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.



#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. :)


#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.