Material is a weekly discussion about the Google and Android universe. Your intrepid hosts try to answer the question, “What holds up the digital world?” The answer, so far, is that it’s Google all the way down.

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#125: How are your Pixels, Bud?

November 17th, 2017 · 56 minutes

Andy is away on a secret assignment. Flo visits a playground. Russell updates the Essentials. We also talk more about Chromebooks, Google cracking down on assistive features and everyone's favourite headphones the Pixel Buds. I feel like there's an Air Bud joke in here somewhere but I just haven't been able to find it. Apologies dear listenerd, ap…

#124: Puppy Cuddle Puddle

November 9th, 2017 · 85 minutes

With all the grim news permeating the airwaves these days, your three intrepid hosts start out this week's episode looking for glee in Google Photos (Search for "happy" to see what we mean).

We're also talking about Google and Facebook's near-monopoly in online advertising, as well as some fun [Google Experiments](http://experiments.withgoogle…

#123: Easy As ABC

November 3rd, 2017 · 74 minutes

Russell finally gets ALL THE PIXELS. Andy is building his own 3D World. Flo has flashbacks to old school phones. We also talk about Google's involvement in government, fun 3D models and whether or not there's a bit of Slav in all of us.

#122: Colourful Pixels

October 27th, 2017 · 70 minutes

Russell has an announcement about the Great Pixel Race. Flo has all the Pixels. Andy has none. Despite taking a brief detour into International Date Formats the crew discuss colour management, screen issues and all things Pixel 2 this week.

#121: Malleable Material

October 19th, 2017 · 67 minutes

Andy and Flo are solo this week, with Russell out on a vision quest. The two start this week chatting about Star Wars, then delve into how refreshing the foldable ZTE Axon M is, even with so many letters in its name. There's also plenty of musing over Google's burrito delivery service undergoing testing Down Under, as well as plenty of grumbling a…

#120: Google's Goofus and Gallant

October 12th, 2017 · 74 minutes

Russell wishes Google were more present Down Under. Andy finds out the Pixel Buds contain a wire. Flo is still jelly of Andy's Jelly Phone. And no, Google did not buy Apple. Wondering what the heck we're talking about? It's all in this week's episode of Material!

#119: Google Clip On Your Hip

October 5th, 2017 · 97 minutes

So apparently Google announced some stuff...who knew?! The team assembles in Material HQ to discuss. During a heated debate a mysterious visitor drops in to throw down a challenge. Could the Great Pixel Race of 2017 be on again?!

#118: Essential Jelly

September 29th, 2017 · 81 minutes

Russell gets an Essential Phone. Andy gets a Jelly Phone. Flo just gets very jelly. This brings on a discussion about what it means to be a premium Android phone vs a mid range or lower tier phone. Happy 19th Birthday Google.

#117: C 1.1 Billion HT's

September 22nd, 2017 · 86 minutes

Russell kills his Google Home in dramatic fashion. Nest strikes fear into Flo. Andy explains who or what a Hoda is. Also the upcoming Google Announcement leaks all over our shoes and BREAKING NEWS at the end of the show.

#116: Embrace The Notch

September 15th, 2017 · 70 minutes

Russell buys a phone he feels is essential. Andy takes things up a notch. Flo advises us to stay in our lanes. We talk about the Pixel 2 announcement, the iPhone Flat Tyre X, and how Google needs to sort things out with yet another equality lawsuit on their hands.