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    On The Verge, Episode 005: Tony Fadell and Chris Grant

    On The Verge, Episode 005: Tony Fadell and Chris Grant


    Joshua Topolsky interviews Tony Fadell and Chris Grant. The team talks Kickstarter, Instagram, and what would happen if you left the internet for a year.

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    For the first time, and hopefully not the last time, we have two guests sitting on the Verge couch. 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

    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 some with your friends.

    Oh, and make sure you check out our musical guest Animal Style on 8bitpeoples, and File Freakout.


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    Directed and Produced by: Chad Mumm
    Production Manager: Nina Sokoler
    Senior Producer: Creighton DeSimone
    Segment Producers: Billy Disney, Jordan Oplinger,
    Sam Thonis, John Lagomarsino
    Editors: Billy Disney, Jordan Oplinger
    Executive Producers: Chad Mumm and Joshua Topolsky

    Special Guests: Tony Fadell, Chris Grant
    Hosts: Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, Paul Miller
    Musical Guest: Animal Style

    Lighting design: Matt Piercy for Vibrant Design
    Makeup: Imani Wright

    Opening titles: Misha Shyukin

    Additional Music: "Lame FAQs," "Antibiotics Bitch,"
    "Arps and Arcs," and "Bit Scrape" by Animal Style

    Filmed at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center