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Big tech at Capitol Hill, Elon Musk’s brain machine interface, and Macbook 2019 reviews
Jul 19 • 95 min
Nilay Patel invites a cavalry of experts from The Verge (Makena Kelly, Adi Robertson, Liz Lopatto, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller) to discuss the Big Tech hearings that took over Capitol Hill, Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain machine interface, and the new…
Everything is too hard to use, with Asurion CEO Tony Detter
Jul 16 • 40 min
Everything is too complicated. Asurion CEO Tony Detter joins Verge editor-in-chief, Nilay Patel to discuss simplifying our experience with tech products, the problems with closed eco-systems and why an insurance company like Asurion got involved with tech…
Nintendo announces Switch Lite, Apple updates Macbooks, and a wild email from Foxconn
Jul 12 • 86 min
Nintendo announced a new Switch! Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss what’s different with the new model and what’s being updated with the original one. But first, continuing coverage of Foxconn’s factory in Wisconsin — this time with a cryptic email.Next:…
Net neutrality was repealed a year ago. Gigi Sohn explains what’s happened since
Jul 9 • 44 min
It’s been a year since net neutrality was repealed. Gigi Sohn, a distinguished fellow at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy, chats with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about what’s happened since by explaining the ripple effect of…
Mourning a robot with Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany of ‘Why’d You Push That Button?’
Jul 5 • 35 min
What happens when your robot friend dies? Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany of Why’d You Push That Button? explore the grieving community surrounding the short-lived social robot Jibo.
Why big companies will never get content management right, with UCLA’s Sarah T Roberts
Jul 2 • 40 min
Behind the screen: content moderation in the shadows of social media author Sarah T Roberts joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to discuss the business and dark side of content moderation while pondering future solutions.
Jony Ive leaving Apple, iPadOS public beta, and Bill Gates’ greatest mistake
Jun 28 • 81 min
Public betas for iPadOS, iOS 13, and macOS Catalina are available now so Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss the updates from using the software themselves. Also, It was announced during this recording that Apple’s chief design officer Jony…
Kara Swisher on Silicon Valley’s lack of competition
Jun 25 • 44 min
Recode editor-at-large Kara Swisher joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to discuss the possibilities of breaking up big tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. Kara also explains how the dominance of these four giant companies harms…
Facebook announces Libra, Section 230 threatened, and RCS in the hands of Google
Jun 21 • 79 min
Paul Miller explains Facebook new cryptocurrency Libra, Adi Robertson explains Senator Josh Hawley’s move to amend Section 230, and Dieter explains how Google is taking charge of RCS. Stories discussed this week: Samsung accidentally makes the case for…
Death, fear, and anxiety at Facebook’s worst-performing content moderation site in North America
Jun 19 • 27 min
Earlier this year, The Verge’s Casey Newton broke the story about the working conditions of Facebook moderators at a campus in Phoenix, AZ In his feature, “The Trauma Floor,” In his follow-up reporting “Bodies in Seats,” he discovered that the pattern of…
Facebook executives Adam Mosseri and Andrew Bosworth on splitting up Facebook, privacy and more
Jun 18 • 40 min
Facebook executives Adam Mosseri and Andrew Bosworth sit down with The Verge’s Casey Newton at Code Conference to discuss antitrust and the prospect of breaking up Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. They also discuss Facebook Portal, and how the company is…
Introducing Nice Try! Utopian
Jun 15 • 11 min
Nice Try! is a new podcast from Curbed and the Vox Media Podcast Network that explores stories of people who have tried to design a better world, and what happens when those designs don’t go according to plan. Season one, Utopian, follows Avery Trufelman…
Recapping Code Conference, Youtube’s CEO apologizes, and the Pixel 4 leaks
Jun 14 • 77 min
Fresh off of Code Conference, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s apology and difficult week, and consider whether there’s any viable alternative to Youtube. They also discuss the leaked photo of the upcoming Pixel 4. And later, a…
Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown on sustainable food systems and the science of protein
Jun 11 • 43 min
Fresh off his IPO, Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to discuss the evolution of plant-based burgers, the science of protein, why his company avoids GMOs, and their mission to help create a more sustainable food system.
YouTube’s bad week: pedophiles, hate speech, and Steven Crowder
Jun 7 • 47 min
There was so much news this week that we had to add another Vergecast episode to cover it all. Besides Apple’s WWDC, the most important story in The Verge’s coverage has been the various crises YouTube is facing over its moderation policies — problems…
WWDC 2019, a new Mac Pro, and updates to the iPad
Jun 7 • 89 min
This week Apple held their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss everything announced — from the Mac Pro to iOS to iPadOS. Also, Google gave some updates on their new Stadia game…
The ethics of AI with Google’s AI lead Jeff Dean
Jun 4 • 41 min
What are tech giants like Google doing to tackle the ethical issues that surround artificial intelligence? Verge senior reporter James Vincent speaks with Google AI lead Jeff Dean and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about AI bias, facial recognition,…
Weird laptops of Computex, new Intel and AMD chips, and a WWDC preview
May 31 • 86 min
The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss all the new laptops revealed at Computex 2019, the new processor chips from Intel and AMD, what’s to come at Apple’s WWDC next week, and more updates on the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. Stories…
How technology is changing music with Switched on Pop’s Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan
May 28 • 44 min
Switched on Pop hosts Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan join Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to unpack how technology is changing the distribution, making, and sound of popular music.
The T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Apple tweaks the Macbook keyboards, and Huawei vs. Trump
May 24 • 76 min
The Verge’s Russel Brandom joins the show to decipher the Huawei ban as well as its larger implications. Second half of the show, Dieter Bohn explains how Apple is tweaking its troubled keyboard design on its current and future Macbooks. Nilay Patel ends…
Huawei, 5G, and Robocalls with FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks
May 21 • 44 min
FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks stops by to discuss Huawei, regulating robocalls, net neutrality, the race for 5G and more with The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Makena Kelly.Subscribe to the Vergecast here for free in your favorite podcast app
OnePlus 7 Pro review, the White House’s censorship tool, and more streaming wars
May 17 • 75 min
Dieter Bohn’s OnePlus 7 Pro and Pixel 3a review starts off the show, followed by Adi Robertson’s coverage of everything the government is doing with Facebook and tariffs, and we end on our featured updates on the streaming wars. Stories mentioned this…
The lawyer who won against Apple at the Supreme Court
May 14 • 41 min
Apple just lost a case at the Supreme Court, and an antitrust lawsuit claiming that the App Store is a monopoly will proceed. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and senior reporter Adi Robertson speak to Mark Rifkin, one of the lawyers who argued the case…
Google I/O and the future of Android with Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer and Android Director Stephanie Cuthbertson
May 9 • 70 min
Google’s I/O conference in Mountain View, California, the Vergecast crew chats with Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP at Google for Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Play, comms and photos, and Stephanie Cuthbertson, director of Android to the show to talk new products…
F8 and Facebook’s future in privacy
May 3 • 69 min
Facebooks F8 conference happened this week so The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Casey Newton, Ashley Carman, and Paul Miller break down the biggest announcements and updates from the event including Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and more. Stories…
Luminary and the podcast wars to come, with Nick Quah and Ashley Carman
Apr 30 • 48 min
The Podcast Wars are coming. After Luminary’s troubled launch, The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Ashley Carman sit-down with podcast expert Nick Quah of Hot Pod to discuss if Luminary or anyone could be “the Netflix of podcasts” and where the industry is headed.
WWDC leaks, Luminary’s launch troubles, and Galaxy Fold review
Apr 26 • 66 min
After a week of Galaxy Fold troubles, The Verge’s Dieter Bohn, Ashley Carman, and Paul Miller continue the foldable saga, along with drama with the new podcast app Luminary. We’ve also got some leaks from Apple’s upcoming WWDC event and a rumored Pixel 3a…
Aurora CEO Chris Urmson on what’s next for self-driving cars
Apr 23 • 44 min
Aurora CEO Chris Urmson stops by to discuss the future of self-driving cars with The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Andrew Hawkins. They explore how the industry has evolved over the years, and how long it will take before self-driving cars are commonly used on…
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold phones are breaking
Apr 19 • 69 min
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is here — and it’s already breaking. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller talk first impressions of Samsung’s new phone. Later, they discuss the end of the feud and lawsuits between Apple and Qualcomm and more.
The electric scooter revolution with Lime co-founder Brad Bao
Apr 16 • 43 min
Lime co-founder Brad Bao explains how the electric scooter revolution will evolve. The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Andrew Hawkins discuss the seemingly overnight emergence of electric scooters in cities across the country. They explore the tension scooters…
Foxxconn’s empty innovation centers and a blackhole photo revealed
Apr 11 • 90 min
Loren Grush discusses the first image of a black hole, Nilay discusses Foxconn’s broken dreams, Dieter discusses gadgets, and Paul discusses Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser. Long show but stick with us, there’s a lot to know here. Stories discussed this…
Jaron Lanier’s ideas for the future
Apr 9 • 44 min
Computer philosophy writer and “founding father of virtual reality,” Jaron Lanier, chats with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about why he’s optimistic about the future. Lanier shares his thoughts on how the “manipulation economy” has reshaped the world…
AirPods 2 review, AirPower gone, and all the things Google killed
Apr 5 • 69 min
Apple cancelled AirPower! But they released AirPods 2. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss what Apple’s next move is as well as what their competitor Google is cancelling too.There’s a whole lot more so keep listening for Paul’s…
Figuring out Apple’s TV plans with Recode’s Peter Kafka
Apr 2 • 50 min
Will Apple’s new foray into streaming be able to swim in the same waters as Netflix and Disney, or will it go the way of Verizon’s Go90? Recode executive editor Peter Kafka and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel discuss Apple’s plan for streaming, news,…
Apple unveils credit card, streaming plans, and more
Mar 27 • 71 min
Apple’s event this week introduced Apple TV Plus, Apple News Plus, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, and more channels on Apple TV. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Welch, and Paul Miller run through the event, their new services, and how it will…
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism with Shoshana Zuboff
Mar 26 • 43 min
The age of surveillance capitalism author Shoshana Zuboff considers whether “data is the new oil” and explains how data collection has fundamentally changed the economy and how big companies interact with consumers. Shoshana Zuboff breaks down how to…
Apple’s new iPad mini and Google’s Stadia gaming platform
Mar 22 • 92 min
A rundown of Apple’s latest product updates including the new iPad mini, iPad Air, and AirPods. The Vergecast crew Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller also discuss Apple’s upcoming event on Monday and what their new services may contain. Second half…
The future of Facebook and democracy with Casey Newton and Alex Stamos
Mar 19 • 30 min
Facebook’s former chief security officer Alex Stamos joined Casey Newton onstage at SXSW to discuss the difficult issues that plague Facebook and democracy.Subscribe to The Interface, Casey Newton’s newsletter about social platforms and democracy.
Introducing Switched on Pop
Mar 18 • 34 min
Check out Switched on Pop, a podcast that digs into the musical theory and cultural context of pop music. In this episode, hosts Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan explore how streaming changed the sound of pop music. For more from Switched on Pop, subscribe…
Galaxy S10E review and Spotify takes on Apple
Mar 15 • 79 min
The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Natt Garun, and Paul Miller discuss the changes in the new Android Q beta as well as a review of the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+. and S10E. Which phone is best? Also, Spotify files antitrust complaint over ‘Apple tax’…
Breaking up Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook
Mar 12 • 57 min
How would we break up the world’s most powerful companies? Live from SXSW, The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Casey Newton, and Ashley Carman discuss just how one would break up giants like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.
Facebook’s privacy pivot and the streaming wars
Mar 8 • 83 min
Breaking down Mark Zuckerberg’s letter on Facebook about its privacy-focused future. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Julia Alexander, Casey Newton, and Paul Miller discuss Facebooks new pivot to privacy, the next move for HBO after the AT&T…
Can Anchor be the Youtube for podcasts? And should they?
Mar 5 • 43 min
Anchor CEO Michael Mignano discusses the company’s recent acquisition by Spotify, the future of podcasting, and whether Anchor could become the “YouTube for podcasts.” The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Ashley Carman talk to Mignano about the current…
Mobile World Congress: How should your foldable phone fold?
Mar 1 • 75 min
The latest news from Mobile World Congress including Huawei’s new foldable phone, Nokia’s five-camera phone, and Sony’s very tall phone. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dan Seifert, Paul Miller, Natt Garun, and Chaim Gartenberg discuss which foldable phone so…
Casey Newton on the secret life of Facebook moderators
Feb 26 • 34 min
In “The Trauma Floor,” The Verge’s Casey Newton uncovered the horrendous working conditions for contract Facebook moderators. On this week’s Vergecast, he and editor-in-chief Nilay Patel discuss how he uncovered them.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is here and so is the Galaxy S10
Feb 22 • 84 min
Samsung unveils its new Galaxy foldable phone and the new S10 at their latest event. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Dan Seifert, and Paul Miller react to the latest Samsung event and debate whether a foldable phone priced at a nearly $2,000 will be…
Foursquare is tracking you… responsibly
Feb 19 • 37 min
CEO of Foursquare Jeff Glueck discusses the ethics of companies that track their users’ movements. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Glueck further explore Foursquare’s aim to help its customers become less reliant on mapping companies like Google,…
Amazon HQ2 cancelled and Apple’s rumored March 25th event
Feb 15 • 77 min
Nilay, Dieter, Casey, and Paul react to Amazon cancelling plans for their second headquarters in NYC, Apple’s rumored spring event and announcements, and some new Android phones hitting the market soon. Stories featured in this episode: Amazon cancels HQ2…
Bill Gates on solving the world’s problems… and building a better toilet
Feb 12 • 33 min
Bill Gates and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel discuss the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s ambitious plans to improve health in poor countries, build better toilets, gather better data about women, and rethink taxes on the wealthy.
5G madness: why is Sprint suing AT&T?
Feb 8 • 19 min
Sprint is suing AT&T for falsely advertising its network as “5G.” Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel chats with Sprint’s legal counsel, Craig Whitney, about why Sprint is suing AT&T and why no one can seem to agree on what 5G is.Sprint is suing AT&T over…
Spotify’s big audio play, plus a Palm tiny phone review
Feb 8 • 72 min
Spotify acquires Gimlet Media and Anchor in a play to further expand into audio beyond music streaming. Later, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller review the tiny new Palm phone, address Samsung Galaxy S10 rumors and finally, some Apple…
Lina Khan on Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox
Feb 5 • 38 min
Should we break up Amazon and Facebook? Columbia Law School academic fellow Lina Khan, who wrote the impactful “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox” for The Yale Law Journal, joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to discuss whether Amazon and Facebook should be…
Apple goes to war with Facebook and Google
Feb 1 • 88 min
Apple has disabled Facebook and Google’s internal applications after privacy violations were revealed, leaving Google and Facebook employees at a standstill for key operations. Meanwhile, in other Apple news, the tech giant’s revenue declined over the…
Fixing America’s internet, with Susan Crawford
Jan 29 • 39 min
Harvard Law School professor Susan Crawford explains how America’s internet connectivity issues and corrosive infrastructure are holding the country back and how we can rally to fix it. She and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel also discuss the Huawei…
More Galaxy S10 leaks and Sonos headphones
Jan 25 • 72 min
The Samsung Galaxy S10 continues to leak, indicating that it may have a headphone jack, a hole-punch display, and a cryptocurrency wallet. But that’s not all. We also saw some new concepts for foldable phones, a rumor about Sonos headphones, and theories…
Pixel 3 Lite leaks, Apple releases new battery cases, and Samsung readies the S10
Jan 18 • 82 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through a week of gadget news. Images of the Google Pixel 3 “Lite” and the Samsung Galaxy S10 have leaked, starting up a new season of phone releases. The crew also looks forward to what Google will…
August CEO Jason Johnson on opening the smart home of the future
Jan 15 • 34 min
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel chats with August CEO Jason Johnson about smart locks and the challenges of integrating various technologies within a smart home. They discuss whether every company needs to be a data collection company, and why it’s so…
CES: Google vs. Alexa and the latest 5G delusion
Jan 9 • 59 min
More from CES with The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Dami Lee, and Dan Seifert who talk through the ongoing developments in voice assistant technology and the continuing rivalry between Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. They also discuss a range of…
CES: LG’s impressive rollable TV and Samsung’s iTunes integration
Jan 8 • 63 min
The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Ashley Carman, Dieter Bohn, and Vlad Savov discuss the first big news day at CES — including Samsung getting iTunes on their TVs, LG’s new rollable display actually coming out in 2019, and the numerous announcement of 8K. 07:28 -…
CES: Privacy and smart TVs with Vizio CTO Bill Baxter
Jan 7 • 29 min
To kick off our coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel sits down with Vizio chief technology officer Bill Baxter to talk about the future of the SmartCast platform, what it’s like to put AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit on…
Apple’s iPhone problem and CES preview
Jan 4 • 62 min
This week, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter prep by looking at rumors, early announcements, and predictions for the upcoming “biggest event in tech”.
GoPro CEO Nick Woodman on how to compete without competition
Dec 18, 2018 • 38 min
GoPro CEO Nick Woodman joins The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Sean O’Kane to discuss GoPro’s recent launches, occupying a space with few competitors, and why it pulled out of the drone market.
334: Sundar Pichai testifies, Samsung A8, and Verizon’s future
Dec 13, 2018 • 66 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter devote half the show to discussing what happened when CEO of Google Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Congress thinks Google has a bias problem — does it?
What Foxconn’s really doing in Wisconsin, with Reply All’s Sruthi Pinnamaneni
Dec 11, 2018 • 43 min
Nilay Patel interviews Sruthi Pinnamaneni on The Vergecast
333: 5G phones, Juul, and Microsoft’s move to Chromium
Dec 7, 2018 • 68 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter are joined by Verge science reporter Rachel Becker to discuss what’s going on in the world of Juul — why it’s so popular, how addictive it is, and where it’s being restricted.
The history of online harassment before and after Gamergate with Caroline Sinders
Dec 4, 2018 • 53 min
Cataloging online harassment before and after Gamergate with Caroline Sinders
332: Pixel Slate, Google Fi, and Section 230
Nov 30, 2018 • 67 min
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul are back from Thanksgiving and ready to spill the beans on the tech news you may or may not have been paying attention to this week.
Silicon Valley’s Rep. Ro Khanna talks tech regulation
Nov 27, 2018 • 38 min
On this week’s interview episode, Nilay is joined by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Verge policy reporter Makena Kelly to discuss Congress’ plans to regulate Big Tech in the new year. Earlier this month, Democrats were able to take back a majority in the House…
331: Amazon HQ2, Google Night Sight, and Facebook
Nov 16, 2018 • 75 min
Dieter Bohn, Casey Newton, and Paul Miller bring you the latest this week with Amazon’s announcement of the location of its new headquarters, a report on Facebook’s leaders, a Google Pixel 3 Night Sight review,and a whole bunch more.
President of StubHub Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
Nov 13, 2018 • 43 min
Nilay Patel interviews President of StubHub Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
330: iPad Pro review, Macbook Air review, and Walt Mossberg
Nov 8, 2018 • 77 min
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn reviewed Apple’s new iPad Pro and MacBook Air, and discuss their take on this week’s show.
Anker CEO Steven Yang is all in on USB-C
Nov 6, 2018 • 37 min
Nilay interviews Steven Yang, Founder and CEO of Anker.
329: Macbook Air, iPad Pro, and Mac Mini
Nov 2, 2018 • 84 min
Vergecast hosts Nilay and Dieter were able to attend Apple’s event in Brooklyn this week, so you can guess that’s what the crew talked about on this weeks show.
Ivy Ross (Google’s VP of hardware design) and Rishi Chandra (Google’s VP of home and Nest)
Oct 30, 2018 • 45 min
Google’s Ivy Ross and Rishi Chandra discuss the evolving and increasingly human design language of Google products, the future of devices like the Home Hub in a world that demands privacy, and — yes — the infamous Pixel 3 notch.
328: iPhone XR review, Google Home Hub and Yoga Book C390
Oct 26, 2018 • 84 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss Nilay’s review of the iPhone XR as well as reviews of the Yoga Book C930 and Google’s Home Hub.
Julia Alexander says YouTube makes everything more extreme
Oct 23, 2018 • 33 min
How YouTube makes everything more extreme
327: Pixel 3 review, the new Palm phone, and Google antitrust violations
Oct 19, 2018 • 83 min
Pixel 3 review, Google antitrust violations, and the new Palm phone
Scott Belsky brings Photoshop to the iPad
Oct 15, 2018 • 40 min
Scott Belsky brings Photoshop to the iPad
Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub
Oct 11, 2018 • 86 min
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Dan Seifert went to Google’s Pixel 3 event this week in New York City. After the event, the trio, along with Paul Miller, got together for an early taping of The Vergecast to discuss Google’s product announcements and their…
Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff wants to reduce neighborhood crime
Oct 9, 2018 • 39 min
Ring began as a humble crowdfunded project called Doorbot — a Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbell that enabled two-way communication. In 2013, it was rejected on Shark Tank. This year, the company was acquired by Amazon for over $1 billion. Nilay sat down with…
325: Chinese spy chips, Microsoft announcements, and Pixel 3 preview
Oct 5, 2018 • 86 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring in experts to report on the top stories on the site this week. Reporter and host of Why’d You Push That Button Ashley Carman stops by the studio to explain the Bloomberg report detailing “Chinese…
Public Knowledge’s Meredith Rose explains the Music Modernization Act
Oct 2, 2018 • 42 min
The Music Modernization Act has passed Congress and now sits on President Trump’s desk, awaiting his signature. The bill is years in the making, a much needed solution to the complicated collision of music streaming services, licensing issues, and…
324: Instagram chaos, Photokina 2018, and Elon Musk gets sued
Sep 28, 2018 • 72 min
This week, we saw the two founders of Instagram abruptly leave, so Casey Newton comes on the show to talk about all that drama and what it might mean for Facebook’s prized possession. Then, Dan Seifert joins us to talk about all of the cameras that were…
Google AMP’s Malte Ubl wants to make the mobile web better
Sep 25, 2018 • 29 min
You may not have heard of Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) but you almost certainly have used it. The Google open-source project has been making waves since it launched in 2016 in an effort to make the mobile web faster to load and smoother to…
iPhone XS review, Apple Watch 4 review, and Amazon’s surprise hardware event
Sep 21, 2018 • 96 min
This past week, Nilay reviewed the new iPhone XS and XS Max while Dieter reviewed the Apple Watch series 4. Paul, Dieter, and Nilay dedicate half the show to their review and whether it’s worth upgrading to the new model. Second half of the show, the crew…
Ford Autonomous Vehicles President and CEO Sherif Marakby
Sep 18, 2018 • 48 min
Big car companies like Ford have broken themselves up to enter the market of self-driving cars and compete with Silicon Valley companies like Tesla and Uber. Ford Autonomous Vehicles hopes to become the go-to supplier of autonomous driving software, and…
Apple iPhone XS event, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Series 4
Sep 13, 2018 • 77 min
Vergecast hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn attended the Apple event on Wednesday, and they were able to get their hands on the new iPhones and Apple Watch that were on display. After the event, they headed to our San Francisco studio to Skype with Paul…
Anki CEO Boris Sofman
Sep 11, 2018 • 39 min
Anki, known for creating “robots that move you,” just finished a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund their new home robot, Vector. Anki CEO Boris Sofman sat down with Nilay for this week’s interview episode of The Vergecast to talk about the new…
Apple event preview, social media hearings, and monopoly week
Sep 7, 2018 • 57 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, Russell, and Dieter dedicate half the show to The Verge’s monopoly week, which dives into the future of tech monopolies. They also discuss the social media hearings that happened on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. In…
Tim Wu thinks it’s time to break up Facebook
Sep 4, 2018 • 45 min
Best known for coining the phrase “net neutrality” and his book The Master Switch, Tim Wu has a new book coming out in November called The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age. In it, he argues compellingly for a return to aggressive…
IFA 2018, Apple event announced, and iPhone/Apple watch leaks
Aug 31, 2018 • 61 min
This week, The Verge has been at IFA 2018, Europe’s big tech event. There are a lot of new gadgets, so Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go through their favorites on The Vergecast. Also, Apple announced its September event this week, and immediately following the…
Microsoft’s president explains how Gab shutdown notice went from customer support to his desk
Aug 28, 2018 • 48 min
We’re kicking off our secondary Vergecast episode of the week with an interview with Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith. In this wide-ranging interview , Smith expanded on why the company nearly shut down, the “free-speech”…
App Store chaos, ray tracing, and new Macbook Air rumors
Aug 24, 2018 • 55 min
This week on The Vergecast, Paul, Nilay, and Dieter start off the show with the news that Netflix is testing a payment feature to bypass Apple’s App Store fees, which leads into a larger discussion of (as Nilay calls it) “App Store chaos.” Paul seems…
This week in Twitter, Elon Musk, and batteries
Aug 17, 2018 • 76 min
We’ve got a whirlwind of an episode this week on The Vergecast. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter bring back Silicon Valley Editor and host of Converge Casey Newton to discuss Twitter’s bad week and what the heck is going on with them. But before that, there’s a…
Magic Leap, Galaxy Note 9, and Android Pie
Aug 10, 2018 • 86 min
If you’ve been reading The Verge this week, then you know Samsung announced a few products. We got our hands on the Galaxy Note 9, the Galaxy Watch, and we even got to look at that Home speaker as well. That news is covered in a big chunk of The Vergecast…
Surface Go, Apple earnings, and HipChat memories
Aug 3, 2018 • 53 min
In the thrilling conclusion to our three part epic miniseries, “Apple doesn’t make the laptops we want,” Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss how nothing really even matters because Apple is a phone company worth $1 trillion. Samsung, Amazon, and Tesla…
Macbook Pro review, Lenovo smart display review, and the Data Transfer Project
Jul 27, 2018 • 77 min
After a week of speculation on whether the new MacBook Pro was throttling performance under heat, Apple released a software fix to address the problem. Dieter’s review for the laptop (post software fix) published on Wednesday so Nilay, Paul, and Dieter…
Google gets fined, Macbook Pro benchmarks, and Roku CEO Anthony Wood
Jul 20, 2018 • 86 min
We’ve got a super stuffed episode of The Vergecast this week. First, the biggest news in tech right now is the European Commission’s ruling that Google has been unfairly using Android to push Google search on users, giving it an unfair advantage. Nilay,…
Updated Macbook Pros, Microsoft Surface Go, and this week in Elon
Jul 13, 2018 • 72 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter discuss an Apple event they were invited to this week for Apple’s updated MacBook Pros. Along with Paul, they dive into how creatives are using these machines, and what these new specs are. Another laptop…
macOS Mojave beta, Microsoft Surface USB-C dongle, and this week in Elon Musk
Jun 29, 2018 • 63 min
The Vergecast starts off this week in a traditional fashion with a talk about dongles — Microsoft’s $80 USB-C dongle to be exact. But there’s a whole bunch of little things that also happened this week that Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss. We’ve got Apple…
Recode’s Kara Swisher, AT&T - Time Warner, and IGTV
Jun 22, 2018 • 85 min
Instagram announced on Wednesday a standalone app called IGTV, a place for watching long-form vertical video. Casey and Ashely — who went to Instagram’s event that announced the app — talk with Nilay, Dieter, and Paul about their initial feelings about…
Sonos CEO Patrick Spence, E3, and net neutrality ends
Jun 15, 2018 • 103 min
In addition to our classic Nilay, Dieter, and Paul trio, we’ve added a few things this week. To give you the best coverage of E3, culture editor Laura Hudson gives us a quick rundown of the news from the expo to start off the show In the second half of…
WWDC, Sonos Beam, and Microsoft buys Github
Jun 8, 2018 • 73 min
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference happened this week, and Nilay, Dieter, Jake, and Ashley are on top of it. Second half of the show, we’ve got Dieter’s exclusive look at the Sonos Beam, Microsoft buying GitHub, a new Fire TV thingy, and breaking…
Code Conference, Pixel 3 rumors, and WWDC preview
Jun 1, 2018 • 65 min
The Vergecast is here once again to fulfill the weekly prophecy of illuminating tech news. This week, Dieter is at Recode’s Code Conference, but he still calls in to talk to Nilay, Natt, and Paul about what he saw and heard. Also, Apple’s Worldwide…
Elon Musk, Red Hydrogen, and Zuckerberg in the EU
May 25, 2018 • 71 min
Are you driving somewhere for the holiday weekend? Here at _The Verge_ we’d like to encourage you to use a car that’s wholly or at least primarily powered by dirty fossil fuels. On this week’s episode of _The Vergecast_, Nilay, Natt, Casey, and Paul…
The Selfish Ledger, YouTube Premium, and One Plus 6
May 18, 2018 • 64 min
The Vergecast trio comes together this week to discuss an internal Google video that was obtained by The Verge titled “the Selfish Ledger.” That topic takes up a good chunk of the show, but there’s a lot more after that. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter jump into…
Bonus: Ctrl-Walt-Delete special edition - iMac 20th anniversary
May 11, 2018 • 32 min
Ctrl-Walt-Delete returns for a special episode all about the iMac 20th anniversary. Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel reminisce on the introduction of Apple’s iMac, and how it influenced the open web and computers going forward.
Google I/O and Microsoft Build
May 11, 2018 • 78 min
So much happened this week in the world of The Verge. Both Google and Microsoft hosted their annual developer conferences and announced a whole bunch of stuff, so Nilay, Paul, Natt, and Dieter gather to break it down and give you the highlights. And this…
Facebook’s F8, Oculus Go, and Apple earnings
May 4, 2018 • 75 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay returns to the show after welcoming a child! Dieter is out this week, so Nilay and Paul bring on Adi Robertson and Casey Newton to discuss what happened at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the Oculus Go, and some…
New Gmail, Spectacles 2.0, and iPhone SE 2?
Apr 27, 2018 • 56 min
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter, Natt, and Paul are still without Nilay but there’s a whole lot to talk about. Google made some changes with Gmail — which is now live, and Snap surprised us this week with their new edition of Spectacles — but what…
Chat for Android, Nintendo Labo, and Motorola (like a) G6
Apr 20, 2018 • 56 min
It was a slow week until Google decided to attempt another fix for Android messaging and Nintendo made the entire staff fall in love with cardboard. Nilay’s still on paternity leave, but Dieter and Paul are joined again by Technology Editor Natt Garun to…
Zuckerberg testifies, Spotify hardware, and Huawei P20 Pro review
Apr 13, 2018 • 62 min
After a week of Facebook-intensive news, The Vergecast is here to break it all down for you. Nilay is out this week, so Dieter and Paul welcome senior editor Natt Garun and Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton to the show to go over all the news. Even…
iPad review, Facebook drama, and Apple drama
Apr 6, 2018 • 78 min
It is episode 300 of The Vergecast! To celebrate, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul start the show by explaining inside jokes that have been stamped into the show over the past few years. Don’t understand what Scissor Vodka is? Are you wondering why Bixby is a dog?…
New iPads, Microsoft reorg, and Europe’s new privacy rule
Mar 30, 2018 • 71 min
We’ve got a bunch of tech luminaries on The Vergecast this week to help us understand the week in tech news. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome Lauren Goode back to the show for her last week at The Verge to discuss the new iPads that Apple released this…
Bonus: Casey Neistat full interview
Mar 23, 2018 • 47 min
Nilay talks one-on-one with Casey Neistat about a multitude of topics, including Beme, his view of YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms, sponsorship, and what he’s up to next. It’s exactly what you’d expect from Neistat, honest and direct. If you already…
Cambridge Analytica, Casey Neistat, and Apple’s education event
Mar 22, 2018 • 86 min
It’s loaded Vergecast this week. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter welcome back Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton to break down the Cambridge Analytica scandal at Facebook, after talking through predictions for next week’s Apple event. But first, another Casey…
Wixen vs Spotify, problems with Siri, and Breadbot
Mar 16, 2018 • 59 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul are back in New York City after being at SXSW last weekend. To kick off the show, they welcome back senior writer Sarah Jeong to explain a $1.6 billion lawsuit between Spotify and Wixen Publishing. In…
Galaxy S9 review, Android P, and Google tries to fix the web (live @ SXSW 2018)
Mar 10, 2018 • 64 min
This week, The Vergecast is down in Austin, Texas for South by Southwest 2018 in front of a live audience. Nilay, Dieter, Casey, and Ashley run through the news and share their expertise about Google’s new plan to make the web faster, using Samsung’s…
Mobile World Congress 2018, Galaxy S9, and Vivo Apex concept phone
Mar 2, 2018 • 62 min
The Vergecast trio is back and so is gadget news. Mobile World Congress was this week, and so much happened in the world of The Verge. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul have everything you need to know. A few other things sprinkled in are the next Light Phone 2,…
S9 leaks, Google Reply, and Twitter’s war on bots
Feb 23, 2018 • 61 min
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter is on vacation, so Silicon Valley editor and host of an upcoming Verge podcast, Casey Newton, joins us. Nilay, Paul, and Casey run through the news of the week, including Samsung Galaxy S9 leaks, Twitter bots, and…
Waymo v Uber, another iOS bug, and AMP Stories
Feb 16, 2018 • 68 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome senior writer Sarah Jeong to the show for the first time. Sarah was at the federal court in San Francisco for Waymo v. Uber trial and has been reporting on it for The Verge, so she lends us her…
Homepod review, Intel’s Vaunt smart glasses, and Falcon Heavy launch
Feb 9, 2018 • 79 min
A lot of things happened this week in the world of The Verge, and we have some first-hand experience to share. This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul, welcome science reporter Loren Grush back to the show to tell us what it was like to watch…
The Boring Company flamethrower, Samsung foldable displays, and iOS12 reports
Feb 2, 2018 • 67 min
The Vergecast is here once again! Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through the news that hit the site this week to fill you in case you missed it. We talk about the Boring Company’s flamethrower, some Samsung leaks and previews, a bit of 5G wireless network…
DJI Mavic Air, HomePod ships in February, and iOS11.3 preview
Jan 26, 2018 • 67 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul call Ben Popper — former business editor at The Verge who now works with DJI — to answer some questions about the new drone the company announced this week, the Mavic Air. There is also a discussion…
Nintendo Labo, Detroit Auto Show, and Facebook’s transforming news feed
Jan 19, 2018 • 56 min
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul have returned from CES 2018 and are all together in the New York City office for this week’s Vergecast. As I was typing out the timestamps on here, I realized there’s a lot of news this week. So check it out! We’ve got highlights…
CES 2018: Robots, TVs, and virtual assistants
Jan 12, 2018 • 87 min
The Verge crew is on our way back home after a week at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018. This week, we did a ton of reporting, a ton of videos, and four live Circuit Breaker shows, so we did not have a lot of time to sit down and tape a full-length…
Meltdown and Spectre will kill us all
Jan 5, 2018 • 67 min
CES is next week, and we’ll get to it, but first we need to talk to security expert Russell Brandom to make sure we won’t all be dead from CPU security vulnerabilities before then. Also, stay tuned for Paul Miller’s excellent and enlightening sci-fi short…
Magic Leap, iPhones slow down, and Microsoft removes Chrome installer from Windows Store
Dec 22, 2017 • 67 min
Hello! And happy holidays. This is the last Vergecast of 2017! But we go out with a bang (At least two computers broke down during this recording). The two big things that happened this week was the unveiling of the mysterious Magic Leap augmented reality…
FCC kills net neutrality, the iMac Pro arrives, and T-Mobile buys Layer3 TV
Dec 15, 2017 • 70 min
The Vergecast three-piece is back together, with Nilay leading the flagship podcast. The biggest news this week is something we’ve seen coming for a while: on Thursday, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul sit down to…
ARM powered PCs, Google vs Amazon, and Messenger Kids
Dec 8, 2017 • 70 min
This week, Dieter Bohn runs the show with Paul Miller and Natt Garun, and it’s been a wild week of news. Amazon and Google are basically feuding right now: Google is pulling YouTube from the FireTV so the podcast trio ponders what this frightening…
HQ, selfie authentication, and solar panels turning air into water
Dec 1, 2017 • 76 min
Let get this out of the way: Nilay and Dieter are not on the show this week. But really, we’ve got a great show hosted by Verge podcast professionals Lauren Goode and Casey Newton. Oh and Paul is still here, too! So what are we talking about on the show…
Net Neutrality 2017 Thanksgiving madness
Nov 27, 2017 • 78 min
The FCC decided to bury the news about its plan to end the Net Neutrality rules in the middle of Thanksgiving week here in the US. But that won’t stop Nilay, Paul, and Dieter from doing a Vergecast. This was originally broadcasted live on YouTube on…
Pixel Buds review, OnePlus 5T, and Surface Book 2
Nov 17, 2017 • 74 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through a few things in the tech world that happened this week, like reviews for Google’s Pixel Buds and Microsoft’s Surface Book 2, and the announcement of the OnePlus 5T. Also, Lauren Goode stops…
Pixel 2XL screen saturation update, an iOS11 bug, and Harmony Link hub services shut down
Nov 10, 2017 • 76 min
There’s a lot of little tech news this week, and we’ve got the perfect podcast to sum it all up. This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through topics like Samsung’s ad that mocks the iPhone, the update to Pixel 2 XL screens, and Logitech…
iPhone X Review
Nov 3, 2017 • 67 min
The iPhone X is finally here. Nilay had the chance to review it, so, along with Paul, Ashley, and Dan, he discusses what it’s like to use the phone in the real world as well as what the process of reviewing it was like. We also welcome Phil Esposito, The…
Pixel 2 XL screen, Amazon Key, and iPhone X preorder
Oct 27, 2017 • 62 min
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul run through the news this week on The Vergecast, with a lot of heavy sighs to go around. There’s the Pixel 2 XL screen fiasco, Amazon’s home camera invasion efforts with Amazon Key, and Amazon’s oversized new Fire TV. Plus, Paul is…
Pixel 2 review, KRACK, and Microsoft’s Surface Book sequel
Oct 20, 2017 • 64 min
The reviews are in and everybody just loves the quality OLED component Google picked for the Pixel 2 XL. Really just can’t stop talking about it. And talking? That’s what the Vergecast is for. On this episode Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss the reviews of…
Oculus Go, Movies Anywhere, and Windows Phone died again
Oct 13, 2017 • 67 min
We’ve got a bloggy Vergecast today. In between review weeks, a few things popped up in the news that Nilay, Dieter, and Paul needed to talk about. Google is integrating video chat into a phone but still not text; you can now watch all the movies you’ve…
Pixel 2 first look, Pixel Buds, and Google Home Max
Oct 6, 2017 • 90 min
Another week, another tech event: on Wednesday, Google had its fall hardware event. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter try to fit everything they want to say into 90 minutes. Dieter had some exclusive looks at the products, and was able to talk to CEO Sundar Pichai…
Echo Spot, Fire TV 4K, and Pixel 2 event preview
Sep 29, 2017 • 67 min
Amazon announced a few more Echo devices this week, and The Vergecast is here to recap it all. Nilay, Dan, Dieter, and Paul discuss Amazon’s strategy with these new products, as well rumors of stuff that will be announced at Google’s event next week.…
iPhone 8 review, Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review, and Apple TV 4K review
Sep 22, 2017 • 94 min
Last week, we brought you The Vergecast live from San Francisco after the Apple event. This week, The Vergecast is back in NYC for Apple reviews week. Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Lauren Goode, and Dan Seifert go through the reviews, including the iPhone 8…
Apple’s iPhone X Event, Bodega, and Animoji
Sep 14, 2017 • 96 min
Recorded live in front of an audience in San Francisco after Apple’s iPhone X event, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome Lauren Goode and Casey Newton back to The Vergecast to run through everything announced at the new Steve Jobs theater in Apple Park. The…
Apple event rumors, Galaxy Note 8 review, and Loren in zero gravity
Sep 8, 2017 • 92 min
We’re one week away from The Vergecast Live in San Francisco, so Nilay, Dieter, and Paul talk through the last-minute rumors about what to expect at Apple’s event on September 12th. We also dedicate part of the show to the Galaxy Note 8, which was…
IFA 2017, LG V30, and more smart speakers
Sep 1, 2017 • 83 min
The Vergecast returns to the New York studio this week. Dieter, Nilay, and Paul run through what was announced so far at IFA 2017, including the LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ1, and lots of smart speakers. Halfway through the show, Loren Grush makes a pit stop on…
Hands-on with the Note 8, Android Oreo, and Verizon’s new unlimited data plans
Aug 25, 2017 • 83 min
This week on The Verge, Dieter was able to get his hands on the new Galaxy Note 8. So on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go over the first impressions of Samsung’s latest product and what the pricing will mean for future smartphones. Next up, Loren…
Essential phone review, Charlottesville online, and Space Craft
Aug 18, 2017 • 86 min
On The Verge’s flagship / only podcast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go through the weekly rundown of news that hit the site this week. The show begins by addressing the accumulation of online hate as a result of the Charlottesville attack, and how it’s…
Google memo, Surface PCs reliability, and fall phones preview
Aug 11, 2017 • 62 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Lauren, Dieter, and Paul begin by discussing the controversy over the Google engineer who was fired over writing a 10-page viral memo about diversity. The story illustrates a deeper problem in Silicon Valley, which…
Tesla Model 3 first drive, iPhone leaks, and a bluetooth salt shaker
Aug 4, 2017 • 82 min
We are without Nilay Patel on The Vergecast this week, so Dieter Bohn and Paul Miller step up to host with some very special guests: transportation editor Tamara Warren, and tech editor Natt Garun. Tamara was one of the few people who got to test drive…
Bonus: Walt Mossberg remembers the iPod nano
Jul 28, 2017 • 1 min
Apple announced this week that the iPod nano has been discontinued, taking down the website for both the shuffle and the nano today. Walt Mossberg - renowned tech reviewer, looks back on the iPod nano’s origin with an anecdote about an interaction he had…
iPod nano discontinued, Microsoft Paint’s fate, and Foxconn’s new factory
Jul 28, 2017 • 99 min
The Vergecast summer 2017 continues! This week, The Verge launched Verge Guidebook, a new guide to show you what to buy, what you shouldn’t, and how to use it all. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul start off the show discussing the new review system and how-tos…
Bixby launches, Alexa on Android, and a new hyperloop
Jul 21, 2017 • 66 min
Summer editions of The Vergecast continue as Nilay and Dieter welcome Ashley Carman and Jake Kastrenakes back to the show to discuss the news that hit the site this week. Elon Musk said he got “verbal” approval from The White House to build a hyperloop on…
RIP Windows phone, net neutrality day of action, and Next Level
Jul 14, 2017 • 77 min
Welcome back to another week of The Vergecast. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter sit down in the studio to bring you the news that hit our site this week. First off, the net neutrality day of action was on Wednesday, as was Nilay’s piece on the matter. The gang…
Echo Look, RED announces a phone, and new iPhone rumors
Jul 7, 2017 • 57 min
The week of Independence Day, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter get together in a classic format of The Vergecast to bring you the top tech news that hit the site this week. To name a few, we’ve got a review of the Echo Look, a new Android phone announced, and some…
The iPhone turns 10, Petya ransomware and an iOS 11 preview
Jun 30, 2017 • 82 min
Did you know it was the iPhone’s 10th anniversary on Thursday? The Vergecast knows. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul talk about what the iPhone means to them, to the industry, and to the entire universe. With just a slight tangent to talk about Orbs for Kings.…
Uber’s CEO resigns, Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality, and Bixby first look
Jun 23, 2017 • 74 min
Here we go, another classic episode of The Vergecast. There were a lot of little things that happened this week, and we wanted to discuss them all, so Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go through their list of hits on the site. Also, to continue our weekly summer…
Panos Panay, E3 2017, and iPad Pro 10.5-inch
Jun 16, 2017 • 83 min
Day two of The Vergecast this week! Yesterday, Nilay interviewed Brian Merchant, author of The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone. Today, we have another full episode with a lot going on. First off, E3 happened this week, and there’s a ton of…
Bonus: Brian Merchant, author of The One Device
Jun 15, 2017 • 63 min
We’re doing two episodes of The Vergecast this week — the usual one on Friday, and this very special edition with Brian Merchant, author of The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone. We ran a big excerpt of the book this week, and we got deep on…
HomePod, WWDC 2017, and DJI Spark
Jun 8, 2017 • 85 min
This week, it’s Apple’s turn to take over The Vergecast. Dieter and Jake have just come back from WWDC while Nilay and Paul watched from afar so the gang has a lot to talk about with the new products announced. We also have Ben Popper stop by the show to…
Code Conference, Essential Phone, and Chromebook Pro
Jun 2, 2017 • 76 min
This week’s Vergecast is recorded out of the studio. Nilay heads to the West Coast to reunite with Dieter, Lauren, and Casey at this year’s Code Conference. The gang discusses the speakers (in more than one way) at the event including Andy Rubin, Hillary…
Gadget news, FCC’s final proposal, and Vlad
May 26, 2017 • 87 min
Here’s The Vergecast. This week, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul plow through a week of news starting with (no surprise) the FCC’s ongoing mission to destroy net neutrality. This was also a week full of new gadgets — from the new Microsoft Surface Pro, to the…
Google I/O, Android O, and Assistant on the iPhone
May 19, 2017 • 72 min
Fresh out of my export folder is a brand new episode of The Vergecast. This week, because of the business that is Google I/O, we recorded our episode Friday morning. This resulted in Nilay’s attempt to bring a morning show vibe to episode 257, despite…
Microsoft Build 2017, Echo Show, and a Cortana speaker
May 12, 2017 • 62 min
Welcome back. This week’s episode of The Vergecast comes after Microsoft Build 2017, so Nilay and Dieter bring in Ashley Carman and first-time guest Chaim Gartenberg, two of our great Circuit Breaker reporters, to fill us in on what happened. The cast…
Microsoft Surface laptop, Samsung DeX, and Google Doc phishing
May 5, 2017 • 73 min
This week Microsoft unveiled its new laptops in New York City, and Verge senior editor Tom Warren flew in from London to check it out. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter invite Tom to the show to discuss the new products from Microsoft and the various other news…
Net neutrality special edition
Apr 28, 2017 • 67 min
We’ve got a special edition episode of The Vergecast for you this week. On Thursday, the FCC put out a draft proposal for reversing the net neutrality order of 2015. The Verge has been following FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s actions in restoring “Internet…
Facebook F8, Galaxy S8, and Juicero’s fate
Apr 21, 2017 • 63 min
Here we are! Another episode of The Vergecast. It’s been a busy week, which means lots for Nilay, Ashley, Dan, and Paul to talk about on the show. Facebook’s F8 developer conference took place this week so there’s lots of weird updates with AR, social VR,…
iPhone chips, Scorpio specs, and RIP NES Classic
Apr 14, 2017 • 72 min
This week on Vergecast, Chris Plante is in town! Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring him in to discuss a few things that confused us all throughout the week — Apple and Qualcomm suing each other, how the FCC may kill net neutrality, and Nintendo discontinuing…
Mac craziness, YouTube TV, and Project Scorpio
Apr 7, 2017 • 64 min
Hey! The Verge has brought you another episode of The Vergecast. This week we’ve got Nilay, Paul, Ashley, and Dieter talkin’ the tech talk to y’all: more specifically the future of Mac computers, Youtube TV, and the newest Android phones on the market. As…
Galaxy S8 hands-on, FCC privacy rulings, and Ghost in the Shell
Mar 31, 2017 • 72 min
Welcome back! We have a great show for you today. No really! If you listen to this podcast, you know Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 this week, so Nilay and Dieter bring in senior editor and friend of the show Dan Seifert; who recently took a trip to…
The RED iPhone, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and the new iPad
Mar 24, 2017 • 63 min
The Vergecast returns to New York! Nilay, Dieter, Natt, and Megan are here to update you with the news of the week. Apple has a new iPhone… kinda! And a new iPad… kinda! Natt got a look at the Android O developer preview, and Megan played Mass Effect:…
SXSW Films, Fasten, and Pandora Premium
Mar 14, 2017 • 62 min
On Sunday, Nilay and Dieter brought The Vergecast to Austin, TX for South by Southwest 2017 and streamed it live on Facebook. Today we did it again! This time, we welcome culture reporter Megan Farokhmanesh and senior editor Chris Plante on to talk about…
SXSW Part 1, Facebook Messenger Day, and Sonos Playbase
Mar 12, 2017 • 59 min
As you may have heard, The Vergecast is live this week at South by Southwest! We have one episode down and another one to go on Tuesday. On this special episode, Nilay and Dieter welcome Lauren Goode and Casey Newton on to talk the news outside of SXSW;…
Google Cloud Next Conference, Iron Fist, and Hot Tinder
Mar 10, 2017 • 46 min
On this special episode of The Vergecast, the ladies of The Verge take over the show. Did you know that nearly half of the team is female? Seriously, we’re probably two women away from a 50 / 50 split, but you’d never know that if you only listened to The…
Switch review, Galaxy S8 leaks, and iPhone with USB-C
Mar 3, 2017 • 69 min
Usually I start these posts by apologizing, but ya know… by now I think you know what you’ve gotten yourself into — unless this is your first episode. So great! Hey! We’ve got a great show for you! (This is a podcast.) Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Ross…
Bonus: Vergecast at SXSW 2017
Mar 2, 2017 • 1 min
A special announcement from Nilay Patel
The anniversary of Scissor Vodka, Nintendo Switch hands-on, and the secret behind the OP-1 processor
Feb 24, 2017 • 86 min
Hello! We’re still testing out our new studios so we thought we’d see how many people we can fit into the show. This week we’ve got Nilay, Paul, and Ashley in the podcast room, with Dieter and Chris Plante coming in over Skype. Everyone had so much to say…
Planet of the Apps, Verizon unlimited, and Sonos audio
Feb 17, 2017 • 69 min
Hey, y’all. This week’s episode of Vergecast is the first in our new studio. And our heroes (Nilay, Paul, and Dieter, in case you were unaware) are still getting used to it. But you can’t see them while you’re listening, so it doesn’t really matter! It’s…
Android Wear 2.0, Google Smart Home, and Vizio gets caught
Feb 10, 2017 • 63 min
This week on Vergecast, we’re in our new office! But our studios aren’t ready yet! So Nilay and Paul set up in a conference room and Skype with Dieter to share what they learned in the tech world over the past seven days. We even recorded it for you! Here…
Snap Inc IPO, ARM processors in Macbooks, and Apple earnings
Feb 3, 2017 • 68 min
Vergecast episode 241! This week, Nilay and Dieter bring back Ross Miller and Megan Farokhmanesh to assist covering the news from this week. Snap Inc. filed for a $3 billion IPO, Apple is reportedly putting ARM chips in Macs, and Facebook is making a TV…
Samsung Galaxy S8, the politics of science, and the net neutrality debate reignited
Jan 27, 2017 • 75 min
Another Vergecast is up! We have a CES Twitter live show reunion, featuring Nilay, Dieter, Megan, and Paul discussing this week in news. As Nilay mentions throughout the show, the gang has senioritis as they prepare to move to new offices next week… just…
FTC vs Qualcomm, Trump vs Apple, and Oculus vs ZeniMax
Jan 20, 2017 • 56 min
This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, Ashley, and Dieter take on the topics in the tech world you may have missed out on this week. Trump spoke with Tim Cook about moving production of Apple products to the US; Qualcomm is being sued by the Federal Trade…
iPhone 10th anniversary, Nintendo Switch, and the HTC U Ultra
Jan 13, 2017 • 62 min
You watched the live show at CES and now we’re back in podcast mode. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul get together to share some of their experiences from the Consumer Electronics Show, along with a review of what happened this week. The iPhone turned 10 on…
CES 2017 Day 3
Jan 7, 2017 • 75 min
This year, we hosted The Vergecast Live at CES 2017 as a Twitter Live video show. We’ve decided to share the full audio here, but you can see clips from the show on Twitter (@Verge). The following is from Friday, January 6th.…
CES 2017 Day 2
Jan 6, 2017 • 68 min
This year, we hosted The Vergecast Live at CES 2017 as a Twitter Live video show. We’ve decided to share the full audio here, but you can see clips from the show on Twitter (@Verge) and catch our last show Friday at 4:30PT at The…
CES 2017 Day 1
Jan 5, 2017 • 71 min
This year, we hosted The Vergecast Live at CES 2017 as a Twitter Live video show. We’ve decided to share the full audio here, but you can see clips from the show on Twitter @Verge and catch our last show Friday at 4:30PT at The following…
Zuckerberg’s smart home, Android Wear, and CES predictions
Dec 23, 2016 • 61 min
As the year ends, Nilay, Dieter, Paul, and Ross gather together from across the country via Skype to sit down and bring up what’s been troubling them this week. Nilay can’t stand Mark Zuckerberg’s video about his home AI, Dieter doesn’t know what laptop…
Super Mario Run, Uber’s self-driving cars, and Apple’s new TV app
Dec 16, 2016 • 64 min
Everyone was in New York this week, so we had a jam-packed studio with Nilay, Dieter, and Paul, along with culture reporter Megan Farokhmanesh and transportation reporter Andrew Hawkins. Megan joins us on Vergecast for the first time to talk about what…
Fitbit buys Pebble, Windows 10 on ARM, and gadgets aren’t dead
Dec 9, 2016 • 65 min
Nilay, Dieter, Lauren, and Ashley are back! This week on Vergecast, we talk about Fitbit buying Pebble, the status of the gadget universe, and Microsoft bringing Windows desktop apps to mobile ARM processors. Lots of tech, lots of jokes, here we go. 01:34…
Net neutrality, Final Fantasy, Gilmore Girls, and the Spectacles line
Dec 2, 2016 • 82 min
Welcome to Vergecast Lonely Paul edition. Dieter and Nilay are out this week, so Paul enlisted some of his colleagues who would never let him down like that and made his own Vergecast that’s centered around talking to people not named Dieter or Nilay.…
Fake news, Touchbar, and the Surface Studio
Nov 18, 2016 • 66 min
The tech review season continues this week with reviews of the Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, Microsoft’s Surface Studio, and even an actual book that Apple released. This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter give an overview of these products along…
Daydream, Playstation Pro, Snapchat, and Instagram
Nov 11, 2016 • 58 min
Here we are, a few days after the election. With the world still adjusting to the future, we thought we’d give you a break from it all and briefly talk about what we know best: the future of technology. This week we have reviews for the Playstation 4 Pro…
Verge turns 5, Google Home, and Assistant
Nov 4, 2016 • 73 min
Happy Vergecast day! Look we’ve got a new logo! This week, in honor of The Verge’s fifth anniversary and the redesign of the website, we start off the show by giving some behind-the-scenes details on the new things you see on the site and things we’ve…
Macbook Pro, Surface Studio, and the events surrounding
Oct 28, 2016 • 65 min
This week is a special episode of The Vergecast. After attending the Apple event, Nilay and Dieter sit down in San Francisco together and talk about the newest product announcements from Cupertino. Let us not forget, Microsoft also announced new computers…
Pixel, Nintendo Switch, and new MacBook Pros
Oct 21, 2016 • 67 min
This week at The Verge has been a busy one! Reviews for Google’s Pixel phone are out, Chinese tech firm LeEco just announced a plethora of new products coming to the US, Nintendo finally showed us new hardware for their games, and Apple is teasing a new…
Galaxy Note 7s don’t explode, they sizzle
Oct 14, 2016 • 69 min
This week on Vergecast, we have the exclusive interview with our tech and transportation reporter Jordan Golson, who has been reporting nonstop on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle. Nilay, Lauren, and Paul welcome Jordan to the show to talk about the…
Google event, Oculus event, and Playstation VR
Oct 7, 2016 • 58 min
This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, Dan, and Dieter cover two big events and announcements from the past few days. As you may have read on the site, Google announced a plethora of hardware devices on Tuesday. Then yesterday, Oculus announced a few new…
SpaceX, colonizing Mars, and Snapchat spectacles
Oct 2, 2016 • 87 min
This week on Vergecast, science editor Liz Lopatto is in town and stops by the Vergecast to talk about the news out of the International Astronautical Congress; Elon Musk’s plan to colonize Mars. Paul also interviews Loren Grush live in Mexico at the…
Siri, Sierra, Photokina, and Allo
Sep 23, 2016 • 59 min
Apple ended our summer with the release of both new hardware and software. Now that fall has finally arrived, we await the next big tech event…from Google. This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, Ashley, and Dieter float between these two rituals with…
AirPods, exploding batteries, and yeah Apple
Sep 16, 2016 • 65 min
After a week of swimming in Apple news, the classic cast of Nilay, Lauren, Dieter, and Paul get together via the internet to get deeper into their reviews of the new products and talk a little bit about their effect on the near future of consumer tech.…
Playstation 4 Pro, 4K, and for your entertainment
Sep 9, 2016 • 44 min
While Nilay, Dieter, Lauren, and Walt make a Vergecast out of Ctrl-Walt-Delete, this leaves Paul to head the show this week with Chris Plante to talk about the other thing that happened on Wednesday: the Sony Playstation 4 Pro event.
IFA, the Yoga Book, and looking ahead at the Apple event
Sep 2, 2016 • 85 min
The IFA, or Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, is upon us and we are looking at the best tech announced at the show. Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Ashley Carman, and Dan Seifert give us the scoop on the birth of new gadgets, the death of others, and the…
Hack the planet
Aug 26, 2016 • 64 min
This week on Vergecast, it’s Wilderness Week! Nilay, Paul, and Dieter welcome video director James Temple to the show to talk about his new Verge series, Climate Hackers, which features scientists set on trying to reverse the effects of climate change.…
Unlimited data, Galaxy Note 7, and a merch store
Aug 19, 2016 • 70 min
This week on our flagship audio experience, our cast of tech luminaries Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Paul Miller, and Dan Seifert break down new unlimited data plans and what they really mean for the consumer. Dan also details the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after…
Apple rumors, wireless headphones and No Man’s Sky
Aug 12, 2016 • 72 min
This week on Vergecast, both Nilay and Paul are out so Dieter and Lauren have taken the reins and invited fellow Verge colleagues Chris Plante, Dan Seifert, and Ross Miller to the show. The group discusses Apple rumors, new video game consoles, and No…
Amped on sparks
Aug 5, 2016 • 71 min
This week on Vergecast, our usual team of Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, and Dieter Bohn bring in senior editor, tech expert, and friend of the show Dan Seifert to discus Samsung and their new Galaxy Note 7. Dieter gives us his review of the Xbox One S, and…
Two admirals, a coxswain, and a guy with a steering wheel
Jul 29, 2016 • 74 min
We’ve been going over in time for the past few episodes, and this week is no exception. But we have an excuse. It’s earnings week and there are a lot of thoughts. Nilay, Dieter, Paul, and Lauren bring the news right to your ears. 01:55 - Apple earnings…
Jul 22, 2016 • 72 min
With a classic cast of Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Paul Miller, and Lauren Goode, we have a very nerdy episode of Vergecast this week. For starters, there’s the news about SoftBank buying chip maker ARM, then the Electric Frontier Foundation filing a…
What is a monetization structure?
Jul 15, 2016 • 59 min
This week on Vergecast, Senior Editor Chris Plante comes to town to join Paul, Nilay, and video director Miriam Nielsen to discuss the overwhelming response to topics reported on our site; Pokémon GO and Nintendo’s new NES. They also go deeper into…
iOS 10, Sierra, and bookstore bathrooms
Jul 8, 2016 • 67 min
03:12 Apple Battery Case 05:10 News Intro 06:08 Apple Updates 08:10 Live Photos 10:45 IOS 10 Updates 44:15 Gadget Guyz 49:00 Pokemon Go 54:60 Lightning Round
Jul 1, 2016 • 57 min
This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring in resident cybersecurity expert Russell Brandom to explain the cryptocurrency Ethereum and how there was a recent attack on the Decentralized Autonomous Organization which stole $53 million. Then,…
Oh gadget, my gadget
Jun 24, 2016 • 55 min
This week on Vergecast, Paul Miller and Ashley Carman, part of our Circuit Breaker team, join Nilay and Dieter to discuss trends they’ve noticed while blogging. Also, fan favorite Nicola Fumo stops by the show to tell us what she’s been up to and explains…
Live from WWDC and E3
Jun 17, 2016 • 93 min
Another week on the road for Vergecast; we recorded from WWDC and we have (cross off your bingo square) special guests! All together in the same room again, Nilay and Dieter bring back the ever-wise Lauren Goode and Walt Mossberg, with first-time…
So much news this week and more to come next week
Jun 10, 2016 • 73 min
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Dan Seifert sit down and don’t know where to start so they bring in Paul Miller and Loren Grush to help them out. The gang talks Lenovo Tech World, Nest, WWDC, Game of Thrones and much much more.
Live from Code Conference
Jun 3, 2016 • 89 min
This week on a late night, sleep-deprived Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter reunite in Los Angeles to attend Recode’s Code Conference and meet up with Lauren Goode and Casey Newton to give their take on the interviews and throw in a few anecdotes from the…
Season 3
May 27, 2016 • 69 min
Vergecast is back! But something is different…Dieter moved to San Francisco and Nilay is still in New York City. How can they make it work? This is the future and we can chat in cyberspace, that’s how. Using ~technology~ we also patch in Paul Miller and…
Emotional time zones
May 6, 2016 • 70 min
This week on Vergecast, Dieter and Nilay bring back Paul Miller to talk about this week in tech and gadgets, as well as science reporter Arielle Duhaime-Ross to discuss what it was like to spend four days with a biohacker while he tried to kill and then…
Introducing Circuit Breaker, Google hardware, and the next Apple Watch
Apr 29, 2016 • 54 min
With Nilay out, Dieter brings in the editor of Circuit Breaker, Paul Miller, and news editor Jake Kastrenakes to discuss this week in tech. Racked senior reporter Nicola Fumo engages the hype matrix in this week’s episode of Vergecast.
Purple Macbook
Apr 22, 2016 • 77 min
This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, Adi, and Nicola discuss the legacy of Prince, the new MacBook, and the mystery of Magic Leap. Also Nilay talks with Professor Randal Picker of University of Chicago Law School to explain Google’s antirust charges…
Facebook in space
Apr 15, 2016 • 68 min
Nilay and Dieter bring back science reporter Loren Grush to take on this week’s news in science and tech; discussing Facebook’s F8 developer conference, SpaceX, and Telsa’s Model S. Racked senior reporter Nicola Fumo engineers the hype matrix once again…
Apr 7, 2016 • 70 min
Happy 200! Hear the uncut and unscripted episode featuring Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and special guests Joanna Stern, Paul Miller, Chris Ziegler, and Ross Miller as they reminisce about the early days of The Verge and also talk tech news today. This is an…
Juice responsibly
Apr 1, 2016 • 62 min
This week on the Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, Jake, and Nicola review the reviews! The iPad Pro 9.7, Soundcloud Go, and the Microsoft Build developer conference; with much talk about bots. We’re covering all the top tech news so if you liked what you read…
Is kale more interesting than the iPhone SE?
Mar 25, 2016 • 66 min
This week on Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter bring in news editor Jake Kastrenakes to discuss happenings at the Apple event this week as well as Vizio’s new products and initiatives. Racked style editor Nicola Fumo again joins us to helm the hype matrix.
Team Spherical
Mar 18, 2016 • 71 min
This week on the Vergecast, Nilay welcomes some of our video team: producer Tre Shallowhorn, directors Tom Connors and Miriam Nielsen, and creative director James Bareham, to discuss the process of developing our 360 video interview with Michelle Obama…
Walk of life
Mar 11, 2016 • 72 min
This week on Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter are joined by news editor Jake Kastrenakes; discussing Google’s Android N, Samsung’s Galaxy S7, as well as science reporter/space cadet Loren Grush to talk Blue Origin and other space news.
VR, Amazon Echo, and more VR
Mar 4, 2016 • 73 min
Nilay and Dieter are joined by senior reporter Adi Robertson to talk VR technology and fan favorite: Amazon Echo. Racked style editor Nicola Fumo operates the hype matrix once again in this week’s episode of Vergecast!
Cut the night
Feb 26, 2016 • 108 min
Another week of Vergecast and we have SO much to talk about so we extended the episode to 90 minutes…and then some.Mobile World Congress just wrapped up so Nilay, Dieter, and news editor Jake Kastrenakes are here to analyze the coverage. Also, the Oscars…
Encryption in the hype matrix
Feb 19, 2016 • 65 min
This week on Vergecast, Nilay returns, bringing in business editor Ben Popper to unfold his feature on public schools’ initiative to bring Chromebooks into classrooms. Reporter Russell Brandom joins to discuss the timely debate on encryption in light of…
TLOP: The Love of Physics
Feb 12, 2016 • 69 min
This week on the Vergecast, with Dieter, Nilay, and Nicola missing we have put together an alternative cast featuring Chris Ziegler, Sean O’Kane, and Loren Grush, with video director Mark Linsangan and social video reporter Kirsten Frisina discussing the…
Morning Computer
Feb 5, 2016 • 65 min
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter and Nilay are joined by Dan Seifert and Racked style editor Nicola Fumo to discuss the iPad air 3, Amazon Echo features, the new Uber logo, Apple software and lots more. Also, what would happen if ALF and Urkel met?
Brain gotta get there
Jan 29, 2016 • 67 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Lauren Goode and Racked style editor Nicola Fumo.
Pain is Available at 6
Jan 22, 2016 • 63 min
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Jake Kastrenakes and Racked style editor Nicola Fumo to talk about T-Pain, T-Pain’s house, and Apple’s new set of music making apps.
Facist papa color
Jan 15, 2016 • 67 min
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter Bohn is joined by Emily Yoshida, Nicola Fumo, and Sean O’Kane as the panel checks in for the first time since CES 2016. The topics of discussion include the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Oscar nominations, and bad tech fashion.
CES 2016 Day 4
Jan 9, 2016 • 55 min
Today on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, Casey, and Nicola gather together one more time at CES 2016 and chat about what they saw, what they learned, and what is next to come post-CES.
CES 2016 Day 3
Jan 8, 2016 • 51 min
Today on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Nicola Fumo, Vlad Savov and Kirsten Frisina to discuss CES 2016.
CES 2016 Day 2
Jan 7, 2016 • 57 min
On Day 2, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by some familiar faces as Joanna Stern and Sam Sheffer return to talk about CES.
CES 2016 Day 1
Jan 5, 2016 • 63 min
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Dan Seifert, Lauren Goode, and Sean O’Kane in Las Vegas at CES 2016. The panel discussed the numerous keynotes, including Intel, LG, Samsung and Sony, being very tired, and 3D printed souls.
Star Wars: The spoilers unleashed
Dec 17, 2015 • 56 min
This week on a very special Vergecast, we discuss all things Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Emily Yoshida and Ross Miller will be joined by Bryan Bishop and Tasha Robinson to have a critic’s discussion of the new film. Kaitlyn Tiffany will be occupying the…
Alexa, play Vergecast
Dec 11, 2015 • 63 min
This week on the Vergecast, Nilay is joined by Casey Newton, Chris Plante and Nicola Fumo (who is keeping Project Figure Head in full effect). The panel discusses the iPhone battery case and Nicola tries to put together the Google Pixel C.
Fear the reaper
Dec 4, 2015 • 74 min
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter Bohn is joined by a rotating panel of guests, as well as Nicola Fumo in the hypeseat. Elmo Keep, the author of our massive feature on Transhumanism, will be on to discuss presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan with…
Tinder DJs
Nov 20, 2015 • 72 min
Today on The Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter are joined in studio by Lauren Goode to continue their discussion about the iPad Pro, as well as how it stacks up against the Surface Pro 4. In addition, the panel will discuss the end of Rdio, as well as the best…
Swipe left for iPad
Nov 13, 2015 • 70 min
The week on the Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter are joined by Nicola Fumo and Lauren Goode to talk about the iPad Pro, Tinder, and the BlackBerry Priv.
The state of Android, smartwatches and Twitter hearts
Nov 6, 2015 • 63 min
This week brought no shortage of topics to discuss, but one item stood out among the smoke and mirrors. Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Dan Seifert are joined by Nicola Fumo of Racked in the hypeseat to discuss the state of smartwatches, what might happen…
Apple TV, universal remotes, and the joy of dropping phones
Oct 30, 2015 • 60 min
It was a good week to arguing about the state of television, with both Apple and Roku releasing new content delivery boxes. A trio of original Verge editors — Nilay Patel, Chris Ziegler, and Ross Miller — are joined by Helen Havlak in the Hype seat. In…
The Hype Council is in session
Oct 23, 2015 • 65 min
This week on the Vergecast, Joanna Stern invades to talk about the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 — and Tom Warren joins the invasion over Skype. And for the first time, the Hype Council of Kirsten Frisina, Loren Grush, and Kaitlyn Tiffany sit in…
Coterie of vapes
Oct 16, 2015 • 66 min
This week’s Vergecast features Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Plante in the Skype seat, and Nicola Fumo in the Hype seat. They talk fashion and tech struggles, Pax, bro’s gold iPhones, Metal Gear, Battlefront, this fall’s video game releases, new iMacs,…
The perfect Swiss man
Oct 9, 2015 • 79 min
Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel, Casey Newton, and Kirsten Frisina on the hype-seat caress your brain with knowledge about Microsoft’s new confident and purposeful direction, whether Twitter Moments is useful or not, Google AMP’s benefits for the internet at…
Soccer moms racing turbos
Oct 2, 2015 • 64 min
Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel and hype-seater Kristen Frisina are joined by Chris Ziegler and Lauren Goode in a rare five-seater that eats up the week’s news, including the new Nexus phones, the Chromecast dongles, the Pixel C tablet, the new over-engineered…
Ctrl-Walt-Delete: Nilay owes Walt $100
Sep 25, 2015 • 40 min
Walt and Nilay kick things off with a discussion of the iPhone 6S, the weird new prices of phones, the 2007 iPhone, and more. Subscribe to Ctrl-Walt-Delete on iTunes!
Pacific Time should be illegal
Sep 25, 2015 • 62 min
Nilay Patel is joined by Liz Lopatto, Loren Grush, and hype-seater Arielle Duhaime-Ross in a special science issue of The Vergecast. They break down why The Verge cares about science, the space (lack of) race, Verge staff childhood misadventures, the…
A threatening Greg
Sep 18, 2015 • 66 min
Special guest Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times joins Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel, and new hype-seater Kirsten Frisina to talk ad blocking and the changing state of the internet, Alexa versus Siri, the house of the future, Google beyond search, the…
Peek, pop, whip, and nae nae
Sep 11, 2015 • 65 min
A day after Apple’s huge event, we ran through all the big announcements. The Hype Seat has transformed into the Skype Seat so that Casey Newton can join Dieter Bohn, Jake Kastrenakes, and Chris Welch. Is the Apple TV just a super Roku? Just how Surface-y…
Hype’s out for summer
Jul 24, 2015 • 65 min
What started as a chill summer situation becomes very heated this week. Nilay, Dieter, Sam, and Special British Guest Tom Warren discuss Windows 10, Apple Music, an alleged new Moto X, and The Beach Boys.
Shoutout to grandmas
Jul 17, 2015 • 67 min
There’s lots of news this week, so there are lots of guests as well. Nilay and Dieter are joined by Sean O’Kane, Jake Kastrenakes, and Kaitlyn Tiffany to talk about the Pluto flyby, San Diego Comic-Con, Windows 10, Reddit, and further refinement of the…
Uphill to Pluto both ways
Jul 10, 2015 • 75 min
We’re back in the Bohn Zone as Dieter is in charge of the proceedings this week. Tom Warren is on hand to catch us up on Microsoft’s Nokia woes, and we welcome Vergecast rookies Sean O’Kane and Loren Grush to discuss the future of space. And of course,…
Jul 2, 2015 • 66 min
Shoutout to music! Shoutout to stars! Shoutout to hearts! This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Emily are joined by Racked’s Nicola Fumo in the hype seat to discuss Apple Music, Beats 1 radio, the cultural force that is Magic Mike XXL, and the…
Puddle of burn
Jun 26, 2015 • 61 min
Welcome to a very special episode of The Vergecast, featuring our new colleagues from Re/code, Walt Mossberg and Lauren Goode. They join Nilay and Sam to take a break from the news this week, and take stock of the state of the union in tech. From Amazon…
Hot swap your D-pad
Jun 19, 2015 • 58 min
It’s a special bicoastal episode of The Vergecast, as Nilay, Dieter, Emily, and Sam are joined remotely by the one and only Casey Newton, live from the E3 convention in Los Angeles. It’s been a big show, and there are some big opinions about it on display…
Bad Millennial
Jun 12, 2015 • 74 min
On this week’s show, special guest Nicola Fumo from Racked joins us to talk about Apple. But we couldn’t get to Apple right away, because Oculus up and decided to announce a million VR things. So Dieter Bohn had feelings about those VR things. Then Nilay…
What do you own?
Jun 5, 2015 • 69 min
On this week’s show, Nilay Patel has some thoughts on ownership, Dieter Bohn offers some feelings about Google, Adi Robertson makes assertions about Ingress, and Sam Sheffer spends the whole hour downloading illegal ROMs. There’s also some talk about…
Spoken like a true snake person
May 29, 2015 • 68 min
This week we have a special Google I/O edition of the Vergecast, guest hosted by Ross Miller, Emily Yoshida, Dan Seifert, and Sam Sheffer. They discuss the announcements out of the keynote, including Now on Tap, Photos, Android M, Cardboard, and the fact…
Lumber guitar licks
May 22, 2015 • 64 min
The music industry is (and has been) undergoing significant changes. Join Nilay Patel, Micah Singleton, Emily Yoshida, and Sam Sheffer as they discuss Spotify’s expansion, Sony Music’s no-to-secret contract with Spotify, Apple’s upcoming music service,…
Air Bud 6
May 15, 2015 • 65 min
Nilay Patel is fired up about media aquisions, Dieter Bohn is delirious, Sam Sheffer is hyped beyond belief, Russell Brandom is on the Facebook beat, and Josh Dzieza is on hand to report on the rat takeover. What a time to be alive. Join us, won’t you?…
Why is Offline So Hard
May 8, 2015 • 72 min
How do you augment reality? With music? With the Microsoft HoloLens? With insane superhero Avengers mythology? Yes, yes, and yes. All those topics and more in this week’s podcast.
Helmets Are the Future
May 1, 2015 • 61 min
It’s been an action-packed week in tech, and we’re here to keep the adrenaline pumping. Micah Singleton and TC Sottek join Nilay Patel and Sam Sheffer to reflect on daily life with Apple Watch, the leather backed LG G4, the future of HoloLens, and what…
Comcast, Time Warner, Google Fi, and Apple Watch
Apr 24, 2015 • 63 min
It may sound as if this episode of The Vergecast were recorded from within the aisles a Party City, but no; it’s just our enthusiastic celebration of our sesquicentennial episode. Join us as we combine all the classic ingredients of a successful birthday…
The Force Naps
Apr 17, 2015 • 68 min
It’s a veritable who’s who of podcasting today, as Dieter Bohn takes the Vergecast reigns, and invites Chris Ziegler, Sam Sheffer, Emily Yoshida, and Kwame Opam to The Vergecast. We’ve got the gold MacBook, the Surface 3, the new Star Wars trailer, and…
I Don’t Think Anyone is Great
Apr 10, 2015 • 77 min
There is finally an actual Apple Watch in the studio, and Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Joanna Stern, and Sam Sheffer are on hand to look at it, talk about it, and force touch it. Also on the show are the new MacBook, Android Wear on iOS, and a genuine…
Netflix Bedtime
Apr 3, 2015 • 72 min
What ever happened to predictability? Well, we’re throwing it out the window today, as special guests Liz Lopatto and Kwame Opam join Nilay and Sam, with a very special crossover cameo at the top of the show. It’s a rare condition, this day and age, to…
Good radio
Mar 26, 2015 • 66 min
It’s another tech-filled week, but this one is just a little more British than usual. International visitor Tom Warren joins Nilay, Dieter, and Sam to discuss the release of the Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, Facebook’s chat ambitions, and the release of…
Dutch Teens Who Solve Crimes
Mar 20, 2015 • 66 min
This week’s episode is a whirlwind of news, thoughts, and feelings. Dieter Bohn regales us with his final assessment SXSW, Nilay Patel cannot get over the size of an Acer Chromebook, Ross Miller believes in a future of cord cutting, and for the first time…
Sam from the Future
Mar 13, 2015 • 63 min
The lineup is turned on its head this week as Joanna Stern joins Nilay Patel and Chris Plante, and Chris Ziegler takes the hype reins while Sam is absent. These great minds reflect on this week’s Apple event, Star Wars, and the upcoming Frozen sequel.
Bonus: Apple Watch and MacBook Event
Mar 9, 2015 • 39 min
This is a special bonus Verge Live episode, recorded after Apple’s March 9, 2015 event. As Apple wraps up its Spring Forward event — Apple Watch! A new MacBook! HBO Now on Apple TV! — Ross Miller and Chris Ziegler are heading to the studio for The Verge…
Infinity Gigabytes and Infinity Buckets
Mar 6, 2015 • 63 min
The Vergecast is a roller coaster of emotions this week. Dieter breaks down and shares his feelings about the Galaxy S6, Nilay declares his love for lambos, Chris expounds upon luxury, and Sam expresses profound confusion when presented with the words…
Feb 26, 2015 • 72 min
We’ve captured lightning in a bottle this week. We somehow managed to record The Vergecast in the brief moments between the Arizonan llamas and the white-gold-blue-black dress debate. It was a moment of clarity, a calm we didn’t know we should have…
Vaping Alone with Wikipedia
Feb 20, 2015 • 61 min
Are you ready to settle in for another hard tech episode? I hope so, because that’s what we have this week. Nilay, Dieter, Chris, and Sam bring the beef/sweat/swag/hype to the table to discuss Jony Ive, cars, Sony, and the merits of various Matrix sequels.
I Will Putter in RadioShack
Feb 13, 2015 • 63 min
We’re back in the Bohn Zone this week. Nilay is away, but Dieter, Ross, Chris, and Sam are here to weave a tapestry of technology and pop culture, with a very professional introduction to kick it all off. Plus, this episode features the premiere of What’s…
In the Tweet Mix
Feb 6, 2015 • 72 min
This week’s show includes a very special attempt at an actual introduction. That’s right, we’re rolling out the red carpet for Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider’s chief correspondent. The professionalism doesn’t last for long, though, as we quickly…
Dressed as a Pirate
Jan 30, 2015 • 75 min
It’s a very special episode of The Vergecast. This is David Pierce’s final day at The Verge, and as such, we have dressed him as a pirate and forced him to discuss technology, film, and the merits of Snapchat. Nilay Patel wrangles the troops, Sam Sheffer…
Special Edition: The 2015 Sundance Film Festival
Jan 27, 2015 • 49 min
The Verge’s Casey Newton, Emily Yoshida and Bryan Bishop chat about the films of the Sundance Film Festival, the huge steps Oculus is making in the narrative film world, and the unstoppable force of nature that is James Franco.
Business Hole
Jan 23, 2015 • 72 min
It’s been quite the week, as evidenced by the fact the Dieter has been awake for a full 24 hours at this point. We’ve got BIll Gates, holograms, local Super Bowl ads, and a tired variation on a classic genre we like to call “lazy jazz.” Join Nilay Patel,…
Heartbeat Trolling Everyone All the Time
Jan 16, 2015 • 70 min
We’re going hard tech with Nilay Patel, Chris Ziegler, and special British guest Tom Warren. We’ve got Microsoft, Apple, VR, Hyperloop, and dispatches from the North American International Auto Show. And, of course, Sam Sheffer is on hand to check the…
The Verge YouTube Roundtable at CES
Jan 9, 2015 • 25 min
Join Dieter Bohn, Austin Evans, Marques Brownlee, and Jonathan Morrison as they discuss the best gadgets they saw at CES 2015.
CES 2015, Day 3
Jan 8, 2015 • 47 min
They said it wasn’t possible. They said the show couldn’t go on. And yet, here we are, at the fourth and final Vergecast of CES 2015. Send the week off with your friends Nilay Patel, Casey Newton, Nitasha Tiku, and Emily Yoshida.
CES 2015, Day 2
Jan 7, 2015 • 49 min
It’s Day 2 of CES 2015. We’re confused, we’re delirious, and we have a lot of feelings about Say Anything. Join Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Plante, and Sam Sheffer on this live Vergecast odyssey from the show floor.
CES 2015, Day 1
Jan 6, 2015 • 61 min
On this, the first official day of CES 2015, The Vergecast is a reflection on the day’s experiences. Nilay Patel yells across the floor to Sony’s booth, Chris Ziegler relinquishes control to a self-driving car, Chris Plante breaks things on the show…
CES 2015, Day 0
Jan 6, 2015 • 65 min
CES is here, and the Vergecast has come along with it. Join Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Chris Plante on a journey through the show’s biggest news. We’ve got cars, the Internet of Things, smart TVs, and more forklifts than we ever anticipated being on…
Texting for Drugs
Dec 19, 2014 • 67 min
As the year winds to a close, we reflect back on the horrors of hacking, the collusion against Goliath, the merits of a physical keyboard, and something about The Mars Volta. Programming note: The holidays are upon us, so the next official Vergecast will…
Roomba with a Knife
Dec 12, 2014 • 62 min
We’re joining the enterprise on this week’s Vergecast. Sony, Microsoft, Apple—we’ve got all your corporate backend stories covered. Plus, Dieter introduces us to the native vocabulary of Minnesota.
You’ve Got to Be a Grownup When You’re on the Internet
Dec 5, 2014 • 62 min
CONFIDENTIAL - DO NOT DISTRIBUTE As The Vergecast progresses as a premier, category leading podcast, it is important to identify its core strengths and messaging. To that end, we have identified some key themes: -Confused introductions -Varied degrees of…
Stephen Elop, King of Thieves
Nov 21, 2014 • 66 min
It was a week of learning and growth on the Vergecast. Specific lessons included who actually owns Nokia, who has used an Apple Watch, what qualifies as a varsity sport, the merits of Pitch Perfect, and just how little of the 90s Sam remembers.…
Artisanal Hipster Vinyls
Nov 14, 2014 • 74 min
This week’s show involves a lot of policy: policy on the internet, policy in music, policy concerning not being stabbed when retrieving your stolen iPhone. And then there was something involving Taylor Swift and Scooby Doo.
Nov 7, 2014 • 62 min
To some, it’s a black-and-white answer. To others, it’s a subtle gray. Some say hype can’t be felt, only psychically perceived. It’s a beacon of hope, a pillar of truth. We cannot see it, but we know it exists. It’s everywhere and nowhere, all at once. We…
I Have 23 Children
Oct 30, 2014 • 72 min
The hype meter is off the charts this week. The sweat is real. This Vergecast is beef, not bust. Our hosts Nilay Patel, Chris Plante, and The Verge’s social beast Sam Sheffer begin the hour with a reflection on various motorized death machines and…
An Incorrect Oral History of Vaping
Oct 24, 2014 • 77 min
Following an immediate but brief foray into Nilay Patel’s dark memoir-in-progress, the Vergecast progresses nicely into a week chock full of news, led by Nilay, Dieter Bohn, and David Pierce. We have Google’s new Nexus lineup, Apple’s new iPads and iMac,…
Apple’s October 2014 Event
Oct 17, 2014 • 49 min
This week is a Very Special Episode of the Vergecast. In fact, it’s The Verge Live, straight from Apple’s October event. Ross Miller and Chris Ziegler are joined by Dieter Bohn on the ground in California to discuss new iPads, new iMacs, new OSes, and…
A Meter of Sweat
Oct 10, 2014 • 64 min
Chris Plante joins Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn on this week’s Vergecast to read his unstructured, free verse poetry about the HTC Re Camera. Or maybe it’s Re Poetry. Either way, let’s just be thankful that there’s not a macron diacritical mark above the…
Milwaukee With Rich People
Oct 3, 2014 • 58 min
The Vergecast is back with Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, new Verge science editor Liz Lopatto, and notable humanoid trollbeast TC Sottek. There was Ebola, Windows 10, really good Twitter stuff, and then Dieter foolishly took a bet that will see him use a…
The Robot Nearly Killed Me
Sep 26, 2014 • 58 min
The Vergecast is back with Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Tom Warren. No iPhones were bent in the creation of this episode, nor were any bricked by rogue iOS updates. Microsoft’s product strategy turned out to be remarkably similar to Taco Bell’s, we…
Diego is useless
Sep 19, 2014 • 65 min
Yes, finally: The Vergecast is really back, and there’s a whole lot to talk about. This week, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and David Pierce get together to discuss their impressions of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Amazon’s slew of new tablets, and Microsoft’s…
Pardon me, is that Apple you’re wearing?
Sep 13, 2014 • 63 min
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this week’s episode, we discuss the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch. Join Nilay Patel, Chris Ziegler, and Dieter…
Getting in touch with Android Wear
Mar 21, 2014 • 71 min
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this week’s episode, we discuss the announcement of Android Wear, the presence of VR at GDC 2014, and the hiatus of the show.
Finding your digital prophet
Mar 14, 2014 • 64 min
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this week’s episode, we discuss SXSW, compare Jared Leto to a beautiful pony, and explore the notion of heaven as portrayed by…
The man behind Bitcoin and the return of ‘Shaq Fu’
Mar 7, 2014 • 70 min
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology — and anything else that pops into the twisted minds of this week’s hosts. Join Joshua Topolsky, Katie Drummond, and T.C. Sottek for…
Six degrees of ‘Lawnmower Man’
Feb 28, 2014 • 67 min
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology — and anything else that pops into the twisted minds of this week’s hosts. Join Joshua Topolsky, Ross Miller, and T.C. Sottek for a…
Why Facebook acquired WhatsApp
Feb 21, 2014 • 75 min
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology — and anything else that pops into the twisted minds of this week’s hosts. Join Dieter Bohn, Chris Ziegler, David Pierce, and Ellis…
Comcast and TWC, the Lumia Icon, and NSA protest
Feb 14, 2014 • 61 min
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this episode, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Adi Robertson discuss Comcast and Time Warner Cable’s recently announced merger,…
The red Nexus 5, Satya Nadella, and the odd success of Flappy Bird
Feb 7, 2014 • 77 min
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this week’s episode, Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Ross Miller discussed the red Nexus 5, Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella,…
Google’s sale of Motorola, the iPod’s decline, and Daft Punk helmets
Jan 31, 2014 • 74 min
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, technology, and anything else our hosts might deem interesting. On this week’s episode, Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, and Dieter Bohn talk about…
Welcome to The Vergecast
Jan 1, 2014 • 1 min
This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge… and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller make sense of the week’s tech news with help from our diverse and wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth,…