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A weekly pop-culture breakdown show based on Jezebel's daily column Dirt Bag. Each week Madeleine Davies digs deep on the shallow industry of celebrity gossip, giving you an inside look at how famous people, publicists, tabloids, and even things like Scientology come together to create the celebrity news you love to hate.

A weekly pop-culture breakdown show based on Jezebel's daily column Dirt Bag. Each week Madeleine Davies digs deep on the shallow industry of celebrity gossip, giving you an inside look at how famous people, publicists, tabloids, and even things like Scientology come together to create the celebrity news you love to hate.
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A weekly pop-culture breakdown show based on Jezebel's daily column Dirt Bag. Each week Madeleine Davies digs deep on the shallow industry of celebrity gossip, giving you an inside look at how famous people, publicists, tabloids, and even things like Scientology come together to create the celebrity news you love to hate.

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English


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Pop Culture Potpourri

10/17/2018
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On this week's episode of DirtCast, Maddie and Megan play a game of Pop Culture Roulette, drawing at random from a bucket of TV-, celebrity-, and lion-related topics in order to determine which to tackle next. Got ideas for next time? Email us at dirtcast@jezebel.com. Also: a very sombre installment of the Dirtiest Dirt, in which a bet is won—but love is lost. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:25

I Just Wanted to Take Another Look at A Star Is Born

10/10/2018
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In this spoiler-filled episode of DirtCast, we just wanted to take another look at A Star Is Born, the emotional 2018 remake of the 1976 remake of the 1954 remake of the 1937 film (itself inspired by a 1932 film). Why can't we stop thinking and talking about this movie, and what debt do we begrudgingly owe Bradley Cooper? We're joined by Lindsey Weber of the podcast "Who? Weekly" to discuss this birth of a star. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:50

Back to Bonanza: A ‘Kid Nation’ Special

10/3/2018
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It’s been 11 years since the premiere of controversial reality show Kid Nation, in which 40 children lived in a New Mexico “ghost town” in a society built and run by kids. But what was it really like participating in this wacky social experiment? How much were the kids directed, manipulated... and exploited? We talk to former citizens and leaders of Kid Nation, Mike Klinge and Michael Thot, about their experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:16

It’s Ryan Murphy’s World and We’re All Just Living in It

9/26/2018
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Ryan Murphy just picked up two Emmys for American Crime Story, launched a new season of American Horror Story, and signed a multi-year, multi-hundred million dollar deal with Netflix. How is he this good? Is he this good, or does his impressive stable of actors deserve all the credit? We're joined by Jaye Hunt and Robert Ackerman of the podcast One More Thing to discuss the Ryan Murphy canon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:05

The Girlfriend Is Always to Blame

9/19/2018
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The hosts are joined by Jezebel culture writer Hazel Cills to talk about the death of rapper Mac Miller and the blame being placed at ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande’s feet. It’s far from the first time a woman has been attacked over the death of a “troubled” male artist: from Asia Argento to Courtney Love to Michelle Williams, why is it always the woman’s fault? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:51

Catching up With Jersey Shore Creator SallyAnn Salsano (RECAST)

9/12/2018
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This week, we got Sallyann Salsano, creator of Jersey Shore and the upcoming Hunter Mountain and Jersey Shore: Vacation to talk about the making of a successful reality show empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:12

Watch What Happens When You Work in Reality TV (RECAST)

9/5/2018
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Bobby and Madeleine are joined in the studio by Watch What Happens Live's Mariah Smith for a lengthy discussion about all things Bravo. From our favorite Real Housewives taglines to the enthralling antiheroes of Vanderpump Rules to the (often scary) Bravo fandom, no subject was too lowbrow to go unexplored. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:25

To All The Crazy Rich Asians I Loved Before

8/29/2018
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Vulture’s E. Alex Jung joins us to talk about Crazy Rich Asians, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and what (if anything) this resurgence in Asian American stories means for representation, the cultcha, or progress in general!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:43

The True Story of Real World: Seattle's 'Slap Heard 'Round the World' with Irene McGee (RECAST)

8/22/2018
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To her chagrin, Irene McGee is best known for getting slapped in the face 20 years ago on The Real World: Seattle. This week on DirtCast, Irene joins us to discuss the aftershocks of being on one of the most iconic reality TV shows of our time and how she eventually accepted and found humor in her less-than-ideal path to notoriety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:56

Toilet Babies, Dr. Pimple Popper, and Other Dystopian Horrors of Medical Reality TV

8/15/2018
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In the early 2000s, reality TV experienced a boom in shows focused of surgery, both plastic and beyond. What lead to this spike in popularity? The success of ER? The death rattle of a Clinton economy? Or maybe our cultural fascinations with gore and, conversely, physical perfection? With the help of reality TV expert Rich Juzwiak, we try to figure out the answer, while also discussing (and not showing!!!) the latest in the genre, like Botched and the strangely charming Dr. Pimple...

Duration:00:47:09

100% My Type on Paper

8/8/2018
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The U.K.’s Love Island is many things: A reality TV series that’s captivated the hearts of several nations, a horrifying (yet occasionally sweet?) display of heterosexuality at its most revolting, and the undoing of any stereotypes you might have about British superiority and fanciness. Joining us to discuss our new favorite show is Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair writer and one of the wittiest voices on the internet (and off). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:11

This Is Alexis Neiers Calling

8/1/2018
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In 2010, Alexis Haines (formerly Alexis Neiers) made reality TV history when she, facing prison time for her involvement in the infamous bling ring, screamed and sobbed on a reporter’s voicemail, saying the now iconic line, “Nancy Jo? This is Alexis Neiers calling.” Since her time on Pretty Wild, Alexis has opened up about the serious drug addiction that controlled her life for her tween and teen years and now seven years sober, she is a certified addiction counselor and doula. She joins...

Duration:00:47:57

The Romcom Renaissance?

7/25/2018
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The romcom is the zombie of genres. Since its perceived heyday, spanning the late 80s to the early 2000s, it has been declared “dead”—and then “revived”—many many times. And now it is alive again! Maybe! With the success of Netflix’s Set It Up, this renaissance feels a little more promising. 2017 also saw the less conventional but highly promising (not to mention successful) The Big Sick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:58

Rushed Celebrity Engagements: Just Think About It

7/18/2018
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If there’s one thing celebrities love to do, it’s get married to other celebrities whom they hardly know. But as they also love to tell interviewers, “When you know, you know.” Except, of course, they usually don’t. On this week’s episode, we discuss the alarmingly swift engagements of fiances Ariana and Pete, Justin and Hailey, and the overlooked David and Katharine (who really ought to be receiving a larger share of our incredulity), followed by a look back at Hollywood’s wildest...

Duration:00:47:45

Hollywood Girls Gone Wild with popculturediedin2009 (RECAST)

7/11/2018
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popculturediedin2009 is one of the best celebrity gossip bloggers on the internet, which is interesting because A.) he's only 19 years old and B.) he's covering celebrity gossip from a full decade ago. This week, the prodigy behind the popular tumblr, Twitter and Instagram account joins us in the studio to talk about Lindsay Lohan, his early love of Anna Nicole Smith, and the familiar comfort of early aughts tabloids. It's widely agreed that pre-2010 is the last time celebrity gossip was...

Duration:00:48:30

DirtCast Presents: The Gateway

7/4/2018
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The Gateway is a six-part series about Teal Swan, a new brand of spiritual guru, who draws in followers with her hypnotic self-help YouTube videos aimed at people who are struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Some followers move to Teal’s healing center, a spiritual startup where they produce content and manage social media accounts. Teal insists her therapy saves lives, but her critics say Teal’s death-focused dogma is dangerous. Gizmodo reporter Jennings Brown traveled to rural...

Duration:01:00:13

Nifty! Grifty! United States!

6/27/2018
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With everyone (including Shonda Rhimes) obsessed with the outing of Soho Grifter Anna Delvey, we take a look back at the recent history of grifters and scammers, from Hipster Grifter to Antoni Porowski from Queer Eye. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:29

The C-word

6/20/2018
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We talk to Jo Livingstone, culture staff writer at The New Republic, about the word “cunt,” its history, recent use in pop culture, and the comparison people drew between Roseanne Barr’s show being cancelled after she fired off a racist tweet, versus Samantha Bee's “cuntroversy.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:46

Watch What Happened: Bravo Shows of Yore

6/13/2018
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We take a leisurely stroll through Bravo’s wild thicket of non-Housewives reality programming, from NYC Prep to Southern Charm. Joining us is Jezebel’s Ellie Shechet and one very special and knowledgeable guest: Angela Pham of Gallery Girls!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:17

Carrie Bradshaw Knows Good Sex*

6/6/2018
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Twenty years ago, Sarah Jessica Parker was splashed with dirty rainwater in the wake of a passing New York City bus and the world has never been the same. To discuss the influence of Sex and the City on culture, television, women’s lives, and cupcakes, we are joined by Jezebel’s very own Joanna Rothkopf and Bobby Finger for a supersized tribute to a show that creates all sorts of feelings in people, from good to bad to in between!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:33:08