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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.

Latest Episodes

Rosetta Stone President Matt Hulett on how to learn new languages and not forget them

Matt Hulett, the president of education company Rosetta Stone, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the company’s pivot away from language-learning CDs and into a more advanced and “approachable” mobile app. He also talks about his “promiscuous” background in the tech industry; Rosetta Stone’s literacy catch-up program for children, Lexia Learning; and the bigger picture of how language education is changing around the world. Plus: What’s the best way to make learning stick, and will Elon Musk’s Neuralink or some other moonshot technical development make learning languages unnecessary? Featuring:Matt Hulett, president of Rosetta Stone (@matt_hulett / @RosettaStone) Hosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you unde...

45 MIN1 days ago
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Rosetta Stone President Matt Hulett on how to learn new languages and not forget them

Disrupting real estate with OpenDoor CEO Eric Wu / Evite CEO Victor Cho on turning around a Web 1.0 company

Recode's Kara Swisher interviews two CEOs in this double-feature episode of Recode Decode: First, she speaks with OpenDoor CEO Eric Wu about how technology is encroaching on the real estate industry, why housing is ripe for disruption, and how OpenDoor is bracing for the next recession. Later in the show, Swisher talks to Evite CEO Victor Cho about how the 21-year-old company is exploring new revenue models, avoiding the "MySpace slide," and what Cho learned from Eastman Kodak's failed turnaround.Featuring:Eric Wu (@ericwu01), CEO of OpenDoorVictor Cho, CEO of EviteHosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us:Newsletter: Recode DailyTwitter: @Recode and ...

58 MIN3 days ago
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Disrupting real estate with OpenDoor CEO Eric Wu / Evite CEO Victor Cho on turning around a Web 1.0 company

"Antisocial" author Andrew Marantz on how the far right hijacked the internet

Andrew Marantz, a staff writer at the New Yorker, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno‑Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. He discusses the danger of designing social media platforms around emotional engagement, how people like Mike Cernovich and Milo Yiannopoulos exploited people's belief in a broad political "consensus," and technology's role in advancing hate and extremism online. Marantz also explains what he calls the culture of "big swinging brains" in Silicon Valley, and why banning people from Twitter — including President Trump — isn't a comprehensive solution.Featuring:Andrew Marantz (@andrewmarantz), staff writer at the New Yorker and author of Antisocial.Hosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, bus...

67 MIN6 days ago
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"Antisocial" author Andrew Marantz on how the far right hijacked the internet

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina: Trump is doing lasting damage to the Republican Party

Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of HP who ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about campaigning against Donald Trump, her friendship with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, and the over-concentration of power among a handful of CEOs in the tech industry. Fiorina also talks about her experience as one of the few female tech CEOs of the 1990s, the “lasting damage” President Trump has done to the Republican Party, and why she's impressed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's handling of the impeachment inquiry. Plus: What did Steve Jobs get right that Mark Zuckerberg has not?Featuring:Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina), author of Find Your Way and host of the leadership podcast By ExampleHosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and polit...

68 MIN1 weeks ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina: Trump is doing lasting damage to the Republican Party

FEC Chair Ellen Weintraub on political paralysis, election security, and Trump's "voter fraud" fantasies

Federal Election Commission Chair Ellen Weintraub talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the FEC works, how it tries to defend elections from foreign influence, and why the Commission is currently immobilized by a lack of "quorum" — in other words, it doesn't have enough members to launch or conclude any investigations. Weintraub talks about pending legislation to make advertising and campaign contributions more transparent, and explains how the FEC's current paralysis may undermine the cybersecurity of the 2020 presidential campaign. Plus: How she pushed back on President Trump's evidence-free claims about voter fraud in New Hampshire.Featuring:Ellen Weintraub (@EllenLWeintraub), chair of the Federal Election CommissionHosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics...

66 MIN1 weeks ago
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FEC Chair Ellen Weintraub on political paralysis, election security, and Trump's "voter fraud" fantasies

Obama's cybersecurity chief Michael Daniel: Facebook is an “intelligence officer’s wet dream”

Barack Obama's former cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel, now the CEO of the nonprofit Cyber Threat Alliance, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the state of US cybersecurity heading into the 2020 elections. Daniel says the proposed solutions to election hacking may just cause new problems: "If you can track your vote," he says, "I can track your vote."Featuring:Michael Daniel (@CyAlliancePrez), president and CEO, Cyber Threat AllianceHosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us:Newsletter: Recode DailyTwitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom... But enough about usWe are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minu...

68 MIN1 weeks ago
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Obama's cybersecurity chief Michael Daniel: Facebook is an “intelligence officer’s wet dream”

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter on Facebook's $5 billion fine, YouTube's COPPA violations, and the dangers of under-enforcement

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, one of the FTC's two Democratic commissioners, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of antitrust problems in the tech industry, the history of pushback against the FTC for alleged over-enforcement, and whether it is under-enforcing the law today. Slaughter also talks about her objections to the $5 billion fine against Facebook that the FTC negotiated this year, the limitations on its speed and fining power, and its investigation of YouTube for COPPA violations, which led to a $170 million fine. Plus: The actions the FTC has taken against Uber and TikTok, why it was so permissive of tech M&A during the Obama administration, and why Slaughter doesn't think the US needs a new internet regulatory agency.Featuring:Rebecca Kelly Slaughter (@RKSlaughterFTC), FTC Commissioner (@FTC)Hosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that of...

69 MIN2 weeks ago
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FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter on Facebook's $5 billion fine, YouTube's COPPA violations, and the dangers of under-enforcement

Senator Mark Warner on the Ukraine whistleblower, the end of anonymity, and the ongoing Russia investigation

Mark Warner, the senior US Senator from Virginia, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about several interconnected policy issues affecting the 2020 elections, including the security of voter registries, the expectation of social media manipulation by Russia and other hostile foreign powers, and the newly announced impeachment inquiry into President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. Sen. Warner also talks about the potential of regulators breaking up tech giants and how the US government's relationship with those companies has improved since 2016, yet still calls for more oversight of their unprecedented power. Plus: Why he's "cautiously optimistic" about Republicans in the Senate embracing election reform and new privacy laws, his proposal for incentivizing companies to invest in their workers, and how Warner thinks Congress might be able to fix Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act without repealing it wholesale.Editor's note: This interview was r...

69 MIN2 weeks ago
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Senator Mark Warner on the Ukraine whistleblower, the end of anonymity, and the ongoing Russia investigation

Whistleblowers have never been more important — or more at risk, says Whistleblower Aid CEO John Tye

John Napier Tye, the founder and CEO of Whistleblower Aid, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how his non-profit law firm helps people seeking to legally expose corruption in the government and at private companies. It recently worked with a whistleblower at MIT, connecting them with New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow to discuss the university's cover-up of funding that had come from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein; Tye also discusses the US official who reported President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013, and how whistleblowers can protect themselves from criticism and retribution. Plus: Will we always need whistleblowers?Featuring:John Napier Tye, founder and CEO of Whistleblower Aid (@wbaidlaw) Hosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories ...

55 MIN2 weeks ago
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Whistleblowers have never been more important — or more at risk, says Whistleblower Aid CEO John Tye

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 CEOHosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us:Newsletter: Recode DailyTwitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom.....

48 MIN3 weeks ago
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Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder on Putin's crimes and DoNotPay CEO Josh Browder on robot lawyers for consumers

Latest Episodes

Rosetta Stone President Matt Hulett on how to learn new languages and not forget them

Matt Hulett, the president of education company Rosetta Stone, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the company’s pivot away from language-learning CDs and into a more advanced and “approachable” mobile app. He also talks about his “promiscuous” background in the tech industry; Rosetta Stone’s literacy catch-up program for children, Lexia Learning; and the bigger picture of how language education is changing around the world. Plus: What’s the best way to make learning stick, and will Elon Musk’s Neuralink or some other moonshot technical development make learning languages unnecessary? Featuring:Matt Hulett, president of Rosetta Stone (@matt_hulett / @RosettaStone) Hosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you unde...

45 MIN1 days ago
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Rosetta Stone President Matt Hulett on how to learn new languages and not forget them

Disrupting real estate with OpenDoor CEO Eric Wu / Evite CEO Victor Cho on turning around a Web 1.0 company

Recode's Kara Swisher interviews two CEOs in this double-feature episode of Recode Decode: First, she speaks with OpenDoor CEO Eric Wu about how technology is encroaching on the real estate industry, why housing is ripe for disruption, and how OpenDoor is bracing for the next recession. Later in the show, Swisher talks to Evite CEO Victor Cho about how the 21-year-old company is exploring new revenue models, avoiding the "MySpace slide," and what Cho learned from Eastman Kodak's failed turnaround.Featuring:Eric Wu (@ericwu01), CEO of OpenDoorVictor Cho, CEO of EviteHosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us:Newsletter: Recode DailyTwitter: @Recode and ...

58 MIN3 days ago
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Disrupting real estate with OpenDoor CEO Eric Wu / Evite CEO Victor Cho on turning around a Web 1.0 company

"Antisocial" author Andrew Marantz on how the far right hijacked the internet

Andrew Marantz, a staff writer at the New Yorker, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno‑Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. He discusses the danger of designing social media platforms around emotional engagement, how people like Mike Cernovich and Milo Yiannopoulos exploited people's belief in a broad political "consensus," and technology's role in advancing hate and extremism online. Marantz also explains what he calls the culture of "big swinging brains" in Silicon Valley, and why banning people from Twitter — including President Trump — isn't a comprehensive solution.Featuring:Andrew Marantz (@andrewmarantz), staff writer at the New Yorker and author of Antisocial.Hosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, bus...

67 MIN6 days ago
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"Antisocial" author Andrew Marantz on how the far right hijacked the internet

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina: Trump is doing lasting damage to the Republican Party

Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of HP who ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about campaigning against Donald Trump, her friendship with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, and the over-concentration of power among a handful of CEOs in the tech industry. Fiorina also talks about her experience as one of the few female tech CEOs of the 1990s, the “lasting damage” President Trump has done to the Republican Party, and why she's impressed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's handling of the impeachment inquiry. Plus: What did Steve Jobs get right that Mark Zuckerberg has not?Featuring:Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina), author of Find Your Way and host of the leadership podcast By ExampleHosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and polit...

68 MIN1 weeks ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina: Trump is doing lasting damage to the Republican Party

FEC Chair Ellen Weintraub on political paralysis, election security, and Trump's "voter fraud" fantasies

Federal Election Commission Chair Ellen Weintraub talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the FEC works, how it tries to defend elections from foreign influence, and why the Commission is currently immobilized by a lack of "quorum" — in other words, it doesn't have enough members to launch or conclude any investigations. Weintraub talks about pending legislation to make advertising and campaign contributions more transparent, and explains how the FEC's current paralysis may undermine the cybersecurity of the 2020 presidential campaign. Plus: How she pushed back on President Trump's evidence-free claims about voter fraud in New Hampshire.Featuring:Ellen Weintraub (@EllenLWeintraub), chair of the Federal Election CommissionHosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics...

66 MIN1 weeks ago
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FEC Chair Ellen Weintraub on political paralysis, election security, and Trump's "voter fraud" fantasies

Obama's cybersecurity chief Michael Daniel: Facebook is an “intelligence officer’s wet dream”

Barack Obama's former cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel, now the CEO of the nonprofit Cyber Threat Alliance, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the state of US cybersecurity heading into the 2020 elections. Daniel says the proposed solutions to election hacking may just cause new problems: "If you can track your vote," he says, "I can track your vote."Featuring:Michael Daniel (@CyAlliancePrez), president and CEO, Cyber Threat AllianceHosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us:Newsletter: Recode DailyTwitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom... But enough about usWe are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minu...

68 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Obama's cybersecurity chief Michael Daniel: Facebook is an “intelligence officer’s wet dream”

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter on Facebook's $5 billion fine, YouTube's COPPA violations, and the dangers of under-enforcement

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, one of the FTC's two Democratic commissioners, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of antitrust problems in the tech industry, the history of pushback against the FTC for alleged over-enforcement, and whether it is under-enforcing the law today. Slaughter also talks about her objections to the $5 billion fine against Facebook that the FTC negotiated this year, the limitations on its speed and fining power, and its investigation of YouTube for COPPA violations, which led to a $170 million fine. Plus: The actions the FTC has taken against Uber and TikTok, why it was so permissive of tech M&A during the Obama administration, and why Slaughter doesn't think the US needs a new internet regulatory agency.Featuring:Rebecca Kelly Slaughter (@RKSlaughterFTC), FTC Commissioner (@FTC)Hosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that of...

69 MIN2 weeks ago
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FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter on Facebook's $5 billion fine, YouTube's COPPA violations, and the dangers of under-enforcement

Senator Mark Warner on the Ukraine whistleblower, the end of anonymity, and the ongoing Russia investigation

Mark Warner, the senior US Senator from Virginia, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about several interconnected policy issues affecting the 2020 elections, including the security of voter registries, the expectation of social media manipulation by Russia and other hostile foreign powers, and the newly announced impeachment inquiry into President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. Sen. Warner also talks about the potential of regulators breaking up tech giants and how the US government's relationship with those companies has improved since 2016, yet still calls for more oversight of their unprecedented power. Plus: Why he's "cautiously optimistic" about Republicans in the Senate embracing election reform and new privacy laws, his proposal for incentivizing companies to invest in their workers, and how Warner thinks Congress might be able to fix Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act without repealing it wholesale.Editor's note: This interview was r...

69 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Senator Mark Warner on the Ukraine whistleblower, the end of anonymity, and the ongoing Russia investigation

Whistleblowers have never been more important — or more at risk, says Whistleblower Aid CEO John Tye

John Napier Tye, the founder and CEO of Whistleblower Aid, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how his non-profit law firm helps people seeking to legally expose corruption in the government and at private companies. It recently worked with a whistleblower at MIT, connecting them with New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow to discuss the university's cover-up of funding that had come from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein; Tye also discusses the US official who reported President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013, and how whistleblowers can protect themselves from criticism and retribution. Plus: Will we always need whistleblowers?Featuring:John Napier Tye, founder and CEO of Whistleblower Aid (@wbaidlaw) Hosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories ...

55 MIN2 weeks ago
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Whistleblowers have never been more important — or more at risk, says Whistleblower Aid CEO John Tye

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 CEOHosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us:Newsletter: Recode DailyTwitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom.....

48 MIN3 weeks ago
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Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder on Putin's crimes and DoNotPay CEO Josh Browder on robot lawyers for consumers