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.

Watching Silicon Valley Bank melt down from the...
Everybody hates Concur. Brex wants to replace it.
59 min
The surprisingly complex business of toys, with...
Activist investors, unhappy Magic fans, and a D&D licensing battle all at once — oh, and there are Transformers, too.
67 min
Can Mastodon seize the moment from Twitter?
CEO Eugen Rochko on running - and growing — a decentralized social network
73 min
How to play the long game, with New York Times ...
Can Wordle, the Athletic, and Cooking bring the Times bundle to all of America?
59 min
Taylor Swift vs. Ronald Reagan: The Ticketmaste...
From antitrust to Anti-Hero: How the ghost of Ronald Reagan kept fans from getting Taylor Swift tickets.
27 min
‘The Goliath is Amazon’: after 100 years, Barne...
CEO James Daunt explains how Barnes & Noble is different than Amazon.
60 min
Why Spotify wants to look like TikTok, with co-...
You’re going to have strong feelings about this redesign.
55 min
Can Xerox reinvent itself for another 100 years?
CEO Steve Bandrowczak thinks the office printer is where the workplace revolution begins.
60 min
How Reddit is getting simpler — and dealing wit...
Reddit announces a scrolling video view for your timeline.
56 min
Podcasting? Radio? It’s all one big opportunity...
Amid layoffs and a looming recession, folks are concerned about the audio industry. iHeart’s podcast head Conal Byrne is not worried. Here’s why.
63 min
Erase browser history: can AI reset the browser...
Mozilla chairwoman Mitchell Baker on competing — and cooperating — with Google, Apple, and the rest of big tech
64 min
Microsoft thinks AI can beat Google at search —...
AI is coming for your browser, your social media, and your operating system too
22 min
How HBO’s creatives survived corporate chaos
Authors Felix Gillette and John Koblin explain how your favorite shows kept HBO afloat
62 min
Inside the global battle over chip manufacturing
Professor Chris Miller’s new book “Chip War” explains the complicated global politics inside your iPhone
47 min
Taylor Swift and the music industry's next $20
Streaming is the problem. It's streaming.
78 min
Breaking free from big tech and big content wit...
We're talking about chokepoint capitalism
84 min
‘We might be wrong, but we’re not confused’: ho...
We dive into managing the relationships between designers, engineers, and PMs.
72 min
How to buy a social network, with Tumblr CEO Ma...
What can Elon learn from Tumblr?
97 min
Disney’s CEO drama explained, with Julia Alexander
The best of Bobs, the worst of Bobs
56 min
How Bose compete with AirPods — and why it’s in...
Has sound quality taken a back seat to convenience?
73 min
On with Kara Swisher: Can Chris Licht Turn CNN ...
Chris Licht faces an uphill battle at CNN.
60 min
Phil Spencer really wants you to know that nati...
The CEO of Microsoft Gaming thinks King is the crown jewel of the Activision empire.
59 min
Why Figma is selling to Adobe for $20 billion, ...
We also talk about AI and VR — but we know why you’re here.
63 min
The mystery of Biden’s deadlocked FCC
How often do the parent companies of Fox News and MSNBC team up?
39 min
Why Amazon VP Steve Boom just made the entire m...
Apple Music raised its rates. Will Amazon Music follow suit?
63 min