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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.

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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.

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It took me awhile to warm up to Dan Benjamin

By Brother Slocombe - Oct 20 2018
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But I'm sufficiently warmed.

As always Dan is Clark Kent!

By Dogsneedlove2 - Feb 21 2017
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Dan is obviously having fun on this show. I'm still listening.

iTunes Ratings

216 Ratings
Average Ratings
198
10
3
1
4

It took me awhile to warm up to Dan Benjamin

By Brother Slocombe - Oct 20 2018
Read more
But I'm sufficiently warmed.

As always Dan is Clark Kent!

By Dogsneedlove2 - Feb 21 2017
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Dan is obviously having fun on this show. I'm still listening.

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Road Work

Latest release on Dec 18, 2020

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Rank #1: 6: Nebbishy Vulnerability

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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 allergies, death dinners, post-apocalyptic fantasies, and misremembered hip-hop lyrics.

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Sep 25 2015

2hr 1min

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Rank #2: 4: Pie from a Stranger

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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.

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Sep 02 2015

2hr 3mins

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Rank #3: 3: I Now Declare This Mall Open

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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".

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Aug 26 2015

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Rank #4: 123: Pot Monster

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John and Dan discuss cannabis, marijuana, weed, and the highway to Girdwood.

Sep 14 2018

1hr 34mins

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Rank #5: 166: The El Dopa House

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John talks about reconnecting with the world as a sober person.

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Oct 24 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #6: 5: Barf. Doesn't matter.

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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 kings, the mind of Gaia, Martian exclamations (eggplant), and more.

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Sep 18 2015

1hr 46mins

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Rank #7: 107: I Got Rolfed

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John and Dan talk about John's new back injury, potential treatments, sports teams, and mountain climbing.

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Apr 20 2018

1hr 44mins

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Rank #8: 122: The Alaska Problem

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Dan and John discuss the friendship code, oaths, and fake doodles.

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Sep 07 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #9: 116: Tweaker Crimes

Jul 07 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #10: 11: To Serve Man

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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.

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Nov 06 2015

1hr 59mins

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Rank #11: 115: Lipstick Brown

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John and Dan talk about the decline of society.

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Jun 29 2018

1hr 51mins

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Rank #12: 139: Clark Griswalding

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John and Dan discuss thin t-shirts, the nature of money, eels, and patreon natives.

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Feb 02 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #13: 151: Chasing the Dragon

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John explains what happens after 12am.

Jun 01 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #14: 170: Benefit Burnout

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John and Dan talk about turning points.

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Nov 28 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #15: 157: Sitting In Your Eden

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John and Dan discuss John's idea of the true nature of humanity.

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Aug 14 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #16: 168: Carpetbaggery

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John and Dan talk about school.

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Nov 08 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #17: 12: Intellectual Languages

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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 Medallion status.

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Nov 15 2015

1hr 54mins

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Rank #18: 146: Companion Teeth

Apr 26 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #19: 124: Benjafet

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Dan and John compare blues to linoleum flooring. Wood paneling is discussed. John would choose a robot dragon over a robot owl.

Sep 20 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: 169: The Soil

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John and Dan discuss the ambition treadmill.

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Nov 18 2019

1hr 16mins

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