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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.

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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New York, NY

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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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@verge

Language:

English


Episodes

Decoder: Microsoft's Phil Spencer on launching the new Xbox

11/24/2020
On this week’s episode of Decoder Nilay Patel talks to Phil Spencer, the guy in charge of Xbox at Microsoft. They discuss not only the next-generation Xbox and PS5 just arriving in stores now, but how gaming itself has become part of mainstream culture, a trend that has definitely accelerated during the pandemic. We’ve also reached an inflection point for game streaming: Google, Amazon, and Microsoft all have services that allow consumers to play games on any device by streaming them over...

Duration:01:14:18

Apple Macbook Air with M1 review / Apple will reduce App Store cut to 15 percent / end-to-end encryption for RCS in Android

11/20/2020
Walt Mossberg joins the show to discuss his experience with Apple's Macbooks with the new M1 chip. Nilay, Dieter, Chris, and Dan discuss The Verge's reviews of the computers. Stories from this week: Trump’s post-election tantrum is holding up federal vaccine planning Virus surges complicate the distribution of scarce COVID-19 treatments CDC says people should not travel for Thanksgiving due to COVID-19 surges The COVID-19 pandemic hits new highs and new lows Apple Macbook Air with M1 review:...

Duration:01:37:25

Decoder: The future of remote learning with Sal Khan of Khan Academy

11/17/2020
For the next few Tuesday's, we'll be sharing Nilay Patel's new podcast Decoder, an interview show that puts a spotlight on how innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology are navigating an ever-changing landscape. On this week’s episode of Decoder, 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. Khan Academy is an organization that exists because of...

Duration:00:58:53

Apple announces M1 chip computers / iPhone 12 mini and Pro Max review / HomePod mini review

11/13/2020
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. Stories from this week: US sees two days with over 100,000 reported COVID-19 cases COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, manufacturers report iPhone 12 mini review: fit to size iPhone 12 Pro Max review: the best smartphone camera The 5 biggest announcements from Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ hardware...

Duration:01:09:09

Introducing Decoder with Nilay Patel: Mark Cuban on the future of American business

11/10/2020
This is the first episode of Nilay Patel's new podcast Decoder, an interview show that will put a spotlight on how innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology are navigating an ever-changing landscape. On the first episode of Decoder, Nilay interviews Mark Cuban. Mark is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, he’s a tech investor, and is on the hit show, Shark Tank. The conversation, recorded as last week’s election results rolled in, covers how interwoven business,...

Duration:00:59:16

Xbox Series X, Series S, and PS5 review / Apple announces 'One More Thing' event for November 10th

11/6/2020
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. Additional reading: Xbox Series X review Xbox Series S review Astro’s Playroom is the perfect showcase for the PS5’s wild DualSense controller The PS5’s new controller is amazing — here’s how it works Sony confirms the PS5 won’t support SSD storage expansion at launch Best Buy says...

Duration:00:57:13

Facebook, Twitter take steps to limit the president’s false election claims

11/6/2020
While the counting for the 2020 presidential election still goes on, The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Adi Robertson discuss what steps social media platforms have taken to limit misinformation. Additional reading: Watch the great people of Philadelphia count ballots live Facebook, Twitter take steps to limit the president’s false election claims Twitter restricts Trump campaign official’s tweet alleging Philadelphia voter fraud Before the votes are fully counted, Trump falsely...

Duration:00:46:04

Tearing down the iPhone 12 with iFixit

11/3/2020
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. We're a finalist for a Discover Podcast Award! Vote here: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5978795/2020-Discover-Pods-Awards-Finalists Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:18

This week's Section 230 hearing / gadgets go to QVC / Motorola Razr 2020 review

10/30/2020
Nilay, Dieter, and Adi discuss the latest Section 230 congressional hearing 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. Stories from this week: San Francisco and Oakland phase out Verily COVID-19 testing sites White House officials considered Elon Musk for coronavirus ad campaign We need to rebuild America’s pandemic-fighting agencies Streaming was part of the future — now it’s the only...

Duration:01:18:10

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro review with Joanna Stern and Nilay Patel

10/27/2020
Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn is hosting a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product. This week, Dieter brings back Vergecast co-host Nilay Patel and senior personal technology columnist at The Wall Street Journal Joanna Stern to discuss their reviews of the latest iteration of the iPhone. Dieter reviewed the iPhone 12, Nilay reviewed the iPhone 12 Pro, and Joanna reviewed them both side by side. The trio...

Duration:01:00:37

Quibi is shutting down / Google faces antitrust charges / Foxconn’s LCD factory is Wisconsin isn’t real

10/23/2020
Dieter Bohn and Nilay Patel 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 empty Foxconn factory. Stories from this week: The ambitious effort to piece together America’s fragmented health data Microsoft wants to cut down pollution from its business travel Is Quibi done for? Quibi is shutting down 11 reasons why Quibi crashed and burned in less than a year...

Duration:01:27:18

Pixel 5 with Android Central and Android Police

10/20/2020
Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn hosts a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:18

Apple announces iPhone 12, MagSafe charger, HomePod mini

10/16/2020
Stories from this week: Apple’s iPhone 12 event: the 7 biggest announcements Apple announces iPhone 12 with OLED screen and 5G speeds iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max announced with larger displays, updated design, and 5G Apple announces iPhone 12 mini, the ‘smallest and lightest 5G phone in the world’ Apple’s new iPhone 12 line-up comes with a ceramic-hardened display Apple’s new iPhones won’t ship with earbuds or wall chargers Apple cuts EarPods and iPhone charger prices by $10 after it...

Duration:01:21:36

Samsung 2020 with Marques Brownlee

10/13/2020
Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn hosts a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product. This week, Dieter talks with MKBHD aka Marques Brownlee about the various phones released by Samsung this year, from the S20 Ultra to the Z Fold 2 5G. The two also discuss the process of reviewing different tiers of phones and how it's changing the smartphone market. This episode was brought to you by Novartis. To learn more about...

Duration:00:54:28

Congress releases tech antitrust report / Apple’s next iPhone will be announced on October 13th

10/9/2020
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. Links: Global TV shipments hit record high last quarter, report says America’s internet wasn’t prepared for online school I regularly forget that I have New York’s COVID-19 exposure notification app Congress releases blockbuster tech...

Duration:01:42:20

Pixel vs Nexus with UrAvgConsumer

10/6/2020
Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn hosts a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product. This week, Dieter talks with YouTube's UrAvgConsumer about how the recently announced Google Pixel 5 shares some common ground with Google's 2013 smartphone project the Nexus 5. This episode was brought to you by Novartis. To learn more about Cell and Gene Therapy visit vox.com/ad/novartis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:45:32

Google announces Pixel 5, Chromecast with Google TV, and Nest Audio

10/2/2020
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. Links: If you’re sick this fall, you’ll probably get two virus tests The coronavirus pandemic by the numbers Google announces the Pixel 5 for $699 Google announces Pixel 4A 5G with larger 6.2-inch display for $499 Verizon has an exclusive Pixel 4A 5G that’s $100 more expensive Google says the Pixel’s Soli...

Duration:01:21:21

Apple Watch Series 6 with WSJ's Joanna Stern

9/29/2020
Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn hosts a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product. This week, Dieter talks with senior personal technology columnist at The Wall Street Journal and Verge alum Joanna Stern about Apple's Watch Series 6. Dieter and Joanna also discuss the process of reviewing gadgets on video and the complications of reviewing a product that has this many variants. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:46:02

Amazon announces Ring security drone, new Echo devices, a gaming service, and a whole lot more

9/25/2020
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. Stories discussed this week: CDC removes guidance about airborne spread of the coronavirus Averting a COVID-19 vaccination crisis will take careful communication Ring’s latest security camera is a drone that flies around inside your house Ring announces new line of security cameras for cars Amazon will launch a new...

Duration:01:27:42

Microsoft Surface Duo with Engadget's Cherlynn Low

9/22/2020
Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn hosts a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product. This week, Dieter and Verge deputy editor Dan Seifert talks with Engadget's Cherlynn Low about Microsoft's Surface Duo. The trio discuss how the process of reviewing this device differs from others in the past, where it stands in the phone and tablet market, and other notable points from Dieter and Cherlynn's time with the Duo that...

Duration:00:52:57