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.


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#86: It's Complicated

February 16th, 2017 · 63 minutes

Yasmine wants to TAP AND PAY ALL THE THINGS. Russell likes to occasionally spin crowns. Andy is fascinated by his doodle. Join us for a fun filled episode as we talk Android Wear, Google I/O, Valentines Day and the story behind Google Doodles.

#85: Google Employees: Who You Gonna Call?

February 9th, 2017 · 59 minutes

Yasmine gets excited about directions. Russell wishes he was a designer at DropBox. Andy loves swiping his 5X. Also if you've always wanted to yell "Freeze". "Ok right there ENHANCE" and have a computer magically zoom in on a pixelated photo...well Google has your back.

#84: #NotMyAndroidWear

February 2nd, 2017 · 51 minutes

Andy's back, and he's mad as hell, to prove this he records into a camera. Yasmine never left, but she's mad as hell too, to prove it she yells at LG. Russell is a foreigner so what he's up to doesn't matter.

This week we cover Googlers Uniting, which as it turns out isn't a football team. Android Wear 2.0 is almost upon us and someone has smug…

#83: All About Millennials

January 26th, 2017 · 65 minutes

Andy taps out and is replaced by someone with the coolest name in the world. Allo Allo, Yasmine ranks you below Duo. Russell struggles to write show notes on Australia Day. Has he been drinking?

Who is the guest host? Does she have more electrons than protons or the other way around? Can we finally put this Samsung battery drama behind us? How …

#82: Hostnerd Ham

January 19th, 2017 · 66 minutes

Andy dreams of Ham. Russell is unsure about being a Hostnerd. Yasmine flies Away. Also Android Wear 2.0, Pixels flying off shelves, more Samsung drama and won't somebody think of the driverless cars!

#81: Nutty Bananas

January 12th, 2017 · 70 minutes

Russell fixes the Internet. Yasmine uses the power of machine learning to find a banana. Andy dreams of ham. That's right buckeroo's! It's CES, CES, CES and more CES. And just for something different a smattering of CES and a story that's not about CES. We make you wait until the end for that though. We're mean like that.

#80: The Great Australian Delay

January 4th, 2017 · 61 minutes

The Material Crew is back from vacation and they're here to share their Holiday gifts! Russell received a Google WiFi, Yasmine got a cold, and Andy has renewed love for the camera app. Hold onto your seats, CES news is coming your way.

#79: Shouldn't You Be Partying?

December 29th, 2016 · 42 minutes

It's the final episode of 2016 in a week devoid of any news whatsoever. So what do your intrepid hosts get up to? We'll leave that as a mystery best unwrapped by you, the listener.

Though let's get real for a moment: you should probably be with your annoying family and or friends right now. As annoying as they are, there probably is some once i…

#78: G Boarding Outside Your G Suite

December 22nd, 2016 · 45 minutes

Andy rummages through POTUS's house while he's away. Yasmine is BFFs with FLOTUS. Russell once met the King Of Sweden. It's the most royal episode of Material yet! Also tablets, keyboards and ALL THE GOOGLE UPDATES!!! (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

#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.