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Stephen Hackett

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Stephen Hackett is the co-founder of Relay FM and the host of several shows on the network. Stephen's writing can be found at 512 Pixels, where he has generated typos about Apple, technology and more since 2008. He lives in Memphis, TN with his wife, their three children and way too many old Macs.


Shows

Connected 317 Episodes

Connected is a weekly panel discussion on Apple and the impact of technology on our lives. With each co-host having a unique background — and accent — Connected provides a perspective that no other show can.

Flashback 11 Episodes

Not all tech products succeed once on the market, and some are killed off with little warning. Flashback looks back at failed tech products to see what we can learn by studying their demises.

Liftoff 136 Episodes

Liftoff is a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the latest developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell.

Mac Power Users 559 Episodes

Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. Creating Mac Power Users, one geek at a time since 2009.

Ungeniused 116 Episodes

Ungeniused is a show dedicated to covering the weirdest articles found on Wikipedia. Stephen Hackett and Myke Hurley are here to explain topics and share knowledge you'll never be able to use in real life.

Retired Shows

Download 108 Episodes

What are the most important technology stories right now? From products and companies to services and trends, Download’s weekly panel of experts analyzes the biggest topics in tech … and a few you may have missed.

Query 46 Episodes

Query is like that one smart nerd in your family who gets stuck fixing everyone's computers and phones during holiday get-togethers. There's no reason to wait for help when tech goes wrong when there are experts ready to answer your questions. Submit questions by tweeting with the hashtag #askquery.

Subnet 228 Episodes

The latest tech news, in a byte-sized update.

The Prompt 57 Episodes

The Prompt was a weekly panel discussion on technology, and the culture surrounding Apple and related companies. It was hosted by Federico Viticci, Myke Hurley, and Stephen Hackett. The Prompt became Connected when Relay FM launched.

Guest Appearances

20 Macs for 2020 #10: Mac Portable (#11) October 9th, 2020

20 Macs for 2020 #9: Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (#12) October 2nd, 2020

Rocket #300: Dessert October 1st, 2020

Departures #4: Relay FM Podcastathon for St. Jude (2020) September 20th, 2020

20 Macs for 2020 #7: Mac mini (#14) September 18th, 2020

20 Macs for 2020 #5: Blue and White Power Mac G3 (#16) September 4th, 2020

20 Macs for 2020 #3: Xserve (#18) August 21st, 2020

Departures #3: 2020 Q&A and Podcastathon Announcement August 18th, 2020

20 Macs for 2020 #1: Power Mac G5 (#20) August 7th, 2020

Upgrade #308: The Adventures of Dr. Icon July 27th, 2020

B-Sides #42: Venus is a Terrible Place June 3rd, 2020

B-Sides #41: Backstage 01: The Idea April 27th, 2020

Upgrade #281: Your Historical Knowledge Has Been Noted January 21st, 2020

Upgrade #277: Who Killed the Butterfly Keyboard? December 23rd, 2019

Analog(ue) #168: I’m Here to Do a Job October 27th, 2019

Departures #2: Relay FM Podcastathon for St. Jude (2019) September 22nd, 2019

Upgrade #259: Get Ripped with Pro Max August 19th, 2019

B-Sides #38: 36 Seconds June 25th, 2019

Analog(ue) #159: A Different Kind of Floundering June 23rd, 2019

B-Sides #37: An Interview with Aleen Simms About App Camp for Girls March 31st, 2019

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