Road Work

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

262 episodes of Road Work since the first episode, which aired on August 13th, 2015.

  • Episode 16: No Raven Has Ever Brought Me a Button

    January 6th, 2016  |  2 hrs 41 mins

    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.

  • Episode 15: One Foot in The 20th Century

    December 3rd, 2015  |  59 mins 46 secs

    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.

  • Episode 14: Jinx! You Owe Me a Coke Pt. 2

    November 24th, 2015  |  49 mins 3 secs

    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.

  • Episode 13: Jinx! You Owe Me a Coke Pt. 1

    November 20th, 2015  |  1 hr 6 mins

    John and Dan talk about superstition, jinxes, OCD, secret cabals, NFL money, surveillance, playing tambourines on the floor, real magic, and sociopaths.

  • Episode 12: Intellectual Languages

    November 14th, 2015  |  1 hr 54 mins

    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 Me

  • Episode 11: To Serve Man

    November 5th, 2015  |  1 hr 59 mins

    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.

  • Episode 10: The Parts You Don’t Need

    October 29th, 2015  |  1 hr 43 mins

    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.

  • Episode 9: The Hill People

    October 23rd, 2015  |  2 hrs 8 mins

    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 travel

  • Episode 8: Sacred Meanings

    October 8th, 2015  |  1 hr 33 mins

    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,

  • Episode 7: Working Out with Logs

    October 1st, 2015  |  2 hrs 25 mins

    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, and the power of amateurs.

  • Episode 6: Nebbishy Vulnerability

    September 24th, 2015  |  2 hrs 1 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 aller

  • Episode 5: Barf. Doesn't matter.

    September 17th, 2015  |  1 hr 46 mins

    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 king