All Episodes

The Awkward Human Survival Guide #195: The Wrong Reason to Have an Abortion

January 21, 2018 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about childhood friends with benefits, abortion pep talks, and emotional porn moments. Got questions/comments/stories/whatevers? Call/text 509-AWKWARD or visit awkward.email for many options!

Hosted by Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.


Supercharged #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

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


Diagnostics & Usage #140: In 1 Minute

January 20, 2018 at 9:00PM • 43 minutes

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.


Puromac #475: ¿Que Pods?

January 18, 2018 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.


Back to Work #359: You Can't See Inside the Dog

January 16, 2018 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

This week, Dan has some weather, Cash makes a battery, homework can be a silly drag, management is about scalability and quantification, how to figure out how much you have to do, 80s movies can be problematic, ultracrepidarianism, making fish wanna get nasty, and you gotta give people ONE suggestion.

Great listener feedback on the evolution of pro kitchens, real-life risk aversion, and a terrific use of Echo's drop-in functionality.

Also, the possibilities and shortcomings of Machine Learning are discussed.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Supercharged #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.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


On Taking Pictures #299: Another Word For Failure

January 16, 2018 at 2:45PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

This week, we’re discussing “iterative ideation” — process whereby you course correct more often as a project develops — as a means of failing forward. Along the way, we wonder if “failure” is really the most productive way of thinking about our creative missteps. Also, we talk about some of the struggles of balancing our personal and professional lives on social media. Plus, 11 minutes for 3 setups with an icon. Emmet Gowin is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


Road Work #96: Bat Ichthyologist Pt. 2

January 15, 2018 at 11:00AM • 35 minutes

John and Dan talk about fixing a hole, bats, fur trappers, male and female identity in the contemporary world, newsgroups, clay handprints, and the room on the wall.

This is part 2.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #215: Living Vicariously

January 15, 2018 at 11:00AM • 2 hours 1 minute

Jeff and Christian welcome Trisha Hershberger from Geek and Sundry and Newegg to the show this week to discuss the big CES gaming announcements, Nintendo's Mini Direct announcements, Awesome Games Done Quick surprises, and more!

The Playlist: Night in the Woods, What Remains of Edith Finch, Alice, Hearthstone, PUBG, Wolfenstein 2

VR Talk: CES VR demos, OrbusVR

Tabletop Time: Legends of the Hidden Temple, Codenames, Downforce

BONUS CONTENT: Jeff and Christian full SPOILER discussion of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus.

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Road Work #95: Bat Ichthyologist Pt. 1

January 12, 2018 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

John and Dan talk about fixing a hole, bats, fur trappers, male and female identity in the contemporary world, newsgroups, clay handprints, and the room on the wall.

This is part 1.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.