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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

Flashback 21 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.

Ungeniused 134 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.

Liftoff 156 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.

Connected 355 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.

Mac Power Users 599 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.

Retired Shows

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.

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.

Subnet 228 Episodes

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

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.

Guest Appearances

B-Sides #43: Stephen has a Lime July 16th, 2021

20 Macs for 2020 #27: The 21st Mac March 26th, 2021

20 Macs for 2020 #20: iMac G3 (#1) December 31st, 2020

Top Four #71: Christmas Episodes of The Office December 21st, 2020

20 Macs for 2020 #17: MacBook Air (#4) December 11th, 2020

20 Macs for 2020 #14: iBook G3 (#7) November 13th, 2020

20 Macs for 2020 #13: Power Mac G4 Cube (#8) November 6th, 2020

20 Macs for 2020 #12: iMac G4 (#9) October 30th, 2020

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

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