The Vergecast

The Verge

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.

Location:

New York, NY

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The Verge

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@verge

Language:

English


Episodes

“The Hidden Hand Behind Your Swipes” from Land of the Giants

2/8/2023
We are sharing an episode of Land of the Giants: Dating. Big tech is transforming every aspect of our world. But how? And at what cost? In this season of Land of the Giants: Dating Games, The Verge and New York Magazine's The Cut trace the evolution of the multi-billion dollar dating app industry. Hosts Sangeeta Singh Kurtz and Lakshmi Rengarajan explore the modern dating landscape forged by companies like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge, and their impact on our hopes for connection. They answer...

Duration:00:43:38

Samsung announces the Galaxy S23 and the Galaxy Book3 Ultra

2/3/2023
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Richard Lawler, Allison Johnson, and Monica Chin discuss the announcements from Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event. Further reading: Samsung’s S23 and S23 Plus look a little more Ultra The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is a minor update to a spec monster Where’s the Galaxy S23’s satellite connectivity, Samsung? Samsung Galaxy S23 vs. S23 Plus vs. S23 Ultra: spec comparison The Galaxy Book3 Ultra is Samsung’s shot at the MacBook Pro Samsung’s Galaxy Book3 gets new chips and a...

Duration:01:19:32

HomePod (2023) review, the Steam Deck one year later, and faking your death online

2/1/2023
Today on the flagship podcast of removable power cords: 02:14 - The Verge’s Alex Cranz, Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, Chris Welch, and Nilay Patel discuss the updated version of the Apple HomePod. Apple’s new HomePod plays it safe How to use the Apple HomePod’s temperature and humidity sensors 43:23 - Katharine Trendacosta joins the show to discuss why and how faking your death has been a common practice in online communities. A Fake Death in Romancelandia She created a fake Twitter persona —...

Duration:01:29:05

Apple M2 reviews, DOJ sues Google, and this week in Elon

1/27/2023
Today on the flagship podcast of staring directly down the barrel of a camera, The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, and Monica Chin start the show with an inside look at our M2 MacBook Pro and Mac Mini reviews. After that, the crew breaks down the case the US Department of Justice has filed against Google's ad business and of course we try to make sense of the latest Elon Musk shenanigans. Further reading: The Vergecast - YouTube Apple Mac Mini (2023) review: Mac Studio...

Duration:01:21:47

The Last of Us recap, lessons learned from Silicon Valley, and Vergecast Hotline

1/25/2023
Today on the flagship podcast of zombie kisses: 02:02 - The Verge’s managing editor Alex Cranz chats with film & TV reporter Charles Pulliam-Moore about HBO’s The Last of Us and how it handles the video game adaptation. [Spoilers for episode 1 + 2] 22:40 - Historian and author of the book The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America Margaret O'Mara talks about how the lack of non-compete clauses shaped Silicon Valley. 38:30 - We answer your questions left on our Vergecast Hotline!...

Duration:01:14:43

Apple announces M2 MacBook Pros, a Mac Mini, and a new HomePod

1/20/2023
Today on the flagship podcast of automated content creation: 02:23 - The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, and Alex Heath start the show with an overview of what we've learned from Elon Musk running Twitter over the past few months. 24:50 - Inside CNET’s AI-powered SEO money machine 48:34 - Apple's Mac and HomePod announcements from this week Further reading: Inside Elon Musk’s “extremely hardcore” Twitter Twitter Blue arrives on Android for $11 a month Inside CNET’s...

Duration:01:30:45

2023's laptops and wearables we may (or may not) see

1/18/2023
The Verge’s Alex Cranz talks with senior reviewer Monica Chin about the laptops she saw at CES this year and what it means for 2023’s computer trends. Verge reviewer Victoria Song joins the show to discuss the FDA regulations behind health tech, and whether the stuff we saw at CES will ever be available in the United States. Further reading: The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i is the CES 2023 gadget I’m most excited for Lenovo Yoga Book 9i hands-on: the dual-screen future OLED plus E Ink: Lenovo’s...

Duration:01:10:46

Apple might make a touchscreen Mac / Samsung S23 images leak

1/13/2023
The Verge's Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, and Dan Seifert discuss the numerous Apple rumors we heard about this week, a Samsung Unpacked preview, and the latest gadget news. Further reading: Apple might finally make a touchscreen Mac Apple is reportedly making an all-in-one cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth chip iPhone 16 Pro models could feature under-display Face ID Apple's next custom hardware trick might be its own Micro LED screens Apple’s MicroLED dream: what it means for the Apple Watch...

Duration:01:06:44

The smart TVs, Matter gadgets, and concept cars from CES

1/11/2023
The Verge’s Alex Cranz, Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, Chris Welch, and Andrew Hawkins discuss the best TVs, cars, and smart home gadgets they saw at CES 2023 — from a color-changing car to a vacuum suction system on an OLED TV. Further reading: CES 2023: Verge Video’s best of Why Matter mattered at CES The $3,000 totally wireless Displace TV is the definition of CES absurdity Roku does the obvious thing and announces its own TV line TCL’s 2023 TVs have new branding and are gaming powerhouses...

Duration:01:01:11

CES is back! Sony announces a car, everything has Matter, and Lenovo puts screens on top of screens

1/6/2023
CES 2023 is in full swing! The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler parse the vapor ware from the cool new tech we hope to see ship this year. Further reading: Sony and Honda just announced their new electric car brand, Afeela The BMW i Vision Dee is a future EV sports sedan that can talk back to you Check out BMW’s color-changing concept car in action Mercedes-Benz and ChargePoint are going to install thousands of EV fast chargers in the US The Ring Car Cam is now available...

Duration:01:22:51

The Bluetooth Holiday Spec-tacular

12/21/2022
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Chris Welch, and Sean Hollister celebrate the holiday season with a full show dedicated to Bluetooth. 03:57 - We play Bluetooth Jeopardy! Play along here 30:38 - The crew discuss the many codecs layered onto the Bluetooth spec, and where the standard is headed. 46:56 - Former Bluetooth SIG executive director Dr. Mike Foley joins the show to discuss his time in charge of Bluetooth. Happy Holidays! Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at...

Duration:01:22:00

Apple could open up iOS, Elon gets booed, and the golden age of streaming is coming to an end

12/16/2022
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler break down all the news from this week. Further reading: FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried arrested in the Bahamas Apple is reportedly preparing to allow third-party app stores on the iPhone Twitter Blue is back, letting you buy a blue checkmark again Elon Musk sells yet another $3.58 billion of Tesla shares - The Verge Twitter suspends @ElonJet after Musk promises not to ban it - The Verge Elon Musk booed at Dave Chappelle show, claims...

Duration:01:30:26

Streaming winners & losers of 2022: Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, and more

12/14/2022
The Verge's Alex Cranz, Nilay Patel, and Charles Pulliam-Moore focus on the big streaming services — Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Peacock, Paramount Plus — and discuss which are the winners and losers are for this year. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call the hotline at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:25:56

Livestreaming is back!

12/12/2022
In the final episode on our series about creator economies, David Pierce is joined by producer Hadley Robinson to explore the world of livestreaming and its recent popularity across every social platform. Livestreaming is certainly not a new thing though, so why does it seem to be having a moment? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:38:05

ChatGPT explained, the FTC suing Microsoft, and Apple adding encryption to iCloud backups

12/9/2022
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, and James Vincent discuss the popularity of ChatGPT. Also: the FTC sues Microsoft to block its Activision Blizzard purchase, Apple is adding end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups, and some gadget news. Further reading: ChatGPT proves AI is finally mainstream — and things are only going to get weirder The FTC is suing Microsoft to block its Activision Blizzard purchase Microsoft reaches 10-year deal with Nintendo for Call of Duty EU sets...

Duration:01:30:13

Kindle 15th anniversary and the problem with US broadband

12/7/2022
This week on the flagship podcast of mounting TVs way too high in the hospital room: The Verge's David Pierce chats with Russell Brandom about the state of US broadband, and what we learned from 22,000 people’s internet bills. David also talks with Verge managing editor Alex Cranz about the Amazon Kindle's 15th anniversary, why the Kindle has been so successful, and maybe also why it hasn’t done more. Keep listening for Alex's review of the Kindle Scribe. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com...

Duration:01:08:12

The dark, uncertain world of creator funds

12/5/2022
Producer Hadley Robinson reports on the often uncertain world digital creators find themselves in trying to make a living on platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook. Should platforms pay creators directly? Are creator funds even good? Creators and experts tell us what they have found behind the curtain and what it's like to chase the dream of making a living as a digital creator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:25:11

Elon Musk meets with Tim Cook, Neuralink's show and tell, and FTX's collapse

12/2/2022
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. Further reading: Why some tech CEOs are rooting for Elon Musk A Twitter executive got a court injunction to prevent Elon Musk from firing her Another major ad agency recommends pausing Twitter ad campaigns Elon Musk is delaying Twitter’s paid verification to avoid Apple’s 30 percent cut Elon Musk says Apple has ‘threatened to withhold Twitter’...

Duration:01:29:07

The creator of the future is smart, attractive... and animated

11/28/2022
As we spend more time in digital spaces, our avatars are becoming part of our personality. And digital creators and influencers are becoming part of our culture. Producer Gina Pollack join's The Verge's David Pierce with stories about why advertisers love digital creators, why a dancing hot dog will never leave your brain, and what the creator industry is learning from mascots. Next time you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed, keep your eyes peeled — not everyone’s as human as they...

Duration:00:32:37

A very smart Vergecast Thanksgiving

11/23/2022
Today on the flagship podcast of connected meat thermometers: It’s Thanksgiving week, so we’re going to do something a little different. We’re going to make Thanksgiving dinner! Jen Pattison Tuohy, The Verge’s smart home reviewer and reporter, is also an excellent cook. So she’s at home in South Carolina, and she’s going to make us a meal and tell us all about the state and future of the smart home and kitchen gadgets. This episode, fair warning, will make you very hungry. I’m sorry in...

Duration:01:13:33