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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.

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English


Episodes

“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

'Black Money Laundering Month' with Moses Sumney

2/2/2022
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Lifetime’s less than revealing Janet Jackson doc, Rihanna’s baby reveal, Drag Race’s 'Night of 1,000 J. Los', Joe Rogan, Yellowjackets, Selling Tampa, Euphoria, and more. Plus, Moses Sumney joins to discuss his new art exhibition at Nicola Vassell Gallery, his love of photography, and the Netflix series Ozark. 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...

Duration:01:40:39

'Win a Date with West Elm Caleb!' with Ariana DeBose

1/26/2022
Ira returns to join Louis for a discussion of the West Elm Caleb, Andre Leon Talley’s legacy, Charlie Puth’s new single, Scream, The Gilded Age, Joss Whedon’s Vulture profile, overlong superhero movies, and more. Plus, Ariana DeBose joins to discuss stepping into the iconic role of Anita in West Side Story and her recent SNL hosting gig.

Duration:01:39:32

'Final Girl, Interrupted' with Valerie Bertinelli

1/19/2022
On this week’s Keep It, Louis, returning guest host Guy Branum, and newbie Diablo Cody discuss the celebrity couples that tabloids can’t get enough of plus the ones they barely care about. Emmy winner Valerie Bertinelli swings by to discuss her new memoir, Enough Already, working with Betty White, and moving on from regrets. Then, horror heroines and why we want them alive. Plus, the insidious nature of Disney, Disney parks, and Disney adults. Notes: Buy Valerie's book, Enough Already

Duration:01:27:46

All that Glitters is Not Globes (with Simon Rex)

1/12/2022
On this week's Keep It, Louis is joined by guest hosts Guy Branum and Solomon Georgio to pay their respects to their comedy brother-in-arms, Bob Saget and wax poetic on what makes standup stick together. Then, renaissance man and Red Rocket star Simon Rex brings some much needed calm to the awards race. And speaking of awards -- the Golden Globes. Do we miss them? Unfortunately, yes. Plus, Wordle is bad, put the Chaga down, and stop working. For a closed-captioned version of this episode,...

Duration:01:32:41

Keep It’s Legends Ball

1/5/2022
Aida returns with Louis and guest host Guy Branum to discuss the loss of Betty White, Joan Didion, and bell hooks. Don’t Look Up draws a heated debate. Yellowjackets is TV’s hottest new show. Plus, what we’re looking forward to in 2022, 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:01:15:02