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.

Tech News
Reviews for the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Seri...
85 min
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
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
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
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
Sonos CEO Patrick Spence: "There's no category ...
How CEO Patrick Spence brought Bluetooth to Sonos
47 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Apple's Intel acquisition, the Galaxy Fold star...
Companies have a lot of money
94 min
Why everyone hates Big Tech with Matt Yglesias ...
Understanding what Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act really means
56 min
Big tech at Capitol Hill, Elon Musk's brain mac...
90 min
Everything is too hard to use, with Asurion CEO...
The problems with closed eco-systems and why an insurance company like Asurion got involved with tech support.
39 min
Nintendo announces Switch Lite, Apple updates M...
81 min
Net neutrality was repealed a year ago. Gigi So...
Net neutrality was repealed a year ago. Gigi Sohn explains what’s happened since
40 min
Mourning a robot with Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn...
35 min
Why big companies will never get content manage...
37 min
Jony Ive leaving Apple, iPadOS public beta, and...
75 min
Kara Swisher on Silicon Valley’s lack of compet...
Breaking up big tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon.
40 min
Facebook announces Libra, Section 230 threatene...
73 min
Death, fear, and anxiety at Facebook’s worst-pe...
Nilay Patel and Casey Newton discuss a workplace in Tampa, FL plagued by fear and anxiety and worse.
27 min
Facebook executives Adam Mosseri and Andrew Bos...
Facebook executives Adam Mosseri and Andrew Bosworth sit down with The Verge’s Casey Newton at Code Conference to discuss antitrust and the prospect of breaking up Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp
36 min
Introducing Nice Try! Utopian
Nice Try! is a new podcast from Curbed and the Vox Media Podcast Network that explores stories of people who have tried to design a better world, and what happens when those designs don't go according to plan.
11 min
Recapping Code Conference, Youtube’s CEO apolog...
Code Conference recap. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s apology. Pixel 4 leak, E3 wrap up.
71 min
Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown on sustainable food...
Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown discusses the evolution of plant-based burgers, the science of protein, why his company avoids GMOs, and their mission to help create a more sustainable food system.
40 min
YouTube’s bad week: pedophiles, hate speech, an...
45 min
WWDC 2019, a new Mac Pro, and updates to the iPad
83 min
The ethics of AI with Google's AI lead Jeff Dean
Verge senior reporter James Vincent speaks with Google AI lead Jeff Dean and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about AI bias, facial recognition, and government regulation around AI.
37 min
Weird laptops of Computex, new Intel and AMD ch...
80 min
How technology is changing music with Switched ...
Unpacking how technology is changing the distribution, making, and sound of popular music.
40 min
The T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Apple tweaks th...
71 min
Huawei, 5G, and Robocalls with FCC Commissioner...
FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks stops by to discuss Huawei, regulating robocalls, net neutrality, the race for 5G and more
40 min
OnePlus 7 Pro review, the White House's censors...
69 min
The lawyer who won against Apple at the Supreme...
Apple just lost a case at the Supreme Court, and an antitrust lawsuit claiming that the App Store is a monopoly will proceed.
37 min
Google I/O and the future of Android with Googl...
65 min
F8 and Facebook's future in privacy
64 min
Luminary and the podcast wars to come, with Nic...
After Luminary’s troubled launch, The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Ashley Carman sit-down with podcast expert Nick Quah of Hot Pod to discuss if Luminary or anyone could be “the Netflix of podcasts” and where the industry is headed.
44 min
WWDC leaks, Luminary’s launch troubles, and Gal...
61 min
Aurora CEO Chris Urmson on what's next for self...
Aurora CEO Chris Urmson stops by to discuss the future of self-driving cars with The Verge's Nilay Patel and Andrew Hawkins.
41 min
Samsung's Galaxy Fold phones are breaking
And the end of the feud between Apple and Qualcomm
66 min
The electric scooter revolution with Lime co-fo...
Lime co-founder Brad Bao explains how the electric scooter revolution will evolve.
39 min
Foxxconn's empty innovation centers and a black...
85 min
Jaron Lanier's ideas for the future
How the "manipulation economy" has reshaped the world we live in and why we should be controlling and profiting from our own data.
40 min
AirPods 2 review, AirPower gone, and all the th...
64 min
Figuring out Apple's TV plans with Recode’s Pet...
Will Apple's new foray into streaming be able to swim in the same waters as Netflix and Disney, or will it go the way of Verizon's Go90?
47 min
Apple unveils credit card, streaming plans, and...
66 min
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism with Shoshan...
The age of surveillance capitalism author Shoshana Zuboff considers whether "data is the new oil" and explains how data collection has fundamentally changed the economy and how big companies interact with consumers.
40 min
Apple's new iPad mini and Google's Stadia gamin...
87 min
The future of Facebook and democracy with Casey...
Facebook's former chief security officer Alex Stamos joined Casey Newton onstage at SXSW to discuss the difficult issues that plague Facebook and democracy.
27 min
Introducing Switched on Pop
34 min
Galaxy S10E review and Spotify takes on Apple
73 min
Breaking up Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook
How would we break up the world’s most powerful companies?
53 min
Facebook's privacy pivot and the streaming wars
77 min
Can Anchor be the Youtube for podcasts? And sho...
Anchor CEO Michael Mignano discusses the company's recent acquisition by Spotify, the future of podcasting, and whether Anchor could become the "YouTube for podcasts."
39 min
Mobile World Congress: How should your foldable...
69 min
Casey Newton on the secret life of Facebook mod...
31 min
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is here and so is the G...
Samsung unveils its new Galaxy foldable phone and the new S10 at their latest event.
79 min
Foursquare is tracking you... responsibly
CEO of Foursquare Jeff Glueck discusses the ethics of companies that track their users’ movements
34 min
Amazon HQ2 cancelled and Apple's rumored March ...
72 min
Bill Gates on solving the world’s problems… and...
Bill Gates's ambitious plans to improve health in poor countries, build better toilets, gather better data about women, and rethink taxes on the wealthy.
29 min
5G madness: why is Sprint suing AT&T?
Sprint is suing AT&T for falsely advertising its network as "5G."
18 min
Spotify’s big audio play, plus a Palm tiny phon...
66 min
Lina Khan on Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox
Should we break up Amazon and Facebook?
34 min
Apple goes to war with Facebook and Google
83 min
Fixing America’s internet, with Susan Crawford
35 min
More Galaxy S10 leaks and Sonos headphones
67 min
Pixel 3 Lite leaks, Apple releases new battery ...
78 min
August CEO Jason Johnson on opening the smart h...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel chats with August CEO Jason Johnson about smart locks and the challenges of integrating various technologies within a smart home.
30 min
CES: Google vs. Alexa and the latest 5G delusion
59 min
CES: LG’s impressive rollable TV and Samsung’s ...
63 min
CES: Privacy and smart TVs with Vizio CTO Bill ...
29 min
Apple's iPhone problem and CES preview
62 min
GoPro CEO Nick Woodman on how to compete withou...
38 min
334: Sundar Pichai testifies, Samsung A8, and V...
66 min
What Foxconn’s really doing in Wisconsin, with ...
43 min
333: 5G phones, Juul, and Microsoft's move to C...
68 min
The history of online harassment before and aft...
53 min
332: Pixel Slate, Google Fi, and Section 230
67 min
Silicon Valley’s Rep. Ro Khanna talks tech regu...
38 min
Amazon HQ2, Google Night Sight, and Facebook
75 min
President of StubHub Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
43 min
330: iPad Pro review, Macbook Air review, and W...
77 min
Anker CEO Steven Yang is all in on USB-C
37 min
329: Macbook Air, iPad Pro, and Mac Mini
84 min
Ivy Ross (Google’s VP of hardware design) and R...
45 min
328: iPhone XR review, Google Home Hub and Yoga...
84 min
Julia Alexander says YouTube makes everything m...
33 min
327: Pixel 3 review, the new Palm phone, and Go...
83 min
Scott Belsky brings Photoshop to the iPad
40 min
Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub
86 min
Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff wants to reduce neighbo...
39 min
325: Chinese spy chips, Microsoft announcements...
86 min