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Decoder with Nilay Patel
Decoder with Nilay Patel
The Verge

Decoder is a show from The Verge about big ideas — and other problems. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to a diverse... more

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After 10 years covering startups, former TechCrunch EIC Matthew Panzarino tells us what's next

TechCrunch is one of the most important trade publications in the world of tech and startups, and its annual Disrupt... more

19 Sep 2023 · 51 minutes
More than Sally Ride: Loren Grush explains how NASA’s first women astronauts changed space

The Six: The Untold Story of America's First Women Astronauts, from longtime space reporter and Verge alum Loren Grush, is... more

12 Sep 2023 · 57 minutes
Biometrics? Bring it on: Why Okta’s Jameeka Green Aaron wants passwords to go away

Okta is a big company, a Wall Street SaaS darling. For most of us, it's the thing we have to... more

29 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Fandom runs some of the biggest communities on the web. Can CEO Perkins Miller keep them happy?

Perkins Miller is the CEO of Fandom, which both hosts thousands of wikis for everything from Disney to Grand Theft... more

22 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Land of the Giants: Tesla vs. The Competition

We have a little surprise in the feed today: An episode of "Land of the Giants," which is all about... more

15 Aug 2023 · 38 minutes
There's no AI without the cloud, says AWS CEO Adam Selipsky

AWS is quite a story. It started as an experiment almost 20 years ago with Amazon trying to sell its... more

08 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Rewind: Can Mastodon seize the moment from Twitter?

ActivityPub is back in the news, thanks to Meta’s Threads launch and Elon’s continued immolation of Twitter — now X.... more

25 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Why would anyone make a website in 2023? Squarespace CEO Anthony Casalena has some ideas

Today I’m talking to Anthony Casalena, the founder and CEO of Squarespace, the ubiquitous web hosting and design company. If... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Inside Google’s big AI shuffle — and how it plans to stay competitive, with Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis

Today, I’m talking to Demis Hassabis, the CEO of Google DeepMind, the newly created division of Google responsible for AI... more

10 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Why CEO David Baszucki is ready for Roblox to grow up

Roblox has 66 million daily users, and people spent 14 billion collective hours on Roblox in just Q1 of 2023.... more

27 Jun 2023 · 54 minutes
Gary Vaynerchuk is ‘petrified’ of Slack

If you’ve spent more than two minutes somewhere on social media, you have probably come across Gary Vaynerchuk. For years... more

21 Jun 2023 · 50 minutes
Private equity bought out your doctor and bankrupted Toys”R”Us. Here’s why that matters.

The idea behind private equity or PE is simple: a private equity firm gathers up a bunch of cash, raises... more

13 Jun 2023 · 1 hour,
SiriusXM’s 360 strategy with CEO Jennifer Witz

Jennifer Witz is the CEO of SiriusXM. You probably know the company as the satellite radio brand in virtually every... more

06 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott on AI copilots, disagreeing with OpenAI, and Sydney making a comeback

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott oversees the company's AI efforts, including its big partnership with OpenAI and ChatGPT. Kevin and I... more

23 May 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Recode Media: Inside the AI Gold Rush

Today – we’ve got a treat for you. We’re going to run a special episode from our friends over at... more

16 May 2023 · 50 minutes
Exclusive: Google’s Sundar Pichai talks Search, AI, and dancing with Microsoft

Hello and welcome to Decoder. I’m Nilay Patel, editor in chief of The Verge, and Decoder is my show about... more

12 May 2023 · 42 minutes
I can't make products just for 41 year old tech founders," Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on taking it back to the basics

Brian Chesky, the co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, was previously on the show in 2021. Back then, Airbnb was betting... more

09 May 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
The social media age for news is over. Former BuzzFeed News editor Ben Smith on what’s next

Ben Smith is the former and founding editor-in-chief of Buzzfeed News, the founder and editor-in-chief of Semafor, and the author... more

02 May 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Bitcoin is still the future of payments, says Lightspark CEO David Marcus

We’ve got a special episode with Alex Heath, deputy editor at The Verge and a familiar host for Decoder listeners,... more

25 Apr 2023 · 50 minutes
Brightdrop isn’t just selling electric vans — it's redesigning delivery

Travis Katz is the CEO of BrightDrop, a subsidiary of GM that makes electrified delivery vans with an eye toward... more

18 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Is Substack Notes a ‘Twitter clone’? We asked CEO Chris Best.

It is fair to say that Substack has had a dramatic week and a half or so, and I talked... more

13 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Watching Silicon Valley Bank melt down from the front row with Brex CEO Henrique Dubugras

Brex CEO Henrique Dubugras found himself playing an important role during the Silicon Valley Bank collapse. Brex is what you might... more

04 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
The surprisingly complex business of toys, with Hasbro CEO Chris Cocks

Chris Cocks is the CEO of Hasbro, a company that just turned 100 this year. Hasbro is a huge company,... more

31 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Can Mastodon seize the moment from Twitter?

Today I’m talking to Mastodon CEO Eugen Rochko. Mastodon is the open-source, decentralized competitor to Twitter, and it’s where a... more

28 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
How to play the long game, with New York Times CEO Meredith Kopit Levien

Meredith Kopit Levien is the CEO of The New York Times, which is perhaps the most famous journalism organization in... more

23 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Taylor Swift vs. Ronald Reagan: The Ticketmaster story

This special episode dives deep on Taylor Swift, Ticketmaster, and how a handful of policy changes in the 1980s led... more

21 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes
‘The Goliath is Amazon’: after 100 years, Barnes & Noble wants to go back to its indie roots

In this installment of our Centennial Series on companies that are over 100 years old, we are talking to Barnes... more

16 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Why Spotify wants to look like TikTok, with co-president Gustav Söderström

Gustav Söderström has worked at Spotify for a long time; his first big project was leading the launch of its... more

14 Mar 2023 · 1 hour,
Can Xerox reinvent itself for another 100 years?

Intro: Steve Bandrowczak, the CEO of Xerox, an iconic company that got started all the way back in 1906 as a... more

09 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
How Reddit is getting simpler — and dealing with TikTok, with chief product officer Pali Bhat

Pali Bhat joined Reddit from Google about a year ago — he’s actually Reddit’s first-ever chief product officer, which is... more

07 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Decoder with Nilay Patel
Can Mastodon seize the moment from Twitter?
Decoder with Nilay Patel

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Today I’m talking to Mastodon CEO Eugen Rochko. Mastodon is the open-source, decentralized competitor to Twitter, and it’s where a lot of... more