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The Vergecast is the flagship podcast from The Verge about small gadgets, Big Tech, and everything in between. Every Friday, hosts Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz hang out and make sense of the week’s most important technology news. And every Wednesday, David leads a selection of The Verge’s expert staffers in an exploration of how gadgets and software affect our lives – and which ones you should bring into yours. 

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The Vergecast is the flagship podcast from The Verge about small gadgets, Big Tech, and everything in between. Every Friday, hosts Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz hang out and make sense of the week’s most important technology news. And every Wednesday, David leads a selection of The Verge’s expert staffers in an exploration of how gadgets and software affect our lives – and which ones you should bring into yours. 

    The complicated relationship between musicians and platforms

    The complicated relationship between musicians and platforms

    Today’s Future of Music episode comes from Ariel Shapiro, The Verge’s lead reporter of HotPod, our weekly newsletter about the audio industry. Last week on the show we talked about old music… specifically how the back catalog is a big part of what makes “new” music. This week Ariel picks up right where we left off, with the revival of stars from the past on platforms like TikTok. But what about new… undiscovered talent? Is that even a thing anymore? Can a budding artist find their place in the world of viral video? Ariel explores the complicated relationship between musicians and platforms.

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    • 17 min
    Apple Watch Ultra review: an aspirational debut

    Apple Watch Ultra review: an aspirational debut

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, David Pierce, and Victoria Song discuss using the new Apple Watch Ultra, the next-gen GPUs, and a bunch of gadget news.
    Future reading:

    Apple Watch Ultra review

    Apple AirPods Pro (second-gen) review: same look, better everything else


    This RTX 4090 is so ridiculous it needs a ‘Dark Obelisk’ RGB support stick 

    Nvidia announces next-gen RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 GPUs

    Nvidia says it built too many GPUs — expect sales while it works on something `new` 


    DJI's new smartphone gimbal aims to get you filming quicker than ever 

    Logitech’s G Cloud Gaming Handheld arrives in October for $349.99

    ByteDance’s Pico 4 VR headset is a Meta Quest 2 competitor

    Framework’s new Chromebook is upgradable and customizable

    This new turntable can play music directly to a Sonos system

    The PS Vita’s time is now, again


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    GTA leaks, TikTok search, and Apple reviews hotline

    GTA leaks, TikTok search, and Apple reviews hotline

    Welcome to the flagship podcast of measuring changes in gravitational force.
    02:13 - David Pierce chats with video game reporter Ash Parrish about how footage of Grand Theft Auto VI has leaked online.

    GTA 6 gameplay leaks online in 90 videos

    Rockstar confirms hack, says work on GTA VI will ‘continue as planned’


    19:40 - David tries to use TikTok's search feature as a replacement for Google.
    31:40 - Nilay Patel, Allison Johnson, and Victoria Song answer listener questions about the new iPhones and Apple Watch.

    Apple iPhone 14 Pro review: early adopter island

    Apple iPhone 14 review: meet the iPhone 13S

    Apple Watch Series 8 review: if it ain’t broke


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    • 59 min
    Will the future of music sound a lot like the past?

    Will the future of music sound a lot like the past?

    In part 1 of our Vergecast: Future of Music series, Alex Cranz talks with Switched on Pop's Charlie Harding about the trends in music today that make new songs out of old material, and whether it's foreshadowing the future of pop.
    Further reading:

    Selena Quintanilla Will Sound Older on Her New Posthumous Album

    Michael Jackson songs removed from streaming services to 'move beyond' fake vocals controversy

    Shred with Green Day, with some help from AudioShake

    Invasion of the Vibe Snatchers


    Music played in this episode:

    Como Te Quiero Yo A Ti - Selena

    My Way - Frank Sinatra

    I'll Be Seeing You - Billie Holiday

    We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus

    bad guy - Billie Eilish

    Through The Wire - Kanye West

    Breaking News - Michael Jackson

    Real Love - The Beatles

    Free As A Bird - The Beatles

    2000 Light Years Away - Green Day

    Betty (Get Money) - Yung Gravy

    Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club

    Fantasy - Mariah Carey

    Big Energy - Latto

    I'm Good (Blue) - David Guetta, Bebe Rexha

    Bang Bang - Rita Ora, Imanbek

    Higher Love - Kygo, Whitney Houston

    Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa


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    • 35 min
    Reviews of the iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Series 8, and more

    Reviews of the iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Series 8, and more

    Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss The Verge's reviews of the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14, and Apple Watch Series 8.
    Further reading:

    Apple iPhone 14 Pro review: early adopter island

    Apple iPhone 14 review: meet the iPhone 13S

    It’s time to bring contrast back to our smartphone photos

    Apple Watch Series 8 review: if it ain’t broke

    iOS 16.1 beta adds Apple’s ugly new battery percentage indicator to the iPhone Mini

    iOS 16 review: unlocking the lock screen

    We finally got our hands and eyes on the PlayStation VR2

    Google canceled its next Pixelbook and shut down the team building it 

    We didn’t need another Pixelbook

    Adobe to acquire Figma in a deal worth $20 billion

    Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II review: noise cancellation domination

    Disney’s CEO teases a ‘hard bundle’ of Disney Plus and Hulu

    Sonos announces long-awaited Sub Mini for $429


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Websites are back: inside The Verge's redesign

    Websites are back: inside The Verge's redesign

    David Pierce and Nilay Patel discuss the ideas behind The Verge's brand new redesigned website, which officially launched on September 13th.
    David also chats with senior product manager Tara Kalmanson and senior engineer Matt Crider, who worked on the redesign, about what went into implementing those ideas.
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
489 Ratings

489 Ratings

Ben47823 ,

Best tech podcast

Very professional and interesting discussions. I find with other podcasts the hosts aren’t that knowledgeable and repeat themselves often, however this one is great.

DunlinLearning ,

No longer excited for new episodes..

I’ve been listening for about 8 years now, and unfortunately I feel like I might stop listening week to week - I’ve always appreciated the silliness of the show but it feels like it’s been taken to the extreme in the past year. The Apple Watch Ultra review really showed the cracks where you have a serious tech journalist (Victoria) having to compete to get her genuine points across with forced joke attempts (particularly from Alex). The strength of the show came from a mix of genuine insights mixed with banter, but it doesn’t seem to come naturally any more.

NahidIslam ,

best podcast (some say it’s the flagship podcast)

very funny. Nilay, Dieter

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