"Catch and Kill" author Ronan Farrow on how predators like Harvey Weinstein covered their tracks

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, which details the extreme lengths men like Harvey Weinstein have gone to escape accountability for sexual abuse. He discusses why other journalists before him couldn’t nail the Weinstein story, and how the powerful Hollywood producer tapped into a network of shady allies in his attempt to suppress it — including some of Farrow's former bosses at NBC News. He also talks about how the public and the press mistreated women like Rose McGowan, his recent story about the MIT-Jeffrey Epstein cover-up, and why the book is ultimately optimistic about the future. Plus: Will Catch and Kill be a movie?

Featuring:

Ronan Farrow, author, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

Hosts:

Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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