This week on “The Banter Blender,” Angie Thomas (“All the Way”) joins Ben to chat about the usual grab bag of topics: the measles outbreak in CA, Bruce Jenner’s possibly trans journey, the controversy surrounding American Sniper, and, of course, the best bagels in Los Angeles. Come listen!
Writer Jessica Ogilvie (Playboy) returns to the Banter Blender podcast to discuss the latest events in a summer of craziness. We start with Ray Rice and the larger question of can bad behavior ever be forgiven? This leads to discussion of Chris Brown and Michael Vick before eventually landing on the most pressing debate of our time: Team Taylor vs. Team Katy.
Yes, the Taylor Swift / Katy Perry feud is addressed with the gravitas it deserves, and then it’s on to Fox’s new reality experiment, “Utopia.” Trash TV or a disturbing look at our society?
Finally, we close out the podcast with talk of Joan Rivers and her career. Along the way, there are plenty of asides about Starbucks, puss caterpillars, ISIS, and even Ferguson.
Tackling the tough topics as always!
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On this very special episode of “The Banter Blender,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) is joined by three of his high school friends: Michelle, Lauren, and Caty. The three immediately launch into a variety of topics, including Justin Bieber’s racist rant, the Kim Kardashian/Kanye West wedding, and, of course, ranking hot actors and athletes.
Plus, no high school reunion is complete without stories of yore, and this podcast definitely has an airing of grievances…
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It’s time to fire up “The Banter Blender!” Joining Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) this week is journalist Jessica Ogilvie (twitter.com/jessicapauline) to discuss the most pressing topic of the week: Gwyneth Paltrow’s divorce from Chris Martin. We delve into it hardcore, and along the way, we take on Tinder, real maple syrup, and all sorts of other tangents. Plus, Jessica tells us about a story she’s broke in today’s “LA Weekly.”
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“Banter” is back, but it’s a little different. After three amazing years, the irreplaceable Lisa Timmons has moved on, but fear not, the podcast will continue with guests every week. In the hot seat this time around is Ronnie Karam (@watch-what-crappens, trashtalktv.com) to help talk about all sorts of fun topics like… anti-gay laws in Arizona, Darren Sharper’s rape charges, Paula Deen’s return from racism, Woody Allen’s molestation controversy, and Justin Bieber.
Okay, maybe not the sunniest of topics, but we still managed to have fun. Come listen!!
This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (twitter.com/bsideblog) and Lisa Timmons (twitter.com/timmonslisa) bow down to Beyoncé. Pretty hurts, but this podcast doesn’t. We discuss Queen B’s amazing album stunt and contrast it with similar efforts by the likes of Lady Gaga. We also talk about Gaga’s recent duet with Christina Aguilera on “The Voice” before switching gears and taking on “Grand Theft Auto V.” Finally, things end on a peculiar note as Lisa helps Ben learn German. It’s all very musical, violent, and educational. Come listen!
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We are back! This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (twitter.com/bsideblog) and Lisa Timmons (twitter.com/timmonslisa) trade stories about Thanksgiving and discuss their epic road trip to Las Vegas. Then it’s another major Operation Seduction development as Ben discusses his latest encounter with openly gay NBA player Jason Collins. Finally, things wrap up with talk of NBC’s long and boring “Sound of Music Live” telecast. It’s a good one this week. Be sure to listen!
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It’s another week of extreme banter as Lisa Timmons (idolator.com) and Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) tackle all sorts of random pop culture topics. This time around, Ben talks about his close encounters with two-thirds of the Jonas Brothers and Steven Tyler. Then Lisa shares her experiences at the super fun dance party, Bootie LA.
The two then weigh in on the latest developments in the world of Ceelo, Lady Gaga, Sean Penn, R. Kelly, and of course, The Hunger Games.
This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (@timmonslisa) talk extensively about such pop culture failures as Lindsay Lohan, Tara Reid, and Hoku. Who’s Hoku? Exactly. Along the way, we naturally tackle racist controversies from Paula Deen and Big Brother 15, and revisit one of our favorite movies, “Jurassic Park,” yet again. Come listen!