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 Logitech bet big on work from home
Nilay Patel talks to Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell
55 min
Can we regulate social media without breaking t...
Nilay Patel talks to Jameel Jaffer of The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University about how to regulate social media platforms.
42 min
The metaverse is already here — and it’s full o...
Nilay Patel talks to Niantic CEO John Hanke about the metaverse and augmented reality
62 min
From a meme to $47 million: ConstitutionDAO, cr...
Nilay Patel talks to Jonah Erlich one of the core members of a group called ConstitutionDAO
61 min
How an Excel TikToker manifested her way to mak...
Miss Excel went viral on TikTok and instagram teaching Microsoft Excel tricks while dancing to pop songs. She now makes six figures a day selling training courses.
46 min
Why the future of work is the future of travel,...
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky talks about what it was like to lose 80 percent of his business in eight weeks and how restricting the company saved them. Brian also talks about what it has been like working with Jony Ive.
68 min
Why charging phones is such a complex business,...
Nilay Patel talks to Anker CEO Steven Yang about making your charging experience better.
59 min
The secrets of the first real smartphone, with ...
Nilay Patel talks to Verge executive editor Dieter Bohn about his documentary Springboard: the secret history of the first real smartphone.
19 min
Meta’s Andrew Bosworth on moving Facebook to th...
Alex Heath interviews Andrew Bosworth about changing the Facebook name to Meta, mixed reality, and building the metaverse
39 min
Adobe's Scott Belsky on how NFTs will change cr...
Nilay Patel talks to Scott Belsky Chief Product Officer at Adobe and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud.
60 min
How Jeep is going electric, with CEO Christian ...
Nilay Patel talks to Jeep CEO Christian Meuiner about plug-in hybrids and the future of Jeep.
68 min
How Amazon runs Alexa, with Dave Limp
Nilay Patel talks to Amazon senior vice president of devices and services, Dave Limp.
71 min
Land of the Giants: This Changes Everything
32 min
Waymo co-CEO Tekedra Mawakana on how to get sel...
Nilay Patel talked to Tekedra Mawakana, co-CEO of Waymo, about expanding Waymo’s service to other cities, the hurdles in place, and how she thinks the company will make money over time.
31 min
John Carreyrou’s final chapter on the Theranos ...
Nilay Patel talks to John Carreyrou about Theranos
56 min
How F*ck You Pay Me is empowering creators
Nilay Patel talks to Lindsey Lee Lugrin, the CEO and co-founder of an app trying to help creators navigate brand deals.
60 min
It's brutal out here: Olivia Rodrigo and how th...
Nilay Patel talks to Switched on Pop co-host Charlie Harding about copyright in the music industry
60 min
How Slack changed Apple’s employee culture, wit...
Nilay Patel talks to reporter Zoë Schiffer about Apple's changing culture
61 min
Everything you need to know about the global ch...
Harvard professor Willy Shih explains the existential problem affecting cars, phones, computers, and why it's so hard to buy a PS5
60 min
The quirks and features of YouTube car reviews ...
Nilay Patel talks with Doug DeMuro, who reviews cars on YouTube for almost 10 years. Nilay and Doug talk about the economics of YouTube, how Doug feels about the platform, and about the new company he co-founded called Cars and Bids.
72 min
Meet the self-driving brains working with Ford ...
Nilay Patel sits down with Argo AI CEO Bryan Salesky talks about realistic timelines for automated cars, the ‘promise’ of 5G, and new self-driving Lyfts.
61 min
Here’s why Apple’s new child safety features ar...
56 min
YouTube's Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan on t...
72 min
Chuck Todd on why Meet the Press can’t survive ...
46 min
How Blackstone became the darling of grill TikT...
Nilay Patel talks to Bklackstone CEO Roger Dahle about how his griddle took over TikTok and all the ways he markets his products
63 min