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TechStuff is a show about technology. And it's not just how technology works. Join host Jonathan Strickland as he explores the people behind the tech, the companies that market it and how technology affects our lives and culture.

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TechStuff In Spaaace(X) - Part One

Elon Musk wanted to go to space, so he founded a company to do it. We look at the early years of SpaceX.


How USB Ports Work

 How USB Ports Work

The USB has become a standard port in tech. How did it get started and how does it work? See more »

What was Gopher?

 What was Gopher?

Once upon a time, a text-based Internet navigation system was poised to become the primary way we interact with the net. What happened? See more »

The FitBit Story

 The FitBit Story

How did two guys with no manufacturing experience create a successful company that has defined an entire new industry? We look at Fitbit's story and the tech that powers their products. See more »

TechStuff is Under Siege

 TechStuff is Under Siege

From catapults to ballista, we explore the world of siege engines. Which ones were real? Which are fantasy? And how did they work? See more »

The id Software Story Part Two

 The id Software Story Part Two

From humble beginnings to massive success, we follow the rest of the id Software story. When did the founders leave and why? And what's going on there now? See more »

The id Software Story Part One

 The id Software Story Part One

They made games like Doom and Quake, but where did id Software come from? In this episode, we explore the origins of a major name in computer games. See more »

Tech Memes

 Tech Memes

What is a meme? What are some of the notable tech memes, and where do they come from? How does something become a meme? See more »

The Story of Comdex

 The Story of Comdex

It was once the computing conference to attend. Today, it's rapidly fading from memory. How did Comdex begin and what happened to it? See more »

TechStuff Goes Transmitter Hunting - Part Two

 TechStuff Goes Transmitter Hunting - Part Two

Joe McCormick and Jonathan continue their discussion about radio waves, transmitters and radio direction finding. How can you locate a transmitter and what is fox hunting? See more »

TechStuff Goes Transmitter Hunting - Part One

 TechStuff Goes Transmitter Hunting - Part One

Joe McCormick and Jonathan continue their discussion about radio waves, transmitters and radio direction finding. How can you locate a transmitter and what is fox hunting? See more »