5by5 Studios

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Type Private
Industry Podcast and Videocast
Genre Technology, Apple, Design
Founded 2009 (2009)
Founder(s) Dan Benjamin
Headquarters Austin, TX, United States of America
Owner(s) Dan Benjamin
Employees 2
Website 5by5.tv

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.


Benjamin records at his 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 is for the "offline bouncing" capabilities which aid in faster distribution in shows. Video interviews are recorded using a Skype video conference and screen capture software, with each guest on a dedicated Mac Mini.[4][7] Benjamin edits and produces all but a few of the broadcasts.

Some shows previously were broadcast as live video streams, but all shows on the network are currently audio-only. It is also possible to listen to the live stream through two iOS apps that 5by5 have produced, 5by5 Radio, and 5by5 Radio Jr.


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


Broadcast Summary Hosts Schedule Launch date
Amplified Apple, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iOS, guitars, amps, music, and recording. Jim Dalrymple

Dan Benjamin

Wednesday - 2:00PM EST 6 April 2012
Back To Work Productivity, communication, work, constraints, and tools Merlin Mann

Dan Benjamin

Tuesday - 3:00PM EST 18 January 2011
The Big Web Show Web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more. Jeffrey Zeldman

Dan Benjamin

19 April 2010
Capital A weekly talk show with Joel Bush and diverse creators exploring direct-to-community entrepreneurship on the web. Joel Bush 8 July 2013
The Changelog Covering the intersection of software development and open source. Adam Stacoviak

Andrew Thorp

19 November 2009
Comics, Assembled! Discusses the business of comics from the perspective of those who create them. Brian Ward

Thom Zahler

18 July 2014
The Critical Path Contemplating the causality of success and failure in mobile computing. Horace Dediu

Moisés Chiullan

7 June 2011
DLC Weekly audio tour of the latest in video games and tabletop entertainment. Jeff Cannata

Christian Spicer

8 January 2014
Founders Talk Interview podcast profiling founders building businesses both online and offline Adam Stacoviak 6 October 2010
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 Cooke

Dan Benjamin

17 October 2012
Home Work A weekly advice podcast for people who work from home, whether freelancer or telecommuter. Aaron Mahnke

Dave 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 Ihnatko

Dan Benjamin

Monday - 11:00AM EST 26 September 2011
In Beta A weekly show about the ever-changing state of web-based and open source software. Gina Trapani

Kevin Purdy Christie Koehler

Tuesday - 1:00PM EST 5 June 2012
The Incomparable A weekly show about geeky cultural topics in numerous media, including books, movies, TV, comics, and games. Jason Snell 22 August 2010
Isometric Analyze the week’s biggest stories in the video game industry from different perspectives. Brianna Wu

Steve Lubitz

14 May 2014
Latest In Paleo Health and fitness news from a unique perspective where scientific evidence intersects with evolutionary clues Angelo Coppola Wednesday - 3:00AM EST 31 January 2011
Mac Power Users Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. David Sparks

Katie Floyd

26 April 2009
Mikes On Mics A weekly discussion that examines productivity, workflows, technology, and how you can "do" better. Michael Schechter

Mike Vardy

6 February 2012
The News A daily update on the latest in tech, Apple, gaming, web, and geek culture. It's the only news that matters. Myke Hurley 11 February 2013
On Taking Pictures A weekly discussion taking on the art, science, and philosophy of photography and explore how they play out behind the camera in the process of making images. Jeffery Saddoris

Bill Wadman

10 May 2012
Overtired Two tech-geeks with unusual sleep schedules coming together to nerd out over gadgets, software, personalities and life. Brett Terpstra

Christina Warren

24 June 2014
Puromac A chat between two friends,in Spanish, about Apple and its products and others important news in technology too. Flavio Guinsburg

Federico 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
Supercharged Discusses 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
Systematic A weekly discussion about creativity, productivity, work, and everything Mac and iOS. Brett Terpstra 17 July 2012
The Web Ahead Changing technologies and the future of the web, discussing HTML5, mobile, responsive design, iOS, Android, and more. Jen Simmons 12 September 2011

Past shows[edit]

Broadcast Summary Hosts Launch date
The B&B Podcast Apple, productivity, writing, software, iPhones and iPads, and the like. Ben Brooks

Shawn Blanc

27 February 2011
Bionic A weekly examination of absurdity, intrigue, British culture, and, technology. Matt Alexander

Myke Hurley

5 July 2012
Boom, Outta Here Sports and common sense Brandon Rosage 8 January 2011
Briefly Awesome What's cool, new, and interesting in the world of web, mobile, social media, and entertainment Dan Benjamin

Christina Warren

12 October 2010
Build and Analyze Discussion show about the world of iPhone, iPad, iOS, and mobile web development Marco Arment

Dan Benjamin

11 November 2010
CMD+Space An interview show that puts a spotlight on the people behind awesome projects. Myke Hurley 1 August 2012
The Cocktail Napkin A periodical of uncurbed ideas, where creative people discuss their processes and inspiration. Jeremy Fuksa 1 September 2011
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! Jim Metzendorf 11 June 2012
The Conversation Discussions with special guests, the latest tech and development news, and your calls Dan Benjamin 29 January 2010
The Daily Edition Daily show bringing you a little bit of everything, like news, talk, and discussion Dan Benjamin

Jen Simmons

12 January 2011
The Dev Show Ruby, PHP, Java, JavaScript, and more Dan Benjamin

Jason Seifer

26 January 2010
Directional A show about games, gamers, game makers, and surrounding culture. Federico Viticci

Myke Hurley

18 February 2014
East Wing A weekly talk show featuring the best of the internet. Tim Smith[disambiguation needed] 17 February 2012
Expression Engine Podcast Technical discussions about ExpressionEngine, and the latest news and updates from the EE community Ryan Irelan

Lea Alcantara Dan Benjamin

30 September 2009
Geek Friday A weekly show exploring, discussing, and reality-checking geek topics, including tech, TV, movies, comics, and more Faith Korpi

Jason Seifer

23 September 2011
Hypercritical What is wrong in the world of Apple and related technologies and businesses Dan Benjamin

John Siracusa

14 January 2011
Internet Superhero Dave Pell's soundbytes from Tweetage Wasteland: a look at our lives in the era of the social web, at the intersection of realtime and real life David Pell 16 September 2010
The Mixdown Audio/video recording and broadcasting, featuring discussion about gear, tips, tricks, and advice. Education, discussion, audience Q/A Anthony Stauffer

Dan Benjamin

16 July 2010
On the Internet Latest news and gossip from the tech world Jason Seifer 10 December 2010
The Pen Addict Analog tools are often pushed aside in the digital age but The Pen Addict Podcast is bringing them back, front and center. Brad Dowdy

Myke Hurley

9 February 2012
The Pipeline Interview show, featuring in-depth conversations with innovators, designers, geeks, newsmakers, entrepreneurs, and people who create amazing things. Dan Benjamin 10 February 2010
The Prompt A weekly panel discussion on technology, and the culture surrounding Apple and related companies. Federico Viticci

Myke Hurley Stephen Hackett

19 June 2013
The Ruby Show News and discussion about the latest topics in the Ruby and Rails communities Jason Seifer

Dan Benjamin

3 September 2009
Tack Sharp Discussing the art and science of photography, equipment, gear, and techniques, with topics and discussions geared toward both professional and hobbyist photographers Duncan Davidson

Dan Benjamin

8 November 2008
The UIE Book Club Usability, content, and more, with the authors themselves. Jared Spool 8 August 2010
The Talk Show Discussion about technology, Apple, Mac, iPhone, iPad, movies, directors, and the Web John Gruber

Dan Benjamin

10 July 2010


  1. ^ O'Reilly Books. "Dan Benjamin". 
  2. ^ A List Apart. "Author Profile". 
  3. ^ CrunchBase. "CrunchBase Profile". 
  4. ^ a b .net magazine (2010-04-27). "Q&A: Dan Benjamin". 
  5. ^ Elmer-DeWitt, Philip. "The King of Apple Talk Radio". CNNMoney. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  6. ^ David Siteman Garland (2010-07-29). "RISE #106: Unique Entrepreneur: How Dan Benjamin Created "NPR For Geeks" From Scratch". 
  7. ^ "The Mustache Guy". Build and Analyze. Season 1. Episode 11. February 2, 2011. http://5by5.tv/buildanalyze/11.. Corrected outdated information regarding mixer used.
  8. ^ .net magazine (November 2010). "Q&A: 2010 .net Magazine Awards".