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Louis Virtel

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Latest 25 Sep 2022 | Updated Daily

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Episode 20: Louis Virtel

What is California?

Louis Virtel is a writer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and a co-host of the Crooked Media podcast Keep It.I remain shocked that I could meet a ton of people who are like me here. I really thought that was a New York thing. [...] I really thought in the abstract it was the land of models and actors, and I’m so psyched to learn: No–this is totally where I belong, [around] people who have made me so much funnier. I guess I’m just shocked to belong here so much, even though everything I’ve ever wanted to do involves being in California.Notes and references from this episode: @LouisVirtel - Louis Virtel on Twitter  Keep It - Crooked Media home pageKeep It - Apple Podcasts“101 of the Best Songs About California,” by Soumya Karlamangla, NY Times@kylebuchanan - Kyle Buchanan on TwitterBlack’s Beach - SanDiego.org“Virtel it Like it Is” - Marvel segment -  Jimmy Kimmel Live!Louis Virtel on Jeopardy! - YouTube2020 Red Carpet Coverage - The Oscars The Richard & Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center - CSU Long BeachKaren Carpenter Plays the Drums - YouTube=====Produced, hosted and edited by Stu VanAirsdaleTheme music: Sounds SupremeTwitter: @WhatCaliforniaSubstack newsletter: whatiscalifornia.substack.comSupport What is California? on Patreon: patreon.com/whatiscaliforniaEmail: hello@whatiscalifornia.comPlease subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. And if you liked What is California?, please rate and review What is California? on Apple Podcasts! It helps new listeners find the show.


24 Feb 2022

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"Birds of a Weather" (w/ Louis Virtel)

Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang

To celebrate the fact that Las Culturistas is now being cited in academic work, the owner of popular culture Louis Virtel (Keep It! podcast, Jimmy Kimmel Live) finally joins our women to rant at the table. Readers! This is the one you've been waiting for. A full-on Oscars download as the nominations are reviewed... dissected, even! Gaga's snub?! Did we cause it? Something to think about. Also, Wheel of Fortune and game show culture, the experience of actually competing on televised game shows, an analysis of the stigma around Laura Dern stanhood, Kirsten's Oscar moment at long last and a long overdue discussion of the legendary Gilda Radner. Warning! This episode may contain some spoilers for the Oscar movies we discuss. Keep your ears open for spoiler warnings. Louis is truly a MIND and Las Cultch was lucky to have the bitch. Don't be a gatorade girl xo Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 34mins

16 Feb 2022

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1939 Best Actress (feat. Louis Virtel)

And the Runner-Up Is

This week on the season finale of And the Runner-Up Is, Kevin welcomes Keep It cohost Louis Virtel to discuss the 1939 Oscar race for Best Actress, where Vivien Leigh won for her performance in "Gone with the Wind," beating Bette Davis in "Dark Victory," Irene Dunne in "Love Affair," Greta Garbo in "Ninotchka," and Greer Garson in "Goodbye, Mr. Chips." We discuss all of these nominated performances and determine who we think was the runner-up to Leigh. 0:00 - 9:41 - Introduction 9:42 - 24:19 - Bette Davis 24:20 - 38:44 - Irene Dunne 38:45 - 53:28 - Greta Garbo 53:29 - 1:08:39 - Greer Garson 1:08:44 - 1:31:11 - Vivien Leigh 1:32:12 - 1:54:17 - Why Vivien Leigh won / Twitter questions 1:54:18 - 2:00:40 - Who was the runner-up? Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter Follow Louis Virtel on Twitter Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter and Instagram Theme/End Music: "Diamonds" by Iouri Sazonov Additional Music: "Storming Cinema Ident" by Edward Blakeley Artwork: Brian O'Meara


15 Dec 2021

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Why’s That Fridge So Loud? (w/ Ira Madison and Louis Virtel)

Midnight Snack with Michelle Collins

Michelle opens the show by telling Dan about getting psychoanalyzed at a dinner from hell, and then it's our old friends from "Keep It!" Ira Madison and Louis Virtel. They cover everything from Erika Jayne to vintage game shows, Wendy Williams to Mayim Bialik, and Ted Lasso to Sesame Street (one and the same). 

1hr 13mins

7 Oct 2021

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Best Supporting Actress 1966 (with Louis Virtel)

Categorically Oscars

Writer, podcaster, and Oscars obsessive Louis Virtel joins Calum and Chris to discuss the 1966 nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, which were Sandy Dennis (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Wendy Hiller (A Man For All Seasons), Jocelyne LaGarde (Hawaii), Vivien Merchant (Alfie) and Geraldine Page (You're a Big Boy Now).A Man For All Seasons: 05:44 - 16:52Hawaii: 16:52 - 26:02Alfie: 26:02 - 39:06You're a Big Boy Now: 39:06 - 48:45Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: 48:45 - 58:51Listener Questions: 58:51 - 1:12:19Conclusions/Ranking: 1:12:19 - 1:21:15Intro music: The Lovin' Spoonful, "Barbara's Theme" (from You're a Big Boy Now)Exit music: Cilla Black, "Alfie" (from Alfie)

1hr 23mins

15 May 2021

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Deep Feels, Eps. 57 -- Louis Virtel

Deep Feels

LOUIS VIRTEL! Louis (@louisvirtel) and I talk all things pop culture! Fran Lebowitz, the Golden Globes, the culture of movie watching, MADONNA, and so much more!

1hr 28mins

8 Mar 2021

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Karen Carpenter! with Louis Virtel! "Downey Diva"

For the Girls!

Grab your drumsticks and lets cruise back to Downey, California because it is Karen Carpenter time with very special guest Louis Virtel! Louis is a true Diva whisperer and he takes us on an in depth journey into his fandom of the Lead Sister herself: K.C.! So get ready for us to spill all of Agnes’ Iced Tea as we talk over all of Karen’s Bops and Richards Flops. We are jamming out through the nuclear winter in Century City and we’re calling all occupants of soft rock heaven to join us as we worship the witchy, ambivalent, virtuosic Goddess of sad-girl-summer: Karen Carpenter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 28mins

4 Aug 2020

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Louis Virtel Disobeys Bridger

I Said No Gifts!

Bridger doesn't make a scene when Louis Virtel (Keep It, Jimmy Kimmel Live!) forces a gift on him. They talk about award shows, overly competitive adults, and Janet Jackson's memories of the Game Boy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 16mins

16 Apr 2020

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I Embrace Being High-Strung (Ep. 269 - Jeopardy!/Louis Virtel)

The Sewers of Paris

You might’ve seen that the show Jeopardy just invited three of its greatest winners of all time to participate in a championship showdown this week. And I thought it would be a good time to dig back into the Sewers of Paris archives for a chat with the contestant I consider the greatest Jeopardy player of all time, Louis Virtel, revisiting our 2016 chat about game shows, Clue, and great actresses of the 1970s.When he was on Jeopardy, Louis captured the nation’s attention with an earth-shattering snap after he triumphed in a Daily Double. But you might also know him from his YouTube show Verbal Voguing, his podcast Keep It, or for being the very reason we have Twitter. In addition to being hysterically witty, Louis has a fascination with game shows that exists for him on deep personal level as a form where he’s free to channel everything that he cherishes about himself. We’ll have that conversation in a minute. First a big thanks to everyone who makes the Sewers of Paris possible with a pledge of support on Patreon! And just a reminder that The Sewers of Paris is on Twitter and Facebook — I post clips of the stuff that we talk about on each episode.Also I hope you’ll join me for our next fun friendly livestream on January 25. It’s a laid back brunch-time chat about the books and movies and music and shows that are bringing you joy right now. There’s a link at the top of the Sewers of Paris twitter feed.And by the way, if you like LGBTQ podcasts you may enjoy my other show, Queens of Adventure, a comedy-adventure podcast that stars drag queens playing Dungeons & Dragons. That’s at QueensOfAdventure.com.


16 Jan 2020

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Episode 161 - Louis Virtel - How To Get On A Game Show

How To Be a Person

The hilarious Louis Virtel ("Billy On the Street", "Keep It!") teaches us how to win money on a game show, how to love the movie "Clue," how to be an entertainment journalist, how to appreciate Iowa, how to write for Billy Eichner, how to do a spot-on Tim Gunn impression, and how to know every underappreciated older actress.


14 Sep 2018