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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#120: Google's Goofus and Gallant

October 12th, 2017 · 74 minutes

Russell wishes Google were more present Down Under. Andy finds out the Pixel Buds contain a wire. Flo is still jelly of Andy's Jelly Phone. And no, Google did not buy Apple. Wondering what the heck we're talking about? It's all in this week's episode of Material!

#119: Google Clip On Your Hip

October 5th, 2017 · 97 minutes

So apparently Google announced some stuff...who knew?! The team assembles in Material HQ to discuss. During a heated debate a mysterious visitor drops in to throw down a challenge. Could the Great Pixel Race of 2017 be on again?!

#118: Essential Jelly

September 29th, 2017 · 81 minutes

Russell gets an Essential Phone. Andy gets a Jelly Phone. Flo just gets very jelly. This brings on a discussion about what it means to be a premium Android phone vs a mid range or lower tier phone. Happy 19th Birthday Google.

#117: C 1.1 Billion HT's

September 22nd, 2017 · 86 minutes

Russell kills his Google Home in dramatic fashion. Nest strikes fear into Flo. Andy explains who or what a Hoda is. Also the upcoming Google Announcement leaks all over our shoes and BREAKING NEWS at the end of the show.

#116: Embrace The Notch

September 15th, 2017 · 70 minutes

Russell buys a phone he feels is essential. Andy takes things up a notch. Flo advises us to stay in our lanes. We talk about the Pixel 2 announcement, the iPhone Flat Tyre X, and how Google needs to sort things out with yet another equality lawsuit on their hands.

#115: By Version 30 It Had Better Be Great

September 7th, 2017 · 70 minutes

Flo has an LG V30! Russell's finger is hovering over the Essential Phone cancel pre-order button. Andy found a shortcut on his new Android bike. We also talk about the growing influence Google has on the world and if they'd ever use that for evil.

#114: Arrrrrrrr Core

September 1st, 2017 · 66 minutes

Andy gets some Oreos. Russell gives a Keynote. Flo goes on a secret assignment. Also Google announces ARCore and some website called "you tub" gets a redesign.

#113: Total Eclipse Of The Wallet

August 24th, 2017 · 68 minutes

Andy gets a Pixel from a totally not a scam deal. Russells finger slips on titanium and ceramic, and he ends up poorer for it. Flo touched a Note 8, and totally didn't spontaneously combust. All this and more on this episode of your second favourite podcast, MATERIAL!

#112: Rappers Delight (feat Ihnatko)

August 18th, 2017 · 63 minutes

Andy drops some sick beats. Flo confesses to using Allo. Russell wonders if he paid $3 Billion dollars to Apple, would they make him the default search engine for iOS. That's right kids we talk about Allo for Web, Google's search deals and the history of rap. All this and more on another fun filled episode of your second favourite podcast, MATEEEE…

#111: Margerite Dyson Left A Lovemark

August 11th, 2017 · 72 minutes

Wow, what a week for Google. What a week. We start off with follow up, we end with the wonder that is the Jelly phone but the middle is full of important Google news. This is an episode not to be missed.