Latest Episodes

Mobile Couch 75: Now I’ve Got More Work to Do

25 January 2016 • 43 minutes, 27 seconds

Ben’s been working on a side-project over his break, and wants to actually flesh it out into something complete and polished. There are a few things he’s not sure about, however, so he gets Jelly’s advice. Should you consider the monetisation of an app for version 1.0? How finished does an app need to be to be placed in the hands of testers? How do you get past the ever-growing list of bugs and get to the point where you can release?

Topical 46: Space Exploration

22 January 2016 • 24 minutes, 8 seconds

TV shows like Star Trek have explored the concept of space travel for decades, and more recently, we’ve started to see a transition to looking at it in a more current light, with movies like Gravity and The Martian. This begs the question: are we going to explore space in the real world, and are we likely to see that in our lifetime?

Silver Screen Queens 140: Carol

20 January 2016 • 33 minutes, 1 second

Rooney Mara’s adorable ingenue falls in love with Cate Blanchett’s force of nature in this intense, beautiful melodrama. Todd Haynes revisits the 1950s again, creating an almost too-faithful period piece featuring wonderful performances from the ensemble cast.

Topical 45: Murder Porn

15 January 2016 • 24 minutes, 24 seconds

Shows that investigate the narrative around a murder are becoming incredibly popular, with podcasts like Serial and the new Netflix series Making a Murderer. The real questions, though, are: why this type of show is so compelling, and is it actually reducing someone’s pain to a story for the purpose of entertainment?

Silver Screen Queens 139: Sisters

13 January 2016 • 35 minutes, 18 seconds

With their long-running TV series’ over, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler got together with their friends to make a movie. This gag-laden movie tells the story of a pair of sisters throwing one last party at their family home before it is sold, and it’s solid, fun and extremely women-friendly, albeit with a few story issues.

Mobile Couch 74: Thou Art Not a Real Programmer

11 January 2016 • 46 minutes, 12 seconds

Russell Ivanovic jumps on the couch to chat about what makes code good or bad, and how the perception of code changes over the years. They look at how they’ve learned to approach both their own and other people’s code, helping others learn and grow their skills, and most importantly, whether code style is important or not.

Topical 44: Living Overseas

8 January 2016 • 23 minutes, 22 seconds

Taking up residence in another country is an exciting thought for many people… but where do you even start when you make the decision to move to a different part of the planet? Jelly gets all the details on this special crossover episode, from finding a place to live to getting cash out at the airport.

Silver Screen Queens 138: The Good Dinosaur

6 January 2016 • 31 minutes, 44 seconds

Over the holidays, amidst the Star Wars hype, Pixar released their second film of the year. This simple tale of a dinosaur leaving his family home to find his courage and make new friends is unoriginal and bland by Pixar’s standards, although it’s not without its merits.

Topical 43: New Year’s Resolutions

1 January 2016 • 17 minutes, 37 seconds

Once a year, people all over the world make the decision, short-lived though it might be, to better themselves. They make the commitment to go to the gym, eat better, or quit a bad habit, causing Jelly and Russell to question why this happens, and whether it can ever actually be successful.

Silver Screen Queens 137: Suffragette

30 December 2015 • 34 minutes, 17 seconds

The story of a working-class Londoner Maud, who becomes a radicalised activist for women’s suffrage. We (well, Mel) had high hopes for this film, but in addition to its well-documented issues around race, it also suffers from some story issues.