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.



#53: Frugal Fever

April 30, 2015 at 12:15PM • 1 hour 20 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about Google’s latest moves, more public shaming, and our last words on the Apple Watch for awhile. We’re also answering your questions about choosing a new old phone, packing for a long trip, and podcast apps for Android.


#52: Public Shaming 2.0

April 23, 2015 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're talking about public shaming plus figuring out what to do with an old MacBook. And more...?


#51: She's Drunk the Kool-Aid?

April 16, 2015 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 36 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about killing net neutraility, sexism in the tech industry, and the Apple Watch again. We’re also answering your questions about replacement batteries and learning to code.

Guests: Melanie Pinola and Darren Herczeg.


#50: Quetiapine Latuda

April 9, 2015 at 6:15PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

On this week's episode we're talking about surviving in the workplace, divorcing on Facebook, and how we understand surveillance issues. We're also answering your questions about student discounts, iPad virus dissemination, and Chrome extensions.


#49: Meerkat Got Periscoped

March 31, 2015 at 5:45PM • 1 hour 27 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about travel hacks, the Ellen Pao verdict, and religious freedom laws. We’re also answering your questions about domain names, e-Ink tablets, and blocking texts.


#48: Parry, Feint, and Thrust

March 26, 2015 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about winning arguments, virtual reality porn, and the social implications of technology. We’re also answering your questions about blogging, buying a Chromebook Pixel, and hopefully more!


#47: The Home Automation Gateway Drug

March 19, 2015 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about disappearing drug markets, USB-C’s major security drawback, and home automation. We’re also answering your questions about Nintendo, getting into tech reporting, and using your own domain for email.

Guests: Ben Robinson, Tony Gutierrez, and Darren Herczeg.


#46: Apple: Charging More for Less Since 1984

March 12, 2015 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about what actually happened at the Apple Watch event (spoiler: not much), Google’s new car insurance tool, and when you should pay more for high quality goods. We’re also not answering your questions because you guys sent in a lot of comments, so we’ll talk about those instead!


#45: Not Exercising Is NEAT!

March 5, 2015 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about Apple’s watch event, streaming HBO, and fitness hacks. We’re also answering your questions about burnout and Bluetooth unlocking.

Guests: Paul Shaw (Personal Trainer/Boot Camp Fitness Instructor) and Thorin Klosowski (Writer at Lifehacker).


#44: Fruity Pebble's Non-Ionizing Radiation

February 26, 2015 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 26 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about more fun malware, Pebble’s new smartwatch, and productivity hacks and myths. We’re also answering your questions about what the most productive people do and Simple’s banking problems.

Guests: Jeff Steinke (of BlueFletch, @jeff_steinke), Alan Henry (of Lifehacker, @halophoenix), and Darren Herczeg (@DarrenCorp on Instagram).