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. Hosted by Andy Ihnatko, Russell Ivanovic, and Florence Ion.
133: Community Bikes
Jan 11 • 67 min
Flo braves the exciting and daunting world of CES, so in her absence Andy tries to play music while Russell ponders his next phone choice. We also talk about Google taking over CES and the curious case of the community bike.
132: Machinesplained
Jan 4 • 68 min
We’re back in a brand new year with a brand new show! Did Andy and Russell survive their moves? What did Flo get for xmas that will blow all our collective minds?
131: Say Goodbye to 2017
Dec 28, 2017 • 48 min
It’s the last episode of the year! Listen in as Andy, Flo, & Russell wax poetic about the meaning of the holidays. Then, they try to Google “Why 2017.” The results are polarizing.
130: Slippery-footed Podcast Hosts
Dec 21, 2017 • 61 min
In the penultimate show of the year, the gang waxes poetic about holiday Google Doodles and why Russia and Germany were omitted from the festive fun. Andy, Flo, and Russell also pay homage to one of their favorite free Google services: Google Maps.
129: Be Good To Your Assistants
Dec 14, 2017 • 72 min
Android 8.1 drops stickers all over the Material crew. Andy plays with Star Wars action figures while waiting for pancakes. Russell befriends a Storm Trooper. Flo plays some pranks. Android 8.1, Google’s Annual Year in Search Lists, Appsperiments and MAX.
128: Episode 10000000
Dec 7, 2017 • 70 min
Russell and Flo meet at an undisclosed location with undisclosed parties. Wait who are we kidding they disclose ALL under the dual screen lights of the Axon M. Andy explores the curious world of penguins in the workplace.
127: Let’s Get Serious
Nov 30, 2017 • 64 min
Andy and Flo get down to business. They explore how much personal data is too much to hand over to Google and touch upon Andy Rubin’s leave from Essential. They also discuss if either will ever recover after the Great Cheeseburger Emoji debacle of 2017.
126: Spiders Spiders Everywhere. Spiders Spiders In Your Hair
Nov 23, 2017 • 74 min
Flo finally gets Jelly. Andy is all about dem, dem sales, no retail. Russell is seriously confused about which holiday Americans celebrate more. Also Google has been watching you like a hawk, which people took as well as you’d expect. All this and more!
125: How are your Pixels, Bud?
Nov 16, 2017 • 56 min
Andy is away on a secret assignment. Flo visits a playground. Russell updates the Essentials. We also talk more about Chromebooks, Google cracking down on assistive features and everyone’s favourite headphones the Pixel Buds.
124: Puppy Cuddle Puddle
Nov 9, 2017 • 85 min
Your three intrepid hosts start out this week’s episode looking for glee in Google Photos. We’re also talking about Google’s near-monopoly in online advertising, as well as some fun Google Experiments you can try in your off time.
123: Easy As ABC
Nov 2, 2017 • 74 min
Russell finally gets ALL THE PIXELS. Andy is building his own 3D World. Flo has flashbacks to old school phones. We also talk about Google’s involvement in government, fun 3D models and whether or not there’s a bit of Slav in all of us.
122: Colourful Pixels
Oct 26, 2017 • 70 min
Russell has an announcement about the Great Pixel Race. Flo has all the Pixels. Andy has none. Despite taking a brief detour into International Date Formats the crew discuss colour management, screen issues and all things Pixel 2 this week.
121: Malleable Material
Oct 19, 2017 • 67 min
With Russell out on a vision quest, Andy and Flo chat Star Wars, Google’s burrito delivery service, and the foldable Axon M.
120: Google’s Goofus and Gallant
Oct 12, 2017 • 74 min
Russell wishes Google were more present Down Under. Andy finds out the Pixel Buds contain a wire. Flo is still jelly of Andy’s Jelly Phone. And no, Google did not buy Apple. Wondering what we’re talking about? It’s all in this week’s episode of Material!
119: Google Clip On Your Hip
Oct 5, 2017 • 97 min
So apparently Google announced some stuff…who knew?! The team assembles in Material HQ to discuss. During a heated debate a mysterious visitor drops in to throw down a challenge. Could the Great Pixel Race of 2017 be on again?!
118: Essential Jelly
Sep 28, 2017 • 81 min
Russell gets an Essential Phone. Andy gets a Jelly Phone. Flo just gets very jelly. This brings on a discussion about what it means to be a premium Android phone vs a mid range or lower tier phone. Happy 19th Birthday Google.
117: C 1.1 Billion HT’s
Sep 21, 2017 • 86 min
Russell kills his Google Home in dramatic fashion. Nest strikes fear into Flo. Andy explains who or what a Hoda is. Also the upcoming Google Announcement leaks all over our shoes and BREAKING NEWS at the end of the show.
116: Embrace The Notch
Sep 15, 2017 • 70 min
Russell buys a phone he feels is essential. Andy takes things up a notch. Flo advises us to stay in our lanes. We talk about the Pixel 2 announcement, the iPhone Flat Tyre X, and how Google needs to sort things re: equality.
115: By Version 30 It Had Better Be Great
Sep 7, 2017 • 70 min
Flo has an LG V30! Russell’s finger is hovering over the Essential Phone cancel pre-order button. Andy found a shortcut on his new Android bike. We also talk about the growing influence Google has on the world and if they’d ever use that for evil.
114: Arrrrrrrr Core
Aug 31, 2017 • 66 min
Andy gets some Oreos. Russell gives a Keynote. Flo goes on a secret assignment. Also Google announces ARCore and some website called “you tub” gets a redesign.
113: Total Eclipse Of The Wallet
Aug 24, 2017 • 68 min
Andy gets a Pixel from a totally not a scam deal. Russells finger slips on titanium and ceramic, and he ends up poorer for it. Flo touched a Note 8, and totally didn’t spontaneously combust. All this and more on this episode of your 2nd favourite podcast!
112: Rappers Delight (feat Ihnatko)
Aug 17, 2017 • 63 min
Andy drops some sick beats. Flo confesses to using Allo. Russell wonders if he paid $3 Billion dollars to Apple, would they make him the default search engine for iOS. That’s right kids we talk about Allo for Web, Google’s search deals and rap history.
111: Margerite Dyson Left A Lovemark
Aug 10, 2017 • 72 min
Wow, what a week for Google. What a week. We start off with follow up, we end with the wonder that is the Jelly phone but the middle is full of important Google news. This is an episode not to be missed.
110: The Camera Wars, Begun They Have
Aug 3, 2017 • 74 min
Andy has feels about cameras. Flo has feels about marketing jargon. Russell just has no feels, he’s a heartless Australian. This week we talk Z Force scratching, E Plus battery life and the drugs beings smoked in Moto’s Marketing Department.
109: If You Can Drop A Baby, You Can Drop A Camera
Jul 27, 2017 • 70 min
Flo attends and exclusive Asus event. Andy attends an exclusive Moto event. Russell sits at home in his pants (the British meaning btw) and downloads the latest Android O preview.
108: Too Many Hits
Jul 20, 2017 • 63 min
Andy runs a blind camera test…the results may shock you! Flo heads to the city to augment her reality. Russell transgresses against the One True TV Platform and buys into WebOS. We also talk image processing, Google Glass.
107: You Say Saltine I Say Salada
Jul 13, 2017 • 71 min
Episode 107 is our best yet! Flo joins us permanently! Andy befriends statues and paintings. Russell is swiping to Google Now like it’s 2014. We also talk Cookie Monster, transparency and rumours. Everybody loves rumours.
106: If Google Were A Mean Girl
Jul 6, 2017 • 71 min
Flo and Andy are super excited about a tiny phone made of jelly. Russell wants to prove he’s a super fan by importing the Note 7, non-ASPLODE edition. The show takes a trip down memory lane before ending on the news of the Google News redesign.
105: Digital Intimacy
Jun 29, 2017 • 71 min
Andy gets mad at Google Docs. Russell gets mad at Bixby. Flo ponders the meaning of sharing photos in our modern world. We also talk about the EU dinging Google to the tune of two point four BILLION euros.
104: O Bixby, Bixby! Wherefore Art Thou Bixby
Jun 22, 2017 • 71 min
Andy loves notifications. Russell hates colours. Flo is worried she’s going to hurt Bixby’s feelings. That’s right folks, it’s another Material episode featuring OnePlus, Samsung, Google Backup and more!
103: Coalers And Uties
Jun 15, 2017 • 79 min
Andy gets a YouTube strike. Russell still thinks his S8 is cool. Flo goes to town with a FLIR camera to prove him wrong. Manu leaves the Apple orchard and brings his chips to Google.
102: Wholesome Wondrous Distinguished Conference
Jun 7, 2017 • 72 min
Andy and Russell talk WWDC and Android Wear 2.0! But before you tune out, they break down some legit FUD that Mr Cooking Man was throwing out in Google’s direction and also discuss what they love (and don’t love) about Android Wear.
101: Here Kitty Kitty
Jun 1, 2017 • 76 min
Andy gets a book of photos. Russell smashes a Pixel for science. Kelly can’t help but wonder if, essentially, our hosts are mad. We also cover the Essential Phone, more dog and cat news as well as Android Wear 2 and much more.
100: Please, I Have Children!
May 24, 2017 • 71 min
EPISODE 100!!! ONE. HUNDRED!!! Did we mention this is our hundredth episode?! A special guest makes an appearance, we dissect more Google I/O news and we end on a touching personal note. I’m not crying, it’s just raining in my eyes.
99: I/O 2017, The Good, The Bad, The Kotlin
May 18, 2017 • 47 min
Hot off the press is Materials amazingly hot take on the Google I/O 2017 Keynote. Andy brings the journalistic integrity you know and love, Russell has been won over by swag.
98: Oscillating Fan Sounds
May 10, 2017 • 77 min
Andy needs help relaxing, so Google helps out by burning down his house. Russell is excited about Google I/O but cautiously optimistic about Fuchsia OS. Also storage strategies and the worlds teeniest tiniest Android phone.
97: Paws For The Applause
May 4, 2017 • 77 min
This weeks episode brings you all the best puns and rhymes. On a more important note Andy calls Russell charming. Yes, he has it on tape y’all. Russell is so flustered he forgets to compliment him back.
96: We Didn’t Start The Fire
Apr 27, 2017 • 72 min
Russell has a shiny Galaxy S8 he won’t stop talking about. Andy is living life in 360 degrees now. Huyen is empathetic towards Todd and Tina. We also dig into why Google is burning books and blocking ads.
95: That’s How Lex Luthor Lost A Hand
Apr 19, 2017 • 72 min
Galaxy S8 reviews are in! Is it the best phone ever? Various sites way in an there’s even a tear down already. Those iFixit people don’t mess around. There’s also a new Google Earth and Google turns your scribbles into Clip Art!
94: Finnish Him
Apr 13, 2017 • 68 min
Andy loops himself into a boot. Russell dreams of S8 sheep. Also Patent Peace…in our time? Penny Arcade Expo to the rescu…oh wait that’s not what PAX stands for. Finally fact checking and more fact checking.
93: It’s What The Youths Like
Apr 6, 2017 • 76 min
Andy confesses that he knows exactly what young people want. Russell thinks Samsung is improving. Kelly wants to know where all the Android tablets went. Also yoyo’s and pogo sticks. This episode is lit AF yo.
92: Live from New York
Mar 30, 2017 • 66 min
Andy gets juiced and dined by Samsung and brings us his live impressions. Russell likes shiny things. Zarah is back to tell us all about Android O which Google rudely dropped on developers just after last weeks show recorded.
91: Koalas Are Awesome
Mar 23, 2017 • 63 min
Andy calls in sick so Russell brings in two special guests. Who are they and just how great do they think Koalas are? Tune in to find out! Also home automation, The Galaxy S8 and more!
90: I’m Not Crying It’s Just Raining In My Eyes
Mar 16, 2017 • 75 min
Yasmine. Is. Gone. No really. Which makes writing the description kinda hard. Still, Andy is excited that robots can identify humans and Russell raves regarding RAM. It’s going to take some adjustments dear listenerds, so strap yourselves in!
89: I’m Happy For You, Sad For Me
Mar 9, 2017 • 75 min
This description couldn’t be more clicklisteney if we tried. Yasmine DROPS THE MOTHER OF ALL BOMBSHELLS. Andy cries into his cake. Russell is dumbfounded. What could it possibly be? TUNE INTO THIS MUST LISTEN TO EPISODE OF MATERIAL, THE PODCAST.
88: Precious Unicorns
Mar 2, 2017 • 64 min
Yasmine is back after a mysterious hiatus. Russell is back after sprinting for 3 days straight. Andy isn’t back, because he never left. We talk about jerks, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, YouTube TV, and creatures procreating inside your phone.
87: She deserves a week off and more
Feb 23, 2017 • 68 min
Yasmine takes a week off. Russell goes missing mysteriously. Left to his own devices Andy finds a new co-host, who seems to have more Android Intelligence than most.
86: It’s Complicated
Feb 16, 2017 • 63 min
Yasmine wants to TAP AND PAY ALL THE THINGS. Russell likes to occasionally spin crowns. Andy is fascinated by his doodle.
85: Google Employees: Who You Gonna Call?
Feb 9, 2017 • 59 min
Yasmine gets excited about directions. Russell wishes he was a designer at DropBox. Andy loves swiping his 5X.
84: #NotMyAndroidWear
Feb 2, 2017 • 51 min
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.
83: All About Millennials
Jan 25, 2017 • 65 min
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?
82: Hostnerd Ham
Jan 19, 2017 • 66 min
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
Jan 12, 2017 • 70 min
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.
80: The Great Australian Delay
Jan 4, 2017 • 61 min
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?
Dec 28, 2016 • 42 min
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.
78: G Boarding Outside Your G Suite
Dec 21, 2016 • 45 min
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
Dec 15, 2016 • 65 min
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.
76: Yasmine Slays
Dec 8, 2016 • 75 min
While the Yasmine is away, the kids can play! Andy buys his WiFi in 3 packs. Russell yells at Samsung. Without Yasmine to stop them, our beloved hosts pronounce Android Wear dead…then they deftly distract you with alliterations and the Santa Trackers!
75: Is The Cake A Lie?
Dec 1, 2016 • 63 min
Andy brings enough cake to share. Yasmine is helping old grannies cross virtual roads. Russell really rages rabidly regarding refunds. Also Google AIs ALL THE THINGS!
74: And It Was GOODfest
Nov 22, 2016 • 67 min
One day, you may wake up and be Daydream ready. Hold strong little phone, you can do it. In the meantime keep giving Google heartbeat data, I mean hugs. Crew auditions for GOODfest and begs for burritos, AGAIN. Drones, the end of the world as we know it?
73: Shared VR Sweat
Nov 17, 2016 • 75 min
A new co-host appears and muscles her way into the show, all signs point to IF This shoe fits Then That puppet master is Yasmine. Russell is busy Daydreaming. Andy takes up Yoga and reading.
72: A Google Home In Every Home (Except Andy’s)
Nov 10, 2016 • 49 min
This episode comes to you from a far happier time, before ELECTION.EXE deleted our hard drives. Yasmine has a new friend at home. Andy wants a friend too, but his pre-order joy turns to ashes. Russell is at least content that Google shipped him something.
71: Pixels On A Coaster
Nov 3, 2016 • 85 min
Yasmine is back after taking her Pixel on Vacation. Andy wishes he was Yasmine’s Pixel. Russell tries not to gloat too much over his win. A special guest joins us to push his iPhone and Pixel together and make them kiss.
70: Giant Duck Sized Spiders
Oct 27, 2016 • 73 min
Yasmine is on assignment so Russell recruits a fellow Australian to outnumber Andy. In retaliation, Andy throws poisonous spiders. Zarah has a chart of venomous snakes. That’s right kids, Episode 70 of Material podcast is here!
69: If Only You Were There When I Met Aparna
Oct 20, 2016 • 59 min
Russell is away, likely camped out for a Pixel. Kristen replaces him and yet again proves that smarter and more informed co-hosts than Russell are everywhere. Yasmine fangirls over Nat & Lo. Andy blurs the background of background blurring algorithms.
68: Marsupials Are People Too, You Animals
Oct 13, 2016 • 65 min
The whole of Australia is yet again angry with Russell. Andy tries to deflect them with Koala Facts. Yasmine thinks Russell should go down for his crimes. The Material team hold an intervention with a Galaxy Note 7 user.
67: GARPETS: It’s Like Carpet For Your Face, Hanging Live On The Line!
Oct 6, 2016 • 105 min
Our intrepid hosts recorded this episode LIVE. If you missed it, or you prefer audio then this is the show for you. We run down all things Google Event.
66: Route 66
Sep 29, 2016 • 82 min
Russell comes to the end of his Noteworthy journey. Yasmine shines a bright light on the Google Assistant while it sweats uncomfortably. Andy dreams big about October 4th.
65: The Year of the Llama
Sep 22, 2016 • 67 min
Russell learns about just how delicious Astronaut Ice Cream is while he waits for his Note 7 to arrive. Yasmine gets angry at the Google Keyboard. Andy makes a shocking discovery inside Youtube. Also the October 4th Google Event. GET HYPE PEOPLES!
64: Chuck Who? Please, he’s 1/4 of a Ruth Porat.
Sep 15, 2016 • 64 min
Andy is upset about some kind of cooking program? Yasmine is letting her Electrons Slack off. Russell becomes an explosives expert. Former Material Hosts are launched to stratospheric heights. Finally Google’s CFO is bad ass. BAD. ASS.
63: Tick Tick Boom!
Sep 8, 2016 • 64 min
Yasmine gives up on mailing our listeners 100s of stickers, and decides to sell them instead. Russell has an explosive story. Andy takes a hit for the team and embarks on a quest to get a Book about Yoga.
62: Side Loaded Experts
Sep 1, 2016 • 53 min
Russell is replaced by an actual expert. Yasmine gets excited for native night mode. Andy nerds out about more camera stuff. All the best from the world of Google beamed right into your ears. It’s the greatest Material yet!
61: Scratch And Sniff Snickers
Aug 25, 2016 • 62 min
Russell makes a Note, then makes six more. Yasmine’s outruns a haboob even though her Nougat joke making license has expired. Andy turns an odd shade of Fuchsia. We also attempt to pronounce German town names, because at this point, why the heck not?
60: Knock Knock. Who’s there? The Material Trio!
Aug 18, 2016 • 68 min
Andy falls hard for the Nvidia Shield. Russell pines for his in transit Note 7. Yasmine just wants someone to answer her Duo calls. There’s also some uncomfortable revelations about just who is in who’s address book.
59: Koala Powered Fridge Olympics
Aug 11, 2016 • 57 min
Yasmine finally acknowledges that Russell did one thing right, just the one thing though. Andy tries not to mention the ‘O’ word, running in five circles around it instead. Russell pulls the old ‘you made this thing?’, ‘I made this thing’.
58: Titles Are Hard
Aug 4, 2016 • 73 min
Samsung launches a phone. Russell is in love. Yasmine hates touching whiz. Andy fawns over the specs. Our intrepid team also talks about launchers, family sharing and ventures into some new rumour territory.
57: Ihnatko Atsume
Jul 28, 2016 • 67 min
We have amazing listeners all around the world! Yasmine goes deep into stealth mode and poses as an iOS Developer. Andy has new phones, again. Russell finally remembers to submit his work to the teacher.
56: He Who Controls The Sausage Controls The Vote
Jul 21, 2016 • 55 min
Andy has an NVIDIA Shield. Yasmine tries to pronounce Neko Atsume. Russell finally has official Android apps on his Chromebook. Also more Android Nougat talk and the Americans try to get political.
55: Pokémon No Go
Jul 14, 2016 • 65 min
Yasmine discovers a fan in Minnesota. Andy gets himself a bargain. Russell is angry about privacy myths. Also: do you dare to believe you will wear Google made Android Wear on your wrist and not your hair? Plus Pokemon. Of course. Deal with it.
54: Wireless and Chill
Jul 7, 2016 • 61 min
Apparently America Brexited a while back and they are still celebrating, yeah I know, right? So today we answer your listener questions, because we know you’d never quit us. No really…you wouldn’t, right? Good…not that we were worried or anything…
53: Randine Rocks Your Blok Party
Jun 30, 2016 • 58 min
Andy’s back from a long train ride. Russell has a Chromebook. Yasmine is excited about Bloks again. Is this show trending? Only one way to find out Google “what is Randine and is she randmean?” right this second!
52: Up All Night To Get Yucky
Jun 23, 2016 • 57 min
Andy’s on assignment at an IOT conference. Yasmine’s in a password heaven. Russell is a Material Girl in a Virtual World. What happens next will shock you.
51: World Wide Throwing Shade Conference
Jun 16, 2016 • 65 min
OK Google, what’s that in my viewfinder? Google Photos? Oh no, that’s the new Apple Photo Memories. Yes, we talk DUB DUB. Yes, we’re an Android show. Make sure you stock up on some Vitamin D, there is some shade being thrown.
Jun 9, 2016 • 78 min
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
Jun 2, 2016 • 61 min
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 30, 2016 • 36 min
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 26, 2016 • 74 min
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 19, 2016 • 64 min
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 12, 2016 • 56 min
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 5, 2016 • 52 min
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!
Apr 28, 2016 • 68 min
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
Apr 21, 2016 • 68 min
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?
Apr 14, 2016 • 61 min
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.
40: I’m singing!
Apr 7, 2016 • 58 min
The Power of Material is proven, as Google bows to Yasmine’s will. We discover Andy has a podcast about Hamilton. Russell brags that he totally gets exercise and stuff. And of course we discuss Google, and their amazing track record at buying companies.
39: I/O Lasagna for One
Mar 31, 2016 • 69 min
Yasmine isn’t crying, it’s just been raining on her face. Could it be that Russell will end up making Lasagna for one at Google I/O? Andy is unsurprisingly excited about camera filters.
38: Yak Yak Take It Back
Mar 24, 2016 • 64 min
Russell finally finds his Hangouts app. Yasmine has triumphantly found Andy, who is, as luck would have it, alive. What was his ‘holiday’ like? Tune in to find out.
37: Whaaaaaaat?
Mar 17, 2016 • 63 min
Android N! New! Naughty! Nifty! Nasty! Nauseating! Nutty! Nougatey Nutella! Google may have tried a curve ball last week by announcing it just after we recorded but the Material crew has the last laugh this week as we deep dive on into N.
36: #OneDayIWill Buy a Material Shirt
Mar 10, 2016 • 62 min
It’s a Material world, and you can take our Material shirts for a whirl. No need to hurl, we also unfurl…dammit. Rhyming is hard. Raspberry Pi 3. International Womens Day. Google I/O. Project Fi comes to all of the US. Ain’t no lie, it’s extra fly.
35: Real Material Money
Mar 3, 2016 • 66 min
Russell has a run-in with a furry critter. Yasmine gets glassed. Andy upgrades his visuals for our audio podcast. We put the LG G5 under the spotlight. Philanthropy takes another victim…this time the Father of Search Amit Singhal
34: What’s a Hamilton?
Feb 25, 2016 • 75 min
Do Yasmine’s valiant efforts to Tap’n’Pay all day finally pay off? Did Andy’s wish to get tickets to whatever on earth a ‘Hamilton’ is work? Does Russell even lift, bro? These questions answered as we talk conversion, encryption and Mobile World Congress!
33: cccccccc
Feb 18, 2016 • 70 min
The Rick Roller is outed. And shamed. And maybe harassed just a little. Not that he’s bitter and writing the show notes or anything. Yasmine is showered in burritos. Andy’s secret is out. Become an Android Developer with this one simple trick…
32: Material The VR Musical
Feb 11, 2016 • 77 min
Andy gets a new hat. Rusty gets a Pixel-C. The Great Android Auto Install of 2016 is finally completed. Yasmine loves virtual reality, as does Andy…but can Russell be a convert? He tries the Samsung Gear VR…what happens next will shock you.
31: The Andy And Yasmine Interrupting Show
Feb 4, 2016 • 64 min
Andy finds a solution for his 5X Camera woes. Russell attempts to finally install Android Auto. Yasmine is excited about I/O and has a new furry friend. Google pays cash money to researchers and RUUUUMMMOOOOOURS. You love them. Admit it
30: You Phone Too Hard
Jan 28, 2016 • 68 min
Russell sneakily records a podcast. The Chromecast is put to use by a prankster with unusual taste in music. Andy covers Rick Astley. Inbox becomes wInbox, play games plays games without Google+ and Google’s secrets get paraded on the lawn for all to see!
29: Slay In Material
Jan 21, 2016 • 74 min
The episode that Skype tried to kill! How controversial is it?! I’d say tune in and find out, but let’s face it, you all know I’m lying. Speaking of which, this week we get to the bottom of a mystery: what exactly does Yasmine say when she ends the show?
28: Jifting Socks
Jan 14, 2016 • 71 min
You know that our hosts are hip to the young people. Between their baseball caps turned thusly, their hoodies and their hip startups they feels ya. That’s why this week we debut a brand new segment ‘Andy’s Advice To The Youngs’. Also Google Stuff.
27: Pocket Casts. Buttocks. Buttocks.
Jan 7, 2016 • 67 min
It’s 2016 and your hosts are back and raring to go. Before they deep dive into CES and other Google news though, there’s an important question to cover: What exactly did they do over the break and what have they spent their Relay FM millions on?
26: Mint Condition
Dec 24, 2015 • 30 min
In the final Material for the year, what will our beloved hosts have in store for you? Will they give gifts to each and every one of you? Well I’m not saying they will, but I’m also not saying they won’t! Remember to use Apple Pay, and stay past the end
25: Santa Tractor
Dec 17, 2015 • 69 min
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 from you?!
24: Material Podcast: The Musical
Dec 10, 2015 • 54 min
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 find out!
23: Matías Duarte: Material Design
Dec 3, 2015 • 37 min
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.
22: Trek Wars
Nov 26, 2015 • 68 min
The crew is shocked to learn that 22 episodes in they might be becoming friends…and what do friends do? Why discuss Star Trek and Star Wars of course! In other news Yasmine buys a car definitely, probably, maybe just to get Android Auto.
21: Drones Delivering Drones
Nov 19, 2015 • 73 min
Andy shows off his day and night iPad Pros. 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!
20: Fruit Salad. Yummy Yummy.
Nov 12, 2015 • 63 min
The cutest little listenerd in the world. Crazy expensive watches. Computers learning to respond to email and Apple Music comes to…wait what?!…ANDROID?! Could it be? Tune in this week and find out.
19: The Great Nexus Race
Nov 5, 2015 • 73 min
Shots were fired. Plans drafted. Entire battles won & lost. But in the end there could be only one winner in the Great Nexus 6P Race. Who you ask? Well you’ll have to tune in and find out. Come for the race coverage, stay for our thoughts on the Nexus 6P.
18: Spoooooky Voice
Oct 28, 2015 • 63 min
Yasmine has an OnHub! The Nexus goes on sale in Australia! Google getting into podcasts! A heart warming story! Some Google inspired halloween spookiness! All this and more on exclamation marks weekly! More exclamation marks than any other podcast!!!!!!!!
17: We all copy each other. Constantly.
Oct 22, 2015 • 65 min
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…also Maps, Cardboard & HTC. Oh my!
16: The Internship
Oct 15, 2015 • 90 min
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 dad figure who helps you learn there’s more to life than sitting behind a keyboard.
15: Do The Right Thing
Oct 8, 2015 • 57 min
Everyone except Russell has cool new stuff to play with. Yasmine and Andy have their new Chromecasts. Andy got to play with all the new toys from Microsoft and Yasmine has Russell’s Moto X and Moto 360. Does Russell cry? Does Yasmine make the jump to Proj
14: It Runs ‘The Google’
Oct 1, 2015 • 68 min
Join us this week to find out what the team thought of the Google announcement this week. Nexus 6P or 5X? New Chromecasts? What did the Pixel C? And Blackberry finally joins the Dark Side and releases an Android phone!
13: Double The Nexus, Double The Fun
Sep 24, 2015 • 73 min
This week we delve into the history of the Nexus line of phones, and the upcoming phones from Google that are just around the corner. Could this be the year Google finally promotes them proudly? Also Andy has his Moto 360 and is not afraid to flaunt it.
12: Why pay, when you can swipe!
Sep 17, 2015 • 67 min
This week Andy has his Moto X sounds very smug about it. Russell distracts him with questions while trying to figure out how to swipe it. Speaking of swipe…Android Pay is here and Yasmine braves the crazy world of retail to find out how it works.
11: Picture This
Sep 10, 2015 • 58 min
Have you ever wondered how Google Photos emerged from Google+? What the goals of the photos team are for the future? What the core philosophies are of the people driving the product? John Nack and Aravind Krishnaswamy answer all that and more.
10: There…Are…Four…Colors
Sep 3, 2015 • 55 min
Today’s journey includes the mystery of logo redesigns, the wonder of Android Wear on iOS and the most expensive wall clock you’ve ever owned. If you don’t tap that download button right now you’re missing out sheeple!
9: Let’s Stay Together
Aug 27, 2015 • 68 min
Android Wear is updated to bring us closer together. People shove the S Pen where it doesn’t belong. Samsung screws up again. Google Now breakup rumors and a whole lot of Motorola love. What could it possible be? Why a new episode of Material of course!
8: Ara You Excited for S’mores?
Aug 20, 2015 • 59 min
Marshmallow Robots smothering you while you sleep. Robots opening doors. Robots playing football. Robots being pushed over. It’s Robots all the way down…also WiFi is back baby, thanks to OnHub! Ara you excited yet? Assemble your phone and join us!
7: Alphabet Soup
Aug 13, 2015 • 56 min
A is for Android. G is for Google. W is for WTF. This week our hosts try to dissect the news that Google is rebranding parts of itself under the ‘Alphabet’ umbrella. What does it all mean? Will there still be free burritos? All this and more!
6: Plus You
Aug 6, 2015 • 58 min
Google+ launched to huge fanfare in mid 2011 as Google’s effort to combat the rise of Facebook, but where is it now? Is one of the biggest efforts ever undertaken at Google a complete flop or are there bits to salvage from the rubble?
5: Who Makes This Stuff?!
Jul 30, 2015 • 68 min
This week the Material Manufacturing Analysts examine the top makers of Android phones and what makes them tick. How do the flagship phones stack up? What is the philosophy behind each device? Why do updates take so long? Rooting? All this and more!
4: Near. Far. Wherever you are…
Jul 23, 2015 • 52 min
This week our hosts interview two amazing guests from the Google Nearby team to get the low down on this new and exciting technology. Tune in for some fun inside stories and stay for the free app ideas like the Andy Destressinator 2000. You’re welcome.
3: Google When? Google Now!
Jul 16, 2015 • 55 min
Machine Learning, Deep Neural Networks and Full Knowledge Graphs are fun, but what have they done for us lately? This week the Material Full Stack Ninja’s explore the world of Google Now and context aware devices.
2: Wear a Fit Cat Rocket Ship
Jul 9, 2015 • 53 min
This week our hosts explore the world of wearables, specifically Android Wear watches. They manage to do so without using a single watch pun, which, you have to hand it to them is quite impressive!
1: Switcheroo
Jul 2, 2015 • 44 min
In episode 1 Andy, Russell and Yasmine explore what enticed them switch to Android, what keeps them there and the role koala’s with spy skills play in global espionage.
0: The Google Car is Coming… For You
Jul 2, 2015 • 40 min
In this bonus episode you can find out more about our hosts, their phone histories and how Google will finally come for us all.