Decoder with Nilay Patel

Decoder is a show from The Verge about big ideas — and other problems. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to a diverse cast of innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology to reveal how they’re navigating an ever-changing landscape, what keeps them up at night, and what it all means for our shared future.

Business
Technology
1
How Selena Gomez's Rare Beauty goes viral, with...
Reinventing marketing for the TikTok age
57 min
2
The risky new way of building mobile broadband ...
And why it's 40% cheaper
76 min
3
Why Hank Green can’t quit YouTube for TikTok
All the ways to make money as a creator
69 min
4
Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman thinks cloth...
The company’s rollercoaster journey from covid crash to wedding boom
63 min
5
Is the metaverse going to suck? A conversation ...
Maybe it won’t be a dystopia?
75 min
6
Land of the Giants: Facebook gets a facelift
Decoder is dark this week so listen to the new season of Land of the Giants
27 min
7
How arson led to a culture reboot at Traeger, w...
Traeger’s Jeremy Andrus on riding the wave of the outdoor cooking revolution
71 min
8
TSA’s chief innovation officer on surveillance,...
Nilay Patel talks to Dan McCoy, the chief innovation officer at the TSA
67 min
9
How Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius is refocusi...
Nilay Patel talks to Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius.
62 min
10
How fandom built the internet as we know it, wi...
Nilay Patel talks to author Kaitlyn Tiffany about fandom on the internet
61 min
11
What unions could mean for Apple with Zoe Schiffer
Nilay Patel talks to Zoe Schiffer about the fight to unionize
61 min
12
How Ukraine’s wide use of cryptocurrency is pla...
Nilay Patel talks to Michael Chobanian, the president of Blockchain Association of Ukraine
64 min
13
The videos that don’t work on YouTube and the f...
Nilay Patel talks to Dave Wiskus the CEO of creator-owned streaming service Nebula
70 min
14
Vergecast: Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Google I...
Nilay Patel and David Pierce talk to Google CEO Sundar Pichai
31 min
15
UiPath CEO Daniel Dines thinks automation can f...
Nilay Patel talks to Daniel Dines the founder and CEO of UiPath
64 min
16
How big companies kill ideas — and how to fight...
Stories and lessons from his new book, Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making
71 min
17
The executive director of the Electronic Fronti...
47 min
18
A former Foxconn executive tries to explain wha...
Nilay Patel talks to former Foxconn executive Alan Yeung
64 min
19
Chris Dixon thinks web3 is the future of the in...
Nilay Patel talks to Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Chris Dixon
76 min
20
Is streaming just becoming cable again? Julia A...
Nilay Patel talks to Julia Alexander about Disney, HBO Max, and how complicated it is to watch sports
77 min
21
Steve Aoki on why he’s a ‘crypto believer’
Nilay Patel talks to Steve Aoki about the music industry, web3, and the Aokiverse
58 min
22
How Robinhood is building the future of investi...
Nilay Patel talks to Aparna Chennapragada about
62 min
23
How the EU is fighting tech giants with Margret...
Adi Robertson talks to Margrethe Vestager about regulating big tech in the EU
31 min
24
How WordPress and Tumblr are keeping the intern...
Nilay Patel talks to Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg
72 min
25
The future of computers is only $4 away, with R...
Nilay Patel talks to Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton
65 min
26
Inside Sonos' decision to sue Google with CEO P...
Nilay Patel talks to Sonos CEO Patrick Spence and CLO Eddie Lazarus
59 min
27
Can the law keep up with crypto? With professor...
Nilay Patel talks to law professor Tonya Evans
62 min
28
What an NFL coaching scandal can teach tech abo...
Nilay Patel talks to Bari Williams
44 min
29
News with a Capital B: CEO Lauren Williams on w...
Nilay Patel talks to Lauren Williams the co-founder and CEO of Capital B, a new nonprofit media company
51 min
30
The business of finding a better job, with Care...
Nilay Patel talks to Career Karma CEO Ruben Harris
57 min
31
7 CEOs and one secretary of Transportation on t...
Auto industry leaders talk self-driving, electric vehicles, and Tesla.
64 min
32
Can CEO Herbert Diess reinvent Volkswagen with ...
Nilay Patel talks to Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess
70 min
33
Almost every smartphone has a Qualcomm chip ins...
Nilay Patel talks to president and CEO of Qualcomm Cristiano Amon
53 min
34
Pete Buttigieg is racing to keep up with self-d...
Andrew Hawkins spoke to secratary of transportation Pete Butigieg
28 min
35
How Logitech bet big on work from home
Nilay Patel talks to Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell
55 min
36
Can we regulate social media without breaking t...
Nilay Patel talks to Jameel Jaffer of The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University about how to regulate social media platforms.
42 min
37
The metaverse is already here — and it’s full o...
Nilay Patel talks to Niantic CEO John Hanke about the metaverse and augmented reality
62 min
38
From a meme to $47 million: ConstitutionDAO, cr...
Nilay Patel talks to Jonah Erlich one of the core members of a group called ConstitutionDAO
61 min
39
How an Excel TikToker manifested her way to mak...
Miss Excel went viral on TikTok and instagram teaching Microsoft Excel tricks while dancing to pop songs. She now makes six figures a day selling training courses.
46 min
40
Why the future of work is the future of travel,...
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky talks about what it was like to lose 80 percent of his business in eight weeks and how restricting the company saved them. Brian also talks about what it has been like working with Jony Ive.
68 min
41
Why charging phones is such a complex business,...
Nilay Patel talks to Anker CEO Steven Yang about making your charging experience better.
59 min
42
The secrets of the first real smartphone, with ...
Nilay Patel talks to Verge executive editor Dieter Bohn about his documentary Springboard: the secret history of the first real smartphone.
19 min
43
Meta’s Andrew Bosworth on moving Facebook to th...
Alex Heath interviews Andrew Bosworth about changing the Facebook name to Meta, mixed reality, and building the metaverse
39 min
44
Adobe's Scott Belsky on how NFTs will change cr...
Nilay Patel talks to Scott Belsky Chief Product Officer at Adobe and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud.
60 min
45
How Jeep is going electric, with CEO Christian ...
Nilay Patel talks to Jeep CEO Christian Meuiner about plug-in hybrids and the future of Jeep.
68 min
46
How Amazon runs Alexa, with Dave Limp
Nilay Patel talks to Amazon senior vice president of devices and services, Dave Limp.
71 min
47
Land of the Giants: This Changes Everything
32 min
48
Waymo co-CEO Tekedra Mawakana on how to get sel...
Nilay Patel talked to Tekedra Mawakana, co-CEO of Waymo, about expanding Waymo’s service to other cities, the hurdles in place, and how she thinks the company will make money over time.
31 min
49
John Carreyrou’s final chapter on the Theranos ...
Nilay Patel talks to John Carreyrou about Theranos
56 min
50
How F*ck You Pay Me is empowering creators
Nilay Patel talks to Lindsey Lee Lugrin, the CEO and co-founder of an app trying to help creators navigate brand deals.
60 min
51
It's brutal out here: Olivia Rodrigo and how th...
Nilay Patel talks to Switched on Pop co-host Charlie Harding about copyright in the music industry
60 min
52
How Slack changed Apple’s employee culture, wit...
Nilay Patel talks to reporter Zoë Schiffer about Apple's changing culture
61 min
53
Everything you need to know about the global ch...
Harvard professor Willy Shih explains the existential problem affecting cars, phones, computers, and why it's so hard to buy a PS5
60 min
54
The quirks and features of YouTube car reviews ...
Nilay Patel talks with Doug DeMuro, who reviews cars on YouTube for almost 10 years. Nilay and Doug talk about the economics of YouTube, how Doug feels about the platform, and about the new company he co-founded called Cars and Bids.
72 min
55
Meet the self-driving brains working with Ford ...
Nilay Patel sits down with Argo AI CEO Bryan Salesky talks about realistic timelines for automated cars, the ‘promise’ of 5G, and new self-driving Lyfts.
61 min
56
Here’s why Apple’s new child safety features ar...
56 min
57
YouTube's Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan on t...
72 min
58
Chuck Todd on why Meet the Press can’t survive ...
46 min
59
How Blackstone became the darling of grill TikT...
Nilay Patel talks to Bklackstone CEO Roger Dahle about how his griddle took over TikTok and all the ways he markets his products
63 min
60
Can Polestar design a new kind of car company?
Nilay Patel talks with Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, a new car company with close family ties to Volvo.
52 min
61
Land of the Giants: Delivery Wars
Land of the Giants is a podcast that explores how the biggest tech companies rose to power, and what they're doing with that power.
32 min
62
Juul and the business of addiction, with Lauren...
72 min
63
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the business of ...
Nilay Patel talks with Satya Nadella, the CEO and chairman of Microsoft.
34 min
64
Patreon CEO Jack Conte on why creators can’t de...
Nilay Patel talks with Jack Conte, co-founder and CEO of Patreon.
60 min
65
John Deere CTO Jahmy Hindman on farming, data, ...
Nilay Patel talks with Jahmy Hindman, chief technology office at John Deere, the world’s biggest manufacturer of farming machinery.
58 min
66
The next generation of startups is remote, with...
Nilay Patel talks with Y Combinator's managing director Michael Siebel.
59 min
67
Why Spotify’s chief legal officer called Apple ...
Nilay Patel talks with Horacio Gutierrez, head of global affairs and chief legal officer of Spotify.
60 min
68
How to build everything, with Flex CEO Revathi ...
Flex is the third largest electronics manufacturing company in the world.
56 min
69
Ford CEO Jim Farley on building the electric F-...
CEO of Ford Motor Company Jim Farley discusses Ford’s second big push into consumer EVs with the F-150 Lightning.
41 min
70
Facebook’s Oversight Board has upheld the Trump...
Nilay Patel talks with Kate Klonick, a law professor at St John's University Law School, and one of the foremost chroniclers of Facebook’s moderation efforts.
51 min
71
How Shopify’s network of small businesses can t...
Nilay Patel talks with Harley Finkelstein, President of Shopify.
56 min
72
Senator Amy Klobuchar takes on Apple with antit...
Senator Amy Klobuchar sits down with host Nilay Patel to discuss her new book Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age
43 min
73
How Anjali Sud stopped worrying about YouTube a...
Nilay Patel talks with Anjali Sud, the CEO of Vimeo.
58 min
74
Is VR the next frontier in fitness?
Nilay Patel talks with Chris Milk, founder and CEO of Within, which makes the VR fitness app Supernatural.
55 min
75
Is there a future for Bitcoin? An investor and ...
Nilay Patel talks with a bitcoin enthusiast, Nic Carter, and a bitcoin skeptic, Prof. Steve Hanke, to get both sides of the bitcoin debate.
75 min
76
Facebook's VP of Global Affairs doesn’t think t...
Platformer editor and Verge contributing editor Casey Newton interviews Facebook's VP of Global Affairs Nick Clegg
46 min
77
Poshmark’s Tracy Sun on stitching e-commerce wi...
58 min
78
The robots are coming for your office, with NYT...
Nilay Patel sits down with New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose to discuss the impact of automation on our future.
58 min
79
Australia vs Facebook — and how regulation is s...
Nilay Patel talks with CEO of Atlassian Scott Farquhar about Australia's Media Bargaining Code and how it will work in the country now that it’s passed.
62 min
80
How Twitter is building its future, with Kayvon...
Nilay Patel talks with Twitter’s Head of Consumer Product, Keyvon Beykpour
70 min
81
Underunderstood: Why is This Sheriff Arresting ...
Feed drop with the Underunderstood podcast
45 min
82
Meet Austin Russell, the 25-year-old billionair...
Luminar’s founder and CEO on why he thinks LIDAR is the future of self-driving technology.
54 min
83
Evil Geniuses' CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson on h...
Nilay Patel talks with CEO of Evil Geniuses about how an esports team makes money, where the industry is headed, and where she sees growth.
63 min
84
CNBC’s Jon Fortt on GameStop, Robinhood, and wa...
CNBC anchor Jon Fortt unpacks how the GameStop stock story was covered by the media and if technology has the ability to democratize the markets through apps like Robinhood.
64 min
85
Black Software author on technology’s role in r...
The Verge's Nilay talks with Charlton McIlwain, a professor of media, culture, and communications at NYU and the author of Black Software.
63 min
86
Venture Capitalism isn’t just for Venture Capit...
Nilay Patel talks with venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton, founder of VC fund Backstage Capital.
50 min
87
The SolarWinds hack: cyber attacks and national...
The Verge's Nilay Patel talks with Joseph Menn, the cybersecurity journalist who helped break the story at Reuters about the SolarWinds cyberattack.
52 min
88
Marques Brownlee on how to scale MKBHD while be...
Nilay Patel talks with Marques Brownlee about building a business as a YouTuber, how content creators make money, and how to scale when you are the brand.
58 min
89
Instagram’s Adam Mosseri on the future of Reels...
The Verge's Nilay Patel talks with head of Instagram Adam Mosseri about how to run a creative platform like Instagram at scale while keeping users — and democracy — safe.
61 min
90
Trump, Twitter, and the First Amendment, with p...
Nilay Patel talks with regulation expert and law professor Daphne Keller about how to moderate what happens on the internet.
56 min
91
The business of meatless meat with Beyond Meat ...
Nilay Patel talks with Beyond Meat founder and CEO Ethan Brown about the increased demand for plant-based proteins.
43 min
92
How the @!#$ does advertising work, with Cadill...
Nilay Patel talks with Cadillac CMO Melissa Grady about how advertising has been reinvented by technology.
57 min
93
Can Substack CEO Chris Best build a new model f...
Nilay Patel talks with Chris Best, cofounder and CEO of Substack
59 min
94
Alamo Drafthouse CEO Shelli Taylor on going bac...
Nilay Patel talks with Shelli Taylor, who stepped into her new role as CEO of Alamo Drafthouse during the pandemic.
41 min
95
Microsoft's Phil Spencer on launching the new X...
Nilay Patel talks with Phil Spencer, executive vice-president of gaming at Microsoft about the launch of the two new Xboxes.
68 min
96
Remote learning is here to stay — can we make i...
Nilay Patel talks with Sal Khan, the co-founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit online learning platform for students in kindergarten through high school.
54 min
97
Mark Cuban on the presidency and the future of ...
On the first episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel interviews Mark Cuban.
53 min
98
Welcome to Decoder
3 min
99
Recode Decode series finale: Vox CEO Jim Bankof...
After five years, Kara Swisher signs off as the host of Recode Decode.
110 min
100
Recode Decode: Sridhar Ramaswamy
Former Google executive Sridhar Ramaswamy talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new startup, Neeva, which promises to offer paying subscribers a search engine with no ads and no data collection.
61 min