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Every weekday, host and senior reporter Teddy Schleifer and his Recode colleagues cover the most important Silicon Valley people, businesses, and stories that are influencing the rest of the world. Produced by Recode and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

226 Episodes
We’re posting more. We’re posting less. And some of us aren’t posting at all anymore. Recode’s Rani Molla explains the past year in social media usage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
President Joe Biden announced he’s supporting a union drive at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama -- which could be the first Amazon warehouse to unionize in the U.S.. Why is his pro-union message so surprising? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nearly a month after a military coup in Myanmar, Facebook announced a ban on Facebook and Instagram accounts run by the Myanmarese military. The social media platform functions as the de facto internet in Myanmar, and has been used by the military for its propaganda campaigns and by pro-democracy activists to organize protests. Facebook took a pro-democracy side, but is the move too little too late? Joining today to discuss is Alex Ward, a White House reporter for Vox and co-host of the Worldly podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The Phone Wars

The Phone Wars


The latest season of Land of the Giants explains the rise of Google from a company with idealistic goals of creative experimentation and making useful products to a worldwide powerhouse with enormous impact on our lives. This is an excerpt from Episode 2: Chrome and the Android Wars. Listen here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Amazon’s race problem

Amazon’s race problem


Current and former employees describe a culture of bias, disrespect, and demotions at the e-commerce giant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A Democratic political strategist is raising $65 million to compete with conservative media. Recode’s Teddy Schleifer explains how the Good Information Project wants to combat right-wing misinformation on the Internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
There’s an urgent gap in the vaccine supply chain. Scientists are racing to make sure a certain ingredient doesn’t dry up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that billionaire investor Patrick Soon-Shiong was exploring a sale of the LA Times. Soon-Shiong denied this in a Tweet, but the report stirred up an ongoing conversation about billionaires and media ownership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The U.S. is well underway with its Covid-19 vaccine rollout, but so far, things have not been running smoothly. Across many states, there’s no one-place to go to sign up for a vaccine. In the absence of a centralized platform, local governments have been turning to private tools to help make appointments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The GameStop saga prompted a congressional hearing and regulatory investigations. But the takeaways aren’t straightforward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The platform, which calls itself the social network for neighborhoods, was once used for things like selling used bikes, asking neighbors for an extra stick of butter, or passive aggressive complaints about proper street parking. Now, Nextdoor is overrun with misinformation and false theories about the pandemic and the ongoing vaccine rollout.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
While the trendy success of Clubhouse continues, users have some questions about their privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Billionaires say they gave a lot of money in 2020. Recode’s Teddy Schleifer argues that they should be more transparent about how. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Imagine waking up one day to find Google and all of its services gone. Gmail, search, Google Drive, YouTube, Google Home, Google Maps — all gone. In Australia, a world without Google might not be far off.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
From General Motors to Apple, Tesla may soon have some serious competition Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is running for mayor of New York City. His campaign just cut ties with Shervin Pishevar, a one of their fundraisers who was once a big deal in Silicon Valley before being and, several years ago, was accused of sexual misconduct. The oversight by Yang’s team not only raises questions about his campaign, but Silicon Valley’s actions after MeToo accusations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
What is Clubhouse?

What is Clubhouse?


If you’re on social media, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about Clubhouse. The invite-only social networking platform is buzzy in Silicon Valley but elusive to the public. So what even is Clubhouse? The Goods’ Terry Nguyen joins Recode’s Teddy Schliefer to explain how the app works, who and what you’ll find on it, and how the company is thinking about moderation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Now that Jeff Bezos is leaving his role as Amazon’s CEO, everyone’s wondering what the future holds for one of the wealthiest people in the world. Will he finally step up in the philanthropy world? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Vaccine scams

Vaccine scams


The latest innovation in pandemic scamming is fake vaccine doses and vaccine cards. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Despite being fierce competitors, the two tech giants need each other. Most recently they’ve been fighting over mobile operating system user privacy and Facebook is looking ready to sue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Comments (19)


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Jul 24th


Fantastic content, thank you!

Jul 17th

Mike Alpha

good one

Jun 27th

Adam Schildmeyer

Sad they didn't cover sansar for vr shows. Monstercat had been doing them for a minute on that platform. Also looks like sansar is doing this two day fest

Jun 14th

Andrés Mc Cormack

Science part starts at 13:00.

Jun 11th


Liquid Calcium from the drug store works much better than milk. Also if you get it all over your head, ears, eyes, etc. baby shampoo is a godsend for taking a shower. They can say water is the best to help it but from my 2 experiences I totally disagree. Some spray & gas has agents in it to make the effects much, much more worse when water is added to it. So come prepared protesters because the cops are fighting dirty here and it doesn't sound like any politician plans to stop them anytime soon! #BLM

Jun 7th

Felicia Harsh

previous episode on predators in gaming: "yes, tech companies need to do more, and we can totally make a law to incentivize reasonable moderation of online chat!" current episode: " no, any law would require tech companies to do something that isn't even possible, and will intrude on privacy to an intolerable extent!" Also, let's barely address our previous reporting, and hide behind our guests so that we don't have to take responsibility for our opinions.

Jun 3rd

Александр Михеев

That's a great episode, thanks)

Jun 2nd

Claudio Rodriguez Valdes

Wouldn't GDPR laws in Europe protect from this type of surveillance?

May 13th

Craig Sterry

wow. true journalism is dead. don't question anything is now the norm. welcome to 1984.

Apr 22nd

Daniel Stifler

wow so many buzz words. so little content

Feb 11th

Andi-Roo Libecap

Great reporting from @adrs on this topic. I have mixed feelings on the issue. Safety versus privacy is always a spicy meatball. Why not use metal detectors?

Feb 2nd

Andi-Roo Libecap

Quite enlightening!

Jan 20th
Reply (1)

Katie Zacarias

So sad that the fundraising for the clinical trials falls onto the family but it’s nice that the technology is available for them to help their son

Jan 6th

Janet Lafler

Presumably Google has lots of data on white people's faces; that's why there's a data gap. So I wonder how they got that data, and whether the process was markedly different than the one used here, which I agree was not good. If the process was different (e.g. more transparent for white people), that is certainly an additional problem. If it was the same, then can we say that the project was wrong from the beginning? Or given the history, would it still be fundamentally different to use these tactics on marginalized people?

Nov 11th

mark clemmons

all ads lie

Nov 7th
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very good

Oct 22nd
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