BEN Talks on Radio Free Brooklyn
BEN Talks
Hosted by Ben Louis, Addy. The Best in the World Ben Louis and Addy come together each week to discuss the latest in urban culture.  With neither host afraid to speak their mind, you will be sure to hear a unique point of view about a wide range of topics.  Ben and Addy give credit when its due in their “Shout-outs” segment. All the latest news and trending social media topics in our “Trending Topics” segment, and violators will be addressed in our “Blow the Whistle” segment.  Also Ben loses his mind every week during his “Don’t @ Me” segment.  On top of incredible hard hitting content, we have amazing guests that range from musical artists to actors/actresses and even entrepreneurs. While the hosts are the same every week, no two shows ever will be.
Listen LIVE every Thursday at 5:00 pm
Category: Hip Hop, Local Music, News, R&B, Social Issues, Soul, Talk


About Ben Louis, Addy

Addy

Addy the Bed Stuy Baddie is a regrettably heterosexual, ghetto Intellectual, who sounds a lot like (and perhaps looks like) Beyonce on the Radio. 

Shortly after graduating from Harvard in 2013, she worked as a middle school math teacher  for a few years in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Then in 2016, to the shock and confusion of her Nigerian ass parents, she pulled the plot twist of the century when she decided she’d quit her job to become a Rapper – basically wasting her Ivy League degree. Realizing that she needed a day job and that her ADD couldn’t be contained into just one profession, she does the absolute MOST for a living now as an Education Consultant, Rapper, Songwriter, Content Creator and now Co-Host on the Ben Talks Show. 

As the self proclaimed “Hotep Healer,” you can expect Addy the Bed Stuy Baddie to challenge young men to be decent to women (okay Ben!), to vanquish white tears with the harsh truths about the Black experience in America and to inspire young people of color to believe in themselves. You’ll love her, I promise!

 

Ben Louis

The Best in the World Ben Louis is a highly opinionated and passionate On Air Personality.  Ben always had a passion for radio. Growing up in a house with 5 other siblings there was a lot of competition for the television, so Ben turned to the radio for entertainment.  When he decided to finally pursue a career in broadcast media, Radio Free Brooklyn accepted him with open arms.  What started as a volunteer position quickly turned into an opportunity to become a full time host with his own show.  Throughout the years Ben has used his platform to help promote and bring awareness to local artists in the Hip Hop/R&B genre, as well as local creatives such as authors, actors/actresses, poets, and even entrepreneurs.  In his free time he is usually listening to the radio (of course), tending to his cat KingKattDaddy (you have to say the whole thing), and trying not to lose his mind while on the subway (seriously have you been on the MTA).



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  • BEN Talks (3.14.2019)
    by Benjamin Louis on March 18, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Addy is on location at SXSW, Ben discusses Lori Loughlin's college admissions scam, Kim Kardashian fighting for prison reform and Leo Simone drops by to discuss her new music and upcoming projects. Listen →

  • BEN Talks (3.7.2019)
    by Benjamin Louis on March 18, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    This week we re-act to the "Leaving Neverland" documentary and the explosive R. Kelly interview with Gail King and Alexis Marie-Wint drops by to discuss her upcoming movie. Listen →

  • BEN Talks (2.28.2019)
    by Benjamin Louis on March 4, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Ben and Addy wrap up a tumultuous Black History Month, the upcoming "Leaving Neverland" documentary and Addy tells us all the cool things she's been working on with her music and her brand "Party Blackly". Listen →

  • BEN Talks (2.21.2019)
    by Benjamin Louis on March 4, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Ben and Addy discuss Colin Kaepernick's settlement with the NFL, Nipsey Hustle's upcoming documentary on Dr. Sebi, Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson hooking up? Burberry out here making noose hoodies. Community organizer Karl Kumodzi calls in and Zeyi stops by to talk his newly release EP "Selfless" Listen →

  • BEN Talks (2.14.2019)
    by Benjamin Louis on March 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    On this week's show Ben and Addy discuss the Grammys, Ben goes off on Kacey Musgrave winning album of the year, Bow Wow gets into a fight with his GF, Jussie Smollet lies catching up to him and Courtney of "Courtney's Corners" drops in to discuss upcoming season. Listen →

  • BEN Talks 2.7.2019
    by Benjamin Louis on February 12, 2019 at 1:42 am

    This week Ben and Addy discuss, Liam Neeson confessions, Bow Wow involved attacked by girlfriend, 21 Savage detained by ICE, the horrible superbowl ratings and J.Lo set to do a Motown tribute at the Grammy's. Author of the "Invisible Empire" Erica Hale calls in to discuss her book and how currents events inspire her writing. Listen →

  • Brooklyn Bandstand (Kiid Wolfe, Keyz Vango, Neighborhood Sparkz)
    by Benjamin Louis on January 31, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Ben Louis sits down with WARTOWN members, KiidWolfe, Keyz Vango and Neighborhood Sparks and discusses upcoming and current music and trap metal. Listen →

  • BEN Talks (1-24-2019)
    by Benjamin Louis on January 31, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Ben is back from taking a week off and is rejoined by Addy. We discuss Nick Cannon's comments about Travis Scott, Chris Brown in trouble in again. Superbowl performances causing a rift in the black community? Ben loses his mind about people coughing into open air and, rising star Warren Wint comes by to discuss his latest project "Quietaskept". Listen →

  • BEN Talks 1.10.2018
    by Benjamin Louis on January 11, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Addy of the "So Boom" podcast joins the show to help discuss the aftermath of "Surviving R.Kelly", the death of Jazmine Barnes, the suspicious Ed Buck, the recent government shutdown and "Urinal Talkers"... Listen →

  • BEN Talks 1.3.2019
    by Benjamin Louis on January 11, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    In the first show of 2019 Ben addresses the departure of Ms. Hazel and Duce OG. He also discusses the upcoming docuseries "Surviving R.Kelly", Tiffany Haddish's horrible NYE and Chap Stick... Listen →

  • BEN Talks 12.27.2019
    by Benjamin Louis on January 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    In the final show of the year, Mitch and Jutel join host Ben Louis to talk the biggest stories of 2018 and for the BEN Talks Top 10 songs of 2018. Listen →

  • Interview with DJ Coolhand
    by Benjamin Louis on November 26, 2018 at 3:32 am

    DJ Coolhand comes by and discusses his start as a DJ, how he got his name, working with G-Eazy and more in his sit down with Ben Louis. Listen →

  • Luzion Interview
    by Benjamin Louis on October 27, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Rapper and Actor Luzion comes through to Brooklyn Bandstand and we discuss how he got into music, developing his own style and staying positive. Listen →

  • BEN Talks 10/25/2018 (Solo Charm guest host)
    by Benjamin Louis on October 27, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    This week we discuss, bombs being sent to democrats, XXXTentacion confession tapes, Mega Millions jackpot winner and Ashanti only sells 30 concert tickets. Our topic of the day "Toxic Relationships". Listen →

  • BEN Talks 10/18/2018
    by Benjamin Louis on October 27, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    This week we recap the BET Awards, discuss "Cornerstore Caroline", Apartment Ally and the NBA season is here. Our topic of the day "Shootin ya shot". Listen →

  • BEN Talks 10/11/2018
    by Benjamin Louis on October 27, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    On this week's episode we discuss Fab's recent indictment, migrant children getting put up for adoption, another earthquake hits in Haiti and hurricanes devastate the Carolinas. Our topic of the day "How do you know you're carrying emotional baggage?" Listen →

  • Brooklyn Bandstand Just Keith Interview
    by Benjamin Louis on October 17, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Singer/Songwriter Just Keith stops by and talks, new music, what started his career and future projects. Listen →

  • BEN Talks (10-04-2018)
    by Benjamin Louis on October 5, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Ben, Ms. Hazel and Duce OG discuss the new Presidential Alert System, Mental health in the black community, and Kanye West is at it again. Topic of the day "How has social media changed relationships?" Listen →

  • BEN Talks (09-27-2018)
    by Benjamin Louis on October 5, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Ms. Hazel is back from vacation, and rejoins Ben and Duce OG to discuss Bill Cosby's sentencing, Kanye out of the sunken place? New details emerge in the Bothem Shem Jean murder case and Will Smith celebrates his 50th. Topic of the Day: "When is it too soon to have sex in a new relationship?" Listen →

  • BEN Talks (09-20-2018)
    by Benjamin Louis on October 5, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Ben, Duce OG and special guest host DJ Areitan, discuss Hurricane Florence's impact on the Carolinas, Kings Plaza parking garage fire and Katt Williams the latest to come at Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. Topic of the Day: "How do you know when your relationship/situationship is over?" Listen →