Latest Episodes

Silver Screen Queens 115: Trainwreck

5 August 2015 • 33 minutes, 32 seconds

Amy Schumer’s big debut is a funny romantic comedy that subverts some common rom com tropes and gives a sharp social commentary. Bill Hader, LeBron James (really!) and Brie Larson provide strong support while John Cena marks himself out as another great wrestler-turned-actor.

Topical 21: Technical Debt

31 July 2015 • 22 minutes, 4 seconds

Technical debt is something that every developer finds themselves dealing with at some point. As code ages, the need to maintain and update older code becomes more and more important, but how and when do you do that?

Silver Screen Queens 114: Paper Towns

29 July 2015 • 39 minutes, 59 seconds

The movie adaptation of one of John Green’s less famous young adult novels, Paper Towns starts out like a million other coming-of-age stories about an 18 year old boy in love with a manic pixie dream girl, but mid-way through takes a turn for the interesting. We meander through our favourite teen movies while mulling over the movie’s big themes.

Mobile Couch 62: Google Your Problem

27 July 2015 • 50 minutes, 42 seconds

After touching on some Core Data follow-up, Jake proposes that the couch talk about Frameworks. Apple’s Cocoa includes a lot of things, and arguably more than most other first-party SDK, but there’s alway a need for additional frameworks to solve common issues.

Topical 20: Emotions

24 July 2015 • 22 minutes, 37 seconds

Humans are emotional beings, and when you give them an outlet like the internet, there’s bound to be some emotional carnage. When a sneaky visitor attempts to subvert Jelly’s hosting chair, the three decide to explore how emotions affect life on the internet, and what happens when you log off.

Silver Screen Queens 113: Ant-Man

22 July 2015 • 44 minutes, 54 seconds

Because there aren’t enough charming white guys with their own superhero franchise, Marvel has once again mined their archives for Scott Lang, played by long-time SSQ favourite Paul Rudd. Ex-con Lang is recruited by reclusive millionaire scientist Dr. Hank Pam to steal technology from Pym’s former company.

Topical 19: Business Models

17 July 2015 • 27 minutes, 19 seconds

In making products, and software in particular, at what point can you call your venture a success? Jelly and Russell take a look at their own ventures and try to determine the best model for creating and selling apps, and how to make such a thing sustainable.

Silver Screen Queens 112: Magic Mike XXL

15 July 2015 • 42 minutes, 35 seconds

Look, it’s two hours of attractive shirtless men who treat women really well. Plot and character development do not feature heavily, but with that premise, who cares? A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours, especially when enhanced by good company and good booze.

Mobile Couch 61: A Lower Priority

13 July 2015 • 40 minutes, 55 seconds

Following-up from the last episode, Jelly tries to recover from his failed attempts to explain why he believes that opening up Radar isn’t the solution to all of Apple’s issues with bug reporting.

Topical 18: Birthdays

10 July 2015 • 17 minutes, 55 seconds

It’s Jelly’s birthday, so Russell breaks out the helium balloons and the two get to the bottom of what birthdays are all about. Along the way they talk about what their ideal birthdays would be, buying gifts and the change that social media has brought to the party.