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

#462: That Sounds Like What Now?

May 3rd, 2024 · 59 minutes

Google's business is doing okay, after all. But wait until you hear how Apple's been poaching former AI talent from the company.

#461: Nothing Works Anymore

April 26th, 2024 · 73 minutes

This episode might bum you out, especially if you're mad at your boss. At least this one is about Google bosses.

#460: You Better Work!

April 18th, 2024 · 72 minutes

The episode starts with an existential crisis and ends with ruminations on what's ahead in Android 15 and Google Search.

#459: Wizard Needs Data Badly

April 12th, 2024 · 69 minutes

Mercury is in retrograde. Andy didn't make it to the new Google Store, and Google killed more stuff this week. We recap Google Cloud Next 2024 and what's coming.

#458: Happy Birthday, Gmail

April 5th, 2024 · 61 minutes

It's Gmail's 20th birthday, and we're celebrating by ruminating about its presence in our lives.

#457: I'll Smell Mine

March 28th, 2024 · 61 minutes

The Pixel 9 rumors are confusing, but not as confusing as why YouTube is letting AI jump around the timeline. Also, have you smelled your Galaxy S24 Ultra's S Pen lately?

#456: Topsy-Turvy

March 22nd, 2024 · 57 minutes

This week's biggest Google news was actually about Apple. Has Apple finally accepted that it needs Google's help in the AI department? Will the companies hold each other in solidarity as they face the DoJ?

#455: A Good Final Draft

March 15th, 2024 · 78 minutes

Andy is solo this week and attempting to wrangle his Google Photos library. Plus, rumors of square smartwatches and other shakeups.

#454: Squeaky Hamster Wheel

March 8th, 2024 · 70 minutes

Google hopes to reduce spam with its new search algorithms. Meta shatters our dreams for AndroidXR on its hardware. And the Windows Subsystem for Android est mort.

#453: Way Too Big

February 29th, 2024 · 46 minutes

We've got on the big OnePlus Watch 2, wondering why Google didn't check Gemini's answers before they went live.