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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 • 81 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.

    The Gemini Era

    The Gemini Era

    Google I/O is all anyone is talking about this week, including Andy and Flo.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Hacks

    Hacks

    This week, it's all about the Pixel 8a, as that's all anyone's talking about the week before Google I/O. Plus, the fruits of the DoJ's probe into Google Search.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    That Sounds Like What Now?

    That Sounds Like What Now?

    Google's business is doing okay, after all. But wait until you hear how Apple's been poaching former AI talent from the company.

    • 59 min
    Nothing Works Anymore

    Nothing Works Anymore

    This episode might bum you out, especially if you're mad at your boss. At least this one is about Google bosses.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    You Better Work!

    You Better Work!

    The episode starts with an existential crisis and ends with ruminations on what's ahead in Android 15 and Google Search.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Wizard Needs Data Badly

    Wizard Needs Data Badly

    Mercury is in retrograde. Andy didn't make it to the new Google Store, and Google killed more stuff this week. We recap Google Cloud Next 2024 and what's coming.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Airun Jae ,

Great Google Podcast

Love Flo and Andy. Would like it if they’d go back to 3 hosts like when Russel was still with the show. Would also like chapters.

scotty1029 ,

Politics Really?

I have always enjoyed listening to Andy & Flo while learning more Android and Google. But now every new show is turning into more of a political podcast. If I wanted to hear about politics there are plenty of other political podcasts, political social media posts, or news television to hear about this subject. I suggest that you change the description of your show and place it in the political category. This isn’t about my personal views about the left or the right side. This is just simply about politics being on a tech podcast. It seems it is now just a dumping ground of political views.

hypermonkey1984 ,

Lots and lots of rambling

Without fail the first 20 minutes of each episode buries the lead. I just want to hear about cool Google news which is what the show claims it is about.

And the hosts are so mortally afraid of anything that is not diverse, or inequitable, or problematic that they can barely stay on topic.

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