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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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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. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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 For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include which podcast you would like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include which podcast you would like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include which podcast you would like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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 For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/keepit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
"A Farewell to Armas"

"A Farewell to Armas"

2021-01-2001:17:54

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Comments (35)

Mohi Abro

i am a Pakistani 32 year old millennial, and this podcast is a good example of toxic wokeness.

Mar 10th
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Stephy Pool

We never need 3 minutes of ads

Jul 2nd
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Whitney Ivanoff

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 Ivanoff

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

May 7th
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Whitney Ivanoff

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 Ivanoff

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

Apr 1st
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Whitney Ivanoff

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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MaggieMay

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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