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 and Florence Ion.

267: Rebuilding Year
Aug 6 • 90 min
We’ll touch upon the bummers from Alphabet’s Q2 earnings call and why it’s wrong to steal. This week also brings us the Pixel 4a and a whole lineup of new Samsung gadgets.
266: Google-bit
Jul 31 • 88 min
We talk about the theater that is US Congress and how Sundar Pichai carried the torch as the hearing veered off course. We’ll also touch upon the rumors that Samsung is ditching Bixby for the Google Assistant, and we’ll decode the Pixel 4a leak.
265: Pure Momentum
Jul 24 • 83 min
Andy and Flo discuss Google’s efforts to compete with Amazon in online shopping and how Marc Levoy’s departure will affect future generations of the Pixel. We also take a journey back to the days of internet yore, before Google was a search engine.
264: Looking Ahead
Jul 17 • 72 min
Flo looks up at the stars with the Pixel 3 and Andy wonders if he’ll ever find neutral ground with YouTube Music. We discuss FastCompany’s illuminating profile with ATAP’s Dan Kaufman and why the EU’s anti-trust concerns are delaying the FitBit turnover.
263: Things That Make You Go “Hmm”
Jul 9 • 91 min
Andy discovers a hack for clearing his YouTube Watch Later playlist, while Flo embarks on a journey beyond the Chrome browser. We run through Google’s virtual smart home summit this week and get hyped for the Microsoft Surface Duo.
262: Walk the Walk
Jul 2 • 94 min
We break down the players in YouTube’s latest dramageddon and why the platform should take accountability for the drama that makes it off-screen. We’ll also touch on YouTube TV’s drastic price-hike and why Google Glass might be making a comeback.
261: Is It Political?
Jun 26 • 86 min
We discuss why Google is (again) in the antitrust hot seat, and why employees are demanding the company stop doing business with police departments. For our After-Dinner Mint, we’ll play around with Google’s Pinterest-wannabe, called Keen.
260: One Giant Mess
Jun 19 • 69 min
Andy and Flo discuss “Churchillgate” and why Google hasn’t de-platformed prominent far-right publications. We finally get some details on when the Pixel 4a will hit the scene, and we’ll get down to the bottom of why your Pixel Buds aren’t connecting.
259: Killjoy McDowner
Jun 12 • 94 min
This week, we’re diving into the Android 11 Beta. We’ll also talk about why YouTube’s commitment to amplifying black creators on its network is too little too late, and we’ll tell you about Alphabet’s pilot program for delivering library books by drone.
258: Not Quite Business as Usual
Jun 4 • 90 min
We discuss why Google postponed the Android 11 Beta event and dissect Google’s show of solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Also, why the company might be shifting away from relying on contract workers, and the valid reason for a blush pink TV dongle.
257: The “Stuff” Chair
May 29 • 86 min
Andy and Flo throw it all on a chair this week to see what sticks and what falls. We break down WIRED’s supersized interview with Sundar Pichai and discuss why YouTube is under fire for deleting comments critical of the Chinese government.
256: Lacking Certain Conviction
May 21 • 86 min
Flo goes down a rabbit hole where YouTubers get radicalized, and Andy has a billion-dollar idea for movie studios. We’ll talk about why Sundar Pichai said making hardware is hard and run through Android’s new Accessibility features in honor of GAAD.
255: Put Some Paper Over It
May 15 • 90 min
Andy and Flo dissect why the Pixel phone is losing key members of its team. We’ll touch upon the reports that Google is stepping away from varying diversity initiatives and introduce the cast of animals and mitochondria you can hang out with in AR.
254: To Each Their Own in Quarantine
May 8 • 88 min
We’ll discuss Google’s virtual Android 11 beta reveal happening in June, and why Google’s quantum computing darling’s exit reminds us of the Silicon Valley drama depicted in Alex Garland’s _Devs_.
253: Wear OS By Google Smartwatch Too
Apr 30 • 95 min
Andy and Flo have a lot to get off their chests. We’ll discuss the latest reviews of the Pixel Buds and why they probably don’t have active noise cancellation.
252: In Defense of the Bathrobe
Apr 23 • 85 min
We cover a variety of Google news this week, including COVID-related app updates and the merits and privacy implications of the company’s rumored debit card.
251: Dogs and Cats Living Together
Apr 16 • 83 min
Andy dusts off his Pixelbook, and Flo wonders how to sanitize hers. We’re both elated that Apple and Google are working together for the greater good and curious about whether we’ll get the smartwatch of our dreams once Google starts developing its CPUs.
250: Power Thoughts
Apr 9 • 97 min
YAY! Flo and Andy are reunited, and it sounds so good. The two gather around this week’s virtual campfire in celebration of their 250th episode of Material.
249: An Elephant On Your Desktop
Apr 6 • 65 min
It’s another Andy solo special. Andy is A Weensy Bit Upset with Apple for acquiring the company behind his favorite weather app and tanking many Play Store weather apps in the process. And: why 3D objects have started showing up in Google Search results.
248: Smartphones in Quarantine
Mar 31 • 53 min
It’s a special segment of the Material podcast to help lift your spirits. Flo talks to Juan Carlos Bagnell (also known as SomeGadgetGuy around the web) about the LG V60 ThinQ. We’ll also discuss how this device fits into the broader smartphone landscape.
247: The Ihnatko Isolation Special
Mar 28 • 90 min
Andy is back for a special weekend episode! Andy will discuss Google’s new responsibilities to the public and its employees and whether Google’s promise to limit the spread of disinformation will extend to the White House.
246: Stuck at Home
Mar 26 • 49 min
We’re stuck at home. You’re stuck at home. There’s nothing else to do right now, so tune in and listen up.
245: Google in the Time of Coronavirus
Mar 22 • 47 min
We talk about Verily’s Project Baseline and why it’s unnerving that the US government is relying on private companies to conduct testing for COVID-19. We also mourn the cancellation of Google I/O and wonder how conferences will exist going forward.
244: Leap Day Andy
Feb 28 • 108 min
Andy sysadmins his brain; parts of the Android 11 developer preview released last week aren’t previews at all, and how on Earth is Sweyn Forkbeard going to influence my life when 11 ships?
243: And Baby Makes 11
Feb 27 • 57 min
Andy does this one solo for reasons that have nothing to do with the fact that Flo’s baby was due this week! The first developer preview of Android 11 drops! And! Andy lied earlier because Flo TOTALLY had her baby!
242: There is no Wrong Way to Cook Pigweed!
Feb 13 • 94 min
Flo and Andy fiddle with Android TV boxes while the Essential Phone burns. Then they talk about Samsung Unpacked, and marvel in hopeful disbelief that new Galaxy Z Flip could be the first folding phone that can’t be reviewed with an economical “LOL NO.”
241: It’s a Rich Man’s World
Feb 6 • 77 min
We talk all the juicy details of Google’s Q4 2019 earnings call, along with what happened during the Great Google Photos Data Swap of 2019. We’ll also reminisce about the days of one-hour photo processing thanks to Google Photos’ new print service.
240: Backtracking and Forward-thinking
Jan 30 • 79 min
Flo and Andy report on why Google backtracked its search engine redesign before diving into the viability of the company’s “Going Green” initiative. We’ll then squee about Google I/O and encourage you to try out the latest digital wellbeing experiments.
239: Trillion-Dollar Company
Jan 24 • 97 min
Andy and Flo dive into the controversial design changes of Google’s search results, Sundar Pichai’s call for regulation of artificial intelligence, and why Google “gets away with so much.”
238: When TV Becomes Your Only Escape
Jan 16 • 74 min
We’ll tackle why Alphabet’s Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, stepped down from the company, as well as the implications of Google having unfettered access to medical records. We’ll also muse a bit about Samsung’s new “industrial” mid-range phone.
237: Meat Suit
Jan 9 • 93 min
We talk about how Chrome OS is strutting its stuff at this year’s CES show floor. We’ll also run through Google’s CES-timed announcements for the Assistant, and we offer Sundar Pichai a little advice on tweeting.
236: New Year, New Gripes
Jan 3 • 95 min
We discuss the year’s first major Google news story: a politically-tinged blog post from the company’s former Head of International Relations on how Google’s policies have morphed over a decade.
235: Holiday Hangover
Dec 26, 2019 • 91 min
An update on what’s happening with Google overseas, and we reel in some realism regarding the salaries of your favorite executives. We also take a look at Android’s end-of-the-year platform numbers, brought to you by PornHub.
234: It’s The Most Wonderful Time
Dec 20, 2019 • 75 min
Flo and Andy talk about former Google bard, Claire Stapleton’s, essay published in Elle this week. We’ll also discuss why parts of eastern Europe, Iran, and Turkey lost access to Google and we’ll explore what the Assistant has to say about Santa.
233: That’s What Robots Are For
Dec 12, 2019 • 86 min
Andy and Flo discuss the Department of Justice’s probe into Google’s FitBit acquisition and why it seems to be a bigger deal than everything else involving digital data. We’ll also profile biologist Frances Arnold and run down the Pixel Feature Drop.
232: Founders Get Lost
Dec 5, 2019 • 89 min
Andy and Flo talk about Larry and Sergey’s hand-off of the company keys to Sundar Pichai. We’ll also update you on the status of the Thanksgiving Four before pointing you to a revealing interview with YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki.
231: Food for Thought
Nov 27, 2019 • 95 min
Andy and Flo discuss how Google could set a precedent for Silicon Valley by allowing its workers to unionize and why the company has taken an interest in a new coalition to construct a nine-point “Contract For The Web.”
230: It’s Business, Folks
Nov 21, 2019 • 89 min
Flo and Andy cash in their “off-topic” card early on, then discuss why Google is scaling back its weekly all-hands meetings. We also squeal over the Razr phone and regale you with what’s on sale at the Google Store for Black Friday.
229: Bohemian Rhapsody
Nov 15, 2019 • 92 min
Flo and Andy dive into the implications of Google collecting personal medical data. They’ll also discuss Apple’s Phil Schiller and his recent comments on Chromebooks in schools, and they’ll point you to Google’s latest AI experiment, the FreddieMeter.
228: The Great Pixel
Nov 8, 2019 • 73 min
Andy and Flo discuss Google’s week of updates, its acquisition of FitBit, and we’ll throw a little shade towards Bill Gates (it’s about time!).
227: Trope-ical Island
Oct 31, 2019 • 88 min
Andy is finally living the dream of stereo Google Home Mini nightstands. We’ll talk about last week’s Google employee town hall, WearOS’s eventual resuscitation, and Google’s Digital Wellbeing experiments.
226: Pixel-palooza
Oct 24, 2019 • 99 min
It’s almost all Pixel 4 talk in this week’s episode. Andy and Flo rundown what they like, what they don’t like, and what they’re still scratching their heads about with Google’s new flagship phone.
225: Made By Google
Oct 18, 2019 • 97 min
Andy and Flo finally meet each other for the first time, in the flesh, at this week’s Made By Google event in New York City. The two talk all about who and what they saw. Take your time diving into this one because it’s a whopper of an episode.
224: Weird-shaped Android Phones
Oct 11, 2019 • 85 min
Flo and Andy dive into why Google’s research program for capturing 3D face scans is hugely problematic. We also discuss the Microsoft Surface Duo and Essential’s “Project Gem” (and why Andy Rubin should not be the face of the company).
223: Simple Piece of Grace
Oct 3, 2019 • 68 min
Andy and Flo talk about the backdoor you should not exploit on your Huawei Mate P30 Pro to install Google Apps. Plus, we’ll dive into why Google is being scrutinized over DNS encryption in Chrome, and look over the latest batch of Pixel 4 “leaks.”
222: Give and Take
Sep 27, 2019 • 78 min
Flo and Andy talk about Google Play Pass and whether it’s worth the cash. Plus, details on the next Chromebook from Google and how Andy found out he was verified on YouTube. Don’t forget to clink a drink this weekend in honor of Google’s 21st birthday.
221: Wares and Wearables
Sep 19, 2019 • 88 min
Andy and Flo run long this week, but that’s because there’s too much to say about Google’s wearables trajectory. We’ll also touch upon what’s expected at Google’s October 15 event, and why its new free model is a good thing for all of us.
220: Attempting Subversion
Sep 12, 2019 • 78 min
, Flo and Andy break down this week’s Apple news and how it will affect the rest of us as diehard Google stans. (Hint: We’re still wondering when WearOS will become compelling.) Then, we’ll recap Google’s terrible, no good day, followed by a quick demo.
219: Cyber Speak
Sep 6, 2019 • 80 min
We dive into the new features of Android 10, including who will get the update and whether the Dark Theme has saved us any battery life. We also chat about the FTC’s latest fine against Google and wonder why they’d put a camera into a smartwatch.
218: Design ASMR
Aug 29, 2019 • 71 min
Flo catches us up on Relay FM’s Family Feud, while Andy checks in on our Gympie-Gympie Bush influencer status. Then, we talk at length about Android’s logo rebranding and when the rumor mill says we should be expecting Android 10’s official debut.
217: Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
Aug 22, 2019 • 70 min
Andy and Flo lament over Apple users’ demonization of the green bubble, before expanding on why Google has made so many changes to its privacy policies in the last year. Then, Google’s Go strategy and why YouTube has banned fighting robots.
216: Ignorance is Bliss
Aug 15, 2019 • 80 min
Andy and Flo dive into September’s WIRED cover story on “the misery inside Google.” We’ll also chat about Russia’s annoyance with YouTube, Android Q’s final beta, and the Pixel 4 spotted in the wild by a teen tech blogger.
215: No Bixby At All
Aug 8, 2019 • 86 min
Andy and Flo discuss the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch event and why the U.S. Congress penned a sternly-worded letter to Sundar Pichai. We’ll also look at why Google would consider an all-you-can-play app buffet, and try out its podcast search feature.
214: Just Speculating
Aug 1, 2019 • 79 min
Flo and Andy dive into the Google-leaked details of the Pixel 4. We’ll discuss what the future holds for technology like Project Soli, which will come baked into the phone, and whether we’ll be waving at our smart displays any time soon.
213: In Honor of Baby Google
Jul 25, 2019 • 80 min
We’ll walk you through Google’s week of lawsuit roulette, and then we’ll check out Google’s new lightweight photo gallery app called Gallery Go. We’ll also test whether either of our Assistants has received the update that makes them less chatty.
212: Onward!
Jul 19, 2019 • 75 min
Andy and Flo discuss the impact of Google Walkout organizer, Meredith Whittaker’s, departure from the company. We’ll also explain what recently transpired between Google and U.S. Congress, and how to company is attempting to fight “stalkerware” apps.
211: Fresh Fruit Out of Season
Jul 11, 2019 • 75 min
Andy and Flo run you through some of the better deals in the Google Store. Then, we’ll dive into the 1,000 Android apps taking your data despite permission blocks.
210: Independence Day
Jul 4, 2019 • 58 min
It’s a holiday in the US, but we still managed to find something to discuss. We’ll talk about Google’s version of Apple’s AirDrop (oh please, oh please!) and the new developer site for those interested in playing with Fuschia.
209: Drop Dead Weight
Jun 27, 2019 • 75 min
Andy and Flo dive into why Google told employees that protesting YouTube alongside the company’s official San Francisco Pride float is a big no-no. We’ll also discuss why Google is saying au revoir to making tablets, and why we agree with Bill Gates.
208: That Was Genius
Jun 20, 2019 • 64 min
We discuss why Google’s $1 billion investment in housing for the Bay Area isn’t entirely altruism, and how the company got caught stealing lyrics from Genius.
207: Bespoke Passwords Are Not Cute
Jun 13, 2019 • 62 min
Andy and Flo discuss why Google is accused of “killing the news,” and why usernames and passwords aren’t all that effective at keeping you safe. Then, we’ll dive into the latest Pixel 4 rumors (is it a rumor if Google confirms it?).
206: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Jun 7, 2019 • 95 min
Flo relays her experience with the Lenovo Smart Clock, and Andy discovers the Pixel 1 is just a little bit waterproof. After the break, we discuss how YouTube is tackling hate. Then, Andy tells us why he’s excited for Stadia.
205: Unbridled Capitalism
May 30, 2019 • 71 min
Andy and Flo get real this week about the reports of “sweatshop-like working conditions” for linguists working on the Google Assistant, and why Google allowing abortion clinics to advertise will help save lives.
204: Everything is Related
May 23, 2019 • 72 min
Andy and Flo dissect the unnerving political theater of the U.S. versus Huawei spectacle.
203: Apples and Oranges
May 16, 2019 • 68 min
This week, Andy and Flo talk about the news that hit once Google I/O was all packed up and shipped out, and whether the Pixel 3a is a replacement for the Pixel 3.
202: What’s Next From Google?
May 9, 2019 • 67 min
Andy and Flo talk all the essential Google I/O announcements, from the main themes of the keynote to the new hardware launched this week.
201: May Day
May 2, 2019 • 81 min
Andy and Flo talk about Google’s new Wear OS widgets and Flo’s latest purchases. In the spirit of May Day, we also discuss the growing discontent of some Google employees. Then after the second break, we get hyped for Google I/O.
200: 200th Episode Spectacular
Apr 25, 2019 • 68 min
There’s no hiding it. We’ve been doing this podcast for 200 episodes, and we’re celebrating! This week, we have old friends (and former co-hosts) joining us for the celebration. Yasmine Evjen and Russell Ivanovic are back to talk a little shop.
199: So Many New Toys
Apr 18, 2019 • 83 min
Whether it’s Flo showing Andy her new gadgets, or Samsung launching its folding phone, we’re talking about it. This week, we’ll run through the Google-adjacent foldable phone fad to catch a glimpse at what’s coming down the Android pipeline.
198: Google is a Hardware Company
Apr 11, 2019 • 71 min
This week. Flo and Andy muse about all the ways that Google has transformed itself into a major hardware player. We talk about the midrange Pixel 3 rumblings, who analysts say is buying Pixel phones, and Google’s next batch of Chrome OS devices.
197: No Wingnuts
Apr 4, 2019 • 77 min
Flo details the death of her Pixel 3, while Andy takes us down memory lane with an excerpt from his Google+ archives. After the first break, we’ll talk about the latest Bloomberg piece on how YouTube discouraged its employees from reporting toxic videos.
196: Quote Unquote
Mar 28, 2019 • 84 min
195: YouTube’s Big Problem
Mar 21, 2019 • 82 min
This week, a somber discussion about last week’s Christchurch attacks and how YouTube’s disaster team acted to stop the propagation of hateful messaging.
194: You’ve Been Sherlocked
Mar 14, 2019 • 93 min
Andy helps Flo work out some feelings, and the two hosts agree that Google Home Minis have propagated like furry little tribbles. After the break, a full breakdown of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to break up Google and the rest of Silicon Valley.
193: Generational Differences
Mar 7, 2019 • 70 min
Gear up for a serious discussion about YouTube’s content problem, what the company is doing to combat predatory commenters, and why we should be louder about our discontent over the platform’s failure to properly curate child-friendly content.
192: The Fold Report
Feb 28, 2019 • 93 min
Andy starts us out this week drunk (not really, it’s a joke), and Flo can’t wait to tell you about her new Android TV box. After the first break, plenty of talk about the foldable phones shown off at Mobile World Congress,
191: Doing the Deed
Feb 21, 2019 • 82 min
Samsung isn’t exactly Google, but we’re going deep into the Galaxy S10 launch details this week. We’re talking about the phones, the accessories, and the impact all these things will have on Android’s bottom line.
190: Happy Palentine’s Day
Feb 14, 2019 • 65 min
Flo’s hosting this week, so there is lots of talk of reality television in the first half hour of this show (IT’S RELATED!).
189: Ban-anated
Feb 7, 2019 • 81 min
How do you reconcile using a service that’s so helpful and simultaneously so invasive? We don’t know, but we pondered about it.
188: It’s Google’s Internet, We’re All Just Living In It
Jan 31, 2019 • 86 min
The theme this week is Google’s influence on the internet. From YouTube algorithms to server backends, you won’t believe how much Google has embedded into your life—and how much you can’t do without it.
187: Sensor Fatigue
Jan 24, 2019 • 77 min
Andy talks about his hacked-together Nest temperature sensor and Flo wonder if there’s a Wear OS smartwatch out there fit for her wrist.
186: Nothing Gold Can Stay
Jan 17, 2019 • 68 min
Andy is excited about the Wear OS watches floating around right now, while Flo wishes they’d be smaller and last a little longer.
185: Who is CES for?
Jan 10, 2019 • 77 min
CES 2019 is all anybody can talk about. But before Andy and Flo get into it, this week’s show starts with a bit of catchup.
184: Robots Without Emotion
Jan 4, 2019 • 73 min
Flo and Andy are back for the first episode of the new year with a look at how Google’s Project Soli will change the way we use devices. The two also discuss what Fuschia holds in store for Android, and why people are attacking Google’s self-driving cars.
183: A Year Without Android
Dec 28, 2018 • 61 min
Time to play a game! Listen along to learn how to play.
182: Internal Struggles
Dec 21, 2018 • 68 min
This week, Andy and Flo are talking holiday things and the inevitability of Windows apps on Chrome OS. After the break, Andy and Flo discuss the internal blowback on Google’s Project Dragonfly, and why Google contractors don’t get discounted t-shirts.
181: Mr. Pichai Goes to Washington
Dec 13, 2018 • 73 min
Andy starts us off this week with tales about an affordable Android TV set-top box, as well as links to visit when we’re feeling a little nostalgic for sunsetted Google products. Then, Andy and Flo discuss Google’s visit to Capitol Hill.
180: Fuschia
Dec 6, 2018 • 76 min
For the seventh consecutive week, Flo and Andy babble on about the virtues of using Chrome OS. But will Andy ever leave his MacBook behind and become _all_ about that Chromebook life?
179: For Real
Nov 30, 2018 • 72 min
Andy and Flo spill the beans on what they spent all their hard-earned cash on over Black Friday. They also discuss the latest crop of Pixel Slate reviews, and why Google employees are petitioning for their employer to drop Project Dragonfly.
178: Don’t Buy What You Don’t Need
Nov 21, 2018 • 57 min
Flo and Andy recorded a little earlier than usual to help you get your Black Friday shopping done.
177: Your Data is Your Personal Data
Nov 16, 2018 • 64 min
Flo can’t believe how out of touch she’s becoming with things these days, and Andy reminds us that the Internet is nothing more than a series of tubes that can break at any time.
176: Donut in the Fridge
Nov 8, 2018 • 73 min
An update on the #GoogleWalkout, followed by what’s new from Google and Samsung’s respective developer summits after the break.
175: Unfortunately
Nov 2, 2018 • 69 min
Flo is exceptionally excited about Andy’s foray into full-time Chromebook living. Andy wishes it were better with Skype. After the ad, Andy and Flo hunker down for a more serious exploration of the allegations against Andy Rubin.
174: A Worthy Transaction
Oct 25, 2018 • 90 min
This week’s podcast is filled with a little more talk than usual. Flo starts us off by bragging about her new wares (the Google Home Hub and the Pixel 3).
173: In Protest of the Notch
Oct 18, 2018 • 73 min
Andy has access to Project Stream, and Flo has a suggestion for a voice-activated trashcan. (If any of this interests you, click here for more!)
172: So Much Google
Oct 12, 2018 • 70 min
This week, it’s really all about Google. Andy and Flo break down all the important tidbits of the Big Google Week, and then some.
171: The Gospel of Chrome
Oct 4, 2018 • 73 min
This week, there’s stuff to talk about, but it’s mostly Andy and Flo music over how much the Chrome OS platform has matured in the last year.
170: Look Out For Your Data
Sep 27, 2018 • 70 min
Andy and Flo take a walk down memory lane with the T-Mobile G1. Plus, why Google and its competitors are rallying around for more lenient privacy laws.
169: Italian Chef Kiss
Sep 20, 2018 • 78 min
This week, on your favorite podcast titled _Friends Using Google Products and Then Talking About It_, Andy and Flo talk about the superiority of the Pixel 2’s camera over the iPhone XS (Insert Nelson “ha-ha!” sound effect here).
168: Bulbousness
Sep 13, 2018 • 74 min
Andy and Flo discuss this week’s Apple announcements and what that means for Google users and fans. The two also discuss the perils of misinformation.
167: Material After Dark
Sep 6, 2018 • 74 min
Warning: This episode has seriously too many mentions of Celine Dion’s hit song (a hit for too long, if you asked some of us), “My Heart Will Go On.”
166: Your Personal Data Belongs to You
Aug 30, 2018 • 77 min
Flo starts us off this week with her existential woes, as Andy does his best to keep her calm with similar tales of digital archiving.
165: It’s Not Just a Kerfuffle
Aug 23, 2018 • 71 min
This week, Flo and Andy are breaking down what’s causing all the commotion among Google employees.
164: A Slice of Android Pie
Aug 16, 2018 • 61 min
It is most certainly a slice of pie this week as Andy and Flo recap their time with Android 9.
163: Let’s Be Glass Half-full People
Aug 10, 2018 • 73 min
This week, Android P is officially Android Pie, but not until Flo and Andy discuss the weather—as they have in every single episode since summer began. Man, it’s a hot one!
162: This is Bad, This is Really Bad
Aug 2, 2018 • 64 min
Andy and Flo have plenty to say this week, as they do every week. Because there’s so much going on in the world of Google.
161: Dont Forget to Say “Thank You” to your Assistant
Jul 27, 2018 • 76 min
We’re posting the podcast a little later this week because Flo was too busy enjoying her new Lenovo Smart Display.
160: Other Bets
Jul 19, 2018 • 69 min
Andy and Flo break down the $5 Billion anti-trust fine against Google by the EU.
159: Dark Thoughts of Revenge
Jul 12, 2018 • 74 min
We’re not feeling vengeful right now, but we are feeling rambly.
158: Jail with a Capital G
Jul 6, 2018 • 67 min
We are posting a day late this week, but it’s just in time to catch you headed into the weekend!
157: Use Your Radio Voice
Jun 28, 2018 • 70 min
Andy and Flo have finally figured out how to use Android Messages on the web. And they’re better off for it.
156: Waiting for Google
Jun 21, 2018 • 67 min
Like in _Waiting for Godot_, does it ever feel like you’re just waiting for Google to figure out its app trajectory?
155: Everything is an Assistant
Jun 14, 2018 • 79 min
Andy and Flo wish they were playing outside.
154: Hey Google, Make Me a Movie
Jun 7, 2018 • 66 min
We didn’t ask for Google Photos to make us a movie out of screenshots, but it did it anyway!
153: A Server Farm’s Opinion
May 31, 2018 • 73 min
Andy and Flo start off this week wondering what attracts them to certain robot voices, and how that will inform their choices with the Google Home’s latest voices update.
152: Will YouTube Music Fix Everything?
May 24, 2018 • 74 min
Andy and Flo are left wondering about YouTube Music and its impact on Google’s future as a music provider. Is porn next? Probably not, but this is a warning that there’s talk of porn on this week’s episode.
151: Material 151
May 17, 2018 • 66 min
The common thread this week is Google Duplex, and we’re not just talking about what it can do. We’re musing about its effectiveness and how it will exist alongside the normal world.
150: Material and chill
May 11, 2018 • 62 min
Russell joins Andy and Flo once more to recap the Google I/O 2018 keynote. The three discuss everything from Google Duplex’s human-like intonations to their shared disappointment over still not being able to remove fences from photos.
149: A New Adventure
May 3, 2018 • 73 min
This week, Russell has a very important announcement. The trio then delves into a very riveting discussion about what life will be like for Google users after Google I/O.
148: I/O PSA: Slip Slop Slap
Apr 26, 2018 • 62 min
Andy is on assignment in an undisclosed location. Flo needs help, but Russell is very tired (and also, TBH, kinda dumb). Google launches 25 new apps that all do the same thing. Also amazing smart home tips from the one and only, Smart Home Master Ion.
147: Hello, Is It The PoPo You’re Looking For?
Apr 19, 2018 • 72 min
Flo sets off alarm bells. Andy can’t get no satisfaction from Google Play Music. Russell unearths more youths from our listener hordes. Also Chrome muting autoplay videos, Pixelbook getting dual boot, Google maps gets street smarts and NIGHTWATCH.
146: Double Sundar All The Way Across The Sky
Apr 12, 2018 • 81 min
Flo’s back and she wants to know what the kids like these days. Russell never left but he still has no idea about the youths. Andy’s always been hip to the beat so he has no issues staying woke.
145: There’s no AI in Team
Apr 5, 2018 • 70 min
It’s a more sombre episode this week as we talk about the tragic news from YouTube. It gets a little less sombre when we cover Google’s AI chief leaving for Apple and then we just get straight up crazy and talk about the Nexus DESIRE.
144: Pretty, pretty, pretty punchy
Mar 29, 2018 • 67 min
Back from the Apple event, Andy has plenty to say about the company’s education initiatives and how they stack up to Google’s Chromebooks. Flo and Russell also join the conversation by dialing up the millennial nostalgia references.
143: Parrot Identification Algorithms
Mar 22, 2018 • 70 min
Andy succumbs to the neighbour headache inducing awesomeness that is the Google Home Maaaaaaax. Russell admits to spending way too long on RPG characters. Flo changes all the Assistants to be men so she can control their tiny minds.
142: Always Press More Settings
Mar 15, 2018 • 55 min
While Andy is on assignment Flo and Russell take the time to catch up and take over the entire show. Flo explains to Russell what all this fan dangled Routines stuff actually means that Google has launched. Russell sees things in the Wear OS logo.
141: Notches Will Ruin Everything
Mar 9, 2018 • 75 min
It’s another Blum-filled show so you know what to expect. Andy has his cake and eats it too. Flo wishes Clipz could do more with the amazing source material she’s providing it. Russell torments people in his house with automation. Also Android P and arts
140: The Promises of Mobile World Congress
Mar 1, 2018 • 78 min
Nevermind that Flo finally has her Google Clips—what’s going on in Barcelona? Andy, Flo, and Russell break down the announcements at MWC 2018 and weigh in on whether the show is still about smartphones (or is it about assistants?)
139: The Superstation
Feb 22, 2018 • 79 min
Flo starts off this week with a diatribe on why YouTube TV and the Google Home Max are worth the money. Then, your three intrepid co-hosts delve into a discussion on whether the Galaxy S9 is still worth the hype in a post-Pixel world.
138: Pichai’s Pixel with Android P
Feb 15, 2018 • 77 min
Andy, Flo, & Russell discuss the last Pixel’s dismal sales numbers, though they collectively agree that’s not Google’s end game. The gang also talk about what’s coming in Android P and whether Android Wear has a future like the Apple Watch.
137: Back To The Nest
Feb 8, 2018 • 68 min
This little Andy gets free audio books. This little Flo gets none. This little Russell goes omgwhycantyoushiptoaustraliagoogle all the way home. Google’s Hi-Larious Earnings Report joke. Nest comes back to the nest, smart speakers and Universal Stylusesii
136: Strength in Numbers
Feb 1, 2018 • 78 min
Your hosts start off this week by discussing the ever-lasting tablet: the NVIDIA Shield. The trio also discusses Apple’s stiff reins on iMessages and whether the Google Clips camera might be a hit. And this is all just in the first half-hour of the show!
135: Android Pichai
Jan 25, 2018 • 70 min
In this week’s episode, Andy, Flo, and Russell get into the spirit of Google I/O. The trio also reflects on the changing norms of content consumption, all the while wondering where the Google Home Max fits into the picture.
134: A Study in the Post-CES Conciousness
Jan 18, 2018 • 67 min
What is Flo like after eight straight days at the biggest consumer electronics trade show? Find out this week. Andy also regales us with tales of Google’s greatest helper apps, while Russell gets a bit off his chest about the Google Home & Google WiFi.
133: Community Bikes
Jan 11, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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.