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.



#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.


#194: Selfies and Legacies

April 5, 2018 at 3:00PM • 50 minutes

Tommy shares the details of the Museum of Selfies, which he co-created, and he and Adam discuss the often innate human desire to be remembered—and those who prefer to be forgotten.


#193: Universal Basic Income

March 29, 2018 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

This week Tommy and Adam discuss the pros and cons of implementing a Universal Basic Income around the world with the help of expert Federico Pistono.

Federico is an entrepeneur, technologist, author, and head of blockchain for Hyperloop Transport Technology. He's written and spoken about universal basic income, as well as the many surrounding topics, and offers an important perspective that dispenses with unrealistic idealism and focuses solely on finding ways to improve the lives of human beings around the world.

If you want to hear more from Federico, you can find most of his work on his website and additional videos on his YouTube channel.