Latest Episodes

Silver Screen Queens 120: Southpaw

9 September 2015 • 33 minutes, 51 seconds

SSQ favourite Jake Gyllenhaal plays a professional boxer who hits rock bottom and must work to earn back his career, his family, and his self-respect.

Mobile Couch 65: The ’80s Always Comes Back

7 September 2015 • 48 minutes, 9 seconds

After dealing with some follow-up about privacy policies, as well as mentioning a couple more methods for handling blocks within blocks, Ben introduces Jelly to the basics of functional programming. Together they walk through their approaches to the handling of a parsed JSON structure, as Ben explains several functions, such as filter, map, reduce and flatMap, as well as the underlying approach and how it can benefit your code.

Topical 26: Science Journalism

4 September 2015 • 20 minutes, 54 seconds

When Russell and Jelly can’t agree on whether podcasts under 30 minutes are definitively better, they bring in an expert to help them solve the mystery with science. While they’re at it, they learn what it’s like to make a science podcast for a major broadcaster.

Silver Screen Queens 119: 9 to 5

2 September 2015 • 32 minutes, 15 seconds

We spotted this classic film on Netflix, and realised we’d gone our whole lives without watching it. Three women take revenge on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. If you’ve ever had a job, or dealt with microaggressions, you’ll relate.

Topical 25: Pets

28 August 2015 • 26 minutes, 28 seconds

Regardless of whether you consider yourself a cat person or a dog person, you’ll find that pets become an integral part of your life. But how attached can you become to your pet, and how does their shorter lifespan affect your relationship with them? Even more importantly, however, how do they see you, and is your cat really plotting to kill you?

Silver Screen Queens 118: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

26 August 2015 • 33 minutes, 19 seconds

A few weeks ago we saw a trailer that seemed to promise a romance between Henry Cavill in a waistcoat and Armie Hammer with excellent hair, and we knew immediately that it was a must watch. Guy Ritchie does his over-stylised, super-edited 60s homage thing, and the gentlemen, along with Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki give great performances despite some thin material.

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.