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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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    • 4.2, 66 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 262: Walk the Walk

    Material 262: Walk the Walk

    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.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Material 261: Is It Political?

    Material 261: Is It Political?

    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.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Material 260: One Giant Mess

    Material 260: One Giant Mess

    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.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Material 259: Killjoy McDowner

    Material 259: Killjoy McDowner

    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.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Material 258: Not Quite Business as Usual

    Material 258: Not Quite Business as Usual

    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.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

hammmmilk ,

Fun fun fun

Love listening and laughing. Show is coming along great. Keep up the good work. Love relay.fm! Yasmine was awesome. Thx.

Chet-Manley ,

An overall great show

Been listening for a long time, and have thoroughly enjoyed your content. I'd give five stars, but today you had a sponsor spot for BAH. I'd recommend that you vet your sponsors a bit more thoroughly in the future.

Blizzard1s2d ,

Very fun conversations with a core of tech news

Two experienced tech journalists sharing the news about Google and processing reactions to thorny issues like privacy and ethics. They are clearly great friends and people who think deeply about living in the world.

If you love the TWIT network you will probably already know and love Andy and Flo, and the loose conversational style. If you want a short, highly scripted and tightly edited news-only podcast look elsewhere.

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