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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#107: You Say Saltine I Say Salada

July 14th, 2017 · 71 minutes

Episode 107 is our best yet! Flo joins us permanently! Andy befriends statues and paintings. Russell is swiping to Google Now like it's 2014. We also talk Cookie Monster, transparency and rumours. Everybody loves rumours. Yes it's spelt with a 'u' you saltine loving Americans!

Also American magpies are not real magpies. That is all (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

#106: If Google Were A Mean Girl

July 6th, 2017 · 71 minutes

Flo and Andy are super excited about a tiny phone made of jelly. Russell wants to prove he's a super fan by importing the Note 7, non-ASPLODE edition. The show takes a trip down memory lane before ending on the news of the Google News redesign.

#105: Digital Intimacy

June 30th, 2017 · 71 minutes

Andy gets mad at Google Docs. Russell gets mad at Bixby. Flo ponders the meaning of sharing photos in our modern world. The team decides that learning to code Kotlin is not just a good alliteration, it could be a fun learning project to embark on.

We also talk about the EU dinging Google to the tune of two point four BILLION euros. Yeah that's …

#104: O Bixby, Bixby! Wherefore Art Thou Bixby

June 23rd, 2017 · 71 minutes

Andy loves notifications. Russell hates colours. Flo is worried she's going to hurt Bixby's feelings. That's right folks, it's another Material episode featuring OnePlus, Samsung, Google Backup and more!

#103: Coalers And Uties

June 15th, 2017 · 79 minutes

Andy gets a YouTube strike. Russell still thinks his S8 is cool. Flo goes to town with a FLIR camera to prove him wrong. Manu leaves the Apple orchard and brings his chips to Google. Also the Pixel 2, because everybody loves rumours with Pixels in them.

All this and more on this weeks egalitarian episode of Material.

#102: Wholesome Wondrous Distinguished Conference

June 8th, 2017 · 72 minutes

Andy and Russell talk WWDC and Android Wear 2.0! But before you tune out, they break down some legit FUD that Mr Cooking Man was throwing out in Google's direction and also discuss what they love (and don't love) about Android Wear.

#101: Here Kitty Kitty

June 1st, 2017 · 76 minutes

Andy gets a book of photos. Russell smashes a Pixel for science. Kelly can't help but wonder if, essentially, our hosts are mad. We also cover the Essential Phone, more dog and cat news as well as Android Wear 2 and much more.

#100: Please, I Have Children!

May 24th, 2017 · 71 minutes

EPISODE 100!!! ONE. HUNDRED!!! Did we mention this is our hundredth episode?! A special guest makes an appearance, we dissect more Google I/O news and we end on a touching personal note. I'm not crying, it's just raining in my eyes.

#99: I/O 2017, The Good, The Bad, The Kotlin

May 18th, 2017 · 47 minutes

Hot off the press is Materials amazingly hot take on the Google I/O 2017 Keynote. Andy brings the journalistic integrity you know and love, Russell has been won over by swag.

#98: Oscillating Fan Sounds

May 11th, 2017 · 77 minutes

Andy needs help relaxing, so Google helps out by burning down his house. Russell is excited about Google I/O but cautiously optimistic about Fuchsia OS. Also storage strategies and the worlds teeniest tiniest Android phone.