Latest Episodes

Mobile Couch 60: Automated Monkeys

29 June 2015 • 1 hour, 13 minutes

In the wake of WWDC, the couch discuss their favourite sessions and lab experiences, and some of the answers to the questions they had following the keynote.

Topical 16: Web vs. Native

26 June 2015 • 23 minutes, 13 seconds

It’s a discussion that’s been brewing amongst developers for many years. In an effort to decide once and for all, Russell and Jelly talk through their preferences for mail clients, photos apps and everyone’s favourite web-based chat app to figure out the solution.

Silver Screen Queens 109: Inside Out

24 June 2015 • 33 minutes, 47 seconds

Pixar has a new film about the emotions inside a girl’s head as she moves through a tumultuous time in her life. It’s…fine. Charming as always but perhaps a little ambitious. We fire up our control panels to generate some thoughts, trying not to be distracted by Brazilian helicopter pilots along the way.

Topical 15: Workplaces

19 June 2015 • 23 minutes, 41 seconds

Now that Jelly’s working from home, it seems like the perfect opportunity for he and Russell to discuss the differences between that and working in an office. They discuss what they each struggle with, and Jelly gives some suggestions on how to make working by yourself a little easier.

Silver Screen Queens 108: Jurassic World

17 June 2015 • 42 minutes, 57 seconds

Because there are no new ideas in Hollywood, someone decided that Jurassic Park needed another sequel. Melissa thought it was pacy and fun, Katie hated it, both had a few issues with its terrible writing. We talk Dr. Ian Malcolm, the Triplett test and Spielberg signatures.

Topical 14: Celebrities

12 June 2015 • 17 minutes, 6 seconds

Russell’s visit to San Francisco has allowed him to briefly experience what being a celebrity is like, from many different angles. He and Jelly discuss what it’s like to be on various sides of this experience, both being recognised, recognising others and watching others be recognised, and try to figure out the important question: is The Rock more famous than the President?

Mobile Couch 59: Final Battery Warning

12 June 2015 • 1 hour, 17 minutes

The WWDC 2015 keynote has come and gone, but Eddy Cue’s dance moves will forever haunt us. Jake and Ben call in from San Francisco to talk about developer-y things that got announced during the keynote and the Platforms State of the Union, while Jelly, who watched from his lounge room, fills in the gaps on some of the new APIs and kits.

Silver Screen Queens 107: The Book of Life

10 June 2015 • 34 minutes, 11 seconds

This beautifully animated movie about the Day of the Dead came out a few months ago, but we’ve only just found time to schedule it. A fairly pedestrian love triangle is livened up by some interfering deities and Channing Tatum as a character he was born to play.

Topical 13: I/O vs. WWDC

5 June 2015 • 23 minutes, 41 seconds

Russell is in San Francisco to attend Google and Apple’s respective developer conferences. Both happen at roughly the same time of the year, and even in the same building. Nevertheless, the two conferences are quite different, and might even say a lot about the differences between the two companies themselves.

Silver Screen Queens 106: San Andreas

3 June 2015 • 42 minutes, 11 seconds

You guys know how we feel about The Rock. He’s back playing a rescue chopper pilot in LA as a series of unprecedented earthquakes rock the San Andreas fault and threaten his family. Daddy’s got to go to work. Again.