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It is episode 300 of The Vergecast! To celebrate, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul start the show by explaining inside jokes that have been stamped into the show over the past few years. Don’t understand what Scissor Vodka is? Are you wondering why Bixby is a dog? Do you need to know why Paul says his name at the end of each episode? Well, we took the time to answer that.

Also, there’s some news that came out this week. We have an iPad review, some Mark Zuckerberg updates, and a little bit of Apple drama.

There’s a lot more in between that — like Paul’s segment he does every week with the same name “Lonely Alone” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.

03:14 - Joke explainer

16:13 - Mark Zuckerberg calls Tim Cook’s comments on Facebook ‘extremely glib’

21:54 - Apple Music had a better Weeknd than Spotify

24:03 - Apple hires Google’s former AI boss to help improve Siri

31:16 - Apple iPad (2018) review

35:50 - Apple’s redesigned Mac Pro is coming in 2019

46:30 - Paul’s weekly segment compilation

49:38 - Paul’s weekly segment “Lonely Alone

52:18 - Facebook wants a social media supreme court so it can avoid hard questions

If you enjoyed this podcast and want to hear more audio from The Verge, well you’re in luck. Season 2 of Why’d You Push That Button hosted by Kaitlyn Tiffany and Ashley Carman is here! This week’s episode is about finstagrams. You can subscribe anywhere, including on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and our RSS feed. And get caught up on season 1 if you missed out.