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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our 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.

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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our 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.

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Just discovered this podcast and was pleasantly surprised! Especially by the round table discussions. I’ve only listened to one complete interview so far (Slack CEO) and overall thought the questions could’ve been better. For example, why repeatedly ask about catering to casual *for fun* users when he’s already given a decisive no? Weak questions led to muddled conversation and getting caught on trivialities a few times, but it was still a fairly interesting listen. Sharpening up the interview skills would make this a five star podcast for me. Will keep listening!

The best podcast!!

By BenQ1110 - Apr 13 2020
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Always joy to listen to. Fun and informative. Cheers!!!

iTunes Ratings

2737 Ratings
Average Ratings
2154
190
102
109
182

Enjoying!

By reallygreatproduct - Jun 01 2020
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Just discovered this podcast and was pleasantly surprised! Especially by the round table discussions. I’ve only listened to one complete interview so far (Slack CEO) and overall thought the questions could’ve been better. For example, why repeatedly ask about catering to casual *for fun* users when he’s already given a decisive no? Weak questions led to muddled conversation and getting caught on trivialities a few times, but it was still a fairly interesting listen. Sharpening up the interview skills would make this a five star podcast for me. Will keep listening!

The best podcast!!

By BenQ1110 - Apr 13 2020
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Always joy to listen to. Fun and informative. Cheers!!!
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The Vergecast

Latest release on Oct 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 12 days ago

Rank #1: Bad Millennial

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On this week's show, special guest Nicola Fumo from Racked joins us to talk about Apple. But we couldn't get to Apple right away, because Oculus up and decided to announce a million VR things. So Dieter Bohn had feelings about those VR things. Then Nilay Patel had feelings about WWDC things and Emily had feelings about Apple Music things. Then Nicola had feelings about Millennials. That's what The Vergecast is for: feelings.

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Jun 12 2015

1hr 14mins

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Rank #2: iPhone X Review

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The iPhone X is finally here. Nilay had the chance to review it, so, along with Paul, Ashley, and Dan, he discusses what it’s like to use the phone in the real world as well as what the process of reviewing it was like.

We also welcome Phil Esposito, The Verge’s lead video director, to the show for the first time to discuss the roller coaster that is working on the two videos we produced throughout the week.

There’s a whole lot in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment about a robot dog — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.

03:22 - iPhone X first impressions

24:33 - iPhone X review with Phil Esposito

37:16 - Animoji

50:14 - Paul’s weekly segment “Can form an emotional bond with members of the household while providing them with love, affection, and the joy of nurturing and raising a companion”

53:48 - The HTC U11 Plus was originally intended to be the Google Pixel 2 XL

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Nov 03 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: Apple goes to war with Facebook and Google

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Apple has disabled Facebook and Google’s internal applications after privacy violations were revealed, leaving Google and Facebook employees at a standstill for key operations. Meanwhile, in other Apple news, the tech giant’s revenue declined over the holiday quarter and is reportedly testing new iPhones with three rear cameras and a USB-C port.

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Feb 01 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #5: Apple iPhone XS event, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Series 4

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Vergecast hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn attended the Apple event on Wednesday, and they were able to get their hands on the new iPhones and Apple Watch that were on display.

After the event, they headed to our San Francisco studio to Skype with Paul Miller to record their first impressions, a summary of the event, and lay to rest some conspiracies.

That’s all you really need to know before listening!

3:11 - Apple’s AirPower charger is still a no-show, one year after it was first announced

5:18 - September Keynote 2018 — Opening Film

08:33 - iPhone XS and XS Max: hands-on with Apple’s giant new phone

13:18 - The 3 best and worst features of the iPhone XS and XS Max

20:32 - iPhone XS Max overview

31:16 - Apple iPhone XR hands-on: the new default iPhone

47:15 - Paul’s weekly segment “E-skates arm race”

49:39 - Apple watch4 hands-on: bigger is better

1:04:15 - Apple adds lyric search, phone calls, and multiple timers to the HomePod

1:14:47 - What’s worse than a dongle? No dongle

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Sep 13 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #6: Jony Ive leaving Apple, iPadOS public beta, and Bill Gates’ greatest mistake

Jun 28 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #7: Samsung Galaxy S8, the politics of science, and the net neutrality debate reignited

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Another Vergecast is up! We have a CES Twitter live show reunion, featuring Nilay, Dieter, Megan, and Paul discussing this week in news. As Nilay mentions throughout the show, the gang has senioritis as they prepare to move to new offices next week... just FYI.

Also, Verge science editor Liz Lopatto returns to the show to discuss the new administration’s action toward the science world, and how the scientists are handling it.

If you keep listening, you’ll come upon a talk about net neutrality — another debate sparked by the recent transfer of power.

Look, we’re like 15 minutes over our regular time so theres plenty of other stuff in between that to look forward to.

03:02 - Amazon Echo’s new wake word

07:49 - Resident Evil 7

13:21 - Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors

21:24 - Trump’s phone

26:22 - LG G6

29:01 - Science, EPA, and Trump with Liz Lopatto

44:56 - Paul’s weekly segment “Dry your sweaty palms”

49:12 - Net neutrality debate

1:07:01 - CBS’s Hunted

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Jan 27 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #9: iPhone 8 review, Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review, and Apple TV 4K review

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Last week, we brought you The Vergecast live from San Francisco after the Apple event. This week, The Vergecast is back in NYC for Apple reviews week.

Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Lauren Goode, and Dan Seifert go through the reviews, including the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, and the 4K Apple TV.

There’s a lot more in between that — more leaks about the upcoming Google event! — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.

02:51 - iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review

35:32 - Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review

1:00:26 - Apple TV 4K review

1:24:27 - Google leaks

1:27:19 - Paul’s weekly segment “DOG FOOD PODS”

1:29:40 - Google is buying part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion

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Sep 22 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #10: Galaxy S8 hands-on, FCC privacy rulings, and Ghost in the Shell

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Welcome back! We have a great show for you today. No really! If you listen to this podcast, you know Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 this week, so Nilay and Dieter bring in senior editor and friend of the show Dan Seifert; who recently took a trip to South Korea to tour Samsung’s headquarters.

Second half of the show, news editor Jake Kastrenakes joins to discuss his coverage of the FCC and privacy ruling in Congress.

There’s even more! Megan Farokhmanesh is here to enlighten the crew on the culture side of site; Persona 5 and Ghost in the Shell.

Theres a bunch of little topics sprinkled in between this focused episode, so listen through to find them all.

00:43 - Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S8

17:46 - Samsung’s Bixby assistant

33:13 - Persona 5 review

42:16 - Ghost in the Shell review

50:23 - FCC reporting

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Mar 31 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #11: What do you own?

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On this week's show, Nilay Patel has some thoughts on ownership, Dieter Bohn offers some feelings about Google, Adi Robertson makes assertions about Ingress, and Sam Sheffer spends the whole hour downloading illegal ROMs. There's also some talk about Recode, Google I/O, and WWDC predictions.

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Jun 05 2015

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: Planet of the Apps, Verizon unlimited, and Sonos audio

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Hey, y’all. This week’s episode of Vergecast is the first in our new studio. And our heroes (Nilay, Paul, and Dieter, in case you were unaware) are still getting used to it. But you can’t see them while you’re listening, so it doesn’t really matter! It’s a new look but it has the same great taste. Topics on this week’s show include: lots of TV talk, including Apple TV and Caavo; more unlimited data plans; a bit of consumer audio speak; and a few anecdotes and reviews sprinkled in.

And Megan Farokhmanesh stops by briefly to talk about her experience using a new dating app called Hater. Does she love it or hate it? Tune in to find out.

02:17 - Code Media

03:23 - Apple headlines, iPhone 8 rumors

09:58 - TV stuff

14:34 - Planet of the Apps

21:54 - Caavo

33:32 - Verizon’s new unlimited data plan

40:52 - Hater app with Megan

46:48 - Paul’s weekly segment “Dieter wouldn’t let me make a slurping noise for the name of this segment”

49:08 - This Belle doll will dance for you, but only if you attempt to code

53:08 - Sonos news / consumer audio talk

1:02:28 - Android apps on Chrome OS

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Feb 17 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #13: New Gmail, Spectacles 2.0, and iPhone SE 2?

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This week on The Vergecast, Dieter, Natt, and Paul are still without Nilay but there’s a whole lot to talk about.

Google made some changes with Gmail — which is now live, and Snap surprised us this week with their new edition of Spectacles — but what makes them different from the original model?

Also, there’s a whole bunch of Amazon news and rumors this week, including an Echo Dot for your child.

There’s even a whole lot more in between that — like the segment Paul does every week (say it with me) “I’ve carved this for you out of aluminum” — so listen if you listen to this whole episode of The Vergecast, you’ll be all up to date with the tech news of the week and won’t have to worry about much else the rest of your weekend. 

01:20 - Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

09:49 - Google is finally making a standalone Tasks app

16:38 - Snap’s second-generation Spectacles are more grown up — and more expensive

28:05 - Amazon will now deliver packages to the trunk of your car

32:33 - Amazon’s new Echo Dot Kids Edition comes with a colorful case and parental controls

37:04 - Amazon is reportedly working on its first home robot

40:29 - Amazon teases upcoming Fire TV Cube

43:41 - Paul’s weekly segment “I’ve carved this for you out of aluminum”

45:53 - Dieter essential phone feels

47:47 - There are a ton of sketchy rumors about an upcoming iPhone SE 2

50:44 - The OnePlus 6 is coming on May 16th

52:56 - Spotify launches a redesigned app with on-demand playlists for free users

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Apr 27 2018

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Rank #15: Mac craziness, YouTube TV, and Project Scorpio

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Hey! The Verge has brought you another episode of The Vergecast. This week we’ve got Nilay, Paul, Ashley, and Dieter talkin’ the tech talk to y’all: more specifically the future of Mac computers, Youtube TV, and the newest Android phones on the market.
As always, Paul and Ashley share their gadget of the week, and Nilay makes fun of Dieter for wearing AirPods. Listen to the whole show for more.

02:50 - Apple working on “completely rethought” Mac Pro and pro display

28:30 - Paul’s weekly segment “Here’s a new phone!”

29:09 - Ashley’s weekly segment “Huh, this looks a lot like a beehive”

31:15 - YouTube TV

42:30 - HTC U Ultra, LG G6, and other Android phones

52:54 - Project Scorpio

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Apr 07 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #17: Tinder DJs

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Today on The Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter are joined in studio by Lauren Goode to continue their discussion about the iPad Pro, as well as how it stacks up against the Surface Pro 4. In addition, the panel will discuss the end of Rdio, as well as the best set-top box on the market. Nicola Fumo once
again occupies the hypeseat.

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Nov 20 2015

1hr 12mins

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Rank #18: Facist papa color

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This week on The Vergecast, Dieter Bohn is joined by Emily Yoshida, Nicola Fumo, and Sean O'Kane as the panel checks in for the first time since CES 2016. The topics of discussion include the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Oscar nominations, and bad tech fashion.

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Jan 15 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #19: Apple's iPhone X Event, Bodega, and Animoji

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Recorded live in front of an audience in San Francisco after Apple's iPhone X event, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome Lauren Goode and Casey Newton back to The Vergecast to run through everything announced at the new Steve Jobs theater in Apple Park. 
The gang also takes questions from the audience. 
If you weren't able to make it to the show, we've got the tape for you here. 
02:11 - Apple park

07:54 - Apple TV 4K 

12:32 - iPhone 8 

17:52 - iPhone X 

28:57 - "the notch" 

38:38 - Apple Watch

48:41 - Paul's weekly segment "Is there a refrigerator in this thing?"

53:40 - Animoji

1:02:34 - The state of Apple

1:17:37 - Q & A 

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Sep 15 2017

1hr 36mins

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