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Decoder is a new show from The Verge about big ideas — and other problems. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to a diverse cast of innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology to reveal how they’re navigating an ever-changing landscape, what keeps them up at night, and what it all means for our shared future.

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Decoder is a new show from The Verge about big ideas — and other problems. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to a diverse cast of innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology to reveal how they’re navigating an ever-changing landscape, what keeps them up at night, and what it all means for our shared future.

    Microsoft's Phil Spencer on launching the new Xbox and the future of games

    Microsoft's Phil Spencer on launching the new Xbox and the future of games

    On this week’s episode of Decoder Nilay Patel talks to Phil Spencer, the guy in charge of Xbox at Microsoft. They discuss not only the next-generation Xbox and PS5 just arriving in stores now, but how gaming itself has become part of mainstream culture, a trend that has definitely accelerated during the pandemic. We’ve also reached an inflection point for game streaming: Google, Amazon, and Microsoft all have services that allow consumers to play games on any device by streaming them over the internet, kind of like Netflix for games. Is that the future?
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Remote learning is here to stay — can we make it better?

    Remote learning is here to stay — can we make it better?

    On this week’s episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel talks with Sal Khan, the co-founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit online learning platform for students in kindergarten through high school. Khan Academy is an organization that exists because of technology. What started with Sal tutoring his niece in math over video using off the shelf cameras and software, has grown into an organization with nearly 20 million users per month, available in 46 languages and used in more than 190 countries. And online learning has gotten even more vital with the pandemic.
    In this conversation, Nilay and Sal discuss the future of learning, what online education is good at and where it struggles, how Khan Academy is growing, and how Sal’s thinking about handling trickier subjects like history and social studies.
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    • 1 hr
    Mark Cuban on the presidency and the future of American business

    Mark Cuban on the presidency and the future of American business

    On the first episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel interviews Mark Cuban. Mark is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, he’s a tech investor, and is on the hit show, Shark Tank. The conversation, recorded as last week’s election results rolled in, covers how interwoven business, technology, and policy are, whether its 5G, or the NBA bubble, or AI, or his investments into healthcare -- if you want to understand the landscape of the future, you have to understand tech, you have to understand business, and you have to understand policy.
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    • 58 min
    Welcome to Decoder

    Welcome to Decoder

    It may seem like a strange time to launch a podcast about business when the pandemic has frozen so many things in place, but the future is still coming — people are building technology and making policy for it right now. And it’s important to talk to them. This is Decoder with Nilay Patel. New episodes coming November 10th.
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    • 3 min
    Recode Decode series finale: Vox CEO Jim Bankoff and fan-favorite guests

    Recode Decode series finale: Vox CEO Jim Bankoff and fan-favorite guests

    After five years, Kara Swisher signs off as the host of Recode Decode. She and her producer Eric Johnson discuss five of the best moments in the show's 539-episode history; then, she talks with Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff about the future of Vox as the COVID-19 crisis continues and the media grapples with what it can do to unwind systemic racism; and finally, she answers questions submitted by 10 of her past guests, including Ronan Farrow, Carole Cadwalladr, Anthony Scaramucci, and Stephanie Ruhle.
    Thank you to all of our guests, listeners, and the dozens of people behind the scenes who have made this show possible. Starting on Monday July 6, we'll bring you hand-picked "Best of Recode Decode" episodes for the rest of the summer. After that, stay subscribed for something new on this feed from Vox Media.
    Featuring:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    Eric Johnson (@HeyHeyESJ), Recode Decode senior producer
    Jim Bankoff (@Bankoff), Vox Media CEO
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    On Reset, Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.
    On Recode Media, Peter Kafka interviews business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters about the collision of tech and media.
    On Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the big tech news stories of the week, who's winning, who's failing, and what comes next.
    And on Season 1 of Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon — and now, on Season 2, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla are examining "the Netflix effect."
    About Recode by Vox:
    Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.
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    Newsletter: Recode Daily
    Twitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom
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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Recode Decode: Sridhar Ramaswamy

    Recode Decode: Sridhar Ramaswamy

    Former Google executive Sridhar Ramaswamy talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new startup, Neeva, which promises to offer paying subscribers a search engine with no ads and without selling its users' data. Ramaswamy, who worked at Google from 2003 to 2018, talks about how it evolved into an advertising powerhouse, why people should care about the "incredibly personal" details revealed by their search history, and why he believes Neeva can reach a larger-audience than just wealthy privacy-conscious consumers. He also explains how Neeva limits the data it collects, the "big problem" with antitrust dogma in the US, and whether Silicon Valley is changing for the better.
    Featuring:
    Sridhar Ramaswamy (@RamaswmySridhar), co-founder, Neeva
    Host:
    Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
    More to explore:
    On Reset, Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.
    On Recode Media, Peter Kafka interviews business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters about the collision of tech and media.
    On Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the big tech news stories of the week, who's winning, who's failing, and what comes next.
    And on Season 1 of Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon — and now, on Season 2, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla are examining "the Netflix effect."
    About Recode by Vox:
    Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.
    Follow Us:
    Newsletter: Recode Daily
    Twitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom
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Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

kacper49 ,

A smart, insightful podcast!

Nilay Patel is a great journalist with years of experience, a sense of humour that I love and he has an amazing insight into the world of tech and its intersection with culture. ‚Decoder’ is a joy to listen to!

tjo79 ,

Best Tech podcast there is next to Pivot!

Congrats on fantastic content, great guests and reminding those big tech guys that we hold them accountable!

Bluewarsaw ,

Great job!

Thank you for interesting and intelligent interviews. Very inspiring.

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