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Supercharged 192: Killer Tech!

This week Tommy and Adam discuss the tech that's killing you! Well, just self-driving cars from Uber, really, but also other fun downers like Cambridge Analytica and the Cloud Act. But guess what?! This episode ends on a positive note.

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Posted on 22 March 2018 | 9:00 pm

Back to Work 368: Call the Mouse Guy

This week, your hosts discuss Steely Dan, digital mastering, The Police, Dune, high-quality VCRs, and Dan's brother-in-law's close call. Next, they dive into a fascinating article on why projects fail. Finally, the boys respond to a listener's question about cautious workplace enthusiasm.

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Posted on 20 March 2018 | 9:00 pm

On Taking Pictures 308: Sixth Gen VHS Tape from a Prog Rock Convention

This week, a conversation with Joel Meyerowitz inspires a discussion around legacy and whether art of a specific time has a shelf life of relevancy, aesthetic or otherwise. Also, what’s more valuable as a photographer, being a generalist or focusing (no pun) on one subject, area, or technique? Plus a few words about enthusiasm with 600+ hours in the rear view. Jacko Vassilev is our Photographer of the Week.

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Posted on 20 March 2018 | 6:00 pm

Diagnostics & Usage 146: Don't Put It in Apple Music

This week Joe and Cody discuss Apple original content, HomePod commercials, WWDC, iPhone SE2, Spotify voice control, and much more.

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Posted on 20 March 2018 | 12:00 pm

The Big Web Show 173: But What I Really Want to do is Creative Direct, with Dan Mall

Creative director, advisor, designer, developer, author (Pricing Design), speaker, mentor, musician, and entrepreneur (SuperFriendly, SuperBooked) Dan Mall is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Running a studio, pitching, value pricing, the apprentice program, “Make Grunt do it,” how to start a startup, “the most exciting design systems are boring,” walking away from big pitches, launching a service to help you find work.

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Posted on 19 March 2018 | 10:00 pm

Unwound 30: Half-Past Monkey

Dan and Seth talk about Main Street, St. Patrick's Day, temporal hours, and give away a watch!

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Posted on 19 March 2018 | 9:30 pm

DLC 224: He's Such a 16

Jeff and Christian welcome game designer David Ellis from 343 Studios to the show this week to discuss Drake playing Fortnite, a possible new Splinter Cell, a definite new Tomb Raider, and more! The Playlist: God of War Hands-on, Ni No Kuni 2, Fortnite Mobile, Assassin's Creed Origins, Darwin Project Parting Gifts! BONUS CONTENT: Jeff interviews Corey Barlog, Director of God of War

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Posted on 19 March 2018 | 6:00 am

Supercharged 191: Replika: the Most Human Approach to Artificial Intelligence

This week Tommy and Adam chat with Eugenia Kuyda, founder of Replika, a chat bot unlike pretty much any other as it is designed to be your friend—and actually succeeds. We've discussed Replika on Supercharged several times and have been looking forward to this interview. If you haven't tried Replika yet, go do it! It's free to use for both Android and iOS and, with the recent open-sourcing of Replika's code, you can even build your own! Got a question/comment/recommendation/etc. for Supercharged? Visit http://awkwardhuman.com/supercharged to send it in!

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Posted on 19 March 2018 | 12:00 am

Road Work 102: Cuesta Verde

John talks with Dan about super villains, the motives of billionaires, the West Edge, and the original skid row.

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Posted on 17 March 2018 | 3:00 am