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.
YouTube's Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan on the algorithm, monetization, and future for creators
Tuesday 03 August 2021
: On today’s episode I’m talking with Neal Mohan, the chief product officer at YouTube. And there’s a lot to talk about – YouTube is...
Chuck Todd on why Meet the Press can’t survive on just one platform
Tuesday 27 July 2021
: This week Nilay Patel talks to Chuck Todd, the political director at NBC News and moderator of Meet The Press, the longest running...
How Blackstone became the darling of grill TikTok with CEO Roger Dahle
Tuesday 20 July 2021
: Nilay Patel encountered the name Blackstone on TikTok last year, just as the pandemic lockdowns were starting. He saw people posting videos...
Can Polestar design a new kind of car company?
Tuesday 13 July 2021
: We are back after our week off, and we’ve got a good one today. On this episode I’m talking to Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, a new...
Land of the Giants: Delivery Wars
Tuesday 06 July 2021
: While Decoder is on vacation this week, we're sharing an episode of Land of the Giants, a podcast from our friends at Recode and Eater.
Juul and the business of addiction, with Lauren Etter
Tuesday 29 June 2021
: Juul became a sensation — and a sensationally dramatic story.
Lauren Etter, author of The Devil's Playbook: Big Tobacco, JUUL, and the...
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the business of Windows
Friday 25 June 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with Satya Nadella, the CEO and chairman of Microsoft.
On Thursday, Microsoft announced Windows 11, which comes with an...
Patreon CEO Jack Conte on why creators can’t depend on platforms
Tuesday 22 June 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with Jack Conte, co-founder and CEO of Patreon, the platform that allows people to pay their favorite creators directly...
John Deere CTO Jahmy Hindman on farming, data, and fixing the tractors of the future
Tuesday 15 June 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with Jahmy Hindman, chief technology office at John Deere, the world’s biggest manufacturer of farming...
The next generation of startups is remote, with Y Combinator's Michael Siebel
Tuesday 08 June 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with managing director of Y Combinator Michael Siebel. YC is one of the most well-known and successful startup incubators...
Why Spotify’s chief legal officer called Apple a “ruthless bully”
Tuesday 01 June 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with head of global affairs and chief legal officer of Spotify Horacio Gutierrez to help understand why Spotify and so...
How to build everything, with Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi
Tuesday 25 May 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with Revathi Advaithi, CEO of Flex.
Flex is the third largest electronics manufacturing company in the world, making...
Ford CEO Jim Farley on building the electric F-150 — and reinventing Ford
Thursday 20 May 2021
: This week we have Jim Farley, CEO of Ford Motor Company, to discuss their second big push into consumer EVs with the F-150 Lightning. We...
Facebook’s Oversight Board has upheld the Trump ban. What’s next?
Tuesday 11 May 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with Kate Klonick, a law professor at St. John’s University Law School and one of the foremost chroniclers of...
How Shopify’s network of small businesses can take on Amazon
Tuesday 04 May 2021
: Nilay Patel talks with Harley Finkelstein, President of Shopify. Shopify makes software that allows businesses of all sizes to set up online...
Senator Amy Klobuchar takes on Apple with antitrust law
Tuesday 27 April 2021
: Senator Amy Klobuchar sits down with host Nilay Patel to discuss her new book Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the...
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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