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Inside Podcasting


May 13, 2020

In our season two premiere, host Skye Pillsbury sits down with New York Times opinion columnist and Recode founder Kara Swisher to discuss her approach to podcasting. Kara, who hosts Recode’s Decode and Pivot podcasts and will soon produce and host a New York Times opinion podcast, reveals:

  • Why she understood life’s ephemerality at a young age and how that drives her today;
  • How interviewing people like Kathy Griffin, Kim Kardashian and Taffy Brodesser-Akner fits in perfectly with her sensibility as a business and tech journalist; 
  • What she said to President Obama right before interviewing him (he wasn’t pleased);
  • How she prepares before interrogating her guests;
  • An upcoming project related to her 2011 stroke.

Get in touch:

Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @skyepillsbury

Guest Kara Swisher on Twitter @karaswisher

Producer Evo Terra on Twitter @evoterra

Guest editor Paul Kondo on Twitter @paulkondo

Inside Podcasting is produced and hosted by Skye Pillsbury. Evo Terra of Simpler Media Productions is Skye’s co-producer for season two. Charles Quilley is Skye’s sound engineer and Rachel Loden is our researcher. We are grateful to Paul Kondo, who helped edit this episode. Thanks to Jason Calacanis for greenlighting this project, to Skye’s husband for agreeing to let her tape the phone call at the top of the show and to all of YOU, the wonderful people who listen to this show.

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