5by5 Studios

5by5 is an American Internet Broadcasting Network created by Dan Benjamin [1] [2] [3] that creates, distributes, and broadcasts web video interviews and podcasts. [4] 5by5 launched in January 2010 [5] and has been called ” NPR for geeks”, [6] as the broadcasts discuss technology and internet culture and are targeted towards developers, designers and technology enthusiasts.


Previous 5by5 logo.

Benjamin records at a recording studio in Austin and uses a Heil PR 40 dynamic mic , Joe Meek ThreeQ pre-amp , and a Mackie Onyx 1620i firewire mixer . He uses Logic Studio for multitrack recording and Telestream ‘s Wirecast to live-stream Both the audio and video. Dan says the reason Logic Studio is used for the “offline bouncing” capabilities which help in faster distribution in shows. Recorded video interviews are using a Skype video conferencing and screen capture software, With Each guest was dedicated Mac Mini .

All shows on the network are audio-only Currently, apart from The Dan Benjamin Hour That is live streamed as video and audio. It is also possible to listen to the live stream through two iOS apps that 5by5 has produced: 5by5 Radio Jr., and 5by5 Radio.


5by5’s The Big Web Show , co-hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman , won three .net Magazine awards in November 2010. [8]


broadcast Summary hosts Launch date
5by5 at the Movies Hosts review their favorite movies. 5by5 hosts 17 January 2012
5by5 Specials Special events. 5by5 hosts 4 October 2011
After Dark Behind-the-scenes content from before or after a show. 5by5 hosts 11 March 2011
Amplified Apple, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iOS, guitars, amps, music, and recording. Jim DalrympleDan Benjamin 6 April 2012
Asymcar Hosts discuss cars. Horace DediuJim Zellmer 4 June 2013
The Awkward Human Survival Guide Answers the uncomfortable questions everyone encounters on an unfortunately regular basis and talks to people around the world who embrace the stranger side of life. Adam DachisDarren Herczeg Erica Elson Richard Cardenas 11 March 2014
Back To Work Productivity, communication, work, constraints, and tools. Merlin MannDan Benjamin 18 January 2011
Better Know a Jackal Interviews with fans of podcasts. Mike Beasterfield 26 June 2014
The Big Web Show Web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more. Jeffrey ZeldmanDan Benjamin 19 April 2010
Bingeworthy: Mr. Robot Discussions of extremely popular and acclaimed TV shows; Currently, Mr. Robot. Haddie CookMaggie Ball Dan Benjamin 31 August 2015
Cash’s Corner Dan Benjamin discusses technology and culture with his 7-year-old son. Cash BenjaminDan Benjamin 6 April 2015
The Changelog Covering the intersection of software development and open source. Adam StacoviakAndrew Thorp 19 November 2009
Comics, Assembled! Discussions the business of comics from the perspective of those who create them. Brian WardThom Zahler 18 July 2014
The Critical Path Contemplating the causality of success and failure in mobile computing. Horace DediuMoisés Chiullan 7 June 2011
The Dan Benjamin Hour A live daily talk show exploring the latest in geek culture, technology, gear, and entertainment. Dan BenjaminHaddie Cooke 23 February 2015
Diagnostics & Usage A weekly show with Cody Coats and Joe Caiati discussing what’s happening in the world of Apple, the technology industry, and their nerdy lives. Cody CoatsJoe Caiati 22 January 2015
DLC Weekly audio tour of the latest in video games and tabletop entertainment. Jeff CannataChristian Spicer 8 January 2014
The Frequency A weekly news and talk show focused on top stories from the real world, the tech world, and sometimes the weird world. Haddie CookeDan Benjamin 17 October 2012
HabloGeek HabloGeek is a weekly Spanish-language technology podcast for the non-technical. In each episode, Federico and guests from the most popular Spanish podcasts tackle the What, Which, Why and how to make it accessible to everyone. Federico Hatoum 29 June 2015
Home Work A weekly advice podcast for people who work from home, whether freelancer or telecommuter. Aaron MahnkeDave Caolo 23 March 2012
The Ihnatko Almanac Discussion that mostly focuses on the Clickable Arts: movies, music, books, comics, articles, and other bits of entertainment and news. Andy IhnatkoDan Benjamin 26 September 2011
iOhYes A podcast by iOS developers. Darryl ThomasJohn Sextro Nolan O’Brien 30 August 2012
Latest In Paleo Health and fitness news from a unique perspective where scientific evidence intersects with evolutionary clues. Angelo Coppola 31 January 2011
The Morning Dump Humorous news discussion. Jordan Cooper 4 February 2015
On Taking Pictures A weekly discussion taking on the art, science, and philosophy of photography and explores how they play behind the camera in the process of making images. Jeffery SaddorisBill Wadman 10 May 2012
On the Grid Thinking out loud about design weekly. Matt McInerneyAndy Mangold Dan Auer 27 October 2014
The Pipeline Interview show, featuring in-depth conversations with innovators, designers, geeks, newsmakers, entrepreneurs, and people who create amazing things. Dan Benjamin 10 February 20102 September 2011
Pipeline Classic Older episodes of The Pipeline. Dan Benjamin 14 May 2015
Podcast Method Benjamin discusses how to podcast. Dan Benjamin 5 December 2014
Puromac A chat between two friends, in Spanish, about Apple and its products and others important news in technology too. Flavio GuinsburgFederico Hatoum 15 November 2006
Quit! A call-in show helping people sort out their lives, reevaluate their options, kick their crummy jobs, and start something awesome. Dan Benjamin 23 November 2012
Road Work America’s top two podcast personalities are finally coming together in one podcast. John RoderickDan Benjamin 13 August 2015
Ruby on Rails Podcast A weekly discussion about programming. Sean Device 9 July 2009
Supercharged Discussions the latest tech news, answers your toughest life questions, and finds the best tips, tricks, and downloads for doing things better in the digital age. Adam Dachis 8 May 2014
The Web Ahead HTML5, mobile, responsive design, iOS, Android, and more. Jen Simmons 12 September 2011

Past shows

broadcast Summary hosts Launch date Final episode
The B & B Podcast Apple, productivity, writing, software, iPhones and iPads, and the like. No longer available. Ben BrooksShawn White 27 February 2011 7 February 2013
Bionic A weekly examination of absurdity, intrigue, British culture, and, technology. No longer available. Matt AlexanderMyke Hurley 5 July 2012 8 July 2014
Boom, Outta Here Sports and common sense. No longer available. Brandon Rosage 8 January 2011 18 March 2011
Briefly Awesome What’s cool, new, and interesting in the world of web, mobile, social media, and entertainment. No longer available. Dan BenjaminChristina Warren 12 October 2010 7 April 2011
Build and Analyze Discussion show about the world of iPhone, iPad, iOS, and mobile web development. Marco ArmentDan Benjamin 11 November 2010 7 December 2012
CMD + Space An interview show that puts a spotlight on the people behind awesome projects. No longer available. Myke Hurley 1 August 2012 10 July 2014
Capital A weekly talk show with Joel Bush and various creators exploring direct-to-community entrepreneurship on the web. Joel Bush 8 July 2013 27 January 2014
The Cocktail Napkin A periodical of uncurbed ideas, where creative people discuss their processes and inspiration. Jeremy Fuksa 1 September 2011 26 April 2012
The Comic Shack From Super Powers to Secret Wars, every week Captain Jim brings you the latest in comics, along with history and information you can use to help build your collection. No genre or hero is left behind! No longer available. Jim Metzendorf 11 June 2012 9 May 2013
The Conversation Discussions with special guests, the latest tech and development news, and your calls. No longer available. Dan Benjamin 29 January 2010 24 December 2010
The Daily Edition Daily show bringing you a little bit of everything, like news, talk, and discussion. No longer available. Dan BenjaminJen Simmons 12 January 2011 9 August 2011
The Dev Show Ruby, PHP, Java, JavaScript, and more. No longer available. Dan BenjaminJason Seifer 26 January 2010 28 February 2011
Directional A show about games, gamers, game makers, and surrounding culture. No longer available. Federico ViticciMyke Hurley 18 February 2014 16 July 2014
East Wing A weekly talk show featuring the best of the internet. No longer available. Tim Smith 17 February 2012 30 April 2014
EE Podcast Technical discussions about ExpressionEngine , and the latest news and updates from the EE community. Now the CTRL + Click podcast. Ryan IrelanLea Alcantara Dan Benjamin 30 September 2009 11 April 2011
Founders Talk Interview podcast profiling founders building businesses both online and offline. Adam Stacoviak 6 October 2010 11 September 2013
Geek Friday A weekly show exploring, discussing, and reality-checking geek topics, including tech, TV, movies, comics, and more. Faith KorpiJason Seifer 23 September 2011 25 October 2013
Giant Size A show that helps new, long-time, and lapsed comic book fans alike discover characters, stories, and creators worth reading. Moisés Chiullan 14 November 2012 5 March 2014
hypercritical What is wrong in the world of Apple and related technologies and businesses. Dan BenjaminJohn Siracusa 14 January 2011 28 December 2012
In Beta A weekly show about the ever-changing state of web-based and open source software. No longer available. Kevin PurdyChristie Koehler 5 June 2012
The Incomparable A weekly show about geeky cultural topics in numerous media, including books, movies, TV, comics, and games. Moved to The Incomparable network. Jason Snell 22 August 2010
Internet Superhero Dave Pell’s soundbytes from Tweet Wasteland: a look at our lives in the era of the social web, at the intersection of realtime and real life. No longer available. David Pell 16 September 2010 3 April 2012
Isometric Analyzes the week’s biggest stories in the video game industry from different perspectives. Moved to Relay FM. Brianna WuGeorgia Dow Maddy Myers Steve Lubitz 14 May 2014
Let’s Make Mistakes A show mostly about design and how to do it, with a few tangents along the way. Katie GillumMine Monteiro 15 April 2011 30 December 2011
Mac Power Users Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. Moved to Relay FM. David SparksKatie Floyd 26 April 2009 27 April 2015
Mikes On Mics A weekly discussion that examines productivity, workflows, technology, and how you can “do” better. No longer available. Michael SchechterMike Vardy 6 February 2012
The Mixdown Audio / video recording and broadcasting, featuring discussion about gear, tips, tricks, and advice. Education, discussion, audience Q / A. No longer available. Anthony StaufferDan Benjamin 16 July 2010 29 October 2010
the news A daily update on the latest in tech, Apple, gaming, web, and geek culture. It’s the only news that matters. No longer available. Dan Benjamin 11 February 2013
The Nickel Bringing together sports and technology in a unique way, with new analysis, discussion, and interviews every week. No longer available. Will Carroll 2 March 2011 9 November 2012
On the Internet Latest news and gossip from the tech world. No longer available. Jason Seifer 10 December 2010 6 July 2011
overtired Two tech-geeks with unusual sleep schedules coming together to nerd out over gadgets, software, personalities and life. Brett TerpstraChristina Warren 24 June 2014 3 November 2014
The Pen Addict The Pen Addict Podcast is bringing back, front and center. Moved to Relay FM. Brad DowdyMyke Hurley 9 February 2012 15 July 2014
The Prompt A weekly panel discussion on technology, and the surrounding Apple and related companies. No longer available. Federico ViticciMyke Hurley Stephen Hackett 19 June 2013 16 July 2014
The Ruby Show News and discussion about the latest topics in the Ruby and Rails communities. No longer available. Jason SeiferDan Benjamin 3 September 2009 14 December 2010
Systematic A weekly discussion about creativity, productivity, work, and everything Mac and iOS. Brett Terpstra 17 July 2012 5 November 2014
Tack Sharp Discussing the art and science of photography, equipment, gear, and techniques, with topics and discussions geared to both professional and hobbyist photographers. Duncan DavidsonDan Benjamin 8 November 2008 25 November 2009
Tech Douchebags A twelve-step program for technology snobs disguised as a comedic interview podcast. Jordan Cooper 29 March 2014
The Talk Show Discussion about technology, Apple, Mac, iPhone, iPad, movies, directors, and the web. John GruberDan Benjamin 10 July 2010 2 May 2012
The UIE Book Club Usability, content, and more, with the authors themselves. No longer available. Jared Spool 8 August 2010 7 December 2010
Write For Your Life A show about creative writing, copywriting, reading, and the ever-changing publishing industry. Donna SørensenIain Broome 8 February 2009 14 March 2016

External links

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  1. Jump up^ O’Reilly Books. “Dan Benjamin” .
  2. Jump up^ A List Apart. “Author Profile” .
  3. Jump up^ CrunchBase. “CrunchBase Profile” .
  4. ^ Jump up to:a b .net magazine (2010-04-27). “Q & A: Dan Benjamin” .
  5. Jump up^ Elmer-DeWitt, Philip. “The King of Apple Talk Radio” . CNNMoney . Retrieved 20 February 2012 .
  6. Jump up^ David Siteman Garland (2010-07-29). “RISE # 106: Unique Entrepreneur: How Dan Benjamin Created” NPR For Geeks “From Scratch” .
  7. Jump up^ “The Mustache Guy” . Build and Analyze . Season 1. Episode 11. February 2, 2011. Corrected outdated information regarding mixer used.
  8. Jump up^ .net magazine (November 2010). “Q & A: 2010 .net Magazine Awards” .

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