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.



#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.


#170: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to VR...

September 24, 2017 at 6:00PM • 55 minutes

After many, many tangents, Tommy and Adam wonder what happened to VR and when it'll finally become a household norm.


#169: Scammerbait

September 17, 2017 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

Adam pranks a handful of Craigslist scammers, and Tommy discusses the wide world of similar pranks that span many platforms. Is it stranger there's a giant industry of scammers across the globe, or that these types of pranks are nearly as prevalent?


#168: Lyrebird

September 17, 2017 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute

Tommy and Adam discuss the impending identity crisis as technology approaches the ability to simulate everything about us with surprising simplicity and accuracy—inspired by the beta version of Lyrebird.


#167: A Petscop Preview (and Other Tangents)

September 7, 2017 at 3:00AM • 1 hour 1 minute

It's a tangent show this week! We discuss the Petscop phenomenon Since the schedule of guests has gotten a little messy, next time we'll be talking about how technology is about to make your identity obsolete. Hooray!


#166: An Honest Funeral

August 26, 2017 at 5:00PM • 59 minutes

Are ethics ethical? Is normal normal? Is anything actually real? Maybe, but as people we're not always the best judges of that. So let's judge amorally and see what happens...


#165: Productivity Problems

August 21, 2017 at 12:00AM • 42 minutes

This week on Supercharged, Tommy and Adam consider productivity, and when to much effort to be productive exacerbates the problem the effort attempts to solve.


#164: Kidneys with Mikey!

August 12, 2017 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 45 minutes

This week Tommy and Adam talk to Mikey about living life with a chronic illness. Health is something many of us take for granted, even when we have our own issues, and Mikey has managed to handle such a huge challenge extraordinarily well. There's a lot to learn from his story—plus, he knows Bubbles the Chimpanzee. :)

Aside from interesting aspect of Mikey's story and the education it can provide, I also want to have him on the show in hopes other listeners may be willing to help him out financially. Due to the hack, I can't do a whole lot on my own and his conditions are very, very expensive. I know Mikey because of this show. It's one of the cool things about podcasting—I get to meet all kinds of awesome people who listen to it. I really like having listeners on the podcasts whenever anyone has an interesting story to share that we can learn from.

But, in this case, Mikey also needs some help and I'm not in a position these days to help as much as I would under better circumstances. I'm hoping that, collectively we might be able to help him out a bit. Richard and I have donated the little that we can. If you have a few dollars you can send his way to help cover the extreme expenses he has to contend with to keep on living please visit the link in the show notes and help him out. We all have our own troubles these days, but most of us can afford a few dollars here and there when it can make a huge difference in someone's life. Nobody's obligated to do anything, but hopefully you'll want to—especially after hearing what Mikey's been through and how extraordinarily well he's handled his circumstances.