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.



#33: Piriformus Maximus

April 21, 2015 at 2:00PM • 54 minutes

Dan talks about the Loch Ness Monster, downloading your Google History (and deleting it), Microsoft lets you control PowerPoint from your Apple Watch, Beyonce is wearing a gold Apple Watch band that you can't buy in stores, HBO cracks down on paying VPN 'pirates', a humanoid robot with the scariest face ever, sports, Tim Tebow joining the Eagles football team, and more.

Guest: Will Carroll(@injuryexpert)


#32: Norway

April 20, 2015 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Dan talks about Twitter's DM changes, the Makerbot layoffs, your cell phone's FM chips, failing Nexus 7s, Android Wear, The New Screen Savers, and Tim Tebow.


#31: May I Quickie You?

April 17, 2015 at 1:15PM • 52 minutes

Dan talks more about the Apple Watch and how it should be available in store to view before purchase, tightening Instagram guidelines, Spotify using playlists to gauge moods and target ads, the new Star Wars trailers, WikiLeaks' searchable Sony data, the new Quickie iOS app, a radioactive aircraft carrier off the San Francisco coast, and more.


#30: I've Got Whiskey And A Car

April 16, 2015 at 12:30PM • 37 minutes

Dan talks about the Apple Watch launch and not being able to buy one in store until June, Chris Hansen new Kickstarter for his new show, Tim Cook being listed as one of Time's 100 Most Influential People, the President and Mobile VP of Mozilla leaving, why your knuckles crack, and more.


#29: (Han) Solo

April 15, 2015 at 5:00PM • 37 minutes

Dan flies solo on this episode, sharing his thoughts and covering the news on topics including the Surface 3, the GoT leak, Karl Lagerfeld's gold Apple watch, WWDC and the Apple TV, Samsung, DUBS, extra terrestrial investors, and Acetaminophen sucking joy from your life.


#28: Your Bed Is Missing or Obstructed

April 14, 2015 at 11:30AM • 52 minutes

Dan talks about the new Terminator trailer, Android gets a "Trusted Voice" smart lock, WWDC has been announced to take place on June 8th, the beta version of iOS brings a new Music app, a man hacked lottery computers to score a winning ticket, the new Titanic Lego kit, Marvel's new Antman trailer, Kevin Feige confirms that rebooted Marvel Spider-Man will be high school Peter Parker, Minecraft, video games, YouTube content, and more.

Guest: Chad Johnson (@OMGchad)


#27: My Pills and My Glasses!

April 13, 2015 at 5:00PM • 58 minutes

Dan goes on an epic rant about podcast patent trolls. He also talks about Twitter's Periscope and Meerkat war, the Game of Thrones 4-episode leak, Sling TV's stumble.

Special guest: Joanna Stern (@joannastern)


#26: Like A Dog's Tongue

April 10, 2015 at 3:00PM • 45 minutes

Dan talks about his experience pre ordering the Apple Watch, almost all Apple Watch models are sold out, reviews of the new MacBook, SoundCloud has started scanning for copyright infringement, Kanye West passed up a deal with Apple, the opening music to Star Wars is different, Spirit Lords game for iOS and Android, Mophie's new Space Pack lineup gives you 128GB of additional storage, and more.


#25: Person-To-Person

April 9, 2015 at 12:00PM • 46 minutes

Dan talks about his 2am CT Apple Watch strategy options, YouTube's ad-free videos with offline viewing, iOS 8.3 Maps update allows business owners to claim POI listings, Twitter doesn't know what it is as a business, Disney presses Apple to carry more channels, Zynga founder returns, and more.


#24: Swooped Upon

April 8, 2015 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

Dan talks about how Apple employees get 50% off the Apple Watch, Apple Watch preorders limited to one per customer, a girl that sent a rejection letter in response to Duke's rejection letter, Dan's son's new show on 5by5 'Cash's Corner', a Brooklyn woman sues McDonalds after husband dies in locked restroom, the ability to now use Facebook to serve divorce papers, Fortune hiring six Gigaom veterans, Popcorn Time for iOS, booking great guests for your podcast, making a website to go along with your podcast, mixing old radio with podcasting, and more.

Guests: Jen Simmons(@jensimmons) & Mark Bramhill (@mcbramhill).