Latest Episodes

Mobile Couch 16: Romeo Was a Drunk

3 September 2013 • 58 minutes, 16 seconds

With his interest officially piqued, Jake is looking into Xamarin, and so the boys discuss making apps in alternative languages and the pros and cons attached to that. Afterwards, they share their origin stories, including Jake’s desire to be an actor, Jelly’s short-lived stint in theatre, Ben’s dream of being a pilot, and why freelance work is so dang addictive. Finally, they discuss the shortcomings of UICollectionView and what the best way of containing “hack” code is.

Jelly and Bean 40: Kirk Didn’t Really Seem That Smart

31 August 2013 • 1 hour, 9 minutes

Gordon McAlpin - creator of the webcomic Multiplex - fills in for Bean this week to discuss tech and movies: Xbox drops an update to convert Microsoft points to standard currency; Steve Balmer “retires” as CEO of Microsoft; Kickstarter announces that it’s launching in Australia and New Zealand in the not too distant future; Ben Affleck gets cast as Batman in the upcoming Batman/Superman flick, but is that really going to be the biggest issue with that movie?; and we take a look at Jobs the biopic of Steve Jobs’ life that doesn’t necessarily live up to real life.

Jelly and Bean 39: Teal Deer Dancing Over Gnomes

24 August 2013 • 55 minutes, 58 seconds

Everybody loves a crossover, so Katie Molloy, co-host of Silver Screen Queens visits to talk about all the things: videos that help breakdown the NBN plans; rumours surface that Bradley Cooper is up for Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy; and Kick-Ass 2 hits Australian cinemas, but is it as good as the first movie?

Silver Screen Queens 15: Kick-Ass 2

22 August 2013 • 32 minutes, 37 seconds

Kick-Ass and Hit Girl are back to deal with the consequences of their last outing. Katie and Mel deal with the consequences of watching all this violence and vengeance and wonder about the point of it all.

Mobile Couch 15: Infected or Influenced

20 August 2013 • 59 minutes, 20 seconds

Casey Liss - co-host of the hugely popular ATP and Neutral podcasts - joins the couch to talk about being recognised by strangers, what the schedule is like doing a podcast while working a day job, and the difference between travelling to WWDC from Australia and from the East Coast of the US. Somewhere in-between, we find time to discuss Visual Studio vs. Xcode, writing and wrapping APIs, and the cross contamination of coding languages.

Jelly and Bean 38: Hold on, I’ll Rewind My Mind

17 August 2013 • 52 minutes, 44 seconds

What if Star Wars episodes I and II were actually good; the role Vin Diesel will be playing in the Marvel movies gets revealed; some details surface about the upcoming original Pixar movies: The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out; Microsoft decides to include a headset with the Xbox console, and also makes some changes to their policy to allow sharing of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions;

Silver Screen Queens 14: Star Wars

15 August 2013 • 28 minutes, 12 seconds

Mel has never been big on the Star Wars franchise. Katie loves the original movies and doesn’t understand such heresy. They go back to basics by watching (the 1997 re-released version of) the original 1977 Star Wars.

Jelly and Bean 37: Playing With Yourself is an Option Here

10 August 2013 • 59 minutes, 35 seconds

Saints Row IV finally passes classification, but in the worst possible way; a new Ender’s Game trailer drops, and it’s not really selling it very well; the BBC announces that Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor; Disney and ABC are looking at creating a live action Star Wars TV show, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. holds the keys to its success; a new technology aims to improve the speed of data transferred across copper lines; and more TV shows coming up in the next few months: The Tomorrow People, Helix, Dads, The Michael J. Fox Show and Mind Games.

Silver Screen Queens 13: The World’s End

8 August 2013 • 33 minutes, 9 seconds

Over the weekend, Mel and Katie binge-watched Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz in preparation for the finale of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Cornetto trilogy. In The World’s End, five blokes on the cusp of 40 try to recapture their youth with a legendary pub crawl called the Golden Mile. They return to their small, sleepy home town, where things seem a little too smooth, maybe even…robotic.