Ben Smith – Peter Kafka

Ben Smith is a journalist, an editor, and an author. Peter Kafka is a journalist and an interview host. We found 2 podcast interviews connecting Ben Smith and Peter Kafka.

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Episodes with Ben Smith & Peter Kafka

Peter Kafka & Jonah Peretti + Ben Smith + Nick Denton 02 May 2023 • EN

Jonah Peretti, Nick Denton and Ben Smith on digital news’ past and future

It’s our first four-way pod, featuring BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti, Gawker founder Nick Denton, and Semafor founder (and former editor-in-chief of the recently shuttered BuzzFeed News) Ben Smith, who wrote a book about them both. Peter Kafka talks to all of them in conjunction with Smith’s new book “Traffic: Genius,

36 min
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Peter Kafka & Ben Smith 30 Jan 2020 • EN

Why Ben Smith is leaving BuzzFeed for the New York Times

Ben Smith spent eight years building BuzzFeed News into a publication that could compete with the New York Times. Now he’s going to the New York Times as its media columnist. He sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to explain why he’s going, and what it means - or doesn’t mean - for digital media. Featuring: Ben Smith (

35 min
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