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.



#33: Kids Just Want an Arbitrary Point System

December 11, 2014 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about parenting hacks, password managers, and Apple’s continued two-factor authentication woes. We’re also answering your questions about bribing your kids, limiting their technology time, and managing your own time when working at home.

Today's guest: Melanie Pinola of Lifehacker.


#32: Jeff Goldblum Is Still 6'4"

December 4, 2014 at 5:45PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're talking about tech in the 90s, Black Friday gone too far, and the detriment of advertising. We're also answering your questions about learning to code, applying a screen protector, and finding disappearing music on your Android.


#31: Thanksgiving Food Hacks

November 25, 2014 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about Thanksgiving food hacks and the trials of consuming Soylent. We’re also answering your questions about SIM card problems, screenshotting your browser, and personal expense tracking.


#30: Pocketful of Pi

November 20, 2014 at 6:00PM • 56 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about iOS’ latest irrelevant security hole, running Windows apps on your Mac natively-ish, and all kinds of retro game emulation. We’re also answering your questions about re-organizing photos, the best way to watch Game of Thrones, and what to do when you lose your file vault password.


#29: Black Thursday

November 13, 2014 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 20 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about getting out of iMessage, OS X Yosemite’s security issues, and Black Thursday. We’re also answering your questions about rolling back Android, buying expensive camera lenses, and free mobile password managers.

Guests: Kevin Purdy (In Beta, The Wirecutter) and Whitson Gordon (Lifehacker)


#28: Kitchen Information Cylinder

November 6, 2014 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about Amazon’s talking speaker, Uber’s veteran army, and how fingerprints aren’t passwords in Virginia. We’re also answering your questions about getting up in the morning, hybrid hard drives, and cable management.


#27: Shockhammer: Part I

November 2, 2014 at 8:45PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

This week is the Supercharged and Awkward crossover episode! We'll be talking about awkward technology stories and problems, plus a lot more. To listen to the second part of this episode, get it from the Awkward podcast on Tuesday at http://5by5.tv/awkward.


#26: Tardy Slip

October 31, 2014 at 7:00PM •

This is just a quick notice to let you know I got sick this week, I'm getting better, and this week's episode will be late. Stay tuned, and thanks for listening! (And feel free to send in questions to supercharged@toasterdog.com or call 323-456-3345.)


#24: The Most Magical, Boring News You've Heard Yet

October 16, 2014 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about the Google announcement, the Apple announcement, and some other crap that happened. We’re also answering your questions about using an iPhone as your primary computing device and disappearing Amazon items.


#23: Crowdfunding: Your New Money Shredder

October 9, 2014 at 5:45PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about the latest and greatest Apple problems (again), gamergate, and DNA testing. We’re also answering your questions about Hulu and VPNs, cleaning keyboards, and selling a broken, customized smartphone.