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Celebrity Book Club with Steven & Lily

Comedy

Celebrity memoirs aren’t like normal books—they’re fun! Join comedians Steven Phillips-Horst (@gossipbabies) & Lily Marotta (@lilyblueyez) as they rifle through the diaries of drug-addled starlets, oddly obsessive restaurateurs, brass-knuckled female realtors, and boring gay politicians’ even more boring gay husbands, finding fertile ground for searing cultural insights and juicy gossip. Martinis not included.

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United States

Description:

Celebrity memoirs aren’t like normal books—they’re fun! Join comedians Steven Phillips-Horst (@gossipbabies) & Lily Marotta (@lilyblueyez) as they rifle through the diaries of drug-addled starlets, oddly obsessive restaurateurs, brass-knuckled female realtors, and boring gay politicians’ even more boring gay husbands, finding fertile ground for searing cultural insights and juicy gossip. Martinis not included.

Language:

English


Episodes
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PATREON PREVIEW: Fresh Off The Tarmac

7/19/2024
Hear all about our European follies in this action-packed new VIP Lounge—from Olivia Rodrigo live in Barcelona to a furious run-in with Andorran border patrol, masc lesbian PJ sets, grizzly sex, and so much more. Subscribe at patreon.com/cbcthepod Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:03:15

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Meghan "Popular Girl Face" Markle

7/10/2024
Pass that duchess! California resident Meghan Markle has finally penned a children's book called "The Bench." Join us on a journey from Toronto to Buckingham Palace to Tyler Perry's pool house as we uncover the not-so-subtle messaging in the abdicated Duchess' fatherhood fantasia, talk about her still-launching jam/wine/yoga/salt brand American Riviera Orchard, oxford commas, supporting your ballerina son, the incredible dialogue of "Suits," her defunct lifestyle blog, and the most strained bench metaphor in herstory. God Bless America. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:50

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Elizabeth "Carrie Bradshaw of 1870" Bacon Custer

6/26/2024
Giddy up, cowgirls! Time travel with us to the 1870s as we read famously problematic wife Elizabeth Bacon Custer’s book "Boots and Saddles." This historical ho spent her whole life writing books defending husband General Custer’s legacy…obsessed much?! We try to cover it all and talk about plover sandwiches, the Sioux tribe, beautiful fabrics, wartime pranks, rewriting history, making love in saloons, getting drunk on lamp oil, our boy Ulysses S. Grant, horse death, and generally being a freaking guy's girl. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:08

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Nico "Sacred Prostate Power" Tortorella

6/19/2024
Happy Pride, awesome humans! This week we celebrate queer actor (better known as the pan/poly star of the TV show "Younger") and activist Nico Tortorella and their book "The Space Between." We discuss setting boundaries, painting with c*m, threesomes with Zoe Kravitz, bottoming, white dreads, making saddle bags, sticking a spoon up your a**, toxic breakup emails, the heyday of the CW, and MORE because, just like polyamory, podcasting is a never-ending conversation. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:58

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Michael “Male Cher” McDonald

6/12/2024
Mix up a Brandy Alexander and sink into your living room as we discuss yacht rock king Michael McDonald's memoir, “What a Fool Believes.” We dive into the prolific sexy baritone's tome and discuss The Doobie Brothers, going from punchline to legend, eating Taco Bell in the 70s, piano lessons, running "snow" for chicks, discovering hummus on tour, and why indie guys love Steely Dan so much. Plus, we ponder how we would've gotten out of the Nam draft. Take this episode to the streets, baby! Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:23

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Bethenny "Hunt and Gather" Frankel

6/5/2024
Get in loser, let's start a business! We are finally discussing Bethenny Frankel’s entrepreneurial Bible, “Business is Personal.” The self-proclaimed “only woman to retire from RHONY” takes us on a journey as only she can through the highs and lows of her career from the birth of Skinnygirl™ to doing the walk of shame through Trump Tower. She talks swimsuit lines gone wrong, negotiating with Andy Cohen, nannying for Paris Hilton, girls named Zoe, and admiring Kathy Ireland’s sock/insurance business model. Plus, stay tuned for stock tips from our very own Bethenny (aka Steven)! CW: We do a taste test of a Skinnygirl™ salad dressing. You’ve been warned! Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:41

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Maren "New Democrat" Morris w/ Sam Buck

5/29/2024
Calling all country lunatics! This week we have fellow best friend and host of KFM Radio Sam Buck on to talk about badass woke mama, Maren Morris, and her children’s book, "Addie Ant Goes on an Adventure." We talk about the animal kingdom, how Maren wrote a children’s book just so she could make some non-binary characters, basil, how ladybugs F*%K, Brittany Aldean, and leaving "country music.” Plus, Sam explains Maren's fallout with Kacey Musgraves, and we ask the question: how do you really know when the bones are good? Listen to Sam’s KFM Country Radio Show HERE and stream his music HERE Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:34

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PATREON PREVIEW: Regular Butter

5/24/2024
Don't you wanna join the club... of Club Kids? This week we discuss a fallen Red Sox pitcher, sailing girls vs biking girls, Zuni Café in San Francisco, Place Des Fetes in NYC, and the latest Bennifer gossip. Hear it all at patreon.com/cbcthepod Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:04:58

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Victoria “Daddy's Girl” Gotti w/ Edy Modica

5/22/2024
Maaaaaaaaa, where’s my hair gel??? This week the hilarious Italian American princess Edy Modica joins us to talk about Mafia Donna, Victoria Gotti, and her book "This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti." We get a pot of sauce simmering and discuss Victoria’s best-selling political thrillers, cutting your husband with a fork, why John Gotti can’t dance, her grandparents' sex life, losing $17K in Vegas, money laundering, Edy’s dad attending a Gotti function, veal cutlets, paying off waste management, Il Cantinori, and of course, the best places to murder someone. Ciao Bella! Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:09

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Constance “Sex Quirkster” Wu

5/15/2024
What if I told you Hollywood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? This week we read award-winning actress Constance Wu’s memoir “Making a Scene” and it’s, dare we say, pretty random. We discuss her time as a struggling actress, sex in Union Square, canceling a “Fresh Off the Boat” producer (and co-star backlash), owning a bunny, Mormon-owned coffee shops, not really talking about “Crazy Rich Asians,” theater kid drama, Michelle Yeoh dictating texts to her iPad, and Constance’s many, many ex-boyfriends. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:52:04

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Betty “Personal Shopper” Halbreich

5/8/2024
Driver, drop me at Bergdorf Goodman! Come roam the halls of the famed department store with us as we discuss their fabulous in-house stylist Betty Halbreich and her memoir, “I’ll Drink To That.” (Most CBC title ever, btw). We trace her path from Chicago to Chanel and talk about hanging at the Copacabana, why Geoffrey Beene walked so Isaac Mizrahi could run, palazzo pants, teaching President Carter how to hold a gown, mediocre Japanese food, Pat Field, the patriarchy of the sleeve, and most importantly when to stop stuffing your closet with fox fur. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:00:44

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PATREON PREVIEW: Sophia's Bush

5/3/2024
On this week's VIP Lounge, we talk Utica dive bars, the new Luca Guadagnino film Challengers, and Sophia Bush coming out as queer. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:02:18

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Hulk “Irish American” Hogan

5/1/2024
Hell yeah, brother! This week we bodyslam our way through bleached blond wrestling icon Hulk Hogan's memoir "Hollywood Hulk Hogan." We hop in the ring and discuss WWE fandom culture, eating 25 eggs a day, Vince McMahon, his sex tape and Gawker lawsuit, homoeroticism, inventing wrestling merch, Mr. T’s insecurities, and of course his French chalet-inspired greater Tampa mansion. HULKAMANIA FOREVER! Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:32

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Gypsy Rose “Mommy Issues” Blanchard

4/24/2024
MOTHER ALERT ! It’s Gypsy Rose Blanchard week, and we are unpacking her recently published eBook "Released: Conversations On The Eve of Freedom with Melissa Moore." With empathy and humor she discusses her Munchausen Mama, Wicca, bottoming for butches in prison, true crime adaptation ethics, why she loves her now ex-husband Ryan, and ultimately her hopes and dreams for the rest of her life. To quote Ms. Blanchard, “This is Gypsy’s Version.” Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:51:54

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PATREON PREVIEW: "Slicing Jamon" w/ John Early & Theda Hammel

4/19/2024
Who's that knocking at the door?! It's John Early and Theda Hammel! The Tinseltown rockstars stop by to discuss gooning, facial architecture, Jesse Tyler Ferguson's sweatshirt size, and yes, their new film. To hear the whole thing: http://patreon.com/cbcthepod Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:02:33

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Jada Pinkett “Definitely Straight” Smith

4/17/2024
Join us at the Red Table! This week we finally unpack actress, mother, and metalhead Jada Pinkett Smith's tome, "Worthy." We attempt to process everything from her formative years on the Baltimore streets with Tupac to her middle-aged Ayahuasca journey, and everything in between. We discuss Will Smith, open marriages, alopecia, Scientology, the slap, her film "Set It Off," racism at Ozzfest, and her close friendship with Cesar Millan. PLUS, we discuss the question on everyone’s mind: is Jada gay? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:23

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Tom "Watersports" Daley

4/10/2024
God Save the Queen! This week we DIVE into British Olympian Tom Daley’s book, "Coming Up for Air: What I Learned from Sport, Fame and Fatherhood." We cover his path from casual curry Thursdays and the Olympics to marrying the screenwriter of the film "Milk." We go deep into our personal aquatic experiences, the dangers of flash photography, and why you need to get married in a castle. ALSO, gays who collect children's clothing: creepy or no? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:18

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Diego “P-I-M-Poly” Rivera

4/3/2024
Oh Diego, won’t you paint me like one of your communist laborers? This week we stretch the canvas of our mind and dig into extremely famous artist/activist/revolutionary Diego Rivera’s book, "My Art, My Life: An Autobiography." We talk about his on/off relash with Frida, sketching Stalin in a cafe, controversial murals, shit talking with Picasso, and making battle plans at age 9. We also ask the ultimate question: would everyone in Bushwick be happier with a part-time factory job? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:39

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PATREON PREVIEW: “Ozempick-Me-Girl” w/ Emmeline Clein

3/29/2024
Our literary streak continues! Emmeline Clein, author of the new book "Dead Weight: Essays on Hunger And Harm," joins us to discuss eating disorders, the cautionary tale of Marissa Cooper, LA vs NYC, Ozempic, Trimspa, Ancient Greek vomitoriums and Victorian hysteria. To hear the entire episode, sub at http://patreon.com/cbcthepod Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:02:37

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"The Fat Jew"

3/27/2024
MEME THIS, B*TCH! Pour yourself a glass of White Girl Rosé as we discuss OG Meme Lord Josh Ostrovsky (aka The Fat Jew) and his memoir, "Money Pizza Respect." We go balls-deep into this freaking epic book and cover splooging on Russian strippers, why making fun of Tampa is for hacks, Nintendo Power Gloves, the evolution of male friendship, top buns, pre-Trump era comedy, and how he literally invented being an influencer. We also pose the question: where is he??? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/cbcthepod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:07