Jelly and Bean

TV, movies, games, technology, and pals.

This podcast is no longer in production.

Do you like tech? Games? TV? Movies? Well DANG. We have so much in common already! Jelly and Bean are two super pals who like to talk about all of the aforementioned topics (and more, probably), resulting in a nice little peek into the world of a couple of nerds.

60: Tiny Hulk Tiny Smash

Published 7 February 2014 • 57 minutes

Nintendo all but throws in the towel, and looks to make sweeping changes to survive; new trailers for Captain America: the Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrive along with the Superbowl; the X-Men producer eyes Channing Tatum for a Gambit solo film; and we discuss recent casting news for Batman vs. Superman including Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

59: Penultimate

Published 31 January 2014 • 43 minutes, 27 seconds

Marvel announces some information about the future of a character on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; rumours surface that Pixar might end up doing an animated Star Wars movie; the second Maleficent trailer is released; the BBC reveals Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who costume; and iiNet submits a paper about the issues with the way the NBN is being approached.

58: Second Only to the Bat-Nipples

Published 24 January 2014 • 42 minutes, 20 seconds

ABC promises a strong finish for this season of Agents of Shield; the script for Star Wars: Episode VII is finished, and here come the casting rumours; Batman vs. Superman is pushed back by a year to 2016; a new issue comes to light where Chrome extensions are purchased from the original developer and turned into a source for malware; and Pixar presents a new technology for creating stylised CG animation.

57: You’re Gonna Plus One It

Published 17 January 2014 • 45 minutes, 32 seconds

Season 3 of Sherlock comes and goes, and we’re left wondering when we’ll get more; EA announces that they’re going to add an offline mode to Simcity; an interview reveals that Nintendo doesn’t research it’s competitor’s products at all; Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion; Michael Douglas surprises everyone by joining the cast of Ant Man; and rumors surface that Johnny Depp might be playing Marvel’s Dr. Strange.

56: I Don’t Know Where I Am Right Now

Published 10 January 2014 • 47 minutes, 1 second

Lightning reviews for this season’s holiday movies: Enders Game, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Frozen; Disney shifts the rights for Star Wars comics to Marvel; a Snapchat vulnerability is revealed, and it would appear they’ve known about it for months; and Facebook starts using your private messages as support for things you link to.

55: The Collective Your Mum

Published 27 December 2013 • 1 hour, 33 minutes

This summer, engage your ears as you listen to the second Jelly and Bean holiday special, discussing movies to look forward to (and some to be kinda apathetic about) in 2014. From Need for Speed to Muppets: Most Wanted, the boys cover what’s known about a selection on movies coming up in 2014, and give an advanced rating based on what they know.

54: Lightsaber You With My Lightsaber

Published 13 December 2013 • 1 hour, 8 minutes

The boys discuss the original trilogy of Star Wars, including its place in pop culture and science fiction history, its influence on the generation that grew up with it, and the special effects and how they’ve changed the films over the years. Plus, Machete order and how the prequels could’ve been improved with some more interesting writing techniques.

53: I Might Need to Cry Now

Published 29 November 2013 • 53 minutes, 53 seconds

Doctor Who celebrates its 50th anniversary with the special episode, The Day of the Doctor, and the dramatisation of the show’s beginnings in An Adventure in Space and Time; Google applies for a patent to generate tweets on your behalf, further cementing their place as creepiest company ever; and the Xbox One hits stores worldwide, garnering over a million sales.

52: The Non-Doctor Doctor

Published 22 November 2013 • 56 minutes, 20 seconds

The BBC release a prequel minisode online in preparation for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special this weekend; the first two episodes for the new series, Almost Human, featuring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy; the Playstation 4 launches to 1 million sales in the US alone, but it’s not all good news, as some of the consoles experience the ‘blue light of death’; and LG invades their customer’s privacy by transmitting data from their smart TVs.

51: Added So Much to the Viewing Experience

Published 16 November 2013 • 1 hour, 6 minutes

A basic overview of Jelly’s experiences with both Windows 8.1 and the latest Retina Macbook Pro; details drop for new Marvel shows featuring Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist; and the release date for Star Wars VII is announced.