Dan Benjamin

Dan Paul Benjamin (born October 26, 1972) is a software developer , user interface designer, writer, and podcaster .

In 2010, Benjamin started 5by5 Studios , a podcast production outlet that currently produces nineteen shows, including several co-hosted shows such as Back to Work with Merlin Mann and The Ihnatko Almanac with Andy Ihnatko . Based on his popular podcasts, Benjamin has been called “the king of Apple talk radio” by Philip Elmer-DeWitt of Fortune Magazine and CNN . [1]

In the past, he co-founded Cork’d and Playgrounder, and wrote the CMS behind A List Apart . [2] Additionally, he has made educational screencasts through PeepCode . [3] [4]

Benjamin has appeared on the Fox News program Strategy – Gadgets and Games multiple times [5] to discuss various topics.

In 2017, he released fireside.fm , a platform for podcasters. [6]

Benjamin holds a BA in Technical Writing with a Computer Science focus from the University of Central Florida .


  1. Jump up^ “The King of Apple Talk Radio” . CNN .
  2. Jump up^ “A List Apart – A List Apart 4.0” .
  3. Jump up^ “Dan Benjamin – A List Apart” .
  4. Jump up^ “Dan Benjamin.com” .
  5. Jump up^ “Gadgets and Games: 7/01 – Fox News Video – FoxNews.com” . July 2, 2010 . Retrieved October 5, 2010 .
  6. Jump up^ https://fireside.fm/faq

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