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 28: Casual Shinto Exposure

    May 13th, 2016  |  1 hr 16 mins

    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.

  • Episode 27: The Vampire Cross

    May 6th, 2016  |  1 hr 49 mins

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

  • Episode 26: A Glorious Revolution

    April 21st, 2016  |  1 hr 29 mins

    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 revo

  • Episode 25: A Pint Glass Full of Meatballs

    April 14th, 2016  |  1 hr 51 mins

    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 mad

  • Episode 24: Science Kids

    March 31st, 2016  |  1 hr 47 mins

    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 sho

  • Episode 23: The Day the Internet Opened

    March 24th, 2016  |  1 hr 59 mins

    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, and rooms available by the hour.

  • Episode 22: All You Could See Was My Boots

    March 17th, 2016  |  1 hr 50 mins

    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 Pasto

  • Episode 21: Closed Head Injuries

    February 29th, 2016  |  1 hr 29 mins

    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.

  • Episode 20: Wall to Wall and Treetop Tall

    February 18th, 2016  |  2 hrs 15 mins

    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, and more.

  • Episode 19: Space Lizards

    February 4th, 2016  |  1 hr 20 mins

    John and Dan talk about dentist chairs, marijuana whippet combos, near death experiences, and John's path from druggie to sobriety.

  • Episode 18: Seized by the Demon

    January 21st, 2016  |  1 hr 18 mins

    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.

  • Episode 17: Knob and Tube House

    January 14th, 2016  |  1 hr 21 mins

    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.