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

#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…

#46: Live From The Plex

May 19th, 2016 · 64 minutes

Russell and Yasmine brave the heat at Google I/O to bring you the latest news from the ground. Meanwhile Andy (to ensure no one can take out the entire Material Crew in one go) remains steadfastly at home in air conditioned comfort. Google Assistant, Google Home, Allo, Duo, VR and so much more on this weeks Material...recorded FROM THE GOOGLE PLEX…

#45: I'm Feeling Lucky

May 12th, 2016 · 56 minutes

Russell gives listenerds the shirt off his back. Yasmine buys a sticker cannon. Andy auditions for Google's new Romance AI 3000 position. Also not sure if you noticed, but I/O is coming, unlike winter, which takes foreeeevveeeerrrrr. SO GET HYPE PEOPLE OF GOOGLE LAND, IT'S HAPPENING!

Yeah we also mention nutties, AGAIN. #dealwithit #sorrynotsor…

#44: Pineapple Jalapeños

May 5th, 2016 · 52 minutes

Andy shoots up a wedding while wearing a spy cam. Yasmine hunts for her lost nutties. It begins to dawn on Russell that he's now the least professional host on this show.

On the Google side of the fence: onHub updates, Camera updates, Keyboard updates, even your ex now updates. Too soon? Sorry.

#43: Aw, Nuts!

April 28th, 2016 · 68 minutes

Andy has a secret package he opens live on air. Yasmine tips her hat to two podcasting greats. Russell makes a horrible joke at the end of the show. That's right kids, it's this weeks episode of your 2nd favourite podcast, Material!

Of course there's Google I/O news, the ending of an 11 year court case (that's almost as old as some of you!) and…

#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…