Decoder with Nilay Patel
Decoder is a new show from The Verge about big ideas — and other problems. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to a diverse cast of innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology to reveal how they’re navigating an ever-changing landscape, what keeps them up at night, and what it all means for our shared future.
How Anjali Sud stopped worrying about YouTube and reinvented Vimeo
Tuesday 20 April 2021
: Since becoming CEO a few years ago, Anjali Sud has changed the nature of Vimeo’s business from indie entertainment streaming platform to a...
Is VR the next frontier in fitness?
Tuesday 13 April 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with Chris Milk, founder and CEO of Within, which makes the VR fitness app Supernatural. Chris has been making VR...
Is there a future for Bitcoin? An investor and a skeptic make their case
Tuesday 06 April 2021
: Nilay Patel interviews two experts on different sides of the bitcoin argument: a bitcoin investor and bitcoin skeptic.
The investor is Nic...
Facebook's VP of Global Affairs doesn’t think the platform is polarizing
Wednesday 31 March 2021
: In a bonus episode of Decoder, Platformer editor and Verge contributing editor Casey Newton talks with Facebook's VP of Global Affairs Nick...
Poshmark’s Tracy Sun on stitching e-commerce with social media
Tuesday 30 March 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with Tracy Sun, the co-founder and SVP of new markets at Poshmark, a fashion resale company that just went public earlier...
The robots are coming for your office, with NYT’s Kevin Roose
Tuesday 23 March 2021
: Nilay Patel sits down with New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose to discuss the impact of automation on our future — specifically,...
Australia vs Facebook — and how regulation is splintering the internet, with Atlassian CEO Scott Farquhar
Tuesday 16 March 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with Atlassian CEO Scott Farquhar about Australia's Media Bargaining Code, which requires social platforms and search...
How Twitter is building its future, with Kayvon Beykpour
Tuesday 09 March 2021
: Nilay talks with Twitter’s Head of Consumer Product, Keyvon Beykpour about what it took to reset the team towards growth, how he decides...
Underunderstood: Why is This Sheriff Arresting Fire TV Sellers?
Thursday 04 March 2021
: An 88-year-old is being charged with a felony after selling ‘jailbroke firesticks’ at a Florida flea market. Why?
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Meet Austin Russell, the 25-year-old billionaire building the future of self-driving cars
Tuesday 02 March 2021
: Austin Russell, Luminar’s founder and CEO on why he thinks LIDAR is the future of self-driving technology, where he thinks the autonomous...
Evil Geniuses' CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson on how to run an esports company
Tuesday 23 February 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with CEO of Evil Geniuses about how an esports team makes money, where the industry is headed, and where she sees...
CNBC’s Jon Fortt on GameStop, Robinhood, and wallstreetbets
Tuesday 16 February 2021
: CNBC anchor Jon Fortt unpacks how the GameStop stock story was covered by the media and if technology has the ability to democratize the...
Black Software author on technology’s role in racial justice
Tuesday 09 February 2021
: In this episode of Decoder, Nilay sits down with Charlton McIlwain, a professor of media, culture, and communications at NYU and the author...
Venture Capitalism isn’t just for Venture Capitalists, with Arlan Hamilton
Monday 01 February 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton. Arlan founded VC fund Backstage Capital in 2015 and focuses on investing in...
The SolarWinds hack: cyber attacks and national security with Reuters reporter Joseph Menn
Tuesday 26 January 2021
: The Verge's Nilay Patel is joined by Joseph Menn, a cybersecurity reporter at Reuters and author of the new book Cult of the Dead Cow: How...
Marques Brownlee on how to scale MKBHD while being the face of the YouTube brand
Friday 22 January 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with Marques Brownlee (MKBHD on YouTube) about building a business as a YouTuber, how content creators make money, and how...
Instagram’s Adam Mosseri on the future of Reels, moderation, and the responsibility of social media platforms
Tuesday 19 January 2021
: The Verge's Nilay Patel talks with head of Instagram Adam Mosseri about how to run a creative platform like Instagram at scale while keeping...
Trump, Twitter, and the First Amendment, with platform moderation expert Daphne Keller
Tuesday 12 January 2021
: In the aftermath of the pro-Trump attack on the Capitol, many online platforms, including both Twitter and Facebook, banned President Trump....
The business of meatless meat with Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown
Tuesday 22 December 2020
: Today’s episode is with Beyond Meat founder and CEO Ethan Brown. Nilay and Ethan discuss how the company is doing since its IPO in 2019...
How the @!#$ does advertising work, with Cadillac CMO Melissa Grady
Tuesday 15 December 2020
: Advertising is a huge part of the economy and something we all experience everyday through various mediums. In this episode, Nilay Patel...
Can Substack CEO Chris Best build a new model for journalism?
Tuesday 08 December 2020
: Nilay Patel talks to Chris Best, cofounder and CEO of Substack, the subscription newsletter startup that’s taken the media industry by...
Alamo Drafthouse CEO Shelli Taylor on going back to the movies
Tuesday 01 December 2020
: On this episode of Decoder, Nilay talks with Shelli Taylor, the CEO of Alamo Drafthouse. Shelli stepped into her new role as CEO during the...
Microsoft's Phil Spencer on launching the new Xbox and the future of games
Tuesday 24 November 2020
: On this week’s episode of Decoder Nilay Patel talks to Phil Spencer, the guy in charge of Xbox at Microsoft. They discuss not only the...
Remote learning is here to stay — can we make it better?
Tuesday 17 November 2020
: On this week’s episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel talks with Sal Khan, the co-founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit online learning...
Mark Cuban on the presidency and the future of American business
Tuesday 10 November 2020
: On the first episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel interviews Mark Cuban. Mark is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, he’s a tech investor, and...