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Keep It!

173 episodes - English - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★★ - 7.8K ratings

Movies! Music! Celebrities embarrassing themselves! KEEP IT has it all. Each week, Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, and Aida Osman are joined by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more to discuss the latest ways pop culture and entertainment are intersecting with politics and society. New episodes drop every Wednesday.

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Episodes

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

February 24, 2021 08:00

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. Roxane's recs: Klancy Miller, a black chef and writer Asha Grant, who is opening The Salt Eaters, a black feminist bookstore and literary hub in Los Angeles Rivers Solomon, a writer Learn m...

“White Men... Skip This Episode!!!”

February 17, 2021 08:18

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 ...

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

February 10, 2021 08:01

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 Move...

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

February 03, 2021 08:01

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 Tayl...

"Driving Miss Disney" (with Kat Dennings)

January 27, 2021 08:00

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 ...

"A Farewell to Armas"

January 20, 2021 08:01

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)

January 13, 2021 12:27

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

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

January 13, 2021 12:27

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)

January 06, 2021 08:06

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)

December 23, 2020 08:01

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)

December 16, 2020 08:01

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)

December 09, 2020 08:29

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. ...

“Undoing the Right Thing” (with Rina Sawayama)

December 02, 2020 08:01

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)

November 25, 2020 08:01

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)

November 18, 2020 08:01

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 podcast...

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

November 11, 2020 08:21

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)

November 03, 2020 08:01

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...

"The Passion of the Chris" (with Adam Brody)

October 28, 2020 07:51

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the ensuing controversy of Twitter calling Chris Pratt "the worst Chris," Borat 2, Amy Coney Barrett's placement on the Supreme Court, Jared Kushner calling black people lazy, and Kanye's maddening Joe Rogan interview. Plus, Adam Brody joins to discuss his new film The Kid Detective and revisit his iconic roles in The O.C., Jennifer's Body, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Strokes of Dunces“ (with Gabrielle Union)

October 21, 2020 07:01

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Tony noms, the weird defenses of Jeffrey Toobin masturbating on Zoom, Chace Crawford’s second life in The Boys, The Trial of the Chicago 7, rappers turned Trump voters, Tiffany Trump’s bizarre Pride speech, how Louis got sucked into Emily in Paris, and more. Plus, Aida shares her Nebraska voting plan and we’re joined Nebraska icon Gabrielle Union to talk being an activist, an LGBTQ+ ally, and why Grease 2 is better than Grease. Learn more about your ad choices...

“Keepin’ It 150” (with Nicole Richie)

October 14, 2020 09:00

Ira, Louis, and Aida celebrate Keep It’s 150th episode with a rundown of 150 things that DIDN’T suck in 2020. Plus, gay men take over the Proud Boys hashtag on social media, Bill Burr’s SNL monologue causes controversy, and guest Nicole Richie joins! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Trust the B” (with Bethenny Frankel)

October 07, 2020 07:01

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Mariah Carey’s new memoir and the pleasures of its audiobook, Trump’s COVID theatrics, The Witches reboot, Drake and SZA’s unearthed relationship, and why everyone’s addicted to Emily in Paris. Plus, Bethenny Frankel joins to discuss her new podcast Just B and the business side of Real Housewives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Rock ‘N Vote” (with Brit Bennett)

September 30, 2020 07:01

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss The Rock campaigning for Biden, Mark Burnett’s responsibility for Trump’s Presidency, Tory Lanez’s continued exploitation of Megan thee Stallion, Eddie Redmayne’s support of JK Rowling, and more. Plus, Brit Bennett joins to discuss her NYT best-selling novel The Vanishing Half. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“America’s Emmy Home Videos” (with David Chang and Zachary Quinto)

September 23, 2020 07:00

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss this year’s virtual Emmy ceremony, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy, Ellen’s on-air apology, Kat McPhee donating to Republicans, racist social media algorithms, and the film Antebellum. Plus, chef David Chang joins to discuss his new memoir Eat a Peach and Zachary Quinto returns to discuss the film adaption of . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“About A Boycott” (with Roy Wood Jr.)

September 16, 2020 07:01

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the new Oscars inclusion standards, Paris Hilton’s less than insightful new documentary, the boycotts against Mulan and Cuties, Paul Rudd’s awkward PSA on wearing masks, new Netflix docs The Social Dilemma versus Capital in the 21st Century, and more. Plus, Roy Wood Jr. joins to discuss making comedy and The Daily Show in a pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Imitation of Life 2” (with June Diane Raphael)

September 09, 2020 07:01

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Jessica Krug’s blackfishing scandal, Charlie Kaufman films, the Rebecca remake, Letterbox review, Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ exhausting book promo, and more. Plus, June Diane Raphael joins to discuss a decade of podcasting, watching Bravo during a pandemic, and more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Are You There God? It's Ira and Louis." (with Phillip Picardi)

September 02, 2020 07:01

In the third annual Ira and Louis Variety Hour, they discuss the socially distanced VMA ceremony, Adele's Bantu knots, Club Future Nostalgia, the NBA strike, unfollowing Shaun King, and the shocking loss of Chadwick Boseman. Plus, a conversation about finding faith as queer people with Phillip Picardi, host of the new Crooked Media podcast Unholier Than Thou. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Are You There God? It's Ira and Louis" (with Phillip Picardi)

September 02, 2020 07:01 - 80.7 MB

In the third annual Ira and Louis Variety Hour, they discuss the socially distanced VMA ceremony, Adele's Bantu knots, Club Future Nostalgia, the NBA strike, unfollowing Shaun King, and the shocking loss of Chadwick Boseman. Plus, a conversation about finding faith as queer people with Phillip Picardi, host of the new Crooked Media podcast Unholier Than Thou. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“I’d Like to Buy the World on Coke” (with Ramy Youssef)

August 26, 2020 07:01 - 76.8 MB

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the cultural moments that led to this year’s unhinged Republican National Convention, soothing British comedies, revisiting Jerry Maguire, why not enough people are talking about Megan thee Stallion’s shooting, and whether videos of black trauma should be shared on social media. Plus, Ramy Youssef joins to discuss self-reflection via faith, depicting Muslim life through comedy, and his Emmy nominated series Ramy. Fight for Jacob Blake: Go Fund Me for Jacob's Rec...

“Best Creek Ever” (with Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy)

August 19, 2020 07:54 - 81.4 MB

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Democratic National Convention going digital and bipartisan, how Lovecraft Country addresses H.P. Lovecraft’s racist history, Trump’s attacks on the USPS, and more. Plus, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy join to discuss Schitt’s Creek, decades of working together, and their most memorable roles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Fear of a WAP Planet"

August 12, 2020 07:01

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss conservative reactions to Cardi B and Megan thee Stallion’s new single “WAP,” Selling Sunset, Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris, and which celebrities have us blocked. Plus, Zadie Smith joins to discuss her new book of essays Intimations and Jean Smart joins to discuss her Emmy-nominated role in Watchmen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Fear of a WAP Planet" (with Zadie Smith and Jean Smart)

August 12, 2020 07:01 - 91.2 MB

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss conservative reactions to Cardi B and Megan thee Stallion’s new single “WAP,” Selling Sunset, Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris, and which celebrities have us blocked. Plus, Zadie Smith joins to discuss her new book of essays Intimations and Jean Smart joins to discuss her Emmy-nominated role in Watchmen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Black Is Queen" (with Bob the Drag Queen)

August 05, 2020 07:01 - 69.1 MB

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Beyoncé’s latest visual album Black Is King, Brandy’s return with B7 and revisiting Moesha on Netflix, the misconduct allegation at The Ellen Show, and more. Plus, Bob the Drag Queen joins to discuss mixing politics with drag and her Emmy nominated series We’re Here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"P-Valley Girls" (with Katori Hall)

July 29, 2020 07:01 - 86.7 MB

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Taylor Swift's surprise pandemic album Folklore, Tenet's ever-changing release date, disrespectful Megan the Stallion jokes, whether the Canada Drag Race judges are too mean, and share memories of Regis Philbin and Olivia de Havilland. Katori Hall joins to discuss her new series P-Valley, representing the South in her writing, and working with icons like Tina Turner and Angela Bassett. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Podcast Friends Network” (with Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman)

July 22, 2020 07:36 - 83.7 MB

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Mykki Blanco not being paid for their feature on Teyana Taylor's "WTP," bingeing The O.C. and what constitutes "guilty pleasures," their favorite child actors, performative tributes to John Lewis from Republicans, and more. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman join to discuss their new book Big Friendship and the importance of adult friendships. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Stiletto Superstar” (with Billy Porter)

July 15, 2020 07:02 - 81.6 MB

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Jada Pinkett Smith's visit to the Red Table, Lady Antebellum’s performative activism, Simone Biles’ Vogue cover, Chance the Rapper stumping for Kanye, and the internet’s obsession with cake. Billy Porter joins to discuss his career and using his platform for activism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Hamilstan Wars” (with Marcia Gay Harden)

July 08, 2020 07:01 - 76.6 MB

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Hamilton, Kanye’s 2020 run, Halle Berry’s apology for accepting a trans role, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ quarantine romance, and more. Marcia Gay Harden joins to discuss her toughest roles and her latest period piece Barkskins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Pride Save America" (with Adam Rippon and Leiomy)

July 01, 2020 07:28 - 94.4 MB

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss what Pride looks like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, Hulu removing a Golden Girls episode for alleged blackface, pop music's disco revival, Kanye's GAP collab, the socially distant BET Awards, and more. Adam Rippon joins to discuss his pop culture obsessions and what his life looks after the 2018 Olympics. Leiomy joins to discuss bringing ballroom to the masses on HBO Max's Legendary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visi...

"Sic Cancel Tyrannis” (with Sam Lansky)

June 24, 2020 08:31 - 245 MB

Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss k-pop fans taking down Trump, Chris D’Elia and Ansel Elgort’s sexual misconduct allegations, Tina Fey pulling 30 Rock’s blackface episodes, Megan Amram’s anti-Asian tweets, the queer defiance of Joel Schumacher’s films, and more. Sam Lansky joins to discuss gay dating, LA mysticism, and his new book Broken People. Plus, listeners share their queer Hot Takes on Julius Caesar, parades, and The Parent Trap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/a...

"Empires & Records" (with Drew Dixon)

June 17, 2020 07:07 - 81.4 MB

Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss the SCOTUS' monumental ruling on LGBTQ+ workplace discrimination, The Academy's new efforts for inclusion, Dave Chappelle's new stand-up response to George Floyd's murder, conservatives stanning Gone the Wind, and more. Plus, Drew Dixon joins to discuss going public with rape allegations against Russell Simmons and starring in a documentary on the subject, On the Record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Places in the Art" (with Kimberly Drew)

June 10, 2020 07:57 - 86.7 MB

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss how We're Here and Legendary center queer narratives, the hollowness of exposing Republican hypocrisy, Vanderpump Rules' racism scandals, North Carolina Republicans attempts to kill a bill banning conversion therapy, and calls to defund the police. Plus, art curator Kimberly Drew joins to discuss her new book This Is What I Know About Art and how the art world is for us all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Law and Disorder" (with Bowen Yang)

June 03, 2020 07:11 - 86.1 MB

Protests erupt in the wake of George Floyd's murder by a Minneapolis police officer. #BlackoutTuesday spirals from purposeful activism to performative allyship. Justice evades Breonna Taylor and David McAtee in Louisville. Ivanka Trump pretends to care about Pride. Lea Michele is accused of bullying by Glee cast members. Plus, an anti-racism reading list and Bowen Yang joins to discuss his year on Saturday Night Live, Lady Gaga's Chromatica, and more! Donate to the David McAtee funeral and me...

“Sex and the Insecurity” (with Issa Rae and Kristin Davis)

May 27, 2020 07:01 - 83.1 MB

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira and Louis discuss Lana Del Rey and Doja Cat’s dramatic weeks on social media, the addictive new season of Selling Sunset, and Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s song of the summer entry. Plus, Kristin Davis joins to discuss Melrose Place, Sex and the City, and Fox’s wild new reality series Labor of Love. Issa Rae also joins the whole crew to discuss writing Insecure’s new season in a pandemic and her new Netflix film The Lovebirds. Learn more about your ad...

“The Graduwhat” (with Daveed Diggs)

May 20, 2020 07:44 - 83.6 MB

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss digital commencement speeches, reflect on their own graduations, and offer advice for the Class of 2020. Also discussed: Entertainment Weekly’s puzzling Pride cover, and Nancy Pelosi’s fat shaming. Plus, Daveed Diggs joins to discuss starring in the TV adaption of Snowpiercer and Hamilton’s impending digital release. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Roman Unloaded” (with Simone Missick)

May 13, 2020 07:01 - 77.6 MB

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Alison Roman’s critiques of Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott’s healing Instagram live, Michelle Obama’s documentary, reactions to Adele’s weight loss, and the fleeting concept of summer. Plus, Simone Missick joins to discuss her new series All Rise and how to shoot an episode of television on Zoom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Les Noirs” (with André Holland)

May 06, 2020 07:01 - 80.2 MB

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the 1955 Best Actress winners, Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood revisionist history, Mindy Kaling’s new series Never Have I Ever, Pulitzer Prize winners we’re excited for, The Daily Beast’s Michelle Obama clickbait, and more. Plus, André Holland joins to discuss theatre, Paris, and working with Damien Chazelle’s on The Eddy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"#poorAF" (with Michael Arceneaux)

April 29, 2020 07:01 - 82.4 MB

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Sondheim's 90th birthday concert, JK Simmons as a sex symbol, why Miles Teller deserves an Oscar, #blackAF, Making the Cut's winner, and more! Hot Takes returns with Ira declaring Angel a better show than Buffy. Plus, Michael Arceneaux returns to discuss his latest book of essays I Don't Want to Die Poor, how college aspirations can cripple us, reality TV, and supporting OnlyFans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcas...

“Me and My Bolt Cutters” (with Alison Pill)

April 22, 2020 07:01 - 72.8 MB

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Aida, and Louis fetch their bolt cutters and discuss Fiona Apple’s new album, Mrs. America, Netflix’s new dating series Too Hot to Handle, and the Michael Jordan doc The Last Dance. Plus, Alison Pill joins to discuss Alex Garland’s trippy new sci-fi series Devs and working with icons like Judy Davis and Glenda Jackson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Gunn Crazy" (with Tim Gunn)

April 15, 2020 08:04 - 86.4 MB

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss Usher and The Weeknd’s respective influences on R&B, SNL and other shows recording from home, and more. Plus, Tim Gunn joins to talk his new fashion series Making the Cut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Full Barrymore Jacket" (with Matt Rogers and Dave Mizzoni)

April 08, 2020 07:27 - 82.1 MB

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss voter suppression in Wisconsin, the Sherry Pie scandal on Drag Race, and the respect Alfre Woodard deserves. In this week's Hot Takes segment, Louis thinks Emma Stone is the least deserving Oscar winner of the 21st century. Plus, Matt Rogers and Dave Mizzoni join to discuss American Idol, niche gay culture, Reese Witherspoon, and their new Quibi series Gayme Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adch...

"Queenpin" (with Alan Yang & Betty Gilpin)

April 01, 2020 07:01 - 89.8 MB

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss how hot young Dennis Quaid was, Tippi Hendrin's acting, the never ending madness of Tiger King. Betty Gilpin joins to discuss being a gay icon, acting, and Tennessee Williams. Alan Yang joins to discuss Mandopop, Joan Chen, and his feature film debut Tigertail. Plus, in our first Hot Takes segment Aida defends choosing Solange over Beyonce (if she had to). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Guests

Andrew Ti
1 Episode
Busy Philipps
1 Episode
Chelsea Handler
1 Episode
Diablo Cody
1 Episode
Franchesca Ramsey
1 Episode
Gaby Dunn
1 Episode
Guy Branum
1 Episode
Heather Graham
1 Episode
Ike Barinholtz
1 Episode
Jenny Han
1 Episode
Kathy Griffin
1 Episode
Kristen Bell
1 Episode
Margaret Cho
1 Episode
Phoebe Robinson
1 Episode
Rhea Butcher
1 Episode
Rian Johnson
1 Episode
Samantha Irby
1 Episode
Whitney Cummings
1 Episode
Zadie Smith
1 Episode

Books

Notes on a Scandal
1 Episode

Twitter Mentions

@saraasimionato 1 Episode