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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 celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.

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 celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.

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United States

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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 celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.

Language:

English


Episodes

"Bong Hive" (with Peter Paige)

2/12/2020
Parasite is triumphant at an otherwise predictable Oscars. Jessica Simpson's memoir invites a re-examination of her career. Gayle King is under attack from Kobe fans. Plus, Peter Paige joins to discuss the legacy of Queer as Folk and creating queer content for Freeform.

Duration:01:28:16

“IowaTF” (with Skylar Astin)

2/5/2020
The Iowa caucus descends into chaos. J Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl staggering halftime show is met with controversy. Taylor Swift’s documentary Miss Americana creates more questions than answers. Plus, Skylar Astin joins to talk Co-Star, Spring Awakening group texts, and more!

Duration:01:41:33

“American Hustler” (with Kasi Lemmons)

1/29/2020
Ira, Louis, and Aida are joined by Julissa Arce to discuss the controversy surrounding Jeanine Cummins’ novel American Dirt. Kobe Bryant’s death ignites a complicated discussion about a flawed icon. Billie Eilish sweeps a scandal-ridden Grammys. Plus, Kasi Lemmons joins to discuss her film Harriett and the lack of diversity at this year's Oscars.

Duration:01:40:38

“Endorsement Becomes Her” (with Lakeith Stanfield)

1/22/2020
The NYT editorial board turns their Presidential endorsement into a game show. The SAG Awards leaves social media thirsty for a Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reunion. Plus, our knives are so out and our gems are so uncut that Lakeith Stanfield joins to talk about being in two of the most talked about films of the year.

Duration:01:10:30

"A J. Lo Down Dirty Shame" (with Sera Gamble)

1/15/2020
J. Lo is snubbed for an Oscar, so we're canceling the entire ceremony. Meghan and Harry flee from the Royal Family. New reality series The Circle is insane, addictive, and surprisingly endearing. Gwyneth Paltrow launches a vagina candle. Silence of the Lambs has a television sequel. Billie Eilish is singing the new Bond theme. Plus, You and Magicians showrunner Sera Gamble joins to discuss why we're all obsessed with Netflix's dark, twisted stalker drama.

Duration:01:27:01

“Ricky and the Bash” (D'Arcy Carden)

1/8/2020
Ricky Gervais returns for a fifth (and he swears final) time to host the Golden Globes. Judge Judy makes Mike Bloomberg her first ever Presidential endorsement. Gwyneth Paltrow brings her Goop brand to Netflix. Tyler Perry wants you to know he writes all of his shows himself. Justin Bieber’s ad campaign for his new single is baffling. Plus, D’Arcy Carden returns to discuss navigating awards season, Bombshell, and the final season of The Good Place.

Duration:01:21:29

“(Zodiac) Sign of the Times” (with Chani Nicholas)

12/25/2019
Ira, Louis, and Aida recount their favorites films, television, music, and books of the decade. Plus, astrologer Chani Nicholas joins to read everyone’s charts and to discuss why astrology is having an “internet moment” right now.

Duration:01:25:56

“Protest of a Hallmark on Fire” (with Tre'vell Anderson)

12/18/2019
Hallmark caves to homophobic pressure and removes a same-sex kissing ad, only to reverse their decision. The Hollywood Critics Association names Kristen Stewart actress of the decade. Tre’vell Anderson joins to discuss LGBTQ media’s future as Out and the Advocate’s editors exit their positions. Plus, Kumail Nanjiani has a new body and Mariah Carey’s iconic holiday single finally hits #1.

Duration:01:14:04

“All the Golden Globes’ Men” (with Alex Wolff)

12/11/2019
Once again, the Golden Globes fail to nominate any women in the Best Director category; among other snubs. Controversy surrounds Clint Eastwood’s new film, Richard Jewell, for how it portrays journalist Kathy Scruggs. Marriage Story sparks social media debates. Plus, Alex Wolff joins to talk acting and directing from a young age working with stars like Toni Collette and The Rock.

Duration:01:11:41

“Baby It’s Knives Outside” (with Sophia Bush)

12/4/2019
Ira and Aida join the Knives Out hive. Gabrielle Union is fired from America’s Got Talent after speaking out about racism behind the scenes. Dakota Johnson and Ellen DeGeneres have an extremely awkward interview. Plus, Ira and Louis talk to Sophia Bush about her new podcast Work in Progress and how to fix toxic work environments in Hollywood.

Duration:01:17:05

“OK, Pilgrim” (with Lizzy Caplan)

11/27/2019
Ira, Aida, and Louis answer listener questions and deliver a few holiday keep its. Plus, Lizzy Caplan joins to talk about the legacy of Mean Girls and her love of horror films.

Duration:01:03:11

“Shudder Island” (with JoJo)

11/20/2019
#MeToo hits the latest season of Survivor. Disney+ has some disclaimers for some of its racist film content. The impeachment proceedings aren’t riveting enough for the media. Plus, singer Jojo joins to discuss her past music industry woes and the freedom of releasing new music.

Duration:01:16:41

"There Will Be Boos" (with Hunter Harris)

11/13/2019
Drake is booed at Camp Flog Gnaw because he's not Frank Ocean. Billionaires really don't like Elizabeth Warren. Don Jr. brings his girlfriend on his dismal book tour. T.I. is creepily obsessed with his daughter's virginity. Louis demands justice for Vanna White. Plus, Vulture staff writer Hunter Harris joins to discuss why she's still obsessed with A Star is Born and what makes a great movie.

Duration:01:18:21

“Catch and Keep It” (with Ronan Farrow)

11/6/2019
Apple TV+ debuts and its flagship series, The Morning Show, is slammed by critics. Martin Scorsese pens a NYT op-ed elaborating on why he dislikes Marvel movies. Plus, Ronan Farrow joins to discuss his latest book Catch and Kill and what’s next for Hollywood after his explosive reporting.

Duration:01:25:05

"The Passion of the West"

10/30/2019
Kanye West denounces secular music and releases his gospel album Jesus is King, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss create new fan uproar after a brutally honest Q&A, Harvey Weinstein attempts a comeback, and more. Plus to celebrate Halloween, Ira, Louis, and Aida share their favorite horror movies.

Duration:01:07:50

“The One Hundredth” (with Shea Serrano)

10/23/2019
Keep It celebrates 100 episodes by adding a new co-host Aida Osman, Ira’s top ten list of White Excellence, and returning guest Shea Serrano joins to talk about our favorite movies.

Duration:01:25:35

"Facebook/Off" (with Megan Hilty)

10/16/2019
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Angelina Burnett, who returns to the pod to discuss CNN's LGTBQ+ Equality Town Hall, Mark Zuckerberg taking on Elizabeth Warren, and more. Plus, Megan Hilty joins to discuss her new film Patsy and Loretta (which was written by guest co-host Angelina!), about the friendship of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. Also, Ira and Louis make a big announcement.

Duration:01:24:43

"See, When You Do Jokery..." (with Joe Manganiello)

10/9/2019
Ira, Louis, and guest co-host Matt Rogers discuss the controversy surrounding JOKER and how the film stands in comic book movie canon, Ellen's backlash for befriending George W. Bush, and Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 2010s list. Plus, Joe Manganiello joins to talk about being objectified and why we should revisit True Blood.

Duration:01:28:29

“Gimme Moore” (with Jia Tolentino)

10/2/2019
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Wynter Mitchell to discuss Demi Moore’s revealing new memoir Inside Out, a disrespectful review of Debbie Harry’s memoir, and more! Plus, Louis has a Keep It is himself and New Yorker columnist Jia Tolentino joins to discuss her new book Trick Mirror and why we fall in love with the stories we do.

Duration:01:36:39

“An Inconvenient Truth Hurts" (with Tarell Alvin McCraney)

9/25/2019
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Alyssa Mastromonaco to dive into the highs and lows of the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Greta Thunberg leaving conservatives bothered, Lenny Kravitz’s stolen sunglasses, Mandy Moore's triumphant return to music, and more! Plus, Tarell Alvin McCraney joins to discuss telling black queer storylines on screen and his new TV series, David Makes Man.

Duration:01:33:37