Latest Episodes

Mobile Couch 69: I Don’t Even Have Coupling

2 November 2015 • 38 minutes, 40 seconds

In response to a topic suggestion, Jelly draws on his recent experiences with GIFwrapped to discuss ways to ensure an app’s architecture is loosely-coupled, thereby making it easier to extend and maintain it’s functionality. He and Ben go into several important techniques that they use in the apps they write, and back each up with examples to show the benefits of approaching your code in these ways.

Topical 34: Death

30 October 2015 • 19 minutes, 13 seconds

Prompted by a comic which poses the concept of a machine that can tell you how you’re going to die, Russell and Jelly talk about a topic that most people would rather avoid: death. How it’s treated in fiction and the effect it has in real life are vastly different, and ultimately they find that there really aren’t enough Batmen.

Silver Screen Queens 127: Crimson Peak

28 October 2015 • 40 minutes, 26 seconds

Happy Halloween Queens! Guillermo del Toro and Tom Hiddleston (among others) teamed up to make a scary movie about a creepy castle, and we had no choice but to watch it. Filled with del Toro’s trademark creatures, bloody violence and luscious production design, it also features a couple of his less-strong trademarks, but is an enjoyable enough experience all the same.

Topical 33: Buying a House

23 October 2015 • 21 minutes, 15 seconds

Russell and Jelly are feeling a little more mature than usual, so they take a look at their experiences in buying and owning their own homes, from the positives it brings to how the responsibility can affect more than just your everyday finances.

Silver Screen Queens 126: The Back to the Future Trilogy

21 October 2015 • 51 minutes, 35 seconds

Today is 21 October 2015, the date to which Marty McFly, Doc Brown and Jennifer Parker travelled in Back to the Future Part II. In honour of this, the ladies review the entire trilogy. Katie would like a flying car, and for the youth to wear their jeans inside out, while Melissa is definitely supporting the Cubs in the World Series and would like to unlock her front door with a fingerprint.

Mobile Couch 68: We’ve Finally Made It

19 October 2015 • 42 minutes, 20 seconds

A new version of iOS means new features, and this year brings a handful of big ones, slide over, split view, picture in picture and 3D Touch. Ben and Jelly takes a good long look at each of these new features, talk about how to go about implementing them, and investigate some of the things you’ll need to remember to create the best experience possible.

Topical 32: Product Placement

16 October 2015 • 23 minutes, 41 seconds

Product placement exists in almost all TV shows and movies in one form or another, and this has Jelly very intrigued. He and Russell look at some examples from popular culture, and ways products are shown and advertised as part of, and sometimes in conflict with, a story’s plot.

Silver Screen Queens 125: Listener Requests I

14 October 2015 • 1 hour, 3 minutes

We put the call out for you to review us on iTunes and promised we’d review anything (yep, anything) you suggested. This week we review the first three: Samurai Cop, Pride, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Topical 31: User Interfaces

9 October 2015 • 27 minutes, 18 seconds

Jelly’s clearly been thinking about the Apple Pencil a little too much, as he’s got user interfaces on his mind. He and Russell discuss how we interact with devices today, and more importantly, how that might change in the future and what needs to happen to take us there.