Reviews
Suffers of the same awkwardish, self-congratulatory attempt of trying hard to appear smart and relevant. Why can’t media people just let the news talk? We don’t need every single person dealing with news being so much of a mascot and a acting like a movie star. 50 percent of the time you hear...Read full review »
Forester 1 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 11/06/22
Come on, that’s just ridiculous
John9876654 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/13/22
Nilay is an excellent host, and hearing such a variety of personalities and perspectives is so important to stay aware and informed on what is happening across many industries. Hearing the insights from leaders in these companies gives you such an understanding on why things are. Nilay does such...Read full review »
jswhitney7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/04/22
I like that the guests are actually given enough time to explain their thinking.
Assix98 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 09/27/22
Sorry Nilay. The content has been trending downhill for months.
pantlu1591 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/22
But when there’s a great guest, this show is rewarding
mountain origin via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 09/07/22
Nilay presses great questions like “Is taking down big tech the right goal for a civil rights org?” Look forward to hearing more.
R-o-b via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/22
Interesting guests but very shallow discussions with no hard or deeper questions.
jjf_____ via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 07/04/22
This show really lacks a consistent theme. It’s kind of a hodgepodge of auto executives and liberal attorneys. Some episodes can be interesting, but many are very boring. Nilay Patel is an excellent interviewer; however, this show is in need of an overhaul.
JWPowell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/22
Hearing more and more of this, seems like verdicts are made before, rest all just supporting stories. Just park this to a side as one version and search for more unbiased sources.
rk200914 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/14/22
Really enjoying this show. It’s very informative.
Sus123245 via Apple Podcasts · Sri Lanka · 06/04/22
Thank you for bringing such relevant guests and for producing one of the few top notch podcasts out there. I love the show and the value that it brings to listeners. Keep up the great work.
sonos is amazing via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/22
A great show at the intersection of business and technology.
Go2Mars15 via Apple Podcasts · Romania · 05/10/22
Great host and amazing interview partners
max_head via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 05/07/22
Excellent interviewer and interesting subjects and guests.
SWUtah via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/22
One of the best pod casts I have listened to in the last year. Extremely informative! Great lineup of guests. Host is great at questioning the guest. Listening to all the shows I have missed.
Chill Baby via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/22
Great show with quality content, interesting topics and quests, and host who is not trying to please guests and politely ask very tough questions and pushing to get answers. I like that somehow this show finds its own niche over time. It’s not just about another tech podcast. The guest...Read full review »
Rost.Osipov via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 04/21/22
The VW and Sonos interviews are interesting from the perpective of the tech challenges facing their businesses, namely the transition to EVs and the protection of intellectual property
KHGO via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/07/22
Nilay is a great host, he does a superb job interviewing people. Decoder has some of of the most interesting people in the tech and business worlds on regularly. Im excited to see who they have an each week. Having said that, it’s evident that this show is heavily influenced by liberal ideology....Read full review »
Andelpink via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/22
Nilay’s great passion for the industry makes every episode really interesting, and gives a profound cross section of the tech industry
rubencavini via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 02/19/22
This is a must listen podcast . Very insightful topics , always brimming with interesting conversations and people . With Nilay as the host , the podcast has evolved in both depth and breath in its series . Very appreciate of everyone involved in putting amazing content out there . Many thanks -...Read full review »
vinay358 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/01/22
Ultra-thoughtful. Impossibly interesting. Smart, but not stuffy. Nilay is an inspiration.
Sqoddfather via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/21
I stumbled on Decoder somehow and I am so glad I did! Nilay has a knack for asking questions that illicit more in-depth answered than your standard interview. I learn something new from every episode. One of my favorites!
JCTX2010 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/18/21
I turned this on to listen to John Carreyrou’s interview from 2018. Kara Swisher’s constant interjections and attempts at trying to finish his thoughts and sentences is unbelieveably annoying. Take a note from Joe Rogan and let your guests speak without interrupting them. I won’t listen to...Read full review »
Kasia Rymar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/17/21
Love the format and the interesting conversation and insight from the industry leaders. Would love to see this on a video format on YouTube.
Ashishrulz via Apple Podcasts · India · 12/04/21
This podcast is so insightful and I’ve enjoyed every episode I’ve listened to so far! Nilay is a very skilled interviewer - he does such a great job of sharing his wisdom and I love how he leads meaningful conversations with industry leaders who bring so much experience and actionable insight to...Read full review »
ASobering via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/21
One of the best podcasts.
Tampa Bay 327 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/21
Found the interview with Brian Chesky very well executed. The parts about functional/divisional tech orgs fascinating (I see similar dilemmas working in a “traditional” business that is growing it’s tech platform successfully)
AJCan75 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/16/21
Excellent, insightful conversations with the top people in tech and beyond. In each and every episode Nilay asks the most important questions and gets real answers. Decoder is an essential part of my weekly listening.
danlistens via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/01/21
Well rounded interviews I haven’t really hit an episode that I haven’t liked even does ask the tough questions!! Great podcast
Saba Care via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/20/21
Nilay is a superb interviewer. He obviously comes in prepared and informed, but he is willing to let a conversation flow and move in any direction if it’s interesting or relevant. They pick interesting guests, but the conversations are more wide ranging than you would think from the episodes...Read full review »
0010010 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/02/21
Well researched, well performed and very on topic throughout. I like those though-polite questions and also the space and time the guests are given to answer - I as audience can very well read between lines. The answers are nearly always enlightening. Thanks to a great team! I would like to...Read full review »
John Merkk via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 09/29/21
L3 was a good guest and I’m positive will be a great CEO one day. She’s not quite polished yet but she has passion for making her niche in life the best it can be for her clients. I really enjoyed the interview and I thought Nilay was appropriately respectful of L3’s nervousness or inexperience....Read full review »
Tanker57 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/21
The host Kara interrupts constantly, and the guests can't get a word in. I couldn't even make it 20 minutes through an episode.Read full review »
KatherineKatie123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/20/21
Listening to the John Carreyrou episode. Kara constantly interrupts to make annoying comments to show how much she knows or who she knows. Detracts from the guest and show. Just let the guest speak without constantly feeling the need to name drop. Like, we assume you know a lot about Silicon...Read full review »
lvivianka via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/21
The show is great, thank you, Nilay!
nor_light via Apple Podcasts · Ukraine · 09/17/21
The host is superb, interesting guests, and interviews are informative and entertaining
Tom Ressler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/21
Nilay makes a great host and the show manages to have interesting guests on every single week. It’s the perfect companion to the Vergecast as well.
Zissou Bisou Bisou via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 09/17/21
It’s an excellent show. But I want it to go further in criticality, push more, ask more challenging questions, critique assumptions about ‘tech’ even more (and, yes, still get the top-level execs). That’s a big ask, but Nilay is the talent to do it.
Mikoid via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/08/21
Nilay, host of the Decoder podcast, highlights all aspects of innovation, tech and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
malfoxley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/21
Great, important, and always interesting.
jameskachan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/02/21
Excellent in every way Knowledge and expertise of the host Clear and precise delivery Superb sound quality Relevance and importance of topics covered Outstanding caliber of guests Five stars are not enough!
Leonickx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/01/21
Nilay is the real deal. Great interviewer. Great hard-hitting questions without being over the top or rude. I love the fact that he’s a JD - because it brings a rich and unique perspective to elevate or expand the conversation. I look forward to Decoder and Vergecast every week. Bravo!
kerpan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/21
Swisher is the most irritating interviewer I’ve come across in a long time. She acts as if the guests are on to validate her.
Wide Awake and Dreaming via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/21
Great guests and questions, thanks for doing this channel
robapple0 via Apple Podcasts · China · 07/22/21
Nilay is terrific. Unfortunately being a 1 on 1 podcast it sometimes is missing chemistry if the guest is bland (Spotify episode). It almost makes me wish Dieter would be on just to jump in 2-3 times with an provoking question. Regardless Nilay is not afraid to push guests on some of their...Read full review »
Max Bess via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/21
Nilay is a terrific interviewer. Obviously does his homework. Frames incisive, insightful questions. And let’s his subjects hang themselves without interruption or or snarky asides (like some unnamed Vox podcast hosts). Case in point was Polestar’s CEO dismissal of privacy concerns with using...Read full review »
LXSherman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/21
She is condescending and closed minded as a host
Gringhdb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/21
Decoder has become my go-to for cultural business and tech news this year. The conversations are prescient and interesting and Nilay does a great job storytelling thru his questions. Highly recommend.
Caitcarp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/21
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