Road Work

Road Work

America's top two podcast personalities are finally coming together in one podcasting event that will change the way you think about podcasting forever! Like a rock skipping over the placid waters of an alpine lake, Dan and John are all too well aware that this burst of kinetic energy will ultimately deposit them, like all human effort, at rest in the icy depths where no light can penetrate. Until then, they mean to thrill to the chase! To soak up the remaining light and banish thoughts of tomorrow! EXCELSIOR!

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Hosted by John Roderick and Dan Benjamin.

#43: All About the Hohenzollerns

September 15, 2016 at 4:45PM • 1 hour 46 minutes

John Roderick, the musician, talks to co-host Dan Benjamin about visiting Portland, his XOXO talk, sticking the landing, Flight 93, performing live, engineers vs. rock stars, learning by reading, squid overlords, and his walk across Europe.

#42: The Integrity of a Cardboard Tube

September 14, 2016 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 28 minutes

John Roderick meets with friend and Road Work co-host Dan Benjamin to discuss Matthew Broderick's role in keeping us safe, 300 baud modems, typewriters, the importance of maps, georgraphy, learning times tables, and furniture made of cardboard tubes.

#41: No Room for Ninjas

September 1, 2016 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

John Roderick and Dan Benjamin talk about being sick, doped up bears, large rats, going to Alaska, shopping for hot tubs, the Swap Shop, kung fu, ninjas, anime, cartoon sex, and Princess.

#40: Fish Psychology

August 27, 2016 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

Musician John Roderick talks with his friend Dan Benjamin about spending the day in your sleeping uniform, predator eyes, owls, television station sign-offs, "Alaska Is", the Catholic Debate Squad, the time his dog ran away, the challenge of being a human being, a humanist, the benefit of religion and political ideology, and fish psychology.

#39: Looney Tunes

August 20, 2016 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 51 minutes

John Roderick talks with Dan Benjamin about making an album, managing fan and listener relationships, taking criticism, meeting journalists, UFOs, and things that are meant to be.

#38: Sparkles

August 11, 2016 at 4:15PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

John and Dan talk about Clumping Cream's latest album "Turnin' Chunky", butter coffee, the affogato, bartender utility belts, the air buddy, sparkles, sprinkles, jimmies, cake donuts, dirt and grease, and blueberry pies.

#37: Three Cups of Coffee and a Dead Bird

August 5, 2016 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 24 minutes

John Roderick talks with Dan Benjamin about Navy vs. Air Force pilots, being an avid magazine subscriber, tank and horse battles on quora, fermenting juice, the longevity of food and coffee when stored on countertops and in hot vehicles, pushing food safety boundaries, John's experience with Jack in the Box and the 1993 E. Coli outbreak, toxiplasmosis, Jane Fonda's tortoise, a turtle named Sheldon, and John's relationship with Cinnamon Toast.

#36: Dinner at the Hawk House

July 26, 2016 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

John joins Dan to discuss having dinner with someone you admire, differentiating yourself from the 5th graders, being arm-candy at a party, and what fame takes from you.

#35: Mr. Yuck

July 8, 2016 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 51 minutes

John joins Dan as to open the history books about Minesweeper, John's lack of tattoos, leather pants, buying motorcycles, radioactive salt mines, the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, living your dreads, joining the rugby team, and Harley Davidson.

#34: China Pig

June 30, 2016 at 6:00PM • 2 hours 8 minutes

John and Dan talk about carrying coffee mugs, stacking BBs, the coats of arms of military organizations in the Habsburg era of the Czech Republic, china pigs, Winnie the Pooh, licking buttons, the collecting gene, entrepreneurship, the perversion of college, junk-men, and parade culture.