Stephen Hackett

(he/him)

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

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.

Departures

A feed of just our special live events.

Liftoff

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

Mac Power Users

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

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

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.

Flashback

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.

Query

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

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

The Prompt

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

Clockwise #215: Exactly What A Spy Would Say November 15th, 2017

Analog(ue) #114: Every Person Has Their Brick September 3rd, 2017

Download #18: A Bit of Déjà Vu August 24th, 2017

Upgrade #155: Apple Hardware Draft August 21st, 2017

Download #17: Privacy and Coupons August 17th, 2017

Focused #25: Breadcrumb of My Life, with Stephen Hackett July 11th, 2017

B-Sides #30: The Low-Flow Drilling July 5th, 2017

Download #10: Banished to My Office June 30th, 2017

Clockwise #192: This is Why I Left June 6th, 2017

B-Sides #28: Ticci Needs A Mac March 7th, 2017

Clockwise #178: Artisanal Pickle March 1st, 2017

Clockwise #169: All the Great Dongles December 28th, 2016

Rocket #97: I'm An I-Guy November 17th, 2016

Clockwise #163: The Ultimate Dongle November 16th, 2016

B-Sides #26: The Mac Draft September 29th, 2016

Clockwise #154: Others of Us Will Be Sad September 14th, 2016

Upgrade #106: I've Reached Acceptance September 11th, 2016

Less Than or Equal #97: Stephen Hackett September 6th, 2016

B-Sides #24: All That Aside August 30th, 2016

B-Sides #23: Ungeniused #4 Bloopers July 21st, 2016

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