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. 

Tech News
Kindle 15th anniversary and the problem with US...
The flagship podcast of mounting TVs way too high in the hospital room.
65 min
The dark, uncertain world of creator funds
How platforms gamble with their creators
22 min
Elon Musk meets with Tim Cook, Neuralink's show...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss this week in Elon Musk, everything that went wrong with FTX, and the latest gadget news.
82 min
The creator of the future is smart, attractive....
How digital creators are taking over Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube
30 min
A very smart Vergecast Thanksgiving
Today on the flagship podcast of connected meat thermometers: the state and future of the smart home and kitchen gadgets.
70 min
Meta Quest Pro review, Taylor Swift crashed Tic...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Piece, Alex Cranz, and Adi Robertson discuss the Meta Quest Pro review. Later, the crew discuss Ticketmaster crashing after Taylor Swift fans try to buy concert tickets. Also: Elon Musk's Twitter saga continues and some weekly gadget news.
98 min
The AI-generated, oddly colored future of art
Today's Vergecast covers the future of Photoshop, AI art, and Pantone.
57 min
Meta announces job cuts and Twitter prepares fo...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss week two of Elon Musk as CEO of Twitter and Meta announcing job cuts.
75 min
The politics and laws changing tech in the US
The Verge's David Pierce tries out Neeva's Bias Buster, a search engine tool that tries to fix political news bias. Senior reporter Adi Robertson talks about her story How America turned against the First Amendment. Policy reporter Makena Kelly explains the CHIPS and Science Act, and how it could reshape the tech industry in America.
64 min
Elon Musk's first week at Twitter / Matter's ne...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss what has happened with Twitter since Elon Musk has taken over the company.
84 min
Why Signal won’t compromise on encryption, with...
Signal messages are more private than iMessage and WhatsApp. Here’s how.
69 min
Twitter is now an Elon Musk company
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Liz Lopatto, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Elon Musk officially becoming the owner of Twitter, and what that means for the future of the company.
44 min
Apple's new App Store tax, Microsoft Surface re...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Tom Warren discuss this week's biggest tech news.
82 min
The two cryptos and the future of the iPad
Today on the flagship podcast of all-screen designs: Andru Marino dives into the world of an alternative crypto community. David Pierce examines Stage Manager and Apple's current iPad lineup with Dan Seifert and Monica Chin.
62 min
Cybersecurity Hotline Special
The Verge's David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Russell Brandom answer all your cybersecurity questions.
49 min
Confusing new Apple products, Netflix password ...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler discuss the announcements from Apple this week, HDR video standards, and all the news out of Netflix and Tesla
82 min
Kanye wants Parler, smartwatch showdown, and th...
Today on the flagship podcast of slightly inaccurate fitness trackers.
77 min
Microsoft's Surface event, Pixel 7 and Pixel Wa...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss the announcements at Meta Connect, the new products from Microsoft's Surface event, and reviews for Google's Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch.
77 min
Zuckerberg on the Quest Pro, our impressions, a...
Today's episode focuses on the state of VR and where it's headed next.
68 min
Google's Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch event / Elon M...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss all the announcements from Google's Pixel 7 event. Senior correspondant Liz Lopatto joins the show to explain the latest in the Elon Musk/Twitter trial saga.
75 min
Amazon’s Kindle Scribe, printer problems, and e...
Today on the flagship podcast of hardcopy peripherals
52 min
What does music feel like in the metaverse?
The Verge's David Pierce dives into the world of virtual concerts in digital spaces like Roblox and Fortnite. Is this the future of live music?
19 min
Google is shutting down Stadia / Amazon's hardw...
The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Jay Peters discuss Google deciding to shut down its game streaming service Stadia. Jennifer Pattison Tuohy joins the show to chat about all the products Amazon announced at its hardware launch event this week, including the new E Ink tablet for reading and writing.
85 min
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
The complicated relationship between musicians ...
Can a budding artist find their place in the world of viral video?
16 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Elgato Stream Deck's endless buttons
Today’s whole episode is about buttons.
38 min
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
Ford F-150 Lightning review, stress-testing ear...
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64 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What’s next for USB-C
Dieter Bohn hosts The Vergecast's "USB-C Spec-tacular"
56 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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