Ben Mandelker

Ben Mandelker is a writer and podcaster living in Los Angeles. He co-founded the pioneering website and currently manages B-Side Blog. His pop culture observations have been cited in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Gawker, and various other media outlets, and his contributions to Jezebel and Ranker have accrued a passionate fan base. Additionally, Mandelker co-hosts the podcast Watch What Crappens, which garners over 1.2 million listens per month and was recently ranked on Buzzfeed’s “22 Pop Culture Podcasts To Make Your Commute Less Shitty” as well as Mental Floss’ “19 TV Podcasts You Need to Hear.” He is obsessed with Ina Garten and Settlers of Catan.