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.

Business
Technology
1
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
2
Taylor Swift and the music industry's next $20
Streaming is the problem. It's streaming.
78 min
3
Breaking free from big tech and big content wit...
We're talking about chokepoint capitalism
84 min
4
‘We might be wrong, but we’re not confused’: ho...
We dive into managing the relationships between designers, engineers, and PMs.
72 min
5
How to buy a social network, with Tumblr CEO Ma...
What can Elon learn from Tumblr?
97 min
6
Disney’s CEO drama explained, with Julia Alexander
The best of Bobs, the worst of Bobs
56 min
7
How Bose compete with AirPods — and why it’s in...
Has sound quality taken a back seat to convenience?
73 min
8
On with Kara Swisher: Can Chris Licht Turn CNN ...
Chris Licht faces an uphill battle at CNN.
60 min
9
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
10
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
11
The mystery of Biden’s deadlocked FCC
How often do the parent companies of Fox News and MSNBC team up?
39 min
12
Why Amazon VP Steve Boom just made the entire m...
Apple Music raised its rates. Will Amazon Music follow suit?
63 min
13
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
14
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
15
Why Signal won’t compromise on encryption, with...
Signal messages are more private than iMessage and WhatsApp. Here’s how.
69 min
16
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
17
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
18
How Arm conquered the chip market without makin...
Arm’s chips are in your iPhone—but what exactly does Arm do?
59 min
19
Can software simplify the supply chain? Ryan Pe...
Ryan Petersen’s tweetstorm changed how a major U.S. port moves your stuff.
59 min
20
Everyone knows what YouTube is. Few know how it...
Mark Bergen takes us inside the black box
60 min
21
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
22
How the head of Facebook plans to compete with ...
59 min
23
Advertising is everywhere. Wieden+Kennedy CEO N...
The brands are at it again
57 min
24
How Selena Gomez's Rare Beauty goes viral, with...
Reinventing marketing for the TikTok age
57 min
25
The risky new way of building mobile broadband ...
And why it's 40% cheaper
76 min
26
Why Hank Green can’t quit YouTube for TikTok
All the ways to make money as a creator
69 min
27
Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman thinks cloth...
The company’s rollercoaster journey from covid crash to wedding boom
63 min
28
Is the metaverse going to suck? A conversation ...
Maybe it won’t be a dystopia?
75 min
29
Land of the Giants: Facebook gets a facelift
Decoder is dark this week so listen to the new season of Land of the Giants
27 min
30
How arson led to a culture reboot at Traeger, w...
Traeger’s Jeremy Andrus on riding the wave of the outdoor cooking revolution
71 min
31
TSA’s chief innovation officer on surveillance,...
Nilay Patel talks to Dan McCoy, the chief innovation officer at the TSA
67 min
32
How Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius is refocusi...
Nilay Patel talks to Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius.
62 min
33
How fandom built the internet as we know it, wi...
Nilay Patel talks to author Kaitlyn Tiffany about fandom on the internet
61 min
34
What unions could mean for Apple with Zoe Schiffer
Nilay Patel talks to Zoe Schiffer about the fight to unionize
61 min
35
How Ukraine’s wide use of cryptocurrency is pla...
Nilay Patel talks to Michael Chobanian, the president of Blockchain Association of Ukraine
64 min
36
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
37
Vergecast: Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Google I...
Nilay Patel and David Pierce talk to Google CEO Sundar Pichai
31 min
38
UiPath CEO Daniel Dines thinks automation can f...
Nilay Patel talks to Daniel Dines the founder and CEO of UiPath
64 min
39
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
40
The executive director of the Electronic Fronti...
47 min
41
A former Foxconn executive tries to explain wha...
Nilay Patel talks to former Foxconn executive Alan Yeung
64 min
42
Chris Dixon thinks web3 is the future of the in...
Nilay Patel talks to Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Chris Dixon
76 min
43
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
44
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
45
How Robinhood is building the future of investi...
Nilay Patel talks to Aparna Chennapragada about
62 min
46
How the EU is fighting tech giants with Margret...
Adi Robertson talks to Margrethe Vestager about regulating big tech in the EU
31 min
47
How WordPress and Tumblr are keeping the intern...
Nilay Patel talks to Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg
72 min
48
The future of computers is only $4 away, with R...
Nilay Patel talks to Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton
65 min
49
Inside Sonos' decision to sue Google with CEO P...
Nilay Patel talks to Sonos CEO Patrick Spence and CLO Eddie Lazarus
59 min
50
Can the law keep up with crypto? With professor...
Nilay Patel talks to law professor Tonya Evans
62 min
51
What an NFL coaching scandal can teach tech abo...
Nilay Patel talks to Bari Williams
44 min
52
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
53
The business of finding a better job, with Care...
Nilay Patel talks to Career Karma CEO Ruben Harris
57 min
54
7 CEOs and one secretary of Transportation on t...
Auto industry leaders talk self-driving, electric vehicles, and Tesla.
64 min
55
Can CEO Herbert Diess reinvent Volkswagen with ...
Nilay Patel talks to Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess
70 min
56
Almost every smartphone has a Qualcomm chip ins...
Nilay Patel talks to president and CEO of Qualcomm Cristiano Amon
53 min
57
Pete Buttigieg is racing to keep up with self-d...
Andrew Hawkins spoke to secratary of transportation Pete Butigieg
28 min
58
How Logitech bet big on work from home
Nilay Patel talks to Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell
55 min
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
Why charging phones is such a complex business,...
Nilay Patel talks to Anker CEO Steven Yang about making your charging experience better.
59 min
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
How Amazon runs Alexa, with Dave Limp
Nilay Patel talks to Amazon senior vice president of devices and services, Dave Limp.
71 min
70
Land of the Giants: This Changes Everything
32 min
71
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
72
John Carreyrou’s final chapter on the Theranos ...
Nilay Patel talks to John Carreyrou about Theranos
56 min
73
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
74
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
75
How Slack changed Apple’s employee culture, wit...
Nilay Patel talks to reporter Zoë Schiffer about Apple's changing culture
61 min
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
Here’s why Apple’s new child safety features ar...
56 min
80
YouTube's Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan on t...
72 min
81
Chuck Todd on why Meet the Press can’t survive ...
46 min
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
Juul and the business of addiction, with Lauren...
72 min
86
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the business of ...
Nilay Patel talks with Satya Nadella, the CEO and chairman of Microsoft.
34 min
87
Patreon CEO Jack Conte on why creators can’t de...
Nilay Patel talks with Jack Conte, co-founder and CEO of Patreon.
60 min
88
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
89
The next generation of startups is remote, with...
Nilay Patel talks with Y Combinator's managing director Michael Siebel.
59 min
90
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
91
How to build everything, with Flex CEO Revathi ...
Flex is the third largest electronics manufacturing company in the world.
56 min
92
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
93
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
94
How Shopify’s network of small businesses can t...
Nilay Patel talks with Harley Finkelstein, President of Shopify.
56 min
95
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
96
How Anjali Sud stopped worrying about YouTube a...
Nilay Patel talks with Anjali Sud, the CEO of Vimeo.
58 min
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
Poshmark’s Tracy Sun on stitching e-commerce wi...
58 min