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.



#143: The Robot Uprising: Part II

March 16, 2017 at 4:15PM • 35 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're continuing our conversation on AI, AGI, and automotons. We discuss human life and legacy as it relates to synthetic life, and look at issues in the current world. On the final segment, next week, we'll tackle the doomsday scenario.


#142: The Robot Uprising: Part I

March 11, 2017 at 2:00PM • 38 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're talking about the robot uprising, which doesn't really include robots or an uprising but rather automotons replacing humans in the workforce and human body parts. We will be the robot uprising! But this is just the beginning. We'll explore this topic over multiple episodes to give it the time it deserves.


#141: The Cost of Online Social

March 3, 2017 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're discussing the cost of online dating and social media. It may serve to connect us better in some ways, but hurts in others. We're exploring what works and doesn't and how we can improve.


#140: Human Psychology and Predictive Data

February 28, 2017 at 2:00AM • 1 hour 34 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're diving into human behavioral patterns and predictive data to figure out how weird mind tricks can actually result in practical applications. If you sleep with someone with a snoring problem, make sure to listen to the entire episode and we'll help you solve that.


#139: The Polarizing Predicament of Pineapple Pizza

February 24, 2017 at 7:00PM • 38 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're diving into the effects of one of the most polarizing foods: pineapple pizza. Is our love or aversion to this food in our DNA, an effect of one's long-term environmental circumstances, or is the answer a bit more complicated?


#138: Could the Best Parts of Microsoft, Apple, and Google Make an Ideal Line of Products?

February 13, 2017 at 3:00AM • 1 hour 34 minutes

This week on Supercharged we thoroughly explore what's wrong with Apple, Google, and Microsoft to find out if what's left over is the key to the perfect tech company.


#137: Is It Good or Bad to Speed Up Audio Playback?

February 4, 2017 at 1:45PM • 60 minutes

Is it inherently bad to speed up audio, listening at up to three times the speed it was originally recorded at? If not, why do so many people take issue with it and, if so, why do people keep doing it? This week, we'll try to figure that out.


#136: What Does Artificial Intelligence in the Home Need to Become Indispensable?

January 26, 2017 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

This week on Supercharged, Adam and Tommy take a deep dive into home-based AI systems like Amazon Echo and Google Home to figure out what they do well, where they miss their marks, where security matters (and doesn't), and how this technology needs to involve to become indispensable.


#135: Jesus vs. Drugs: A New Beginning

January 20, 2017 at 11:00PM • 60 minutes

We've had a rough go of it lately, with disparate episodes, but you're about to find out precisely why. But we're officially back and ready to deliver regular episodes with a new, simpler format that keeps the Supercharged spirit but focuses on exploring the answer to a pressing question surrounding the nexus of technology and our lives. This week, however, we're just going on one long series of tangents so you can get to know Supercharged's new co-host, Tommy Honton. We're excited to be back!


#134: 2016: A Year in Review

December 24, 2016 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're taking a look back at all the crazy things that happened in 2016 in preparation for an even crazier 2017!

Guests: Liam Broza and Sara Moss