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 (35 episodes)

  • 2016-01-07 Episode 16 No raven has ever brought me a button
  • 2016-01-15 Episode 17 Knob and Tube House
  • 2016-01-21 Episode 18 Seized by the Demon (DRAFT)
  • 2016-02-05 Episode 19 Space Lizards (DRAFT)
  • 2016-02-18 Episode 20 Wall to Wall and Treetop Tall (RAW)
  • 2016-02-29 Episode 21 Closed Head Injuries (RAW)
  • 2016-03-17 Episode 22 All You Could See Was My Boots (RAW)
  • 2016-03-24 Episode 23 The Day the Internet Opened (RAW)
  • 2016-03-31 Episode 24 Science Kids (RAW)
  • 2016-04-14 Episode 25 A Pint Glass Full of Meatballs (RAW)
  • 2016-04-21 Episode 26 A Glorious Revolution (RAW)
  • 2016-05-06 Episode 27 The Vampire Cross (RAW)
  • 2016-05-13 Episode 28 Casual Shinto Exposure (RAW)
  • 2016-05-19 Episode 29 There's A Lot of Stuff Inside A Bear (RAW)
  • 2016-05-27 Episode 30 Florida in Her Eyes (RAW)
  • 2016-06-08 Episode 31 Socks and Gloves (RAW)
  • 2016-06-17 Episode 32 Chocolate and Gasoline (RAW)
  • 2016-06-24 Episode 33 Apocalypse Vehicle (RAW)
  • 2016-06-30 Episode 34 China Pig (RAW)
  • 2016-07-08 Episode 35 Mr. Yuck (RAW)
  • 2016-07-26 Episode 36 Dinner at the Hawk House (RAW)
  • 2016-08-05 Episode 37 Three Cups of Coffee and a Dead Bird (RAW)
  • 2016-08-11 Episode 38 Sparkles (DRAFT)
  • 2016-08-20 Episode 39 Looney Tunes
  • 2016-08-27 Episode 40 Fish Psychology (DRAFT)
  • 2016-09-01 Episode 41 No Room for Ninjas (DRAFT)
  • 2016-09-14 Episode 42 The Integrity of a Cardboard Tube (DRAFT)
  • 2016-09-15 Episode 43 All About the Hohenzollerns (DRAFT)
  • 2016-09-23 Episode 44 Agnostic Wolf Attack (DRAFT)
  • 2016-10-08 Episode 45 Pipe Organ Preservationists (DRAFT)
  • 2016-10-14 Episode 46 The Guy on the Edge of Town (DRAFT)
  • 2016-10-29 Episode 47 Man of East and West
  • 2016-11-26 Episode 48 Elysium (DRAFT)
  • 2016-12-02 Episode 49 Listening in the Stock Room (DRAFT)
  • 2016-12-23 Episode 50 The Oxidizer (DRAFT)

2017 (43 episodes)

2018 (43 episodes)

Bonus content for Patreon-subscribers from this point forward unless stated otherwise

  • 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 (36 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)
  • 2019-09-20 Episode 161 The Ease With Which I Coast (DRAFT)
  • 2019-09-27 Episode 162 Signed, Mr. Bigshot (DRAFT)
  • 2019-10-05 Episode 163 Found in the Bog (DRAFT)
  • 2019-10-12 Episode 164 What's Fair Got to Do With It? (RAW)
  • 2019-10-21 Episode 165 The Going Places Gang (no Patreon bonus content) (RAW)
  • 2019-10-25 Episode 166 The El Dopa House (RAW)
  • 2019-11-01 Episode 167 Regular Big (RAW)
  • 2019-11-08 Episode 168 Carpetbaggery (RAW)
  • 2019-11-18 Episode 169 The Soil (no Patreon bonus content) (RAW)
  • 2019-11-28 Episode 170 Benefit Burnout (no Patreon bonus content) (RAW)
  • 2019-12-09 Episode 171 A Computer in a Box (RAW)
  • 2019-12-19 Episode 172 To Ride A Briefcase (no Patreon bonus content) (RAW)

2020 (31 Episodes)

  • 2020-01-03 Episode 173 Shibboleth (RAW)
  • 2020-01-27 Episode 174 So Many Milks (RAW)
  • 2020-01-31 Episode 175 Exploration Mentality (RAW)
  • 2020-02-21 Episode 176 My Yoni (RAW)
  • 2020-02-29 Episode 177 Enchillada (RAW)
  • 2020-03-07 Episode 178 Free Floating Anxiety (RAW)
  • 2020-03-20 Episode 179 The Empathy Gap (RAW)
  • 2020-03-27 Episode 180 The Kitchen Floor of the World (RAW)
  • 2020-04-10 Episode 181 A War of Toasters (RAW)
  • 2020-04-20 Episode 182 Extrovertville (RAW)
  • 2020-04-26 Episode 183 So You Grew Up In Anchorage (Patreon bonus content included in public feed) (RAW)
  • 2020-05-06 Episode 184 The Disclosure We've Got (no Patreon bonus content) (RAW)
  • 2020-05-12 Episode 185 The Dynamite Guy (RAW)
  • 2020-05-22 Episode 186 John's Prostate (no Patreon bonus content) (RAW)
  • 2020-06-05 Episode 187 That's My Rock (no Patreon bonus content) (RAW)
  • 2020-06-15 Episode 188 The Autonomous Zone (no Patreon bonus content) (RAW)
  • 2020-06-30 Episode 189 An Economy of Popsicle Sticks (RAW)
  • 2020-07-13 Episode 190 Psychologically Prepared (RAW)
  • 2020-07-26 Episode 191 Extreme Sports (RAW)
  • 2020-07-31 Episode 192 The Libertarian Knife (RAW)
  • 2020-08-06 Episode 193 Sounding Fatter (no Patreon bonus content) (RAW)
  • 2020-08-13 Episode 194 The World According to Roderick (no Patreon bonus content) (RAW)
  • 2020-08-21 Episode 195 The Ghost of Kurt Cobain (no Patreon bonus content) (RAW)
  • 2020-09-04 Episode 196 The 15th Panel (RAW)
  • 2020-09-12 Episode 197 The Lonely Gatsby (no Patreon bonus content) (RAW)
  • 2020-09-19 Episode 198 Formed Out of the Mud (RAW)
  • 2020-09-26 Episode 199 Clinging to The Mast (RAW)
  • 2020-10-01 Episode 200 Pushing Back the Darkness (RAW)
  • 2020-10-09 Episode 201 Event Horizon (no Patreon bonus content) (RAW)
  • 2020-10-20 Episode 202 A Culture of Eels (RAW)
  • 2020-10-23 Episode 203 Biff Instead of Marty (RAW)

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 political campaign, saying ”A new voice for Seattle” and has been edited to include Dan (original see for example here).

Number of episodes covered by this Wiki: 198 + 3

Episodes marked as (DRAFT) have been edited once, but are missing external links. The content is not incorporated into the rest of the Wiki yet, but is provided on the episode-page as-is.

Episodes marked as (RAW) are raw notes that have not been edited, but have been included anyway in order to be able to include all episodes first before spending time on editing.

Episodes that are listed, but don’t exist have been selected for note-taking and will appear as raw content shortly.

It takes up to 3 times the episode length for taking raw notes and another 3 times for the first edited draft, which makes it hard to keep up with current episodes and also add the back catalog. Adding back episodes is currently prioritized over 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.

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