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.

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
Never pay the ransom — a cybersecurity CEO expl...
Ransomware attacks still plague our healthcare system. Steve Cagle’s cybersecurity company is trying to prevent them.
63 min
The people who make your apps go to Stack Overf...
Stack Overflow is basically Reddit for developers. CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar explains how the company moderates its content.
62 min
Why Signal won’t compromise on encryption, with...
Signal messages are more private than iMessage and WhatsApp. Here’s how.
69 min
Mark Zuckerberg on the Quest Pro, future of the...
A year after rebranding Facebook to Meta, Mark Zuckerberg is still all-in on the metaverse
57 min
Pat Gelsinger came back to turn Intel around – ...
How CEO Pat Gelsinger changed the culture at Intel and bet big on the silicon heartland
65 min
How Arm conquered the chip market without makin...
Arm’s chips are in your iPhone—but what exactly does Arm do?
59 min
Can software simplify the supply chain? Ryan Pe...
Ryan Petersen’s tweetstorm changed how a major U.S. port moves your stuff.
59 min
Everyone knows what YouTube is. Few know how it...
Mark Bergen takes us inside the black box
60 min
Rewind: How big companies kill ideas — and how ...
Stories and lessons from his new book, Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making
72 min
How the head of Facebook plans to compete with ...
59 min
Advertising is everywhere. Wieden+Kennedy CEO N...
The brands are at it again
57 min
How Selena Gomez's Rare Beauty goes viral, with...
Reinventing marketing for the TikTok age
57 min
The risky new way of building mobile broadband ...
And why it's 40% cheaper
76 min