The Crossover Retired

The Crossover

A weekly discussion featuring hosts from 5by5's many shows with no limit on topic or fixed agenda; a freeform flow of ideas leading to a great conversation, from culture to tech and beyond.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

The Crossover

#10: Brains Packed in a Nice Skull

March 5, 2013 at 11:45AM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Dan is joined by David Sparks and Jason Snell. They talk about parenting, ebook publishing, self publishing, and more.

Special guests David Sparks & Jason Snell.

#9: Building Tension

February 15, 2013 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

Dan is joined by Anthony Stauffer of Steviesnacks, Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, and Alex Ragsdale of Aloftfarms. They discuss the transformation of a hobby into a business, fear, conviction, and more.

#8: Speaking Up

February 7, 2013 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Dan is joined by Sarah Parmenter, Whitney Hess, and producer Haddie Cooke to further the recent online discussion of women being trolled and attacked by putting themselves in the media's pathway.

#7: We Met at a Tequila Bar

January 22, 2013 at 8:15PM • 1 hour 36 minutes

Dan is joined by Jim Dalrymple and Merlin Mann. They talk about intense heat, hotels, writing, the evolution of the link blog, advertising online, guitars, and more.

#6: Shouting, Banging and Sometimes Crying

January 18, 2013 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 37 minutes

Dan is joined by John Siracusa and Jason Snell to discuss parenthood, Roku, the Apple TV, surround sound, console gaming, anime, and more.

Special guests Jason Snell & John Siracusa.

#5: Coding as Pottery

January 9, 2013 at 9:30PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Dan is joined by Christina Warren and Brett Terpstra to discuss creativity, software, writing, tech, industry, and more.

Special guests Brett Terpstra & Christina Warren.

#4: Assumptions

December 30, 2012 at 6:45PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

This week, guests Gina Trapani and Jen Simmons join Dan Benjamin and Haddie Cooke to discuss the perception of women and their role in the tech world.

#3: Generational Loss

December 24, 2012 at 1:45PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

Dan is joined by Moises Chiullan and Jim Dalrymple to talk about paying for media and the future of how we consume it.

#2: The Fight for Attention

December 2, 2012 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 37 minutes

Dan Benjamin is joined by Gina Trapani and Jason Snell to discuss the evolution of publishing, the fight for attention online, on-demand media, Twitter,, Facebook, social networking, The Magazine, The Awl's Weekend Edition, and the future of online communication.

Special guests Gina Trapani & Jason Snell.

#1: You Just Got Curated

November 20, 2012 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

This week Dan is joined by Merlin Mann and Marco Arment to discuss living on forums, what is the best way for a site to handle comments, being part of an online community, losing control of that community, the valuable discussions to be had, online curating, and the pros and cons of ranking and up voting.

Special guests Marco Arment & Merlin Mann.