Dan Benjamin shares his thoughts on *The Talk Show* leaving 5by5. Sometimes a scandal, just isn’t the scandal that the Internet [wants it](http://www.candlerblog.com/2012/05/18/where-did-the-talk-show-go/) [to be](http://www.quora.com/The-Talk-Show/Why-did-John-Grubers-The-Talk-Show-switch-podcast-networks).

I used to have a 45 minute commute and Dan & John were a large part of keeping me sane during that commute — thanks to both of them for a great run and a great show.

As for the *new* *The Talk Show* — I look forward to [checking it out](http://muleradio.net/thetalkshow/).

**Update:** [Richard Heath says I got it wrong](http://space36.com/a-few-words-about-the-talk-show), not the Internet. John Gruber has commented on the matter twice, basically saying he moved over business disagreements. What I don’t think you can do is to read into Gruber’s comments as much as many people are reading into them. Business agreements can be about more than just money (not often) and by assuming that was the reason — well — you are also making assumptions about a persons character. Maybe I am wrong, maybe not.

What I think still stands: this is not the scandal that the internet was hoping it would be.

Posted by Ben Brooks