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 Jan 7, 2020

Al Dixon
 Jan 1, 2020
Saying that the blacks are not going to benefit from accurate facial recognition is absurd why should the blacks be mis-identified by a ubiquitous technology

Desert Dweller
 Nov 29, 2019
So much of this podcast content is relevant to today's world. Of course I'm not interested in all of it, but I've learned a lot of relevant stuff from listening to it


 Nov 23, 2019

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Your guide to the most interesting and important tech and business news of the day. Learn how our digital world is changing — and changing us — five days a week. Produced by Recode and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Episode Date
Space trash
1323
Russia blew up a satellite and almost put the International Space Station in a precarious position. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains how humans are trashing space. A space environmentalist (!) explains what cleanup might look like. This episode of Today, Explained was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Additional engineering by Cristian Ayala. Support Today, Explained and Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
The mushroom detectives of Facebook
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When a loved one eats a potentially deadly plant in the front yard, time is of the essence. A Facebook group is stepping in to help users get answers right away. Reporter Chia-Yi Hou (@chiayi_hou) explains.  Read Chia-Yi’s story here: https://www.vox.com/down-to-earth/22800793/mushroom-plant-poison-facebook-help-dog-pet Today’s episode was produced by Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) and Tori Dominguez (@tori_as_always), engineered by Melissa Pons, and hosted by Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes). Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
How Amazon squeezes small businesses
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Amazon’s strategy to squeeze marketplace sellers and maximize its own profits is evolving. Recode’s Sara Morrison explains.  Read Sara’s story: https://www.vox.com/recode/22810795/amazon-marketplace-prime-report Today’s episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons from Hemlock Creek Productions and hosted by Adam Clark Estes. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Twitter has a new boss
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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey announced on Monday that he’s stepping down as CEO. Why is he leaving, and who will take his place? Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) breaks down the latest news. Read Shirin’s story here: https://www.vox.com/recode/2021/11/29/22808525/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-resignation-distracted-wizard-bearded-visionary-square-elliott Today’s episode was produced by Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) and Tori Dominguez (@tori_as_always), engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and hosted by Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes). Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
All my friends are robocalls
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Why even answer the phone anymore?  This episode of Today, Explained was hosted by Sean Rameswaram; produced by Noam Hassenfeld, and Luke Vander Ploeg; edited by Brigid McCarthy; and engineered by Efim Shapiro. Irene Noguchi was the executive producer. Recode Daily is hosted by Adam Clark Estes, produced by Alan Rodriguez Espinoza, and engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey. Support Recode Daily  and Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
What inflation means for the holiday shopping season
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Inflation and supply chain woes aren’t stopping shopping, but they’re changing it. Vox’ Emily Stewart (@EmilyStewartM) explains.  Read Emily’s story: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22791953/inflation-christmas-shopping-thanksgiving-black-friday-target-walmart Today’s episode was hosted by Recode’s Rani Molla and engineered by Melissa Pons from Hemlock Creek Productions.  What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email! Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
The case for buying less stuff
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The supply chain is facing an enormous strain this holiday season. Shoppers are scrambling to buy their gifts as soon as possible. But what if it’s actually an opportunity for consumers to consume less? Vox’s Terry Nguyen (@terrygtnguyen) explains. References:  Read Terry’s story here  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.  What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Melissa Pons Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
The Doorbell
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The American dream of a suburban house with a white picket fence cordons off the home as a haven, separate from the outside world. This personal, private utopia becomes defined by who gets let in. And that is determined by a device that isn’t often thought of as technology. But it's the first thing that you touch when you enter someone else’s home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Automation is not what you think
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Workers have always feared robots taking over their jobs, but it’s not robots they have to watch out for. Author and New York Times columnist Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) explains what the next era of automation will actually look like. Learn more about Kevin’s book, Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation, here -- https://www.kevinroose.com/futureproof This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
Where are the at-home Covid-19 tests?
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Rapid at-home Covid-19 tests are hard to come by right now — and expensive. ProPublica’s Lydia DePillis explains what’s behind the shortages, what the U.S. can learn from Europe’s testing strategy, and what the federal government is doing to get more tests on shelves. Read Lydia’s article: https://www.propublica.org/article/heres-why-rapid-covid-tests-are-so-expensive-and-hard-to-find Today’s episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions), and hosted by Adam Clark Estes. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email! Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Turkey shortage?
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Disruptions to the supply chain are throwing the turkey industry for a loop. This Thanksgiving, the perfect turkey might just be the one you can actually get your hands on. Vox’s Emily Stewart (@EmilyStewartM) explains. Read Emily’s story here: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22770592/2021-thanksgiving-turkey-shortage-prices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Why Chris Hayes thinks we're all famous now
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On this episode of Vox Conversations, Sean Illing talks with Chris Hayes, author, commentator, and host of All In With Chris Hayes on MSNBC. They discuss his recent essay in the New Yorker about fame and the internet, why we seek attention from strangers online, and how some German philosophers might offer guidance for our predicament. Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Interviews Writer, Vox Guest: Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes), host, All In With Chris Hayes on MSNBC References:  "On the Internet, We're Always Famous" by Chris Hayes (New Yorker; Sept. 24) “We Should All Know Less About Each Other” by Michelle Goldberg (New York Times; Nov. 1) Plato, Phaedrus (c. 370 BCE) Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman (Penguin; 2005) G.W.F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit (1807) Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the "Phenomenology of Spirit" by Alexandre Kojève (1947; tr. 1969) The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu (Vintage; 2017) Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment by Robert Wright (Simon & Schuster; 2018) Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Conversations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Be the first to know when new episodes of Vox Conversations drop by following or subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Vox Conversations and Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts This episode of Vox Conversations was made by:  Producer: Erikk Geannikis Editor: Amy Drozdowska Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall Vox Audio Fellow: Victoria Dominguez Additional engineering by Melissa Pons from Hemlock Creek Productions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
Facebook's next monopoly
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Can Mark Zuckerberg create a metaverse monopoly through mergers and acquisitions? Recode’s Peter Kafka explains. Read Peter’s story here: https://www.vox.com/recode/22776461/facebook-meta-metaverse-monopoly Today’s show was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Cristian Ayala, and hosted by Adam Clark Estes. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
Your boss might be watching you
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Your boss looking over your shoulder at the office wasn’t really something to think twice about. But now that a lot of office workers are working from home, bosses are finding more and more ways to keep tabs remotely. The Washington Post’s Danielle Abril (@DanielleDigest) explains. Read Danielle’s story here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/09/24/remote-work-from-home-surveillance/ This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
The case for climate reparations
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While world leaders have descended on Glasgow to try to figure out how to slow emissions in the future, New York magazine’s David Wallace-Wells argues rich countries like the United States should also atone for their polluting past. This episode from Today, Explained was produced by Will Reid and Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Cristian Ayala, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Additional engineering by Melissa Pons from Hemlock Creek Productions.  Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained and Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
A dispatch from COP26
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Government officials from countries all over the world are gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss a path forward on how to combat climate change. Vox's Umair Irfan (@umairfan) is there now, and he joins Recode Daily to share the latest. Read Umair's latest reporting here  This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkeste) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
The open secret to looking like a superhero
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Performance-enhancing drugs helped create the new male body standard. You see their effects on the action heroes of mainstream movies, on the fitness influencers of Instagram, maybe even on the people lifting next to us at the gym. PEDs are becoming mainstream, but we still don't fully understand what they do to our health. Vox's Alex Abad-Santos explains. Read Alex's story: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22760163/steroids-hgh-hollywood-actors-peds-performance-enhancing-drugs Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
Fixing America’s imperfect shipping system
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You know that PS5 you ordered weeks ago that hasn’t arrived yet on your doorstep? The reason behind that delay is more complex than you might think. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil (@rebheilweil) explains how every step in the US shipping system is broken, and how to fix it. Read Rebecca’s story here: https://www.vox.com/recode/2021/11/5/22764088/supply-chain-shipping-delays-logistics This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Melissa Pons Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Zillow’s over-Zestimate
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A few years ago, the famous real estate tech company Zillow began buying houses. The new venture seemed promising, but the company’s attempt to flip the properties while making life easier for its users has spelled disaster. Bloomberg’s Patrick Clark (@pat_clark) explains what went wrong. Read Patrick’s story here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by: Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
“I quit!”
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Businesses are reopening and jobs are coming back, but workers, in many cases, are not. Recode’s Rani Molla joined Vox’s Today, Explained podcast to talk about what's going on with workers demanding better benefits — and why some are leaving their industry altogether. Today, Explained is hosted by Sean Rameswaram, produced by Miles Bryan, and edited by Jillian Weinberger. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Recode Daily is made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Melissa Pons Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
Higher pay is not enough to bring workers back
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Hundreds of thousands of workers left the hospitality and leisure industries at the onset of the pandemic. Now that businesses have started reopening, why are so many workers not returning? D. Taylor (@DTaylorUH), president of Unite Here, explains. Read more here: https://www.vox.com/recode/22748448/service-food-hotel-workers-pay-raise-resignation-jobs-wages-benefits This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
How Big Tech benefits from the disinformation panic
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In this episode of Vox Conversations, host Sean Illing and Joe Bernstein of BuzzFeed News discuss online disinformation and what — if anything — can be done about it. References:  "Bad News: Selling the story of disinformation" by Joseph Bernstein (Harper's; Sept. 2021) "Civil Society Must Be Defended: Misinformation, Moral Panics, and Wars of Restoration" by Jack Bratich (Communication, Culture & Critique 13 (3); Sept. 2020) "The Priest in Politics: Father Charles E. Coughlin and the Presidential Election of 1936" by Philip A. Grant Jr. (Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia 101 (1); 1990) "Lying in Politics: Reflections on The Pentagon Papers" by Hannah Arendt (NYRB; Nov. 18, 1971) Subprime Attention Crisis: Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the Internet by Tim Hwang (FSG Originals; 2020) "Does Instagram Harm Girls? No One Actually Knows" by Laurence Steinberg (New York Times; Oct. 10) The Radio Right: How a Band of Broadcasters Took on the Federal Government and Built the Modern Conservative Movement by Paul Matzko (Oxford; 2020) "What's so bad about scientism?" by Moti Mizrahi (Social Epistemology 31 (4); 2017)   Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Conversations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Conversations by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Vox Conversations by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts This episode was made by:  Producer: Erikk Geannikis Editor: Amy Drozdowska Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
The male anxiety industrial complex
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Health-care brands want to leverage young men’s anxiety over erections and hair loss into a multibillion-dollar empire. Reporter Jesse Barron (@_jessebarron) explains. Read Jesse’s story here: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/10/hims-health-care.html Today’s episode was produced by Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes), engineered by Cristian Ayala, and hosted by Rani Molla (@ranimolla).  What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Facebook’s Meta-morphosis
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From the company that brought you alternate facts comes an alternate reality! This episode of Today, Explained was produced by Will Reid, engineered by Efim Shapiro, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, and was hosted by Sean Rameswaram.  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
The ghost stores of Instagram
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That cute dress you bought off Instagram could be found for much cheaper on Shein, AliExpress or Amazon. Vox’s Terry Nguyen explains.  Read Terry’s story: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22745054/instagram-boutique-drop-shipping-ghost-stores Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Today's episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons from Hemlock Creek Productions, and was hosted by Adam Clark Estes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
The price of Apple’s new privacy feature
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Apple's latest software update offers enhanced privacy to iOS users, but at what cost? Critics of the new policy say small e-companies face the brunt of it, while Big Tech players in the ad market can afford the new change. Patience Haggin (@patiencehaggin) from The Wall Street Journal explains. References:  Read Patience’s story here  This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
What the internet took from us
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A conversation about the complicated relationship between change, innovation and loss, and how to understand who we are and who we've become in a world where we're never truly offline.  Vox Conversations: https://www.vox.com/vox-conversations-podcast Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Vox interviews writer Guest: Pamela Paul (@PamelaPaulNYT), author and New York Times Book Review editor  References:   •  100 Things We've Lost to the Internet by Pamela Paul (Penguin Random House; 2021)  •  Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families by Pamela Paul (St. Martin's Griffin; 2006)  •  "Let Children Get Bored Again" by Pamela Paul (New York Times; Feb. 2, 2019)  •  "For Teen Girls, Instagram Is a Cesspool" by Lindsay Crouse (New York Times; Oct. 8)  •  "The Moral Panic Engulfing Instagram" by Farhad Manjoo (New York Times; Oct. 13)   This episode was made by:   •  Producer: Erikk Geannikis  •  Editor: Amy Drozdowska  •  Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey  •  Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall Enjoy this episode? Rate Vox Conversations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Support Recode Daily and Vox Conversations by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
TikTok's fictional influencers
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A tech company has created a slate of scripted influencers, each with their own storylines. But how is anyone supposed to tell the difference between what’s real and what isn’t? Vox's Rebecca Jennings (@rebexxxxa) explains. Today's episode was produced by Alan Rodriguex Espinoza (@ardzes), engineered by Cristian Ayala and hosted by Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes). Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
Dune was ahead of its time
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The latest and long-awaited adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel Dune is in theaters and it's epic in every sense. Vox’s film critic Alissa Wilkinson takes us back to previous takes on the tale and where they fell short. And Gizmodo’s Geo Dvorsky (@Dvorsky) explains why Dune's message feels especially relevant in 2021. This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Melissa Pons, Hemlock Creek Productions Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
Dave Chappelle vs. trans people vs. Netflix
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Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special, "The Closer," may be a tipping point for trans people. They have a list of demands, but taking down the special isn't one of them. The Verge’s Zoe Schiffer explains.  Today’s episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons from Hemlock Creek Productions and hosted by Adam Clark Estes.   Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
The “Russian roulette” of buying drugs online
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Teens are overdosing on drugs at an alarming rate, many of them after buying counterfeit pills on Snapchat. NBC News’ Olivia Solon (@oliviasolon) explains how Snapchat is trying to rid its platform of drug dealers. Read Olivia’s story here: https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/pills-bought-on-snapchat-deadly/ This episode was produced by Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes), engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey and hosted by Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes). Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Save the rhinos ... with 3D printers?
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Fake rhino horns were supposed to foil poachers. Vox’s Benji Jones explains what went wrong.  This episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons from Hemlock Creek productions, and hosted by Adam Clark Estes.  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
The $5,000 butt
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The Brazilian butt lift isn’t just a cosmetic surgery; it’s a lifestyle. Vox’s Rebecca Jennings explains how influencers gave a decades-old procedure new life. Listen to the rest of the episode here: https://megaphone.link/VMP8712712453 This episode of Today, Explained was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Haleema Shah. Additional production by: Recode Daily host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Melissa Pons Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Apple’s China problem
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Much of Apple’s success is built around its relationship with China, which is both one of Apple’s largest markets as well as where most of its products are manufactured. In the latest episode of Land of the Giants, Recode’s Peter Kafka and reporter Wayne Ma discuss the complicated relationship with that has seen Apple make compromises with an authoritarian regime over privacy and human rights in pursuit of huge profits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
Lebanon goes dark
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The Lebanese government has neglected its electric grid for decades. The whole country lost power last weekend, leaving many without access to water, internet access, or critical medical services. The Washington Post’s Nader Durgham (@NaderDurgham) shares his experience from Beirut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
The future of healthcare might not include privacy
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Telehealth and virtual care boomed during the pandemic. Same with technological advancements in consumer and medical-grade health devices. Together, they may lead to a future with better, more accessible healthcare — if outdated and insufficient privacy laws don’t continue to lag behind. Recode’s Sara Morrison explains This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla  Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
How to buy anything for a fraction of the cost
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With the advent of the internet and blockchain technology, the list of valuables you can invest in is endless. In addition to gold, cryptocoins, and the usual stocks, people are now putting their money into everyday collectibles like antique cars and baseball cards. Financial journalist Dion Rabouin (@DionRabouin) explains. Read Dion’s story here  This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
Amazon wants you to buy this electric truck
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Electric cars have taken years to find success, and companies have been slow to innovate batteries strong enough to power an electric truck. But just a few days ago, the Amazon-backed startup Rivian unveiled the world’s first electric pickup. Bob Sorokanich (@RSorokanich) with Road & Track magazine explains. References:  Read Bob’s story here  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
How to regulate Facebook
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US lawmakers have been angry at Facebook for years. Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen's testimony before Congress gave them the clearest path yet for how to address the company’s harms to society. Recode’s Shirin’s Ghaffary explains.  References:  Facebook’s whistleblower tells Congress how to regulate tech: https://www.vox.com/recode/22711551/facebook-whistleblower-congress-hearing-regulation-mark-zuckerberg-frances-haugen-senator-blumenthal Why this Facebook scandal is different: https://www.vox.com/recode/2021/10/3/22707940/frances-haugen-facebook-whistleblower-60-minutes-teen-girls-instagram It’s getting harder for people to believe that Facebook is a net good for society: https://www.vox.com/recode/22677911/facebook-scandal-research-teen-mental-health This episode was hosted by Adam Clark Estes, produced by Taylor Maycan and engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey. How would you fix Facebook? Send your thoughts to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email.  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
How food delivery apps destabilized an industry
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Food delivery apps like Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats may have made life easier for customers, but delivery workers are the ones paying the price. Left without protections, workers in New York City are calling for change. The Verge’s Josh Dzieza (@joshdzieza) explains. References:  Read Josh’s story for Curbed here  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
The Facebook whistleblower
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An anonymous whistleblower ignited Facebook’s latest scandal last month after leaking thousands of damning internal documents to journalists and lawmakers. Over the weekend, she revealed her identity. References: Why this Facebook scandal is different (Recode): https://www.vox.com/recode/2021/10/3/22707940/frances-haugen-facebook-whistleblower-60-minutes-teen-girls-instagram 60 Minutes' interview with Frances Haugan (CBS): https://www.cbsnews.com/news/facebook-whistleblower-frances-haugen-misinformation-public-60-minutes-2021-10-03/ Whistle-Blower to Accuse Facebook of Contributing to Jan. 6 Riot, Memo Says (The New York Times): https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/02/technology/whistle-blower-facebook-memo.html This episode was hosted by Adam Clark Estes, produced by Taylor Maycan and engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey. Can Facebook be fixed? Send your thoughts to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
AI’s anti-Muslim bias problem
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Artificial intelligence is often thought of as an efficient and objective tool for everyday tasks. But a lot of AI systems show signs of racism and discrimination, the impacts of which can be detrimental. Vox’s Sigal Samuel (@SigalSamuel) explains why one particular AI system is showing anti-Muslim bias. References: Read Sigal’s story on Vox.com here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by: Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
NASA’s new telescope is a game-changer
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Decades ago, the Hubble telescope revolutionized NASA’s ability to visualize space. Soon, the new James Webb telescope will take us even further. Vox’s Unexplainable explores the endless possibilities of NASA’s new spyglass.  References:  Listen to the full episode here  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Recode Daily is made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey   Unexplainable is made by:  Host: Noam Hassenfeld (@nhassenfeld) Producer: Meradith Hoddinott (@mdhoddinott) Engineer: Cristian Ayala   Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
The rise of a Silicon Valley supervillain
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Peter Thiel has worn many hats over the years: He co-founded PayPal, helped fund Facebook, and brought about Gawker’s demise. He was also one of Donald Trump’s biggest advocates. How did Thiel gain so much power? Bloomberg’s Max Chafkin (@chafkin) explains. References:  Listen to Peter Kafka’s full interview with Max Chafkin here  Enjoy this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Recode Daily is made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey   Recode Media is made by:  Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka) Producer: Jelani Carter Editor: Joel Raabe Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
The 21st century trolley problem
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Autonomous tech could lead to deaths at the hands of robots. But is continuing to let humans drive even worse? Recode’s Rani Molla explains.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes  Guest: Rani Molla  Producer: Taylor Maycan (@taylormaycan) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
Fixing Facebook
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Facebook is broken, and everyone knows it. Can it be fixed? Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary explains.     Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes  Guest: Shirin Ghaffary (@ShirinGhaffary) Producer: Taylor Maycan (@taylormaycan) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
It’s been a busy year in tech. What’s next?
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As we get ready for the 2021 Code Conference, we’re looking back on the biggest tech stories we’ve covered recently. Recode Editor-in-Chief Samantha Oltman (@SamOltman) joins us to ask: What could the future of tech have in store? References:  More about Code 2021 here Read more about the ongoing remote work battle at Apple here  Read Rebecca Heilweil’s story about Facebook and vaccine misinformation here  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Inside an unexpected fight at Apple
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For the past several months, a fight has been brewing inside Apple, the world’s most profitable company, about a fundamental aspect of its business: whether or not its corporate employees must return to the office. That this battle is happening at Apple signals a major shift for the company. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary explains. References: Read Shirin and Rani’s reporting here.    Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Guest: Shirin Ghaffary (@ShirinGhaffary) Producer: Taylor Maycan (@taylormaycan) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
How the iPhone changed everything
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The smartphone landscape hasn’t been the same since Steve Jobs announced the first iPhone in 2007. Peter Kafka (@pkafka) explores the legacy of this game-changing device in the first episode of the new season of Land of the Giants. References:  Listen to Land of the Giants here  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Recode Daily is made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey   Recode Media is made by:  Host: Peter Kafka  Producers: Zach Mack (@zachthemack), Matt Frassica (@mattfrassica) Engineer: Brandon McFarland Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Facebook’s secret research, explained
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Recently, the Wall Street Journal uncovered some damning internal research at Facebook regarding the impact of social media on our mental health, democracy, and society at large.  The WSJ’s Jeff Horwitz (@JeffHorwitz) joins Recode Daily to break down his reporting: “This research made it to me because the people who I worked with were very clear that it wasn't getting acted on appropriately in the first place.” References:  Read Jeff’s reports here  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
Everybody's hiring; nobody's getting hired
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There are more open jobs in the United States than available workers, yet job seekers are struggling to land new gigs. The country’s broken hiring system is to blame. Recode’s Rani Molla and Vox’s Emily Stewart explain. References: https://www.vox.com/recode/22673353/unemployment-job-search-linkedin-indeed-algorithm https://www.vox.com/recode/22677968/job-search-tips-linkedin-ziprecruiter-indeed https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-need-more-workers-why-do-they-reject-millions-of-resumes-11630728008 Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Guest: Emily Stewart (@emilystewartm) Producer: Taylor Maycan (@taylormaycan) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
The Real World: Space
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The Inspiration4 space mission was historic. It may have laid the groundwork for the future of commercial space travel, which offers limitless possibilities for space-themed brand deals and product placements. Axios’s Miriam Kramer (@mirikramer) and Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil (@rebheilweil) explain. References:  Read Rebecca’s story here. Listen to Miriam’s podcast here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Instagram is bad for teens’ self-esteem, and it knows it
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New reporting from the Wall Street Journal confirms what many teens already knew: Instagram can be harmful to their body image and self-esteem. And as it turns out, the company knows it too. Recode Media’s Peter Kafka (@pkafka) asked Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, about these revelations.  References:  Listen to Peter’s full interview with Adam Mosseri here Read the Wall Street Journal’s reporting here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily and Recode Media ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Recode Daily is made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes\) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey   Recode Media is made by:  Host: Peter Kafka Producer: Jelani Carter Engineer: Joel Raabe Support Recode Daily and Recode Media by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
California scheming
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Republicans primed their voters to believe the California recall was stolen. And right-wing media helped them. Vox’s Aaron Rupar explains. Read Aaron’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by: Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes)) Producer: Taylor Maycan (@TaylorMaycan) Engineer: Melissa Pons (@MelissaPons1, Hemlock Creek Productions) Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
The future of cybersex
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The mobile gaming giant Roblox is hugely popular among minors — most of them young kids. But it turns out the platform has a burgeoning strip club and sex work scene. Players say it’s all fun and games, but the lines are blurred when adult users get involved. E.J. Dickson (@ejdickson) with Rolling Stone joins Recode Daily to explain. References: Read E.J.’s story here  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes)) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Melissa Pons Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
Walgreens' Covid testing site exposes patient data
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Millions of people got Covid-19 tests through Walgreens. Their information wasn’t adequately protected. Recode’s Sara Morrison explains. Read her report here.  Have a tip for one of our reporters? Email recodedaily@recode.net Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes)  Producer: Taylor Maycan (@taylormaycan)  Engineer: Melissa Pons (@MelissaPon1, Hemlock Creek Productions)   Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Facebook’s smart glasses: cool or creepy?
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Facebook and Ray-Ban announced their new collaboration: Ray-Ban Stories, their version of smart glasses. And they are surprisingly normal-looking, something developers hope will someday make their smart glasses as ubiquitous as a smartphone. Alex Heath (@alexehealth), senior reporter at The Verge, explains. Read Alex’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Why El Salvador made bitcoin a national currency
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El Salvador recently became the first and only country to recognize bitcoin as an official currency. It’s a high-risk, high-reward experiment for the  and the world is watching. The Wall Street Journal’s Caitlin Ostroff explains. Read Caitlin’s work here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host:  Producer:  Engineer:    Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
How gig work became a full-time job
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The pandemic put a lot into perspective, especially when it comes to work. Millions of Americans lost their jobs during lockdown, while others found themselves juggling remote work and child care. And now more and more people are juggling a full-time job, child care, and another job on the side to help pay the bills. Recode’s Rani Molla (@ranimolla) explains why gig work is on the rise. Read Rani’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
You’ve got my mail
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We use email for practically everything. We use it for everyday things like food delivery apps, newsletters, and streaming services. We also use it for serious things like managing our finances, applying for jobs, and communicating with loved ones. But how safe is email? Can we really trust it with some of our most sensitive information? Recode’s Sara Morrison (@saramorrison) explains. Read Sara’s story about email here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions) Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
Start your holiday shopping NOW!
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The pandemic has put immense strain on the global supply chain. Everything from basic food items like chicken wings to critical tech components like computer chips is running low. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil (@rebheilweil) and Vox’s Terry Nguyen (@terrygtnguyen) join Recode Daily to discuss how this could impact your year-end shopping plans. References: Read Terry’s article here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
Air conditioning is not cool
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Air conditioning technology was considered revolutionary in the 20th century, but over the years, it’s proven to be devastating for the environment. Today, Recode’s Adam Clark Estes is joined by Eric Dean Wilson (@ericdeanwilson), the author behind After Cooling: On Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of Comfort, to discuss how to rethink cooling in America. References:  More on Eric’s book here Read Rebecca Leber’s Vox story here  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
How the levees held
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Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, August 29. The powerful storm grew to Category 4 by the time it crashed into the coast, and with a storm this strong, one big question was on everybody’s mind: Will the levees hold this time? They did, and here to explain how they worked is Associated Press reporter Jeff Amy (@jeffamy). Jeff wrote an explainer about the new levee system in New Orleans. And you can find additional coverage of Hurricane Ida at apnews.com.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
Mandating vaccines shouldn’t be a restaurant worker’s job
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In some parts of the US, customers in bars and restaurants are now required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 in order to enter the business. This can give servers, hosts, and bartenders peace of mind when they go into work, but it also puts the burden of enforcing the rules on those same employees. As Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil (@rebheilweil) explains, this can mean less tip income and an increasingly hostile work environment.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Blaming Facebook won't solve the misinformation problem
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The New York Times’ Shira Ovide, writes the popular and incisive On Tech newsletter, which means she gets to write about… everything. She sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss some of her latest stories in her column like why “Tech Can’t Fix Everything”, how society rather than social media itself is more to blame for the spread of misinformation.  This is just a portion of a longer, deeper conversation. Listen to the full episode here, and find more from Recode Media at Vox.com. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
Big Tech’s Taliban problem
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For the first time in 20 years, the Taliban controls Afghanistan. This change in power raises questions for companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as they have to figure out how to handle what was once considered an insurgent, terrorist-affiliated group now potentially governing an entire country. Vox’s Jen Kirby (@j_kirby1) explains.  References:  Read Shirin’s article about social media companies and the Taliban. And check out Jen’s Taliban explainer. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Shirin Ghaffary Producer: Sofi LaLonde  Engineer: Cristian Ayala Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
Did we pull the plug on virtual school too soon?
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Students and teachers are returning to classrooms after more than a year of virtual learning, but going back to school doesn’t mean going back to normal. Vox’s Anna North (@annanorthtweets) joins Recode Daily to break down how schools are preparing.  References:  Read Anna’s story here  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Melissa Pons Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Is the future of work in employees’ hands?
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Many companies are preparing to return to the office this fall, but how is that going to work? Will the way we do our jobs be forever changed because of the pandemic? Do American workers have the motivation – and opportunity – to change the status quo? These are all questions we had, so Recode’s Rani Molla asked them for us. She talked to Tsedal Neeley, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, and here is part of their conversation. Read a print version of the Q&A here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla Producer: Sofi LaLonde Engineer: Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions) Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
404: Podcast not found
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The World Wide Web is kept interconnected through hyperlinks. But what happens when those hyperlinks stop working? Researchers say hyperlinks are dying at an alarming rate, and it could signal trouble for journalists, historians, and academics. Clare Stanton (@clare_stanton) at the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School joins Recode Daily to explain.  References:  Read Clare’s report here  Learn more about Perma.cc here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Melissa Pons Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
Your next office could be inside a VR headset
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Work from home typically means Zoom calls and Slack, but Mark Zuckerberg is envisioning a new way to work remotely: virtual reality. Last week, he unveiled Workrooms: Facebook’s latest effort to enter the “metaverse.” Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) explains.  References: Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s full interview with CBS unveiling Horizon Workrooms here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
TikTok is making tax policy cool
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TikTok is the go-to place for memes and dance videos. But sometimes those pieces of content can play a critical role in letting lawmakers know which policies are working and which ones are not. Today, the Washington Post’s Dave Jorgenson (@davejorgenson) and Vox’s Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) join Recode Daily to discuss how TikTok is influencing American democracy and encouraging civic engagement.  ---------------- References:  Read Dylan’s story here  Watch Dave’s TikToks here  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
Why am I so invested in Alabama sorority TikTok?
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Last week, videos of students hoping to join a sorority at the University of Alabama exploded on TikTok. For You pages were all about girls’ outfits and preferred houses, and for some reason, users could not get enough. Why did we get so caught up in rush week? Vox’s Rebecca Jennings (@rebexxxxa) joins Adam Clark Estes to discuss. References:  Read Rebecca’s explainer here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
TikTok made me buy it
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TikTok has a tendency to make products fly off the shelves. But then they flame out fast. Vox’s in-house TikTok expert Rebecca Jennings explains the phenomenon, the relationship between influencers and brands, and the inevitable pitfalls that come with a rapid rise to recognition. Read Rebecca’s story here.  This episode of Vox Quick Hits was made by: Hosts: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) and Meredith Haggerty (@manymanywords) Producers: Schuyler Swenson and Taylor Maycan Engineers: Paul Mounsey and Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions) Learn something new today? Rate Recode Daily and Vox Quick Hits ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Or, even better, tell a friend!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Tell Me More by subscribing to Vox Quick Hits in your favorite podcast app. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 18, 2021
Tesla is in trouble with the US government
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Tesla is in trouble. The US government is investigating Autopilot, a feature that Elon Musk says could turn Teslas into fully self-driving cars. Tesla has had numerous issues with the Autopilot program, but this investigation — the biggest one yet — is specifically looking at crashes involving emergency vehicles. What does this inquiry mean for the company? Andrew Hawkins (@andyjayhawk), a senior transportation reporter at The Verge, explains.  Read some of Recode’s coverage of Tesla. And read more of Andrew’s work at The Verge. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Sofi LaLonde Engineer: Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions) Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
Why it’s always moms
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We know that working mothers had a really hard time during the pandemic. It was untenable. Three million women left the workforce last year, and less than half have returned. But why was it so common for moms to quit instead of dads? Recode’s Rani Molla talks with sociologist Jessica Calarco about the structural and cultural forces that make it easier for women to quit their jobs to take care of the kids. Read Rani’s story here.  If you’re interested in Jessica Calarco’s work, you can find her recent paper here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Sofi LaLonde Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
America is losing the electric car race
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Through his infrastructure bill and recent executive orders, Biden is pushing for more Americans to start driving electric vehicles. The president has made the technology a cornerstone of his agenda to fight climate change. But with scientists urging immediate action, do Biden’s proposed reforms go far enough? The Verge’s Sean O’Kane (@sokane1) joins Recode’s Rani Molla to discuss the significance of electric cars. References:  Read Sean’s story on Biden’s recent executive order here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
Bitcoin and Biden’s infrastructure bill
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The Senate just passed a massive, trillion-dollar infrastructure deal, and lawmakers are looking to cryptocurrency to help pay for it. But users of the new technology are worried a small provision in the bill may burden the wrong people with that responsibility. Makena Kelly (@kellymakena) with The Verge joins Recode’s Adam Clark Estes to break down senators’ crypto debate. ---------- References:  Read Makena’s story on the bipartisan infrastructure package here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by: Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Melissa Pons Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Apple’s plan to protect kids by scanning your iPhone
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Apple announced new child safety features for the upcoming iOS 15 update. But, one of the measures has privacy advocates in an uproar: the ability to scan photos for child sexual abuse material on the iPhone itself. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@saramorrison) breaks down this new technology.  Read Sara’s story about Apple’s new features here. And John Gruber wrote an excellent, in-depth analysis of the new updates. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Sofi LaLonde  Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
On tonight’s menu: Your personal data
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QR codes have been around for almost 30 years, but they’ve seen renewed interest during the pandemic. They’re convenient for customers, and they can help restaurant owners sell more. But they’re also a useful tool for collecting customers’ private data, and that’s raising red flags. Erin Woo (@erinkwoo) with the New York Times talks with Recode’s Adam Clark Estes about the privacy concerns behind QR codes. References:  Read Erin’s story here  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
Facebook banned researchers studying ... Facebook
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At this point, it’s old news that Facebook has a misinformation problem. Not just in user posts and comments, but within advertiser content, too. And a research team at the NYU Ad Observatory project has been studying exactly that — misinformation in ads on Facebook — since 2018. But then, last week, Facebook deleted their accounts. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) talks to the lead researcher, Laura Edelson (@LauraEdelson2), about what happened.  Read Shirin’s full Q&A with Laura Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host:  Shirin Ghaffary Producer: Sofi LaLonde Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
An app’s plan to profit off your fear
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Citizen, the controversial safety app, has a new feature called Protect. For $20 a month, you get extra security and access to Protect Agents, who can monitor your location and call for help. It’s kind of like OnStar, but not for your car. Is this service worth paying for? Recode’s Sara Morrison (@saramorrison) explains. Read Sara’s story about Citizen Protect. And read about the Citizen-led manhunt for the wrong guy. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Sofi LaLonde Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
The risks of “buy now, pay later” apps
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Square just announced they’re buying out Afterpay, a “buy now, pay later” app. The move could mean CashApp will soon offer the option to pay for everything in four easy payments. It’s a trend that’s gaining traction among young shoppers, but as Vox’s Terry Nguyen (@terrygtnguyen) explains, it comes with risks. Read Terry’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes)  Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes)  Engineer: Melissa Pons Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2021
Tech companies: No shot, no coming back to the office
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Without a federal mandate in place, tech companies have started requiring their employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine before they return to work in person. First, it was Google and Facebook. Now, more companies in other industries are following suit. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) joins Rani Molla to talk more about this trend. References:  Read Shirin’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla)  Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes)  Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 04, 2021
Another gaming giant reckons with its sexist work culture
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Hundreds of employees for the gaming studio Activision Blizzard are speaking out after the company was sued for sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination. The incident is highlighting the industry’s systemic issues of sexism and abuse. The Verge’s Zoë Schiffer (@ZoeSchiffer) joins the show today to discuss the latest developments. References:  Read Zoë’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Adam Clark Estes  Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes)  Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
OlympicTok
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The best place to watch the Olympics this year is TikTok. The videos – including behind-the-scenes clips of the Olympic Village, the training centers, and those cardboard beds that quickly went viral – have amassed billions of views on the popular social media app. As Vox senior reporter Rebecca Jennings (@rebexxxxa) wrote, “This year’s Olympics may be cursed, but on TikTok, they’re fun as hell.”  Read Rebecca’s column here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Sofi LaLonde Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
A priest’s cautionary tale in dating and data privacy
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Earlier this month, a Catholic media outlet published a story exposing a priest for using the dating app Grindr, costing him his job. The article was based on private location data that was traced to a phone belonging to the priest.  The incident highlights the shortcomings of the country’s inadequate privacy laws. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) joins us today to break down what happened. References: Read Sara’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes)  Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes)  Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
Big Retail is watching you
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Some of the country’s biggest retailers are being accused of using face recognition technology without customers’ knowledge. Stores can use this biometric data to predict people’s shopping habits and send targeted ads their way. Privacy advocates say the technology should be kept out of the hands of private companies. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil (@rebheilweil) explains. References:  Read Rebecca’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Adam Clark Estes  Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes)  Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
Congress vs. Covid lies
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Well over a year into the pandemic, and major social media platforms are still failing to moderate Covid-19 misinformation. With cases rising in all 50 states, the delta variant rapidly spreading, and the vaccination rate slowing… things appear to be getting worse. But, a new bill proposed in the senate targeting health misinformation online could change that. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) explains. Read Shirin’s story here.  For more information, check out Recode’s Section 230 explainer.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde)  Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
Why Netflix wants to be a gaming app
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Netflix is betting on gaming to be its next big offering. The company saw lackluster growth as the world began to come out of the pandemic lockdown, so now it’s hoping a free library of video games will be enough to get users to stick around — and to bring in new ones. Recode senior correspondent Peter Kafka (@pkafka) talks with Rani Molla about the company’s latest venture. References:  Read Peter’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla)  Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes)  Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
The rest stop doctor’s appointment
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When you were stuck at home last year, did you visit a doctor online? For some people, it was a convenient option; for others, it gave them potentially life-saving care from out of state. But what happens now that states are ending the lockdown-era provisions that made those telehealth visits possible? Katie Palmer (@katiempalmer), health tech correspondent at Stat News, explains. Read Katie’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
Roblox: 40 million games in one
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Roblox is one of the fastest growing games in the world right now. But depending on who you ask, some would say it’s more than a game. The app lets users not only play, but also join virtual birthday parties, attend real-time concerts, or just roam around a seemingly infinite digital world. Developers of Roblox say the app is more focused on creating “experiences” than “games.” The Verge’s Jay Peters (@jaypeters) joins Rani Molla to help explain what that means. References:  Read Jay’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla)  Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes)  Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
Did Anthony Bourdain say that?
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The new documentary Roadrunner takes a look at the life of Anthony Bourdain, the late celebrity chef, author, and travel show host. But one decision by the filmmakers is raising questions: The film uses artificial intelligence to recreate Bourdain’s voice. Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson joins Recode’s Rani Molla to discuss the ethical dilemma the documentary poses. References:  Read Alissa’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla)  Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes)  Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Yes, iPhones can be hacked
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iPhones have a reputation for being unhackable. But that’s not exactly the case. This weekend, we learned about Pegasus, software specifically designed to hack iPhones. This raises questions about who is using this software and why, but raises an even bigger question: are iPhones actually that secure? Recode’s Sara Morrison (@saramorrison) explains. References:  Read Sara’s story here  The Washington Post also had a great Q&A about Pegasus Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
How much does it cost to leave Earth?
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Rich entrepreneurs have taken significant steps in recent weeks to make civilian space travel a reality. But that reality is only accessible to those who can afford the staggeringly expensive ticket. New York magazine’s Paola Rosa-Aquino (@prosaaquino) joins Recode’s Rani Molla to discuss billionaires’ latest space efforts and break down the cost to board a rocket to the stars. References:  Read Paola’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla)  Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes)  Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Bring on the 4-day workweek
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The pandemic changed where we work and how we work — and our work-life balance pretty much disappeared. That’s especially true for working mothers, who did more child care and household labor than their male partners. Now, as people start to reevaluate the meaning of work, American work culture is in the spotlight. Recode’s Rani Molla (@ranimolla) and Vox’s Anna North (@annanorthtweets) discuss. References:  You can read Rani’s story about working mothers here. And Anna’s piece about the four-day workweek here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions) Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Social media’s racial bias problem
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Social media has a problem with racism, and it knows it. But as social media giants like Facebook and Twitter promise to make things better, their users still have to deal with the consequences, whether that’s being exposed to racist trolls or having their content unfairly flagged. Today on Recode Daily we are talking about two recent events that highlight these problems: the European soccer championship and a recent accusation that Black creators are being censored on TikTok. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) explains. References:  Read Shirin’s story about the Euro 2020 championship here.  And her story about Tiktok’s algorithm here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Why is everything so expensive right now?
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Lots of consumer products and services have gotten more expensive over the last year, when the pandemic threw prices out of whack. Some have worried this could signal a coming period of stagnation, or even an economic collapse. But economists say these unstable costs are likely just the economy working itself out. Vox’s Emily Stewart (@EmilyStewartM) and Rani Molla explain. References: Read Emily’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla)  Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes)  Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
How social media threatens humanity
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Social media has, in an incredibly short period of time, drastically restructured the way we communicate. But there's a problem: We know very little about its dangers. A new paper in the scientific journal PNAS argues that if left misunderstood and unchecked, we could see unintended consequences of new technology. Recode's Shirin Ghaffary spoke with Mirta Galesic and Jay Van Bavel, two co-authors of the paper, to learn more. References:  Read Shirin’s original interview here.  Want to read the paper? You can find it here. Mirta Galesic, professor of human social dynamics at the Santa Fe Institute.  Jay Van Bavel, associate professor of psychology and neural science at NYU. (@jayvanbavel) Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
The power grid vs. climate change
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Recent extreme temperature events, like snowstorms in Texas and heat waves in Oregon and California, have put the United States’ power grid to the test. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil (@rebheilweil) reports the country’s energy infrastructure is facing significant challenges as climate change persists. References:  Read Rebecca’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
The real reason Trump is suing Big Tech
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Donald Trump filed lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and Google last week, accusing the companies of violating his and other conservatives’ First Amendment rights. The cases likely won’t hold up in court, but winning these lawsuits seems to be beside the point for the former president. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) explains. Read her story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) - Producer: Taylor Maycan (@taylormaycan) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
A billionaire, a cryptocurrency, and a disaster in India
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Crypto philanthropy is a burgeoning field, and one with lots of unique complications. Take the case of Vitalik Buterin, the programmer who co-founded the cryptocurrency ethereum, and his recent donation to a charity in India to help respond to the Covid-19 crisis there. He gave $1.5 billion in cryptocurrency, including $1 billion in a memecoin called Shiba Inu coin. And, well, that gift didn’t work out as planned. Former Recode senior reporter Teddy Schleifer discusses what happened with Buterin’s donation and what it might mean for other crypto donations like it. Learn more: Read Teddy’s story here.  Emily has a story on the current crypto craze here. – Tell Me More is hosted by Emily Stewart and produced by Sofi LaLonde. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Tell Me More ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple    What do you want to learn about on Tell Me More? Send your requests and questions to tellmemore@voxmedia.com. We read every email! Podcasts.   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Tell Me More by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Tell Me More by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
The problem with post-pandemic work
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A special repost from the folks at Vox Quick Hits! While the Recode Daily team is out enjoying some vacation, Tell Me More host Emily Stewart and Vox senior correspondent Anna North are here to explore the ways the pandemic changed the way we work, and whether we can — and should — go back.  This episode originally aired June 8, 2021 on Vox Quick Hits.  Learn more:  Read Anna’s story on bosses moving past the pandemic: https://www.vox.com/22455058/jobs-restaurants-office-employers-covid-pandemic-workv Find Emily’s story on states cutting off unemployment insurance early here: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2021/6/3/22465160/states-ending-unemployment-labor-shortage-texas Tell Me More is a Vox Quick Hits podcast hosted by Emily Stewart and produced by Sofi LaLonde. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Quick Hits ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Recode Daily and Vox Quick Hits by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
Don’t fear the wrinkle
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Wrinkles have been the bane of aging women's skin since forever. A fear of growing older and physical signs of aging is at the core of a $200 billion dollar anti-aging skin care industry, but there’s hope that this may start to change. Vox senior correspondent, Anna North, explains what’s behind a growing movement to love the skin we’re in, no matter what age. Read the full story: https://www.vox.com/22526590/wrinkles-skin-botox-aging-pandemic-filler Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Quick Hits ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Quick Hits by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. This episode was made by:  - Hosts: Rebecca Jennings (@rebexxxa) Meredith Haggerty (@manymanywords) - Producer: Schuyler Swenson - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Vox Quick Hits by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
What does “monopoly” mean in the internet age?
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A Washington, DC, judge dismissed a lawsuit that accused Facebook of behaving like a monopoly, claiming the suit did not have enough detail. It’s a big win for the social media giant, but it’s also become a rallying cry for lawmakers who say it’s time to update the country’s outdated antitrust laws. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) explains. References:  Read Shirin’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) - Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) - Engineer: Cristian Ayala Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
Remote workers are on the move… to the suburbs
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As cities throughout the US lift Covid-19 restrictions, many Americans are looking for remote work opportunities. Could distance from the office usher in an economic revival for small cities and rural areas? Recode’s Rani Molla (@ranimolla) talks with Mark Muro from the Brookings Institution about his latest research on this topic. References:  Read Rani’s story here.  Read Mark’s report here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   - Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) - Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
Subscribe to everything. Own nothing.
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When you buy or use a product that’s connected to the internet, you don’t necessarily have full control. Companies that make these gadgets — phones, home security cameras, smart speakers — can access their products, and if they want, change how they work. Some Peloton users recently experienced this firsthand. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@saramorrison) explains. References:  Read Sara’s story here: vox.com/recode/2021/6/23/22545534/peloton-tread-membership-now-required-recall Find more coverage from the Recode at vox.com/recode Learn something new in this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions: www.hemlockcreekprod.com) Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
Should Instagram influencers unionize?
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Content creators and online business owners have benefited from an influx of customers during lockdown, and companies like Instagram are taking notice. As Vox’s Terry Nguyen (@terrygtnguyen) explains, Facebook and Instagram have started implementing new features to help creators maximize profits, but in the process, they’re also tightening their grip on the influencer economy. References:  Read Terry’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) - Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Delivery wars
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Food delivery apps have made it possible to order pretty much anything we want to eat with the click of a button. The latest season of the Land of the Giants podcast explores the cost of that convenience.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Land of the Giants ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Land of the Giants by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support Land of the Giants and Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
The ghosts of Google Maps
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Imagine coming across your dead relative in Google's Street View. For some people, it's a strange reality. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil (@rebheilweil) explains how some have been using the service to remember loved ones who have died. References:  Read Rebecca’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Cristian Ayala Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
Is it hot in here?
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Or is it just my smart thermostat being remotely controlled by my power company without my knowledge? Power companies all over the country have been known to do this. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains. References:  Read Sara’s story here.  Read the KHOU coverage cited in the episodes here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) - Producers: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes), Sofi LaLonde - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Big Tech is scared of Lina Khan
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For a few years now, Congress and regulatory agencies have been issuing warnings for Big Tech. And in the past week, those threats got more real. On June 11, Congress introduced five antitrust bills that target Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, and could potentially break up their core businesses. A few days later, the White House appointed Lina Khan, a big enemy for Big Tech, as a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, the agency that enforces antitrust laws. Then they made her the leader. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) explains. References:  Read Shirin’s story here.    Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions) Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
Why UFOs are back
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Later this month, Congress is expecting to receive a long-awaited report from the Pentagon revealing their investigations into unidentified flying objects. But there’s also been a handful of examples of pretty compelling video footage captured by the US Navy that’s behind this current wave of interest in UFOs. Vox’s Dylan Matthews explains References:  Read Dylan’s story here: https://www.vox.com/22463659/ufo-videos-navy-alien-drone https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-program-ufo-harry-reid.html Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.  What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Schuyler Swenson Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Amazon’s HR problem
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In interviews with Recode, dozens of Amazon employees detailed allegations of racial bias and discrimination on the job — and many of them said the company’s HR department was part of the problem. Recode editor Sam Oltman is here to discuss. Read the report here: https://www.vox.com/recode/22524538/amazon-diversity-black-employees-human-resources-department Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Taylor Maycan Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Where on the internet is Donald Trump?
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The former president was kicked off social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube in the wake of the Capitol riots, and it’s not clear when — or if — they’re going to let him back on. There’s been buzz about Trump starting his own platform, but he’s had a hard time getting it off the ground thus far: The blog he launched in May folded in less than a month. In a way, Trump canceled himself. Shirin Ghaffary, a senior reporter at Recode, discusses life on the internet without the man who used to be one of its most ferocious voices Learn More:  Recode’s Sara Morrison wrote about Trump shutting down his blog And Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil wrote about Facebook’s recent decision on Trump –– Tell Me More is hosted by Emily Stewart and produced by Sofi LaLonde. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Tell Me More ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple    What do you want to learn about on Tell Me More? Send your requests and questions to tellmemore@voxmedia.com. We read every email! Podcasts.   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Tell Me More by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Tell Me More by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
Why the internet is a luxury
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Think about everything you did yesterday. Now imagine how the day would have gone if you didn’t have the internet. Access to the internet isn’t as universal as you might think. Millions of Americans don’t have access to broadband, because of either where they live or what they can afford. But there’s another big, more insidious factor: politics. Vox senior reporter Emily Stewart (@emilystewartm) is here to discuss. References:  Rani wrote about low-income Americans’ access to broadband. And Emily wrote about what it would take to get widespread internet access across the country. –– Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Congress’s plans to break up Big Tech
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Last week, House Democrats on the Antitrust Subcommittee announced legislation aimed to check the power of Big Tech: namely Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. As a number of Republicans co-sponsored the bills, things seem promising that congress may soon upend the business models of these tech giants. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary, who’s been following antitrust reform explains which bill seems most promising. References:  Read Shirin’s story here: https://www.vox.com/recode/22529779/antitrust-bills-house-big-tech Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Schuyler Swenson Engineer: Marisa Ewing of Hemlock Creek Productions Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
I got my (digital) driver's license last week
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We’ve all done it, we’ve all left the house without our wallet. And that used to be a big problem. You couldn’t buy anything, and certainly couldn't get that after-work bottle of wine without your ID. But thanks to mobile wallets, you can now pay with your phone. And coming this fall, people in certain states will be able to store a copy of their driver’s license on their iPhone, meaning that after-work bottle of wine? It’s yours, even if you forget your wallet. Here to explain digital driver’s licenses is Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil. References:  Read Rebecca’s story here.  Want to read even more from Rebecca? Check out her work at Vox.com. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
Big events are back!
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Sports! Festivals! Concerts! After an 18-month hiatus, these big events (and more) are expected to return to — and possibly exceed — their pre-pandemic glory. Recode’s senior data reporter Rani Molla explains how the event ecosystem is healing.  Episode by:  Hosts: Adam Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Taylor Maycan (@taylormaycan) Engineer: Paul Mounsey  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
The tradeoffs of the Substack hustle
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Journalist Rob Walker sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss why he decided to go the independent route instead of writing for another publication after his buyout from Medium, his thoughts on the creator economy. This is just a preview of a much longer conversation. You can hear the full thing on the Recode Media podcast. More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, where Peter Kafka (@pkafka), one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape. Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
The ugly truth about credit card points
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If you’re like most Americans, you probably have a credit card that offers rewards such as points, cash back, or miles. Credit card rewards programs are extremely popular: Nearly seven in 10 Americans use at least one rewards-earning card. Many people even have multiple cards. But what you might not know is how those rewards are paid for. No, it’s not the credit card companies—it’s the person in line behind you at the corner store who used cash to pay for their items. Vox’s Emily Stewart (@emilystewartm) explains. References:  Read Emily’s story here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) - Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Amazon wants to share your internet. With everyone.
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Starting today, owners of Amazon echo speakers will be part of something called Amazon Sidewalk. The basic idea is, Amazon’s about to share your internet with your neighbors — whether you like it or not. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains. References:  Read Sara’s story here: https://www.vox.com/recode/22516285/amazon-sidewalk-echo-tile-ring Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Rani Molla (@adamclarkestes) - Producer: Schuyler Swenson - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts ^^^ Copy edits needed only on content above. Thanks so much! ^^^ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Elon Musk is a stonckfluencer
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Back in 2018, Elon Musk tweeted about taking Tesla private. The SEC fined him and his company $40 million, he lost his Tesla chairmanship, and he was ordered to have his tweets reviewed by company lawyers. Three years later, his tweets are still influential. Whether about Tesla’s solar roof manufacturing plans or his opinion that Tesla’s stock is “too high,” his tweets continue to push the market up and down. Now, Musk has taken to tweeting about cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and dogecoin, sending those prices spiraling. Recode’s Rani Molla (@ranimolla) explains. References:  Rani wrote about Elon’s market-moving tweets.  She also wrote about the Elon effect on the price of popular cryptocurrencies. –– Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) - Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Ransomware is everywhere
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Hackers breached New York City’s MTA back in April, a few weeks ago the Colonial pipeline was a target, and most recently, a new attack shut down the world’s largest meat producer. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains why this seems to be happening more than usual and what companies can do. Read Sara’s story here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:   Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Schuyler Swenson Engineer: Cristian Ayala Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
Etsy just bought cooler Etsy
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The shopping site Etsy announced on Wednesday that it was buying Depop, a secondhand shopping platform designed for the age of influencers selling stuff on social media. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains why Gen Z shoppers love Depop, and how it fits into Etsy’s future plans. References: Read Rebecca Heilweil’s story about Etsy’s acquisition of Depop. Read Terry Nguyen’s report on how thrifting became problematic. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) - Producer: Taylor Maycan (@taylormaycan) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
Why you should be wary of AI and your insurance claim
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Have you heard about Lemonade? The insurance company, not the drink or the album by Beyoncé. Lemonade is an insurance company that prides itself for being technology-forward, and promises to process claims efficiently thanks to chatbots and artificial intelligence. In fact, the company is so proud of its technology-driven mission that it tweeted about how it uses AI to review insurance claims. And, no surprise, it didn’t go over well. Here to explain the saga is Recode’s Sara Morrison (@saramorrison). References:  Read Sara’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Hot beach summer
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Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial official start of summer. And after a year of being stuck inside, many Americans are ready to get out of the house. Very ready. They’re booking flights, renting cars, and snagging rental homes for the summer. While a rush of vaccinated Americans heading for the beach or a national park is good, will it be enough to jump-start the travel industry? Recode’s Rani Molla (@ranimolla) explains. References: Read Rani’s story about summer travel trends here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Paul Mounsey If you value the news you get from Recode Daily, consider making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
Biden’s antitrust brain trust
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Recode’s Jason Del Rey explains why President Biden’s early hires signal an administration serious about taking on Big Tech. Read Jason’s story on Lina Khan. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2021
How websites trick you into saying “yes”
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From the Recode Daily archives (April 9, 2021): Dark patterns, the design tricks websites and apps use to get you to click “yes,” are all over the digital world. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains the movement to regulate them. You can read Sara’s story on dark patterns here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) Producer: Will Reid (@WillR56) Engineer: Paul Mounsey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Bitcoin’s inconvenient truth
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From the Recode Daily archives (April 20, 2021): Cryptocurrencies are more popular than ever. But they require a mind-boggling amount of electricity to operate. The Verge's Justine Calma (@justcalma) explains whether crypto can go green. Read Justine’s piece on the movement to make crypto go green here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) Producer: Will Reid (@WillR56) Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Amazon Rx
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From the Recode Daily archives (Nov. 20, 2020): You can now fill your prescription at Amazon's pharmacy. Recode’s Jason Del Rey explains why the e-commerce giant is getting into healthcare. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 25, 2021
How Instacart’s harsh ratings system hurts grocery deliverers
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From the Recode Daily archives (March 25 2021): Instacart is a gig economy app, similar to Uber or Airbnb, but for grocery deliveries. It has two sets of users: the people who order groceries, and the people who shop for them, deliver them and hope for a five-star rating in return.  Recode’s Peter Kafka talks with Ehud Sopher, a New York filmmaker who works full-time for Instacart and earns a commission for every completed order. Sopher recently wrote a first-person essay for Vox.com about a four-star rating he received, which in the world of Instacart shoppers, meant that he was effectively facing a massive pay cut. He explains why customers deserve more transparency from Instacart about the financial repercussions of how they rate shoppers and drivers.  References: You can read Sopher's story on Vox.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Would you ditch your doctor for an app?
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A growing number of startups are offering ways to make health care more accessible, but to those who can afford it —companies like One Medical and Parsley Health, often require a subscription.  Recode's Adam Clark Estes has been looking into the growth of telemedicine and app-based primary care over the past year and if new tech-forward primary care services are helping or harming the healthcare system here in the US. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily and Recode Media ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. And leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer - Producers: Taylor Maycan, Schuyler Swenson Support Recode Daily and Recode Media by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2021
Why AT&T and WarnerMedia split
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AT&T bought WarnerMedia three years ago for more than $100 billion, so it could chase after Netflix. Now it’s getting out of streaming, and every other part of the media business. What happened? And what happens next? New York Times media reporter Edmund Lee joins Peter Kafka, host of the Recode Media podcast, to discuss. This is just a preview of a longer and deeper conversation. Hear the rest on the Recode Media podcast: https://bit.ly/3bBlXkr Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Read Peter's story for Recode on the AT&T and Warner Media split: https://bit.ly/3wiYSLp What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests, questions or anything, really, to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Bill Gates will never be the same
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Bill and Melinda Gates shocked the world when they announced their divorce in early May. It left many people wondering about the future of their global philanthropic work through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of nearly $50 billion. The couple pledged to continue working together, but the waterfall of scandalous reports that have emerged about Bill threatens to shatter the carefully constructed public persona the Microsoft cofounder has built for decades. Recode’s Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) explains. References:  Read Teddy’s story for Recode here: https://bit.ly/2S21gHC Here is the Wall Street Journal article Teddy mentioned: https://on.wsj.com/3wdxOgA Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by: - Host: Adam Clark Estes - Producer: Sofi LaLonde - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2021
Buy now, pay later...but read the fine print
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Thanks to Afterpay and Klarna, it’s easier than ever to buy in installments. Now, the model is coming for necessities. The buy now pay later concept isn’t new, but as startups make it more popular, what might be the unforeseen consequences, and why might Americans be particularly susceptible to going into more and more debt?  Rebecca Jennings and Meredith Haggerty are co-hosts of the Vox Culture desk audio series, What’s the Story? Featuring reporter Terry Nguyen, who wrote about this topic for The Goods.  Read the full story:  https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2021/5/11/22429014/buy-now-pay-later-pandemic-expansion Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Quick Hits by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. This episode was made by:  - Hosts: Rebecca Jennings (@rebexxxa) Meredith Haggerty (@manymanywords) - Producer: Schuyler Swenson - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2021
The FCC’s big bet on Elon Musk
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It remains to be seen if the satellite internet service, Starlink, from Elon Musk’s Space X, can live up to its potential. But it certainly has a lot of potential. And some problems. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@saramorrison) explains. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) Producer: Taylor Maycan Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Young viewer discretion advised
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Since 2015, YouTube Kids has dominated the world of video streaming content for kids online. But over the years, the app has been criticized for its moderation failures and other safety concerns for young people. Recently congress has focused in on the app’s autoplay feature calling for its removal. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains how it works,why adults feel it’s so problematic for children and why designing content platforms for kids is more complicated than it may seem. Read Rebecca’s story about YouTube Kids here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producer: Schuyler Swenson - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2021
How Alexa learned to talk
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Bloomberg's Brad Stone and Recode's Jason Del Rey report on all things Amazon and Jeff Bezos. They discuss the company’s underrated tech and how Amazon made Alexa smart (a tale of Xboxes, decoys, and apartments-in-disguise), plus the company’s ambitions in Hollywood.  This is just a preview of a much longer conversation. You can hear the full thing on the Recode Media podcast.   Featuring: Brad Stone (@BradStone), tech writer for Bloomberg and author of ‘Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire.’ Guest Host: Jason Del Rey (@DelRey), senior correspondent at Recode More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, where Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape. About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Support Recode by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts ^^^ Copy edits needed only on content above. Thanks so much! ^^^ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2021
The Colonial Pipeline, hacked
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Last week, a major US oil pipeline was hacked and held for ransom. The Colonial Pipeline shut down in an effort to stop the hackers, causing a major disruption in the oil industry. The pipeline serves 14 states, and stretches from Texas to New Jersey. If shut down long enough, gas prices could rise amid fuel shortages. But why would hackers target an oil pipeline? Recode’s Sara Morrison (@saramorrison) explains. References:  Read Sara’s story about the pipeline here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2021
India's Covid censorship
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If you remember how bad the coronavirus pandemic was in the US about a year ago, right now in India … it’s worse. In fact, it’s the worst outbreak the world has seen since the beginning of the pandemic. People are turning to Twitter and Facebook to ask for help, crowdsource medical supplies, and demand the government take better action. But then some of their posts disappeared ... at the request of the government. Zack Beauchamp (@zackbeauchamp) explains. References:  Listen to the Worldly episode about the Covid-19 crisis in India. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary also wrote about the social media censorship.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2021
The housing boom, but for renters
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America’s high-flying housing market might mean you’ll be renting forever — or, at least, for quite some time. Housing prices have soared during the pandemic as people have rushed to buy homes to escape cities and secure space for themselves and their families. Big companies have scooped up houses as well, sometimes outcompeting would-be homebuyers. As a result, more people may be pushed toward rentals because they can’t find or afford houses to buy. Recode’s Rani Molla explains whether the housing boom is turning America into a nation of renters. Learn more:  Read Rani’s story on how soaring home prices are pushing people into the rental market here.  Find Vox’s explainer about North America’s lumber mania here.  Enjoyed this episode? Find more episodes of Tell Me More in the Vox Quick Hits feed!  Don’t forget! Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Why you should be skeptical of Jeff Bezos’s worker satisfaction stat
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Earlier this month, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos released his last annual letter to shareholders, it's his final farewell. Bezos mentioned a stat that said 94% of warehouse employees like working for Amazon so much that they'd recommend it to a friend as a place to work. But how did Amazon get to that number? Recode's Jason Del Rey did some digging. References:  Jason’s full story here. Find more of Jason’s work here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts This episode was made by: Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) Producers: Taylor Maycan, Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde), Schuyler Swenson Engineer: Paul Mounsey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
iOS 14.5 lets you say no to data tracking
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The long-awaited Apple iOS 14.5 update comes with a new privacy tool called App Tracking Transparency. This tool prompts users to opt out of tracking in apps that collect and share their data. So what does that mean for users and for companies that rely on that data? Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains. References:  Read more of Recode’s coverage about the iOS update Sara wrote about the feud between Apple and Facebook over the update Find more of Sara’s work here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Apple and Facebook are all ears
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Recode’s Peter Kafka (@pkafka) explains why the two big tech companies are pushing into audio and could change how podcasts make money.  References:  Read Peter’s stories on Apple here and on Facebook here And listen to his podcast, Recode Media Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producer: Will Reid (@WillR56) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
The surprisingly exciting future of batteries
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Batteries are crucial for the transition to an economy powered entirely by renewables. David Roberts (@drvolts), writer of the Volts newsletter, explains how lithium ion batteries will be used for a lot more than just electric cars.  References:  Read David’s writing about batteries here  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) - Producer: Will Reid (@WillR56) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
If an atmospheric scientist had a billion dollars
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Billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, and Bill Gates have made pledges to commit their earnings to saving our heating planet, but are they going about it in the best way possible? And do we want the fate of our planet to rest in their hands? Atmospheric science professor, Kerry Emanuel explains how he’d spend a billion dollars. References:  https://emanuel.mit.edu/ https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/11/12/20910176/billionaire-philanthropy-charity-climate-change Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producers: Taylor Maycan (@taylormaycan) and Schuyler Swenson  - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
Is remote work better for the environment?
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Working from home seems like it could be great for the climate. You don’t need to drive a car to work, and companies won’t need to heat and power large offices. But as Professor William O’Brien explains, the reality is much more complicated, and without proper planning, remote work may lead to greater emissions in the future. References:  Check out Professor O’Brien’s paper here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producer: Taylor Maycan (@taylormaycan) and Will Reid (@WillR56) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
Bitcoin’s inconvenient truth
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Cryptocurrencies are more popular than ever. But they require a mind-boggling amount of electricity to operate. The Verge's Justine Calma (@justcalma) explains whether crypto can go green. References:  Read Justine’s piece on the movement to make crypto go green here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producer: Will Reid (@WillR56) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
The gas stove myth
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The oil industry spent decades convincing Americans that there was something special about cooking with gas. Rebecca Leber (@RebLeber), then of Mother Jones, explains why that assumption is now being questioned and why to go green, you should think about replacing your stove. Read Rebecca’s story for Mother Jones here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
A wealth tax for tech billionaires
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A proposal in the Washington state legislature would impose a 1 percent wealth tax on assets over $1 billion. Recode’s Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) explains why the state’s billionaires — like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and MacKenzie Scott — aren’t getting behind it. References:  Read Teddy’s piece here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) - Producer: Will Reid (@WillR56) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey   Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
How do taxes work for remote employees? It's complicated.
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If you're one of the millions of employees who work remotely in the last year, your taxes could be changing. With a month left to file your income tax return, Recode’s Rani Molla is here to explain what you should be looking out for as a remote employee. Read Rani’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka) - Producer: Schuyler Swenson  - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Is AI really a national security threat?
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What do you think about when you're asked about artificial intelligence? You might think about search algorithms or social feeds or robots, but what you might not be thinking about is national security. That’s right, AI can be used for things like drone targeting and missile detection. A report by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence wants the US to be a world leader in AI development, but what does it even mean to be a leader wielding this technology? Vox’s Kelsey Piper (@kelseytuoc) explains.  Read Kelsey’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Twitter doesn't want Trump's tweets, but the National Archives does
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When a presidency ends, the National Archives and Records Administration's work begins. They play a key role in transferring millions of records and artifacts from the White House. And they even archive the Twitter accounts belonging to members of the previous administration. We first saw this happen with the Obama administration, and those archived accounts are still around. But President Trump has created a kind of thorny problem for the National Archives: how do you preserve the tweets of a president who's been banned from Twitter? Politico’s Quint Forgey (@QuintForgey) explains. Read Quint’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn on Recode Daily? Send your questions and requests to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
A union drive at Amazon fails
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Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, voted overwhelmingly not to form a union. But as Recode's Jason Del Rey (@DelRey) explains, union organizers believe their fight isn't over.  References:  Read Jason’s story here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producer: Will Reid (@WillR56) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Listen now! Offer ends soon
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Dark patterns, the design tricks websites and apps use to get you to click “yes,” are all over the digital world. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains the movement to regulate them. You can read Sara’s story on dark patterns here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) Producer: Will Reid (@WillR56) Engineer: Paul Mounsey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
Back to the movies?
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As we inch closer towards a post-pandemic world, will everyone go back to watching movies in theaters? Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson talks with Peter Kafka about her observations and predictions as movie theaters start to open back up. References:  Listen and subscribe to Recode Media with Peter Kafka Listen and subscribe to What to Watch with Alissa Wilkinson Read Alissa’s review of Nomadland.  Read Alissa’s review of Godzilla vs. Kong  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Peter Kafka - Producer: Schuyler Swenson - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Supreme code
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For years, two tech giants have been locked in a legal battle over lines of code. When Google built the Android operating system, it used software created and copyrighted by Oracle. So, Oracle sued Google. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court sided with Google, ruling that it counts as lawful fair use. But how can computer code be fair use, and what does this mean for future programmers? Vox’s Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) explains.   References: Read more from Ian in his new book The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court Is Reshaping America. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Vaccine passports, explained
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One way that America can get “back to normal” is through what's called a digital vaccine passport. America is well underway with its covid vaccination rollout and while we still have a long way to go, more and more people are getting vaccinated. But while carrying a digital vaccine record sounds like a useful idea, experts warn of privacy issues and serious ethical concerns. Vox’s Rebecca Heilweil explains. References: Read Rebecca’s story here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices This episode was made by:  - Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) - Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) - Engineer: Paul Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Why Covid-19 tests aren’t going away
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The FDA recently authorized at-home Covid-19 tests that are available without a prescription. Recode’s Sara Morrison explains why these kinds of tests remain important even as more people get vaccinated.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
Should you buy your grandma a robot?
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From the Recode Daily archives (Sept. 21, 2020) :The pandemic has made robot caregivers a popular way to keep elderly people company. But as Vox's Sigal Samuel explains, they're not for everyone. Read Sigal's story here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate us ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Don't get duped by these vaccine scams
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From the Recode Daily archives (Feb. 8, 2021): The latest innovation in pandemic scamming is fake vaccine doses and vaccine cards. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains the tactics and how to avoid getting scammed. Read Rebecca's story here. Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) Enjoyed this episode? Rate us ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
The Internet, From Space
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From the Recode Daily archives (Oct. 5, 2020): The pandemic has boosted demand for satellite Internet connections. Recode's Adam Clark Estes explains why companies like SpaceX and Amazon are racing to build a new broadband network among the stars.  Read Adam's story here. Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) Enjoyed this episode? Rate us ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
How the pandemic broke Nextdoor
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From the Recode Daily archives (Feb. 19, 2021): The platform, which calls itself the social network for neighborhoods, was once used for things like selling used bikes, asking neighbors for an extra stick of butter, or passive aggressive complaints about street parking etiquette. Now, Nextdoor is overrun with misinformation and false theories about the pandemic and the ongoing vaccine rollout.  Read Rebecca's story here. Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) Enjoyed this episode? Rate us ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
How Covid-19 hurt department stores
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From the Recode Daily archives (Nov. 30, 2020): Recode’s Jason Del Rey explains how the pandemic battered an already-struggling retail industry and the path forward for malls and department stores. Read Jason's story here. Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) Enjoyed this episode? Rate us ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Offices will never be the same
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For office workers, working from home generally went better than expected. Recode’s Rani Molla explains how a year of remote work will change office life, even as the Covid-19 pandemic subsides. Read Rani’s story here. Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) Enjoyed this episode? Rate us ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
How Instacart’s harsh ratings system hurts grocery deliverers
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Instacart is a gig economy app, similar to Uber or Airbnb, but for grocery deliveries. It has two sets of users: the people who order groceries, and the people who shop for them, deliver them and hope for a five-star rating in return.  Recode’s Peter Kafka talks with Ehud Sopher, a New York filmmaker who works full-time for Instacart and earns a commission for every completed order. Sopher recently wrote a first-person essay for Vox.com about a four-star rating he received, which in the world of Instacart shoppers, meant that he was effectively facing a massive pay cut. He explains why customers deserve more transparency from Instacart about the financial repercussions of how they rate shoppers and drivers.  References: You can read Sopher's story on Vox.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
This 28-year-old billionaire wants to give away all his money
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Over the weekend, Recode’s Teddy Schleifer talked with Sam Bankman-Fried, a young cryptocurrency zealot who, seemingly out of nowhere, has a net worth of $10 billion. He cut a low profile until last year, when he became one of Silicon Valley’s biggest contributors to groups supporting Joe Biden, at least in terms of disclosed giving. Bankman-Fried, like many entrepreneurs, thinks obsessively about becoming rich. But he has a two-part plan: First, make a tremendous amount of money by any means necessary. Next, give it all away.  References: Read Teddy’s full Q&A here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
How influencers monetize every aspect of their lives
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By now, you’ve probably heard of the influencer economy — high-profile figures on social media platforms who get paid to, you know, influence their followers. Brands will pay them to post ads for trendy things like fashion or beauty products and for much more obscure things like medical devices. But as more people hop on the influencer train, we are seeing more means of making money. Vox’s Rebecca Jennings, who covers internet culture for The Goods, is here to explain. References: You can read more of Rebecca’s work in her TikTok newsletter every Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
We don't have enough computer chips
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Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains how the pandemic caused a shortage of the semiconductors needed to manufacture everything from computers to cars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
Project Maven
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Land of the Giants host Shirin Ghaffary and co-host Alex Kantrowitz explain how a secret contract with the US Department of Defense prompted a showdown between Google and its engineers. This is a preview of Land of the Giants Season 3, Episode 5: A Military Contract Tests Google’s Open Culture. Check out the full episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Peter Thiel backs Hillbilly Elegy author for Senate race
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Tech billionaire Peter Thiel just made his biggest political donation to date: $10 million to a super PAC backing potential US Senate candidate J.D. Vance in Ohio. Vance is best known for his hit memoir Hillbilly Elegy, so what makes him an appealing political figure to Thiel? Recode's Teddy Schleifer explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
Facebook says it’s tackling the antivax movement. Again.
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Facebook has a long history as a home of the antivax movement. For years, users have built communities with other antivaxxers on Facebook, creating a large foothold within the movement online. But with the Covid-19 pandemic, Facebook wants to be a leader in the Covid-19 vaccination campaign. With its tumultuous history with antivaxxers, can Facebook ever be seen as an authority figure?  References: Read Rebecca’s story here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Want a vaccine? Walgreens wants your data first.
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As the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues, finding an appointment is competitive. Very competitive. So the federal government is working with national pharmacy chains like Walgreens and CVS to help distribute more vaccines. But to make an appointment, you may need to share some of your personal data. References: Read Sara Morrison’s story here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
Why a JPEG sold for $69 million
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From Jack Dorsey's tweets and NBA highlight reels to Beeple and Nyan Cat, digital art powered by cryptocurrency has exploded in value. Is it an artistic revolution, or a speculative bubble?Read Terry’s piece on NFTs at Vox.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Biden’s antitrust brain trust
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Recode’s Jason Del Rey explains why President Biden’s early hires signal an administration serious about taking on Big Tech.  REFERENCES: Read Jason’s story on Lina Khan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
Dr. B: the website to go to for extra vaccines
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Covid vaccines have a short shelf life -- just six hours after getting thawed -- and some vaccine sites are reporting extras they have to throw away at the end of the day. How the founder of ZocDoc is now helping connect people with leftover vaccines with a new website called Dr. B. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
What is a SPAC?
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S-P-A-C. It’s an acronym we’ve been seeing everywhere. But what is it? Don’t worry, we had the same question. The quick answer is SPACs are a new(ish) part of the stock market and investment ecosystem. But since we like to explain things here at Vox, we asked Recode reporter Rani Molla to help us catch up with the trend that’s taking Wall Street by storm.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
When the free streaming trials end
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Paramount+ launched last week, becoming the latest platform to join the crowded pool of streaming services. But even with more options to choose from, users are paying for fewer of them: With streaming options at an all-time high, US consumers only pay for an average of 1.25 services. Today on Recode Daily, we dig into Paramount+ and what this new platform means for the streaming wars. References Read Rani’s story about Paramount+ and the streaming wars Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
Google quits cookies
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Google is wading into the fight over privacy. It will no longer use third-party cookies to track users around the internet, but as Recode’s Sara Morrison explains, this change won’t impact the company's healthy supply of data from search. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
How the pandemic changed social media habits
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We’re posting more. We’re posting less. And some of us aren’t posting at all anymore. Recode’s Rani Molla explains the past year in social media usage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
Why Biden’s backing an Amazon warehouse union drive
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President Joe Biden announced he’s supporting a union drive at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama -- which could be the first Amazon warehouse to unionize in the U.S.. Why is his pro-union message so surprising? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Facebook bans Myanmar’s military
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Nearly a month after a military coup in Myanmar, Facebook announced a ban on Facebook and Instagram accounts run by the Myanmarese military. The social media platform functions as the de facto internet in Myanmar, and has been used by the military for its propaganda campaigns and by pro-democracy activists to organize protests. Facebook took a pro-democracy side, but is the move too little too late? Joining today to discuss is Alex Ward, a White House reporter for Vox and co-host of the Worldly podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
The Phone Wars
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The latest season of Land of the Giants explains the rise of Google from a company with idealistic goals of creative experimentation and making useful products to a worldwide powerhouse with enormous impact on our lives. This is an excerpt from Episode 2: Chrome and the Android Wars. Listen here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Amazon’s race problem
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Current and former employees describe a culture of bias, disrespect, and demotions at the e-commerce giant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
The Project for Good Information
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A Democratic political strategist is raising $65 million to compete with conservative media. Recode’s Teddy Schleifer explains how the Good Information Project wants to combat right-wing misinformation on the Internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
The biotech vaccine ingredient in high demand
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There’s an urgent gap in the vaccine supply chain. Scientists are racing to make sure a certain ingredient doesn’t dry up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Can billionaires save newspapers?
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Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that billionaire investor Patrick Soon-Shiong was exploring a sale of the LA Times. Soon-Shiong denied this in a Tweet, but the report stirred up an ongoing conversation about billionaires and media ownership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
Chicago turns to ZocDoc
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The U.S. is well underway with its Covid-19 vaccine rollout, but so far, things have not been running smoothly. Across many states, there’s no one-place to go to sign up for a vaccine. In the absence of a centralized platform, local governments have been turning to private tools to help make appointments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
What did we learn from GameStop?
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The GameStop saga prompted a congressional hearing and regulatory investigations. But the takeaways aren’t straightforward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
Nextdoor’s Covid-19 problem
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The platform, which calls itself the social network for neighborhoods, was once used for things like selling used bikes, asking neighbors for an extra stick of butter, or passive aggressive complaints about proper street parking. Now, Nextdoor is overrun with misinformation and false theories about the pandemic and the ongoing vaccine rollout.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
How private is Clubhouse?
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While the trendy success of Clubhouse continues, users have some questions about their privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Big philanthropy’s transparency problem
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Billionaires say they gave a lot of money in 2020. Recode’s Teddy Schleifer argues that they should be more transparent about how. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Imagine a life without Google
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Imagine waking up one day to find Google and all of its services gone. Gmail, search, Google Drive, YouTube, Google Home, Google Maps — all gone. In Australia, a world without Google might not be far off.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Electric cars are having a moment
378
From General Motors to Apple, Tesla may soon have some serious competition Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
Why Andrew Yang’s campaign cut ties with Shervin Pishevar
491
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is running for mayor of New York City. His campaign just cut ties with Shervin Pishevar, a one of their fundraisers who was once a big deal in Silicon Valley before being and, several years ago, was accused of sexual misconduct. The oversight by Yang’s team not only raises questions about his campaign, but Silicon Valley’s actions after MeToo accusations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
What is Clubhouse?
534
If you’re on social media, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about Clubhouse. The invite-only social networking platform is buzzy in Silicon Valley but elusive to the public. So what even is Clubhouse? The Goods’ Terry Nguyen joins Recode’s Teddy Schliefer to explain how the app works, who and what you’ll find on it, and how the company is thinking about moderation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
Jeff Bezos’s second act
497
Now that Jeff Bezos is leaving his role as Amazon’s CEO, everyone’s wondering what the future holds for one of the wealthiest people in the world. Will he finally step up in the philanthropy world? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
Vaccine scams
347
From the Recode Daily archives (Feb. 8, 2021): The latest innovation in pandemic scamming is fake vaccine doses and vaccine cards. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains the tactics and how to avoid getting scammed. Read Rebecca's story here. Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) Enjoyed this episode? Rate us ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
Why Apple’s feuding with Facebook over your privacy
535
Despite being fierce competitors, the two tech giants need each other. Most recently they’ve been fighting over mobile operating system user privacy and Facebook is looking ready to sue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
Amazon’s new CEO
613
Recode’s Jason Del Rey talks about Bezos’s complicated legacy as Amazon’s founder and CEO and how his successor, Andy Jassy might run things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
Digital divide among seniors hampers vaccine distribution
484
Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains the digital barriers hampering vaccine distribution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Congress gets involved with GameStop and Robinhood
458
As the GameStop story continues, a lot of people are asking what is or isn’t legal. Wall Street appears to be entering new territory and the rules aren’t so clear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
Getting the vaccine and giving up your data
430
As private organizations step up to help distribute the vaccine, privacy advocates worry that medical data may be shared or sold. Recode’s Sara Morrison explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
Most Americans want to break up Big Tech
313
In a new poll from Vox and Data for Progress, a majority of Democrats and Republicans agreed that Big Tech companies like Google and Facebook should be broken up. Recode's Rani Molla explains this rare bipartisan consensus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
Will the GameStop games stop?
528
 A closer look at how reddit users are gaming Gamestop stock and how this story could end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
The case for deplatforming extremists
490
How social media bans are actually very effective at fighting extremism and why blocking Trump and other extremists from posting on social media is not a violation of the First Amendment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
When stock tips go viral
624
Investment advice on tiktok and other apps are making the stock market more accessible to the average person, but at what costs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Biden picks an acting FCC chair
405
President Biden has named Jessica Rosenworcel as acting chair of the FCC, following Trump-appointee Ajit Pai’s departure. Recode’s Sara Morrison explains what this might mean for the future of the agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
Online extremists break up with Trump
390
Online extremists had been using the Internet to organize for decades. Trump was their ticket to the mainstream. What will they do now that he’s gone? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
Will Biden break up Big Tech?
661
Recode’s Jason Del Rey breaks down where things stand with antitrust lawsuits against tech giants and how a democratic congress and White House could shape their outcome. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
How tech giants decided to deplatform Trump
476
Executive decisions or employee pressure? Recode’s Peter Kafka explains how tech platforms decided to police the president—and who polices them.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
Why everyone suddenly switched to Signal
455
The most downloaded app in the Apple or Google app stores right now is the encrypted messaging app, Signal. Recode’s Rani Molla explains the three reasons why there’s been a sudden uptick in downloads and why people seem to trust it more than WhatsApp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Airbnb cancels all D.C. bookings for inauguration
285
Recode’s Rani Molla explains how the company is making it harder for insurrectionists and militias to attend Biden’s inauguration Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
Amazon’s removal of right-wing militia merch
409
Amazon employees first flagged right-wing militia groups products weeks ago, and on Tuesday the company finally took unprecedented action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
The new richest person in the world
680
Last week, Elon Musk became the world’s richest person. Now people are wondering if and how he plans to make his mark in the philanthropic world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
From Twitter to Parler: platforms’ response to the insurrection
590
The platforms have finally stopped the President from posting on social media. Plus, why the largely unmoderated, conservative friendly platform is back in the news following insurrection at the Capitol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
The Internet is identifying Capitol rioters using their own social media
400
When they stormed the US Capitol last Wednesday, many pro-Trump rioters posted photos and videos to brag about their actions on social media. Internet sleuths and the police are using that content as evidence to prosecute the mob. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
Facebook bans Trump
472
Facebook and Twitter imposed their harshest moderation yet on President Trump’s accounts in the wake of Wednesday’s storming of the US Capitol. Is it too little, too late? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
Will the rich get to cut the line for the vaccine?
603
The covid vaccines are rolling out across the world slowly, and you might be asking yourself when you’ll be able to get vaccinated. So are the tech elite in Silicon Valley, but their answers may be different than yours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Why a Google union matters
461
Earlier this week, over 400 Google employees announced plans to unionize after years of organizing efforts. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary explains why this moment matters for Google and the larger tech industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
Hey Google, check my privacy settings
282
If you happened to get a smart speaker this holiday season -- like Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Nest -- there are a few questions you might want to ask about your privacy. Recode’s Sara Morrison explains how smart speakers work in your home and how they collect your data. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 05, 2021
WeWork’s Surprising Comeback
450
What the resilience of the co-working company tells us about the future of the office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
How to save the post office
442
The postal service is in trouble. It may be hard to imagine such an essential part of society not existing anymore, but agency could run out of money next year. Recode’s deputy editor, Adam Clark Estes explains why and the possibly ways to save it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
Disney makes a risky call
501
Disney thinks that audiences will actually be returning to the movies in theaters next spring. The company announced plans to release Black Widow, the latest Marvel movie, in early May. Recode’s Peter Kafka explains why Disney is making this call and how their streaming business matches up with Netflix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
What we know so far about the Russian hack
304
Russian hackers are believed to be responsible for a new cyber attack into the U.S. government agencies. Recode’s Sara Morrison explains what we know so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
Why Big Tech is leaving Silicon Valley for Texas
437
Last week Elon Musk announced he’ll be moving to Texas. Why should we care? Vox’s Emily Stewart breaks down this growing trend in Big Tech money leaving California for Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
Airbnb’s IPO
345
Despite a tough year for the travel business, Airbnb went public last week. Recode’s Rani Molla explains how the company recovered from the pandemic and why it’s future looks bright. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
The FTC and 48 AGs want to break up Facebook
454
Two lawsuits filed Wednesday allege that Facebook has become a monopoly. Their remedy? Requiring Facebook to divest from Instagram and WhatsApp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
Why WarnerMedia is moving its movies online
544
WarnerMedia recently announced that all 17 of their big blockbuster movies slated to debut in 2021 will now be available to stream from home on HBO Max, the same day they are released in movie theatres. Recode Media’s Peter Kafka explains why they made this call, Hollywood’s reaction, and if this signals the end of movie theatres. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Why star AI researcher Timnit Gebru left Google
503
Last week Google allegedly pushed out one of their high-profile employees, an AI ethics researcher named Timnit Gebru. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary explains what we know about the controversy and why it’s causing concern within the tech community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
The vaccine influencers
437
We’re used to celebrities and influencers on social media getting us to buy things, but soon the people we follow might be trying to get us in line for a covid vaccine. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains why and how we’ll soon start seeing this trend on social media. Plus what potential pitfalls we could encounter as the rush to get people vaccinated continues? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
E-commerce returns go in-person
403
Between the pandemic and holiday shopping, shipping companies are overwhelmed with e-commerce returns. So some companies are partnering with brick-and-mortar stores to keep costs down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
The future of Zoom
408
Will Zoom continue to be the dominant video conference service after the pandemic ends? Recode’s Rani Molla discusses just how successful the company has been this past year and what plans they have to stay in the game after our need to Zoom decreases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
Why Roku doesn’t carry HBO Max, for now
408
The proliferation of streaming services has given consumers lots of ways to watch TV. But it’s introduced new problems too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
What it will take to distribute the vaccine
470
As the country awaits FDA approval for a coronavirus vaccine, what questions should we be asking about how it will be distributed? Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil discusses some of the challenges vaccine distributors and health care providers may encounter from dry ice shortages to dose tracking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
Why remote learning worsens education inequality
548
The shift to online learning is worsening education inequality. Vox senior reporter Anna North explains why the education gap widens when classrooms go remote, and some practical low-tech ways educators are trying to make sure students continue to learn despite pandemic conditions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
The death of department stores
560
Recode’s Jason Del Rey explains how the pandemic battered an already-struggling retail industry and the path forward for malls and department stores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
Parler
458
Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains the free speech anti-Twitter application where conservatives are going. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Are Substack newsletters the future of journalism?
666
Email may seem old fashioned these days, but Substack -- an email newsletter service -- is growing in popularity. Recode’s Peter Kafka explains why so many writers are leaving their full-time jobs at media companies to try and make it on their own, bringing their writing straight to your inbox. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
Amazon Rx
502
You can now fill your prescription at Amazon's pharmacy. Recode’s Jason Del Rey explains why the e-commerce giant is getting into healthcare. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
How Biden’s staff picks could shape Tech policy
643
As president-elect Joe Biden selects his staff, Big Tech allies and reformers are starting to battle over who will be shaping the tech industry. Teddy Schleifer explains why the Biden Administration could look like it did under Obama and why it might be different. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
The two new ways to tweet
444
Twitter just announced two new features on their platform that appear to mimic other apps like Snapchat and Clubhouse -- but instead of amplifying Twitter’s function as a “public square,” these new tools seem to be aimed at users who seek less exposure. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil discusses why now and how this could present an even bigger moderation problem for the company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Should you sharent?
582
Parents often can't help but post cute pictures of their kids on social media, but should they be more careful about when and how they "sharent"? Leah Plunkett is the author of a book called: “Sharenthood: why we should think before we talk about our kids online.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
The future of the FCC
268
Recode’s Sara Morrison explains how the FCC could restore regulations cut by the Trump administration that made the Internet less fair. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Political polarization is getting worse
303
Recode’s Rani Molla explains how social media isn’t bringing the country together but pushing it further apart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
What happens to anti-Trump media now?
473
What’s to become of media companies and personalities who built their careers on hating Trump? Recode’s Peter Kafka explains how comedian Sarah Cooper and outlets like The Lincoln Project are going to continue working in a Trumpless world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Is social media ready for a vaccine?
589
With a Covid-19 vaccine now closer than ever, Big Pharma is gearing up for vaccine approval. But what about big tech? Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains how the platforms are preparing for a flurry of new vaccine misinformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
Biden and Silicon Valley
542
Silicon Valley spent millions of dollars to beat Donald Trump. What will it do now that he’s lost? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
California sets a higher bar for our online privacy
430
California already has some of the toughest data privacy laws in the country and last week proposition 24 made them even stronger. Recode’s Sara Morrison explain why and how it’s already influenced the rest of the country to follow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Why California’s Prop 22 matters for gig workers
487
The controversial and expensive ballot measure --that ensures app-based drivers for Uber, Lyft, and Doordash are classified as independent contractors and not employees -- passed. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary explains why this matters for labor groups and the gig industry in California and the rest of the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
Why conspiracy theories are a threat to democracy
479
Conspiracy theories aren’t new, so why does it feel like we’re seeing more of them these days? Senior Recode reporter, Shirin Ghaffary talks with Peter Kafka about why and how the Trump era conspiracy theories will have long-term consequences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
How Nextdoor became a political battleground
365
The social network tried to keep conversations focused on local issues. But as Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains, national politics took over. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Contraband cell phones in prison
644
While cell phones aren’t allowed in prisons, they are one of the only communication tools that allows for restorative connection between people who are incarcerated and their loved ones. Arielle Duhaime-Ross talks with Adnan Khan of Re:store Justice about how and why they are being used. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
The mail-in election
380
Recode’s Adam Clark Estes explains how the US Postal Service has been handling mail-in voting so far.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
How Twitter has shaped the Trump campaign
393
Trump spends a lot of time talking about issues that do well on Twitter. Vox’s Jane Coaston explains what that reveals about his campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
The eerie familiarity of the dot-com bubble of the 90s
564
What can the dot-com bubble of the 90s teach us about Silicon Valley in 2020? Go for Broke is a new podcast that’s taking a closer look at “historical moments of irrational confidence,” from the rise of Netscape to the fall of Pets.com. Host, Julia Furlan joins Teddy to talk about the show and why this history still resonates today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
What we can learn from Quibi calling it quits
433
Recode’s Peter Kafka talks with Teddy about why the video startup is shutting down just six months after it launched. He also makes the case for why the media landscape could use more quibis in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Iran and the threatening “Proud Boys” emails
414
Recode's Sara Morrison explains what we know about the emails and the latest indication of foreign interference in the election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
AOC is among us on Twitch
464
Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez met with 400,000 potential voters online. She murdered a few of them on a spaceship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
Silicon Valley’s secret super PAC
645
A little-known Democratic super PAC, Future Forward, is backed by some of Silicon Valley’s biggest donors. And they’re sponsoring TV ads in the final weeks of the presidential campaign to oust President Donald Trump. Recode’s Teddy Schleifer explains why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
Why Google’s getting sued
565
Recode’s Peter Kafka explains the details and larger meaning behind the landmark antitrust lawsuit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
A get-rich-quick scheme on Amazon
553
Hundreds of third-party sellers invested in a hit toy brand operated by a reputable business coach. Now they say they've been left holding the bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
The complicated reality of returning to offices
452
Have people started going back to the office? Recode’s Rani Molla explains what’s changed about our work culture since working from home became the norm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
Facebook and Twitter vs. the New York Post
513
Last week, Facebook and Twitter took the unprecedented step of moderating an article from a mainstream paper. Recode's Shirin Ghaffary explains how their decision inspired a backlash among conservatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Zuckerberg’s other political battle
609
Why the billionaire Facebook founder is making the most expensive electoral play of his career, reforming Proposition 13 to allow higher property taxes on California businesses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
Covid-19 tests at the airport
450
The travel industry has a plan to get you back in the air. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains why your next Covid test may be at the airport spa.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Why digital voter suppression is so hard to stop
590
Voter suppression online is more complicated than just posting misleading information about the election. Vox senior video producer Joss Fong, explains why it’s hard to spot on social media and how digital voter suppression disproportionately targets Black voters.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR
555
CRISPR, the gene editing technology, has caused a revolution in science. It’s also raised thorny ethical questions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Amazon’s leaked union memo
615
Amazon has long opposed union activism at its warehouses. An internal memo describes a company system for tracking union “threats.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
Does Big Tech want four more years of Trump?
456
The Donald Trump presidency has been good for Big Business. But Trump’s relationship with Wall Street leaders looks a little different than his relationship with Big Tech. Vox business and politics reporter Emily Stewart compares notes with Recode Daily host, Teddy Schleifer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Facebook takes a stand against Trump’s Covid lies
600
How have the platforms been dealing with the spread of Covid misinformation when it's coming from the president? Recode’s Peter Kafka discusses  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Google's antitrust troubles
382
The U.S. Department of justice is planning to file a lawsuit against Google. Recode's Shirin Ghaffary explains what's at stake for the company and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
The Internet, From Space
410
The pandemic has boosted demand for satellite Internet connections. Recode's Adam Clark Estes explains why companies like SpaceX and Amazon are racing to build a new broadband network among the stars.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Covid-19's Long Haulers
583
For a small group of patients, Covid-19 symptoms can last for months. Reporter Lois Parshly explains the science of long-term symptoms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
Why QAnon thrives on social media
645
How the conspiracy theory and its following gained traction in the past year and is now entering the political mainstream. Senior Recode reporter, Shirin Ghaffary explains how easy it is to fall into a QAnon rabbit hole on social media platforms and why it’s so hard to stop it from spreading. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Why some Democrats dislike Reid Hoffman
623
The LinkedIn founder built a big-money machine to oust Trump, so why do some democrats hate him? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Why religious leaders are becoming content creators
583
Recode reporter Rebecca Heilweil explains the pros and cons of religious services online and how the pandemic has changed the look and feel of communal faith. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
Why Section 230 is under attack
510
Both President Trump and Vice President Biden have vowed to change the law known as the "backbone of the Internet." Recode's Sara Morrison explains why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Biden's Influencers
403
How do you campaign during a pandemic? You try to reach voters where they are: on Instagram, YouTube, and other social networks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
Trump’s TikTok Trouble Continues
424
Recode Senior Reporter Shirin Ghaffary catches us up on the TikTok saga between Donald Trump Oracle and Walmart and ByteDance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to Newark 10 years later
644
In the fall of 2010, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his first major philanthropic gift on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Vox Senior Correspondent Dylan Matthews explains how it was received and how the public’s opinion on billionaire gifts has shifted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
How to start a startup
555
 Founder Alex Lieberman on how he built the popular business newsletter, Morning Brew with Recode senior correspondent, Peter Kafka. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Should you buy your grandma a robot?
535
The pandemic has made robot caregivers a popular way to keep elderly people company. But as Vox's Sigal Samuel explains, they're not for everyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
How you can stop the spread of misinformation
495
Fake news can be awkward to talk about. Science communicator Liz Neeley gives her best tips for combating misinformation among your friends and loved ones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
Can Oracle save TikTok?
605
The popular social media video app may be banned in the U.S. but will Oracle step in to save it? Recode’s Peter Kafka explains the possible deal and what it says about Trump’s negotiations with China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
What comes after Zoom Fatigue?
469
Recode Deputy Editor, Adam Estes Clark discusses why we've all got Zoom fatigue and where new video chat technology is headed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
Can Facebook stop election interference?
556
Facebook is making some changes in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, but is it enough to stop the spread of misinformation? Recode's Senior Reporter Shirin Ghaffary, explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Can Walmart+ Beat Amazon Prime?
451
Amazon has become the dominant retailer online in large part due its Prime program. Now, Walmart is deploying the same strategy with Walmart+, a membership service the company hopes can win back customers from Amazon. Recode's Senior Correspondent for Commerce, Jason Del Rey, explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Call of Duty
1656
The military has a history of using video games to recruit. So why was there a backlash when its soldier-gamers started playing online? Featuring Matthew Gault (@mjgault) Corey Mead (@coreydmead) Links The Pentagon Wasn’t Ready for Gamers to Push Back America's Digital Army: Games at Work and War Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
Apple's Lisa Jackson on racial justice
1659
A special interview with the Apple exec on her definition of racial justice and how she plans to merge her background in environmental sustainability with the company’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. Featuring Lisa Jackson (@lisapjackson) Links Apple launches $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
The one sport that’s doing it right
1736
What does it actually take to play sports during a pandemic? Why we all should take a page out of roller derby’s reopening playbook. Featuring Zach Binney (@zbinney_NFLinj) Erica Vanstone (@EricaIsBusy) Links Women's Roller Derby has a Plan for Covid and it Kicks Ass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 07, 2020
Why QAnon is here to stay
1473
QAnon was born and perpetuated on the internet. What is it and why is it dangerous? Featuring: AdrienneLaFrance (@AdrienneLaF) Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) Links: Adrienne's piece for The Atlantic Casey's column for The Verge Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020
Can the government ban TikTok?
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How the Trump administration could ban the popular social media app and the consequences for its users. Featuring: Palmer Haasch (@haasch_palmer) Adi Robertson (@thedextriarchy) Links: TikTok creators are worried about losing their followings as the Trump administration considers banning the app How the Trump administration could ‘ban’ TikTok Host: Allegra Frank (@LegsFrank), guest host of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020
TikTok in prison
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What ‘prison TikTok’ tells us about the lives of incarcerated people. Featuring: Louise Matsakis -- Staff Writer at WIRED (@lmatsakis) Nazgol Ghandnoosh -- Senior Research Analyst at The Sentencing Project (@NazgolG) Adnan Khan -- Executive Director at Re:Store Justice (@akhan1437) Links to resources: Behind Bars, but Still Posting on TikTok The Sentencing Project Re:Store Justice Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020
Facebook's fact-check 'loophole'
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How an "opinion loophole" is enabling the spread of climate change misinformation. Links to resources discussed: Facebook creates fact-checking exemption for climate deniers Washington Examiner op-ed cherry-picks data and misleads readers about climate models How CO2 boosters' op-ed slipped by Facebook fact-checkers Guests: Andrew Dessler (@AndrewDessler) Judd Legum (Popular.info) Emily Atkin (heated.world) Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
"Netflix is a team, not a family"
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Is working on a team of all-stars, excellent pay, and unlimited vacation worth the stress of constant criticism from co-workers and the knowledge that your boss is considering whether to replace you? Netflix execs will tell you that their internal culture is the key to their success. From Recode and Vox Media, 'Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
Covid-19 "long-haulers" find a community online
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For some, recovering from Covid-19 will be a long struggle. Those still recovering months later are finding support - and information about the enigmatic disease - online. Featuring: Fiona Lowenstein @fi_lowenstein Lois Parshley @LoisParshley Links to resources discussed: My coronavirus survivor group is my most important medical support right now No one knows why these Covid-19 patients’ symptoms keep relapsing We Need to Talk About What Coronavirus Recoveries Look Like Body Politic Covid-19 Support Group COVID-19 Can Last for Several Months Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
K-pop’s online activism for Black Lives Matter is complicated
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K-Pop fans have come to the aid of Black Lives Matter protestors online. If you know your history, that may come as a surprise. Links: A beginner’s guide to K-pop How K-pop fans are weaponizing the internet for Black Lives Matter Guests: Aja Romano, Vox.com culture writer (@ajaromano) Miranda Larsen, Kpop scholar and fan (https://twitter.com/AcaOtaku) Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 19, 2020
Reset is now weekly
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Reset is now a weekly podcast: here's what you need to know. Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
What it means to make music in 2020
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The pandemic has upended the art and business of making music. Producing, performing and releasing — every aspect is new and uncharted. The need for social distancing means that it’s unsafe to collaborate in small studios or perform for large crowds — not to mention finding the right thing to sing about in such a charged moment. We’re telling three stories about how artists are working within these constraints: Ricky Reed and John-Robert have found a way to generate a creative spark remotely, Jacob Collier has defied the laws of physics to master live performance over the internet, and Dua Selah has released a powerful new track that helps support the protests in Minneapolis. Everything is radically different than it was a few months ago, but these stories shine a light on why making music matters more than ever 2020.  Links to resources discussed: https://switchedonpop.com/ Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
Video games are the new concert venues
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How online games like Minecraft and Fortnite have become virtual concert venues. Featuring Julia Alexander (@loudmouthjulia) Cherie Hu (@cheriehu42) Links to resources discussed: I Tried to crash the VIP area at American Football’s Minecraft concert Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2020
Protesting during a pandemic
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Thousands of people have taken the streets to protest during a pandemic. Vox.com's Brian Resnick explains why not all public health experts think that's a bad thing. Featuring Brian Resnick (@B_resnick) Links to resources discussed: What public health experts want critics to know about why they support the protests Tear gas, explained Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
The case for banning Trump on social media
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President Trump has faced unprecedented action from social media companies in recent weeks. The Verge's T.C. Sottek argues that they haven't gone far enough. Featuring T.C. Sottek (@chillmage) Links to resources discussed: Ban Them All Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
Tear gas, explained
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The toxic chemical’s origins, from WWI to today’s protests across the country. Featuring Roberto Daza (@rsdaza) Anna Feigenbaum (@drfigtree) Links to resources discussed: The Protests in Minneapolis (Vice News) The disturbing history of how tear gas became the weapon of choice against protesters  Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets of Today  Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2020
Facebook’s employee revolt
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Over 400 Facebook employees didn't show up to work on Monday. Recode's Shirin Ghaffary explains the unprecedented unrest at the social media giant over President Trump’s posts. Featuring Shirin Ghaffary (@ShirinGhaffary) Jeff Horwitz (@JeffHorwitz) Links to resources discussed: Many Facebook employees think the company needs to stand up to Trump now more than ever Read the transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s tense meeting with Facebook employees Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make the Site Less Divisive Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
How Congress is trying to end child abuse online
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A closer look at two bills which aim to deal with the issue of online child abuse, including the EARN IT Act, which raises major privacy concerns. Featuring: Assem Khaled (@Lyserberg) Adi Robertson (@thedextriarchy) Aaron Mackey (@aaron_d_mackey) Links to resources discussed: Can gaming solve its predator problem? New bill would put $5 billion toward fighting online child abuse The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
Trump vs. Twitter
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Twitter fact-checked the president. Now what? Featuring  @kateconger Links for further reading: Defying Trump, Twitter Doubles Down on Labeling Tweets George Floyd’s death set off uprisings across the country Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 30, 2020
Inside baseball’s pitch to play again
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With games on hold, pro sports leagues are wondering: is it more expensive to lose a season? or to play during a pandemic? Featuring: TJ Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) Zach Binney (@zbinney_NFLinj) Links to resources discussed: How MLB is navigating the coronavirus pandemic to play ball Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2020
The speed of coronavirus science has consequences
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The pandemic has caused the speed of science to increase dramatically, but that speed has consequences. Featuring Ivan Oransky (@ivanoransky) Links Op-ed: Covering science at dangerous speeds Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2020
Why lo-fi is the perfect background music
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Lo-Fi hip-hop has emerged as a hugely popular genre and internet subculture. Its millions of loyal fans rely on curated lo-fi playlists and live-streams to write to, study to and even fall asleep to. But what of its musical roots? Who are its stars? And why, despite its mass following on YouTube, Spotify and elsewhere, is it nearly impossible to spot on the Billboard? We trace lo-fi from its godfathers to its moments in the sun, to the complex creative ecosystem playing out on streaming platforms today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2020
Until a vaccine arrives
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Why the pandemic’s future is hard to predict, and why the vaccine could take much longer than 12-to-18 months. Featuring: Brian Resnick (@B_Resnick) German Lopez (@germanrlopez) Links to Resources Discussed: The pandemic, chaos, and coming to terms with uncertainty A coronavirus vaccine may take longer than 12 to 18 months Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2020
Netflix and quarantine
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Why is Netflix the clear winner of the streaming wars right now? Plus, are we gonna run out of stuff to watch? Featuring: Peter kafka (@pkafka) Links to Resources Discussed: Netflix had the best quarter in its history because of the pandemic Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Covid-19's emotional toll on healthcare workers
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The intense decisions clinicians have to make during the pandemic don’t just cause burnout. They cause moral injury.  Featuring Jen Schwartz (@JenLSchwartz) Wendy Dean, MD (@WDeanMD) Links to resources discussed: Grief on the Front Line—and Beyond Suicides of two health care workers hint at the Covid-19 mental health crisis to come Psychological Trauma Is the Next Crisis for Coronavirus Health Workers Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2020
Elon Musk fought the law and Elon won
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Elon Musk isn’t happy about coronavirus closures. Here’s the backstory of how he fought to re-open the Tesla car factory in California and what workers have to say. Featuring: Sean O’Kane (@sokane1) Links to Resources Discussed: Elon Musk defies coronavirus order and asks to be arrested When Big Tech calls 911 Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2020
The future of work pt. 2
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Voice-activated coffee makers. One-way hallways. Cubicles! The office will never be the same.  Featuring: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Steven Yates Links to Resources Discussed: https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/4/14/21211789/coronavirus-office-space-work-from-home-design-architecture-real-estate Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2020
The future of work pt 1
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Because more people are working from home, employers are increasingly using software that monitors much more than just your hours on the clock. Featuring Adam Satariano (@satariano) Pui-Wing Tam (@puiwingtam) Links to resources discussed: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/06/technology/employee-monitoring-work-from-home-virus.html?referringSource=articleShare Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2020
Covid-19 puts other medical research on pause
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Science is racing to develop a treatment or vaccine for Covid-19. But other patients have been left behind, and some of them, like three-year-old Maxwell Freed, are running out of time. Featuring Dan Vergano: @Dvergano Amber Freed: @Maxs_Milestones Links to resources discussed: Our episode from January: Start calling scientists: how to get treatment for your toddler’s rare disease Dan Vergano’s reporting: These Kids With Rare Genetic Diseases Were Part Of Research Into New Treatments. The Coronavirus Has Stopped All Of It Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 07, 2020
The preppers of Silicon Valley
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Why the prepping mindset is so prevalent in Silicon Valley. Featuring John Ramey (@jpramey) Nellie Bowles (@NellieBowles) Links to resources discussed: The Prepared https://theprepared.com/ I Used to Make Fun of Silicon Valley Preppers. Then I Became One. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/technology/coronavirus-preppers.html Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2020
The small U.S. town that tested everyone
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Bolinas, California: a small town north of San Francisco where a group of tech entrepreneurs and community volunteers tested everyone for coronavirus. Could this model for testing be used elsewhere? Featuring: @Caterina @jyri Links: Caterina.net The California hippie town where everybody could get a coronavirus test In one Italian town, we showed mass testing could eradicate the coronavirus | Andrea Crisanti and Antonio Cassone This reclusive Marin County town is testing everybody for coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2020
Working in Space, from home
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Why we can’t hit pause on Space exploration during the pandemic, and how people who operate spacecraft are working from home. Featuring Loen Grush (@lorengrush) Links to resources discussed: How engineers are operating deep-space probes, martian rovers, and satellites from their homes Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
The science of digital music and why analog isn’t actually better
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Neil Young says digital music recordings are terrible quality. Is he right? Featuring:  Robert Owen (https://www.oberlin.edu/robert-owen) @danideahl Links: How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality? Vinyl's great, but it's not better than CDs 24/192 Music Downloads...and why they make no sense Neil Young says the MacBook Pro has ‘Fisher-Price’ audio quality Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
The teens tricking Instagram
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How teenagers have created their own way to preserve their digital privacy...for the ‘gram. Featuring @Pr0d1g4 @alfredwkng Links Teens have figured out how to mess with Instagram's tracking algorithm Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2020
How coronavirus is impacting education
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Teachers and students are still struggling with online education Links to resources discussed: Students will go back to school eventually. Here are 5 concrete ideas for helping them catch up, readjust Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
The 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory
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A coronavirus conspiracy theory has led to arson attacks in the UK. And - how to talk to friends and family about coronavirus misinformation.  Featuring James Temperton (@JTemperton) Liz Neeley (@LizNeeley) Links to resources discussed: James Temperton’s article: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/5g-coronavirus-conspiracy-theory Liz Neely’s article: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/how-talk-about-coronavirus/609118/ Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
The year 2038 problem
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What’s the deal with January 19th, 2038? Why remembering Y2K correctly matters. Featuring Rose Eveleth (@roseveleth) Links to resources discussed: Flash Forward Podcast Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2020
Contact tracing, explained
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Public health's "tried and true" tactic against infectious disease, and how Google and Apple want to help end the lockdown. Featuring @sxbegle @russellbrandom Links to resources discussed: Answering the 12 biggest questions about Apple and Google's new coronavirus tracking project Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
How indie bookstores might survive the pandemic
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There’s a new online bookseller in town that’s trying to save your local indie bookstore. Featuring Andy Hunter (@AndyHunter777) Constance Grady (@constancegrady) Links to resources discussed: Vox Book Club, The City We Became, Week 1: New York City is born. What happens next? In Ask a Book Critic, Vox.com book critic Constance Grady recommends books to suit your very specific mood Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
The internet has a crush on Dr. Fauci
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From fan pages to food pics, Dr. Anthony Fauci is everywhere. The Verge’s Makena Kelly explains the person behind the meme.  Featuring @kellymakena @FauciFan Links to resources discussed: Makena’s Article: https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/3/21206011/anthony-fauci-coronavirus-pandemic-stan-fandom-hero-donald-trump-white-house-task-force Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2020
Will your favorite restaurant survive?
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Why the pandemic is exposing the complicated relationship between delivery apps and restaurants and how a restaurateur and app developer is helping keep his industry alive. Featuring Caleb Pershan ( @calaesthetic) Nick Kokonas ( @nickkokonas) Links to resources discussed: Restaurant and Bar Employees Make Up 60 Percent of Jobs Lost in March Here’s What Alinea’s To-Go Offerings Look Like Grubhub Asks Restaurants to Foot the Bill on ‘Supper for Support’ Promotions Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Your phone knows if you're staying at home
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And it is telling the government. The Verge's Casey Newton explains how location data is helping fight coronavirus, and why even privacy advocates don't think that's such a bad thing. Featuring Casey Newton, Silicon Valley Editor at the Verge (@CaseyNewton) Links to resources discussed: Casey’s columns on location data: https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/3/25/21192629/coronavirus-surveillance-location-data-taiwan-israel-us-google, https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/31/21199654/location-data-coronavirus-us-response-covid-19-apple-google, https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/3/21206318/google-location-data-mobility-reports-covid-19-privacy Google blog post on location sharing program: https://www.blog.google/technology/health/covid-19-community-mobility-reports Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
The two types of tests we need to end this
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How testing technology will help end the spread of covid-19. Featuring Una Osato (@thisisuna) Umair Irfan (@umairfan) Links How Covid-19 immunity testing can help people get back to work FDA authorizes first antibody-based test for COVID-19 12 things everyone needs to know about the coronavirus pandemic Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2020
The race to make more ventilators
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Why life-saving ventilators for Covid-19 patients are in short supply, and how people like Dr. Richard Boyer are trying to fix that. Featuring @SaraMorrison Links to resources discussed: Trump isn't making America's ventilator shortage any easier The Covent-19 Challenge Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
There’s no social distancing in Animal Crossing
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Nintendo’s new game New Horizons has become a place to escape the reality of a global pandemic, gather with friends online - and even get married. Featuring Allegra Frank (@legsfrank) Sharmin Asha & Nazmul Ahmed Links to resources discussed: Allegra’s article: https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/3/27/21194698/animal-crossing-new-horizons-review-nintendo-switch Sharmin and Naz’s Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/AnimalCrossing/comments/fnbgzd/my_fiance_and_i_had_to_cancel_our_upcoming/ Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
Airborne, explained
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What do we mean when we say “airborne?”; plus, the most important unanswered questions about how coronavirus is transmitted. FEATURING Roxanne Khamsi @rkhamsi Brian Resnick @B_resnick LINKS They Say Coronavirus Isn't Airborne—but It's Definitely Borne By Air The 9 most important unanswered questions about Covid-19 Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2020
What this coronavirus does to your body
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Why does it spread so easily? And could it mutate into something worse? The Atlantic's Ed Yong explains the science so far. Featuring @edyong209 Links to resources discussed: vox.com/coronavirus  Why the Coronavirus Has Been So Successful Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Is Amazon primed for coronavirus?
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How the tech giant is responding to the pandemic, and what it says about Amazon as a company. FEATURING Jason Del Rey @DelRey LINKS Amazon reopened a NYC warehouse a day after a worker tested positive for coronavirus Amazon is banning its warehouses from stocking nonessential items during the coronavirus pandemic Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
The biggest experiment in online learning, ever
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COVID-19 has shut schools all over the country, and millions of American students are now learning at home, online. Are online tools enough to make up for lost classroom time? Links to resources discussed: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/education/coronavirus-closes-schools-teachers-families-brace-massive-experiment-online-education-n1160966 Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2020
How quickly can we treat covid-19?
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The scientific community is moving at unprecedented speed to develop a way to treat COVID-19. But how soon can a treatment or a vaccine be available to the public? Featuring @mslopatto Links to resources discussed: https://www.vox.com/2020/3/11/21163262/is-there-a-cure-for-coronavirus Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
When your phone links you to a crime
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How law enforcement used a “geofence” warrant to identify a suspect of a crime he didn’t commit. Featuring Jon Schuppe (@jonschuppe) Links Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect. Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
Fitbit for the faithful
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The 'Click to Pray eRosary' is a new wearable device from the Vatican. It tracks people’s steps, calories — and prayers. But can it bring young Catholics closer to the faith? LINKS “Click to Pray eRosary” – wearable smart device to pray the rosary for peace Does praying burn calories? Here’s the pope’s $110 e-rosary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2020
Is our tech made by forced labor in China?
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Forced labor performed by Uighur Muslims in China may be in the tech products we use every day. Featuring Darren Byler @dtbyler Rushan Abbas @rushan614 Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian @BethanyAllenEbr   Links The report: https://www.aspi.org.au/report/uyghurs-sale NYT profile of Rushan Abbas: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/world/asia/uighur-muslims-china-detainment.html Axios: https://www.axios.com/uighur-forced-labor-us-companies-china-7d32a600-7561-45c8-9f19-37ee306c24cd.html  Host: SigalSamuel @sigalsamuel About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
Does stopping coronavirus require more surveillance?
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The cost of China’s high-tech response to contain the coronavirus. Featuring Rebecca Heilweil @rebeccaheilweil Timothy Grose @GroseTimothy Links Coronavirus is the first big test for futuristic tech that can prevent pandemics  A surveillance net blankets China’s cities, giving police vast powers Host: Sigal Samuel @SigalSamuel About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
How sample libraries are changing pop music
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Justin Bieber and two other artists used the same synth melody in three different songs. Switched On Pop's Charlie Harding explains how that's increasingly common in an industry where copyright has become so stringent. Featuring @charlieharding Links to resources discussed What Happens When Justin Bieber Samples Your Music Host: Allegra Frank @legsfrank About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2020
The coronavirus rumor mill
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Can we stop the spread of coronavirus misinformation on social media? FEATURING Eater's Matthew Kang @mattatouille The Verge's Russell Brandom @russellbrandom LINKS Coronavirus Scare Rips Through LA’s Koreatown Amid False Social Media Rumors Trump’s reckless coronavirus statements put the entire US at risk Host: Allegra Frank @legsfrank About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2020
Political ads are on streaming apps now too
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Streaming services like Hulu and Roku are the newest platforms for political ads. The Washington Post's Tony Romm explains why regulation still hasn’t caught up. Featuring @TonyRomm Links to resources discussed: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/02/20/hulu-roku-political-ads-streaming/ Host: Allegra Frank @LegsFrank About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
This is your brain on TikTok
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How the app can turn teens into Internet stars and just as quickly forget them. Featuring Maia @mxmtoon Rebecca Jennings @rebexxxxa Links to resources discussed: Tikked off: What happens when TikTok fame fades On TikTok, who owns a viral dance? Host: Allegra Frank @LegsFrank About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2020
2020’s political meme wars
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The New York Times' Taylor Lorenz explains Mike Bloomberg's Dank Meme Cash. Featuring @TaylorLorenz Links to resources discussed: Michael Bloomberg’s Campaign Suddenly Drops Memes Everywhere Host: Allegra Frank, associate culture editor at Vox.com @LegsFrank About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
What's next for CRISPR
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Jennifer Doudna, co-developer of the revolutionary gene editing technology, reflects on CRISPR's past and its future. Links to resources discussed: @igisci (Innovative Genomics Institute) A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade Is the CRISPR baby controversy the start of a terrifying new chapter in gene editing? Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
The Bachelor: Here for the wrong reasons
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Is it better to have loved and influenced than never to have loved at all? Emma Gray, co-host of HuffPost’s Here to Make Friends podcast, explains how social media has reshaped the Bachelor. Featured Guests @emmaladyrose LINKS: If you’ve already listened to all of Emma’s podcast, Here to Make Friends, you can also check out Arielle’s other Bachelor binge, Game of Roses.  Alyssa Bereznak at The Ringer has a great read on how the Bachelor became an influencer launchpad And if you want to watch Jared and Ashley’s 44 minute long relationship video, nothing is stopping you. Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 23, 2020
Bezos’ $10 billion climate change pledge
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Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, is donating $10 billion to stop climate change. But is this the best way to spend his money if he wants to tackle climate change? FEATURING @teddyschleifer @SigalSamuel LINKS Jeff Bezos donates $10 billion to fight climate change Jeff Bezos donated billions to fix climate change. Why not fix Amazon? Jeff Bezos is quietly letting his charities do something radical — whatever they want Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 20, 2020
Pornhub’s content moderation problem
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A company called GirlsDoPorn uploaded videos to Pornhub and other sites without the consent of the women in them. VICE’s Samantha Cole explains why these videos are still all over the internet. Featuring @samleecole Links to resources discussed: Samantha Cole's reporting: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9393zp/how-pornhub-moderation-works-girls-do-porn https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mb8zjn/pornhub-doxing-and-harassment-girls-do-porn-lawsuit https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43kb5q/pornhub-finally-removes-girls-do-porn https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qvgxvw/girls-do-porn-employees-charged-with-sex-trafficking-potentially-face-life-in-prison Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ro