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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


Episodes

The Best of DirtCast 2018

12/12/2018
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We just wanted to take another look at our best episodes of 2018. In this special end of year episode, Maddie and Megan chat about some of their favorite moments, from the release of A Star Is Born to the time Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a feckless cunt, and look back fondly at their favorite guests, from Vulture's E. Alex Jung to Kid Nation's Mike Klinge and Michael Thot. It was a big year for Asian American cinema, for Ryan Murphy, for Bradley Cooper, for Sex and the City, and for...

Duration:00:47:17

Harry Potter and the Dirtiest Dirt

12/5/2018
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, a release that turned it from a book into a phenomenon. Maddie and Megan are joined by Josh Nalven and Aaron Horton, hosts of the podcast “New Wizards,” to discuss all things Potter, including favorite books, most hated characters, little known cast controversies, and just how rich we’ve all made J.K. Rowling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:30

Cocaine and Attention: The Joys of Vanderpump Rules

11/28/2018
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In preparation for season 7 of Vanderpump Rules, Maddie and Megan are joined by reality TV scholars Ryan Houlihan and Alex Bedder to discuss the show loved by Rihanna and Roxane Gay alike. What is it about this reality show that feels so much more real? How did the Toms end up with their own restaurant? And is pasta a codeword for cocaine??To buy tickets to the January 13 DirtCast live show, go to the thebellhouseny.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:13

Food Shows For Which We Are Thankful

11/21/2018
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On this special Thanksgiving-themed episode of DirtCast, Maddie and Megan gorge themselves on the delicious world of food reality TV, from the gentle politeness of The Great British Bake Off to the ruthless competitiveness of Top Chef. They also give thanks for the celebrity news that got us all through 2018—for Ariana and Pete, we’re so thankful. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:08

Sexiest Podcast Alive, with Matt and Viviana from THNK1994

11/14/2018
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This year, People magazine finally gave the masses what they wanted: Idris Elba as “Sexiest Man Alive.” The annual celebration of attractiveness has often failed to reward attractiveness, especially considering 2017’s winner, not to mention 2013’s, 2009’s… Just what is People playing at? To help tackle this (and provide more celebrity tidbits than you can poke Chris Pine’s dick at), Maddie is joined by the effervescent Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins, founders of New York’s Tonya Harding Nancy...

Duration:01:00:52

Jack Antonoff, Male Producer

11/7/2018
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Maddie and Megan are joined by Jezebel writer Hazel Cills to talk about the looming presence of the male music producer—the amount of credit they seem to get, or in one particular case, seek. The hosts dive into Hazel's article, “Jack Antonoff and the Unrelenting Shadow of the Male Producer,” and discuss what it is about this "male feminist" that is so cloying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:16

Nobody Likes Spirit Gum: A Halloween Special

10/31/2018
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On this Halloween special, Megan and the ghost of a Victorian man named Maddie talk horror movie special effects with Mike Mekash, a prosthetics and makeup artist from American Horror Story. From Day of the Dead to Twisty the Clown, gruesome special effects have infiltrated mainstream pop culture, becoming even more realistic along the way. We find out more about the process behind creating these terrifying looks, uncovering an unexpected truth about Ben Affleck’s back tattoo along the...

Duration:00:50:58

A Pup Is Born

10/24/2018
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In honor of Charlie, Bradley Cooper's scene-stealing Labradoodle in A Star is Born, DirtCast goes for a walkies through canine cinematic history. From Rin Tin Tin to Toto to Lassie to Beethoven, who were the good boys behind these Hollywood greats? To find out more, we chat with Brian Hargrove, husband of David Hyde Pierce/Niles from Frasier, and co-author of Moose/Eddie’s autobiography, My Life as a Dog. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:53

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:01:10:19

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 us...

Duration:00:47:57