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.



#43: Backpacks and Nirvana

May 6, 2015 at 12:00PM • 48 minutes

Dan talks about a hostage saves herself with the Pizza Hut app, Joss Whedon leaving Twitter, Myst TV show heads to Hulu, Applebot is indexing the web for Siri, the NSA is so overwhelmed with data it's no longer effective, court says Skype's name is too similar to Sky's name, Mophie's new iPhone battery case is also waterproof, 200+ Zappos employees take a buyout offer, Nirvana, and more.


#42: One Hour Alone in a Room with the Twitter Developer

May 5, 2015 at 4:00PM • 51 minutes

Dan talks about the tragic death of Dave Goldberg, the Wired In Kickstarter, the changes coming to the AppleTV remote, the 'Made for Apple Watch' third-party band program, Twilio raising $100 million, Twitter CFO Anthony Noto has moving to the marketing department, Amazon Video takes to the skies with JetBlue, and more.


#41: My Bear Is Upside Down Because I Brought Him From Home

May 4, 2015 at 5:00PM • 53 minutes

Dan talks about Samsung's latest video looking oddly familiar, Star Wars Day, the sneak peek of the package for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens products, Brienne from Game of Thrones is playing the metal Stormtrooper, Meerkat switches to Facebook, Ubuntu 15.10 codename announced, Haddie makes cookie dough Greek yogurt, and more.


#40: Peanut Butter Flower

May 1, 2015 at 2:00PM • 57 minutes

Dan talks about How-Old.net, how remote Utah is a stand-in for Mars, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tesla's new suite of batteries for homes, Microsoft HoloLens, how Grooveshark is dead, and more.


#39: The Perfect and Amazing Gwyneth Paltrow

April 30, 2015 at 12:15PM • 53 minutes

Dan talks about the NFL Draft, Marmite, Vegemite, Glide, and more.

Guest: Chris Harris(@_ChrisHarris)


#38: Pumpin' His Liver

April 29, 2015 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Dan talks about the selfie stick arm, the Apple Watch's issue with tattooed skin, The NFL Draft will be Periscoped, the new GolfBoard, a man fixing potholes in England in a strange way, how an employee was accidentally cooked in BumbleBee's tuna oven, more plot holes in the Wolverine movie, Android phones and Android wear, and more.

Guest: Ron Amadeo(@RonAmadeo)


#37: Loud Noise During Agitation

April 28, 2015 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

Dan talks about leaked Windows 10 screenshots, Podcasting on SoundCloud, LG's new G4 is wrapped in leather, the Apple Watch Sport has a better display than pricier models, SendGrid employee account hacked, Apple no longer thinks farts are funny, if the Apple Watch will blend, the problems with Wolverine, the Apple Watch teardown by iFixit and more.

Guest: Kyle Wiens(@kwiens)


#36: MicroTugs

April 27, 2015 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

Dan talks about Jay-Z's tweetstorm, Apple Pay will support all major US credit cards starting this fall, a photo of Jared Leto as The Joker, the next Wolverine will be written by Michael Green, Pinterest Apple Q2 earnings preview, Leanflix, WIRED, the Verge, and more.

Guest: David Pierce(@piercedavid)


#35: European Sensibilities

April 24, 2015 at 1:30PM • 57 minutes

Dan talks about Comcast dropping the Time Warner deal, the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch App Store, Amazon finally revealing its quarterly revenue results for the cloud department, design, and more.

Guests: Khoi Vinh(@khoi) & Horace Dediu(@asymco)


#34: Poisoning The Interns

April 23, 2015 at 12:30PM • 52 minutes

Dan talks about canceling his Apple Watch order just in time since some are getting their orders sooner than expected, how Jay-Z's Tidal is already a flop, the release of the 2015 NFL schedule, LED bulbs are now two for $5, Tesla unveiling home and utility batteries, a drone 'containing radiation' landing on the roof of a Japanese PM's office, Marvel's Iceman is coming out as gay, Yahoo called its layoffs a ‘remix', Dropbox Notes, and more.