Axios Re:Cap

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Dec 22, 2021 - Podcasts

2021's challenges for journalism

Axios Re:Cap is revisiting some of this year’s biggest stories and what they say about where technology, business, politics and more are headed in 2022. 

Axios cofounder and CEO Jim VandeHei joins Axios Re:Cap senior producer Naomi Shavin to talk about what journalists got right and wrong in 2021 and what challenges lie ahead for the industry next year.

Dec 21, 2021 - Podcasts

The year psychedelics went mainstream

Axios Re:Cap is revisiting some of this year’s biggest stories and what they say about where technology, business, politics and more are headed in 2022. 

Alison Snyder, managing editor and author of Axios Science, joins Axios Re:Cap senior producer Naomi Shavin to discuss a major research trend that flew under the radar this year: increased public and private funding for trials looking into therapeutic psychedelics.

Dec 20, 2021 - Podcasts

Biden's big immigration challenges

Axios Re:Cap is revisiting some of this year’s biggest stories and what they say about where technology, business, politics and more are headed in 2022. 

Policy and demographics reporter Stef Kight joins Axios Re:Cap senior producer Naomi Shavin to discuss the immigration challenges President Biden faces and how his policies are playing out at the U.S. southern border and among his critics.

Dec 17, 2021 - Podcasts

Reflecting on a second year of COVID

Axios Re:Cap is revisiting some of this year’s biggest stories and what they say about where technology, business, politics and more are headed in 2022. 

Health care reporter Caitlin Owens joins Axios Re:Cap senior producer Naomi Shavin to discuss living alongside COVID in 2021 and all of the vaccine, antiviral and variant developments this year brought.

Dec 16, 2021 - Podcasts

A big year for blockchain

Axios Re:Cap is revisiting some of this year’s biggest stories and what they say about where technology, business, politics and more are headed in 2022. 

Felix Salmon, Axios’ chief financial correspondent and author of Axios Capital, joins Axios Re:Cap senior producer Naomi Shavin to talk about why nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are now mainstream and his predictions for the future of blockchain technologies.

Dec 15, 2021 - Podcasts

The great space race of 2021

Axios Re:Cap is revisiting some of this year’s biggest stories and what they say about where technology, business, politics and more are headed in 2022. 

Miriam Kramer, author of Axios Space and host of How It Happened: The Next Astronauts, joins Axios Re:Cap senior producer Naomi Shavin to discuss the space missions that made headlines this year and where the private space industry is headed.

Dec 14, 2021 - Podcasts

Covering Washington in 2021

Axios Re:Cap is revisiting some of this year’s biggest stories and what they say about where technology, business, politics and more are headed in 2022. 

Alayna Treene, political reporter and co-author of Axios Sneak Peek, joins Axios Re:Cap senior producer Naomi Shavin to talk about her experience covering Congress in 2021 and where things stand heading into next year's midterms.

Dec 14, 2021 - Podcasts

Facebook’s year of failing upwards

Axios Re:Cap is revisiting some of this year’s biggest stories and what they say about where technology, business, politics and more are headed in 2022. 

Sara Fischer, author of Axios Media Trends, joins Axios Re:Cap senior producer Naomi Shavin to discuss why the Facebook Papers' news cycle was so bad for Facebook — and where its parent company, Meta, goes from here.

Dec 10, 2021 - Podcasts

The hidden costs of instant grocery delivery services

Online grocery delivery is a booming business thanks to the pandemic, but there are hidden costs to 10- to 15-minute grocery delivery, including a toll on how urban space is used.

Host Erica Pandey discusses what it takes to make these services possible with Greg Lindsay, a senior fellow at MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab.

Dec 9, 2021 - Podcasts

What’s lost when antiquities are stolen

Hedge fund billionaire and antiquities collector Michael Steinhardt will have to repatriate 80 objects in his collection, all collected illegally. This case shines a spotlight on the problem of looters who steal antiquities, the dealers who trade in them, and the collectors who hoard them.

Host Felix Salmon is joined by antiquities researcher Christos Tsirogiannis of Aarhus University in Denmark, who worked with law enforcement on the Michael Steinhardt case.

Editor's note: The original audio and web copy for this episode stated that Michael Steinhardt had to repatriate 80 stolen objects. The total is 180, not 80.

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