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

#13: Double The Nexus, Double The Fun

September 24th, 2015 · 73 minutes

This week we delve into the history of the Nexus line of phones, and speculate about the two new ones that are just around the corner. Could this be the year Google finally promotes them proudly and keeps them in stock? Also Andy has his Moto 360 and is not afraid to flaunt it.

#12: Why pay, when you can swipe!

September 17th, 2015 · 67 minutes

This week Andy has his Moto X and is sounding very smug about it. Russell distracts him with questions while trying to figure out how to swipe it. Speaking of swipe...Android Pay is here and Yasmine braves the crazy world of retail to find out how it works. Our hosts also discuss spiders who eat other spiders, so you know, there's that to look for…

#11: Picture This

September 11th, 2015 · 58 minutes

Have you ever wondered about how Google Photos emerged from Google+? What the goals of the Google Photos team are for the future? What are some core philosophies of the people driving the product? Well you could keep wondering or you could listen to our amazing interview with John Nack (Product Manager, Google Photos) and Aravind Krishnaswamy (Eng…

#10: There...Are...Four...Colors

September 3rd, 2015 · 55 minutes

Today's journey includes the mystery of logo redesigns, the wonder of Android Wear on iOS and the most expensive wall clock you've ever owned. If you don't tap that download button right now you're missing out sheeple!

We also discover that Andy has tried a lot of devices because he's a journalist, Yasmine because she has friends...and Russell.…

#9: Let’s Stay Together

August 27th, 2015 · 68 minutes

Android Wear gets an update that brings us closer together. People shove the S Pen where it doesn't belong. Samsung screws up again. Google Now breakup rumors and a whole lot of Motorola love. What could it possible be? Why a new episode of Material of course!

#8: Ara You Excited for S'mores?

August 20th, 2015 · 59 minutes

Marshmallow Robots smothering you while you sleep. Robots opening doors. Robots playing football. Robots being pushed over. It's Robots all the way down...also WiFi is back baby, thanks to onHub! Ara you excited yet? Assemble your phone and join us!

#7: Alphabet Soup

August 13th, 2015 · 56 minutes

A is for Android. G is for Google. W is for WTF. This week our hosts try to dissect the news that Google is rebranding parts of itself under the 'Alphabet' umbrella. What does it all mean? Will there still be free burritos? All this and our hosts still manage to pack in a few listener questions. It's like a gift to you, on your birthday. Happy bir…

#6: Plus You

August 6th, 2015 · 58 minutes

This week the team ponders the big questions of our time. What's the future of Google+, one of the most ambitious projects Google has ever undertaken? Is there really free beer being given away in Australia? Is VR the next big thing for Google? Why aren't more people upset that Virtual Reality is an oxymoron?

#5: Who Makes This Stuff?!

July 30th, 2015 · 68 minutes

This week the Material Manufacturing Analysts examine the top makers of Android phones and what makes them tick. How do the flagship phones stack up? What is the philosophy behind each device? Why do updates take so long? Rooting? All this and more!

#4: Near. Far. Wherever you are...

July 23rd, 2015 · 52 minutes

This week our hosts interview two amazing guests from the Google Nearby team to get the low down on this new and exciting technology. Tune in for some fun inside stories and stay for the free app ideas like the Andy Destressinator 2000. You're welcome.