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.



#180: Bad News Everyone!

December 14, 2017 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the unfortunate news out of the FCC: the very likely—but hopefully temporary—end of net neutrality in the US.


#179: Explain Me Please!

December 7, 2017 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Tommy and Adam speak to the young creator of Wikipedia-alternative Explain Me Please, Faateh Mohammad.


#178: When Plants Sing

November 30, 2017 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Tommy and Adam talk to Jon Pattitucci and Joe Shapiro (Data Garden), creators of the MIDI Sprout: a device that translates the biofeedback of your plants into MIDI data! Or, in short, it makes your plants sing. :)


#177: Mixing the Oil and Water of New Hollywood

November 14, 2017 at 4:00PM • 59 minutes

Tommy and Adam attend HETFest (Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival), a collaborative effort between America and China created to examine how two vastly different cultures found a way to work together to create the future of entertainment. At least, that's the story through a romantic lens. Reality paints a more tumultuous endeavor, but nevertheless an important and fruitful one.


#176: Now!

November 13, 2017 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

This week Tommy and Adam discuss the upgrade treadmill and the negative effects our urgency for novelty has on us and the companies who seek (and often fail) to fulfill it.


#175: The Facebook Facade

November 3, 2017 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the recent Facebook "fake news" hearings and what they reveal about the nature of the company.


#174: Bigger Data

October 22, 2017 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute

Liam Broza (of Bitscoop) joins Tommy and Adam to talk about all this data that's been going around in our digital lives.


#173: Shockhammer: Titor Popper's Replicants of 2149

October 13, 2017 at 3:00AM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Darren returns to join Tommy and Adam to talk about Bladerunner, AI, and obviously a lot of unrelated things.


#172: The Encyclopedia of Human Terror

October 5, 2017 at 11:30PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

On this week's Supercharged, Tommy dives deep into the machinations of Marvel Comics and Adam dreams of owning a new Pixelbook.


#171: Productivity II: The Sequel

September 28, 2017 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 22 minutes

Whitson Gordon (editor-in-chief of HowToGeek) joins Tommy and Adam to continue the discussion about finding a solid productivity balance in a world saturated with work tools and life hacks.