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The Vergecast

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Hello! 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-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets. And, remember, promo code. Produced by The Verge and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
299 Episodes
Earlier this year, The Verge’s Casey Newton broke the story about the working conditions of Facebook moderators at a campus in Phoenix, AZ In his feature, “The Trauma Floor,” In his follow-up reporting “Bodies in Seats,” he discovered that the pattern of severe workplace conditions extends to a second campus. Nilay Patel and Casey Newton discuss a workplace in Tampa, FL plagued by fear and anxiety and worse.
Facebook executives Adam Mosseri and Andrew Bosworth sit down with The Verge’s Casey Newton at Code Conference to discuss antitrust and the prospect of breaking up Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. They also discuss Facebook Portal, and how the company is adopting new approaches to privacy, content moderation, and more.
Nice Try! is a new podcast from Curbed and the Vox Media Podcast Network that explores stories of people who have tried to design a better world, and what happens when those designs don't go according to plan. Season one, Utopian, follows Avery Trufelman on her quest to understand the perpetual search for the perfect place. Enjoy this special preview of the first episode, Jamestown: Utopian for Whom, and subscribe to Nice Try! for free in your favorite podcast app.
Fresh off of Code Conference, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s apology and difficult week, and consider whether there’s any viable alternative to Youtube. They also discuss the leaked photo of the upcoming Pixel 4. And later, a recap of what happened at E3 includes video game and hardware updates.Subscribe to the Vergecast here for free in your favorite podcast app
Fresh off his IPO, Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to discuss the evolution of plant-based burgers, the science of protein, why his company avoids GMOs, and their mission to help create a more sustainable food system.
There was so much news this week that we had to add another Vergecast episode to cover it all. Besides Apple’s WWDC, the most important story in The Verge’s coverage has been the various crises YouTube is facing over its moderation policies — problems with hate speech and harassment, pedophiles on the platform, and white supremacist content. Verge editor-in-chiefand Vergecast co-hostNilay Patel invites Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton and senior reporter Adi Robertson to the show to explain what is happening on YouTube, how YouTube is handling it, and the outrage cycle surrounding it. 
This week Apple held their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).  The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss everything announced — from the Mac Pro to iOS to iPadOS. Also, Google gave some updates on their new Stadia game service right before the show so the crew dives into that as well as the Palm Pre 10th anniversary. Stories discussed this week: -The Palm Pre launched 10 years ago today, here’s what it meant to me-Apple’s $5,000 Pro Display monitor doesn’t come with a stand in the box-Apple announces all-new redesigned Mac Pro, starting at $5,999-Does the iPad make sense as a computer now? -Apple knows that iPad mouse support has broad appeal-iPadOS should make the iPad a better tablet, but not a laptop-Sidecar lets you use your iPad as a second display for your Mac-Apple reveals iPadOS for iPad with new home screen widgets and multitasking improvements-Apple Maps is getting its own version of Google Maps’ Street View-House lawmakers launch antitrust investigation into Big Tech-Apple announces new sign-in tool to compete with Facebook and Google-Apple will permanently remove Dashboard in macOS Catalina-Apple CarPlay getting design refresh and better Siri support in iOS 13-Apple TV and iOS will soon support Xbox One and PS4 controllers-Apple’s HomePod speaker will be able to recognize who’s speaking to it with iOS 13-Apple enables HomeKit support for home security cameras and routers-Apple wants to save your hearing and track your menstrual cycle with new Apple Watch update- Google’s Stadia game service is officially coming November: Everything you need to know 
What are tech giants like Google doing to tackle the ethical issues that surround artificial intelligence? Verge senior reporter James Vincent speaks with Google AI lead Jeff Dean and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about AI bias, facial recognition, and government regulation around AI.
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss all the new laptops revealed at Computex 2019, the new processor chips from Intel and AMD, what's to come at Apple's WWDC next week, and more updates on the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. Stories discussed this week: Laptops are getting weird and wonderfulTwin River is Intel’s attempt to build a dual-screen laptop out of fabricDid Intel just nail the dual-screen gaming laptop?Asus put two 4K screens on its extravagant ZenBook Pro Duo laptop Intel, AMD, and ARM each see our computing future differentlyAMD’s flagship Ryzen 9 3900X has all the performance at half the price of IntelIntel’s 10th Gen, 10nm Ice Lake CPUs: everything you need to knowApple WWDC 2019: Mac Pro, iOS 13, Marzipan, and what else to expectApple should make more iPad apps for the MacApple refreshes the iPod touch with the iPhone 7’s processorApple’s latest defense of the App Store shows how hard it is to compete with AppleApple’s former app approval chief says he’s ‘really worried’ about company’s anticompetitive behaviorExperts are furious over the FCC’s rosy picture of broadband accessT-Mobile and Sprint might have to create a new carrier to get their merger approvedSprint’s 5G network is here, and it’s completely different from what Verizon and AT&T are doing5G has arrived in the UK, and it’s fast
Switched on Pop hosts Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan join Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to unpack how technology is changing the distribution, making, and sound of popular music. 
Comments (26)

Cheol Rim

Don't carcinogens as they relate to meat have more to do with the cooking method? As a fan of what beyond and impossible are doing, if plant-based meats are grilled, flame-broiled, etc. will consumers be exposed to the same carcinogens? So far, anyway, the health-based argument for PBM seems to be less compelling than environmental ones. Regardless, best of luck to Beyond and Impossible.

Jun 19th

Kasper Killingmoe

Why are you spoiling Game of Thrones?

May 6th

Bradley Griffin

Kasper Killingmoe Half of comments I've seen on podcasts over the last two weeks have been calling out GoT spoilers lol

May 8th

mark clemmons

not all those people are right wing

May 5th

Sebastian Flynn

Tesla not mentioned once

Apr 28th


Sebastian Flynn 👍

Apr 28th

Justin Landis

fascinating guest!

Apr 21st

Jerry Davis

I want to hear about the save the internet act soon please!!

Apr 11th

Pavan Kulkarni

Great episode!

Apr 10th


as usual great information

Apr 1st

Jacob Reeze

their maybe an antitrust or anticompetitiveness case to make about data collection, but if all consumer data collection is realistically going to be used for is serving more targeted ads and making more targeted products and services then I really don't care. For a long time our captalisr culture has put our intimate details into the hands of the corporate elite, but you don't hear people complaining about insurance companies, the credit scoring companies, or American Express and the like. I don't care if some nerd has my info along with billions of others and could theoretically take the time to see what type of videos Im watching online. And of course theyre are new risks that we're vulnerable to. new kinds of crimes any tech or societal development allows for new criminal avenues. but hey let's just put a halt on all progress and then we can just live among the old threats that still victimize the less lucky of us but hey at least their familiar. the comentariat class in the tech space spend so much time fretting over potential data consiparicies and meanwhile miss alot of the incredible innovation that's bieng made.

Mar 26th

Linus Moses

This is an excellent episode. Enjoyed the deep dive

Mar 20th

abdul reeyas

pls bring video

Mar 14th

General Makaba

why are they shouting? aren't they miked up to the venue? lol great podcast though

Mar 13th

George Digenis

I enjoy the episodes more with nilay, dieter, and Paul

Mar 9th

David Koh

Tim apple pen

Mar 8th

hayden richardson

haha yep. I listen to podcasts while I weld durig the day at work 👌 love the podcast btw❤

Mar 6th

Serg Men

vergecast be hating

Mar 4th

Lee Woods

I really enjoyed this one! it would make for a great Sci-fi movie!

Feb 18th

Lee Woods

I as an Android user do not want iMessage not do I see the point in continuously asking. in my opinion the way to go is Messaging Layer Security that everyone should take advantage of

Feb 15th

Lee Woods

I really enjoyed this interview with Bill Gates. It was insightful that he and his wife's organization is doing so much good in the world .

Feb 12th

mark clemmons

listening on @castbox

Feb 10th
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