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30: Marketing

Published 2 October 2015 • 26 minutes, 7 seconds

The latest Apple event has got Russell thinking about how Apple market their new products, and how no other company seems to be able to match their effectiveness. He and Jelly discuss reasons why this might be, and what it might be like in a reality where Apple didn’t use terrible jokes in their marketing.

29: Content Blocking

Published 25 September 2015 • 29 minutes, 50 seconds

The latest version of Apple’s mobile OS comes with a built-in way of blocking content within Safari, which has cause quite a stir online, particularly amongst journalists who rely on ads for their livelyhood and the tech industry which is creating these new apps. #notallwebsites

28: Drinking

Published 18 September 2015 • 28 minutes, 48 seconds

What are you like when drunk? There’s only really one way to find out, so Russell and Jelly get their drink on to look at drinking, from the social aspects to hangovers.

27: Holidaying

Published 11 September 2015 • 25 minutes, 24 seconds

Jelly’s looking for some travel tips, so he and Russell discuss some of their past holidays, recounting mis-adventures and some of their more notable instances of culture shock.

26: Science Journalism

Published 4 September 2015 • 20 minutes, 54 seconds

When Russell and Jelly can’t agree on whether podcasts under 30 minutes are definitively better, they bring in an expert to help them solve the mystery with science. While they’re at it, they learn what it’s like to make a science podcast for a major broadcaster.

25: Pets

Published 28 August 2015 • 26 minutes, 28 seconds

Regardless of whether you consider yourself a cat person or a dog person, you’ll find that pets become an integral part of your life. But how attached can you become to your pet, and how does their shorter lifespan affect your relationship with them? Even more importantly, however, how do they see you, and is your cat really plotting to kill you?

24: Alternate Professions

Published 21 August 2015 • 18 minutes, 27 seconds

If you’d never gravitated towards the profession you chose for your career, would you be the same person? Are you defined by your career choice? If Russell and Jelly had never gotten into IT, they both agree their career paths would be vastly different, but as to themselves, they’re completely at odds.

23: Imposter Syndrome

Published 14 August 2015 • 20 minutes, 18 seconds

Sometimes in life, you find yourself asking if you even deserve the successes you’ve received, and whether you’re as good as your peers. Jelly certainly has recently, and he and Russell take the opportunity to look at what Imposter Syndrome is, how it can affect you, and what it takes to get over it.

22: Facebook

Published 7 August 2015 • 19 minutes, 6 seconds

With 10 years under it’s belt, Facebook has gone from being a tiny college start-up to being not just the world’s largest social network, but also a fundamental part of people’s lives. But is it anything more than just a platform for staying in touch with family members you’d rather forget existed?

21: Technical Debt

Published 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?