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The Vergecast is your source for an irreverent and informative look at what's happening right now (and next) in the world of technology and gadgets. Hosted by Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn, alongside a cavalcade of tech luminaries, Vergecast is the onl...Show More

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Casey Newton on the secret life of Facebook moderators

34:39 | Feb 26th

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 future of Facebook and democracy with Casey Newton and Alex Stamos

30:41 | Mar 19th

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.

Can Anchor be the Youtube for podcasts? And should they?

43:18 | Mar 5th

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 diffic...Show More

Bill Gates on solving the world’s problems… and building a better toilet

31:37 | Feb 12th

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.

Net Neutrality 2017 Thanksgiving madness

1:18:17 | Nov 27th, 2017

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...Show More

268: Tesla Model 3 first drive, iPhone leaks, and a bluetooth salt shaker

1:22:12 | Aug 4th, 2017

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 dri...Show More

254: Net neutrality special edition

1:07:01 | Apr 28th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Jaron Lanier's ideas for the future

44:08 | Apr 9th

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 ...Show More

AirPods 2 review, AirPower gone, and all the things Google killed

1:09:54 | Apr 5th

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 Pa...Show More

Figuring out Apple's TV plans with Recode’s Peter Kafka

50:35 | Apr 2nd

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, new...Show More

Apple unveils credit card, streaming plans, and more

1:11:22 | Mar 27th

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 ...Show More

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism with Shoshana Zuboff

43:51 | Mar 26th

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...Show More

Apple's new iPad mini and Google's Stadia gaming platform

1:32:38 | Mar 22nd

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...Show More

Introducing Switched on Pop

34:57 | Mar 18th

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, subsc...Show More

Galaxy S10E review and Spotify takes on Apple

1:19:08 | Mar 15th

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 ta...Show More

Breaking up Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook

57:16 | Mar 12th

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

1:23:03 | Mar 8th

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 re...Show More

Mobile World Congress: How should your foldable phone fold?

1:15:28 | Mar 1st

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 ...Show More

Welcome to The Vergecast

01:15 | Feb 26th

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-d...Show More

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is here and so is the Galaxy S10

1:24:39 | Feb 22nd

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 wi...Show More

Foursquare is tracking you... responsibly

37:49 | Feb 19th

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 Googl...Show More

"The Burn," a story from Better Worlds

25:48 | Feb 17th

Today we bring you an episode of Better Worlds, The Verge's recent series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "The Burn" is part three of five audio...Show More

Amazon HQ2 cancelled and Apple's rumored March 25th event

1:14:58 | Feb 15th

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 cancel...Show More

5G madness: why is Sprint suing AT&T?

19:16 | Feb 8th

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 o...Show More

Spotify’s big audio play, plus a Palm tiny phone review

1:09:17 | Feb 8th

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 updates...Show More

Lina Khan on Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox

36:33 | Feb 5th

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 shoul...Show More

Apple goes to war with Facebook and Google

1:28:45 | Feb 1st

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 th...Show More

Fixing America’s internet, with Susan Crawford

38:39 | Jan 29th

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 Huawe...Show More

More Galaxy S10 leaks and Sonos headphones

1:09:53 | Jan 25th

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 theo...Show More

Introducing Better Worlds

28:24 | Jan 23rd

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "Monsters Come Howling In Their Season" is one of five audio ad...Show More

Pixel 3 Lite leaks, Apple releases new battery cases, and Samsung readies the S10

1:22:43 | Jan 18th

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 ...Show More

August CEO Jason Johnson on opening the smart home of the future

32:25 | Jan 15th

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...Show More

CES: Google vs. Alexa and the latest 5G delusion

59:00 | Jan 9th

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 ran...Show More

CES: LG’s impressive rollable TV and Samsung’s iTunes integration

1:03:41 | Jan 8th

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. ...Show More

CES: Privacy and smart TVs with Vizio CTO Bill Baxter

29:03 | Jan 7th

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 HomeK...Show More

Apple's iPhone problem and CES preview

1:02:16 | Jan 4th

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

38:18 | Dec 18th, 2018

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

1:06:58 | Dec 13th, 2018

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?

333: 5G phones, Juul, and Microsoft's move to Chromium

1:08:39 | Dec 7th, 2018

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

53:08 | Dec 4th, 2018

Cataloging online harassment before and after Gamergate with Caroline Sinders

332: Pixel Slate, Google Fi, and Section 230

1:07:00 | Nov 30th, 2018

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

38:55 | Nov 27th, 2018

Nilay interviews Representative Ro Khanna on The Vergecast

Bonus: Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway

26:57 | Nov 23rd, 2018

With Vergecast off for Thanksgiving, we've got a bonus episode from our fellow podcast on the Vox Media Podcast Networ, Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway

331: Amazon HQ2, Google Night Sight, and Facebook

1:15:39 | Nov 16th, 2018

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

43:47 | Nov 13th, 2018

Nilay Patel interviews President of StubHub Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

330: iPad Pro review, Macbook Air review, and Walt Mossberg

1:17:49 | Nov 8th, 2018

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

37:49 | Nov 6th, 2018

Nilay interviews Steven Yang, Founder and CEO of Anker.

329: Macbook Air, iPad Pro, and Mac Mini

1:24:20 | Nov 2nd, 2018

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)

45:34 | Oct 30th, 2018

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

1:24:00 | Oct 26th, 2018

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.

327: Pixel 3 review, the new Palm phone, and Google antitrust violations

1:23:52 | Oct 19th, 2018

Pixel 3 review, Google antitrust violations, and the new Palm phone

326: Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub

1:26:49 | Oct 11th, 2018

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 th...Show More

Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff wants to reduce neighborhood crime

39:33 | Oct 9th, 2018

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 dow...Show More

325: Chinese spy chips, Microsoft announcements, and Pixel 3 preview

1:26:50 | Oct 5th, 2018

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 “Chin...Show More

Public Knowledge’s Meredith Rose explains the Music Modernization Act

42:20 | Oct 2nd, 2018

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 co...Show More

324: Instagram chaos, Photokina 2018, and Elon Musk gets sued

1:12:04 | Sep 28th, 2018

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 tha...Show More

Google AMP’s Malte Ubl wants to make the mobile web better

29:27 | Sep 25th, 2018

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 n...Show More

323: iPhone XS review, Apple Watch 4 review, and Amazon's surprise hardware event

1:36:53 | Sep 21st, 2018

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,...Show More

Ford Autonomous Vehicles President and CEO Sherif Marakby

48:31 | Sep 18th, 2018

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, ...Show More

322: Apple iPhone XS event, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Series 4

1:17:57 | Sep 13th, 2018

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 wit...Show More

Anki CEO Boris Sofman

39:48 | Sep 11th, 2018

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 ...Show More

321: Apple event preview, social media hearings, and monopoly week

57:39 | Sep 7th, 2018

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. ...Show More

Tim Wu thinks it’s time to break up Facebook

45:50 | Sep 4th, 2018

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 ant...Show More

320: IFA 2018, Apple event announced, and iPhone/Apple watch leaks

1:01:28 | Aug 31st, 2018

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 follo...Show More

Microsoft’s president explains how Gab shutdown notice went from customer support to his desk

48:57 | Aug 28th, 2018

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-spee...Show More

319: App Store chaos, ray tracing, and new Macbook Air rumors

55:45 | Aug 24th, 2018

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 s...Show More

318: This week in Twitter, Elon Musk, and batteries

1:16:16 | Aug 17th, 2018

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, the...Show More

317: Magic Leap, Galaxy Note 9, and Android Pie

1:26:00 | Aug 10th, 2018

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 Verg...Show More

316: Surface Go, Apple earnings, and HipChat memories

53:13 | Aug 3rd, 2018

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...Show More

315: Macbook Pro review, Lenovo smart display review, and the Data Transfer Project

1:17:20 | Jul 27th, 2018

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 Diet...Show More

314: Google gets fined, Macbook Pro benchmarks, and Roku CEO Anthony Wood

1:26:35 | Jul 20th, 2018

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. ...Show More

313: Updated Macbook Pros, Microsoft Surface Go, and this week in Elon

1:12:08 | Jul 13th, 2018

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 lap...Show More

312: Mojave beta, Microsoft Surface USB-C dongle, and this week in Elon Musk

1:03:13 | Jun 29th, 2018

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 ...Show More

311: Kara Swisher, AT&T - Time Warner, and IGTV

1:25:45 | Jun 22nd, 2018

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 ab...Show More

310: CEO Patrick Spence, E3, and net neutrality ends

1:43:35 | Jun 15th, 2018

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...Show More

309: WWDC, Sonos Beam, and Microsoft buys Github

1:13:01 | Jun 8th, 2018

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 bre...Show More

308: Code Conference, Pixel 3 rumors, and WWDC preview

1:05:43 | Jun 1st, 2018

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 Worldwi...Show More

Bonus: Today, Explained "We updated our privacy policy"

17:02 | May 30th, 2018

You know those privacy policy emails flooding your inbox lately? Turns out those are thanks to the European Union’s crackdown on websites that collect your personal data. The Verge’s Russell Brandom explains the regulation known as the GDPR and why E...Show More

307: Elon Musk, Red Hydrogen, and Zuckerberg in the EU

1:11:16 | May 25th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Bonus: Converge with Casey Newton premiere episode

42:24 | May 23rd, 2018

As you may have heard on The Vergecast, The Verge is launching a new podcast hosted by Vergecast regular Casey Newton. It's called Converge with Casey Newton and you can listen to it right here in the Vergecast feed. If you like what you hear, go ...Show More

306: The Selfish Ledger, YouTube Premium, and One Plus 6

1:04:15 | May 18th, 2018

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 ju...Show More

Bonus: Ctrl-Walt-Delete special edition - iMac 20th anniversary

32:15 | May 11th, 2018

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.

305: Google I/O and Microsoft Build

1:18:34 | May 11th, 2018

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. A...Show More

304: Facebook’s F8, Oculus Go, and Apple earnings

1:15:54 | May 4th, 2018

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 ...Show More

303: new Gmail, Spectacles 2.0, and iPhone SE 2?

56:53 | Apr 27th, 2018

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 ...Show More

302: Chat for Android, Nintendo Labo, and Motorola (like a) G6

56:02 | Apr 20th, 2018

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 Garu...Show More

301: Zuckerberg testifies, Spotify hardware, and Huawei P20 Pro review

1:02:20 | Apr 13th, 2018

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. Ev...Show More

300: iPad review, Facebook drama, and Apple drama

1:18:02 | Apr 6th, 2018

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...Show More

299: new iPads, Microsoft reorg, and Europe's new privacy rule

1:11:48 | Mar 30th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Bonus: Casey Neistat full interview

47:45 | Mar 23rd, 2018

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 ...Show More

298: Cambridge Analytica, Casey Neistat, and Apple's education event

1:26:13 | Mar 23rd, 2018

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 ...Show More

297: Wixen vs Spotify, problems with Siri, and Breadbot

59:10 | Mar 16th, 2018

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. ...Show More

296: Galaxy S9 review, Android P, and Google tries to fix the web (live @ SXSW 2018)

1:04:16 | Mar 10th, 2018

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...Show More

Who owns a meme?: Bonus from Why'd You Push That Button

37:19 | Mar 6th, 2018

Season 2 of The Verge's other Why'd You Push That Button is here! The season opener is all about memes, which sounds both boring and scary and is neither. Listen here! Subscribe anywhere else you find podcasts, including on Apple Podcasts, Spot...Show More

295: Mobile World Congress 2018, Galaxy S9, and Vivo Apex concept phone

1:02:24 | Mar 2nd, 2018

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 Pho...Show More

294: S9 leaks, Google Reply, and Twitter's war on bots

1:01:35 | Feb 23rd, 2018

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 t...Show More

Bonus from Today, Explained: Black Panther Is the Most Important Movie of 2018

09:17 | Feb 22nd, 2018

We're doing something special this week. has a new daily news podcast called Today, Explained. We're going to put one episode in our feed -- take a listen, and subscribe if you like it. "Black Panther" is the biggest movie in the world, ...Show More

293: Waymo v Uber, another iOS bug, and AMP Stories

1:08:00 | Feb 16th, 2018

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 ...Show More

292: Homepod review, Intel's Vaunt smart glasses, and Falcon Heavy launch

1:19:07 | Feb 9th, 2018

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 t...Show More

291: The Boring Company flamethrower, Samsung foldable displays, and iOS12 reports

1:07:48 | Feb 2nd, 2018

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 netwo...Show More

290: DJI Mavic Air, HomePod ships in February, and iOS11.3 preview

1:07:14 | Jan 26th, 2018

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 discuss...Show More

289: Nintendo Labo, Detroit Auto Show, and Facebook's transforming news feed

56:25 | Jan 19th, 2018

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 highlig...Show More

CES 2018: Robots, TVs, and virtual assistants

1:27:39 | Jan 12th, 2018

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...Show More

288: Meltdown and Spectre will kill us all

1:07:37 | Jan 5th, 2018

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 ...Show More

287: Magic Leap, iPhones slow down, and Microsoft removes Chrome installer from Windows Store

1:07:25 | Dec 22nd, 2017

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 re...Show More

286: FCC kills net neutrality, the iMac Pro arrives, and T-Mobile buys Layer3 TV

1:10:08 | Dec 15th, 2017

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...Show More

285: ARM powered PCs, Google vs Amazon, and Messenger Kids

1:10:36 | Dec 8th, 2017

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 pr...Show More

284: HQ, selfie authentication, and solar panels turning air into water

1:16:04 | Dec 1st, 2017

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...Show More

283: Pixel Buds review, OnePlus 5T, and Surface Book 2

1:14:36 | Nov 17th, 2017

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...Show More

282: Pixel 2XL screen saturation update, an iOS11 bug, and Harmony Link hub services shut down

1:16:56 | Nov 10th, 2017

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 Log...Show More

281: iPhone X Review

1:07:55 | Nov 3rd, 2017

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 Esposi...Show More

280: Pixel 2 XL screen, Amazon Key, and iPhone X preorder

1:02:33 | Oct 27th, 2017

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, Pa...Show More

279: Pixel 2 review, KRACK, and Microsoft's Surface Book sequel

1:04:15 | Oct 20th, 2017

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 revie...Show More

278: Oculus Go, Movies Anywhere, and Windows Phone died again

1:07:01 | Oct 13th, 2017

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’...Show More

277: Pixel 2 first look, Pixel Buds, and Google Home Max

1:30:05 | Oct 6th, 2017

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 Pi...Show More

276: Echo Spot, Fire TV 4K, and Pixel 2 event preview

1:07:40 | Sep 29th, 2017

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....Show More

275: iPhone 8 review, Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review, and Apple TV 4K review

1:34:15 | Sep 22nd, 2017

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 iP...Show More

274: Apple's iPhone X Event, Bodega, and Animoji

1:36:21 | Sep 15th, 2017

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. ...Show More

273: Apple event rumors, Galaxy Note 8 review, and Loren in zero gravity

1:32:40 | Sep 8th, 2017

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 rev...Show More

272: IFA 2017, LG V30, and more smart speakers

1:23:26 | Sep 1st, 2017

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 sto...Show More

271: Hands-on with the Note 8, Android Oreo, and Verizon's new unlimited data plans

1:23:23 | Aug 25th, 2017

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, L...Show More

270: Essential phone review, Charlottesville online, and Space Craft

1:26:17 | Aug 18th, 2017

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 a...Show More

269: Google memo, Surface PCs reliablity, and fall phones preview

1:02:58 | Aug 11th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Walt Mossberg remembers the iPod nano

01:30 | Jul 28th, 2017

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...Show More

267: iPod nano discontinued, Microsoft Paint's fate, and Foxconn's new factory

1:39:12 | Jul 28th, 2017

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-to...Show More

266: Bixby launches, Alexa on Android, and a new hyperloop

1:06:36 | Jul 21st, 2017

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 hyperlo...Show More

265: RIP Windows phone, net neutrality day of action, and Next Level

1:17:46 | Jul 14th, 2017

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 gan...Show More

264: Echo Look, RED announces a phone, and new iPhone rumors

57:18 | Jul 7th, 2017

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...Show More

263: The iPhone turns 10, Petya ransomware and an iOS 11 preview

1:22:18 | Jun 30th, 2017

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...Show More

262: Uber’s CEO resigns, Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality, and Bixby first look

1:14:55 | Jun 23rd, 2017

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 summ...Show More

261: Panos Panay, E3 2017, and iPad Pro 10.5-inch

1:23:10 | Jun 16th, 2017

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...Show More

Special edition: Brian Merchant, author of The One Device

1:03:26 | Jun 15th, 2017

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...Show More

260: HomePod, WWDC 2017, and DJI Spark

1:25:52 | Jun 8th, 2017

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 sh...Show More

259: Code Conference, Essential Phone, and Chromebook Pro

1:16:22 | Jun 2nd, 2017

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, Hil...Show More

258: Gadget news, FCC's final proposal, and Vlad

1:27:16 | May 26th, 2017

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 th...Show More

257: Google I/O, Android O, and Assistant on the iPhone

1:12:27 | May 19th, 2017

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, despit...Show More

256: Microsoft Build 2017, Echo Show, and a Cortana speaker

1:02:25 | May 12th, 2017

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 cas...Show More

255: Microsoft Surface laptop, Samsung DeX, and Google Doc phishing

1:13:30 | May 5th, 2017

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 new...Show More

253: Facebook F8, Galaxy S8, and Juicero's fate

1:03:29 | Apr 21st, 2017

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, socia...Show More

252: iPhone chips, Scorpio specs, and RIP NES Classic

1:12:05 | Apr 14th, 2017

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 discontinu...Show More

251: Mac craziness, YouTube TV, and Project Scorpio

1:04:56 | Apr 7th, 2017

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 marke...Show More

250: Galaxy S8 hands-on, FCC privacy rulings, and Ghost in the Shell

1:12:20 | Mar 31st, 2017

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...Show More

249: The RED iPhone, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and the new iPad

1:03:19 | Mar 24th, 2017

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 Ef...Show More

248: SXSW Films, Fasten, and Pandora Premium

1:03:53 | Mar 14th, 2017

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 ...Show More

247: SXSW Part 1, Facebook Messenger Day, and Sonos Playbase

59:01 | Mar 12th, 2017

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 S...Show More

246: Google Cloud Next Conference, Iron Fist, and Hot Tinder

46:44 | Mar 10th, 2017

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 t...Show More

245: Switch review, Galaxy S8 leaks, and iPhone with USB-C

1:09:36 | Mar 3rd, 2017

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, Ros...Show More

Vergecast at SXSW 2017

01:07 | Mar 2nd, 2017

A special announcement from Nilay Patel

244: The anniversary of Scissor Vodka, Nintendo Switch hands-on, and the secret behind the OP-1 processor

1:26:29 | Feb 24th, 2017

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 t...Show More

243: Planet of the Apps, Verizon unlimited, and Sonos audio

1:09:00 | Feb 17th, 2017

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! ...Show More

242: Android Wear 2.0, Google Smart Home, and Vizio gets caught

1:03:41 | Feb 10th, 2017

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!...Show More

241: Snap Inc IPO, ARM processors in Macbooks, and Apple earnings

1:08:32 | Feb 3rd, 2017

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...Show More

240: Samsung Galaxy S8, the politics of science, and the net neutrality debate reignited

1:15:39 | Jan 27th, 2017

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.....Show More

239: FTC vs Qualcomm, Trump vs Apple, and Oculus vs ZeniMax

56:56 | Jan 20th, 2017

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 Tr...Show More

238: iPhone 10th anniversary, Nintendo Switch, and the HTC U Ultra

1:02:35 | Jan 13th, 2017

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 T...Show More

237: CES 2017 Day 3

1:15:34 | Jan 7th, 2017

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. More

236: CES 2017 Day 2

1:08:30 | Jan 6th, 2017

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 fol...Show More

235: CES 2017 Day 1

1:11:28 | Jan 6th, 2017

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 follo...Show More

234: Zuckerberg's smart home, Android Wear, and CES predictions

1:01:42 | Dec 23rd, 2016

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 lap...Show More

233: Super Mario Run, Uber's self-driving cars, and Apple's new TV app

1:04:43 | Dec 16th, 2016

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 wh...Show More

232: Fitbit buys Pebble, Windows 10 on ARM, and gadgets aren't dead

1:05:39 | Dec 9th, 2016

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. ...Show More

Vergecast 231: Net neutrality, Final Fantasy, Gilmore Girls, and the Spectacles line

1:22:43 | Dec 2nd, 2016

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...Show More

Vergecast 230: Fake news, Touchbar, and the Surface Studio

1:06:30 | Nov 18th, 2016

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 alo...Show More

Vergecast 229: Daydream, Playstation Pro, Snapchat, and Instagram

58:06 | Nov 11th, 2016

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...Show More

Vergecast 228: Verge turns 5, Google Home, and Assistant

1:13:01 | Nov 4th, 2016

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’...Show More

Vergecast 227: Macbook Pro, Surface Studio, and the events surrounding

1:05:48 | Oct 28th, 2016

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 com...Show More

Vergecast 226: Pixel, Nintendo Switch, and new MacBook Pros

1:07:48 | Oct 21st, 2016

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 ...Show More

Vergecast 225: Galaxy Note 7s don’t explode, they sizzle

1:09:00 | Oct 14th, 2016

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...Show More

Vergecast 224: Google event, Oculus event, and Playstation VR

58:17 | Oct 7th, 2016

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 n...Show More

Vergecast 223: SpaceX, colonizing Mars, and Snapchat spectacles

1:27:29 | Oct 2nd, 2016

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...Show More

Vergecast 222: Siri, Sierra, Photokina, and Allo

59:03 | Sep 23rd, 2016

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...Show More

Vergecast 221: AirPods, exploding batteries, and yeah Apple

1:05:21 | Sep 16th, 2016

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 tec...Show More

Vergecast 220: Playstation 4 Pro, 4K, and for your entertainment

44:18 | Sep 9th, 2016

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.

Vergecast 219: IFA, the Yoga Book, and looking ahead at the Apple event

1:25:39 | Sep 2nd, 2016

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 ...Show More

Vergecast 218: Hack the planet

1:04:48 | Aug 26th, 2016

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 chang...Show More

Vergecast 217: Unlimited data, Galaxy Note 7, and a merch store

1:10:28 | Aug 19th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Vergecast 216: Apple rumors, wireless headphones and No Man’s Sky

1:12:50 | Aug 12th, 2016

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 N...Show More

Vergecast 215: Amped on sparks

1:11:29 | Aug 5th, 2016

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, a...Show More

Vergecast 214: Two admirals, a coxswain, and a guy with a steering wheel

1:14:13 | Jul 29th, 2016

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 earn...Show More

Vergecast 213: ARM, EFF, and SDCC

1:12:23 | Jul 22nd, 2016

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 l...Show More

Vergecast 212: What is a monetization structure?

59:26 | Jul 15th, 2016

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 a...Show More

Vergecast 211: iOS 10, Sierra, and bookstore bathrooms

1:07:26 | Jul 8th, 2016

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

Vergecast 210: Secrets

57:29 | Jul 1st, 2016

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...Show More

Vergecast 209: Oh gadget, my gadget

55:41 | Jun 24th, 2016

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 exp...Show More

Vergcast 208: Live from WWDC and E3

1:33:02 | Jun 17th, 2016

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 Ver...Show More

Vergecast 207: so much news this week and more to come next week

1:12:57 | Jun 10th, 2016

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.

Vergecast 206: Live from Code Conference

1:29:38 | Jun 3rd, 2016

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 ...Show More

Vergecast 205: Season 3

1:09:33 | May 27th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Vergecast 204: Emotional time zones

1:10:26 | May 6th, 2016

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 t...Show More

Vergecast 203: Introducing Circuit Breaker, Google hardware, and the next Apple Watch

54:50 | Apr 29th, 2016

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.

Vergecast 202: Purple Macbook

1:17:12 | Apr 22nd, 2016

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 charge...Show More

Vergecast 201: Facebook in space

1:08:54 | Apr 15th, 2016

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 ag...Show More

Vergecast 200: Reunion

1:10:39 | Apr 7th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Vergecast 199: Juice responsibly

1:02:19 | Apr 1st, 2016

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 re...Show More

Vergecast 198: Is kale more interesting than the iPhone SE?

1:06:01 | Mar 25th, 2016

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.

Vergecast 197: Team Spherical

1:11:04 | Mar 18th, 2016

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 Oba...Show More

Vergecast 196: Walk of life

1:12:28 | Mar 11th, 2016

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.

Vergecast 195: VR, Amazon Echo, and more VR

1:13:59 | Mar 4th, 2016

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!

Vergecast 194: Cut the night

1:48:43 | Feb 26th, 2016

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 Os...Show More

Vergecast 193: Encryption in the hype matrix

1:05:06 | Feb 19th, 2016

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...Show More

Vergecast 192: TLOP: The Love of Physics

1:09:21 | Feb 12th, 2016

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...Show More

Vergecast 191: Morning Computer

1:05:33 | Feb 5th, 2016

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?

Vergecast 190: Brain gotta get there

1:07:47 | Jan 29th, 2016

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Lauren Goode and Racked style editor Nicola Fumo.

Vergecast 189: Pain is Available at 6

1:03:32 | Jan 22nd, 2016

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.

Vergecast 188: Facist papa color

1:07:20 | Jan 15th, 2016

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 fa...Show More

Vergecast 187: CES 2016 Day 4

55:37 | Jan 9th, 2016

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.

Vergecast 186: CES 2016 Day 3

51:55 | Jan 8th, 2016

Today on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Nicola Fumo, Vlad Savov and Kirsten Frisina to discuss CES 2016.

Vergecast 185: CES 2016 Day 2

57:48 | Jan 7th, 2016

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.

Vergecast 184: CES 2016 Day 1

1:03:12 | Jan 5th, 2016

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.

Vergecast 183: Star Wars: The spoilers unleashed

56:17 | Dec 18th, 2015

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 occupyin...Show More

Vergecast 182: Alexa, play Vergecast

1:03:07 | Dec 11th, 2015

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.

Vergecast 181: Fear the reaper

1:14:54 | Dec 4th, 2015

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 Ve...Show More

Vergecast 180: Tinder DJs

1:12:30 | Nov 20th, 2015

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 ...Show More

Vergecast 179: Swipe left for iPad

1:10:06 | Nov 13th, 2015

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 Vergecast 178: The state of Android, smartwatches and Twitter hearts

1:03:40 | Nov 6th, 2015

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 hap...Show More

The Vergecast 177: Apple TV, universal remotes, and the joy of dropping phones

1:00:26 | Oct 30th, 2015

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. ...Show More

The Vergecast 176: The Hype Council is in session

1:05:42 | Oct 23rd, 2015

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...Show More

Vergecast 175: Coterie of vapes

1:06:12 | Oct 16th, 2015

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 iM...Show More

Vergecast 174: The perfect Swiss man

1:19:36 | Oct 9th, 2015

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 a...Show More

Vergecast 173: Soccer moms racing turbos

1:04:13 | Oct 2nd, 2015

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-enginee...Show More

Ctrl-Walt-Delete: Nilay owes Walt $100

40:51 | Sep 25th, 2015

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!

The Vergecast 172: Pacific Time should be illegal

1:02:12 | Sep 25th, 2015

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...Show More

The Vergecast 171: A threatening Greg

1:06:27 | Sep 18th, 2015

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 po...Show More

The Vergecast 170: Peek, pop, whip, and nae nae

1:05:36 | Sep 11th, 2015

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 Surf...Show More

The Vergecast 163: Hype's out for summer

1:05:33 | Jul 24th, 2015

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.

The Vergecast 162: Shoutout to grandmas

1:07:25 | Jul 17th, 2015

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 t...Show More

Vergecast 161: Uphill to Pluto both ways

1:15:47 | Jul 10th, 2015

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 cours...Show More

The Vergecast 160: Worldwide!

1:06:11 | Jul 2nd, 2015

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 t...Show More

The Vergecast 159: Puddle of burn

1:01:09 | Jun 26th, 2015

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 Ama...Show More

The Vergecast 158: Hot swap your D-pad

58:26 | Jun 19th, 2015

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 di...Show More

The Vergecast 157: Bad Millenial

1:14:05 | Jun 12th, 2015

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 N...Show More

The Vergecast 156: What do you own?

1:09:31 | Jun 5th, 2015

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...Show More

Bonus: Verge ESP

52:35 | Jun 2nd, 2015

The Verge has a new podcast about entertainment and science: Verge ESP, hosted by Emily Yoshida and Liz Lopatto. This is the first episode of that show. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe on iTunes, via RSS, or just search your podcast a...Show More

The Vergecast 155: Spoken like a true snake person

1:08:16 | May 29th, 2015

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 ...Show More

The Vergecast 154: Lumber guitar licks

1:04:19 | May 22nd, 2015

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 servic...Show More

The Vergecast 153: Air Bud 6

1:05:50 | May 15th, 2015

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 yo...Show More

The Vergecast 152: Why is Offline So Hard

1:12:15 | May 8th, 2015

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.

The Vergecast 151: Helmets Are the Future

1:01:13 | May 1st, 2015

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 wh...Show More

The Vergecast 150: Comcast, Time Warner, Google Fi, and Apple Watch

1:03:33 | Apr 24th, 2015

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 birt...Show More

The Vergecast 149: The Force Naps

1:08:31 | Apr 17th, 2015

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, a...Show More

The Vergecast 148: I Don't Think Anyone is Great

1:17:03 | Apr 10th, 2015

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 M...Show More

The Vergecast 147: Netflix Bedtime

1:12:07 | Apr 3rd, 2015

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, ...Show More

The Vergecast 146: Good radio

1:06:07 | Mar 26th, 2015

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 releas...Show More

The Vergecast 145: Dutch Teens Who Solve Crimes

1:06:18 | Mar 20th, 2015

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...Show More

The Vergecast 144: Sam from the Future

1:03:22 | Mar 13th, 2015

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...Show More

Bonus: Apple Watch and MacBook Event

39:13 | Mar 9th, 2015

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 Ve...Show More

The Vergecast 143: Infinity Gigabytes and Infinity Buckets

1:03:31 | Mar 6th, 2015

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 word...Show More

The Vergecast 142: Ikecheck

1:12:45 | Feb 27th, 2015

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 s...Show More

The Vergecast 141: Vaping Alone with Wikipedia

1:01:36 | Feb 20th, 2015

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 se...Show More

The Vergecast 140: I Will Putter in RadioShack

1:03:25 | Feb 13th, 2015

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 W...Show More

The Vergecast 139: In the Tweet Mix

1:12:38 | Feb 6th, 2015

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 ...Show More

The Vergecast 138: Dressed as a Pirate

1:15:17 | Jan 30th, 2015

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 She...Show More

The Vergecast Special Edition: The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

49:21 | Jan 27th, 2015

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.

The Vergecast 137: Business Hole

1:11:59 | Jan 23rd, 2015

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 Pa...Show More

The Vergecast 136: Heartbeat Trolling Everyone All the Time

1:10:51 | Jan 16th, 2015

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 th...Show More

The Verge YouTube Roundtable at CES

25:08 | Jan 10th, 2015

Join Dieter Bohn, Austin Evans, Marques Brownlee, and Jonathan Morrison as they discuss the best gadgets they saw at CES 2015.

The Vergecast 135: CES 2015, Day 3

47:40 | Jan 9th, 2015

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.

The Vergecast 134: CES 2015, Day 2

49:49 | Jan 8th, 2015

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.

The Vergecast 133: CES 2015, Day 1

1:01:27 | Jan 7th, 2015

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 ...Show More

The Vergecast 132: CES 2015, Day 0

1:05:23 | Jan 6th, 2015

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 ...Show More

The Vergecast 131: Texting for Drugs

1:07:18 | Dec 19th, 2014

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 ...Show More

The Vergecast 130: Roomba with a Knife

1:02:43 | Dec 12th, 2014

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.

The Vergecast 129: You've Got to Be a Grownup When You're on the Internet

1:02:34 | Dec 5th, 2014

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 degree...Show More

The Vergecast 128: Stephen Elop, King of Thieves

1:06:19 | Nov 21st, 2014

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. Progr...Show More

The Vergecast 127: Artisanal Hipster Vinyls

1:14:08 | Nov 14th, 2014

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.

The Vergecast 126: Hypecheck

1:02:29 | Nov 7th, 2014

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 onc...Show More

The Vergecast 125: I Have 23 Children

1:12:15 | Oct 30th, 2014

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 en...Show More

The Vergecast 124: An Incorrect Oral History of Vaping

1:17:23 | Oct 24th, 2014

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 i...Show More

The Vergecast 123: Apple's October 2014 Event

49:26 | Oct 17th, 2014

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, an...Show More

The Vergecast 122: A Meter of Sweat

1:04:07 | Oct 10th, 2014

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 ...Show More

The Vergecast 121: Milwaukee With Rich People

58:09 | Oct 3rd, 2014

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...Show More

The Vergecast 120: The Robot Nearly Killed Me

58:24 | Sep 26th, 2014

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 ...Show More

The Vergecast 119: Diego is useless

1:05:33 | Sep 19th, 2014

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...Show More

The Vergecast 118: pardon me, is that Apple you're wearing?

1:03:22 | Sep 13th, 2014

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 Diet...Show More

The Vergecast 116 - Getting in touch with Android Wear

1:10:53 | Mar 21st, 2014

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 sho...Show More

The Vergecast 115 - Finding your digital prophet

1:04:03 | Mar 14th, 2014

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...Show More

The Vergecast 114 - The man behind Bitcoin and the return of 'Shaq Fu'

1:09:56 | Mar 7th, 2014

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. Sott...Show More

The Vergecast 113 - Six degrees of 'Lawnmower Man'

1:07:03 | Feb 28th, 2014

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 ...Show More

The Vergecast 112 - Why Facebook acquired WhatsApp

1:15:12 | Feb 21st, 2014

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 ...Show More

The Vergecast 111 - Comcast and TWC, the Lumia Icon, and NSA protest

1:01:07 | Feb 14th, 2014

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...Show More

The Vergecast 110 - The red Nexus 5, Satya Nadella, and the odd success of Flappy Bird

1:17:09 | Feb 7th, 2014

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 Nadell...Show More

The Vergecast 109 - Google's sale of Motorola, the iPod's decline, and Daft Punk helmets

1:14:37 | Jan 31st, 2014

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 abo...Show More