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Bantercast Episode 28: Charles Eisenstein And The Origin Of Wrongness In The World

In this thought provoking episode of The Bantercast, Ben and Michael talk with famed author and speaker Charles Eisenstein about the growing identity crisis we are facing in the West. What is the origin of wrongness in the world? How can we live more meaningful lives, and what can we do to fulfill …Continue reading […]

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Banter Cast Episode 26: Teresa Yung, Shaman In The Making (Part 1)

On today’s show, Ben and Michael talk with the amazing Teresa Yung, a teacher who aims to share indigenous medicines of the world and promote spiritual growth and connection. Amongst many topics, we discuss the current political climate, whether we ‘manifested’ Donald Trump in order to deal with …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Bantercast Episode 25: Facebook Live Chat – Aziz Ansari and Bitcoin

In this special ‘Facebook Live’ episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael discuss the complexities and confusion surrounding the Aziz Ansari scandal and talk about the rise and fall (and rise again?) of Bitcoin. Is the Aziz Ansari episode a turning point in the #MeToo movement? Are all men a …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Bantercast Episode 24: How to Choose a Religion

In today’s show, Ben and Michael discuss how to choose a religion. Are you interested in Buddhism? Does Christianity make sense to you? Do you even need a religion in the first place, and why isn’t atheism enough? We grapple with the deep questions and help you figure out which (if any) spiritual …Continue reading […]

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Bantercast Episode 23: How to Survive 2018

In the first Bantercast episode of 2018, Ben and Michael discuss Michael Wolff’s new book ‘Fire and Fury’, what is happening to the Alt Right movement, Trump’s intelligence, and how we can all survive 2018 without going completely insane. We are excited about the upcoming year and plan to share …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Bantercast Episode 22: Kevin Glass and Christina McDowell

In our Christmas special, Ben and Michael are joined by two of our former guests, Kevin Glass and Christina McDowell. Kevin is a prominent ‘Never Trump’ conservative who writes for The Hill and Townhall.com, and Christina is the author of “After Perfect”, a best selling memoir. Today’s show centers …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Bantercast Episode 21: A Time to Fight

In this scintillating episode of The Bantercast, Ben and Michael discuss the insane election in Alabama, net neutrality, and the Republican war on reality. How far will the Trump administration go to maintain its hold on power? Have we reached the point of no return? What can we all do about this? …Continue reading Continue […]

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Bantercast Episode 20: Ari Rutenberg, Co-Founder of The Daily Banter

In today’s hilarious episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael are joined by LA producer and co-founder of The Daily Banter, Ari Rutenberg. It’s an extra long show packed with banter about the beginnings of the site, the #MeToo scandal, Al Franken, Roy Moore, Donald Trump and what the hell is …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Bantercast #19: Ben’s Terrifying Journey to The Amazon Rainforest

In this epic edition of the Bantercast, Ben discusses his recent journey to the Amazon rainforest where he took ‘Huachuma’, a psychoactive plant medicine used widely in Peru. Ben details coming face to face with the reality of death, his experience of taking ‘Vilca’, the most powerful psychedelic …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Bantercast #18: Sexual Predators in Our Midst

In this controversial episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael ask themselves a very important question in the wake of the #MeToo sexual harassment scandal currently engulfing the Western world: should men be ashamed of themselves? We talk about Al Franken, Bill Clinton, Roy Moore and Donald …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Bantercast Episode 17: Michael and the Mongolian Shaman

After a two week break, Ben and Michael are back with a brand new episode of the Bantercast. In today’s show, Michael discusses his experience meeting a Mongolian Shaman and Ben talks about his crazy trip to the Amazon Jungle. It’s a thought provoking show with insight into the world’s oldest …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Bantercast Episode 15: Harvey Weinstein is an Asshole

In this episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael discuss the shocking Harvey Weinstein scandal and why sexual assault is so rife in corporate America. Also discussed in today’s show: is ‘toxic masculinity’ a real thing? Are the regressive left responsible for the Alt Right, and how can we stop …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Bantercast #14: Power, Guns and the Vine of Death

In today’s epic show Ben and Michael talk about Ayahuasca, the plant medicine known as “The Vine of Death”, whether it can cure humanity of our destructive tendencies and why you should (or shouldn’t) do it. We also discuss real issue with firearms in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, and the …Continue reading […]

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Bantercast Episode 13: The Stress and Panic Special

In this week’s special episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael discuss stress and panic in modern society. Michael shares a story about a recent panic attack he had, his history of stress, and how he deals with it today. Ben discusses how he built the Banter and brought it back from the brink, …Continue […]

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Bantercast #12: Bitcoin Mania, Getting Rich, and How to Think About Money

In this episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael discuss Bitcoin mania, the concept of getting rich, and how to think about money. Most people don’t understand money or how to use it, and without real financial literacy many will be doomed to repeat basic mistakes that the wealthy don’t make. Is …Continue reading Continue […]

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Bantercast #11: Panama Jackson – Trump Ruined My Relationship With My White Mother

In today’s episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael speak with Very Smart Brotha’s (VSB) Panama Jackson. Panama co-founded VSB and recently quit his job to write for the hilarious Afro-centric site full time. Panama recently penned a heartbreaking article describing his ruined …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Bantercast #10: Jim St. Germain – From Haiti to the World

In today’s episode of the Bantercast, we spoke with the amazing Jim St. Germain, the author of ‘A Stone of Hope: A Memoir’.Jim was born in Haiti into severe poverty and moved to New York City aged 11, where he fell into a life of gang activity and crime. He turned his life around with the […]

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Bantercast #8: Noor Tagouri – Sex Trafficking and Heroin Addiction in America

In today’s episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael talk to Noor Tagouri, a Muslim American woman who made history by becoming the first woman to wear hijab in Playboy magazine. Noor Tagouri is a journalist at Newsy and has been on the road documenting heroin addiction and sex trafficking in …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Bantercast #7: Chris Bradshaw – The Vegetable Man

In today’s show, we talk to Washington D.C’s most notorious gardener, Chris Bradshaw of the non-profit “Dreaming Out Loud”. Chris spoke to us about how gardening can heal communities and provide a way of feeding people without relying on giant supermarkets and fast food chains. His non-profit aims …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Bantercast Episode 6: Zoe Ligon, The Sex Educator

In today’s hilarious and thought provoking episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael speak to Zoe Ligon, a sex educator and founder of Spectrumboutique.com, an online ethical sex toy store. On the show, we talk about polyamory, pornography, homosexuality, sexual spirituality and sex camps (yes …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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