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59 minutes | Dec 11, 2013
Evacuate The Dancefloor
The final MixTape of 2013 is here, thanks to Atlanta's own Ian Yack (@definitelyian). To celebrate the January launch of the 90s/2K Dance channel on SiriusXM, Ian put together his favorite 90s/2K dance tracks into this end-of-year mix. Tune in to the next episode for a big announcement about The Bender! Thanks for all your support in 2013. Somewhere (Extended Mix) - DJ Mog Feat Sarah Lynn Gold (Hakimakli Extended Remix) - Antoine Clamaran Do What U Like (Dave Aude Dub Remix) - Bad Boy Bill In My Head (Les Boyz Electro Remix) - Jason Derülo Better Than Her (Mixin Marc And Tony Svedja Remix) - Matisse 3 (Esmee Bit Error Does Aude Radio) - Britney Spears Get Outta My Way (7th Heaven Remix) - Kylie Minogue Evacuate the Dancefloor - Cascada Waking Up In Vegas (Ca
55 minutes | Dec 4, 2013
At The End of The Day
The cast of Hunting Season is here to give us a taste of what you can expect from season 2, which will happen once you donate to their Kickstarter campaign! Stars Ben Baur, Jake Manabat, Marc Sinoway, and the show's brainchild Jon Marcus also crowd around the microphones to play a sexy game of "Boink, Marry, Kill." Then Sharknado star Cassie Scerbo calls in to talk about her uber-successful SyFi movie and its followup, Beast of The Bering Sea. What does she think of Tara Reid…and is she aware her fans are obsessed with her feet? Find out. And finally, it's the triumphant return of Banker Bro. In this installment of Bender vs. Banker Bro we discuss Fireball whiskey, pocket squares, XBox One…and straight guys' new worst nightmare: the Lulu app.
52 minutes | Nov 20, 2013
Comedian John Early is back, bookending this episode of The Bender with his boyish charm and incredible wit. Find out all about his "revealing" photoshoot with a baby, as well as news about where you can see John live and in the flesh. Then Xosha Roquemore from The Mindy Project, Precious, and GBF calls in. What's her career as a self-described "blacktress" like? Also hear about her brief experiences with the Tinder app. And Frank Lowe aka @gayathomedad comes in studio to reveal his fondness for tweeting about uggs and pumpkin spiced lattes and white girls…all while being a real-life stay at home gay dad. Bundle up and click play; it's all on this episode of The Bender!
56 minutes | Nov 13, 2013
MixTape: Winter is Coming
It's only November and already there's snow across the country! Winter is coming, but DJ Will Calder from Power 96 in Miami is here to heat us up again. It's another edition of The Bender MixTape!
54 minutes | Nov 6, 2013
Kristin Chenoweth is headed to Vegas to ring in the new year, so consider her appearance on The Bender as practice for sin city. Hear about Kristin's new Twitter-trending haircut, her thoughts on Britney, and her affection for hairless cats. Then Caroline Moss from @yourawaymessage explains how she came up with one of the most recent viral twitter feeds, all while sitting on a bus listening to Dave Matthews Band. And Molly Tarlov, star of Awkward on MTV, calls in to talk about what it's like to play a bitch on TV…and how that affects perceptions of her in real life. Don't miss Molly in 2014's GBF movie, along with former Bender guest JoJo!
53 minutes | Oct 23, 2013
It's a full house on this episode, as comedians Dave Coulier and Eliot Glazer join the show! Former Uncle Joey from Full House star Dave Coulier calls in to come clean about whether or not he's the man Alanis Morrissette wrote about in "You Oughta Know." (Signs point to yes.) He's also got some uncle-y advice for Miley Cyrus. Then meet comedic genius Eliot Glazer, who waxes poetic about everything from overused hashtags to his love/hate feelings for @thedaveywavey. Trust us, #hilarityensues.
54 minutes | Oct 9, 2013
Take Your Mind Off
Dave Karger, Meghan McCain, and Mike Tyson all join the 40th episode of The Bender! Chief Fandango correspondent (and the very handsome) Dave Karger explains the pressure involved in being a famed "oscarologist" and whether or not he gets nervous interviewing the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal. Meghan McCain has a new show called Raising McCain, but don't you dare compare it to Sarah Palin's Alaska (oops). Also find out her opinions on dirty guys with tattoos, d*ck pics, and a certain Salon.com writer who said some not-too-nice things about her. And finally, Mike Tyson (yes, that Mike Tyson) calls in ostensibly to talk about his docu-series Being Mike Tyson, but in reality only wants to talk about one thing…and his publicist is none too pleased. In fact, this interview ends up with a dial tone. Say what? The Bender's 40th episode is a doozy. Dig in.
59 minutes | Oct 2, 2013
Los Angeles superstar DJ Drew G brings us his debut Bender MixTape this week. We'd give you a track-listing but there are soooo many songs packed into this mix you'll have to tune in to digest them all. Happen to be in Sydney, Australia? Go check him out spinning on October 6th. Otherwise, visit www.djdrewg.com for his complete tour schedule. Enjoy!
50 minutes | Sep 18, 2013
You Make Me
Fresh off his appearance on "Watch What Happens Live," Real World's Danny Roberts returns to The Bender to tell us all the deets. We also get the real story (finally!) on what went down in that confessional room in New Orleans, plus the final answer to the question: were those naked pics real? Then, Carey O'Donnell from Paper Magazine (and one of the masterminds behind @nottildaswinton) comes on to talk about his love of Real Housewives' Danielle Staub and his affinity for American Eagle store managers. It's all in a day's work…dig in.
53 minutes | Sep 11, 2013
The Funny Hoes Episode
Whitney Cummings joins this episode of The Bender, on the heels of her big birthday celebration. Find out why Whitney thinks she has Benjamin Button syndrome, whether or not her dog is named after a Real Housewife, and why she developed a princess complex as a child. Then, we're joined by another funny chick, Nicole Byer, who ain't afraid to use her foul mouth, both on TV and on The Bender. What's her opinion on dating ginger guys? She's got one, for sure. And finally, meet comedian John Early, aka @bejohnce, who grew up in the south with ministers as parents and lived to tell about it. Three funny hoes…plus Ben…on this episode! Click play.
50 minutes | Sep 4, 2013
The Bro Episode
Yeah brah! It's the first-ever Bender "Bro" episode, with everything you ever wanted to know about all things…bro. The very funny and bro-ey comedian Jeff Dye calls up to talk about his hidden camera show "Money from Strangers," as well as wax poetical about "guy code." But Jeff ain't all macho, as he and Ben hatch a plan to launch a certain accessory for pet piglets. Then, Michael Musto calls in to report on his latest Gawker piece about self-proclaimed "straight" bro Nick Gruber, aka Calvin Klein's ex-boytoy. And Ben is also joined by his new friend Trever, a real life NYC banker bro who is here to reveal ALL about the life of a well-adjusted, modern millennial "bro." C'mon, man, click play!
51 minutes | Aug 21, 2013
Girl code, guy code, and gurrl code. Are you ready to figure it all out? Jessimae Peluso from MTV's Girl Code is here to break it down for us, along with explaining why she feels comfortable breaking the fart barrier with guys. Alex Miranda, correspondent from the upcoming syndicated OK! TV, gives us a dose of gurrl code, along with tales of his exploits interviewing Real Housewives. And Louis Virtel gives us the dish on why his girl Gaga is > than Katy Perry, who apparently has no soul. The comedian and star of web series The Weeklings also reveals the story behind his omnipresent rainbow parasol. It's all in a week's podcast work, so please dig in.
50 minutes | Aug 14, 2013
MixTape: DJ Elle Morgan
Elle Morgan is an up-and-coming superstar DJ from Houston, Texas. She's recently opened for the legendary DJ George Acosta and Sultan & Shepard, as well as performed alongside Gabriel & Dresden. And guess what, she's only 13 years old! Yes this electronic music wunderkind has a bright future ahead of her. Warning: this ain't your grandpa's MixTape! Elle gets down with the heavy beats. As she puts it, "It's just me, my mixer, and the music!" Say hi to Elle on Twitter, Facebook, and on her web site www.djellemorgan.com.
56 minutes | Jul 16, 2013
Two Long Island princesses, one Canadian cutie, and a dash of geek on this episode of The Bender. Comedian, TV host, and writer Ian Lynch from One Girl, Five Gays plops down on The Bender couch and opens up about his life as a comic and openly gay Christian. Then, Casey and Ashlee from Princesses: Long Island are here to play a fun-spirited game of "JAP or CRAP!" And Jeff Potter, author of Cooking for Geeks, tells us about liquid nitrogen ice cream…among other geeky cooking things! Have you liked The Bender on Facebook? Do it: www.facebook.com/benderlounge
49 minutes | Jul 10, 2013
Phone A Friend: Song of Summer
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Bender programming with this query: what in hell is this year's song of summer? Ben is on a hunt to find out, and in this episode decides to reach out to his lifelines, "phone a friend" style. He checks in with music bloggers Sam Lansky (Idolator), Jon Ali (Jon Ali's Blog), and Bradley Stern (MuuMuse) to get their thoughts on what song will receive the perennial summer honor. TV Music Supervisor Lindsay Wolfington and Huffington Post writer Zach Udko also weigh in…and finally, Ben gets a definitive answer from one of the ladies who held the #1 spot for an entire summer back in 1990, the illustrious Carnie Wilson from Wilson Phillips.
49 minutes | Jun 19, 2013
We Laugh We Dance We Cry
Cindy McCain is on The Bender this week (yes, that Cindy McCain), and she's got some interesting company. First, High Pitch Eric from The Howard Stern Show stumbles into the Bender studio and declares his love for Ms. McCain. What's not to love, as she is the recipient of Trevor Project's Hero Award and a vocal supporter of gays after she released a NOH8 video in 2010. Is her husband coming around on the whole gay thing, and will we see him posing for a photo with duct tape across his mouth? Listen in to hear the answers. Then, Tanner Cohen from White Girl Problems (the Twitter feed and the book) comes in studio to describe how the feed started and how it grew from 80 to 800,000 followers. Not just a #whitegirlproblem writer, he's also an actor, starring in the upcoming Go Doc Project, as well as a HBO pilot that is being described as the gay version of "Girls." Three fascinating people all packed into one podcast. Dig in.
57 minutes | Jun 12, 2013
Too Little, Too Late
Ryan O'Connell from Thought Catalog and iconic pop singer JoJo join The Bender this week. Ryan gives us a preview of his new e-book, which details his week-long stay at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood. From a "hooker infested" bar to Lindsay Lohan's "meth.com" gay posse to an influx of "Justin Bobbys," Ryan gives an insider's view to one of LA's most exclusive hotels. In her own way, JoJo is just as honest and revealing, discussing her ongoing struggle with her record label and explaining why her fans are trying to #freejojo. She's also one of the stars of "GBF," an upcoming film described as a gay "Mean Girls." It's a perfect fit for this chanteuse as she estimates a good 40% of her fans are gay. Plus in this week's Boombox it's Ben's current favorite tracks…and one all-time favorite.
55 minutes | May 29, 2013
Maulik Pancholy from 30 Rock, Weeds, The Comeback, and the new Nickelodeon cartoon Sanjay and Craig joins Ben on The Bender. Find out about whether or not he has slumber parties with Tina Fey and Mary Louise Parker and why both he and Ben need to sit on the aisle at movie theaters. Then Ross Mathews aka "Ross the Intern" from The Tonight Show calls in to talk about his new book Man Up. Will Ross, Ben, and Gwyneth Paltrow be hanging out at Toucan's in Palm Springs for New Year's Eve 2014? It's likely. Finally, The Bender teams up with one of NYC's sports leagues…say what? It's true. Go head, kick things off and press play.
55 minutes | May 8, 2013
It's a Bender throuple this week: Spencer Day, Arden Myrin, and the one-and-only Neyo! Singer-songwriter Spencer Day stops by to celebrate the release of his new album "The Mystery Of You." Hear about his experiences growing up Mormon in Utah before trekking out to LA and NYC to start his music career. We'll be starting a new hashtag #SpencerDayBF...find out why! Arden Myrin, comedian from Chelsea Lately, calls into The Bender to tell us about the pilot she's filming for Adult Swim, complete with a horny gay guy who lives in the back of a used Bentley (say what?). And finally, Neyo (yes that Neyo) tells us about his new collaborations with David Guetta and Calvin Harris, as well as spills inside info about Celine Dion's germaphobia. Kind of. Tweet The Bender, will ya? @benderlounge
56 minutes | May 1, 2013
I Need Your Love
Adrienne Maloof may not have made the best impression on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this past season, but in one of her first interviews since the season ended, she tells Ben about her commitment to the gay community. As one of the newest participants in the NoH8 campaign, Adrienne gets personal about her connection to gays, her political persuasions, and of course...her Maloof vodka, jewelry, and handbag empire! While discussing Adrienne's husband and children were off limits, we quickly learned from Jen Kirkman that children will forever be off limits! Author of the new book "I Can Barely Take Care of Myself," Jen tells us about her decision never to have kids, and why that's okay. As if that's not enough, Ben's buddy Derek Hartley from SiriusXM's "Derek and Romaine Show" also joins him in studio for some shenanigans.
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