The Vergecast

Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our wide-ranging staff. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.

Technology
Tech News
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Apple announces macOS Big Sur, new silicon chip...
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome back Verge alum and Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern to discuss the big announcements from Apple's developer conference this week. Verge news editor Chaim Gartenberg joins in the second half to discuss the Apple updates you may have missed.
90 min
102
Why activists need to think about cybersecurity
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and policy editor Russell Brandom talk to ounder of CryptoHarlem and cybersecurity expert Matt Mitchell.
55 min
103
WWDC predictions / Limiting Section 230 Immuni...
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn run through the most interesting rumors and predictions of announcements at Apple's WWDC next week. Adi Robertson joins to discuss the latest threat to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
58 min
104
Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson and Rep. ...
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) joined The Vergecast along with Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson to discuss the plight of Hey, Basecamp’s new $99-a-year premium email service.
46 min
105
Sen. Ed Markey on the politics of technology
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Verge reporter Makena Kelly talk to Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts about bringing broadband access into rural areas, the technology plights caused by the pandemic, privacy concerns over contract tracing, and the race to 5G.
55 min
106
Android 11 beta / PS5 reveal / Amazon, IBM, and...
Nilay and Dieter discuss Android 11 beta first impressions, Google countersuing Sonos, WWDC rumors. Megan Farokhmanesh and Andrew Webster discuss the PS5 hardware reveal and new Playsation games. James Vincent explains big tech's ban on facial recognition tech for police.
91 min
107
Tinder CEO Elie Seidman on finding love during ...
Seidman joins Vergecast host Nilay Patel and Verge senior reporter Ashley Carman for a chat about the future of the platform.
59 min
108
SpaceX launches humans to space / Facebook's on...
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk to senior science reporter Loren Grush about SpaceX successfully launching their first crew to orbit. Casey Newton stops by to discuss Facebook's moderation policy controversy with Donald Trump's posts.
106 min
109
The head of HBO Max on launching without Roku, ...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Verge reporter Julia Alexander talk to Otter Media CEO Tony Goncalves on Tony's new project overseeing HBO Max.
52 min
110
Trump signs executive order targeting social me...
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome Adi Robertson and Casey Newton on the show to discuss Trump's executive order targeting social media companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google. Julia Alexander also stops by the discuss the launch of WarnerMedia's new streaming service HBO Max.
87 min
111
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on competing with...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield about remote working, competition with Microsoft, and the way technology changes how we communicate.
63 min
112
Microsoft Build 2020, Elon Musk's factory play,...
Nilay and Dieter welcome Tom Warren, Elizabeth Lopatto, and Ashley Carman to discuss Microsoft's developer conference, Elon Musk's active month, and Spotify getting exclusive streaming rights to The Joe Rogan Experience.
79 min
113
Sundar Pichai on managing Google through the pa...
Alphabet CEO and head of Google Sundar Pichai talks with Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn on diversity & Inclusion, the future of their hardware division, and their COVID-19 response.
50 min
114
Questions about Facebook's oversight board, Qui...
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome Dan Seifert, Casey Newton, and Julia Alexander to talk about gadget news, Facebook's oversight board, and updates in the streaming world.
81 min
115
How pandemic disinformation is affecting social...
Alex Stamos, former chief security officer of Facebook and director of the Stanford Internet Observatory talks to Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton
65 min
116
New releases: Surface Go 2, Macbook Pro 13-inch...
On Paul Miller's final show, the crew discuss the new 13-inch Macbook Pro, the Microsoft Surface Book 3 and how gameplay looks on the next Xbox.
77 min
117
Sonos CEO discusses the Arc and customer backla...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel welcomes back Sonos CEO Patrick Spence to discuss the products they announced this week, including a Dolby Atmos soundbar.
52 min
118
The 3 new CEOs of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, ...
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss quarterly earnings from tech companies, the 3 new CEOs of the biggest mobile carriers in America, and how Trolls World Tour may be changing the movie theater business.
81 min
119
How Amazon's dominance is more visible during a...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel interviews co-director of the Institute for Local Self Reliance Stacy Mitchell about her critique of Amazon's power in America's marketplace.
56 min
120
Reviews of Apple's Magic Keyboard, iPhone SE, a...
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss The Verge's reviews of Apple's new iPhone SE, the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, and Logitech's Combo Touch.
76 min
121
Interface Live: Casey Newton and Sarah Frier ta...
Silicon valley editor Casey Newton talks with Bloomberg reporter Sarah Frier about her new book No Filter
49 min
122
Apple's new iPhone SE, OnePlus 8 Pro review, an...
Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss Apple's announcement of a new iPhone SE, the review of OnePlus' 8 Pro, and Verizon buying videoconferencing company BlueJeans.
76 min
123
Apple and Google are building a coronavirus tra...
Nilay Patel talks with Adi Robertson, Casey Newton, and Nicole Wetsman about Apple and Google's plan to
32 min
124
Quibi's launch week, Asus laptop reviews, and S...
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul are joined by Monica Chin to discuss new laptops out this season. Julia Alexander stops by to talk about Quibi's launch week.
65 min
125
Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott on AI for rural America
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott about his new book "Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley―Making AI Serve Us All".
64 min
126
Zoom's privacy concerns, Apple buys Dark Sky, a...
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul talk to Tom Warren about Zoom's privacy and security concerns. The crew also looks back at the history of Sprint after it finally merged with T-Mobile. Paul's weekly segment "If I were a rich man" updates the keyboard-in-the-front club. The show ends with some chat about Apple buying the weather app Dark Sky and allowing in-app rentals on their mobile devices.
78 min
127
Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to founder and CEO of The Future Today Institute Amy Webb.
50 min
128
Reviews for the Macbook Air and iPad Pro (2020)...
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss how the coronavirus is affecting tech companies of all sizes, the reviews Macbook Air and iPad Pro, the Huawei P40 Pro, and a Dell app that controls your iPhone.
75 min
129
Impossible Foods CEO Patrick Brown on a new kin...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Impossible Foods CEO Patrick Brown about Impossible's mission to replace animal-derived meat worldwide and what that would mean for our climate and culture.
47 min
130
Apple announces new iPad Pro and Macbook Air, S...
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss the new iPad Pro and Macbook Air that Apple announced this week, the confusion around Google's coronavirus testing website, and the specs revealed for the PS5.
76 min
131
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on broadba...
Nilay Patel and Makena Kelly talk American broadband policy with FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
52 min
132
Galaxy S20 review and leaks of iOS 14, watchOS ...
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss the review for the Samsung Galaxy S20, the latest Apple leaks, a Pixel 4a leak, and some Android TV news.
84 min
133
COVID-19: How it spreads, how to test for it, a...
Tracking its spread of the coronavirus, the response of authorities, how to test for it, and the economic impacts with Verge health reporter Nicole Wetsman and Verge deputy editor Liz Lopatto
54 min
134
Mac Pro and Pro Display review, TCL's folding p...
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss The Verge's Mac Pro review, Apple reportedly releasing an iPad with a keyboard and trackpad, and a bunch of new phone concepts.
89 min
135
Political advertising on social media, privacy ...
Verge policy reporter Makena Kelly chats with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about important points in US tech policy recently as we go into the 2020 presidential election.
43 min
136
Galaxy S20 Ultra's camera issues and Bob Iger s...
Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss the Samsung Galaxy S20 camera, Bob Iger stepping down as Disney CEO, and gadget news you may have missed.
82 min
137
Argo’s CEO explains why its fleet of self-drivi...
49 min
138
Galaxy Z Flip review, CBS streaming service rev...
Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's Ultra Thin 'Glass', CBS' plan to improve their streaming app, and what we've seen from Android 11 so far
83 min
139
Chief Product Officer of Adobe Scott Belsky ret...
Chief Product Officer of Adobe Scott Belsky chats with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and reporter Dami Lee
52 min
140
Motorola Razr review, Samsung's Galaxy S20 even...
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss whether Motorola's new Razr is worth the price, the biggest announcement's from Samsung's Unpacked event, and how T-Mobile and Sprint won a lawsuit to be able to merge.
88 min
141
New Jersey’s former attorney general on Ring ca...
Former New Jersey attorney general Anne Milgram stopped by the studio to talk with Verge editor in chief Nilay Patel and me, senior reporter Colin Lecher.
54 min
142
Iowa caucus app issues, Panos Panay takes over ...
Nilay Patel, Dieter, Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss the tech problems with Iowa's caucus, whether or not the US should buy Nokia, Microsoft’s Windows future tied to hardware, Google's Q4 earnings, and rumors about a new Apple TV.
65 min
143
How 5G and edge computing fit into the future o...
Dr. Venkata (Murthy) Renduchintala, the chief engineering officer and group president of the Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group at Intel joined Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and news editor Chaim Gartenberg to discuss the present and future of Intel.
43 min
144
iPad turns 10, Apple's first quarter earnings, ...
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss the iPad's place ten years in, Apple's first quarter results for fiscal year 2020, and the changes with Google's Search design
87 min
145
Neil Young says the Macbook Pro has “Fisher-Pri...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel chats with musician Neil Young and tech executive Phil Baker about their new book To Feel the Music: A Songwriter's Mission To Save High Quality Audio 
42 min
146
Apple's encryption controversy, Bezos's hacked ...
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Paul Miller, and Russell Brandom discuss Apple's encryption controversy, Bezos's hacked phone, and Sonos stopping old product updates
81 min
147
Rep. David Cicilline on regulating big tech mon...
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) speaks to The Verge's Nilay Patel and Adi Robertson about leading an investigation into how big tech platforms like Google, Amazon, and Apple are affecting competition for other tech companies.
27 min
148
August's Yves Behar and Jason Johnson unlock th...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel interviews Yves Behar and Jason Jason, co-founders of the smartlock company August
31 min
149
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su talks new Ryzen 4000 chips ...
Editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel interviews AMD CEO Lisa Su at CES 2020
36 min
150
Microsoft’s Edge Chromium launches, NBC reveals...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss their takeaways from CES 2020, Microsoft entering the browser wars, and NBC enters the streaming wars.
71 min
151
Anna Wiener's Uncanny Valley
Anna Wiener talks to The Verge's Nilay Patel about her memoir Uncanny Valley
47 min
152
OnePlus' CEO Pete Lau doesn't think folding pho...
24 min
153
CES 2020 roundtable: Concept cars, Quibi, folda...
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Ashley Carman, and Sean O'Kane highlight the most important, weird, and surprising things The Verge saw at CES 2020.
71 min
154
CES 2020 Day 1: Sero rotating TV, Galaxy Chrome...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Ashley Carman discuss what has already been announced at the start of CES 2020 as well as what to expect throughout the week.
52 min
155
The lives of YouTube moderators, a new smart ho...
This week: Casey Newton on the lives of YouTube moderators, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn on plans to combine smart home standards, and Paul Miller Microsoft announces the Xbox Series X
77 min
156
The toxic work environment at Away
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks Verge news reporter Zoe Schiffer about the concerning working conditions at luggage startup Away and the details from the Verge investigation.
47 min
157
Apple's expensive Mac Pro, gadgets of the decad...
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss the gadgets of the decade, Apple's new Mac Pro, and Twitter thinking about decentralization.
77 min
158
FaZe Clan CEO talks growing pains, global expan...
Nilay Patel and Julia Alexander sit down with Lee Trink, CEO/Co-Owner of FaZe Clan.
66 min
159
Tesla Cybertruck first ride, Elon Musk's bad tw...
Dieter Bohn, Casey Newton, Andrew Hawkins, Liz Lopatto, and Paul Miller discuss the Tesla Cybertruck, Ford's electric Mustang, Elon Musk's defamation trial, and Google's co-founders relinquishing control of Alphabet.
79 min
160
How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online
Verge reporter Adi Robertson talks to Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about how to spot lies, false information, and trolling online and how to handle it as a user on the internet
34 min
161
Pirate Radio » The PIRATE Act
Episode 3 of The Verge's Pirate Radio mini-series
19 min
162
Pirate Radio » Dial up!
Episode 2 of The Verge's Pirate Radio mini-series
20 min
163
Pirate Radio » Outside the wire
Episode 1 of The Verge's Pirate Radio mini-series
37 min
164
Apple releases 16-inch Macbook Pro, Motorola an...
The Vergecast goes through the products announced and launched this week including Apple's 16-inch Macbook Pro, Motorola's new Razr foldable phone, and Disney's streaming service.
71 min
165
How America gave up on free markets with Thomas...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to finance professor and an economist at the NYU stern school of business Thomas Philippon about his new book The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets
71 min
166
Microsoft Surface roundup: Surface Pro X, Surfa...
In a bonus episode of The Vergecast this week, Dieter Bohn hosts a Microsoft Surface roundup with deputy editor Dan Seifert and senior editor Tom Warren
62 min
167
Adobe Max 2019 announcements, AirPods Pro, and ...
This week on The Vergecast, everything that happened at Adobe Max 2019, reviews for the Microsoft Surface Pro X and AirPods Pro, and missed text messages from Valentines Day.
75 min
168
What happened in the comments section of the FC...
This week on The Vergecast, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks with Jeremy Singer-Vine, the data editor for the BuzzFeed News investigative unit, about his story that was published recently regarding the fake comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s online net neutrality debate.
34 min
169
The future of photos with Google Pixel camera's...
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Ashley Carman are joined by Google Pixel camera product manager Isaac Reynolds and Instagram head of product Robby Stein to talk about how the photos we share influence the photos we take — and vice versa.
68 min
170
Amber Baldet on what blockchain technology can ...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel interviews cryptocurrency expert Amber Baldet, who is the co-founder of Clovyr and on the board of the Zcash foundation.
54 min
171
Reviewing the Pixel 4, the calm before the stre...
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter reviews the Pixel 4, Julia forsees the streaming wars, and Nilay explains Foxconn's next move in Wisconsin.
87 min
172
Will the Sprint and T-Mobile merger create comp...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Gigi Sohn, a distinguished fellow at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy about net neutrality and the Sprint/T-Mobile merger.
63 min
173
Pixel 4 hands-on and Mark Zuckerberg's speech o...
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go through all the products Google announced at their event. Also, Casey Newton and Adi Robertson join the show to talk about Mark Zuckerberg's big speech on Facebook and free speech.
81 min
174
Google's Rick Osterloh shows off new Pixel and ...
Interview: SVP of Devices & Services at Google Rick Osterloh on Google's new hardware products announced this week
38 min
175
Twitter's Kayvon Beykpour on product features T...
Twitter’s head of product Kayvon Beykpour on how Twitter juggles its policy with trust and safety, the state of verification, the future of video in your feed, and how tweets can become more ephemeral.
54 min
176
A deep dive into macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and th...
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller go deep on Apple's updated operating systems: macOS Catalina and iPadOS.
75 min
177
Logitech's CEO Bracken Darrell on going beyond ...
This week on The Vergecast interview series, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel speaks to current CEO of Logitech Bracken Darrell.
70 min
178
Facebook's leaked audio, Microsoft's Surface ev...
On this episode, we've got some leaked audio from Facebook's internal meetings, a rundown of all the devices Microsoft announced this week, and what people may have missed regarding net neutrality this week.
80 min
179
Microsoft’s Panos Panay unfolds the Surface Duo
The Vergecast chats with Chief Product Officer of Microsoft Panos Panay about newly announced Surface products — including new foldable devices.
28 min
180
Inside Bill Gates' brain with Davis Guggenheim
Nilay Patel interviews filmmaker Davis Guggenheim about his new documentary "Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates"
31 min
181
Amazon's 80 new products, Oculus Connect, and X...
Nilay, Dieter, Adi, Ashley, and Paul discuss Amazon's 80 new products, Facebook's Oculus Connect event, a “surround screen” phone, and more.
90 min
182
John Gruber and Nilay Patel compare their iPhon...
John Gruber of Daring Fireball joins the Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel for the annual iPhone review week to compare notes on Apple's new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro.
115 min
183
Reviews for the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Seri...
85 min
184
Dani Deahl on how streaming and sampling is cha...
Nilay Patel sits down with music reporter and host of the The Verge video series Future of Music Dani Deahl.
25 min
185
Apple announces the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, W...
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel, and Paul Miller discuss what was announced at Apple’s hardware event from Tuesday.
85 min
186
Can you build a company like Uber without being...
Nilay Patel interviews New York Times reporter Mike Isaac about his new book Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber
35 min
187
Android 10 official release, IFA 2019 dispatch,...
This week on The Vergecast, there's a new "portable" Sonos speaker, Android 10 is now available on all Pixel phones, our reporters at IFA 2019 run through the announcements from the field, and Facebook brings their dating feature to the United States.
67 min
188
Sonos CEO Patrick Spence: "There's no category ...
How CEO Patrick Spence brought Bluetooth to Sonos
47 min
189
iPhone event Sept 10th, Microsoft Surface event...
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss the upcoming iPhone event, what's going on with Siri, the upcoming Microsoft Surface event, the newest smartwatches, and...motion smoothing.
76 min
190
Former chief security officer of Facebook Alex ...
Nilay Patel interviews Alex Stamos, director of Stanford's Internet Observatory and former chief security officer for Facebook. Nilay and Alex talk about how Cambridge Analytica changed Facebook, the tradeoffs big tech companies make with working with law enforcement and keeping users secure, and how prepared Facebook is for the next presidential election.
73 min
191
Galaxy Note 10 Plus review, Apple fall lineup r...
This week on The Vergecast...Dieter's got a review for the Galaxy Note 10, Samsung has some blue bubble bashing GIFs, and there are a whole bunch of Apple device rumors.
78 min
192
Sen. Michael Bennet talks tech in the next elec...
Makena Kelly and Nilay Patel sit down with senator and presidential candidate Michael Bennet about his new book "Dividing America"
48 min
193
Huawei announces HarmonyOS, Apple's bad battery...
This week on The Vergecast, smart ovens are turning themselves on, Apple has some battery problems, Spotify has some new features, and Huawei announces a new operating system.
69 min
194
Exclusive: Matt Mullenweg and Automattic bought...
CEO of Automattic Matt Mullenweg joins the Vergecast to share what his plans are after buying the blogging platform Tumblr.
35 min
195
TechFreedom's Berin Szóka on bad tech policy
Berin and Nilay have differed on a few issues regarding tech policy, but what they do agree on is the state of the tech policy conversation — its bad.
59 min
196
Samsung shows off Galaxy Note 10, Disney announ...
Samsung showed off their Galaxy Note 10 this week at their unpacked event so the Vergecast gives their first impression. Also, reporter Julia Alexander stops by to update us on the streaming wars. The show ends with breaking down Apple's controversy over Siri voice recordings.
86 min
197
Being hopeful about the web with Paul Ford
Nilay Patel interviews Paul Ford about his hopefulness in tech, his recent piece in Wired, and the state of building stuff for the web.
45 min
198
Apple diversifying business, face unlock for Pi...
This week: Apple's earnings and the future of the iPhone business, face unlock for the Pixel 4, the next Josh Hawley bill that would ban endless scolling, 5G with T-Mobile, and a preview of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10
78 min
199
Mark Cuban on why AI is the future and Facebook...
Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban on why he thinks Facebook’s Libra is dangerous.
61 min
200
Apple's Intel acquisition, the Galaxy Fold star...
Companies have a lot of money
94 min