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Wherever pop culture and politics collide, Ira Madison III and Louis Virtel are on hand to examine the gorgeous wreckage from their uniquely queer perspective. Each week, our “Princes of Pop Culture” are joined by the likes of Michelle Yeoh, Hunter Doohan, John Boyega, Connie Britton, Gabrielle Union, and Sheryl Lee Ralph to unpack the latest controversies, laude character actress appreciation, and all the shade that’s fit to throw. New episodes drop every Wednesday.

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Wherever pop culture and politics collide, Ira Madison III and Louis Virtel are on hand to examine the gorgeous wreckage from their uniquely queer perspective. Each week, our “Princes of Pop Culture” are joined by the likes of Michelle Yeoh, Hunter Doohan, John Boyega, Connie Britton, Gabrielle Union, and Sheryl Lee Ralph to unpack the latest controversies, laude character actress appreciation, and all the shade that’s fit to throw. New episodes drop every Wednesday.

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English


Episodes
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Coachella, OJ Simpson with Nick Offerman

4/17/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Coachella 2024, OJ Simpson’s death and other celeb scandals, and more. Nick Offerman joins to discuss his new film Civil War, his creative influences, and being half of comedy’s funniest couple. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:26:17

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Jojo Siwa, Sex and the City, & Ripley with Carla Gugino

4/10/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Jojo Siwa’s rebrand and alleged invention of “Gay Pop,” Sex and the City’s Netflix arrival, Ripley, and Jerrod Carmichael’s show. Carla Gugino joins to discuss The Girls on the Bus, her start in 80s multi-cams, working with Robert Rodriguez and Brian DePalma, and more. YouTube language: Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:25:05

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Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter with Justice Smith and Kendra James

4/3/2024
Ira, Louis, and guest host Kendra James discuss Beyoncé’s sprawling new album Cowboy Carter. Justice Smith joins Ira and Louis to discuss the American Society of Magical Negroes, critical responses to the film, and more. Plus, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday 2 World Tour and the internet’s debate on hot SNL cast members. YouTube language: Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:32:51

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Cowboy Carter & Genre Shifts, Immaculate & Nun Movies w. The Veronicas

3/27/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Beyoncé’s impending album Cowboy Carter and other artists who’ve shifted genres, nun horror flick Immaculate and other nun-related films, the Chateau Marmont, 2024 bingo cards, and responses to Kate Middleton’s announcement. The Veronicas join to discuss their new album Gothic Summer, their film influences, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:18:24

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Music Roundup: Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, Kacey Musgraves w. Leslie Bibb & Michael Arceneaux

3/20/2024
Ira and Louis and guest host Michael Arcenaux (author of I Finally Bought Some Jordans) new albums from Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, and Kacey Musgraves. Leslie Bibb joins to discuss her new series Palm Royale and more. Plus, fashion takes, Vanderpump Rules, Bill Maher, and Survivor. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:33:11

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The 2024 Oscars w. Martha Plimpton

3/13/2024
Ira and Louis discuss the 96th Academy Awards, Madonna’s Celebration Tour, and the ongoing Kate Middleton drama. Martha Plimpton joins to discuss her new role in HBO’s The Regime and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:38:41

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“Capote vs. The Swans, Kate Middleton, & Rebecca Ferguson’s Mystery Co-Star” w. Tom Hollander

3/6/2024
Ira and Louis discuss the mysteries surrounding Kate Middleton's alleged disappearance and which of Rebecca Ferguson's male co-stars yelled at her on set, why The Traitors isn't actually a good game, RuPaul's critique of Madonna, and Dune nerds hating on Zendaya. Tom Hollander joins to discuss Feud: Capote vs. The Swans and working with great directors like Gus Van Sant and Robert Altman. Plus, a discussion of Capote's legendary Black and White Ball. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:25:52

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“What Happened, Miss Williams?” w. Danai Gurira

2/28/2024
Ira and Louis discuss Lifetime’s harrowing and possibly exploitative Wendy Williams documentary, Chez Diaz’s firing from And Just Like That, Denis Villeneuve’s thoughts on dialogue in film, Tyler Perry’s use of AI, and the 20th anniversary of Love Angel Music Baby. Danai Gurira joins to discuss her new series The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, balancing acting with playwriting, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:29:24

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“This is Me… Madame Web” w. Danielle Brooks

2/21/2024
Ira and Louis discuss two cinematic masterpieces: Madame Web and J Lo’s This Is Me… Now: A Love Story. Danielle Brooks joins to discuss playing Sofia in The Color Purple on Broadway and in the new film adaptation, as well as her journey as first-time Oscar nominee. Plus, True Detective season 4, Love Is Blind, and Billie Eilish versus TikTok. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:31:21

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“Super Bowl ‘Em” w. Lashana Lynch

2/14/2024
Ira and Louis discuss the Super Bowl, Usher’s halftime show, and Beyoncé’s surprise Act II drop. Lashana Lynch joins to discuss playing Rita Marley in her new film One Love and why she’d love to do comedy. Plus, the new Oscars category and Jon Stewart’s return to the Daily Show. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:33:25

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"The Tortured Grammys Album of the Year Department" w. Juliette Binoche

2/7/2024
Ira and Louis dive into the 2024 Grammys (including Miley Cyrus' stunning performance, Tracy Chapman's return to the stage, and Taylor Swift's alleged snub of Celine Dion), Netflix's We Are the World doc, NYT's Connections, and Kandi Burruss' exit from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Plus, Juliette Binoche joins to discuss her exquisite new film The Taste of Things. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:39:53

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“Barbie Reloaded: The Re-Up” w. Sasha Velour

1/31/2024
Ira and Louis dive into the ongoing Nicki Minaj and Megan thee Stallion feud, the uproar after Barbie’s perceived Oscar snub, Justin Timberlake’s new single, Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl, and what the hell the movie Argylle is. Sasha Velour joins to discuss her new tour, Real Housewives, and filming the new season of We’re Here.

Duration:01:32:32

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“Oscar Noms & Snubs” w. Diablo Cody & Common

1/24/2024
Ira and Louis are joined by guest-host Diablo Cody to discuss Oscar noms, their fave women in horror, American Nightmare, Love on the Spectrum, and Diablo’s new film Lisa Frankenstein. Plus, Common joins to discuss his new book And Then We Rise, inspirational meetings with Maya Angelou and Prince, and whether Serena Williams is good at mini golf.

Duration:01:41:17

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“Emmys; Mean Girls” w. Mayer Hawthorne

1/17/2024
Ira and Louis discuss the Emmys, Mean Girls the Musical the Movie, The Traitors season 2, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Ariana Grande’s new single, and why they hate Elmo. Mayer Hawthorne joins to talk appreciating vinyl, throwback music and his new album For All Time.

Duration:01:37:43

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"2024 Golden Globes" w. Kathy Griffin & Angourie Rice

1/10/2024
Ira and Louis dive into the Golden Globes, Maestro, the NYT’s Taylor Swift op-ed, Hollywood assistants, and more. Angourie Rice joins to discuss the new musical adaptation of Mean Girls. Plus, Louis chats with Kathy Griffin about her new tour My Life on the PTSD-List.

Duration:01:44:47

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“Best of 2023” w. Andy Cohen

12/20/2023
Ira and Louis discuss their favorite movies, TV, and celebs of 2023, Norman Lear’s legacy, Andre Braugher, Ryan O’Neal, and Bjork’s random hang with Jason Mraz. Andy Cohen joins to discuss hosting New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, how he’s evolved as a TV host, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast

Duration:01:17:27

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"Nicki Minaj, Tate McRae, Golden Globes Noms, Theatre Roundup" w. Krystal Joy Brown & Juan A. Ramírez

12/13/2023
Ira, Louis, and guest co-host Juan A. Ramirez discuss the Golden Globe nominations, Pink Friday 2, Tate McRae's new album, Beyoncé's Renaissance film, fake Bette Davis letters, and the correct plural of "medium." Krystal Joy Brown joins to discuss her star turn in Merrily We Roll Along. Plus, Ira and Juan review current Broadway and off-Broadway offerings.

Duration:01:44:07

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"May December; Holiday Gift Guide” w. Slayyyter

12/6/2023
Ira and Louis discuss new Todd Haynes film May December, Christmas songs, Criterion films, and Chris Wallace’s rude Adam Driver interview. Slayyyter joins to discuss her new album Starfucker and her creative inspirations. Plus, our annual (kinda) Holiday Gift Guide.

Duration:01:22:40

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“Saltburn; Scream 7 in Crisis” w. Todd Haynes

11/29/2023
Ira and Louis discuss the polarizing thriller Saltburn, Melissa Barrera’s exit from Scream 7, the rise of Tate McRae, Squid Game: The Challenge, and more on Barbra Streisand’s memoir. Todd Haynes joins to discuss his latest masterpiece May/December, his previous films, and the pop culture he’s obsessed with.

Duration:01:34:43

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"Barbra Streisand Book Club" w. Emerald Fennell

11/15/2023
Ira and Louis discuss Barbra Streisand's long-awaited memoir, Grammy noms, Dua Lipa's new single, The Iron Claw, The Holdovers, Quiz Lady, films about trivia, and the Bezos Vogue photo shoot. Emerald Fennell joins to discuss Saltburn, her creative process, and more.

Duration:01:32:35