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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. 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. Produced by Recode and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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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. Produced by Recode and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Twitter:

@recode

Language:

English


Episodes

Land of the Giants – “Facebook Gets a Face Lift”

8/8/2022
We are sharing the first episode of Land of the Giants: The Facebook/ Meta Disruption. Long before Mark Zuckerberg renamed Facebook Meta and made an unprecedented pivot into the metaverse, he invented a feature that turned Facebook into a social network behemoth. The News Feed, which put your friends’ status updates onto your homepage, changed how we interact online. It was a strong statement of Zuckerberg’s values: that connecting and sharing at scale would be de-facto good for the world....

Duration:00:27:53

There’s a climate solution hiding in our walls

6/24/2022
Buildings waste a lot of energy. One low-tech solution could fix that. Neel Dhanesha, Science and Recode fellow for Vox.com, explains. Read Neel’s reporting here: https://www.vox.com/recode/23016732/climate-change-buildings-insulation Today’s episode was produced by Taylor Maycan. The mix is by Melissa Pons from Hemlock Creek Productions. Adam Clark Estes and Rani Molla are the hosts of Recode Daily. Thank you for listening! If you loved Recode Daily and would like to support future work...

Duration:00:14:36

The hydrogen car revival

6/23/2022
The concept of the hydrogen-powered car has been around for decades, but still has yet to really take off. Vox’s Umair Irfan (@umairirfan) tells us about the past, the future, and the pitfalls of hydro-electric vehicles. Read Umair’s story: https://www.vox.com/recode/22973204/hydrogen-energy-power-toyota-mirai-climate-change Today’s episode was produced and engineered by Jon Ehrens and hosted by Rani Molla. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts...

Duration:00:12:29

How to resurrect a coral reef

6/22/2022
Step one: Break coral. Step two: Hack coral sex. Benji Jones, an environment reporter for Vox, explains. Read Benji's reporting: https://www.vox.com/recode/23016412/coral-reef-restoration-climate-change This episode was produced and engineered by Sofi LaLonde, 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:00:15:24

Making cryptocurrency climate-friendly

6/21/2022
Mining for bitcoin uses a lot of energy. Is there a chance that the crypto industry can become more eco-friendly? Vox’s Neel Dhanesha (@neel_dhan) is with us to discuss. Read Neel’s story: https://www.vox.com/recode/23005493/cryptocurrency-bitcoin-climate-friendly Today’s episode was produced and engineered by Jon Ehrens 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...

Duration:00:12:06

Can we stay cool without heating up the planet?

6/17/2022
How do we stay cool on a warming planet? Air conditioning is one way, but depending on what kind of AC unit you have, it could be actually polluting the air and making the problem worse. Umair Irfan, climate reporter at Vox, has been looking into this (extremely frustrating) air conditioning paradox. Read Umair’s article: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/23067049/heat-wave-air-conditioning-cooling-india-climate-change Today’s episode was produced and engineered by Sofi LaLonde, and...

Duration:00:17:29

Sold: Apollo 11 moon dust

6/16/2022
A tiny sample of dust collected by Neil Armstrong during his historic moon landing was auctioned off in April. Thanks to an unusual series of events, it was the first time moon dust verified by NASA was sold legally. Rebecca Heilweil, Recode reporter, explains. Read Rebecca’s story: https://www.vox.com/recode/23003221/nasa-apollo-11-auction-moon-dust This episode first published April 12, 2022. It was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Jon Ehrens and hosted by Rani Molla. Enjoyed this...

Duration:00:11:10

Why am I still getting robocalls???

6/15/2022
They made a Covid-19 vaccine in less than a year, but we're still getting spammed by robocalls. What gives? Recode’s Sara Morrison explains. Read Sara’s story: https://www.vox.com/recode/22882647/robocalls-robotexts-scams-stir-shaken-voip-extended-warranty This episode was first published Feb. 23, 2022. It was produced by Jon Ehrens. The mix is by Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions). Adam Clark Estes and Rani Molla are the hosts of Recode Daily. Support Recode Daily by making a...

Duration:00:13:02

What if the future of work is exactly the same?

6/14/2022
For many, the work revolution that’s supposedly going on across the country right now doesn’t feel very revolutionary. This episode originally aired April 29, 2022. It was produced by Taylor Maycan, mixed by Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions), and hosted by Rani Molla. Read Emily and Rani's reporting: https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/22977654/future-of-work-restaurants-retail-hospitality Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more...

Duration:00:11:35

The space station race

6/13/2022
After decades in orbit, the International Space Station goes offline in 2030 and will retire by burning up in the atmosphere. A crop of new space stations are ready to take its place. Recode's Rebecca Heilweil explains. Read Rebecca's story: https://www.vox.com/recode/22839485/space-station-iss-orbit-satellites Today’s episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions) and hosted by Adam Clark Estes. This episode originally published January 3,...

Duration:00:16:27

Biden makes clean energy a national security issue

6/10/2022
President Joe Biden invoked a war power from the 1950s to build heat pumps and solar panels. Neel Dhanesha, a Science and Recode fellow at Vox, explains. Read Neel's story: https://www.vox.com/recode/2022/6/8/23159767/biden-defense-production-act-clean-energy-solar Today’s episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions) and hosted by Adam Clark Estes. Email us: recodedaily@recode.net Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox!...

Duration:00:10:45

Why America makes tech tycoons into superheroes

6/9/2022
Our founding myths persevere in the hype machine around tech celebrities. University of Washington historian Margaret O’Mara (@margaretomara) explains. Today’s episode was produced and engineered by Jon Ehrens 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:00:18:31

Sheryl Sandberg’s mixed legacy at Meta

6/8/2022
The executive, who turned Facebook into a profitable business, leaves behind a series of controversies. Recode senior correspondent Shirin Ghaffary explains. Read Shirin’s story: https://www.vox.com/recode/23151743/sheryl-sandberg-resigns-meta-facebook-lean-in Today’s episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons (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...

Duration:00:08:57

911 is getting better but less private

6/7/2022
As the government and cellphone companies work to improve emergency response, concerns arise around the collection and sharing of sensitive personal information. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil (@rebheilweil) explains. Read Rebecca’s story: https://www.vox.com/recode/23126057/911-apple-google-att-mobile-phones-emergency Today’s episode was produced and engineered by Jon Ehrens and hosted by Adam Clark Estes. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn...

Duration:00:10:41

How often can you get Covid?

6/6/2022
Does your immunity still last for months? Today, Explained asked a researcher who has been studying omicron reinfections. This episode of Today, Explained was produced by Jon Ehrens, edited by Matthew Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Mounsey, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained and Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:24:10

Amazon calls Mom and Pop

6/3/2022
Delivering packages to rural America can be expensive, so the tech giant is trying to enlist small businesses to fill in the gaps. Recode senior correspondent Jason Del Rey (@DelRey) explains. Read Jason’s story: https://www.vox.com/recode/2022/5/9/23063528/amazon-rural-small-business-delivery-program-hub-partners-usps Today’s episode was produced and engineered by Jon Ehrens and hosted by Adam Clark Estes. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts...

Duration:00:14:29

Working from home is making you more productive

6/2/2022
Quick, go tell your boss! And read Recode senior reporter Rani Molla’s story here: https://www.vox.com/recode/23129752/work-from-home-productivity Today’s episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons (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:00:08:40

Electric cars vs. flamingos

6/1/2022
The booming electric car industry has become a big nuisance for flamingos. Benji Jones explains. Read Benji’s story: https://www.vox.com/22965660/electric-vehicles-lithium-ion-batteries-flamingos This episode was originally published March 16, 2022. It was produced by Taylor Maycan and hosted by Rani Molla. The mix and music is by Jon Ehrens. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:13:33

What can you learn from the guy who built the iPod?

5/31/2022
Peter Kafka talks with Tony Fadell, who helped bring the iPod and iPhone to life, and then built and sold Nest, the smart home company. His new book is “Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making.” Fadell talks about how developing a product begins with creating its “story,” and why he fought so hard to include a $3 screwdriver in Nest thermostat boxes. He also touches on some high-profile failures, unintended consequences, and why he doesn’t want to dance in the metaverse....

Duration:00:53:39

The shooters were 18

5/27/2022
Writer and parent Joanna Schroeder wrote a guide for parents about what to look out for and how to intervene. This episode of Today, Explained was produced by Avishay Artsy, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Mounsey, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:23:21