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Keep It! podcast

Keep It!

Movies! Music! Celebrities embarrassing themselves! KEEP IT has it all. Each week, Ira Madison III and Louis Virtel 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 and Louis Virtel 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.



“Gay American Family”

Ira and Louis discuss their favorite Hollywood siblings Candace Cameron Bure and Kirk Cameron. Then, a collection of their favorite Keep Its of the year including overlong superhero movies, wild celeb tweets and rumors, and Aida’s farewell episode.  ... Read more

23 Nov 2022

1 HR 33 MINS


23 Nov 2022


“Wakanda Be Kidding Me” w. Natasha Leggero

Ira and Louis discuss Wakanda Forever, Lindsay Lohan’s return, Grammy nominations, John Aniston’s death and his daughter Jennifer’s recent thoughts on Hollywood, Elon Musk’s destruction of Twitter, and Ticketmaster’s evil Verified Fan program. Plus, Natasha Leggero joins to discuss motherhood, glamour inspirations, and her new book The World Deserves My Children. ... Read more

16 Nov 2022

1 HR 38 MINS


16 Nov 2022


"Problem Child Stars" w. Jake Lacy

Ira and Louis discuss celebrities turning out for Rick Caruso, Drake's Megan the Stallion diss, Rihanna adding Johnny Depp to the Savage x Fenty Show, Selena Gomez's new documentary, TVLine's ranking of the best HBO characters, Karamo's talk show, and Aaron Carter's passing. Plus, Jake Lacy joins to discuss his career shift from nice guy to villains in The White Lotus and A Friend of the Family. ... Read more

09 Nov 2022

1 HR 34 MINS


09 Nov 2022


"Don't Lift Up" w. Nina Hoss

Ira, Louis, and guest host Brittany Luse discuss Rihanna’s return to music in Wakanda Forever and their favorite film soundtracks, celebrity Halloween costumes, Elon Musk buying Twitter, the demise of the Billboard Hot 100, and Heartstopper’s Kit Connor being bullied into coming out. Plus, Nina Hoss joins to discuss her role in TAR, German cinema, and more. ... Read more

02 Nov 2022

1 HR 23 MINS


02 Nov 2022


“What We Do in the Midnights” w. Jacob Anderson

Ira and Louis discuss Taylor Swift’s latest album Midnights, Leslie Jordan and how we respond to celebrity deaths. Plus, Jacob Anderson joins to discuss the television adaptation of Interview with the Vampire and why, for some reason, he’s a fan of Keep It. And in honor of Jacob’s appearance, a discussion of our favorite vampires in film and television. ... Read more

26 Oct 2022

1 HR 48 MINS


26 Oct 2022


“250, SHE WROTE” w. Paul Reiser

Ira and Louis celebrate 250 episodes of Keep It and discuss Angela Lansbury’s legacy, Cate Blanchett’s performance in TAR and the already stacked Best Actress race at the Oscars, the definition of a “cult classic,” and Beyoncé’s yet to materialize visuals for Renaissance. Plus, Paul Reiser joins to discuss his new series Reboot, how sitcoms have changed, why we need Eddie Murphy doing stand up again, and more. ... Read more

19 Oct 2022

1 HR 54 MINS


19 Oct 2022


“Miss Congenialitea” w. Taylor Hale

Ira and Louis guest host this week is the legendary winner of Big Brother 24, Taylor Hale! We discuss her time in the Big Brother house, plus our favorite reality shows, films we can’t get enough of, and more. Plus, Charlie Puth’s new album, Madonna’s coming out, Days of Our Lives airing daytime’s first threesome, and who we’re never talking about on Keep It again. ... Read more

12 Oct 2022

1 HR 40 MINS


12 Oct 2022


"Bros Don't Prefer Blonde" w. Isabella Rossellini

Ira and Louis discuss Bros' performance at the box office, Blonde's polarizing depiction of Marilyn Monroe, whether Hocus Pocus 2 is better than the first, Lena Dunham's Pride casket tweet, Kanye's White Lives Matter shirts, and Christian Walker's feud with his father Herschel. Plus, Hollywood royalty Isabella Rossellini joins to discuss her new one woman show Darwin's Smile, the enduring gay legacy of Death Becomes Her, and what she learned from her iconic parents Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini. ... Read more

05 Oct 2022

1 HR 35 MINS


05 Oct 2022


"Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying Darling" w. Nick Kroll

Ira and Louis discuss whether Don't Worry Darling was worth all the drama, Rihanna headlining the Super Bowl, the winner of Big Brother 24, pickleball, and Rolling Stone's 100 Best TV Shows list. Plus, Nick Kroll joins to discuss his new stand-up special Little Big Boy and also that movie he starred in that everyone's talking about. ... Read more

28 Sep 2022

1 HR 37 MINS


28 Sep 2022


“The Man Queens” w. Andrea Riseborough

Ira, Louis, and guest host Sam Sanders dive into The Woman King and Viola Davis’ career, Nicki Minaj’s Twitter-stemmed lawsuits, Adam Levine’s cheating scandal, Mark Wahlberg’s career choices, Cardi B’s bisexuality, and group text etiquette. Plus, Louis chats with Andrea Riseborough about her new film To Leslie and her extensive film career. ... Read more

21 Sep 2022

1 HR 39 MINS


21 Sep 2022


“Elizabethcountry” w. Edward Enninful

Ira and Louis discuss the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the reactions to it, the Emmys, Ben Savage’s political bid, the Obamas new portraits, and more. Plus, Edward Enninful joins to discuss his role as British Vogue’s editor-in-chief and his new memoir A Visible Man. Check out Sheryl Lee Ralph's recent Keep It Appearance here: [https://crooked.com/podcast/we-dont-talk-about-favreau-w-sheryl-lee-ralph/. ] (https://crooked.com/podcast/we-dont-talk-about-favreau-w-sheryl-lee-ralph/)   ... Read more

14 Sep 2022

1 HR 26 MINS


14 Sep 2022


"Darling, Don't Worry My Vibe" w. Betty Gilpin

Ira and Louis discuss the continuing Don't Worry Darling gossip that has unfolded at the Venice Film Festival, whether they care about The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Lea Michele's alleged illiteracy, and Louis' addiction to Pluto TV. Plus, Betty Gilpin returns to discuss her new book All the Women in My Brain, shared theatre traumas, and more. Check out Betty Gilpin's [previous appearance] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/queenpin-with-alan-yang-betty-gilpin/id1324606666?i=1000470163091) on Keep It   ... Read more

07 Sep 2022

1 HR 45 MINS


07 Sep 2022


“The Wilde Bunch” w. Jenifer Lewis

Ira and Louis discuss the drama surrounding Olivia Wilde’s upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling, the relevance of the VMAs, Sydney Sweeney’s online drama, Britney and Elton John’s new version of “Tiny Dancer,” the Kyle controversy on Big Brother, and more. Plus, legend and icon Jenifer Lewis joins to discuss her new book Walking In My Joy: In These Streets, the women who’ve supported her career since the beginning, and why activism is more important to her now than acting.   Check out Olivia Wilde's appearance on Keep It here: https://crooked.com/podcast/the-royal-tea-with-olivia-wilde/  ... Read more

31 Aug 2022

2 HR 00 MINS


31 Aug 2022


“Bringing Up Nepotism Baby” w. John Boyega

Ira and Louis discuss NYT critic Lena Wilson’s feud with Bodies Bodies Bodies star Amandla Stenberg, Idris Elba not casting his daughter in Beast, their favorite Hollywood nepotism babies, House of the Dragon’s premiere, Harry Styles as the new king of pop, and Ben Affleck’s plantation wedding. Plus, John Boyega joins to discuss his new film Breaking, memories of pilot season in LA, and more. ... Read more

24 Aug 2022

1 HR 28 MINS


24 Aug 2022


“I Know What You Rehearsed Last Summer” w. Connie Britton

Ira and Louis discuss Anne Heche’s legacy, Nathan Fielder’s new series The Rehearsal, Megan thee Stallion’s sophomore album Traumazine, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, Madonna as a businesswoman, and Marlo Hampton’s disappointing season on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Plus, Connie Britton joins to discuss The White Lotus, revisiting Spin City, and her Broadway aspirations. ... Read more

17 Aug 2022

1 HR 55 MINS


17 Aug 2022


Introducing Dare We Say

Join Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual Peña, and Yasmine Hamady – three young actresses, disruptors, and best friends as they navigate the issues that affect our lives; from hookup culture and social media to structural racism and LGBTQ+ rights. They won’t shy away from diving deep into controversial topics, even turning to their elders – actors, activists, comedians, experts, politicians, 26 year olds – to try to understand the world their generation was handed. Catch a new episode of Crooked's newest launch Dare We Say every Thursday, wherever you get your podcasts. Follow on  [http://instagram.com/darewesay] (http://instagram.com/darewesay) Subscribe to  [https://www.youtube.com/c/darewesay] (https://www.youtube.com/c/darewesay) ... Read more

11 Aug 2022



11 Aug 2022


"That Thing You Xanadu!" w. Nathalie Emmanuel

Ira and Louis discuss Olivia Newton-John's legacy, their favorite dance songs, HBO Max's disastrous rebrand, Ezra Miller's reign of terror, Kat McPhee's bad voting record, and more. Plus, Nathalie Emmanuel joins to discuss her latest film The Invitation and working on series with huge fanbases like Hollyoaks and Game of Thrones. ... Read more

10 Aug 2022

1 HR 31 MINS


10 Aug 2022