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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.
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Atlanta, GA

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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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English

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Episodes

Things Get Hot for Blizzard

11/20/2019
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Riding high on some notable successes, Blizzard continued to make big waves in the world of video games. But now and again the company would find itself in a storm of criticism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:44:09

Winter is Coming: The Early Days of Blizzard

11/18/2019
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Founded in 1991, the video game company Blizzard got its start not by creating blockbuster games of its own but by porting other companies' games to different platforms. This is the story of the founding of Blizzard. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:47:34

TechStuff Classic: The Firefox Story

11/15/2019
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How is Firefox connected to Netscape Navigator? Are Firefox and Internet Explorer cousins? What is Mozilla? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore the origin and growth of Mozilla. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:35:14

Media in the Stream

11/13/2019
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Over the last decade, we've seen a gradual shift from hard copy media to streaming media. In this episode, we look at the history and tech behind devices designed to stream entertainment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:45:57

The Birth of the Electric Chair

11/11/2019
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At the end of the 19th century, it seemed like there was nothing electricity couldn't do. So could it be used as a way to humanely carry out the death penalty? We learn about the invention of the electric chair and the dentist who dreamed it up. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:47:27

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Takes the Ingress

11/8/2019
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What is an alternate reality game? What is Ingress? How do you play the game? Join Jonathan and Chris as they introduce you to the world of Ingress and alternate reality gaming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:37:33

The Trials and Tribulations of the 737 MAX

11/6/2019
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What happened with Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft and why did the CEO of the company appear before the US Congress? We learn about the flight control system that led to tragedy and the controversy surrounding it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:52

The Basics of Electricity

11/4/2019
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What's the difference between voltage and current? What is resistance? What are the units of measurement associated with electricity? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:24

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets MegaUploaded

11/1/2019
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What was Megaupload? Why did the US federal government pursue Megaupload? Why is the Megaupload case so complicated? Join Chris and Jonathan as they shed some light on the Megaupload, from its origin to its ongoing court case. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:42:06

Scams and Hoaxes

10/30/2019
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The Internet can be a great place but it's also the host for some pretty sneaky scams out there. In this episode, we look at some common schemes to take advantage of unsuspecting victims and how you can avoid becoming a victim yourself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:55:36

The Shocking History of Electricity in Medicine

10/28/2019
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For more than 200 years, doctors have experimented with using electricity to treat everything from liver disease to severe depression to varying degrees of success. We look at the history behind these practices and what's going on. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:49:36

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Industrial Light and Magic

10/25/2019
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What is Industrial Light and Magic, and when did it get its start? What is ILM's relationship to Pixar? What technologies did ILM pioneer? Join Jonathan and Chris as they shed some light on ILM. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:54:11

TechStuff ReRun: The Wonderful World of Audio Animatronics

10/23/2019
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Jonathan is about to head to Walt Disney World (he'll be back by the time this publishes). But he doesn't want to leave you without an episode, so here's one about Disney's audio animatronics from the archive! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:20:02

Machine Consciousness

10/21/2019
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Is it really possible for a machine to achieve consciousness? What does consciousness even mean? From philosophy to technological obstacles, we look at the problems and possibilities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:44:29

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Rides in Electric Cars

10/18/2019
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How do electric motors work? Are electric vehicles a new idea? Why aren't there more electric vehicles on the road today? Join Jonathan and Chris as they power through the past, present and possible future of electric vehicles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:43:50

The Modern Submarine

10/16/2019
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How did the modern submarine develop? What kind of technology is on a submarine? How do they navigate? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:54:09

TechStuff Dives into Submarines

10/14/2019
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How do submarines work? When were they invented? In this episode, we explore the truths (and myths) about the origin of submarines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:53:06

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets an ESRB Rating

10/11/2019
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What is the ESRB? What procedure does the ESRB follow to rate games? What do the different ratings mean? Join the guys as they demystify the inner workings of the Entertainment Software Rating Board. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:39:53

TechStuff Takes a Gander at Propaganda

10/9/2019
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The University of Oxford Computational Propaganda Research Project issued a report on how countries around the world are manipulating people with misinformation. What's YOUR country up to? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:43

TechStuff Looks through a Telescope

10/7/2019
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From the physics of light to ingenious uses of a mirror, we look at the history of telescopes and how they work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:46