WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #161: The Library Is Open, and Claudia Is Reading

Ronnie Karam (Trashtalktv.com) and Ben Mandelker (“The Banter Blender”) are joined by Angie Thomas (“All The Way” podcast) to discuss the EPIC reads Claudia Jordan gave Nene Leakes on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Then it’s off to Miami to bathe ourselves in the glory of “Vanderpump Rules,” and finally, we say goodbye to the kiddies on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Come listen!

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Banter Blender #103: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, and Modern Board Game Culture

“The Banter Blender” is back! Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and guests Jessica Ogilvie and Drew Staten kick off the new year by diving into the world of modern board games: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, and others. The group discusses what makes these games fun, how they got hooked, and what makes for a great tabletop experience.

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #156: Kyle’s Yacht, Nene’s Beef, and Jax’s Lies

This week on “Watch What Crappens,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) tackle the pressing issues: why is Kyle Richards’ yacht so small? Is Cynthia Bailey a social climber? How dumb is Jax? And when will people realize that America is the best country EVAR?

Come listen to hear the answers!

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #155: A Dish Nation Situation

This week on “Watch What Crappens,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) get down and dirty with the latest feuds on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Atlanta.” We have much to say about Eileen Davidson, Dish Nation, and Brandi Glanville (you don’t even want to know about the gay porn tangent wen went on because of Lisa Rinna).

Of course, we also tackle “Vanderpump Rules,” “Euros of Hollywood,” and Bravo’s new foray into scripted fare, “Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce.” Oh, and there’s random “Serial” references throughout.

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ADVENTURES IN DOMESTICITY: Holiday Cakes Edition

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to celebrate Christmas. I mean, technically, we should probably wait to throw a holiday party until December, but we all know that the Holiday season officially kicked off on November 1st. At least, that’s when it seems socially acceptable to admit that it began. The truth is that most people were probably humming “Deck the Halls” halfway through Columbus Day.

Well, the not-so-surprise twist is that I’m Jewish and don’t celebrate Christmas, but it doesn’t mean I can’t get into the Holiday spirit, especially since it’s a great excuse to bake up cakes and cookies. Conveniently, Baker’s Secret recently sent me some complimentary colored metal bakeware and encouraged me to whip up some holiday recipes. Challenge ACCEPTED.

After the jump, check out pics of my holiday cake party, starring Ina Garten’s mocha icebox cake and a banana cake with cream cheese frosting….

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ADVENTURES IN DOMESTICITY: International Friendsgiving Edition (Plus, A Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe)

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This may be somewhat shocking, but I’ll just come out with it: last weekend, my friends and I convened for yet another Friendsgiving. This marks the third Friendsgiving I’ve hosted since actual Thanksgiving last year (which, admittedly, was also a Friendsgiving). Have we gone turkey crazy? Not really. This time around the mania was inspired by Corningware. You see, Corningware has this handy dandy new line of colorful products called CW By Corningware, and the company was kind enough to send over some samples (and subsidize the turkey) if I put together a Friendsgiving meal and blogged about it. So here I am: an apartment full of unhealthy leftovers, writing about Friendsgiving again.

To change things up, I decided to throw a twist into the typical Friendsgiving affairs. This would be no ordinary meal. This would be a global affair. Yes, every dish would be an international take on a classic American Thanksgiving staple. OooOOOooh. So very Top Chef of us.

I’m happy to report that my friends all lived up to the challenge, and the resultant meal was beyond delicious. Pics of the dishes as well as a bonus recipe (!!) after the jump!

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #152: It’s Jail Time for the Apollo

It’s Bravo overload this week on Watch What Crappens. Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) embrace the return of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” while happily putting “New Jersey” out to pasture. In the middle of it all are “Vanderpump Rules” and “Euros of Hollywood.” Oh, and a little “Top Chef.”

Come listen!

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BANTER BLENDER #102: Halloween Candy Roundup, Ebola Nurse, and Pumpkin Spice Mania

This week on “The Banter Blender,” Angie Thomas (“All The Way” podcast) and David Clark join Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) to rehash the Halloween weekend that was. This means bantering extensively about candy and costumes (and a little Annie Lennox, for some reason).

Then it’s on to more pressing topics: should “the Ebola nurse” quarantine herself? Should people shop at Trader Joe’s? And when will pumpkin spice madness ever stop?

It’s a super fun, super-sized episode. Come listen!

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #150: 2014 Halloween Spook-tacular!

This week on our spooooky 150th (!!!) episode, Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) and Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) tackle some scary Bravo tv shows such as “Top Chef: Boston” and “Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles.” The two also go on a significant Cooking Channel tangent (freeeeeaaaky) and dish about “Manzo’d with Children.”

Plus, lots of super gory gossip about the ladies of “Real Housewives of New Jersey.”

This is one THRILLER of a podcast you’ll want to leave the lights on for. mwahahahahhaaha.

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #149: Below Deck Euro Chefs of New Jersey

Subscribe at www.patreon.com/watchwhatcrappens for bonus episodes, ringtones, and live group video chat parties.

Ronnie Karam (TrashTalkTV) and Ben Mandelker (bsideblog) talk crap about the new Euros of Hollywood, and the old Real Housewives of New Jersey. Plus, Below Deck docks and Top Chef is cookin’! See what I did there?

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