Podcasts

The Spotify Story

Where did Spotify come from and how did it change the way we listen to music? In this episode, we look at the origin and evolution of Spotify.

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Counts Some Number Stations

What is a number station? What is shortwave radio? What could these numbers mean? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan dive into the murky, mysterious world of number stations.

The Facebook Privacy Problem

On March 6, 2019, Mark Zuckerberg published a long essay about privacy and social media. Does this indicate a change in philosophy for Facebook or is something else going on?

What is WebAuthn

The W3C and FIDO recently adopted the WebAuthn specification as a standard. What is WebAuthn, and will it replace passwords?

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff  Looks at Ballistics

How can you determine if a gun fired a particular bullet? What is rifling? How do forensics experts test weapons? Join Jonathan and Chris as they draw a bead on ballistics.


TechStuff Flies on the Concorde

From 1976 until 2003, the Concorde provided a fast option for air travel if you happened to have enough cash for a ticket. How does supersonic air travel work and what happened to Concorde?

What is 5G?

The future is 5G. So what the heck is 5G? It's a big, confusing topic but by the end of this episode you'll understand it.

TechStuff Classic: Was Ada Lovelace the first computer programmer?

In this episode, Jonathan and Chris discuss Ada Lovelace, daughter of the infamous Lord Byron and widely considered to be the first computer programmer.


TechStuff Pumps the Brakes

How do car brakes work? From the earliest wooden block brakes to anti-lock brake systems, we learn about the science of coming to a stop.

Techstuff Throws Rotten Tomatoes

In 1998, a web designer launched a movie review aggregator site. A couple of decades later, it has changed the film industry. This is the story of Rotten Tomatoes.