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A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer or editor on craft and career. Hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff.


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    Kara Swisher is the executive editor and co-founder of Recode.

    “I do the work. I just work harder than other people. I really do. I work harder, I interview more people, I call more people, I text more people. And so I find out, and they can not talk to me — fine. I know anyway. I’d like to talk to you, I’d like to give you a chance. I’d like to be fair. I’d like to hear your side of the story. And the most important thing is, I think smart people – and these are very smart people — like smart questions. They don’t like the fawning questions. They don’t like being licked up and down all day. Some of the day they like it. They want someone who knew them before they were billionaires. Because when you’re a billionaire, every day you’re so smart. Everyone wants something from you.”

    Thanks to Mubi, Findaway Voices, and Mail Chimp for sponsoring this week’s episode. And thanks to Pop-Up Magazine for making our live show possible!

    1. @karaswisher
    2. [02:35] Longform Podcast #239: Brian Reed
    3. [02:50] Recode
    4. [02:55] Recode Decode
    5. [03:00] Code Conference
    6. [04:40] “Kara Swisher’s First Tech Article Was About Pay Phones in 1980” (Jesse Rifkin • A Step in the Write Direction • Nov 2017)
    7. [08:10] “McLaughlin Suit Settled” (Jim Naughton, Phil McCombs • Washington Post • Dec 1999)
    8. [10:00] “Pundit Power” (Eric Alterman • Washington Post • March 1989)
    9. [11:30] Longform Podcast #128: Jack Shafer
    10. [22:51] AOL.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads, and Made Millions in the War for the Web (Crown Business • 1998)
    11. [35:25] Swisher’s Archive at Vanity Fair
    12. [41:20] “Uber CEO Kalanick Advised Employees on Sex Rules for a Company Celebration in 2013 ‘Miami Letter’” (Kara Swisher, Johana Bhuiyan • Recode • June 2017)
    13. [41:40] “A Top Uber Executive, Who Obtained the Medical Records of a Customer Who Was a Rape Victim, Has Been Fired’” (Kara Swisher, Johana Bhuiyan • Recode • June 2017)
    14. [41:40] “The Men and (No) Women Facebook of Facebook Management” (Wall Street Journal • Aug 2007)
    15. [41:50] “The Men and No Women of Web 2.0 Boards” (Wall Street Journal • Dec 2010)
    16. [43:40] “Will Twitter Add a Woman Director Before the IPO?” (Wall Street Journal • Sept 2013)
    17. [48:40] ” Missing Milly Dowler’s Voicemail Was Hacked by News of the World” (Nick Davies, Amelia Hill • The Guardian • July 2011)
    18. [58:35] There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere (Crown Business • 2003)
    19. [61:35] Pop-Up Magazine
    20. [61:40] California Sunday

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