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

#386: Hazmat Playsuit

November 18th, 2022 · 68 minutes

Andy and Flo wonder what's next in social media. The two friends talk about Google's $400 million location-tracking faux pas, though Apple doesn't have clean hands either. Then, a new beta feature in DuckDuckGo to keep Android apps from tracking your activity.

#385: According to an Email

November 11th, 2022 · 71 minutes

YouTube Kids remains questionable, and Andy has found a sincere appreciation for the Nest Hub. We'll discuss how to get your refunds from Google's defunct Stadia cloud gaming platform and what it's like to play PC games on a Chromebook. We also chat about what's next from Fitbit and its plans for a kid-centric device.

#384: Grey Text

November 9th, 2022 · 90 minutes

Last week's podcast, today! 'Tis the season for sickness, but we're back in your ears with two episodes this week. First up: Andy does a solo show where he recaps his Nest WiFi Pro experience and notes from Google's [email protected] day.

#383: No Defense

October 28th, 2022 · 69 minutes

This week, Flo wonders why her Google search page is rife with ads, and Andy is excited over his Nest WiFi Pro on the way. The two friends discuss Alphabet's third-quarter earnings call this week. Plus, updates to the Google Home and YouTube apps.

#382: Clock’s Ticking

October 22nd, 2022 · 70 minutes

Lately, Andy and Flo's world has revolved around getting the know their Pixel Watch review units. Then, we chat about The Information's report that Google is scaling back on the Assistant and what we think of this week's Messages update.

#381: Pixels Pixels Pixels

October 15th, 2022 · 73 minutes

The two friends made it to the opera! Andy and Flo recap last week's Google Pixel boot camp. Then, we discuss our first impressions of the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch.

#380: Convince Me, Google

October 6th, 2022 · 60 minutes

It's the eve of the Pixel event. Flo is feeling crummy, and Andy has sandwich fantasies. Will these two friends finally make it to the opera? Find out next week! Until then, here's a rundown of the new Nest devices Google introduced this week, including a highly-anticipated update to the Google Home app.

#379: The TikTok-ification of Search

September 30th, 2022 · 80 minutes

Flo is still under the weather, making it the perfect time to test out the new Chromecast with Google TV HD. Andy's got the iPhone 14 Pro. We'll run down the major parts of Google's Search On event this week. And we'll explain why we're not surprised that Google shuttered Stadia.

#378: It’s a Hap-Hap-Happy Day

September 23rd, 2022 · 76 minutes

Andy is tired of diehards, and Flo is taking a break from the Apple Watch. We get into what's coming from Google, including the newly announced Chromecast with Google TTV (HD). Plus, Framework is making a modular Chromebook, Google Arts & Culture dropped a cool game, and we're loling over LOLNeRF.

#377: Macroeconomics

September 16th, 2022 · 68 minutes

Flo is back! And Andy brought a cake! It's the best way to start a podcast between two friends who have missed one another. Flo and Andy discuss the new iPhone 14 Pro and why it's compelling. They also strategize what Google needs to do to make the Pixel 7 a hit.

Then, a bit of an update on all the goings-on internally at Google. Last week, Su…