A weekly audio podcast where Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) banters about TV, food, pop culture, Los Angeles, and whatever else is on his mind. It will be the best time you will ever spend listening to a podcast EVER.
#115: Local Elections and Voting No on Measure S
Superlady extraordinaire Lisa Timmons (@timmonslisa) joins Ben to discuss local elections in LA: why people should get involved, what they should think about, and what's the deal with Measure S anyway??? (Spoiler: we're both against it). It's a very civic-minded episode, and even if you don't live in LA, hopefully it'll give you things to think about for your neck of the woods!
#114: Catching Up On A Year of Ridiculous Complaints
Oh hello there. 2016 received such terrible reviews that this podcast decided to sit the year out. But when guest Jessica Ogilivie suggested that it was time to record a Banter episode, I realized that yes, it was time to return. Come listen to an hour of petty complaints (the onerous perils of cracking eggs, for instance) and drunken frustrations with political junk. Thanks for still hanging around :)
Fun, fun, fun
Lots of laughs and clever observations. Ben has that natural ability to make any subject interesting and entertaining. Except board games. But he gets a pass on that because he's so brilliant regarding all else. Love it!
Ben is the friend we all want in real life
Down to earth, funny, and insightful. Why wouldn't you want to listen to Ben banter on?
Ben and his guests are always entertaining and fun to listen. I'm also a huge fan of Watch What Crappens (love me some Ronnie). Ben, don't ever stop entertaining us with your banter!