Road Work

These are the discussions between John Roderick and Dan Benjamin

About the show

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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  • Episode 40: Fish Psychology

    August 27th, 2016  |  1 hr 25 mins

    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 challenge of being a human being, a humanist, the ben

  • Episode 39: Looney Tunes

    August 20th, 2016  |  1 hr 51 mins

    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.

  • Episode 38: Sparkles

    August 11th, 2016  |  1 hr 24 mins

    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.

  • Episode 37: Three Cups of Coffee and a Dead Bird

    August 5th, 2016  |  1 hr 24 mins

    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, and more.

  • Episode 36: Dinner at the Hawk House

    July 26th, 2016  |  1 hr 28 mins

    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.

  • Episode 35: Mr. Yuck

    July 8th, 2016  |  1 hr 51 mins

    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.

  • Episode 34: China Pig

    June 30th, 2016  |  2 hrs 8 mins

    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, junk-men, and the perversion of college.

  • Episode 33: Apocalypse Vehicle

    June 24th, 2016  |  1 hr 31 mins

    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 A

  • Episode 32: Chocolate and Gasoline

    June 17th, 2016  |  1 hr 58 mins

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

    John tastes chocolate and has an epiphany.

  • Episode 31: Socks and Gloves

    June 8th, 2016  |  1 hr 59 mins

    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.

  • Episode 30: Florida in Her Eyes

    May 27th, 2016  |  1 hr 34 mins

    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

  • Episode 29: There's A Lot of Stuff Inside A Bear

    May 19th, 2016  |  1 hr 53 mins

    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, and more.