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A weekly pop-culture breakdown show based on Jezebel's daily column Dirt Bag. Each week Madeleine Davies digs deep on the shallow industry of celebrity gossip, giving you an inside look at how famous people, publicists, tabloids, and even things like Scientology come together to create the celebrity news you love to hate.

A weekly pop-culture breakdown show based on Jezebel's daily column Dirt Bag. Each week Madeleine Davies digs deep on the shallow industry of celebrity gossip, giving you an inside look at how famous people, publicists, tabloids, and even things like Scientology come together to create the celebrity news you love to hate.
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A weekly pop-culture breakdown show based on Jezebel's daily column Dirt Bag. Each week Madeleine Davies digs deep on the shallow industry of celebrity gossip, giving you an inside look at how famous people, publicists, tabloids, and even things like Scientology come together to create the celebrity news you love to hate.

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English


Episodes

This Is the End

3/27/2019
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Dirtbag is going on an extended hiatus, to return eventually with something new and fresh and fun, so for the last episode, Madeleine and Megan talk about Elizabeth Holmes, 90 Day Fiance, and some other stories we wanted but were never able to cover. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:14

Cardi B Does What They Say She Can’t

3/20/2019
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You know what we’ve somehow never done a podcast about? The meteoric rise of everyone’s favorite rapper/Instagrammer/joy bomb, Cardi B! Joining us to discuss her career and power are Jezebel Culture Editor Clover Hope and Deadspin Managing Editor Samer Kalaf, who Cardi once flirted with on camera. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:00

The Agony and Ecstasy of Reality TV Dating

3/13/2019
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WE’RE JOINED BY SPECIAL GUEST AND CO-HOST JOANNA ROTHKOPF!!!!!!!!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:20

Peach Pit After Dirt

3/6/2019
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Before Riverdale, Gossip Girl, and The O.C., there was Beverly Hills, 90210, an Aaron Spelling nighttime soap about sexy teens (played by very old adults) living in America’s wealthiest zip code. This week, Madeleine and Megan take a break from their shifts at the Peach Pit to look back at the series, the cast drama, the reboots, and where everyone is now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:28

Hester Prynne of Calabasas: the Story of Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson

2/27/2019
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This week, Kardashian scholar Mariah Smith joins us all the way from foggy Londontown to discuss the alleged affair between Cavs bench warmer Tristan Thompson, the father of Khloe Kardashian’s daughter, and Jordyn Woods, Kylie Jenner’s best friend and unofficial co-parent to her daughter, Stormi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:53

Golden Boys

2/20/2019
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Awards season is nearly, finally over and to discuss the highs (?) and lows (??) of the movies, people, and things nominated for the Academy Awards, Maddie and Megan are joined once more by Rich Juzwiak, senior writer and staff curmudgeon, to discuss what we will even happen on Sunday and WHY. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:29

We’re Here For Your Honor

2/13/2019
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While Maddie is on a small, restorative vacation Megan is joined by Jezebel senior writer Rich Juzwiak and pop culture reporter Hazel Cills to talk about the most surreal show on television: The Masked Singer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:41

The Making of the Portrait of a Serial Killer in the Dark: A True Crime Podcast

2/6/2019
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Molly Lambert, host of the podcast Night Call, joins Maddie and Megan to discuss the true crime boom, exploitation, and whether or not Ted Bundy is hot or not (spoiler: he’s not, he’s a monster.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:10

No Day But Today

1/30/2019
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Writer, director, and diehard Renthead Bex Schwartz joins Maddie and Megan to talk about a musical whose legacy endures. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:13

DirtCast Goes Live!

1/16/2019
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DirtCast's Madeline and Megan take the stage for their first live recording at The Bell House for the Brooklyn Podcast Fest, joined by RuPaul Drag Race's very own Aja! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:17

The Best of DirtCast 2018

12/12/2018
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We just wanted to take another look at our best episodes of 2018. In this special end of year episode, Maddie and Megan chat about some of their favorite moments, from the release of A Star Is Born to the time Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a feckless cunt, and look back fondly at their favorite guests, from Vulture's E. Alex Jung to Kid Nation's Mike Klinge and Michael Thot. It was a big year for Asian American cinema, for Ryan Murphy, for Bradley Cooper, for Sex and the City, and for...

Duration:00:47:17

Harry Potter and the Dirtiest Dirt

12/5/2018
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, a release that turned it from a book into a phenomenon. Maddie and Megan are joined by Josh Nalven and Aaron Horton, hosts of the podcast “New Wizards,” to discuss all things Potter, including favorite books, most hated characters, little known cast controversies, and just how rich we’ve all made J.K. Rowling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:30

Cocaine and Attention: The Joys of Vanderpump Rules

11/28/2018
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In preparation for season 7 of Vanderpump Rules, Maddie and Megan are joined by reality TV scholars Ryan Houlihan and Alex Bedder to discuss the show loved by Rihanna and Roxane Gay alike. What is it about this reality show that feels so much more real? How did the Toms end up with their own restaurant? And is pasta a codeword for cocaine??To buy tickets to the January 13 DirtCast live show, go to the thebellhouseny.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:13

Food Shows For Which We Are Thankful

11/21/2018
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On this special Thanksgiving-themed episode of DirtCast, Maddie and Megan gorge themselves on the delicious world of food reality TV, from the gentle politeness of The Great British Bake Off to the ruthless competitiveness of Top Chef. They also give thanks for the celebrity news that got us all through 2018—for Ariana and Pete, we’re so thankful. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:08

Sexiest Podcast Alive, with Matt and Viviana from THNK1994

11/14/2018
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This year, People magazine finally gave the masses what they wanted: Idris Elba as “Sexiest Man Alive.” The annual celebration of attractiveness has often failed to reward attractiveness, especially considering 2017’s winner, not to mention 2013’s, 2009’s… Just what is People playing at? To help tackle this (and provide more celebrity tidbits than you can poke Chris Pine’s dick at), Maddie is joined by the effervescent Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins, founders of New York’s Tonya Harding...

Duration:01:00:52

Jack Antonoff, Male Producer

11/7/2018
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Maddie and Megan are joined by Jezebel writer Hazel Cills to talk about the looming presence of the male music producer—the amount of credit they seem to get, or in one particular case, seek. The hosts dive into Hazel's article, “Jack Antonoff and the Unrelenting Shadow of the Male Producer,” and discuss what it is about this "male feminist" that is so cloying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:16

Nobody Likes Spirit Gum: A Halloween Special

10/31/2018
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On this Halloween special, Megan and the ghost of a Victorian man named Maddie talk horror movie special effects with Mike Mekash, a prosthetics and makeup artist from American Horror Story. From Day of the Dead to Twisty the Clown, gruesome special effects have infiltrated mainstream pop culture, becoming even more realistic along the way. We find out more about the process behind creating these terrifying looks, uncovering an unexpected truth about Ben Affleck’s back tattoo along the...

Duration:00:50:58

A Pup Is Born

10/24/2018
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In honor of Charlie, Bradley Cooper's scene-stealing Labradoodle in A Star is Born, DirtCast goes for a walkies through canine cinematic history. From Rin Tin Tin to Toto to Lassie to Beethoven, who were the good boys behind these Hollywood greats? To find out more, we chat with Brian Hargrove, husband of David Hyde Pierce/Niles from Frasier, and co-author of Moose/Eddie’s autobiography, My Life as a Dog. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:53

Pop Culture Potpourri

10/17/2018
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On this week's episode of DirtCast, Maddie and Megan play a game of Pop Culture Roulette, drawing at random from a bucket of TV-, celebrity-, and lion-related topics in order to determine which to tackle next. Got ideas for next time? Email us at dirtcast@jezebel.com. Also: a very sombre installment of the Dirtiest Dirt, in which a bet is won—but love is lost. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:25

I Just Wanted to Take Another Look at A Star Is Born

10/10/2018
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In this spoiler-filled episode of DirtCast, we just wanted to take another look at A Star Is Born, the emotional 2018 remake of the 1976 remake of the 1954 remake of the 1937 film (itself inspired by a 1932 film). Why can't we stop thinking and talking about this movie, and what debt do we begrudgingly owe Bradley Cooper? We're joined by Lindsey Weber of the podcast "Who? Weekly" to discuss this birth of a star. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:50