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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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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

“Kardashians Keep Falling On My Head” (with Rostam)

6/16/2021
Ira, Louis, and guest host Grace Parra discuss the end of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, celebrity tequila brands, In the Heights’ colorism critiques, Sinead O’Connor’s night with Prince, and Chrissy Teigen’s apologies for her past internet behavior. Plus, Keep It’s first guest, Rostam, returns to discuss his new album Changephobia, pop music, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:32:21

“Easy NDA” (with JP Brammer)

6/9/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss celebrities asking sexual partners to sign NDAs, Bo Burnham’s new Netflix special, queer cultural recommendations for Pride, and more. Plus, JP Brammer joins to discuss his new book ¡Hola Papi!. Queer Recs Movies Beach Rats (included with Hulu) Rafiki (included with Hulu and Amazon Prime) Naz & Maalik (included with Hulu and Amazon Prime) Music Luther Vandross -- Never Too Much Young M.A. -- Herstory VINCINT -- There Will Be Tears (out Friday) Todrick Hall --...

Duration:01:24:30

"Fifty Shades of Gay" (with TS Madison)

6/2/2021
Ira and Louis discuss whether cops or the kink community belong at Pride, Mare of Easttown, Cruella, the Friends reunion, Naomi Osaka withdrawing from the French Open, Ellie Kemper's past as Veiled Prophet Queen of Love and Beauty, and more. Plus, TS Madison joins to discuss how she turned internet fame into her own reality series, The TS Madison Experience. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:22:31

“Like Sands Through the Sour Glass” (with Julianna Margulies)

5/26/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album SOUR, Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure denial and the fight surrounding critical race theory, Gemini season, the return of Bennifer, and whatever the hell is going on with Taika Waititi, Rita Ora, and Tessa Thompson. Plus, Julianna Margulies joins to discuss her new memoir Sunshine Girl, as well as ER, The Good Wife, and more. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit. For a transcript of this episode,...

Duration:01:35:16

“Some Like It Flamin’ Hot” (with Wanda Sykes)

5/19/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Flamin' Hot Cheetos origin controversy, Ellen canceling her show, Israel's social media manager, the Dear Evan Hansen trailer, and racist tweets against new iCarly star Laci Mosley. Plus, Wanda Sykes joins to discuss her new sitcom The Upshaws and being a stand-up comedian versus being an actress. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include...

Duration:01:30:25

“Elon’s Journey Into Saturday Night” (with Buzzy Cohen)

5/12/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Elon Musk’s appearance on Saturday Night Live, the new social media app Clubhouse, the canceled 2022 Golden Globes, Demi Lovato hunting for aliens, Eddie Redmayne in Cabaret, The Big Shot with Bethenny, and more. Plus, Louis talks to Jeopardy! champ Buzzy Cohen about guest hosting the show’s Tournament of Champions. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:17:48

"iCheugy" (with Jason Concepcion)

5/5/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss "cheugy," the new buzz word of the moment, Billie Eilish's British Vogue interview, Justin Bieber's dreadlocks, and more. Plus, Keep It listeners call in for dating advice (including Ira's roommate Royce), and Jason Concepcion joins to discuss his new Crooked Media podcast Takeline, sports and pop culture, and Ben Affleck on Raya. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:33:52

"Dude, Where's My Oscars?" (with Ed Helms)

4/28/2021
Ira, Louis, and guest co-host Rae Sanni discuss the 93rd Academy Awards, Caitlyn Jenner's dubious run for Governor of California, Elon Musk hosting SNL, Scott Rudin's reign of terror, and more. Plus, Ed Helms joins to talk about his new film Together Together and new television series, Rutherford Falls. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast....

Duration:01:39:48

“The Yog-hurt Locker” (with Bolu Babalola)

4/21/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida make Oscar predictions and discuss Demi Lovato’s feud with a Los Angeles yogurt shop, Colton Underwood’s coming out, and more. Plus, Bolu Babalola joins to discuss her new book Love in Color and what makes a good rom com. Vote for us for the Webby Awards! For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:31:52

"Where The Suburbs At" (with Ben Folds)

4/14/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss DMX's legacy and how we talk about celebrities who grapple with addiction, the loss of the Arclight Cinema in Los Angeles, Lena Dunham's clothing line, and Kerry Washington's corny tweets. Rae Sanni returns with comedian Jacquis Neal to discuss their new reality TV podcast The Cast and what makes a good reality TV star. Plus, Ben Folds joins to discuss making music in the 90s versus now and his new podcast Lightning Bugs with Ben Folds. For a closed-captioned...

Duration:01:45:10

"Shaaahh!!! Real Housewives" (with Hanif Abdurraqib)

4/7/2021
Aida's out sick, so Ira and Louis discuss Real Housewives of Salt Lake City's Jen Shah's arrest for defrauding the elderly, seeing Godzilla vs. Kong in theaters and a return to normalcy post-pandemic, FOX's new late night show Gutfeld!, and which closeted actors Kate Winslet knows. Plus, Hanif Abdurraqib joins to discuss his latest book A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit. For a transcript...

Duration:01:27:27

“Satan Boy Summer” (with Naomi Ekperigin and Megan Gailey)

3/31/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Lil Nas X’s devilish new single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” HBO’s Tina Turner doc, Ariana Grande joining The Voice, Addison Rae’s Jimmy Fallon appearance, Chet Hanks’ introduction of White Boy Summer, and more. Plus, Naomi Ekperigin and Megan Gailey join to discuss their new podcast I Love A Lifetime Movie. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com...

Duration:01:33:52

“Lemon Aid” (with Cerise Castle and Don Lemon)

3/24/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Asian spa shootings in Atlanta, Teen Vogue’s new editor-in-chief firing for past racist tweets, Thomas Middleditch’s sexual misconduct allegations, Bill Maher’s take on recontextualizing problematic films, and Justin Bieber featuring Martin Luther King Jr. on his latest album. Knock LA reporter Cerise Castle joins to discuss her report on deputy gangs in the LA County Sheriff’s Department. Plus, Don Lemon joins to discuss his new book This Is The Fire: What I...

Duration:01:36:35

"If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put An Album of the Year Grammy On It" (with Cheyenne Jackson)

3/17/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, the Oscar noms and snubs, the Vatican's unsurprising take on gay marriage, JD Vance's run for office, and the painful conclusion to The Bachelor. Plus, Cheyenne Jackson joins to discuss multi-camera acting on Call Me Kat and his extensive Broadway history. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include which podcast...

Duration:01:38:15

“Duchess Protection Program” (with Delroy Lindo)

3/10/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Oprah’s sit down with Harry and Meghan, the WandaVision finale, ghost kitchens, and Glenn Close versus Olivia Colman round two. Plus, Delroy Lindo joins to discuss his raved about performance in Da 5 Bloods and how theatre prepares him for The Good Fight and films like Gone in 60 Seconds. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include which podcast...

Duration:01:20:09

“Globes, Man: Turn Off the Zoom” (with Dominique Fishback)

3/3/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the 1st Hopefully Not Annual Zoom Golden Globes, Taylor Swift taking on Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia, Jonah Hill calling out the Daily Mail, racist Bachelor fans, and bad Twitter memes. Plus, Dominique Fishback joins to discuss her role in Judas and the Black Messiah and her Vampire Diaries fandom. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include which...

Duration:01:23:11

“I Really Don’t Care A Lot, Do U?” (with Roxane Gay)

2/24/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Rosamund Pike’s new film I Care A Lot, AIDS drama It’s A Sin, Daft Punk’s breakup, the internet’s Kathryn Hahn obsession, the latest Golden Globes scandals, and more. Plus, Roxane Gay joins to discuss her new MasterClass on writing for social change and how to romance writers. Roxane's recs: Klancy Miller, a black chef and writer Asha Grant, who is opening The Salt Eaters, a black feminist bookstore and literary hub in Los Angeles Rivers Solomon, a writer For a...

Duration:01:26:08

“White Men... Skip This Episode!!!”

2/17/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the week of disappointing white men from Justin Timberlake, Joss Whedon, Chris Harrison, to the GOP. Plus, Gina Carano gets fired and joins a Ben Shapiro film, the Indianapolis Museum of Art prefers white patrons, Lil Yachty is making an UNO movie, and more! Louis' recommendations Jody Watley Cheryl Lynn — Shake it Up Tonight, Star love, Encore Joan Armatrading — Love and Affection, Show Some Emotion Meshell Ndegéocello — Ventriloquism, Pocketbook A Taste of...

Duration:01:26:45

“#Free Against the Music” (with Baratunde Thurston)

2/10/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss The NY Times documentary Framing Britney Spears, Christopher Plummer, Golden Globe noms, The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance, Debra Messing’s worst tweet, Morgan Wallen’s racism scandal, Cracker Barrel’s etymology and more. Plus, Baratunde Thurston joins to discuss his podcast How to Citizen and how Black and white America moves forward post Trump. Aida's recs: Aja Monet -- The Black Unicorn Sings Mikki Kendall -- Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a...

Duration:01:42:39

“Two Can Play That GameStop” (with Amanda Idoko)

2/3/2021
Ira, Louis, and Aida try to make sense of the GameStop business then just talk about video games. Also discussed: remembering Cicely Tyson, Cloris Leachman, and Sophie, AOC’s rightful anger at Republicans, worrying Drag Race trends, the Chromatica Oreos, and more. Plus, Amanda Idoko joins to talk diversity in writers' rooms and her debut feature Breaking News in Yuba County. Ira's book recs: Stacey Abrams — Lead From the Outside Tressie McMillan Cottom — Thick: And Other Essays Brandon...

Duration:01:39:03