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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.

1305 Episodes
Rerun:How Ultrasound Works

Rerun:How Ultrasound Works


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
Volkswagen Today

Volkswagen Today


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
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
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
This is the story of how Ferdinand Porsche, with the support of Adolph Hitler, created the Volkswagen company. We also follow the evolution of the Volkswagen Beetle. Learn more about your ad-choices at
What is the technological singularity? How might the technological singularity come about? What do critics say about the idea of the singularity? Listen in as Jonathan and Lauren explore the technological singularity. Learn more about your ad-choices at
The Tech of 2014 to 2018

The Tech of 2014 to 2018


This is part two of a retrospect on the last decade in tech. Jonathan looks at Apple in the post Steve Jobs era, protests at Google and Uber's worst year ever. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jonathan begins his look back on ten years in technology, exploring how the tech landscape has changed from 2009 to 2013. Learn about Jonathan's bad predictions, Uber's missteps and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aaron Swartz was a young tech genius who was defining RSS specifications at age 14. Who was this young man, what did he believe in and why was the US government determined to prosecute him? Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at
We look back at some more of the biggest stories and themes in tech over the course of 2019. From planned obsolescence to missteps in tech, we look at how things shook out over the year. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jonathan looks back at some of the biggest (and saddest) tech stories of 2019. From bankruptcies to data breaches, this one is kind of a bummer, but still important! Learn more about your ad-choices at
What is a carbon nanotube? What are the properties of carbon nanotubes? What are some of the potential uses of carbon nanotubes? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they break down the basics of nanotubes, along with their potential uses in future applications. Learn more about your ad-choices at
The Dangers of Public WiFi

The Dangers of Public WiFi


Hacker extraordinaire Shannon Morse joins the show to talk about how you can protect your data when browsing the Internet. Is public WiFi off limits? Are VPNs reliable? What about Tor? Learn more about your ad-choices at
What is AR and how does it work? Learn about augmented reality's history and future! Learn more about your ad-choices at
How did Google Maps get started? How does it work, and how has it expanded beyond its original functionality? Join Lauren and Jonathan as they explore the past, present and future of Google Maps. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Rerun: Bad Computer Bugs

Rerun: Bad Computer Bugs


Software bugs range from annoying to catastrophic. It's time to explore some of the most famous flaws in computer history! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Live from inside a Mazda CX-30 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Jonathan talks about the concept of human centric design and why it's not as straightforward as you might imagine. Learn more about your ad-choices at
What is the philosophical argument about living in a computer simulation? What does the singularity have to do with it? How might we be able to tell if we’re in a computer simulation? Learn about the nature of perception with Lauren and Jonathan. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Hi TechStuff listeners! Today, we wanted to introduce you to a brand new podcast we think you'll like. Nine Days in July is a new podcast documentary series that explores each of the nine days of the Apollo 11 Mission, day by day, in nine 60-minute-long episodes. The first episode of 9 Days in July is now available wherever you get your podcasts. Listen here.  9 Days In July, Episode 1: You think you know this story, but you don’t. As Apollo 11 prepares to launch into the history books, we wake with the astronauts and won’t leave their side until their course is set for the Moon. Take a ride with us on the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever created—the Saturn V. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Producer Noel Brown joins the show to talk about the science, theory and practice of soundproofing. How does sound work? How can you protect a room from sound? Learn more about your ad-choices at
Comments (39)


Very informative and entertaining. Thanks for episode.

Jan 20th

Josh Travis

anyone else currently streaming?

Jan 10th

Computer Guy (braingame)

i have listened to this 3 times and if i listen again i get to learn something new. this is the reason why podcasts are so valuable form of knowledge resource.

Dec 12th

Skull Bones


Dec 10th
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Mani javanbakht

this made my essay get 1st. thanks ALOT❤

Oct 20th
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Александр Кузичкин

thank you for such a great episode but roob Goldberg or Golberg?

Aug 17th

Bill Thorpe


Jul 1st

Diwa Galvez

Super awesome episode! Will be interested to know the rise and fall of Yahoo. :)

May 30th

Linh Nguyen

Great episode! Very insightful, now I know what a gaffer is! Ha!

May 15th

Daniel Gil

Thanks Jonathan. Lovely podcast.

Apr 22nd


Amazing podcast.

Mar 20th

Michael Jiggens

Nazi collaborators.

Mar 19th

Declan O'Kane

Great work

Feb 10th

Joshua Clark

I wish 2019 would bring us a biological interface with humans and computers that'd be nice then we could do away with the whole virtual reality glasses and just plug ourselves in like the Matrix I'm really hoping for that to happen sooner than later

Feb 2nd

Sangram keshari Sahu

Can we have a episode on current status all the top-level domains?

Jan 7th

Nir T

another option is that when the time traveller cannot interact with the past but just watch it.

Dec 7th

Allan Fisher

I deleted my facebook account a long time ago. Never regreted that decision.😃

Nov 22nd

Saif Russell

20:41 : "many of these weather models have been written in 4chan" lol

Nov 20th

Raven Snowfall

I don't mind dad jokes, but this guy comes up with some real groaners LOL

Nov 13th

Lachlan Vass


Sep 29th
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