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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#42: Blah Blah Blah. Subscribe on Google Play Music

April 21st, 2016 · 68 minutes

Material shirts from material purchased with your material start to materialise onto people's chests. Andy dives deeper into Airplay. Russell moves into a new paper based eco-friendly home. Yasmine wants to watch the world burn. Tony Fadell's chickens come home to Nest which is making some people at Alphabet feel Vic. Also Google Play Podcasts, li…

#41: Who cleans the self-driving car?

April 14th, 2016 · 61 minutes

Yasmine outlines her next demand of Google. Andy gets creepy with a metronome. Russell dreams of scaling mountains. Then of course there's the HTC 10, Android Wear watch faces and Google's renewed push into accessibility.

I pity da fool that even attempts to skip this episode. Slay in Material.

#40: I'm singing!

April 7th, 2016 · 58 minutes

The Power of Material is proven once and for all, as Google bows to Yasmine's will. We discover Andy has a podcast about Hamilton. Russell brags that he totally gets exercise and stuff.

And of course we discuss Google's new voice, their amazing track record at buying companies and whether or not robots can feel pain. Oh and Yasmine sings at the…

#39: I/O Lasagna for One

March 31st, 2016 · 69 minutes

Yasmine isn't crying, it's just been raining on her face. Could it be that Russell will end up making Lasagna for one at Google I/O? Andy is unsurprisingly excited about camera filters. Our brave adventurers also discuss Sundar Pichai and Russell has a shocking Smart Watch revelation that hits you right in the face. What time is it? Do you need a …

#38: Yak Yak Take It Back

March 24th, 2016 · 64 minutes

Russell finally finds his Hangouts app. Yasmine has triumphantly found Andy, who is, as luck would have it, alive. What was his 'holiday' like? Tune in to find out.

And yes, there's some Google in here too. 5X Camera surprises. Google Now changes. Google Cast finally gets the marketing right and did Google do some Good Evil? Ethics aye! Bet yo…

#37: Whaaaaaaat?

March 17th, 2016 · 63 minutes

Android N! New! Naughty! Nifty! Nasty! Nauseating! Nutty! Nougatey Nutella! Google may have tried an exploratory curve ball last week by announcing it just after our illustrious superhero's recorded, but our brave crew regrouped and had the last laugh this week as they deep dive in into N and throw this overstretched metaphor of a ball right back …

#36: #OneDayIWill Buy a Material Shirt

March 10th, 2016 · 62 minutes

It's a Material world, and you can all take our new Material shirts for a whirl. No need to hurl, we also unfurl...dammit. Rhyming is hard. Raspberry Pi 3. International Womens Day. Google I/O. Project Fi comes to town and that ain't no lie, that's right guy, it's extra fly. Dammit it I did it again. I can hear Britney now "I told you so, heck I …

#35: Real Material Money

March 3rd, 2016 · 66 minutes

Russell has a run-in with a furry critter. Yasmine gets glassed. Andy upgrades his visuals for our audio podcast. The LG G5 sweats under the heat of our intense spotlight, while the LG Rolling Bot rolls into our hearts and laser points at our feels. Philanthropy takes another victim...this time the Father of Search Amit Singhal.

Last but not le…

#34: What's a Hamilton?

February 25th, 2016 · 75 minutes

Do Yasmine's valiant efforts to Tap'n'Pay all the live long day finally pay off? Did Andy's wish to get tickets to whatever on earth a 'Hamilton' is work? Does Russell even lift, bro? All these questions answered and more as we tackle conversion, encryption and Mobile World Congress!

TL;DL? Ha ha not likely. If you dust off the Oxford English D…

#33: cccccccc

February 18th, 2016 · 70 minutes

The Rick Roller is outed. And shamed. And maybe harassed just a little. Not that he's bitter and writing the show notes or anything. Yasmine is showered in burritos. Andy's secret is out. Android and piano's get together in this brave new marketing world. And you too can become an Android Developer with this one simple trick Developers don't want …