startup World." In this episode: (01:43) Chambers's 26 years at Cisco and 1...Show More
'Sorry to Bother You' director Boots Riley

1:14:21 | Oct 8th, 2018

Boots Riley, the writer and director of the satirical dark comedy film "Sorry to Bother You," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Shirin Ghaffary. In this episode: (01:55) Riley's background as a musician with The Coup; (06:35) When he started think...Show More
Rep. Ro Khanna explains his internet bill of rights

55:31 | Oct 6th, 2018

Congressman Ro Khanna returns to Recode Decode to talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about his proposal for an "internet bill of rights," which Kara discussed in her latest column for the New York Times. 
'Winners Take All' author Anand Giridharadas

56:46 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Author and journalist Anand Giridharadas talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his latest book, "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World." In this episode: (02:07) Giridharadas' background; (03:38) His two previous books, "India Ca...Show More
'Full Frontal' host Samantha Bee

49:42 | Oct 1st, 2018

Samantha Bee, the host of "Full Frontal" on TBS, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about doing TV comedy in 2018 and her new political trivia app, This is Not a Game: The Game. In this episode: (02:03) "The Daily Show" and "The Detour"; (03:25) "Full ...Show More
Square CFO Sarah Friar and Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta

1:09:04 | Sep 29th, 2018

In these highlights from our September 2018 Code Commerce event, Recode's Jason Del Rey talks with two great guests: (00:57) First, he speaks to Square CFO Sarah Friar; (35:02) then, Jason interviews Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta. You can catch up on C...Show More
Jawbone Health CEO Hosain Rahman

1:04:35 | Sep 26th, 2018

Jawbone co-founder Hosain Rahman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's next act: A medical subscripton service called Jawbone Health that hopes to catch health problems early. In this episode: (01:46) Rahman's background in speech rec...Show More
BONUS: Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom in 2017

1:04:29 | Sep 25th, 2018

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are resigning from the company, six years after Facebook bought it for $1 billion. Recode reports that they had grown "increasingly frustrated and agitated with [Facebook CEO Mark] Zuckerberg and F...Show More
World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim

56:28 | Sep 24th, 2018

Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank Group, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how big data can prevent famines around the world and how to engage tech leaders in solving huge problems. In this episode: (01:46) Kim's background at WHO, ...Show More
The NYT's Maggie Haberman, HuffPost's Lydia Polgreen and actor Jane Lynch

58:46 | Sep 22nd, 2018

In this bonus episode of Recode Decode, you get two interviews for the price of one, both conducted by Recode's Kara Swisher at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit in New York City. First, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman and HuffPost editor in chief...Show More
'Swiped' director Nancy Jo Sales

58:14 | Sep 19th, 2018

Journalist and author Nancy Jo Sales talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new HBO documentary, "Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age." In this episode:03:41 - How Sales started writing about teenage culture08:20 - The psychological impact of ...Show More
'AI Superpowers' author Kai-Fu Lee

50:09 | Sep 17th, 2018

Kai-Fu Lee, the CEO of Sinovation Ventures and former president of Google China, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order." In this episode:00:55 - Lee's background & Google...Show More
Nicole Wong, former deputy CTO of the United States

57:22 | Sep 12th, 2018

Former deputy CTO of the United States Nicole Wong talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the future of tech policy and why content moderation is more complicated than many people think. In this episode:01:29 - How Wong became a First Amendment lawy...Show More
'Big Game' author Mark Leibovich

1:00:00 | Sep 10th, 2018

Mark Leibovich, the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times." In this episode:02:07 - Leibovich’s short stint as a tech reporter04:06 - ...Show More
Slack chief product officer April Underwood

1:05:18 | Sep 5th, 2018

April Underwood, the chief product officer at workplace collaboration platform Slack, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her career, diversity in Silicon Valley and the future of work. In this episode:02:06 - How Underwood got from Texas to tech...Show More
Sleeping Giants founder Matt Rivitz

54:08 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Matt Rivitz, the formerly anonymous founder of the popular Twitter account Sleeping Giants, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how he accidentally started an international campaign against advertising-supported bigotry online. In this episode:01...Show More
U.S. Justice Department antitrust lawyer Makan Delrahim

1:00:51 | Sep 1st, 2018

Makan Delrahim, the United States Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the government's attempt to stop the merger of AT&T and Time Warner and how he evaluates tech giants like Google and Faceb...Show More
'Temp' author Louis Hyman

52:45 | Aug 29th, 2018

Louis Hyman, an economic historian and professor at Cornell University, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Rani Molla about his new book, "Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary." In this episode:02:00 ...Show More
Maker Faire founder Dale Dougherty and Make Magazine editor Mike Senese

55:18 | Aug 27th, 2018

Two of the godfathers of the maker movement — Maker Faire founder Dale Dougherty and Make Magazine editor in chief Mike Senese — talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the movement has gone mainstream over the past decade. In this episode:01:39 -...Show More
Haystack founder Semil Shah

55:00 | Aug 25th, 2018

Haystack founder and Lightspeed Ventures venture partner Semil Shah talks with Recode's Teddy Schleifer about breaking into the VC world and how the industry is changing. In this episode:03:45 - How Shah got involved with tech07:57 - How hard should ...Show More
Senator Ron Wyden

35:01 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Ron Wyden, the senior U.S. Senator from Oregon, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about regulating the internet and protecting America's elections from both hackers and disinformation peddlers. In this episode:01:12 - The early days of the internet0...Show More
'High Growth Handbook' author Elad Gil

57:29 | Aug 20th, 2018

Startup advisor and Color Genomics co-founder Elad Gil talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "High Growth Handbook: Scaling Startups from 10 to 10,000 People." In this episode:00:03:30 - Why Gil stepped down as CEO of Color00:06:00 - ...Show More
Andrew Moore, dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science

45:42 | Aug 18th, 2018

Andrew Moore, the dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the future of tech education as fields like artificial intelligence and machine learning take center stage. Moore says he's...Show More
Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman

51:48 | Aug 15th, 2018

Robert Hohman, the co-founder and CEO of company-reviewing site Glassdoor, talks about how the company has evolved since its early days, when Hohman wanted to merge employer transparency with the gaming sensibilities of World of Warcraft. He explains...Show More
Dr. Jen Gunter, OB/GYN and the internet's favorite Goop critic

54:42 | Aug 13th, 2018

Jen Gunter, an OB/GYN and pain medicine physician, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how celebrity wellness brands have been overtaken by "medical conspiracy theories" and dangerous recommendations — for example, that bras cause breast cancer. A...Show More
BONUS: Uber Eats boss Jason Droege

47:27 | Aug 8th, 2018

If you enjoy Recode Decode, we think you'd also like the Eater Upsell. Here's a recent episode of the show: Jason Droege, the man in charge of Uber Eats, talks with Eater's Dan Geneen about how the service started, how it interfaces with restaurants...Show More
Sidecar co-founder Sunil Paul

57:36 | Aug 6th, 2018

Sidecar co-founder Sunil Paul talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his popular guest column for Recode, “The scooter wars will be a bloodbath, and Uber will win.” He elaborates on why that is and shares his thoughts about the broader transportation...Show More
Grab co-founder Hooi Ling Tan

28:07 | Aug 1st, 2018

Hooi Ling Tan, the co-founder of southeast Asian ride-hailing company Grab, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2018 Rise conference in Hong Kong. Tan says Grab is opening up a platform for more services beyond ride-hailing because it wants to ad...Show More
'The Billionaire Raj' author James Crabtree

46:26 | Jul 28th, 2018

Journalist James Crabtree talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India's New Gilded Age." Crabtree says India's development of a super-rich billionaire class has heightened the country's already-i...Show More
WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg

57:29 | Jul 25th, 2018

Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the blogging platform has evolved in the 13 years since it launched, powering a huge number of websites that included AllThingsD and an earlier version of Recode....Show More
'Valley of Genius' author Adam Fisher

59:27 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Writer Adam Fisher talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new oral history, 'Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley.' Fisher interviewed some of tech's biggest names for the book, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, but ...Show More
Alibaba exec Joe Tsai (Live at Code 2018)

31:40 | Jul 21st, 2018

Joe Tsai, the executive vice chairman of Chinese commerce giant Alibaba, talks with Recode’s Jason Del Rey at the 2018 Code Conference. He says that Alibaba has not tried to do a big acquisition deal in the U.S., but is definitely looking to create s...Show More
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: The Kara Swisher interview

1:22:00 | Jul 18th, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about a litany of issues, including the Cambridge Analytica scandal and why Infowars and other conspiracy theorists, like Holocaust deniers, don't get kicked off Facebook. He says he belie...Show More
How social media bots could tank your stock price

48:36 | Jul 16th, 2018

Zignal Labs CEO Josh Ginsberg talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the “massive amounts of bot activity” that his media intelligence company has started detecting on social media. In everything from political elections to the debates over Roseanne ...Show More
Tinder parent company Match Group prepares for battle with Facebook

54:17 | Jul 14th, 2018

Mandy Ginsberg, the CEO of Match Group, talks with Recode's Kurt Wagner about how her company became dominant in online dating — it owns sites and apps like Match.com, Tinder and OKCupid — and how it's dealing with competitors like Bumble and Faceboo...Show More
Why do some in the tech community support universal basic income? They're 'terrified' about the future.

51:42 | Jul 11th, 2018

Journalist Annie Lowrey talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World." Lowrey says there's ample evidence from countries like India, ...Show More
Why Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is donating millions for journalism

51:43 | Jul 9th, 2018

Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his foundation's recent donation of $20 million to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Newmark says the school is advancing good jou...Show More
Box CEO Aaron Levie talks tech regulation and the future of jobs

1:04:30 | Jul 7th, 2018

Aaron Levie, the CEO of enterprise security and file-sharing service Box, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how businesses are simultaneously turning to multiple vendors — including Box and its competitors — to solve workplace IT problems that u...Show More
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky (Live at Code 2018)

40:25 | Jul 4th, 2018

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Dan Frommer at the 2018 Code Conference. Chesky talks about Airbnb’s expansion into “the experience economy," encouraging local hosts to help visitors find fun activities in their area. He ...Show More
Matt Cutts: Why more tech workers should come to D.C.

48:21 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Matt Cutts, the acting administrator of the U.S. Digital Service, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how his team is trying to modernize government agencies and make services like Medicare and veterans’ benefits more user-friendly. Cutts spent ne...Show More
How Nat Geo uses Instagram to stay relevant

55:28 | Jun 27th, 2018

National Geographic executives Courteney Monroe, Rachel Webber and Susan Goldberg talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the 130-year-old media company is staying relevant in the digital age. Monroe oversees its global network of TV channels, Webb...Show More
How Silicon Valley is responding to the immigration crisis

56:23 | Jun 25th, 2018

Charlotte and Dave Willner, creators of the hugely successful Facebook fundraising campaign called “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child,” talk with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how they raised more than $20 million in one week for RAICES, a l...Show More
Microsoft President Brad Smith (Live at Code 2018)

38:54 | Jun 23rd, 2018

Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Conference. Smith reflects on what Microsoft learned from losing the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit in 2001, which broke the company up. He explain...Show More
Tom Peters, management expert and author of ‘The Excellence Dividend’

53:26 | Jun 20th, 2018

Author and management expert Tom Peters talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last.” Peters says artificial intelligence may have profound effects on the...Show More
Michael Barbaro, host of the New York Times podcast The Daily (Live)

1:09:49 | Jun 18th, 2018

Michael Barbaro, who hosts the hit podcast The Daily for the New York Times, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Barbaro explains why he fell in love with newspapers at a young age, how ...Show More
Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake (Live at Code 2018)

31:42 | Jun 16th, 2018

Katrina Lake, the CEO of apparel delivery company Stitch Fix, talks with Recode’s Jason Del Rey at the 2018 Code Conference. Lake explains why Stitch Fix went public in 2017 even though it was healthy and profitable and what she has learned from the ...Show More
Linda McMahon, U.S. Small Business Administrator (Live at Code 2018)

41:45 | Jun 13th, 2018

Linda McMahon, the former pro wrestling executive who now leads the Trump administration’s Small Business Administration, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Conference. McMahon explains how the nonpartisan SBA is reckoning with today’s...Show More
U.S. Senator Mark Warner (Live at Code 2018)

43:17 | Jun 11th, 2018

Mark Warner, the senior United States Senator from Virginia, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka at the 2018 Code Conference. Warner talks about the competing Senate and House reports on Russia’s use of tech platforms to meddle in the 20...Show More
How tech can fix its diversity problem: The Code 2018 panel

43:18 | Jun 9th, 2018

Recode’s Kara Swisher talks with three tech leaders about actual solutions for advancing diversity in the industry. Cowboy Ventures partner Aileen Lee, theBoardlist founder Sukhinder Singh Cassidy and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith ...Show More
From Ben Franklin to Google: Jessica Weisberg traces the history of advice in ‘Asking for a Friend’

50:13 | Jun 6th, 2018

Writer and audio producer Jessica Weisberg talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her new book, “Asking for a Friend: Three Centuries of Advice on Life, Love, Money, and Other Burning Questions from a Nation Obsessed.” Starting in 1690s London, Weisb...Show More
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (Live at Code 2018)

39:19 | Jun 4th, 2018

Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of ride-hailing company Uber, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Conference. Khosrowshahi says he didn’t expect to be offered the CEO job and turned it down, but is happy he accepted it in the end. He explain...Show More
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel (Live at Code 2018)

44:32 | Jun 2nd, 2018

Evan Spiegel, the co-founder and CEO of Snapchat maker Snap, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Conference. Spiegel talks about why Snapchat underwent a controversial redesign, why it partially reversed that decision and what he learne...Show More
How to save American jobs in the age of disruption

1:03:37 | May 30th, 2018

Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about "The Work Ahead," a new report, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, on the 21st century American workforce. Pritzker co-chaired the committee that deve...Show More
General Michael Hayden on Donald Trump’s ‘assault on intelligence’

1:02:50 | May 28th, 2018

Retired U.S. Air Force General Michael Hayden talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in the Age of Lies.” Hayden, who directed the NSA under President Clinton and the CIA under Pr...Show More
Congressman Ro Khanna: We need an 'internet bill of rights'

55:15 | May 26th, 2018

U.S. Representative Ro Khanna, D-Calif., talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his proposal for an "internet bill of rights" to protect consumers' privacy, security and ability to move or delete their data. Khanna represents California's 17th distri...Show More
How to succeed in tech: Be lucky and ruthless

52:04 | May 23rd, 2018

Author Corey Pein talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey Into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley.” Pein moved to San Francisco to report the book, assuming the role of an entrepreneur looking to get r...Show More
John Carreyrou on lies and 'Bad Blood' at Theranos

1:06:24 | May 21st, 2018

Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup." Carreyrou explains how Stanford dropout Elizabeth Holmes' company raised nearly ...Show More
Recode Media: Robin Williams biographer Dave Itzkoff

50:01 | May 19th, 2018

If you like Recode Decode, we think you'd also like Recode Media with Peter Kafka. Here's the latest episode of the show: New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about his new book, "Robin: The Definitive Biography of Ro...Show More
Michael Pollan: LSD and other psychedelics inspired some of Silicon Valley’s greatest inventions

1:03:23 | May 16th, 2018

Journalist and author Michael Pollan talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.” Pollan, perhaps...Show More
John Doerr: How to run your company like Bill Gates or Bono

59:55 | May 14th, 2018

John Doerr, the chairman of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Teddy Schleifer about his new book, "Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs...Show More
How 'Microtrends' affect everything, from marriage to Trump

1:05:47 | May 12th, 2018

Former political strategist and pollster Mark Penn talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Microtrends Squared: The New Small Forces Driving the Big Disruptions Today." He describes it as a less optimistic sequel to his 2007 book "Micro...Show More
Tech execs are ‘weenies,’ Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario says

48:45 | May 9th, 2018

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about why her company is suing President Donald Trump, and why she is publicly insulting Silicon Valley executives, calling them “weenies” and “pathetic.” Marcario suggests that it’s unpatr...Show More
Why 'Lean In: The Movie' didn't happen (Nell Scovell, author, 'Just the Funny Parts')

1:07:26 | May 7th, 2018

Writer and comedian Nell Scovell talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Just the Funny Parts," in front of a live audience in San Francisco. Scovell, who has written on TV shows like "The Simpsons," "Murphy Brown" and "Coach," also co-...Show More
José Andrés on feeding Puerto Rico and the 'power of food' (Live)

1:00:08 | May 5th, 2018

Celebrity chef José Andrés talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Andrés explains how his food NGO, World Central Kitchen, deployed its chefs to disaster-struck areas like Houston and Puer...Show More
Ronan Farrow on ‘War on Peace,’ Harvey Weinstein and winning a Pulitzer

1:13:34 | May 2nd, 2018

Investigative journalist Ronan Farrow talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence.” The book explores how the Trump administration is “laying waste to the State Depart...Show More
Sally Kohn on 'The Opposite of Hate,' Fox News and Joy Reid

1:19:44 | Apr 30th, 2018

CNN political commentator Sally Kohn talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity." Kohn's publicity tour for the book has been tangled up in allegations that she misquoted and mi...Show More
New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo explains the 'Frightful Five'

1:06:50 | Apr 28th, 2018

Farhad Manjoo, a technology columnist for the New York Times, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at the University of California, Berkeley's journalism school. Manjoo explains why he refers to five of the world's largest tec...Show More
Silicon Valley’s first disruptors (John Hennessy and Dave Patterson, winners, 2017 Turing Award)

53:53 | Apr 25th, 2018

Alphabet chairman John Hennessy and Google distinguished engineer Dave Patterson talk with Recode’s Kara Swisher about winning the 2017 Turing Award, a prestigious achievement in computer science. In the 1980s, Hennessy and Patterson developed a revo...Show More
The dark side of dating apps (Joanna Coles, author, 'Love Rules')

1:07:22 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Joanna Coles, the chief content officer at Hearst, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World." Coles says dating apps can be a great tool for meeting new people, but they can ...Show More
The ‘invisible startups’ of LA Tech (Mark Suster, managing partner, Upfront Ventures)

1:09:32 | Apr 18th, 2018

Upfront Ventures Managing Partner Mark Suster talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about leading the oldest and largest venture capital firm in Los Angeles. He explains why he rejects the term “Silicon Beach,” preferring “LA Tech,” and what people miss w...Show More
BlackBerry CEO John Chen wants somebody to make a new BlackBerry

53:09 | Apr 16th, 2018

BlackBerry CEO John Chen talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how the once-pioneering mobile phone company has happily pivoted into a new business model, focusing on enterprise security and embedded technology for connected cars. Chen says “somebod...Show More
Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman: Silicon Valley has 'lost its purpose'

54:52 | Apr 11th, 2018

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the phenomenon of techlash and why people are just now "waking up" to Silicon Valley's dark side. Stoppelman's company has feuded for years with its much larger rival Google, which Yel...Show More
Hillary Clinton advisor and "Dear Madam President" author Jennifer Palmieri

1:10:49 | Apr 9th, 2018

Jennifer Palmieri, the communications director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential campaign, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World." Palmieri reflects on the...Show More
Apple CEO Tim Cook: The uncut 'Revolution' interview

1:16:55 | Apr 7th, 2018

Recode's Kara Swisher and MSNBC's Chris Hayes talk with Apple CEO Tim Cook on the second episode of "Revolution." The interview was held in front of a live audience the day after Apple's education-focused event in Chicago, but Cook also talks about p...Show More
Google CEO Sundar Pichai and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (Live)

50:32 | Apr 4th, 2018

Recode's Kara Swisher and MSNBC's Ari Melber interview Google CEO Sundar Pichai and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in this episode of 'Revolution,' which first aired on MSNBC in January. Make sure to tune in this Friday for a new episode of 'Revolution,'...Show More
Former White House advisor Valerie Jarrett: Trump won. What now?

1:09:25 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Valerie Jarrett, a former senior advisor to President Obama, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at South by Southwest 2018. Jarrett is now on the boards of two tech companies, but when she first got to the White House, she didn't know what Twitter was ...Show More
Maria Shriver and Christina Schwarzenegger discuss 'Take Your Pills'

49:53 | Mar 31st, 2018

Maria Shriver, the former first lady of California, and her daughter Christina Schwarzenegger talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about "Take Your Pills," a new Netflix documentary they executive produced. Schwarzenegger says her experience at Georgetown...Show More
Flying cars are the future of military transportation

54:13 | Mar 28th, 2018

Christopher Kirchhoff, a former partner at DIUx, the Pentagon’s Silicon Valley office, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how the Defense Department is trying to be smarter about technology. Kirchhoff says the U.S. military can benefit greatly fr...Show More
What men and women need to know about working together

1:05:34 | Mar 26th, 2018

Journalist and writer Joanne Lipman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together." Lipman, previously the editor in chief of USA Today and deput...Show More
Therapist Esther Perel: Tinder and Instagram are 'crippling' our relationships

56:02 | Mar 21st, 2018

Sex and relationship therapist Esther Perel, the host of the podcast "Where Should We Begin?", talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at South by Southwest 2018 in Austin, Texas. Perel's new book "The State of Affairs" sets out to change the popular conver...Show More
Anthony 'The Mooch' Scaramucci: Trump has secret admirers in Silicon Valley

1:29:42 | Mar 19th, 2018

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his infamous 11-day stint in the Trump administration, his recently announced book deal and why he thinks the president will win re-election in 2020....Show More
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on sex, #MeToo and North Korea (Live from SXSW)

59:29 | Mar 17th, 2018

CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new series, "Sex and Love Around the World." Speaking in front of a live audience at South By Southwest 2018, Amanpour says the show convinced her th...Show More
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes: Why guaranteed income makes sense

1:02:39 | Mar 14th, 2018

Chris Hughes, the co-founder of Facebook and former owner of The New Republic, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn.” In it, Hughes argues that working people should receive a guarante...Show More
Sen. Chuck Schumer on Amazon, net neutrality and the 2018 midterms

44:37 | Mar 12th, 2018

Chuck Schumer, the senior U.S. Senator from New York, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen about a range of tech-related issues, including immigration, net neutrality and Russian election meddling. He hopes to enlis...Show More
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on techlash and #MeToo (Live)

34:10 | Mar 7th, 2018

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2018 Lesbians Who Tech Summit in San Francisco, Calif. Sandberg talks about how Facebook is responding to reports of Russian election-meddling on its platform, why people are lashin...Show More
Is 'Uber meets Harvard' the future of learning?

49:25 | Mar 5th, 2018

GLG President and CEO Alexander Saint-Amand talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about running a learning platform for investors and business professionals. Saint-Amand describes the company as "Uber meets Harvard" because it facilitates on-demand and on...Show More
Why Katie Couric left Yahoo

1:17:51 | Feb 28th, 2018

Journalist Katie Couric and Recode’s Kara Swisher talk about their careers in journalism, as well as social media, job automation, tech addiction and the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. Couric, who previously hosted the “Today Show” and “CBS Evening ...Show More
Can an alt-weekly newspaper survive in 2018?

51:39 | Feb 26th, 2018

Entrepreneur and investor Mark Ein talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his recent purchase of the Washington City Paper, an alternative weekly newspaper in Washington, D.C. Ein says he’s been inspired by the revitalization of The Washington Post u...Show More
What’s missing from the startup ecosystem? (Jennifer Fonstad, co-founder, Aspect Ventures)

54:36 | Feb 21st, 2018

Aspect Ventures co-founder Jennifer Fonstad talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how venture capital works in 2018, when Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have access to more money from more sources than ever before. But that that money is not spread ou...Show More
Why cryptocurrencies matter (Sarah Tavel, partner, Benchmark)

1:11:32 | Feb 19th, 2018

Benchmark partner Sarah Tavel talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Teddy Schleifer about her career in tech companies and venture capital. Her resume includes stints at Pinterest, Bessemer Venture Partners and Greylock Partners, but last year she bec...Show More
HuffPost editor in chief Lydia Polgreen (Live at Code Media 2018)

41:18 | Feb 17th, 2018

Lydia Polgreen, the editor in chief of HuffPost — the website formerly known as The Huffington Post — talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif. Polgreen explains what she has been c...Show More
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (Live at Code Media 2018)

43:32 | Feb 14th, 2018

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif. She explains why YouTube opted not to ban one of its stars, Logan Paul, despite a recent string of controviersies including a vi...Show More
How VR can change your brain (Jeremy Bailenson, author, 'Experience on Demand')

49:22 | Feb 12th, 2018

Jeremy Bailenson, the director of Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do." Bailenson came to Stanford ...Show More
What Abraham Lincoln and Rachel Carson can teach us about leadership

1:01:58 | Feb 7th, 2018

Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her new book, “Forged In Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times.” In it, Koehn chronicles the lives of five leaders who had to overcome a cris...Show More
How to fix Silicon Valley's 'Brotopia'

1:06:00 | Feb 5th, 2018

Bloomberg Technology executive producer Emily Chang talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her new book, “Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley.” Chang says the idea for the book originated when venture capitalist Michael Moritz sugg...Show More
Tech is now a weapon for propaganda (Dipayan Ghosh and Ben Scott, co-authors, ‘Digital Deceit’)

1:01:31 | Jan 31st, 2018

New America fellow Dipayan Ghosh and senior advisor Ben Scott talk with Recode’s Kara Swisher about their new policy paper, “Digital Deceit: The Technologies Behind Precision Propaganda on the Internet.” Both alumni of the Obama administration, Ghosh...Show More
Social media can't surprise us anymore (Chuck Todd, moderator, 'Meet the Press')

1:09:19 | Jan 29th, 2018

NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how he's evolving what it means to be the host of the longest-running series in TV history, "Meet the Press." Todd discusses how a childhood interest in politics led him to...Show More
What's funny about Trump? (Alexandra Petri, columnist, the Washington Post)

52:38 | Jan 24th, 2018

Alexandra Petri, who writes the Compost blog for The Washington Post, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Chorus CEO Dick Costolo about making fun of politics. Petri says some politicans have a sense of humor about her columns, but others don’t like...Show More
How to fix the problems caused by tech (Andrew Keen, author, 'How to Fix the Future')

1:03:56 | Jan 22nd, 2018

"How to Fix the Future" author Andrew Keen talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, which examines reasonable solutions to the social and political disruptions created by the digital revolution. Keen says tech is neither the solution nor ...Show More
Where’s the money in online comedy? (Gregg Spiridellis, CEO, JibJab)

1:02:43 | Jan 17th, 2018

JibJab CEO Gregg Spiridellis talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Chorus CEO Dick Costolo about how the company has adapted to the ever-changing internet over the past two decades. JibJab was on the verge of shutting down when it released “This Land,...Show More
Sex, the internet and the 1990s (David Friend, author, ‘The Naughty Nineties’)

1:01:03 | Jan 15th, 2018

David Friend, Vanity Fair’s editor of creative development, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido.” Much of today’s social and political unrest can be traced back to the sea cha...Show More
I quit Google to be a comedian (Sarah Cooper, author, "100 Tricks To Appear Smart in Meetings”)

1:08:43 | Jan 10th, 2018

Comedian Sarah Cooper talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Chorus CEO Dick Costolo about why she left a career in the tech industry to become a stand-up comic. Cooper has made tech a central part of her comedy and has written a book based in part on ...Show More
How to fix your company's culture (Patty McCord, author, "Powerful")

1:07:56 | Jan 8th, 2018

Patty McCord, the former chief talent officer at Netflix and author of that company's famous "culture deck," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility." McCord recalls how CEO Ree...Show More
Silicon Valley can't take a joke (Dick Costolo, CEO, Chorus)

1:04:39 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Chorus CEO Dick Costolo, the former CEO of Twitter, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why he loves comedy and why his peers in the tech community are so infrequently "in on the joke." Before he was a tech entrepreneur, Costolo wanted to be a com...Show More
Kara Swisher visits the Longform Podcast (Live)

56:58 | Jan 1st, 2018

The host of the Longform Podcast, Evan Ratliff, interviews Recode’s Kara Swisher in front of a live audience in San Francisco about how she got started in journalism and how she does her job today. Downloading a book for the first time convinced Swis...Show More
Why Grindr started a magazine (Zach Stafford and Trish Bendix, editors, Into)

1:04:48 | Dec 27th, 2017

Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Casey Newton talk with Zach Stafford and Trish Bendix, the editor in chief and managing editor of Into — a queer lifestyle magazine published by the dating app Grindr. They talk about why LGBT people have histori...Show More
Uber's Tony West and Eric Holder on exposing wrongdoing (Live)

33:24 | Dec 25th, 2017

Recode's Kara Swisher talks with former attorney general Eric Holder, who led an investigation into Uber's management earlier this year, and the company's new Chief Legal Officer, Tony West. They discuss how Uber is evolving in the wake of the Holder...Show More
Sports columnist Christine Brennan previews her 18th consecutive Olympics

1:07:14 | Dec 23rd, 2017

Christine Brennan, the sports columnist for USA Today, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the February 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, which will be Brenann’s 18th consecutive Olympics. She previews what events she's most i...Show More
Bitcoin is just getting started (Megan Quinn, general partner, Spark Capital)

1:25:03 | Dec 20th, 2017

Spark Capital General Partner Megan Quinn talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Casey Newton about the evolving balance between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Quinn, an investor in the cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase, expl...Show More
Silicon Valley is threatening democracy (Noam Cohen, author, 'The Know-It-Alls')

49:58 | Dec 18th, 2017

Author and former New York Times columnist Noam Cohen talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball." In the book, Cohen argues that a libertarian...Show More
The future of the audio industry (Andrew Mason, CEO, Descript)

1:05:25 | Dec 13th, 2017

Andrew Mason, the founder and former CEO of Groupon, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Casey Newton about his latest startup, Descript. The company bills itself as a “word processor for audio,” making podcasts and other spoken word rec...Show More
Kara Swisher visits Pod Save America (Live)

19:31 | Dec 11th, 2017

Recode's Kara Swisher talks with Crooked Media's Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor and Dan Pfeiffer, appearing as a guest on a live taping of their podcast, Pod Save America, in Oakland, California. The group talks about the regulatory challenges...Show More
Elon Musk was once like you (Daniel Gross, partner, Y Combinator)

1:07:53 | Dec 6th, 2017

Y Combinator Partner Daniel Gross talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Casey Newton about why he returned to the startup incubator that gave him his start in Silicon Valley. Gross co-founded the personal search engine Cue, which Apple bou...Show More
Margrethe Vestager: 'This is the biggest wake-up call we've ever had'

18:17 | Nov 29th, 2017

Margrethe Vestager, Europe's commissioner for competition, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. Vestager explains how the E.U. is trying to make tech companies more transparent and accou...Show More
How Reid Hoffman would fix social media (Live)

42:40 | Nov 27th, 2017

Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn and a general partner at Greylock Partners, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at the Anti-Defamation League conference "Never Is Now" in San Francisco. Hoffman says the people who wo...Show More
Greta Van Susteren is not giving up on social media

59:04 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Former cable news anchor Greta Van Susteren talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and SKDK's Hilary Rosen about her new book, "Everything You Need to Know about Social Media (Without Having to Call a Kid)." Van Susteren spent long stints hosting shows at ...Show More
Why magazine mogul Tina Brown is 'angry and upset' at Google and Facebook

1:13:43 | Nov 20th, 2017

Tina Brown — the former editor of Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, the Daily Beast and more — talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 - 1992." In the book, she looks back on the tell-all diary she kept at the t...Show More
How tech is changing state politics (Stacey Abrams, candidate for governor, Georgia)

1:04:18 | Nov 15th, 2017

Stacey Abrams, a candidate running for governor of Georgia and former minority leader of its general assembly, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and SKDK's Hilary Rosen about the early stages of the campaign. Abrams explains why everyone needs to be t...Show More
How to fight extremism online (Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO, Anti-Defamation League)

1:03:49 | Nov 13th, 2017

Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how the century-old nonprofit is evolving to fight antisemitism and other forms of extremism in the digital age. Greenblatt explains how online platfor...Show More
Journalists covering Trump need to ‘tone it down’ (Katy Tur, author, ‘Unbelievable.’)

1:03:19 | Nov 8th, 2017

MSNBC anchor Katy Tur talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and SKDK's Hilary Rosen about her new book, "Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History." While she was at NBC News, Tur was the first reporter assigned to cover...Show More
A 'magical formula' for better decision-making (Ray Dalio, author, 'Principles: Life and Work')

1:06:41 | Nov 6th, 2017

Ray Dalio, the founder of the world's largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Principles: Life and Work." In it, he lays out how he makes smarter decisions based on clearly articulated criteria...Show More
Silicon Valley's D.C. showdown, explained (Luther Lowe, Yelp; Beth Wilkinson, Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz)

1:09:28 | Nov 1st, 2017

Recode's Kara Swisher and SKDK's Hilary Rosen talk about tech, regulation and politics with two special guests: Luther Lowe, the vice president of public policy at Yelp, and Beth Wilkinson, the co-founder of trial law firm Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz. T...Show More
Why I'm not afraid of Amazon (David Rosenblatt, CEO, 1stdibs)

55:58 | Oct 30th, 2017

1stdibs CEO David Rosenblatt explains how his company, a marketplace for rare luxury products, made the transition from an advertising to e-commerce. Unlike other executives in the commerce space, Rosenblatt isn't worried about Amazon competing with ...Show More
Can Silicon Valley get its mojo back? (Live)

38:55 | Oct 25th, 2017

Kara Swisher joins venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, theBoardlist founder Sukhinder Singh Cassidy and Uptake CEO Brad Keywell in this live discussion about tech culture from the 2017 Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, moderated by Nick Bilton. ...Show More
What Leonardo da Vinci can teach us about tech (Walter Isaacson, author, 'Leonardo da Vinci')

1:11:11 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Author Walter Isaacson talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new biography of Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, which he describes has a "culmination" of themes he explored in past books about Ada Lovelace, Ben Franklin and Stev...Show More
Tech elites are heading for a 'big backlash' (Tim O'Reilly, author, 'WTF?')

48:05 | Oct 18th, 2017

O’Reilly Media founder Tim O’Reilly talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us.” O'Reilly argues that society could be headed for either the good type of “WTF” — one of amazement — or the bad ty...Show More
Why the 'Google memo' author had to be fired (Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube)

1:04:03 | Oct 16th, 2017

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how YouTube has grown since she assumed that role in 2014, and how it's making original content differently than other video platforms like Netflix. Previously Google's advertising bos...Show More
Broadcast TV is not dead (Ilene Chaiken, showrunner, ‘Empire’)

1:07:32 | Oct 11th, 2017

Ilene Chaiken, the creator of “The L Word” and showrunner for “Empire,” talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2017 edition of Werk It, WNYC’s women-in-podcasting festival. Chaiken explains how she got “The L Word” made at Showtime, even though the ...Show More
Why Shonda Rhimes left ABC for Netflix (Live)

43:04 | Oct 9th, 2017

ShondaLand CEO Shonda Rhimes, the TV producer behind hits like "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away With Murder," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2017 Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. Rhimes says she took a four-year exclusiv...Show More
Jared Leto on playing a tech trillionaire in 'Blade Runner 2049'

31:20 | Oct 7th, 2017

"Blade Runner 2049" actor Jared Leto talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about portraying Niander Wallace, a trillionaire tech mogul. By the start of the new movie, Wallace has saved humanity from starvation and rebooted the development of humanlike rob...Show More
“Free speech” is cheap (Ellen Pao, author, “Reset”)

1:07:57 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Investor Ellen Pao talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her new book, “Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change,” which chronicles Pao’s 2015 court battle against her former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She reflects on why th...Show More
God, the Washington Post and the meaning of life (Sally Quinn, author, "Finding Magic")

1:05:33 | Sep 27th, 2017

Sally Quinn, the author of "Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book and her career in journalism. Quinn got her start covering the Washington, D.C., party circuit for the Washington Post under its then-...Show More
Donald Trump, explained (Maggie Haberman, New York Times, and David Fahrenthold, Washington Post)

1:07:21 | Sep 25th, 2017

New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman and Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold talk with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. Both known for their coverage of Donald Trump's campaign and White H...Show More
Why one investor is 'cringing' at tech IPOs (Maha Ibrahim, general partner, Canaan)

1:03:16 | Sep 18th, 2017

Maha Ibrahim, a general partner at Canaan Partners, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her more than 17 years in venture capital, joining Canaan right before the first dot-com bubble burst. Ibrahim says a lot of her fellow investors have only eve...Show More
What Amazon should buy next (Scott Galloway, author, “The Four”)

1:09:09 | Sep 11th, 2017

New York University professor Scott Galloway returns to the podcast to talk with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his first book, “The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google,” which comes out on Oct. 3. Galloway predicts that Amazon w...Show More
The race for self-driving cars is on (Chris Urmson, CEO, Aurora)

1:05:08 | Sep 4th, 2017

Chris Urmson, the CEO of Aurora and former CTO of self-driving cars at Google, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about when autonomous vehicles will replace human-driven ones. Urmson, who started working on the technology at Carnegie Mellon University...Show More
Venture capital is headed for a ‘huge, rude awakening' (Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO, Social Capital)

1:16:18 | Aug 28th, 2017

Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the future of capitalism and investing, which he says will look less and less like traditional venture capital, as firms like his embed themselves at a deep operational le...Show More
The future of tech jobs in coal country

1:06:43 | Aug 21st, 2017

Recode’s Kara Swisher heads to Louisville, Ky., to talk about the future of work with a panel of local-minded techies: Interapt CEO Ankur Gopal, Code Louisville founder Rider Rodriguez, TechHire Eastern Kentucky student Crystal Adkins and Tech Jobs T...Show More
Lyft will always have human drivers (Taggart Matthiesen, director of product, Lyft)

59:43 | Aug 14th, 2017

Lyft Director of Product Taggart Matthiesen talks with Recode’s Johana Bhuiyan about the ride-hailing company’s push into self-driving cars. Matthiesen predicts that Lyft will slowly evolve into a hybrid transportation service, with users summoning r...Show More
You don't have to lead like Steve Jobs (Chris Kuenne and John Danner, authors, 'Built for Growth')

55:30 | Aug 7th, 2017

Chris Kuenne and John Danner talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their new book, "Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win." Kuenne and Danner argue that, contrary to the conventional wisdom...Show More
What tech gets wrong about harassment (Erica Baker, director of engineering, Kickstarter; Sarah Kunst, CEO, ProDay)

1:15:00 | Jul 31st, 2017

Diversity advocate and Kickstarter director Erica Baker and ProDay CEO Sarah Kunst talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about the conditions that led so many venture capitalists to abuse their power over female tech founders. Kunst, who was sexually haras...Show More