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70: Hobbies

Published 8 July 2016 • 19 minutes, 3 seconds

Building Lego sets, reading books, and playing video games are hobbies that many people enjoy around the world, but exactly what people enjoy differs wildly from person to person. Russell and Jelly look at their own hobbies and consider some of the deeper questions about the things we love to do.

69: Elections

Published 1 July 2016 • 24 minutes, 34 seconds

On the eve of the federal election in Australia, Russell and Jelly turn their focus to politics. Together, they discuss the concept of preferential voting, referendums and the way that government works… or doesn’t work, depending on your point of view.

68: Campuses

Published 24 June 2016 • 23 minutes, 45 seconds

Having just visited the—strikingly different—campuses of Facebook and Apple during their recent visit to San Francisco, Russell and Jelly think back to the various campuses they’ve worked and studied in. Together they compare their experiences and mostly just try to make sense of things.

67: The Big Question

Published 17 June 2016 • 19 minutes, 45 seconds

Russell’s ready to finally tackle the big philosophical questions that people ask: How did we get here? Why are we here? What happens after we die? He and Jelly look at where we turn for the answers, and how these questions are tied to our beliefs, our biology, and society itself.

66: Speculation

Published 10 June 2016 • 17 minutes, 53 seconds

There’s no time of the year quite like the lead up to Apple’s developer conference, which sees the tech community start to bubble with the excitement and anticipation of the new things Apple is about to announce. Russell and Jelly look at why we love to speculate about new things, and whether doing so just leads to inevitable disappointment.

65: Interpersonal Conflict

Published 3 June 2016 • 20 minutes, 36 seconds

Every relationship endures conflict, whether it be platonic, professional, or romantic. Even interactions with complete strangers can be ridden with conflict, so Jelly and Russell spend a little time considering the ways that they handle conflict in the various parts of their lives, and how it affects them.

64: Perceptions

Published 27 May 2016 • 22 minutes, 36 seconds

The way we perceive ourselves is important, but the way we think others perceive us can drive us to do things we would never normally do. Russell and Jelly take a long, hard look at whether changing so that we’re seen in a different light is healthy, and if it can even help in bettering oneself at all.

63: Job Interviews

Published 20 May 2016 • 21 minutes, 13 seconds

Sitting on the other side of the table from an interview panel can be daunting, but have no fear! Jelly and Russell reminisce about job interviews they’ve been to—and those they’ve helped conduct—to come up with a foolproof way to get the job of your dreams… or maybe not?

62: Launching an App

Published 13 May 2016 • 27 minutes

It turns out launching an app isn’t as easy as it might seem. Russell and Jelly, who have one or to launches under their belt, recount the processes they go through and the things they do to try and make it successful.

61: Parties

Published 6 May 2016 • 24 minutes, 31 seconds

From the ones we attended as kids to the ones we organise as adults, parties are the way we celebrate big events in each other’s lives. Russell and Jelly look at the kinds of parties they’ve attended, share some stories about the things they do to get through the evening, and even share some ideas for helping to organise the event! So helpful.