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.



#23: The White Trailer

April 6, 2015 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Dan talks about a mysterious white trailer, felons working at the Apple Campus, The Black Hole, On Taking Pictures and photography, Max Headroom, Jordan Peele, the Apple Watch, Sling TV, and more.

Guests: Bill Wadman (@billwadman) and Jeffery Saddoris (@jefferysaddoris)


#22: Doing Magic In My House

April 3, 2015 at 11:00AM • 56 minutes

Dan talks about Shyp, how Snapchat can be trusted, his confusion about Sway, bylines should be at the top of an article, Tesla stockholders can't take a joke, 'Spocking' the Canadian $5 bill, Photoshopping money, Samsung Galaxy S6, Apple Pay is an extra step that will be eliminated in the future, an awesome new game Crawl, how to stop working when you work from home, and more.

Guests: Aaron Mahnke(@amahnke) & Dave Caolo(@davidcaolo)


#21: Being Jeff Veen

April 2, 2015 at 11:45AM • 60 minutes

Dan talks about GoDaddy IPO values company at $4.5 billion, how Comcast leapfrogs Google Fiber, why Meerkat's popularity is plunging, how the web is the next big thing, living in a high resolution world, the hard problems, always some inside baseball, and more.

Guest: Jeff Veen (@veen)


#20: Moist Heat

April 1, 2015 at 1:45PM • 56 minutes

Dan talks about Amazon Dash, the Asus Chromebook Flip, some inside baseball, iOS development, Meerkat vs. Periscope, Tidal vs. Spotify vs. Beats, food safety, the risk of making your own beef jerky, and more.

Guests: John Sextro(@johnsextro), Chad Etzel(@jazzychad), Don Schaffner (@bugcounter).


#19: I Read Everything

March 31, 2015 at 3:15PM • 39 minutes

Dan talks about Jay-Z's launch of his Spotify competitor Tidal, WhatsApp adding voice calling, some inside baseball about the show, feeling like an adult and more.

Guests: Liz Furl (@lizfurl) & Sara Stewart (@sarastewartwork)


#18: Sad Matt Damon

March 30, 2015 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

Dan talks about Jay-Z's relaunch of his music streaming service Tidal, Amazon Home Services, Jared Leto is The Joker, Tim Cook's stand on 'religious freedom' laws, iPhone 6C leaked photos, 5by5 Radio is back in the App Store, Apple's decision to not take walk-in Apple Watch purchases, Meerkat vs. Periscope, Half-Life 2 graphics update, Interstellar, and more.


#17: ¿Y Donde Esta El Piloto?

March 27, 2015 at 10:00AM • 54 minutes

Dan talks about some changes at 5by5, movie titles that get lost in English to Spanish translation, the story of Puromac, Tim Cook giving his fortune to charity, and more.

Guests: Federico Hatoum(@fedhat) and Flavio Guinsburg(@flaviog)


#16: Railroad Tycoon

March 26, 2015 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

Dan talks about Meerkat and the launch of Periscope, the April 10th release of both the Apple Watch and the Galaxy S6, a tragic Germanwings plane crash, a new fun substance called Plastimake, wisdom teeth removal, podcasting and more.

Guests: Daniel Bogan (@waferbaby) and Sean Devine (@barelyknown)


#15: Covering The Future

March 25, 2015 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Dan talks with Nilay Patel of The Verge about the new Steve Jobs book and its mediocre quality, the Apple Watch, podcasting, and where The Verge is going. He is also joined by Mike Swanson who came out with an Apple Editors’ Choice app called Layout before Instagram came out with their app by the same name.

Guests: Nilay Patel (@reckless) and Mike Swanson (@anyware)


#14: Bathroom Guy

March 24, 2015 at 1:00PM • 49 minutes

Dan talks about TWC, cleaning companies, indie devs, making games, the new MacBook's force touch trackpad and more.

Guest: Victor Agreda Jr. (@superpixels)