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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.

Topical 4: Galaxy S

3 April 2015 • 24 minutes, 26 seconds

Samsung cops a lot of flak for cloning Apple devices, which is something Russell doesn’t think they deserve any more. In fact, he’s convinced that they actually made the right business move to duplicate the iPhone when building the Galaxy S.

Silver Screen Queens 97: Insurgent

1 April 2015 • 35 minutes, 39 seconds

It’s the second instalment of the Divergent series, and things don’t get better. It’s a cynical cash-grab movie adaptation of a cynical cash-grab book series, and not even a mostly great cast can overcome the dodgy source material.

Topical 3: Shower Thoughts

27 March 2015 • 16 minutes, 41 seconds

Russell’s favourite place for thinking through the problems he faces is the shower (don’t worry, he wears a tuxedo), so he and Jelly talk about their favourite ways to solve problems with down time, whether by showering, walking or building Lego.