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Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher on Smash Notes

Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher podcast.

January 31, 2020

Silicon Valley’s most revered journalist hosts candid interviews with tech execs, politicians, celebrities and more about their big ideas and how they’re changing our world. Tune in every week for enlightening conversations with people like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and many more. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.



Episodes with Smash Notes

Nilay Patel talks with Shelli Taylor, who stepped into her new role as CEO of Alamo Drafthouse during the pandemic.

Nilay Patel talks with Phil Spencer, executive vice-president of gaming at Microsoft about the launch of the two new Xboxes.

Nilay Patel talks with Sal Khan, the co-founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit online learning platform for students in kindergarten through high school.

On the first episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel interviews Mark Cuban.

In this best-of episode, originally published in February 2019, Kara Swisher talks with Harvard Business School professor emerita Shoshana Zuboff about her book "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power."

In this best-of episode, originally published in March 2018, Kara Swisher talks to sex and relationship therapist Esther Perel, the host of the podcast "Where Should We Begin?"

In this best-of episode, originally published in January 2018, Kara Swisher talks to Netflix's former chief talent officer Patty McCord about that company's famous "culture deck" and her book "Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility."

In this best-of episode, originally published in March 2018, Kara Swisher talks to former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci about his infamous 11-day stint in the Trump administration and why he believed Trump would win re-election.

In these best-of interview excerpts — originally published in March 2016, August 2017, and March 2020 — Kara Swisher talks with venture capitalist and Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya.

In this best-of episode originally published in January 2018, writer and comedian Sarah Cooper talks with Kara Swisher and Dick Costolo about why she left a career in the tech industry to become a stand-up comic.

In this best-of episode originally published in October 2017, Recode's Kara Swisher talks to investor Ellen Pao about her book, "Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change," which chronicled Pao’s 2015 court battle against her former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.