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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#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'…

#137: Back To The Nest

February 9th, 2018 · 68 minutes

This little Andy gets free audio books. This little Flo gets none. This little Russell goes omfgwhycan'tyoushiptoaustraliagoogle all the way home. We also pretend to be smart and cover Google's Hi-Larious Earnings Report joke. Nest comes back to the nest, smart speakers and Universal Stylusesii.

#136: Strength in Numbers

February 1st, 2018 · 78 minutes

Your first, second, and not-least hosts start off this week by discussing the ever-lasting usefulness of the NVIDIA Shield. The trio also discusses Apple's stiff reins on iMessages (we just want to talk to our friends!), and whether the Google Clips camera might be a hit.

And this is all just in the first half-hour of the show! Tune in to hear …

#135: Android Pichai

January 25th, 2018 · 70 minutes

In this week's episode, Andy, Flo, and Russell get into the spirit of Google I/O, despite it being four months away. The trio also reflects on the changing norms of content consumption, all the while wondering where Google and its products fit into the picture.