Emma Watson and the Half-Paid Taxes & Keeping Up With Blac Chyna
It's time to ring up 'Speed Dial with Ira and Doreen' again, MTV's bi-coastal podcast that tackles music, pop culture, sex and race. This week: Ira Madison III and Doreen St. Félix talk about Bell Hooks' favorite feminist Emma Watson and her secret offshore bank accounts. Also ahead, Rihanna's cinematic and afrofuturistic Anti Tour, Blac Chyna's feud with the Kardashians, and how Madonna scammed her way into the Prince tribute at the Billboard Music Awards.
12 May 2016
This Some Bull***t
It happened. Last week, a nightmare took hold on all our realities, and will maintain its grip for at least four years. After taking a week to regroup, Ira and Doreen are back. First, they discuss some of the white liberal and conservative fantasies that have been bubbling under the surface for years. In the interest of being proactive, your Speeddial hosts also offer some reading and viewing suggestions to help you prepare for survival, from black creators like James Baldwin, bell hooks, and Ava DuVernay. Next, Ira and Doreen lighten things up with conversations on the birth of our lord and savior, Dream Kardashian, and the uncomfortable comedy of Leslie Jones. Rounding this episode out is two feedback questions from our listeners.
16 Nov 2016
Rock The Boat
This week Ira and Doreen talk Nate Parker, reflect on Aaliyah's legacy, and offer up some tips for workplace etiquette.
26 Aug 2016
Is Hilary Clinton In Formation?
This week Ira and Doreen go deep on Beyonce's Formation tour, HRC's nomination, and West Village scammers.
10 Jun 2016
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Chance the Rapper Takes Us to Church
It's time to ring up 'Speed Dial with Ira and Doreen' again, MTV's bi-coastal podcast that tackles music, pop culture, sex and race. This week Ira Madison III and Doreen St. Félix discuss how Chance the Rapper's third mixtape, "Coloring Book," is rooted in the aesthetic of the black church. Also ahead: They discuss producer Kaytranada's debut album and talk about the History Channel's reboot of "Roots," featuring T.I. of all people.
19 May 2016
This week: - Ira and Doreen discuss the pros and cons of getting bae'd up for the winter. - Feedback comes early this week and Doreen, Speed Dial's resident love doctor, advises a caller on how to reconnect with a girl he met at the *clurb*. - Next, the two talk about the slept-on, Southern gothic wonder that was Beyoncé's second studio album, B'Day - Finally, Ira stans for Rita Ora's performance at the Vatican while Doreen rants about both she and newly canonized Mother Theresa exhibit scamming tendencies.
8 Sep 2016
Leave Whitney Houston Alone
This week: Ira and Doreen talk LA pride, Orlando, Whitney, Bobby, Xtina, and Spike.
17 Jun 2016
Black Girl Comedy
Hello Speeddialers! Ira Madison III and Doreen St. Félix return with another episode of “Speed Dial with Ira and Doreen,” MTV’s bicoastal podcast about music, pop culture, sex, and race.2016 is a renaissance year for black television. This week, Ira and Doreen talk about Issa Rae’s Insecure and the legacy of black female comedians in television. Comedians like Rae, Jessica Williams, and others are carving out new spaces for smart stories to thrive, much like the trailblazers of the ’90s sitcom era. Next, a necessary rant about about the GoFundMe account Democrats set up to rebuild a GOP building in North Carolina. Your “Speed Dial” hosts discuss how “niceness” isn’t going to fix white supremacy. Ira and Doreen also talk about the tragic death of Venida Browder, mother of Kalief Browder, and the ways mass incarceration destroy families. Finally, they answer a Feeback call from a black woman listener who constantly gets asked if she works at Nordstrom Rack when she’s shopping there.Call in to “Feedback,” Speed Dial’s advice hotline! Have a question you want Ira and Doreen to answer? Leave them a voicemail at 424-354-9335.
19 Oct 2016
The Politics Episode
This week on Speed Dial, Ira and Doreen welcome Leah Wright Rigueur to the show to talk about her new book, The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power. They follow that up with a discussion of Michelle Obama's powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention.
29 Jul 2016
The Ballad of Joanne
This week, Ira and Doreen introduce "Keep It," a rundown of which pop culture stories need to go and which ones can stay. This episode decides on Soulja Boy and Bow Wow's new mixtape, Amy Schumer, Omarosa and Patti La Belle. Next, a discussion about SNL's Black Jeopardy skit, and the uncanny similarities between black and white people in regions outside of the Northeast. Finally, Ira and Doreen realize they have very different opinions on Lady Gaga's new album Joanne, and shady hilarity ensues.
26 Oct 2016
Jojo Is Back
Remember when we asked you to send questions for Jojo? She answered! This week’s episode features an interview between the singer and Ira, who met her on the set of MTV’s Wonderland. They talk about her new album and her past struggles, among other things (like Rita Ora). In this episode, you can also hear Doreen and Ira gush over Solange’s magnificent album, A Seat at the Table. There’s just something about the Knowles sisters. Finally, following the news of Kim Kardashian West’s robbery in Paris, Ira and Doreen talk about the lack of public empathy for her ordeal and the horrible way people treat celebrities.Call in to “Feedback,” Speed Dial’s advice hotline! Have a question you want Ira and Doreen to answer? Leave them a voicemail at 424-354-9335.
5 Oct 2016
Birth of a Headass
Hello Speeddialers! Ira Madison III and Doreen St. Félix return with another episode of ‘Speed Dial with Ira and Doreen,” MTV’s bicoastal podcast about music, pop culture, sex, and race.This week, karma ruled her beautiful head not once, but twice! First, your Speed Dial hosts track the reckoning of Billy Bush, the former Access Hollywood host who was caught kiki-ing over sexual assault with Donald Trump. Al Roker, who warned everybody about Bush back during Lochtegate, got to announce the separation on the Today Show this week and it was *chefs kiss*. Next, Ira and Doreen get into a discussion about two films that premiered this week, Birth of a Nation and 13th. They discuss all the storytelling flaws of the former, and all the cinematic triumphs of the latter. This week's episode ends with songwriter and producer Brett McLaughlin, aka Leland. McLaughlin has written dozens of songs for singers like Troye Sivan, Daya, and Kat Graham. He talks to Ira and Doreen about everything from what it's like to write a hit song to his early days catering for celebrity events in L.A. like Kim Kardashian's (2nd) wedding.Call into ‘Feedback,’ Speed Dial’s advice hotline! Have a question you want Ira and Doreen to answer? Leave them a voicemail at 424-354-9335.
12 Oct 2016
Kelly Rowland is in the Building
Hello Speeddialers!This week, Speed Dial talks to one of the greatest performers of our time: Kelly Rowland! Kelly and Ira met up for a playful and warm chat in Los Angeles, during which Kelly tells Ira he has a cute nose. Next, Doreen and Ira get back on the phone for their weekly 'Keep It' segment, where they cast judgments down on Khloe Kardashian as Storm for Halloween, Drake and Kid Cudi, and Hilary Duff. Finally, a Feedback question from a listener who is fed up with New York City.
2 Nov 2016
Black Is The New Black
This week on Speed Dial, Ira and Doreen talk Orange Is The New Black (SPOILER ALERT); Jesse Williams and the BET Awards; and the intersection of colorism and privilege within POC communities.
29 Jun 2016
Angelina Jolie is Single Now
This week on Speed Dial: life in a post-Brangelina world, The Emmys, and some very mysterious Feedback.Call into “Feedback,” Speed Dial’s advice hotline! Have a question you want Ira and Doreen to answer? Leave them a voicemail at 424-354-9335
22 Sep 2016