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Peter Kafka

Host of Recode Media and senior correspondent at Vox

Peter Kafka



Peter Kafka is a senior correspondent at Vox, and host of the podcast Recode Media. At Vox, Peter covers the intersection of media and technology, writing about everything from streaming TV to fights between the most powerful companies in the world to puzzling trends that may or may not be the future. He’s also author of the weekly newsletter Kafka on Media, where he decodes the biggest news in the tech and media worlds. Peter has been covering media and technology since 1997, when he joined the staff of Forbes magazine. In 2007, Peter became the first hire at Silicon Alley Insider, the predecessor to Business Insider, where he worked as the site’s managing editor. He began writing for in 2008, and joined Vox Media via the company’s acquisition of Recode. Peter is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lives in Brooklyn.

Scheduled Appearances

Vox's "Decoder" live podcast taping: Intelligence in Jeopardy

Crosscut Festival 2023
Sat May 6, 2023 | 10:30am

Ken Jennings is the highest-earning American game-show contestant ever, having won money on five different game shows, including $4,522,700 on Jeopardy!, which he now co-hosts. He believes that learning is a lifelong process, and that there is always something new to learn: "The more you learn, the more you realize how much you don't know. Embrace that feeling and keep learning."

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Peter Kafka
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