I’m Dan Benjamin. I’m a podcaster, writer, and software developer. I’m the founder of Fireside, a podcast hosting and analytics platform I helped create to make podcast hosting easy, reliable, and fun. I’m also the founder of the 5by5 Podcast Network where I get to talk to with my friends and heroes while fullfilling my lifelong dream of doing talk radio.
In a past life, I was a corporate stooge and eventual CTO of several startups. I've written for A List Apart and O’Reilly, made screencasts for PluralSight, and been coding for almost two decades. I co-founded a pre-Facebook social network about wine called Cork’d (acquired by Gary Vaynerchuk) and a website for parents called Playgrounder (aquired by Uncrate). I’ve seen The Exorcist about 167 times and it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it.
I’m based in Austin, Texas, known for it's great music, amazing food (especially BBQ), and full-sized pickup trucks, all three of which I enjoy immensely.
February 22nd, 2013 | Season 1 | 1 hr 27 mins
Dan is joined by Chris Carter, Assistant Producer Caitlin Eldridge, and Producer Haddie Cooke to discuss moving out of your home office into office space and moderate success vs. scaling your business.
February 15th, 2013 | Season 1 | 1 hr 33 mins
Dan Benjamin is joined by Anthony Armendariz, Shlok Vaidya, and Alex Ragsdale about finding your passion, focus, Florida, exit plans, information hipsters, and more.
February 8th, 2013 | Season 1 | 1 hr 19 mins
Dan is joined by Natalie Armendariz, Shlok Vadiya remotely, and producers Haddie Cooke and Caitlin Eldridge to discuss expectations of employees and employers.
February 1st, 2013 | Season 1 | 1 hr 53 mins
Dan is joined by Andrew Logan, Shlok Vaidya, and producer Haddie Cooke to discuss extroverted vs introverted vs balanced in the work world.
January 25th, 2013 | Season 1 | 1 hr 43 mins
Dan Benjamin is joined by Joel Bush, Shlok Vadiya, Tina Nikolova and producer Haddie Cooke to discuss what it means to have "four o'clock in the morning courage".
January 18th, 2013 | Season 1 | 1 hr 39 mins
This week Dan is joined by Alex Ragsdale, producer Haddie Cooke, and callers to discuss meetings and side-jobs that become businesses.
January 11th, 2013 | Season 1 | 1 hr 29 mins
Dan takes calls, questions from Twitter and voicemails to discuss the “business” and logistics of starting a company.
January 4th, 2013 | Season 1 | 2 hrs 2 mins
Dan is joined by Shlok Vaidya, Michael K. and callers to talk about opportunity, followthrough, what it takes to find success, and how to handle getting fired in the middle of the show.
December 29th, 2012 | Season 1 | 1 hr 23 mins
Dan talks with Garrett Dimon and callers about "the fear".
December 21st, 2012 | Season 1 | 1 hr 29 mins
Dan talks with Phil Coffman, Shlok Vaidya, Producer Robin Welch, and callers about so-called "moderate success", passion, starting out, paying your dues, making changes, the myth of job security, and finding a mentor.
December 14th, 2012 | Season 1 | 1 hr 25 mins
Dan talks with callers, special guest Myke Hurley of 70 Decibels, and 5by5 producer Haddie Cooke about interviewing, confidence, attire, personal presentation, when to reevaluate, having a support group, and so-called "moderate success".
November 30th, 2012 | Season 1 | 1 hr 26 mins
Dan talks with studio guest Anthony Armendariz, 5by5 producer Haddie Cooke, responds to your calls and voicemails, and dispenses "advice" about when to quit, dealing with life changes, routines, being unemployable, and more.