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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.

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    • 4.5, 2.8K Ratings

Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.

    Introducing Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect

    Introducing Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect

    This week we’re sharing an episode of Land of the Giants, a podcast from our friends at Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network that examines the most powerful tech companies of our time.
    The second season is called The Netflix Effect, and it’s hosted by Recode editors Rani Molla and Peter Kafka.
    The Netflix Effect explores how a company that began as a small DVD-by-mail service ultimately upended Hollywood and completely changed the way we watch TV.
    It’s a fascinating look at what really goes on behind the scenes at Netflix, one of the few companies that’s actually growing during the pandemic, and how they’re continuing to transform entertainment for you and me.  
    New episodes are released every Tuesday morning. 
     listen and subscribe to Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect wherever you get The Vergecast.
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    • 40 min
    Apple announces macOS Big Sur, new silicon chips, and iOS 14

    Apple announces macOS Big Sur, new silicon chips, and iOS 14

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome back Verge alum and Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern to discuss the big announcements from Apple's developer conference this week. Verge news editor Chaim Gartenberg joins in the second half to discuss the Apple updates you may have missed.
    Stories discussed this week:

    Fire and plague prepared these teens for the world

    New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will quarantine travelers from states with surging COVID-19 cases

    The EU plans to ban US travelers indefinitely after haphazard COVID-19 response

    The healing power of Black art


    Big Sur is officially macOS 11.0 as Apple finally leaves OS X behind 

    Macs with new Apple-built chips will natively run iPhone and iPad apps

    Apple’s new ARM-based Macs won’t support Windows through Boot Camp

    Apple details iOS 14, its next major software update

    iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 will let you set default email and browser apps

    watchOS 7 announced with sleep tracking and rebranded Fitness app

    Apple TV 4K will at last play YouTube in 4K with tvOS 14 update

    AirPods updated with automatic switching and a new ‘Spatial Audio’ feature

    Apple teases new tracking protections and an approximate location feature in iOS 14

    Apple approves Hey email app, but the fight’s not over

    After outcry, Apple will let developers challenge App Store guidelines

    Hey opens its email service to everyone as Apple approves its app for good

    Microsoft is shutting down Mixer and partnering with Facebook Gaming

    Mixer failed — here's why


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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Why activists need to think about cybersecurity

    Why activists need to think about cybersecurity

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and policy editor Russell Brandom talk to founder of CryptoHarlem and cybersecurity expert Matt Mitchell, who works with activists to develop strategies to leave less data behind and help mitigate threats to their cause.
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    • 58 min
    WWDC predictions / Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act

    WWDC predictions / Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn run through the most interesting rumors and predictions of announcements at Apple's WWDC next week. Adi Robertson joins to discuss the latest threat to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
    Stories discussed in this episode:

    Cheap steroid reportedly improves survival for severe COVID-19 cases


    FDA ends emergency authorization for hydroxychloroquine 

    Why there’s so much confusion around asymptomatic COVID-19 cases


    The gadgets Late Night with Seth Meyers uses to keep the show running from home 

    Google commits $175 million to racial equity with focus on black-owned businesses

    Instagram’s CEO says the platform is examining how its policies affect black users

    Apple faces another EU antitrust complaint as App Store pressure grows

    Apple says the App Store created $519 billion in commerce last year

    Justice Department asks Congress for a sharp cut to websites’ legal protections

    Senate Republicans want to make it easier to sue tech companies for bias

    Facebook removes Trump ads for using Nazi imagery

    Google Ads bans Zero Hedge for racist content, but reverses


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson and Rep. David Cicilline on Apple's monopolistic app store fees

    Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson and Rep. David Cicilline on Apple's monopolistic app store fees

    Apple is acting like a monopolist and a bully, according to the chairman of the House Antitrust Committee.
    Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) joined The Vergecast along with Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson to discuss the plight of Hey, Basecamp’s new $99-a-year premium email service. Earlier this week, Heinemeier Hansson revealed that Apple had rejected the Hey iPhone app from the App Store because it didn’t offer any way to sign up and pay in the app itself — which would require giving Apple a 30 percent cut of the fee.
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    • 48 min
    Sen. Ed Markey on the politics of technology

    Sen. Ed Markey on the politics of technology

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Verge reporter Makena Kelly talk to Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts about bringing broadband access into rural areas, the technology plights caused by the pandemic, privacy concerns over contract tracing, and the race to 5G.
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

Gallagos ,

One of the best tech podcasts

-topical
-funny
-organized
-unique viewpoints

Rewriting review 4.7/5, bring back the bad the ad reads, and move the vox podcast ads to the end. Added .1, Dieter read the ads this week, keep it up.

7/2/20 update: 4/5, Paul is missing, also, he’s in the FREAKING PICTURE for the show in the podcast app. Pre-read ads still bad. I will continually skip them until you get a real person in the company to read them. Leaving bottom segment in.

Nily and the gangs bad ad reads were wayyyyyyyyyy more compelling then the the prerecorded ibm ad reads. And please move the vox trailers and ads for podcasts to the end of the episode. I get it, you put out a lot of stuff. I’d listen to them if I had more time.

reallygreatproduct ,

Enjoying!

Just discovered this podcast and was pleasantly surprised! Especially by the round table discussions.

I’ve only listened to one complete interview so far (Slack CEO) and overall thought the questions could’ve been better. For example, why repeatedly ask about catering to casual *for fun* users when he’s already given a decisive no? Weak questions led to muddled conversation and getting caught on trivialities a few times, but it was still a fairly interesting listen.

Sharpening up the interview skills would make this a five star podcast for me. Will keep listening!

Former Fan from Cincinnati ,

Was Great

The podcast used to be great before Paul left. Everything has gone downhill since.

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