Roderick On The Line

"Merlin Mann's frank and candid weekly call with John Roderick of The Long Winters"


  • 2011-08-30 Episode 000 ”You Can Polish AC/DC All Day Long”, Back to Work Episode 31, can be seen as the precursor of the show. (DRAFT)
  • 2011-09-15 Episode 001 "Keep Moving and Get Out of the Way" (DRAFT)
  • 2011-12-22 Episode 014 "Big City Apology", The problem: all things golden, antiquated choclatery, public radio murmuring…


  • 2012-03-21 Episode 025 "Supertrain", The problem: teching makes, radioactive devil dogs, the patois poorly, …
  • 2012-09-10 Episode 046 Special: Origin of Roderick on the Line, copy of Episode 000
  • 2012-09-20 Episode 048 "Wherever Trail needs to be Built", The problem: There needs to be a lot more exhaustion in this country


  • 2013-04-09 Episode 069 "Campfire Spaghetti Party", The problem: People would treat you so differently if you were literally riding a bear. (DRAFT)


  • 2014-05-05 Episode 109 "#SuperVan", The problem: John could negotiate an arrangement.
  • 2014-09-19 Episode 125 "All the Great Shows!", The problem: John wasn't actually a big fan.


  • 2015-04-27 Episode 152 "Butterfly Farts", The problem: What about a Space Station that has Waterfalls?
  • 2015-05-04 Episode 153 "The Time Buffalo", The problem: John keeps ideating.
  • 2015-05-11 Episode 154 "West Coast Noncommittal", The problem: Marlon Brando was waiting in the bushes.
  • 2015-06-01 Episode 157 "Truth & Reconciliation", The problem: They were playing with their salads.
  • 2015-06-16 Episode 158 "My Citadel Is Irrelevant", The problem: John wanted to put an extra petal on the flower. (DRAFT)
  • 2015-06-22 Episode 159 "The Climbing", The problem: Can't hold it back any more. (DRAFT)
  • 2015-06-30 Episode 160 "Gidgets and Gasmos", The problem: How can a cloud be full? (DRAFT)
  • 2015-07-09 Episode 161 "It's Ramifications!", The problem: The only real wealth is property.
  • 2015-07-13 Episode 162 "April's Cream", The problem: John's not sitting on his gilded tortoise. (DRAFT)
  • 2015-07-20 Episode 163 "The Maisie Glotz File", The problem: Everything has a psychic cost. (DRAFT)
  • 2015-08-03 Episode 164 "In Your Face, Paraguay", The problem: Capitalism is a thought technology. (DRAFT)
  • 2015-08-10 Episode 165 "This Explains Everything", The problem: It was worse than fighting boar. (DRAFT)
  • 2015-11-02 Episode 177 "When Fleece Became Flannel", The problem: John has to pick up some apologies.
  • 2015-11-09 Episode 178 "Action Movie Doctor", The problem: Deus Ex Valvina. (DRAFT)
  • 2015-11-30 Episode 181 "Saltin' Up", The problem: John left a much darker streak.
  • 2015-12-07 Episode 182 "House Trotter", The problem: Acid Droplets Beans Pork.
  • 2015-12-28 Episode 183 "Here Comes Nacho", The problem: John Pulled the Christmas Card.


  • 2016-01-04 Episode 184 "Mr. Choöde", The problem: It's a happy donkey show.
  • 2016-02-15 Episode 189 "Technicolor Irony Coat", The problem: This was Whitesnake-level not-good.


  • 2017-03-13 Episode 238 "We're not Farmers", The problem: How's peepaw?
  • 2017-03-20 Episode 239 "Coming Into My Agency", The problem: There's no SKU.
  • 2017-04-03 Episode 240 "Wrobbie Wrist", The problem: John comes correct.
  • 2017-04-10 Episode 241 "Some Corgi Movement", The problem: John was seeking pixies.
  • 2017-04-17 Episode 242 "Mr. Jingle-Jangle", The problem: John is the memory thief.
  • 2017-05-01 Episode 243 "Hoeing my Till", The problem: She had the No.2 pencil.
  • 2017-05-15 Episode 244 "Super Cartoid", The problem: Everybody thinks about their butt.
  • 2017-05-22 Episode 245 "An Ongoing Situation", The problem: Orange was John's favorite color.
  • 2017-05-29 Episode 246 "Night Burrito", The problem: John was their weekend.
  • 2017-06-06 Episode 247 "Geroge Martin's butt", The problem: John has a barn door.
  • 2017-06-12 Episode 248 "Hubris of the Moment", The problem: How would we even know?
  • 2017-06-19 Episode 249 "Blank Knobs", The problem: It really sweetens up the sound!
  • 2017-06-26 Episode 250 "Disaster Coffee", The problem: Fudge!
  • 2017-07-10 Episode 251 "Popped Out", The problem: He made his bones to Jefferson Airplane.
  • 2017-07-17 Episode 252 "The Ur-Choad", The problem: Writhing is rare.
  • 2017-07-24 Episode 253 "A Worked Horse", The problem: John is a time geographer.
  • 2017-07-31 Episode 254 "One of My Favorite Actresses", The problem: Everybody had stars on their collars.
  • 2017-08-14 Episode 255 "The Fancy-Enough Window", The problem: John moved a cheese.
  • 2017-08-24 Episode 256 "Behind My Skis", The problem: You can't finger-gun a child.
  • 2017-09-11 Episode 257 "Sonic Posture", The problem: Touché, doctor lady!
  • 2017-09-18 Episode 258 "Ambition Hour", The problem: What constitutes a good cake?
  • 2017-10-02 Episode 259 "My Dump Buddy", The problem: Not to make 9/11 about me. (DRAFT)
  • 2017-10-09 Episode 260 "My Snapchat Years", The problem: John's touched more dicks than you've had hot dinners. (DRAFT)
  • 2017-10-16 Episode 261 ”Two Swords in Da Nang”, The problem: John identified a Dutch. (DRAFT)
  • 2017-10-23 Episode 262 ”He Never Swore”, The problem: John has a friend in the diamond business. (DRAFT)
  • 2017-10-30 Episode 263 "Real Admiral Crunch", The problem: He was a literal pants prospector. (DRAFT)
  • 2017-11-06 Episode 264 "Whisker Fatigue", The problem: They started arguing with the graphic. (DRAFT)
  • 2017-11-17 Episode 265 ”Cisesthesia”, The problem: John was a drug addict and an unknown. (DRAFT)
  • 2017-11-20 Episode 266 ”Ham-Fisted Steak Cooker”, The problem: It’s a private moment John had with the roast beef. (DRAFT)
  • 2017-11-30 Episode 267 ”Vintage Mops”, The problem: They bought Uncle Jack’s claim. (DRAFT)
  • 2017-12-04 Episode 268 "A Principled Ohioan", The problem: Adriano Goldschmied. (DRAFT)
  • 2017-12-11 Episode 269 "Yelling at the Radio", The problem: John failed to be quiet. (DRAFT)
  • 2017-12-18 Episode 270 "An Archipelago of Stops", The problem: The ignition coil did what?
  • 2017-12-24 Episode 271 "Butterfly Ninja Girl", The problem: It wasn't three-appropriate.


  • 2018-01-01 Episode 272 "Graham is Beautiful", The problem: None of the Aidans were interested.
  • 2018-01-08 Episode 273 "One Kilometer", The problem: It was the first thing that John had ever finished.

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Number of episodes covered by this Wiki: 64

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