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Kara Swisher, 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. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder on Putin's crimes and DoNotPay CEO Josh Browder on robot lawyers for consumers

Recode's Kara Swisher talks with Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder, a hedge fund manager turned human rights activist and his son, Josh Browder, whose company DoNotPay helps consumers fight everything from parking tickets to the Equifax leaks. They talk about the different ways they have pursued justice for relatively powerless people, their entrepreneurial journeys, and how both the Putin regime and mega-corporations have taken advantage of the internet.

Featuring:
Bill Browder (@BillBrowder), Hermitage Capital CEO
Josh Browder (@JBrowder1), DoNotPay CEO

Hosts:
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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2019-09-23
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"She Said" authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey on Harvey Weinstein's downfall and the unanswered questions of the #MeToo movement

New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their new book, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. They talk about how Kantor and Twohey reported stories about sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein; how Weinstein's network of lawyers and advisers kept his misconduct under wraps; and how the story help launch an ongoing reckoning around power imbalances between men and women worldwide. They also explain why they interviewed Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who testified in Congress that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982.

Featuring:
Jodi Kantor (@jodikantor), New York Times investigative reporter and co-author, She Said
Megan Twohey (@mega2e), New York Times investigative reporter and co-author, She Said

Hosts:
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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2019-09-20
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Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman on H-1B immigration, the China trade war, and why teachers should be tax-exempt

Steve Schwarzman, the CEO of the private equity firm The Blackstone Group, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence. Schwarzman ? a longtime advisor to President Trump ? also discusses his scholarship program that teaches future leaders how to do business in China, how he would like to see policymakers address populist anger, and the big economic trends he and Blackstone are currently pursuing. Plus: Can we fix the H-1B visa program without simultaneously addressing other forms of immigration?

Featuring:
Steve Schwarzman, CEO of The Blackstone Group and author of What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence.

Hosts:
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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2019-09-18
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio on why tech can't solve all our problems, and how New York lost Amazon HQ2

Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why he's still running for the Democratic nomination in 2020, the threat of job automation and his proposed "robot tax," and how de Blasio thinks about the future of transit in New York and beyond. He also talks about how the plan for New York to become one of Amazon's "HQ2" locations fell apart, and why he supports both a national privacy bill and tougher antitrust action against Facebook and Google.

Featuring:
Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio), mayor of New York City and 2020 presidential candidate

Hosts:
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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2019-09-16
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2020 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson on the problems with American capitalism, why she's not a "long shot," and being a religious Democrat

Author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020. Williamson explains why she's still in the race even though she didn't qualify for the third debate and talks about what she has learned from running as an non-establishment candidate, negativity and anger on social media, and how she thinks about the tech industry ? and vice versa. She and Swisher also discuss her entrepreneurial journey, her divisive comments about religion, vaccines, and medication, and what Williamson would do if she were CEO of Twitter.

Featuring:
Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson), 2020 presidential candidate

Hosts:
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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2019-09-13
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The Wing CEO Audrey Gelman on women hiring women and why her company is different from WeWork

Audrey Gelman, the co-founder and CEO of women's coworking space The Wing, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's new hiring network for its members, and how it can combat bias in hiring. They also discuss why Gelman and her co-founder Lauren Kassan started The Wing, the services it provides for its members, and the challenges of raising money for a business aimed at women.

Featuring:
Audrey Gelman (@audreygelman), CEO of The Wing (@the_wing)

Hosts:
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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2019-09-11
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Microsoft President Brad Smith: Fixing what Silicon Valley broke is every tech company's responsibility

Microsoft President Brad Smith talks with Recode?s Kara Swisher about his new book, co-authored with Carol Ann Browne, Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age. They discuss what Microsoft learned from United States v. Microsoft Corp. in 2001 and how that antitrust investigation compares to today?s techlash; the culture of disruption and ?move fast and break things? in Silicon Valley; and why every tech company, even those not responsible for problems, should be part of the solutions. Smith also talks about the impact of Edward Snowden?s NSA leak and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, how the government can expand the opportunities enjoyed by the tech world with more of America, and tech regulation around the world ? including why Smith believes the US will have a national privacy bill by 2024. Plus: Is it inevitable that big tech companies will be broken up?

Featuring:
Brad Smith (@bradsmi), president of Microsoft and co-author of Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age.

Hosts:
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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2019-09-09
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Why workers need to be part of the conversation about UBI and artificial intelligence

Former New York Times labor reporter Steve Greenhouse talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his most recent book, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor. Greenhouse explains why worker power and compensation are at their lowest levels since World War II and how a series of cultural changes ? including globalization, the internet, and the gig economy ? have affected and endangered the working class. He and Swisher also discuss DoorDash's long-running practice of stealing tips, Facebook's inshoring of offensive content moderation to poorly managed contractors, and the problems with universal basic income proposals made by people like presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

Featuring:
Steve Greenhouse, former labor reporter, New York Times (@greenhousenyt)

Host:
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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2019-09-06
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Some CEOs try to be ethical. Most of them can't or won't, says "The Enlightened Capitalists" author James O'Toole.

James O'Toole, a professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his book, The Enlightened Capitalists: Cautionary Tales of Business Pioneers Who Tried to Do Well by Doing Good. O'Toole discusses the first such "enlightened capitalist," British industrialist Robert Owen; why, like Owen, do-gooder CEOs can't or won't make change today; and the history of the belief that corporations only exist to serve the shareholder. He also talks about how Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey's battle with values-adverse shareholders forced him to sell the company Amazon, and why a growing number of small companies are writing their ethical values into legally binding paperwork.

Featuring:
James O'Toole, professor emeritus at USC

Host:
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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2019-09-04
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Psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt on how hidden biases shape our lives

Jennifer Eberhardt, professor of psychology at Stanford University, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her most recent book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. She talks about where bias comes from, why the erosion of old social norms has brought our prejudices to the surface, and how technology can encourage bias. Eberhardt shares examples of academic studies and real-world statistics that have revealed racial bias among police officers, and explains how one tech platform ? the local social media site Nextdoor ? reduced racial profiling among its users by more than 75 percent.

Featuring:
Jennifer Eberhardt, professor of psychology at Stanford University and author of Biased.

Hosts:
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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2019-09-02
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Lime still wants to go public, says president Joe Kraus

Lime President Joe Kraus talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how he came to Lime after a long career in both startups and venture capital, the company's pivot from bikes to scooters and the "unbundling of the car." Kraus also talks about the impact of scooters on cities and public transit, how Lime is trying to stand out in the crowded global scooter market, and the large valuations for scooter companies. Plus: Why Uber and Lyft's rocky IPOs haven't scared Lime away from going public someday.

Featuring:
Joe Kraus, President of Lime (@LimeBike)

Hosts:
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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2019-08-30
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Gro Intelligence CEO Sara Menker on ag-tech and the future of farming

Gro Intelligence founder and CEO Sara Menker talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the growing field of agriculture technology and how farmers around the world are using data. She also talks about the impact of geopolitical events like the US-China trade war and the challenges of raising capital for an ag-tech startup.

Featuring:
Sara Menker, founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence (@SaraMenker)

Hosts:
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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2019-08-28
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Huawei's chief security officer in the US, Andy Purdy

Andy Purdy, the chief security officer for Huawei Technologies USA, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher. They discuss the trade and security disputes between the US and Chinese governments, the increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats facing America, and how China's government intersects with its tech industry. Purdy also talks about Huawei's 5G ambitions, saying that some of its competitors also have deep ties to China but have not been similarly scrutinized by the US government.

Featuring:
Andy Purdy (@andy_purdy)

Hosts:
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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2019-08-26
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CDA 230: The US law that shaped the internet, explained (and debated)

Recode's Kara Swisher convenes a panel of experts to talk about section 230 of the Communications Decency Act: cybersecurity law professor Jeff Kosseff, author of "The Twenty Six Words That Created The Internet"; lawyer Carrie Goldberg, author of "Nobody?s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls"; and the CEO and founder of Techdirt, Mike Masnick.

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2019-08-23
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"Cult of the Dead Cow" author Joe Menn on "good guy" hackers, cybercrime, and Beto O'Rourke

Writer Joe Menn talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his most recent book, "Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World."

In this episode:
How Menn started writing about cybercrime; the rise and fall of Napster; his first book about hacking, ?Fatal System Error?; the origins of Cult of the Dead Cow; ?they?re basically good guys?; its invite-only membership and how it works; how it forced Microsoft to take security seriously; how future presidential candidate Beto O?Rourke got involved; what other CDC alumni are doing today; the state of cybercrime in 2019; the complexity of protecting yourself online; the government?s attempts to undermine encryption; the 2020 election; and what the US should do to protect its citizens.

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2019-08-21
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Index Ventures' Mike Volpi and Danny Rimer on global innovation and founder power

Mike Volpi and Danny Rimer, the co-founders of the San Francisco office of Index Ventures, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher.

In this episode:
Volpi and Rimer's backgrounds and the early days of the internet; applying a global perspective to venture capital; being a smaller firm when capital is abundant; why the rise of other regions does not mean  Silicon Valley is "over"; open-source culture in Europe; Latin America, Israel, and China; scooters, autonomous driving, and the future of urban mobility; disrupting the beauty and fashion industries; disrupting venture capital itself; over-empowered founders and the WeWork CEO's $700 million cash-out; diversity in tech; techlash and antitrust regulation; and the most overhyped and most underhyped categories in tech.

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2019-08-19
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Rep. Ro Khanna on Bernie Sanders, 2020 election interference, and pragmatic tech regulation

US Congressman Ro Khanna, who represents California's 17th district, joins Recode's Kara Swisher live onstage at Manny's in San Francisco to talk about the state of tech policy and the next elections.

In this episode:
Khanna's internet bill of rights; will we ever have a national privacy bill?; the problem with "break them up"; the FTC?s Facebook fine; President Trump's racist attacks on the ?squad? and Democrats? reactions; the current mood in Washington; is Silicon Valley "over??; Trump?s continued popularity; working on the Bernie Sanders campaign; Khanna?s second choice, Elizabeth Warren; Medicare for All; Russian attacks on elections; ensuring the health of tech; the problems with facial recognition; and government regulation of speech online.

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2019-08-16
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Andreessen Horowitz's Scott Kupor on the "secrets" of venture capital

Scott Kupor, the managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz, talks with Recode?s Kara Swisher and Teddy Schleifer about his new book, Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It.

In this episode:
How Kupor became a venture capitalist; his role at Andreessen Horowitz; what makes AH different from other venture firms; how other firms have copied it; why Kupor wrote his book; the ?secrets? of how VCs think; stories that founders tell employees and investors; working with limited partners; why firms have to give founders so much control; the friction of removing CEOs; diversity in VC; what?s next for venture capital; how Andreessen Horowitz is looking at opportunity zones; and is Silicon Valley ?over??

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2019-08-14
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Why Silicon Valley loves "biohacking" and intermittent fasting

Inspired by the trendiness of intermittent fasting in the tech community, Kara Swisher's executive producer, Erica Anderson, talks with three eating habit experts ? a biohacker, an academic, and an eating disorder specialist.

In this episode:
HVMN CEO Geoff Woo on the culture of body optimization, the mainstreaming of biohacking, and how humans are "approaching God"; aging and nutrition expert Dr. Valter Longo on the origins of biohacking, the science behind intermittent fasting, and the problem with Silicon Valley's interpretations of the practice; and the executive director of the National Easting Disorder Association, Claire Mysko, on the line between eccentric diets and disorders, the wellness industry, and what to do if someone you know needs help.

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2019-08-12
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Stanford University's Larry Diamond on Russia, China, and the "new Cold War"

Larry Diamond, a professor at Stanford University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency.

In this episode:
Diamond?s background studying the development and failure of democracies; authoritarian regimes and the internet; why the book is called ?Ill Winds?; the right-wing populist backlash across Europe; the deeper frustrations underneath anti-immigration sentiment; why Hillary Clinton lost the electoral college; how Russia, the "fallen superpower," is intervening in elections around the world; Mitch McConnell's obstinacy; "pretty close to treason"; the "risk of sliding into a new Cold War"; why China is the bigger threat in the long term; its tight control of Chinese citizens and companies; how will its rise affect US policy?; how China's people will react when the prosperity stops; declining American investment in R&D; "sleepwalking into the future"; how two-party politics have paralyzed the US; Diamond's proposed solution, ranked-choice voting; the danger of online voting; and the fight against gerrymandering, voter suppression, and polarization.

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2019-08-07
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Rep. Lauren Underwood on the impeachment debate, representing a swing district, and "toxic" 2020 candidates

Lauren Underwood, the US Congresswoman who represents Illinois' 14th district, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded on July 29, 2019 at Manny's in San Francisco.

In this episode:
Underwood?s background in healthcare and the Obama administration; why she decided to run for Congress at age 30; gerrymandering in Illinois; how Underwood won the Democratic primary; why she beat the incumbent Tea Party Republican, Randy Hultgren; "Pat, Barb, Sue and Marge"; being a congresswoman in a swing district; the Russia investigation and why Underwood has not called for Trump?s impeachment; how will Underwood keep her seat?; ?toxic? 2020 presidential candidates; why Democrats need to stop chasing hashtag-friendly labels for their policies; the many interpretations of "Medicare For All?; how to work within a divided Democratic Party; meeting a Twitter troll in real life; can the Democrats keep the House and win the White House?; what should 2020 candidates be talking about?; and racial politics in 2018 and 2020.

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2019-08-05
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?The $300 textbook is dead? says Pearson CEO John Fallon

Pearson CEO John Fallon talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why the company is pivoting from print to digital textbooks.

In this episode:
Fallon?s background; the publishing industry?s slow-motion embrace of the internet; ?the $300 textbook is dead?; how Pearson will make money from a cheaper digital textbook; competing with well-funded education startups; how Pearson?s Aida will grade calculus problems and, one day, essays; why teachers won?t be made obsolete; how the school of the future will be informed by the skills needed in the job market; why do students still need to physically go somewhere to learn?; how Pearson thinks about its competition; working with tech companies like Amazon and Microsoft; and the state of democracy in Boris Johnson's UK.

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2019-08-02
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Democracy is for sale, says ?The Great Hack? director Karim Amer

In this live interview, Recode's Kara Swisher talks with former Cambridge Analytica COO Julian Wheatland, early Facebook investor Roger McNamee, and the director and writer of the new Netflix documentary The Great Hack ? Karim Amer and Pedro Kos. Then, later in the show, Recode?s Jason Del Rey explores the origins of Amazon Prime, why it?s so effective at keeping us locked into their ecosystem, and how it became the source of the company?s power.

In this episode:
How Wheatland looks back on the Cambridge Analytica scandal and what went wrong; how Amer and Kos approached the subject to turn it into a documentary; Facebook?s evasion of responsibility; what the filmmakers want to happen as a result of their work; why Wheatland decided to be in the documentary; the ?fix it? mentality vs. assigning blame; the fragility of western democracy; Brittany Kaiser, the key character of The Great Hack; how Facebook and Google are like chemical companies in the 1950s; and what's next for the people involved in the film.

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2019-07-31
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Megan Rapinoe still isn?t going to the White House, even if Trump invites her

On the 400th episode of Recode Decode, Megan Rapinoe, the co-captain of the US Women's National Soccer Team, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher. This live conversation was recorded at the Mobile Marketing Association CEO & CMO Summit in Sonoma, CA.

In this episode:
Where Rapinoe's confidence comes from; her famous ?victory? pose; the marginalization of women?s soccer; her favorite moments from the 2019 Women?s World Cup; how she focuses on the game; did Trump actually help her?; the fight for equal pay; what Rapinoe is going to do next; her clothing company, Re-inc and gender expression in fashion; will she run for political office?; her brother?s incarceration; what inspires her?; her advice for kids; resilience in the face of bullies and online critics; how to support women?s soccer; and her leadership style.

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2019-07-29
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Reddit CEO Steve Huffman: ?Would I love to see the government F our largest competitors? Yeah!?

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at Manny's in San Francisco. Huffman co-founded the company in 2005, left it in 2009, and returned in 2015 after the resignation of Reddit's previous CEO, Ellen Pao.

In this episode:
How Huffman thinks about Reddit today; how the site almost died; how it started and its early experience with backlash; tech leaders that don?t want to make content moderation decisions; why /r/The_Donald was quarantined and how it could clean itself up; the moving line for unacceptable comments online; conservative allegations of ?shadowbanning? and tech bias; the gender breakdown of Reddit users; harassment of volunteer moderators; AI that learns from Reddit; the monopolization of tech by negative forces; and the future of /r/The_Donald.

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2019-07-26
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How Stitch Fix uses data to sell more clothes, and why CEO Katrina Lake hopes retail has a future

Stitch Fix founder and CEO Katrina Lake talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the future of fashion, how the company has changed in the past nine years, and the rarity of female tech CEOs.

In this episode:
Lake?s background and taking Stitch Fix public; the difficulties of raising venture capital for a fashion startup; the "myth" of staying private forever; is Stitch Fix a ?tech company??; its expansion into new verticals, including men?s fashion; the broader online fashion landscape; how Stitch Fix has changed since its founding; figuring out people?s style preferences and riding fashion trends; sharing data with fashion brands; the future of retail; why Stitch Fix doesn?t have a physical store; how it reaches new customers; mistakes made and lessons learned; becoming a symbol for women in business; and what people underestimate about Lake.

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2019-07-24
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Rep. Adam Schiff on the Mueller investigation, deepfakes, and the dangers posed by Russia and China

Congressman Adam Schiff, who represents California?s 28th district and chairs the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the 2020 election, the Russia investigation, and more.

In this episode:
Schiff?s letters putting Facebook, Google and Twitter ?on notice? for deepfakes in the 2020 campaign;  the lack of tech regulation to date; Edward Snowden and the encryption fight; how things have changed since the Democrats gained a majority in the House of Representatives; partisan differences in the Russia investigation; Robert Mueller?s upcoming testimony; Trump, the new ?Teflon president?; how Trump and Schiff use Twitter; ?how do we get back to normal??; Nancy Pelosi vs. the ?squad?; replacing Mitch McConnell and defeating Trump; the greatest intelligence threats to the US; and what worries Schiff the most.

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2019-07-22
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Why 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang doesn't want to break up Google

Entrepreneur and Venture for America founder Andrew Yang talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his campaign to be the Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential race.

In this episode: Being "the tech candidate" during the techlash; the the #YangGang; his version of universal basic income, the Freedom Dividend; the challenges of UBI and how to convince people that it's a good idea; job automation and the ?robot apocalypse?; why the unemployment rate isn't as low as you think; what will future jobs look like?; Yang's vision of "human-centered capitalism";  Donald Trump's tweets; standing out in the current Democratic field; climate change and the privatized space industry; breaking up tech companies and other forms of regulation; and why does Yang want to be president?

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2019-07-19
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Why Senator Michael Bennet believes he can win the presidency in 2020

Michael Bennet, the senior U.S. Senator from Colorado, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the intersection of social media and politics, and running for president in 2020.

In this episode: Denver schools and the racial education gap; Bennet?s assessment of his past 10 years in the Senate; why people voted for Trump; the changes in Washington; why Frederick Douglass (and you) are founders of America; why Bennet believes he can win; politicians who over-index on Twitter and the "downward spiral" of social media; "the Russians, for Christ's sake"; should tech companies be broken up?; Facebook?s regulation of speech; keeping America innovative; fixing education; the 90 percent of Americans not benefiting from economic growth; universal health care; why a Democrat can win in 2020; and Kamala Harris in the first Democratic debates.

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2019-07-17
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg on systemic racism, regulating tech, and the divided Democratic Party

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his campaign for president of the United States.

In this episode: Systemic racism and Buttigieg's "Douglass Plan"; mobilizing black women voters; how to appeal to Trump supporters who wanted to "burn the house down"; reforming the Supreme Court; the ?mystical fascination? with the Rust Belt; climate change and rural America; why Buttigieg hasn?t attacked tech as much as some of his opponents; should Americans have a right to be forgotten online?; recognizing gig workers as employees with the right to unionize; will more regulation make it harder to compete with China?; Buttigieg's wealthy tech donors; being gay in the military; will voters care that he is gay?; his husband and LGBT visibility in politics; AOC?s ?squad? vs. Nancy Pelosi; and Buttigieg's favorite president, Abraham Lincoln.

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Check out his conversation with Vox?s editor-at-large Ezra Klein on The Ezra Klein Show.
https://www.vox.com/2019/4/1/18290849/pete-buttigieg-2020-ezra-klein-show




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2019-07-15
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Harley-Davidson CEO Matthew Levatich (Live at Code 2019)

Harley-Davidson president and CEO Matthew Levatich talks with Recode's Kara Swisher live onstage at the 2019 Code Conference.

In this episode: The impact of tariffs on Harley-Davidson?s global business; Trump's tweets attacking the company; managing a well-known brand during a trade war; is it possible to manufacture everything in the US?; the expertise required to make things domestically; Harley Davidson?s new electric bikes; the merits of a silent bike; the scooter market; omni-channel sales; competitors; and how thinking about climate change affected Harley-Davidson?s planning.

Recode Decode has been nominated for best technology podcast in this year?s People?s Choice Podcast Awards! Cast your vote for Recode Decode at https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup before July 31st. One vote per category.
2019-07-12
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Writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner on Gwyneth Paltrow, "Fleishman Is in Trouble," and divorce in the age of Tinder

Writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her popular profiles of celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and her new novel, "Fleishman Is in Trouble."

In this episode: Why Brodesser-Akner started writing profiles; how she got to the New York Times; working with editors and fact-checkers; Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop; Paltrow?s ?radical? personality; her story about the transformation of Weight Watchers and contemporary fatness; how Brodesser-Akner chooses the topics of her stories; why they thrive online; ?Fleishman Is In Trouble? and the rise of dating apps; how she figured out the story she wanted to tell in ?Fleishman?; "What's the most horrifying thing I could do right now?"; what does Brodesser-Akner like writing better: Fiction or nonfiction?; and her advice for other writers.

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2019-07-10
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Journalist Carole Cadwalladr on Facebook, Brexit, and "techno-fascism"

Carole Cadwalladr, a reporter for the Guardian and Observer, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her investigations into the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the links between tech and political disinformation campaigns.

In this episode: Cadwalladr's background; tech's impact on democracy; the "cancer" of the far-right internet; Google's lack of accountability; Cambridge Analytica and its co-founder Robert Mercer; talking to whistleblower Christopher Wylie; the links among Brexit, Donald Trump, and Russia; the danger of challenging an ideological billionaire like Mercer; how Facebook shot itself in the foot; at Facebook, "who knew what, when?"; Cadwalladr's viral TED Talk about social media and disinformation; "techno-fascism" and you; why the US press must push Facebook harder; what Cadwalladr would do if she were in charge; and is she still optimistic about tech?

Recode Decode has been nominated for best technology podcast in this year?s People?s Choice Podcast Awards! Cast your vote for Recode Decode at https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup before July 31st. One vote per category.
2019-07-08
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Long-Term Stock Exchange founder Eric Ries (Live at Code 2019)

Eric Ries, the founder of the Long-Term Stock Exchange and author of The Lean Startup, talks with Vox.com's Ezra Klein at the 2019 Code Conference.

In this episode: The LTSE?s recent SEC approval; what?s the point of a stock exchange and why do we need a new one?; the problem with short-term public markets; how would going public on the LTSE be different for CEOs?; how things would change for employees?; the culture of short-term vs. long-term leadership ownership; the values of ?Lean Startups?; what public companies and markets could learn from those values; how to attach companies to more stakeholders; The Enlightened Capitalists and the history of business reform; would the LTSE penalize short-term investors?; and Wall Street?s impatience with R&D.

Recode Decode has been nominated for best technology podcast in this year?s People?s Choice Podcast Awards! Cast your vote for Recode Decode at https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup before July 31st. One vote per category.
2019-07-05
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"Russian Doll" star Natasha Lyonne and Netflix content VP Cindy Holland (Live at Code 2019)

Actor and producer Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll, Orange Is the New Black) and Netflix's vice president of original content Cindy Holland talk with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2019 Code Conference.

In this episode: How Lyonne got connected with Netflix; Holland?s background at Kozmo.com; Orange is the New Black; the Netflix way of doing things; developing Russian Doll; Netflix?s cancelation of One Day at a Time; how it evaluates creators like Lyonne; the production process of Russian Doll; how Netflix has changed over time; is Russian doll a "hit??; the dissolving barriers between types of content and different screens; releasing Alfonso Cuaron?s Roma in theaters and on Netflix simultaneously; Netflix?s competition; and season two of Russian Doll.

Recode Decode has been nominated for best technology podcast in this year?s People?s Choice Podcast Awards! Cast your vote for Recode Decode at https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup before July 31st. One vote per category.
2019-07-03
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Rockfeller Foundation president Raj Shah and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon (Live at Code 2019)

In these interviews from the 2019 Code Conference, Rockfeller Foundation president Raj Shah and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon talk with Recode's Teddy Schleifer.

In the Shah interview: Rising inequality and the limits of private philanthropy; the growing scrutiny of wealthy endowments like Rockefeller; are "opportunity zones? just a tax giveaway?; what do Silicon Valley?s ultra-rich owe to people in need?; and the low percentage of billionaires who have committed to the Bill Gates and Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge.

And then, in the Solomon interview: What tech can learn from finance?s own era of backlash; how Goldman Sachs changed post-financial crisis; the state of tech IPOs after Uber and Lyft; Goldman?s and Solomon's investments in Uber; the state of M&A; partnering with Apple on its upcoming credit card; the appeal of the Goldman Sachs brand to millennials; Eric Ries and the Long-Term Stock Exchange; China?s rising economic power and Trump?s tariffs; and diversity at Goldman Sachs. 
2019-07-01
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Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian (Live at Code 2019)

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Jason Del Rey at the 2019 Code Conference.

In this episode: How the Boeing 737 Max crashes affect the aviation industry; innovations in airplanes in that Delta would like to see; using facial recognition to replace paper tickets; RFID bag tracking and changing the layout of airports and gates; Delta?s investments in alternative fuels and its impact on climate change; Georgia's new abortion law and corporate activism; Delta's controversial anti-union flyers; changing the math for frequent flyers and competing with JetBlue Mint; how the 1980s deregulation of the airline industry compares to tech; and how to create a better culture for employees.
2019-06-28
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MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito on the problem with tech people who want to solve problems

Joichi "Joi" Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about engineers who over-simplify the world's problems, the Media Lab's role in "surveillance capitalism," and why the values of the tech world will shift from within.

In this episode: Ito's background and what the Media Lab does; techno-utopianism and the early days of the internet; how Ito got to MIT; computers implanted in the human body; Shoshana Zuboff and "surveillance capitalism"; the gap between technology and the law; why we're not living in a simulation; what?s missing from the AI discourse; the problem with how tech solves problems; the dangers of bad policy; and the subordination of liberal arts at schools like MIT.
2019-06-26
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Instagram's Adam Mosseri, Facebook's Andrew Bosworth, and former tech insiders on the outside (Live at Code 2019)

In these live interviews from the 2019 Code Conference, Casey Newton first talks to Instagram boss Adam Mosseri and Facebook's head of AR and VR, Andrew "Boz" Bosworth; then; later in the show, he interviews three former tech insiders: former Googler Jessica Powell, ex-Facebooker Antonio García-Martínez, and Twitter/Google veteran Nicole Wong.
2019-06-24
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Fair Fight Action founder Stacey Abrams and CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo (Live at Code 2019)

Georgia politician Stacey Abrams and her former campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo, now the co-founders of Fair Fight Action, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher and Vox.com's Ezra Klein at the 2019 Code Conference.

In this episode: Abrams? campaign for governor and what Fair Fight does; how Abrams defines the importance of voting rights; is America a democracy? ?Yes, but??; why Abrams doesn?t use the term ?stolen election?; the Republican Party?s voter suppression habits; the problem with companies boycotting Georgia over anti-abortion laws; why ?Georgia is the future? of America; the future of elections and how politicians should approach them; will Abrams run for anything in 2020?; identity politics and diversity in the Democratic Party; how has tech impacted politics?; why regulation is not a punishment; and the fallacy of Democrats abandoning the ?center?.
2019-06-21
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RAICES immigration activists Jonathan Ryan and Erika Andiola (Live at Code 2019)

Jonathan Ryan and Erika Andiola, the CEO and chief advocacy officer at RAICES, talk with Vox.com's Ezra Klein at the 2019 Code Conference.

In this episode: The current situation at the US-Mexico border; the increasing power of the executive branch of the US government as you approach the border; how tech companies like Palantir, Amazon, Microsoft, and Dell are working with ICE; the history of corporations enabling unconstitutional behavior; alternatives for the government; what would be a non-tyrannical way of handling immigration?; the ?political football? of immigration reform; and the role of sanctuary cities.
2019-06-19
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Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy (Live at Code 2019)

Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon's cloud computing service AWS, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2019 Code Conference.

In this episode: How Jassy came to work at Amazon 22 years ago; how Jeff Bezos has changed in that time; how AWS differentiates itself from the competition; could it be disrupted by a small business?; facial recognition, sensor creep, and trust; alleged misuse of Amazon?s facial recognition tech by law enforcement; its work with the government, and employee objections to that; should tech companies work with ICE and border patrol?; potential antitrust regulation and whether AWS should be spun off; Donald Trump?s Amazon-bashing obsession; the HQ2 contest; the challenges of running AWS, including diversity; does Jassy want to be CEO of Amazon?; and how does AWS's culture compare to Amazon?s? 
2019-06-17
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Twitter's Vijaya Gadde and Kayvon Beykpour (Live at Code 2019)

Vijaya Gadde, who leads the legal and trust and safety teams at Twitter, and Periscope co-founder Kayvon Beykpour, who's now the company's head of product, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka at the 2019 Code Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

In this episode: Twitter?s meeting with President Trump; CEO Jack Dorsey's level of contact with the policy team; cleaning the Twitter ?cesspool?; could it operate without letting everyone speak?; its new policies around elections and anti-vaxxers; how its responses to abuse compare to Facebook?s and Google?s; does de-platforming people like Alex Jones reduce their influence?; does Twitter radicalize people?; how Twitter is trying to get rid of white supremacists; and false equivalency in content moderation.
2019-06-14
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The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan on cowardly journalists, liberal racism, and impeaching Trump

Mehdi Hasan, a columnist at the Intercept and host of its weekly podcast Deconstructed, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher.

In this episode: How Hasan got into journalism; the timidity of the American press; cold comforts in the ?horrible, horrible moment? of the Trump presidency; the Intercept and Hasan?s podcast, Deconstructed; his viral interview with Blackwater founder Erik Prince; Swisher?s interview with Sam Harris; liberals who only see racism on the right; the controversial speeches in Hasan's history; the impact of Twitter on politics ? and Donald Trump on Twitter; the 2020 presidential race and impeachment; and Trump's legacy.
2019-06-12
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CNN's Jim Sciutto: "We're already in a war" with Russia and China

CNN's chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, The Shadow War: Inside Russia?s and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America.

In this episode: Sciutto?s background and the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protests; being a foreign correspondent; working for the Chinese ambassador and returning to journalism; being a journalist at CNN in the Trump era; Americans? post-Cold War delusions about Russia; why failures to recognize Russia and China as threats have been bipartisan; how both countries have made themselves adversaries of the US; what Russia has done beyond election hacking, including "kamikaze satellites"; China?s theft of state secrets; should we be making phones in China?; why AI is now a battlefield; what do Russia and China actually want, and what does defeat look like?; America's deeply partisan politics; the policy steps to end the shadow war; and the impact of Trump's trade war with China.
2019-06-10
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Michele Madansky's new research into sexual harassment in the tech industry

Media market research consultant Michele Madansky talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about The Elephant in the Valley, her study into the prevalence of harassment in tech that was first conducted in 2016 and recently updated with new statistics.

In this episode: Madansky's background; the first edition of Elephant in the Valley and its aftermath; how does harassment in tech compare to other industries?; is harassment still the elephant in the room?; what's worse since 2016, what's the same, and what's better?; why Madansky is optimistic; Gen Z and growing acceptance of women as breadwinners; how to change the numbers; is Madansky worried about #MeToo fatigue?; and her advice for the tech companies she advises.
2019-06-05
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Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani on the real solutions to tech's diversity problems

Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the challenges facing women in the tech industry and what everyone can do to make progress happen faster.

In this episode: The 60 Minutes problem; what Girls Who Code does; how it compares to other diversity-in-coding groups; how much progress have we made so far?; the link between perfectionism and "fitting in"; the lousy excuses for homogeneous hiring; how Google and Microsoft could become the new Goldman Sachs; sexual harassment and the impact of #MeToo; bringing new investors into the ecosystem; what parents should tell their daughters; and where are the role models?
2019-06-03
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Susan Hockfield: The real answer to sustainable energy might be a virus-built battery

Former MIT president Susan Hockfield talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution.

In this episode: How Hockfield got to MIT; how the school creates innovation; how Route 128 lost the digital revolution to the west coast; Boston's new "regional advantage," sustainable energy; the convergence of biology and engineering; why Hockfield wrote "The Age of Living Machines"; "living machines" that can help us prevent diseases and detect cancer; the challenge of clean water; how some viruses can become rechargeable batteries; how to direct investment and political attention toward these technologies; urging technology forward during times of relative peace; what China and other countries learned from the United States? post-WWII tech boom; and why the decline of trust in scientific expertise "terrifies" her.
2019-05-31
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Investors Mark Cuban and Steve Case and talent agent Scooter Braun (Live)

In these live interviews recorded at the 2019 SALT Conference in Las Vegas, Recode's Kara Swisher talks to investors Mark Cuban and Steve Case about the future of entrepreneurship and talent agent Scooter Braun about how tech is changing the entertainment business.

In the Cuban/Case interview: The "third wave" of the internet and Case's "rise of the rest" theory; the state of entrepreneurship outside Silicon Valley; are startups really in decline?; how to properly train the next generation of startup founders; why Cuban believes everyone working at a startup should receive equity; how to make tech more diverse; and how does techlash change investing?

And then, in the Braun interview: The impact of social media on Braun's work and the life of a touring musician; getting arrested on behalf of Justin Bieber; why sometimes, your gut should trump the data; playing power politics with Apple and Spotify; how Braun almost bought 10 percent of Facebook; and his investments in Uber, Lyft, and other tech companies.
2019-05-29
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DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg on how Congress (and you) can fix online privacy

DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg talks with Recode?s Kara Swisher in this live conversation recorded at Made By We in New York City.

In this episode: What DuckDuckGo does; why Weinberg started the company; contextual advertising; Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act; are people actually mad about privacy violations?; Weinberg?s proposal for national privacy legislation; competing against Google and the ?filter bubble?; data interoperability and what good policies would look like; what can consumers do to protect themselves?; security and facial recognition; the small number of people making decisions for the whole world; should Americans have the right to be forgotten?; and can there be a DuckDuckGo for YouTube?
2019-05-27
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