New Episode of Banter Blender is Up!

Sorry folks, I really do want to get these episodes up more regularly again, but I’m happy to report we’ve made up for lost time with this latest installment of The Banter Blender. We touch on all the important stuff: reality stars downstairs, Lamar Odom, oversized sandwiches, Adele, my new board game, and candy. Lots […]

BANTER BLENDER #108: Louis Virtel Talks About Snapping on Jeopardy and Going Viral

Comic and journalist Louis Virtel (Hitfix.com) joins Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com, Watch What Crappens podcast) to tell us everything about his recent appearance on “Jeopardy,” which subsequently went viral. From the application process to life atop Reddit, Louis shares the whole experience. After that, it’s just an avalanche of banter, most of it pertaining to Madonna, […]

WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #165: See You At The Halter

Grab your finest boob-decorated wine glass: it’s time to celebrate the holy matrimony of Scheana Marie and her halter top. Yes, we are going down the aisle with Azusa’s most blushiest blushing bride on a very special episode of “Watch What Crappens.” With tears in our eyes and Lisa Vanderpump Sangria in our hands, we […]

BANTER BLENDER #104: Measles, Bruce Jenner, ‘American Sniper,’ and Bagels

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! And remember to like the podcast on […]

WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #163: Drama on the Menu at Sur

This week Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) and Ben Mandelker (The Banter Blender) go to town on the crazy drama of “Vanderpump Rules.” From the Miami stalker to Lisa’s scolding, it’s nearly a full hour of ridicule. Then it’s on to Beverly Hills and Atlanta for more mockery. Along the way, there’s talk of Top Chef, Best […]

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 […]

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. […]

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! You can donate […]

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 […]

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! You can […]