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, 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!!

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA: Olympics, R-Pats, and a Traffic Incident with Nicole Scherzinger

Big episode of Banter with Ben and Lisa today. First Lisa Timmons and I talk about the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Then we tackle the other big, British news of the week: Robert Pattinson breaking up with Kristen Stewart after she cheated on him with director Rupert Sanders. Heavens! After that, I relay a traffic incident I had with former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, and then Lisa and I discuss further hobnobbing at the GLAAD Top Chef Invasion, which involved the likes of Fran Drescher, Lisa Vanderpump, and Lou Diamond Phillips. Lastly, Lisa talks about her cameo appearance on Ms. Vanderpump’s upcoming Bravot series about her restaurant, Sur. Exciting times had by all!

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