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.



#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.


#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.