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Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrit…

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    "House of Presley" w. Jenny Slate

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 79:20

    Ira and Louis discuss Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic and the musician's place in pop culture, Lil Nas X's beef with BET, and what the hell is going on with the Barbie movie. Plus, Jenny Slate joins to discuss Marcel the Shell with the Shoes On, visiting Isabella Rossellini's farm, and the joys of voice acting.____You can find everything you need to fight back at votesaveamerica.com/roe, but here's a few things you can do:The first, and most important thing we can do is minimize the harm that this ruling will inflict. One way to do that is to support our Immediate Impact Fund. All funds raised go directly to local abortion funds, independent clinics, and legal defense for patients: votesaveamerica.com/abortionfundsWe have a lot of work to do to fight back, and one place to start is with our Fight Back Fund, which supports grassroots organizing and power-building organizations in states where we can make a difference, as well as supporting ballot measure campaigns in four states. By contributing, you can help local activists defend abortion rights this year and build towards the future: votesaveamerica.com/fightbackGet to work supporting winnable races in 2022 where abortion is at stake—like the governor's races in Pennsylvania, Michigan, or Arizona—by signing up for Midterm Madness: votesaveamerica.com/midtermsRSVP for our live virtual event on Tuesday 6/28: After Roe: Reproductive and Civil Rights Move to States, where our expert panel incl Erin Ryan and Leah Litman, moderated by Shaniqua will discuss what this means, what comes next, and how we can fight back: https://www.mobilize.us/crooked/event/464892/

    "Who's Oontzin' Who?" w. Joel Kim Booster

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 96:03

    Ira and Louis discuss pop's house music revival courtesy of Beyoncé and Drake, J Lo's new documentary, the end of The Wendy Williams Show, Jeopardy handwriting errors, and the conservative uproar over Lightyear. Plus, Joel Kim Booster joins to discuss Fire Island, the pros and cons of queer representation, and his new comedy special Psyschosexual.___This year Crooked Media's Pride fund is supporting three incredible organizations that provide community building, gender affirming, and life saving resources to the queer and transgender community. Visit https://crooked.com/pridefund to learn more, donate, and take action.

    “Broadway Night Lights” w. Rebecca Black

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 73:49

    Ira and Louis discuss the Tony Awards, 90s TV shows, Gaga in Joker 2, new Grammy categories. Plus, Rebecca Black joins to discuss her music career post-“Friday,” the importance of Hilary Duff, and more. ___With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit votesaveamerica.com/roe to learn more, donate, and take action.

    “The Steenburgenda” w. Adam Conover

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 93:40

    Ira and Louis discuss their memories of 90s daytime television, the chokehold Top Gun has on men of a certain age, Ray Liotta's career, Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein, Kate Bush chart resurgence, and more. Plus, Louis obsesses over Mary Steenburgen and Adam Conover joins to discuss his new series The G Word, comedy as education, and giving notes to President Obama.___With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit votesaveamerica.com/roe to learn more, donate, and take action. 

    “Oh, the Places Gays Go!” w. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 85:42

    Ira and Louis discuss gay travel destinations, musicians being forced to make Tik Toks, Nicole Kidman's connection to Rebel Wilson, Angela Lansbury's lifetime achievement award, and more. Plus, Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins to discuss his new podcast, his Tony nomination for Take Me Out, and other Broadway memories.___With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit votesaveamerica.com/roe to learn more, donate, and take action.

    “Babe: White Devil in the City” w. Sissy Spacek

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 90:05

    Ira and Louis discuss Eurovision, Cara Delevigne's behavior, Jack Harlow's new album, Grindr, New York City Center's Into the Woods revival, and more. Plus, legend Sissy Spacek joins to discuss her new series Night Sky, her iconic roles in Carrie, In the Bedroom, Coal Miner's Daughter, and more. Also, Ira and Louis visit some of their blindspots in her career from David Lynch's The Straight Story to Robert Altman's 3 Women.___With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit votesaveamerica.com/roe to learn more, donate, and take action.

    “Bring the Girls!” w. Julio Torres

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 90:49

    Ira and Louis discuss the Tony nominations, whether Elisabeth Olsen does Marvel movies (like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) for the checks, Kim Kardashian robbing Marilyn Monroe's grave, and Lady Gaga's Top Gun song. Plus, Julio Torres joins to discuss his new children's book I Want to Be a Vase, Nicole Kidman, and more.Note: This episode contains mild spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ___With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit votesaveamerica.com/roe to learn more, donate, and take action. 

    “The Gilded Rage” w. Amber Ruffin

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 107:30

    Ira and Louis discuss celebrities' interpretations of Gilded Glamour at The Met Gala, Street Fighter characters, and Johnny Depp's defamation trial. Plus, they revisit their gay adolescences with Heartstopper, The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans, and White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch. Also, Amber Ruffin joins to discuss late night writing for Seth Meyers versus The Amber Ruffin Show, writing the book for Some Like It Hot the musical, and more. ___ With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion. Visit votesaveamerica.com/roe to learn more, donate, and take action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ”Desperately Seeking Aida”

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 97:25

    Ira, Louis, and a returning Aida discuss Janelle Monae coming out as non-binary and other genderqueer celebs, Jerrod Carmichael's comedy special Rothaniel, Elon Musk buying Twitter, hot takes on Steve Martin's old SNL skits, and the new season of Selling Sunset. Plus, Kiernan Shipka joins to discuss her new Roku series Swimming with Sharks, her Mad Men memories, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Megchella” w. Alexander Skarsgård

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 110:31

    Ira recaps Coachella for Louis, then the two discuss Gilbert Gottfried, odd Celine Dion “biopic” Aline, and flight mask mandates. Plus, Alexander Skarsgard joins to discuss The Northman, working with everyone's favorite actresses, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "At the Movies with lra and Louis" w. Michelle Yeoh

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 97:51

    Ira and Louis discuss their favorite films, Ira's Coachella itinerary, Spirit Halloween, and David Mamet's turn as a Fox News commentator. Plus, icon Michelle Yeoh to discuss Everything Everywhere All At Once, her roots in Hong Kong action films, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'We Don't Talk About Favreau' w. Sheryl Lee Ralph

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 111:43

    The ban has finally been lifted… Ira and Louis are joined by guest host Jon Favreau to discuss the Grammys, Bruce Willis films, Sarah Palin, Elon Musk owning Twitter, and Paula Patton's fried chicken recipe. Plus, Sheryl Lee Ralph joins to discuss Abbott Elementary, Moesha's second life, Dreamgirls backstage stories, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'The Hand That Rocks The Oscars' w. Judith Light

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 101:28

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Damon Young discuss the only thing that anyone is talking about after The Oscars, arbitrary anniversary celebrations, banned books, bad tweets from comedians, and more. Plus, Judith Light joins Ira and Louis to discuss her career from One Life to Live to her latest, HBO's Julia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "State of thee Union" w. Gabrielle Union

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 97:47

    Ira and Louis are joined by return guest Gabrielle Union to discuss her new film Cheaper by the Dozen and activism in Hollywood. Plus, Ira and Louis discuss their Gabrielle Union blindspots (The Honeymooners, Love & Basketball), their Oscar predictions, taking photos of celebrities, The Beach Boys, Doja Cat's Hole cover, Kentaji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearing, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'Power of the B-I-T-C-H' w. Danny Pellegrino

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 93:55

    This week on Keep It, Louis and guest host Kyle Buchanan (author of Blood, Sweat, and Chrome) fit a lifetime of thoughts about the Oscars into 20 minutes. Then they get into their favorite art that was hell to make, which Batmen fuck, and how it's possible to not know that there are gay people in Rent. Plus, Danny Pellegrino joins Ira and Louis to discuss his book How Do I Un-Remember This?: Unfortunately True Stories, gay teen trauma, and why Rosie O'Donnell is the best in the biz. Join Louis in rewatching the 1962 Emmy Award Ceremony Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'Nora Ephron's Pot Brownies' w. Kristin Chenoweth

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 96:57

    Ira and Louis discuss The Batman, Madonna's actress boot camp, Katy Perry's Vegas residency, Beyoncé's acting skills, and the latest drama with the Oscars. Plus, Kristin Chenoweth joins to discuss her new picture book What Will I Do With My Love Today?, attending Nora Ephron's iconic dinner parties, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'Six Degrees of Joey Gordon-Levitt'

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 97:30

    Ira and Louis discuss what the SAG Awards means for the Oscar race, Instagram activism, and Sam Elliott's disdain for The Power of the Dog. Plus, Blindspots returns with Joseph Gordon-Levitt films we missed — The Dark Knight Rises (Louis) and Snowden (Ira) — and Joseph himself joins us to discuss his new series Super Pumped; and his our faves in his decades-long career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'Evil Julia Roberts' w. Marlon James

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 96:04

    Ira and Louis discuss the new Hulu series Pam & Tommy and wild celebrity couples, a recent GQ profile of Francis Ford Coppola, the dangers of mocking Ted Lasso, the Palm Springs DMV, West Hollywood car thieves, and more. Plus, Marlon James joins to discuss his latest book Moon Witch, Spider King and what we can learn from mythology. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'West Coast Rap Story' with Aunjanue Ellis

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 90:08

    Ira and Louis discuss the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Inventing Anna, Marry Me, and Kanye's attempts to win Kim Kardashian back. Plus, Aunjanue Ellis joins to discuss her Oscar nomination for King Richard, why imitating Denzel Washington is a bad idea, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'A Star is Snubbed' with Nicole Byer

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 101:51

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Oscar nominations and whether or not Lady Gaga was snubbed, how Black History Month has already gone terribly awry, Kanye and Kim's messy divorce, and more. Plus, Nicole Byer joins to discuss being the busiest woman in show business and pandemic routines we've already abandoned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'Black Money Laundering Month' with Moses Sumney

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 103:06

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Lifetime's less than revealing Janet Jackson doc, Rihanna's baby reveal, Drag Race's 'Night of 1,000 J. Los', Joe Rogan, Yellowjackets, Selling Tampa, Euphoria, and more. Plus, Moses Sumney joins to discuss his new art exhibition at Nicola Vassell Gallery, his love of photography, and the Netflix series Ozark. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Win a Date with West Elm Caleb! (with Ariana DeBose)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 102:01

    Ira returns to join Louis for a discussion of the West Elm Caleb, Andre Leon Talley's legacy, Charlie Puth's new single, Scream, The Gilded Age, Joss Whedon's Vulture profile, overlong superhero movies, and more. Plus, Ariana DeBose joins to discuss stepping into the iconic role of Anita in West Side Story and her recent SNL hosting gig. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'Final Girl, Interrupted' with Valerie Bertinelli

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 89:43

    On this week's Keep It, Louis, returning guest host Guy Branum, and newbie Diablo Cody discuss the celebrity couples that tabloids can't get enough of plus the ones they barely care about. Emmy winner Valerie Bertinelli swings by to discuss her new memoir, Enough Already, working with Betty White, and moving on from regrets. Then, horror heroines and why we want them alive. Plus, the insidious nature of Disney, Disney parks, and Disney adults. Notes: Buy Valerie's book, Enough Already Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    All that Glitters is Not Globes (with Simon Rex)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 94:40

    On this week's Keep It, Louis is joined by guest hosts Guy Branum and Solomon Georgio to pay their respects to their comedy brother-in-arms, Bob Saget and wax poetic on what makes standup stick together. Then, renaissance man and Red Rocket star Simon Rex brings some much needed calm to the awards race. And speaking of awards -- the Golden Globes. Do we miss them? Unfortunately, yes. Plus, Wordle is bad, put the Chaga down, and stop working. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Keep It's Legends Ball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 75:02

    Aida returns with Louis and guest host Guy Branum to discuss the loss of Betty White, Joan Didion, and bell hooks. Don't Look Up draws a heated debate. Yellowjackets is TV's hottest new show. Plus, what we're looking forward to in 2022, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “And Some Like It Just Like That…” (with Thomas Doherty)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 93:42

    Ira and Louis discuss the Sex and the City sequel series And Just Like That…, their favorite performances of the year, Elon Musk on Time, and what makes the best Christmas music. Plus, Thomas Doherty joins to discuss the new Gossip Girl reboot, what it's like to pop up on Deux Moi, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “House of Cuomo” (with Chrishell Stause)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 104:34

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Aminatou Sow discuss the downfall of brothers Andrew and Chris Cuomo and other American dynasties, Jeremy Strong's polarizing New Yorker profile, Colton Haynes' first-person account of being gay in Hollywood, Tom Holland as Fred Astaire, Alice Sebold's inadequate apology for her wrongful rape accusation, and Alec Baldwin's ABC Interview. Plus, Chrishell Stause joins to discuss the latest season of Selling Sunset, her soap opera past, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Pull Up in the Sondheim” (with Porsha Williams)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 107:06

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Zach Stafford discuss Sondheim's legacy, Virgil Abloh, the Grammys, the new Jussie Smollet trial, and share Keep It's First Annual Holiday Gift Guide. Plus, Porsha Williams joins to discuss her time on Real Housewives and her new memoir Pursuit of Porsha. Gift Guide Louis: All About Me by Mel Brooks Half Truth (board game) Zach: Tiffany champagne flute Coffee Butt scrub Aesop handsoap Birthjays (or joint candles)  Ira: The Midwest Survival Guide by Charlie Berens Every Outfit on Sex and the City etc, Yowie Written on the Wind, 2022 A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders A24 Joya Genre Candles Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “It's Very Giving” (with Joshua Henry)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 99:40

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Kimberly Drew discuss internet moments they're thankful for this year, fact and fiction in King Richard, Adele's new album 30, and more. Plus, Joshua Henry joins to discuss Broadway after a pandemic and his latest film, Tick, Tick… Boom! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    All Too Well (Jake's Version) (with Steven Yeun)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 102:34

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Michelle Collins discuss Jake Gyllenhaal's association with Taylor Swift and place in popular culture at large, Britney's freedom, Harry Styles' fashion, Love It or List It, Spencer, and their favorite film adaptations of plays and musicals. Plus, Steven Yeun joins to discuss his latest film (a play adaption!) The Humans, his journey from improv to Oscar nomination, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Fresh Prince Diaries (with Lana Wood)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 97:13

    Ira and Louis dive into old Hollywood mysteries and more as they chat with Lana Wood about her new memoir Little Sister, which digs into the 1981 boating incident that led to the death of her sister and famed actress Natalie Wood. Plus, guest host Franchesca Ramsey joins to discuss Will Smith's revealing new memoir, the allure of Joe Jonas, BuzzFeed's list of celebs with “no haters,” Aaron Rodgers' turning heel, and why memeing the Astroworld tragedy sucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "What Nancy Meyers Fans Want" (with Gaby Hoffman)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 100:36

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Sylvia Obell discuss Chris Pratt as Garfield, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson's alleged romance, the Real Housewives of Dubai, Days of Our Lives revisiting Marlena's possession storyline, classic Meryl Streep films, and the latest seasons of Succession, Insecure, and You. Plus, Gaby Hoffman joins to discuss her new Mike Mills film C'mon C'mon, Nancy Meyers films, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “The Last Biopic Show” (with Claire Foy)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 106:10

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Saeed Jones discuss Dune and the state of Hollywood sci-fi films, this fall's slate of upcoming biopics and their favorite and least favorite films in the genre, Adele's Vogue 73 Questions, the tragedy on the set of Alec Baldwin's new film, and Dave Chappelle's response to the Netflix protests. Plus, Claire Foy joins to discuss her new biopic The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, her iconic past roles, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Au Parasocial” (with Sutton Foster)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 109:18

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Traci Thomas discuss how we should talk about celebrities now, their favorite actors' best and worst films, Meghan McCain's reasoning for leaving The View, NFL coach Jon Gruden's firing, and what constitutes a “shitshow.” Plus, Sutton Foster joins to discuss her new memoir Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life, her history on Broadway, and the upcoming revival of The Music Man. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "Celebrity Pod Match" (with Carrie Brownstein)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 102:45

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Tre'Vell Anderson discuss Dave Chappelle's new Netflix special, the celebrity podcast boom, the fifth installment of Scream, Jeopardy! conspiracies, and gaps in elevators. Plus, Carrie Brownstein joins to discuss her new film The Nowhere Inn, music documentaries, and more.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "Lock, Stock and Two Hundred Episodes" (with Alan Cumming)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 96:35

    For Keep It's 200th episode, Ira and Louis are joined by guest host Leslie Grossman to discuss Facebook's shut down, Britney Spears' imminent freedom from her conservatorship, Adele's return, and Ellen Pompeo's feud with Denzel Washington. Plus, Alan Cumming joins to discuss his new memoir Baggage, Spice World, and more. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Tony! Tony! Tonỳ!” (with Annaleigh Ashford)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 86:10

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Denne Michele discuss the Tony Awards' comeback, Elvira's coming out and our favorite (and least favorite) coming out stories, Dear Evan Hansen, Kelly Price's alleged disappearance, and more. Plus, Annaleigh Ashford joins to discuss Impeachment: American Crime Story and reuniting with the theatre community at the Tonys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “The Crown's Speech(es)” (with Hayley Mills)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 86:02

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Solomon Georgio discuss the 73rd Primetime Emmys, Lil Nas X's debut album, Norm Macdonald, the 10th anniversary of Call Me Maybe, the struggle of being a Barb, and more. Plus, Louis chats with Hayley Mills about her career and new memoir Forever Young. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Ira and Louis Variety Hour! Vol. 3: Barbageddon” (w. Antoni Porowski)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 91:48

    Ira and Louis discuss The VMAS, The Met Gala, Nicki Minaj's anti-vax tweets, Kacey Musgrave's divorce album star-crossed, and the CBS reality show The Activist. Plus, Antoni Porowski joins to discuss his new cookbook Let's Do Dinner, his favorite Real Housewife of Potomac, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Kiss Kiss Bravo Bravo”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 91:40

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Rae Sanni discuss Drake's new album Certified Lover Boy and his beef with Kanye, the Real Housewives franchise's descent into true crime, 50 Cent posts about Michael K. Williams' death, Carrie's outfits in And Just Like That…, Dolce & Gabbana's PR comeback, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "Requiem for a Donda" (with Minnie Driver)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 90:56

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss "Donda", The Black Film Archive, the Spencer trailer, He's All That, The Green Knight, and Tony Hawk's blood skateboards. Plus, Minnie Driver joins to discuss Cinderella, her new love of podcasting, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "OnlyFans and Where to Find Them" (with Jurnee Smollett)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 93:21

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss OnlyFans censoring pornographic content, backlash against Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Tiffany's ad, the Milk Crate challenge, polarizing puppet film Annette, and their erotic thriller blindspots (Cruel Intentions, Basic Instinct, and Body of Evidence). Plus, Jurnee Smollett joins to discuss her Emmy nom for Lovecraft Country and what she's learned from Alfre Woodward, Francis Ford Coppola, Robin Williams, and others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “In the Heat of the White” (with Brett Goldstein)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 95:00

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Doreen St. Félix discuss The White Lotus season finale and criticisms of the show, the fatphobic and misogynoir backlash to Lizzo's new song “Rumors,” Alabama Rush Week, Jeopardy! hosting drama, and more. Plus, Brett Goldstein joins to discuss Ted Lasso and what movies tell us about ourselves. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Cuomo Way Out”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 59:20

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Sydnee Washington discuss Cuomo's resignation, Obama's birthday party, unruly airline passengers, Saweetie and Guy Fieri's food concoctions, Rihanna as a billionaire, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Honey, I Hired the Kids” (with Jennifer Coolidge)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 74:59

    Ira and Aida discuss Hollywood nepotism, Billie Eilish's sophomore album, Saweetie's McDonald's meal, Matt Damon and homophobic slurs, and DaBaby's lazy apology. Plus, Jennifer Coolidge joins to discuss The White Lotus, the writers and directors who championed her career, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "She's Not Having DaBaby" (with Sanaa Lathan)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 88:23

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Lil Nas X's “Industry Baby” video and the homophobic responses, DaBaby's homophobic rant at Rolling Loud festival, Kanye's missing DONDA album, racist attacks on Cori Bush, Bennifer going official, Issa Rae's surprise wedding, and more. Plus, Sanaa Lathan joins to discuss paving her own way in Hollywood and her new Netflix series Hit & Run. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “‘Tis the Damn Leo Season” (with Rebecca Carroll)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 85:03

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Olivia Rodrigo's White House visit, Leo season, bad Grindr etiquette, Space Jame 2, and their cultural blindspots: 9 TO 5 (Ira), The Simpsons (Louis), Death Becomes Her (Aida). Rebecca Carroll joins to discuss her book Surviving the White Gaze. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Crazy Rich Whites” (with Laci Mosley)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 96:10

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Gossip Girl reboot, White Lotus, Succession's return, Emmy nominations, the “gay cold,” Juvenile's vax ad, billionaires in space, and Sarah Michelle Gellar's icon status. Plus, the Scam Goddess herself, Laci Mosley, joins to discuss scams (duh) and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "No, No, Nolympics (with David Harbour)"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 76:24

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Olympics' spree of disqualifying Black women, Bill Cosby's release from prison, Zola, Doja Cat's new album, Big Brother's 23rd season, and more. Plus, David Harbour joins to discuss Black Widow, Stranger Things, and married life with Lily Allen. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Free Britney or Die Hard” (with Nicco Annan)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 89:27

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Britney's court appearance over her conservatorship, Lil Nas X's BET Awards performance, Courtney Love versus Olivia Rodrigo, Fast 9, and more. Plus, Nicco Annan joins to discuss P-Valley and his guest judging stint on Legendary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Mark Twain Smile” (with Brandon Taylor)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 92:23

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Cancer season, the Michael Costello and Chrissy Teigen drama, Sharon Stone's tweets about Meryl Streep, Usher causing T-Pain's depression, GET OUT knockoff KAREN, DaBaby's defense of Tory Lanez, and more. Plus, Brandon Taylor joins to discuss his new book FILTHY ANIMALS and how to stop writing for white audiences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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