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Keep It! podcast

Keep It!

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.

 

#236

"House of Presley" w. Jenny Slate

Ira and Louis discuss Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic and the musician's place in pop culture, Lil Nas X's beef with BET, and what the hell is going on with the Barbie movie. Plus, Jenny Slate joins to discuss Marcel the Shell with the Shoes On, visiting Isabella Rossellini's farm, and the joys of voice acting. ____ You can find everything you need to fight back at [votesaveamerica.com/roe] (http://votesaveamerica.com/roe) , but here’s a few things you can do: ---The first, and most important thing we can do is minimize the harm that this ruling will inflict. One way to do that is to support our Immediate Impact Fund. All funds raised go directly to local abortion funds, independent clinics, and legal defense for patients: [votesaveamerica.com/abortionfunds] (http://votesaveamerica.com/abortionfunds) ---We have a lot of work to do to fight back, and one place to start is with our Fight Back Fund, which supports grassroots organizing and power-building organizations in states where we can make a difference, as well as supporting ballot measure campaigns in four states. By contributing, you can help local activists defend abortion rights this year and build towards the future: [votesaveamerica.com/fightback] (http://votesaveamerica.com/fightback) ---Get to work supporting winnable races in 2022 where abortion is at stake—like the governor’s races in Pennsylvania, Michigan, or Arizona—by signing up for Midterm Madness: [votesaveamerica.com/midterms] (http://votesaveamerica.com/midterms) ---RSVP for our live virtual event on Tuesday 6/28: After Roe: Reproductive and Civil Rights Move to States, where our expert panel incl Erin Ryan and Leah Litman, moderated by Shaniqua will discuss what this means, what comes next, and how we can fight back: [https://www.mobilize.us/crooked/event/464892/] (https://www.mobilize.us/crooked/event/464892/) ... Read more

Yesterday

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:20

Yesterday


#235

"Who's Oontzin' Who?" w. Joel Kim Booster

Ira and Louis discuss pop's house music revival courtesy of Beyoncé and Drake, J Lo's new documentary, the end of The Wendy Williams Show, Jeopardy handwriting errors, and the conservative uproar over Lightyear. Plus, Joel Kim Booster joins to discuss Fire Island, the pros and cons of queer representation, and his new comedy special Psyschosexual. ___ This year Crooked Media’s Pride fund is supporting three incredible organizations that provide community building, gender affirming, and life saving resources to the queer and transgender community. Visit  [https://crooked.com/pridefund] (https://crooked.com/pridefund)  to learn more, donate, and take action. ... Read more

22 Jun 2022

1 HR 36 MINS

1:36:03

22 Jun 2022


#234

“Broadway Night Lights” w. Rebecca Black

Ira and Louis discuss the Tony Awards, 90s TV shows, Gaga in Joker 2, new Grammy categories. Plus, Rebecca Black joins to discuss her music career post-“Friday,” the importance of Hilary Duff, and more.  ___ With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit [votesaveamerica.com/roe] (http://votesaveamerica.com/roe) to learn more, donate, and take action. ... Read more

15 Jun 2022

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:49

15 Jun 2022


#233

“The Steenburgenda” w. Adam Conover

Ira and Louis discuss their memories of 90s daytime television, the chokehold Top Gun has on men of a certain age, Ray Liotta’s career, Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein, Kate Bush chart resurgence, and more. Plus, Louis obsesses over Mary Steenburgen and Adam Conover joins to discuss his new series The G Word, comedy as education, and giving notes to President Obama. ___ With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit [votesaveamerica.com/roe] (http://votesaveamerica.com/roe) to learn more, donate, and take action.   For a transcript of this episode, go to crooked.com/keepit   ... Read more

01 Jun 2022

1 HR 33 MINS

1:33:40

01 Jun 2022


#232

“Oh, the Places Gays Go!” w. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Ira and Louis discuss gay travel destinations, musicians being forced to make Tik Toks, Nicole Kidman’s connection to Rebel Wilson, Angela Lansbury’s lifetime achievement award, and more. Plus, Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins to discuss his new podcast, his Tony nomination for Take Me Out, and other Broadway memories. ___ With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit [votesaveamerica.com/roe] (http://votesaveamerica.com/roe) to learn more, donate, and take action. ... Read more

25 May 2022

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:42

25 May 2022


#231

“Babe: White Devil in the City” w. Sissy Spacek

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 attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit [votesaveamerica.com/roe] (http://votesaveamerica.com/roe) to learn more, donate, and take action. ... Read more

18 May 2022

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:05

18 May 2022


#230

“Bring the Girls!” w. Julio Torres

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 attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit [votesaveamerica.com/roe] (http://votesaveamerica.com/roe) to learn more, donate, and take action.   ... Read more

11 May 2022

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:49

11 May 2022


#229

“The Gilded Rage” w. Amber Ruffin

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 constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion. Visit votesaveamerica.com/roe to learn more, donate, and take action. ... Read more

04 May 2022

1 HR 44 MINS

1:44:00

04 May 2022


#228

”Desperately Seeking Aida”

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] (https://crooked.com/podcast/norah-ephrons-pot-brownies-w-kristin-chenoweth/) ... Read more

27 Apr 2022

1 HR 33 MINS

1:33:55

27 Apr 2022


#227

“Megchella” w. Alexander Skarsgård

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] (https://crooked.com/podcast/norah-ephrons-pot-brownies-w-kristin-chenoweth/) ... Read more

20 Apr 2022

1 HR 47 MINS

1:47:01

20 Apr 2022


#226

"At the Movies with lra and Louis" w. Michelle Yeoh

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! ... Read more

13 Apr 2022

1 HR 34 MINS

1:34:21

13 Apr 2022


#225

'We Don’t Talk About Favreau' w. Sheryl Lee Ralph

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] (https://crooked.com/podcast/norah-ephrons-pot-brownies-w-kristin-chenoweth/) ... Read more

06 Apr 2022

1 HR 48 MINS

1:48:14

06 Apr 2022


#224

'The Hand That Rocks The Oscars' w. Judith Light

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] (https://crooked.com/podcast/norah-ephrons-pot-brownies-w-kristin-chenoweth/) ... Read more

30 Mar 2022

1 HR 37 MINS

1:37:59

30 Mar 2022


#223

"State of thee Union" w. Gabrielle Union

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] (https://crooked.com/podcast/norah-ephrons-pot-brownies-w-kristin-chenoweth/) ... Read more

23 Mar 2022

1 HR 34 MINS

1:34:17

23 Mar 2022


#222

'Power of the B-I-T-C-H' w. Danny Pellegrino

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 Louis in rewatching the 1962 Emmy Award Ceremony ] (https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2022/14th-primetime-emmy-awards-60th-anniversary-screening-1962) For a transcript of this episode visit [crooked.com/keepit] (https://crooked.com/podcast/norah-ephrons-pot-brownies-w-kristin-chenoweth/) ... Read more

16 Mar 2022

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:26

16 Mar 2022


#221

'Nora Ephron’s Pot Brownies' w. Kristin Chenoweth

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] (https://crooked.com/podcast/norah-ephrons-pot-brownies-w-kristin-chenoweth/) ... Read more

09 Mar 2022

1 HR 33 MINS

1:33:27

09 Mar 2022