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.

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
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
USDS head Mina Hsiang wants Big Tech’s best min...
Ten years after, the feds' tech consultancy wants you to help with the next big thing
61 min
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
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
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
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
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.
45 min
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
Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig on why AI and...
After 30 years teaching law, the internet policy legend is as worried as you'd think about AI and TikTok — and he has surprising thoughts about balancing free speech with protecting democracy.
51 min
Clearview AI and the end of privacy, with autho...
New York Times journalist Kashmir Hill comes on Decoder to discuss her new book, Your Face Belongs to Us, and what the spread of facial recognition technology means for the future of privacy.
58 min
CEO David Baszucki's mission to make Roblox a b...
AI is relatively easy, Baszucki said at Code. Working in China? That’s harder.
28 min
Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe on ramping up R1T produc...
The Rivian founder kicked off last month’s Code Conference with a conversation about supply chain challenges, the company’s Amazon deal, and whether the R1T will compete with the Cybertruck.
36 min
Getty Images CEO Craig Peters has a plan to def...
Getty’s entire brand is built on authenticity. CEO Craig Peters sat down with us to Code to talk about how the company is dealing with AI and disinformation.
30 min
Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott on how AI and art wil...
Microsoft’s Kevin Scott sat down with us at Code to talk about Bing’s competition with Google, the race to acquire and develop high-end GPUs, and how art can survive in the age of AI.
40 min
'The Android of agriculture': Monarch Tractor C...
Monarch Tractor’s Praveen Penmetsa has a grand vision for agriculture, and it includes autonomous, electric smart tractors powered by AI.
25 min
AMD CEO Lisa Su on the AI revolution
The CEO of one the world's largest computer chip companies discusses competing with Nvidia's leading GPU, AI regulation, and the global supply chain.
32 min
X CEO Linda Yaccarino defends Elon Musk, and he...
The advertising veteran took the stage at the Code Conference on Wednesday for a jaw-dropping interview with CNBC’s Julia Boorstin in which she appeared frustrated and rattled while also refusing to answer some key questions.
39 min
Mark Zuckerberg on Threads, the future of AI, a...
The Meta CEO sits down with Decoder guest host Alex Heath to discuss the future of AI, the new Quest 3 headset, and the battle to beat Elon Musk’s X.
67 min
After 10 years covering startups, former TechCr...
It’s been a rocky and chaotic decade — and digital media is on the brink of yet another existential crisis thanks to generative AI.
48 min
More than Sally Ride: Loren Grush explains how ...
In the 1980s, space was supposed to become a booming business — and the first six women astronauts were meant to help get it off the ground.
54 min
Biometrics? Bring it on: Why Okta’s Jameeka Gre...
How do you define what it means to be you in the all-digital 21st century — and how should systems protect that?
69 min
Fandom runs some of the biggest communities on ...
Users might not love ads, AI, and big changes in social media, but Perkins thinks Fandom is ready to survive and thrive in our weird new landscape.
66 min
Land of the Giants: Tesla vs. The Competition
35 min
There's no AI without the cloud, says AWS CEO A...
AWS has been around for nearly all the big computing transformations of the 21st century so far. Adam's not worried about the next one.
65 min