Latest Episodes

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!

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.