Episodes
The supply chain is facing an enormous strain this holiday season. Shoppers are scrambling to buy their gifts as soon as possible. But what if it’s actually an opportunity for consumers to consume less? Vox’s Terry Nguyen (@terrygtnguyen) explains. References:  Read Terry’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 and questions to [email protected] We read every...
Published 11/23/21
The American dream of a suburban house with a white picket fence cordons off the home as a haven, separate from the outside world. This personal, private utopia becomes defined by who gets let in. And that is determined by a device that isn’t often thought of as technology. But it's the first thing that you touch when you enter someone else’s home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 11/22/21
Published 11/22/21
Workers have always feared robots taking over their jobs, but it’s not robots they have to watch out for. Author and New York Times columnist Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) explains what the next era of automation will actually look like. Learn more about Kevin’s book, Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation, here -- https://www.kevinroose.com/futureproof This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza...
Published 11/19/21
Rapid at-home Covid-19 tests are hard to come by right now — and expensive. ProPublica’s Lydia DePillis explains what’s behind the shortages, what the U.S. can learn from Europe’s testing strategy, and what the federal government is doing to get more tests on shelves. Read Lydia’s article: https://www.propublica.org/article/heres-why-rapid-covid-tests-are-so-expensive-and-hard-to-find Today’s episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions), and...
Published 11/18/21
Disruptions to the supply chain are throwing the turkey industry for a loop. This Thanksgiving, the perfect turkey might just be the one you can actually get your hands on. Vox’s Emily Stewart (@EmilyStewartM) explains. Read Emily’s story here: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22770592/2021-thanksgiving-turkey-shortage-prices This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey   What do you want to learn about...
Published 11/17/21
On this episode of Vox Conversations, Sean Illing talks with Chris Hayes, author, commentator, and host of All In With Chris Hayes on MSNBC. They discuss his recent essay in the New Yorker about fame and the internet, why we seek attention from strangers online, and how some German philosophers might offer guidance for our predicament. Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Interviews Writer, Vox Guest: Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes), host, All In With Chris Hayes on MSNBC References:  "On the...
Published 11/16/21
Can Mark Zuckerberg create a metaverse monopoly through mergers and acquisitions? Recode’s Peter Kafka explains. Read Peter’s story here: https://www.vox.com/recode/22776461/facebook-meta-metaverse-monopoly Today’s show was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Cristian Ayala, 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
Published 11/15/21
Your boss looking over your shoulder at the office wasn’t really something to think twice about. But now that a lot of office workers are working from home, bosses are finding more and more ways to keep tabs remotely. The Washington Post’s Danielle Abril (@DanielleDigest) explains. Read Danielle’s story here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/09/24/remote-work-from-home-surveillance/ This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan...
Published 11/12/21
While world leaders have descended on Glasgow to try to figure out how to slow emissions in the future, New York magazine’s David Wallace-Wells argues rich countries like the United States should also atone for their polluting past. This episode from Today, Explained was produced by Will Reid and Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Cristian Ayala, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Additional engineering by Melissa Pons from Hemlock Creek...
Published 11/11/21
Government officials from countries all over the world are gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss a path forward on how to combat climate change. Vox's Umair Irfan (@umairfan) is there now, and he joins Recode Daily to share the latest. Read Umair's latest reporting here  This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkeste) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox!...
Published 11/10/21
Performance-enhancing drugs helped create the new male body standard. You see their effects on the action heroes of mainstream movies, on the fitness influencers of Instagram, maybe even on the people lifting next to us at the gym. PEDs are becoming mainstream, but we still don't fully understand what they do to our health. Vox's Alex Abad-Santos explains. Read Alex's story: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22760163/steroids-hgh-hollywood-actors-peds-performance-enhancing-drugs Support Recode...
Published 11/09/21
You know that PS5 you ordered weeks ago that hasn’t arrived yet on your doorstep? The reason behind that delay is more complex than you might think. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil (@rebheilweil) explains how every step in the US shipping system is broken, and how to fix it. Read Rebecca’s story here: https://www.vox.com/recode/2021/11/5/22764088/supply-chain-shipping-delays-logistics This episode was made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza...
Published 11/08/21
A few years ago, the famous real estate tech company Zillow began buying houses. The new venture seemed promising, but the company’s attempt to flip the properties while making life easier for its users has spelled disaster. Bloomberg’s Patrick Clark (@pat_clark) explains what went wrong. Read Patrick’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 and questions to...
Published 11/05/21
Businesses are reopening and jobs are coming back, but workers, in many cases, are not. Recode’s Rani Molla joined Vox’s Today, Explained podcast to talk about what's going on with workers demanding better benefits — and why some are leaving their industry altogether. Today, Explained is hosted by Sean Rameswaram, produced by Miles Bryan, and edited by Jillian Weinberger. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on...
Published 11/04/21
Hundreds of thousands of workers left the hospitality and leisure industries at the onset of the pandemic. Now that businesses have started reopening, why are so many workers not returning? D. Taylor (@DTaylorUH), president of Unite Here, explains. Read more here: https://www.vox.com/recode/22748448/service-food-hotel-workers-pay-raise-resignation-jobs-wages-benefits This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul...
Published 11/03/21
In this episode of Vox Conversations, host Sean Illing and Joe Bernstein of BuzzFeed News discuss online disinformation and what — if anything — can be done about it. References:  "Bad News: Selling the story of disinformation" by Joseph Bernstein (Harper's; Sept. 2021) "Civil Society Must Be Defended: Misinformation, Moral Panics, and Wars of Restoration" by Jack Bratich (Communication, Culture & Critique 13 (3); Sept. 2020) "The Priest in Politics: Father Charles E. Coughlin and...
Published 11/02/21
Health-care brands want to leverage young men’s anxiety over erections and hair loss into a multibillion-dollar empire. Reporter Jesse Barron (@_jessebarron) explains. Read Jesse’s story here: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/10/hims-health-care.html Today’s episode was produced by Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes), engineered by Cristian Ayala, and hosted by Rani Molla (@ranimolla).  What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to...
Published 11/01/21
From the company that brought you alternate facts comes an alternate reality! This episode of Today, Explained was produced by Will Reid, engineered by Efim Shapiro, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, and was hosted by Sean Rameswaram.  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/29/21
That cute dress you bought off Instagram could be found for much cheaper on Shein, AliExpress or Amazon. Vox’s Terry Nguyen explains.  Read Terry’s story: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22745054/instagram-boutique-drop-shipping-ghost-stores Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Today's episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons from Hemlock Creek Productions, and was hosted by Adam Clark Estes. Learn more about your ad...
Published 10/28/21
Apple's latest software update offers enhanced privacy to iOS users, but at what cost? Critics of the new policy say small e-companies face the brunt of it, while Big Tech players in the ad market can afford the new change. Patience Haggin (@patiencehaggin) from The Wall Street Journal explains. References:  Read Patience’s story here  This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey What do you want...
Published 10/27/21
A conversation about the complicated relationship between change, innovation and loss, and how to understand who we are and who we've become in a world where we're never truly offline.  Vox Conversations: https://www.vox.com/vox-conversations-podcast Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Vox interviews writer Guest: Pamela Paul (@PamelaPaulNYT), author and New York Times Book Review editor  References:   •  100 Things We've Lost to the Internet by Pamela Paul (Penguin Random House; 2021)  • ...
Published 10/26/21
A tech company has created a slate of scripted influencers, each with their own storylines. But how is anyone supposed to tell the difference between what’s real and what isn’t? Vox's Rebecca Jennings (@rebexxxxa) explains. Today's episode was produced by Alan Rodriguex Espinoza (@ardzes), engineered by Cristian Ayala and hosted by Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes). Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 10/25/21
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...
Published 10/22/21
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
Published 10/21/21