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Mouthpeace with Michael Bennett & Pele Bennett

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Michael Bennett is a unicorn. The NFL defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, is both a Super Bowl Champion and self-described feminist. Pele Bennett is no slacker either: she’s a food advocate and a skilled Polynesian dancer. Together, the Bennetts have taken on everything from racial justice work to authoring a children’s book to parenting three daughters. (Did we mention they’re high-school sweethearts?) In Mouthpeace, the Bennetts invite listeners and guests into their professional and private lives to take on topics provocative and personal: from sitting out the national anthem to keeping their sex life fresh. Like Michael and Pele, Mouthpeace manages to be many things at once: hilarious, inquisitive, and unfiltered. NSFW: explicit content. First episode drops January 31, 2020.
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In the season finale, Michael and Pele look back at some of their favorite moments from 25 episodes, and give thanks to each one of their guests. They reminisce about their conversations with Chef Edouardo Jordan speaking about being a top chef and a Black man in the white-dominated restaurant industry, and former Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke telling America to “Wake the F*ck Up”. They look back on how inspired they were by their deep dive with Olympian and activist Dr. John Carlos about his experience protesting at the 1968 Olympics, and what it meant to them to record in person with their good friends Pro-Bowler Cliff Avril and his wife Tia Avril on lack of representation and advocacy for women in sports. And of course, a look back at Season 1 of Mouthpeace wouldn’t be complete without highligthing one of their many conversations about ... sex. This is the best (and probably only) post-game analysis you’ll hear for a while! Did you love Season 1? Rate and review us on Apple, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify… wherever you listen to Mouthpeace. Follow Pele on Instagram @PelePels and Michael on Instagram and Twitter @mosesbread72 Check out our sponsors of this week’s episode: Raycon’s wireless earbuds are so comfortable — perfect for conference calls or bingeing podcasts like ours! Get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/MOUTHPEACE Get the best sleep of your life with Helix Sleep! Helix has a 10 year warranty and you get to try it out for a hundred nights risk free. Get up to 200 dollars off and two free pillows at helixsleep.com/peace Make your face glow with the light of all natural ingredients. Get 15% off your True Botanicals order at truebotanicals.com/MOUTHPEACE with promo code MOUTHPEACE Keep your family safe — with First Alert! visit firstalert.com/beready for safety tips and a variety of home safety products.  To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/mouthpeace shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  ---- See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
It’s been over 3 months since the pandemic started to deeply impact the United States. How has life changed for Michael, Pele and their three kids? In pretty much every way imaginable. Michael and Pele reflect on their “new normal” including school, their relationship, and family time. Through the conversation, they conclude that this is a time for radically reimagining everything about life. But, don’t forget to still have sex!  Follow Pele on Instagram @PelePels and Michael on Instagram and Twitter @mosesbread72 Check out our sponsors of this week’s episode: Raycon’s wireless earbuds are so comfortable — perfect for conference calls or bingeing podcasts like ours! Get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/MOUTHPEACE Is there something preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. Visit betterhelp.com/MOUTHPEACE and get a 10% discount with promo code MOUTHPEACE To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/mouthpeace shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  ---- See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Would you believe that Michael is an avid reader of Architectural Digest? Believe it. Today he and Pele speak with Frances Merrill, a revolutionary interior designer. They discuss Michael’s favorite textiles, how people now are spending their money with social activism in mind, and how Frances is talking to her kids about being a part of redesigning the world right now.  Follow Pele on Instagram @PelePels and Michael on Instagram and Twitter @mosesbread72 You can find Frances Merrill and Reath Design at reathdesign.com Check out our sponsors of this week’s episode: Looking for the perfect mattress for YOU? They’ll match you to a customized mattress that will give you the best sleep of your life. Go to HelixSleep.com/PEACE Raycon’s wireless earbuds are so comfortable — perfect for conference calls or bingeing podcasts like ours! Get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/MOUTHPEACE Make your face glow with the light of all natural ingredients. Get 15% off your True Botanicals order at truebotanicals.com/MOUTHPEACE with promo code MOUTHPEACE Is there something preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. Visit betterhelp.com/MOUTHPEACE and get a 10% discount with promo code MOUTHPEACE To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/mouthpeace shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Michael and Pele examine the NFL’s recent move to make Juneteenth a company holiday. Is it an honorable move? Is it too little, too late? They also talk to Frankie Shaw, actor, director, writer and creator of SMILF on Showtime, about anti-racism work and an episode of SMILF that holds special meaning for Pele. Follow Pele on Instagram @PelePels and Michael on Instagram and Twitter @mosesbread72 Check out our sponsors of this week’s episode: Keep your family safe — with First Alert! visit firstalert.com/beready for safety tips and a variety of home safety products.  Raycon’s wireless earbuds are so comfortable — perfect for conference calls or bingeing podcasts like ours! Get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/MOUTHPEACE Make your face glow with the light of all natural ingredients. Get 15% off your True Botanicals order at truebotanicals.com/MOUTHPEACE with promo code MOUTHPEACE Is there something preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. Visit betterhelp.com/MOUTHPEACE and get a 10% discount with promo code MOUTHPEACE To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/mouthpeace shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Are You Authentic?

Are You Authentic?

2020-06-1136:53

Michael and Pele explore the idea of authenticity from a variety of angles: in how we live our lives, do our work, pursue our passions, and make art. They talk about all the influences pulling us away from authenticity in today’s culture, and the impact, in particular, on music and art. Michael divulges his passion for Bollywood films and Pele gives some solid Pro Tip advice on staying present and freeing your mind. Follow Pele on Instagram @PelePels and Michael on Instagram and Twitter @mosesbread72 Check out our sponsors of this week’s episode: Find relief for your stiff and achy muscles with Lefa Cream. Get a FREE trial now at yourlefacream.com Raycon’s wireless earbuds are so comfortable — perfect for conference calls or bingeing podcasts like ours! Get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/MOUTHPEACE Make your face glow with the light of all natural ingredients. Get 15% off your True Botanicals order at truebotanicals.com/MOUTHPEACE with promo code MOUTHPEACE Is there something preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. Visit betterhelp.com/MOUTHPEACE and get a 10% discount with promo code MOUTHPEACE To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/mouthpeace shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  ---- See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Michael and Pele share their solidarity with George Floyd and others around the world protesting police violence. This special episode is 8 minutes and 46 seconds long: the exact amount of time that George Floyd was pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020. 8 Minutes and 46 Seconds: How George Floyd Was Killed in Police Custody (via NYTimes): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/us/george-floyd-investigation.html See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
On this week’s episode, Michael and Pele go deep on Pele’s Polynesian culture. Because, obviously, “Polynesian Women are Dope.” They speak with Pauline Fonua, founder of The Vision Board, an organization “Speaking Pacific Existence Out Loud in T-Shirt Form.” They discuss the distinctions between Polynesian and Pasifika culture more broadly, as well as touching on food, tattoos and the importance of carrying on the language of your culture from generation to generation. Michael makes sure we do not forget about Chick-fil-A’s Polynesian sauce. Follow Pauline Fonua and The Vision Board on Instagram at @TheVisionBoardOfficial. Find The Vision Board and the Tee of the Month at https://thevisionboardofficial.com/ Follow Pele on Instagram @PelePels and Michael on Instagram and Twitter @mosesbread72 Check out our sponsors of this week’s episode: Find relief for your stiff and achy muscles with Lefa Cream. Get a FREE trial now at yourlefacream.com Bring education to life for your kids with Little Passports. Use offer code MOUTHPEACE at checkout for 15% off your order at littlepassports.com Make your face glow with the light of all natural ingredients. Get 15% off your True Botanicals order at truebotanicals.com/MOUTHPEACE with promo code MOUTHPEACE Is there something preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. Visit betterhelp.com/MOUTHPEACE and get a 10% discount with promo code MOUTHPEACE To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/mouthpeace shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Love After Lockdown

Love After Lockdown

2020-05-2836:25

Michael and Pele have been taking this time in isolation for some meaningful heart-to-hearts. Today they discuss the collective trauma of going through a global pandemic, and how we can each come out of this with more love for ourselves, for our families, and for each other. Mostly suitable for work, but it gets deep. What? You don’t already follow Michael and Pele on social media? Get on it! Find Pele on Instagram @PelePels and Michael is on Instagram and Twitter @mosesbread72. You’ll definitely want to check out our fantastic sponsors of this week’s episode: Do you want your masked face to glow with the light of all natural ingredients? We do! Get 15% off your True Botanicals order at truebotanicals.com/MOUTHPEACE with promo code MOUTHPEACE Is there something preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp online counseling is there for you! Visit betterhelp.com/MOUTHPEACE and get a 10% discount with promo code MOUTHPEACE Subscribe to Seki Cooking on Youtube, the new cooking channel from the Bennett Family! To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/mouthpeace shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
With everyone at home and around family all day long, chances are high that some awkward conversations may come up. Michael and Pele talk with Cam Poter and KarenLee Poter, hosts of the Sex Talk With My Mom podcast, about having open communication with your kids and family members and tackling those difficult conversations head-on. Listen in for Michael’s elaborate plan for Pele that he’s putting in his will. Helix: helixsleep.com/peace BetterHelp: betterhelp.com/mouthpeace See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Laila Ali is a four-time undefeated boxing world champion and the daughter of Muhammad Ali. Laila is also a fitness & wellness advocate, and a loving, dedicated parent. She joins Michael and Pele for a conversation on what it was like growing up with Muhammad Ali as her father, staying true to yourself no matter what room you walk into, and how she tries to pass down important lessons about nutrition and faith to her children. Plus, how do Michael, Pele and Laila all draw boundaries between “parent time” and “partner time”? Little Passports: littlepassports.com offer code: MOUTHPEACE BetterHelp: betterhelp.com/mouthpeace Literati: literati.com/mouthpeace Helix: helixsleep.com/peace Laila Ali: lailaali.com/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
As of now, there’s still a U.S. presidential election happening this November, and some say it’s the biggest presidential election of all time. This week, Michael and Pele talk with Democratic political strategist Michael Starr Hopkins about the 2020 election. Hopkins gives his recommendation for Biden’s VP pick, and they talk about how reparations and marijuana legalization naturally go hand-in-hand.  Roman: getroman.com/peace BetterHelp: betterhelp.com/mouthpeace Literati: literati.com/mouthpeace First Alert: firstalert.com See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Michael and Pele homeschool their three daughters, so they have some experience managing their days with the whole family together at home. But even for them, this new reality is challenging. In today’s episode, they reflect on how they’re staying sane while at home all day every day, how their kids are coping with all of this, and how Michael’s ashy feet made Pele worry there was something seriously wrong with him. Theragun: theragun.com/mouthpeace Little Passports: ​littlepassports.com offer code MOUTHPEACE See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
A World Without Sports

A World Without Sports

2020-04-2434:27

Are sports ever coming back? Today, Pele gets some much-needed alone time and calls Michael from a separate room in the Bennett Bunker. They share their thoughts on how strange it is that we’re all living in a world without sports, and Michael leaks the chatter he’s hearing about one way the NFL might deal with this and still try to play the 2020 season. Audible: audible.com/stories or text stories to 500-500 Little Passports: ​littlepassports.com offer code MOUTHPEACE Helix: helixsleep.com/PEACE Roman: getroman.com/peace See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
When two Super Bowl Champions (also both on the Seattle Seahawks All-Decade Team) who are used to always winning suddenly experience an epic loss...they must be going head-to-head with their wives. No contest here. On today’s episode, Cliff Avril and his wife Tia Avril join Michael and Pele for a fierce conversation on the role of women in the NFL, and the sports and media world in general. Whose responsibility is it to stand up for women’s rights and equality in sports? What should the NFL do to take big steps forward on this issue? Literati Books: literati.com/mouthpeace Theragun: theragun.com/mouthpeace Abide app: abide.co/mouthpeace See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Two Super Bowl champions in the same room is about as close as we get to sports these days. Michael’s younger brother, Super Bowl Champ Martellus Bennett, and his accomplished wife Siggi Bennett join Michael and Pele on this week’s episode. The four talk about the NFL, sibling rivalry, parenting, retirement, their dreams, and living outside the box.  Helix: helixsleep.com/peace See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
#SexualWarmUp

#SexualWarmUp

2020-04-0330:47

Michael and Pele have been together since high school. From marriage, to having kids, to picking up and moving around to multiple NFL cities, they’ve developed lots of opinions about just about everything. One topic they have a lot of opinions about? S-E-X. In this episode, they explore communication in the bedroom, the use of sex as a bargaining chip in relationships, and the idea of a #sexualwarmup. Abide app: abide.co/mouthpeace First Alert: visit firstalert.com See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
**New Lemonada Media Show Alert** In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt. We are now in the early stages of something we’ve never seen before: a global pandemic. In addition to our health, social isolation and economic uncertainty have left us scrambling to understand our new normal and wondering what the future holds. From his own bubble, health care leader, turnaround expert and #stayhome architect Andy Slavitt is making it his mission to give Americans critical information in real-time but also hope for a path forward. He reminds us of what we can achieve and the deep sense of solidarity that we need during these trying times. Andy is joined each week by leading scientists, cultural icons, and political leaders—together, they will help us process, understand, and adjust to the changes around us. Subscribe now to In The Bubble with Andy Slavitt where ever you get your podcasts. https://www.patreon.com/inthebubble Patreon See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
We all need some comfort right now. And what better comfort than talking about food? Michael and Pele tell their story of a multicultural dinner they hosted recently for friends and family that taught everyone in the room something they didn’t know. Then, they talk with James Beard Award-winning chef Edouardo Jordan about his roots in Southern cooking, the struggles of breaking through as a black man in the culinary world, and the ongoing debate of jerk chicken versus oxtails. Plus, Chef Jordan gives us all an exclusive Pro Tip you can use in your kitchen during social distancing.  Get Roman: getroman.com/peace Better Help: Betterhelp.com/mouthpeace Audible: audible.com/mouthpeace or text mouthpeace to 500-500 Helix: helixsleep.com/peace See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Real Love (w/ Tobe & Fat)

Real Love (w/ Tobe & Fat)

2020-03-2001:03:51

There's a lot to be nervous about right now. With so much uncertainty in the world, it's important to hear stories about real, authentic love. This week, Michael and Pele give us some good laughs as they talk with Tobe & Fat, a power couple in the Houston music community that have plenty to share about their experience as friends, partners, lovers, and business partners. Get a refreshing listen for your ears, as we all do our best to stay inside and keep our communities healthy. Follow Tobe @tobenwigwe Follow Fat @tobecallsmefat Listen to FAM: For All Moms from Audioboom, listen on your favorite podcast app! First Alert: visit firstalert.com Better Help: Betterhelp.com/Mouthpeace See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Lessons from History

Lessons from History

2020-03-1354:32

Michael and Pele talk about their feelings about over-policing in black and brown communities. They speak with Flint Taylor, Chicago civil rights attorney and author of The Torture Machine, to explore the history of police violence in America, as well as the impacts of that history on the present day. Read Flint Taylor’s book, The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago Listen to Good Kids: How Not To Raise An Asshole https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ First Alert: visit firstalert.com Blinkist: Blinkist.com/Mouthpeace Abide app: abide.co/mouthpeace Better Help: Betterhelp.com/Mouthpeace See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Katherine Haynes

This is about bad cops not a racial matter

Jun 8th
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