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 Wednesday, 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. 

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1
Handheld gaming, scooter subscriptions, and a T...
David Pierce dives into what's next in the game console world, why he paid $55 a month for a scooter, and the many tech events coming up in October.
53 min
2
The complicated relationship between musicians ...
Can a budding artist find their place in the world of viral video?
16 min
3
Apple Watch Ultra review: an aspirational debut
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, David Pierce, and Victoria Song discuss using the new Apple Watch Ultra, the next-gen GPUs, and a bunch of gadget news.
73 min
4
GTA leaks, TikTok search, and Apple reviews hot...
The Vergecast covers the Grand Theft Auto VI gameplay leaks, TikTok's search skills, and outstanding questions about the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8.
53 min
5
Will the future of music sound a lot like the p...
In part 1 of our Vergecast: Future of Music series, Alex Cranz talks with Switched on Pop's Charlie Harding about the trends in music today that make new songs out of old material, and whether it's foreshadowing the future of pop.
33 min
6
Reviews of the iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Serie...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss reviews of the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14, and Apple Watch Series 8.
79 min
7
Websites are back: inside The Verge's redesign
David Pierce and Nilay Patel discuss the ideas behind The Verge's brand new redesigned website, which officially launched on September 13th. David also chats with senior product manager Tara Kalmanson and senior engineer Matt Crider, who worked on the redesign, about what went into implementing those ideas.
62 min
8
Apple’s iPhone 14 event: the biggest announceme...
Apple held their annual hardware event on their campus, debuting new iPhones, new Watches, and new AirPods. Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss everything that happened at the "Far Out" event, first impressions of the products, and their expectations for Apple in the next year.
72 min
9
The future of Apple: our biggest questions and ...
The Verge's David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz discuss the future of Apple.
63 min
10
Snap laying off 20 percent of employees, Twitte...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss this week's gadget news. Casey Newton joins the show to discuss Twitter finally adding the edit button for tweets.
83 min
11
Land of the Giants: It's a WhatsApp world
We're sharing an episode of Land of the Giants: The Facebook / Meta disruption
34 min
12
Twitter is a mess, Apple 'Far out' rumors, and ...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss this week in tech news.
56 min
13
The Elgato Stream Deck's endless buttons
Today’s whole episode is about buttons.
38 min
14
Android 13 arrives, Galaxy Watch 5 review, and ...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss the Android 13 update, the battle between the vertical video apps, and a bunch of gadget news.
80 min
15
Ford F-150 Lightning review, stress-testing ear...
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64 min
16
Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked August 2022 biggest a...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler to discuss all the announcement from Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event this past week.
79 min
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
"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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
What’s next for USB-C
Dieter Bohn hosts The Vergecast's "USB-C Spec-tacular"
56 min
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
Apple’s iPhone 13 event: the biggest announcements
The Vergecast discuss the products announced at Apple's hardware event from this week.
77 min
86
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
87
Epic v. Apple judge rules that Apple must allow...
An emergency Vergecast about the Epic v. Apple trial ruling.
45 min
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
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