TechStuff

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.


The way we consume traditional media continues to evolve. The age of the DVR ushered in time-shifting viewing habits. But now with services like Sling TV we also have place-shifting opportunities. We talk with Sling TV to learn more.

The creators of Homestar Runner hop on TechStuff to talk about their pioneering work in web series production and how StrongBad is going to catch up on that huge email backlog.

Happy Valentine's Day! Today, we look at the apps and services meant to connect people to one another. What's the story behind the romance?

Recently, Uber has been under the magnifying glass as corporate policies and executive behavior have drawn criticisms from around the world. What's going on with the ride sharing company?

Uber set out to disrupt the cab hailing industry. How did it get its start? And are the stories of underhanded tactics true?

The jetpack is a staple in science fiction transportation. Is the technology practical? Will we all one day dart around using personal jetpacks?

Scott Benjamin from CarStuff joins the show to talk about the unusual world of personal submarines. What's the tech behind this luxurious, dangerous extravagance?

Where did the first mechanized clocks come from and how did they work? It's time to talk about time.

Every year, manufacturers, retailers and the press gather in Las Vegas to look at the latest in tech. What were the big takeaways this year, apart from an awkward power outage?

Our three part series concludes with an examination of what's been going on with YouTube recently. From advertising crises to weird algorithms that create surreal and disturbing videos for kids, we look at it all.

Picking up in 2007, we explore how YouTube grew rapidly, launching a few folks into celebrity status in the process. How did YouTube change in that time?

How did YouTube get its start? We trace the history from its days as an independent company to the historic Google acquisition.

Remember pagers? Who invented them and how do they work? How are they related to gangsters and the CIA? And who still uses them?

Jonathan talks with Ken Williams, co-founder of Sierra Games. We look at how a husband and wife team created one of the most powerful computer game companies in the 1980s.

Technology analysts say blockchain is the technology of the future. So what exactly is it and how does it work?

What's in store for us in the world of technology in 2018? From net neutrality to the next iPhone, Jonathan stares into his faulty crystal ball to make some predictions.

A year ago, Jonathan and friends made a bunch of predictions about what might happen in 2017. Did things go the way we expected?

From massive data breaches to Uber's scandalous year, we take a look at some of the biggest tech stories to break in 2017.

How do you make an ice rink in an area that has a temperature above water's freezing point? We look at the big tech needed to make a lot of ice.

On the release date for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we present an episode on how the physics of Star Wars works.

What does the Electronic Frontier Foundation do? We look at the organization, its goals and some important landmark cases that the EFF has participated in.

Our story about Operation Sundevil continues as we see how the Secret Service and various law enforcement agencies made the formation of the EFF a necessity.

We dive into the complex history of the hacker culture that prompted the US Secret Service to conduct massive raids and how the Electronic Frontier Foundation was born from it.

How did HowStuffWorks transform from a website into a podcast network? Some special guests join the show to talk about the transition from writer to Internet superstar.

How did HowStuffWorks get started? We look at the humble beginnings of the site and how it evolved over the early years.