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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#147: Hello, Is It The PoPo You're Looking For?

April 19th, 2018 · 72 minutes

Flo sets off alarm bells. Andy can't get no satisfaction from Google Play Music. Russell unearths more youths from our listener hordes. Also Chrome muting autoplay videos, Pixelbook getting dual boot, Google maps gets street smarts and NIGHTWATCH. The coolest damn code name of the coolest damn team in the world.

#146: Double Sundar All The Way Across The Sky

April 13th, 2018 · 81 minutes

Flo's back and she wants to know what the kids like these days. Russell never left but he still has no idea about the youths. Andy's always been hip to the beat so he has no issues staying woke. The team answers listeners email, talks Google I/O, gets up in your 1000 thread count Google Sheet Macros and covers a few rumours to boot.

All this an…

#145: There's no AI in Team

April 6th, 2018 · 70 minutes

It's a more sombre episode this week as we talk about the tragic news from YouTube. It gets a little less sombre when we cover Google's AI chief leaving for Apple and then we just get straight up crazy and talk about the Nexus DESIRE. You know you want it.

#144: Pretty, pretty, pretty punchy

March 29th, 2018 · 67 minutes

Back from the Apple event, Andy has plenty to say about the company's education initiatives and how they stack up to Google's Chromebooks. Flo and Russell also join the conversation by dialing up the millennial nostalgia references.

Later on the in show, the trio discusses Google's latest cultural dilemmas, as well as which smartwatches they'd…

#143: Parrot Identification Algorithms

March 22nd, 2018 · 70 minutes

Andy succumbs to the neighbour headache inducing awesomeness that is the Google Home Maaaaaaax. Russell admits to spending way too long on RPG characters. Flo changes all the Assistants to be men so she can control their tiny minds. Will the stink of Facebook's trouble spread to Google? Will police start harvesting all your Google location data? D…

#142: Always Press More Settings

March 15th, 2018 · 55 minutes

While Andy is on assignment Flo and Russell take the time to catch up and take over the entire show. Flo explains to Russell what all this fan dangled Routines stuff actually means that Google has launched. Russell sees things in the Wear OS logo. We also read our first, and hopefully last, joke email from a listener.

#141: Notches Will Ruin Everything

March 9th, 2018 · 75 minutes

It's another Blum-filled show so you know what to expect. Andy has his cake and eats it too. Flo wishes Clipz could do more with the amazing source material she's providing it. Russell torments people in his house with automation. Also we run down Android P(otatoe) and introduce some fine arts into your lives.

#140: The Promises of Mobile World Congress

March 1st, 2018 · 78 minutes

Nevermind that Flo finally has her Google Clips—what's going on in Barcelona? Andy, Flo, and Russell break down the announcements at MWC 2018 and weigh in on whether the show is still about smartphones (or is it about assistants?) Russell then educates us on Google's cross-platform app framework called Flutter, and whether it has a future with d…

#139: The Superstation

February 22nd, 2018 · 79 minutes

Flo starts off this week with a diatribe on why YouTube TV and the Google Home Max are worth the money. Then, your three intrepid co-hosts delve into a discussion on whether the Galaxy S9 is still worth the hype in a post-Pixel world. There's also a little talk about what's new with permissions in Android P.

#138: Pichai's Pixel with Android P

February 15th, 2018 · 77 minutes

If you're feeling alone, just ask your Pixel 2 to always listen to you. Speaking of which, Andy, Flo, & Russell discuss the last Pixel's dismal sales numbers, though they collectively agree that's not Google's end game. The gang also talk about what's coming in Android P and whether Android Wear has a future. Oh, and don't forget to try Chrome'…