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Movies! Music! Celebrities embarrassing themselves! KEEP IT has it all. Each week, Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, and Aida Osman 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
“Go the Social Distance”

“Go the Social Distance”

2020-03-1801:08:154

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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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Whitney Rodden

Culture Consumption: * My Teacher, My Obsession (film) * Den of Thieves (film) * Scream Season 3 (TV) Keep It: Beauty YouTube

May 27th
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Whitney Rodden

Culture Consumption: *You (season 1) *Total Divas (season 5)

May 7th
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Whitney Rodden

Culture Consumption this past week: *Glow - Season 3 - finally! *Law & Order: SVU - Season 21 (caught up) *Wrestlemania!! *Jumanji: The Next Level My Keep-it = misinfo about the virus & more CONSTANT coverage

Apr 11th
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Whitney Rodden

Betty was amazing on Nurse Jackie! I've loved her ever since.

Apr 1st
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Whitney Rodden

Culture Consumption this past week: *The Sopranos (entire series) with my husband *Total Divas Season 3 * Blimes - Castles 🎶 My Keep-It: Nonstop virus coverage 😡

Mar 27th
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Tatyana Noyb

English belongs to the Americas? Wooooow.

Nov 8th
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Nance G.

I hated Father of the Bride when it first came out and while I eventually came to like it, it is definitely NOT their best album. Too many bad/ weird songs in that album

Nov 4th
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Christina Delarosa

I disagree with what they think about Yangs comment. His reply was perfect! Keep It is sooo one sided its ridiculous.

Sep 19th
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Jennifer

Are these people for real? I didn’t know people were such self pitying losers these days. Our society is doomed if people don’t stop calling themselves victims when they are among the most lucky people to live in this country in this year.

Sep 4th
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Christina Delarosa

Completely disagree with everything they said about Chappelles standup

Sep 4th
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Nance G.

Fleabag was sooooo good!

Aug 29th
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Ess Bee

Nope. I'll stick to The Read.

May 8th
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🌻 sister mouzone 🌻

Those nasty comments are INSANE, guys you are so precious. Funny, clever and always relevant no matter the topic. Keep doing what you're doing. A lot of love from France ❤️🇫🇷

May 7th
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Nance G.

Ira is too funny cx His comparison of Tiger Woods to OJ made me choke on my burrito lol

Apr 20th
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Zanele Nyingwa

This podcast has conservatives pressed is one of many reasons why I LOVE IT. Thank you Ira, Kara and Louis✊🏿

Nov 21st
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Karen Gareis

Rae Sanni is a hilarious delight -- laughing even harder than normal today, which is really saying something. This is one of my very favorite podcasts.

Nov 7th
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Tia Dee

This podcast is not for the overly sensitive. I freaking love it

Oct 18th
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Arturo Torres

los alegres del barranco

Jul 15th
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Dilly Pickles

Nice episode!

Jun 11th
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Marcus Phillips

the left is eating itself

Jun 8th
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