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Is there a future for Bitcoin? An investor and a skeptic make their case

Nilay Patel interviews two experts on different sides of the bitcoin argument: a bitcoin investor and bitcoin skeptic.The investor is Nic Carter. He’s a general partner at Castle Island Ventures, which funds startups that are building on top of the bitcoin infrastructure to make payments more accessible — basically, making sure bitcoin can function...

Facebook's VP of Global Affairs doesn’t think the platform is polarizing

In a bonus episode of Decoder, Platformer editor and Verge contributing editor Casey Newton talks with Facebook's VP of Global Affairs Nick Clegg about his lengthy Medium post addressing some of the criticisms that Facebook has endured, as well as unveiling some changes the company is making to give users more control over their experience.Host of Decoder...

Poshmark’s Tracy Sun on stitching e-commerce with social media

Nilay Patel talks with Tracy Sun, the co-founder and SVP of new markets at Poshmark, a fashion resale company that just went public earlier this year while riding the huge wave of e-commerce growth during the pandemic.Tracy has to manage regular e-commerce issues, like shipping logistics and customer service, as well as influencer economy problems,...

The robots are coming for your office, with NYT’s Kevin Roose

Nilay Patel sits down with New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose to discuss the impact of automation on our future — specifically, robotic process automation, or RPA. Kevin's new book, Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation, is out and features a lengthy discussion of RPA, who's using it, who it will affect, and how to think about...

Australia vs Facebook — and how regulation is splintering the internet, with with Atlassian CEO Scott Farquhar

Nilay Patel talks with Atlassian CEO Scott Farquhar about Australia's Media Bargaining Code, which requires social platforms and search engines to pay news publishers for linking to their work. They also discuss how to run a global company in an increasingly fractured world and why understanding public policy is now key to running a tech company. Learn...

How Twitter is building its future, with Kayvon Beykpour

Nilay talks with Twitter’s Head of Consumer Product, Keyvon Beykpour about what it took to reset the team towards growth, how he decides what to prioritize, and what the timelines for success look like on different projects. They also talk about moderation, of course. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Underunderstood: Why is This Sheriff Arresting Fire TV Sellers?

An 88-year-old is being charged with a felony after selling ‘jailbroke firesticks’ at a Florida flea market. Why? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Meet Austin Russell, the 25-year-old billionaire building the future of self-driving cars

Austin Russell, Luminar’s founder and CEO on why he thinks LIDAR is the future of self-driving technology, where he thinks the autonomous vehicle industry is headed, and proving Elon Musk wrong.Let us know what you think: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Evil Geniuses' CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson on how to run an esports company

Nilay Patel talks with CEO of Evil Geniuses about how an esports team makes money, where the industry is headed, and where she sees growth.We want to hear what you think of Decoder! Please fill out this short survey: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

CNBC’s Jon Fortt on GameStop, Robinhood, and wallstreetbets

CNBC anchor Jon Fortt unpacks how the GameStop stock story was covered by the media and if technology has the ability to democratize the markets through apps like Robinhood. Fortt also discusses his course ‘The Black Experience in America,’ which looks at race in the US want to know what you think of the podcast! Please...

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