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Trae Vassallo and Michele Madansky, Co-Authors, "The Elephant in the Valley"

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Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Trae Vassallo and former Yahoo exec Michele Madansky sit down with Kara Swisher to talk about "The Elephant in the Valley," their new report on gender bias and harassment in tech. The report examines the different facets of sexism through both data and anecdotes from hundreds of women. Later on: Lauren Goode and Kara Swisher are launching a new podcast!

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July 14th, 2018

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Why do some in the tech community support universal basic income? They're 'terrified' about the future.

July 11th, 2018

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Why Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is donating millions for journalism

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Box CEO Aaron Levie talks tech regulation and the future of jobs

July 7th, 2018

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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky (Live at Code 2018)

July 4th, 2018

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Matt Cutts: Why more tech workers should come to D.C.

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Psychologist Adam Grant: Your company’s culture isn’t unique

June 30th, 2018

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June 27th, 2018

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June 25th, 2018

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Microsoft President Brad Smith (Live at Code 2018)

June 23rd, 2018

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Tom Peters, management expert and author of ‘The Excellence Dividend’

June 20th, 2018

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Michael Barbaro, host of the New York Times podcast The Daily (Live)

June 18th, 2018

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Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake (Live at Code 2018)

June 16th, 2018

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Linda McMahon, U.S. Small Business Administrator (Live at Code 2018)

June 13th, 2018

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U.S. Senator Mark Warner (Live at Code 2018)

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel (Live at Code 2018)

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How to succeed in tech: Be lucky and ruthless

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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.” …

John Carreyrou on lies and 'Bad Blood' at Theranos

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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 …

Recode Media: Robin Williams biographer Dave Itzkoff

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Michael Pollan: LSD and other psychedelics inspired some of Silicon Valley’s greatest inventions

May 16th, 2018

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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 …

John Doerr: How to run your company like Bill Gates or Bono

May 14th, 2018

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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 …

How 'Microtrends' affect everything, from marriage to Trump

May 12th, 2018

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Former political strategist and pollster Mark Penn talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Microtrends Squared: The New Small Forces …

Tech execs are ‘weenies,’ Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario says

May 9th, 2018

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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 …

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May 7th, 2018

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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," …

José Andrés on feeding Puerto Rico and the 'power of food' (Live)

May 5th, 2018

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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 …

Ronan Farrow on ‘War on Peace,’ Harvey Weinstein and winning a Pulitzer

May 2nd, 2018

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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 …

Sally Kohn on 'The Opposite of Hate,' Fox News and Joy Reid

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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 …

New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo explains the 'Frightful Five'

April 28th, 2018

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Silicon Valley’s first disruptors (John Hennessy and Dave Patterson, winners, 2017 Turing Award)

April 25th, 2018

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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 …

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April 23rd, 2018

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The ‘invisible startups’ of LA Tech (Mark Suster, managing partner, Upfront Ventures)

April 18th, 2018

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen wants somebody to make a new BlackBerry

April 16th, 2018

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Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman: Silicon Valley has 'lost its purpose'

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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 …

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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 …

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April 4th, 2018

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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 …

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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, …

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March 31st, 2018

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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 …

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March 28th, 2018

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What men and women need to know about working together

March 26th, 2018

1:05:34

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 …

Therapist Esther Perel: Tinder and Instagram are 'crippling' our relationships

March 21st, 2018

56:02

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 …

Anthony 'The Mooch' Scaramucci: Trump has secret admirers in Silicon Valley

March 19th, 2018

1:29:42

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 …

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on sex, #MeToo and North Korea (Live from SXSW)

March 17th, 2018

59:29

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 …

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes: Why guaranteed income makes sense

March 14th, 2018

1:02:39

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 …

Sen. Chuck Schumer on Amazon, net neutrality and the 2018 midterms

March 12th, 2018

44:37

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 …

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on techlash and #MeToo (Live)

March 7th, 2018

34:10

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 …

Is 'Uber meets Harvard' the future of learning?

March 5th, 2018

49:25

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 …

Why Katie Couric left Yahoo

February 28th, 2018

1:17:51

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 …

Can an alt-weekly newspaper survive in 2018?

February 26th, 2018

51:39

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 …

What’s missing from the startup ecosystem? (Jennifer Fonstad, co-founder, Aspect Ventures)

February 21st, 2018

54:36

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 …

Why cryptocurrencies matter (Sarah Tavel, partner, Benchmark)

February 19th, 2018

1:11:32

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 …

HuffPost editor in chief Lydia Polgreen (Live at Code Media 2018)

February 17th, 2018

41:18

Lydia Polgreen, the editor in chief of HuffPost — the website formerly known as The Huffington Post — talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Peter …

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (Live at Code Media 2018)

February 14th, 2018

43:32

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif. She explains why YouTube …

How VR can change your brain (Jeremy Bailenson, author, 'Experience on Demand')

February 12th, 2018

49:22

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 …

What Abraham Lincoln and Rachel Carson can teach us about leadership

February 7th, 2018

1:01:58

Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her new book, “Forged In Crisis: The Power of Courageous …

How to fix Silicon Valley's 'Brotopia'

February 5th, 2018

1:06:00

Bloomberg Technology executive producer Emily Chang talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her new book, “Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of …

Tech is now a weapon for propaganda (Dipayan Ghosh and Ben Scott, co-authors, ‘Digital Deceit’)

January 31st, 2018

1:01:31

New America fellow Dipayan Ghosh and senior advisor Ben Scott talk with Recode’s Kara Swisher about their new policy paper, “Digital Deceit: The …

Social media can't surprise us anymore (Chuck Todd, moderator, 'Meet the Press')

January 29th, 2018

1:09:19

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 …

What's funny about Trump? (Alexandra Petri, columnist, the Washington Post)

January 24th, 2018

52:38

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 …

How to fix the problems caused by tech (Andrew Keen, author, 'How to Fix the Future')

January 22nd, 2018

1:03:56

"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 …

Where’s the money in online comedy? (Gregg Spiridellis, CEO, JibJab)

January 17th, 2018

1:02:43

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 …

Sex, the internet and the 1990s (David Friend, author, ‘The Naughty Nineties’)

January 15th, 2018

1:01:03

David Friend, Vanity Fair’s editor of creative development, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph …

I quit Google to be a comedian (Sarah Cooper, author, "100 Tricks To Appear Smart in Meetings”)

January 10th, 2018

1:08:43

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 …

How to fix your company's culture (Patty McCord, author, "Powerful")

January 8th, 2018

1:07:56

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 …

Silicon Valley can't take a joke (Dick Costolo, CEO, Chorus)

January 3rd, 2018

1:04:39

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 …

Kara Swisher visits the Longform Podcast (Live)

January 1st, 2018

56:58

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 …

Why Grindr started a magazine (Zach Stafford and Trish Bendix, editors, Into)

December 27th, 2017

1:04:48

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 …

Uber's Tony West and Eric Holder on exposing wrongdoing (Live)

December 25th, 2017

33:24

Recode's Kara Swisher talks with former attorney general Eric Holder, who led an investigation into Uber's management earlier this year, and the …

Sports columnist Christine Brennan previews her 18th consecutive Olympics

December 23rd, 2017

1:07:14

Christine Brennan, the sports columnist for USA Today, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the February 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, …

Bitcoin is just getting started (Megan Quinn, general partner, Spark Capital)

December 20th, 2017

1:25:03

Spark Capital General Partner Megan Quinn talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Casey Newton about the evolving balance between venture …

Silicon Valley is threatening democracy (Noam Cohen, author, 'The Know-It-Alls')

December 18th, 2017

49:58

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 …

The future of the audio industry (Andrew Mason, CEO, Descript)

December 13th, 2017

1:05:25

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 …

Kara Swisher visits Pod Save America (Live)

December 11th, 2017

19:31

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 …

Elon Musk was once like you (Daniel Gross, partner, Y Combinator)

December 6th, 2017

1:07:53

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 …

The amazing stories of Silicon Valley's 'Troublemakers' (Leslie Berlin, historian, Stanford University)

December 4th, 2017

59:45

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 …

Margrethe Vestager: 'This is the biggest wake-up call we've ever had'

November 29th, 2017

18:17

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 …

How Reid Hoffman would fix social media (Live)

November 27th, 2017

42:40

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. …

Greta Van Susteren is not giving up on social media

November 22nd, 2017

59:04

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 …

Why magazine mogul Tina Brown is 'angry and upset' at Google and Facebook

November 20th, 2017

1:13:43

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 …

How tech is changing state politics (Stacey Abrams, candidate for governor, Georgia)

November 15th, 2017

1:04:18

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 …

How to fight extremism online (Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO, Anti-Defamation League)

November 13th, 2017

1:03:49

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 …

Journalists covering Trump need to ‘tone it down’ (Katy Tur, author, ‘Unbelievable.’)

November 8th, 2017

1:03:19

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 …

A 'magical formula' for better decision-making (Ray Dalio, author, 'Principles: Life and Work')

November 6th, 2017

1:06:41

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 …

Silicon Valley's D.C. showdown, explained (Luther Lowe, Yelp; Beth Wilkinson, Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz)

November 1st, 2017

1:09:28

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 …

Why I'm not afraid of Amazon (David Rosenblatt, CEO, 1stdibs)

October 30th, 2017

55:58

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 …

Can Silicon Valley get its mojo back? (Live)

October 25th, 2017

38:55

Kara Swisher joins venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, theBoardlist founder Sukhinder Singh Cassidy and Uptake CEO Brad Keywell in this live …

What Leonardo da Vinci can teach us about tech (Walter Isaacson, author, 'Leonardo da Vinci')

October 23rd, 2017

1:11:11

Author Walter Isaacson talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new biography of Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, which he …

Tech elites are heading for a 'big backlash' (Tim O'Reilly, author, 'WTF?')

October 18th, 2017

48:05

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 …

Why the 'Google memo' author had to be fired (Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube)

October 16th, 2017

1:04:03

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 …

Broadcast TV is not dead (Ilene Chaiken, showrunner, ‘Empire’)

October 11th, 2017

1:07:32

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” …

Why Shonda Rhimes left ABC for Netflix (Live)

October 9th, 2017

43:04

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 …

Jared Leto on playing a tech trillionaire in 'Blade Runner 2049'

October 7th, 2017

31:20

"Blade Runner 2049" actor Jared Leto talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about portraying Niander Wallace, a trillionaire tech mogul. By the start of …

“Free speech” is cheap (Ellen Pao, author, “Reset”)

October 2nd, 2017

1:07:57

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 …

God, the Washington Post and the meaning of life (Sally Quinn, author, "Finding Magic")

September 27th, 2017

1:05:33

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 …

Donald Trump, explained (Maggie Haberman, New York Times, and David Fahrenthold, Washington Post)

September 25th, 2017

1:07:21

New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman and Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold talk with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2017 …

Why one investor is 'cringing' at tech IPOs (Maha Ibrahim, general partner, Canaan)

September 18th, 2017

1:03:16

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 …

What Amazon should buy next (Scott Galloway, author, “The Four”)

September 11th, 2017

1:09:09

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. …

The race for self-driving cars is on (Chris Urmson, CEO, Aurora)

September 4th, 2017

1:05:08

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 …

Venture capital is headed for a ‘huge, rude awakening' (Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO, Social Capital)

August 28th, 2017

1:16:18

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 …

The future of tech jobs in coal country

August 21st, 2017

1:06:43

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 …

Lyft will always have human drivers (Taggart Matthiesen, director of product, Lyft)

August 14th, 2017

59:43

Lyft Director of Product Taggart Matthiesen talks with Recode’s Johana Bhuiyan about the ride-hailing company’s push into self-driving cars. …

You don't have to lead like Steve Jobs (Chris Kuenne and John Danner, authors, 'Built for Growth')

August 7th, 2017

55:30

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, …

What tech gets wrong about harassment (Erica Baker, director of engineering, Kickstarter; Sarah Kunst, CEO, ProDay)

July 31st, 2017

1:15:00

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 …

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

July 26th, 2017

1:30:20

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 …

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

July 24th, 2017

1:08:41

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. …

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

July 17th, 2017

49:50

PARC CEO Tolga Kurtoglu talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about leading the iconic Silicon Valley research and development firm, formerly known as …

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

July 10th, 2017

57:41

"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 …

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

July 3rd, 2017

1:11:18

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, …

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

June 26th, 2017

1:13:08

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 …

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

June 25th, 2017

33:58

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 …

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

June 19th, 2017

57:26
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 …

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

June 17th, 2017

31:14
In this special bonus episode from the 2017 Code Conference, Jill Soloway, the creator of the Amazon TV series "Transparent," talks with Recode's …

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

June 12th, 2017

58:23
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 …

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

June 10th, 2017

1:17:28
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 …

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

June 5th, 2017

1:09:36
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 …

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

May 29th, 2017

59:55
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, …

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

May 22nd, 2017

55:07
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 …

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

May 15th, 2017

1:06:21
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 …

Behind the scenes of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

May 10th, 2017

59:16
"The Handmaid's Tale" creator and showrunner Bruce Miller talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new adaptation of the dystopian Margaret Atwood …

Sheryl Sandberg on setbacks, grief and 'Option B'

May 8th, 2017

1:03:05
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, …

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

May 4th, 2017

34:16
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 …

How 'Dear Evan Hansen' brought social media to Broadway

May 1st, 2017

1:07:11
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 …

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

April 26th, 2017

49:48
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 …

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

April 24th, 2017

1:05:42
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 …

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

April 19th, 2017

1:05:59
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 …

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

April 17th, 2017

1:11:23
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 …

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

April 12th, 2017

47:47
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 …

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

April 10th, 2017

55:14
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. …

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

April 5th, 2017

1:01:48
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 …

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

April 3rd, 2017

1:17:31
"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 …

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

March 27th, 2017

54:34
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 …

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

March 20th, 2017

1:10:50
"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 …

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

March 15th, 2017

1:06:45
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 …

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

March 13th, 2017

54:54
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 …

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

March 6th, 2017

1:07:38
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 …

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

March 1st, 2017

53:52
Entrepreneur 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 …

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

February 27th, 2017

44:49
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 …

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

February 22nd, 2017

54:50
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 …

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

February 20th, 2017

1:14:48
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 …

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

February 15th, 2017

46:51
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 …

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

February 13th, 2017

1:00:05
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 …

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

February 8th, 2017

32:40
"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 …

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

February 6th, 2017

58:10
Technology journalist and former New York Times reporter John Markoff talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his nearly three-decade long career …

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

January 30th, 2017

1:07:42
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 …

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

January 23rd, 2017

1:08:24
"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 …

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx: The exit interview

January 16th, 2017

1:06:52
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 …

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

January 9th, 2017

53:41
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 …

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

January 2nd, 2017

42:12
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, …

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

December 27th, 2016

38:48
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 …

Tom Friedman: The internet is an 'open sewer’

December 19th, 2016

55:33
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 …

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

December 12th, 2016

52:09
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 …

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

December 5th, 2016

1:02:30
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 …

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

November 28th, 2016

51:08
Democratic political strategist Hilary Rosen and Republican corporate consultant Juleanna Glover talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how Donald …

Satirizing Silicon Valley: 'I wanted to hit a nerve,' says Sunil Rajaraman

November 21st, 2016

35:34
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 …

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

November 14th, 2016

49:26
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 …

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

November 7th, 2016

1:02:07
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, …

How does tech fix its diversity problem?

November 2nd, 2016

44:23
On this special bonus episode of Recode Decode, we look back at our past guests' most insightful comments about diversity in tech and media. …

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

October 31st, 2016

49:37
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 …

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

October 26th, 2016

1:01:42
Revolution Growth founder and partner Ted Leonsis talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about being a longtime executive at AOL and how the company …

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

October 24th, 2016

49:32
"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 …

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

October 19th, 2016

37:51
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 …

Why Ashton Kutcher didn't invest in Snapchat

October 17th, 2016

59:31
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 …

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

October 12th, 2016

49:42
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 …

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

October 10th, 2016

1:01:50
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 …

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

October 3rd, 2016

51:05
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 …

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

September 26th, 2016

55:12
Tusk Holdings CEO Bradley Tusk talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his unique political consulting firm Tusk Ventures, which trades equity in …

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

September 20th, 2016

42:06
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 …

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

September 19th, 2016

55:43
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 …

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

September 12th, 2016

58:08
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, …

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

September 6th, 2016

56:03
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 …

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

August 29th, 2016

56:17
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 …

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

August 22nd, 2016

52:03
Walker & Company Brands founder and CEO Tristan Walker talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how technology can disrupt the health and beauty …

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

August 15th, 2016

38:14
Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about co-founding an enterprise software company in Sydney, Australia, in 2002. …

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

August 8th, 2016

41:46
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 …

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

August 1st, 2016

38:39
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 …

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

July 25th, 2016

41:44
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, …

The future of home exercise (Peloton CTO Yony Feng)

July 18th, 2016

34:00
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 …

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

July 11th, 2016

50:18
"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 …

Behind the scenes of the Rio 2016 Olympics (Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics)

July 4th, 2016

46:49
NBC Olympics President Gary Zenkel talks with Recode's Ina Fried about how the network is building on the digital reach of the Summer Games via livestreaming, virtual reality, Snapchat and more. Zenkel says NBC and …

Let's reverse-engineer the brain (Donna Dubinsky and Jeff Hawkins, co-founders, Numenta)

June 27th, 2016

43:30
Donna Dubinsky and Jeff Hawkins — the co-founders of Palm, Handspring and Numenta — talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their efforts to decode the human brain. They say everything that makes us human, from language …

The college lecture may go extinct (Daphne Koller, president, Coursera)

June 20th, 2016

39:31
Coursera president and co-founder Daphne Koller talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how she helped build the popular online learning platform …

Chelsea Handler is done with old-school TV

June 13th, 2016

42:55
Chelsea Handler, the host of Netflix's new talk show "Chelsea," chats with Recode's Kara Swisher about going digital after seven years on the cable channel E! She runs "Chelsea" like a normal TV show, just not a …

Kim Kardashian: If my naked selfies offend you, don't look at them

June 6th, 2016

33:33
Reality TV star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why she doesn't use Facebook, but loves Snapchat. Kardashian credits her family's career success to social media and has …

LeBron James's business manager, Maverick Carter, on sports stardom

May 30th, 2016

41:38
Maverick Carter, the business manager for basketball superstar LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, talks to Recode's Kurt Wagner about how the internet has radically changed athletes' place in the media world. …

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon: I get why people hate banks, but ...

May 23rd, 2016

40:24
JPMorgan Chase president, chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how big banks are both competing against and …

Rep. Nancy Pelosi: "I guarantee it," Trump will fail

May 16th, 2016

47:16
U.S. Rep. and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sits down with Recode's Kara Swisher to talk about the 2016 election, immigration reform and how Congress is trying to work with and learn from the tech industry. Pelosi …

Walt Mossberg says tech is still too hard to use

May 9th, 2016

47:57
On this special episode of "Recode Decode," we celebrate the relaunch of Recode.net with an extended interview between Recode co-founders Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. In 1991, Mossberg was laughed out of the …

"When women fail, we all fail," says Deeds Not Words' Wendy Davis

May 2nd, 2016

43:31
Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis -- most famous for her filibuster to stop legislation that would severely restrict abortions in that state -- …

Keith Rabois says winter is coming for wasteful startups

April 25th, 2016

51:23
Khosla Ventures investment partner Keith Rabois talks with Kara Swisher about building PayPal before the dot-com crash and the entrepreneurial lessons he applied from that company to later jobs at LinkedIn, Slide, …

Steve Case’s “Third Wave”: Startups In Every State and the Internet In Everything

April 18th, 2016

50:10
Investor and former America Online CEO Steve Case, the author of a new book called "The Third Wave," talks with Kara Swisher about how companies like AOL made on-ramps to the Internet and where we'll find the next big …

"The Eyewear Industry Is Kind of Messed Up" (Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal, co-CEOs, Warby Parker)

April 11th, 2016

39:42
Warby Parker co-founders and co-CEOs Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal talk with Re/code's Senior Commerce Editor Jason Del Rey about how they challenged the incumbents of the eyewear business, which is dominated by one …

You're in Charge of Your Own DNA (Anne Wojcicki, CEO, 23andMe)

April 4th, 2016

55:52
Kara Swisher talks with 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki about why the personal genomics company's mission is unchanged after a battle with the FDA. Wojcicki argues that understanding one's own genetic traits is part of a …

Wall Street Doesn't 'Get' Online Lending ... Yet. (Renaud Laplanche, CEO, Lending Club)

March 28th, 2016

38:30
Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche talks with Kara Swisher about the benefits of online financial services in a world that no longer needs …

"Rich Douchebags" Shouldn't Get Tech's Wealth (Chamath Palihapitiya, Investor, Social Capital)

March 21st, 2016

1:09:23
Social Capital founder Chamath Palihapitiya talks with Kara Swisher about working on Winamp, AOL Instant Messenger and Facebook before becoming an …

You Can Be Hacked From Anywhere (Orion Hindawi, CEO, Tanium)

March 14th, 2016

47:55
Tanium CEO Orion Hindawi talks with Re/code's Arik Hesseldahl about why it's easier than ever for hackers to strike at companies and governments, and …

Ash Carter, United States Secretary of Defense

March 7th, 2016

37:24
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter talks with Kara Swisher about his efforts to unite the Pentagon and Silicon Valley behind common goals, including a new "innovation advisory board" chaired by Eric Schmidt. He also …

Sam Shank, CEO, HotelTonight

February 29th, 2016

34:05
HotelTonight CEO Sam Shank talks with Kara Swisher about taking only 10 weeks to launch an online travel app. He explains how the startup worked to avoid being perceived as "another Groupon" and why he believes big …

Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, California

February 22nd, 2016

50:53
California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom talks with Kara Swisher about why the government's approach to technology needs to be completely …

Hadi Partovi, CEO, Code.org

February 15th, 2016

34:46
Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi talks with Kara Swisher about how he discovered his love for programming, and how Steve Jobs' death spurred him to create a …

Andrew Jarecki, "The Jinx" Director

February 11th, 2016

33:25
Andrew Jarecki joins Peter Kafka to talk about the success of true-crime documentary series such as "Making a Murderer," "Serial" and the show he directed, "The Jinx." He also discusses his history in tech as the …

Mike Cagney, CEO, SoFi

February 8th, 2016

48:55
SoFi CEO Mike Cagney sits down with Kara Swisher to discuss why financial technology startups are suddenly hot and how SoFi hopes to eventually …

Chet Kanojia, Starry CEO

February 4th, 2016

35:51
Starry CEO Chet Kanojia, formerly the founder and CEO of Aereo, is back with another startup aimed at taking on the man. He sits down with Peter …

Eric Weiner, Author of "The Geography of Genius"

February 1st, 2016

54:52
Eric Weiner, author of New York Times bestseller "The Geography of Bliss" and the new book "The Geography of Genius," talks with Kara Swisher about how where we live can make us smarter and more innovative. He traces …

Nick Denton, Gawker Media Founder, and Jason Epstein, Investor

January 28th, 2016

29:57
Gawker Media founder Nick Denton and new board member Jason Epstein, who just bought a minority share of the company, sit down with Peter Kafka to discuss the online media company's rapidly changing outlook. For …

John Zimmer, Lyft President

January 25th, 2016

35:32
Lyft President John Zimmer sits down with Kara Swisher to talk about the company's transition from ridesharing to autonomous cars, the focus of a recently announced partnership with GM. He also discusses whether Lyft is …

Shani Hilton, BuzzFeed Executive Editor of News

January 21st, 2016

29:28
BuzzFeed’s Executive Editor of News Shani Hilton talks with Peter Kafka about how she rose to a leadership role within one of the world's most …

Max Levchin, Affirm CEO

January 17th, 2016

42:15
Affirm CEO and PayPal co-founder Max Levchin talks with Kara Swisher about being a serial entrepreneur and discovering more about himself in the process. He also discusses why startup founders and investors are …

Chris Altchek, Mic CEO

January 14th, 2016

28:01
Mic CEO Chris Altchek talks with Peter Kafka about building a news site for millennials and why such a thing should exist in the first place. He …

Albert Wenger, Union Square Ventures Partner

January 7th, 2016

35:49
Union Square Ventures partner Albert Wenger talks with Peter Kafka about being an investor at a time of bubble anxiety and political debate about the …

Happy Re/New Year 2016; CES Preview

January 4th, 2016

50:43
It's an all-star lineup of reporters from Re/code and The Verge in this special episode, featuring Kara Swisher, Lauren Goode, Casey Newton and Noah …

Rufus Griscom, Heleo CEO

December 31st, 2015

20:48
Heleo CEO Rufus Griscom talks with Peter Kafka about trying to build a "BuzzFeed for brains" that can distribute Big Ideas to the broader Internet. He also discusses the founding of his two previous startups, Nerve.com …

Niccolo de Masi, Glu CEO; Top Gadgets of 2015

December 28th, 2015

50:32
Glu Mobile CEO Niccolo de Masi talks with Kara Swisher about Glu's hit games like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Katy Perry Pop, and what makes them …

Ev Williams, Medium CEO

December 24th, 2015

32:34
Medium CEO Ev Williams talks with Peter Kafka about founding his third company that makes it easier to "write on the Interwebs," and what makes Medium different from Blogger and Twitter. He also discusses why publishing …

Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp CEO; Virtual Reality Shenanigans

December 21st, 2015

53:49
Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman talks with Kara Swisher about spending a decade at the helm of the local-recommendations site, and the new challenges posed by private companies that can out-raise the public Yelp. He also …

Katie Nolan, Fox Sports TV Host

December 17th, 2015

23:27
Katie Nolan talks with Peter Kafka about how she went from Tumblr to YouTube to television, specifically Fox Sports 1, where she hosts "Garbage Time …

Marc Lore, Jet.com CEO; Apple's Ugly Battery Case

December 14th, 2015

45:40
Jet.com CEO Marc Lore talks with Re/code's Senior Commerce Editor Jason Del Rey about trying to build a new e-commerce giant when rival Amazon has a 20-year lead. Also: Why is Jet.com raising so much money? Later on: …

Brian Rolapp, NFL Media Czar

December 10th, 2015

33:52
The NFL's media czar Brian Rolapp talks with Peter Kafka about why Internet companies might (or might not) get the rights to a soon-to-be-auctioned …

Dick Costolo, Former Twitter CEO; Hoverboards

December 7th, 2015

55:00
Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo sits down with Kara Swisher to talk about what he's doing next, what he thinks of Twitter's future under Jack Dorsey …

Ricky Van Veen, CollegeHumor Co-Founder

December 3rd, 2015

32:49
In this first episode of Peter Kafka's new weekly "Re/code Decode" interviews, CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen sits down with Peter to talk …

Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO; Holiday Gift Guide

November 30th, 2015

53:21
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky talks with Kara Swisher about being in Paris during the city's recent terror attacks, and what the hospitality company is …

B.J. Novak and Dev Flaherty, The List App Co-Founders; iPad Pro

November 25th, 2015

50:55
The List App co-founders B.J. Novak and Dev Flaherty talk about their new mobile-social app for making lists and how tech is changing the entertainment world. Later, Lauren Goode joins Kara to talk about Apple's new …

Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman, Two Bit Circus Co-Founders; New BlackBerries

November 18th, 2015

44:11
Two Bit Circus CEO Brent Bushnell and CTO Eric Gradman talk with Kara Swisher about their high-tech circus, STEAM Carnival; fixing education; and why playing games will break down kids' aversion to the sciences. Later, …

Aaron Levie, Box CEO; Android vs. iOS

November 11th, 2015

52:11
Box CEO Aaron Levie talks with Kara Swisher about the next wave of enterprise companies and why having $80,000 is better than having $10 million. …

Sequoia Capital Chairman Sir Michael Moritz, Food Delivery Services

November 4th, 2015

56:11
Venture capitalist and co-author of "Leading" Michael Moritz talks with Kara Swisher about the history and future of investing and leadership. Later on: Do food delivery services have a place outside of San Francisco?

Huffington Post Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington, 4K TVs

October 28th, 2015

37:46
Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington talks with Kara Swisher about why journalism is going mobile, but she won?t take her phone to bed. Later on: is 4K TV the future, or just hype?

Betaworks CEO and co-founder John Borthwick, TV streaming boxes and daily fantasy

October 21st, 2015

53:09
John Borthwick, CEO of the "startup studio" Betaworks, tells Peter Kafka why mobile apps still rule, why he's still bullish on Twitter user growth …

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, Code/Mobile and Google search

October 14th, 2015

50:13
Ericsson is maybe the largest communications technology company on the planet. This week, CEO Hans Vestberg tells Kara Swisher about the view from …

White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, TV streaming and Twitter

October 7th, 2015

56:59
Valerie Jarrett is one of President Obama's most trusted confidants, and by extension one of the most powerful people in Washington. She talks with …

Lenny newsletter co-founders Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner

September 28th, 2015

51:26
In a special hour-long interview with Kara Swisher, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner talk about their new newsletter publication, Lenny. The duo behind HBO's "Girls" offer their thoughts on feminism, online harassment and …

Microsoft EVP Peggy Johnson, digital media and car tech

September 23rd, 2015

57:52
Kara Swisher discusses the shiny, new startup-friendly Microsoft with its partnerships chief, Peggy Johnson. Plus, Lauren Goode on Internet publishing and Mark Bergen on advanced car tech.

Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti, Apple announcements and e-payments

September 16th, 2015

1:01:11
BuzzFeed is one of the most important and successful new media companies, tying together deeply reported impact journalism with content optimized for …

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, productivity apps and wearables

September 8th, 2015

56:08
Like rivals Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is no longer just a social network, it's a content platform, a recruiting tool, a resume builder and much, …

Marc Andreessen, investor and entrepreneur

September 1st, 2015

59:35
Since founding Netscape more than 20 years ago, Marc Andreessen has been one of Silicon Valley's most influential figures. The …

Ex-Googler Erica Baker, drone do's and don'ts and car tech

August 26th, 2015

56:13
Google salary spreadsheet creator Erica Baker talks diversity in tech with Kara Swisher, Lauren Goode debriefs drones and Ina Fried discusses car tech.

Twitter legal boss Vijaya Gadde, Apple's fall lineup and tech industry aging

August 19th, 2015

44:04
Twitter general counsel Vijaya Gadde talks about social media and the law, Walt Mossberg and Kara go back and forth on Apple's fall lineup and Kara gives the ABCs of aging in Silicon Valley.

Investor Chris Sacca, smartphone prices and "buy" buttons

August 11th, 2015

51:44
Investor Chris Sacca shares his thoughts on who might get the Twitter CEO job, Walt Mossberg dives into the weird world of wireless carriers and Jason Del Rey explains the rise of "buy" buttons.

"Million Dollar Listing" star Roh Habibi, Snapchat and race in tech

August 5th, 2015

47:57
Kara talks with Roh Habibi, star of reality show "Million Dollar Listing San Francisco," and guest Amina Sow speaks about her experience as a black …

Andreessen Horowitz GP Chris Dixon, Windows 10 and hacking cars

July 28th, 2015

51:02
Kara Swisher talks with Andreessen Horowitz general partner and entrepreneur and investor Chris Dixon about the landscape of venture capital and virtual reality. Walt Mossberg shares his perspective on Windows 10 and …

Y Combinator's Sam Altman, the Internet of Things and Google

July 22nd, 2015

49:53
Kara Swisher talks with Y Combinator president and Reddit board member Sam Altman about the social news site and the challenges of entrepreneurship. Lauren Goode fields questions on the "Internet of Things."

Elon Musk biographer Ashlee Vance, photo apps and Reddit

July 15th, 2015

47:36
Kara Swisher talks with journalist Ashlee Vance about his new book on Elon Musk. They discuss Musk's "Tony Stark" image, the future of Tesla and whether Musk is mellowing out. Also on the show: photo apps and Reddit.

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, Apple Music

July 8th, 2015

52:55
Kara Swisher interviews Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, Lauren Goode talks about Apple Music and more.
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