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.

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
Rewind: Can Mastodon seize the moment from Twit...
Activity Pub is having another big moment thanks to Threads and Elon’s Twitter takeover, here’s a look back at what Mastodon CEO Eugen Rochko thinks about the future of social media
77 min
Why would anyone make a website in 2023? Square...
Squarespace has lived through the eras of domain squatting, SEO keywords, social algorithms and is now launching AI tools. Here's what's next for the 20-year-old company.
60 min
Inside Google’s big AI shuffle — and how it pla...
Google invented a lot of core AI technology, and now the company’s turning to Demis to get back in front of the AI race
58 min
Why CEO David Baszucki is ready for Roblox to g...
With over 66 million daily users, the virtual world platform is now allowing experiences exclusively for people 17 and up. What’s driving Roblox’s push to age up?
50 min
Gary Vaynerchuk is ‘petrified’ of Slack
Running the Vayner empire takes a lot of delegation — and a lot of emoji. The internet’s own GaryVee takes us through his process for mastering the present state of social media over and over again.
46 min
Private equity bought out your doctor and bankr...
Author and federal prosecutor Brendan Ballou explains why private equity is buying everything from vet offices to tech conglomerates, how it’s broken, and what can be done to fix it.
57 min
SiriusXM’s 360 strategy with CEO Jennifer Witz
SiriusXM has scooped up Stitcher, Pandora, Team CoCo and more in recent years, but satellite radio in cars still drives the business.
62 min
Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott on AI copilots, disag...
Microsoft is putting AI copilots in everything. Will it change the way we use computers?
63 min
Recode Media: Inside the AI Gold Rush
46 min
Exclusive: Google’s Sundar Pichai talks Search,...
AI is one the deepest platform shifts ever, says Google’s CEO, and he’s not worried about being first.
39 min
I can't make products just for 41 year old tech...
Airbnb is revamping its Rooms feature while eyeing AI and betting on work from anywhere.
60 min