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.

#33: Apocalypse Vehicle

June 24, 2016 at 1:45PM • 1 hour 31 minutes

John Roderick of Seattle sits down with Austinite Dan Benjamin to discuss the purchase of a police car, frisbee golf, the malaise years of the Carter Administration, Fox body Mustangs, visiting smelters at night, looking like a cop, the aquisition of an Apocalypse Vehicle, surprise nuclear attacks, EMPs, shortwave radios, Japanese holdouts, the artwork of WWI vets, complete ephemera, a quarter inch of gypsum, moustache quality, and albinism.

#32: Chocolate and Gasoline

June 17, 2016 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 58 minutes

John and Dan talk about the Bohemian Grove, revisit optional traffic lights, street sleepers, the Macintosh Company, the world's saddest clown, Mama Cat, perfect foods, and the Ampex ATR 102.

In a special segment, John tastes chocolate and has one of his life's greatest epiphanies.

#31: Socks and Gloves

June 8, 2016 at 7:30PM • 1 hour 59 minutes

John talks with Dan about fume venting, driving, the Chateau, skin to skin contact, sidekicks, Evel Knievel and the Snake River Canyon, first exposures to porn, interacting with millennials, and heroic practice.

#30: Florida in Her Eyes

May 27, 2016 at 10:15AM • 1 hour 34 minutes

John and Dan talk about Helicopter-themed television shows (Blue Thunder), Magnum P.I., John's theater experience (Hot l Baltimore, etc.), Michelle Shocked, Northern Exposure, the A-Team, Foul Play, Greatest American Hero, the Bill Murray/Chevy Chase fued, and movie/year set-points.

#29: There's A Lot of Stuff Inside A Bear

May 19, 2016 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 53 minutes

John and Dan talk about stolen sleep, interacting with the straight world, second sleep cycles, midnight wakefulness, what it means to be human, seeking a paleo life, the vagabond life, living on the skids, sleeping in the Aerostar, following your bliss, finding a 40 year old woman in a red Jaguar, a yard full of hound dogs, bear baiting, living inside the light dome, boogeymen, unexplained absences, forms of domestication, and a special relationship with a ski resort.

#28: Casual Shinto Exposure

May 13, 2016 at 7:45PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

John and Dan talk about days of enchantment, hauntings, Triskaidekaphobia, growing old with dignity, Charlie Watts, jazz hipsters, the Hardy Boys, growing up with religion, speaking Yiddish, Messiah politics, timeshares, and harnessing the atom.

#27: The Vampire Cross

May 6, 2016 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 49 minutes

John talks with Dan about trolling car sites, the essence of cool, The Fonz, Formula 1, lifting of curses, and being normal.

#26: A Glorious Revolution

April 21, 2016 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

John and Dan talk about Prince's passing, Kurt Cobain, humping songs, The smartest Beatle, converting insecurity into a lightsaber, The Emperor’s New Jams, sex, politics, and religion, idealogical purity, Ted Nugent's confederate army, and a glorious revolution.

#25: A Pint Glass Full of Meatballs

April 14, 2016 at 6:45PM • 1 hour 51 minutes

John and Dan talk about La Croix, olives, potatoes (which John calls fat dirt), tater tot guns, secondary body spray, eating in the bathroom, John's lady friend/special lady, Future John™, the clenched fists of determination, Neanderthal genes, golems made of mud, 6am meetings, guarding the perimeter, Mithril, sleeping naked, and silver underpants.

#24: Science Kids

March 31, 2016 at 11:45AM • 1 hour 47 minutes

Alt title: THX DAD

John and Dan talk about John's recent experiment with being vegan, building princess castles, time spent thinking about food, addictive tendencies, the time Dan smoked pot, parking by the airport to watch airplanes land, the little devil on your right shoulder, Real Genius, James Spader, The Breakfast Club, Dave Matthews, pretention, and drinking coffee in your dorm room.