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.

Recode Decode: Annalee Newitz
Sci-fi novelist and science journalist Annalee Newitz talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about their new book, "The Future of Another Timeline."
47 min
Recode Decode: Numa Perrier and Tiffany Tenille
Numa Perrier and Tiffany Tenille, the director and star of the new Netflix film "Jezebel," talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about Perrier's real-life experience as an online sex worker in the 1990s and turning that into a movie.
54 min
Recode Decode: The L Word
"The L Word" creator Ilene Chaiken and actors Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig, and Leisha Hailey talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their decision to reunite for a new series called "The L Word: Generation Q," 10 years after the original show ended.
62 min
Recode Decode: Kirsten Green
Forerunner Ventures founder and managing partner Kirsten Green talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the thinking behind her investments in companies like Dollar Shave Club and Glossier; the messy culture struggle at luggage startup Away; and where innovation comes from in today's tech industry.
65 min
Recode Decode: Ben Silbermann
Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about deliberately engineering happiness into the site, expanding into commerce, and competing with larger social and commerce tech companies.
30 min
Recode Decode: Jeanette Winterson
Writer Jeanette Winterson talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her latest book, Frankissstein: A Love Story.
59 min
Recode Decode: Jason DeParle
New York Times reporter Jason DeParle talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his most recent book, "A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century."
47 min
Recode Decode: Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe, the co-captain of the US Women's National Soccer Team, returns to Recode Decode to talk with Recode's Kara Swisher.
23 min
Recode Decode: David Epstein
Journalist and bestselling author David Epstein talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his most recent book, "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World."
51 min
Recode Decode: The Swisher family
Kara Swisher convenes her brother, her sons, her mother and her fiancée to talk about their tech habits and how they get their news in a contentious election year.
60 min
Recode Decode: Bruce Schneier
Security researcher Bruce Schneier talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his recent book, "Click Here to Kill Everybody."
62 min
Recode Decode: (Bonus) How To Save the 2020 Ele...
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47 min
Best of Recode Decode: 2019
Recode's Kara Swisher, her executive producer Erica Anderson, and her producer Eric Johnson discuss their favorite Recode Decode interviews from 2019 and look back at some of the year's big trends.
60 min
Recode Decode: Liz Plank
Journalist Liz Plank talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her recent book, "For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity."
55 min
Recode Decode: Dylan Collins
SuperAwesome CEO Dylan Collins talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how he got interested in children's digital privacy at a time when Silicon Valley didn't care, how his company works with tech firms to help them comply with privacy laws, and SuperAwesome's in-development video platform for kids, Rukkaz.
50 min
Recode Decode: Tom Steyer
2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks with Recode's Teddy Schleiefer about income inequality and wealth in America, what separates him from fellow ultra-wealthy candidate Michael Bloomberg, and why we should expect the government to solve problems — not plutocrats who have pledged to give their money away.
40 min
Recode Decode: Ben Mezrich
Writer Ben Mezrich talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his latest book "Bitcoin Billionaires" and his previous books, including "The Accidental Billionaires," which was adapted into the movie "The Social Network."
56 min
Recode Decode: Margaret O'Mara
Historian Margaret O'Mara talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her latest book, "The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America."
57 min
Recode Decode: Neal Katyal
Neal Katyal, a partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book "Impeach: The Case against Donald Trump."
57 min
Recode Decode: Nadav Goshen
MakerBot CEO Nadav Goshen talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of 3-D printing.
46 min
Recode Decode: Andrea Matwyshyn
Andrea Matwyshyn, the associate dean of innovation at Penn State Law, talks with Kara Swisher's executive producer, Erica Anderson, about the integration of technology with biology, a trend she terms the "internet of bodies."
52 min
Recode Decode: Deborah Rutter
Deborah Rutter, the president of Washington, DC's John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher
46 min
Recode Decode: Rick Smith
Axon CEO Rick Smith talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his company's best known product (the Taser), how it's thinking about the ethical implications of new products aimed at police, and the controversies around facial recognition in body cameras.
49 min
Recode Decode: Barry Friedman
Barry Friedman, the director of The Policing Project at New York University's School of Law, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about making police more accountable, the ethics of emerging technologies like AI and facial recognition, and the missing regulations that affect local communities in the US.
56 min
Recode Decode: Innovation in the midwest
Recode's Kara Swisher and her executive producer Erica Anderson talk with a panel of entrepreneurs in Valparaiso, Indiana: Sarah Hallberg, the Medical Director of Virta Health; Eric Christopher, the co-founder and CEO of Zylo; and Robin Fleming, the CEO of Anvl.
57 min