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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

"Driving Miss Disney" (with Kat Dennings)

1/27/2021
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...

Duration:01:35:45

"A Farewell to Armas"

1/20/2021
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

Duration:01:17:27

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

1/13/2021
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

Duration:01:36:47

"Anyone Can Whistledown" (with Meagan Good)

1/6/2021
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

Duration:01:30:15

“Wrapped in Red Table Talk” (with Gammy)

12/23/2020
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

Duration:01:16:37

“Evermore Girls” (with Andrew Rannells)

12/16/2020
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

Duration:01:35:19

"Dazed and Centrist" (with Alison Brie)

12/9/2020
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....

Duration:01:35:25

“Undoing the Right Thing” (with Rina Sawayama)

12/2/2020
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

Duration:01:33:13

“Secure the Mailbag” (with Kate Mara)

11/25/2020
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

Duration:01:20:50

“Freakumout Dress” (with Rachel Bloom)

11/18/2020
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...

Duration:01:37:12

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

11/11/2020
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

Duration:01:39:33

"Election Day of Our Lives" (with Radhika Jones)

11/3/2020
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...

Duration:01:18:12

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

10/28/2020
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

Duration:01:27:04

“Strokes of Dunces“ (with Gabrielle Union)

10/21/2020
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...

Duration:01:40:28

“Keepin’ It 150” (with Nicole Richie)

10/14/2020
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

Duration:01:54:21

“Trust the B” (with Bethenny Frankel)

10/7/2020
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

Duration:01:38:10

"Rock ‘N Vote” (with Brit Bennett)

9/30/2020
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

Duration:01:35:40

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

9/23/2020
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

Duration:01:51:39

“About A Boycott” (with Roy Wood Jr.)

9/16/2020
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

Duration:01:30:01

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

9/9/2020
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

Duration:01:22:24