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Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.

Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.
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Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.

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Episodes

Keep It Brief: “The Bribe Has Spoken” (with Holland Taylor)

3/15/2019
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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

Duration:00:45:21

“SAT Notes On a Scandal” (with Mandy Moore)

3/13/2019
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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!

Duration:01:13:48

Keep It Brief: "The King and R." (with Brit Bennett)

3/8/2019
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Gayle King sits down with a volatile R. Kelly. Plus, Kara talks to Brit Bennett about her best-selling novel The Mothers.

Duration:00:35:09

“Never Say Neverland Again” (with Leo Kalyan)

3/6/2019
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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!

Duration:01:01:54

Keep It Brief: "The Real Housewives of Los Feliz" (with Casey Wilson)

3/1/2019
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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.

Duration:00:44:36

"Green of the Damned" (with Alyssa Mastromonaco)

2/27/2019
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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...!

Duration:01:21:05

Keep It Brief: “Kim BEEN Basinger!”

2/22/2019
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Ira and Louis discuss some the Oscars’ biggest snubs and what they’re looking forward to during Sunday’s ceremony.

Duration:00:26:32

“Charmless School”

2/20/2019
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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!

Duration:01:10:30

“The Dick Stays in the Picture”

2/13/2019
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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!

Duration:01:06:38

“A Moonwalk to Remember”

2/6/2019
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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.

Duration:01:09:33

Bohemian Rhapsodon’t

1/30/2019
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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!

Duration:01:13:38

We Didn’t Start the Fyre

1/23/2019
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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!

Duration:01:22:44

Guess Who’s Ruining Dinner

1/16/2019
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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?"...

Duration:01:16:46

There could be 101 Dalmatians in the room...

1/9/2019
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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!

Duration:01:20:44

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Keep It”

12/26/2018
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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.

Duration:01:00:26

“F**k it! Let’s Do Keep It Live!” (LIVE in LA)

12/19/2018
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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.

Duration:01:20:27

Crimes of the Hart

12/12/2018
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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:...

Duration:01:13:17

The Priyanka Always Marries Twice

12/5/2018
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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...

Duration:01:09:17

The Ira and Louis Variety Hour!

11/28/2018
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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.

Duration:01:12:09

You’ve Got Mailbag

11/21/2018
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Ira, Kara, and Louis answer your questions sent to them via Twitter and e-mail. Plus, a special Thanksgiving round of Keep It!

Duration:00:45:18