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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#80: The Great Australian Delay

January 4th, 2017 · 61 minutes

The Material Crew is back from vacation and they're here to share their Holiday gifts! Russell received a Google WiFi, Yasmine got a cold, and Andy has renewed love for the camera app. Hold onto your seats, CES news is coming your way.

#79: Shouldn't You Be Partying?

December 29th, 2016 · 42 minutes

It's the final episode of 2016 in a week devoid of any news whatsoever. So what do your intrepid hosts get up to? We'll leave that as a mystery best unwrapped by you, the listener.

Though let's get real for a moment: you should probably be with your annoying family and or friends right now. As annoying as they are, there probably is some once i…

#78: G Boarding Outside Your G Suite

December 22nd, 2016 · 45 minutes

Andy rummages through POTUS's house while he's away. Yasmine is BFFs with FLOTUS. Russell once met the King Of Sweden. It's the most royal episode of Material yet! Also tablets, keyboards and ALL THE GOOGLE UPDATES!!! (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

#77: Please Add Me To Your LinkedIn Network

December 15th, 2016 · 65 minutes

Yasmine is back and she seems upset about something. Andy is unusually quiet. Russell finally fells his Samsung demons. Also car things and Android Things for your Internet Of Things.

#76: Yasmine Slays

December 8th, 2016 · 75 minutes

While the Yasmine is away, the kids can play! Andy buys his WiFi in 3 packs. Russell yells at Samsung again. Without Yasmine to stop them, our beloved hosts pronounce Android Wear dead and buried...then they deftly distract you with alliterations and the Google Santa Tracker!

#75: Is The Cake A Lie?

December 1st, 2016 · 63 minutes

Andy brings enough cake to share. Yasmine is helping old grannies cross virtual roads. Russell really rages rabidly regarding refunds. Also Google AIs ALL THE THINGS!

#74: And It Was GOODfest

November 22nd, 2016 · 67 minutes

It’s a brand new episode of Material, with real-time Thanksgiving traffic alerts! *Not actually true, but Google Maps has your covered. The crew auditions for GOODfest and begs for burritos, AGAIN.

Phones wake up from their slumber with Daydream ready capabilities. One day, you too may become Daydream ready. Hold strong little phone, you can do…

#73: Shared VR Sweat

November 17th, 2016 · 75 minutes

A new co-host appears and muscles her way into the show. All signs point to IF This shoe fits Then That puppet master is Yasmine. Russell is busy Daydreaming. Andy takes up Yoga and reading.

And of course, Google Home, Google Daydream, Google Music and Google Andy's new show and subscribe or else!

#72: A Google Home In Every Home (Except Andy's)

November 10th, 2016 · 49 minutes

This episode comes to you from a far happier time, before ELECTION.EXE deleted our hard drives. Yasmine has a new friend at home. Andy wants a friend too, but his pre-order joy turns to ashes. Russell is at least content that Google shipped him something...though he's clearly been trumped by Yasmine.

If that's not enough, we play a game with a …

#71: Pixels On A Coaster

November 3rd, 2016 · 85 minutes

Yasmine is back after taking her Pixel on Vacation. Andy wishes he was Yasmine's Pixel. Russell tries not to gloat too much over his recent win. A special guest joins us to push his iPhone and Pixel together and make them kiss.

For this special episode we talk mainly Pixel and how it stacks up to the other flagship phones. Was Hiroshi right? Wi…