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Ezra Klein and Kara Swisher on the future of journalism

1:34:52 | 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 back...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

1:11:18 | 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: (01:5...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?

44:16 | 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 ...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

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 selling beauty products online

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."

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 ...Show More

Serial Box CEO Molly Barton wants to change how you read

43:41 | 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 the future of innovation in Silicon Valley

1:07:12 | Jan 5th

Khosla Ventures partner Keith Rabois talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the current startup and venture capital landscape.

Why Weight Watchers is now WW

45:30 | 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

44:15 | 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

48:15 | 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 onli...Show More

What's next for Amazon's Alexa? Maybe buying stuff for you automatically.

47:40 | 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...Show More

Four magic words for entrepreneurs: ‘Do your fucking job.’

45:01 | 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 ep...Show More

Why salad chain Sweetgreen thinks like a tech company

53:52 | 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 Washing...Show More

How Peter Jackson’s team made WWI footage look new

45:47 | 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; (08:3...Show More

Why it's OK to be analog in a digital world

49:46 | 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...Show More

Should Mark Zuckerberg fire himself?

1:28:43 | 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?;...Show More

NBC's Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Hallie Jackson (Live)

1:26:17 | 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. I...Show More

Facebook and Google are “the enemies of independent thought”

56:05 | 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 ...Show More

Casey Newton and Louie Swisher on social media, video games and 300 Recode Decodes

58:57 | 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 blam...Show More

How disinformation poisoned a ‘Facebook nation’

1:01:35 | 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 Mo...Show More

Undocumented immigrants are people, not political props

1:01:35 | 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...Show More

After 20,000 workers walked out, Google said it got the message. The workers disagree.

1:08:52 | 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

28:48 | 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?

51:28 | 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 ...Show More

Start to Sale: Milk Bar CEO Christina Tosi

52:57 | 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 ta...Show More

“We are living in a golden age of philanthropy”

43:38 | 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 entrepren...Show More

Sally Yates: Donald Trump is trying to corrupt the Justice Department

55:11 | 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 Yate...Show More

Data and the future of money in politics with RevUp CEO Steve Spinner

53:14 | 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 ...Show More

Why the New York Times won’t sell itself to a billionaire

41:13 | 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 wi...Show More

Elon Musk on Tesla’s crazy year, dying on Mars and taking Saudi money

1:19:02 | 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...Show More

'Good and Mad' author Rebecca Traister

1:00:36 | 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 jo...Show More

'The Fixer' author Bradley Tusk

57:54 | 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 "Th...Show More

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

1:18:40 | 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

59:38 | 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 "Th...Show More

'Will & Grace' co-star Sean Hayes

1:11:55 | 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 ...Show More

23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki

45:15 | 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 FD...Show More

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

49:28 | 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) ...Show More

AnchorFree CEO David Gorodyansky

45:39 | 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; (0...Show More

2U CEO Chip Paucek

46:11 | 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

31:23 | 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 Sco...Show More

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers

58:17 | 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 an...Show More

'Sorry to Bother You' director Boots Riley

1:14:17 | 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 t...Show More

Rep. Ro Khanna explains his internet bill of rights

44:24 | 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

56:27 | 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...Show More

'Full Frontal' host Samantha Bee

47:35 | 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) "Fu...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 r...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 o...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 & Goog...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 la...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 te...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:...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:02:0...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 interne...Show More

'High Growth Handbook' author Elad Gil

57:28 | 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

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 restauran...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 ...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'

49:52 | 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 education?

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)

42:57 | 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

How Uber is trying to fix itself (Frances Frei, SVP of leadership and strategy, Uber)

1:30:20 | Jul 26th, 2017

Live onstage: Uber SVP Frances Frei talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the future of the beleaguered ride-hailing company. Frei came to Uber from Harvard Business School, where she studied leadership and diversity, and says the company's problems...Show More

Government should fight tech’s ‘corporate villainy’ (Cory Booker, U.S. Senator)

1:08:41 | Jul 24th, 2017

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker talks with Recode’s Tony Romm about the current state of politics under President Trump and how he thinks the U.S. government should respond to the tech sector. Booker says he’s eager to see Trump gone, but that Democra...Show More

How humans and AI can work together (Tolga Kurtoglu, CEO, PARC)

49:50 | Jul 17th, 2017

PARC CEO Tolga Kurtoglu talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about leading the iconic Silicon Valley research and development firm, formerly known as Xerox PARC, which works with companies and government agencies to imagine the future of work. Kurtoglu s...Show More

What Russians really think of America (Lisa Dickey, author, 'Bears in the Streets')

57:41 | Jul 10th, 2017

"Bears in the Streets" author Lisa Dickey talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, which chronicles three trips to Russia at three very different times in its history — 1995, 2005 and 2015. Dickey's first journey across the continent was ...Show More

Silicon Valley should think like Spider-Man (Reid Hoffman, partner, Greylock)

1:11:18 | Jul 3rd, 2017

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, now a venture capitalist at Greylock Partners, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about why Silicon Valley has remained the epicenter of tech for decades and what’s next for entrepreneurs, investors and consumers. Hoffman...Show More

Uber can change (Adam Lashinsky, author, 'Wild Ride')

1:13:08 | Jun 26th, 2017

Fortune Executive Editor Adam Lashinsky talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book "Wild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination." In this live interview, recorded after Travis Kalanick had announced a leave of absence from Uber but b...Show More

BONUS: Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (Code Conference 2017)

33:58 | Jun 25th, 2017

In this special bonus episode from the 2017 Code Conference, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the nonprofit has dealt with controversy and political opposition under Preside...Show More

How to shift a big tech company to the cloud (Mark Hurd, co-CEO, Oracle)

57:26 | Jun 19th, 2017

In this live interview, Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how Oracle transitioned its business to the cloud, which is the fastest-growing segment of all enterprise spending. Hurd says a large, process-laden company like O...Show More

BONUS: Jill Soloway, creator, 'Transparent' (Code Conference 2017)

31:14 | Jun 17th, 2017

In this special bonus episode from the 2017 Code Conference, Jill Soloway, the creator of the Amazon TV series "Transparent," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about their new show, "I Love Dick," which stars Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn. They say Ama...Show More

Google is God, Facebook is love and Amazon will be worth $1 trillion (Scott Galloway, founder, L2)

58:23 | Jun 12th, 2017

L2 founder and New York University professor Scott Galloway talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the biggest companies in tech are disrupting retail, jobs, advertising and more. Galloway says the U.S. is incredibly "over-stored" and predicts th...Show More

BONUS Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State (Code Conference 2017)

1:17:28 | Jun 10th, 2017

In this special bonus episode from the 2017 Code Conference, former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Walt Mossberg about the mistakes she made during the campaign...Show More

Did Instagram copy Snapchat? (Kevin Systrom, CEO, Instagram)

1:09:36 | Jun 5th, 2017

Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why he's still working at Facebook five years after it bought his company for $1 billion. Systrom shares what he has learned from the executives there and why he insist...Show More

Why cute robots are important for the entire tech industry (Boris Sofman, CEO, Anki)

59:55 | May 29th, 2017

Anki CEO Boris Sofman talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the future of robotics and why his company is starting with robots that entertain people: The artificially intelligent toy cars Anki Drive, released in 2013, and the emotive pet-like Cozmo,...Show More

Can Facebook help you talk to businesses? (David Marcus, VP of Messaging, Facebook)

55:07 | May 22nd, 2017

Facebook's messaging products boss, David Marcus, talks with Recode's Kurt Wagner about how the company is trying turn its Messenger app into a hub for interactions between companies and consumers. Marcus explains what Facebook learned from last year...Show More

America's immigration policies are hurting startups (Patrick Collison, CEO, Stripe)

1:06:21 | May 15th, 2017

Stripe CEO Patrick Collison talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the company he and his brother started in 2010 evolved from a service for other small startups into a global payments platform for companies of all sizes. He discusses why Stripe ...Show More

Behind the scenes of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

59:16 | May 10th, 2017

"The Handmaid's Tale" creator and showrunner Bruce Miller talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new adaptation of the dystopian Margaret Atwood novel, which recently debuted on Hulu. Miller discusses the aptness of the show's political themes, a...Show More

Sheryl Sandberg on setbacks, grief and 'Option B'

1:03:05 | May 8th, 2017

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Option B," which she wrote after the sudden death of her husband, entrepreneur Dave Goldberg. This latest book is more raw than her first, "Lean In," combining Sandber...Show More

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: We need a 'lighter touch' to internet regulation

34:16 | May 4th, 2017

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai talks with Recode's Tony Romm about his first three months on the job and what critics of his plan to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules get wrong. Pai says the FCC should be an apolitical agency that focuses on how to cre...Show More

How 'Dear Evan Hansen' brought social media to Broadway

1:07:11 | May 1st, 2017

Stacey Mindich and Steven Levenson, the producer and book writer of "Dear Evan Hansen," talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the hit Broadway musical depicts the current state of social media and isolation. The show centers on a socially anxious...Show More

How 'Silicon Valley' stays current (Mike Judge, Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanijani and more)

49:48 | Apr 26th, 2017

The creators and most of the cast of HBO's 'Silicon Valley' talk with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview, recorded in San Francisco after the premiere of the first two episodes of Season Four. Executive Producer Mike Judge talks about the c...Show More

'Silicon Valley’ is more than ‘d*ck jokes’ (Matt Ross, actor/director)

1:05:42 | Apr 24th, 2017

Actor Matt Ross talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about playing Hooli CEO Gavin Belson on HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” which just started its fourth season. Ross, who previously played Alby Grant on “Big Love,” says he tries to make the antagonists he play...Show More

How tech can reshape American politics (Steve Hilton, CEO, Crowdpac)

1:05:59 | Apr 19th, 2017

Crowdpac CEO Steve Hilton talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how his website is making it easier for anyone to explore running for office and to collect donations for political causes and campaigns. Hilton, a former advisor to British Prime Minis...Show More

Rep. Ro Khanna: Silicon Valley should give back to all Americans

1:12:43 | Apr 17th, 2017

Congressman Ro Khanna talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Tony Romm about why the people who have benefitted most from technology have a civic duty to give back to their country. Rep. Khanna's district, CA-17, covers several major Silicon Valley com...Show More

Diversity isn't an 'add-on' (Laura Weidman Powers, CEO, Code2040)

47:47 | Apr 12th, 2017

Code2040 CEO and co-founder Laura Weidman Powers talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the mistakes employees and managers make when they talk about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Companies need to make fundamental changes to how they hir...Show More

Why CEOs need to stand up to Trump (Bijan Sabet, general partner, Spark Capital)

55:14 | Apr 10th, 2017

Spark Capital General Partner Bijan Sabet talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about being a venture capitalist based on the East Coast, and how he became an early investor in companies like Twitter, Tumblr and Cruise. Sabet also discusses why he has bec...Show More

Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia talks about adversity and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

1:01:48 | Apr 5th, 2017

Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia talks with Recode's Kurt Wagner about how he and his team built a social network for neighborhoods, with a focus on trust and privacy that forced the company to grow slower than most tech startups. Tolia was previously the CE...Show More

Don’t have anything nice to say? Say it! (Kim Malone Scott, author, ‘Radical Candor’)

1:17:31 | Apr 3rd, 2017

"Radical Candor" author and CEO coach Kim Malone Scott talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how to be a better manager and leader. Based on her personal experiences at Apple, Google and several tech startups, Scott argues that most management faili...Show More

What tech can do about homelessness (Daniel Lurie, CEO, Tipping Point Community)

54:34 | Mar 27th, 2017

Tipping Point Community CEO Daniel Lurie talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his organization's efforts to fight homelessness in San Francisco. He says it's all too easy to "not see" the incredible poverty and inequality in the Bay Area if you com...Show More

How HBO's 'Veep' is reacting to Trump (Live at SXSW)

1:10:50 | Mar 20th, 2017

"Veep" actors Tim Simons and Matt Walsh and showrunner David Mandel talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about the upcoming sixth season of the HBO political satire. Speaking in front of a live audience at South by Southwest, they recount how they found o...Show More

Crooked Media founders: We're podcasting the Trump resistance (Live at SXSW)

1:05:58 | Mar 15th, 2017

Crooked Media Founders Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor and Jon Lovett talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their hit podcast, "Pod Save America," in a live interview at South by Southwest 2017. Having previously worked as speechwriters and spokespersons f...Show More

Who's buying whom in media and tech (Quincy Smith, partner, Code Advisors)

54:54 | Mar 13th, 2017

Code Advisors Partner Quincy Smith talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the current state of mergers and acquisitions in tech and media. Smith, who previously worked at Netscape and CBS Interactive, says media companies consolidate in tough times, ...Show More

How to beat Amazon (Ron Johnson, CEO, Enjoy)

1:07:38 | Mar 6th, 2017

Enjoy CEO Ron Johnson talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his long career in commerce, including 15 years at Target, and his 12 years at Apple, where he created the Apple Store. Johnson's current company Enjoy hand-delivers premium tech products a...Show More

The internet must be preserved (Brewster Kahle, chairman, The Internet Archive)

53:52 | Mar 1st, 2017

Enterpreneur and archivist Brewster Kahle talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the 20th anniversary of the Internet Archive and why it's more important than ever to preserve our digital past. Kahle talks about the companies he founded and sold to A...Show More

How to make social media sane again (Sue Decker, Raftr founder, and Michael Dearing, investor)

44:49 | Feb 27th, 2017

Former Yahoo president Sue Decker and investor Michael Dearing talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about Raftr, Decker's recently launched social platform for sane, civil discussions about topics ranging from sports to "Game of Thrones" to President Trum...Show More

Silicon Valley is 'an isolated bubble' (Jeremy Liew, partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners)

54:50 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Lightspeed Venture Partners' Jeremy Liew talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about being a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley at a time when the Valley no longer represents most tech consumers. Liew argues that startup founders are popping up all over...Show More

Uber's looming 'existential crisis' (Brad Stone, author, 'The Upstarts’)

1:14:48 | Feb 20th, 2017

Bloomberg Tech journalist Brad Stone talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his latest book, "The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World." Stone argues that the stories of Uber and Airbnb...Show More

Countries that fear immigrants are killing innovation (Rolf Schrömgens, co-founder, Trivago)

46:51 | Feb 15th, 2017

Trivago co-founder and Managing Director Rolf Schrömgens talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about starting a search engine for hotels and why he thinks much larger rivals like Google are at a disadvantage. Schrömgens says he expects the distinctions am...Show More

Facebook's News Feed is like junk food (Mike McCue, CEO, Flipboard)

1:00:05 | Feb 13th, 2017

Flipboard CEO Mike McCue talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the recent relaunch of his company's news app, which will mixes human curation with algorithms to serve up magazine-like collections of stories. McCue reflects on why one of his first em...Show More

BONUS: 'Fun Home' author Alison Bechdel thought a fan was her Uber

32:40 | Feb 8th, 2017

"Fun Home" author and "Dykes to Watch Out For" creator Alison Bechdel talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience in San Francisco shortly after a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical based on "Fun Home." Bechdel says the ri...Show More

We need robots to take our jobs (John Markoff, ex-reporter, The New York Times)

58:10 | Feb 6th, 2017

Technology journalist and former New York Times reporter John Markoff talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his nearly three-decade long career covering tech for the Times before retiring at the end of 2016. He reflects on why Steve Jobs was both a ...Show More

How you get addicted to apps (Tristan Harris, founder, Time Well Spent)

1:07:42 | Jan 30th, 2017

Time Well Spent founder Tristan Harris talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the persuasive techniques and tricks used by companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook to make people engage with them every day. Harris's movement wants tech companies t...Show More

Social media makes us miserable (Tim Ferriss, author, "Tools of Titans")

1:08:24 | Jan 23rd, 2017

"The 4-Hour Workweek" and "Tools of Titans" author Tim Ferriss talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his newest book, which compiles the life advice of the "titans" from tech, business and entertainment Ferriss has interviewed on his podcast, "The T...Show More

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx: The exit interview

1:06:52 | Jan 16th, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks to Recode's Johana Bhuiyan about his last week in office and what he would do if given more time. In addition to self-driving car and drone regulations, Foxx said he would like to see more rail proj...Show More

You don't need to own all your clothes (Jennifer Hyman, CEO, Rent the Runway)

53:41 | Jan 9th, 2017

Rent the Runway CEO and co-founder Jennifer Hyman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Jason Del Rey about her 50-year vision for changing consumer fashion habits. Now more than seven years old, Rent the Runway has six million female customers who re...Show More

Doctors should think like mechanics (Othman Laraki, CEO, Color)

42:12 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Color Genomics co-founder and CEO Othman Laraki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why we're on the verge of a healthcare revolution. Laraki, whose company tests buyers' genes for certain hereditary cancers, says the future of medicine will be de...Show More

Can social media bring us together again after ripping us apart? (Orkut Büyükkökten, Founder, Hello)

38:48 | Dec 27th, 2016

Social networking pioneer Orkut Büyükkökten talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the eponymous social site, Orkut, which he built inside Google, and his new company, Hello. Büyükkökten says current social networks don't make it easy to meet new fri...Show More

Tom Friedman: The internet is an 'open sewer’

55:33 | Dec 19th, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations." As technology and globalization get ...Show More

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman: A 'toxic minority' ruins social media for everyone

52:09 | Dec 12th, 2016

Reddit CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why he covertly edited the posts of some Donald Trump supporters, and why he regrets it now. Huffman acknowledges his editing, which he conceived as a prank but many users...Show More

Wearables can save your life (Vic Gundotra, CEO, AliveCor)

1:02:30 | Dec 5th, 2016

AliveCor CEO Vic Gundotra talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his long career in tech, including his start as a college dropout at Microsoft and his seven years leading Google's mobile and social efforts. His current company helps consumers monito...Show More

What Trump means for tech (Hilary Rosen and Juleanna Glover, political consultants)

51:08 | Nov 28th, 2016

Democratic political strategist Hilary Rosen and Republican corporate consultant Juleanna Glover talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how Donald Trump's election to the presidency will affect the tech and media industries over the next four to eight...Show More

How Kayak co-founder Paul English got hit by a ‘truck full of money’

49:26 | Nov 14th, 2016

Tracy Kidder and Paul English, the author and subject of "A Truck Full of Money: One Man's Quest to Recover From Great Success," talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about English's dual life as a tech entrepreneur and philanthropist. English co-founded K...Show More

U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil: Data can help everyone

1:02:07 | Nov 7th, 2016

DJ Patil, America's first Chief Data Scientist, talks about his nearly two years in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, working on initiatives around health care and policing. Patil grew up in Silicon Valley, and has worked at ...Show More

How does tech fix its diversity problem?

44:23 | Nov 2nd, 2016

On this special bonus episode of Recode Decode, we look back at our past guests' most insightful comments about diversity in tech and media. Interviewees including Chamath Palihapitiya, Samantha Bee and Dick Costolo explain why discrimination based o...Show More

Foursquare wants to make 'Her' a reality (Dennis Crowley and Jeff Glueck, co-founder and CEO, Foursquare)

49:37 | Oct 31st, 2016

Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley and CEO Jeff Glueck talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the location intelligence company is generating sellable data for partners like Apple, Uber and Twitter based on its users' check-ins. Glueck, who took...Show More

How Time Warner ruined AOL (Ted Leonsis, Founder, Revolution Growth)

1:01:42 | Oct 26th, 2016

Revolution Growth founder and partner Ted Leonsis talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about being a longtime executive at AOL and how the company changed dramatically when it merged with Time Warner in 2000. Leonsis says AOL correctly anticipated the so...Show More

'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail: Hackers are more interesting than hacking

49:32 | Oct 24th, 2016

"Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his hit TV show, whose star Rami Malek recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a drama. Esmail says he grew up loving both movies and technology, and was disappointed by...Show More

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker: How to stop AI from stealing jobs

37:51 | Oct 19th, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about cooperation between government and the tech industry and the new challenges of the digital economy. Secretary Pritzker says artificial intelligence will upend many jobs,...Show More

Why Ashton Kutcher didn't invest in Snapchat

59:31 | Oct 17th, 2016

Actor, producer and investor Ashton Kutcher talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his life as both a TV star and a tech obsessive. Kutcher, who starred in shows like "Two and a Half Men" and "That '70s Show," has invested over the past five years in...Show More

'Iron Man' director Jon Favreau on pushing virtual reality to the limit

49:42 | Oct 12th, 2016

Jon Favreau, the actor and director known for films such as "Swingers," "Iron Man" and "The Jungle Book," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new efforts in virtual reality, starting with the interactive short film "Gnomes & Goblins." Favreau ...Show More

'The Late Late Show' host James Corden hates 'the cloud'

1:01:50 | Oct 10th, 2016

James Corden, host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS and viral video star, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about redesigning a talk show for the YouTube generation, built around segments like "Carpool Karaoke." Corden has a complicated relationship wit...Show More

Stop saying "good guy" in the boardroom (Aileen Lee, managing partner, Cowboy Ventures)

51:05 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Cowboy Ventures founder and managing partner Aileen Lee, previously a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about being one of the few female venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. After leaving Kleiner Perkins...Show More

How Uber fought city hall — and won (Bradley Tusk, CEO, Tusk Holdings)

55:12 | Sep 26th, 2016

Tusk Holdings CEO Bradley Tusk talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his unique political consulting firm Tusk Ventures, which trades equity in companies like Uber, FanDuel and DraftKings for regulatory guidance. Tusk previously worked for former Ne...Show More

Google and Apple need limits (Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition, European Commission)

42:06 | Sep 20th, 2016

In this special bonus episode, Margrethe Vestager, Europe's Commissioner for Competition, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the high-profile cases she has brought against Apple and Google for alleged unfair tax breaks and antitrust violations, r...Show More

Behind the scenes of Pokémon Go (John Hanke, CEO, Niantic)

55:43 | Sep 19th, 2016

Niantic CEO John Hanke talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Ina Fried about the company's hit mobile game Pokémon Go and what happens now that the initial hype around it has "stabilized." Future updates to the game will include new types of Pokémon, ...Show More

Benchmark partner Bill Gurley: Too much money is my biggest problem

58:08 | Sep 12th, 2016

Benchmark general partner Bill Gurley talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about life as a venture capitalist and why he's still worried about a bubble, a topic he has written about extensively. Great entrepreneurs could raise money at any time, Gurley a...Show More

Why everyone should talk about diversity (Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO, TaskRabbit)

56:03 | Sep 6th, 2016

TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot chats with Recode's Kara Swisher about how her company and others are changing the definition of work. During her previous stint as TaskRabbit's COO, Brown-Philpot oversaw a major shift in how the company defines it...Show More

Quip CEO Bret Taylor: Companies die when they're afraid to fail

56:17 | Aug 29th, 2016

Quip CEO and Twitter board member Bret Taylor talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Kurt Wagner about the reality of trying and sometimes failing as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. A former Facebook CTO, he reflects on how Mark Zuckerberg's company...Show More

Disrupting health and beauty (Tristan Walker, CEO, Walker & Company)

52:03 | Aug 22nd, 2016

Walker & Company Brands founder and CEO Tristan Walker talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how technology can disrupt the health and beauty industry. Walker & Company's shaving brand, Bevel, is aimed at people of color who are underserved by the b...Show More

Tech in Australia: Building "pathways to Silicon Valley" (Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-CEO, Atlassian)

38:14 | Aug 15th, 2016

Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about co-founding an enterprise software company in Sydney, Australia, in 2002. Cannon-Brookes reflects on Atlassian's successful American IPO and the differences between his team ...Show More

Wall Street is ignoring women (Sallie Krawcheck, CEO, Ellevest)

41:46 | Aug 8th, 2016

Sallie Krawcheck, formerly the CFO of Citi Group and the CEO of Merrill Lynch, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about launching Ellevest, a new online investment platform for women. Krawcheck says the male-dominated world of finance overlooks the nee...Show More

Why did Yahoo sell to Verizon? (Eric Jackson, activist investor, Yahoo)

38:39 | Aug 1st, 2016

Eric Jackson, a longtime activist investor in Yahoo and the managing director of SpringOwl Asset Management, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the momentous deal that will sell Yahoo's core business to Verizon for nearly $5 billion. Jackson refl...Show More

"Chaos Monkeys" author Antonio García-Martinez: Silicon Valley isn’t a nice place

41:44 | Jul 25th, 2016

Antonio García-Martinez, author of the new tell-all book, "Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about starting a company, getting acquired by Twitter, and defecting to Facebook one yea...Show More

The future of home exercise (Peloton CTO Yony Feng)

34:00 | Jul 18th, 2016

Peloton CTO Yony Feng talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the indoor cycling company is trying to shake up in-home exercise programs with its custom fitness bike, which sells for $2,000. Peloton broadcasts 12 live spinning classes to those bik...Show More

"Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller: Tech can't beat live theater

50:18 | Jul 11th, 2016

"Hamilton" lead producer Jeffrey Seller talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the hit Broadway musical goes forward now that three of its stars — Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo — have taken their final bows. Seller says he ...Show More