The Vergecast

Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and David Pierce 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.

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1
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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
"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
6
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
7
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
8
Sonos' new budget soundbar / CNN Plus is shutt...
David Pierce rejoins The Vergecast with Nilay Patel and Alex Cranz. The crew discuss Netflix losing subscribers for the first time in over a decade, CNN Plus shutting down only a month after it launched, and a whole lot more. Verge editor Chris Welch joins the show to discuss Sonos' new budget soundbar that is set to release in June.
73 min
9
Mark Zuckerberg’s big plans for AR glasses / El...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Liz Lopatto, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss Elon Musk's offer to buy 100 percent of Twitter. Senior reporter Adi Robertson joins to discuss Elon's thoughts on content moderation and Meta's plans for their AR glasses.
90 min
10
Elon Musk buys 9.2 percent of Twitter / OnePlu...
Verge managing editor Alex Cranz leads this week's show with Dan Seifert, Liz Lopatto, and Allison Johnson to discuss Elon Musk buying stock in Twitter, Allison's review of the OnePlus 10 Pro, and the newest monitors and televisions in 2022.
67 min
11
Steve Aoki on why he’s a ‘crypto believer’
ergecast is on spring break this week! In the meantime, check out Nilay's discussion with Steve Aoki from this week's Decoder.
59 min
12
Asus’ ROG flow Z13 / Samsung’s Freestyle Proje...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Dan Seifert discuss the tech headlines from this site this week — including Google's deal with Spotify over app fees, Nothing's first smartphone, and TV projectors.
82 min
13
We reviewed the Mac Studio, the Studio Display,...
Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Monica Chin, Allison Johnson, and Dan Seifert discuss The Verge's reviews of the Apple products announced last week: the new iPhone SE, iPad Air, Mac Studio, and Studio Display.
88 min
14
Apple announces new iPhone SE, Mac Studio, M1 U...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Dan Seifert discuss all the announcements from Apple's Peek Performance event this week.
74 min
15
Goodbye to Dieter Bohn, with special guest Walt...
Nilay Patel and Walt Mossberg say goodbye to Dieter Bohn as he departs The Verge
74 min
16
Russia starts a star war / Ford splits itself i...
Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Dan Seifert, Loren Grush, Andrew Hawkins talk about this week in news
95 min
17
Steam Deck review / Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra re...
The Vergecast covers gaming on the Steam Deck, taking photos with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, and the other tech news from this week.
72 min
18
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review / Spotify is acqui...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Monica Chin discuss phones, laptops, and chips announced and reviewed this week. Senior reporter Ashley Carman joins the show to discuss the latest podcast industry news.
69 min
19
Samsung announces Galaxy S22 Ultra / Microsoft ...
The Vergecast covers all the announcements from Samsung's Galaxy S22 Unpacked event, Microsoft's Open App Store Principles, and the troubles at Peloton.
90 min
20
YouTube chief product officer Neal Mohan on new...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and streaming reporter Catie Keck talk with YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan on new features coming to YouTube: new tools for Shorts, interactive live streaming, a new YouTube TV interface, and more.
57 min
21
Facebook lost daily users for the first time ev...
The Vergecast covers what we've learned this week from Spotify's moderation policy and Facebook's daily user growth.
68 min
22
Spotify picks Joe Rogan over Neil Young / Inte...
The Vergecast covers the last earnings reports from tech companies like Microsoft, Samsung, Intel, and Tesla. Also, Spotify's Joe Rogan/Neil Young controversy.
85 min
23
Microsoft to acquire Activision for $68.7 billi...
The Vergecast covers Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, Google building a new AR headset, the battle between the FAA, AT&T, Verizon, and airlines over 5G, and the antitrust bills in Congress this week.
73 min
24
Wordle and the App Store clones / FTC’s Meta an...
The Vergecast covers the success of Wordle, the FTC proceeding with an antitrust lawsuit, and this week's gadget news.
71 min
25
CES 2022: all the TVs, concept cars, laptops, a...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Alex Cranz run through the huge amount of products announced at CES 2022 this week.
86 min
26
James Webb Space Telescope to launch next week ...
The Vergecast covers NASA's plan for launching the James Webb Space Telescope and all the gadgets and software updates announced this past week.
66 min
27
Can Matter save the smart home?
Dieter Bohn dives into Matter, the new tech standard that smart home gadgets will use to communicate with each other.
42 min
28
Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 demo / Snap’s fi...
The Vergecast covers Epic Games' Matrix experience in Unreal Engine 5, Snap’s first AR Spectacles, streaming news, and more.
75 min
29
Behind the scenes of our Treo documentary, Spri...
Live at On The Verge in New York City, Nilay and Dieter discuss The Verge's documentary Springboard: the secret history of the first real smartphone and conduct at Q&A with the audience.
46 min
30
Jack Dorsey steps down from Twitter / The futur...
The Vergecast covers Jack Dorsey stepping down from Twitter, what's going on in the world of crypto, and the FTC suing to block Nvidia's purchase of Arm.
90 min
31
Eero CEO Nick Weaver on 5G, Thread, and the fut...
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn interview CEO of Eero Nick Weaver live at On The Verge in New York City.
31 min
32
Apple will make repair manuals and parts availa...
The Vergecast covers Biden's infrastructure bill, Russia blowing up a satellite, and Apple allowing DIY repairs on some iPhones and Macs.
84 min
33
Let's Chat about RCS
The Verge's Dieter Bohn dives into the messy past and uncertain future of Rich Communication Services, or RCS.
31 min
34
EV startup Rivian goes public / Judge orders Ap...
The Vergecast covers EV startup Rivian going public, Windows 11 SE, and updates from the Apple v Epic trial.
76 min
35
What’s next for USB-C
Dieter Bohn hosts The Vergecast's "USB-C Spec-tacular"
56 min
36
Microsoft enters the metaverse race / Beats Fit...
The Vergecast covers Microsoft's Ignite event, how the Beats Fit Pro may beat the AirPods Pro, and Craig Federighi's talk at Web Summit 2021.
70 min
37
Vergecast Live @ On The Verge 2021
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Verge alums Joanna Stern and David Pierce live on stage at The Verge's 10th anniversary party.
39 min
38
Facebook becomes Meta / Pixel 6 review / Macboo...
Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Alex Heath, and Dan Seifert discuss all the news from this week.
93 min
39
Inside our MacBook Pro 2021 review
Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel, and Monica Chin discuss their process for reviewing Apple's 2021 MacBook Pro.
50 min
40
Apple’s Unleashed event / Facebook is planning ...
The Vergecast discuss Facebook's plan to rebrand the company with a new name, the products announced at Apple's Unleashed event, and what happened at Google's Pixel 6 event.
66 min
41
Google’s Pixel 6 with Sundar Pichai and Rick Os...
Dieter Bohn sits down with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and SVP of Devices and Services at Google Rick Osterloh to discuss the Pixel 6 launch.
51 min
42
HTC Vive Flow announced / Apple Watch Series 7 ...
The Vergecast discuss HTC's new VR headset the Vive Flow and the three tech events scheduled for next week.
77 min
43
Surface extravaganza: a review of Windows 11 an...
Dieter Bohn hosts a discussion on reviews for the newest Microsoft products launched this fall — Windows 11, Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio, and Surface Go 3 — with The Verge's Monica Chin, Dan Seifert, and Tom Warren.
61 min
44
Land of the Giants: This Changes Everything
n Land of the Giants: The Apple Revolution, Recode’s Peter Kafka explores the company that changed what a computer is — and then changed what a phone is.
32 min
45
Facebook's bad week: a 60 Minutes interview, a ...
The Vergecast discuss Facebook's bad week: from a 60 Minutes interview, to a 6-hour outage, to a Facebook whistleblower hearing.
82 min
46
Teaching AI to taste and smell could help the f...
Ashley explores how AI can be used for product design, but more specifically, for creating fragrances and flavors.
31 min
47
Amazon’s fall hardware event / Google’s Search ...
The Vergecast discuss the new devices announced from Amazon this week and what took place at this year's Code Conference.
93 min
48
AI can be your writing buddy, your blogger, or ...
Ashley explores the wild world of AI writing and storytelling to find out if her job is in jeopardy.
34 min
49
iPhone 13 review / Microsoft’s Surface event bi...
The Vergecast discuss reviews of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, as well as the many new devices Microsoft announced at their Surface event this week.
93 min
50
AI might help edit the next generation of bloc...
Ashley Carman talks with companies investing in AI to streamline video and photo creation.
27 min
51
Apple’s iPhone 13 event: the biggest announcements
The Vergecast discuss the products announced at Apple's hardware event from this week.
77 min
52
Everyone will be able to clone their voice in t...
Ashley Carman talks with AI companies using voice synthesis to see why they are targeting the field of voice talent and podcasting.
34 min
53
Epic v. Apple judge rules that Apple must allow...
An emergency Vergecast about the Epic v. Apple trial ruling.
45 min
54
Facebook debuts Ray-Ban smart glasses / Apple’s...
The Vergecast discuss Facebook's newest endeavor into sunglasses with cameras on them, predictions for next week's Apple event, and of course some new gadgets announced this week.
84 min
55
Microsoft announces Surface event for Sept. 22n...
The Vergecast discuss new Apple App Store policies, the next Microsoft Surface event, and some strange new gadgets from this week.
72 min
56
OnlyFans' back and forth on adult content ban /...
The Vergecast discuss why OnlyFans planned to prohibit sexually explicit content on their platform and why it reversed its position days later.
86 min
57
Google Pixel 5a review / Facebook's metaverse f...
The Vergecast discuss reviews for the Google Pixel 5a, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3, and the T-Mobile data breach that exposed personal info of more than 47 million people.
93 min
58
Samsung announces Galaxy Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3, Wa...
The Vergecast discuss Samsung’s newest product announcements and Apple’s important changes coming to Messages and iCloud.
95 min
59
Pixel 6 preview / Apple reveals new efforts to ...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Alex Cranz discuss Google's preview of the Pixel 6 and its Tensor chip. Verge policy editor Russell Brandom explains how Apple will reportedly scan photos on iPhones and iCloud for child abuse imagery.
89 min
60
The summer Intel fell behind / earnings for App...
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Chaim Gartenberg discuss this week in tech news: quarterly earnings for the big tech companies, the state of Intel, and the Nothing's Ear 1 earbuds.
71 min
61
Verizon switches to Android Messages as default...
The Vergecast discuss Verizon getting on board with RCS, the Biden administration continuing to take on Big Tech, and Jeff Bezos' flight into space.
79 min
62
Interview: Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s metaverse
Casey Newton talks with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about his vision for an embodied internet, the challenges of governing it, and gender imbalance in virtual reality today.
43 min
63
The Steam Deck is Valve's new handheld / iPhone...
The Vergecast discuss the new Valve Steam Deck, Netflix getting into gaming, bits of Apple news, and some billionaires going into space.
74 min
64
Google faces antitrust lawsuit over Google Play...
The Vergecast discuss the newest antitrust lawsuit against Google, the Nintendo Switch OLED model, and all the mottos that Stellantis announced for their 'EV Day.'
66 min
65
Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a new desi...
The Vergecast discuss the official reveal of Windows 11 at Microsoft's event on Thursday.
73 min
66
Google adds RCS encryption to Messages / Congre...
The Vergecast discuss Microsoft Windows 11 leaks, Congress advancing with antitrust policy, and Google adding end-to-end RCS encryption to the Messages app.
76 min
67
WWDC 2021: Apple's iOS 15, spatial audio, macOS...
The Vergecast covers all the announcement's from Apple's developer conference this week.
80 min
68
Huawei’s HarmonyOS arrives / Microsoft's next g...
The Vergecast discuss rumors for Apple's WWDC and Microsoft's new version of Windows.
90 min
69
Tim Cook's bad day in Epic vs Apple
Part 2: Tim Cook's bad day in Epic vs Apple
33 min
70
Google I/O announcements and iPad Pro M1 review
In part 1 of this week’s episode, Nilay and Dieter talk with deputy editor Dan Seifert  about Google I/O and reviews for the M1 iMac and iPad Pro.
97 min
71
Starlink, Epic v. Apple, and laptops laptops la...
The Epic v. Apple trial continues with big drama about naked bananas and weird game definitions. Nilay tries to get Starlink space internet working, and there's new Intel chips. Adi Robertson and Monica Chin join this week.
76 min
72
Apple v Epic week 1 roundtable
Nilay and Dieter talk with Verge senior reporter Adi Robertson and senior editor Tom Warren about the first week of the Epic Games v Apple trial.
71 min
73
iOS 14.5 update features / Apple sales skyrocke...
The Vergecast discuss big tech's surprising earnings this past quarter, the next wave of podcast platform innovation, and Samsung's latest laptops.
68 min
74
Apple announces new iMacs, AirTags, and iPad Pr...
The Vergecast discuss two Apple events from this week: their new product announcements and the congressional hearing focused on compeition in their App Store.
72 min
75
LG quits the smartphone business / Sonos Roam r...
The Vergecast discuss this week's gadget news.
61 min
76
Land of the Giants: The Google Empire
Land of the Giants is a podcast that explores the five biggest tech companies and their impact on our world.
40 min
77
The rise of Clubhouse competitors / Apple's WWD...
The Vergecast discuss Clubhouse competitors, Apple headset rumors, and how Google Chrome is replacing cookies and what it means for privacy
76 min
78
OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro review / Zuckerberg, Dorsey...
The Vergecast discuss One Plus' newest flagship phones, Congress' first tech hearing of 2021, and Intel investing $20 billion into new factories.
73 min
79
Samsung Unpacked 2021 / Zack Snyder's Justice L...
The Vergecast discuss new EVs, the release of the Snyder Cut, and Samsung Unpacked 2021.
81 min
80
NFTs explained / Sonos' new bluetooth speaker /...
The Vergecast discuss NFTs trending, Sonos' new bluetooth speaker, the Asus ROG phone 5, and much more.
71 min
81
A conversation about Section 230 and the future...
In this bonus Vergecast, Verge senior reporter Adi Robertson and policy editor Russell Brandom discuss takeaways from The Verge's Section 230 virtual event.
42 min
82
Jack Dorsey’s Square, Inc. buys Tidal / Microso...
The Vergecast discuss Jack Dorsey’s Square, Inc. buying a majority stake in Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal, the announcement of Microsoft's Mesh mixed reality platform, and more iPhone rumors.
64 min
83
Spotify's big plan for podcasting / Where 5G is...
The Vergecast discuss the state of 5G in America, Spotify's big event this week, and what content you'll find on Paramount Plus.
80 min
84
Australia's bargain with Google and Facebook / ...
The Vergecast discuss Australia's News Media Bargaining Code, streaming services in 2021, and this week's Nintendo Direct.
84 min
85
Google's mysterious lack of app updates / Apple...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Adi Robertson discuss Google's mysterious lack of iOS app updates, the rumors around Apple's potential VR headset, and the rest of this week's gadget headlines.
64 min
86
Jeff Bezos steps away as Amazon CEO / Ford's el...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Sean O'Kane, and Becca Farsace discuss driving Ford's electric Mustang, Tesla's next vehicles, rumors around Apple producing their own car, and Jeff Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO.
85 min
87
GameStop, Reddit, and Robin Hood: How r/WallStr...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Elizabeth Lopatto explain how a subreddit sent GameStop, AMC and other stocks rocketing up through the stock market.
66 min
88
Galaxy S21 Ultra review / Apple redesign rumors...
The Vergecast discusses the Verge review of Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra, the numerous rumors about Apple's future products, and ViacomCBS's new rebranded streaming service.
73 min
89
CES 2021 / Samsung’s S21 lineup and Galaxy Buds...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Monica Chin, and Chris Welch dive into all the important announcements from this year's Consumer Electronics Show we saw this week.
59 min
90
Trump banned from Twitter, Facebook, and others...
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Adi Robertson, and Casey Newton chronicle the week since the Capitol riot: Trump gets deplatformed and Parler is removed from the app stores.
67 min
91
The HDMI Holiday Spec-tacular
The Vergecast dedicates an entire episode to the new HDMI 2.1 standard.
77 min
92
Two new antitrust lawsuits against Google / Air...
The Verge's Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel, and Adi Robertson discuss the two antitrust lawsuits against Google announced this week. Chris Welch joins to discuss his review of Apple's AirPods Max.
68 min
93
Apple announces AirPods Max / Qualcomm presiden...
Nilay and Dieter talk with Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon about Qualcomm's new flagship processor, Snapdragon 888, the potential of 5G, and what he thinks about Apple's new M1 processor.
62 min
94
The FTC is suing Facebook to unwind its acquisi...
Nilay Patel talks with Verge policy editor Russell Brandom, senior reporter Adi Robertson, and contributing editor Casey Newton about the FTC suing Facebook to unwind its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp.
43 min
95
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor for 2021 A...
Verge reporter Julia Alexander joins Nilay and Dieter to discuss WarnerMedia's decision to release all of its new 2021 movies simultaneously on HBO Max. News editor Chaim Gartenberg explains Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 888 processor for upcoming Android phones in 2021.
66 min
96
Decoder: Alamo Drafthouse CEO on the future of ...
Nilay Patel talks with Shelli Taylor, who stepped into her new role as CEO of Alamo Drafthouse during the pandemic.
42 min
97
Decoder: Microsoft's Phil Spencer on launching ...
Nilay Patel talks with Phil Spencer, executive vice-president of gaming at Microsoft about the launch of the two new Xboxes.
68 min
98
Apple Macbook Air with M1 review / Apple will r...
Walt Mossberg joins the show to discuss his experience with the Macbooks with the new M1 chip. Nilay, Dieter, Chris, and Dan discuss The Verge's reviews of the computers.
90 min
99
Decoder: The future of remote learning with Sal...
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.
55 min
100
Apple announces M1 chip computers / iPhone 12 m...
Nilay, Dieter, Dan, and Chaim discuss the new computers Apple announced at their "One More Thing" hardware event, as well as their reviews of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and HomePod mini.
62 min