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!

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Hosted by John Roderick and Dan Benjamin.

#12: Intellectual Languages

November 14, 2015 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 54 minutes

John talks with Dan about his recent trip with John Hodgman, eating fancy meals, Cleopatra hair, Pendleton shirts, smoking pot and chewing tobacco, mixed media shows, foley artists, social scientists, metaphors of fire, and John's acquisition of Silver Medallion status.

#11: To Serve Man

November 5, 2015 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 59 minutes

John and Dan talk about John's mystery package, false Egyptian beards, reading in the modern age, receiving data, vinyl, authorship, and the Mighty Max.

#10: The Parts You Don’t Need

October 29, 2015 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

John and Dan talk about existential crisis, young coyotes, spirit quests, acid trips, Buddhist awakenings and the 4th Jhana, getting robbed, animism, talking to trees, long walks, and the vagaries of human experience.

#9: The Hill People

October 23, 2015 at 3:00PM • 2 hours 8 minutes

John and Dan talk cover tremendous ground, from grammar rules to Libertarianism and Marxism, restrained chaos, things you can do in a restaurant, Benghazi tweets, getting punched by strangers, wearing the wrong baseball cap, american tribalism, and traveling with a ukulele.

#8: Sacred Meanings

October 8, 2015 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

John and Dan take an investigative look at fashion, talking about contrast-collar dress shirts (so-called "lawyer shirts"), playing against one's type, a prison of denim and cotton, cutting your own hair, modern-day uniforms, dressing like a space cowboy, Reservoir Dogs suits, Publix deli sandwiches, Hippy Big Buckle, and glasses with humanity.

#7: Working Out with Logs

October 1, 2015 at 6:30PM • 2 hours 25 minutes

Dan talks with John about his internal world, finding succor, peccadilloes, creating peak art, Nick Drake, the garbage robot, space barges, wasp sports, the Rocky 4 Model™, working out with logs, a chronology of the rockies, the power of amateurs, the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, peace sign belt buckles, getting into college, first indignities, and doing the little dance that leads to the big dance.

#6: Nebbishy Vulnerability

September 24, 2015 at 8:30PM • 2 hours 1 minute

John and Dan talk about monetizing the pizza rat, criks, shanty towns, survival bags, pocket knives and switchblades, when to use a machete, the stockpiler impulse, the line between necessity and luxury, owning 24 blazers, the perfect spork, feather allergies, death dinners, post-apocalyptic fantasies, and misremembered hip-hop lyrics.

#5: Barf. Doesn't matter.

September 17, 2015 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 46 minutes

John gets a speeding ticket and talks with Dan about automonmously piloted cars, instant messaging, being cocooned in neato, how social media may lead to the genesis of a sentient Earth, breaking Juan Gomez' Burton Woody, living in words, philosopher kings, the mind of Gaia, Martian exclamations (eggplant), and more.

#4: Pie from a Stranger

September 2, 2015 at 6:00PM • 2 hours 3 minutes

John and Dan talk about the search for automotive parts in junkyards, taking pies from strangers, the tendrils of insecurity, the cruelty of absence, emotional threats, a trip to Istanbul, clogged feeds, and the concept of giving.

#3: I Now Declare This Mall Open

August 26, 2015 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

John talks with Dan about his recent performance with Fiona Apple, the events which took place on July 25, 2008 at the Westfield Southcenter mall, and their musical "first-times".