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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#173: In Protest of the Notch

October 19th, 2018 · 73 minutes

Andy has access to Project Stream, and Flo has a suggestion for a voice-activated trashcan. Andy shares some of his nostalgic findings from the web, and the two discuss the relative hangover of the prior week's Google event. Flo also regales us with stories about running Windows apps on a Chromebook, and Andy reminds us that the internet is stil…

#172: So Much Google

October 13th, 2018 · 70 minutes

This week, it's really all about Google. Andy and Flo break down all the important tidbits of the Big Google Week, and then some.

#171: The Gospel of Chrome

October 4th, 2018 · 73 minutes

This week, there's stuff to talk about, but it's mostly Andy and Flo music over how much the Chrome OS platform has matured in the last year. After a quick update, and a bit of existential exploration on life outside the Google bubble, the two talk about what's in store for the October 9 event and whether Project Stream will make first-person shoo…

#170: Look Out For Your Data

September 27th, 2018 · 70 minutes

We take a walk down memory lane as we recall the very first retail Android device, the T-Mobile G1. We also discuss a search event that Google held earlier in the week, though we're not feelin' the new search engine improvements.

Then, we'll explain why Google and its competitors are rallying around for more lenient privacy laws, and what it m…

#169: Italian Chef Kiss

September 21st, 2018 · 78 minutes

This week, on your favorite podcast alternatively titled Friends Using Google Products and Then Talking About It, Andy and Flo talk about why Chrome OS is worth the money now more than ever. The duo also talk about the superiority of the Pixel 2's camera over the iPhone XS (Insert Nelson ha-ha! sound effect here), and why we should all be payi…

#168: Bulbousness

September 13th, 2018 · 74 minutes

Flo and Andy officially bid adieu to their favorite Aussie, but not before regaling you with all the reasons you'd want a Relay FM membership. The two also discuss this week's Apple announcements and what that means for Google users and fans, as well as the perils of misinformation.

#167: Material After Dark

September 7th, 2018 · 74 minutes

Warning: This episode has seriously too many mentions of Celine Dion's hit song (a hit for too long, if you asked some of us), "My Heart Will Go On." At least Andy and Flo can both agree that Celine is unrivaled in talent. The two also agree that Google Fit still has some kinks to work out before it's the end-all, be-all health-and-wellness app fo…

#166: Your Personal Data Belongs to You

August 31st, 2018 · 77 minutes

Flo starts us off this week with her existential woes, as Andy does his best to keep her calm with similar tales of digital archiving. The duo also talks about what they miss from the new Google Fit before diving into the main topic of this week's podcast: Google's new (old) habit of tracking your location history, even after you've told it not to.

#165: It’s Not Just a Kerfuffle

August 23rd, 2018 · 71 minutes

This week, Flo and Andy are breaking down what's causing all the commotion among Google employees. We'll also catch up on some general news, like the revamped Google Fit app, the faux Pixel 3 XL, and Google Shortwave.

#164: A Slice of Android Pie

August 16th, 2018 · 61 minutes

It is most certainly a slice of pie this week as Andy and Flo recap their time with Android 9. Flo also shouts out the Pixelbook for being a reliable workhouse, and the two continue to loudly ponder whether Google has a fighting chance in the wearables market.