Latest Episodes

Mobile Couch 56: Special Opportunity

4 May 2015 • 53 minutes, 30 seconds

Jake has his watch in hand, so after going back over some unit testing follow-up, and with a single weekend’s experience, the couch looks at first impressions, the various delays that people are struggling with, and handling multiple asynchronous tasks with dispatch groups.

Topical 8: Employment

1 May 2015 • 25 minutes, 54 seconds

Jelly’s quit his day job, so he and Russell talk about different kinds of work: working for an employer, freelancing, and creating your own products. Having done all three between them, they talk lessons learned, pros and cons, and try and figure out what the best approach for each option is.

Silver Screen Queens 101: Avengers: Age of Ultron

29 April 2015 • 32 minutes, 57 seconds

Our big damn heroes return with more ‘splosions, longer tracking shots and shiny new characters in a movie that is peak Joss. It’s frenetic and constantly moving, but is it any good?

Topical 7: Clickbait

24 April 2015 • 28 minutes, 31 seconds

After Jelly discovers that MSN still exists, he and Rusty find themselves sucked down a rabbit hole of sensationalist headlines. In an effort to understand humanity’s need for entertainment, they sacrifice their browser history and attempt to understand why clickbait headlines exist. The things they discover will shock and surprise you!

Silver Screen Queens 100: The Avengers

22 April 2015 • 31 minutes, 3 seconds

Joss Whedon’s 2012 superhero team-up became an instant nerd classic upon its release, but we didn’t have a podcast back then. In celebration of our 100th episode, and the imminent release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, we revisit one of our favourites to talk science bros, doritos and cognitive recalibration.

Mobile Couch 55: Confessing Your Naivety

20 April 2015 • 1 hour, 57 seconds

Leading with follow-up, Jake touches on his experiences with developing a WatchKit after having talked to David, how he’s fetching the content for his glance, and how the Swings analogy made him rethink the way he was trying to lay out his views (and thus making his efforts more successful).

Topical 6: Minimum Viable Product

17 April 2015 • 26 minutes, 31 seconds

At a listener’s request, Jelly and Russell tackle the concept of a minimum viable product and the process they go through when deciding on features that go into their respective apps. Along the way, they discuss the concept of feature regret, and whether the concept of an “opinionated app” is a good thing or a bad thing.

Silver Screen Queens 99: Big Eyes

15 April 2015 • 32 minutes, 49 seconds

Margaret Keane was a talented artist with the misfortune to marry a con-man who took credit for her paintings. In Big Eyes, her story gets a loving and satisfying telling from Tim Burton in more subdued form.

Topical 5: Criticism

10 April 2015 • 17 minutes, 21 seconds

Nobody is perfect, especially Jelly, who has recently received some criticism through the internet. This lead to some reflection on how one deals with negative feedback, both constructive and not-so-constructive, and how to make it so you don’t feel quite so sad afterwards.

Silver Screen Queens 98: Furious 7

8 April 2015 • 33 minutes, 14 seconds

The fast-driving, ‘splosion-loving gang are back for a seventh outing. It’s all fun and games and scientific improbabilities right up until it hits you in the feels. Universal’s superhero franchise is doing just fine.