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Wherever pop culture and politics collide, Ira Madison III and Louis Virtel are on hand to examine the gorgeous wreckage from their uniquely queer perspective. Each week, our “Princes of Pop Culture” are joined by the likes of Michelle Yeoh, Hunter Doohan, John Boyega, Connie Britton, Gabrielle Union, and Sheryl Lee Ralph to unpack the latest controversies, laude character actress appreciation, and all the shade that’s fit to throw. New episodes drop every Wednesday.

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Wherever pop culture and politics collide, Ira Madison III and Louis Virtel are on hand to examine the gorgeous wreckage from their uniquely queer perspective. Each week, our “Princes of Pop Culture” are joined by the likes of Michelle Yeoh, Hunter Doohan, John Boyega, Connie Britton, Gabrielle Union, and Sheryl Lee Ralph to unpack the latest controversies, laude character actress appreciation, and all the shade that’s fit to throw. New episodes drop every Wednesday.

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English


Episodes
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Tony Awards, Normani, Katy Perry with Lily Gladstone

6/19/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Normani’s long-awaited album, The Tony Awards, Katy Perry’s return, Trump’s crush on Debra Messing, and the confusing Fabulous Four film poster. Lily Gladstone joins to discuss her new film Fancy Dance, how she connects with a role, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:21:22

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Charli XCX's Brat, Kim Kardashian and Chloe Sevigny, & Glen Powell's Rise with Megan Stalter

6/12/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Charli XCX's new album BRAT, Kim Kardashian and Chloe Sevigny's Actors on Actors, Glen Powell's rise to leading man, Sabrina Carpenter's new single, the Practical Magic sequel, and Will Smith's box office return. Plus, Meg Stalter joins to discuss her new film Cora Bora, her theatre nerd roots, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:18:30

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Chromatica, Furiosa, The Fall Guy, & New York Nightflife with LadyFag

6/5/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Gaga's Chromatica Ball, Jon Lovett on Survivor, Cybertrucks, Scrappy-Doo, and the current state of movies from Furiosa, Garfield, Hitman, to The Fall Guy. LadyFag joins to discuss her New York nightlife origin story and the upcoming LadyLand Festival. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:25:03

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Billie Eilish, Back to Black, Black Twitter with Prentice Penny

5/22/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Billie Eilish's new album Hit Me Hard and Soft, Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 9, and Diddy's unwanted apology video. Prentice Penny joins to discuss directing and producing the Hulu doc Black Twitter: A People's History. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:17:43

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Eurovision, Baby Reindeer & Song of the Summer with Michelle Buteau

5/15/2024
Ira and Louis discuss whether or not "Espresso" is song of the summer, Maya Rudolph on SNL, the controversy surrounding Baby Reindeer, movie prequels we don't need, and how Eurovision became a disaster this year. Michelle Buteau joins to discuss her new film Babes, diversity in comedy, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:33:10

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Drake versus Kendrick, Met Gala & Dua Lipa’s Radical Optimism

5/8/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Dua Lipa’s new album Radical Optimism, the Met Gala, The Idea of You, and Zadie Smith’s New Yorker essay. Ira explains the Kendrick and Drake rap beef. Sarayu Blue joins to discuss her new series Expats and acting opposite actors like Nicole Kidman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:28:13

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Challengers, Nicole Kidman’s AFI Lifetime Achievement with Chris Perfetti

5/1/2024
Ira and Louis discuss the incredibly sexy new film Challengers, The Tony Award noms, Nicole Kidman’s AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, middle fingers as an insult, and Normani’s return to music. Chris Perfetti joins to discuss playing everyone’s favorite white teacher on Abbott Elementary, why he prefers theatre to TV, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:20:01

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Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department with Juliana Canfield

4/24/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Taylor Swift's polarizing 11th studio album The Tortured Poets Department, Katy Perry's doing promo for Elon Musk, tired J Lo jokes, and more. Julia Canfield joins to discuss starring in and learning to become a rock musician for Broadway's Stereophonic, lasting memories of Succession, and her favorite Fleetwood Mac songs. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:21:31

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Coachella, OJ Simpson with Nick Offerman

4/17/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Coachella 2024, OJ Simpson’s death and other celeb scandals, and more. Nick Offerman joins to discuss his new film Civil War, his creative influences, and being half of comedy’s funniest couple. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:26:17

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Jojo Siwa, Sex and the City, & Ripley with Carla Gugino

4/10/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Jojo Siwa’s rebrand and alleged invention of “Gay Pop,” Sex and the City’s Netflix arrival, Ripley, and Jerrod Carmichael’s show. Carla Gugino joins to discuss The Girls on the Bus, her start in 80s multi-cams, working with Robert Rodriguez and Brian DePalma, and more. YouTube language: Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:25:05

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Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter with Justice Smith and Kendra James

4/3/2024
Ira, Louis, and guest host Kendra James discuss Beyoncé’s sprawling new album Cowboy Carter. Justice Smith joins Ira and Louis to discuss the American Society of Magical Negroes, critical responses to the film, and more. Plus, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday 2 World Tour and the internet’s debate on hot SNL cast members. YouTube language: Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:32:51

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Cowboy Carter & Genre Shifts, Immaculate & Nun Movies w. The Veronicas

3/27/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Beyoncé’s impending album Cowboy Carter and other artists who’ve shifted genres, nun horror flick Immaculate and other nun-related films, the Chateau Marmont, 2024 bingo cards, and responses to Kate Middleton’s announcement. The Veronicas join to discuss their new album Gothic Summer, their film influences, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:18:24

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Music Roundup: Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, Kacey Musgraves w. Leslie Bibb & Michael Arceneaux

3/20/2024
Ira and Louis and guest host Michael Arcenaux (author of I Finally Bought Some Jordans) new albums from Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, and Kacey Musgraves. Leslie Bibb joins to discuss her new series Palm Royale and more. Plus, fashion takes, Vanderpump Rules, Bill Maher, and Survivor. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:33:11

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The 2024 Oscars w. Martha Plimpton

3/13/2024
Ira and Louis discuss the 96th Academy Awards, Madonna’s Celebration Tour, and the ongoing Kate Middleton drama. Martha Plimpton joins to discuss her new role in HBO’s The Regime and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:38:41

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“Capote vs. The Swans, Kate Middleton, & Rebecca Ferguson’s Mystery Co-Star” w. Tom Hollander

3/6/2024
Ira and Louis discuss the mysteries surrounding Kate Middleton's alleged disappearance and which of Rebecca Ferguson's male co-stars yelled at her on set, why The Traitors isn't actually a good game, RuPaul's critique of Madonna, and Dune nerds hating on Zendaya. Tom Hollander joins to discuss Feud: Capote vs. The Swans and working with great directors like Gus Van Sant and Robert Altman. Plus, a discussion of Capote's legendary Black and White Ball. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:25:52

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“What Happened, Miss Williams?” w. Danai Gurira

2/28/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Lifetime’s harrowing and possibly exploitative Wendy Williams documentary, Chez Diaz’s firing from And Just Like That, Denis Villeneuve’s thoughts on dialogue in film, Tyler Perry’s use of AI, and the 20th anniversary of Love Angel Music Baby. Danai Gurira joins to discuss her new series The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, balancing acting with playwriting, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:29:24

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“This is Me… Madame Web” w. Danielle Brooks

2/21/2024
Ira and Louis discuss two cinematic masterpieces: Madame Web and J Lo’s This Is Me… Now: A Love Story. Danielle Brooks joins to discuss playing Sofia in The Color Purple on Broadway and in the new film adaptation, as well as her journey as first-time Oscar nominee. Plus, True Detective season 4, Love Is Blind, and Billie Eilish versus TikTok. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:31:21

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“Super Bowl ‘Em” w. Lashana Lynch

2/14/2024
Ira and Louis discuss the Super Bowl, Usher’s halftime show, and Beyoncé’s surprise Act II drop. Lashana Lynch joins to discuss playing Rita Marley in her new film One Love and why she’d love to do comedy. Plus, the new Oscars category and Jon Stewart’s return to the Daily Show. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:33:25

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"The Tortured Grammys Album of the Year Department" w. Juliette Binoche

2/7/2024
Ira and Louis dive into the 2024 Grammys (including Miley Cyrus' stunning performance, Tracy Chapman's return to the stage, and Taylor Swift's alleged snub of Celine Dion), Netflix's We Are the World doc, NYT's Connections, and Kandi Burruss' exit from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Plus, Juliette Binoche joins to discuss her exquisite new film The Taste of Things. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:39:53

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“Barbie Reloaded: The Re-Up” w. Sasha Velour

1/31/2024
Ira and Louis dive into the ongoing Nicki Minaj and Megan thee Stallion feud, the uproar after Barbie’s perceived Oscar snub, Justin Timberlake’s new single, Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl, and what the hell the movie Argylle is. Sasha Velour joins to discuss her new tour, Real Housewives, and filming the new season of We’re Here.

Duration:01:32:32