BANTER BLENDER #109: Emmys Noms, Caitlyn Jenner’s Speech, LA Complex, and Fiasco

New episode is up! Finally!! Angie Thomas and I chat about Emmy nominations, Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPY speech, transgender stuff, and the overlooked series, “LA Complex.” There’s also chatter about the games Fiasco and Viticulture as well as the cinematic experience known as The DUFF. Come listen!

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #68: Emmys Recap, Jon Gosselin, Nate Burleson, and Portland Adventures

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (twitter.com/timmonslisa) give pop culture a big bear hug. First, Ben discusses his recent trip to Portland and shares passages from an 1888 etiquette book he found at Powell’s Bookstore. Then the two talk about Nate Burleson of the Detroit Lions and […]

#67: Embracing iOS7, Fall TV, Britney’s New Song, and an Epic Wheel of Fortune FAIL

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (twitter.com/timmonslisa) talk about new happenings in pop culture. First, we take on Apple’s ios7 for the iPhone. Then, it’s on to the fall premieres of “Dads” and “Brooklyn Nine Nine.” As a bonus, we make a few Emmy predictions, and then […]

EMMY NOMINATIONS: Let’s Look At The Ballot, Shall We?

The 2011 Primetime Emmy Nominations came out today, and generally they look pretty solid. It was the usual mix of old standbys and random new faces. The only difficult thing for me was realizing that I watch so much reality TV now that my authority on scripted fare isn’t quite what it used to be. […]

SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION: Hear Me Pontificate About TV!

If there’s one thing I love to do, it’s shamelessly promote myself. Today I actually have a good reason for it. My friend Caleb Bacon and his compatriot Tim Hammer have a fun podcast named The Gentleman’s Club with Hammer and Bacon, and I was lucky enough to be a guest host on this week’s […]