I have always had an interest in Google and Android. A couple of years ago I switched to Android for a few months to try and get a feel for what was happening there. Overall, I enjoyed the experience, but was eventually pulled back to the iPhone.
During this period and afterwards, I searched to find thoughtful and interesting voices in the Android community, and overall I came up short. I wanted a podcast with a selection of really entertaining people, that cared about production values, and having a fun and insightful conversation. I struggled to find something I was happy with.
So when we started Relay FM, I knew that this is something I really wanted us to try.
Some time ago, I started talking to Russell Ivanovic (of Pocket Casts fame) about what a Google-focused show on Relay FM could look like, and over the course of many months, and many iterations, we decided on a panel show format.
Naturally, I love the format and style of Connected, and we both really wanted something like that, but for the Google and Android ecosystem.
Russell, Andy, and Yasmine all bring a totally unique perspective to Material, which I think you're really going to like. This show is being created to give you the lowdown on the how and why people use Google's products, and I think you're going to enjoy it, no matter what platform you're on.