Road Work

Road Work

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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! Please support this show on Patreon. Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


197: The Lonely Gatsby
Sep 12 • 76 min
John is looking for kitchen tile.
196: The 15th Panel
Sep 4 • 79 min
John and Dan discuss shadow armies, flying cars, and cloud giants. The bonus content for this episode can be found here.
195: The Ghost of Kurt Cobain
Aug 20 • 74 min
John and Dan discuss music. The sponsorless version of this episode is here for our supporters.
194: The World According to Roderick
Aug 13 • 72 min
John and Dan discuss the constant low-grade infection he thinks he has.
193: Sounding Fatter
Aug 6 • 62 min
The bloodwave washes over us. The sponsorless version of this episode can be found here.
192: The Libertarian Knife
Jul 30 • 43 min
It’s hard to build a crappy bridge. In the bonus show, Dan shares his personal journey with debilitating OCD.
191: Extreme Sports
Jul 26 • 73 min
John and Dan discuss free-floating anxiety, escape doors, and the path to riches. The sponsorless version of this episode is here. The members-only after show is available here.
190: Psychologically Prepared
Jul 12 • 70 min
The time John went to New York but didn’t stay. You can listen to this episode without sponsor interruptions here. The bonus episode can be found here.
189: An Economy of Popsicle Sticks
Jun 30 • 70 min
This week’s discussion includes audio interfaces, politics, and the world.
188: The Autonomous Zone
Jun 15 • 50 min
John talks with Dan about Seattle’s Autonomous Zone.
187: That’s My Rock
Jun 5 • 87 min
John and Dan discuss the current situation.
186: John’s Prostate
May 21 • 78 min
John and Dan talk about watchful waiting and small dogs. You can find a version of this episode without sponsors right here.
185: The Dynamite Guy
May 11 • 83 min
John and Dan discuss dynamite, loser sweatshirts, and brochures. The sponsorless version of this episode is right here! The bonus content for this episode can be found here!
184: The Disclosure We’ve Got
May 6 • 91 min
John and Dan discuss alien abduction, close encounters, and psionics. The sponsorless version of this episode is available here for our Patreon supporters.
183: So You Grew Up In Anchorage
Apr 26 • 112 min
John and Dan discuss hot air balloons and insurance. This episode includes the bonus content, which is normally only available to our Patreon supporters. If you enjoy our work, please consider supporting the show.
182: Extrovertville
Apr 19 • 76 min
John and Dan discuss special alone times. Listen to this episode without sponsors here. Listen to the bonus content for this episode here.
181: A War of Toasters
Apr 10 • 66 min
John explores the cycle of life. Sponsorless version. The bonus content.
180: The Kitchen Floor of the World
Mar 27 • 59 min
John and Dan talk about dead men’s hands, five mustards, and history. Get the sponsorless version of this episode here. Get the bonus content, “A Jester for a Lesser King” right here.
179: The Empathy Gap
Mar 20 • 82 min
John and Dan talk about sequestering, the Washington way, listening to chemists, and the preservation of society. The sponsorless version of this episode can be found here. The bonus content for this episode can be found here. … and you support the show…
178: Free Floating Anxiety
Mar 7 • 64 min
With the COVID-19 virus looming and John about to embark on a cruise, Dan and John talk about sacred sparm, burying poop, and the After Karen time period of John’s life. The sponsorless version of this episode can be found here. The bonus content for this…
177: Enchillada
Feb 28 • 98 min
John and Dan discuss individuality, philosopher kings, 70 kinds of toothpaste, and Socialism. The sponsorless version of this episode along with its bonus content can be found here.
176: My Yoni
Feb 21 • 83 min
John and Dan talk about the Western State Hurricanes, podcaster salaries, and remoras. You can listen to this episode without sponsors right here. The bonus content for this episode is available here. … but only for our Patreon supporters!
175: Exploration Mentality
Jan 31 • 75 min
John and Dan talk about reading, exploration mentality, and tang. The sponsorless version of this episode and the bonus content can be found here.
174: So Many Milks
Jan 27 • 76 min
John and Dan talk about proxies and tarot readings. Please check out the bonus content and sponsorless version of this episode. They’re the best.
173: Shibboleth
Jan 3 • 65 min
John and Dan discuss steeper climbs. The bonus content for this episode can be found here.
172: To Ride A Briefcase
Dec 19, 2019 • 111 min
John and Dan discuss clothing and danger devices. We made t-shirts! Now you can support our work and look amazing at the same time. Our bonus content and episodes without sponsors and ads can be found here!
171: A Computer in a Box
Dec 8, 2019 • 49 min
The English ivy biomass.
170: Benefit Burnout
Nov 28, 2019 • 73 min
John and Dan talk about turning points. Our Patreon supporters get a version of this episode without sponsors!
169: The Soil
Nov 18, 2019 • 76 min
John and Dan discuss the ambition treadmill. You can get sponsorless, ad-free episodes by becoming a supporter here.
168: Carpetbaggery
Nov 8, 2019 • 69 min
John and Dan talk about school. The bonus content for this episode can be found here!
167: Regular Big
Nov 1, 2019 • 55 min
John might be shrinking. The bonus content for this episode can be found here!
166: The El Dopa House
Oct 24, 2019 • 79 min
John talks about reconnecting with the world as a sober person.
165: The Going Places Gang
Oct 20, 2019 • 75 min
John and Dan discuss pot, friend groups, and being left out.
164: What’s Fair Got to Do With It?
Oct 11, 2019 • 71 min
John reveals a deeply personal position.
163: Found in the Bog
Oct 5, 2019 • 63 min
Doing things you don’t want to do.
162: Signed, Mr. Bigshot
Sep 27, 2019 • 71 min
John owns a jacket worn during the Kennedy Inaguration.
161: The Ease With Which I Coast
Sep 20, 2019 • 74 min
The importance of sanctuary.
160: The Lap of Luxury
Sep 13, 2019 • 75 min
John tries to find a new home.
159: The Sloth Problem
Sep 3, 2019 • 73 min
John and Dan have a discussion about finding oneself amidst the wolves.
158: Fat Bob
Aug 16, 2019 • 90 min
Fat Bob is explored. The Personal Privates™ bonus content is available here for those who support our work.
157: Sitting In Your Eden
Aug 14, 2019 • 88 min
John and Dan discuss John’s idea of the true nature of humanity. The Secret Private Personal After Show can be found here.
156: Bonus Content for Non-Supporters
Aug 2, 2019 • 25 min
Get a taste of what you’re missing by not supporting Road Work. This is an episode of our bonus content that only our Patreon supporters have access to. We’re sharing it with you here in the hopes that you will enjoy it enough to consider supporting our…
155: App Applegate In Me
Aug 2, 2019 • 71 min
John talks about App Applegate.
154: The Things We’ve Lost
Jul 26, 2019 • 63 min
John just wants to see his daughter’s artwork hanging on the fridge. Please find the special bonus content for this episode here. Only people who care enough to support the show will have access.
153: Tower of Waddle
Jul 19, 2019 • 75 min
John and Dan discuss facial hair, George Lucas, being sloppy, hair manipulations, yoga pants, and the Brimley Line. Listeners who support this show can listen to our amazing secret bonus content here. The rest of you, those who do not care about John or…
152: A Sorting Problem
Jul 12, 2019 • 86 min
Dan and John talk about food trucks, restaurants, coffee, and deep emotions. If you enjoyed this episode, you’ll love the bonus content for our patrons. We talk about crying, chaos, and the nation’s most phallic building. But you can only listen if you’re…
151: Chasing the Dragon
Jun 1, 2019 • 70 min
John explains what happens after 12am.
150: Ghost in the Truck
May 24, 2019 • 73 min
John and Dan reveal their innermost thoughts about trucks. The bonus episode, which is ample, can be found here. It’s an especially good one where Dan and John reveal their true feelings about parenthood.
149: To Be Left Alone
May 17, 2019 • 80 min
John and Dan discuss the whole world, and ask for your feedback about the show’s relationship with listeners. The special additional hour-long secret show can be found here, but only for people who are actually care about John and Dan’s personal welfare…
148: Wire Mothers
May 10, 2019 • 91 min
John and Dan discuss life planning, goals, and emotional pressures.
147: I Don’t Come Back Till Morning
May 3, 2019 • 78 min
John explains why he must not be observed.
146: Companion Teeth
Apr 26, 2019 • 77 min
John’s bipolar medicine has stopped working. The bonus content for this episode can be found here, but only for the people who are generous enough to not steal the life-force from John Roderick.
145: A Substantial Box
Apr 19, 2019 • 66 min
John and Dan talk about John’s house situation, microphones and recording, and more. This episode went a bit long, so the story continues in the Bonus Episode, available to all of our amazing Patreon Supporters!
144: A Social Compact
Apr 12, 2019 • 92 min
John and Dan reveal secrets about their place in the world. Bonus content is available here, but only for listeners who are kind enough to support us. Everyone else should just feel guilty.
143: Dread
Mar 29, 2019 • 70 min
John and Dan discuss claustrophobia. The bonus episode can be found here, but only for people who care enough about John and Dan’s livelihood and well-being to support the show.
142: Activate My Hair
Mar 22, 2019 • 77 min
John and Dan talk about shaving in the most barbaric way possible, outdated and bizarre hair products, and the girl who made tea. Here is the secret bonus content for our amazing supporters. Those of you who do not support the show cannot access it, are…
141: Zone Defense
Mar 8, 2019 • 75 min
John is feeling extreme anxiety.
140: Super Aloha
Feb 22, 2019 • 60 min
John and Dan talk about Hawaii and chickens. The bonus content for this episode can be found here, but only if you’re one of the special people who support us.
139: Clark Griswalding
Feb 2, 2019 • 80 min
John and Dan discuss thin t-shirts, the nature of money, eels, and patreon natives.
138: John Cusak Is Me and I Am He
Jan 25, 2019 • 78 min
John and Dan discuss what’s in Jude Law’s backpack, the girding of loins, and John’s bête noire.
137: Gary’s Van
Jan 13, 2019 • 81 min
John and Dan change their recording process and talk about the Eddie Munster hairline, blunt blades, abominations, flight suits, and Neo-Maxi Zoomdweebies.
136: Robot Napoleons
Dec 28, 2018 • 102 min
John and Dan discuss relationships.
135: John Went to LA and Didn’t Tell Me
Dec 20, 2018 • 72 min
Surprise! John went to LA this week so we couldn’t record, but never fear — you’re getting a brand new super-secret-Patreon-supporter-only-bonus-episode instead! This is what our Patreon supporters get each week, and now, just this once, all of you can…
134: Learn to Touch the Plane
Dec 16, 2018 • 69 min
John and Dan discuss working claims.
133: The Doughboy
Dec 7, 2018 • 89 min
Dan and John discuss OCD and loaning money to guitar players.
132: Earth Sciences
Nov 30, 2018 • 79 min
John feels estranged.
131: As Big as Elephant Toes
Nov 18, 2018 • 69 min
John and Dan have a serious pre-Thanksgiving discussion about lifestyles.
130: The Dark Side
Nov 11, 2018 • 77 min
John and Dan discuss bunny hops.
129: The High Ground
Nov 2, 2018 • 70 min
John and Dan talk about responsibilities, such as voting.
128: Lost Innocence
Oct 19, 2018 • 93 min
Dan and John rediscover lost innocence.
127: You’re Just Marching
Oct 14, 2018 • 88 min
John and Dan try and figure out politics.
126: Terrifying Muscle Pig
Oct 7, 2018 • 90 min
John is looking for trouble.
125: Wrong Since 1988
Sep 28, 2018 • 61 min
John and Dan revisit the concept of tattoos as a representation of the Persona.
124: Benjafet
Sep 20, 2018 • 66 min
Dan and John compare blues to linoleum flooring. Wood paneling is discussed. John would choose a robot dragon over a robot owl.
123: Pot Monster
Sep 14, 2018 • 94 min
John and Dan discuss cannabis, marijuana, weed, and the highway to Girdwood.
122: The Alaska Problem
Sep 7, 2018 • 85 min
Dan and John discuss the friendship code, oaths, and fake doodles.
121: Pong Monolopy
Sep 1, 2018 • 61 min
John and Dan discuss Jason’s bag and blowing up dragons.
120: 1,000 horses
Aug 23, 2018 • 89 min
John and Dan discuss animals, primitive fear, and dryer balls, as well as announce their new plans for Patreon supporters. Help us out by taking the Road Work Survey!
119: The Jeff Spicoli Years
Aug 4, 2018 • 77 min
John and Dan talk about flat eyeballs, Sergio Valente, and the indy-rock optometrist. Also, for people who “only listen when the description sounds interesting”, when does it not sound interesting?
118: Between Me and the Tree
Jul 28, 2018 • 80 min
John and Dan discuss beef, Foo Cheese, ice tea, the Alaska Colorado connection, and the Lion’s Lair. Take the Road Work Survey!
117: Disaster Coffee
Jul 17, 2018 • 107 min
John and Dan discuss reorientation of the hypotenuse, petit authoritarians, letting the rooster slide, and elastic wastebands.
116: Tweaker Crimes
Jul 7, 2018 • 96 min
John and Dan discuss crimes, drugs, and motivations.
115: Lipstick Brown
Jun 29, 2018 • 111 min
John and Dan talk about the decline of society.
114: Feels Like Liberty
Jun 21, 2018 • 62 min
Dan and John discuss freedoms.
113: Notes from Petty Cash
Jun 15, 2018 • 76 min
John and Dan discuss John’s letters.
112: Haunted Basements Made of Stone
May 28, 2018 • 59 min
John discusses his idea for a Corvette.
111: John’s Noodles
May 18, 2018 • 90 min
John talks frankly about his noodles.
110: The Story of John Roderick
May 12, 2018 • 114 min
John and Dan discuss the unauthorized database of John Roderick’s life.
109: Conga Forever
May 4, 2018 • 70 min
John discusses his methods for staying hydrated.
108: Consciously Erect
Apr 27, 2018 • 77 min
John and Dan talk about wake up calls.
107: I Got Rolfed
Apr 20, 2018 • 104 min
John and Dan talk about John’s new back injury, potential treatments, sports teams, and mountain climbing.
106: The Scrappy Doo Phenomenon
Apr 13, 2018 • 81 min
John and Dan discuss ethical codes.
105: I Should Have Had a Pipe
Apr 6, 2018 • 89 min
In this very important episode, John and Dan have a critical discussion about TV themes and punk rock.
104: Nick Nolte in a Pile of Wool
Mar 30, 2018 • 65 min
Dan and John discuss being a gentleman.
103: Tiny Little Fascist
Mar 28, 2018 • 52 min
John and Dan talk about Rajneeshpuram, Jonestown, and the Five Precepts.
102: Cuesta Verde
Mar 16, 2018 • 103 min
John talks with Dan about super villains, the motives of billionaires, the West Edge, and the original skid row.
101: No One Says “Whistler Mountain”
Mar 9, 2018 • 99 min
John and Dan discuss rock road ice cream, knee braces, so-called “Lebowski Sweaters”, fitness, and pain. John talks about his life hat, how he walks, and makes a startling admission.
100: The Intimacy Membrane
Feb 15, 2018 • 75 min
John and Dan talk about brushing away static, the “For Better or for Worse” comic, and the boundaries people want.
99: Bandit
Feb 9, 2018 • 96 min
John talks with Dan about working on songs, sports, and frisbee dogs.
98: Where Songs Come From
Feb 3, 2018 • 101 min
John explains where songs come from, and how you can help.
97: The Prince of Alpha Centauri
Jan 26, 2018 • 88 min
Dan and John talk about teeth, injuries, Milan models, Buddhist UFOs, and very chill ghosts.
96: Bat Ichthyologist Pt. 2
Jan 15, 2018 • 35 min
John and Dan talk about fixing a hole, bats, fur trappers, male and female identity in the contemporary world, newsgroups, clay handprints, and the room on the wall. This is part 2.
95: Bat Ichthyologist Pt. 1
Jan 12, 2018 • 64 min
John and Dan talk about fixing a hole, bats, fur trappers, male and female identity in the contemporary world, newsgroups, clay handprints, and the room on the wall. This is part 1.
94: Jughead
Jan 5, 2018 • 99 min
John and Dan discuss first kisses, John’s long walk, putting on the whammy, and being a drifter.
93: The Pea Under the Mattress
Dec 14, 2017 • 114 min
John and Dan have a candid discussion about loneliness.
92: The Problem with Docents
Dec 7, 2017 • 123 min
John and Dan discuss America’s current sweetheart, generations, five-star generals, investment, fame, and money.
91: Hard to Fathom
Dec 1, 2017 • 76 min
John recounts his dealings with submarines.
90: The Briefcase
Nov 17, 2017 • 91 min
John talks with Dan about paying debts, earning your own way, larping, waltzing in, shibari models, and village elders.
89: Vito the Enforcer
Nov 9, 2017 • 65 min
John talks with Dan about Norwegian rats, cats, and Vito the Enforcer.
88: A Leaping Wolverine
Nov 2, 2017 • 77 min
John and Dan talk about podcasting, golems, leprechauns, and being visibly mad.
87: The JFK Files
Oct 26, 2017 • 64 min
John and Dan discuss the to-be-released JFK files, conspiracy theories, Andy Kaufman, omertà, and Deep Throat.
86: The East/West Perspective
Oct 20, 2017 • 88 min
John sets himself a bedtime.
85: The Humidity
Oct 11, 2017 • 62 min
John and Dan discuss the sun, humidity claustrophobia, the end times, parkas, warm tunnels, and drinking at noon. (Audio is all fixed now, sorry about that kids!)
84: Editor in Chief
Oct 5, 2017 • 72 min
John discusses his dining room table.
83: My Intellivison Blister
Sep 28, 2017 • 67 min
John and Dan talk about music collections, 8-track tapes, John’s new old phone, Sudoku, Minesweeper, casual gaming, and Merve the Swerve.
82: Managing My Points
Sep 21, 2017 • 74 min
John talks with Dan about his continued life sans-iPhone, managing points, and software development.
81: A Vest Full of Diamonds
Sep 14, 2017 • 104 min
John and Dan discuss sentimentality and how it affects the ownership of things, awful coffee table books, motorcycle adventure squads, Arctic Circle hot springs, Neanderthals, and bucket lists.
80: Fly Safe, Dogs!
Sep 7, 2017 • 117 min
John and Dan discuss hot tubs, home ownership, buckets of rocks, trailer hitches, the Freak Brothers, playing soccer with front end loaders, garbage pits, #Superboat, gold mining and dredging, why John left Twitter (and came back, sort of), and toddler…
79: The John Roderick Simulator
Aug 30, 2017 • 110 min
John and Dan discuss the duke of normalcy, speaking truth to power, fat Father Time, transferring your conciousness into a robot body, looking like Walt Whitman, aging, john roderick, the calousness of youth, miracle cat scans, and Calvinism.
78: Cooked on the Vine
Aug 25, 2017 • 105 min
John and Dan discuss “protein” (and Dan’s dinners), space food, Jugalettes, and the apocalypse.
77: Hello, Sister
Aug 10, 2017 • 76 min
John talks with Dan about mental illness.
76: On Your Knees, Admiral!
Aug 3, 2017 • 79 min
Dan and John talk about knighting people, challenge coins, age calibration, Wilfred Brimley, and revisit airport security.
75: Absodoodly
Jul 28, 2017 • 56 min
John and Dan discuss youthification, baby proms, personality hats, fights at taco restaurants, and growing old with grace.
74: The Unmanned Hatchet
Jul 28, 2017 • 93 min
Dan talks with John about his concussion, how Jesus works, metal detectors and the TSA, soccer, the Delta Skylounge, and knife secrets.
73: Future John
Jul 17, 2017 • 92 min
John shares his existential perspective.
72: My Little Devil
Jul 7, 2017 • 94 min
John talks with Dan about being bad, legalized marijuana, chasing the dragon, and Texas.
71: The Seattle Orcas
Jun 27, 2017 • 73 min
John and Dan discuss baseball mascots, jumping from high places, dislocated elbows, and seeing rock shows.
70: Doctor Darling
Jun 23, 2017 • 96 min
John and Dan talk about tunnels, hobos, BBQ ribs, pigs, and the story of John’s false tooth.
69: A Modern Day Poseidon
Jun 15, 2017 • 87 min
John talks with Dan about his coronation, the Seattle Seafair, men that braid their beards, stone bruising, apocalypse prepping, shoelaces, lead suits, and intestinal fortitude.
68: The Venus Flytrap
May 25, 2017 • 72 min
John and Dan talk about lawn mowers, depression and the abyss, social standing, and wasting daylight.
67: Selling Kazoos
May 18, 2017 • 71 min
John and Dan discuss the nature of sleep, loosing traction on a dirt road, cutting corners, and Chris Cornell’s passing.
66: Fixie
May 11, 2017 • 85 min
John and Dan talk about BBQ, banana seats, bicycles, logo t-shirt rules, and unbranded and pre-branded clothing.
65: Elves in Spaceships
May 5, 2017 • 78 min
John has a serious discussion with Dan about physical strength.
64: Barbarians at the Gate
Apr 28, 2017 • 84 min
John and Dan talk about sour coffee, sport haggling, negotiating with a Marxist, shopping and sales, the state of social networks and the demise of western civilization, and the screaming of the ants.
63: Gnomes
Apr 14, 2017 • 66 min
John and Dan talk about absent whistling, living a rule-based life, the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, magical reality, and gnomes.
62: Creeping Anti-Intellectualism
Apr 10, 2017 • 76 min
John talks with Dan about ham bau, theories, ideologies, and elaborates on his concerns about baby boomers.
61: Where Your Wit Belongs
Mar 30, 2017 • 89 min
John and Dan discuss life experience points, Richard Branson, private island cocaine stories, biscuits and gravy, peace signs at EDM partiesm, and incongrous instagram accounts.
60: The Cold Hand
Mar 23, 2017 • 77 min
John and Dan talk about pH imbalances, vinegar, proper use of the sawzall, being dosed with LSD, acid trips, hippie stories, purse dogs, spirit animals, the world’s oldest husky, the animated ghost of Mother Nature, the invisible hand, and the Road Work…
59: Tuxedo Jackets
Mar 17, 2017 • 96 min
John returns from “Honolulu” to discuss important matters with Dan. Topics include why John is selling his valued belongings, Steve McQueen’s Ferrari, Prince’s banana hammock, and the true value of “things”.
58: Wet Daddy
Feb 28, 2017 • 83 min
John and Dan talk about eating cake, the One Chinese Rule, missed signals, and PCP.
57: 11,000 Swordsmiths
Feb 23, 2017 • 73 min
In preparation for his epic return to Alaska, John Roderick speaks with Dan Benjamin about drug mule cars, geriatric psychiatry, transitional dream states, linkedin, time travel, and underwear.
56: Robot Rabbit
Feb 16, 2017 • 73 min
John and Dan discuss the plight of technology, instant gratification, Wikipedia, AR, VR, and “wasting time”.
55: Coffee in Korea
Feb 10, 2017 • 82 min
John and Dan talk about coffee in Korea, age, lost memories, tooth brushing, pulling a tugboat on a chain, and toxoplasmosis.
54: Sucker Punch
Jan 26, 2017 • 73 min
John shares his thoughts about the left and the right, the Nazi punch, fortifying your neighborhood, the goal of marching, and erasing history.
53: Pendleton
Jan 19, 2017 • 98 min
John and Dan talk about eBay. John also shares his thoughts about the world. Kind of hard to describe.
52: The Algorithm
Jan 12, 2017 • 79 min
John and Dan talk about being invisible to young people, lightning bolt earrings, the deer and the racoons, The Algorythm™, Snapchat, and shadow dancing.
51: The Grease on the Windshield
Jan 5, 2017 • 114 min
John and Dan return for their first episode of 2017. They discuss snow smoke, scraping ice, altimeters, John’s need of a new Mac, the InfoSec crowd, vintage guitar pedals, Guns N Roses, Duff McKagan, and Seattle bands.
50: The Oxidizer
Dec 23, 2016 • 85 min
John and Dan talk about mom games, the Maccabees, “Jeff Kennedy”, and superpowers.
49: Listening in the Stock Room
Dec 2, 2016 • 66 min
John returns from New York to talk with Dan about the weight of a gallon of milk weighs, a hobgoblin at the center of a gas giant, a room named after your wife, the proper use of toothpicks and general toothpick etiquette, the fancies in the family, how…
48: Elysium
Nov 11, 2016 • 114 min
John Roderick joins Dan Benjamin to discuss medications, women’s shoes, Elysium, and more.
47: Man of East and West
Oct 28, 2016 • 80 min
John and Dan have a serious talk about family.
46: The Guy on the Edge of Town
Oct 14, 2016 • 70 min
While visiting San Francisco, John Roderick visits with Dan Benjamin to talk about being an introvert, general eccentricities, Charles Lindbergh, electrons, buying a church, and regional cuisine.
45: Pipe Organ Preservationists
Oct 7, 2016 • 69 min
While in Los Angeles, John Roderick uses the Internet to speak with Dan Benjamin about the protoform dog, pawn shops, Ye Olde Pizza Parlors, bagels, and gold chains.
44: Agnostic Wolf Attack
Sep 22, 2016 • 98 min
John Roderick and Dan Benjamin join forces to discuss American Express, orcish war machines, smashing roaches, “will cabins”, sleep habits, wolf attacks, scuba diving, and deep seated fears.
43: All About the Hohenzollerns
Sep 15, 2016 • 106 min
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
Sep 14, 2016 • 88 min
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
Sep 1, 2016 • 79 min
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
Aug 27, 2016 • 85 min
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…
39: Looney Tunes
Aug 20, 2016 • 111 min
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
Aug 11, 2016 • 84 min
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
Aug 5, 2016 • 84 min
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…
36: Dinner at the Hawk House
Jul 26, 2016 • 88 min
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
Jul 8, 2016 • 111 min
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
Jun 30, 2016 • 128 min
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…
33: Apocalypse Vehicle
Jun 24, 2016 • 91 min
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…
32: Chocolate and Gasoline
Jun 17, 2016 • 118 min
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…
31: Socks and Gloves
Jun 8, 2016 • 119 min
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 • 94 min
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…
29: There’s A Lot of Stuff Inside A Bear
May 19, 2016 • 113 min
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,…
28: Casual Shinto Exposure
May 13, 2016 • 76 min
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 • 109 min
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
Apr 21, 2016 • 89 min
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…
25: A Pint Glass Full of Meatballs
Apr 14, 2016 • 111 min
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…
24: Science Kids
Mar 31, 2016 • 107 min
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…
23: The Day the Internet Opened
Mar 24, 2016 • 119 min
John and Dan talk about men who talk about prostates, “gypsy curses”, the collected work of a lunatic, the Instagram of Michael Stipe, self mockery, beards, virus immortality, the Great Bear Motel, rooms available by the hour, the day the Internet opened,…
22: All You Could See Was My Boots
Mar 17, 2016 • 110 min
John returns from his battle with a virus to talk with Dan about Russian baths, “the executive workout”, terry cloth rompers, daydar, podcasting from home, legitimate businesses, private premises, cough buttons, Iron and Wine shows, becoming the “Al…
21: Closed Head Injuries
Feb 29, 2016 • 89 min
America’s top two podcast personalities are at it again. John recalls an Orlando mugging, wearing white jeans, getting in fights, murderers on the highway, living a life of romance, closed head injuries, nursemaid’s elbow, and childhood traumas.
20: Wall to Wall and Treetop Tall
Feb 18, 2016 • 135 min
John and Dan talk about John’s heart being on the wrong side, vehicle repair and owner pride, rising like a phoenix, being the lizard king, Ray Manzarek and his hair, living on the cusp of greatness, non-famous dog selfies, playing under the piano,…
19: Space Lizards
Feb 4, 2016 • 80 min
John and Dan talk about dentist chairs, marijuana whippet combos, near death experiences, and John’s path from druggie to sobriety.
18: Seized by the Demon
Jan 21, 2016 • 78 min
John and Dan talk about international coffee, using illness as means to escape caffeine and nicotine addiction, finding inner peace and your natural self, and licking a South American frog.
17: Knob and Tube House
Jan 14, 2016 • 81 min
John and Dan talk about salvage yards, the tearing down of Victorian houses and childhood schools, maritime maps, electrical wiring, the erecting of false walls, doubling down and powering through, the “Lady Carpenter”, and the Flying Academy of Miami.…
16: No Raven Has Ever Brought Me a Button
Jan 6, 2016 • 161 min
John and Dan return for the new year in this special 2-hour extravanganza. John opens and reveals the contents of the mystery packages he has received. They also discuss macramé owls, taxidermy, dream guitars, zwetschgenmaennla, and spirit animals. Please…
15: One Foot in The 20th Century
Dec 3, 2015 • 59 min
John and Dan discuss faulty water pumps, becoming a turtle, efficiency for its own sake, the “cult of the best”, interstitial moments, making art, compulsive self-documentation, and the lost history of humanity.
14: Jinx! You Owe Me a Coke Pt. 2
Nov 24, 2015 • 49 min
John and Dan talk about how they define success, setting and achieving goals, and continue their discussion about conspiracy theories, bigfoot, the fluoridation of drinking water, The Long Walk, the Roswell UFO crash, and the Bermuda Triangle.
13: Jinx! You Owe Me a Coke Pt. 1
Nov 20, 2015 • 66 min
John and Dan talk about superstition, jinxes, OCD, secret cabals, NFL money, surveillance, playing tambourines on the floor, real magic, and sociopaths.
12: Intellectual Languages
Nov 15, 2015 • 114 min
John talks with Dan about his recent trip with John Hodgman, eating fancy meals, Cleopatra hair, Pendleton shirts, smoking pot and chewing tobacco, mixed media shows, foley artists, social scientists, metaphors of fire, and John’s acquisition of Silver…
11: To Serve Man
Nov 5, 2015 • 119 min
John and Dan talk about John’s mystery package, false Egyptian beards, reading in the modern age, receiving data, vinyl, authorship, and the Mighty Max.
10: The Parts You Don’t Need
Oct 29, 2015 • 103 min
John and Dan talk about existential crisis, young coyotes, spirit quests, acid trips, Buddhist awakenings and the 4th Jhana, getting robbed, animism, talking to trees, long walks, and the vagaries of human experience.
9: The Hill People
Oct 23, 2015 • 128 min
John and Dan talk cover tremendous ground, from grammar rules to Libertarianism and Marxism, restrained chaos, things you can do in a restaurant, Benghazi tweets, getting punched by strangers, wearing the wrong baseball cap, american tribalism, and…
8: Sacred Meanings
Oct 8, 2015 • 93 min
John and Dan take an investigative look at fashion, talking about contrast-collar dress shirts (so-called “lawyer shirts”), playing against one’s type, a prison of denim and cotton, cutting your own hair, modern-day uniforms, dressing like a space cowboy,…
7: Working Out with Logs
Oct 1, 2015 • 145 min
Dan talks with John about his internal world, finding succor, peccadilloes, creating peak art, Nick Drake, the garbage robot, space barges, wasp sports, the Rocky 4 Model™, working out with logs, a chronology of the rockies, the power of amateurs, the…
6: Nebbishy Vulnerability
Sep 24, 2015 • 121 min
John and Dan talk about monetizing the pizza rat, criks, shanty towns, survival bags, pocket knives and switchblades, when to use a machete, the stockpiler impulse, the line between necessity and luxury, owning 24 blazers, the perfect spork, feather…
5: Barf. Doesn’t matter.
Sep 17, 2015 • 106 min
John gets a speeding ticket and talks with Dan about automonmously piloted cars, instant messaging, being cocooned in neato, how social media may lead to the genesis of a sentient Earth, breaking Juan Gomez’ Burton Woody, living in words, philosopher…
4: Pie from a Stranger
Sep 2, 2015 • 123 min
John and Dan talk about the search for automotive parts in junkyards, taking pies from strangers, the tendrils of insecurity, the cruelty of absence, emotional threats, a trip to Istanbul, clogged feeds, and the concept of giving.
3: I Now Declare This Mall Open
Aug 26, 2015 • 101 min
John talks with Dan about his recent performance with Fiona Apple, the events which took place on July 25, 2008 at the Westfield Southcenter mall, and their musical “first-times”.
2: Trading Sandwiches
Aug 19, 2015 • 125 min
John and Dan talk about fixing cars, metal shop, handheld football games and pacman watches, exploding cigarettes, wearing vests, Wonder Bread Star Wars trading cards, sandwiches, square pizza, owning a thermos, smoking, varmint infestations and deaths,…
1: Scrambling Eggs
Aug 13, 2015 • 114 min
John Roderick and Dan Benjamin talk about rituals and routines, the privilege of being big, being introverted, stoping at stoplights, bad neighborhoods, making graveyards and fluffernutters, crumbling of bones, and making eggs.