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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 the Tony noms, the weird defenses of Jeffrey Toobin masturbating on Zoom, Chace Crawford’s second life in The Boys, The Trial of the Chicago 7, rappers turned Trump voters, Tiffany Trump’s bizarre Pride speech, how Louis got sucked into Emily in Paris, and more. Plus, Aida shares her Nebraska voting plan and we’re joined Nebraska icon Gabrielle Union to talk being an activist, an LGBTQ+ ally, and why Grease 2 is better than Grease. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida celebrate Keep It’s 150th episode with a rundown of 150 things that DIDN’T suck in 2020. Plus, gay men take over the Proud Boys hashtag on social media, Bill Burr’s SNL monologue causes controversy, and guest Nicole Richie joins! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Mariah Carey’s new memoir and the pleasures of its audiobook, Trump’s COVID theatrics, The Witches reboot, Drake and SZA’s unearthed relationship, and why everyone’s addicted to Emily in Paris. Plus, Bethenny Frankel joins to discuss her new podcast Just B and the business side of Real Housewives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss The Rock campaigning for Biden, Mark Burnett’s responsibility for Trump’s Presidency, Tory Lanez’s continued exploitation of Megan thee Stallion, Eddie Redmayne’s support of JK Rowling, and more. Plus, Brit Bennett joins to discuss her NYT best-selling novel The Vanishing Half. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss this year’s virtual Emmy ceremony, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy, Ellen’s on-air apology, Kat McPhee donating to Republicans, racist social media algorithms, and the film Antebellum. Plus, chef David Chang joins to discuss his new memoir Eat a Peach and Zachary Quinto returns to discuss the film adaption of . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the new Oscars inclusion standards, Paris Hilton’s less than insightful new documentary, the boycotts against Mulan and Cuties, Paul Rudd’s awkward PSA on wearing masks, new Netflix docs The Social Dilemma versus Capital in the 21st Century, and more. Plus, Roy Wood Jr. joins to discuss making comedy and The Daily Show in a pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Jessica Krug’s blackfishing scandal, Charlie Kaufman films, the Rebecca remake, Letterbox review, Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ exhausting book promo, and more. Plus, June Diane Raphael joins to discuss a decade of podcasting, watching Bravo during a pandemic, and more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In the third annual Ira and Louis Variety Hour, they discuss the socially distanced VMA ceremony, Adele's Bantu knots, Club Future Nostalgia, the NBA strike, unfollowing Shaun King, and the shocking loss of Chadwick Boseman. Plus, a conversation about finding faith as queer people with Phillip Picardi, host of the new Crooked Media podcast Unholier Than Thou. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the cultural moments that led to this year’s unhinged Republican National Convention, soothing British comedies, revisiting Jerry Maguire, why not enough people are talking about Megan thee Stallion’s shooting, and whether videos of black trauma should be shared on social media. Plus, Ramy Youssef joins to discuss self-reflection via faith, depicting Muslim life through comedy, and his Emmy nominated series Ramy. Fight for Jacob Blake: Go Fund Me for Jacob's Recovery Milwaukee Freedom Fund  Call local officials - phone numbers verified here, or can email at info@kenosha.org. Email WI DOJ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Democratic National Convention going digital and bipartisan, how Lovecraft Country addresses H.P. Lovecraft’s racist history, Trump’s attacks on the USPS, and more. Plus, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy join to discuss Schitt’s Creek, decades of working together, and their most memorable roles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss conservative reactions to Cardi B and Megan thee Stallion’s new single “WAP,” Selling Sunset, Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris, and which celebrities have us blocked. Plus, Zadie Smith joins to discuss her new book of essays Intimations and Jean Smart joins to discuss her Emmy-nominated role in Watchmen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Beyoncé’s latest visual album Black Is King, Brandy’s return with B7 and revisiting Moesha on Netflix, the misconduct allegation at The Ellen Show, and more. Plus, Bob the Drag Queen joins to discuss mixing politics with drag and her Emmy nominated series We’re Here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Taylor Swift's surprise pandemic album Folklore, Tenet's ever-changing release date, disrespectful Megan the Stallion jokes, whether the Canada Drag Race judges are too mean, and share memories of Regis Philbin and Olivia de Havilland. Katori Hall joins to discuss her new series P-Valley, representing the South in her writing, and working with icons like Tina Turner and Angela Bassett. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Mykki Blanco not being paid for their feature on Teyana Taylor's "WTP," bingeing The O.C. and what constitutes "guilty pleasures," their favorite child actors, performative tributes to John Lewis from Republicans, and more. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman join to discuss their new book Big Friendship and the importance of adult friendships. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Jada Pinkett Smith's visit to the Red Table, Lady Antebellum’s performative activism, Simone Biles’ Vogue cover, Chance the Rapper stumping for Kanye, and the internet’s obsession with cake. Billy Porter joins to discuss his career and using his platform for activism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Hamilton, Kanye’s 2020 run, Halle Berry’s apology for accepting a trans role, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ quarantine romance, and more. Marcia Gay Harden joins to discuss her toughest roles and her latest period piece Barkskins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss what Pride looks like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, Hulu removing a Golden Girls episode for alleged blackface, pop music's disco revival, Kanye's GAP collab, the socially distant BET Awards, and more. Adam Rippon joins to discuss his pop culture obsessions and what his life looks after the 2018 Olympics. Leiomy joins to discuss bringing ballroom to the masses on HBO Max's Legendary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss k-pop fans taking down Trump, Chris D’Elia and Ansel Elgort’s sexual misconduct allegations, Tina Fey pulling 30 Rock’s blackface episodes, Megan Amram’s anti-Asian tweets, the queer defiance of Joel Schumacher’s films, and more. Sam Lansky joins to discuss gay dating, LA mysticism, and his new book Broken People. Plus, listeners share their queer Hot Takes on Julius Caesar, parades, and The Parent Trap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss the SCOTUS' monumental ruling on LGBTQ+ workplace discrimination, The Academy's new efforts for inclusion, Dave Chappelle's new stand-up response to George Floyd's murder, conservatives stanning Gone the Wind, and more. Plus, Drew Dixon joins to discuss going public with rape allegations against Russell Simmons and starring in a documentary on the subject, On the Record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss how We're Here and Legendary center queer narratives, the hollowness of exposing Republican hypocrisy, Vanderpump Rules' racism scandals, North Carolina Republicans attempts to kill a bill banning conversion therapy, and calls to defund the police. Plus, art curator Kimberly Drew joins to discuss her new book This Is What I Know About Art and how the art world is for us all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Stephy Pool

We never need 3 minutes of ads

Jul 2nd
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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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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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Dilly Pickles

Nice episode!

Jun 11th
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