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


June 9th, 2016 · 78 minutes

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!

#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.

#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.

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

May 26th, 2016 · 74 minutes

This week 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, and where is it going? Tune in to find out!

#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.

#45: I'm Feeling Lucky

May 12th, 2016 · 56 minutes

Russell gives listenerds the shirt off his back. Yasmine has stickers. Andy auditions for Google's new Romance AI 3000 position. I/O is coming, unlike winter, which apparently isn't. Yeah we also mention nutties, AGAIN. #dealwithit #sorrynotsorry

#44: Pineapple Jalapeños

May 5th, 2016 · 52 minutes

Andy shoots up a wedding. Yasmine hunts for her lost nutties. It begins to dawn on Russell that he's now the least professional host on this show. In Google land: onHub updates, Camera updates, Keyboard updates, even your ex now updates.

#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!

#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 home. Yasmine wants to watch the world burn. Also Google Play Podcasts.

#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.