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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.

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    • 3.0, 4 Ratings

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.

    Material 257: The "Stuff" Chair

    Material 257: The "Stuff" Chair

    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.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Material 256: Lacking Certain Conviction

    Material 256: Lacking Certain Conviction

    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.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Material 255: Put Some Paper Over It

    Material 255: Put Some Paper Over It

    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.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Material 254: To Each Their Own in Quarantine

    Material 254: To Each Their Own in Quarantine

    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_.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Material 253: Wear OS By Google Smartwatch Too

    Material 253: Wear OS By Google Smartwatch Too

    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.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Material 252: In Defense of the Bathrobe

    Material 252: In Defense of the Bathrobe

    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.

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Birendra Kr Mishra ,

Great Podcast

Another great one from Andy

PoojanK ,

Why is this even a thing?

I am an avid listener and let me put it this way; this is a show which has a old blabbering man, a woman who i feel is there just to you know keep this interesting (but fails pathetically, and is also a weirdo), only the aussie is somewhat normal thing in the show but he too is boring...and why are they doing this show anyway? They say its a google podcast but there is hardly anything other than silly laughs and giggles about googles impact or other factors, it is a serious company and relay fm is a serious platform. This is getting too much annoying for me, any tech nerd who listens to another podcasts can understand where i am coming from and what this channel does to annoy me, why are they calling themselves a tech podcast anyway? Seriously such a poor podcast and also there are no shownotes(well they don't talk about anything that needs shownotes, they just blabber anyway) and tell me which self respecting podcast doesn't make themselves compatible with overcast? Almost none of its features are used by them. I feel for google, apple has such great people and podcasts to talk about them and make a healthy discussion, and here is google stuck with an oldie who stammers, a woman who laughs too much for apparently no reason, and a guy who seems to have tiny knowledge about tech but thats ok, the other two morons don't let him talk much too. Serious waste of time.

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