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Episode List


Season 1

12 Dec. 2011
On the Verge: John Gruber
Special guest John Gruber sat down with Josh for an in-depth interview about the tech industry and the future of Apple, Joanna showed Josh a few ways to make Windows more tolerable, Josh got an exclusive look inside Microsoft Research, and Paul shared tales of adventure beyond the studio. And that's just scratching the surface - there's much more in season 1, episode 2 of On The Verge.
13 Feb. 2012
Jimmy Fallon
When Jimmy Fallon gets angry, he gets even. Also, he shows up as a guest on On The Verge, where he wows the crowd with his professional comedy antics and tales of his A-list lifestyle. We, the putty in his hands, barely got out alive. Still, Joshua, Nilay, and Paul managed to keep it together long enough to talk about their humdrum weeks - Paul went to GE's research labs, Nilay discovered a truck / boat hybrid, and Josh suffered a minor breakdown working on his iPad 3 launch date theories. On a more serious note, the team bid farewell to Joanna Stern in the only way ...
28 Mar. 2012
Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, who stopped by to talk space exploration, life as a meme, and why he carries a slightly-illegal laser with him at all times. After we recovered, we talked about what we learned this month: Nilay took a trip to SXSW, Josh visited the new iPad line and tried to steal Greg Packer's seat, and we found out what happens when whiskey meets dubstep.
30 Apr. 2012
Tony Fadell and Chris Grant
Former Apple hardware designer Tony Fadell (now CEO of Nest) talks about working on eighteen generations of iPods and early prototypes of the iPhone. And Chris Grant gives us a look at what his new video game site could have been called if he didn't get Polygon.com. Paul announces that he is leaving the internet, Nilay makes some Kickstarter funding suggestions, Josh reveals what Instagram is doing with a billion dollars and everyone comes out to play a little Johann Sebastian Joust. Watch the full episode below, followed by a ton of clips, in case you want to share ...
21 May 2012
Damon Lindelof, Masi Oka, and Marco Arment
Josh talks to Lost creator and Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindelof about Alien, Ridley Scott, prequels, and what exactly happened on the island (fair warning, there are a ton of Lost spoilers). If that wasn't enough show, Paul takes a trip to the Museum of the Moving Image with Masi Oka, Nilay hits the streets to ask if people about lying on their resumes, the trio predicts the names of future babies, and Marco Arment sits on the couch and talks about the early days of Tumblr, Instapaper, and his most valuable resource: time. We also have great music from Infinity ...
25 Jun. 2012
LeVar Burton, Alexis Ohanian, Tim Wu
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian also hops on the couch to talk about cats, karma, and of the internet's ability to effect change. Batman masks soon follow. Finally, Tim Wu - the man who coined the term "net neutrality" - sits down for a serious chat about what we can do to protect our internet freedoms. If that isn't enough show for you, fear not. Ross Miller and Nilay Patel are on hand to talk about the news, Paul Miller submits a video diary from Chicago, and we've got some special segments that are sure to put a smile on your face. Or whatever it is you do when ...
29 Jul. 2012
Senator Al Franken, Mary Jo Foley, Chipocrite
We switched things up for this episode of On The Verge: Nilay took a trip to Washington DC to interview Senator Al Franken about how the government should regulate technology, including the Senator's controversial support of PIPA. Like Nilay Patel, the Senator has strong opinions on net neutrality and privacy. Unlike Nilay Patel, he can remain calm when explaining the issue to a room full of Senators. Next, Mary Jo Foley stopped by the studio to talk to Josh, Nilay, and Paul abut all things Microsoft. She pulled no punches - she thought Windows 8 would be a "disaster"...
24 Sep. 2012
Microsoft's Andy Wilson and a Trip to Industrial Light & Magic
First Josh, Nilay, and Paul took a look at one possible dystopic future as predicted by both Apple Store lines and iOS 6 Maps (it's all in good fun, we promise). HTC also graciously let the trio play around with a quartet of its new Windows Phone 8X flagship devices. Next up, Bryan Bishop took a trip out to legendary special effects house Industrial Light & Magic to learn, among other things, how The Hulk came to life on screen for The Avengers. Then science fiction became science fact when Microsoft principal researcher Andy Wilson joined Josh on stage to show off ...
9 Nov. 2012
Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, Polygon's Chris Plante and Russ Frushtick, and Paul's Trip to NASA
Josh sat down with Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, who had a lot to say on the future of the check-in and discovery service. Also on the set, we have Polygon Senior Editors Chris Plante and Russ Frushtick to talk about the launch of our new favorite video game sister website - be sure to check out Press Reset, Cooperatives, and The Besties Podcast for even more of the dynamic duo.
21 Nov. 2012
Oblong's John Underkoffler, RIM's Thorsten Heins, and more!
Ross Miller took a trip to Oblong industries to check out their work in multi-screen hand gesture computers à la Minority Report. Then John Underkoffler - Oblong co-founder and chief scientist, as well as the science adviser for Minority Report and Iron Man - talks in-studio with Josh. Fascination, awe, even an ounce of fear - you won't believe Josh's range of emotion. Lastly, from the west coast, debonair west coast editor Dieter Bohn sits down with RIM CEO Thorsten Heins to figure out what really is going on with BlackBerry right now.

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