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The Vergecast
The Vergecast
The Verge

The Vergecast is the flagship podcast from The Verge about small gadgets, Big Tech, and everything in between. Every Friday, hosts Nilay... more

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Apple and OpenAI make a deal

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss takeaways from WWDC, this week's gadget news, and Elon Musk... more

14 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Apple Intelligence, iPhones, and the rest of WWDC 2024

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Allison Johnson, and David Pierce discuss all the announcements from Apple's WWDC event. Further reading: Apple... more

11 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 54 minutes
Apple’s AI moment is coming

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss what they expect to see next week at Apple's WWDC,... more

07 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Sonos' headphones are extremely Sonos

Today on the flagship podcast of audio over Wi-Fi:  03:02 - The Verge’s Chris Welch shares his review of Sonos's Ace headphones. Sonos... more

04 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Inside the Google algorithm

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss Google's algorithm leak, OpenAI content deals, and more tech news... more

31 May 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Why Microsoft bet on Surface

Today on the flagship podcast of open smart home standards:  03:25 - Microsoft’s Pavan Davuluri, leader for Windows and Devices, joins... more

28 May 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Seeing the real world inside a virtual one

On this episode of The Vergecast, the fourth and final installment of our series on the five senses of video games, we asked... more

26 May 2024 · 37 minutes
ChatGPT has a Scarlett Johansson problem

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss announcements from Microsoft Build, the OpenAI's trouble with Scarlett Johansson,... more

24 May 2024 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Microsoft is in its AI PC era

Today on the flagship podcast of Arm-based chipsets: 03:08 - The Verge’s Tom Warren and David Pierce discuss the announcements from... more

21 May 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The smells and tastes of a great video game

Today on the flagship podcast of refillable scent cartridges:  Producer Andru Marino tries out a gadget called the Gamescent, an AI-powered... more

19 May 2024 · 35 minutes
AI assistants are so back

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss announcements from Google I/O and OpenAI's GPT4o event. Further reading: Google and... more

17 May 2024 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
The case for the iPad Pro

Today on the flagship podcast of tandem OLEDs:  The Verge’s David Pierce and Chris Welch discuss the new iPad Pros with... more

14 May 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
The rise of the audio-only video game

In episode two of our Five Senses of Gaming miniseries, David Pierce dives into the world of hearing with audio-only... more

12 May 2024 · 27 minutes
The beginning and end of the iPad

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple's iPad event, the evolution of the streaming business, updates... more

10 May 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Delta's 10-year journey to the top of the App Store

Today on the flagship podcast of enterprise certificate hacks:  03:22 - The Verge’s David Pierce chats with Riley Testut, founder of AltStore... more

07 May 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
A speedrunner’s quest to (re)build the perfect N64 controller

We’re kicking off our “Five Senses of Gaming” miniseries today, starting with “touch.” The Verge’s William Poor explores a controller... more

05 May 2024 · 29 minutes
Rabbit, Humane, and the iPad

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss this week's tech and gadget news. Further reading: Rabbit R1 review: an... more

03 May 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Phones are the ultimate AI gadget

Today on the flagship podcast of dedicated AI hardware:  The Verge’s David Pierce and Allison Johnson debate whether the emergence of... more

30 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Anyone want to buy TikTok?

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss President Biden signing the TikTok ban bill, Apple's May 7th... more

25 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
Congress takes on TikTok, privacy, and AI

Today on the flagship podcast of forced app divestiture:  03:07  - The Verge’s David Pierce and Lauren Fiener discuss the latest... more

23 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Emulators are taking over the App Store

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss third-party iPhone app stores, game emulators, Google Android and hardware... more

19 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
The internet really is a series of tubes

Today on the flagship podcast of undersea cable management:  04:10 - The Verge’s David Pierce and Josh Dzieza discuss the industry... more

16 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
The good, the bad, and the Humane AI Pin

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Piece, and Alex Cranz discuss David's review of the Humane AI Pin, Taylor Swift's music... more

12 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
The TikTok ban and the iPhone monopoly

The Verge’s David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz answer questions from The Vergecast Hotline all about the TikTok ban... more

09 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
How much MacBook is enough MacBook?

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz discuss the Apple Macbook Air M3 review, Jon Stewart's take on AI,... more

05 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
A better keyboard than QWERTY

Today on the flagship podcast of alternate keyboard layouts:  03:36 - The Verge’s David Pierce talks to Jonas Hietala about his... more

02 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Power User: Taylor Lorenz on the TikTok ban

Today we're sharing an episode of a new podcast called Power User, which explores how technology and the internet are... more

29 Mar 2024 · 54 minutes
AI headphones and clicky phone keys

Today on the flagship podcast of canceled-out cricket sounds:  03:29 - David, Andru, and Will react to prototype headphones that use AI... more

26 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Apple’s antitrust fight begins

The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, Lauren Feiner and Nilay Patel discuss the breaking news about the the US Department... more

22 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
DoorDash, Uber Eats... and Tony

Today on the flagship podcast of scaled EV production: 02:50 - Verge producer Will Poor tags along with a former Uber... more

19 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Are we really about to ban TikTok?

The Verge 's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the US House of Representatives passing a bill that... more

15 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
The 2024 Streaming Draft (live from SXSW)

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz choose their picks for The Vergecast Streaming Draft of 2024 in... more

12 Mar 2024 · 59 minutes
Hello and goodbye to the MacBook Air

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple's upgraded MacBook Air, the EU's Digital Markets Act deadline... more

07 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
AI gadgets, bendy phones, and more from MWC

Today on the flagship podcast of region locked phones:  The Verge’s Allison Johnson and Jon Porter report back on all the... more

05 Mar 2024 · 46 minutes
How smart is the smart kitchen, really?

The Verge’s Jennifer Pattison Tuohy has as smart a kitchen as any reasonable person possibly could; she has smart appliances,... more

03 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
The Apple Car crash

The Verge's Nilay Patel and David Pierce talk through the weird and winding history of Apple's "secret" car project now... more

01 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Tales of a shopping influencer

Today on the flagship podcast of the economic theory of Dave and Busters: 02:50 - The Verge’s Mia Sato shares her experience on... more

27 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The smart kitchen is a great idea — and a strange reality

Over the next two Sundays on The Vergecast, The Verge’s Jennifer Pattison-Tuohy and David Pierce dig into the dream smart kitchen,... more

25 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
The AIs are officially out of control

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss ChatGPT and Gemini updates, Walmart acquiring Vizio, Apple's Sports app,... more

23 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
The right to repair – and play games anywhere

Today on the flagship podcast of sneaky gaming strategies: 03:45 - Verge producer Will Poor reports on a right-to-repair bill in... more

20 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The shine comes off the Vision Pro

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss Apple fans starting to return the Vision Pro, Xbox exclusive... more

16 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
Passkeys might really kill passwords

Today on the flagship podcast of video podcasts: 02:52 - The Verge's David Pierce chats with 1Password's Anna Pobletts about good... more

13 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Disney’s big bets on sports, streaming, and Fortnite

The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Adi Robertson discuss sports streaming, Apple Vision Pro updates, Bluesky removing its invite... more

09 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
How AI will change phones — and the whole internet

Today on the flagship podcast of anti-glare coatings: 03:58 - Josh Miller, CEO The Browser Company, joins the show to chat... more

06 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Is this peak TikTok?

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the Apple Vision Pro review rating, changes to the TikTok... more

02 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
The Apple Vision Pro review

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Nilay's review of the Apple Vision Pro, and then answer... more

30 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Apple (grumpily) opens up the App Store

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple allowing alternative browser engines in the EU, Netflix getting... more

26 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
From the Macintosh to the Vision Pro — and beyond

Today on the flagship podcast of really old computers: 03:54 - Walt Mossberg, former Verge executive editor and longtime Wall Street... more

24 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Vision Pro, Galaxy S24: it’s gadget season again

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Victoria Song, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the Apple Vision Pro demo, the Samsung Galaxy... more

19 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Who will win the 2024 streaming wars?

Today on the flagship podcast of endlessly looping sounds: 02:33 - David Pierce dives into one piece of music that has... more

17 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Rabbit, Ballie, and the other gadgets of CES 2024

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz follow up on all the rest of the gadgets and tech... more

12 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
The TVs, monitors, and laptops at CES 2024

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz are discuss all the things with screens announced at CES 2024. Further... more

10 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
It’s already the year of AI again

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz kick off the new year with a preview of what we're... more

05 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
The USB-C Holiday Spec-tacular

The Verge’s Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz start the final show of 2023 with some chat about the... more

23 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
2023's biggest tech stories

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Richard Lawler discuss Apple pulling the Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 from... more

22 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
Epic wins for Epic and Threads

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple responding to Beeper's iMessage for Android and the various... more

15 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
Saying goodbye to Twitter

Today on the flagship podcast of good tweets: 03:40 - The Verge’s William Poor goes on a vintage tech odyssey in... more

13 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
The race to win AI — and hack iMessage

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Dan Seifert discuss Google Gemini's attempt to compete with ChatGPT, Beeper Mini bringing... more

08 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
The Verge guide to holiday shopping

The Verge's David Pierce, Victoria Song, Dan Seifert, and Jennifer Pattison Tuohy answer questions from the Vergecast Hotline about what... more

06 Dec 2023 · 59 minutes
The Cybertruck lives, and so does OpenAI

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss the Tesla Cybertruck event, the latest with OpenAI leadership, and... more

01 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
How Planet Earth — and the Netflix homepage — get made

Today on the flagship podcast of multi-drone camera setups: 03:19 - The Verge's David Pierce chats with Planet Earth III producer... more

29 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Emergency podcast: chaos at OpenAI

The Verge's Nilay Patel and Alex Heath join David Pierce after a long, winding weekend reporting on the dramatic shakeup... more

20 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Fortnite, GTA VI, and the fate of AAA games

In episode three of our video game miniseries, The Verge's David Pierce and Polygon's Russ Frushtick and Chris Plante discuss... more

20 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Apple’s in on RCS — and everybody’s out on Bing

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple announcing it will support RCS next year, AI news... more

17 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Spotify and Disney have everything-app dreams

Today on the flagship podcast of machine learning-based recommendation systems: 03:31 - The Verge’s David Pierce chats with Spotify’s co-president and... more

15 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
The fight to save old games

In episode two of our gaming mini series, The Verge's David Pierce chats with Polygon's Russ Frushtick and Chris Plante... more

13 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Humane Pins and your own ChatGPT

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss the debut of Humane's AI Pin, OpenAI's DevDay,... more

10 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 47 minutes
The tech trials keep coming

Today on the flagship podcast of anti-steering provisions: 02:57 - The Verge's David Pierce and Makena Kelly discuss Epic v. Google, a... more

08 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Handheld gaming is the future — again

In the first episode of our series about the future of gaming, The Verge's David Pierce chats with Polygon's Chris... more

06 Nov 2023 · 54 minutes
Apple events, SEO, and other fights

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the takeaways from Apple's Mac event, the problem with SEO... more

03 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Macs and M3s, shot on iPhones

Today on the flagship podcast of spec bumps:  02:21 - The Verge’s David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Dan Seifert discuss the... more

01 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
An impossible journey into self-hosting

Today on the flagship podcast of network-attached storage: This is the fourth in our four-part series all about connectivity. This week... more

30 Oct 2023 · 53 minutes
The next Macs and the next Twitter

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the next Apple event, a Twitter successor, and Windows Phone... more

27 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Everything you’ve always wondered about The Vergecast

The Verge's David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz dedicate the show to talk about their feelings. The crew answer... more

25 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
The poster’s guide to the new internet

In episode three of our connectivity mini series, The Verge's David Pierce explores the idea of POSSE and PESOS, two... more

23 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Into the iPad Confusion Zone

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss a whole bunch of tech news from this week —... more

20 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
The smart glasses era is (kind of) here

Today on the flagship podcast of glassholes:  The Verge’s David Pierce chats with Victoria Song about her experience using the new... more

18 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
The better, smarter future of messaging

In episode two of our connectivity mini series, The Verge's David Pierce chats with Eric Migicovsky co-founder of Beeper. Beeper... more

16 Oct 2023 · 54 minutes
Sonos loses to Google, and Threads takes on Twitter

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the Meta Quest 3 review, Google gadgets, and Threads continuing... more

13 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Good Pixels, better Watches, great Chromebooks

Today on the flagship podcast of AI-generated wallpapers: 03:22 - The Verge's David Pierce chats with Allison Johnson about her review... more

11 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
The TV of the future costs zero dollars

In episode one of our miniseries all about connectivity, The Verge’s David Pierce talks with Ilya Pozin, founder and CEO... more

09 Oct 2023 · 1 hour,
The great Pixel 8 camera debate

The Verge’s Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the announcement of Google’s Pixel 8 phone, along with the... more

06 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Amazon, Google, and crypto are on trial

Today on the flagship podcast of The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890:  01:43 - The Verge’s David Pierce chats with policy... more

04 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Meta's AI headset future — and that X interview at Code

The Verge's David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz break down an awkward interview out of the Code Conference from... more

29 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
RIP DVDs

Today on the flagship podcast of the laserdisc resurgence:  While Netflix’s DVD.com service shuts down later this week, The Verge's David... more

27 Sep 2023 · 1 hour,
The 50-year quest for AI virtual assistants

In part three of our AI mini series, David Pierce dives into the decades-long endeavor to build a virtual assistant.... more

25 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Amazon and Microsoft's AI parades

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss all the announcements from Amazon's fall product launch event and... more

22 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
iPhone and watches and wallpapers, oh my

Today on the flagship podcast of the Action Button: 03:34 - The Verge's David Pierce chats with Allison Johnson and Dan... more

20 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
Can AI make a hit song?

In episode two of The Vergecast's AI mini series, David Pierce sits down with Switched on Pop's Charlie Harding and... more

18 Sep 2023 · 1 hour,
Apple mysteries and Google trials

It's been a week! The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz rejoin the studio to process all the... more

15 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
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In episode two of The Vergecast's AI mini series, David Pierce sits down with Switched on Pop's Charlie Harding and music producer... more