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Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.

Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.
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Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.

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Episodes

National Treasure: Omarosa’s Book of Secrets

8/15/2018
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Tommy Vietor joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to talk about Omarosa’s messy book tour. The Oscars get desperate for viewers. Insatiable, Jack Whitehall, and Ruby Rose are the latest to face social media backlash. Azealia Banks is trapped in Elon Musk’s home. Plus, the NFL, Teen Choice Awards, and a game!

Duration:01:09:46

Crazy Racist Trumps

8/8/2018
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Donald and Melania Trump go to war over LeBron James. Beyoncé takes control of Vogue. Succession gets thinkpieced to death. Zodiac killer Ted Cruz defends Alex Jones. Plus, Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to discuss what the film means for Asian representation in Hollywood.

Duration:00:58:44

Can’t Fight the Moonves

8/1/2018
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Ronan Farrow’s latest piece takes aim at Les Moonves, but CBS’ board keeps his job intact. Jake Tapper is pressed about the Obamas enjoying a Beyoncé concert. MoviePass is on its last leg. Meghan Markle’s father needs to keep Princess Diana’s name out his mouth. Plus, Marti Noxon (Sharp Objects, Dietland, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to dissect the cult of GOOP.

Duration:00:58:40

Under the James Gunn

7/25/2018
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Ira is joined by Doreen St. Félix (New Yorker) and Aminatou Sow (Call Your Girlfriend) to dive into James Gunn and the summer of white people losing their jobs, Chance the Rapper buying Chicagoist, and the new Whitney Houston documentary. Plus, the NY Daily News layoffs, why Charlemagne should’ve been canceled a long time ago, and Riverdale season three needs to do less.

Duration:01:05:20

The Bad News Baron Cohen

7/18/2018
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Sacha Baron Cohen returns with his exhausting brand of comedy. Nicki Minaj. WWE reinstates self-described racist Hulk Hogan into the WWE Hall of Fame. Andy Cohen needs his Instagram taken away. Plus, producer Jordan Horowitz (La La Land, Fast Color, and Starz TV series Counterpart) joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to discuss the Emmy nominations and awards season campaigning.

Duration:00:54:18

Scarlett Johansson Threw the First Brick at Stonewall

7/11/2018
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Amber Tamblyn tries to claim Maxine Waters’ time. Robin Wright gets rid of her Kevin Spacey dead weight. Costco courts vegans. Trump turns SCOTUS into a game show. Plus, Guy Branum joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to figure out why Scarlett Johansson would rather play anyone but a white woman in movies.

Duration:00:50:43

Pod Save Sports

7/4/2018
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LeBron James moves to the Lakers, Serena Williams scores at Wimbledon, and the World Cup rages on so Ira, Kara, and Louis talk about... sports. Plus, author Samantha Irby joins the panel to discuss Hannah Gadsby’s stand-up special Nanette and Drake’s latest album, Scorpion.

Duration:00:57:29

Red Henemy of the State

6/27/2018
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Colonel Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her army of followers take on a chicken restaurant. Jimmy Fallon ignites a dumb feud with Donald Trump. The Academy adds a record-breaking amount of members. Roseanne and Kanye won't go away. Plus, Gaby Dunn joins the panel and Ira, Kara, and Louis launch a book club.

Duration:00:58:12

Night at the Musée

6/20/2018
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z take over the Louvre and drop the surprise album Everything is Love. Chris Hardwick is singled out in a new #MeToo scandal. Quentin Tarantino's apology tour ends abruptly when he hires Emile Hirsch for a new film. Nas' new album is tainted by abuse allegations and Kanye West. Plus, Erin Gloria Ryan joins Ira, Kara, and Louis this week!

Duration:00:54:33

Donald Trump Doesn't Care About Black People (Live at Bonnaroo!)

6/13/2018
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Ira, Kara, and Louis are joined by comedian Joel Kim Booster to reflect on Sex and the City’s 20th anniversary and the future of queer comedy. Plus, Kim Kardashian can’t solve Trump’s racism, Stacey Dash somehow got votes in a race she dropped out of, and Louis plays a game!

Duration:00:45:47

The One With Kathy Griffin

6/6/2018
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Kathy Griffin joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to defend Samantha Bee. Kim Kardashian meets with Trump. Kanye releases an album he could’ve kept. Serena Williams isn’t thinking about Maria Sharapova and neither should you. FOX News manufactures a story to fuel their viewers’ NFL hatred. Plus, leave Shawn Mendes alone!

Duration:00:43:04

They Cancel Roseannes, Don’t They?

5/30/2018
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ABC somehow just realizes Roseanne is racist and cancels her show. Kim Kardashian tries and fails to defend Kanye. Arrested Development’s return is soured by its press tour. Plus, Bryan Fuller (creator of Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me) joins us to talk about ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and queerbaiting in movies and TV.

Duration:00:50:23

Do the Royal Thing

5/23/2018
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The Royal Wedding turns out to be kind of fantastic, but calling it "woke" is a bit much. Janet Jackson blesses the Billboard Music Awards with her presence. Ira and Louis bravely attend Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour. Kara has beef with Twitter. Plus, Veena Sud (creator of Netflix's Seven Seconds and AMC's The Killing) joins for a discussion of Spike Lee and his Cannes Grand Prix winning film BlacKKKlansman.

Duration:00:50:43

Meghan Getting Married

5/16/2018
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FOX sacrifices Brooklyn Nine-Nine for Tim Allen. Rita Ora's alleged bisexual anthem "Girls" causes controversy. David Letterman can't figure out why he's never had women writers. Azealia Banks goes after Cardi B. Plus, Ira has beef with Tinder and Franchesca Ramsey (author of "Well, That Escalated Quickly") joins the panel to discuss what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding REALLY means to black women.

Duration:00:57:19

Is This Your America?

5/9/2018
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Melania Trump launches her grammatically heinous "Be Best" campaign. Rihanna continues her Met Gala reign. Jeffrey Tambor's comeback includes a vile Hollywood Reporter profile. Plus, Childish Gambino's "This is America" inspires a rousing conversation between Ira, Kara, and Louis.

Duration:00:47:34

Under His Smokey Eye

5/2/2018
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Michelle Wolf roasts media hypocrisy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Time's Up joins the #MuteRKelly movement. Tom Brokaw's friends insist he's not guilty of sexual misconduct. John Legend tries to teach freshman U.S. History to Kanye West. Plus, Ira talks to Zachary Quinto about starring in the Broadway revival of 1968 queer play The Boys in the Band.

Duration:00:57:41

Kanye Don't Impress Me Much

4/25/2018
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Kanye West joins the alt-right, while Shania Twain shows love for Donald Trump. Male celebrities taken down by #MeToo plot their comebacks. Kara warns racist internet trolls not to come for Crazy Rich Asians. James Comey needs to do less. The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs a very special episode about racism. Plus, Ira and Kara lament the end of Scandal and Louis has had it with royal babies.

Duration:00:52:37

HBeyCU

4/18/2018
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Kendrick Lamar wins a Pulitzer. Adidas uses Colin Kaepernick's name to scam free press. Taylor Swift ruins disco music. Rihanna tries to make body glitter happen again. Justin Simien, creator of Dear White People, joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to praise Beychella. Plus, Ira has an axe to grind with Rita Ora.

Duration:00:43:11

Bemoaning Lisa

4/11/2018
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The Simpsons uses Lisa Simpson as a mouthpiece to defend racism. Jimmy Kimmel and Chelsea Handler come under fire for using homophobic jokes to attack conservatives. Cardi B makes America great. Kay Cannon, director of 'Blockers,' joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to discuss John Hughes films and raunchy teen comedies. Plus, Ira shocks Kara and Louis by professing his love for wrestling.

Duration:00:48:29

Roseannie, are you OK?

4/4/2018
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Stacey Dash’s congressional bid comes to a halt. Grindr gets caught sharing users’ HIV statuses. Advertisers bail Laura Ingraham’s show like the Titanic. Roseanne is back on the airwaves and Trump couldn’t be more excited. Plus, Ana Marie Cox joins Ira to discuss this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference and comedian Cameron Esposito stops by to discuss how we frame queer stories.

Duration:01:03:15