The Dan Benjamin Hour Retired

The Dan Benjamin Hour

The Dan Benjamin Hour is a live daily talk show exploring the latest in geek culture, technology, gear, and entertainment, catching emerging stories before they become headlines and skirting the mainstream with wide-ranging topics, unorthodox opinions, an offbeat in-studio crew, an expansive guest list, and calls from live listeners. Dan's irreverent sense of humor and interview style bring a fresh perspective each weekday.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

#53: Getting Kids to Wash

May 22, 2015 at 12:15PM • 50 minutes

Dan talks about the last episode of David Letterman, Apple wants local TV in their web TV service, an adult dating site has been hacked, a flawed Android factory reset, Uber wants $1 billion credit facility, Montblanc's smartwatch, new Omega Globemaster watch, a building that looks like the USS Enterprise, and more.

#52: National Security & Toilet Brushes

May 20, 2015 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Dan talks about a 10 year old boy who saved his grandmother and little brother with his Mario Kart skills, Apple's first significant Apple Watch updates, Apple's MacBook Pro with Force Touch, iPhone Lightening Dock, six men spend 520 days locked in a room to simulate life on Mars, a teen won $75,000 for inventing a way to keep germs from spreading around an airplane, tech giants not wanting Obama to give police access to encrypted phone data, and more.

Guest: Kevin Purdy(@kevinpurdy)

#51: Fist Bump!

May 18, 2015 at 12:00PM • 50 minutes

Dan talks about the teaser trailer for Steve Jobs the movie, a no-spoiler commentary on the series finale of Mad Men, the Larsen B Ice Shelf will be completely gone in this decade, a researcher adjusted flight controls using the in-flight entertainment system, a new game where you can play a cat trying to wake its master, David Lynch will actually be directing the new Twin Peaks, if Google can outsell Amazon and eBay, Apple has acquired a GPS start-up, The first warm-blooded fish, and more.

#50: She's No Shania Twain

May 15, 2015 at 12:30PM • 46 minutes

Dan talks about Microsoft temporarily bricking Xbox Ones as punishment for leaking Gears of War, the sad death of BB King, a little device that cracks a combination lock, your Amazon Echo can now purchase things for you, a fish tank on Kickstarter that incorporates plants, Tech Crunch Pitch-Offs, Lavaboom is the new encrypted email service, and more.

#49: American Lobster

May 14, 2015 at 1:00PM • 55 minutes

Dan talks about the Apple Watch and how easy it is to steal it, Wal-Mart challenges Amazon with unlimited shipping service for $50/year, Beats-based Apple Music will have Ping-like social network, Microsoft Hyperlapse for Windows and Android, Rdio Select, Wolfram image identification site, Wunderlist's new API, hackers draining bank accounts via the Starbucks app, and more.

#48: The Delicious Smell of Death

May 13, 2015 at 4:30PM • 46 minutes

Dan talks about The New York Times publishing articles directly to Facebook, Lily, Windows 10 Editions, AOL is staying in the content business, Domino rolls out tweet-a-pizza, a 10,000-brick Lego Millennium Falcon, a BBQ smoke ordinance, and more.

#47: Much Love

May 12, 2015 at 3:30PM • 46 minutes

Dan talks about Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion, the 4-game suspension for Tom Brady, shares of Rackspace are down, DocuSign's $4 billion valuation, Periscope, how cops can wiretap your Google Hangouts, and more.

#46: My House Is Hot and I Can't Leave

May 11, 2015 at 5:30PM • 59 minutes

Dan talks about Brad Bird confirms The Incredibles 2, all about Edge, misleading headlines about iOS enterprise shares, Google suspending Map Maker, the world's first $9 computer, Apple Pay is creaming Walmart in the mobile payment war, 4 self driving cars have crashed in the last 9 months, the movie Chef, and more.

#45: A Quiver of iPads

May 8, 2015 at 4:30PM • 50 minutes

Dan wraps up the week with news about Uber's bid for HERE, Microsoft Windows 10, Nintendo, how to make $302 on the App Store in one day, Apple's new music service, and the muppets.

Special guest: Susie Ochs (@sfsooz) of

#44: All New, All Different

May 7, 2015 at 11:30AM • 59 minutes

Dan talks about the new accusation that Tom Brady knew the footballs were doctored, Reddit's new video division, Marvel's new Avengers team, Zynga cutting 18% of staff, Meerkat launching a developer platform, Marvel's 'Secret Wars', and more.

Guest: Thom Zahler(@thomzahler)