Latest Episodes

Mobile Couch 64: You Can Never Just Make a Choice

24 August 2015 • 39 minutes, 32 seconds

Jelly has been implementing some more analytics in GIFwrapped over the last few weeks, so he and Ben take a look at the various aspects of tracking your user’s behaviours.

Topical 24: Alternate Professions

21 August 2015 • 18 minutes, 27 seconds

If you’d never gravitated towards the profession you chose for your career, would you be the same person? Are you defined by your career choice? If Russell and Jelly had never gotten into IT, they both agree their career paths would be vastly different, but as to themselves, they’re completely at odds.

Silver Screen Queens 117: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

19 August 2015 • 37 minutes, 6 seconds

The long-lived Mission: Impossible franchise is back for a fifth outing, and its time for us plebs to enjoy our Tom Cruise Movie™ 2015 Edition. In spite of his reputation, Cruise has assembled a crack team to help deliver an enjoyable outing. Simon Pegg is stellar in support, Rebecca Ferguson gives it all she’s got, and veteran screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie is behind the camera making sure the explosions go off when they’re supposed to, and the missions are sufficiently impossible. All of this is a great excuse for some armchair analysis of the Crusie career trajectory and Mission: Impossible movies past and present.

Topical 23: Imposter Syndrome

14 August 2015 • 20 minutes, 18 seconds

Sometimes in life, you find yourself asking if you even deserve the successes you’ve received, and whether you’re as good as your peers. Jelly certainly has recently, and he and Russell take the opportunity to look at what Imposter Syndrome is, how it can affect you, and what it takes to get over it.

Silver Screen Queens 116: Fantastic Four

12 August 2015 • 35 minutes, 28 seconds

In order to keep the rights away from Marvel, Fox decided to make a film about the Fantastic Four, even though the most recent one was released only eight years ago. After a troubled production, and an even more troubled post-production, we go in with low expectations.

Mobile Couch 63: Only Ever Accept Salmon

10 August 2015 • 39 minutes, 56 seconds

Jelly and Ben start the show by covering some quick follow-up about CocoaPods and Carthage, which blurs the lines between their differences. This leads into a quick discussion about how CocoaPods is now being supported by a bunch of companies with libraries, such as Google, Twitter and Hockey.

Topical 22: Facebook

7 August 2015 • 19 minutes, 6 seconds

With 10 years under it’s belt, Facebook has gone from being a tiny college start-up to being not just the world’s largest social network, but also a fundamental part of people’s lives. But is it anything more than just a platform for staying in touch with family members you’d rather forget existed?

Silver Screen Queens 115: Trainwreck

5 August 2015 • 33 minutes, 32 seconds

Amy Schumer’s big debut is a funny romantic comedy that subverts some common rom com tropes and gives a sharp social commentary. Bill Hader, LeBron James (really!) and Brie Larson provide strong support while John Cena marks himself out as another great wrestler-turned-actor.

Topical 21: Technical Debt

31 July 2015 • 22 minutes, 4 seconds

Technical debt is something that every developer finds themselves dealing with at some point. As code ages, the need to maintain and update older code becomes more and more important, but how and when do you do that?

Silver Screen Queens 114: Paper Towns

29 July 2015 • 39 minutes, 59 seconds

The movie adaptation of one of John Green’s less famous young adult novels, Paper Towns starts out like a million other coming-of-age stories about an 18 year old boy in love with a manic pixie dream girl, but mid-way through takes a turn for the interesting. We meander through our favourite teen movies while mulling over the movie’s big themes.