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Roderick on the Line

English, Social, 1 seasons, 530 episodes
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Merlin Mann’s frank & candid weekly phone call with John Roderick of The Long Winters.
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Ep. 527: "The Calm Cousins"

The Problem: Don’t fuck with a thing that you see. (Recorded on Monday, February 26, 2024.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
26/02/20240
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Ep. 526: "Some Nice of These"

The Problem: The folding table is its own problem. (Recorded on Monday, February 19, 2024.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
19/02/20240
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Ep. 525: "The Penury of the Scots"

The Problem: John painted the floor blue. (Recorded on Monday, February 12, 2024.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
13/02/20240
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Ep. 524: "Dinner's at Five"

The Problem: John’s mom is the dark part of the sunglasses. (Recorded on Monday, February 5, 2024.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
06/02/20240
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Ep. 523: "A Grocer You Haven't Met Yet"

The Problem: These British musicians don’t respect their culture. (Recorded on Monday, January 22, 2024.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
22/01/20240
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Ep. 522: "Cafeteria Californian"

The Problem: John is always seeing the light across the water. (Recorded on Monday, January 15, 2024.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
15/01/20240
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Ep. 521: "Keep the Nickel"

The Problem: John gets a million pitches from people. (Recorded on Monday, January 8, 2024.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
08/01/20240
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Ep. 520: "Seven Minutes in Mexico"

The Problem: Don’t you have a wife? (Recorded on Monday, January 1, 2024.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
01/01/20240
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Ep. 519: "Even Doves Have Pride"

The Problem: John took the class wrong. (Recorded on Monday, December 18, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
18/12/20230
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Ep. 518: "Aspics of Me"

The Problem: John doesn’t have the ability to call krampuses down upon people. (Recorded on Monday, December 11, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
11/12/20230
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Ep. 517: "Sundown Acres"

The Problem: Oh, no. Not one of these Daddy roads. (Recorded on Monday, November 20, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
20/11/20230
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Ep. 516: "Gambling Pocket"

The Problem: John is at peak “Fuck You.” (Recorded on Monday, November 6, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
07/11/20230
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Ep. 515: "Existential Plasticity"

The Problem: There should be a button that just solves problems in general. (Recorded on Monday, October 23, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
23/10/20230
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Ep. 514: "Q.R. Crabs"

The Problem: That ride costs extra. (Recorded on Monday, October 16, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
17/10/20230
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Ep. 513: "Mayor Jabberwocky"

The Problem: Thought is the death of sin. (Recorded on Monday, October 2, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you
10/10/20230
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Ep. 512: "American Horoscope"

The Problem: John is all out of knee. (Recorded on Monday, September 18, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
18/09/20230
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Ep. 511: "A Horse of a Different Cat"

The Problem: None of the hats fit John. (Recorded on Monday, September 11, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Lin
11/09/20230
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Ep. 510: "Dr. Pole"

The Problem: Pimples are an opportunity. John and Merlin have a wide-ranging conversation. (Recorded on Monday, August 28, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
29/08/20230
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Ep. 509: "A Dirty Rectangle on the Wall"

The Problem: Merlin fell on his keys. (Recorded on Monday, August 21, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you
21/08/20230
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Ep. 508: "A Collerary of Bastiks"

The Problem: John came up in airplanes. (Recorded on Monday, August 7, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the L
08/08/20230
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Ep. 507: "Haunted House of a Mind"

The Problem: They don’t have their Coca-Cola license. (Recorded on Monday, July 31, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
31/07/20230
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Ep. 506: "The Shame Police"

The Problem: We’re all eating at the same cereal bar. (Recorded on Monday, July 24, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
25/07/20230
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Ep. 505: "Steamin' John & the Rebel"

The Problem: John only sees what he’s shown. (Recorded on Monday, July 17, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Lin
18/07/20230
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Ep. 504: "Mt. Florida"

The Problem: John forgot to get an end table. (Recorded on Monday, July 10, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by <a href="https://square
10/07/20230
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Ep. 503: "A Still Period"

The Problem: John must have accomplished something wind chimes. (Recorded on Monday, June 26, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
26/06/20230
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Ep. 502: "Dr. Guy"

The Problem: John is a different kind of dog. (Recorded on Monday, June 19, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by <a href="ht
20/06/20230
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Ep. 501: "The Doors of Jazz"

The Problem: It’s nice to turn things down. (Recorded on Monday, June 12, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is br
12/06/20230
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Ep. 500: "Dr. Labyrinth, I Presume?"

The Problem: You have to understand what a Kundalini is. (Recorded on Monday, May 29, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
30/05/20230
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Ep. 499: "A Ziggurat of Grievance"

The Problem: They did not approve of each other. (Recorded on Monday, May 22, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought
22/05/20230
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Ep. 498: "The Jimmy Carter of Jerusalem"

The Problem: John’s not allowed to go to Egypt without his kid. (Recorded on Monday, May 1, 2023) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roder
02/05/20230
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Ep. 497: "Where the Grocery Stores Are"

The Problem: It was a box of props that John brought. (Recorded on Monday, April 24, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
24/04/20230
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Ep. 496: "Dad Church"

The Problem: Ken is a punner. (Recorded on Monday, April 17, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by <a href="https://squarespace.com/supertra
18/04/20230
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Ep. 495: "Hauling Balls"

The Problem: It was Picture Day. (Recorded on Monday, April 10, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
10/04/20230
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Ep. 494: "Corn Cob Night"

The Problem: John’s liver was somewhere else. (Recorded on Monday, April 3, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought t
05/04/20230
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Ep. 493: "Part of an Amp"

The Problem: John will follow you down a manhole. (Recorded on Monday, March 20, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by <a hr
20/03/20230
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Ep. 492: "The Naked Beach"

The Problem: John was seeing all the people in their church clothes. (Recorded on Monday, March 13, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
13/03/20230
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Ep. 491: "The Adventurous Choice"

The Problem: John&#8217;s daughter requested a push. (Recorded on Monday, March 6, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought t
06/03/20230
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Ep. 490: "Sandwich Joe Dorito"

The Problem: John has a list of people that he feels bad for. (Recorded on Monday, February 20, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is b
20/02/20230
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Ep. 489: "Heroin Parties"

The Problem: It didn’t connect under John’s nose. (Recorded on Monday, February 13, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of R
14/02/20230
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Ep. 488: "A Safe Place to Be Angry"

The Problem: It’s roughly the same piece of wood. (Recorded on Monday, February 6, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is
07/02/20230
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Ep. 487: "My Own Switzerland"

The Problem: A lot of us are leading a provisional life. (Recorded on Monday, January 23, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
23/01/20230
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Ep. 486: "Mystery Meat Colonel"

The Problem: The guy rolled up with a full dog. (Recorded on Monday, January 9, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line</e
10/01/20230
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Ep. 485: "Ancient Woo"

The Problem: Things come over John’s family transom. (Recorded on Monday, January 2, 2023.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought
03/01/20230
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Ep. 484: "Chief Technical Chief"

The Problem: All three of the wrong answers are just dumb. (Recorded on Monday, December 12, 2022.) 😬 Quiz: Are you fluent in Gen Z office slang? <
12/12/20220
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Ep. 483: "The Power Girls"

The Problem: John sat by the globe. 🎶 Roderick on the Line, Ep. 483: “The Power Girls” Playlist (Recorded on Monday, December 5, 2022.) <a h
05/12/20220
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Ep. 482: "Everything is Not Everything"

The Problem: John doesn’t know what the baseline is. (Recorded on Monday, November 28, 2022.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is bro
28/11/20220
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Ep. 481: "The Deep End of Plenty"

The Problem: John wants to find a problem with it. Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Roc
14/11/20220
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Ep. 480: "Intake Engineer"

The Problem: What happens if the mule dies? (Recorded on Thursday, November 10, 2022.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought
10/11/20220
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Ep. 479: "Personal Forklift"

The Problem: John was a buff. (Recorded on Monday, October 31, 2022.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
31/10/20220
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Ep. 478: "Government and Girlfriends"

The Problem: What the fuck is Jim McNeil doing here? (Recorded on Monday, October 24, 2022.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
24/10/20220
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Ep. 477: "Comedy Guitar"

The Problem: Mr. Roderick has a need-to-know first name. (Recorded on Monday, October 17, 2022.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of R
17/10/20220
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Ep. 476: "It Starts with Lava"

The Problem: The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has a vampire problem. (Recorded on Monday, October 3, 2022.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Lin
03/10/20220
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Ep. 475: "A Panic Animal"

The Problem: John is somewhere between a Dane and a Scot. (Recorded on Monday, September 26, 2022.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon.
26/09/20220
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Ep. 474: "The Dracula Protocol"

The Problem: John was a country mouse. (Recorded on Monday, September 19, 2022.) <a href="https://www.patreon.com/Rod
19/09/20220
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Ep. 473: "A Turducken of Delusion"

The Problem: It&#8217;s just one of those things. (Recorded on Monday, September 12, 2022.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line</em
12/09/20220
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Ep. 472: "Pillow Inflation"

The Problem: John is too emotionally fragile. (Recorded on Monday, August 29, 2022.) Support Roderick on the Line on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought
29/08/20220
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Ep. 471: "Foot-Thick Cake"

The Problem: John doesn’t smile frivolously. (Recorded on Monday, August 22, 2022.) <a href="https://www.patreon.co
22/08/20220
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Ep. 470: "Too Clever by a Cat"

The Problem: Mores are thought eels. (Recorded on Monday, August 15, 2022.) Support Roderick on the
15/08/20220
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Ep. 469: "Culmination"

The Problem: There was a very dirty guy. (Recorded on Monday, August 8, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
08/08/20220
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Ep. 468: "Patterns Aren't Sufficient"

The Problem: There’s no love in this. (Recorded on Monday, July 25, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
25/07/20220
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Ep. 467: "Interstate William"

The Problem: The crows really love those grubs. (Recorded on Monday, July 11, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” <a hre
11/07/20220
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Ep. 466: "Crypto Joe"

The Problem: John is powered by confusion. (Recorded on Monday, June 27, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
27/06/20220
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Ep. 465: "Cocktail Goats"

The Problem: Unfortunately, his name can only be scatted. (Recorded on Monday, June 13, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” <a href="https://www.tru
13/06/20220
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Ep. 464: “In a Morbid Suit”

The Problem: John lost the gravestone many years ago. (Recorded on Monday, May 30, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for 20% off your order. <hr /
30/05/20220
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Ep. 463: "Proud of His Pies"

The Problem: It’s a moldy country. (Recorded on Monday, May 23, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
23/05/20220
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Ep. 462: "Cheese Cave"

The Problem: John had to be that guy (Recorded on Monday, May 16, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. <a s
16/05/20220
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Ep. 461: "The New Alignment"

The Problem: John seeks out cops to talk to. (Recorded on Monday, May 2, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Truebill. Fight back against scammy subscriptions. Squarespace. Free tri
02/05/20220
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Ep. 460: "Rikki-Tikki-Cancelled"

The Problem: Here comes Baby Yoda. (Recorded on Monday, April 25, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. Radio Shack Flyer, 1991
26/04/20220
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Ep. 459: "Ukrainian Prank Calls"

The Problem: John is the Russian Army. (Recorded on Monday, April 18, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN</s
18/04/20220
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Ep. 458: "Beck's Situation"

The Problem: You’re responsible for keeping the swimming pool clean. (Recorded on Monday, April 11, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Truebill. Fight back against scammy subscriptions. Squarespace
12/04/20220
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Ep. 457: "Hard Pants"

The Problem: You have to learn to be fake realistically. (Recorded on Monday, March 28, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” <a href
28/03/20220
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Ep. 456: "The People's Traffic"

The Problem: John has some minor electrical problems. (Recorded on Monday, March 14, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for 20% off your order.
14/03/20220
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Ep. 455: "The Birds Aren't Real Party"

The Problem: The Bang Bang Machine brought some friends. (Recorded on Monday, March 7, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
07/03/20220
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Ep. 454: "The Ghost Bushes"

The Problem: John needed to get the sump pump functioning. (Recorded on Monday, February 28, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. 🇺🇦 Ukraine-Russia Twitter List This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Wealthfront. Start building
01/03/20220
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Ep. 453: "Guardstone"

The Problem: There’s Magic John and Science John. (Recorded on Monday, February 14, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Truebill. Fight back against scammy subscriptions.
15/02/20220
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Ep. 452: "Among the Scumbags"

The Problem: Davey always should have been famous. (Recorded on Monday, February 7, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN</
07/02/20220
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Ep. 451: "The Slick Back Kid"

The Problem: You can’t talk about wood paneling. (Recorded on Monday, January 31, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Wealthfront. Start building your wealth, and get your first $5,000 managed for FREE.
31/01/20220
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Ep. 450: "The Dawn and the Dusk"

The Problem: John made a divot. (Recorded on Monday, January 24, 2022.) Support John’s work via Patreon. Read Merlin’s Wisdom Project. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than w
24/01/20220
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Ep. 449: "Galaxy's End"

The Problem: A stencil plays into the story. (Recorded on Monday, January 17, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Wealthfront. Start building your wealth, and get your first $5,000 managed for FREE. <str
18/01/20220
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Ep. 448: "A Little Bit on Fire"

The Problem: John lost his movie rights. (Recorded on Sunday, Monday 10, 2022.) Support John’s work on Patreon. 📼 Merlin’s New 90s Indie Playlist: “Come on Down to Ninety-Four” This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Masterworks Star
11/01/20220
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Ep. 447: "Flip Too Far"

The Problem: John says it’s something in the seaweed. Support John’s work on Patreon. <iframe width="450" height="300" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Q0m0IUJ93N8" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" al
21/12/20210
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Ep. 446: "God Made the Rat"

The Problem: John was interrogating the apartment. (Recorded on Monday, December 6, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. </l
06/12/20210
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Ep. 445: "Gravy Cop"

The Problem: John was only allowed to pick two flavors. (Recorded on Monday, November 29, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Truebill. Fight back against scammy subscriptions.
29/11/20210
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Ep. 444: "Blue Link Girlfriend"

The Problem: John needs a reverse annulment. (Recorded on Monday, November 15, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
15/11/20210
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Ep. 443: "The Fifty-Cent Candy Bar"

The Problem: John has contributed to the energy of the machine. (Recorded on Monday, November 8, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon.
08/11/20210
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Ep. 442: "Recognizably Dylan"

The Problem: John’s mouth is his own. (Recorded on Monday, November 1, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. <script async src="
03/11/20210
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Ep. 441: "The Blessing of the White Dog"

The Problem: It&#8217;s not John&#8217;s tool. (Recorded on Monday, October 18, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
18/10/20210
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Ep. 440: "Sur La Sac"

The Problem: John loves big loud noises. (Recorded on Monday, October 4, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. <li
04/10/20210
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Ep. 439: "Dick Meningitis"

The Problem: You can’t cheat a transparent man. (Recorded on Monday, September 27, 2021.) Nelson’s Weblog: life / cpap-obstructive-sleep-apnea Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by <a href="https://headspace.com/supertr
27/09/20210
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Ep. 438: "Catch the Vase"

The Problem: John is Mr. Tweaky Back. (Recorded on Monday, September 20, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
21/09/20210
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Ep. 437: "The First Betrayal of Kevin"

The Problem: Everything defaults to your Mom. (Recorded on Monday, September 6, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “<st
07/09/20210
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Ep. 436: "Murder Dogs"

The Problem: John had a blown-out knee. (Recorded on Monday, August 30, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon.
30/08/20210
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Ep. 435: "Comedy Knives"

The Problem: John was not thinking about kissing stopped-time girls. (Recorded on Monday, August 23, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon.
23/08/20210
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Ep. 434: "John and the Girls"

The Problem: John was in a rolling bubble. (Recorded on Monday, August 16, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL
16/08/20210
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Ep. 433: "Nag Flag"

The Problem: The fried egg is not optional. (Recorded on Monday, July 26, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon.
26/07/20210
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Ep. 432: "Water Taxi Party"

The Problem: Anything can be a chili. (Recorded on Monday, July 19, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
20/07/20210
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Ep. 431: "Mr. Mustache"

The Problem: John had to agree to terms. (Recorded on Monday, July 12, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon.
12/07/20210
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Ep. 430: "PILF Pants"

The Problem: John is the outlier. (Recorded on Monday, July 5, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. <a href="https://squares
05/07/20210
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Ep. 429: "The January Project"

The Problem: He just needs to broom it off. (Recorded on Monday, June 21, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon.
21/06/20210
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Ep. 428: "Pyramid of Spoons"

The Problem: Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy? (Recorded on Monday, June 14, 2021) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
14/06/20210
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Ep. 427: "Mapping Run"

The Problem: No one else in the house was allowed to touch his egg pan. (Recorded on Monday, May 31, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
31/05/20210
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Ep. 426: "My Little Cowboy"

The Problem: There was some noise down in the ravine. (Recorded on Monday, May 24, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Headspace. Start your free one month trial with offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
24/05/20210
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Ep. 425: "The Car Bar"

The Problem: It’s definitely weathered. (Recorded on Monday, May 17, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
18/05/20210
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Ep. 424: "The Beaver, the Badger, and the Buckwheat"

The Problem: John ordered one twenty dollar thing too many. (Recorded on Monday, May 10, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Headspace. Start your free one month trial with offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
10/05/20210
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Ep. 423: "Post-Medicine John"

The Problem: There’s fifteen kinds of introvert. (Recorded on Monday, May 3, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” <a href="https://w
03/05/20210
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Ep. 422: "Alfie Doesn't Rake"

The Problem: John always felt like he should turn the taciturninity out at the world. (Recorded on Monday, April 19, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
19/04/20210
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Ep. 421: "My Mom's Ohio"

The Problem: There are too many stadia in this town. (Recorded on Monday, April 12, 2021.) 👉 Support John’s work on Patreon.
12/04/20210
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Ep. 420: "The New Urbanist Superhero League"

The Problem: You never know what a whale&#8217;s going to do. (Recorded on Monday, April 5, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN<
05/04/20210
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Ep. 419: "God's Cursive"

The Problem: There&#8217;s no book about right now. (Recorded on Monday, March 29, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon.
29/03/20210
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Ep. 418: "Ensuring Daddy's Slice"

The Problem: John knows the door knob. (Recorded on Monday, March 22, 2021.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Headspace. Start your free one month trial with offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
22/03/20210
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Ep. 417: "Dr. Project, M.D."

The Problem: John has a bulldozer across the alley. (Recorded on Monday, March 15, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
16/03/20210
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Ep. 416: "Under Their Trucks"

The Problem: John was the tree. (Recorded on Monday, March 8, 2021.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Headspace. Start your free one month trial with offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
08/03/20210
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Ep. 415: "Natural Strawberries"

The Problem: John is a resolute soda finisher. (Recorded on Monday, March 1, 2021.) Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” <
01/03/20210
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Ep. 414: "Groomed Into Insanity"

The Problem: Would you bring me some tape? (Recorded on Monday, February 22, 2021.) <a style="border-s
22/02/20210
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Ep. 413: "Brown Wizard"

The Problem: There are so many half-built pyramids. (Recorded on Monday, February 15, 2021.) 👉 Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
15/02/20210
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Ep. 412: "A Poke of Gold"

The Problem: You never know when you&#8217;re going to need more money. (Recorded on Monday, February 8, 2021.) 👉 Support John’s work on Patreon. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL
08/02/20210
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Ep. 411: "The Anxiety Family"

The Problem: It&#8217;s the trim that belongs to the room. (Recorded on Monday, February 1, 2021.) 👉 Support John’s work on Patreon.
02/02/20210
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Ep. 410: "Trunk Full of Tab"

The Problem: We&#8217;ve all got our twenties tragedies. (Recorded on Monday, January 25, 2021.)
25/01/20210
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Ep. 409: "Prime Joe Customer"

The Problem: John wants to get the story. (Recorded on Monday, December 21, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
21/12/20200
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Ep. 408: "Cool the Tubes"

The Problem: John was trying to please the Germans. (Recorded on Monday, December 14, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
14/12/20200
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Ep. 407: "A Constellation of Pushbacks"

The Problem: John was either a dork or a goober. (Recorded on Monday, December 7, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” Keeps. For five minutes
07/12/20200
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Ep. 406: "December to Remember"

The Problem: The third time, it really kicked in. (Recorded on Monday, November 30, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Headspace. Start your free one month trial with offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
30/11/20200
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Ep. 405: "Load-Bearing Bangs"

The Problem: John can&#8217;t whistle loud. (Recorded on Monday, November 23, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” Headspace. Start your free one month tri
23/11/20200
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Ep. 404: "Sixty-Nine Sweats"

The Problem: I never thought this would happen to me. (Recorded on Monday, November 16, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. Holu
17/11/20200
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Ep. 403: "Car Bunny"

The Problem: Your life is a boat. (Recorded on Monday, November 9, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Holus-Bolus Winery. Independent wine for independent people. Get 15% off your order with offer code “roderick15.”
09/11/20200
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Ep. 402: "Time to Move Some Furniture Around"

The Problem: Bringing nothing to a gun fight. (Recorded on Monday, November 2, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Holus-Bolus Winery. Independent wine for independent people. Get 15% off your order with offer code “roderick15.” <a href="https://www.mackweldon.com/rotl" t
02/11/20200
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Ep. 401: "How is Pond?"

The Problem: John doesn&#8217;t want his diary to just be a list of cricks. (Recorded on Monday, October 19, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
19/10/20200
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Ep. 400: "Abberdabber"

The Problem: John still wants to live on the space station. (Recorded on Monday, October 12, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. <stron
12/10/20200
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Ep. 399: "The Initiating Woundedness"

The Problem: John doesn&#8217;t want to be part of your art happening. (Recorded on Monday, October 5, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
05/10/20200
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Ep. 398: "Tyrell's Robe"

The Problem: The throbbing would be upsetting. (Recorded on Monday, September 28, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
28/09/20200
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Ep. 397: "Open Ticket"

The Problem: John likes to divide his life up into stories. (Recorded on Monday, September 21, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. <stro
21/09/20200
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Ep. 396: "Yreka Bakery"

The Problem: We were ruining the world. (Recorded on Monday, September 7, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
07/09/20200
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Ep. 395: "Talismans and Memories"

The Problem: There&#8217;s no subtext to anything in the suburbs. (Recorded on Monday, August 24, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
24/08/20200
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Ep. 394: "The Colonel"

The Problem: John didn&#8217;t have the Montessori balls. (Recorded on Monday, August 17, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. Keeps</a
17/08/20200
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Ep. 393: "A Little Grace"

The Problem: John wants to set it and forget it. (Recorded on Monday, August 3, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
03/08/20200
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Ep. 392: "The Oldest Tyler"

The Problem: John only had rolls of nickels. (Recorded on Monday, July 27, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
27/07/20200
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Ep. 391: "The Destination Was Your Bush"

The Problem: John got a pity out. (Recorded on Monday, July 20, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
20/07/20200
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Ep. 390: "Dreaded Failure Closet"

NOT a Problem: John likes a mess. (Recorded on Monday, July 6, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
06/07/20200
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Ep. 389: "The New March"

The Problem: It&#8217;s a bad time to own a Persian. (Recorded on Monday, June 29, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by ExpressVPN. Protect yourself and get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free.
29/06/20200
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Ep. 388: "Medical Lunch"

The Problem: John is his own Time Loki. (Recorded on Monday, June 22, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
22/06/20200
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Ep. 387: "Don't Talk to Dongus"

The Problem: She was a Lifestyle Egyptian. (Recorded on Monday, June 15, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
15/06/20200
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Ep. 386: "Pass the Dude"

The Problem: John was there for the chainsaw incident. (Recorded on Monday, June 8, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Keeps. For five minutes now and starting at just $10 per month, you’ll never have to worry about hair loss again. Offer code “SUPERTRAIN”.
08/06/20200
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Ep. 385: "Home Corn"

The Problem: John has a ravine. (Recorded on Monday, June 1, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
01/06/20200
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Ep. 384: "Original Shame"

The Problem: John rarely pushes a minister. (Recorded on Monday, May 25, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Keeps. For five minutes now and starting at just $10 per month, you’ll never have to worry about hair loss again. Offer code “SUPERTRAIN”.
25/05/20200
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Ep. 383: "President of Jokes"

The Problem: Read the room. (Recorded on Monday, May 18, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
18/05/20200
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Ep. 382: "The Year with the Asterisks"

The Problem: John’s not here to impress the snorks. (Recorded on Monday, May 11, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by ExpressVPN. Protect yourself and get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free.
11/05/20200
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Ep. 381: "Slots in Some Imaginary Future"

The Problem: John was the chase vehicle. (Recorded on Monday, May 4, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
04/05/20200
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Ep. 380: "The Impossible Me"

The Problem: John is trying not to paddle alone in life. (Recorded on Monday, April 27, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
27/04/20200
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Ep. 379: "Garbage Island"

The Problem: John feels like the world is changing. (Recorded on Monday, April 20, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
20/04/20200
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Ep. 378: "Lion, Tiger, Horse, Monkey"

The Problem: John has rarely driven a car hard and hung it up wet. (Recorded on Monday, April 13, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: ExpressVPN. Protect yourself and get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free. Keeps
13/04/20200
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Ep. 377: "The Stravinsky of Toilet Paper"

The Problem: John deserves unenjoyment. (Recorded on Monday, April 6, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
06/04/20200
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Ep. 376: "Wrong Kind of Vacation"

The Problem: John&#8217;s quiet life involved danger. (Recorded on Monday, March 30, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
30/03/20200
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Ep. 375: "The Shellfish Rights"

The Problem: In this economy? (Recorded on Monday, March 23, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. Squarespace. Fr
23/03/20200
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Ep. 374: "Licking the Butter Lion"

The Problem: Everybody was trying to get out of Florida. (Recorded on Monday, March 16, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Keeps. For five minutes now and starting at just $10 per month, you’ll never have to worry about hair loss again. Offer code “SUPERTRAIN”. <a href="https://www.expressvpn.
16/03/20200
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Ep. 373: "An Unannounced Friend"

The Problem: John has a bastik of bits. (Recorded on Monday, March 2, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” <st
02/03/20200
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Ep. 372: "You Never Know"

The Problem: This is the new normal. (Recorded on Monday, February 24, 2020.)
24/02/20200
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Ep. 371: "Too Big to Be Angry"

The Problem: John was getting buffeted. (Recorded on Monday, February 17, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
17/02/20200
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Ep. 370: "Tomorrow's Heart"

The Problem: John is manually processing. (Recorded on Monday, February 3, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Health IQ. Health IQ uses science &amp; data to secure lower rates for people like YOU on their life insurance. To see if you qualify, go to healthiq.com. <a href="https://www.keeps.com/s
03/02/20200
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Ep. 369: "The Casserole Counters"

The Problem: John received lessons on mankind. (Recorded on Monday, January 27, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. Squarespace. Free
27/01/20200
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Ep. 368: "The Slovenian Model"

The Problem: The love has gone out of pizza. (Recorded on Monday, January 13, 2020.) <img style="border-style: none !important; border-width: 0 !important; border: 0 !important;" src="http://www.merlinmann.com/storage/rotl/rotl_367_sketchfest.jpg" alt=
13/01/20200
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Ep. 367: "Inescape Room"

The Problem: You don&#8217;t sit in another man&#8217;s corn. (Recorded on Monday, January 6, 2020.) <img style="border-style: none !important; border-width: 0 !important; border: 0 !important;" src="http://www.merlinmann.com/storage/rotl/rotl_367_sketchfest.jpg" alt="TKALT"
06/01/20200
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Ep. 366: "Cafetorium Seppuku"

The Problem: The AIs become UIs. (Recorded on Monday, December 30, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Health IQ. Health IQ uses science &amp; data to secure lower rates for pe
30/12/20190
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Ep. 365: "Meet Me at Ballet"

The Problem: John is off his bubble. (Recorded on Monday, December 16, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
16/12/20190
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Ep. 364: "Why Are You a Bad Boy?"

The Problem: The costume is telling you what to think. (Recorded on Monday, December 9, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Keeps. For five minutes now and starting at just $10 per month, you’ll never have to worry about hair loss again. Offer code “SUPERTRAIN”.
09/12/20190
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Ep. 363: "Butler of Sadness"

On Chasing the Right “Zero” | kung fu grippe The Problem: An emotional response is not required. (Recorded on Monday, December 2, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Away. Thoughtful products designed to change how you see the world. Use promo code “SUPERTRAIN</stro
02/12/20190
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Ep. 362: "Ghost of a Hobo"

The Problem: There was a fantasy map. (Recorded on Monday, November 25, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
25/11/20190
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Ep. 361: "Tethering the Gas"

The Problem: John exploited the opening. (Recorded on Monday, November 18, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. Health IQ</stron
18/11/20190
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Ep. 360: "Chicken Arse, IA"

The Problem: John’s phone is fogging him. (Recorded on Monday, November 11, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN.&#8221;
11/11/20190
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Ep. 359: "Cowboy Tune"

The Problem: It was discomfortable. (Recorded on Monday, November 4, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Keeps. For five minutes now and starting at just $10 per month, you’ll never have to worry about hair loss again. Offer code “SUPERTRAIN”.
04/11/20190
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Ep. 358: "Celebrate the Hams"

The Problem: The Problem: John doesn’t retain victories. (Recorded on Monday, October 28, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” Away. Thoughtful
28/10/20190
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Ep. 357: "Scrambling the Ham"

The Problem: The John’s kid is a gourd butcher. (Recorded on Monday, October 21, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. Keeps
21/10/20190
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Ep. 356: "You Only See the Top"

The Problem: You don&#8217;t want to moisten your knickers. (Recorded on Monday, October 14, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
14/10/20190
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Ep. 355: "The Lieutenant Colonels of Hell"

The Problem: Here come the bird people. (Recorded on Monday, October 7, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for $100 off select mattresses.
07/10/20190
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Ep. 354: "The Hands of Control"

The Problem: John always got free matches. (Recorded on Monday, September 30, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
30/09/20190
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Ep. 353: "Reverse Khrushchev"

The Problem: Throw a frog at a wall, and see if it sticks. (Recorded on Monday, September 23, 2019.) ➡️ Support the Western State Hurricanes debut LP! This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “<s
23/09/20190
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Ep. 352: "Bellingham Notes"

The Problem: They&#8217;re thinking about going to Steve&#8217;s. (Recorded on Monday, September 16, 2019.) ➡️ Support the Western State Hurricanes debut LP! This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer co
16/09/20190
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Ep. 351: "Recursive Homunculus"

The Problem: John is trying to carve a path. (Recorded on Monday, September 9, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Keeps. For five minutes now and starting at just $10 per month, you’ll never have to worry about hair loss again. Offer code “SUPERTRAIN”.
09/09/20190
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Ep. 350: "Wizard Rock"

The Problem: You could see the clip art version of him. (Recorded on Monday, September 2, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: DoorDash. DoorDash connects you to your favorite restaurants in your city. Get $5 off your first order with promo code “SUPERTRAIN.”
02/09/20190
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Ep. 349: "The Beefs"

The Problem: John ports them through. (Recorded on Monday, August 26, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Keeps. For five minutes now and starting at just $10 per month, you’ll never have to worry about hair loss again. Offer code “SUPERTRAIN”.
26/08/20190
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Ep. 348: "The Other Oregon"

The Problem: It was mostly pranks. (Recorded on Monday, August 19, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
19/08/20190
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Ep. 347: "Pareto Olive Principle"

The Problem: John has mists of uncertainty. (Recorded on Monday, August 12, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. DoorDas
12/08/20190
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Ep. 346: "Every Sunday is Different"

The Problem: There are things that aren&#8217;t in the box. (Recorded on Monday, August 5, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Keeps. For five minutes now and starting at just $10 per month, you’ll never have to worry about hair loss again. Offer code “SUPERTRAIN”. <a href="http://squarespace.com/supertrain"
05/08/20190
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Ep. 345: "Allemande Left"

The Problem: John is a preservationist. (Recorded on Monday, July 29, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
29/07/20190
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Ep. 344: "One Hatchet Culture"

The Problem: It was to benefit the local violin makers. (Recorded on Monday, July 22, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
22/07/20190
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Ep. 343: "My German Underpants"

The Problem: John was at the bottom of his learning curve. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Keeps. For five minutes now and starting at just $10 per month, you’ll never have to worry about hair loss again. Offer code “SUPERTRAIN”. Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% of
15/07/20190
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Ep. 342: "The Scrappy Sessions"

The Problem: A vacation to 20 years ago. (Recorded on Monday, June 3, 2019.) Programming note: Roderick on the Line is taking a Summer hiatus for a couple weeks, but we’ll return with a new episode on Monday, July 15th.
24/06/20190
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Ep. 341: "The Head of Two-Thousand"

The Problem: John started to have a cool. (Recorded on Monday, June 3, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
17/06/20190
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Ep. 340: "Scared and Stupid"

The Problem: All of the good stuff is air. (Recorded on Monday, May 27, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
10/06/20190
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Ep. 339: "Internal Grace"

The Problem: They Griswolded the view. (Recorded on Monday, May 27, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
03/06/20190
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Ep. 338: "Jelisa and Robert Saudi"

The Problem: John couldn&#8217;t go to the macaroni and cheese store. (Recorded on Monday, May 13, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
27/05/20190
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Ep. 337: "Reacharound Fave"

The Problem: You don&#8217;t need to post. (Recorded on Monday, May 13, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” Marine Layer: Clothes that make it easy to get dressed in the morning. Ge
20/05/20190
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Ep. 336: "A Deck of Life"

The Problem: Only futures can know. (Recorded on Monday, May 6, 2019.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
12/05/20190
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Ep. 335: "Fifteen Things"

The Problem: John just sits and nods. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Keeps. For five minutes now and starting at just $10 per month, you’ll never have to worry about hair loss again. Offer code “SUPERTRAIN”.
06/05/20190
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Ep. 334: "Ms. Manager"

The Problem: I&#8217;ll bet he could golf.
29/04/20190
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Ep. 333: "The Turtle Just Goes"

The Problem: Whatever&#8217;s not in the show is not in the show.
22/04/20190
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Ep. 332: "Three Adjacents Apart"

The Problem: It&#8217;s no fun to wonder. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
19/04/20190
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Ep. 331: "Magic Lawyer"

The Problem: The genie&#8217;s gonna get me. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
08/04/20190
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Ep. 330: "Crow Condo"

The Problem: John&#8217;s been working on fretting. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
01/04/20190
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Ep. 329: "Useful Hippie"

The Problem: You don&#8217;t always get the good guy. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
25/03/20190
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Ep. 328: "Inaccurate But True"

The Problem: There&#8217;s no Aloha medal. (Photo: John Scalzi) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Marine Layer: Clothes that make it easy to get dressed in the morning. Get 15% off your first order with code “SUPERTRAIN.” Squarespace. Free t
22/03/20190
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Ep. 327: "Old Sunshine and the Bear"

The Problem: Who wants to have money? Recorded live at Sketchfest 2019. Our thanks to the crew of the Gateway Theatre. Show art by Andy Jessop.
09/03/20190
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Ep. 326: "The Cat and the Kettle"

The Problem: John could funny crash. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by RXBAR. RXBARs are whole food protein bars made with 100% real ingredients. Just real food that tastes good and is good for you. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for 25% off your first order.
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Ep. 325: "Covered in Science"

The Problem: John is the snorkeler.
25/02/20190
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Ep. 324: "Caged Wheat"

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Ep. 323: "Stool in the Sky"

The Problem: The local guy knows. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Marine Layer: Clothes that make it easy to get dressed in the morning. Get 15% off your first order with code “SUPERTRAIN.” Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “<stro
11/02/20190
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Ep. 322: "1 Infinite China"

The Problem: John has five-thousand friends.
28/01/20190
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Ep. 321: "The XY Problem"

The Problem: John needs a window for his door. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for $50 off.
21/01/20190
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Ep. 320: "Every Daffodil in the City"

The Problem: John&#8217;s sweater may be problematic. 🎟 Get tickets to Roderick on the Line at SF Sketchfest this Sunday This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Bombfell. Visit bombfell.com/supertrain for $25 off your first purchase. Bo
14/01/20190
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Ep. 319: "Cop Pants"

The Problem: John wasn&#8217;t supposed to coast on his laurels. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Slack. Slack is a collaboration hub for work—whatever work you do. Simple Contacts. Renew your contact lens prescription with a doctor-designed vision test and reorder your lenses &mdash; from anywhere, on your schedu
11/01/20190
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Ep. 318: "The Best Chicken"

The Problem: John got the side-eye.
31/12/20180
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Ep. 317: "You Can't Be Drunk at Disneyland"

The Problem: John&#8217;s not making any wolf masks. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for $50 off. Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your firs
24/12/20180
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Ep. 316: “Set Master to Relax”

The Problem: John found doors he liked that didn&#8217;t fit. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
10/12/20180
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Ep. 315: "The Slow Destruction of Bueno"

The Problem: John was a cool sink. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Slack. Slack is a collaboration hub for work—whatever work you do. Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” <a title="Casper" href="
03/12/20180
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Ep. 314: "Jews in Duckburg"

The Problem: John&#8217;s not anybody&#8217;s Saturday Night. This episode of
26/11/20180
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Ep. 313: “Man on the Boat”

The Problem: John was so dragging. 👕 Shirts! This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
12/11/20180
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Ep. 312: “Always is How”

The Problem: John hasn&#8217;t earned a chair. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Slack. Slack is a collaboration hub for work—whatever work you do. Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
05/11/20180
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Ep. 311: “Friend Mode”

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29/10/20180
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Ep. 310: “Quiet Moments”

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22/10/20180
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Ep. 309: "Where's the One?"

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Ep. 308: "The Hi-Hat"

The Problem: John didn&#8217;t need to be here. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
08/10/20180
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Ep. 307: "My Lipstick Girls"

The Problem: John felt a lot of pressure. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” Slack. Slack is a collaboration hub for work—whatever work you do.
01/10/20180
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Ep. 306: "Corgis I've Already Seen"

The Problem: John&#8217;s so tired of carrying the internet around with him. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Simple Contacts. Renew your contact lens prescription with a doctor-designed vision test and reorder your lenses — from anywhere, on your schedule. Get $20 off your order with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN20” </u
24/09/20180
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Ep. 305: "The Hostess"

The Problem: John has more of a comment than a question. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use off
17/09/20180
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Ep. 304: "Go For Bounce"

The Problem: John has been arrived here. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
10/09/20180
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Ep. 303: “Smzdrj”

The Problem: Maybe John should have driven a truck. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.” Slack. Slack is a collaboration hub for work—whatever work you do.
03/09/20180
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Ep. 302: "The Battle of Turns Outs"

The Problem: And then what happens? This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
27/08/20180
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Ep. 301: "Non-Euclidean Space Library"

The Problem: John is not going to become the King of Thailand. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Simple Contacts. Renew your contact lens prescription with a doctor-designed vision test and reorder your lenses — from anywhere, on your schedule. Get $20 off your order with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN20”
20/08/20180
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Ep. 300: "The Airplane Doesn't Care"

The Problem: John had a motorcycle ride with himself. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
13/08/20180
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Ep. 299: "Mas Libros"

The Problem: John was a Harvey Man. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
30/07/20180
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Ep. 298: "Private Road"

The Problem: Here&#8217;s how you clever-manage John. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Simple Contacts. Renew your contact lens prescription with a doctor-designed vision test and reorder your lenses — from anywhere, on your schedule. Get $30 off your order with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN” <a title="Casper"
23/07/20180
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Ep. 297: "Chicken in the House"

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Ep. 296: "Bowl of Jay"

The Problem: John never had a pinky ring phase. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
09/07/20180
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Ep. 295: "Big Mike"

The Problem: They don&#8217;t know how to be. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN”
02/07/20180
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Ep. 294: “Steely Dan Fogelberg”

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25/06/20180
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Ep. 293: “Force Majeure”

The Problem: That’s not how you make a friend. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN” Simple Contacts. Renew your contact lens prescription with a doctor-designed
18/06/20180
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Ep. 292: “The Bottom Shelf of Somewhere”

The Problem: John was conjuring a house orb. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
04/06/20180
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Ep. 291: “Arles”

The Problem: That&#8217;s what you tell a snork. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN” Warby Parker. Order your free Home Try-On frames today.
28/05/20180
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Ep. 290: “Gasthaus”

The Problem: Dick was in on it. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. Casper. For a limited time, visit
21/05/20180
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Ep. 289: “Car Stars”

The Problem: You&#8217;re not gonna beat it. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN” Simple Contacts. Renew your contact lens prescription with a doctor-designed vision test and
14/05/20180
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Ep. 288: “Mustache President”

The Problem: We gotta take your fingernails. Merlin’s Playlists This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
07/05/20180
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Ep. 287: "American Car"

The Problem: It&#8217;s the kind of rustic John believes in. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN”
30/04/20180
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Ep. 286: "Ginger Dagwood"

The Problem: We&#8217;re not gluing pears. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Simple Contacts. Renew your contact lens prescription with a doctor-designed vision test and reorder your lenses — from anywhere, on your schedule. Get $30 off your order with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN.”
23/04/20180
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Ep. 285: "Praise Cannon"

The Problem: Faces were not part of the deal. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Casper. Casper is a sleep brand that continues to revolutionize its line of products to create an exceptionally comfortable sleep experience, one night at a time. Use promo code &ldquo;SUPERTRAIN&rdquo; for $50 off select mattress purchases. <a title="RXBAR" href="http
17/04/20180
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Ep. 284: "You're Grass Now"

The Problem: A loaves and fishes type situation. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
09/04/20180
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Ep. 283: "I Never Follow the Voice"

The Problem: We could find Gilligan. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN”
02/04/20180
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Ep. 282: "The Grand Slam"

The Problem: There were between 13 and 30 cars. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN”
26/03/20180
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Ep. 281: "Eight Straight"

The Problem: So, obviously. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. Casper. Casper is a sleep brand that continues to revolutionize its line of products to creat
19/03/20180
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Ep. 280: "A Sensible Hat"

The Problem: It’s not on-brand. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Simple Contacts. Renew your contact lens prescription with a doctor-designed vision test and reorder your lenses — from anywhere, on your schedule. Get $30 off your order with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN”
12/03/20180
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Ep. 279: "Mr. Hot Tub"

The Problem: Too poor for curtains. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN”
05/03/20180
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Ep. 278: "Felix"

The Problem: Everybody has their Pablo. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN” Casper. Casper is a sleep brand that continues to revolutionize i
26/02/20180
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Ep. 277: "Old Sauce"

The Problem: John didn&#8217;t know there was going to be a test. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
12/02/20180
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Ep. 276: "The Authenticity Wars"

The Problem: Everybody&#8217;s got a different kind of generosity. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN”
05/02/20180
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Ep. 275: "I Want an Adult"

The Problem: John&#8217;s laziness is his culpability.
29/01/20180
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Ep. 274: "Lord Sword"

The Problem: Three days is exactly enough time to really feel your death. Recorded live on Tuesday January 16th for SF Sketchfest at Gateway Theatre in San Francisco. Photo credit: Kevin Sliech. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the
22/01/20180
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Ep. 273: "One Kilometer"

The Problem: It was the first thing that John had ever finished. Hey, come see Roderick on the Line live at Sketchfest on TUESDAY January 16th. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
08/01/20180
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Ep. 272: "Graham Is Beautiful"

The Problem: None of the Aidans were interested. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN”
01/01/20180
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Ep. 271: "Butterfly Ninja Girl"

The Problem: It wasn&#8217;t three-appropriate. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN”
24/12/20170
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Ep. 270: "An Archipelago of Stops"

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18/12/20170
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Ep. 269: "Yelling at the Radio"

The Problem: John failed to to be quiet. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN”
11/12/20170
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Ep. 268: "A Principled Ohioan"

The Problem: Adriano Goldschmied. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by HelloFresh. HelloFresh makes it so easy to cook delicious, balanced dinners for less than $10 a meal. Use promo code &ldquo;ROTL30&rdquo; for $30 off your first week of HelloFresh.
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Ep. 267: "Vintage Mops"

The Problem: They bought Uncle Jack&#8217;s claim. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Get your free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code &#8220;ROTL&#8221; to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. We have shirts!</stro
30/11/20170
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Ep. 266: "Ham-Fisted Steak Cooker"

The Problem: It&#8217;s a private moment John had with the roast beef. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Get your free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code &#8220;ROTL&#8221; to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. We have shirts!</str
20/11/20170
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Ep. 265: "Cisesthesia"

The Problem: John was a drug addict and an unknown. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh makes it so easy to cook delicious, balanced dinners for less than $10 a meal. Use promo code &ldquo;ROTL30&rdquo; for $30 off your first week of Hello Fresh Casper</str
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Ep. 264: "Whisker Fatigue"

The Problem: They started arguing with the graphic. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by:Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.RXBAR. RXBARs are whole food protein bars made with 100% real ingredients.
06/11/20170
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Ep. 263: "Rear Admiral Crunch"

The Problem: He was a literal pants prospector. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh makes it so easy to cook delicious, balanced dinners for less than $10 a meal. Use promo code “ROTL30” for $30 off your first week of Hello Fresh
30/10/20170
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Ep. 262: "He Never Swore"

The Problem: John has a friend in the diamond business. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. Casper is a sleep brand that continues to revolutionize its line of products to create an exceptionally comfortable sleep experience, one night at a time. Use promo code “SUPERTRAIN” for $50 off your mattress purchase.
23/10/20170
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Ep. 261: "Two Swords in Da Nang"

The Problem: John identified a dutch. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order.
16/10/20170
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Ep. 260: "My Snapchat Years"

The Problem: John&#8217;s touched more dicks than you&#8217;ve had hot dinners.
09/10/20170
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Ep. 259: "My Dump Buddy"

The Problem: Not to make 9/11 about me.
02/10/20170
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Ep. 258: "Ambition Hour"

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18/09/20170
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Ep. 257: "Sonic Posture"

The Problem: Touché, doctor lady.
11/09/20170
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Ep. 256: "Behind My Skis"

The Problem: You can’t finger-gun a child. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for $50 off.
24/08/20170
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Ep. 255: "The Fancy-Enough Window"

The Problem: John moved a cheese.
14/08/20170
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Ep. 254: "One of My Favorite Actresses"

The Problem: Everybody had stars on their collars.
31/07/20170
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Ep. 253: "A Worked Horse"

The Problem: John is a time geographer.
24/07/20170
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Ep. 252: "The Ur-Choad"

The Problem: Writhing is rare. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for $50 off.
17/07/20170
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Ep. 251: "Popped Out"

The Problem: He made his bones to Jefferson Airplane.
10/07/20170
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Ep. 250: "Disaster Coffee"

The Problem: Fudge.
26/06/20170
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Ep. 249: "Blank Knobs"

The Problem: It really sweetens up the sound. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for $50 off.
19/06/20170
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Ep. 248: "Hubris of the Moment"

The Problem: How would we even know?
12/06/20170
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Ep. 247: "George Martin's Butt"

The Problem: John has a barn door.
05/06/20170
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Ep. 246: "Night Burrito"

The Problem: John was their weekend.
29/05/20170
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Ep. 245: "An Ongoing Situation"

The Problem: Orange was John’s favorite color.
22/05/20170
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Ep. 244: "Super Cartoid"

The Problem: Everybody thinks about their butt. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for $50 off.
15/05/20170
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Ep. 243: "Hoeing My Till"

The Problem: She had the No. 2 pencil.
01/05/20170
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Ep. 242: "Mr. Jingle-Jangle"

The Problem: John is the memory thief. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for $50 off.
17/04/20170
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Ep. 241: "Some Corgi Movement"

The Problem: John was seeking pixies.
10/04/20170
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Ep. 240: "Wrobbie Wrist"

The Problem: John comes correct.
03/04/20170
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Ep. 239: "Coming Into My Agency"

The Problem: There’s no SKU. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for $50 off. Audible. Get your free audiobook with a 30
20/03/20170
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Ep. 238: "We're Not Farmers"

The Problem: How’s Peepaw?
13/03/20170
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Ep. 237: "Tape Loop Confusion Party"

The Problem: The truck has a very distinctive exhaust note. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Audible. Get your free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership.
02/03/20170
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Ep. 236: "Into the Hat Weeds"

The Problem: There’s nothing between here and there except UFOs. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for $50 off.
20/02/20170
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Ep. 235: "Where the Wind Lives"

The Problem: John is not an umbrella man.
13/02/20170
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Ep. 234: "Boo Hoo Hoo"

The Problem: John is an interloper.
06/02/20170
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Ep. 233: "Babies are Boring"

The Problem: They were very far apart on the suave scale. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Audible. Get your free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership.
30/01/20170
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Ep. 232: “The Going-With Years”

The Problem: There were engines in the doors. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for $50 off.
26/01/20170
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Ep. 231: “First Banana”

The Problem: John’s gonna figure out what it means.
09/01/20170
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Ep. 230: "Forest of Meat"

The Problem: Put your bogey on an apple box.
02/01/20170
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Ep. 229: "Elves with Clipboards"

The Problem: She’s never seen a star war. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. They asked us not to read an ad. Enjoy the show!
26/12/20160
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Ep. 228: "Hidey Santa"

The Problem: More of a Platonic Elon Musk. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for $50 off.
19/12/20160
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Ep. 227: "Fifth Knob"

The Problem: They saw the ad in the Penny Nickel. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Braintree. Code for easy mobile payments.
12/12/20160
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Ep. 226: "A Cocaine Aperture"

The Problem: They’re not above a breakfast movie. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, “SUPERTRAIN”
05/12/20160
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Ep. 225: "James Jacket"

The Problem: John met the English Tony Randall. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code “SUPERTRAIN” for $50 off.
21/11/20160
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Ep. 224: "Family Lasagna"

The Problem: John got a terse email from a bride. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Braintree. Code for easy mobile payments.
14/11/20160
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Ep. 223: "Sequester John!"

The Problem: He was a great readalouder. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221;
07/11/20160
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Ep. 222: "Bastik of Problems"

The Problem: John is susceptible to his own goof. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: America Votes with Cards Against Humanity. Make your voice heard with Cards Against Humanity as they offer two new expansion packs about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
31/10/20160
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Ep. 221: "Riding the Ham"

The Problem: John houseproofed his baby.
24/10/20160
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Ep. 220: "Find the Hippopotamus"

The Problem: John&#8217;s mom has never called him an old soul. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221; Casper. An obsess
17/10/20160
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Ep. 219: "It's an Off Day"

The Problem: The ump wasn&#8217;t having it. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Braintree. Code for easy mobile payments. Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free.
10/10/20160
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Ep. 218: "The Valve"

The Problem: He tried to solve his darkness. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: America Votes with Cards Against Humanity. Make your voice heard with Cards Against Humanity as they offer two new expansion packs about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. <a href="http://squarespace.com/" title="Squar
03/10/20160
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Ep. 217: "Dick…AND!"

The Problem: Squires lived on hot case. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221; Casper. An obsessively engine
19/09/20160
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Ep. 216: "You Could Do Less Magic"

The Problem: You&#8217;re their Guy Fieri. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Braintree. Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free.
12/09/20160
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Ep. 215: "Occasional Live Keyboardist"

The Problem: Fuck these particular strawberries. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221;
07/09/20160
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Ep. 214: "Tinder for the Google Man"

The Problem: There are no totem poles in Anchorage. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by America Votes with Cards Against Humanity. <hr
29/08/20160
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Ep. 213: "Desk Bobbies"

The Problem: You should join the army. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221;
22/08/20160
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Ep. 212: "There's My Ride"

The Problem: John was Latey McLaterson. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221; for $50 off.
15/08/20160
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Ep. 211: "Character of the Mountain"

The Problem: He never lived in Pakistan. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Braintree - Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free. Squarespace - Free trial plus 10% off your fi
08/08/20160
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Ep. 210: "Parents and Other Dingalings"

The Problem: You&#8217;re not here to disco. Sponsored by Concert Against Humanity. An epic comedy show and concert hosted by Cards Against Humanity. Friday, August 5, 2016 at Murat Theatre in Indianapolis. Get your ticket now!
01/08/20160
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Ep. 209: "Keep the Lines Right"

The Problem: That&#8217;s Tim Burgess, U.K.
25/07/20160
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Ep. 208: "Coney Island Horniness"

The Problem: He didn&#8217;t believe in friendship. Warning: This episode of Roderick on the Line contains spoilers for popular holiday characters, candid discussions of never-nudes, and graphic depictions of penises in snack foods. Listener discretion is advised. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: <st
18/07/20160
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Ep. 207: "Spectacularly, She Schleps"

The Problem: You couldn&#8217;t find steel drums in Alaska. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Get your free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221;
11/07/20160
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Ep. 206: "The OG Haoles"

The Problem: You&#8217;re not gonna go to Unalakleet.
06/07/20160
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Ep. 205: "Space Clarinets"

The Problem: You&#8217;ll find somebody with a monkey.
27/06/20160
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Ep. 204: "Soul Memory"

The Problem: They were differently-comfortable. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221; for $50 off.
20/06/20160
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Ep. 203: "Killing Me to Death"

The Problem: It&#8217;s not Amish cake. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity.
13/06/20160
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Ep. 202: "The Anchorman"

The Problem: Their people use every part of the lighter. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace. Get your free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221; Braintree. Roderick on the Line li
06/06/20160
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Ep. 201: "Cowboy Hat Boss"

The Problem: John can&#8217;t change Memorial Day. New Shirts! Order by May 23rd at 8pm Eastern Time. DING! Roderick on the Line &ldquo;Ding!&rdquo; S
23/05/20160
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Ep. 200: "There's No Anything"

The Problem: A kid is an angle-working machine. New Shirts! Order by May 23rd. DING! Roderick on the Line &ldquo;Ding!&rdquo; Shirt</
16/05/20160
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Ep. 199: "The Wrong Kind of Warlock"

The Problem: John&#8217;s never seen a half-hobbit. New Shirts! Order by May 23rd. DING! Roderick on the Line &ldquo;Ding!&rdquo;
09/05/20160
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Ep. 198: "No Control Group"

The Problem: There&#8217;s no place to return to. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace. Get your free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221;
02/05/20160
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Ep. 197: "Diamond Holes"

The Problem: John would make a great congressman&#8217;s wife. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Casper. An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221; for $50 off.
20/04/20160
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Ep. 196: "The White Fresh Crüe"

The Problem: That&#8217;s insensitive to samurai. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. Thanks to The Doubleclicks for greeting John this month.
11/04/20160
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Ep. 195: "Cowboy Handsome"

The Problem: The first thing you lose are your skis. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace - Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221; Braintree - Roderick on the Lin
06/04/20160
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Ep. 194: "Permanent Geranium Lake"

The Problem: Barley was a beautiful silken windhound.
28/03/20160
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Ep. 193: "Oklahoma the Sex Cat"

The Problem: Stop using magic on Daddy. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Casper - An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use offer code &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221; for $50 off. <a href="http://squarespace.com/"
21/03/20160
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Ep. 192: "King of Tahiti"

The Problem: From a young age, John wanted a mustache. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. Thanks to James T. Green for greeting John this month.
14/03/20160
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Ep. 191: "My Weird Money"

The Problem: How do you think big in 1960? This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Braintree - Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free. Squarespace - Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the
07/03/20160
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Ep. 190: "Omertà of the Sea"

The Problem: It scares the biomes. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity.
29/02/20160
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Ep. 189: "Technicolor Irony Coat"

The Problem: This was Whitesnake level not-good.
15/02/20160
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Ep. 188: "Crow Meth"

The Problem: John is a panicky snorkeler. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Braintree. Code for easy online payments. Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free.
08/02/20160
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Ep. 187: "The Nicest Oubliette"

The Problem: No shit would be taken. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace - Get your free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221;
04/02/20160
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Ep. 186: "Electric Papers"

The Problem: Како сте?
25/01/20160
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Ep. 185: "I Reject Potatoes."

The Problem: The stomp is innate. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace - Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221; Casper - An obsessively engineered mattress at a sho
18/01/20160
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Ep. 184: "Mr. Choöde"

The Problem: It&#8217;s a happy donkey show. SF Sketchfest 2016: Roderick on the Line This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Braintree - Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transac
04/01/20160
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Ep. 183: "Here Comes Nacho"

The Problem: John pulled the Christmas card. SF Sketchfest 2016: Roderick on the Line Live This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. Thanks to <a href="http://www.paulandstorm.
28/12/20150
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Ep. 182: "House Trotter"

The Problem: Acid Droplets Beans Pork. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Braintree - Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free. Casper - An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use o
07/12/20150
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Ep. 181: "Saltin' Up"

The Problem: John left a much darker streak. Hey! Our thanks to Jesse Thorn and ibarionex at Maximum Fun for their amazing help with producing this episode.
30/11/20150
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Ep. 180: "The Other Pope"

The Problem: John worked on the curves. (Recorded November 16, 2015)
23/11/20150
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Ep. 179: "A Good Box"

The Problem: We&#8217;re dancing in Sorrells. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Cards Against Humanity. Thanks to Paul and Storm for greeting John this month. <a title="Casper" href
16/11/20150
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Ep. 178: "Action Movie Doctor"

The Problem: Deus Ex Valvina. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Braintree - Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free.
09/11/20150
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Ep. 177: "When Fleece Became Flannel"

The Problem: John had to pick up some apologies. (Previously: Ep. 109: “#SuperVan”) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. Thanks to Sincere Engineer for
02/11/20150
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Ep. 176: "The Opossum Had Distracted Me"

The Problem: John brooks no truck. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Squarespace - Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221;
26/10/20150
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Ep. 175: "Backwards at Half Speed"

The Problem: Dad gave &#8216;em the Heisman. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Braintree - Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free. Cards Against Humanity - Thanks to The Nerdologues for greeting John this month. <h
19/10/20150
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Ep. 174: "Infuntainment"

The Problem: What is the DEAL with Methadone? This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Braintree - Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free.
13/10/20150
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Ep. 173: "My Afflicted Eyes"

The Problem: We killed two ducks for you. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. Thanks to Punkbot for greeting John this month.
05/10/20150
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Ep. 172: "Gain Stages"

The Problem: They&#8217;re sucking off a teat of largesse. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Braintree - Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free. Squarespace - Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer
28/09/20150
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Ep. 171: "A Weiner-Shaped Hole"

The Problem: John can feel the future. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Braintree - Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free. Casper - An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price.
22/09/20150
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Ep. 170: "The Wilder Universe"

The Problem: They billed John $300. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace - Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221; Braintree<
14/09/20150
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Ep. 169: "Again With the Pie"

The Problem: We&#8217;re all baked out of trauma. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. Thanks to Seth Boyer for greeting John this month.
08/09/20150
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Ep. 168: "The Room of Stories"

The Problem: There was no ashtray to make. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Squarespace - Free trial plus 10% off your first purchase with the special offer code, &#8220;SUPERTRAIN&#8221; Braintree - Roderick
31/08/20150
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Ep. 167: "Peak Phil Collins"

The Problem: That&#8217;s Jared from Fire Protection. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Warby Parker - Contemporary eyeglasses that are extremely affordable and fashion-forward. Free home try-on for listeners. Braintree - Roderick on the L
24/08/20150
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Ep. 166: "Hella NPR'd"

The Problem: Everybody&#8217;s an autobiographer now. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Braintree - Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free.
19/08/20150
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Ep. 165: "This Explains Everything"

The Problem: It was worse than fighting boar. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Braintree - Roderick on the Line listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free. Squarespace - Free trial plus 10% off your
10/08/20150
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Ep. 164: "In Your Face, Paraguay"

The Problem: Capitalism is a thought technology. VoteRoderick This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. Thanks to Jonathan Mann for greeti
03/08/20150
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Ep. 163: "The Maisie Glotz File"

The Problem: Everything has a psychic cost. VoteRoderick Sponsored by Casper <img src="http://www.merlinmann.com/storage/rotl/ca
20/07/20150
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Ep. 162: "April's Cream"

The Problem: John&#8217;s not sitting on his gilded tortoise.
13/07/20150
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Ep. 161: "It's Ramifications!"

The Problem: The only real wealth is property. VoteRoderick
09/07/20150
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Ep. 160: "Gidgets and Gasmos"

The Problem: How can a cloud be full? This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. They asked us not to read an ad. Enjoy the show.
29/06/20150
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Ep. 159: "The Climbing"

The Problem: Can&#8217;t hold it back any more. VoteRoderick Sponsored by Squarespace <img style="border-style: none !important; border-width: 0 !important; border: 0 !important;" src="h
22/06/20150
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Ep. 158: "My Citadel Is Irrelevant"

The Problem: John wanted to put an extra petal on the flower. VoteRoderick Sponsored by Need <img style="border-style: none !important; border-width: 0 !important; border: 0 !im
16/06/20150
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Ep. 157: "Truth & Reconciliation"

The Problem: They were playing with their salads. VoteRoderick This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. Thanks to <a href="http://www.paulandstorm.com/" title="Paul and Storm » Original Comedy Music from Professional Singing Per
01/06/20150
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Ep. 156: "The Dumbest Guy I Ever Met"

The Problem: John knows all about LBJ. Sponsored by Squarespace <img style="border-style: none !important; border-width: 0 !important; border: 0 !important;" src="http://www.merlinmann.com/storage/rotl/squarespace-logo-horizontal-black.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CAC
28/05/20150
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Ep. 155: "Crucibility"

The Problem: John aspired to have a Goody comb. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by The National Gondola Manufacturers&#8217; Association. Helping Make the Things…That Help Make Gondolas.™
18/05/20150
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Ep. 154: "West Coast Noncommittal"

The Problem: Marlon Brando was waiting in the bushes. VoteRoderick This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. Thanks to <a href="http://www.paulandstorm.com/" title="Paul and Storm » Original Comedy Music from Professional Singing Pe
11/05/20150
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Ep. 153: "The Time Buffalo"

The Problem: John keeps ideating. VoteRoderick Sponsored by Slack <img style="border-style: none !important; border-width: 0 !importa
04/05/20150
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Ep. 152: "Butterfly Farts"

The Problem: What about a space station that has waterfalls? VoteRoderick Sponsored by Squarespace <img style="border-style: none !important; border-width: 0 !impor
27/04/20150
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Ep. 151: "Mrs. Horning's Pepsi"

The Problem: Aspartamé would be a pretty name for a girl. Sponsored by Slack <img style="border-style: none !important; border-width: 0 !important; border: 0 !important;" src="http://www.merlinmann.com/storage/rotl/logo-slack.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVER
20/04/20150
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Ep. 150: "Dog Beatles"

The Problem: Moose ate the trees. VoteRoderick This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. Thanks to Kirby Krackle for greeting John this month.
13/04/20150
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Ep. 149: "The Humility Opportunities"

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06/04/20150
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Ep. 148: "Can't Find the Starch"

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23/03/20150
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Ep. 147: "The Om of Surrender"

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19/03/20150
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Ep. 146: "Science Farmer"

The Problem: Like a young Billy Graham. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. Thanks to The Doubleclicks for greeting John this month.
09/03/20150
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Ep. 145: "Scrum of Celery"

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04/03/20150
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Ep. 144: "Gravy Fountain"

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01/03/20150
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Ep. 143: "Traffic Cones & Retirees"

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20/02/20150
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Ep. 142: "Boner to the Stars"

The Problem: You do NOT talk about Quidditch club. This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity. Thanks to Seattle&#8217;s own, Seth Boyer, for greeting John this month!
09/02/20150
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Ep. 141: "Al's Yacht"

The Problem: Everything&#8217;s gonna be fine. Sponsored by Squarespace <img style="border-style: none !important; border-width: 0 !important; border: 0 !important;" src="http://www.merlinmann.com/storage/rotl/squarespace-logo-horizontal-black.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1396840993926" alt="Squarespace"
02/02/20150
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BONUS: "Roderick on the Line" Live at Verdi Club, SF

The Problem: No migratory sex butt. This bonus episode features a live performance of Roderick on the Line that was recorded on January 23, 2015 at Verdi Club in San Francisco as part of the SF Sketchfest comedy festival. Thanks to Verdi Club Stage Manager, Robert West, for recording it. Photo Credit: Thanks to Andy Jessop. See more of Andy&#8217;s great photos from the show here.</p
28/01/20150
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Ep. 140: "Nadir for Now"

Ep. 140: “Nadir for Now” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: Left means wall. [Note: By very popular demand of our lis
26/01/20150
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Ep. 139: "Building a Lung"

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19/01/20150
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Ep. 138: "MSG Denier"

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12/01/20150
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Ep. 137: "Arsenal of Civilization"

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05/01/20150
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Ep. 136: "Goofus MacGroofus"

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Ep. 135: "Fire Was Always the Star"

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Ep. 134: "A Minimum of Eels"

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Ep. 133: "Secret Pope Songs"

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Ep. 132: "You Cannot Lie to Your Pants"

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Ep. 131: "Subsequious"

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Ep. 130: "Repping This Vibration"

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27/10/20140
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Ep. 129: "Museo De Garbagemen"

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Ep. 128: "Arcadum"

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Ep. 127: "Fermi in a Van"

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06/10/20140
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Ep. 126: "Big Cabbages and Baby Pigs"

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02/10/20140
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Ep. 125: "All the Great Shows!"

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19/09/20140
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Ep. 124: "The Legend of Skeeter"

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Ep. 123: "Your Mom Doesn't Work Here"

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Ep. 122: "Parliament of the Moment"

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Ep. 121: "Homeland Freedom Station"

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Ep. 120: "The Frog Leg King"

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17/08/20140
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Ep. 119: "A Cocaine Economy"

The Problem: John knows this house is BUILT of pot. Sponsored by Squarespace <img style="border-style: none !important; border-width: 0 !important; border: 0 !important;" src="http://www.merlinmann.com/storage/rotl/squarespace-logo-horizontal-black.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=139684099
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Ep. 118: "The Articulated Hose King"

The Problem: John rejects the Vindication Lottery. Sponsored by Squarespace <img style="border-style: none !important; border-width: 0 !important; border: 0 !important;" src="http://www.merlinmann.com/storage/rotl/squarespace-logo-horizontal-black.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=139684099
27/07/20140
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Ep. 117: "Put on the Carrot Hat"

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14/07/20140
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Ep. 116: "Smilin' Alligator"

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30/06/20140
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Ep. 115: "Rerememory"

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23/06/20140
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Ep. 114: "The Gentleman's B Party"

The Problem: We&#8217;re all compressed into the same cattle chute. Sponsored by Squarespace <img style="border-style: none !important; border-width: 0 !important; border: 0 !important;" src="http://www.merlinmann.com/storage/rotl/squarespace-logo-horizontal-black.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1396840993926
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Ep. 113: "Big Comedy Rock Solo"

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Ep. 112: "The Takeaway Dream"

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Ep. 111: "The Handjob-Industrial Complex"

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19/05/20140
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Ep. 110: "The Dignity Police"

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12/05/20140
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Ep. 109: "#SuperVan"

The Problem: John could negotiate an arrangement. Sponsored by Squarespace Roderick on the Line is sponsored excl
05/05/20140
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Ep. 108: "Jim Here"

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28/04/20140
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Ep. 107: "Built for Now"

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21/04/20140
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Ep. 106: "Nürburgring Confirmation"

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15/04/20140
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Ep. 105: "Hippie Clean"

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07/04/20140
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Ep. 104: "Talismans of a Dead Age"

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31/03/20140
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Ep. 103: "Artisanal Pork Bakery"

Ep. 103: “Artisanal Po
24/03/20140
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Ep. 102: "The Birkenstock Point"

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17/03/20140
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Ep. 101: "Where All the Lilypads Are"

Ep. 101: “Where All the Lilypads A
13/03/20140
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Ep. 100: "Tertiary Lobster Fork"

Ep. 100: “Tertiary Lo
03/03/20140
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Ep. 99: "White Ribbon"

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24/02/20140
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Ep. 98: "A Mastiff of Spinach"

The Problem: They made John check his jingle stick.
17/02/20140
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Ep. 97: "With Buckethead"

The Problem: There&#8217;s no new creative information.
10/02/20140
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Ep. 96: "The Beautiful Thing About an Idea"

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04/02/20140
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Ep. 95: "Cravat Brush Holder Case"

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14/01/20140
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Ep. 94: "Backburners to Infinity"

Ep. 94: “Backburners to I
02/01/20140
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Ep. 93: "Between the Monkey Bars"

Ep. 93: “Between the Monkey
23/12/20130
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Ep. 92: "Born on a Ball"

The Problem: A snowstorm of quotation marks. Programming note: Hey, come out to see John &amp; Merlin live at SF Sketchfest in January.
17/12/20130
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Ep. 91: "Roller Derby Boyfriend"

Ep. 91: “Roller Derby
26/11/20130
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Ep. 90: "A Small Archipelago of Noses"

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07/11/20130
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Ep. 89: "Transparity"

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29/10/20130
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Ep. 88: "Grotesquerie Ray"

Ep. 88: “Grotesquerie Ray” - Roderick o
25/10/20130
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Ep. 87: "I Speak Sea Plane"

Ep. 87: “I Speak Sea
08/10/20130
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Ep. 86: "The Junius Issue"

Ep. 86: “The Junius Issue” - Ro
01/10/20130
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Ep. 85: "Steamin' John"

Ep. 85: “Steamin’ John” - Roderick on
24/09/20130
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Ep. 84: "Pedagogical Sex Father"

Ep. 84: “Pedagogical Sex Father” -
20/09/20130
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Ep. 83: "The Roderick Group"

Ep. 83: “The Roderick Group” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: John feels like ripping America out of the wall.
10/09/20130
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Ep. 82: "Yelling at Trees"

Ep. 82: “Yelling at Trees” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem
04/09/20130
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Ep. 81: "It Tastes Like the Forest"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 81: “It Tastes Like the Forest” on Huffduffer The Problem: Cruising now is part of John&#8217;s lifestyle.
20/08/20130
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Ep. 80: "I Was the Red Robin"

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14/08/20130
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Ep. 79: "We Are Not Snow Giants"

Roderick on the Line - Ep. 79: “We Are Not Snow Giants” on Huffduffer The Problem: He&rsquo;s not going to think he&r
09/08/20130
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Ep. 78: "Driving Lesson Costume"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 78: “Driving Lesson Costume” on Huffduffer The Problem: I can text more picture.
30/07/20130
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Ep. 77: "The Derivation of Donk"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 77: “The Derivation of Donk” on Huffduffer The Problem: John thought of it as this gigantic Jeff Koons metal d
24/07/20130
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Ep. 76: "The Cherry of Somebody's Appeal"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 76: “The Cherry of Somebody’s Appeal” on Huffduffer
27/06/20130
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Ep. 75: "Mean Baby"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 75: “Mean Baby” on Huffduffer The Problem: John broke and entered a lot of places.
06/06/20130
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Ep. 74: "The Omnibus of Wilburforce"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 74: “The Omnibus of Wilburforce” on Huffduffer The Proble
29/05/20130
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Ep. 73: "Ketchup is Hard to Remove"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 73: “Ketchup is Hard to Remove” on Huffduffer The Problem: A new thought technology that changed th
23/05/20130
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Ep. 72: "Diddling is the MacGuffin"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 72: “Diddling is the MacGuffin” on Huffduffer The Problem: Just give it to me in pigs a
08/05/20130
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Ep. 71: "Everybody Has a Hamburger"

Ep. 71: “Everybody Has a Hamburger” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer
22/04/20130
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Ep. 70: "Bad Cop, Worse Cop, Man in Bathrobe"

Ep. 70: “Bad Cop, Worse Cop, Man in Bathrobe” on Huffduffer</ob
18/04/20130
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Ep. 69: "Campfire Spaghetti Party"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 69: “Campfire Spaghetti Party” on Huffduffer
09/04/20130
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Ep. 68: "The Opposite of Sherlock Holmes"

The Problem: Four days later, John stopped being cute.
04/04/20130
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Ep. 67: "All of the Small Beer"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 67: “All of the Small Beer” on Huffduffer The Problem: Fix
26/03/20130
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Ep. 66: "If I Could Stop Time"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 66: “If I Could Stop Time” on Huffduffer The Problem: Becoming absorbed i
22/02/20130
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Ep. 65: "Trumpet Discrimination"

Ep. 65: Trumpet Discrimination - Roderick on the Line on Huffduffer The Problem: Legislating a change of heart
07/02/20130
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Ep. 64: "Sunset University"

Roderick on the Line - Ep. 64, “Sunset University” on Huffduffer The Problem: Let&#8217;s say you h
01/02/20130
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Ep. 63: "A Topcoat of Bonkers"

Ep. 63: “A Topcoat of Bonkers” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: O
24/01/20130
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Ep. 62: "Cat Butt Was Real"

Ep. 62: “Cat Butt Was Real” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: Portland is throbbing wit
16/01/20130
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Ep. 61: "Neighborhood Stick Fight"

Ep. 61: “Neighborhood Stick Fight” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: We could
09/01/20130
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Ep. 60: "Writ in His Boots"

Ep. 60: “Writ in His Boots” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: Unintentionally inspiring The Institutional Memory of Filson.
31/12/20120
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Ep. 59: "Insufferabilityism"

Roderick on the Line , Ep. 59: ”Insufferabilityism” on HuffdufferThe Problem: It might just take a mutant astronaut to surv
20/12/20120
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Archive Holiday Edition - "The Story of Lola"

Ep. 44: “The Story of Lola” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer With John on tour and the holiday season
13/12/20120
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Ep. 58: "Squirearchy of Monks"

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Ep. 57: "Unfair"

Roderick on the Line - Ep. 57: “Unfair” on Huffduffer The Problem: We should all be living in Atlantis.
29/11/20120
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Ep. 56: "We Paradise in Our Wake"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 56: “We Paradise in Our Wake” on Huffduffer The Problem:
15/11/20120
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Ep. 55: "A Welsh Troll"

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Ep. 54: "This Is Not YOUR Kennel"

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02/11/20120
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Ep. 53: "Kennebunkhead"

Ep. 53: “Kennebunkhead” on Huffduffer The Problem: It&#8217;s time people learn how to become a gentleman with John.
26/10/20120
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Ep. 52: "The Choad Building"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 52: “The Choad Building” on Huffduffer The Problem: It&#8217;s time we change business cultu
18/10/20120
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Ep. 51: "In Pursuit of an Errant Leaf"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 51: “In Pursuit of an Errant Leaf” on Huffduffer The Problem: We may very we
15/10/20120
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Ep. 50: "Check Your Six"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 50: “Check Your Six” on Huffduffer The Problem: John was supposed to be Joe Junior. Sponsored by Igloo Software<
04/10/20120
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Ep. 49: "A Red Light in a Strange Town"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 49: “A Red Light in a Strange Town” on Huffduffer
27/09/20120
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Ep. 48: "Wherever Trail Needs to Be Built"

The Problems: There needs to be a lot more exhaustion in this country; we were really tearing through popes there for a while; one hickie, and suddenly you&rsquo;re out-of-uniform; Billy Corgan: The Seriousest Kid on Earth; retirees and toddlers should NOT be sharing a classroom; why John could never be a full Grateful Dead person; pull up those goddamned pants&mdash;like a gentleman; when ganking, you can&rsquo;t stab your fish until the new shivs arrive; guys, you gotta stay awa
20/09/20120
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Ep. 47: "Esquivalience"

The Problem: You better hope to Christ you brought everything you&#8217;ll need.[image via]bethefawn - That&rsquo;s the best you can do.
13/09/20120
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Ep. 46 Special: Origin of Roderick on the Line

Ep. 46 Special: Origin of Roderick on the Line - Roderick on the Line on Huffduffer 5by5 | Back to Work #31: You Can Polish AC/DC All Day Long (August 30, 2011) Hey, gang. Merlin here. One year ago this week, the first epis
10/09/20120
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Ep. 45: "The Conditions of Love"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 45: “The Conditions of Love” on Huffduffer The Problem: It&#8217;s become unfashionable to punch people in the nose.
05/09/20120
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Ep. 44: "The Story of Lola"

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28/08/20120
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Ep. 43: "Waiting for Our Duck"

Ep. 43: “Waiting for Our Duck” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: Perfect storm for a little wiener dog.
22/08/20120
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Ep. 42: "Your Hands Would Be Your Passport"

Ep. 42: “Your Hands Would Be Your Passport” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: Precipitous decline in the
15/08/20120
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Ep. 41: "In Lieu of a Laundromat"

Ep. 41: “In Lieu of a Laundromat” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: Standing on a carpet of nails. Sponsored by Instapaper <a style="border-style: none !important; border-width:
08/08/20120
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Ep. 40: "Status Butter"

Ep. 40: “Status Butter” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: Y
01/08/20120
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Ep. 39: "Darth of Options"

Ep. 39: “Darth of Options” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: Just makin&#8217; sparks, pondering a fourth hoopty, and teaching some loping raccoons the consequences o
25/07/20120
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Ep. 38: "With My Mind Bullets"

Ep. 38: “With My Mind Bullets” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: John needs a private island and a n
18/07/20120
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Ep. 37: "The CEO of Magic"

Ep. 37: “The CEO of Magic” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: Judgy tureens of Snapple®; John touches every LARP-er; bell tones snap to grid; O. Henry&#8217;s recursive taxi talk; Merlin&#8217;s awkward dental bragging; Grant makes his initial bones with a pig; thanks for the add; scaling the Cynicism Fence; Såra deliberately provoke
11/07/20120
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Ep. 36: "Uncle Licky"

Ep. 36: &ldquo;Uncle&nbsp;Licky&rdquo; - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: You get what you get, and don&rsquo;t be upset. <a title="The Itinerant Bell Salesman by tedSeverson, on Fli
03/07/20120
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Ep. 35: "You Give 'Em Israeli Eyes"

Ep. 35: “You Give ‘Em Israeli Eyes” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: Preparing the stage for Mr. Roderick; laminating the lady in the field; John battles mean stycks with Feminesium; oratory from a conveyor belt; graciously accepting a doll made of human hair; plus, everybody hates a crappy birthday grift
27/06/20120
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Ep. 34: "A Shit Barge Full of Long Pigs"

Ep. 34: &ldquo;A Shit Barge Full of Long Pigs&rdquo; - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on HuffdufferThe Problems: Brobdingnagian morning cookies; the time LTJG David Roderick (USN) kind of maybe scared off a Zero with his rogue Colt M1911; Merlin windmills through his brief Kneepads and Floppy Epaulets Phase; why John thinks depths
30/05/20120
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Ep. 33: "Starts to Slurry"

Ep. 33: “Starts to Slurry” - Roderick on the Line on HuffdufferThe Problems: The Conversion of the Jutes; maids of scullery, milk, and otherwise; hacks for avoiding Saturday fires; Roderick&#8217;s Law of Condescending Reverse Obsequiousness; No Claptons, No Claptons, No Claptons
23/05/20120
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Ep. 32: "Incidental Boners"

Ep. 32: “Incidental Boners” - Roderick on the Line on Huffduffer The Problems: visions of candy-corn antennae; the 4 kinds of kids; casual racism toward lions; John&#8217;s kosher ambulance conundrum; things that used to be other things; a misspent youth in pipebomb sales; sitting precari
16/05/20120
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Ep. 31: "Our Orange Franklin"

Ep. 31: &ldquo;Our Orange&nbsp;Franklin&rdquo; - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: Addressing the ersatz physicians of midwestern Christian aristocracy;&nbsp;The He-Man John Roderick Haters Club; goose-stepping at Sch&uuml;tzenfest; enjoying a fancy meal at Sclerotic McStuffingtons&trade;; Le Petite Mal Mort de &laq
09/05/20120
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Ep. 30: "Cement Gravy Boat of Suffering"

Ep. 30: &ldquo;Cement Gravy Boat of&nbsp;Suffering&rdquo; - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: gripping at sand in Noordwijk; handcuffs on the rear-view mirror; dancing for children in a public square; how to stock up for John; trying to outsmart ghosts; learning why we stopped sleeping outside; how much for that dream girl in the wind
25/04/20120
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Ep. 29: "Eventually My Scabs Healed"

Ep. 29: “Eventually My Scabs Healed” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on HuffdufferThe Problems: hippies vs. stoners; lost in Wikipedia; thumbing a ride to Kilimanjaro; the Petty Thieves of Avignon; John’s raving on a Spanish beach; when good battles nice; 24-track tape you could read through; the persistence of zombies; living with shak
18/04/20120
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Ep. 28: "The Sheriff of Twisp"

Ep. 28: “The Sheriff of Twisp” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: John&#8217;s compromised immune system; Achilles&#8217; lung; octogenarian barrel rolls; compulsory camps for teens; a cup of hobo cigarettes; getting schooled by The Jesuit; a hurried snapshot in Harlem; why Merlin blames Joni Mitchell; and John&#8217;s potential as a reluctant, n
13/04/20120
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Ep. 27: "Bellinghamming"

Ep. 27: ”Bellinghamming” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: John&#8217;s waxy buildup; The Bubble Bath Rotation; helping two halfway houses become a whole; some benefits of German underpants; Sly offers a PA some oral notes; Cal stands upon his head; Merlin&#8217;s unfortunate Era Era; A Brief History of John&#8217;s Egregious Rashes; and masterin
04/04/20120
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Ep. 26: "Go Practice the Car"

Ep. 26: &ldquo;Go Practice the&nbsp;Car&rdquo; - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: John refutes Poe&rsquo;s telephone; surprising contagion of the beloved vuvuzuvuzela; Roger Daltrey: District Attorney; The &rsquo;Barrow Boy&rsquo;s Patrician Shrug; a balrog in the dwarf mines; comments are still steadfastly disabled; white wizard p
27/03/20120
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Ep. 25: "Supertrain"

Ep. 25: &ldquo;Supertrain&rdquo; - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on HuffdufferThe Problems: teching makes; radioactive devil dogs; faking the patois poorly; Anakin’s dubious conception; plus, a detailed glimpse into your exciting new role in John’s comprehensive plan.<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tedseverson/7027640945/" title="SUPE
21/03/20120
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Ep. 24: "The Wrong Mustache"

Ep. 24: “The Wrong Mustache” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: Our great nation&#8217;s vein of Juggalos; out-of-period (OOP) vermin; small-cask Canadian hooker bacon; adventures in intellectual LARP-ing; underwhelming donut memorials (and their equally disappointing water features); preferred ladies footwear for dramatic airport escapes; Jo
16/03/20120
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Ep. 23: "Flange of the Angel Curve"

Ep. 23: “Flange of the Angel Curve” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: John really feels his capillaries, G&ouml;ring designs a flag, and Merlin cops to (generally) Grievous Daughterly Harm. Also: how warm milk and a patient pencil can&nbsp;tease the scolex&nbsp;of a&nbsp;freeloading, Carter-administration parasite fro
08/03/20120
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Ep. 22: "My Own Dungeon Master"

Ep. 22: “My Own Dungeon Master” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: This new chickenshit Navy, high school steel-folders, late-night Casals lesson, and John&#8217;s curious imperviousness to est&reg;
27/02/20120
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Ep. 21: "Dead Rubber Girl in My Closet"

Ep. 21: &ldquo;Dead Rubber Girl in My&nbsp;Closet&rdquo; - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: Oates, Alfalfa, and some numerous options for love. Episode Transcription by Max<
17/02/20120
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Ep. 20: "We Can All Agree on Cheese"

Ep. 20: &ldquo;We Can All Agree on&nbsp;Cheese&rdquo; - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: Lot of people can’t enjoy a lady steak. <img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7190/6873927327_e19dbfa901.jpg" width="3
08/02/20120
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Ep. 19: "Finger Camping Trip"

Ep. 19: &ldquo;Finger Camping&nbsp;Trip&rdquo; - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: Addressing John&rsquo;s Vitamin D Deficiency. <img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com
01/02/20120
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Ep. 18: "Main Pastrami Incisor"

Ep. 18: “Main Pastrami Incisor” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problem: Where&#8217;s John&#8217;s parade?
20/01/20120
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Ep. 17: "Antisocially Promoted"

Roderick on the Line - Ep. 17: &ldquo;Antisocially Promoted&rdquo; on Huffduffer The Problem: Sometimes, the system works a little too well. <img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/668
11/01/20120
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Ep. 16: "Cotton Candy Pink Poofy La-La"

The Problems: some Tommies in rock; the ad mominem attack; a Shirley Jackson &ldquo;The Lottery&rdquo;-type situation; passing diabetes to the tater tots; John&rsquo;s quest for a worthy Smart Hate Sink; fighting to stay grandfathered into free nights, weekends, and friends; always with the ping-pong; and, why it might finally be time for John to whip out his long, pastoral paean. [episode photo by Pratheep (CC BY-SA 2.5)] -->
05/01/20120
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Ep. 15: "Covered in Sauce"

The Problems: little things and Erma Bombeck syndrome; relaxing with a couple meatball subs; the high line&rsquo;s cyrogenic prolongation; still no luck dialing down the ping-pong; Merlin suffers a moist or missing Times; enjoying Michigan&rsquo;s passing sandwiches; why marijuana sometimes makes sense; extra meat for a dollar; speculation on the genesis of bathrooms; skirting the waiting period for goats; four twenty, amirite?; adding value with Xfinity, Fahrvergn&uuml;gen and/or Hospitaliano!; freeing the dragons of causality; raging boners from a black and blue sheep; an impromptu delta Skype jam; Welcome to McIntosh; the disappointing corduroy of underwater sex; rugby balls at the Double Musky; our generation&rsquo;s inexorable menarche of music; California&rsquo;s inexcusable Mucinex crackdown; the waitron&rsquo;s worst
29/12/20110
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Ep. 14: "Big City Apology"

Roderick on the Line - Ep. 14: “Big City Apology” on Huffduffer The Problems: all things golden, antiqued, chocolatey, and considered; public radio murmuring; tales of fraud and malfeasance in Adam Ant wallet licensing; thwarted love in a 6-story wooden bookcase; tea taxonomies; The Dustin H
22/12/20110
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Ep. 13: "Then There Was Pump Chili"

The Problems: John&rsquo;s commercial opportunities; Dio&rsquo;s &ldquo;Oh, Holy (Diver) Night&rdquo;; the steer&rsquo;s troubled path from dandelion field to doily thingee; &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; men, kneeling to be all they can-can be; dialing down the ping-pong talk; harmonica convergence with Blind &ldquo;Melon&rdquo; Jefferson; directing John towards the third hole; Spokane&rsquo;s Amityville Horror; Clapton and Beck concerns; a natural assumption of Englishness; bad judgement re: Merlin&rsquo;s sailor suit; band-to-drug preferences; many metal memories; finding consolation in an orange flight suit; benefitting from Scorpions&rsquo; hop to Asia; John bist rocken mit Matthias Jabs; again with The Cold War; speculation on J. Edgar Hoover&rsquo;s head games; Locke v. Hobbes and
14/12/20110
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Ep. 12: "Cold-Calling the Jewess"

Roderick on the Line - Ep. 12: “Cold-Calling the Jewess” on HuffdufferThe Problems: Merlin’s sniffly allergies (sorry); directions for the connoisseur of keyboard-oriented music; your hosts’s chronic and irreconcilable Sloan disconnect; that time when Tiny Tim wheeled over to The Magazine Shoppe w
07/12/20110
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Ep. 11: "Everybody Knew What Mr. Finnell Did"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 11: &ldquo;Everybody Knew What Mr. Finnell Did&rdquo; on Huffduffer The Problems: the status of Napoleon&rsquo;s hat; historically significant panties on the auction block; major issues in corporal punishment; Liza&rsquo;s mostly lifelike Naugahyde partner; recovering our Opra
01/12/20110
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Ep. 10: "They Usually Come in the Mornings"

[Show notes forthcoming] Happy Thanksgiving, friends. Ep. 10: &ldquo;They Usually Come in the&nbsp;Mornings&rdquo; - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer <img src="http://a0.img.mobypicture.com/24c449ae6ae2e0f3a2b1669b3c161ffe_view.jpg"
23/11/20110
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Ep. 09: "He Was Apparently a Talented Baker"

Ep. 09: “He Was Apparently a Talented Baker” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: the dolory of John’s wet and unrakeable leaves; some nuanced aspects around fulfilling The Belgian Promise; Kim Gordon’s sassy and industry-ruining boas; solving an Argentinian heiress’s mystery on the pampas; new ways to make iced tea while
17/11/20110
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Ep. 08: "The Reptilian Behind the Long Pig Mask"

Ep. 08: “The Reptilian Behind the Long Pig Mask” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: bad advice from cartoon cats; bad advice from guidance counselors; getting high in an urchin&#8217;s proto-hole; the curious ubiquity of Romanian adhesive; the hollandaise tulip hysteria; Alexandria&#8217;s perfect bibliographical storm; John&#8
09/11/20110
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Ep. 07: "The Compulsive Sherry Algorithm"

Ep. 07: “The Compulsive Sherry Algorithm” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer The Problems: Sidling up to German Sex Tourists; Elephant 6 bands decamping to a new porch; more on John&rsquo;s uncontrollable steaming; almost closing the thread on the Bruce Vilanch problem; FDA&rsquo;s daily requirement of Femineseum; why John treasures his colle
26/10/20110
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Ep. 06: "String Art Owls, Copper Pipe, and Bono's Boss"

Vimeo: &ldquo;John Roderick on String Art Owls, Copper Pipe, and Bono&rsquo;s Boss&rdquo; We weren&rsquo;t able to record a new episode for this week, but we couldn&rsquo;t leave you guys empty-handed. So, here&rsquo;s a special little treat from the John and Merlin archives. Videotaped in the verdant, bucolic, and phlegmatic chaos of his back yard in San Francisco, here&rsquo;s Merlin&rsquo;s 2007 interview with John for The Merlin Show. Then, as now, we cover the waterfront in this one. From playing guitar to advertising on the web to the evil work of promoters, to the ongoing problem of everyone always trying to shortchange everyone on copper pipe. We also discuss Bono&rsquo;s Boss.&nbsp; Tech note: In t
21/10/20110
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Ep. 05: "Carry on, Maude"

The Problems: the Greek dessert crisis (from the root, disagreeos); analyzing the tactical dearth of mousse in the Maginot Line; a shared fate for Ernst R&ouml;hm and the Clampett family; disruptive oninonomics behind food that blooms; no Abrahamic sandwiches for Halal the Elder; some phallocentric appeals of flan and its equipment; John&rsquo;s beef with the compulsory heat of Turkey&rsquo;s nuts; why hasenpfeffers are expendable; ruined by a young Marlo Thomas; when *M*A*S*H* got all Chachi; line-editing Raymond Carver&#8217;s cocktail napkins; accent on the fakeyest Cockneys, Guv&rsquo;na; formally moving on to African-American-tie racism; efforts to secure Ann-Margret&rsquo;s hips (and flips) a place on our canonical phalanx; John&rsquo;s morbid&mdash;and u
13/10/20110
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Ep. 04: "Sears Would Call Me Husky"

The Problems: Pixxxxxie Grrrls; punk rock day; George Lucas&#8217;s dewlap; numerous Charles Nelson Reilly issues; why John H&uuml;sker D&iuml;dn&#8217;t; Merlin&#8217;s chronic struggles with facial hair; Czeching out the Beetle; our complicity in a massive Rob Halford denial; hangtags for the portly man; scalloped versus fretless; when we looked like butter-top bread; incontinent mastiffs; the overdue need for a Personal Ads tribunal; challenges of the mechanical pancreas for the working musician; and why there&#8217;s nothing wrong with Merlin that couldn&#8217;t be solved by several well-structured ass-kickings. <!-- .pin-title { font-size:1em;text-decoration:none;color:#00a} .pin-description { color:#555; } .pin-tag { color:#18c;text-decoration:none;font-size:0.9em; vi
05/10/20110
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Ep. 03: "The Viet Cong Can Smell the Soap"

&nbsp; The problems: the perfect storm behind John&rsquo;s Egyptian cold; Deweys vs. LOCs; wishing you were the fruity English guy with the briefcase; declining standards at the DMV of countries; when science systematically moistens our cellos; how Merlin started loving BNs; whether John might be a 60-year-old sleeper cell; and how Rem Koolhaas is ruining literally everything.
29/09/20110
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Ep. 02: "White Leather Carpet"

The problems: topical storms; Wears-a-Hat guy (and the uniforms of his ruthless punishers); our touchy tattooed friends; an elegant Kanji solution; John’s numerous hauntings, visions, and visitations; Angelina Jolie’s insane bubble of insanity; the ubiquity of permanent sexface; why we’re not actually that fancy; the fakeness of fake benefits; the byzantine chili-canning fan and the art of earnest butchery; and why That’s Not Funny. It’s not. It’s not funny.<object ty
21/09/20110
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Ep. 01: "Keep Moving and Get Out of the Way"

Punctuality, Freud, reasons, John&rsquo;s brutal introversion, R.E.M.&rsquo;s sense of humours, listening with toolboxes, the explicit honesty of volcano science, and ultimately rethinking humanity&rsquo;s Latifahesque, fleece-and-beards struggle with the two a priori laws.
15/09/20110
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Ep. 00: "Suit of Vomit"

Our pilot episode. Steak, Babies, Hitler, Molecules, Hearing Loss, and the Best of the Liberal Arts. Pretty much what you&rsquo;d expect.
09/09/20110