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.



Latest Episodes

#472: Unpacking It All

July 11th, 2024 · 60 minutes

It's all Samsung all the time this week. Andy recaps the company's announcements from its Galaxy Unpacked event, including new foldables, wearables, buds, and a smart ring.

#471: Creepy Wonderful Magic

July 4th, 2024 · 52 minutes

How would you feel about your Pixel being colored like Pepto-Bismal? That's what's going on with the latest leaks. Also, Google's AI is warming up the planet.

#470: You Can’t Patent a Circle

June 28th, 2024 · 67 minutes

New phones from Google and Samsung are coming fast, earlier than expected. How would you feel interacting with your favorite YouTuber in AI form?

#469: And Then We Build Up From There

June 21st, 2024 · 59 minutes

It turns out that Apple needs Google for its AI after all. Are you ready for ChromeOS's transition? And is Google coming back with glasses?

#468: Point and Click

June 14th, 2024 · 69 minutes

The Yin to Google’s Yang had a dog and pony show this week. And Apple will adopt RCS later this year, though not all of it.

#467: No One's Taking Your Phone

June 6th, 2024 · 62 minutes

It's another week, and we have another Google leak, but this one is much more favorable. Also, great news: Google will not chuck your phone for using after-market parts.

#466: The Algorithm

May 30th, 2024 · 72 minutes

The fourth wall is broken on Google's search algorithm. And why you might avoid Samsung phones for a while.

#465: User Engagement

May 23rd, 2024 · 65 minutes

We've had a week with the Android 15 beta, but don't run it on your main phone yet. Also, why is Chrome OS running on an Android device?

#464: The Gemini Era

May 17th, 2024 · 77 minutes

Google I/O is all anyone is talking about this week, including Andy and Flo.

#463: Hacks

May 9th, 2024 · 63 minutes

This week, it's all about the Pixel 8a, as that's all anyone's talking about the week before Google I/O. Plus, the fruits of the DoJ's probe into Google Search.