Keep It!

Keep It!

By Crooked Media

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.

Episodes

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

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.
05/08/201h 15m

"P-Valley Girls" (with Katori Hall)

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.
29/07/201h 34m

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

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.
22/07/201h 31m

"Stiletto Superstar” (with Billy Porter)

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.
15/07/201h 28m

"Hamilstan Wars” (with Marcia Gay Harden)

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.
08/07/201h 23m

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

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.
01/07/201h 44m

"Sic Cancel Tyrannis” (with Sam Lansky)

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.
24/06/201h 47m

"Empires & Records" (with Drew Dixon)

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.
17/06/201h 28m

"Places in the Art" (with Kimberly Drew)

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss how We're Here and Legendary center queer narratives, the hollowness of exposing Republican hypocrisy, Vanderpump Rules' racism scandals, North Carolina Republicans attempts to kill a bill banning conversion therapy, and calls to defund the police. Plus, art curator Kimberly Drew joins to discuss her new book This Is What I Know About Art and how the art world is for us all.
10/06/201h 34m

"Law and Disorder" (with Bowen Yang)

Protests erupt in the wake of George Floyd's murder by a Minneapolis police officer. #BlackoutTuesday spirals from purposeful activism to performative allyship. Justice evades Breonna Taylor and David McAtee in Louisville. Ivanka Trump pretends to care about Pride. Lea Michele is accused of bullying by Glee cast members. Plus, an anti-racism reading list and Bowen Yang joins to discuss his year on Saturday Night Live, Lady Gaga's Chromatica, and more! Donate to the David McAtee funeral and memorial funds. Anti-Racism Book and Film List: Your Silence Will Not Protect You, Audre Lorde Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge They Can't Kill Us All, Wesley Lowery Freedom is a Constant Struggle, Angela Y. Davis The Fire Next Time & If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo Films: LA 92 The Interrupters If Beale Street Could Talk Rize Bookstores: The Lit. Bar Bookstore & Chill, Bronx, NY A Different Booklist, Toronto, ON Ashay by the Bay, Vallejo, CA Afriware Books, Maywood, IL Eso Won Books, Los Angeles, CA Uncle Bobbies, Philadelphia, PA Hakim's Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA Semicolon Bookstore, Chicago, IL Hariett's Bookshop, Philadelphia, PA DTR 360 Books, Brooklyn, NY Key Bookstore Mahogany Books
03/06/201h 33m

“Sex and the Insecurity” (with Issa Rae and Kristin Davis)

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira and Louis discuss Lana Del Rey and Doja Cat’s dramatic weeks on social media, the addictive new season of Selling Sunset, and Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s song of the summer entry. Plus, Kristin Davis joins to discuss Melrose Place, Sex and the City, and Fox’s wild new reality series Labor of Love. Issa Rae also joins the whole crew to discuss writing Insecure’s new season in a pandemic and her new Netflix film The Lovebirds.
27/05/201h 30m

“The Graduwhat” (with Daveed Diggs)

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss digital commencement speeches, reflect on their own graduations, and offer advice for the Class of 2020. Also discussed: Entertainment Weekly’s puzzling Pride cover, and Nancy Pelosi’s fat shaming. Plus, Daveed Diggs joins to discuss starring in the TV adaption of Snowpiercer and Hamilton’s impending digital release.
20/05/201h 31m

“Roman Unloaded” (with Simone Missick)

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Alison Roman’s critiques of Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott’s healing Instagram live, Michelle Obama’s documentary, reactions to Adele’s weight loss, and the fleeting concept of summer. Plus, Simone Missick joins to discuss her new series All Rise and how to shoot an episode of television on Zoom.
13/05/201h 24m

“Les Noirs” (with André Holland)

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the 1955 Best Actress winners, Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood revisionist history, Mindy Kaling’s new series Never Have I Ever, Pulitzer Prize winners we’re excited for, The Daily Beast’s Michelle Obama clickbait, and more. Plus, André Holland joins to discuss theatre, Paris, and working with Damien Chazelle’s on The Eddy.
06/05/201h 27m

"#poorAF" (with Michael Arceneaux)

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Sondheim's 90th birthday concert, JK Simmons as a sex symbol, why Miles Teller deserves an Oscar, #blackAF, Making the Cut's winner, and more! Hot Takes returns with Ira declaring Angel a better show than Buffy. Plus, Michael Arceneaux returns to discuss his latest book of essays I Don't Want to Die Poor, how college aspirations can cripple us, reality TV, and supporting OnlyFans.
29/04/201h 30m

“Me and My Bolt Cutters” (with Alison Pill)

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Aida, and Louis fetch their bolt cutters and discuss Fiona Apple’s new album, Mrs. America, Netflix’s new dating series Too Hot to Handle, and the Michael Jordan doc The Last Dance. Plus, Alison Pill joins to discuss Alex Garland’s trippy new sci-fi series Devs and working with icons like Judy Davis and Glenda Jackson.
22/04/201h 19m

"Gunn Crazy" (with Tim Gunn)

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss Usher and The Weeknd’s respective influences on R&B, SNL and other shows recording from home, and more. Plus, Tim Gunn joins to talk his new fashion series Making the Cut.
15/04/201h 34m

"Full Barrymore Jacket" (with Matt Rogers and Dave Mizzoni)

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss voter suppression in Wisconsin, the Sherry Pie scandal on Drag Race, and the respect Alfre Woodard deserves. In this week's Hot Takes segment, Louis thinks Emma Stone is the least deserving Oscar winner of the 21st century. Plus, Matt Rogers and Dave Mizzoni join to discuss American Idol, niche gay culture, Reese Witherspoon, and their new Quibi series Gayme Show.
08/04/201h 29m

"Queenpin" (with Alan Yang & Betty Gilpin)

In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss how hot young Dennis Quaid was, Tippi Hendrin's acting, the never ending madness of Tiger King. Betty Gilpin joins to discuss being a gay icon, acting, and Tennessee Williams. Alan Yang joins to discuss Mandopop, Joan Chen, and his feature film debut Tigertail. Plus, in our first Hot Takes segment Aida defends choosing Solange over Beyonce (if she had to).
01/04/201h 38m

"Fun with Quarantine and Jane" (with Jane Fonda & Jeremy O. Harris)

Ira, Aida, and Louis bring you Keep It directly from their homes this week as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Activist, actress, and legend Jane Fonda joins to discuss how we can still protest the Trump administration's bailout of corporations and continue the fight for climate change from our homes. Playwright Jeremy O. Harris returns to the pod to discuss how artists are suffering from theatre closures across the country. A new segment, Keep It Civil, solves disputes among roommates under quarantine. Plus, celebrities are losing their minds, Tiger King, Animal Crossing, and more!
25/03/201h 21m

“Go the Social Distance”

In the first episode of Keep It: Social Distancing Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss how they’ve coped with not leaving their homes. Plus, the movie industry grinds to a halt, listeners share what culture they’ve consumed, Fiona Apple’s revealing New Yorker profile, and more!
18/03/201h 8m

“Grey’s Mortuary” (with Tamron Hall)

Grey’s Anatomy writes off another main character in a bonkers way, prompting a convo about other historically wild television write-offs. Hulu’s new doc Hillary revisits Hillary Clinton’s role in our current political climate. Aaron Schock earns little sympathy for finally coming out. Coronavirus hits Hollywood. Plus, Ira sits down with Tamron Hall to discuss her daytime talk show comeback.
11/03/201h 35m

“Turn the Pete Around” (with Annie Murphy)

Pete Buttigieg ends his historic presidential campaign. Lady Gaga returns to her pop roots with “Stupid Love.” Coronavirus hysteria is a reminder to wash your goddamn hands. Plus, Annie Murphy joins to discuss the end of Schitt’s Creek and the series’ breakout success.
04/03/201h 22m

"To Knives, With Love" (with Rian Johnson)

Love Is Blind might be Netflix's most insane reality show yet, Harvey Weinstein gets convicted, Donald Trump hates Parasite, Mike Bloomberg whines about his vandalized campaign offices, and Los Angeles City Council candidate Nithya Raman joins to discuss the city's homelessness and housing crises. Plus, Ira's knives have never been more out... Rian Johnson joins to talk about his love of genre films and how to survive social media as a creator.
26/02/201h 31m

"Requiem for a Meme” (with Heather Graham)

Bloomberg backs up his money truck and gets Instagram meme accounts to shill for him. Love a Island faces criticism in the wake of host Caroline Flack’s death. Billie Eilish’s “No Time to Die” divides Bond theme fans. McMillions is everyone’s latest documentary obsession. Wendy Williams stirs up a new scandal. Plus, Heather Graham joins to talk about reclaiming her narrative as a woman in film and her affinity for witchcraft.
19/02/201h 20m

"Bong Hive" (with Peter Paige)

Parasite is triumphant at an otherwise predictable Oscars. Jessica Simpson's memoir invites a re-examination of her career. Gayle King is under attack from Kobe fans. Plus, Peter Paige joins to discuss the legacy of Queer as Folk and creating queer content for Freeform.
12/02/201h 27m

“IowaTF” (with Skylar Astin)

The Iowa caucus descends into chaos. J Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl staggering halftime show is met with controversy. Taylor Swift’s documentary Miss Americana creates more questions than answers. Plus, Skylar Astin joins to talk Co-Star, Spring Awakening group texts, and more!
05/02/201h 39m

“American Hustler” (with Kasi Lemmons)

Ira, Louis, and Aida are joined by Julissa Arce to discuss the controversy surrounding Jeanine Cummins’ novel American Dirt. Kobe Bryant’s death ignites a complicated discussion about a flawed icon. Billie Eilish sweeps a scandal-ridden Grammys. Plus, Kasi Lemmons joins to discuss her film Harriett and the lack of diversity at this year's Oscars.
29/01/201h 40m

“Endorsement Becomes Her” (with Lakeith Stanfield)

The NYT editorial board turns their Presidential endorsement into a game show. The SAG Awards leaves social media thirsty for a Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reunion. Plus, our knives are so out and our gems are so uncut that Lakeith Stanfield joins to talk about being in two of the most talked about films of the year.
22/01/201h 10m

"A J. Lo Down Dirty Shame" (with Sera Gamble)

J. Lo is snubbed for an Oscar, so we're canceling the entire ceremony. Meghan and Harry flee from the Royal Family. New reality series The Circle is insane, addictive, and surprisingly endearing. Gwyneth Paltrow launches a vagina candle. Silence of the Lambs has a television sequel. Billie Eilish is singing the new Bond theme. Plus, You and Magicians showrunner Sera Gamble joins to discuss why we're all obsessed with Netflix's dark, twisted stalker drama.
15/01/201h 27m

“Ricky and the Bash” (D'Arcy Carden)

Ricky Gervais returns for a fifth (and he swears final) time to host the Golden Globes. Judge Judy makes Mike Bloomberg her first ever Presidential endorsement. Gwyneth Paltrow brings her Goop brand to Netflix. Tyler Perry wants you to know he writes all of his shows himself. Justin Bieber’s ad campaign for his new single is baffling. Plus, D’Arcy Carden returns to discuss navigating awards season, Bombshell, and the final season of The Good Place.
08/01/201h 21m

“(Zodiac) Sign of the Times” (with Chani Nicholas)

Ira, Louis, and Aida recount their favorites films, television, music, and books of the decade. Plus, astrologer Chani Nicholas joins to read everyone’s charts and to discuss why astrology is having an “internet moment” right now.
25/12/191h 25m

“Protest of a Hallmark on Fire” (with Tre'vell Anderson)

Hallmark caves to homophobic pressure and removes a same-sex kissing ad, only to reverse their decision. The Hollywood Critics Association names Kristen Stewart actress of the decade. Tre’vell Anderson joins to discuss LGBTQ media’s future as Out and the Advocate’s editors exit their positions. Plus, Kumail Nanjiani has a new body and Mariah Carey’s iconic holiday single finally hits #1.
18/12/191h 13m

“All the Golden Globes’ Men” (with Alex Wolff)

Once again, the Golden Globes fail to nominate any women in the Best Director category; among other snubs. Controversy surrounds Clint Eastwood’s new film, Richard Jewell, for how it portrays journalist Kathy Scruggs. Marriage Story sparks social media debates. Plus, Alex Wolff joins to talk acting and directing from a young age working with stars like Toni Collette and The Rock.
11/12/191h 10m

“Baby It’s Knives Outside” (with Sophia Bush)

Ira and Aida join the Knives Out hive. Gabrielle Union is fired from America’s Got Talent after speaking out about racism behind the scenes. Dakota Johnson and Ellen DeGeneres have an extremely awkward interview. Plus, Ira and Louis talk to Sophia Bush about her new podcast Work in Progress and how to fix toxic work environments in Hollywood.
04/12/191h 16m

“OK, Pilgrim” (with Lizzy Caplan)

Ira, Aida, and Louis answer listener questions and deliver a few holiday keep its. Plus, Lizzy Caplan joins to talk about the legacy of Mean Girls and her love of horror films.
27/11/191h 2m

“Shudder Island” (with JoJo)

#MeToo hits the latest season of Survivor. Disney+ has some disclaimers for some of its racist film content. The impeachment proceedings aren’t riveting enough for the media. Plus, singer Jojo joins to discuss her past music industry woes and the freedom of releasing new music.
20/11/191h 15m

"There Will Be Boos" (with Hunter Harris)

Drake is booed at Camp Flog Gnaw because he's not Frank Ocean. Billionaires really don't like Elizabeth Warren. Don Jr. brings his girlfriend on his dismal book tour. T.I. is creepily obsessed with his daughter's virginity. Louis demands justice for Vanna White. Plus, Vulture staff writer Hunter Harris joins to discuss why she's still obsessed with A Star is Born and what makes a great movie.
13/11/191h 18m

“Catch and Keep It” (with Ronan Farrow)

Apple TV+ debuts and its flagship series, The Morning Show, is slammed by critics. Martin Scorsese pens a NYT op-ed elaborating on why he dislikes Marvel movies. Plus, Ronan Farrow joins to discuss his latest book Catch and Kill and what’s next for Hollywood after his explosive reporting.
06/11/191h 25m

"The Passion of the West"

Kanye West denounces secular music and releases his gospel album Jesus is King, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss create new fan uproar after a brutally honest Q&A, Harvey Weinstein attempts a comeback, and more. Plus to celebrate Halloween, Ira, Louis, and Aida share their favorite horror movies.
30/10/191h 8m

“The One Hundredth” (with Shea Serrano)

Keep It celebrates 100 episodes by adding a new co-host Aida Osman, Ira’s top ten list of White Excellence, and returning guest Shea Serrano joins to talk about our favorite movies.
23/10/191h 25m

"Facebook/Off" (with Megan Hilty)

Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Angelina Burnett, who returns to the pod to discuss CNN's LGTBQ+ Equality Town Hall, Mark Zuckerberg taking on Elizabeth Warren, and more. Plus, Megan Hilty joins to discuss her new film Patsy and Loretta (which was written by guest co-host Angelina!), about the friendship of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. Also, Ira and Louis make a big announcement.
16/10/191h 24m

"See, When You Do Jokery..." (with Joe Manganiello)

Ira, Louis, and guest co-host Matt Rogers discuss the controversy surrounding JOKER and how the film stands in comic book movie canon, Ellen's backlash for befriending George W. Bush, and Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 2010s list. Plus, Joe Manganiello joins to talk about being objectified and why we should revisit True Blood.
09/10/191h 29m

“Gimme Moore” (with Jia Tolentino)

Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Wynter Mitchell to discuss Demi Moore’s revealing new memoir Inside Out, a disrespectful review of Debbie Harry’s memoir, and more! Plus, Louis has a Keep It is himself and New Yorker columnist Jia Tolentino joins to discuss her new book Trick Mirror and why we fall in love with the stories we do.
02/10/191h 37m

“An Inconvenient Truth Hurts" (with Tarell Alvin McCraney)

Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Alyssa Mastromonaco to dive into the highs and lows of the  71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Greta Thunberg leaving conservatives bothered, Lenny Kravitz’s stolen sunglasses, Mandy Moore's triumphant return to music, and more! Plus, Tarell Alvin McCraney joins to discuss telling black queer storylines on screen and his new TV series, David Makes Man.
25/09/191h 33m

"Cancel Me If You Can” (with Ezra Koenig)

Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Grace Parra to discuss Shane Gillis’ firing from SNL and Andrew Yang hitching himself to the racist comedian, Felicity Huffman’s sentencing, how Keke Palmer became a meme, NBC’s Saved by the Bell reboot, and more. Plus, Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend joins to talk about his Columbia University roots, politics and the joys of country music.
18/09/191h 39m

"The Ira and Louis Variety Hour! Vol. 2" (with Chelsea Handler)

Ira and Louis launch Jennifer Lopez's Oscar campaign for Hustlers and discuss Scarlett Johansson's defense of Woody Allen, pay disparity on the Crazy Rich Asians writing team, Kevin Hart's messy conversation with Lil Nas X, America's White Claw shortage, and more! Plus, Chelsea Handler joins to discuss her new Netflix documentary on white privilege and how she's gotten politically involved.
11/09/191h 25m

“Bop to the Top or Bottom” (with Randall Park)

Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Shar Jossell to discuss Troye Sivan’s invasive interview about his sex life, Dave Chappelle’s controversial new comedy special, why Kirsten Dunst deserves more respect, Lana Del Rey’s new album, and more. Plus, Randall Park joins to talk about rom coms, meeting Keanu Reeves, and those Constance Wu tweets.
04/09/191h 30m

“Neither What, Neither Who” (with Robin Thede)

Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Rheeqrheeq Chainey to discuss the VMAS, Taylor Swift’s new album LOVER, and Karamo Brown’s new friendship with Sean Spicer. Plus, Robin Thede joins to talk about HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show and the black gaze in comedy.
28/08/191h 54m

“Chicken Sandwich for the Soul” (with Jackie Tohn)

Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Aida Osman to stan Normani and discuss Chick-fil-A and Popeyes’ chicken sandwich war, Jay-Z teaming up with the NFL, #BoycottMulan, and more. Plus, Jackie Tohn joins to talk about the new season of GLOW in Netflix and her past on American Idol.
21/08/191h 14m

"Mama Said Equinox, You Out” (with Angelica Ross)

Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Aida Osman to discuss Missy Elliott's upcoming MTV Video Vanguard award, boycotting Equinox and Soul Cycle, the recently canceled movie 'The Hunt,' Priyanka Chopra's Beautycon showdown, and more! Plus, Angelica Ross joins to talk about meeting Janet Jackson and what 'Pose' means for the future of trans stories.
14/08/191h 24m

“Kamala on a Hot Tin Roof” (with Kathleen Turner)

Ira and Louis are joined by return guest co-host Rheeqrheeq Chainey to honor Toni Morrison, discuss Marianne Williamson fandom, attacks on Kamala Harris, male egos on the set of Hobbs & Shaw. Plus, Kathleen Turner joins to discuss her iconic roles on stage and film and the stunted evolution of female sexuality in Hollywood.
07/08/191h 29m

“Fantasy Hollywoodland” (with Margaret Cho)

Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Jill Gutowitz to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Lil Nas X’s breaking the Billboard charts, Andy Cohen’s messy interview with Tituss Burgess, shirtless joggers, and where lesbians hang out in Los Angeles. Plus, Margaret Cho joins to talk about her history doing stand-up and Aaron Spelling TV shows.
31/07/191h 33m

“Jailhouse Rocky” (with Angela Bassett)

Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Fran Tirado (Food 4 Thot, The Outcast) to discuss the Cats trailer, the non-story about Taylor Swift fans attacking Kamala Harris, Kim and Kanye asking Trump to free A$AP from a Swedish prison, the Big Little Lies finale, and The Hollywood Reporter’s Leonardo DiCaprio profile. Plus, Ira sits down with icon Angela Bassett!
24/07/191h 42m

"A Scarlett Johansson Grows in Brooklyn" (with Justin Simien)

Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Brooke Thomas (The Young Turks) to discuss Emmy nominations, Scarlett Johansson’s comments about political correctness in casting, and Andrea Arnold’s apparent erasure from Big Little Lies. Plus, Justin Simien (creator of Dear White People) returns to talk season 3 of the Netflix series, The Real Housewives of Potomac, Tyler Perry, and Beto O’Rourke’s slave-owning ancestors.
17/07/191h 12m

“Bend It Like Rapinoe” (with Adam Scott)

Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Rae Sanni to discuss Megan Rapinoe taking on Trump and equal pay, the alleged uproar over Disney’s The Little Mermaid casting, Vanity Fair letting Jeffrey Epstein off the hook in 2003, and more! Plus, Adam Scott drops by for a deep dive on music and working with iconic actresses on Big Little Lies.
10/07/191h 29m

“Tommy, You’re a Firework” (with Tommy Vietor)

Tommy Vietor returns to Keep It to discuss Julia Roberts, make the case for fireworks, and yes, the Tommy’s Cakes debacle.
03/07/191h 19m

"Kara BEEN Brown!" (with Whitney Cummings)

Tyler Perry makes a powerful statement at the BET Awards, Whoopi Goldberg is accused of victim blaming, #MeToo finally hits Max Landis, E. Jean Carroll's Trump accusations fall on deaf media ears, and in Kara's final episode she has one last "keep it" for Kim Kardashian. Plus, comedian Whitney Cummings talks about that now infamous Roseanne reboot and how to affect political change with comedy.
26/06/191h 41m

"To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Taylor Swift” (with Lauren Morelli)

Taylor Swift leaps into Pride month with her new single, “You Need to Calm Down.” Parkland student Kyle Kashuv gets his Harvard offer rescinded after his past racist behavior is exposed. Jessica Biel might be an anti-vaxxer. Madonna’s latest album divides fans. OJ Simpson joins Twitter. Plus, Lauren Morelli, creator and showrunner of Netflix’s Tales of the City reboot, joins to talk about queer storytelling.
19/06/191h 26m

“Grey’s Animosity” (with Regina Hall)

Ellen Pompeo speaks out about toxicity on the Grey’s Anatomy set. The Tony Awards prompt questions about whether to digitize Broadway shows. 2020 Democrat candidates have some rather left field campaign songs. Plus, Regina Hall joins to talk about what mainstream Hollywood success means and her upcoming film Shaft.
12/06/191h 34m

"Material Gays" (with Jacob Tobia and Tichina Arnold)

Ira, Louis, and Kara are joined by author Jacob Tobia to discuss the commercialization of Pride month and their new book, Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story. Plus, Democratic candidates need to stop going on The Breakfast Club, Trump's depressing U.K. visit, unnecessary Keanu Reeves slander, and a visit from television legend Tichina Arnold to discuss the evolving landscape of TV comedy and her new film, 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco.'
05/06/191h 31m

“Catch Me If You Cannes” (with Kyle Buchanan)

Quentin Tarantino stirs up controversy at Cannes, so NYT film columnist Kyle Buchanan joins to break down the festival. Plus, Harvey Weinstein settles for less than his crimes deserve, Booksmart’s low box office has people blaming Disney and streaming services, and more!
29/05/191h 24m

“Kelly Ripa to Shreds” (with Tanya Saracho)

Ira, Louis, and Rae Sanni dive into the petty feud Kelly Ripa started with The Bachelor franchise, whether or not Democratic candidates should go on FOX News, and that polarizing Game of Thrones finale. Plus, a new segment called Keep It Up and Tanya Saracho (playwright and creator of the Starz series Vida) joins to discuss what representation really looks like in television and theatre
22/05/191h 31m

"$10,000 Pyramid Scheme" (LIVE in LA, featuring Leslie Grossman)

Live from The Regent in Los Angeles, Ira, Kara, and Louis dive into Beto's campaign relaunch, Kylie Jenner's sketchy skin care line, Boston accents, the new Judy Garland Biopic, and why Ira stans Rita Ora. Plus, actress Leslie Grossman joins to spill Met Gala secrets, play a new game called $10,000 Pyramid Scheme, and more!
17/05/191h 21m

"The Mystery Files of Constance Wu" (with Diablo Cody)

Constance Wu experiences "fucking hell," or as Hollywood calls it, TV Upfronts. Beauty vloggers drama implodes in extremely long YouTube videos. Game of Thrones and Veep leave viewers with mixed emotions. Plus, Diablo Cody joins to discuss Georgia's new abortion bill and the iconic feminist characters in her films.
15/05/191h 25m

"Camp, Rocked" (with Jonathan Levine)

The Met Gala returns with another theme destined to confuse celebrities — Camp: Notes on Fashion. Louis CK learns the meaning of consent when it comes to recording his live shows. Daenerys goes for a Starbucks run. Billy McFarland goes from fake festival organizer to author. Plus, director Jonathan Levine joins to talk about his movie Long Shot!
08/05/191h 7m

“The Royal Tea” (with Olivia Wilde)

Prince William’s alleged affair sounds more boring than scandalous. Several celebrities are teaming up to take down critics. Taylor Swift is back with a new brand. Plus, remembering John Singleton and special guest Olivia Wilde joins to talk about her directorial debut Booksmart, The O.C., and more!
01/05/191h 17m

“Homecoming to America” (with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson)

Kara, Louis, and Kelley Carter (filling in for Ira) dive in Beyoncé’s staggering new Netflix documentary “Homecoming.” George Zimmerman wants to find love but Tinder and Bumble don’t give a shit. Plus, guest Jenn Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great, Sweet/Vicious) joins to talk about Time’s 100 Most Influential People.
24/04/191h 15m

"To (The Presidential Medal of) Freedom!!!!" (with Shea Serrano)

Shea Serrano's long-awaited appearance on Keep It is just in time for Tiger Woods' comeback. Plus, the tepid Democrat response to attacks on Rep. Omar, the majority of reporting on the WGA is bad, Bret Easton Ellis still sucks, and the British press needs to leave Meghan Markle alone already.
17/04/191h 16m

"Women on The View with a Nervous Breakdown" (with Matt Rogers)

Ira, Louis, and Jen Yamato (filling in for Kara) dive into 'Ladies Who Punch,' the juicy tell-all about The View, with guest Matt Rogers (from the Las Culturistas podcast). Plus, Hollywood sex cults, the outing of the Prince of Brunei, Avengers movie fatigue, and are there too many white men running for President in 2020?
10/04/191h 34m

“No Country for Black Men” (with Damon Young)

Ira, Kara, and Rae (filling in for Louis) dive into the controversy surrounding Lil Nas X’s removal from Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts, Chris Rock’s Jussie Smollett jokes and Omari Hardwick’s behavior at the NAACP Image Awards, George Clooney’s boycott of the Brunei Investment Agency, and Nipsey Hussle conspiracy theories. Plus, Damon Young joins to talk about his new memoir What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker.
03/04/191h 21m

Keep It Brief: “Riding in Cars with Seal” (with Cautious Clay)

Musician Cautious Clay joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to talk about self care as a musician, riding in a car with Seal, and more! Plus, an urgent plea for a sequel to the 2010 Angelina Jolie movie Salt.
29/03/1919m 59s

"Heard It Through the Applevine" (with Billy Eichner)

Chicago prosecutors drops all charges against Jussie Smollett. Apple sort of debuts their new streaming service. Writers Guild board member Angelina Burnett joins to break down the ongoing WGA drama with the Association of Talent Agents. Plus, Billy Eichner talks rom coms, The Lion King, and more!
27/03/191h 24m

Keep It Brief: “Slaughterhouse-Netflix” (with Yassir Lester)

Comedian and writer Yassir Lester joins to talk about Netflix axing One Day at a Time and his own history of being on canceled TV shows.
22/03/1927m 8s

"I Theranos What You Did Last Summer" (with Busy Philipps)

HBO's Elizabeth Holmes documentary, The Inventor, digs into her Theranos scam. James Gunn gets re-hired on Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Beto O'Rourke can't stop standing on tables. Plus, Busy Philipps joins to talk about the college bribing scandal and more!
20/03/191h 28m

Keep It Brief: “The Bribe Has Spoken” (with Holland Taylor)

The college bribing scandal continues to unfold. Beto O’Rourke enters the crowded 2020 race. Plus, Ira sits down with actress Holland Taylor to discuss roles for women in Hollywood, Legally Blonde 3, and her new film Gloria Bell
15/03/1945m 21s

“SAT Notes On a Scandal” (with Mandy Moore)

Special guest Mandy Moore joins to talk about her music and acting career! Plus, Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin are in embroiled in a college bribing scandal, Pete Davidson pulls a Sinead O’Connor on SNL, Showtime axes SMILF due to creator Frankie Shaw’s alleged misconduct on set, and more!
13/03/191h 13m

Keep It Brief: "The King and R." (with Brit Bennett)

Gayle King sits down with a volatile R. Kelly. Plus, Kara talks to Brit Bennett about her best-selling novel The Mothers.
08/03/1935m 9s

“Never Say Neverland Again” (with Leo Kalyan)

HBO’s Finding Neverland documentary raises some tough questions about the cult of Michael Jackson. Steven Spielberg takes aim at Netflix’s future Oscar noms. Jada Pinkett Smith enters the Jordyn Woods fray. Plus, singer Leo Kalyan joins and more!
06/03/191h 1m

Keep It Brief: "The Real Housewives of Los Feliz" (with Casey Wilson)

Ira, Kara, and Louis talk to Casey Wilson (Showtime's Black Monday and the Bitch Sesh podcast) about why smart people love Bravo reality TV shows. Plus, Ira and Louis parse the criticism Ariana Grande has received for headlining Manchester Pride and Adam Devine's role as a gay icon.
01/03/1944m 36s

"Green of the Damned" (with Alyssa Mastromonaco)

Yeah, we know. Green Book won the Oscar. Ira, Louis, and guest co-host Rheeqrheeq Chainey dive into the highs and lows of the Oscars and why we might have to unstan Rami Malek. The Jussie Smollett case continues to be baffling and horribly reported. Plus, Alyssa Mastromonaco joins to talk about the Kardashians (yes, really!) and her latest book So Here's The Thing...!
27/02/191h 21m

Keep It Brief: “Kim BEEN Basinger!”

Ira and Louis discuss some the Oscars’ biggest snubs and what they’re looking forward to during Sunday’s ceremony.
22/02/1926m 32s

“Charmless School” (with Desus and Mero)

Kara calls Ira and Louis from Paris to discuss Cardi’s continued success, Steve Harvey’s unfortunate televised fight with Mo’Nique, and Ryan Adams’ #MeToo reckoning. Plus, special guests Desus and Mero!
20/02/191h 10m

“The Dick Stays in the Picture” (with Erin Ryan)

The Grammys are surprisingly good, in spite of its producer feuding with Ariana Grande. Jeff Bezos pens an op-ed about his stolen dick pic. Ellen Page calls out Chris Pratt’s church. Plus, Erin Gloria Ryan joins, Ira is dying from a cold, and Tawny Newsome (co-host of Yo, Is This Racist?) guest co-hosts!
13/02/191h 6m

“A Moonwalk to Remember”

Andrew Ti (co-host of Yo, Is This Racist?) fills in for Ira as Black History Month gets off to a rough start with an insane Liam Neeson interview, Governor Ralph Northam attempting to moonwalk out of a blackface scandal, and Jussie Smollet is targeted by a hate crime. Plus, Adam Levine strips at the Super Bowl and 21 Savage is actually British.
06/02/191h 9m

"Bohemian Rhapsodon’t" (with Raja Kumari)

Bryan Singer’s history of abuse allegations resurfaces in The Atlantic. Rent Live is less than live thanks to an actor’s injury. BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and other media companies face mass layoffs. Plus, the internet is thirsty for Ted Bundy, the Mooch still sucks, and songwriter and rapper Raja Kumari joins!
30/01/191h 13m

"We Didn’t Start the Fyre" (with Jane Marie)

Hulu and Netflix go to war with dueling Fyre Fest documentaries. Cardi B takes on conservative pundits. Green Book gets closer to becoming the next Crash. Travis Scott and Colin Kaepernick square off over the Super Bowl. Plus, Emmy Award-winning journalist and podcast producer Jane Marie joins!
23/01/191h 22m

"Guess Who’s Ruining Dinner" (with Nina Parker)

Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, and other artists distance themselves from past R. Kelly collaborations. Bryan Cranston faces criticism for playing a disabled character in The Upside. Tulsi Gabbard, former homophobe, and Anthony Scaramucci, five-second White House employee, try to rebrand. Plus, Trump’s fast food dinner from hell and Nina Parker (from E!’s Nightly Pop) joins! Show References: Vulture: "Will Kevin Hart's Scandal Bring Down the Upside?" https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/will-kevin-harts-scandal-bring-down-the-upside.html
16/01/191h 16m

"There could be 101 Dalmatians in the room..." (Dan Levy)

Glenn Close snatches Best Actress from Lady Gaga at the Golden Globes. Kevin Hart’s non-apology tour continues on The Ellen Show. R. Kelly’s time may finally be up. Marie Kondo scams America. Plus, Dan Levy from Schitt’s Creek joins Ira, Kara, and Louis!
09/01/191h 20m

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Keep It”

Ira, Kara, and Louis answer your mailbag questions for the final episode of the year. Plus, Ira talks to Barry Jenkins about black filmmaking and his new film, If Beale Street Could Talk.
26/12/181h 1m

“F**k it! Let’s Do Keep It Live!” (LIVE in LA featuring Tommy Vietor)

Ira, Kara, and Louis run down all the shit they forgot happened in 2018 and revisit the good and bad of #MeToo a year later. Plus, our favorite things of the year and #1 Keep It fan Tommy Vietor tests his knowledge of the show live on stage at The Peppermint Club in Los Angeles.
19/12/181h 21m

"Crimes of the Hart" (with D'Arcy Carden)

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as hosts have everyone looking forward to the Golden Globes, while Kevin Hart’s Oscar hosting gig implodes after a series of unearthed homophobic tweets. Plus, Cardi B dumps Offset, Beyoncé performs at a wedding in India, and D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place) joins the panel! Show references: Hollywood Reporter: "Why Oscar Host Has Become the Least Wanted Job in Hollywood" (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-oscar-host-is-worst-job-town-1165880) Vulture: "D'Arcy Carden on the Art of Imitating Her 'Good Place' Co-Stars" (https://www.vulture.com/2018/12/the-good-place-season-3-darcy-carden-janet.html)
12/12/181h 12m

"The Priyanka Always Marries Twice" (with Franklin Leonard)

Ira, Kara, and Louis are back in LA together to talk about Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' two over the top weddings, Jameela Jamil's detox tea crusade, and why it's perfectly fine for the victims of his presidency to speak ill of George H.W. Bush. Plus, bootcut jeans are back, the Pope should mind his business, why Call Me By Your Name 2 is unnecessary, and guest Franklin Leonard (creator of The Black List) joins to talk diversity in screenwriting. Show References: WASH PO: “Drug Buy Set Up For Bush Speech” https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/tours/scandal/bushdrug.htm Kevin Mumford’s "Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis" Danez Smith’s "Don’t Call Us Dead"
05/12/181h 9m

"The Ira and Louis Variety Hour!" (with MNEK)

Kara is out of town, so Ira calls in from London (where he’s hunting down an interview with Meghan Markle) to talk to Louis about Amanda Bynes’ comeback, Lena Dunham continuing to be Lena Dunham, rumors about Shawn Mendes’ sexuality, and the transphobic conversation surrounding Dwight Howard’s alleged scandal. Plus, Ira sits down with British pop singer and producer MNEK to talk about the legacy of Mariah Carey and writing for Beyoncé, Madonna, and Little Mix.
28/11/181h 12m

You’ve Got Mailbag

Ira, Kara, and Louis answer your questions sent to them via Twitter and e-mail. Plus, a special Thanksgiving round of Keep It!
21/11/1845m 19s

"G O(prah) T V" (with Jeremy O. Harris)

Ira’s back in New York, so he’s joined by Aminatou Sow (Call Your Girlfriend podcast) and Hannah Giorgis (The Atlantic) to discuss Pete Davidson bringing Dan Crenshaw on SNL, Victoria Secret’s lack of inclusivity, and the woes of travel in the social media age. Kara and Louis call in with some urgent thoughts on Jill Scott and Gwyneth Paltrow. Also, playwright Jeremy O. Harris joins to discuss the midterms, black voter responsibility, and his provocative new work ‘Slave Play.”
14/11/181h 26m

"Rebel Without a Clue" (with Abbi Jacobson)

Rebel Wilson pulls a Sam Smith and claims she’s the first plus-sized woman to star in a rom com (she’s not). Ariana Grande drops the next great breakup anthem. Pete Davidson’s SNL bit causes controversy. People magazine finally gets the memo that Idris Elba is sexy. Trump’s racist ad debuts at the Super Bowl. Plus, Ira talks to Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson about her new book, I Might Regret This.
07/11/181h 27m

"The Mystery Files of Cardi B" (with Ike Barinholtz)

Cardi B and Nicki Minaj's feud escalates as the rappers trade receipts on Instagram and their never-ending radio show, respectively. Megyn Kelly is ousted from NBC. Paramount pulls their Heathers reboot once again after a mass shooting. Caitlyn Jenner is the last person to realize Trump might not care about the trans community. Plus, Rae Sanni fills in for Kara and Ike Barinholtz joins to talk about political satire!
31/10/181h 17m

"The Queer World" (with Karamo Brown)

Ira sits down with Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown to discuss the hit Netflix series, his politics, Karen Pence, and a burning question about The Real World Philadelphia. Plus, Amy Schumer wants Maroon 5 to take a knee, Sarah Silverman talks about Louis CK’s penis, Elle Magazine publishes fake news, and why the f#*k would anyone sail on the Titanic II?
24/10/181h 8m

"The Baldwin Of Our Discontent" (with Phoebe Robinson )

Alec Baldwin thinks black people love him, Lana Del Rey wants Azealia Banks to pull up, Ariana Grande dumped Pete Davidson so they aren't making it to the altar, Claire Foy deserves better than First Man, Elizabeth Warren takes an ill-advised DNA test, and Kara re-opens Shade Court after Good Morning America calls Pete Souza "the king of shade." Plus, 2 Dope Queens' Phoebe Robinson joins to talk Lady Gaga as Ursula rumors and her new book, 'Everything is Trash, But It's Okay'!
17/10/181h 6m

"A Swift is Born" (with Big Freedia)

Big Freedia, the Queen of Bounce, joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to talk Taylor Swift coming out as a Democrat and why voting matters. Plus, Lady Gaga's "A Star is Born" press tour rages on, Aziz Ansari thinks the internet is too woke, Bette Midler needs to get off Twitter, and Melania Trump blesses the rains down in Africa. Don't forget to go to votesaveamerica.com right now, you can pledge to vote and get involved in campaigns going on in your community!
10/10/181h 3m

"As Good Place As It Gets" (with Kristen Bell )

The Good Place's Kristen Bell is the first of Kara's Top White Women list to join the panel! Plus, Cardi B turns herself in to the NYPD and turns heads with an impromptu photo shoot, Kanye West continues campaigning for Trump, Lindsay Lohan tries kidnapping children, The Trump family and Gavin Newsom feud reaches exhausting heights, and which two hosts of Keep It don't love Hocus Pocus?!
03/10/181h 3m

"Maroon Five-Oh?" (with Natasha Rothwell)

Ira, lone Maroon 5 fan, defends them performing at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime. Jesse Williams sparks controversy using a Nike meme to promote his Emmett Till film. Spotify wants to use your DNA to make playlists. The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 is overwhelmingly white. Plus, Insecure's Natasha Rothwell joins the panel and which muppets on Sesame Street are actually gay?
26/09/181h 7m

"Emmy Was Kim Cattrall's Name in the 1987 Movie Mannequin"

It's our Emmys episode! Ira, Kara, and Louis dissect television's biggest night and also that fight between Tom Arnold and Mark Burnett. Plus, Soon-Yi Previn and Woody Allen's creepy relationship gets a New York Magazine puff piece, Sean Penn should shut up, Bryan Singer needs to go away, and Louis has a bone to pick with Tim Cook.
19/09/1858m 37s

"A Binderella Story" (with Jenny Han)

Cardi B and Nicki Minaj stir up drama at New York Fashion Week. The US Open doesn’t deserve Serena Williams. Les Moonves is out at CBS. Olivia Munn is abandoned by her ‘Predator’ castmates. The media lays the blame for Mac Miller’s death on Ariana Grande. Plus, author Jenny Han joins to talk All the Boys I’ve Loved Before!
12/09/181h 7m

"Lovett or Keep It" (with Jon Lovett)

Jon Lovett joins Ira, Kara, and Louis as they try to figure out why Steve Bannon was invited to the New Yorker Festival. Plus, Colin Kaepernick becomes the face of Nike and continued boogeyman of conservatives, Eminem’s latest album is stuck in his homophobic past, Aretha Franklin’s funeral gets messy, and a game of “OK, Stop!” with the A Star is Born trailer!
05/09/181h 6m

"Louis CKeep It" (with Andrew Ti)

Louis C.K. makes his unwanted comeback. John McCain's death brings a reexamination of his problematic political career. The French Open disrespects Serena Williams. Kara shares her list of Top Ten White Women. Plus, Andrew Ti (of the podcast Yo! Is This Racist?) joins for a conversation on Asian representation in the media and the "blaccent" controversy in Crazy Rich Asians.
29/08/181h 4m

"Harriet Tubman Killed the Queen Radio Star" (with Michael Arcenaux)

Nicki Minaj has a meltdown when her new album, QUEEN, debuts at #2 behind Travis Scott's ASTROWORLD. Madonna causes a commotion at the MTV Video Music Awards. Asia Argento is embroiled in her own #MeToo scandal. Boots Riley isn't down with Spike Lee's latest joint. Plus, author Michael Arcenaux (I Can't Date Jesus) joins the panel and an Aretha Franklin shade quiz!
22/08/181h 11m

"National Treasure: Omarosa’s Book of Secrets" (with Tommy Vietor)

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!
15/08/181h 9m

"Crazy Racist Trumps" (with Jon M. Chu)

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.
08/08/1858m 45s

"Can’t Fight the Moonves" (with Marti Noxon)

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.
01/08/1858m 40s

"Under the James Gunn"

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.
25/07/181h 5m

"The Bad News Baron Cohen" (with Jordan Horowitz)

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.
18/07/1854m 18s

"Scarlett Johansson Threw the First Brick at Stonewall" (with Guy Branum)

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.
11/07/1850m 43s

"Pod Save Sports" (with Samantha Irby)

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.
04/07/1857m 29s

"Red Henemy of the State" (with Gaby Dunn)

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.
27/06/1858m 13s

"Night at the Musée" (with Erin Ryan)

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!
20/06/1854m 33s

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

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!
13/06/1845m 47s

"The One With Kathy Griffin" (with Kathy Griffin)

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!
06/06/1843m 5s

"They Cancel Roseannes, Don’t They?" (with Bryan Fuller)

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.
30/05/1850m 23s

"Do the Royal Thing" (with Veena Sud)

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.
23/05/1849m 58s

"Meghan Getting Married" (with Franchesca Ramsey)

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.
16/05/1857m 18s

"Is This Your America?"

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.
09/05/1847m 34s

"Under His Smokey Eye" (with Zachary Quinto)

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.
02/05/1857m 41s

"Kanye Don't Impress Me Much"

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.
25/04/1852m 37s

"HBeyCU" (with Justin Simien)

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.
18/04/1843m 12s

"Bemoaning Lisa" (with Kay Cannon)

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.
11/04/1848m 29s

"Roseannie, are you OK?" (with Ana Marie Cox)

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.
04/04/181h 3m

"Biteyoncé" (with Bambadjan Bamba)

Tiffany Haddish reveals that someone BIT Beyoncé at a party last year, so Ira, Kara and Louis put on their detective hats. Taylor Swift finally gets political. Killer Mike gets played by the NRA. BET has no idea what journalism is. Nate Parker plots a comeback. Louis defends ‘The Assasination of Gianni Versace.’ Plus, Ira talks to 'Black Panther' actor and immigrant rights activist Bambadjan Bamba.
28/03/1847m 7s

"DJTea" (with Shangela)

Cynthia Nixon inspires Mirandas everywhere by running for governor of New York. Rihanna takes on Snapchat. Donald Trump Jr. ALLEGEDLY had an affair with former Celebrity Apprentice contestant and Danity Kane member Aubrey O’Day. Kara debuts a new segment called Shade Court. Tre’Vell Anderson of the LA Times stops by for a discussion of the gay teen rom-com Love, Simon (skip ahead to avoid spoilers). Plus, Ira talks to Shangela about last week’s shocking RuPaul’s Drag Race finale.
21/03/1856m 54s

"24K Tragic" (LIVE at SXSW featuring Tegan and Sara)

Ira, Kara, and Louis travel to Austin, Texas for their first live show. Bruno Mars is accused of cultural appropriation. Rachel Dolezal scams a Netflix documentary. Katy Perry latches onto gay culture. Louis takes on a fan in a game of Oscars trivia. Plus, Ira talks to musicians Tegan and Sara about the new Queer Eye.
14/03/1858m 46s

"Inclusion Ride or Die"

It turns out Oscar voters really like fish f**king. Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel dive into the 2018 Oscars and discuss The Shape of Water winning Best Picture, Ryan Seacrest's cursed red carpet, what the hell an "inclusion rider" is, and more. Plus, Kara tries beating Louis at Oscars trivia with the help of Google, RuPaul upsets the trans community, and Alec Baldwin can keep his new talk show.
07/03/1858m 4s

"The Dash Menagerie" (with April Reign)

Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel discuss whether or not the Oscars have changed after Moonlight’s win. Stacey Dash returns from obscurity to announce she’s running for Congress. Omarosa exits the Big Brother house but she’s got more tricks up her sleeve. Jeffrey Tambor’s firing from Transparent leads to a messy defense. Barbara Streisand dabbles in sci-fi. David Mamet joins the #MeToo movement. Plus, Ira talks with #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign about how to affect change in Hollywood.
28/02/181h 4m

"Wakanda Forever" (with Tre'Vell Anderson)

Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel discuss the cinematic event Black Panther. Janelle Monaé serves black excellence. Fergie showed us the only thing worse than kneeling during the National Anthem. Omarosa still hasn't run out of stale White House gossip. Trump ramps up his attacks on the LGBT community. Plus, Ira talks to Los Angeles Times reporter Tre'Vell Anderson about diversity in entertainment journalism.
21/02/181h 1m

"Sex and the Petty" (with Ashley Blaine Featherson)

Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel are in awe of the official Obama portraits. Kim Cattrall comes for Sarah Jessica Parker’s wig. Omarosa teases chapters from her White House memoir on Celebrity Big Brother. Mike Pence gets in a Twitter fight with gay Olympian Adam Rippon. Plus, Jeanine Piro is the new Nancy Grace and Ira talks to Dear White People’s Ashley Blaine Featherson about gender parity for women of color in Hollywood.
14/02/181h 0m

"Bye Bye Bye" (with Rhea Butcher)

Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel put the final nail in Justin Timberlake’s pop sarcophagus as they discuss his latest album, Man of the Woods, and his Super Bowl performance. Trump boasts about no football players kneeling during the game. Uma Thurman finally shares her Harvey Weinstein story, unfortunately it’s with Maureen Dowd. Plus, Ira talks to comedian Rhea Butcher about RuPaul’s Drag Race and the future of queer storytelling.
07/02/181h 4m

"Woody Allen's Lonely Actors Club" (with Hollis Wong-Wear)

Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel attempt to find something interesting to say about the Grammys. Alec Baldwin and Diane Keaton start a Woody Allen fan club. Omarosa leaves one 24/7 reality show for another. No one cares about the State of the Union or the myriad of responses to it. Louis debuts his Holly Hunter impersonation. Plus, Ira talks to Hollis Wong-Wear, lead vocalist of The Flavr Blue, about Grammys President Neil Portnow telling women to "step up."
31/01/1850m 45s

"Mo'Nique Money, Mo'Nique Problems"

Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel parse the 2018 Oscar Nominations. Mo'nique puts Netflix on blast for what she sees as racial and gender bias. The Razzies are still around for some reason. Megyn Kelly tries and fails to start a feud with Jane Fonda. Omarosa plots a Black History Month comeback. Plus, Ira counts down his top ten films of 2017.
24/01/1845m 24s

"When life hands you Don Lemons..." (with Rostam)

Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel discuss the women who regret working with Woody Allen and the men who continue to remain silent. Don Lemon gets turnt in 2018. Catherine Deneuve is, as the French say, annulé. New sexual assault allegations against Aziz Ansari and James Franco reveal the necessity of solid reporting in the #MeToo era. Plus, Ira is joined by singer and songwriter Rostam to discuss bonding over La La Land during last year’s award season and his solo album debut Half-Light.
17/01/1845m 33s

"Leave Oprah alone!"

Ira Madison III launches Keep It! with a discussion of the Golden Globes, Time's Up, why Woody Allen has remained unscathed during the #MeToo movement, Tessa Thompson's unnecessary apology to Lena Dunham, and social media's fervor for Oprah to run in 2020. He's joined by staff writer for "Grown-ish" Kara Brown and comedian and writer Louis Virtel to break down the news and name every Meryl Streep Oscar nomination.
10/01/1845m 53s

"Keep It!" Trailer

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