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.

Venture Capitalism isn’t just for Venture Capit...
Nilay Patel talks with venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton, founder of VC fund Backstage Capital.
50 min
The SolarWinds hack: cyber attacks and national...
The Verge's Nilay Patel talks with Joseph Menn, the cybersecurity journalist who helped break the story at Reuters about the SolarWinds cyberattack.
52 min
Marques Brownlee on how to scale MKBHD while be...
Nilay Patel talks with Marques Brownlee about building a business as a YouTuber, how content creators make money, and how to scale when you are the brand.
58 min
Instagram’s Adam Mosseri on the future of Reels...
The Verge's Nilay Patel talks with head of Instagram Adam Mosseri about how to run a creative platform like Instagram at scale while keeping users — and democracy — safe.
61 min
Trump, Twitter, and the First Amendment, with p...
Nilay Patel talks with regulation expert and law professor Daphne Keller about how to moderate what happens on the internet.
56 min
The business of meatless meat with Beyond Meat ...
Nilay Patel talks with Beyond Meat founder and CEO Ethan Brown about the increased demand for plant-based proteins.
43 min
How the @!#$ does advertising work, with Cadill...
Nilay Patel talks with Cadillac CMO Melissa Grady about how advertising has been reinvented by technology.
57 min
Can Substack CEO Chris Best build a new model f...
Nilay Patel talks with Chris Best, cofounder and CEO of Substack
59 min
Alamo Drafthouse CEO Shelli Taylor on going bac...
Nilay Patel talks with Shelli Taylor, who stepped into her new role as CEO of Alamo Drafthouse during the pandemic.
41 min
Microsoft's Phil Spencer on launching the new X...
Nilay Patel talks with Phil Spencer, executive vice-president of gaming at Microsoft about the launch of the two new Xboxes.
68 min
Remote learning is here to stay — can we make i...
Nilay Patel talks with Sal Khan, the co-founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit online learning platform for students in kindergarten through high school.
54 min
Mark Cuban on the presidency and the future of ...
On the first episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel interviews Mark Cuban.
53 min
Welcome to Decoder
3 min
Recode Decode series finale: Vox CEO Jim Bankof...
After five years, Kara Swisher signs off as the host of Recode Decode.
110 min
Recode Decode: Sridhar Ramaswamy
Former Google executive Sridhar Ramaswamy talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new startup, Neeva, which promises to offer paying subscribers a search engine with no ads and no data collection.
61 min
Recode Decode: Rose Marcario
Former Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's history of activism, the Facebook ad boycott that Patagonia helped start, and what she hopes it will accomplish.
34 min
Recode Decode: Aminatou Sow
"Call Your Girlfriend" co-host Aminatou Sow talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about upcoming book with Ann Friedman, "Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close."
49 min
Recode Decode: Samantha Power
Harvard professor Samantha Power, the former US ambassador the United Nations, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her 2019 memoir The Education of an Idealist, what idealism looks like now in America, and the Trump administration's deadly mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic — and what she would do differently were she in charge.
62 min
Recode Decode: Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden
"The Hive" authors Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how they came to write a young adult book about a social media dystopia, based on a cinematic idea from actor Jennifer Beals and producer Tom Jacobson.
45 min
Recode Decode: Symone Sanders
Symone Sanders, a senior advisor to Joe Biden and former national press secretary for Bernie Sanders, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the 2020 campaign and her new memoir, "No, You Shut Up: Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming America."
46 min
Recode Decode: Jason Fried
Basecamp CEO Jason Fried talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's new email product, Hey, which he describes as "the most ambitious and stupidest thing we’ve ever done."
54 min
Recode Decode: Katie Couric
Katie Couric, the former host of the Today Show and anchor of the CBS Evening News, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why the current moment of political protest feels unlike anything that came before; the fine line between objectivity and advocacy in journalism; and her upcoming memoir, "Unexpected."
57 min
Recode Decode: Jill Lepore
American historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new podcast, "The Last Archive," which investigates "who killed truth?" in the style of a true-crime show.
53 min
Recode Decode: Bart Gellman
Journalist and author Bart Gellman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his newest book, "Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State."
59 min
Recode Decode: Andy Puddicombe, Robin Arzon, an...
Recode's Kara Swisher talks with three guests about how to take care of your mind, body, and spirit while in quarantine: Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe, Peloton's head instructor Robin Arzon. and former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson.
65 min