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The Upgrade by Lifehacker

By Lifehacker

Each week, Melissa Kirsch & Alice Bradley of Lifehacker bring in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.

  1. 1.
    How to Find Your Purpose, With Authors Sanjiv Chopra and Gina Vild19 February 2018
    32:28
  2. 2.
    How Our Minds Are Being Hacked, And What We Can Do About It (RECAST)12 February 2018
    1:04:10
  3. 3.
    How to Fix a Broken Heart, With Guy Winch5 February 2018
    42:11
  4. 4.
    How to Drink Less, With Author Annie Grace29 January 2018
    45:51
  5. 5.
    How to Be a Clean Person, with Jolie Kerr (RECAST)22 January 2018
    58:12
  6. 6.
    How to Be Less Stupid About Money, With Felix Salmon (RECAST)25 December 2017
    1:01:28
  7. 7.
    The Best of The Upgrade 201718 December 2017
    1:02:33
  8. 8.
    How to Bike in the City, With the Bike Snob and Brooklyn Spoke11 December 2017
    1:05:36
  1. 9.
    How to Hack Your Life, With Tim Ferriss4 December 2017
    1:07:40
  2. 10.
    How to Have Good Taste in Wine, With Marissa Ross (RECAST)27 November 2017
    56:09
  3. 11.
    How to Write a Novel, With Author Mira Jacob20 November 2017
    1:00:29
  4. 12.
    How to Bust Myths, With MythBuster Hosts Brian Louden and Jon Lung13 November 2017
    51:50
  5. 13.
    How to Pursue a Side Hustle, With Chris Guillebeau6 November 2017
    59:14
  6. 14.
    How to Be Bored and Brilliant, With Manoush Zomorodi30 October 2017
    1:03:39
  7. 15.
    How to Win at Dinner, With Melissa Clark and Dave Arnold23 October 2017
    1:11:48
  8. 16.
    How to Identify a Cult, With Rick Alan Ross16 October 2017
    1:09:29
  9. 17.
    How to Change Your Brain With Mindfulness, With Daniel Goleman9 October 2017
    43:08
  10. 18.
    How to Fight Hackers, With Former Black-Hat Hacker Hector Monsegur4 October 2017
    59:05
  11. 19.
    How to Figure Out Your Personality Type, With Gretchen Rubin25 September 2017
    1:10:47
  12. 20.
    How to Prevent Your Mind From Being Hacked, With Robert Lustig18 September 2017
    59:47
  13. 21.
    How to Detect Bullshit, With Carl Bergstrom & Jevin West11 September 2017
    52:38
  14. 22.
    How to Be Smarter, Faster and Better, With Charles Duhigg (RECAST)4 September 2017
    1:01:20
  15. 23.
    How to Get Smart About Microdosing, With Ayelet Waldman & Paul Austin28 August 2017
    1:11:30
  16. 24.
    How to Be a Clean Person, with Jolie Kerr21 August 2017
    55:37
  17. 25.
    How to Have a Better Sex Life, with Cleo Stiller14 August 2017
    1:09:16
  18. 26.
    How to Be Less Rude, With the Lifehacker Staff7 August 2017
    1:12:26
  19. 27.
    How to Tell a Story, with Alan Alda and The Moth’s Catherine Burns31 July 2017
    1:08:28
  20. 28.
    How to Stay Safe, with Steve Casner24 July 2017
    51:58
  21. 29.
    How to Tell If You're Dating a Psychopath with Jen Waite & Michael Stone17 July 2017
    1:01:28
  22. 30.
    How to Turn Your Awkwardness Into a Social Asset, With Ty Tashiro10 July 2017
    51:47
  23. 31.
    How to Have Good Taste in Wine, With Marissa Ross3 July 2017
    53:43
  24. 32.
    How to Find Out People's Secrets, With Seth Stephens-Davidowitz26 June 2017
    1:04:59
  25. 33.
    How to Be Emotionally Correct, With Sally Kohn19 June 2017
    54:14
  26. 34.
    How to Not Give a Shit with Comedian Samantha Irby12 June 2017
    1:08:09
  27. 35.
    How to Find Real Love With Sharon Salzberg5 June 2017
    59:50
  28. 36.
    How to Be an Adult With Andy Boyle29 May 2017
    50:57
  29. 37.
    How to Protect Yourself Online with Hector Monsegur22 May 2017
    1:03:26
  30. 38.
    How to Be a Tech Podcast God with Leo Laporte 15 May 2017
    57:35
  31. 39.
    How to Hack Happiness With Gretchen Rubin8 May 2017
    1:01:27
  32. 40.
    How to Eat Less Meat, With Brian Kateman1 May 2017
    1:00:26
  33. 41.
    Why Some People Are Born Anxious, With Daniel Keating24 April 2017
    43:07
  34. 42.
    How to Keep Your Healthcare, With Planned Parenthood17 April 2017
    1:07:24
  35. 43.
    How to Hack Your Brain, With the Bulletproof Exec Dave Asprey10 April 2017
    57:27
  36. 44.
    How to Drive, With Jalopnik's Kristen Lee3 April 2017
    54:31
  37. 45.
    How to Be Less Stupid About Money, With Felix Salmon27 March 2017
    59:50
  38. 46.
    How to Be Smarter, Faster and Better, With Charles Duhigg20 March 2017
    1:01:20
  39. 47.
    How to Use Improv to Change Your Life, With Ed Herbstman & Hannah Chase13 March 2017
    1:00:28
  40. 48.
    How to Survive Starting a New Job, With Lifehacker's New Editor-in-Chief6 March 2017
    39:45
  41. 49.
    How to Choose Between Mac and Windows27 February 2017
    56:32
  42. 50.
    How to Make Your Voice Heard in Politics20 February 2017
    33:45
  43. 51.
    How to Find Love on the Internet6 February 2017
    25:48
  44. 52.
    How to Find, Buy, and Upgrade the Perfect HDTV for You30 January 2017
    30:13
  45. 53.
    Introducing: The Upgrade26 January 2017
    1:21
  46. 54.
    Selling Stuff Online, Android Phones, and Podcast Goodbyes3 April 2014
    1:12:48
  47. 55.
    Android Skins, Amazon Fakes, and Expensive Cable Bills27 March 2014
    50:23
  48. 56.
    Broken Phones, Nintendo 64, and Bandwidth Hogs20 March 2014
    56:35
  49. 57.
    Ban Telemarketers, Get a Job You Love, and (Don't) Speed Read13 March 2014
    55:36
  50. 58.
    The Best TV Streaming Apps, Steam Sharing, and Camera Comparisons6 March 2014
    54:57
  51. 59.
    Apple's Security Flaw, Secret Job Hunts, and Gamify Everything27 February 2014
    1:03:32
  52. 60.
    Password Hacks, Downloading Movies Legally, and Bluetooth Headphones20 February 2014
    59:43
  53. 61.
    Comcast Fiascos, Eating Healthy on a Budget, and Multi-Monitor Gaming13 February 2014
    55:40
  54. 62.
    Facebook Deletion, Flickr Automation, and Cheap Media Centers6 February 2014
    39:09
  55. 63.
    Blocked Videos, DIY Cable Management, and Internet Speed30 January 2014
    42:33
  56. 64.
    Browser Malware, Chromecast Streaming, and Life Lessons from Warcraft23 January 2014
    1:06:28
  57. 65.
    Winamp’s Back, Net Neutrality Showdown, and Bedtime Technology16 January 2014
    53:05
  58. 66.
    Cellphone Carrier Bonanza, Fast Android Updates, and Cheap Chromebooks9 January 2014
    54:54
  59. 67.
    Holiday Special No. 2: Health, Debt, and Credit Scores31 December 2013
    1:09:26
  60. 68.
    Holiday Podcast Special No. 1: Apartments, Real Estate, and Nutrition26 December 2013
    59:14
  61. 69.
    Cellphone Tracking, Beats by Dre Headphones, and Lots of Travel Tips19 December 2013
    1:06:38
  62. 70.
    Buying Suits, Breaking Gadgets, and Getting Things Done with Jay-Z5 December 2013
    52:39
  63. 71.
    Winamp Closes Down, Laptop Manufacturers Ranked, and iOS Controllers21 November 2013
    1:13:54
  64. 72.
    The Lifehacker 2013 Thanksgiving Special15 November 2013
    1:10:11
  65. 73.
    The Science of Breakups, Hangouts vs. Voice, and Muting Twitter Users15 November 2013
    1:11:30
  66. 74.
    Google Overload, Cheap PC Games, and Essential Computer Building Tips7 November 2013
    1:14:39
  67. 75.
    Android KitKat, iPad Upgrades, and Evil Tips Galore31 October 2013
    1:09:49
  68. 76.
    Cheap Amazon Goods, Great Headphones, and Too Much Apple24 October 2013
    1:16:06
  69. 77.
    Windows and Ubuntu Updates, Android Security, and Health Myths Galore17 October 2013
    1:16:52
  70. 78.
    IOS 7 Bugs, Podcast Downloaders, and Horrible Cellphone Reception10 October 2013
    56:58
  71. 79.
    Customized Androids, Prepaid Cellphone Plans, and Refurbished Laptops3 October 2013
    1:23:18
  72. 80.
    Smartphone Upgrades, Office Productivity, and the Laptop Conundrum26 September 2013
    1:15:01
  73. 81.
    IOS 7 Madness, Android Widgets, and Quitting a Job You Hate19 September 2013
    58:45
  74. 82.
    IOS 7, Making Extra Money, and Awesome Hidden Google Features12 September 2013
    1:15:17
  75. 83.
    Android KitKat, Netflix Hacks, and Laptop Docking Stations5 September 2013
    1:08:21
  76. 84.
    Tiny Apartment Hacks, Selling Your Smartphone, and Productive Pooping29 August 2013
    1:02:17
  77. 85.
    YouTube Ads, BitTorrent Privacy, and the Best Ereaders22 August 2013
    1:10:38
  78. 86.
    Encrypted Emails, Best College Laptops, and the Office Software Battle Royale15 August 2013
    1:05:47
  79. 87.
    The Merits of Lifehacking, Amazon Prime, and IFTTT for iPhone8 August 2013
    1:14:35
  80. 88.
    Tough Decisions, Resume Lies, Personal Rituals, and Ditching Cable1 August 2013
    57:02
  81. 89.
    Android 4.3, Chromecast, DSLR Secrets, and the Ultimate Photoshop Rig25 July 2013
    48:10
  82. 90.
    Crappy AT&T Plans, Airbnb Disasters, and the Transforming Go Bag18 July 2013
    55:39
  83. 91.
    Google Maps Reborn, the Steam Summer Sale, and Organizing 3000 Bookmarks11 July 2013
    42:15
  84. 92.
    Google Reader Alternatives, Windows 8.1, and Lots of Gaming27 June 2013
    1:06:58
  85. 93.
    Productivity Myths Debunked, Smart Watches, and the Joys of Feedly20 June 2013
    1:17:15
  86. 94.
    Apple's Surfing and Easter Party, Voice Commands, and Government Spies13 June 2013
    1:12:01
  87. 95.
    Mechanical Keyboards, Bad Bosses, and Saving Money When Building a Computer6 June 2013
    50:43
  88. 96.
    Your Horrible Jobs, Healthy Habits, and Windows 8.130 May 2013
    1:01:21
  89. 97.
    Google, Google, and More Google23 May 2013
    1:20:32
  90. 98.
    Adobe Kills Creative Suite, Cheap Retro Gaming, and Online Embarrassments9 May 2013
    55:07
  91. 99.
    The Best Cellular Providers, How to Work from Home, and the Science of Cold Beer2 May 2013
    1:01:17
  92. 100.
    Chrome Experiements, Facebook Filters, and Better Internet Access25 April 2013
    50:37
  93. 101.
    CISPA's Back, Clever Image Searches, and Ugly Computers18 April 2013
    51:41
  94. 102.
    49 YouTube Search Secrets, Facebook’s Offline Ad Tracking, and Freedom from Porn11 April 2013
    54:51
  95. 103.
    Cooking Mistakes, Unlimited Data, and Syncing Music to Your Car4 April 2013
    52:13
  96. 104.
    Paranoid Workers, Syncing Nightmares, and Advice from a Landlord27 March 2013
    44:51
  97. 105.
    Sleep Problems, Efficient Packing, Janky Yet Awesome Life Hacks, and Google Keep21 March 2013
    59:12
  98. 106.
    The Impending Death of Google Reader, To Pirate or Not to Pirate, and the Beauty of Evernote14 March 2013
    1:02:30
  99. 107.
    The Big, Bad Question Backlog Episode7 March 2013
    46:56
  100. 108.
    Facebook Annoyances, Retrieving Stolen Laptops, and Six-Strike Safety28 February 2013
    55:52
  101. 109.
    Achieve Inbox Zero, Optimize Your Gaming Rig, and Get Advice for Your First Job21 February 2013
    57:50
  102. 110.
    Putting Unlimited Data to Good Use, Why We Give Google So Much Information, and the Return of CISPA14 February 2013
    54:21
  103. 111.
    The Pains and Pleasures of Jailbreaking, Live TV on XBMC, and the Best Phones for Little Old Ladies7 February 2013
    55:06
  104. 112.
    Recording Calls, Rooting Your Android, Career Insurance, and the DHMO Threat31 January 2013
    53:06
  105. 113.
    Do Everything With a Raspberry Pi, Switch to an Online Bank, and Get a Job You Love24 January 2013
    47:26
  106. 114.
    Disaster Survival, Cable Wrangling, Online Guitar Lessons, and Better Cooking in the Microwave17 January 2013
    46:32
  107. 115.
    Going Paperless for Tax Season, the Best Time to Buy Anything in 2013, and Foiling RFID Thieves10 January 2013
    44:14
  108. 116.
    Better Sleep, Breaking Bad Habits, and the Cheapest Ways to Buy a Smartphone3 January 2013
    47:30
  109. 117.
    Ask Lifehacker Live!20 December 2012
    1:01:10
  110. 118.
    Special Report: Usenet Indexers Close Up Shop12 December 2012
    40:27
  111. 119.
    Busted Productivity Myths, Avoiding Awkward Conversations, and the Apps We Couldn’t Live Without6 December 2012
    53:52
  112. 120.
    The Best Holiday Gifts and Deals, Facebook’s Fake Privacy Notice, and Noisy Neighbors29 November 2012
    48:17
  113. 121.
    Spy Tricks, Better Printed Photos, and Contract-Free Smartphones15 November 2012
    48:33
  114. 122.
    Tablets vs. Laptops, Frequent Smartphone Upgrades, and Cookware for Beginners8 November 2012
    48:17
  115. 123.
    All About Windows 8, Google’s Nexus Line, and Surviving Hurricane Sandy1 November 2012
    50:20
  116. 124.
    Here Comes Windows 8, New Apple Hardware, and Super Home Theater PCs25 October 2012
    47:56
  117. 125.
    The Dark Side of Getting Things Done, Spliced Headphones, and Free Mobile Hotspots18 October 2012
    38:55
  118. 126.
    Hack Your Brain for Motivation, Buy Two Computers to Save Money, and Poop11 October 2012
    44:06
  119. 127.
    Overclocking Laptops, Handling Career Burnout, and the Cost of Charging a Smartphone4 October 2012
    43:10
  120. 128.
    Facebook’s Tracking You (Again), Apple’s Magical Maps, and the Best Set Top Boxes27 September 2012
    51:52
  121. 129.
    Windows 8 Tablets, Free iPhones, and Downloading All the Things20 September 2012
    50:59
  122. 130.
    Hacked Cameras, Coffee Addictions, and Apple’s Amazing Incredible New iThings13 September 2012
    49:36
  123. 131.
    Kindles on Fire, Amazing Feats of Water Cooling, and Making People Tell the Truth6 September 2012
    49:38
  124. 132.
    Brain Power Ups, Two-Factor Authentication Everywhere, and Getting Pissed at Twitter30 August 2012
    48:53
  125. 133.
    Cheap Media Centers, Smarter Notifications, and a Less-Annoying YouTube23 August 2012
    40:47
  126. 134.
    Reviving Old Laptops, Migrating Google Data, and the Communal Tablet Problem16 August 2012
    39:59
  127. 135.
    Strong Passwords Aren’t Enough, Craigslist Fails, and Staying Productive in a Demanding World9 August 2012
    38:07
  128. 136.
    Microsoft Outlook Is Actually Awesome, Overcoming #NBCFail, and Sharing Music in a Cloud World6 August 2012
    29:01
  129. 137.
    Mountain Lion, new features, how to fix them and get them on Windows30 July 2012
    13:57
  130. 138.
    Streaming from Android to Android, Hacking a Nintendo DS, and the Impending Mountain Lion23 July 2012
    21:42
  131. 139.
    A Lifehacker Tips Box Special16 July 2012
    17:45
  132. 140.
    Google, Google, Google, Finding a Sturdy Laptop Bag, and De-Spamming Your Inbox2 July 2012
    34:09
  133. 141.
    Microsoft Surface, Getting Started with Web Design, and Forcing Your Older TV into the Future25 June 2012
    35:36
  134. 142.
    A Closer Look at iOS 6, Much Ado About Unlimited Data, and the Battle of the Home Theater Platforms18 June 2012
    46:02
  135. 143.
    Survive a Compromised Password, Reinstall Windows Efficiently, and Build Your Own iPod11 June 2012
    37:02
  136. 144.
    Vibration Syndrome, Life in Hackerspace, and Free Wi-Fi for All29 May 2012
    34:04
  137. 145.
    Google Balloons, Dead Software, and Productive Tablets21 May 2012
    26:22
  138. 146.
    A Better Bing: Personalized Search That Doesn’t Suck, the Best File Compression, and Sweaty Steve14 May 2012
    24:16
  139. 147.
    Internet Explorer Doesn’t Suck? Microsoft’s Almost Winner, This Month’s Greatest Android, and Skype7 May 2012
    49:47
  140. 148.
    Take It to the Cloud: Google Drive, Renting Adobe, and Living in Public30 April 2012
    40:54
  141. 149.
    007: All in One: Home Theater In a Box, Why the MP3 Is Good Enough, and Preparing for Gmail Outages23 April 2012
    45:06
  142. 150.
    006: Some Terms May Not Apply17 April 2012
    42:49
  143. 151.
    005: Augment Your Reality: Google Glass, Porn Blocking, and the Gameification of Health and Fitness9 April 2012
    44:55
  144. 152.
    004: Passwords! Facebook Credentials Away from Employers, Information Diet, and XBMC2 April 2012
    38:19
  145. 153.
    003: Better Than Piracy19 March 2012
    38:03
  146. 154.
    002: The New New12 March 2012
    50:03
  147. 155.
    001: Put On Your Tinfoil Hats5 March 2012
    54:53

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