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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

"House of Presley" w. Jenny Slate

6/29/2022
Ira and Louis discuss Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic and the musician's place in pop culture, Lil Nas X's beef with BET, and what the hell is going on with the Barbie movie. Plus, Jenny Slate joins to discuss Marcel the Shell with the Shoes On, visiting Isabella Rossellini's farm, and the joys of voice acting. ____ You can find everything you need to fight back at votesaveamerica.com/roe, but here’s a few things you can do: Immediate Impact Fundvotesaveamerica.com/abortionfundsFight Back...

Duration:01:18:17

"Who's Oontzin' Who?" w. Joel Kim Booster

6/22/2022
Ira and Louis discuss pop's house music revival courtesy of Beyoncé and Drake, J Lo's new documentary, the end of The Wendy Williams Show, Jeopardy handwriting errors, and the conservative uproar over Lightyear. Plus, Joel Kim Booster joins to discuss Fire Island, the pros and cons of queer representation, and his new comedy special Psyschosexual. ___ This year Crooked Media’s Pride fund is supporting three incredible organizations that provide community building, gender affirming, and...

Duration:01:35:43

“Broadway Night Lights” w. Rebecca Black

6/15/2022
Ira and Louis discuss the Tony Awards, 90s TV shows, Gaga in Joker 2, new Grammy categories. Plus, Rebecca Black joins to discuss her music career post-“Friday,” the importance of Hilary Duff, and more. ___ With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit votesaveamerica.com/roe to learn more, donate, and take action.

Duration:01:08:29

“The Steenburgenda” w. Adam Conover

6/1/2022
Ira and Louis discuss their memories of 90s daytime television, the chokehold Top Gun has on men of a certain age, Ray Liotta’s career, Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein, Kate Bush chart resurgence, and more. Plus, Louis obsesses over Mary Steenburgen and Adam Conover joins to discuss his new series The G Word, comedy as education, and giving notes to President Obama. ___ With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure...

Duration:01:33:40

“Oh, the Places Gays Go!” w. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

5/25/2022
Ira and Louis discuss gay travel destinations, musicians being forced to make Tik Toks, Nicole Kidman’s connection to Rebel Wilson, Angela Lansbury’s lifetime achievement award, and more. Plus, Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins to discuss his new podcast, his Tony nomination for Take Me Out, and other Broadway memories. ___ With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit...

Duration:01:16:39

“Babe: White Devil in the City” w. Sissy Spacek

5/18/2022
Ira and Louis discuss Eurovision, Cara Delevigne’s behavior, Jack Harlow’s new album, Grindr, New York City Center’s Into the Woods revival, and more. Plus, legend Sissy Spacek joins to discuss her new series Night Sky, her iconic roles in Carrie, In the Bedroom, Coal Miner’s Daughter, and more. Also, Ira and Louis visit some of their blindspots in her career from David Lynch’s The Straight Story to Robert Altman’s 3 Women. ___ With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under...

Duration:01:27:15

“Bring the Girls!” w. Julio Torres

5/11/2022
Ira and Louis discuss the Tony nominations, whether Elisabeth Olsen does Marvel movies (like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) for the checks, Kim Kardashian robbing Marilyn Monroe’s grave, and Lady Gaga’s Top Gun song. Plus, Julio Torres joins to discuss his new children’s book I Want to Be a Vase, Nicole Kidman, and more. Note: This episode contains mild spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ___ With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under...

Duration:01:30:49

“The Gilded Rage” w. Amber Ruffin

5/4/2022
Ira and Louis discuss celebrities’ interpretations of Gilded Glamour at The Met Gala, Street Fighter characters, and Johnny Depp’s defamation trial. Plus, they revisit their gay adolescences with Heartstopper, The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans, and White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch. Also, Amber Ruffin joins to discuss late night writing for Seth Meyers versus The Amber Ruffin Show, writing the book for Some Like It Hot the musical, and more. ___ With our...

Duration:01:45:06

”Desperately Seeking Aida”

4/27/2022
Ira, Louis, and a returning Aida discuss Janelle Monae coming out as non-binary and other genderqueer celebs, Jerrod Carmichael’s comedy special Rothaniel, Elon Musk buying Twitter, hot takes on Steve Martin’s old SNL skits, and the new season of Selling Sunset. Plus, Kiernan Shipka joins to discuss her new Roku series Swimming with Sharks, her Mad Men memories, and more. For a transcript of this episode visit crooked.com/keepit

Duration:01:34:50

“Megchella” w. Alexander Skarsgård

4/20/2022
Ira recaps Coachella for Louis, then the two discuss Gilbert Gottfried, odd Celine Dion “biopic” Aline, and flight mask mandates. Plus, Alexander Skarsgard joins to discuss The Northman, working with everyone’s favorite actresses, and more. For a transcript of this episode visit crooked.com/keepit

Duration:01:47:57

"At the Movies with lra and Louis" w. Michelle Yeoh

4/13/2022
Ira and Louis discuss their favorite films, Ira's Coachella itinerary, Spirit Halloween, and David Mamet's turn as a Fox News commentator. Plus, icon Michelle Yeoh to discuss Everything Everywhere All At Once, her roots in Hong Kong action films, and more!

Duration:01:35:35

'We Don’t Talk About Favreau' w. Sheryl Lee Ralph

4/6/2022
The ban has finally been lifted… Ira and Louis are joined by guest host Jon Favreau to discuss the Grammys, Bruce Willis films, Sarah Palin, Elon Musk owning Twitter, and Paula Patton’s fried chicken recipe. Plus, Sheryl Lee Ralph joins to discuss Abbott Elementary, Moesha’s second life, Dreamgirls backstage stories, and more! For a transcript of this episode visit crooked.com/keepit

Duration:01:49:17

'The Hand That Rocks The Oscars' w. Judith Light

3/30/2022
Ira, Louis, and guest host Damon Young discuss the only thing that anyone is talking about after The Oscars, arbitrary anniversary celebrations, banned books, bad tweets from comedians, and more. Plus, Judith Light joins Ira and Louis to discuss her career from One Life to Live to her latest, HBO’s Julia. For a transcript of this episode visit crooked.com/keepit

Duration:01:39:01

"State of thee Union" w. Gabrielle Union

3/23/2022
Ira and Louis are joined by return guest Gabrielle Union to discuss her new film Cheaper by the Dozen and activism in Hollywood. Plus, Ira and Louis discuss their Gabrielle Union blindspots (The Honeymooners, Love & Basketball), their Oscar predictions, taking photos of celebrities, The Beach Boys, Doja Cat’s Hole cover, Kentaji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing, and more! For a transcript of this episode visit crooked.com/keepit

Duration:01:35:23

'Power of the B-I-T-C-H' w. Danny Pellegrino

3/16/2022
This week on Keep It, Louis and guest host Kyle Buchanan (author of Blood, Sweat, and Chrome) fit a lifetime of thoughts about the Oscars into 20 minutes. Then they get into their favorite art that was hell to make, which Batmen fuck, and how it's possible to not know that there are gay people in Rent. Plus, Danny Pellegrino joins Ira and Louis to discuss his book How Do I Un-Remember This?: Unfortunately True Stories, gay teen trauma, and why Rosie O'Donnell is the best in the biz. Join...

Duration:01:31:00

'Nora Ephron’s Pot Brownies' w. Kristin Chenoweth

3/9/2022
Ira and Louis discuss The Batman, Madonna’s actress boot camp, Katy Perry’s Vegas residency, Beyoncé’s acting skills, and the latest drama with the Oscars. Plus, Kristin Chenoweth joins to discuss her new picture book What Will I Do With My Love Today?, attending Nora Ephron’s iconic dinner parties, and more. For a transcript of this episode visit crooked.com/keepit

Duration:01:33:44

'Six Degrees of Joey Gordon-Levitt'

3/2/2022
Ira and Louis discuss what the SAG Awards means for the Oscar race, Instagram activism, and Sam Elliott’s disdain for The Power of the Dog. Plus, Blindspots returns with Joseph Gordon-Levitt films we missed — The Dark Knight Rises (Louis) and Snowden (Ira) — and Joseph himself joins us to discuss his new series Super Pumped; and his our faves in his decades-long career. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.

Duration:01:34:53

'Evil Julia Roberts' with Marlon James

2/23/2022
Ira and Louis discuss the new Hulu series Pam & Tommy and wild celebrity couples, a recent GQ profile of Francis Ford Coppola, the dangers of mocking Ted Lasso, the Palm Springs DMV, West Hollywood car thieves, and more. Plus, Marlon James joins to discuss his latest book Moon Witch, Spider King and what we can learn from mythology. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the...

Duration:01:33:35

'West Coast Rap Story' with Aunjanue Ellis

2/16/2022
Ira and Louis discuss the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Inventing Anna, Marry Me, and Kanye's attempts to win Kim Kardashian back. Plus, Aunjanue Ellis joins to discuss her Oscar nomination for King Richard, why imitating Denzel Washington is a bad idea, and more. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

Duration:01:27:39

'A Star is Snubbed' with Nicole Byer

2/9/2022
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Oscar nominations and whether or not Lady Gaga was snubbed, how Black History Month has already gone terribly awry, Kanye and Kim's messy divorce, and more. Plus, Nicole Byer joins to discuss being the busiest woman in show business and pandemic routines we've already abandoned. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

Duration:01:39:22