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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, in 15 minutes or less. Produced by Recode and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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, in 15 minutes or less. Produced by Recode and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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United States

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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, in 15 minutes or less. Produced by Recode and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Twitter:

@recode

Language:

English


Episodes

Dune was ahead of its time

10/22/2021
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...

Duration:00:14:20

Dave Chappelle vs. trans people vs. Netflix

10/21/2021
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

Duration:00:14:37

The “Russian roulette” of buying drugs online

10/20/2021
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...

Duration:00:16:02

Save the rhinos ... with 3D printers?

10/19/2021
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

Duration:00:13:04

The $5,000 butt

10/18/2021
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)...

Duration:00:16:33

Apple’s China problem

10/15/2021
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

Duration:00:19:39

Lebanon goes dark

10/14/2021
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

Duration:00:13:45

The future of healthcare might not include privacy

10/13/2021
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...

Duration:00:09:45

How to buy anything for a fraction of the cost

10/12/2021
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...

Duration:00:16:17

Amazon wants you to buy this electric truck

10/8/2021
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...

Duration:00:17:03

How to regulate Facebook

10/7/2021
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...

Duration:00:17:12

How food delivery apps destabilized an industry

10/6/2021
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...

Duration:00:16:04

The Facebook whistleblower

10/5/2021
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):...

Duration:00:12:44

AI’s anti-Muslim bias problem

10/4/2021
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...

Duration:00:17:42

NASA’s new telescope is a game-changer

10/1/2021
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...

Duration:00:13:08

The rise of a Silicon Valley supervillain

9/30/2021
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...

Duration:00:16:57

The 21st century trolley problem

9/29/2021
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...

Duration:00:11:26

Fixing Facebook

9/28/2021
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...

Duration:00:15:00

It’s been a busy year in tech. What’s next?

9/27/2021
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...

Duration:00:14:52

Inside an unexpected fight at Apple

9/24/2021
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...

Duration:00:13:21