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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

#77: Please Add Me To Your LinkedIn Network

December 15th, 2016 · 65 minutes

Yasmine is back and she seems upset about something. Andy is unusually quiet. Russell finally fells his Samsung demons. Also car things and Android Things for your Internet Of Things.

#76: Yasmine Slays

December 8th, 2016 · 75 minutes

While the Yasmine is away, the kids can play! Andy buys his WiFi in 3 packs. Russell yells at Samsung again. Without Yasmine to stop them, our beloved hosts pronounce Android Wear dead and buried...then they deftly distract you with alliterations and the Google Santa Tracker!

#75: Is The Cake A Lie?

December 1st, 2016 · 63 minutes

Andy brings enough cake to share. Yasmine is helping old grannies cross virtual roads. Russell really rages rabidly regarding refunds. Also Google AIs ALL THE THINGS!

#74: And It Was GOODfest

November 22nd, 2016 · 67 minutes

It’s a brand new episode of Material, with real-time Thanksgiving traffic alerts! *Not actually true, but Google Maps has your covered. The crew auditions for GOODfest and begs for burritos, AGAIN.

Phones wake up from their slumber with Daydream ready capabilities. One day, you too may become Daydream ready. Hold strong little phone, you can do…

#73: Shared VR Sweat

November 17th, 2016 · 75 minutes

A new co-host appears and muscles her way into the show. All signs point to IF This shoe fits Then That puppet master is Yasmine. Russell is busy Daydreaming. Andy takes up Yoga and reading.

And of course, Google Home, Google Daydream, Google Music and Google Andy's new show and subscribe or else!

#72: A Google Home In Every Home (Except Andy's)

November 10th, 2016 · 49 minutes

This episode comes to you from a far happier time, before ELECTION.EXE deleted our hard drives. Yasmine has a new friend at home. Andy wants a friend too, but his pre-order joy turns to ashes. Russell is at least content that Google shipped him something...though he's clearly been trumped by Yasmine.

If that's not enough, we play a game with a …

#71: Pixels On A Coaster

November 3rd, 2016 · 85 minutes

Yasmine is back after taking her Pixel on Vacation. Andy wishes he was Yasmine's Pixel. Russell tries not to gloat too much over his recent win. A special guest joins us to push his iPhone and Pixel together and make them kiss.

For this special episode we talk mainly Pixel and how it stacks up to the other flagship phones. Was Hiroshi right? Wi…

#70: Giant Duck Sized Spiders

October 27th, 2016 · 73 minutes

Yasmine is on assignment so Russell recruits a fellow Australian to outnumber Andy. In retaliation, Andy throws poisonous spiders. Zarah has a chart of venomous snakes. That's right kids, Episode 70 of Material podcast is here!

Also we talk a lot about the Pixel and we find out who won the GREAT PIXEL RACE OF 2016.

#69: If Only You Were There When I Met Aparna

October 20th, 2016 · 59 minutes

Russell is away yet again, most likely camping out in front of a store to win the Great Pixel Race of 2016. Kristen replaces him and yet again proves that smarter and more informed co-hosts than Russell are everywhere. Yasmine fangirls over Nat & Lo. Andy blurs the background of background blurring algorithms.

The team talks Pixel, Pixel and mo…

#68: Marsupials Are People Too, You Animals

October 13th, 2016 · 65 minutes

The whole of Australia is yet again angry with Russell. Andy tries to deflect them with Koala Facts. Yasmine thinks Russell should go down for his crimes. The Material team hold an intervention with a Galaxy Note 7 user.

This week we pour one out for the Note 7, a phone who's star just burnt too bright. The modern day Icarus, whose goals were t…