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.

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Technology
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The videos that don’t work on YouTube and the f...
Nilay Patel talks to Dave Wiskus the CEO of creator-owned streaming service Nebula
70 min
2
Vergecast: Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Google I...
Nilay Patel and David Pierce talk to Google CEO Sundar Pichai
31 min
3
UiPath CEO Daniel Dines thinks automation can f...
Nilay Patel talks to Daniel Dines the founder and CEO of UiPath
64 min
4
How big companies kill ideas — and how to fight...
Stories and lessons from his new book, Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making
71 min
5
The executive director of the Electronic Fronti...
47 min
6
A former Foxconn executive tries to explain wha...
Nilay Patel talks to former Foxconn executive Alan Yeung
64 min
7
Chris Dixon thinks web3 is the future of the in...
Nilay Patel talks to Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Chris Dixon
76 min
8
Is streaming just becoming cable again? Julia A...
Nilay Patel talks to Julia Alexander about Disney, HBO Max, and how complicated it is to watch sports
77 min
9
Steve Aoki on why he’s a ‘crypto believer’
Nilay Patel talks to Steve Aoki about the music industry, web3, and the Aokiverse
58 min
10
How Robinhood is building the future of investi...
Nilay Patel talks to Aparna Chennapragada about
62 min
11
How the EU is fighting tech giants with Margret...
Adi Robertson talks to Margrethe Vestager about regulating big tech in the EU
31 min
12
How WordPress and Tumblr are keeping the intern...
Nilay Patel talks to Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg
72 min
13
The future of computers is only $4 away, with R...
Nilay Patel talks to Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton
65 min
14
Inside Sonos' decision to sue Google with CEO P...
Nilay Patel talks to Sonos CEO Patrick Spence and CLO Eddie Lazarus
59 min
15
Can the law keep up with crypto? With professor...
Nilay Patel talks to law professor Tonya Evans
62 min
16
What an NFL coaching scandal can teach tech abo...
Nilay Patel talks to Bari Williams
44 min
17
News with a Capital B: CEO Lauren Williams on w...
Nilay Patel talks to Lauren Williams the co-founder and CEO of Capital B, a new nonprofit media company
51 min
18
The business of finding a better job, with Care...
Nilay Patel talks to Career Karma CEO Ruben Harris
57 min
19
7 CEOs and one secretary of Transportation on t...
Auto industry leaders talk self-driving, electric vehicles, and Tesla.
64 min
20
Can CEO Herbert Diess reinvent Volkswagen with ...
Nilay Patel talks to Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess
70 min
21
Almost every smartphone has a Qualcomm chip ins...
Nilay Patel talks to president and CEO of Qualcomm Cristiano Amon
53 min
22
Pete Buttigieg is racing to keep up with self-d...
Andrew Hawkins spoke to secratary of transportation Pete Butigieg
28 min
23
How Logitech bet big on work from home
Nilay Patel talks to Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell
55 min
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
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
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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
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Why charging phones is such a complex business,...
Nilay Patel talks to Anker CEO Steven Yang about making your charging experience better.
59 min
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
How Amazon runs Alexa, with Dave Limp
Nilay Patel talks to Amazon senior vice president of devices and services, Dave Limp.
71 min
35
Land of the Giants: This Changes Everything
32 min
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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
37
John Carreyrou’s final chapter on the Theranos ...
Nilay Patel talks to John Carreyrou about Theranos
56 min
38
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
39
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
40
How Slack changed Apple’s employee culture, wit...
Nilay Patel talks to reporter Zoë Schiffer about Apple's changing culture
61 min
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
Here’s why Apple’s new child safety features ar...
56 min
45
YouTube's Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan on t...
72 min
46
Chuck Todd on why Meet the Press can’t survive ...
46 min
47
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
48
Can Polestar design a new kind of car company?
Nilay Patel talks with Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, a new car company with close family ties to Volvo.
52 min
49
Land of the Giants: Delivery Wars
Land of the Giants is a podcast that explores how the biggest tech companies rose to power, and what they're doing with that power.
32 min
50
Juul and the business of addiction, with Lauren...
72 min
51
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the business of ...
Nilay Patel talks with Satya Nadella, the CEO and chairman of Microsoft.
34 min
52
Patreon CEO Jack Conte on why creators can’t de...
Nilay Patel talks with Jack Conte, co-founder and CEO of Patreon.
60 min
53
John Deere CTO Jahmy Hindman on farming, data, ...
Nilay Patel talks with Jahmy Hindman, chief technology office at John Deere, the world’s biggest manufacturer of farming machinery.
58 min
54
The next generation of startups is remote, with...
Nilay Patel talks with Y Combinator's managing director Michael Siebel.
59 min
55
Why Spotify’s chief legal officer called Apple ...
Nilay Patel talks with Horacio Gutierrez, head of global affairs and chief legal officer of Spotify.
60 min
56
How to build everything, with Flex CEO Revathi ...
Flex is the third largest electronics manufacturing company in the world.
56 min
57
Ford CEO Jim Farley on building the electric F-...
CEO of Ford Motor Company Jim Farley discusses Ford’s second big push into consumer EVs with the F-150 Lightning.
41 min
58
Facebook’s Oversight Board has upheld the Trump...
Nilay Patel talks with Kate Klonick, a law professor at St John's University Law School, and one of the foremost chroniclers of Facebook’s moderation efforts.
51 min
59
How Shopify’s network of small businesses can t...
Nilay Patel talks with Harley Finkelstein, President of Shopify.
56 min
60
Senator Amy Klobuchar takes on Apple with antit...
Senator Amy Klobuchar sits down with host Nilay Patel to discuss her new book Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age
43 min
61
How Anjali Sud stopped worrying about YouTube a...
Nilay Patel talks with Anjali Sud, the CEO of Vimeo.
58 min
62
Is VR the next frontier in fitness?
Nilay Patel talks with Chris Milk, founder and CEO of Within, which makes the VR fitness app Supernatural.
55 min
63
Is there a future for Bitcoin? An investor and ...
Nilay Patel talks with a bitcoin enthusiast, Nic Carter, and a bitcoin skeptic, Prof. Steve Hanke, to get both sides of the bitcoin debate.
75 min
64
Facebook's VP of Global Affairs doesn’t think t...
Platformer editor and Verge contributing editor Casey Newton interviews Facebook's VP of Global Affairs Nick Clegg
46 min
65
Poshmark’s Tracy Sun on stitching e-commerce wi...
58 min
66
The robots are coming for your office, with NYT...
Nilay Patel sits down with New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose to discuss the impact of automation on our future.
58 min
67
Australia vs Facebook — and how regulation is s...
Nilay Patel talks with CEO of Atlassian Scott Farquhar about Australia's Media Bargaining Code and how it will work in the country now that it’s passed.
62 min
68
How Twitter is building its future, with Kayvon...
Nilay Patel talks with Twitter’s Head of Consumer Product, Keyvon Beykpour
70 min
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Underunderstood: Why is This Sheriff Arresting ...
Feed drop with the Underunderstood podcast
45 min
70
Meet Austin Russell, the 25-year-old billionair...
Luminar’s founder and CEO on why he thinks LIDAR is the future of self-driving technology.
54 min
71
Evil Geniuses' CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson on h...
Nilay Patel talks with CEO of Evil Geniuses about how an esports team makes money, where the industry is headed, and where she sees growth.
63 min
72
CNBC’s Jon Fortt on GameStop, Robinhood, and wa...
CNBC anchor Jon Fortt unpacks how the GameStop stock story was covered by the media and if technology has the ability to democratize the markets through apps like Robinhood.
64 min
73
Black Software author on technology’s role in r...
The Verge's Nilay talks with Charlton McIlwain, a professor of media, culture, and communications at NYU and the author of Black Software.
63 min
74
Venture Capitalism isn’t just for Venture Capit...
Nilay Patel talks with venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton, founder of VC fund Backstage Capital.
50 min
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
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
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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
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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
81
Can Substack CEO Chris Best build a new model f...
Nilay Patel talks with Chris Best, cofounder and CEO of Substack
59 min
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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
83
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
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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
85
Mark Cuban on the presidency and the future of ...
On the first episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel interviews Mark Cuban.
53 min
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Welcome to Decoder
3 min
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Recode Decode series finale: Vox CEO Jim Bankof...
After five years, Kara Swisher signs off as the host of Recode Decode.
110 min
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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
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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
90
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
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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
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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
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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
94
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
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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
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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
97
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
98
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
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Recode Decode: Frances Frei
Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the new book she wrote with her wife Anne Morriss, "Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You."
46 min
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Recode Decode: Daniel Schreiber
Lemonade CEO and co-founder Daniel Schreiber talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about what happens to an insurance in a crisis like COVID-19, how some of the money from Lemonade customers' premiums will be allocated to coronavirus relief, and whether the insurance industry can be fully automated.
46 min