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.

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How Europe’s Digital Markets Act is reshaping B...
The EU’s big, sweeping tech law went into effect. Here’s how it’s affecting Apple, Google, and more.
29 min
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Figma CEO Dylan Field is optimistic about the f...
The leader of design toolmaker Figma on life after the Adobe deal and what comes next in a live interview from SXSW.
51 min
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Why Google Search feels like it’s gotten worse
Google Search feels worse now than ever before, and the reasons why have far-reaching effects on the current state and future of the web.
36 min
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How to save culture from the algorithms, with F...
The author of Filterworld: How Algorithms Flattened Culture discusses how we might be able to cultivate our own tastes once more.
64 min
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Why people are falling in love with AI chatbots
The rise of generative AI is transforming how humans use dating apps and even spurring people to form meaningful relationships with AI chatbots.
37 min
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Guest host Hank Green makes Nilay Patel explain...
Science educator and YouTuber Hank Green takes over Decoder to turn the tables on Nilay and interview him on building The Verge and the future of the web.
59 min
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AI deepfakes are cheap, easy, and coming for th...
Generative AI makes fake audio, images, and video easier to create than ever before. Are policymakers and platforms ready?
38 min
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Crunchyroll President Rahul Purini on how anime...
The head of the fast-growing streaming service discusses the Funimation merger and shutdown, and where he sees growth in anime.
66 min
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Is the Apple Vision Pro All That?
This episode of On with Kara Swisher features Nilay, WSJ’s Joanna Stern, and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman discussing Apple’s new headset and what it means for the future.
61 min
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How AI copyright lawsuits could make the whole ...
The New York Times’ lawsuit against OpenAI is part of a broader, industry-shaking copyright challenge that could define the future of AI.
37 min
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DOJ’s Jonathan Kanter says the antitrust fight ...
The assistant attorney general says “the resonance these issues have is something that I've never witnessed in my lifetime.”
30 min
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Why EV adoption in the US has hit a roadblock
The Verge Transportation Editor Andy Hawkins is on the show to help make sense of what’s going on with the EV market.
38 min
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Platformer’s Casey Newton on surviving the grea...
The founder and editor of the successful tech newsletter talks about leaving Substack and where he’s seeing successful business models in media.
65 min
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Why Sen. Brian Schatz thinks child safety bills...
The Democratic senator from Hawaii on regulating social media: ‘An algorithm doesn’t have a First Amendment right.’
66 min
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Rep. Ro Khanna on what it will take for Congres...
The Democratic congressman from California, whose district includes Apple and Nvidia, discusses the future of tech regulation and the 2024 election.
50 min
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How Adobe is managing the AI copyright dilemma,...
Plus, why Adobe walked away from the Figma deal
82 min
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How Donald Trump and Elon Musk killed Twitter, ...
Understanding the story of Twitter through the lens of its two most prominent power users, who changed, and then broke, the platform for good.
39 min
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Why Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen took his company...
His replacement got the boot barely a year into the job. What brought Ryan back?
62 min
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USDS head Mina Hsiang wants Big Tech’s best min...
Ten years after healthcare.gov, the feds' tech consultancy wants you to help with the next big thing
61 min
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IBM's Jerry Chow explains the next phase of qua...
What’s a qubit? Are quantum computers useful yet? And how rough was Ant-Man, anyway?
52 min
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Wix CEO Avishai Abrahami isn’t worried AI will ...
The co-founder of website-builder Wix is embracing generative AI and thinks the business models of the web can survive it.
68 min
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Chaos at OpenAI: What happened to Sam Altman, a...
A special Vergecast and Decoder crossover episode featuring Nilay Patel, Alex Heath, and David Pierce.
65 min
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Volvo CEO Jim Rowan thinks dropping CarPlay is ...
The former BlackBerry and Dyson executive is approaching Volvo’s EV transformation with a consumer electronics mindset.
64 min
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Barack Obama on AI, free speech, and the future...
The former president sat down with Decoder to discuss AI regulation, the First Amendment, and, of course, what apps he has on his homescreen.
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AI is on a collision course with the music indu...
The music publisher behind the copyrights to some of the most popular songs ever recorded doesn’t think AI spells doom for the industry.
53 min