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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

"Cancel Me If You Can” (with Ezra Koenig)

9/18/2019
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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.

Duration:01:39:31

"The Ira and Louis Variety Hour! Vol. 2" (with Chelsea Handler)

9/11/2019
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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.

Duration:01:24:59

“Bop to the Top or Bottom” (with Randall Park)

9/4/2019
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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.

Duration:01:29:16

“Neither What, Neither Who” (with Robin Thede)

8/28/2019
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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.

Duration:01:54:54

“Chicken Sandwich for the Soul” (with Jackie Tohn)

8/21/2019
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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.

Duration:01:14:03

"Mama Said Equinox, You Out” (with Angelica Ross)

8/14/2019
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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.

Duration:01:24:34

“Kamala on a Hot Tin Roof” (with Kathleen Turner)

8/7/2019
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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.

Duration:01:28:15

“Fantasy Hollywoodland” (with Margaret Cho)

7/31/2019
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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.

Duration:01:33:19

“Jailhouse Rocky” (with Angela Bassett)

7/24/2019
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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!

Duration:01:42:54

"A Scarlett Johansson Grows in Brooklyn" (with Justin Simien)

7/17/2019
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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.

Duration:01:12:27

“Bend It Like Rapinoe” (with Adam Scott)

7/10/2019
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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.

Duration:01:28:23

“Tommy, You’re a Firework” (with Tommy Vietor)

7/3/2019
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Tommy Vietor returns to Keep It to discuss Julia Roberts, make the case for fireworks, and yes, the Tommy’s Cakes debacle.

Duration:01:19:25

"Kara BEEN Brown!" (with Whitney Cummings)

6/26/2019
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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.

Duration:01:41:56

"To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Taylor Swift” (with Lauren Morelli)

6/19/2019
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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.

Duration:01:25:38

“Grey’s Animosity” (with Regina Hall)

6/12/2019
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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.

Duration:01:34:08

"Material Gays" (with Jacob Tobia and Tichina Arnold)

6/5/2019
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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.'

Duration:01:31:28

“Catch Me If You Cannes” (with Kyle Buchanan)

5/29/2019
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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!

Duration:01:24:25

“Kelly Ripa to Shreds” (with Tanya Saracho)

5/22/2019
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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

Duration:01:31:43

"$10,000 Pyramid Scheme" (LIVE in LA, featuring Leslie Grossman)

5/17/2019
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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!

Duration:01:22:44

"The Mystery Files of Constance Wu" (with Diablo Cody)

5/15/2019
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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.

Duration:01:25:22