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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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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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Episodes

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

12/4/2019
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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
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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
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#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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

"Cancel Me If You Can” (with Ezra Koenig)

9/18/2019
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Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Grace Parra to discuss Shane Gillis’ firing from SNL and Andrew Yang hitching himself to the racist comedian, Felicity Huffman’s sentencing, how Keke Palmer became a meme, NBC’s Saved by the Bell reboot, and more. Plus, Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend joins to talk about his Columbia University roots, politics and the joys of country music.

Duration:01:39:31

"The Ira and Louis Variety Hour! Vol. 2" (with Chelsea Handler)

9/11/2019
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Ira and Louis launch Jennifer Lopez's Oscar campaign for Hustlers and discuss Scarlett Johansson's defense of Woody Allen, pay disparity on the Crazy Rich Asians writing team, Kevin Hart's messy conversation with Lil Nas X, America's White Claw shortage, and more! Plus, Chelsea Handler joins to discuss her new Netflix documentary on white privilege and how she's gotten politically involved.

Duration:01:24:59

“Bop to the Top or Bottom” (with Randall Park)

9/4/2019
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Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Shar Jossell to discuss Troye Sivan’s invasive interview about his sex life, Dave Chappelle’s controversial new comedy special, why Kirsten Dunst deserves more respect, Lana Del Rey’s new album, and more. Plus, Randall Park joins to talk about rom coms, meeting Keanu Reeves, and those Constance Wu tweets.

Duration:01:29:16

“Neither What, Neither Who” (with Robin Thede)

8/28/2019
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Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Rheeqrheeq Chainey to discuss the VMAS, Taylor Swift’s new album LOVER, and Karamo Brown’s new friendship with Sean Spicer. Plus, Robin Thede joins to talk about HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show and the black gaze in comedy.

Duration:01:54:54

“Chicken Sandwich for the Soul” (with Jackie Tohn)

8/21/2019
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Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Aida Osman to stan Normani and discuss Chick-fil-A and Popeyes’ chicken sandwich war, Jay-Z teaming up with the NFL, #BoycottMulan, and more. Plus, Jackie Tohn joins to talk about the new season of GLOW in Netflix and her past on American Idol.

Duration:01:14:03

"Mama Said Equinox, You Out” (with Angelica Ross)

8/14/2019
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Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Aida Osman to discuss Missy Elliott's upcoming MTV Video Vanguard award, boycotting Equinox and Soul Cycle, the recently canceled movie 'The Hunt,' Priyanka Chopra's Beautycon showdown, and more! Plus, Angelica Ross joins to talk about meeting Janet Jackson and what 'Pose' means for the future of trans stories.

Duration:01:24:34

“Kamala on a Hot Tin Roof” (with Kathleen Turner)

8/7/2019
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Ira and Louis are joined by return guest co-host Rheeqrheeq Chainey to honor Toni Morrison, discuss Marianne Williamson fandom, attacks on Kamala Harris, male egos on the set of Hobbs & Shaw. Plus, Kathleen Turner joins to discuss her iconic roles on stage and film and the stunted evolution of female sexuality in Hollywood.

Duration:01:28:15

“Fantasy Hollywoodland” (with Margaret Cho)

7/31/2019
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Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Jill Gutowitz to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Lil Nas X’s breaking the Billboard charts, Andy Cohen’s messy interview with Tituss Burgess, shirtless joggers, and where lesbians hang out in Los Angeles. Plus, Margaret Cho joins to talk about her history doing stand-up and Aaron Spelling TV shows.

Duration:01:33:19

“Jailhouse Rocky” (with Angela Bassett)

7/24/2019
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Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Fran Tirado (Food 4 Thot, The Outcast) to discuss the Cats trailer, the non-story about Taylor Swift fans attacking Kamala Harris, Kim and Kanye asking Trump to free A$AP from a Swedish prison, the Big Little Lies finale, and The Hollywood Reporter’s Leonardo DiCaprio profile. Plus, Ira sits down with icon Angela Bassett!

Duration:01:42:54