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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 Talk to People You Don’t Agree With, With Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt11/19/2018
    50:53
  2. 2.
    How to Tell the Truth, With MSNBC Host Lawrence O’Donnell11/12/2018
    52:08
  3. 3.
    How to Not Be a Dick11/05/2018
    49:15
  4. 4.
    Anne Lamott Upgrades Our Lives10/29/2018
    41:21
  5. 5.
    How to Get Smart About Microdosing, With Ayelet Waldman & Paul Austin (RECAST)10/22/2018
    1:15:04
  6. 6.
    How to Become Financially Independent and Retire Early, With Vicki Robin (RECAST)10/15/2018
    41:25
  7. 7.
    How to Change Your Perspective, With CBT Pioneer David Burns, MD10/08/2018
    47:53
  8. 8.
    How to Be Tougher, With Survivorman's Les Stroud10/01/2018
    43:33
  1. 9.
    How to Be a Happier Parent, With Author KJ Dell’Antonia09/24/2018
    44:13
  2. 10.
    How to Conquer Your Fears, With Author Dean Sluyter09/17/2018
    42:53
  3. 11.
    How to Hack Your Mornings, With My Morning Routine’s Benjamin Spall09/10/2018
    48:51
  4. 12.
    How to Deal With Work Stress, With Ask a Manager’s Alison Green09/03/2018
    49:15
  5. 13.
    Tell Us Your Horrible Boss Stories!08/28/2018
    0:33
  6. 14.
    How to Reinvent Yourself With Coss Marte and Lawrence O'Donnell08/27/2018
    45:04
  7. 15.
    How to Be a Successful Artist, With Keiko Agena and Ottessa Mosfegh08/20/2018
    53:45
  8. 16.
    How to Have Great Sex in a Long-Term Relationship, With Therapist Stephen Snyder (RECAST)08/13/2018
    45:28
  9. 17.
    How to Be Bored and Brilliant, With Manoush Zomorodi (RECAST)08/06/2018
    1:06:05
  10. 18.
    How to Identify a Cult, With Rick Alan Ross (RECAST)07/30/2018
    1:12:19
  11. 19.
    How to Tell a Story, with Alan Alda and The Moth’s Catherine Burns (RECAST)07/23/2018
    1:11:32
  12. 20.
    How to Tell If You're Dating a Psychopath with Jen Waite & Michael Stone (RECAST)07/16/2018
    1:03:48
  13. 21.
    How to Not Give a Shit with Comedian Samantha Irby (RECAST)07/09/2018
    1:11:02
  14. 22.
    How Psychedelics Can Expand Your Consciousness, With Michael Pollan07/02/2018
    42:55
  15. 23.
    How to Deal With Rude People, With Danny Wallace06/25/2018
    45:21
  16. 24.
    How to Be Smart About Pregnancy and Early Motherhood, With Angela Garbes06/18/2018
    42:36
  17. 25.
    How to Be Resilient With Psychologist Rick Hanson06/11/2018
    35:27
  18. 26.
    How to Win at Bitcoin06/04/2018
    39:59
  19. 27.
    The Upgrade Presents: The Gateway05/31/2018
    39:52
  20. 28.
    How Should a Man Be? With Esther Perel, James J. Sexton, and Donald Shorter, Jr.05/28/2018
    1:03:51
  21. 29.
    How to Find Your Career Path With Mike Steib05/21/2018
    42:12
  22. 30.
    How to Kick Ass, With Mel Robbins05/14/2018
    36:51
  23. 31.
    How to Break Into Comedy, With Nell Scovell05/07/2018
    42:59
  24. 32.
    How to Become Financially Independent and Retire Early, With Vicki Robin04/30/2018
    39:54
  25. 33.
    How to Think Like a Cat, With Author Stephane Garnier04/23/2018
    28:56
  26. 34.
    How to Save Your Relationship, With Divorce Lawyer James J. Sexton04/16/2018
    43:24
  27. 35.
    How to Have an Epic Game Night, With Brian Lewis and Seth Scott04/09/2018
    41:13
  28. 36.
    How to Have Great Sex in a Long-Term Relationship, With Therapist Stephen Snyder04/02/2018
    44:00
  29. 37.
    How to Increase Your Endurance, With Author Alex Hutchinson03/26/2018
    45:30
  30. 38.
    How to Talk to Anyone, With Podcaster Ken Plume03/19/2018
    35:06
  31. 39.
    How to Make Sense of the Media, With Jill Abramson03/12/2018
    39:07
  32. 40.
    How to Get Over Yourself, With Mark Epstein03/05/2018
    41:41
  33. 41.
    How to Conquer Reddit, With 'Endless Thread' Host Ben Brock Johnson02/26/2018
    38:29
  34. 42.
    How to Find Your Purpose, With Authors Sanjiv Chopra and Gina Vild02/19/2018
    32:28
  35. 43.
    How Our Minds Are Being Hacked, And What We Can Do About It (RECAST)02/12/2018
    1:04:10
  36. 44.
    How to Fix a Broken Heart, With Guy Winch02/05/2018
    42:11
  37. 45.
    How to Drink Less, With Author Annie Grace01/29/2018
    45:51
  38. 46.
    How to Be a Clean Person, with Jolie Kerr (RECAST)01/22/2018
    58:12
  39. 47.
    How to Be Less Stupid About Money, With Felix Salmon (RECAST)12/25/2017
    1:01:28
  40. 48.
    The Best of The Upgrade 201712/18/2017
    1:02:33
  41. 49.
    How to Bike in the City, With the Bike Snob and Brooklyn Spoke12/11/2017
    1:05:36
  42. 50.
    How to Hack Your Life, With Tim Ferriss12/04/2017
    1:07:40
  43. 51.
    How to Have Good Taste in Wine, With Marissa Ross (RECAST)11/27/2017
    56:09
  44. 52.
    How to Write a Novel, With Author Mira Jacob11/20/2017
    1:00:29
  45. 53.
    How to Bust Myths, With MythBuster Hosts Brian Louden and Jon Lung11/13/2017
    51:50
  46. 54.
    How to Pursue a Side Hustle, With Chris Guillebeau11/06/2017
    59:14
  47. 55.
    How to Be Bored and Brilliant, With Manoush Zomorodi10/30/2017
    1:03:39
  48. 56.
    How to Win at Dinner, With Melissa Clark and Dave Arnold10/23/2017
    1:11:48
  49. 57.
    How to Identify a Cult, With Rick Alan Ross10/16/2017
    1:09:29
  50. 58.
    How to Change Your Brain With Mindfulness, With Daniel Goleman10/09/2017
    43:08
  51. 59.
    How to Fight Hackers, With Former Black-Hat Hacker Hector Monsegur10/04/2017
    59:05
  52. 60.
    How to Figure Out Your Personality Type, With Gretchen Rubin09/25/2017
    1:10:47
  53. 61.
    How to Prevent Your Mind From Being Hacked, With Robert Lustig09/18/2017
    59:47
  54. 62.
    How to Detect Bullshit, With Carl Bergstrom & Jevin West09/11/2017
    52:38
  55. 63.
    How to Be Smarter, Faster and Better, With Charles Duhigg (RECAST)09/04/2017
    1:01:20
  56. 64.
    How to Get Smart About Microdosing, With Ayelet Waldman & Paul Austin08/28/2017
    1:11:30
  57. 65.
    How to Be a Clean Person, with Jolie Kerr08/21/2017
    55:37
  58. 66.
    How to Have a Better Sex Life, with Cleo Stiller08/14/2017
    1:09:16
  59. 67.
    How to Be Less Rude, With the Lifehacker Staff08/07/2017
    1:12:26
  60. 68.
    How to Tell a Story, with Alan Alda and The Moth’s Catherine Burns07/31/2017
    1:08:28
  61. 69.
    How to Stay Safe, with Steve Casner07/24/2017
    51:58
  62. 70.
    How to Tell If You're Dating a Psychopath with Jen Waite & Michael Stone07/17/2017
    1:01:28
  63. 71.
    How to Turn Your Awkwardness Into a Social Asset, With Ty Tashiro07/10/2017
    51:47
  64. 72.
    How to Have Good Taste in Wine, With Marissa Ross07/03/2017
    53:43
  65. 73.
    How to Find Out People's Secrets, With Seth Stephens-Davidowitz06/26/2017
    1:04:59
  66. 74.
    How to Be Emotionally Correct, With Sally Kohn06/19/2017
    54:14
  67. 75.
    How to Not Give a Shit with Comedian Samantha Irby06/12/2017
    1:08:09
  68. 76.
    How to Find Real Love With Sharon Salzberg06/05/2017
    59:50
  69. 77.
    How to Be an Adult With Andy Boyle05/29/2017
    50:57
  70. 78.
    How to Protect Yourself Online with Hector Monsegur05/22/2017
    1:03:26
  71. 79.
    How to Be a Tech Podcast God with Leo Laporte 05/15/2017
    57:35
  72. 80.
    How to Hack Happiness With Gretchen Rubin05/08/2017
    1:01:27
  73. 81.
    How to Eat Less Meat, With Brian Kateman05/01/2017
    1:00:26
  74. 82.
    Why Some People Are Born Anxious, With Daniel Keating04/24/2017
    43:07
  75. 83.
    How to Keep Your Healthcare, With Planned Parenthood04/17/2017
    1:07:24
  76. 84.
    How to Hack Your Brain, With the Bulletproof Exec Dave Asprey04/10/2017
    57:27
  77. 85.
    How to Drive, With Jalopnik's Kristen Lee04/03/2017
    54:31
  78. 86.
    How to Be Less Stupid About Money, With Felix Salmon03/27/2017
    59:50
  79. 87.
    How to Be Smarter, Faster and Better, With Charles Duhigg03/20/2017
    1:01:20
  80. 88.
    How to Use Improv to Change Your Life, With Ed Herbstman & Hannah Chase03/13/2017
    1:00:28
  81. 89.
    How to Survive Starting a New Job, With Lifehacker's New Editor-in-Chief03/06/2017
    39:45
  82. 90.
    How to Choose Between Mac and Windows02/27/2017
    56:32
  83. 91.
    How to Make Your Voice Heard in Politics02/20/2017
    33:45
  84. 92.
    How to Find Love on the Internet02/06/2017
    25:48
  85. 93.
    How to Find, Buy, and Upgrade the Perfect HDTV for You01/30/2017
    30:13
  86. 94.
    Introducing: The Upgrade01/26/2017
    1:21
  87. 95.
    Selling Stuff Online, Android Phones, and Podcast Goodbyes04/03/2014
    1:12:48
  88. 96.
    Android Skins, Amazon Fakes, and Expensive Cable Bills03/27/2014
    50:23
  89. 97.
    Broken Phones, Nintendo 64, and Bandwidth Hogs03/20/2014
    56:35
  90. 98.
    Ban Telemarketers, Get a Job You Love, and (Don't) Speed Read03/13/2014
    55:36
  91. 99.
    The Best TV Streaming Apps, Steam Sharing, and Camera Comparisons03/06/2014
    54:57
  92. 100.
    Apple's Security Flaw, Secret Job Hunts, and Gamify Everything02/27/2014
    1:03:32
  93. 101.
    Password Hacks, Downloading Movies Legally, and Bluetooth Headphones02/20/2014
    59:43
  94. 102.
    Comcast Fiascos, Eating Healthy on a Budget, and Multi-Monitor Gaming02/13/2014
    55:40
  95. 103.
    Facebook Deletion, Flickr Automation, and Cheap Media Centers02/06/2014
    39:09
  96. 104.
    Blocked Videos, DIY Cable Management, and Internet Speed01/30/2014
    42:33
  97. 105.
    Browser Malware, Chromecast Streaming, and Life Lessons from Warcraft01/23/2014
    1:06:28
  98. 106.
    Winamp’s Back, Net Neutrality Showdown, and Bedtime Technology01/16/2014
    53:05
  99. 107.
    Cellphone Carrier Bonanza, Fast Android Updates, and Cheap Chromebooks01/09/2014
    54:54
  100. 108.
    Holiday Special No. 2: Health, Debt, and Credit Scores12/31/2013
    1:09:26
  101. 109.
    Holiday Podcast Special No. 1: Apartments, Real Estate, and Nutrition12/26/2013
    59:14
  102. 110.
    Cellphone Tracking, Beats by Dre Headphones, and Lots of Travel Tips12/19/2013
    1:06:38
  103. 111.
    Buying Suits, Breaking Gadgets, and Getting Things Done with Jay-Z12/05/2013
    52:39
  104. 112.
    Winamp Closes Down, Laptop Manufacturers Ranked, and iOS Controllers11/21/2013
    1:13:54
  105. 113.
    The Lifehacker 2013 Thanksgiving Special11/15/2013
    1:10:11
  106. 114.
    The Science of Breakups, Hangouts vs. Voice, and Muting Twitter Users11/15/2013
    1:11:30
  107. 115.
    Google Overload, Cheap PC Games, and Essential Computer Building Tips11/07/2013
    1:14:39
  108. 116.
    Android KitKat, iPad Upgrades, and Evil Tips Galore10/31/2013
    1:09:49
  109. 117.
    Cheap Amazon Goods, Great Headphones, and Too Much Apple10/24/2013
    1:16:06
  110. 118.
    Windows and Ubuntu Updates, Android Security, and Health Myths Galore10/17/2013
    1:16:52
  111. 119.
    IOS 7 Bugs, Podcast Downloaders, and Horrible Cellphone Reception10/10/2013
    56:58
  112. 120.
    Customized Androids, Prepaid Cellphone Plans, and Refurbished Laptops10/03/2013
    1:23:18
  113. 121.
    Smartphone Upgrades, Office Productivity, and the Laptop Conundrum09/26/2013
    1:15:01
  114. 122.
    IOS 7 Madness, Android Widgets, and Quitting a Job You Hate09/19/2013
    58:45
  115. 123.
    IOS 7, Making Extra Money, and Awesome Hidden Google Features09/12/2013
    1:15:17
  116. 124.
    Android KitKat, Netflix Hacks, and Laptop Docking Stations09/05/2013
    1:08:21
  117. 125.
    Tiny Apartment Hacks, Selling Your Smartphone, and Productive Pooping08/29/2013
    1:02:17
  118. 126.
    YouTube Ads, BitTorrent Privacy, and the Best Ereaders08/22/2013
    1:10:38
  119. 127.
    Encrypted Emails, Best College Laptops, and the Office Software Battle Royale08/15/2013
    1:05:47
  120. 128.
    The Merits of Lifehacking, Amazon Prime, and IFTTT for iPhone08/08/2013
    1:14:35
  121. 129.
    Tough Decisions, Resume Lies, Personal Rituals, and Ditching Cable08/01/2013
    57:02
  122. 130.
    Android 4.3, Chromecast, DSLR Secrets, and the Ultimate Photoshop Rig07/25/2013
    48:10
  123. 131.
    Crappy AT&T Plans, Airbnb Disasters, and the Transforming Go Bag07/18/2013
    55:39
  124. 132.
    Google Maps Reborn, the Steam Summer Sale, and Organizing 3000 Bookmarks07/11/2013
    42:15
  125. 133.
    Google Reader Alternatives, Windows 8.1, and Lots of Gaming06/27/2013
    1:06:58
  126. 134.
    Productivity Myths Debunked, Smart Watches, and the Joys of Feedly06/20/2013
    1:17:15
  127. 135.
    Apple's Surfing and Easter Party, Voice Commands, and Government Spies06/13/2013
    1:12:01
  128. 136.
    Mechanical Keyboards, Bad Bosses, and Saving Money When Building a Computer06/06/2013
    50:43
  129. 137.
    Your Horrible Jobs, Healthy Habits, and Windows 8.105/30/2013
    1:01:21
  130. 138.
    Google, Google, and More Google05/23/2013
    1:20:32
  131. 139.
    Adobe Kills Creative Suite, Cheap Retro Gaming, and Online Embarrassments05/09/2013
    55:07
  132. 140.
    The Best Cellular Providers, How to Work from Home, and the Science of Cold Beer05/02/2013
    1:01:17
  133. 141.
    Chrome Experiements, Facebook Filters, and Better Internet Access04/25/2013
    50:37
  134. 142.
    CISPA's Back, Clever Image Searches, and Ugly Computers04/18/2013
    51:41
  135. 143.
    49 YouTube Search Secrets, Facebook’s Offline Ad Tracking, and Freedom from Porn04/11/2013
    54:51
  136. 144.
    Cooking Mistakes, Unlimited Data, and Syncing Music to Your Car04/04/2013
    52:13
  137. 145.
    Paranoid Workers, Syncing Nightmares, and Advice from a Landlord03/27/2013
    44:51
  138. 146.
    Sleep Problems, Efficient Packing, Janky Yet Awesome Life Hacks, and Google Keep03/21/2013
    59:12
  139. 147.
    The Impending Death of Google Reader, To Pirate or Not to Pirate, and the Beauty of Evernote03/14/2013
    1:02:30
  140. 148.
    The Big, Bad Question Backlog Episode03/07/2013
    46:56
  141. 149.
    Facebook Annoyances, Retrieving Stolen Laptops, and Six-Strike Safety02/28/2013
    55:52
  142. 150.
    Achieve Inbox Zero, Optimize Your Gaming Rig, and Get Advice for Your First Job02/21/2013
    57:50
  143. 151.
    Putting Unlimited Data to Good Use, Why We Give Google So Much Information, and the Return of CISPA02/14/2013
    54:21
  144. 152.
    The Pains and Pleasures of Jailbreaking, Live TV on XBMC, and the Best Phones for Little Old Ladies02/07/2013
    55:06
  145. 153.
    Recording Calls, Rooting Your Android, Career Insurance, and the DHMO Threat01/31/2013
    53:06
  146. 154.
    Do Everything With a Raspberry Pi, Switch to an Online Bank, and Get a Job You Love01/24/2013
    47:26
  147. 155.
    Disaster Survival, Cable Wrangling, Online Guitar Lessons, and Better Cooking in the Microwave01/17/2013
    46:32
  148. 156.
    Going Paperless for Tax Season, the Best Time to Buy Anything in 2013, and Foiling RFID Thieves01/10/2013
    44:14
  149. 157.
    Better Sleep, Breaking Bad Habits, and the Cheapest Ways to Buy a Smartphone01/03/2013
    47:30
  150. 158.
    Ask Lifehacker Live!12/20/2012
    1:01:10
  151. 159.
    Special Report: Usenet Indexers Close Up Shop12/12/2012
    40:27
  152. 160.
    Busted Productivity Myths, Avoiding Awkward Conversations, and the Apps We Couldn’t Live Without12/06/2012
    53:52
  153. 161.
    The Best Holiday Gifts and Deals, Facebook’s Fake Privacy Notice, and Noisy Neighbors11/29/2012
    48:17
  154. 162.
    Spy Tricks, Better Printed Photos, and Contract-Free Smartphones11/15/2012
    48:33
  155. 163.
    Tablets vs. Laptops, Frequent Smartphone Upgrades, and Cookware for Beginners11/08/2012
    48:17
  156. 164.
    All About Windows 8, Google’s Nexus Line, and Surviving Hurricane Sandy11/01/2012
    50:20
  157. 165.
    Here Comes Windows 8, New Apple Hardware, and Super Home Theater PCs10/25/2012
    47:56
  158. 166.
    The Dark Side of Getting Things Done, Spliced Headphones, and Free Mobile Hotspots10/18/2012
    38:55
  159. 167.
    Hack Your Brain for Motivation, Buy Two Computers to Save Money, and Poop10/11/2012
    44:06
  160. 168.
    Overclocking Laptops, Handling Career Burnout, and the Cost of Charging a Smartphone10/04/2012
    43:10
  161. 169.
    Facebook’s Tracking You (Again), Apple’s Magical Maps, and the Best Set Top Boxes09/27/2012
    51:52
  162. 170.
    Windows 8 Tablets, Free iPhones, and Downloading All the Things09/20/2012
    50:59
  163. 171.
    Hacked Cameras, Coffee Addictions, and Apple’s Amazing Incredible New iThings09/13/2012
    49:36
  164. 172.
    Kindles on Fire, Amazing Feats of Water Cooling, and Making People Tell the Truth09/06/2012
    49:38
  165. 173.
    Brain Power Ups, Two-Factor Authentication Everywhere, and Getting Pissed at Twitter08/30/2012
    48:53
  166. 174.
    Cheap Media Centers, Smarter Notifications, and a Less-Annoying YouTube08/23/2012
    40:47
  167. 175.
    Reviving Old Laptops, Migrating Google Data, and the Communal Tablet Problem08/16/2012
    39:59
  168. 176.
    Strong Passwords Aren’t Enough, Craigslist Fails, and Staying Productive in a Demanding World08/09/2012
    38:07
  169. 177.
    Microsoft Outlook Is Actually Awesome, Overcoming #NBCFail, and Sharing Music in a Cloud World08/06/2012
    29:01
  170. 178.
    Mountain Lion, new features, how to fix them and get them on Windows07/30/2012
    13:57
  171. 179.
    Streaming from Android to Android, Hacking a Nintendo DS, and the Impending Mountain Lion07/23/2012
    21:42
  172. 180.
    A Lifehacker Tips Box Special07/16/2012
    17:45
  173. 181.
    Google, Google, Google, Finding a Sturdy Laptop Bag, and De-Spamming Your Inbox07/02/2012
    34:09
  174. 182.
    Microsoft Surface, Getting Started with Web Design, and Forcing Your Older TV into the Future06/25/2012
    35:36
  175. 183.
    A Closer Look at iOS 6, Much Ado About Unlimited Data, and the Battle of the Home Theater Platforms06/18/2012
    46:02
  176. 184.
    Survive a Compromised Password, Reinstall Windows Efficiently, and Build Your Own iPod06/11/2012
    37:02
  177. 185.
    Vibration Syndrome, Life in Hackerspace, and Free Wi-Fi for All05/29/2012
    34:04
  178. 186.
    Google Balloons, Dead Software, and Productive Tablets05/21/2012
    26:22
  179. 187.
    A Better Bing: Personalized Search That Doesn’t Suck, the Best File Compression, and Sweaty Steve05/14/2012
    24:16
  180. 188.
    Internet Explorer Doesn’t Suck? Microsoft’s Almost Winner, This Month’s Greatest Android, and Skype05/07/2012
    49:47
  181. 189.
    Take It to the Cloud: Google Drive, Renting Adobe, and Living in Public04/30/2012
    40:54
  182. 190.
    007: All in One: Home Theater In a Box, Why the MP3 Is Good Enough, and Preparing for Gmail Outages04/23/2012
    45:06
  183. 191.
    006: Some Terms May Not Apply04/17/2012
    42:49
  184. 192.
    005: Augment Your Reality: Google Glass, Porn Blocking, and the Gameification of Health and Fitness04/09/2012
    44:55
  185. 193.
    004: Passwords! Facebook Credentials Away from Employers, Information Diet, and XBMC04/02/2012
    38:19
  186. 194.
    003: Better Than Piracy03/19/2012
    38:03
  187. 195.
    002: The New New03/12/2012
    50:03
  188. 196.
    001: Put On Your Tinfoil Hats03/05/2012
    54:53

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