In The Ring



We are a group of 20 and 30 somethings that discuss any and everything going on in the world. No matter what, this is an opportunity to get in the ring and be a part of the conversation.


  • NBA Playoff Rant - Where Is James Harden?

    NBA Playoff Rant - Where Is James Harden?

    11/05/2019 Duration: 22min

    An epic rant on the NBA Playoffs, specifically people who have come up small or just gone straight missing.

  • The One With The Award-Winning Photographer

    The One With The Award-Winning Photographer

    10/09/2018 Duration: 36min

    Oliver is joined by Mylan, a video producer, photographer, and award-winning cinematographer. They get into a discussion on how Mylan got started as a photographer, his work in the Obama Photo Office and the NY Times, the politics of capturing and editing the White House, how a photo tells 1000 lies, working with individuals across the political aisle, his work with the 48 hour film project, competing in international film competitions, and much more.

  • The One With the Artist

    The One With the Artist

    03/09/2018 Duration: 50min

    In The Ring is back!! After a very long hiatus, Oliver is joined by Kaitlyn, an arts coordinator, artist, and professor at Tufts University. They discuss the sacrifice that artists make for their goals, the artist voice, art in the Trump era, the difference between "good" and "bad" art, using art responsibly to promote social causes, non-political art and art as therapy, racial social justice issues, and much more.

  • Play Your Position!

    Play Your Position!

    16/07/2018 Duration: 58min

    Oliver is joined by Terrell and Jordan as they discuss working in the service industry trenches, annoying things that customers do, differences in restaurant clientele, expectations in service, food and tipping for different customers, donating to break the stereotype of black people not tipping, perks of being a good tipper, big spenders on the restaurant scene, the hook-up scene in the service industry, wild stories from the restaurant scene, impact of immigrants in the restaurant industry, and much more.

  • Looking for Leonidas in NBA Free Agency

    Looking for Leonidas in NBA Free Agency

    09/07/2018 Duration: 01h28min

    Ben and Eliza are out and Oliver holds down the fort with Terrell and Mikey. They talk the NBA 2018 Free Agency with DeMarcus Cousins joining the Golden State Warriors, whether LeBron is to blame for the rise of Super Teams, the luck required for GSW to make the finals, LeBron going to the Lakers and the legacy of the Lakers, the NBA changing playoff seeding, the difference between LeBron and Michael Jordan, the upcoming NFL season, and a lot more. They also give their top 5 in the Modern Era of basketball.

  • The One With Wine Tasting (Featuring Brad from Haymaker)

    The One With Wine Tasting (Featuring Brad from Haymaker)

    02/07/2018 Duration: 02h04min

    The trio is joined by a friend of Ben’s, Brad. Brad is a Sommelier and a general manager at Haymaker, a local Charlotte restaurant. Brad provides education on the wine, where he teaches us about good/bad wine, finding good wines at affordable prices, differences different regions and years make on wines, buying wines based on the labeling, dealing with wine snobs that keep talking, learning how to pick a wine on a date, and much more. The trio also perform a wine tasting, where Eliza’s hate of Riesling is put to the ultimate test.

  • The One With the $70 Million Lottery Winner

    The One With the $70 Million Lottery Winner

    25/06/2018 Duration: 45min

    Oliver, Ben, and Eliza are back! They discuss President Trump's newly announced Space Forces military branch and the perks of joining. Eliza also poses a question of whether you could get paid to do nothing, whether more money makes more problems, people winning the lottery, fantasizing about winning the lottery, how a lot of money changes people and their lives, and much more.

  • The One With Suicide and Depression

    The One With Suicide and Depression

    18/06/2018 Duration: 47min

    The trio of Ben, Eliza, and Oliver return to discuss the recent mental health issues in the news. They discuss Anthony Bourdain, the impact of celebrity suicide on people, the lack of individuals of counseling among the rich and famous, the stigma around mental health counselor, the struggles of asking for help, dating people that are depressed/dealing with mental health issues, mental health in the gun debate, and much more.

  • The One With Lawyers Only (Tequila recommended)

    The One With Lawyers Only (Tequila recommended)

    11/06/2018 Duration: 01h04min

    In The Ring is in front of a live studio audience! Ben and Eliza are out, but Oliver is joined by Anna and Beth, two lawyers in a special edition of the podcast called "Lawyer's Only". The lawyers play a drinking game where every time the word law is said, people take a drink. The lawyers discuss the hell of law school, when they they realized they had regrets about being in law school, Oliver wearing a gorilla mask and sombreros for law school finals, the times in law school when you wanted to give up, dealing with gunners in law school, bar review and drinking in law school, making lifelong connections in law school, and the point where you let it all out in grad school. They also play Tap Out! You don't want to miss this!

  • The One With Advice

    The One With Advice

    04/06/2018 Duration: 48min

    Ben, Eliza, and Oliver discuss being positive and their dogs. They then discuss people coming to Ben for medical advice and not believing him, WebMD/Googling for their medical information, people arguing with Oliver about legal advice, whether people look for advice just to confirm what they already want to do, Oliver and Eliza give impressions of idiot clients, the act of genuinely seeking advice, and much more.

  • The One With Instagram DMs

    The One With Instagram DMs

    28/05/2018 Duration: 43min

    Ben, Eliza, and Oliver discuss the winner of the best bachelor/bachelorette story from the Instagram contest, sliding into people's DMs, the difference between meeting someone in real life versus meeting someone on Instagram, judging someone based on their social media platform, using Instagram for dating, Instagram models, and so much more.

  • The One With The Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties

    The One With The Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties

    21/05/2018 Duration: 01h10min

    The trio is back! They discuss being away for a bit, the people you have to include at bachelor/bachelorette parties, people showing up with their own agendas, taking photos on the bachelor party, the optimal party size, if you can say no to going to the big party, the worst person at a bachelor/bachelorette party, using the party to see which friends you have outgrown, the etiquette around spending at the bachelor party, and much more.

  • Coolin Out/In The Ring Crossover

    Coolin Out/In The Ring Crossover

    14/05/2018 Duration: 01h19min

    In this episode of In The Ring, Oliver is a guest of the Coolin' Out podcast with Jarel, Kev and Sal out of New York City. Oliver discusses how the In The Ring Podcast came to be, meeting Ben and Eliza, lessons learned from podcasting, Oliver's love of Cava De Oro Tequila, living in NY as opposed to living in Charlotte, relationships where everyone knows that one of the individuals is unfaithful, the NBA playoffs, and much more.

  • The One With the Gavel

    The One With the Gavel

    07/05/2018 Duration: 01h01min

    In The Ring Podcast is joined by Victoria from the Public Defender's office as they discuss how Victoria's path to the public defender's office, working at the office, defending guilty/innocent clients, working with the DA's office, interacting with clients, dating a client, whether she would consider transitioning to another practice, Victoria calls out Oliver on his stance on working as a Public Defender, the perception of corruption in the system, and much more.

  • The One With Local Harassment

    The One With Local Harassment

    30/04/2018 Duration: 49min

    Ben plans a trip to paradise, Eliza loves British Reality TV, and Oliver looks to buy a bar so he can chug drinks and throw the cups on the ground! The trio also discuss the Seventh Street harassment story in Charlotte, rumors that destroy people's businesses, the Charlotte Yoga harassment allegations, changes in how business owners interact due to harassment, people using harassment as a legal tool to avoid getting fired, and much more. Shout out to Charlotte Observer for breaking these stories!

  • The One With Parenting

    The One With Parenting

    23/04/2018 Duration: 01h10s

    The trio is back! They discuss individuals that wait to attend a wedding to evaluate how much effort was put into the wedding before they buy a gift and what happened with their respective weekends. They then discuss the trend in therapy among young people discussing parenting, helicopter parents, positive impact from helicopter parents, parents reacting to their children going to therapy, whether we become our parents, whether it's okay to correct someone else's parenting, and much more.

  • The One With Babies

    The One With Babies

    16/04/2018 Duration: 51min

    The trio discuss getting someone pregnant in a one-night stand, having a baby in a foreign country, bringing babies to the breweries, people who have kids and how they interact with their friends, how many kids each would want, adopting kids, whether someone would be a surrogate, breastfeeding in public and much more.

  • The One With Breakups

    The One With Breakups

    09/04/2018 Duration: 59min

    Ben and Oliver are joined by guests Laura and Beth to discuss the five stages of grieving, share bad breakup stories, how men and women process breakups, whether men and women can be friends, people that are serial daters, whether people can change, taking people back, other obstacles that ruin relationships, and much more.

  • The One With Sexy

    The One With Sexy

    02/04/2018 Duration: 55min

    The trio is back for a discussion on what is sexy! They get into a discussion on how guys and girls look sexy in specific outfits, erotic dinners, whether things are sexy, the number of times couples have sex, having sex while pregnant, and much more.

  • The One With Prison and Drugs

    The One With Prison and Drugs

    26/03/2018 Duration: 54min

    The trio has a random discussion on high fives, high fives in sex, how long you would last in prison, who you would take to prison with you and engaging in a relationship while you are in jail. They also discuss the marijuana business growth and the issue with people being in jail for marijuana offenses, the first time trying marijuana, what drug you would try if you knew you would never get hooked or go to jail, and a lot more.

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