Reviews
This is a great show, but lately the ad situation is terrible… A 50 minute show with 12 minutes of ads in 4 places? That,s almost 25%…
pappjano via Apple Podcasts · Hungary · 04/01/24
Absolutely nobody cares about this podcast or ever has. If Vox is trying to amplify it, this is quite clearly the begin of the end.
occam's sunrise via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/20/24
I started listening when the podcast first launch and found the experience mostly unsatisfying. I have always appreciated Nilay’s perspective, however, the interviews felt very shallow and repetitive to me: someone who has a clear stake in a position comes on and avoids answering any difficult...Read full review »
WBSupreme via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/24
Nilay has been incredibly thoughtful in his structure for interviews. The “decoder questions” always come but there’s so much more to each discussion. He is not hesitant to push on guests when needed. He is also able to communicate concepts that I’m not sure I would otherwise care about or maybe...Read full review »
chrispauley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/24
The second episodes are fantastic! I love listening to Nilay just explain things. Love it.
JayAtFlight via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/24
I also like the second show with team members good fun!
Pamphleteers via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/04/24
This is the same guy who has ruined the vergecast by introducing a bad fit then failing to train them ! I tried quitting the show but I have failed so now I suffer through it because Niley who is the boss can’t give us a more intelligent person , Cranz ruined the vergecast and its all your fault.
sangwafive via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/24
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hybridarjun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/24
Love the new format with two episodes per week!
ph:l via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 02/18/24
I think Nilay has a really interesting perspective so I appreciate how the second show allows a more deep dive into a topic than previously available. The AI copyright episode was particularly insightful! I appreciate the thoughtfulness and insights from The Verge staff
Tim Le9 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/24
Really liked the second episode about EV adoption this week. The CEO interviews are fantastic, and I’m always up for more and deeper analysis of important topics.
Mike Stanley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/24
This is the best interview show in tech, and really business journalism in general. Unmissable.
SJAYM88 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/09/24
Love the new explainer eps keep up the good work
old.mate_ via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/08/24
We wouldn’t have tech innovation without the business models attached to them. This is one of my favorite podcasts because it looks at the business and leadership side through the lens of educated tech listeners that you don’t get from a CNBC or Bloomberg interview.
JayyGeyy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/23
Remember when they just talked about tech and weren’t completely politically biased? Yeah, that was better. Bye.
JerBear__ via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/21/23
Really enjoy my early listening experiences. Lots of useful information and an impressive choice of questions. Well done!
Dunklezeit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/25/23
I really enjoyed this discussion. I work in the IT industry and I’m deeply concerned that the lack global AI regulation and sensible frameworks ensures we take the worst of our current bias into the future and further damage personal freedoms, diminish democracy, accelerate cyber crime, broaden...Read full review »
dance machine via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/12/23
I’ve been listening for 4 or 5 months and I’ve really tried to enjoy it but the presentation style and cadence just doesn’t do it for me. Gives me the feeling of talking to what I thought was an energetic and outgoing college student who is now on day 3 of their ADHD prescription running out....Read full review »
RCT1D via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/23
Each episode feels like paid content/ advertisement for the interviewed company. Often the interviewed person gets away with not answering the harder questions and stealing the conversation in favor of their position or the product they are there to plug. It might just be the format that’s hard...Read full review »
Birk M via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 09/09/23
I’ve been a Vergecast listener for years (miss you, Dieter), so I finally decided to crack into Decoder. Nilay walks the fine line of letting CEOs say their piece while asking tough questions flawlessly. I love his ability to think about implications for users in regards to tech business choices...Read full review »
DCH3434 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/23
Podcasts don’t get any better than this. The information about how ultraviolet lithography machines work was fascinating. Intel betting against this technology was a epic mistake. The United States are really going to have to scramble to cover the distance created by TSMC. The people saying Nilay...Read full review »
40 chicken via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/23
Want to like this podcast but the host is rather arrogant and is a self-proclaimed expert on every topic.
Definitely Ian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/06/23
Nilay does a fantastic job of diving into the processes and thinking of executives in business and technology. There are not many other podcasts that discusses frameworks and management styles in such a deep yet approachable way.
Brad Jashinsky via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/23
The staff, host, guests, producers, editors- well done everyone!
false psychology via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/23
Ive been following Nilay since his Engadget days, I must admit I miss that trio a bunch (Nilay, Josh and Paul)… Nilay does not hold punches, he asks the questions we’re all thinking and rattles well prepared execs out of their comfort zone. His background as a lawyer (of which he humblebrags...Read full review »
arsix via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/23
Nilay tends to push the guests on Decoder, and gets to a place with real answers and less fluff, without being overly combative or rude. It’s important and feels especially needed these days. It’s like listening to journalism unfold in real-time
ulysses s grant via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/23
Nilay is awesome. Great interviewer. Does not pass on hard questions. Previous fan of TL;DR, reply all and now hard fork. Decoder is a great tech podcast but more so a product mgt pod. Does it different from the others.
Jmc3999 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/15/23
After the hit piece on substack, in which Nilay made it about his personal ideological views (that I don’t really think he realizes are ideological views) I can’t really give this more than two stars. The interview was incredibly unprofessional. And am on a competing platform of substack and have...Read full review »
Angelfish1000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/23
Precise and (often) pressing questions to get to the heart of these very important issues, events and trends. See most recent Substack CEO interview pertaining to content moderation as a clear and well appreciated example.
Evanspeterw via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/13/23
The content, Nilay, and guests are incredible. Very educational, regardless of the tech topic. That said, there are some MAJOR issues with some episodes, such as last year’s interview with ARM’s CEO. There are areas that are completely cut out, and audio skips around several times in the latter...Read full review »
xcsteve via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/02/23
This is a great podcast. Nilay always has an interesting guest. I listen every week and can’t wait for the next episode.
Tanker57 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/23
I just listened to the most recent interview with Phil Spencer and I really dug it. I’ve been sorely missing Thanks For The Knowledge since the layoffs at Fanbyte, and this show is filling some of that void for me. I’ll definitely stick around and listen to more of this.
gamerswift13 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 12/17/22
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.
RonMexico44 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
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