Keep It! podcast

Keep It!

Wherever pop culture and politics collide, Ira Madison III and Louis Virtel are on hand to examine the gorgeous wreckage from their uniquely queer perspective. Each week, our “Princes of Pop Culture” are joined by the likes of Michelle Yeoh, Hunter Doohan, John Boyega, Connie Britton, Gabrielle Union, and Sheryl Lee Ralph to unpack the latest controversies, laude character actress appreciation, and all the shade that’s fit to throw. New episodes drop every Wednesday.

Wherever pop culture and politics collide, Ira Madison III and Louis Virtel are on hand to examine the gorgeous wreckage from their uniquely queer perspective. Each week, our “Princes of Pop Culture” are joined by the likes of Michelle Yeoh, Hunter Doohan, John Boyega, Connie Britton, Gabrielle Union, and Sheryl Lee Ralph to unpack the latest controversies, laude character actress appreciation, and all the shade that’s fit to throw. New episodes drop every Wednesday.

 

#342

Tony Awards, Normani, Katy Perry with Lily Gladstone

Ira and Louis discuss Normani’s long-awaited album, The Tony Awards, Katy Perry’s return, Trump’s crush on Debra Messing, and the confusing Fabulous Four film poster. Lily Gladstone joins to discuss her new film Fancy Dance, how she connects with a role, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast ... Read more

19 Jun 2024

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:22

19 Jun 2024


#341

Charli XCX's Brat, Kim Kardashian and Chloe Sevigny, & Glen Powell's Rise with Megan Stalter

Ira and Louis discuss Charli XCX's new album BRAT, Kim Kardashian and Chloe Sevigny's Actors on Actors, Glen Powell's rise to leading man, Sabrina Carpenter's new single, the Practical Magic sequel, and Will Smith's box office return. Plus, Meg Stalter joins to discuss her new film Cora Bora, her theatre nerd roots, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

12 Jun 2024

1 HR 18 MINS

1:18:30

12 Jun 2024


#340

Chromatica, Furiosa, The Fall Guy, & New York Nightflife with LadyFag

Ira and Louis discuss Gaga's Chromatica Ball, Jon Lovett on Survivor, Cybertrucks, Scrappy-Doo, and the current state of movies from Furiosa, Garfield, Hitman, to The Fall Guy. LadyFag joins to discuss her New York nightlife origin story and the upcoming LadyLand Festival. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast ... Read more

05 Jun 2024

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:03

05 Jun 2024


#339

Billie Eilish, Back to Black, Black Twitter with Prentice Penny

Ira and Louis discuss Billie Eilish's new album Hit Me Hard and Soft, Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 9, and Diddy's unwanted apology video. Prentice Penny joins to discuss directing and producing the Hulu doc Black Twitter: A People's History. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [ YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

22 May 2024

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:43

22 May 2024


#338

Eurovision, Baby Reindeer & Song of the Summer with Michelle Buteau

Ira and Louis discuss whether or not "Espresso" is song of the summer, Maya Rudolph on SNL, the controversy surrounding Baby Reindeer, movie prequels we don't need, and how Eurovision became a disaster this year. Michelle Buteau joins to discuss her new film Babes, diversity in comedy, and more.  Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

15 May 2024

1 HR 33 MINS

1:33:10

15 May 2024


#337

Drake versus Kendrick, Met Gala & Dua Lipa’s Radical Optimism

Ira and Louis discuss Dua Lipa’s new album Radical Optimism, the Met Gala, The Idea of You, and Zadie Smith’s New Yorker essay. Ira explains the Kendrick and Drake rap beef. Sarayu Blue joins to discuss her new series Expats and acting opposite actors like Nicole Kidman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast ... Read more

08 May 2024

1 HR 28 MINS

1:28:13

08 May 2024


#336

Challengers, Nicole Kidman’s AFI Lifetime Achievement with Chris Perfetti

Ira and Louis discuss the incredibly sexy new film Challengers, The Tony Award noms, Nicole Kidman’s AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, middle fingers as an insult, and Normani’s return to music. Chris Perfetti joins to discuss playing everyone’s favorite white teacher on Abbott Elementary, why he prefers theatre to TV, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast ... Read more

01 May 2024

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:01

01 May 2024


#335

Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department with Juliana Canfield

Ira and Louis discuss Taylor Swift's polarizing 11th studio album The Tortured Poets Department, Katy Perry's doing promo for Elon Musk, tired J Lo jokes, and more. Julia Canfield joins to discuss starring in and learning to become a rock musician for Broadway's Stereophonic, lasting memories of Succession, and her favorite Fleetwood Mac songs. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [ YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

24 Apr 2024

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:31

24 Apr 2024


#334

Coachella, OJ Simpson with Nick Offerman

Ira and Louis discuss Coachella 2024, OJ Simpson’s death and other celeb scandals, and more. Nick Offerman joins to discuss his new film Civil War, his creative influences, and being half of comedy’s funniest couple. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

17 Apr 2024

1 HR 26 MINS

1:26:17

17 Apr 2024


#333

Jojo Siwa, Sex and the City, & Ripley with Carla Gugino

Ira and Louis discuss Jojo Siwa’s rebrand and alleged invention of “Gay Pop,” Sex and the City’s Netflix arrival, Ripley, and Jerrod Carmichael’s show. Carla Gugino joins to discuss The Girls on the Bus, her start in 80s multi-cams, working with Robert Rodriguez and Brian DePalma, and more. YouTube language: Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [ YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

10 Apr 2024

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:05

10 Apr 2024


#332

Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter with Justice Smith and Kendra James

Ira, Louis, and guest host Kendra James discuss Beyoncé’s sprawling new album Cowboy Carter. Justice Smith joins Ira and Louis to discuss the American Society of Magical Negroes, critical responses to the film, and more. Plus, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday 2 World Tour and the internet’s debate on hot SNL cast members. YouTube language: Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [ YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

03 Apr 2024

1 HR 32 MINS

1:32:51

03 Apr 2024


#331

Cowboy Carter & Genre Shifts, Immaculate & Nun Movies w. The Veronicas

Ira and Louis discuss Beyoncé’s impending album Cowboy Carter and other artists who’ve shifted genres, nun horror flick Immaculate and other nun-related films, the Chateau Marmont, 2024 bingo cards, and responses to Kate Middleton’s announcement. The Veronicas join to discuss their new album Gothic Summer, their film influences, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [ YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

27 Mar 2024

1 HR 18 MINS

1:18:24

27 Mar 2024


#330

Music Roundup: Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, Kacey Musgraves w. Leslie Bibb & Michael Arceneaux

Ira and Louis and guest host Michael Arcenaux (author of I Finally Bought Some Jordans) new albums from Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, and Kacey Musgraves. Leslie Bibb joins to discuss her new series Palm Royale and more. Plus, fashion takes, Vanderpump Rules, Bill Maher, and Survivor.  Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [ YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

20 Mar 2024

1 HR 33 MINS

1:33:11

20 Mar 2024


#329

The 2024 Oscars w. Martha Plimpton

Ira and Louis discuss the 96th Academy Awards, Madonna’s Celebration Tour, and the ongoing Kate Middleton drama. Martha Plimpton joins to discuss her new role in HBO’s The Regime and more.  Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [ YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

13 Mar 2024

1 HR 38 MINS

1:38:41

13 Mar 2024


#328

“Capote vs. The Swans, Kate Middleton, & Rebecca Ferguson’s Mystery Co-Star” w. Tom Hollander

Ira and Louis discuss the mysteries surrounding Kate Middleton's alleged disappearance and which of Rebecca Ferguson's male co-stars yelled at her on set, why The Traitors isn't actually a good game, RuPaul's critique of Madonna, and Dune nerds hating on Zendaya. Tom Hollander joins to discuss Feud: Capote vs. The Swans and working with great directors like Gus Van Sant and Robert Altman. Plus, a discussion of Capote's legendary Black and White Ball.   Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [ YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

06 Mar 2024

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:52

06 Mar 2024


#327

“What Happened, Miss Williams?” w. Danai Gurira

Ira and Louis discuss Lifetime’s harrowing and possibly exploitative Wendy Williams documentary, Chez Diaz’s firing from And Just Like That, Denis Villeneuve’s thoughts on dialogue in film, Tyler Perry’s use of AI, and the 20th anniversary of Love Angel Music Baby. Danai Gurira joins to discuss her new series The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, balancing acting with playwriting, and more. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [ YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

28 Feb 2024

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:24

28 Feb 2024


#326

“This is Me… Madame Web” w. Danielle Brooks

Ira and Louis discuss two cinematic masterpieces: Madame Web and J Lo’s This Is Me… Now: A Love Story. Danielle Brooks joins to discuss playing Sofia in The Color Purple on Broadway and in the new film adaptation, as well as her journey as first-time Oscar nominee. Plus, True Detective season 4, Love Is Blind, and Billie Eilish versus TikTok. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [ YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

21 Feb 2024

1 HR 31 MINS

1:31:21

21 Feb 2024


#325

“Super Bowl ‘Em” w. Lashana Lynch

Ira and Louis discuss the Super Bowl, Usher’s halftime show, and Beyoncé’s surprise Act II drop. Lashana Lynch joins to discuss playing Rita Marley in her new film One Love and why she’d love to do comedy. Plus, the new Oscars category and Jon Stewart’s return to the Daily Show. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [ YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

14 Feb 2024

1 HR 33 MINS

1:33:25

14 Feb 2024


#324

"The Tortured Grammys Album of the Year Department" w. Juliette Binoche

Ira and Louis dive into the 2024 Grammys (including Miley Cyrus' stunning performance, Tracy Chapman's return to the stage, and Taylor Swift's alleged snub of Celine Dion), Netflix's We Are the World doc, NYT's Connections, and Kandi Burruss' exit from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Plus, Juliette Binoche joins to discuss her exquisite new film The Taste of Things. Subscribe to Keep It on YouTube to catch full episodes, exclusive content, and other community events. Find us there at [ YouTube.com/@KeepItPodcast] (http://youtube.com/@KeepItPodcast) ... Read more

07 Feb 2024

1 HR 39 MINS

1:39:53

07 Feb 2024


#323

“Barbie Reloaded: The Re-Up” w. Sasha Velour

Ira and Louis dive into the ongoing Nicki Minaj and Megan thee Stallion feud, the uproar after Barbie’s perceived Oscar snub, Justin Timberlake’s new single, Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl, and what the hell the movie Argylle is. Sasha Velour joins to discuss her new tour, Real Housewives, and filming the new season of We’re Here. ... Read more

31 Jan 2024

1 HR 32 MINS

1:32:32

31 Jan 2024


#322

“Oscar Noms & Snubs” w. Diablo Cody & Common

Ira and Louis are joined by guest-host Diablo Cody to discuss Oscar noms, their fave women in horror, American Nightmare, Love on the Spectrum, and Diablo’s new film Lisa Frankenstein. Plus, Common joins to discuss his new book And Then We Rise, inspirational meetings with Maya Angelou and Prince, and whether Serena Williams is good at mini golf. ... Read more

24 Jan 2024

1 HR 41 MINS

1:41:17

24 Jan 2024


#321

“Emmys; Mean Girls” w. Mayer Hawthorne

Ira and Louis discuss the Emmys, Mean Girls the Musical the Movie, The Traitors season 2, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Ariana Grande’s new single, and why they hate Elmo. Mayer Hawthorne joins to talk appreciating vinyl, throwback music and his new album For All Time. ... Read more

17 Jan 2024

1 HR 37 MINS

1:37:43

17 Jan 2024