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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

"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

"Are You There God? It's Ira and Louis." (with Phillip Picardi)

9/2/2020
In the third annual Ira and Louis Variety Hour, they discuss the socially distanced VMA ceremony, Adele's Bantu knots, Club Future Nostalgia, the NBA strike, unfollowing Shaun King, and the shocking loss of Chadwick Boseman. Plus, a conversation about finding faith as queer people with Phillip Picardi, host of the new Crooked Media podcast Unholier Than Thou. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:28:02

“I’d Like to Buy the World on Coke” (with Ramy Youssef)

8/26/2020
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the cultural moments that led to this year’s unhinged Republican National Convention, soothing British comedies, revisiting Jerry Maguire, why not enough people are talking about Megan thee Stallion’s shooting, and whether videos of black trauma should be shared on social media. Plus, Ramy Youssef joins to discuss self-reflection via faith, depicting Muslim life through comedy, and his Emmy nominated series Ramy. Fight for Jacob Blake: Go Fund Me for Jacob's...

Duration:01:23:49

“Best Creek Ever” (with Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy)

8/19/2020
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Democratic National Convention going digital and bipartisan, how Lovecraft Country addresses H.P. Lovecraft’s racist history, Trump’s attacks on the USPS, and more. Plus, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy join to discuss Schitt’s Creek, decades of working together, and their most memorable roles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:28:50

"Fear of a WAP Planet" (with Zadie Smith and Jean Smart)

8/12/2020
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss conservative reactions to Cardi B and Megan thee Stallion’s new single “WAP,” Selling Sunset, Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris, and which celebrities have us blocked. Plus, Zadie Smith joins to discuss her new book of essays Intimations and Jean Smart joins to discuss her Emmy-nominated role in Watchmen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:39:28

"Black Is Queen" (with Bob the Drag Queen)

8/5/2020
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Beyoncé’s latest visual album Black Is King, Brandy’s return with B7 and revisiting Moesha on Netflix, the misconduct allegation at The Ellen Show, and more. Plus, Bob the Drag Queen joins to discuss mixing politics with drag and her Emmy nominated series We’re Here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:15:20

"P-Valley Girls" (with Katori Hall)

7/29/2020
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Taylor Swift's surprise pandemic album Folklore, Tenet's ever-changing release date, disrespectful Megan the Stallion jokes, whether the Canada Drag Race judges are too mean, and share memories of Regis Philbin and Olivia de Havilland. Katori Hall joins to discuss her new series P-Valley, representing the South in her writing, and working with icons like Tina Turner and Angela Bassett. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:34:33

"Podcast Friends Network” (with Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman)

7/22/2020
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Mykki Blanco not being paid for their feature on Teyana Taylor's "WTP," bingeing The O.C. and what constitutes "guilty pleasures," their favorite child actors, performative tributes to John Lewis from Republicans, and more. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman join to discuss their new book Big Friendship and the importance of adult friendships. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:31:17

"Stiletto Superstar” (with Billy Porter)

7/15/2020
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Jada Pinkett Smith's visit to the Red Table, Lady Antebellum’s performative activism, Simone Biles’ Vogue cover, Chance the Rapper stumping for Kanye, and the internet’s obsession with cake. Billy Porter joins to discuss his career and using his platform for activism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:28:58

"Hamilstan Wars” (with Marcia Gay Harden)

7/8/2020
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Hamilton, Kanye’s 2020 run, Halle Berry’s apology for accepting a trans role, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ quarantine romance, and more. Marcia Gay Harden joins to discuss her toughest roles and her latest period piece Barkskins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:23:36

"Pride Save America" (with Adam Rippon and Leiomy)

7/1/2020
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss what Pride looks like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, Hulu removing a Golden Girls episode for alleged blackface, pop music's disco revival, Kanye's GAP collab, the socially distant BET Awards, and more. Adam Rippon joins to discuss his pop culture obsessions and what his life looks after the 2018 Olympics. Leiomy joins to discuss bringing ballroom to the masses on HBO Max's Legendary. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:01:44:50

"Sic Cancel Tyrannis” (with Sam Lansky)

6/24/2020
Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss k-pop fans taking down Trump, Chris D’Elia and Ansel Elgort’s sexual misconduct allegations, Tina Fey pulling 30 Rock’s blackface episodes, Megan Amram’s anti-Asian tweets, the queer defiance of Joel Schumacher’s films, and more. Sam Lansky joins to discuss gay dating, LA mysticism, and his new book Broken People. Plus, listeners share their queer Hot Takes on Julius Caesar, parades, and The Parent Trap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:47:32

"Empires & Records" (with Drew Dixon)

6/17/2020
Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss the SCOTUS' monumental ruling on LGBTQ+ workplace discrimination, The Academy's new efforts for inclusion, Dave Chappelle's new stand-up response to George Floyd's murder, conservatives stanning Gone the Wind, and more. Plus, Drew Dixon joins to discuss going public with rape allegations against Russell Simmons and starring in a documentary on the subject, On the Record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:28:49