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

#389: A Simple Tweak, a Familiar Tool

December 9th, 2022 · 48 minutes

Surprise, surprise: Google's made some changes to one of its beloved apps, which might change how 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.

#387: Gobble, Gobble

November 23rd, 2022 · 75 minutes

It's our annual listen-to-us-while-cooking episode! Andy and Flo pick through 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 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

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

Alphabet's third-quarter earnings call, plus updates to the Google Home and YouTube apps.

#382: Clock’s Ticking

October 22nd, 2022 · 70 minutes

Andy and Flo chat about the latest report that Google is scaling back on the Assistant and what we think of this week's Messages update.

#381: Pixels Pixels Pixels

October 15th, 2022 · 73 minutes

The two friends made it to the opera! Andy and Flo recap last week's Google Pixel boot camp. Then, we discuss our first impressions of the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch.

#380: Convince Me, Google

October 6th, 2022 · 60 minutes

It's the eve of the Pixel event. Will these two friends finally make it to the opera? Find out next week! Until then, here's a rundown of the new Nest devices Google introduced this week,