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.

Got a question you'd like us to answer or comment for the show? Visit awkwardhuman.com/supercharged for lots of options! Check out our Subreddit, too! If you love the show, please help us keep making it! (This does not require a financial contribution.)

Hosted by Adam Dachis and Darren Herczeg.



#237: Preparing for the Future: Part I

May 16, 2019 at 12:00PM • 51 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss an interesting law suit against Apple's alleged use of facial recognition technology, DNA security issues, and more reasons you need to be informed and prepared for rapidly evolving future technologies.


#236: Controversies in Gaming

April 7, 2019 at 4:15PM • 35 minutes

Tommy and Adam are joined by special guest Tina Amini (Editor in Chief of Games at IGN) to talk about what makes a video game great and how they successfully establish an emotional connection with the player.


#235: Tech Monopolies: What Should We Do?

April 25, 2019 at 12:00PM • 49 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the monopolies of the tech giants and the growing need to break them apart, stop future acquisitions, and restore true competition to the US market.


#234: How to Create a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

April 13, 2019 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Tommy and Adam talk to "Escape Room in a Box" creators Juliana Patel and Ariel Rubin about creating a successful Kickstarter campaign. They offer a lot of helpful advice to anyone who has ever wanted to crowdfund a game (or other project).


#233: The Newly Expanded "Apple Lifestyle"

April 4, 2019 at 1:30PM • 46 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss Apple's broad diversification coming out of their latest event, public shaming of people who treat the environment poorly, and the EU's decision to pass Article 11 and 13 (now 17).


#232: Kurzgesagt: Trouble in a Nutshell?

March 28, 2019 at 8:00PM • 51 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss Kurzgesagt's recent video regarding trust and integrity along with the controversy surrounding the choice to publish it.


#231: Fyre and Theranos: The Illusion of Success

March 23, 2019 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the recently-documented controversies surrounding Fyre and Theranos as they demonstrate a common problem in modern America: the illusion of success has become more important than success itself.


#230: Volumetric Capture

March 14, 2019 at 12:00PM • 48 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss MP4 viruses, updates on the new HoloLens, and Intel's new volumetric capture technology.


#229: HoloLens II

February 28, 2019 at 12:00PM • 58 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the upcoming HoloLens II. They'll update with the more official info next week!


#228: Don't Feed the Trolls?

February 21, 2019 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Tommy and Adam take a look at the diverse world of trolling that has evolved over the last decade.