Dan Benjamin

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Dan Benjamin
Born (1972-10-26) October 26, 1972 (age 45)
Austin, Texas, USA
Occupation Broadcaster, writer, software developer, designer
Known for Founder of 5by5 Studios
Website benjamin.org

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 Room – Gadgets and Games multiple times[5] to discuss various topics.

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

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


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

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