The Vergecast

The Vergecast is the flagship podcast from The Verge about small gadgets, Big Tech, and everything in between. Every Friday, hosts Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz hang out and make sense of the week’s most important technology news. And every Tuesday, David leads a selection of The Verge’s expert staffers in an exploration of how gadgets and software affect our lives – and which ones you should bring into yours. 

Tech News
Amazon buys Roomba, non-watch wearables, and th...
David Pierce taps into The Verge's reviews team to explore where we're headed with smart home gadgets, wearables, and midrange phones.
76 min
HBO Max might get maimed, Apple might remove th...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss this week in tech news — including what's happening with HBO Max, Apple iPad rumors, some handheld gaming updates, and this week in EVs.
69 min
Work from anywhere: sailboats, solar generators...
David Pierce hosts a special "work from anywhere" episode of The Vergecast while he is on vacation.
58 min
Microsoft Q4 earnings, Spotify’s subscribers ri...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce. and Alex Cranz discuss the quarterly tech earnings from Apple, Microsoft, Spotify, and more.
67 min
Instagram is TikTok now, BeReal is everywhere, ...
The Verge's David Pierce talks with deputy editor Alex Heath about how Meta is pivoting Facebook and Instagram away from your friends and more towards short form video. Casey Newton chats with David about the social media app BeReal, and whether it's able to succeed among social media titans. The Vergecast Hotline is back! Experts at The Verge answer your tech questions.
69 min
Netflix wants linear TV to die, Thread border r...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz run discuss Tesla earnings, Netflix's next move, and an upgrade to smart home standard Thread.
75 min
Project Gene5is adventures, Congress takes on V...
The Verge's David Pierce dives into Project Gene5is, the state of VPNs, and the Nothing Phone 1.
61 min
MacBook Air M2 review, Elon Musk tries to bail ...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce chat with deputy editor Dan Seifert about his review of Apple's M2 Macbook Air. Verge senior correspondent Liz Lopatto joins the show to discuss the latest in the Elon Musk's Twitter battle. The crew preview the beta software for macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, and iOS 16.
77 min
The JWST's first space images, YouTube TV's bun...
The Verge's David Pierce dives into space telescopes, TV bundles, and your latest tech questions.
48 min
Land of the Giants: The Facebook / Meta Disruption
We’re sharing the trailer for the new season of Land of the Giants: The Facebook/ Meta Disruption.
3 min
This week in EVs, Starlink's wireless battle wi...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz chat with transportation editor Andrew Hawkins about EVs, trucks, Tesla, and Starlink.
64 min
Privacy risks in post-Roe USA, the internet's r...
The Verge's David Pierce and Alex Cranz chat with health technology reporter Nicole Wetsman and senior privacy and cybersecurity reporter Corin Faife about the privacy vulnerabilities for people seeking abortions in a post-Roe United States, and how people can protect their information.
59 min
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 updated review, Solana...
Nilay Patel and Alex Cranz chat with Verge senior reviewer Monica Chin about her review of Apple's Macbook Pro 13" with the M2 chip. Alex, David Pierce, and Dan Seifert continue the show, focusing on this week's tech stories from The Verge: Nothing's Phone 1, Solana's Saga phone, and a second look at Microsoft's Surface Duo 2.
80 min
Meta's VR prototypes, the best earbuds for phon...
David Pierce talks with Adi Robertson about Meta's VR prototypes she previewed. Chris Welch tests a bunch of wireless earbuds to find out which has the best phone call quality. Alex Cranz and David discuss what their dream E Ink device is, and why it still doesn't exist.
53 min
Dish says their 5G network is available , Apple...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Dish Network's 5G network, Google's LaMDA AI, Apple streaming Major League Soccer, and more.
62 min
WWDC 2022: Apple's iOS 16, new M2 processor, ma...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss all the important announcements from Apple's WWDC. Also: USB-C will be mandatory for phones sold in the EU ‘by autumn 2024, and the Xbox game streaming TV app feels almost like the real thing
85 min
Sheryl Sandberg leaving Meta, Volvo using Unrea...
Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg stepping down after 14 years. Transportation editor Andrew Hawkins joins the show to discuss that latest car news, including Volvo using Epic's Unreal Engine to create 'photorealistic' graphics in its cars. Segment three covers what to expect at Apple's WWDC next week.
80 min
Computex 2022 laptops, Elon vs Twitter bots, an...
Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the most interesting laptops announced this week at Computex 2022. Senior reporter Liz Lopatto returns to update us on Elon Musk's deal to buy to Twitter. Gadget rumors continue in segment three.
74 min
How video game controllers got a lot more acces...
In the final chapter of our Vergecast “creators series,” Alex Cranz talks with Ben Heck, who has been modding game systems and controllers since the early 2000s, which led to his project creating single-handed video game controllers. Alex also talks with Bryce Johnson, who is one of the inventors of the Xbox Adaptive Controller, the game controller designed for gamers with limited mobility.
32 min
Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Google I/O 2022 📲 S...
Nilay Patel and David Pierce interview Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai after Google announcing a bunch of products at their I/O conference.
94 min
How Google is trying to make ambient computing ...
The Verge sat down with some of Google’s most important executives to talk about the company’s vision, its new hardware and software, and how the company is changing to build the future it imagines.
20 min
3D printing and trackballs: the future of gadgets?
In part two of our Vergecast creator series, Alex Cranz focuses on the 3D printed trackball Ploopy, and the community behind it.
37 min
"After Steve" author Tripp Mickle / Fortnite’s ...
Nilay Patel and David Pierce chat with Tripp Mickle, a New York Times reporter and the author of a new book titled After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost its Soul.
75 min
How the mechanical keyboard went mainstream again
In part one of our Vergecast creator series, Alex Cranz focuses on mechanical keyboards and how the creator space changed industry demand.
47 min
Twitter accepts Elon Musks' buyout / Snap Pixy ...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Liz Lopatto discuss Elon Musk buying Twitter and what's next for the social media company. Senior reporter Alex Heath joins the show to discuss his experience with Snap's selfie drone. Managing editor Alex Cranz refreshes the crew on the latest in E Ink tech.
95 min