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. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. 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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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
2
Epic v. Apple judge rules that Apple must allow...
An emergency Vergecast about the Epic v. Apple trial ruling.
45 min
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
Tim Cook's bad day in Epic vs Apple
Part 2: Tim Cook's bad day in Epic vs Apple
33 min
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
LG quits the smartphone business / Sonos Roam r...
The Vergecast discuss this week's gadget news.
61 min
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
The HDMI Holiday Spec-tacular
The Vergecast dedicates an entire episode to the new HDMI 2.1 standard.
77 min
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
Introducing Decoder with Nilay Patel: Mark Cuba...
On the first episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel interviews Mark Cuban.
53 min
51
Xbox Series X, Series S, and PS5 review / Appl...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Tom Warren discuss reviews of the new game consoles — Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Series S, and Sony's PS5. Oh yeah one more thing...there's an Apple event next week.
50 min
52
Facebook, Twitter take steps to limit the presi...
41 min
53
Tearing down the iPhone 12 with iFixit
The Verge's Dieter Bohn talks with iFixit's Kyle Weins and Kay-Kay Clapp about their teardown reviews, the right to repair, and how to fix the Phone 12.
49 min
54
This week's Section 230 hearing / gadgets go to...
Nilay, Dieter, and Adi discuss the latest Section 230 hearing with Congress featuring the CEOs of big tech. Ashley Carman stops by to talk about how gadget makers are turning to shopping channels to market their products.
69 min
55
iPhone 12 and 12 Pro review with Joanna Stern a...
Dieter reviewed the iPhone 12, Nilay reviewed the iPhone 12 Pro, and Joanna reviewed them both side-by-side.
55 min
56
Quibi is shutting down / Google faces antitrust...
Dieter and Nilay talk to Julia Alexander about Quibi shutting down, Adi Robertson about the US government filing antitrust charges against Google, and Josh Dzieza about his report on Wisconsin's Foxconn factory
80 min
57
Pixel 5 with Android Central and Android Police
This week, Dieter talks with managing editor of Android Central Daniel Bader and Android Police editor-in-chief David Ruddock about the Google’s Pixel 5.
46 min
58
Apple announces iPhone 12, MagSafe charger, Hom...
Nilay, Dieter, and Dan discuss all the announcements from Apple's iPhone event this week — from iPhone 12 to the HomePod mini
74 min
59
Samsung 2020 with Marques Brownlee
48 min
60
Congress releases tech antitrust report / Apple...
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn bring in Russell Brandom and Adi Robertson to discuss congressional report about whether Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google are violating antitrust law. Dan Seifert stops by to discuss Apple's upcoming iPhone event on October 13th.
95 min
61
Pixel vs Nexus with UrAvgConsumer
Dieter talks with YouTube's UrAvgConsumer about how the recently announced Google Pixel 5 shares some common ground with the Nexus 5 of 2013.
39 min
62
Google announces Pixel 5, Chromecast with Googl...
Nilay, Dieter, Dan, and Chris discuss all the announcements from Google's fall hardware event from this week as well as Sonos suing Google for infringing five more wireless audio patents.
75 min
63
Apple Watch Series 6 with WSJ's Joanna Stern
The Verge's Dieter Bohn talks with senior personal technology columnist at The Wall Street Journal and Verge alum Joanna Stern about Apple's Series 6 Watch.
42 min
64
Amazon announces Ring security drone, new Echo ...
Nilay, Dieter, and Dan discuss all the important announcements from Amazon's fall hardware event this week, from a security drone for your home to a new cloud gaming service.
82 min
65
Microsoft Surface Duo with Engadget's Cherlynn Low
The Verge's Dieter Bohn and Dan Seifert talk with Engadget's Cherlynn Low about their process reviewing Microsoft's Surface Duo.
48 min
66
Apple announces Watch Series 6 and new iPad Air...
Nilay, Dieter, Chaim, and Nicole discuss Apple's newly announced products including the Apple Watch Series 6 and the new iPad Air. Also discussed: the PS5 announced pricing, Oculus has a new headset, and TikTok acquisition news continues to brew.
71 min
67
We ask a biostatistician about the timeline of ...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Mary Beth Griggs and Nicole Wetsman talk to Dr. Natalie Dean, assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Florida.
59 min
68
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review / Android 11 rev...
Nilay, Dieter, and Tom discuss reviews of Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2, Microsoft's Surface Duo, and Android 11. Also, previews of the Xbox Series X and Series S.
72 min
69
Marc Levoy on moving from Google to Adobe and t...
The Verge's Nilay Patel talks with former Google engineer Marc Levoy about his move to Adobe, the state of the smartphone camera, and the future of computational photography.
50 min
70
IFA 2020 gadgets / Intel announces 11th Gen Tig...
Nilay, Dieter, Chaim, and Chris dive deep into all the gadget news that dominated this week, including all the announcements at IFA 2020's virtual event showcase.
65 min
71
Recording police brutality: how technology is d...
Capturing the Police is a project from The Verge about how people use technology to bring awareness of police brutality and racism — and what it costs them when they agitate for justice.
49 min
72
Surface Duo hands on / Amazon's Halo fitness tr...
Wired's Lauren Goode returns to the show to discuss Microsoft's soon-to-be released Surface Duo, Amazon's new fitness tracker, and an update on Apple's battle with Epic over the App Store.
81 min
73
Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman welcomes you to Team...
The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Casey Newton talk with Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman about the antitrust complaints against Google, Yelp staying on top of changes during a pandemic, and where Yelp goes next in an evolving America.
45 min
74
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review / Galaxy Wa...
Dieter, Dan, and Becca discuss their reviews of Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Buds Live, and Galaxy Watch 3.
65 min
75
How money and payments have become social media
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Lana Swartz, assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia about her new book New Money: How Payment Became Social Media.
46 min
76
Fornite kicked off the App Store and Microsoft’...
Nilay, Dieter, Tom, and Dan discuss the timeline of events that lead to Epic Games suing Apple and Google after being kicked out of mobile app stores. They also discuss Microsoft's announcement of the Surface Duo's release date and technical specs.
86 min
77
How a TikTok ban would affect the influencer ec...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks with New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz about what actually happens to TikTok users, creators, and the influencer economy if a ban on the app was implemented in the United States.
51 min
78
Samsung Unpacked, Google Pixel 4a review, and A...
Nilay, Dieter, Becca, Chris, and Dan discuss the products announced at Samsung's virtual event this week, as well as the Google Pixel 4a review, a new 27-inch iMac, and Greg Joswiak replaces Phil Schiller as head of Apple marketing.
82 min
79
Sen. Ron Wyden says Trump’s Section 230 FCC shu...
The Verge's Nilay Patel and Adi Robertson talk to Senator Ron Wyden, who co-authored Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
35 min
80
Tech antitrust hearing: the important moments a...
Nilay, Makena, Adi, and Casey discuss the important moments from Congress' antitrust hearing with Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai.
64 min
81
Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt fo...
Verge editor-in-chief talks with Wired senior editor Andy Greenberg, author of Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers.
43 min
82
Big tech antittrust hearing preview and the Xbo...
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk with Casey Newton and Makena Kelly about what to expect at next week's big tech antitrust hearings featuring Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai. Megan Farokhmanesh and Andrew Webster return to discuss the games announced at the Xbox Games Showcase this week.
79 min
83
Election cybersecurity: How ready are we for No...
Cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter talks with The Verge's Nilay Patel and Russell Brandom about the state of election security in the US.
46 min
84
Twitter gets hacked / NBC's streaming service P...
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Russell Brandom, and Julia Alexander discuss an unprecidented Twitter hack this week, the release of NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock, and the potential restrictions on TikTok from the White House.
70 min
85
Will virtual dates stick around after the pande...
A special episode of The Verge's Why'd You Push That Button?
37 min
86
How Color of Change helped lead the Facebook bo...
Nilay Patel talks to Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change, one of the organizations leading the ad boycott against Facebook and other social media companies.
55 min
87
iOS14 public beta is released, Google’s Pixel 3...
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Dan Seifert discuss Apple's iOS14 public beta, the future of Google's phones, and what to expect at Samsung's next hardware event.
76 min
88
Bug bounties: the good and the bad of computer ...
CEO of Luta Security Katie Moussouris talks about the good, the bad, and ugly of bug bounty programs that catch and report security bugs and vulnerabilities in software systems.
61 min
89
Introducing Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect
This week we’re sharing an episode of Land of the Giants, a podcast from our friends at Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network that examines the most powerful tech companies of our time.
36 min
90
Apple announces macOS Big Sur, new silicon chip...
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome back Verge alum and Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern to discuss the big announcements from Apple's developer conference this week. Verge news editor Chaim Gartenberg joins in the second half to discuss the Apple updates you may have missed.
90 min
91
Why activists need to think about cybersecurity
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and policy editor Russell Brandom talk to ounder of CryptoHarlem and cybersecurity expert Matt Mitchell.
55 min
92
WWDC predictions / Limiting Section 230 Immuni...
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn run through the most interesting rumors and predictions of announcements at Apple's WWDC next week. Adi Robertson joins to discuss the latest threat to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
58 min
93
Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson and Rep. ...
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) joined The Vergecast along with Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson to discuss the plight of Hey, Basecamp’s new $99-a-year premium email service.
46 min
94
Sen. Ed Markey on the politics of technology
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Verge reporter Makena Kelly talk to Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts about bringing broadband access into rural areas, the technology plights caused by the pandemic, privacy concerns over contract tracing, and the race to 5G.
55 min
95
Android 11 beta / PS5 reveal / Amazon, IBM, and...
Nilay and Dieter discuss Android 11 beta first impressions, Google countersuing Sonos, WWDC rumors. Megan Farokhmanesh and Andrew Webster discuss the PS5 hardware reveal and new Playsation games. James Vincent explains big tech's ban on facial recognition tech for police.
91 min
96
Tinder CEO Elie Seidman on finding love during ...
Seidman joins Vergecast host Nilay Patel and Verge senior reporter Ashley Carman for a chat about the future of the platform.
59 min
97
SpaceX launches humans to space / Facebook's on...
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk to senior science reporter Loren Grush about SpaceX successfully launching their first crew to orbit. Casey Newton stops by to discuss Facebook's moderation policy controversy with Donald Trump's posts.
106 min
98
The head of HBO Max on launching without Roku, ...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Verge reporter Julia Alexander talk to Otter Media CEO Tony Goncalves on Tony's new project overseeing HBO Max.
52 min
99
Trump signs executive order targeting social me...
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome Adi Robertson and Casey Newton on the show to discuss Trump's executive order targeting social media companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google. Julia Alexander also stops by the discuss the launch of WarnerMedia's new streaming service HBO Max.
87 min
100
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on competing with...
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield about remote working, competition with Microsoft, and the way technology changes how we communicate.
63 min