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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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    “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


    “Kardashians Keep Falling On My Head” (with Rostam)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 94:23

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Grace Parra discuss the end of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, celebrity tequila brands, In the Heights' colorism critiques, Sinead O'Connor's night with Prince, and Chrissy Teigen's apologies for her past internet behavior. Plus, Keep It's first guest, Rostam, returns to discuss his new album Changephobia, pop music, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Easy NDA” (with JP Brammer)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 87:00


    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss celebrities asking sexual partners to sign NDAs, Bo Burnham's new Netflix special, queer cultural recommendations for Pride, and more. Plus, JP Brammer joins to discuss his new book ¡Hola Papi!.   Queer Recs Movies Beach Rats (included with Hulu) Rafiki (included with Hulu and Amazon Prime) Naz & Maalik (included with Hulu and Amazon Prime)   Music Luther Vandross -- Never Too Much Young M.A. -- Herstory VINCINT -- There Will Be Tears (out Friday) Todrick Hall -- Femuline   Books Brontez Purnell -- 100 Boyfriends Jonathan Parks-Ramage -- Yes, Daddy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    "Fifty Shades of Gay" (with TS Madison)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 83:33

    Ira and Louis discuss whether cops or the kink community belong at Pride, Mare of Easttown, Cruella, the Friends reunion, Naomi Osaka withdrawing from the French Open, Ellie Kemper's past as Veiled Prophet Queen of Love and Beauty, and more. Plus, TS Madison joins to discuss how she turned internet fame into her own reality series, The TS Madison Experience. 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

    “Like Sands Through the Sour Glass” (with Julianna Margulies)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 96:16


    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album SOUR, Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure denial and the fight surrounding critical race theory, Gemini season, the return of Bennifer, and whatever the hell is going on with Taika Waititi, Rita Ora, and Tessa Thompson. Plus, Julianna Margulies joins to discuss her new memoir Sunshine Girl, as well as ER, The Good Wife, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    “Some Like It Flamin’ Hot” (with Wanda Sykes)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 91:25

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Flamin' Hot Cheetos origin controversy, Ellen canceling her show, Israel's social media manager, the Dear Evan Hansen trailer, and racist tweets against new iCarly star Laci Mosley. Plus, Wanda Sykes joins to discuss her new sitcom The Upshaws and being a stand-up comedian versus being an actress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Elon’s Journey Into Saturday Night” (with Buzzy Cohen)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 77:51


    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Elon Musk’s appearance on Saturday Night Live, the new social media app Clubhouse, the canceled 2022 Golden Globes, Demi Lovato hunting for aliens, Eddie Redmayne in Cabaret, The Big Shot with Bethenny, and more. Plus, Louis talks to Jeopardy! champ Buzzy Cohen about guest hosting the show’s Tournament of Champions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    "iCheugy" (with Jason Concepcion)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 92:01

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss "cheugy," the new buzz word of the moment, Billie Eilish's British Vogue interview, Justin Bieber's dreadlocks, and more. Plus, Keep It listeners call in for dating advice (including Ira's roommate Royce), and Jason Concepcion joins to discuss his new Crooked Media podcast Takeline, sports and pop culture, and Ben Affleck on Raya. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "Dude, Where's My Oscars?" (with Ed Helms)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 98:29


    Ira, Louis, and guest co-host Rae Sanni discuss the 93rd Academy Awards, Caitlyn Jenner's dubious run for Governor of California, Elon Musk hosting SNL, Scott Rudin's reign of terror, and more. Plus, Ed Helms joins to talk about his new film Together Together and new television series, Rutherford Falls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    “The Yog-hurt Locker” (with Bolu Babalola)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 90:57

    Ira, Louis, and Aida make Oscar predictions and discuss Demi Lovato’s feud with a Los Angeles yogurt shop, Colton Underwood’s coming out, and more. Plus, Bolu Babalola joins to discuss her new book Love in Color and what makes a good rom com.   Vote for us for the Webby Awards! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "Where The Suburbs At" (with Ben Folds)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 105:45

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss DMX's legacy and how we talk about celebrities who grapple with addiction, the loss of the Arclight Cinema in Los Angeles, Lena Dunham's clothing line, and Kerry Washington's corny tweets. Rae Sanni returns with comedian Jacquis Neal to discuss their new reality TV podcast The Cast and what makes a good reality TV star. Plus, Ben Folds joins to discuss making music in the 90s versus now and his new podcast Lightning Bugs with Ben Folds. 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

    "Shaaahh!!! Real Housewives" (with Hanif Abdurraqib)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 88:20

    Aida's out sick, so Ira and Louis discuss Real Housewives of Salt Lake City's Jen Shah's arrest for defrauding the elderly, seeing Godzilla vs. Kong in theaters and a return to normalcy post-pandemic, FOX's new late night show Gutfeld!, and which closeted actors Kate Winslet knows. Plus, Hanif Abdurraqib joins to discuss his latest book A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance. 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

    “Satan Boy Summer” (with Naomi Ekperigin and Megan Gailey)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 94:38

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Lil Nas X’s devilish new single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” HBO’s Tina Turner doc, Ariana Grande joining The Voice, Addison Rae’s Jimmy Fallon appearance, Chet Hanks’ introduction of White Boy Summer, and more. Plus, Naomi Ekperigin and Megan Gailey join to discuss their new podcast I Love A Lifetime Movie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Lemon Aid” (with Cerise Castle and Don Lemon)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 96:35


    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Asian spa shootings in Atlanta, Teen Vogue’s new editor-in-chief firing for past racist tweets, Thomas Middleditch’s sexual misconduct allegations, Bill Maher’s take on recontextualizing problematic films, and Justin Bieber featuring Martin Luther King Jr. on his latest album. Knock LA reporter Cerise Castle joins to discuss her report on deputy gangs in the LA County Sheriff’s Department. Plus, Don Lemon joins to discuss his new book This Is The Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism.   Show notes: Support KNOCK.LA Check out Cerise's series Support the AAPI community Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    "If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put An Album of the Year Grammy On It" (with Cheyenne Jackson)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 97:50

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, the Oscar noms and snubs, the Vatican's unsurprising take on gay marriage, JD Vance's run for office, and the painful conclusion to The Bachelor. Plus, Cheyenne Jackson joins to discuss multi-camera acting on Call Me Kat and his extensive Broadway history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Duchess Protection Program” (with Delroy Lindo)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 80:09

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Oprah’s sit down with Harry and Meghan, the WandaVision finale, ghost kitchens, and Glenn Close versus Olivia Colman round two. Plus, Delroy Lindo joins to discuss his raved about performance in Da 5 Bloods and how theatre prepares him for The Good Fight and films like Gone in 60 Seconds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Globes, Man: Turn Off the Zoom” (with Dominique Fishback)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 84:42

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the 1st Hopefully Not Annual Zoom Golden Globes, Taylor Swift taking on Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia, Jonah Hill calling out the Daily Mail, racist Bachelor fans, and bad Twitter memes. Plus, Dominique Fishback joins to discuss her role in Judas and the Black Messiah and her Vampire Diaries fandom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “I Really Don’t Care A Lot, Do U?” (with Roxane Gay)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 87:38


    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Rosamund Pike’s new film I Care A Lot, AIDS drama It’s A Sin, Daft Punk’s breakup, the internet’s Kathryn Hahn obsession, the latest Golden Globes scandals, and more. Plus, Roxane Gay joins to discuss her new MasterClass on writing for social change and how to romance writers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    “White Men... Skip This Episode!!!”

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 88:15


    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the week of disappointing white men from Justin Timberlake, Joss Whedon, Chris Harrison, to the GOP. Plus, Gina Carano gets fired and joins a Ben Shapiro film, the Indianapolis Museum of Art prefers white patrons, Lil Yachty is making an UNO movie, and more!   Louis' recommendations    Jody Watley Cheryl Lynn — Shake it Up Tonight, Star love, Encore Joan Armatrading — Love and Affection, Show Some Emotion Meshell Ndegéocello — Ventriloquism, Pocketbook A Taste of Honey -- Honey combed theme promos   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    “#Free Against the Music” (with Baratunde Thurston)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 103:54


    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss The NY Times documentary Framing Britney Spears, Christopher Plummer, Golden Globe noms, The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance, Debra Messing’s worst tweet, Morgan Wallen’s racism scandal, Cracker Barrel’s etymology and more. Plus, Baratunde Thurston joins to discuss his podcast How to Citizen and how Black and white America moves forward post Trump. Aida's recs:   Aja Monet -- The Black Unicorn Sings Mikki Kendall -- Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot t’ai freedom ford -- how to get over Buy them from your local black owned bookstore Poppy + Rose Bed-Stuy Fish Fry @tierrwhack Baratunde's recs:   Black-owned publishing company called A Kids Book About. They make empowering, challenging and important books for kids on everything from racism to depression to creativity.  Reverence, a Black-owned restaurant on historic Striver’s Row in Harlem created by Chef Russell Jackson (@chefrjackson on IG). He’s adapted the chef’s table-only dining experience to amazing to go food compatible with a global pandemic’s restrictions. Find Reverence on IG @reverencenyc or online at reverence.nyc Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    “Two Can Play That GameStop” (with Amanda Idoko)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 99:03

    Ira, Louis, and Aida try to make sense of the GameStop business then just talk about video games. Also discussed: remembering Cicely Tyson, Cloris Leachman, and Sophie, AOC’s rightful anger at Republicans, worrying Drag Race trends, the Chromatica Oreos, and more. Plus, Amanda Idoko joins to talk diversity in writers' rooms and her debut feature Breaking News in Yuba County. Ira's book recs: Stacey Abrams — Lead From the Outside Tressie McMillan Cottom — Thick: And Other Essays Brandon Taylor — Real Life Hanif Abdurraqib — They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us Hanif Abdurraqib — A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance Buy them from your local black owned bookstore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "Driving Miss Disney" (with Kat Dennings)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 95:44


    Ira, Louis, and Aida revisit Larry King interviews and discuss the drama surrounding Olivia Rodrigo's debut single "Drivers License," Biden's star-studded inauguration, the LA Times' report on "vaccine chasers," Joan Didion's sparse interview in Time, DaniLeigh's light skin anthem "Yellow Bone," Sarah Huckabee Sanders' bid for governor of Arkansas, and more. Plus, Kat Dennings joins to discuss sitcom acting, WandaVision, and the secrecy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    "A Farewell to Armas"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 77:27

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Biden's Inauguration, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas' split and the celebrity gossip machine, Trump's Garden of American Heroes and 1776 Report, WandaVision, cremation, the glaring absence of Aaliyah’s music on streaming, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "Horton Hears A Coup!" (with Riz Ahemd)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 96:48


    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Trump’s failed coup and subsequent Twitter ban, Armie Hammer’s alleged bloodlust, Kamala Harris’ Vogue cover, reactions to Lori Harvey and Olivia Wilde’s new relationships, Fran Lebowitz’s Pretend It’s A City, and the Samantha-less Sex and the City reboot. Plus, Riz Ahmed joins to discuss his new film Sound of Metal and grappling with identity during a pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    "Anyone Can Whistledown" (with Meagan Good)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 90:15


    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Shonda Rhimes' horny new show Bridgerton, the Gossip Girl-esque Instagram account GaysOverCovid, the disappointing Wonder Woman 1984, Hilaria Baldwin's white-on-white crime, Beats' Confederate statue ad, January without the Golden Globes, and more. Plus, Meagan Good joins to discuss her directorial debut If Not Now, When? and (duh) starring in Eve's Bayou, Cousin Skeeter, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    “Wrapped in Red Table Talk” (with Gammy)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 76:37

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the worst of 2020 and their pop culture wishes for 2021, along with some listener contributions. Also, Adrienne Banfield-Norris joins to discuss her new podcast and her role as Gammy on Red Table Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Evermore Girls” (with Andrew Rannells)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 95:19


    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Taylor Swift’s Folklore sequel Evermore, FKA Twigs’ revelation of her abusive relationship with Shia LaBeouf, Lizzo’s juice cleanse backlash, Shawn Mendes’ less than revealing documentary, the #FreeBritney movement, and more. Plus, Andrew Rannells joins to discuss The Prom and working with icons Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    "Dazed and Centrist" (with Alison Brie)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 95:25


    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Matthew McConaughey's critique of Hollywood liberals, Letitia Wright's defense of sharing an anti-vax video, Elliot Page publicly sharing his transgender identity, Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special, David Fincher's new film Mank, Dionne Warwick's Twitter account, Lifetime's Colonel Sanders movie, and more. Plus, Alison Brie joins to discuss her new film Promising Young Woman and the internet’s reactions to Happiest Season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    “Undoing the Right Thing” (with Rina Sawayama)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 93:14

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss The Undoing and the classic genre of “white mess,” Christmas horror movie Happiest Season, Grammy nominations, Megan thee Stallion’s debut album, the new Jim Belushi doc, and Selena Gomez versus the new Saved by the Bell. Plus, Rina Sawayama joins to discuss her addictive debut album SAWAYAMA and her academic approach to pop music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Secure the Mailbag” (with Kate Mara)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 80:50

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss COVID vaccines, why you shouldn’t be traveling for the holidays, and they answer all your burning pop culture and Thanksgiving questions (well, a few of them, we don’t have all day). Plus, Kate Mara joins to talk about her new series A Teacher and what it’s like having a sister (Rooney Mara) as an actress too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “Freakumout Dress” (with Rachel Bloom)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2020 96:42

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the conservative fervor over Harry Styles wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue, the COVID season of The Bachelorette, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X's new videos, Twitter's new "Fleets" feature, the Grammys, Pitchfork's Kylie Minogue review, Obama's A Promised Land playlist, and more. Plus, Rachel Bloom joins to discuss depicting mental health on television and her new memoir I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “The American President-Elect” (with Kimberlé Crenshaw)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 99:33


    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ victory, Stacey Abrams’ victory in Georgia and correct Buffy opinions, Alex Trebek’s passing, The Undoing, Keke Palmer’s messy EBT take, Charlie Puth’s voting record, and more. Plus, Kimberlé Crenshaw joins Ira to reflect on the election, the history of “intersectionality,” and what’s next for America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    "Election Day of Our Lives" (with Radhika Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 78:12

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss depictions of politics in pop culture and where we go after Trump, Ariana Grande’s new album, The Queen’s Gambit, and T.I.’s alleged coronavirus cure. Plus, Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Radhika Jones joins to discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s cover and reinventing the magazine for a new audience.   If you run into any issues voting or witness voter suppression or intimidation, call the voter protection hotline: 1-833-DEM-VOTE — 1-833-336-8683 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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