Mouthpeace with Michael Bennett & Pele Bennett

Mouthpeace with Michael Bennett & Pele Bennett

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.... Show More

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February 1, 2021 50 min
Dr. Eddie Glaude has been everywhere on Twitter, MSNBC for his engaging responses to the haywire politics of the day. In this previously-aired episode, we first hear Pele and Michael reflect on the role of their very different religions in their family. Then, they are joined by Dr. Glaude, the chair of the African American Studies department at Princeton University and a religious scholar, to consider how religion and blues-soaked ...
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July 9, 2020 39 min
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...
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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!  ...
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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 Instag...
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June 18, 2020 47 min
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 o...
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June 11, 2020 32 min
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...
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June 4, 2020 8 min
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 ...
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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 ...
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May 28, 2020 36 min
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 a...
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May 21, 2020 43 min
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.c...
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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. ...
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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 Bet...
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May 1, 2020 38 min
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: thera...
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April 24, 2020 34 min
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: ​lit...
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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 fo...
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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/listener for privacy information.
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April 3, 2020 26 min
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...
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**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 ...
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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 ...
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March 20, 2020 59 min
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 ...
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