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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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Anita Sarkeesian and Video Game Journalism

Cristen Conger from Stuff Mom Never Told You joins the show to talk about Anita Sarkeesian's video game journalism project and the dark side of the Internet.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

How Video Game Emulators Work

Have you ever wanted to play classic games from old consoles or arcade machines on your computer? Then you need a video game emulator. But are they legal? See more »

Authentication Tech and You

What is authentication? Why is it important? And what are engineers doing to make it better? See more »

The History of MP3 Players

How did the humble MP3 player get its start? When did the iPod take over as the dominant brand? And what's the MP3 Player business like today? See more »