Bantercast #4: The Wolf of Wall St. Ruined My Life

In today’s show, Michael and Ben sit down with Christina McDowell, the author of ‘After Perfect’, a breathtaking memoir about losing everything after her father went to federal prison for securities fraud. Christina’s father worked with the “Wolf of Wall Street” Jordan Belfort, and took hundreds of thousands of dollars out in her name putting Christina into crippling debt as a young woman.

Christina talks with us about her time as an aspiring actress in Hollywood, drug and alcohol abuse, wanting to end her life, and finally finding redemption through writing. It’s a truly amazing story, so get listening!

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Patrons Only (NSFW!!): Sex, Hollywood and Hitting Rockbottom

In this hilarious Patrons Only podcast, Christina McDowell chats to the Banter crew about the craziest experience she had as a young actress in Hollywood (it involves a sex crazed accountants and an amazing revenge tale), Ben reveals a Ron Jeremy and Zach Effron inspired decision to leave Los Angeles (yes really), and Michael asks Christina some very difficult questions. It gets hot in the Patrons Only area, so be prepared!

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Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.