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The “Russian roulette” of buying drugs online

Teens are overdosing on drugs at an alarming rate, many of them after buying counterfeit pills on Snapchat. NBC News’ Olivia Solon (@oliviasolon) explains how Snapchat is trying to rid its platform of drug dealers.Read Olivia’s story here This episode was produced by Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes), engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey and hosted by...

Save the rhinos ... with 3D printers?

Fake rhino horns were supposed to foil poachers. Vox’s Benji Jones explains what went wrong. This 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

The $5,000 butt

The Brazilian butt lift isn’t just a cosmetic surgery; it’s a lifestyle. Vox’s Rebecca Jennings explains how influencers gave a decades-old procedure new life.Listen to the rest of the episode here: episode of Today, Explained was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro,...

Apple’s China Problem

Much of Apple’s success is built around its relationship with China, which is both one of Apple’s largest markets as well as where most of its products are manufactured.In the latest episode of Land of the Giants, Recode’s Peter Kafka and reporter Wayne Ma discuss the complicated relationship with that has seen Apple make compromises with an authoritarian...

Lebanon goes dark

The Lebanese government has neglected its electric grid for decades. The whole country lost power last weekend, leaving many without access to water, internet access, or critical medical services. The Washington Post’s Nader Durgham (@NaderDurgham) shares his experience from Beirut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

The future of healthcare might not include privacy

Telehealth and virtual care boomed during the pandemic. Same with technological advancements in consumer and medical-grade health devices. Together, they may lead to a future with better, more accessible healthcare — if outdated and insufficient privacy laws don’t continue to lag behind. Recode’s Sara Morrison explainsThis episode was made by:  Host:...

How to buy anything for a fraction of the cost

With the advent of the internet and blockchain technology, the list of valuables you can invest in is endless. In addition to gold, cryptocoins, and the usual stocks, people are now putting their money into everyday collectibles like antique cars and baseball cards. Financial journalist Dion Rabouin (@DionRabouin) explains.Read Dion’s story here This...

Amazon wants you to buy this electric truck

Electric cars have taken years to find success, and companies have been slow to innovate batteries strong enough to power an electric truck. But just a few days ago, the Amazon-backed startup Rivian unveiled the world’s first electric pickup. Bob Sorokanich (@RSorokanich) with Road & Track magazine explains.References: Read Bob’s story here  Enjoyed...

How to regulate Facebook

US lawmakers have been angry at Facebook for years. Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen's testimony before Congress gave them the clearest path yet for how to address the company’s harms to society. Recode’s Shirin’s Ghaffary explains. References:  Facebook’s whistleblower tells Congress how to regulate tech:

How food delivery apps destabilized an industry

Food delivery apps like Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats may have made life easier for customers, but delivery workers are the ones paying the price. Left without protections, workers in New York City are calling for change. The Verge’s Josh Dzieza (@joshdzieza) explains.References: Read Josh’s story for Curbed here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode...

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