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Road Work

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.

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Episode 6: Nebbishy Vulnerability

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. Links for this episode:New York City rat taking pizza home on the subway - YouTubeYou Love Pizza Rat. You Don't Own Pizza Rat | WIREDJukin Media: A multi-platform media and entertainment companyPizza Rat: Our newest obsession - CNN.comMatt Little (@themattlittle) | TwitterThe three stages of going viral in 2015, according to the Pizza Rat meme - The Washington PostKrist Novoselic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaStream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaUrban Dictionary: crikMinecraftShanty town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaLevi's 501 Shrink to Fit - Shop Shrink to Fit Jeans | Levi's®Amazon.com: Buck Knives 110BRS Folding Hunter Knife: Sports & OutdoorsAmazon.com : BUCK 110 50th Anniversary Ebony Diamond Wood Folding Hunter Stainless Pocket Knife : Sports & OutdoorsIra Elliot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaNada Surf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaAmazon.com : Switchblade Comb : Hair Combs : BeautyCharvet® Shirts: Shop at $485.00+ | STYLIGHTMad Max Beyond Thunderdome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJuggalo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBrought to you by Wealthfront (Visit Wealthfront.com/5by5 to get your first $15,000 managed for free) and Pond5 (For 25% off your next purchase of royalty-free media just visit Pond5.com and enter the 'ROADWORK' at checkout).Support Road Work

2hr 1min

25 Sep 2015

Rank #1

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Episode 4: Pie from a Stranger

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. Links for this episode:INFJ Personality (“The Advocate”) | 16PersonalitiesTie rod - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaSynesthesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaDana: The Practice of GivingMeaning of the Pali Word "Dana" | Dharma WisdomSinai Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBrought to you by Wealthfront (Visit Wealthfront.com/5by5 to get your first $15,000 managed for free).Support Road Work

2hr 3mins

2 Sep 2015

Rank #2

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Episode 3: I Now Declare This Mall Open

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". Links for this episode:Fiona Apple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJonathan Ames - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaNickel CreekAmerican Beauty (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJohn Roderick (@johnroderick) • Instagram photos and videosWestfieldWestfield SouthcenterWestfield Southcenter to celebrate expansion Friday - Kent Reporter7-9:30 a.m. July 25 — Shoppers who are in line before 9:30 a.m. will receive a scratch-off ticket revealing a prize valued at $25 or more from various retailers.9 a.m. July 25 — Acoustic performance by Seattle-based musician John Roderick of The Long Winters will kick off the event, emceed by TV and radio personality Pat Cashman. Freedom of Choice (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaAlive II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaNerd.is Tumblr EditionfyroadworkRocky Mountain oysters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBrought to you by Wealthfront (Visit Wealthfront.com/5by5 to get your first $15,000 managed for free).Support Road Work

1hr 41mins

26 Aug 2015

Rank #3

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Episode 123: Pot Monster

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

1hr 34mins

14 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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Episode 166: The El Dopa House

John talks about reconnecting with the world as a sober person. Brought to you by: Keeps (Stop worrying about hair loss for good! To receive your first month of treatment for free, go to keeps.com/roadwork). HMA VPN (30-day money back guarantee when you sign up at www.hidemyass.com/offer-5by5). Support Road Work

1hr 19mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 5: Barf. Doesn't matter.

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. Links for this episode:Three Laws of Robotics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe Three Laws of Robotics (often shortened to The Three Laws or Three Laws, also known as Asimov's Laws) are a set of rules devised by the science fiction author Isaac Asimov. The rules were introduced in his 1942 short story "Runaround", although they had been foreshadowed in a few earlier stories. ???? Hundred Points Symbol EmojiBrought to you by Wealthfront (Visit Wealthfront.com/5by5 to get your first $15,000 managed for free) and Pond5 (For 25% off your next purchase of royalty-free media just visit Pond5.com and enter the 'ROADWORK' at checkout).Support Road Work

1hr 46mins

18 Sep 2015

Rank #6

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Episode 107: I Got Rolfed

John and Dan talk about John's new back injury, potential treatments, sports teams, and mountain climbing. Links for this episode:Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation - WikipediaRolfing - WikipediaWalgreens TENS Therapy Unit With 2 Pads Set | WalgreensIt Happened at the World's Fair - WikipediaTD Garden - WikipediaRabbi says meat from genetically cloned pig could be eaten by Jews – including with milk | Jewish Telegraphic AgencyMount Rainier - WikipediaGMC Denali - WikipediaDenali - WikipediaBrought to you by: Squarespace (Start your free trial site today, at Squarespace.com/roadwork and when you sign up make sure to use the offer code ROADWORK to get 10% off your first purchase). Simple Contacts (Get $30 off your contacts at simplecontacts.com/roadwork or enter code ROADWORK at checkout). Support Road Work

1hr 44mins

20 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 122: The Alaska Problem

Dan and John discuss the friendship code, oaths, and fake doodles. Links for this episode:Road Work Listener Survey 2018Support Road Work

1hr 25mins

7 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 116: Tweaker Crimes

John and Dan discuss crimes, drugs, and motivations. Links for this episode:TOPGREENER Plug-In Digital Light Timer for Electrical Outlets, Heater, Lights, Lamps, Appliances | TGT02, 18 Programs, Grounded Outlet, Random and Daylight Savings, Indoor | 120V, 15A, 1800W - - Amazon.comSupport Road Work

1hr 36mins

7 Jul 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 11: To Serve Man

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. Links for this episode:The Twilight Zone - "To Serve Man"Free to watch on Hulu The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell On Amazon A Fan's Notes by Frederick ExleyOn Amazon Brought to you by: Hover (You can get 10% off your first purchase by going to Hover.com and using the code ALLTHEGREATSHOWS at checkout). Support Road Work

1hr 59mins

6 Nov 2015

Rank #10

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Episode 115: Lipstick Brown

John and Dan talk about the decline of society. Links for this episode:Commodore VIC-20 - WikipediaSupport Road Work

1hr 51mins

29 Jun 2018

Rank #11

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Episode 139: Clark Griswalding

John and Dan discuss thin t-shirts, the nature of money, eels, and patreon natives. Links for this episode:Road Work is creating Road Work | PatreonSupport Road Work

1hr 20mins

2 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 151: Chasing the Dragon

John explains what happens after 12am.Support Road Work

1hr 10mins

1 Jun 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 170: Benefit Burnout

John and Dan talk about turning points. Our Patreon supporters get a version of this episode without sponsors! Brought to you by: Brooklinen (Get 10% off AND free shipping when you use promo code ROADWORK at Brooklinen.com). Squarespace (Start your free trial site today, at Squarespace.com and when you sign up make sure to use the offer code ROADWORK to get 10% off your first purchase). Support Road Work

1hr 13mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 157: Sitting In Your Eden

John and Dan discuss John's idea of the true nature of humanity. The Secret Private Personal After Show can be found here. Links for this episode:Thomas Hobbes - WikipediaJohn Locke - WikipediaSupport Road Work

1hr 28mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 168: Carpetbaggery

John and Dan talk about school. The bonus content for this episode can be found here! Brought to you by: Mack Weldon (For 20% off your first order, visit mackweldon.com and enter promo code ROADWORK). Support Road Work

1hr 9mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 12: Intellectual Languages

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. Brought to you by: Hover (You can get 10% off your first purchase by going to Hover.com and using the code ALLTHEGREATSHOWS at checkout). Support Road Work

1hr 54mins

15 Nov 2015

Rank #17

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Episode 146: Companion Teeth

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.Support Road Work

1hr 17mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 124: Benjafet

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

1hr 6mins

20 Sep 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 169: The Soil

John and Dan discuss the ambition treadmill. You can get sponsorless, ad-free episodes by becoming a supporter here. Brought to you by: HealthIQ (To see if you qualify, go to healthiq.com/roadwork to take the proprietary Health IQ quiz where it's possible to save up to 41% on your life insurance premiums compared to other providers)! Support Road Work

1hr 16mins

18 Nov 2019

Rank #20