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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 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 us...

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 whirlwind...

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

(Song of) Summer Summer Time

5/30/2018
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Memorial Day happened, which means summer is officially HERE. To kick off the most glorious season of all, Jezebel pop culture reporter Hazel Cills and culture editor Clover Hope join us to discuss what could possibly be the song of the summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:54

It’s a Royal Wedding Extravaganza!!!

5/23/2018
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The Royal Wedding is over, and now, a woman who starred on Suits is the Duchess of Sussex. We’re joined by Jezebel’s royal correspondent Kelly Faircloth, who has spent the past week immersing herself in wedding madness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:39

Smoking in the Bathroom at the Met

5/16/2018
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The Met Gala may have come and gone, but the memory of gowns, glamour, celebrities and Rihanna lives on forever. Jezebel’s deputy editor and resident fashion EXPERT Julianne Escobedo Shepherd joins us to dissect why we love to hate to love fashion’s biggest night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:10

Let Me Be Your Rock of Love, Part I (RECAST)

5/9/2018
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On the next two episodes, we sit down with the father and mother of celeb-reality television, real life couple Mark Cronin and Lisa Lopez, whose shows The Surreal Life, Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, and all their spin-offs dominated VH1 from 2003-2009. Now working on their latest creation, Bravo’s Below Deck, the pair indulge us in looking back and dishing dirt on casting and corralling volatile people, being friends with New York, and all the tawdry delights that they’ve given us throughout...

Duration:00:58:00