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This week on our Vergecast interview series, The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel chats with filmmaker Davis Guggenheim on his new documentary Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, which premiered on Netflix earlier this month.
Davis talks about the two years he spent filming with the Microsoft co-founder, as well as how he got Gates to participate in the film, the structure of the documentary, the most surprising things he learned about the man, and much more. Below is a lightly edited excerpt of the conversation.
Nilay Patel: I thought the most interesting part of the entire thing is when you were alone with him during his “Think Week” and he’s alone in the house and he’s reading books, and over time you see the Diet Coke cans…