THE BANTER BLENDER #89: The Most Mortifying Story Ever; Guest Lisa Timmons

This week, Lisa Timmons (vimeo.com/92791518) returns to the podcast just in time to hear a highly mortifying story from Ben Mandelker (twitter.com/bsideblog). Those with weak stomachs should be warned! Then it’s on to stories about Swoosie Kurtz and an in depth analysis of ice cream cones. Waffle, sugar, or wafer — which is best? Come […]

BANTER BLENDER #86: Conscious Uncoupling, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Maple Syrup

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 […]

BANTER #83: Talking Oscars, The Lego Movie, and Nike Bootcamp with Guest Jessica Ogilvie

This week on “Banter,” Jessica Ogilvie (twitter.com/jessicapauline) joins Ben Mandelker (twitter.com/bsideblog) to hash out everything from The Oscars — including but not limited to Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Ellen Degeneres, and many more. The two also share their rigorous experiences at Nike Training Club boot camp and opine with great warmth about “The Lego Movie.” Things […]

BANTER #82: A New Banter Era; Special Guest Ronnie Karam

“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 […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #81: On Richard Sherman’s Rant, Bieber’s Eggs, and Pussy Riot’s Concert

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons weigh in on NFL player Richard Sherman and his recent postgame rant. Classless maniac or amped up athlete? Then it’s on to Justin Bieber, whose recent egging spree may land him behind bars. Plus, Ben and Lisa discuss a Florida teen […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #80: Oscar Nominations, American Idol, and Grand Theft Auto Addiction

Today is Sade’s birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with a brand new episode of “Banter with Ben and Lisa.” This week, Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons talk about the “American Idol” premiere and its new panel of judges. Then, hot off the presses, it’s the Oscar nominations! Finally things wrap up […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #79: Special Guest Caleb Bacon from “Man School”

“Banter with Ben and Lisa” is back from the holidays, and to celebrate the new year, Ben Mandelker (twitter.com/bsideblog) and Lisa Timmons (twitter.com/timmonslisa) welcome Caleb Bacon (twitter.com/calebeatsbacon) from “Man School” (http://soundcloud.com/manschool). The three cover all sorts of topics: from Terrell Owens to Jersey Shore to child stars to Vanderpump Rules. It’s definitely a funny and […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #78: How Beyoncé Changed The Universe; Also, Gaga, GTA V, and German Lessons

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 […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #77: Britney Spears’ New Album, Perez Hilton, Golden Globes, and Adrienne Barbeau

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (twitter.com/bsideblog) and Lisa Timmons (twitter.com/timmonslisa) read (truly) Perez Hilton’s latest self-congratulatory article. Then we analyze the Britney Spears’ album sales and talk about the sexiest music videos of all time. Next we point out the snubs and surprises in this year’s Golden Globe nominations, and […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #76: Revisiting Thanksgiving, The Sound of Music, Meeting Jason Collins (Again)

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 […]