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The Vergecast

Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller make sense of the week's tech news with help from our diverse and 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. And, remember, promo code. Produced by The Verge and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Podcast Episodes

President of StubHub Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

On this week’s interview episode of The Vergecast, Nilay talked with president of StubHub Sukhinder Singh Cassidy. Singh Cassidy previously served as president of Google Asia Pacific and Latin America, building the company’s presence globally. In 2015, she also launched theBoardlist, a talent marketplace dedicated to placing women on the boards of tech companies, and she has been a leader in diversifying the industry.

On The Vergecast, Singh Cassidy talked about her long journey as an entrepreneur and executive in the field, her more recent role as president of StubHub, and her thoughts on the recent Google walkouts and how tech companies can be run better.

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330: iPad Pro review, Macbook Air review, and Walt Mossberg

Another review week! Hosts of The Vergecast Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn reviewed Apple’s new iPad Pro and MacBook Air, and discuss their take on this week’s show. In addition, we call up our friend and former Verge executive editor Walt Mossberg — who has been a big proponent of the last iteration of the MacBook — to give us his first impressions of the new laptop.

There’s a whole lot more talk in between all of that — like Paul’s segment he does every week “#donglewut?” and Liz Lopatto’s “This Week in Elon” — so listen to it all to get it all.

02:36 - iPad Pro 2018 review

33:30 - MacBook Air 2018 review

38:45 - Walt Mossberg joins the show!

1:00:05 - This week in Elon Musk with Liz Lopatto

1:05:15 - Paul’s weekly segment “#donglewut?

1:09:25 - This is Samsung’s foldable smartphone

1:14:29 - Sen.

Anker CEO Steven Yang is all in on USB-C

In 2011, Steven Yang’s laptop battery gave out. Searching online, he couldn’t find a new battery from a third-party supplier with good enough ratings, and would have to pay an arm and a leg to buy a battery from the manufacturer. With this problem in mind, Yang created Anker and began developing and selling batteries and chargers through Amazon. Just one year later, they were profitable and highly regarded by customers. Now they’ve set their sights on solving bigger problems in the tech and gadget world.

On this week’s interview episode of The Vergecast, Nilay sat down with Steven Yang, Founder and CEO of Anker, backstage before their event in New York City. The two talked about the humble beginnings of Anker, the new products they’re bringing to market, and the many ins and outs of USB-C.

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329: Macbook Air, iPad Pro, and Mac Mini

Vergecast hosts Nilay and Dieter were able to attend Apple’s event in Brooklyn this week, so you can guess that’s what the crew talked about on this week’s show.

Apple finally announced a new Macbook Air and Mac Mini, along with an update to iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Nilay and Dieter got to try them briefly and gave their first impressions on The Vergecast.

Nilay also explains the situation with Foxconn building a factory in Wisconsin and his personal attachment to the area.

But there is more than that! For our “This week in Elon Musk” segment of the show, Liz Lopatto interviews Kara Swisher of Recode Decode about her interview with Elon Musk this week, and brings some clips from it to share. You can listen to the full interview here.

There’s a whole lot more in between that so listen to it all to get everything you need for this week in tech news.

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Ivy Ross (Google’s VP of hardware design) and Rishi Chandra (Google’s VP of home and Nest)

Off the heels of Google’s event announcing the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub, Nilay sat down with Ivy Ross (Google’s VP of hardware design) and Rishi Chandra (Google’s VP of home and Nest) for this week’s Vergecast interview. The three discussed the evolving and increasingly human design language of Google products, the future of devices like the Home Hub in a world that demands privacy, and — yes — the infamous Pixel 3 notch.

Find the full shownotes here.