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Speed Dial is your weekly dive into all the pop culture news you should be following or leaving behind. Hosts Doreen St. Félix and Ira Madison III navigate the excellence and messiness of music, film, and more through guests, analysis, and listener voicemails. Tune in every week to hear segments like “Feedback” and “Keep It” as well as interviews with guests like Kelly Rowland and Jojo. Speed Dial is a proud member of the MTV Podcast Network, behind some of your favorite shows including: Lady Problems, The Stakes, Skillset, Happy Sad Confused, and more. Find out more at podcast.mtv.com

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Speed Dial is your weekly dive into all the pop culture news you should be following or leaving behind. Hosts Doreen St. Félix and Ira Madison III navigate the excellence and messiness of music, film, and more through guests, analysis, and listener voicemails. Tune in every week to hear segments like “Feedback” and “Keep It” as well as interviews with guests like Kelly Rowland and Jojo. Speed Dial is a proud member of the MTV Podcast Network, behind some of your favorite shows including: Lady Problems, The Stakes, Skillset, Happy Sad Confused, and more. Find out more at podcast.mtv.com

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Speed Dial is my favorite podcast!

By Roseb35 - Feb 01 2017
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Love Speed Dial and look forward to new episodes every week!

The best

By QueeQueg123 - Sep 25 2016
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One of the most smart/inspiring/funny podcasts ever.. I look forward to it every week

iTunes Ratings

38 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
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1
2
3

Speed Dial is my favorite podcast!

By Roseb35 - Feb 01 2017
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Love Speed Dial and look forward to new episodes every week!

The best

By QueeQueg123 - Sep 25 2016
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One of the most smart/inspiring/funny podcasts ever.. I look forward to it every week
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Speed Dial

Latest release on Dec 28, 2016

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Angelina Jolie is Single Now

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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

Sep 22 2016

37mins

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Rank #2: Black Is The New Black

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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. 

Jun 29 2016

41mins

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Rank #3: The State Of The Black Sitcom

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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, Ira and Doreen take stock of the black shows that have premiered to rave reviews this season: OWN's Queen Sugar and FX's Atlanta. They talk about the cinematographic beauty of all of Ava Duvernay's films, and the ease with which she translates that on the small screen. They also get into a deep conversation about how Atlanta fits into a lineage of black sitcoms. Make sure you read Ira's marvelous piece about that here. Next, Doreen gets surprised when Ira tells her white women on the internet think she's sexist because she *may or may not have* cracked a joke about model Kate Upton, who, if you missed it, criticized black football players for taking a knee during the anthem on 9/11. Then, Ira regales us about the Tidal listening party for Usher's new album. Finally, your hosts answer a Feedback question from the great Kyle Turner: what to do with wild white people on the internet 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.

Sep 14 2016

42mins

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Rank #4: The Lady And The Trump

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Our long national nightmare is ... just beginning? This week, Ira and Doreen discuss the comedy and horror that was the first presidential debate. Ira tells Doreen a little bit about what it was like to canvas on a weekend in Nevada. Next, they discuss the (brief) comeback of Will & Grace. The cast members got together to make a hilarious ad for Clinton, and their brilliant chemistry reminded your hosts of the way that show, more than others, challenged the “liberal New Yorker” trope. After watching Drake’s short film, Please Forgive Me, Ira and Doreen try to parse why his work is so impersonal. Finally, they give Feedback to a totally adorable “Speed Dial” listener who wants to know how to become a writer.

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. 

Sep 28 2016

42mins

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Rank #5: Rock The Boat

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This week Ira and Doreen talk Nate Parker, reflect on Aaliyah's legacy, and offer up some tips for workplace etiquette. 

Aug 26 2016

41mins

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Rank #6: The Ballad of Joanne

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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.

Oct 26 2016

36mins

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Rank #7: Jojo Is Back

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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. 

Oct 05 2016

41mins

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Rank #8: The Politics Episode

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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.

Jul 29 2016

41mins

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Rank #9: Birth of a Headass

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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.

Oct 12 2016

43mins

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Rank #10: Cuffing SZN

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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.

Sep 08 2016

30mins

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Rank #11: The Self-Care Episode

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This week on Speed Dial: Ira recounts his journey into the deepest fjords (and volcanos!) of Iceland; and all forms of self-care, from prosecco to actually shutting down your computer, are discussed.

Jul 14 2016

28mins

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Rank #12: Black Girl Comedy

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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.

Oct 19 2016

39mins

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Rank #13: Put Rio In Rice

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This week, Doreen and Ira fill an Olympic-sized pool with their takes on Rio, Ashanti v. J-Lo, and Taylor Swift.

Jul 06 2016

25mins

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Rank #14: The Simone Files

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This week on Speed Dial, Doreen's out and Ira is hanging out with Samantha Powell (@sdpowell1). The pair talk Vogue, Kendall, fashion twitter, Simone Biles, gender swaps in Hollywood remakes, *and* they answer listener questions. 

Aug 15 2016

35mins

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Rank #15: Stranger Tings

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This week: Ira and Doreen watch Stranger Things, Frank Ocean maybe does something, and Trump eats KFC with a knife and Fork.

Aug 04 2016

31mins

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