Latest Episodes

Silver Screen Queens 51: Belle

14 May 2014 • 33 minutes, 36 seconds

Belle is based on the real life story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral and a slave called Maria Belle, raised by her aristocratic great uncle Lord Mansfield, best known as the Lord Chief Justice who ruled slavery illegal in England. Belle negotiates coming of age as an aristocratic woman of colour in Georgian England as another of her uncle’s important anti-slavery cases playing out in the background.

Mobile Couch 31: God Knows I’m Not a Smart Developer

12 May 2014 • 1 hour, 16 minutes

It’s a rapid-fire episode, as the couch discusses follow-up about replacing Objective-C, C#’s async/await feature, supporting iOS 6 and 7’s UI, using Auto Layout to simplify UI layout math, the benefits of using Magical Record with Core Data, when to use Expedited Reviews, and variability in Beacon signal strength.

Silver Screen Queens 50: Divergent

7 May 2014 • 49 minutes, 35 seconds

In a post-apocalyptic world based on the YA novels by Veronica Roth, the world has taken the Hogwarts Sorting Hat as a model for society. Beatrice/Tris doesn’t fit in her native Hufflepuff and is therefore a dangerous mix of character traits. She joins Gryffindor and gets caught in a battle with the dangerous Ravenclaws.

Silver Screen Queens 49: Mean Girls

30 April 2014 • 42 minutes, 8 seconds

It’s the 10th anniversary of this high school classic. Lindsay Lohan at the peak of her powers, assisted by the excellent Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried and Tina Fey. Today, we wear pink.

Silver Screen Queens 48: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

23 April 2014 • 33 minutes, 4 seconds

It’s the Rise of Electro Boogaloo, as Andrew Garfield’s charming Spidey, Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacey and a talented cast do their best with a (maybe too) faithful comic book adaptation.

Silver Screen Queens 47: The Grand Budapest Hotel

16 April 2014 • 31 minutes, 45 seconds

The most Wes Anderson-y movie starring Ralph Fiennes as the delicious Monsieur Gustave, concierge extraordinaire and old school ringmaster of the Grand Budapest Hotel. When his wealthy old amour dies, Gustave is accused of her murder and must fight to clear his name and reclaim his hotel.

Mobile Couch 29: They Don’t Have Popcorn at WWDC

14 April 2014 • 1 hour, 21 minutes

Creating an inclusive and flexible culture, whether it be through the way you speak, or simply by understanding the differences between people’s personal priorities. Follow-up about code-style leads into a discussion about code-folding, laying out your methods within a file, and the battle between useful features, extensibility and bloat in an IDE. Finally, WWDC tickets and whether the improvements have really made a difference.

Silver Screen Queens 46: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

9 April 2014 • 1 hour, 9 minutes

It’s finally here! Marvel takes us into the world of the now-defrosted Captain Steve Rogers as he watches the country and the institutions he trusts crumble around him. Chris Evans as our titular hero shares the screen with an excellent supporting cast lead by Scarlett Johanssen, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson and Sebastian Stan.

Silver Screen Queens 45: Noah

2 April 2014 • 42 minutes, 2 seconds

Darren Aronofsky tries to explore his interest in life, death and creation while also bringing back the Biblical epic. Russell Crowe plays the unlikeable title character with assists from Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and some cool rock monster fallen angels.