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

#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 …

#32: Material The VR Musical

February 11th, 2016 · 77 minutes

Andy gets a new hat. Rusty gets a Pixel-C. The Great Android Auto Install of 2016 is finally completed. Yasmine loves virtual reality, as does Andy...but can Russell be a convert? He tries the Samsung Gear VR...what happens next will shock you. No, that's not clickbait, there's no links. I mean you can click here...if you have a mouse...I guess...…

#31: The Andy And Yasmine Interrupting Show

February 4th, 2016 · 64 minutes

Andy finds a solution for his 5X Camera woes. Russell attempts to finally install Android Auto. Yasmine is excited about I/O and has a new furry friend. Google pays cash money to researchers and RUUUUMMMOOOOOURS. You love them. Admit it

#30: You Phone Too Hard

January 28th, 2016 · 68 minutes

Russell sneakily recorded a podcast with someone else, so did Yasmine. Will Andy be next? The Chromecast is put to good use by a prankster who has unusual taste in music. Andy covers Rick Astley. Inbox becomes wInbox, play games plays games by dropping a plus and Google's secrets get thrown out on the lawn for all to see! All this and more in our …

#29: Slay In Material

January 21st, 2016 · 74 minutes

The episode that Skype tried hard to suppress is here. What was so controversial that CNN wouldn't play it on air? I'd say tune in and find out, but let's face it, you all know I'm lying. Speaking of which, this week we get to the bottom of a long mystery: what exactly does Yasmine say when she ends the show?

On the more boring side we talk Hua…

#28: Jifting Socks

January 14th, 2016 · 71 minutes

You know damn well that our hosts are hip to the young people. Between their baseball caps turned thusly, their hoodies and their hip startups they feels ya. That's why this week we debut a brand new segment 'Andy's Advice To The Youngs'. If you, dear young person, have been wondering why your career is as stagnant as your love life, then you need…