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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.

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.

Location:

Atlanta, GA

Networks:

HowStuffWorks

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

HowStuffWorks.com One Capital City Plaza 3350 Peachtree Road, Suite 1500 Atlanta, GA 30326 404-760-4729


Episodes

TechStuff Classic: How Napster Worked

2/28/2020
What was the purpose of Napster? Who created Napster? How is the Napster of today related to the original Napster? Join Lauren and Jonathan as the explore the rise of Napster. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:54:55

Rerun: Eureka! Archimedes!

2/26/2020
Who was Archimedes, and what did he actually invent? Join Jonathan as he revisits this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:36:27

3D Printing and Tomography

2/24/2020
Scientists have created a way to 3D print small objects by using beams of light directed at special resin. It's all based off tomography and photopolymers. Here's how it works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:47:23

TechStuff Classic: How Segways Work

2/21/2020
What’s the history of the Segway? How does a Segway work? What are gyroscopes? Listen in and learn more about Segways with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:50:03

Internet Folklore and Misinformation

2/19/2020
Special guest Shea Lee joins the show to talk about Internet folklore, conspiracy theories and hoaxes and how platforms like Facebook and communities like 4chan can perpetuate misinformation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:00:16

When Secrets Aren't Secret

2/17/2020
The Washington Post published an article revealing that the CIA secretly owned and operated an encryption company for decades. How did that happen and what does it mean? And what lessons should we learn from it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:03:31

TechStuff Classic: How Refrigerators Work

2/14/2020
What’s the history of refrigerators? How is a refrigerator like an air conditioner? How does vapor compression work? Learn the cold, hard facts about refrigeration with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:56:38

Understanding and Detecting Radiation

2/12/2020
What exactly is radiation? How is electromagnetic radiation different from particle radiation? What is ionizing radiation? And how do Geiger counters work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:52:06

How Smoke Detectors Work

2/10/2020
Smoke detectors save lives, but how do they work? From photoelectric effects to nuclear radiation, we explore how smoke detectors let you know when there's a fire. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:53:55

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Cleans Up After Digital Pets

2/7/2020
What is a digital pet? What was the first digital pet? Why did the digital pet craze fizzle out so quickly in the United States? Learn more about the rise and fall of digital pets in the U.S. with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:52:40

The Lighter Side of Tech

2/5/2020
How do lighters work? Jonathan explains the mechanics and chemistry behind lighters from their earliest forms to the type you can buy today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:00:29

Firestarter

2/3/2020
How were matches invented? From toxic chemicals to pee science, we learn about matches. And a fictional character stops by to irritate our host. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:54:13

TechStuff Classic: Tesla- The Man, The Myths, The Truth

1/31/2020
Who was Nikola Tesla, really? What did he invent? What are some of the popular misconceptions about Tesla and his work? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they explore Nikola Tesla: the man, the myths and the truth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:03:40

The State of Autonomous Vehicles

1/29/2020
Just a few years ago, optimism was running high that we'd have fleets of autonomous vehicles by early 2020. What happened? We learn more about autonomous cars and their limitations in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:02:35

How Smart Speakers Work

1/27/2020
How do all those smart speakers actually work? From basic speaker technology to the complicated science behind voice recognition and natural language processing, we find out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:58:16

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff is Caught in a Tractor Beam

1/24/2020
What are tractor beams? How do photons normally react with matter? How are scientists using beams of light to pull microscopic objects? Listen in as Jonathan and Lauren explore the tech behind tractor beams. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:40:02

RERUN: How Ultrasound Works

1/22/2020
Ultrasonic waves let medical professionals see what's going on inside us without ever making an incision. But what makes sonography so effective? Join Lauren and Jonathan as they look into the history and amazing applications of ultrasound technology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:42:30

Volkswagen Today

1/20/2020
How did Ferdinand Porsche's grandson reshape Volkswagen? And how did a scandal with diesel vehicles nearly break the company? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:55:25

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Domestic . . . Robots

1/17/2020
What is a domestic robot? Why are today's domestic robots specialized? Why is it so hard to build a bipedal robot? Get the answers to these questions and more in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:49:53

Volkswagen: Beyond the Beetle

1/15/2020
What did Volkswagen produce beyond the iconic Beetle? From buses to Audi, we look at how Volkswagen evolved up to the 1980s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:30