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.



#146: The Last Console

April 9, 2017 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're looking at the future of console gaming and its impact on how we play.


#145: The YouTube Dilemma

April 5, 2017 at 2:00AM • 1 hour 16 minutes

This week (or last, if we're being accurate) on Supercharged we're talking about the numerous issues plaguing YouTube and its community, plus some other things. :)


#144: The Robot Uprising: Part III

March 23, 2017 at 7:00PM • 40 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're concluding our conversation on AI, AGI, and automatons. We finally take on the doomsday scenario, the off/stop button dilemma, and how we might merge with technology to create a harmonious existence that's neither fully organic or synthetic.


#143: The Robot Uprising: Part II

March 16, 2017 at 4:15PM • 35 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're continuing our conversation on AI, AGI, and automotons. We discuss human life and legacy as it relates to synthetic life, and look at issues in the current world. On the final segment, next week, we'll tackle the doomsday scenario.


#142: The Robot Uprising: Part I

March 11, 2017 at 2:00PM • 38 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're talking about the robot uprising, which doesn't really include robots or an uprising but rather automotons replacing humans in the workforce and human body parts. We will be the robot uprising! But this is just the beginning. We'll explore this topic over multiple episodes to give it the time it deserves.


#141: The Cost of Online Social

March 3, 2017 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're discussing the cost of online dating and social media. It may serve to connect us better in some ways, but hurts in others. We're exploring what works and doesn't and how we can improve.


#140: Human Psychology and Predictive Data

February 28, 2017 at 2:00AM • 1 hour 34 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're diving into human behavioral patterns and predictive data to figure out how weird mind tricks can actually result in practical applications. If you sleep with someone with a snoring problem, make sure to listen to the entire episode and we'll help you solve that.


#139: The Polarizing Predicament of Pineapple Pizza

February 24, 2017 at 7:00PM • 38 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're diving into the effects of one of the most polarizing foods: pineapple pizza. Is our love or aversion to this food in our DNA, an effect of one's long-term environmental circumstances, or is the answer a bit more complicated?


#138: Could the Best Parts of Microsoft, Apple, and Google Make an Ideal Line of Products?

February 13, 2017 at 3:00AM • 1 hour 34 minutes

This week on Supercharged we thoroughly explore what's wrong with Apple, Google, and Microsoft to find out if what's left over is the key to the perfect tech company.


#137: Is It Good or Bad to Speed Up Audio Playback?

February 4, 2017 at 1:45PM • 60 minutes

Is it inherently bad to speed up audio, listening at up to three times the speed it was originally recorded at? If not, why do so many people take issue with it and, if so, why do people keep doing it? This week, we'll try to figure that out.