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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
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One of the best podcasts.
Tampa Bay 327 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/21
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Found the interview with Brian Chesky very well executed. The parts about functional/divisional tech orgs fascinating (I see similar dilemmas working in a β€œtraditional” business that is growing it’s tech platform successfully)
AJCan75 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/16/21
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The show is great, thank you, Nilay!
nor_light via Apple Podcasts · Ukraine · 09/17/21
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The host is superb, interesting guests, and interviews are informative and entertaining
Tom Ressler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/21
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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
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It’s an excellent show. But I want it to go further in criticality, push more, ask more challenging questions, critique assumptions about β€˜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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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I love vergcast and decoder, and Nilay is my bestfriend in my head. I am an avid and loyal lister. But Nilay, I feel like you are too bias in some interviews and low key mean to some of the guest. Maybe I am sensitive but I think you should be a bit more objective and push for guests to prove...Read full review »
Niissh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/21
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There’s something very special here. Nilay has been improving his interviewing skills with each new episode and his/his team’s hard work is paying off. The interviews with execs at Shopify, Spotify, Ford and Flex have been superb in May/June 2021. Keep developing your interviews structure to ask...Read full review »
Case909 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/10/21
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Not sure who let Horacio Guiterrez on to Decoder. He might be a great lawyer, but he made a horrible case against Apple. He sounded like a whiny child, he is missing the point that consumers trust Apple more than Spotify and almost every other tech company. More innovation is good, but typical...Read full review »
Scotty(not G) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/21
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All around a terrific podcast. The guests are experienced and very knowledgable in thier industries and in business, and Nilay knows how to take advantage of this to get the most takeaways out of them. Always looking forward to the next episode
Potato_is_good via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/21
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He is the best tech podcast host decoder and vergecast are my two favourites!
Amy Wakeley via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/11/21
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Love the show Nilay! Sometimes I go into an episode thinking it might be boring based off the industry of the guest, but am pleasantly surprised. I enjoy your thoughtful questions and outlook on things. And on top of that you’re in the Vergecast every week too! Thank you for the work you put into...Read full review »
twingreatwaves via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/21
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Amazing insights from some of the biggest names in tech. Nilay does a great job asking thought-provoking and insightful questions I always learn something new listening to this podcast. A must listen for sure.
Hdi200 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/21
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Awesome podcast with some really great insights! Can't wait to hear more!Read full review »
RyanLacker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/21
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This show has really evolved over the years and the deep dives into new, modern, and necessary topics really make this a timely piece that explores all aspects of problems and ideas.
mmontoya1996 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/21
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Just started listening to this podcast and have enjoyed every minute. Nilay’s fast-paced discussions and his ability to link business, tech, and current events held my interest through the whole hour. I have now subscribed and look forward to the weekly show.
NYCtraveler2009 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/21
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This is a great podcast. Informative, interesting, and timely, delivered in a way that is pleasant and fun to listen to.
LppCo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/21
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I’m a long time listener, that previously found the show informative and balanced. Now, that Big Tech is flexing muscles by removing apps, user reviews, etc.. This show sounds like it’s been edited by Google and Facebook’s PR department before getting uploaded. If you’re scared to continue giving...Read full review »
libvirt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/21
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The insights and depth of information is great, keep it up Nilay!
freakmobil via Apple Podcasts · India · 01/30/21
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I listened to the interview with CNN.com editor in chief and Swisher has a bad habit of going β€œmhmm, mhmm” β€œright, right” the entire time. It’s very very very distracting from the person speaking and I often found it hard to concentrate on what they were saying.
rdhagg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/21
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Some interviews are loose, and some are tightly packed, but honestly not enough of the episodes are interesting enough. Pick a topic, and teach that topic via the expert you’re interviewing rather than fanboy fangirl the accolades or the interviewee. People wanna know the why and the how and the...Read full review »
Janerette via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/27/21
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I really enjoy this podcast. Nilay is very knowledgeable and resourceful and that allows him keep the conversations interesting with the guests. This podcast is definitely at a different level.
F4LSE via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/26/21
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I’m a holdover subscriber from Recode Decode with Kara Swisher and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of Nilay’s conversations. Always learning something new!
E-Beach via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/21
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The Instagram episode was a hypocrisy. Yeah they don’t care about links this is the reason they charge you if you want to include them in your posts! Come on!
Adobespain via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 01/22/21
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An hour in and I’ve learned nothing except she is a master of corporate double speak but I will circle back” to that.
Dr Lewis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/21
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Really enjoy the depth of the subject matter and the interviewer’s ability to go to that level of depth. I often have to listen more than once to his interviews as to let your mind wonder means you will miss some key details. That’s a great sign to me on the level of rich content. Thank you.
AGLJ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/21
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Just another podcast where the person rambles endlessly about how much they hate trump... not much talk about anything else. How about talking about tech instead ?
chris03210372 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/21
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I have always been pretty skeptical of new hosts taking over already beloved and established shows, but I love the new Recode Decode. Nilay feels like a great nod to Kara’s hard-hitting interview style, while still adding his own twist and personality to the show. I learn something new every time...Read full review »
k245jz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/21
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I’m generally wary of these kinds of interviews because they can end up turning into ads for the company that the ceo is representing. But Nilay is perfect at both being friendly and open and warm, and yet inquisitive. He’s great at weeding out the ad talk and calling out that aspect of things....Read full review »
Frontlinebreakthrough via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 01/11/21
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Really wanted to like this podcast, but way too much interruption by the host. Two stars because the guests are pretty awesome people
Irina w via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/20
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Oh niley........ No thanks to many ads, even between the ad breaks there are more ads because these episodes are all in some way ads for companies Disguised as actual interviews.. It's the equivalent of YouTubers having to say that there video is an ad. I think it's unfair and...Read full review »
jamison steininger via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/20
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Impressed with Nilay Patel's interviewing skills. Asks well-researched, knowledgable, and important, hard questions -- I appreciate how he is unfraid to press against non-answers and stays engaged witout losing the interview. A good, informative listen.Read full review »
Freeman in Charleston via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/20
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