The Dan Benjamin Hour Retired

The Dan Benjamin Hour

The Dan Benjamin Hour is a live daily talk show exploring the latest in geek culture, technology, gear, and entertainment, catching emerging stories before they become headlines and skirting the mainstream with wide-ranging topics, unorthodox opinions, an offbeat in-studio crew, an expansive guest list, and calls from live listeners. Dan's irreverent sense of humor and interview style bring a fresh perspective each weekday.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.



#63: Gwen Stacy Had No Plastic in Her Hair

June 22, 2015 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Dan talks about Taylor Swift's letter to Apple and their reaction, Amazon's new plan to pay authors by each page that is read, Dollar Shave Club valued at $615 million, Mikme, Twitter doesn't want Jack Dorsey back if he's still at Square, Samsung's new Safety Truck, and more.


#62: Comedian is Above Magician

June 19, 2015 at 6:15PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Dan is joined by Brian Brushwood in studio to talk about bizarre magic, the news, and more.

Guest: Brian Brushwood (@shwood)


#61: Kanye's Here

June 18, 2015 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

Dan talk about cyclists and their hand signals, more thoughts on E3, people selling their gently used Apple Watches on Ebay, and more.

Guest: Dan Auer (@danauer)


#60: Say Something to Make Me Happy About the Future

June 17, 2015 at 4:00PM • 55 minutes

Dan talks about the controversy surrounding being included in the Apple News app, individual content curation vs. service content curation, Stephen Elop's departure from Microsoft, Gap closing many stores across the US, and more.

Guests: Susie Oochs (@sfsooz) & Arnold Kim (@arnoldkim)


#59: Plum Perfect

June 16, 2015 at 4:30PM • 57 minutes

Dan talks about Apple's strange emailed terms for becoming a part of it's new News App, new games announced at E3, Adobe's Milestone Creative Cloud release, Twitter is making all the videos in your feed auto play, the U.S. bans trans fat, The Cardinals hacked into the Astros network, and more.

Guest: Mike Ash (@mikeash)


#58: Like a Playa Do

June 15, 2015 at 5:00PM • 57 minutes

Dan talks about the first games to enter the video game hall of fame, Facebook's new Moments app, Xbox 360 games are coming to the Xbox One, the new Fallout Shelter game, Pandora only paid Pharrell $6,300 for 'Happy', Spotify will soon let you go back in time to listen to music from a certain time period with Rewind, El Capitan, and more.


#57: Thank You For Your Message, Jane

June 3, 2015 at 5:00PM • 48 minutes

Dan talks about Showtime's new stand-alone $10.99 streaming service, the new mood altering device Thync, Audi's line of Toms shoes, Facebook allowing you to save canned replies, Tim Cook's blistering speech on privacy and encryption, the recent changes to the App Store's Games section, and more.

Guest: Denys Zhadanov (@denzhadanov)


#56: The Constitution, Pocket Edition

June 2, 2015 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Dan talks about Apple's streaming music service, Microsoft acquires Wunderlist, millennial news site Mic, mites having sex on your face, GameStop buys Geeknet, Minecraft, Lego Worlds, a restaurant terms quiz, turning your Apple Watch gold, and more.


#55: Everything is Bigger in Texas

June 1, 2015 at 5:45PM • 51 minutes

Dan talks about the flooding in Texas, Snapchat raising a considerable amount of money, Knowingly acquired Gigaom, and more.


#54: Florida Beard

May 25, 2015 at 4:00PM • 43 minutes

Broadcasting live during a tornado warning, Dan talks about BlackBerry, beards, Instagrams new 'highlights' emails, Supergirl pilot leaked 6 months in advance, and more.