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We kicked out Nilay and Dieter for this week's all-female Vergecast

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On this special episode of The Vergecast, the ladies of The Verge take over the show. Did you know that nearly half of the team is female? Seriously, we’re probably two women away from a 50 / 50 split, but you’d never know that if you only listened to The Vergecast! That’s why, in honor of International Women’s Day this week (and Women’s History Month all month!), we have Megan Farokhmanesh, Adi Robertson, Natt Garun, and Ashley Carman in the studio talking about Google’s big and enterprise-y week, Iron Fist, and the exclusive, invite-only version of Tinder for mega-hotties. Whatever that last thing is.

Culture reporter Kaitlyn Tiffany also joins in to tell us her account of the Women’s Day strike.

0:49 - International Women’s Day

10:49 - Google's giant 4K digital whiteboard, Jamboard, will cost $4,999

13:55 - Google’s Gboard will now translate text into another language as you type

15:32 - Google confirms small number of Pixel phones have broken microphones

17:35 - Google Hangouts is getting a major overhaul to take on Slack

21:39 - Google can now recognize objects in videos using machine learning

23:55 - Iron Fist isn't just racially uncomfortable, it's also a boring show

28:45 - There’s a secret version of Tinder for hot people and you can’t use it

36:31 - Ashley’s weekly segment “Yo, when will I be able to afford this phone case?

39:32 - The CIA is hacking Samsung Smart TVs, according to WikiLeaks docs

If you enjoyed this podcast and think it would be a great show to see live at SXSW, we have more stuff you can listen to! We have Ctrl-Walt-Delete with Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel, which dives deep into tech. We have Verge Extras, which experiments with audio and podcasting in new and interesting ways. You might also want to check out Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, and Too Embarrassed to Ask hosted by Lauren Goode! You can find them all in iTunesGoogle PlaySpotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts nowadays.