Latest Episodes

Silver Screen Queens 104: Mad Max: Fury Road

20 May 2015 • 37 minutes, 16 seconds

Unless you’ve been stranded in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, you’ve probably heard that MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is a badass feminist action movie. It is that, and so much more. Strap yourselves in, and watch out for flame-throwing guitars.

Mobile Couch 57: What Has Happened Before Will Happen Again

18 May 2015 • 46 minutes, 49 seconds

With the videos from the final NSConference out to watch for free, the couch discuss some favourites, as well as conferences in general. Plus, a brief look at presenting alternate view controllers, such as onboarding screens and login dialogs.

Topical 10: Independent Podcasts

15 May 2015 • 29 minutes, 51 seconds

Jelly and Russell are unexpectedly joined by a mysterious guest. Having established that he has the power to just drop into podcasts at will, they decide to go with it and explore the seedy world of Independent Podcasting. What they learn is both equal parts disturbing and intriguing.

Silver Screen Queens 103: Pitch Perfect 2

13 May 2015 • 32 minutes, 10 seconds

The Barden Bellas are back, and it’s aca-awkward as they fall from greatness after a mishap on live TV. Beca is about to graduate, so acapella isn’t her first priority, while Chloe just can’t let go. Still, there’s the world championships to win, against the finely tuned Teutonic magnificence of Das Sound Machine.

Topical 9: Motivation

8 May 2015 • 26 minutes, 37 seconds

Finding the wherewithal to get off of the couch can take some effort, but never fear! Russell and Jelly discuss what it takes to get motivated to do things… and complete them probably. After a good nap, of course.

Silver Screen Queens 102: Girlhood

6 May 2015 • 32 minutes, 12 seconds

And now for something completely different, we talk GIRLHOOD (BANDE DE FILLES), which recently screened as part of the French Film Festival. It’s a gritty, slice-of-life drama centred on a 16 year-old girl called Marieme, who lives in the tough outer suburbs of Paris.

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!