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 ( 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 who’s been suspended from school for doing gay porn, and after that, there’s talk of “Downton Abbey,” “Sherlock,” and Tyler Florence’s San Francisco restaurant, Wayfare Tavern. Oh, and Pussy Riot too!

Other topics include cell phone use when driving, Grand Theft Auto V, and, of course, Sade. Come listen!

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BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #57: Kanye and Kim Deliver; Also, Kaycee Rice and Paula Deen

Time for another episode of Banter with Ben and Lisa! This week, Ben Mandelker ( and Lisa Timmons ( take on the spawn of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (who was still unnamed at press time). After that, the two chat about James Gandolfini’s untimely passing, controversial dance sensation Kaycee Rice, new Instagram video features, and Paula Deen’s racist ways. Along the way, there’s plenty of sidetracking about Japanese ghosts and druggie alligators, naturally. Come listen!

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BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #55: Lisa’s Road Trip; Also, Candy Crush Saga Addiction

We’re baaaaack!! Definitely take a listen…

After a two week break, we are back! On this episode of “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Lisa Timmons ( tells us about her epic cross country drive as well as a few other noteworthy anecdotes. Ben Mandelker ( then reveals his new addiction to Candy Crush Saga and Vine. Along the way, there’s talk of the Manson Family Murders (naturally) and, of course, Sade. Plus, an update on Operation: Seduction! Come listen!

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #52: Exposé, Super Mario, and Jason Collins!

Lisa Timmons and I recorded our latest episode of Banter with Ben and Lisa this morning, and we had a total blast. We hope it translates! Here’s the official description:

Is there any other podcast that can weave together recently outed NBA star Jason Collins, Exposé, Super Mario Bros., anthropomorphic M&Ms and, of course, Sade? I don’t think so. But that’s exactly what Ben Mandelker ( and Lisa Timmons (Socialite Life, Idolator) do on this latest episode of Banter With Ben and Lisa. Listen as the highly caffeinated duo take on all of the above topics and introduce a new, important segment called “Operation: SEDUCTION.” What are you waiting for? Press play!

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BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA: Ep 41 – Vivica A. Fox, Jerseylicious, and Ochocinco

Banter with Ben and Lisa is back from the Olympics and ready to talk about the most pressing issue of the day: Vivica A. Fox. Yes, Lisa Timmons and I tackle Vivica’s recent “Jerseylicious” hosting gig — not to mention her work alongside Faye Dunaway on “The Starlet.” I also grapple with Chad Ochocinco’s recent fall from grace, but luckily there’s enough discussion of Sade and Thor to keep my spirits high. Also in the mix: Snookie’s baby, “Cocktail,” and Lance Armstrong. We’re all over the map in the best kind of way!

In other news, I left my good microphone at home; so apologies for mediocre sound quality.

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BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA: Ep. 34 – Hunger Games, Lenny Kravitz, and Crazy Old Lady Gymnasts

Well hello, everyone. This week on Banter with Ben and Lisa, we tackle the Hunger Games yet again with some impressions about the movie, including the casting of Lenny Kravitz. From there we address some of the crazy racial controversies surrounding the film and then move onto Rick Santorum’s own seemingly racist flub from Friday. Naturally, that can only lead to one thing: discussion of Kristin Cavallari! And from there, we talk about Johanna Quaas, an 86-year-old German gymnast, who has taken the Internet by storm. The Banter Blender is whirring on high speed! Come take a listen!

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