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

#25: Santa Tractor

December 17th, 2015 · 69 minutes

On today's fateful episode Yasmine loses her voice to foul treachery on the part of another Relay FM podcast. Which one is it? What do unicorns and tacos have to do with it? And is Android so insecure someone will steal this episode before you get to hear it? Only one way to find out!

#24: Material Podcast: The Musical

December 10th, 2015 · 54 minutes

Can it be?! Is this the episode that Andy finally returns to the Android fold? Is Yasmine really playing with lego the entire episode? Is Russell obsessed by a router he can't have? Does the team make any terrible puns about the Pixel-C? Only one way to know! Tune in to this weeks episode!

Come for the discussion, stay past the closing credits …

#23: Matías Duarte: Material Design

December 3rd, 2015 · 37 minutes

On this weeks show we're joined by Matías Duarte, Vice President of Design at Google. We talk about everything from Material Design to how to camouflage LEGO against couches.

Come to hear one of the world's most influential designers speak, stay for the quotes:

“It’s no good to pump out gold bricks if you’re crushing the souls of tiny unicor…

#22: Trek Wars

November 26th, 2015 · 68 minutes

The crew is shocked to learn that 22 episodes in they might be becoming friends...and what do all friends do at this point? Answer listener questions of course! And discuss Star Trek and Star Wars! In other news Yasmine buys a car definitely, probably, maybe just to get Android Auto.

Happy Thanksgiving America! This episode is our turkey for y…

#21: Drones Delivering Drones

November 19th, 2015 · 73 minutes

Andy shows off his day and night iPad Pros (you see he only plays offence, never defence). Yasmine yells at Google. Microsoft runs away. Russell doesn't get Thanksgiving, but Google does. Knock knock. Who's there? Drone? Drone who? Drone't you know there's a package here for you!

Thank you, thank you. We'll be here all week folks. Quite literal…

#20: Fruit Salad. Yummy Yummy.

November 12th, 2015 · 63 minutes

On this week's show we discover that the rumours of Andy's death have been greatly exaggerated. We meet the cutest little listenerd in the world, debate how to pronounce 'Heuer' and ask how long until the machines can finally read your mail and schedule all your appointments. Meanwhile Google and Apple lose their marbles. Like really lose them. Li…

#19: The Great Nexus Race

November 5th, 2015 · 73 minutes

On this weeks episode tune in to find out how the Great Nexus Race was won and lost. Did Yasmine's street smarts and USA home ground advantage win her the day, or was Russell able to pull off an upset thanks to the legions of Koalas at his disposal? Did our two fierce competitors kill each other, and if not, how do they feel about their Nexus 6P d…

#18: Spoooooky Voice

October 28th, 2015 · 63 minutes

On this weeks fun-filled episode Yasmine tells us all about her new OnHub router. We discuss Google getting into the podcast space and if it means Russell will be sleeping on the street from now on. In more light-hearted news Olive goes to the Google Campus and we get all spooky thanks to a new analytics site from Google.

The most important tak…

#17: We all copy each other. Constantly.

October 22nd, 2015 · 65 minutes

Yasmine and Russell swoon over Andy's Nexus 5X and 6P as he gives them the run down of his initial impressions of the new phones from Google. Could it be true? Are they both amazing? You'll have to tune in and find out.

In other news Google Maps gets an update, The New York Times adopts Cardboard, and 10 years into the legal battles Google Book…

#16: The Internship

October 15th, 2015 · 90 minutes

Welcome to our first ever movie length episode! Starring Yasmine Evjen as the funny smart one. Russell as the evil guy with a British Accent and Andy Ihnatko as the father figure who helps you learn there's more to life than sitting behind a keyboard.

There's highs. There's lows. There's laughs. There's explosions. There's drama on the high sea…