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

#56: He Who Controls The Sausage Controls The Vote

July 21st, 2016 · 55 minutes

Andy has an NVIDIA Shield. Yasmine tries to pronounce Neko Atsume. Russell finally has official Android apps on his Chromebook. Also more Android Nougat talk and the Americans try to get political.

#55: Pokémon No Go

July 14th, 2016 · 65 minutes

Yasmine discovers a fan in Minnesota. Andy gets himself a bargain. Russell is angry about privacy myths. Also: do you dare to believe you will wear Google made Android Wear on your wrist and not your hair? Plus Pokemon. Of course. Deal with it.

#54: Wireless and Chill

July 7th, 2016 · 61 minutes

Apparently America Brexited a while back and they are still celebrating, typical Yanks, am I right Europeans? Sorry America, I get it, you're happy and you get a day off. U-S-A, U-S-A, I doing it right?

So today we answer your listener questions, because we know you'd never quit us. No wouldn't, right? Good...not that we…

#53: Randine Rocks Your Blok Party

June 30th, 2016 · 58 minutes

Andy's back from a long train ride. Russell has a Chromebook. Yasmine is excited about Bloks again. Is this show trending? Only one way to find out Google "what is Randine and is she randmean?" right this second! No really. Open The Google. Go to search. Type in that exact phrase. This is your homework. LISTENERD ARMY DEPLOY!

#52: Up All Night To Get Yucky

June 23rd, 2016 · 57 minutes

Andy's on assignment at an IOT conference. Yasmine's in a password heaven. Russell is a Material Girl in a Virtual World. What happens next will shock you. Also our first look at the One Plus 3. Who is it for? Does it equal four? If you throw it would you yell FORE? So many questions...but will we have answers?

#51: World Wide Throwing Shade Conference

June 16th, 2016 · 65 minutes

OK Google, what's that in my viewfinder? Google Photos? Oh no, that's the new Apple Photo Memories. Yes, we talk DUB DUB. Yes, we're an Android show. Make sure you stock up on some Vitamin D, there is some shade being thrown.


June 9th, 2016 · 78 minutes

Can we say that on the air? Live, raw, and uncut. For all those listenerds who have been begging us to do a video episode, this one is for you! Recorded using Hangouts on Air and streamed live to YouTube this was an episode not to miss.

That said if you did miss it, we got you covered, hit the YouTube link below!

#49: Death. Taxes. Andy's Analogies

June 2nd, 2016 · 61 minutes

Andy's Analogy Death Toll climbs to 51. Russell gives Spaces a meh. Yasmine literally walks out on the show. Plus some AI and Google Home goodness to warm your cold, dark hearts.

Yes yes, we know, show 49 is about as exciting as a new Hangouts update. But, dear listener, are you ready for episode 50, OUR LIVE VIDEO EXTRAVAGANZA?! We sure as hec…

#48: I/O Bonus Episode!

May 30th, 2016 · 36 minutes

Today dear listener we go all Santa Clause on your heinies and bring you a special post I/O episode featuring some interviews we recorded live from the event. Whether you're interested in the dulcet tones of Nick Butcher, or you just want to rock out with a cube painting robot, we have you covered in this weeks special episode.

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#47: Removed Your Head In Daydream? No Donuts For You!

May 26th, 2016 · 74 minutes

Google is hurtling head first into the world of VR. But behind the news, what's actually going on? To find out the Material Crew are joined by two Senior Designers and Prototypers from the Google VR Daydream team. Where did this interesting new project come from? Where is it going? And just what interesting things have Manuel and Robbie tried so f…