Latest Episodes

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.

Mobile Couch 73: Somewhere in the Middle

28 December 2015 • 48 minutes, 26 seconds

Ben and Jelly take a look back at the things they’ve learned over the past year with their approach to work as well as with the technical side of development. They reflect on what’s changed for them, and look forward to next year to consider things they’d like to approach and try in the future.

Topical 42: Santa

25 December 2015 • 21 minutes, 58 seconds

Christmas is here and Santa has been and gone for another year, causing Russell and Jelly to take a hard look at the cultural phenomenon that is Santa Claus. Kids love him and parents proselytise him, but he’s not exactly the most modern of characters… so while they’re at it, our hosts bring him into the modern world with a little inspiration from their favourite superheroes!