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.



#234: It's The Most Wonderful Time

December 20th, 2019 · 75 minutes

Parental Advisory: We may ruin Santa for your children again.

It's our last podcast episode before the Christmas holiday. Flo is surprised over how much time she spends running the heater, and Andy is excited to automate all the things. After the first ad, we'll talk about former Google bard, Claire Stapleton's first-person account of why she was ousted from the company, published in Elle this week. We'll also discuss why parts of eastern Europe, Iran, and Turkey lost access to Google for half an hour, and we'll explore what the Assistant has to say about Santa.

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