Road Work

Road Work

America's top two podcast personalities are finally coming together in one podcasting event that will change the way you think about podcasting forever! Like a rock skipping over the placid waters of an alpine lake, Dan and John are all too well aware that this burst of kinetic energy will ultimately deposit them, like all human effort, at rest in the icy depths where no light can penetrate. Until then, they mean to thrill to the chase! To soak up the remaining light and banish thoughts of tomorrow! EXCELSIOR!

Hosted by John Roderick and Dan Benjamin.



#29: There's A Lot of Stuff Inside A Bear

May 19, 2016 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 53 minutes

John and Dan talk about stolen sleep, interacting with the straight world, second sleep cycles, midnight wakefulness, what it means to be human, seeking a paleo life, the vagabond life, living on the skids, sleeping in the Aerostar, following your bliss, finding a 40 year old woman in a red Jaguar, a yard full of hound dogs, bear baiting, living inside the light dome, boogeymen, unexplained absences, forms of domestication, and a special relationship with a ski resort.


#28: Casual Shinto Exposure

May 13, 2016 at 7:45PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

John and Dan talk about days of enchantment, hauntings, Triskaidekaphobia, growing old with dignity, Charlie Watts, jazz hipsters, the Hardy Boys, growing up with religion, speaking Yiddish, Messiah politics, timeshares, and harnessing the atom.


#27: The Vampire Cross

May 6, 2016 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 49 minutes

John talks with Dan about trolling car sites, the essence of cool, The Fonz, Formula 1, lifting of curses, and being normal.


#26: A Glorious Revolution

April 21, 2016 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

John and Dan talk about Prince's passing, Kurt Cobain, humping songs, The smartest Beatle, converting insecurity into a lightsaber, The Emperor’s New Jams, sex, politics, and religion, idealogical purity, Ted Nugent's confederate army, and a glorious revolution.


#25: A Pint Glass Full of Meatballs

April 14, 2016 at 6:45PM • 1 hour 51 minutes

John and Dan talk about La Croix, olives, potatoes (which John calls fat dirt), tater tot guns, secondary body spray, eating in the bathroom, John's lady friend/special lady, Future John™, the clenched fists of determination, Neanderthal genes, golems made of mud, 6am meetings, guarding the perimeter, Mithril, sleeping naked, and silver underpants.


#24: Science Kids

March 31, 2016 at 11:45AM • 1 hour 47 minutes

Alt title: THX DAD

John and Dan talk about John's recent experiment with being vegan, building princess castles, time spent thinking about food, addictive tendencies, the time Dan smoked pot, parking by the airport to watch airplanes land, the little devil on your right shoulder, Real Genius, James Spader, The Breakfast Club, Dave Matthews, pretention, and drinking coffee in your dorm room.


#23: The Day the Internet Opened

March 24, 2016 at 9:45PM • 1 hour 59 minutes

John and Dan talk about men who talk about prostates, "gypsy curses", the collected work of a lunatic, the Instagram of Michael Stipe, self mockery, beards, virus immortality, the Great Bear Motel, rooms available by the hour, the day the Internet opened, John's idea for late-stage-decay coffee table book, motels of the west, tackle shops, fishing the high lakes, the Lusty Lady, peep shows, refinishing guns, being born again hard, sitting on the knee of a hobo, mass fashion, Snapchat, and the nature of ego and identity.


#22: All You Could See Was My Boots

March 17, 2016 at 6:45PM • 1 hour 50 minutes

John returns from his battle with a virus to talk with Dan about Russian baths, "the executive workout", terry cloth rompers, daydar, podcasting from home, legitimate businesses, private premises, cough buttons, Iron and Wine shows, becoming the "Al Pastor Guy", three weeks in canada, the top 10 most reprehensible things at SXSW, people in sweatpants, playing with a piece of thread, the purpose of the big long house, cartoon crazy eyes, John's cold stare which is always engaged, Dan's infrared sauna, survival blankets, and memorizing lyrics.


#21: Closed Head Injuries

February 29, 2016 at 6:45PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

America's top two podcast personalities are at it again. John recalls an Orlando mugging, wearing white jeans, getting in fights, murderers on the highway, living a life of romance, closed head injuries, nursemaid's elbow, and childhood traumas.


#20: Wall to Wall and Treetop Tall

February 18, 2016 at 6:00PM • 2 hours 15 minutes

John and Dan talk about John's heart being on the wrong side, vehicle repair and owner pride, rising like a phoenix, being the lizard king, Ray Manzarek and his hair, living on the cusp of greatness, non-famous dog selfies, playing under the piano, dressing as commandos, and raising goats to make soap.

Please send packages for John to:

     Mr. John Roderick
     815 Seattle Blvd
     Office 332
     Seattle Washington 98134