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Road Work

A Comedy, Society and Culture podcast featuring Dan Benjamin and John Roderick
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90: The Briefcase
John talks with Dan about paying debts, earning your own way, larping, waltzing in, shibari models, and village elders. Brought to you by: LinkedIn Learning (Get a free 30-day trial with LinkedIn Learning today, by visiting LinkedIn.com/road). Away (Visit awaytravel.com/roadwork and use the code ROADWORK at checkout to get $20 off a suitcase). Squarespace (Start your free trial site today, at Squarespace.com and when you sign up make sure to use the offer code ROADWORK to get 10% off your first purchase).
98: Where Songs Come From
John explains where songs come from, and how you can help. Links for this episode:Support Road WorkDan's Cold RemedyEp. 100 of Roderick on the LineBrought to you by: LinkedIn Learning (Get a free 30-day trial with LinkedIn Learning today, by visiting LinkedIn.com/road). Blue Apron (Check out this week’s menu and get $30 off your first order by going to BlueApron.com/roadwork). Beachbody on Demand (Get a free trial membership with full access to the entire platform for FREE by texting ROADWORK to 303030).
60: The Cold Hand
John and Dan talk about pH imbalances, vinegar, proper use of the sawzall, being dosed with LSD, acid trips, hippie stories, purse dogs, spirit animals, the world's oldest husky, the animated ghost of Mother Nature, the invisible hand, and the Road Work Patreon. Links for this episode:Are There LSD Drug Tests? - The Third WaveBrian Wilson: "LSD fucked with my brain" - NMERoad Work is creating Road Work | PatreonBrought to you by: Squarespace (Start your free trial site today, at Squarespace.com and when you sign up make sure to use the offer code ROADWORK to get 10% off your first purchase).
50: The Oxidizer
John and Dan talk about mom games, the Maccabees, "Jeff Kennedy", and superpowers. Links for this episode:Maccabees - WikipediaThings 90s Kids Realize | A warm & fuzzy cup of nostalgia for my fellow 90s kids.
43: All About the Hohenzollerns
John Roderick, the musician, talks to co-host Dan Benjamin about visiting Portland, his XOXO talk, sticking the landing, Flight 93, performing live, engineers vs. rock stars, learning by reading, squid overlords, and his walk across Europe. Links for this episode:Chelsea Cain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaUnited Airlines Flight 93 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia#HEYSEATTLE: WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE TO GET OYSTERS IN SEATTLE? - YouTubeJohn Roderick - Cinnamon (Live on KEXP) - YouTubeJohn Roderick - Scared Straight (Live on KEXP) - YouTubeWhy Did Old Phone Numbers Start With Letters? | Mental FlossTelephone exchange names - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
48: Elysium
John Roderick joins Dan Benjamin to discuss medications, women's shoes, Elysium, and more. Links for this episode:ElysiumBrought to you by: Mack Weldon (Mack Weldon will be the most comfortable underwear, socks, shirts, undershirts, hoodies and sweat pants that you will ever wear. Go to MackWeldon.com and get 20% off using promo code ROADWORK).
42: The Integrity of a Cardboard Tube
John Roderick meets with friend and Road Work co-host Dan Benjamin to discuss Matthew Broderick's role in keeping us safe, 300 baud modems, typewriters, the importance of maps, georgraphy, learning times tables, and furniture made of cardboard tubes. Links for this episode:WarGames - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaHow it was: Fan-fold paper and ASCII art | EE TimesThe U.S.: 50 States - Map Quiz GameTimes tables testBrought to you by: Blue Apron (Check out this week’s menu and get your first THREE meals FREE—WITH FREE SHIPPING—by going to BlueApron.com/ROADWORK).
46: The Guy on the Edge of Town
While visiting San Francisco, John Roderick visits with Dan Benjamin to talk about being an introvert, general eccentricities, Charles Lindbergh, electrons, buying a church, and regional cuisine. Links for this episode:Van Ness Avenue - WikipediaBrought to you by: Mack Weldon (Mack Weldon will be the most comfortable underwear, socks, shirts, undershirts, hoodies and sweat pants that you will ever wear. Go to MackWeldon.com and get 20% off using promo code ROADWORK).
34: China Pig
John and Dan talk about carrying coffee mugs, stacking BBs, the coats of arms of military organizations in the Habsburg era of the Czech Republic, china pigs, Winnie the Pooh, licking buttons, the collecting gene, entrepreneurship, the perversion of college, junk-men, and parade culture. Links for this episode:Urban Dictionary: stacking BB'sstacking BB's George R. R. Martin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaPorsche 944 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBrought to you by: Mack Weldon (Mack Weldon will be the most comfortable underwear, socks, shirts, undershirts, hoodies and sweat pants that you will ever wear. Go to MackWeldon.com and get 20% off using promo code ROADWORK).
40: Fish Psychology
Musician John Roderick talks with his friend Dan Benjamin about spending the day in your sleeping uniform, predator eyes, owls, television station sign-offs, "Alaska Is", the Catholic Debate Squad, the time his dog ran away, the challenge of being a human being, a humanist, the benefit of religion and political ideology, and fish psychology. Links for this episode:Great-tailed grackle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaRed-tailed Hawks ATX - Album on ImgurRed-tailed Hawk at MoPac and Far West : AustinSocratic method - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaTV sign off - YouTubeBrought to you by: Backblaze (Get a 15 day free trial by visiting Backblaze.com/roadwork and start backing up your data today). Wealthfront (Visit Wealthfront.com/5by5 to get your first $15,000 managed for free).
29: There's A Lot of Stuff Inside A Bear
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. Links for this episode:Ford Aerostar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaTrainspotting (1996) - Final Scene [HD] - YouTubeMission | One Laptop per ChildBrought to you by: Blue Apron (Check out this week’s menu and get your two meals FREE—WITH FREE SHIPPING—by going to BlueApron.com/ROADWORK). Wealthfront (Visit Wealthfront.com/5by5 to get your first $15,000 managed for free).
21: Closed Head Injuries
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. Links for this episode:Nursemaid's elbow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaMy Bodyguard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaMy Bodyguard (1980) - IMDbAdam Baldwin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaMatt Dillon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaTwelve O'Clock High - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThree O'Clock High - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBrought to you by: Mack Weldon (Mack Weldon will be the most comfortable underwear, socks, shirts, undershirts, hoodies and sweat pants that you will ever wear. Go to MackWeldon.com and get 20% off using promo code ROADWORK). Squarespace (Visit Squarespace.com/RoadWork and use the code ROADWORK for a free trial and 10% off your new website). Wealthfront (Visit Wealthfront.com/5by5 to get your first $15,000 managed for free). Bench (Visit the link to get 20% off your first six months with your personal bookkeeping team).
62: Creeping Anti-Intellectualism
John talks with Dan about ham bau, theories, ideologies, and elaborates on his concerns about baby boomers. Brought to you by: Squarespace (Start your free trial site today, at Squarespace.com and when you sign up make sure to use the offer code ROADWORK to get 10% off your first purchase).
61: Where Your Wit Belongs
John and Dan discuss life experience points, Richard Branson, private island cocaine stories, biscuits and gravy, peace signs at EDM partiesm, and incongrous instagram accounts. Links for this episode:Eponymous (album) - Wikipediarichard branson women - Google SearchBrigitte Pavich (@brigittepavich) • Instagram photos and videosBrought to you by: Blue Apron (Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals FREE—with FREE SHIPPING—by going to BlueApron.com/roadwork.
85: The Humidity
John and Dan discuss the sun, humidity claustrophobia, the end times, parkas, warm tunnels, and drinking at noon. (Audio is all fixed now, sorry about that kids!) Brought to you by: Blue Apron (Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals FREE—with FREE SHIPPING—by going to BlueApron.com/roadwork).
101: No One Says "Whistler Mountain"
John and Dan discuss rock road ice cream, knee braces, so-called "Lebowski Sweaters", fitness, and pain. John talks about his life hat, how he walks, and makes a startling admission. Brought to you by: Beachbody on Demand (Get a free trial membership with full access to the entire platform for FREE by texting ROADWORK to 303030). Blue Apron (Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals FREE—with FREE SHIPPING—by going to BlueApron.com/roadwork). Brooklinen (Turn your bed back into a temple with Brooklinen. Get $20 off AND free shipping when you use promo code ROADWORK at Brooklinen.com).
103: Tiny Little Fascist
John and Dan talk about Rajneeshpuram, Jonestown, and the Five Precepts. Links for this episode:Wild Wild Country - WikipediaRajneesh - WikipediaRajneeshpuram - WikipediaJonestown - WikipediaFive Precepts of Buddhism Explained - Tricycle: The Buddhist ReviewThe League | Meet. Intelligently.Brought to you by: Casper (Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/roadwork and using ROADWORK). Audible (Audible is offering you a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just go to audible.com/roadwork or text ROADWORK to 500-500 and browse the unmatched selection of audio programs). Simple Contacts (Get $30 off your contacts at simplecontacts.com/roadwork or enter code ROADWORK at checkout).
116: Tweaker Crimes
John and Dan discuss crimes, drugs, and motivations. Links for this episode:TOPGREENER Plug-In Digital Light Timer for Electrical Outlets, Heater, Lights, Lamps, Appliances | TGT02, 18 Programs, Grounded Outlet, Random and Daylight Savings, Indoor | 120V, 15A, 1800W - - Amazon.com
137: Gary’s Van
John and Dan change their recording process and talk about the Eddie Munster hairline, blunt blades, abominations, flight suits, and Neo-Maxi Zoomdweebies. Links for this episode:Road work the podcast??? : RoadworkBrought to you by: Mack Weldon (Mack Weldon will be the most comfortable underwear, socks, shirts, undershirts, hoodies and sweat pants that you will ever wear. Go to MackWeldon.com and get 20% off your first purchase using promo code ROADWORK).
136: Robot Napoleons
John and Dan discuss relationships.
155: App Applegate In Me
John talks about App Applegate.
145: A Substantial Box
John and Dan talk about John's house situation, microphones and recording, and more. This episode went a bit long, so the story continues in the Bonus Episode, available to all of our amazing Patreon Supporters! Links for this episode:Amazon.com: Apogee Quartet USB Audio Interface: GatewayNeat Microphones - BeecasterBlue - RaspberryRoad Work is creating Road Work | Patreon
140: Super Aloha
John and Dan talk about Hawaii and chickens. The bonus content for this episode can be found here, but only if you're one of the special people who support us. Links for this episode:Hawaiian Islands - WikipediaMaui - WikipediaBlack Chickens Exist: A Rare Indonesian Chicken is Black Inside and Out1976 Telethon - Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin Reunion - YouTubeBrought to you by: Keeps (Stop worrying about hair loss for good! To receive your first month of treatment for free, go to keeps.com/roadwork).
55: Coffee in Korea
John and Dan talk about coffee in Korea, age, lost memories, tooth brushing, pulling a tugboat on a chain, and toxoplasmosis. Links for this episode:MacBook Air - AppleYamibuy.com - MAXIM Original Coffee Mix 11.8gx20sticksAmazon.com : Maxim Mocha Gold Korean Instant Coffee - 100pks : Grocery & Gourmet FoodRoad Work is creating Road Work | PatreonBrought to you by: Mack Weldon (Mack Weldon will be the most comfortable underwear, socks, shirts, undershirts, hoodies and sweat pants that you will ever wear. Go to MackWeldon.com and get 20% off using promo code ROADWORK).
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Podcast Details
Started
Aug 13th, 2015
Latest Episode
Nov 8th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
168
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes

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