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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

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.

In this best-of episode originally published in October 2016, Recode's Kara Swisher talks to the host of "The Late Late Show," James Corden, about redesigning a talk show for the YouTube generation.

In this best-of episode, Recode's Kara Swisher talks to New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones about how the coronavirus pandemic is magnifying inequality in the US, and our historical failure to treat essential workers — from meat-packing plants to checkout counters to delivery drivers — with the respect and protection they deserve

In this best-of episode, Recode's Kara Swisher talks to Rappler co-founder Maria Ressa about doing investigative journalism in the Philippines, where social media has emboldened an autocratic president.

In this best-of episode, Recode's Kara Swisher talks to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about his book "Permanent Record," how his youthful love of the US government and the early internet turned into skepticism, and why he leaked highly classified information in 2013.

In this best-of episode, originally published in September 2017, Recode's Kara Swisher talks to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman and Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold about their reporting on the Trump White House and his finances.

In these best-of excerpts from several episodes of Recode Decode, Kara Swisher talks to her Pivot co-host Scott Galloway about the tech giants, the secrets of happiness, and the future of business and marketing.