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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.

Episode Date
"Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying Darling" w. Nick Kroll
01:37:12

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.

Sep 28, 2022
“The Man Queens” w. Andrea Riseborough
01:39:29

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.

Sep 21, 2022
“Elizabethcountry” w. Edward Enninful
01:26:21

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/. 

 

Sep 14, 2022
"Darling, Don't Worry My Vibe" w. Betty Gilpin
01:45:12

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 on Keep It  

Sep 07, 2022
“The Wilde Bunch” w. Jenifer Lewis
02:00:07

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/ 

Aug 31, 2022
“Bringing Up Nepotism Baby” w. John Boyega
01:28:33

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.

Aug 24, 2022
“I Know What You Rehearsed Last Summer” w. Connie Britton
01:55:12

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.

Aug 17, 2022
Introducing Dare We Say
00:03:18

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.

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Aug 11, 2022
"That Thing You Xanadu!" w. Nathalie Emmanuel
01:31:48

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.

Aug 10, 2022
“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Renaissance” w. Neil Patrick Harris
01:54:42

Ira and Louis are joined by music critic Britt Julious to discuss Beyoncé’s massive new album Renaissance. Neil Patrick Harris joins to discuss his new series Uncoupled, his life as a gay man before publicly coming out, and more. Plus, a post-mortem on RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 7.

Aug 03, 2022
“The Audacity of Nope”
01:31:44

While Ira is away, Louis is joined by Angelica Jade Bastién and Guy Branum to discuss Jordan Peele’s Nope, modern filmmakers’ obsession with Steven Spielberg, the current state of prestige TV, Brad Pitt’s skirt, Multiverses, the reaction to the new Jeopardy hosts, and more. Plus, Ethan Hawke’s new documentary series, The Last Movie Stars, gives them all the perfect excuse to dive into their favorite classic Hollywood icons.

Jul 27, 2022
"Bennifer Getting Married" w. Hayley Kiyoko
01:12:53

Ira, Louis, and guest host Bolu Babalola discuss Bennifer's wedding, Anne Hathway's celebrity rebrand, Love Island, The Gray Man, the monkeypox vaccine rollout, and more. Plus, Hayley Kiyoko joins to discuss her new album Panorama and what it takes to be vulnerable as a pop star.

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You can find everything you need to fight back at 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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/
Jul 20, 2022
"Isabelle, Je T'aime" w. Isabelle Huppert
01:34:52

Ira and Louis discuss Emmy noms, Jen Shah's guilty plea, Lea Michele in Funny Girl, Mickey Rourke versus Tom Cruise, Doja Cat DMing teenagers, and more. Plus, the absolutely iconic Isabelle Huppert joins to discuss her latest film Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, and her love of the cinema.

Jul 13, 2022
"House of Presley" w. Jenny Slate
01:19:20

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.

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You can find everything you need to fight back at 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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/
Jun 29, 2022
"Who's Oontzin' Who?" w. Joel Kim Booster
01:36:03

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.

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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

 to learn more, donate, and take action.

Jun 22, 2022
“Broadway Night Lights” w. Rebecca Black
01:13:49

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. 

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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.

Jun 15, 2022
“The Steenburgenda” w. Adam Conover
01:33:40

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.

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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.

 

For a transcript of this episode, go to crooked.com/keepit


 

Jun 01, 2022
“Oh, the Places Gays Go!” w. Jesse Tyler Ferguson
01:25:42

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.

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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.

May 25, 2022
“Babe: White Devil in the City” w. Sissy Spacek
01:30:05

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.

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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.

May 18, 2022
“Bring the Girls!” w. Julio Torres
01:30:49

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 

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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.

 

May 11, 2022
“The Gilded Rage” w. Amber Ruffin
01:34:39

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.

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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.

May 04, 2022
”Desperately Seeking Aida”
01:22:17

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

Apr 27, 2022
“Megchella” w. Alexander Skarsgård
01:35:57

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

Apr 20, 2022
"At the Movies with lra and Louis" w. Michelle Yeoh
01:25:03

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!

Apr 13, 2022
'We Don’t Talk About Favreau' w. Sheryl Lee Ralph
01:35:46

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

Apr 06, 2022
'The Hand That Rocks The Oscars' w. Judith Light
01:28:49

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

Mar 30, 2022
"State of thee Union" w. Gabrielle Union
01:24:10

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

Mar 23, 2022
'Power of the B-I-T-C-H' w. Danny Pellegrino
01:22:36

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


For a transcript of this episode visit crooked.com/keepit

Mar 16, 2022
'Nora Ephron’s Pot Brownies' w. Kristin Chenoweth
01:24:57

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

Mar 09, 2022
'Six Degrees of Joey Gordon-Levitt'
01:22:14

Ira and Louis discuss what the SAG Awards means for the Oscar race, Instagram activism, and Sam Elliott’s disdain for The Power of the Dog. Plus, Blindspots returns with Joseph Gordon-Levitt films we missed — The Dark Knight Rises (Louis) and Snowden (Ira) — and Joseph himself joins us to discuss his new series Super Pumped; and his our faves in his decades-long career.


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.

Mar 02, 2022
'Evil Julia Roberts' with Marlon James
01:21:40

Ira and Louis discuss the new Hulu series Pam & Tommy and wild celebrity couples, a recent GQ profile of Francis Ford Coppola, the dangers of mocking Ted Lasso, the Palm Springs DMV, West Hollywood car thieves, and more. Plus, Marlon James joins to discuss his latest book Moon Witch, Spider King and what we can learn from mythology.



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Feb 23, 2022
'West Coast Rap Story' with Aunjanue Ellis
01:17:25

Ira and Louis discuss the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Inventing Anna, Marry Me, and Kanye's attempts to win Kim Kardashian back. Plus, Aunjanue Ellis joins to discuss her Oscar nomination for King Richard, why imitating Denzel Washington is a bad idea, and more.



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Feb 16, 2022
'A Star is Snubbed' with Nicole Byer
01:29:14

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Oscar nominations and whether or not Lady Gaga was snubbed, how Black History Month has already gone terribly awry, Kanye and Kim's messy divorce, and more. Plus, Nicole Byer joins to discuss being the busiest woman in show business and pandemic routines we've already abandoned.



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Feb 09, 2022
'Black Money Laundering Month' with Moses Sumney
01:28:05

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Lifetime’s less than revealing Janet Jackson doc, Rihanna’s baby reveal, Drag Race’s 'Night of 1,000 J. Los', Joe Rogan, Yellowjackets, Selling Tampa, Euphoria, and more. Plus, Moses Sumney joins to discuss his new art exhibition at Nicola Vassell Gallery, his love of photography, and the Netflix series Ozark.


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Feb 02, 2022
'Win a Date with West Elm Caleb!' with Ariana DeBose
01:27:41

Ira returns to join Louis for a discussion of the West Elm Caleb, Andre Leon Talley’s legacy, Charlie Puth’s new single, Scream, The Gilded Age, Joss Whedon’s Vulture profile, overlong superhero movies, and more. Plus, Ariana DeBose joins to discuss stepping into the iconic role of Anita in West Side Story and her recent SNL hosting gig.

Jan 26, 2022
'Final Girl, Interrupted' with Valerie Bertinelli
01:17:01

On this week’s Keep It, Louis, returning guest host Guy Branum, and newbie Diablo Cody discuss the celebrity couples that tabloids can’t get enough of plus the ones they barely care about. Emmy winner Valerie Bertinelli swings by to discuss her new memoir, Enough Already, working with Betty White, and moving on from regrets. Then, horror heroines and why we want them alive. Plus, the insidious nature of Disney, Disney parks, and Disney adults.

Notes:

Buy Valerie's book, Enough Already

Jan 19, 2022
All that Glitters is Not Globes (with Simon Rex)
01:21:50

On this week's Keep It, Louis is joined by guest hosts Guy Branum and Solomon Georgio to pay their respects to their comedy brother-in-arms, Bob Saget and wax poetic on what makes standup stick together. Then, renaissance man and Red Rocket star Simon Rex brings some much needed calm to the awards race. And speaking of awards -- the Golden Globes. Do we miss them? Unfortunately, yes. Plus, Wordle is bad, put the Chaga down, and stop working.


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Jan 12, 2022
Keep It’s Legends Ball
01:05:33

Aida returns with Louis and guest host Guy Branum to discuss the loss of Betty White, Joan Didion, and bell hooks. Don’t Look Up draws a heated debate. Yellowjackets is TV’s hottest new show. Plus, what we’re looking forward to in 2022, and more!


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Jan 05, 2022
“And Some Like It Just Like That…” (with Thomas Doherty)
01:20:30

Ira and Louis discuss the Sex and the City sequel series And Just Like That…, their favorite performances of the year, Elon Musk on Time, and what makes the best Christmas music. Plus, Thomas Doherty joins to discuss the new Gossip Girl reboot, what it’s like to pop up on Deux Moi, and more.


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Dec 15, 2021
“House of Cuomo” (with Chrishell Stause)
01:29:51

Ira, Louis, and guest host Aminatou Sow discuss the downfall of brothers Andrew and Chris Cuomo and other American dynasties, Jeremy Strong’s polarizing New Yorker profile, Colton Haynes’ first-person account of being gay in Hollywood, Tom Holland as Fred Astaire, Alice Sebold’s inadequate apology for her wrongful rape accusation, and Alec Baldwin’s ABC Interview. Plus, Chrishell Stause joins to discuss the latest season of Selling Sunset, her soap opera past, and more.


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Dec 08, 2021
“Pull Up in the Sondheim” (with Porsha Williams)
01:30:10

Ira, Louis, and guest host Zach Stafford discuss Sondheim’s legacy, Virgil Abloh, the Grammys, the new Jussie Smollet trial, and share Keep It’s First Annual Holiday Gift Guide. Plus, Porsha Williams joins to discuss her time on Real Housewives and her new memoir Pursuit of Porsha.


Gift Guide

Louis:

Zach:

Ira:






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Dec 01, 2021
“It’s Very Giving” (with Joshua Henry)
01:25:19

Ira, Louis, and guest host Kimberly Drew discuss internet moments they’re thankful for this year, fact and fiction in King Richard, Adele’s new album 30, and more. Plus, Joshua Henry joins to discuss Broadway after a pandemic and his latest film, Tick, Tick… Boom!



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Nov 24, 2021
All Too Well (Jake’s Version) (with Steven Yeun)
01:26:21

Ira, Louis, and guest host Michelle Collins discuss Jake Gyllenhaal’s association with Taylor Swift and place in popular culture at large, Britney’s freedom, Harry Styles’ fashion, Love It or List It, Spencer, and their favorite film adaptations of plays and musicals. Plus, Steven Yeun joins to discuss his latest film (a play adaption!) The Humans, his journey from improv to Oscar nomination, and more.



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Nov 17, 2021
The Fresh Prince Diaries (with Lana Wood)
01:23:45

Ira and Louis dive into old Hollywood mysteries and more as they chat with Lana Wood about her new memoir Little Sister, which digs into the 1981 boating incident that led to the death of her sister and famed actress Natalie Wood. Plus, guest host Franchesca Ramsey joins to discuss Will Smith’s revealing new memoir, the allure of Joe Jonas, BuzzFeed’s list of celebs with “no haters,” Aaron Rodgers' turning heel, and why memeing the Astroworld tragedy sucks.



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Nov 10, 2021
"What Nancy Meyers Fans Want" (with Gaby Hoffmann)
01:26:05

Ira, Louis, and guest host Sylvia Obell discuss Chris Pratt as Garfield, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson's alleged romance, the Real Housewives of Dubai, Days of Our Lives revisiting Marlena's possession storyline, classic Meryl Streep films, and the latest seasons of Succession, Insecure, and You. Plus, Gaby Hoffmann joins to discuss her new Mike Mills film C'mon C'mon, Nancy Meyers films, and more.




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Nov 03, 2021
“The Last Biopic Show” (with Claire Foy)
01:32:44

Ira, Louis, and guest host Saeed Jones discuss Dune and the state of Hollywood sci-fi films, this fall’s slate of upcoming biopics and their favorite and least favorite films in the genre, Adele’s Vogue 73 Questions, the tragedy on the set of Alec Baldwin’s new film, and Dave Chappelle’s response to the Netflix protests. Plus, Claire Foy joins to discuss her new biopic The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, her iconic past roles, and more.



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Oct 27, 2021
“Au Parasocial” (with Sutton Foster)
01:33:00

Ira, Louis, and guest host Traci Thomas discuss how we should talk about celebrities now, their favorite actors’ best and worst films, Meghan McCain’s reasoning for leaving The View, NFL coach Jon Gruden’s firing, and what constitutes a “shitshow.” Plus, Sutton Foster joins to discuss her new memoir Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life, her history on Broadway, and the upcoming revival of The Music Man.



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Oct 20, 2021
"Celebrity Pod Match" (with Carrie Brownstein)
01:31:49

Ira, Louis, and guest host Tre'Vell Anderson discuss Dave Chappelle's new Netflix special, the celebrity podcast boom, the fifth installment of Scream, Jeopardy! conspiracies, and gaps in elevators. Plus, Carrie Brownstein joins to discuss her new film The Nowhere Inn, music documentaries, and more.



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Oct 13, 2021
"Lock, Stock and Two Hundred Episodes" (with Alan Cumming)
01:27:38

For Keep It's 200th episode, Ira and Louis are joined by guest host Leslie Grossman to discuss Facebook's shut down, Britney Spears' imminent freedom from her conservatorship, Adele's return, and Ellen Pompeo's feud with Denzel Washington. Plus, Alan Cumming joins to discuss his new memoir Baggage, Spice World, and more.



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Oct 06, 2021
“Tony! Tony! Tonỳ!” (with Annaleigh Ashford)
01:17:23

Ira, Louis, and guest host Denne Michele discuss the Tony Awards’ comeback, Elvira’s coming out and our favorite (and least favorite) coming out stories, Dear Evan Hansen, Kelly Price’s alleged disappearance, and more. Plus, Annaleigh Ashford joins to discuss Impeachment: American Crime Story and reuniting with the theatre community at the Tonys.



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Sep 29, 2021
“The Crown’s Speech(es)” (with Hayley Mills)
01:15:55

Ira, Louis, and guest host Solomon Georgio discuss the 73rd Primetime Emmys, Lil Nas X’s debut album, Norm Macdonald, the 10th anniversary of Call Me Maybe, the struggle of being a Barb, and more. Plus, Louis chats with Hayley Mills about her career and new memoir Forever Young.



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Sep 22, 2021
“Ira and Louis Variety Hour! Vol. 3: Barbageddon” (w. Antoni Porowski)
01:21:55

Ira and Louis discuss The VMAS, The Met Gala, Nicki Minaj’s anti-vax tweets, Kacey Musgrave’s divorce album star-crossed, and the CBS reality show The Activist. Plus, Antoni Porowski joins to discuss his new cookbook Let’s Do Dinner, his favorite Real Housewife of Potomac, and more.



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Correction:

This episode falsely claims that Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are Geminis. They are, in fact, Tauruses. The Keep It hosts and production team apologize to the Fox-Kelly's, Geminis, Tauruses, and to anyone else our error may have harmed.

Sep 15, 2021
“Kiss Kiss Bravo Bravo”
01:14:53

Ira, Louis, and guest host Rae Sanni discuss Drake’s new album Certified Lover Boy and his beef with Kanye, the Real Housewives franchise’s descent into true crime, 50 Cent posts about Michael K. Williams’ death, Carrie’s outfits in And Just Like That…, Dolce & Gabbana’s PR comeback, and more!



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Sep 08, 2021
"Requiem for a Donda" (with Minnie Driver)
01:25:09

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss "Donda", The Black Film Archive, the Spencer trailer, He's All That, The Green Knight, and Tony Hawk's blood skateboards. Plus, Minnie Driver joins to discuss Cinderella, her new love of podcasting, and more.



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Sep 01, 2021
"OnlyFans and Where to Find Them" (with Jurnee Smollett)
01:22:42

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss OnlyFans censoring pornographic content, backlash against Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Tiffany's ad, the Milk Crate challenge, polarizing puppet film Annette, and their erotic thriller blindspots (Cruel Intentions, Basic Instinct, and Body of Evidence). Plus, Jurnee Smollett joins to discuss her Emmy nom for Lovecraft Country and what she's learned from Alfre Woodward, Francis Ford Coppola, Robin Williams, and others.


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Aug 25, 2021
“In the Heat of the White” (with Brett Goldstein)
01:21:10

Ira, Louis, and guest host Doreen St. Félix discuss The White Lotus season finale and criticisms of the show, the fatphobic and misogynoir backlash to Lizzo’s new song “Rumors,” Alabama Rush Week, Jeopardy! hosting drama, and more. Plus, Brett Goldstein joins to discuss Ted Lasso and what movies tell us about ourselves.



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Aug 18, 2021
“Cuomo Way Out”
00:47:49

Ira, Louis, and guest host Sydnee Washington discuss Cuomo’s resignation, Obama’s birthday party, unruly airline passengers, Saweetie and Guy Fieri’s food concoctions, Rihanna as a billionaire, and more.




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Aug 11, 2021
“Honey, I Hired the Kids” (with Jennifer Coolidge)
01:05:43

Ira and Aida discuss Hollywood nepotism, Billie Eilish’s sophomore album, Saweetie’s McDonald’s meal, Matt Damon and homophobic slurs, and DaBaby’s lazy apology. Plus, Jennifer Coolidge joins to discuss The White Lotus, the writers and directors who championed her career, and more.



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Aug 04, 2021
"She’s Not Having DaBaby" (with Sanaa Lathan)
01:16:23

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Lil Nas X’s “Industry Baby” video and the homophobic responses, DaBaby’s homophobic rant at Rolling Loud festival, Kanye’s missing DONDA album, racist attacks on Cori Bush, Bennifer going official, Issa Rae’s surprise wedding, and more. Plus, Sanaa Lathan joins to discuss paving her own way in Hollywood and her new Netflix series Hit & Run.


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Jul 28, 2021
“‘Tis the Damn Leo Season” (with Rebecca Carroll)
01:17:29

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Olivia Rodrigo’s White House visit, Leo season, bad Grindr etiquette, Space Jame 2, and their cultural blindspots: 9 TO 5 (Ira), The Simpsons (Louis), Death Becomes Her (Aida). Rebecca Carroll joins to discuss her book Surviving the White Gaze.


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Jul 21, 2021
“Crazy Rich Whites” (with Laci Mosley)
01:24:34

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Gossip Girl reboot, White Lotus, Succession’s return, Emmy nominations, the “gay cold,” Juvenile’s vax ad, billionaires in space, and Sarah Michelle Gellar’s icon status. Plus, the Scam Goddess herself, Laci Mosley, joins to discuss scams (duh) and more.


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Jul 14, 2021
"No, No, Nolympics (with David Harbour)"
01:03:27

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Olympics' spree of disqualifying Black women, Bill Cosby's release from prison, Zola, Doja Cat's new album, Big Brother's 23rd season, and more. Plus, David Harbour joins to discuss Black Widow, Stranger Things, and married life with Lily Allen.



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Jul 07, 2021
“Free Britney or Die Hard” (with Nicco Annan)
01:18:38

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Britney’s court appearance over her conservatorship, Lil Nas X’s BET Awards performance, Courtney Love versus Olivia Rodrigo, Fast 9, and more. Plus, Nicco Annan joins to discuss P-Valley and his guest judging stint on Legendary.


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Jun 30, 2021
“Mark Twain Smile” (with Brandon Taylor)
01:21:50

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Cancer season, the Michael Costello and Chrissy Teigen drama, Sharon Stone’s tweets about Meryl Streep, Usher causing T-Pain’s depression, GET OUT knockoff KAREN, DaBaby’s defense of Tory Lanez, and more. Plus, Brandon Taylor joins to discuss his new book FILTHY ANIMALS and how to stop writing for white audiences.



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Jun 23, 2021
“Kardashians Keep Falling On My Head” (with Rostam)
01:23:24

Ira, Louis, and guest host Grace Parra discuss the end of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, celebrity tequila brands, In the Heights’ colorism critiques, Sinead O’Connor’s night with Prince, and Chrissy Teigen’s apologies for her past internet behavior. Plus, Keep It’s first guest, Rostam, returns to discuss his new album Changephobia, pop music, and more.

Jun 16, 2021
“Easy NDA” (with JP Brammer)
01:13:21

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss celebrities asking sexual partners to sign NDAs, Bo Burnham’s new Netflix special, queer cultural recommendations for Pride, and more. Plus, JP Brammer joins to discuss his new book ¡Hola Papi!.

 

Queer Recs

Movies

Beach Rats (included with Hulu)

Rafiki (included with Hulu and Amazon Prime)

Naz & Maalik (included with Hulu and Amazon Prime)

 

Music

Luther Vandross -- Never Too Much

Young M.A. -- Herstory

VINCINT -- There Will Be Tears (out Friday)

Todrick Hall -- Femuline

 

Books

Brontez Purnell -- 100 Boyfriends

Jonathan Parks-Ramage -- Yes, Daddy



 

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Jun 09, 2021
"Fifty Shades of Gay" (with TS Madison)
01:14:02

Ira and Louis discuss whether cops or the kink community belong at Pride, Mare of Easttown, Cruella, the Friends reunion, Naomi Osaka withdrawing from the French Open, Ellie Kemper's past as Veiled Prophet Queen of Love and Beauty, and more. Plus, TS Madison joins to discuss how she turned internet fame into her own reality series, The TS Madison Experience.


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Jun 02, 2021
“Like Sands Through the Sour Glass” (with Julianna Margulies)
01:22:41

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album SOUR, Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure denial and the fight surrounding critical race theory, Gemini season, the return of Bennifer, and whatever the hell is going on with Taika Waititi, Rita Ora, and Tessa Thompson. Plus, Julianna Margulies joins to discuss her new memoir Sunshine Girl, as well as ER, The Good Wife, and more.


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May 26, 2021
“Some Like It Flamin’ Hot” (with Wanda Sykes)
01:17:33

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Flamin' Hot Cheetos origin controversy, Ellen canceling her show, Israel's social media manager, the Dear Evan Hansen trailer, and racist tweets against new iCarly star Laci Mosley. Plus, Wanda Sykes joins to discuss her new sitcom The Upshaws and being a stand-up comedian versus being an actress.


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May 19, 2021
“Elon’s Journey Into Saturday Night” (with Buzzy Cohen)
01:06:48

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Elon Musk’s appearance on Saturday Night Live, the new social media app Clubhouse, the canceled 2022 Golden Globes, Demi Lovato hunting for aliens, Eddie Redmayne in Cabaret, The Big Shot with Bethenny, and more. Plus, Louis talks to Jeopardy! champ Buzzy Cohen about guest hosting the show’s Tournament of Champions.



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May 12, 2021
"iCheugy" (with Jason Concepcion)
01:20:45

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss "cheugy," the new buzz word of the moment, Billie Eilish's British Vogue interview, Justin Bieber's dreadlocks, and more. Plus, Keep It listeners call in for dating advice (including Ira's roommate Royce), and Jason Concepcion joins to discuss his new Crooked Media podcast Takeline, sports and pop culture, and Ben Affleck on Raya.



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May 05, 2021
"Dude, Where's My Oscars?" (with Ed Helms)
01:25:56

Ira, Louis, and guest co-host Rae Sanni discuss the 93rd Academy Awards, Caitlyn Jenner's dubious run for Governor of California, Elon Musk hosting SNL, Scott Rudin's reign of terror, and more. Plus, Ed Helms joins to talk about his new film Together Together and new television series, Rutherford Falls.


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Apr 28, 2021
“The Yog-hurt Locker” (with Bolu Babalola)
01:20:15

Ira, Louis, and Aida make Oscar predictions and discuss Demi Lovato’s feud with a Los Angeles yogurt shop, Colton Underwood’s coming out, and more. Plus, Bolu Babalola joins to discuss her new book Love in Color and what makes a good rom com.

 

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Apr 21, 2021
"Where The Suburbs At" (with Ben Folds)
01:34:16

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss DMX's legacy and how we talk about celebrities who grapple with addiction, the loss of the Arclight Cinema in Los Angeles, Lena Dunham's clothing line, and Kerry Washington's corny tweets. Rae Sanni returns with comedian Jacquis Neal to discuss their new reality TV podcast The Cast and what makes a good reality TV star. Plus, Ben Folds joins to discuss making music in the 90s versus now and his new podcast Lightning Bugs with Ben Folds.


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Apr 14, 2021
"Shaaahh!!! Real Housewives" (with Hanif Abdurraqib)
01:16:18

Aida's out sick, so Ira and Louis discuss Real Housewives of Salt Lake City's Jen Shah's arrest for defrauding the elderly, seeing Godzilla vs. Kong in theaters and a return to normalcy post-pandemic, FOX's new late night show Gutfeld!, and which closeted actors Kate Winslet knows. Plus, Hanif Abdurraqib joins to discuss his latest book A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance.




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Apr 07, 2021
“Satan Boy Summer” (with Naomi Ekperigin and Megan Gailey)
01:24:24

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Lil Nas X’s devilish new single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” HBO’s Tina Turner doc, Ariana Grande joining The Voice, Addison Rae’s Jimmy Fallon appearance, Chet Hanks’ introduction of White Boy Summer, and more. Plus, Naomi Ekperigin and Megan Gailey join to discuss their new podcast I Love A Lifetime Movie.



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Mar 31, 2021
“Lemon Aid” (with Cerise Castle and Don Lemon)
01:28:04

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Asian spa shootings in Atlanta, Teen Vogue’s new editor-in-chief firing for past racist tweets, Thomas Middleditch’s sexual misconduct allegations, Bill Maher’s take on recontextualizing problematic films, and Justin Bieber featuring Martin Luther King Jr. on his latest album. Knock LA reporter Cerise Castle joins to discuss her report on deputy gangs in the LA County Sheriff’s Department. Plus, Don Lemon joins to discuss his new book This Is The Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism.

 

Show notes:

Support KNOCK.LA

Check out Cerise's series

Support the AAPI community



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Mar 24, 2021
"If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put An Album of the Year Grammy On It" (with Cheyenne Jackson)
01:25:18

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, the Oscar noms and snubs, the Vatican's unsurprising take on gay marriage, JD Vance's run for office, and the painful conclusion to The Bachelor. Plus, Cheyenne Jackson joins to discuss multi-camera acting on Call Me Kat and his extensive Broadway history.


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Mar 17, 2021
“Duchess Protection Program” (with Delroy Lindo)
01:13:21

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Oprah’s sit down with Harry and Meghan, the WandaVision finale, ghost kitchens, and Glenn Close versus Olivia Colman round two. Plus, Delroy Lindo joins to discuss his raved about performance in Da 5 Bloods and how theatre prepares him for The Good Fight and films like Gone in 60 Seconds.


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Mar 10, 2021
“Globes, Man: Turn Off the Zoom” (with Dominique Fishback)
01:15:07

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the 1st Hopefully Not Annual Zoom Golden Globes, Taylor Swift taking on Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia, Jonah Hill calling out the Daily Mail, racist Bachelor fans, and bad Twitter memes. Plus, Dominique Fishback joins to discuss her role in Judas and the Black Messiah and her Vampire Diaries fandom.


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Mar 03, 2021
“I Really Don’t Care A Lot, Do U?” (with Roxane Gay)
01:18:45

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Rosamund Pike’s new film I Care A Lot, AIDS drama It’s A Sin, Daft Punk’s breakup, the internet’s Kathryn Hahn obsession, the latest Golden Globes scandals, and more. Plus, Roxane Gay joins to discuss her new MasterClass on writing for social change and how to romance writers.


Roxane's recs:

Klancy Miller, a black chef and writer

Asha Grant, who is opening The Salt Eaters, a black feminist bookstore and literary hub in Los Angeles

Rivers Solomon, a writer


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Feb 24, 2021
“White Men... Skip This Episode!!!”
01:17:15

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the week of disappointing white men from Justin Timberlake, Joss Whedon, Chris Harrison, to the GOP. Plus, Gina Carano gets fired and joins a Ben Shapiro film, the Indianapolis Museum of Art prefers white patrons, Lil Yachty is making an UNO movie, and more!

 

Louis' recommendations 

 

Jody Watley

Cheryl Lynn — Shake it Up Tonight, Star love, Encore

Joan Armatrading — Love and Affection, Show Some Emotion

Meshell Ndegéocello — Ventriloquism, Pocketbook

A Taste of Honey -- Honey combed theme promos

 

Feb 17, 2021
“#Free Against the Music” (with Baratunde Thurston)
01:29:13

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss The NY Times documentary Framing Britney Spears, Christopher Plummer, Golden Globe noms, The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance, Debra Messing’s worst tweet, Morgan Wallen’s racism scandal, Cracker Barrel’s etymology and more. Plus, Baratunde Thurston joins to discuss his podcast How to Citizen and how Black and white America moves forward post Trump.


Aida's recs:

 

Aja Monet -- The Black Unicorn Sings

Mikki Kendall -- Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

t’ai freedom ford -- how to get over

Buy them from your local black owned bookstore

Poppy + Rose

Bed-Stuy Fish Fry

@tierrwhack


Baratunde's recs:

 

Black-owned publishing company called A Kids Book About. They make empowering, challenging and important books for kids on everything from racism to depression to creativity. 

Reverence, a Black-owned restaurant on historic Striver’s Row in Harlem created by Chef Russell Jackson (@chefrjackson on IG). He’s adapted the chef’s table-only dining experience to amazing to go food compatible with a global pandemic’s restrictions. Find Reverence on IG @reverencenyc or online at reverence.nyc

Feb 10, 2021
“Two Can Play That GameStop” (with Amanda Idoko)
01:29:58

Ira, Louis, and Aida try to make sense of the GameStop business then just talk about video games. Also discussed: remembering Cicely Tyson, Cloris Leachman, and Sophie, AOC’s rightful anger at Republicans, worrying Drag Race trends, the Chromatica Oreos, and more. Plus, Amanda Idoko joins to talk diversity in writers' rooms and her debut feature Breaking News in Yuba County.


Ira's book recs:

Stacey Abrams — Lead From the Outside

Tressie McMillan Cottom — Thick: And Other Essays

Brandon Taylor — Real Life

Hanif Abdurraqib — They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

Hanif Abdurraqib — A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

Buy them from your local black owned bookstore

Feb 03, 2021
"Driving Miss Disney" (with Kat Dennings)
01:27:15

Ira, Louis, and Aida revisit Larry King interviews and discuss the drama surrounding Olivia Rodrigo's debut single "Drivers License," Biden's star-studded inauguration, the LA Times' report on "vaccine chasers," Joan Didion's sparse interview in Time, DaniLeigh's light skin anthem "Yellow Bone," Sarah Huckabee Sanders' bid for governor of Arkansas, and more. Plus, Kat Dennings joins to discuss sitcom acting, WandaVision, and the secrecy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Jan 27, 2021
"A Farewell to Armas"
01:06:14

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Biden's Inauguration, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas' split and the celebrity gossip machine, Trump's Garden of American Heroes and 1776 Report, WandaVision, cremation, the glaring absence of Aaliyah’s music on streaming, and more.

Jan 20, 2021
"Horton Hears A Coup!" (with Riz Ahmed)
01:29:46

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Trump’s failed coup and subsequent Twitter ban, Armie Hammer’s alleged bloodlust, Kamala Harris’ Vogue cover, reactions to Lori Harvey and Olivia Wilde’s new relationships, Fran Lebowitz’s Pretend It’s A City, and the Samantha-less Sex and the City reboot. Plus, Riz Ahmed joins to discuss his new film Sound of Metal and grappling with identity during a pandemic.

Jan 13, 2021
"Anyone Can Whistledown" (with Meagan Good)
01:21:36

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Shonda Rhimes' horny new show Bridgerton, the Gossip Girl-esque Instagram account GaysOverCovid, the disappointing Wonder Woman 1984, Hilaria Baldwin's white-on-white crime, Beats' Confederate statue ad, January without the Golden Globes, and more. Plus, Meagan Good joins to discuss her directorial debut If Not Now, When? and (duh) starring in Eve's Bayou, Cousin Skeeter, and more.

Jan 06, 2021
“Wrapped in Red Table Talk” (with Gammy)
01:08:56

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the worst of 2020 and their pop culture wishes for 2021, along with some listener contributions. Also, Adrienne Banfield-Norris joins to discuss her new podcast and her role as Gammy on Red Table Talk.

Dec 23, 2020
“Evermore Girls” (with Andrew Rannells)
01:26:48

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Taylor Swift’s Folklore sequel Evermore, FKA Twigs’ revelation of her abusive relationship with Shia LaBeouf, Lizzo’s juice cleanse backlash, Shawn Mendes’ less than revealing documentary, the #FreeBritney movement, and more. Plus, Andrew Rannells joins to discuss The Prom and working with icons Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman.

Dec 16, 2020
"Dazed and Centrist" (with Alison Brie)
01:23:20

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Matthew McConaughey's critique of Hollywood liberals, Letitia Wright's defense of sharing an anti-vax video, Elliot Page publicly sharing his transgender identity, Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special, David Fincher's new film Mank, Dionne Warwick's Twitter account, Lifetime's Colonel Sanders movie, and more. Plus, Alison Brie joins to discuss her new film Promising Young Woman and the internet’s reactions to Happiest Season.

Dec 09, 2020
“Undoing the Right Thing” (with Rina Sawayama)
01:22:44

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss The Undoing and the classic genre of “white mess,” Christmas horror movie Happiest Season, Grammy nominations, Megan thee Stallion’s debut album, the new Jim Belushi doc, and Selena Gomez versus the new Saved by the Bell. Plus, Rina Sawayama joins to discuss her addictive debut album SAWAYAMA and her academic approach to pop music.

Dec 02, 2020
“Secure the Mailbag” (with Kate Mara)
01:13:00

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss COVID vaccines, why you shouldn’t be traveling for the holidays, and they answer all your burning pop culture and Thanksgiving questions (well, a few of them, we don’t have all day). Plus, Kate Mara joins to talk about her new series A Teacher and what it’s like having a sister (Rooney Mara) as an actress too.

Nov 25, 2020
“Freakumout Dress” (with Rachel Bloom)
01:26:54

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the conservative fervor over Harry Styles wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue, the COVID season of The Bachelorette, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X's new videos, Twitter's new "Fleets" feature, the Grammys, Pitchfork's Kylie Minogue review, Obama's A Promised Land playlist, and more. Plus, Rachel Bloom joins to discuss depicting mental health on television and her new memoir I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are.

 

Nov 18, 2020
“The American President-Elect” (with Kimberlé Crenshaw)
01:28:09

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ victory, Stacey Abrams’ victory in Georgia and correct Buffy opinions, Alex Trebek’s passing, The Undoing, Keke Palmer’s messy EBT take, Charlie Puth’s voting record, and more. Plus, Kimberlé Crenshaw joins Ira to reflect on the election, the history of “intersectionality,” and what’s next for America.

Nov 11, 2020
"Election Day of Our Lives" (with Radhika Jones)
01:10:03

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss depictions of politics in pop culture and where we go after Trump, Ariana Grande’s new album, The Queen’s Gambit, and T.I.’s alleged coronavirus cure. Plus, Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Radhika Jones joins to discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s cover and reinventing the magazine for a new audience.

 

If you run into any issues voting or witness voter suppression or intimidation, call the voter protection hotline: 1-833-DEM-VOTE — 1-833-336-8683

Nov 03, 2020
"The Passion of the Chris" (with Adam Brody)
01:22:27

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the ensuing controversy of Twitter calling Chris Pratt "the worst Chris," Borat 2, Amy Coney Barrett's placement on the Supreme Court, Jared Kushner calling black people lazy, and Kanye's maddening Joe Rogan interview. Plus, Adam Brody joins to discuss his new film The Kid Detective and revisit his iconic roles in The O.C., Jennifer's Body, and more!

Oct 28, 2020
“Strokes of Dunces“ (with Gabrielle Union)
01:31:36

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Tony noms, the weird defenses of Jeffrey Toobin masturbating on Zoom, Chace Crawford’s second life in The Boys, The Trial of the Chicago 7, rappers turned Trump voters, Tiffany Trump’s bizarre Pride speech, how Louis got sucked into Emily in Paris, and more. Plus, Aida shares her Nebraska voting plan and we’re joined Nebraska icon Gabrielle Union to talk being an activist, an LGBTQ+ ally, and why Grease 2 is better than Grease.

Oct 21, 2020
“Keepin’ It 150” (with Nicole Richie)
01:47:15

Ira, Louis, and Aida celebrate Keep It’s 150th episode with a rundown of 150 things that DIDN’T suck in 2020. Plus, gay men take over the Proud Boys hashtag on social media, Bill Burr’s SNL monologue causes controversy, and guest Nicole Richie joins!

Oct 14, 2020
“Trust the B” (with Bethenny Frankel)
01:31:36

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Mariah Carey’s new memoir and the pleasures of its audiobook, Trump’s COVID theatrics, The Witches reboot, Drake and SZA’s unearthed relationship, and why everyone’s addicted to Emily in Paris. Plus, Bethenny Frankel joins to discuss her new podcast Just B and the business side of Real Housewives.

Oct 07, 2020
"Rock ‘N Vote” (with Brit Bennett)
01:26:53

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss The Rock campaigning for Biden, Mark Burnett’s responsibility for Trump’s Presidency, Tory Lanez’s continued exploitation of Megan thee Stallion, Eddie Redmayne’s support of JK Rowling, and more. Plus, Brit Bennett joins to discuss her NYT best-selling novel The Vanishing Half.

Sep 30, 2020
“America’s Emmy Home Videos” (with David Chang and Zachary Quinto)
01:41:34

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss this year’s virtual Emmy ceremony, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy, Ellen’s on-air apology, Kat McPhee donating to Republicans, racist social media algorithms, and the film Antebellum. Plus, chef David Chang joins to discuss his new memoir Eat a Peach and Zachary Quinto returns to discuss the film adaption of .

Sep 23, 2020
“About A Boycott” (with Roy Wood Jr.)
01:25:52

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the new Oscars inclusion standards, Paris Hilton’s less than insightful new documentary, the boycotts against Mulan and Cuties, Paul Rudd’s awkward PSA on wearing masks, new Netflix docs The Social Dilemma versus Capital in the 21st Century, and more. Plus, Roy Wood Jr. joins to discuss making comedy and The Daily Show in a pandemic.

Sep 16, 2020
“Imitation of Life 2” (with June Diane Raphael)
01:14:47

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Jessica Krug’s blackfishing scandal, Charlie Kaufman films, the Rebecca remake, Letterbox review, Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ exhausting book promo, and more. Plus, June Diane Raphael joins to discuss a decade of podcasting, watching Bravo during a pandemic, and more! 

Sep 09, 2020
"Are You There God? It's Ira and Louis." (with Phillip Picardi)
01:24:45

In the third annual Ira and Louis Variety Hour, they discuss the socially distanced VMA ceremony, Adele's Bantu knots, Club Future Nostalgia, the NBA strike, unfollowing Shaun King, and the shocking loss of Chadwick Boseman. Plus, a conversation about finding faith as queer people with Phillip Picardi, host of the new Crooked Media podcast Unholier Than Thou.

Sep 02, 2020
“I’d Like to Buy the World on Coke” (with Ramy Youssef)
01:18:32

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the cultural moments that led to this year’s unhinged Republican National Convention, soothing British comedies, revisiting Jerry Maguire, why not enough people are talking about Megan thee Stallion’s shooting, and whether videos of black trauma should be shared on social media. Plus, Ramy Youssef joins to discuss self-reflection via faith, depicting Muslim life through comedy, and his Emmy nominated series Ramy.


Fight for Jacob Blake:

Aug 26, 2020
“Best Creek Ever” (with Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy)
01:27:32

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Democratic National Convention going digital and bipartisan, how Lovecraft Country addresses H.P. Lovecraft’s racist history, Trump’s attacks on the USPS, and more. Plus, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy join to discuss Schitt’s Creek, decades of working together, and their most memorable roles.

Aug 19, 2020
"Fear of a WAP Planet" (with Zadie Smith and Jean Smart)
01:34:28

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss conservative reactions to Cardi B and Megan thee Stallion’s new single “WAP,” Selling Sunset, Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris, and which celebrities have us blocked. Plus, Zadie Smith joins to discuss her new book of essays Intimations and Jean Smart joins to discuss her Emmy-nominated role in Watchmen.

Aug 12, 2020
"Black Is Queen" (with Bob the Drag Queen)
01:11:08

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.

Aug 05, 2020
"P-Valley Girls" (with Katori Hall)
01:29:42

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.

Jul 29, 2020
"Podcast Friends Network” (with Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman)
01:26:51

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.

Jul 22, 2020
"Stiletto Superstar” (with Billy Porter)
01:22:37

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.

Jul 15, 2020
"Hamilstan Wars” (with Marcia Gay Harden)
01:19:41

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.

Jul 08, 2020
"Pride Save America" (with Adam Rippon and Leiomy)
01:35:10

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.

Jul 01, 2020
"Sic Cancel Tyrannis” (with Sam Lansky)
01:37:00

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.

Jun 24, 2020
"Empires & Records" (with Drew Dixon)
01:21:17

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.

Jun 17, 2020
"Places in the Art" (with Kimberly Drew)
01:27:54

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.

Jun 10, 2020
"Law and Disorder" (with Bowen Yang)
01:28:38

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

Jun 03, 2020
“Sex and the Insecurity” (with Issa Rae and Kristin Davis)
01:27:17

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.

May 27, 2020
“The Graduwhat” (with Daveed Diggs)
01:23:44

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.

May 20, 2020
“Roman Unloaded” (with Simone Missick)
01:15:25

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.

May 13, 2020
“Les Noirs” (with André Holland)
01:22:45

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.

May 06, 2020
"#poorAF" (with Michael Arceneaux)
01:23:54

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.

Apr 29, 2020
“Me and My Bolt Cutters” (with Alison Pill)
01:14:44

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.

Apr 22, 2020
"Gunn Crazy" (with Tim Gunn)
01:27:41

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.

Apr 15, 2020
"Full Barrymore Jacket" (with Matt Rogers and Dave Mizzoni)
01:23:54

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.

Apr 08, 2020
"Queenpin" (with Alan Yang & Betty Gilpin)
01:33:39

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).

Apr 01, 2020
"Fun with Quarantine and Jane" (with Jane Fonda & Jeremy O. Harris)
01:17:50

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!

Mar 25, 2020
“Go the Social Distance”
01:03:01

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!

Mar 18, 2020
“Grey’s Mortuary” (with Tamron Hall)
01:32:25

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.

Mar 11, 2020
“Turn the Pete Around” (with Annie Murphy)
01:19:19

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. 

Mar 04, 2020
"To Knives, With Love" (with Rian Johnson)
01:26:57

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. 

Feb 26, 2020
"Requiem for a Meme” (with Heather Graham)
01:16:12

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.

Feb 19, 2020
"Bong Hive" (with Peter Paige)
01:22:31

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.

Feb 12, 2020
“IowaTF” (with Skylar Astin)
01:35:46

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!

Feb 05, 2020
“American Hustler” (with Kasi Lemmons)
01:33:10

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. 

Jan 29, 2020
“Endorsement Becomes Her” (with Lakeith Stanfield)
01:05:10

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.

Jan 22, 2020
"A J. Lo Down Dirty Shame" (with Sera Gamble)
01:20:59

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.

Jan 15, 2020
“Ricky and the Bash” (D'Arcy Carden)
01:17:03

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.

Jan 08, 2020
“(Zodiac) Sign of the Times” (with Chani Nicholas)
01:25:57

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.

Dec 25, 2019
“Protest of a Hallmark on Fire” (with Tre'vell Anderson)
01:12:52

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.

Dec 18, 2019
“All the Golden Globes’ Men” (with Alex Wolff)
01:09:28

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.

Dec 11, 2019
“Baby It’s Knives Outside” (with Sophia Bush)
01:15:52

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.

Dec 04, 2019
“OK, Pilgrim” (with Lizzy Caplan)
01:00:54

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.

Nov 27, 2019
“Shudder Island” (with JoJo)
01:15:28

#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.

Nov 20, 2019
"There Will Be Boos" (with Hunter Harris)
01:18:22

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.

Nov 13, 2019
“Catch and Keep It” (with Ronan Farrow)
01:25:06

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.

Nov 06, 2019
"The Passion of the West"
01:07:51

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.

Oct 30, 2019
“The One Hundredth” (with Shea Serrano)
01:25:36

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.

Oct 23, 2019
"Facebook/Off" (with Megan Hilty)
01:24:43

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.

Oct 16, 2019
"See, When You Do Jokery..." (with Joe Manganiello)
01:28:31

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.

Oct 09, 2019
“Gimme Moore” (with Jia Tolentino)
01:36:40

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.

Oct 02, 2019
“An Inconvenient Truth Hurts" (with Tarell Alvin McCraney)
01:32:45

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.

Sep 25, 2019
"Cancel Me If You Can” (with Ezra Koenig)
01:39:31

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.

Sep 18, 2019
"The Ira and Louis Variety Hour! Vol. 2" (with Chelsea Handler)
01:24:59

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.

Sep 11, 2019
“Bop to the Top or Bottom” (with Randall Park)
01:29:17

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.

Sep 04, 2019
“Neither What, Neither Who” (with Robin Thede)
01:54:55

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.

Aug 28, 2019
“Chicken Sandwich for the Soul” (with Jackie Tohn)
01:14:04

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.

Aug 21, 2019
"Mama Said Equinox, You Out” (with Angelica Ross)
01:24:34

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.

Aug 14, 2019
“Kamala on a Hot Tin Roof” (with Kathleen Turner)
01:28:16

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.

Aug 07, 2019
“Fantasy Hollywoodland” (with Margaret Cho)
01:32:47

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.

Jul 31, 2019
“Jailhouse Rocky” (with Angela Bassett)
01:41:29

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!

Jul 24, 2019
"A Scarlett Johansson Grows in Brooklyn" (with Justin Simien)
01:11:22

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.

Jul 17, 2019
“Bend It Like Rapinoe” (with Adam Scott)
01:28:23

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.

Jul 10, 2019
“Tommy, You’re a Firework” (with Tommy Vietor)
01:18:52

Tommy Vietor returns to Keep It to discuss Julia Roberts, make the case for fireworks, and yes, the Tommy’s Cakes debacle.

Jul 03, 2019
"Kara BEEN Brown!" (with Whitney Cummings)
01:41:57

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.

Jun 26, 2019
"To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Taylor Swift” (with Lauren Morelli)
01:25:40

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.

Jun 19, 2019
“Grey’s Animosity” (with Regina Hall)
01:34:08

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.

Jun 12, 2019
"Material Gays" (with Jacob Tobia and Tichina Arnold)
01:31:29

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.'

Jun 05, 2019
“Catch Me If You Cannes” (with Kyle Buchanan)
01:24:25

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! 

May 29, 2019
“Kelly Ripa to Shreds” (with Tanya Saracho)
01:31:43

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

May 22, 2019
"$10,000 Pyramid Scheme" (LIVE in LA, featuring Leslie Grossman)
01:20:45

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!

May 17, 2019
"The Mystery Files of Constance Wu" (with Diablo Cody)
01:25:23

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. 

May 15, 2019
"Camp, Rocked" (with Jonathan Levine)
01:06:31

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!

May 08, 2019
“The Royal Tea” (with Olivia Wilde)
01:17:31

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!

May 01, 2019
“Homecoming to America” (with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson)
01:15:43

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.

Apr 24, 2019
"To (The Presidential Medal of) Freedom!!!!" (with Shea Serrano)
01:16:22

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.

Apr 17, 2019
"Women on The View with a Nervous Breakdown" (with Matt Rogers)
01:34:28

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?

Apr 10, 2019
“No Country for Black Men” (with Damon Young)
01:21:00

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.

Apr 03, 2019
Keep It Brief: “Riding in Cars with Seal” (with Cautious Clay)
00:20:00

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.

Mar 29, 2019
"Heard It Through the Applevine" (with Billy Eichner)
01:24:48

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! 

Mar 27, 2019
Keep It Brief: “Slaughterhouse-Netflix” (with Yassir Lester)
00:27:09

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.

Mar 22, 2019
"I Theranos What You Did Last Summer" (with Busy Philipps)
01:28:05

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!

Mar 20, 2019
Keep It Brief: “The Bribe Has Spoken” (with Holland Taylor)
00:45:22

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

Mar 15, 2019
“SAT Notes On a Scandal” (with Mandy Moore)
01:13:49

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!

Mar 13, 2019
Keep It Brief: "The King and R." (with Brit Bennett)
00:35:10

Gayle King sits down with a volatile R. Kelly. Plus, Kara talks to Brit Bennett about her best-selling novel The Mothers.

Mar 08, 2019
“Never Say Neverland Again” (with Leo Kalyan)
01:01:54

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!

Mar 06, 2019
Keep It Brief: "The Real Housewives of Los Feliz" (with Casey Wilson)
00:44:37

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.

Mar 01, 2019
"Green of the Damned" (with Alyssa Mastromonaco)
01:21:06

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...!

Feb 27, 2019
Keep It Brief: “Kim BEEN Basinger!”
00:26:33

Ira and Louis discuss some the Oscars’ biggest snubs and what they’re looking forward to during Sunday’s ceremony.

Feb 22, 2019
“Charmless School” (with Desus and Mero)
01:10:31

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! 

Feb 20, 2019
“The Dick Stays in the Picture” (with Erin Ryan)
01:06:38

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!

Feb 13, 2019
“A Moonwalk to Remember”
01:09:34

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.

Feb 06, 2019
"Bohemian Rhapsodon’t" (with Raja Kumari)
01:13:38

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!

Jan 30, 2019
"We Didn’t Start the Fyre" (with Jane Marie)
01:22:44

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! 

Jan 23, 2019
"Guess Who’s Ruining Dinner" (with Nina Parker)
01:16:46

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

Jan 16, 2019
"There could be 101 Dalmatians in the room..." (Dan Levy)
01:20:44

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!

Jan 09, 2019
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Keep It”
01:01:16

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.

Dec 26, 2018
“F**k it! Let’s Do Keep It Live!” (LIVE in LA featuring Tommy Vietor)
01:21:17

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.

Dec 19, 2018
"Crimes of the Hart" (with D'Arcy Carden)
01:12:25

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)

Dec 12, 2018
"The Priyanka Always Marries Twice" (with Franklin Leonard)
01:09:17

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"

Dec 05, 2018
"The Ira and Louis Variety Hour!" (with MNEK)
01:12:09

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.

Nov 28, 2018
You’ve Got Mailbag
00:45:20

Ira, Kara, and Louis answer your questions sent to them via Twitter and e-mail. Plus, a special Thanksgiving round of Keep It!

Nov 21, 2018
"G O(prah) T V" (with Jeremy O. Harris)
01:26:40

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.”

Nov 14, 2018
"Rebel Without a Clue" (with Abbi Jacobson)
01:27:04

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.

Nov 07, 2018
"The Mystery Files of Cardi B" (with Ike Barinholtz)
01:17:50

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!

Oct 31, 2018
"The Queer World" (with Karamo Brown)
01:08:34

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?

Oct 24, 2018
"The Baldwin Of Our Discontent" (with Phoebe Robinson )
01:06:58

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'! 

Oct 17, 2018
"A Swift is Born" (with Big Freedia)
01:03:42

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!

Oct 10, 2018
"As Good Place As It Gets" (with Kristen Bell )
01:03:21

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?!

Oct 03, 2018
"Maroon Five-Oh?" (with Natasha Rothwell)
01:07:35

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?

Sep 26, 2018
"Emmy Was Kim Cattrall's Name in the 1987 Movie Mannequin"
00:58:37

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.

Sep 19, 2018
"A Binderella Story" (with Jenny Han)
01:07:32

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!

Sep 12, 2018
"Lovett or Keep It" (with Jon Lovett)
01:06:40

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!

Sep 05, 2018
"Louis CKeep It" (with Andrew Ti)
01:04:51

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.

Aug 29, 2018
"Harriet Tubman Killed the Queen Radio Star" (with Michael Arcenaux)
01:11:36

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!

Aug 22, 2018
"National Treasure: Omarosa’s Book of Secrets" (with Tommy Vietor)
01:09:46

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!

Aug 15, 2018
"Crazy Racist Trumps" (with Jon M. Chu)
00:58:46

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.

Aug 08, 2018
"Can’t Fight the Moonves" (with Marti Noxon)
00:58:41

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.

Aug 01, 2018
"Under the James Gunn"
01:05:20

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.

Jul 25, 2018
"The Bad News Baron Cohen" (with Jordan Horowitz)
00:54:18

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. 

Jul 18, 2018
"Scarlett Johansson Threw the First Brick at Stonewall" (with Guy Branum)
00:50:43

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.

Jul 11, 2018
"Pod Save Sports" (with Samantha Irby)
00:57:29

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.

Jul 04, 2018
"Red Henemy of the State" (with Gaby Dunn)
00:58:13

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.

Jun 27, 2018
"Night at the Musée" (with Erin Ryan)
00:54:33

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!

Jun 20, 2018
"Donald Trump Doesn't Care About Black People" (Live at Bonnaroo!)
00:45:47

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!

Jun 13, 2018
"The One With Kathy Griffin" (with Kathy Griffin)
00:43:06

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!

Jun 06, 2018
"They Cancel Roseannes, Don’t They?" (with Bryan Fuller)
00:50:24

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.

May 30, 2018
"Do the Royal Thing" (with Veena Sud)
00:49:59

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.

May 23, 2018
"Meghan Getting Married" (with Franchesca Ramsey)
00:57:19

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.

May 16, 2018
"Is This Your America?"
00:47:35

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.

May 09, 2018
"Under His Smokey Eye" (with Zachary Quinto)
00:57:42

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.

May 02, 2018
"Kanye Don't Impress Me Much"
00:52:37

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.

Apr 25, 2018
"HBeyCU" (with Justin Simien)
00:43:13

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.

Apr 18, 2018
"Bemoaning Lisa" (with Kay Cannon)
00:48:30

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.

Apr 11, 2018
"Roseannie, are you OK?" (with Ana Marie Cox)
01:03:15

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.

Apr 04, 2018
"Biteyoncé" (with Bambadjan Bamba)
00:47:07

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.

Mar 28, 2018
"DJTea" (with Shangela)
00:56:55

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.

Mar 21, 2018
"24K Tragic" (LIVE at SXSW featuring Tegan and Sara)
00:58:47

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.

Mar 14, 2018
"Inclusion Ride or Die"
00:58:05

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.

Mar 07, 2018
"The Dash Menagerie" (with April Reign)
01:04:24

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.

Feb 28, 2018
"Wakanda Forever" (with Tre'Vell Anderson)
01:01:13

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.

Feb 21, 2018
"Sex and the Petty" (with Ashley Blaine Featherson)
01:00:25

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.

Feb 14, 2018
"Bye Bye Bye" (with Rhea Butcher)
01:04:16

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.

Feb 07, 2018
"Woody Allen's Lonely Actors Club" (with Hollis Wong-Wear)
00:50:46

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."

Jan 31, 2018
"Mo'Nique Money, Mo'Nique Problems"
00:45:25

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.

Jan 24, 2018
"When life hands you Don Lemons..." (with Rostam)
00:45:34

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.

Jan 17, 2018
"Leave Oprah alone!"
00:45:53

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.

Jan 10, 2018
"Keep It!" Trailer
00:01:02

Keep It! with Ira Madison III launches soon!

Dec 12, 2017