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

#391: Christmas Economics

December 24th, 2022 · 75 minutes

Happy Christmas eve! Andy shares his favorite app for the holiday to take pictures of things you need to last forever. Then, we get into Google's latest "macroeconomic conditions" and why it's a little silly that the Pixel Tablet leaked in its entirety on Facebook Marketplace. We also discuss some of the results of MKBHD's "smartphone camera of th…

#390: Inflection Point

December 16th, 2022 · 78 minutes

Andy and Flo have reunited again after both taking trips out of town. We talk about Google playing it cool around ChatGPT and how Android Auto taught Flo to understand the metric system. We also discuss YouTube's new moderation tactics and two new interactive games from Google.

#389: A Simple Tweak, a Familiar Tool

December 9th, 2022 · 48 minutes

Flo is on vacation, but Andy's holding it down in a special solo show. Surprise, surprise: Google's made some changes to one of its beloved apps, and it might change the way you're used to doing things. Then, Andy takes a peek at Google's online gift shop.

#388: Naughtiness

December 2nd, 2022 · 66 minutes

Andy spent some cash over the holiday, and Flo is still wondering where to spend her Google Store store credit. We'll discuss the $9 million penalty that Google and iHeartRadio have to pay for deceptive Pixel 4 ads, plus the $5 Billion Google will owe Play Store customers if the latest class action suit goes terribly. We'll also lament over how ha…

#387: Gobble, Gobble

November 23rd, 2022 · 75 minutes

It's our annual listen-to-us-while-cooking episode! Andy and Flo regale what's on the docket this turkey/tofurkey holiday, then count down the most worthy of Google's Black Friday deals. Be sure to listen in if you're shopping!

#386: Hazmat Playsuit

November 18th, 2022 · 68 minutes

Andy and Flo wonder what's next in social media. The two friends talk about Google's $400 million location-tracking faux pas, though Apple doesn't have clean hands either. Then, a new beta feature in DuckDuckGo to keep Android apps from tracking your activity.

#385: According to an Email

November 11th, 2022 · 71 minutes

YouTube Kids remains questionable, and Andy has found a sincere appreciation for the Nest Hub. We'll discuss how to get your refunds from Google's defunct Stadia cloud gaming platform and what it's like to play PC games on a Chromebook. We also chat about what's next from Fitbit and its plans for a kid-centric device.

#384: Grey Text

November 9th, 2022 · 90 minutes

Last week's podcast, today! 'Tis the season for sickness, but we're back in your ears with two episodes this week. First up: Andy does a solo show where he recaps his Nest WiFi Pro experience and notes from Google's AI@ day.

#383: No Defense

October 28th, 2022 · 69 minutes

This week, Flo wonders why her Google search page is rife with ads, and Andy is excited over his Nest WiFi Pro on the way. The two friends discuss Alphabet's third-quarter earnings call this week. Plus, updates to the Google Home and YouTube apps.

#382: Clock’s Ticking

October 22nd, 2022 · 70 minutes

Lately, Andy and Flo's world has revolved around getting the know their Pixel Watch review units. Then, we chat about The Information's report that Google is scaling back on the Assistant and what we think of this week's Messages update.