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.



#187: How to Bring a Game to Life

February 15, 2018 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

This week on Supercharged, Tommy and Adam bring game developer Ben Wander back to discuss the launch of his new game, A Case of Distrust. The game debuted with exceptional reviews, but no complex experience—especially indie games—can come to life without a series of hurdles and hiccups. Ben describes the process and humbly imparts a few words of wisdom for game developers with dreams of similar success.


#186: Our DeepFake Future Emerges

February 1, 2018 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute

This week on Supercharged, Tommy and Adam discuss the controversy over machine-generated pornography, as well as Elon Musk's flamethrowers, Apple's Homepod, and the first impressions of Ben Wander's a Case of Distrust.


#185: Kids + Technology = ?

January 28, 2018 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

This week Tommy and Adam discuss what happens when you mix kids and technology—both good and bad—and what that means for society.


#184: lazRfit

January 21, 2018 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

Tommy and Adam talk to Lucie and Philippe Robert, creators of lazRfit: the first laser tag workout! (We've got Supercharged on video now, and this is one worth seeing. You can watch the entire show on YouTube here


#183: Infinite Subscription

January 16, 2018 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the pros and cons of the subscription model taking over, well, everything! Also, recommendations and questions are officially and properly back! Visit awkwardhuman.com/supercharged to contribute to the show.


#182: The Amazing Internet, Part II: Learn All the Things, Experience the Strange, and REMIX!

December 28, 2017 at 11:45AM • 60 minutes

Tommy and Adam continue discussing how the Internet has impacted them (find the full list in the previous episode) and speak with Richard, host of Interview with a Nerd, about Disney's acquisition of Fox Entertainment.


#181: The Amazing Internet, Part I: BAD Coinbase, No More DRM, and Your Online Diary

December 21, 2017 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the resurgence of problematic copy protection, discuss Coinbase's alleged insider trading (or whatever it is), and remember the ways the Internet has had a profound impact on their lives.


#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. :)