Supercharged

Supercharged

Every week, Supercharged tackles a complex—and sometimes unusual—question about technology, science, psychology, and human existence to find out how we can approach life better in our rapidly changing world.

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Hosted by Adam Dachis and Darren Herczeg.



#205: Unsustainable Ventures: The Problem with Bleeding Money for Customers

July 12, 2018 at 5:00PM • 47 minutes

Tommy and Adam dive into the problem with MoviePass and other companies that bleed money to build a customer base of millions that they most likely cannot sustain in the long run.


#203: Phone Addictions

July 11, 2018 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

This week on Supercharged, Tommy and Adam discuss smartphone addiction and what Apple and Google are doing to try and stop it. Also, somehow, male body hair removal?


#202: More Public Shame!

June 7, 2018 at 1:15PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

This week on Supercharged, Tommy and Adam revisit the public shaming epidemic.


#201: Lifehacker Reunion: Part II

May 28, 2018 at 12:00PM • 57 minutes

The Lifehacker reunion continues this week as Whitson, Tommy, and Adam share more of their favorite apps and services as well as some tips, tools, and cool upcoming software.


#200: Lifehacker Reunion: Part I

May 18, 2018 at 12:00PM • 59 minutes

Whitson Gordon joins Tommy and Adam for an old-school Lifehacker-style podcast to discuss tips, tricks, downloads, and tools for doing things better.


#199: Immersive Experience

May 12, 2018 at 8:15PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

This week Tommy and Adam speak with immersive experience creator Spencer Williams about what it takes to elevate film, theater, video games, and more beyond a simply interactive experience. Also, the big news coming out of Google I/O this week and Adam's thoughts on the Oculus Go.


#198: Tommy Gets a Laptop!

May 12, 2018 at 7:00PM • 55 minutes

Tommy talks about his new laptop, and he and Adam discuss a few casual news stories of the week—including some confusing aspects of everyone's favorite too-good-to-be-true deal: MoviePass.


#197: Is This Real Life?

April 26, 2018 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

This week, Tommy and Adam break down how we build our realities and the less-obvious reasons why technology has made it much more difficult to tell fact from fiction. Ultimately, what's real and true may have less to do with an objective reality and more to do with the process that creates the subjective realities we all experience as individuals.


#196: Modular Robotics (with Eric Schweikardt)

April 20, 2018 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

This week Tommy and Adam talk to the founder and CEO of Modular Robotics, the company that created the wonderful STEM toy Cubelets—little blocks that you snap together to create a robot!


#195: Vocaloids, and the Democratization of Creativity

April 13, 2018 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

Tommy and Adam talk to Misha, the voice of the Vocaloid Ruby, to learn about the process of creating a computer-generated singer and the Vocaloid community in general.