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!"

This show is co-hosted by Dan Benjamin and is published on the 5by5 podcast network.

Back to Work (3 episodes)

John's appearances on Back to Work two weeks prior to launch can be seen as the precursor of Road Work

  • 2015-01-22 Episode 205 Obsolete, circa 1993 (including 5by5 After Dark Episode 503) (DRAFT)
  • 2015-07-21 Episode 230 My Emotional Reservoir
  • 2015-07-28 Episode 231 Hot Rod Hospital Ship (DRAFT)

2015 (15 episodes)

  • 2015-08-13 Episode 01 Scrambling Eggs (DRAFT)
  • 2015-08-19 Episode 02 Trading Sandwiches (DRAFT)
  • 2015-08-26 Episode 03 I Now Declare This Mall Open (DRAFT)
  • 2015-09-03 Episode 04 Pie from a Stranger (DRAFT)
  • 2015-09-18 Episode 05 Barf. Doesn't matter. (DRAFT)
  • 2015-09-25 Episode 06 Nebbishy Vulnerability (DRAFT)
  • 2015-10-02 Episode 07 Working Out With Logs (DRAFT)
  • 2015-10-09 Episode 08 Sacred Meanings (DRAFT)
  • 2015-10-23 Episode 09 The Hill People (DRAFT)
  • 2015-10-30 Episode 10 The Parts You Don't Need (DRAFT)
  • 2015-11-06 Episode 11 To Serve Man (DRAFT)
  • 2015-11-15 Episode 12 Intellectual Languages (DRAFT)
  • 2015-11-20 Episode 13 Jinx, you owe me a coke (Pt.1)
  • 2015-11-24 Episode 14 Jinx, you owe me a coke (Pt.2)
  • 2015-12-03 Episode 15 One Foot in The 20th Century

2016 (17 of 35 episodes)

2017 (43 episodes)

2018 (43 episodes)

Bonus content for Patreon-subscribers included in most episodes from this point forward

  • 2018-08-30 Episode 121 Pong Monolopy (DRAFT)
  • 2018-09-07 Episode 122 The Alaska Problem (DRAFT)
  • 2018-09-14 Episode 123 Pot Monster (DRAFT)
  • 2018-09-20 Episode 124 Benjafet (DRAFT)
  • 2018-09-29 Episode 125 Wrong Since 1988 (DRAFT)
  • 2018-10-08 Episode 126 Terrifying Muscle Pig (DRAFT)
  • 2018-10-14 Episode 127 You're Just Marching (no Patreon bonus content) (DRAFT)
  • 2018-10-19 Episode 128 Episode 128 (DRAFT)
  • 2018-11-02 Episode 129 The High Ground (DRAFT)
  • 2018-11-11 Episode 130 The Dark Side (DRAFT)
  • 2018-11-19 Episode 131 As Big as Elephant Toes (DRAFT)
  • 2018-11-30 Episode 132 Earth Sciences (DRAFT)
  • 2018-12-07 Episode 133 The Doughboy (DRAFT)
  • 2018-12-16 Episode 134 Learn to Touch the Plane (Patreon bonus content released as Episode 135) (DRAFT)
  • 2018-12-20 Episode 135 John Went to LA and Didn't Tell Me (Patreon bonus content from Episode 134) (DRAFT)
  • 2018-12-28 Episode 136 Robot Napoleons (no Patreon bonus content) (DRAFT)

2019 (24 episodes)

  • 2019-01-13 Episode 137 Gary's Van (no Patreon bonus content) (DRAFT)
  • 2019-01-25 Episode 138 John Cusak Is Me and I Am He (DRAFT)
  • 2019-02-02 Episode 139 Clark Griswalding (DRAFT)
  • 2019-02-22 Episode 140 Super Aloha (DRAFT)
  • 2019-03-08 Episode 141 Zone Defense (no Patreon bonus content) (DRAFT)
  • 2019-03-23 Episode 142 Activate My Hair
  • 2019-03-29 Episode 143 Dread (DRAFT)
  • 2019-04-12 Episode 144 A Social Compact (DRAFT)
  • 2019-04-19 Episode 145 A Substantial Box (DRAFT)
  • 2019-04-26 Episode 146 Companion Teeth (DRAFT)
  • 2019-05-04 Episode 147 I Don't Come Back Till Morning (no Patreon bonus content) (DRAFT)
  • 2019-05-10 Episode 148 Wire Mothers (DRAFT)
  • 2019-05-18 Episode 149 To Be Left Alone (DRAFT)
  • 2019-05-24 Episode 150 Ghost in the Truck (DRAFT)
  • 2019-06-01 Episode 151 Chasing the Dragon (no Patreon bonus content) (DRAFT)
  • 2019-07-12 Episode 152 A Sorting Problem (DRAFT)
  • 2019-07-19 Episode 153 Tower of Waddle (DRAFT)
  • 2019-07-26 Episode 154 The Things We've Lost (DRAFT)
  • 2019-08-02 Episode 155 App Applegate In Me (DRAFT)
  • 2019-08-02 Episode 156 Bonus Content for Non-supporters (Patreon bonus content from Episode 145)
  • 2019-08-14 Episode 157 Sitting In Your Eden (DRAFT)
  • 2019-08-17 Episode 158 Fat Bob (DRAFT)
  • 2019-09-03 Episode 159 The Sloth Problem (DRAFT)
  • 2019-09-13 Episode 160 The Lap of Luxury (no Patreon bonus content) (DRAFT)

Official website: http://www.5by5.tv/roadwork
Official Twitter-feed: @roadworkshow

The theme song is an unreleased track from John’s record Ultimatum (see RW11, RW123) that was originally planned as an album, but has been released in 2005 as an EP.

The show art is an image that was originally created for John’s campaign material saying ”A new voice for Seattle” and has been edited to include Dan (see for example here).

Episodes marked as (DRAFT) have been edited, but are mostly missing Wikipedia-links. The content is not incorporated into the rest of the Wiki, but is provided on the episode-page as-is. Episodes that are listed, but don’t exist have been transcribed, but need to be edited before they can be published. With 2 shows a week and about 3 times the episode length needed for the first draft, it is hard to keep up and also add the back catalogue. I do currently prioritize adding back episodes instead of extensive fine-tuning of existing material because the main goal of this Wiki is to make the content searchable which it already is even without being sorted into topics.

Number of episodes covered by this Wiki: 145

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