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Keep It!

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Rank #187 in Society & Culture category

Comedy
News & Politics
Society & Culture
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Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.

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Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.

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Kara-heads, rejoice!

By joryjorjorjory - Jun 05 2019
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I love Ira and Louis, but this show is carried by Kara Brown, and that’s the that on that!

Best part of my week

By anniebradley789 - Jun 05 2019
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Wednesday had become my favorite morning. Love the insightful and hilarious povs.

iTunes Ratings

5846 Ratings
Average Ratings
4958
294
161
151
282

Kara-heads, rejoice!

By joryjorjorjory - Jun 05 2019
Read more
I love Ira and Louis, but this show is carried by Kara Brown, and that’s the that on that!

Best part of my week

By anniebradley789 - Jun 05 2019
Read more
Wednesday had become my favorite morning. Love the insightful and hilarious povs.
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Keep It!

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #187 in Society & Culture category

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Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.

Rank #1: "Kanye Don't Impress Me Much"

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Kanye West joins the alt-right, while Shania Twain shows love for Donald Trump. Male celebrities taken down by #MeToo plot their comebacks. Kara warns racist internet trolls not to come for Crazy Rich Asians. James Comey needs to do less. The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs a very special episode about racism. Plus, Ira and Kara lament the end of Scandal and Louis has had it with royal babies.
Apr 25 2018
52 mins
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Rank #2: "Under His Smokey Eye" (with Zachary Quinto)

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Michelle Wolf roasts media hypocrisy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Time's Up joins the #MuteRKelly movement. Tom Brokaw's friends insist he's not guilty of sexual misconduct. John Legend tries to teach freshman U.S. History to Kanye West. Plus, Ira talks to Zachary Quinto about starring in the Broadway revival of 1968 queer play The Boys in the Band.
May 02 2018
57 mins
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Rank #3: “SAT Notes On a Scandal” (with Mandy Moore)

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Special guest Mandy Moore joins to talk about her music and acting career! Plus, Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin are in embroiled in a college bribing scandal, Pete Davidson pulls a Sinead O’Connor on SNL, Showtime axes SMILF due to creator Frankie Shaw’s alleged misconduct on set, and more!
Mar 13 2019
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #4: "The Mystery Files of Constance Wu" (with Diablo Cody)

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Constance Wu experiences "fucking hell," or as Hollywood calls it, TV Upfronts. Beauty vloggers drama implodes in extremely long YouTube videos. Game of Thrones and Veep leave viewers with mixed emotions. Plus, Diablo Cody joins to discuss Georgia's new abortion bill and the iconic feminist characters in her films.
May 15 2019
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #5: “The Royal Tea” (with Olivia Wilde)

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Prince William’s alleged affair sounds more boring than scandalous. Several celebrities are teaming up to take down critics. Taylor Swift is back with a new brand. Plus, remembering John Singleton and special guest Olivia Wilde joins to talk about her directorial debut Booksmart, The O.C., and more!
May 01 2019
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #6: "There could be 101 Dalmatians in the room..." (Dan Levy)

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Glenn Close snatches Best Actress from Lady Gaga at the Golden Globes. Kevin Hart’s non-apology tour continues on The Ellen Show. R. Kelly’s time may finally be up. Marie Kondo scams America. Plus, Dan Levy from Schitt’s Creek joins Ira, Kara, and Louis!
Jan 09 2019
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #7: "Harriet Tubman Killed the Queen Radio Star" (with Michael Arcenaux)

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Nicki Minaj has a meltdown when her new album, QUEEN, debuts at #2 behind Travis Scott's ASTROWORLD. Madonna causes a commotion at the MTV Video Music Awards. Asia Argento is embroiled in her own #MeToo scandal. Boots Riley isn't down with Spike Lee's latest joint. Plus, author Michael Arcenaux (I Can't Date Jesus) joins the panel and an Aretha Franklin shade quiz!
Aug 22 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #8: "Guess Who’s Ruining Dinner" (with Nina Parker)

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Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, and other artists distance themselves from past R. Kelly collaborations. Bryan Cranston faces criticism for playing a disabled character in The Upside. Tulsi Gabbard, former homophobe, and Anthony Scaramucci, five-second White House employee, try to rebrand. Plus, Trump’s fast food dinner from hell and Nina Parker (from E!’s Nightly Pop) joins! Show References: Vulture: "Will Kevin Hart's Scandal Bring Down the Upside?" https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/will-kevin-harts-scandal-bring-down-the-upside.html
Jan 16 2019
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #9: "We Didn’t Start the Fyre" (with Jane Marie)

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Hulu and Netflix go to war with dueling Fyre Fest documentaries. Cardi B takes on conservative pundits. Green Book gets closer to becoming the next Crash. Travis Scott and Colin Kaepernick square off over the Super Bowl. Plus, Emmy Award-winning journalist and podcast producer Jane Marie joins!
Jan 23 2019
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #10: "I Theranos What You Did Last Summer" (with Busy Philipps)

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HBO's Elizabeth Holmes documentary, The Inventor, digs into her Theranos scam. James Gunn gets re-hired on Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Beto O'Rourke can't stop standing on tables. Plus, Busy Philipps joins to talk about the college bribing scandal and more!
Mar 20 2019
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #11: “The Dick Stays in the Picture” (with Erin Ryan)

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The Grammys are surprisingly good, in spite of its producer feuding with Ariana Grande. Jeff Bezos pens an op-ed about his stolen dick pic. Ellen Page calls out Chris Pratt’s church. Plus, Erin Gloria Ryan joins, Ira is dying from a cold, and Tawny Newsome (co-host of Yo, Is This Racist?) guest co-hosts!
Feb 13 2019
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #12: "Bohemian Rhapsodon’t" (with Raja Kumari)

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Bryan Singer’s history of abuse allegations resurfaces in The Atlantic. Rent Live is less than live thanks to an actor’s injury. BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and other media companies face mass layoffs. Plus, the internet is thirsty for Ted Bundy, the Mooch still sucks, and songwriter and rapper Raja Kumari joins!
Jan 30 2019
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #13: "A Binderella Story" (with Jenny Han)

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Cardi B and Nicki Minaj stir up drama at New York Fashion Week. The US Open doesn’t deserve Serena Williams. Les Moonves is out at CBS. Olivia Munn is abandoned by her ‘Predator’ castmates. The media lays the blame for Mac Miller’s death on Ariana Grande. Plus, author Jenny Han joins to talk All the Boys I’ve Loved Before!
Sep 12 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #14: "Lovett or Keep It" (with Jon Lovett)

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Jon Lovett joins Ira, Kara, and Louis as they try to figure out why Steve Bannon was invited to the New Yorker Festival. Plus, Colin Kaepernick becomes the face of Nike and continued boogeyman of conservatives, Eminem’s latest album is stuck in his homophobic past, Aretha Franklin’s funeral gets messy, and a game of “OK, Stop!” with the A Star is Born trailer!
Sep 05 2018
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #15: "Crimes of the Hart" (with D'Arcy Carden)

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Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as hosts have everyone looking forward to the Golden Globes, while Kevin Hart’s Oscar hosting gig implodes after a series of unearthed homophobic tweets. Plus, Cardi B dumps Offset, Beyoncé performs at a wedding in India, and D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place) joins the panel! Show references: Hollywood Reporter: "Why Oscar Host Has Become the Least Wanted Job in Hollywood" (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-oscar-host-is-worst-job-town-1165880) Vulture: "D'Arcy Carden on the Art of Imitating Her 'Good Place' Co-Stars" (https://www.vulture.com/2018/12/the-good-place-season-3-darcy-carden-janet.html)
Dec 12 2018
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #16: “Never Say Neverland Again” (with Leo Kalyan)

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HBO’s Finding Neverland documentary raises some tough questions about the cult of Michael Jackson. Steven Spielberg takes aim at Netflix’s future Oscar noms. Jada Pinkett Smith enters the Jordyn Woods fray. Plus, singer Leo Kalyan joins and more!
Mar 06 2019
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #17: "HBeyCU" (with Justin Simien)

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Kendrick Lamar wins a Pulitzer. Adidas uses Colin Kaepernick's name to scam free press. Taylor Swift ruins disco music. Rihanna tries to make body glitter happen again. Justin Simien, creator of Dear White People, joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to praise Beychella. Plus, Ira has an axe to grind with Rita Ora.
Apr 18 2018
43 mins
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Rank #18: "Heard It Through the Applevine" (with Billy Eichner)

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Chicago prosecutors drops all charges against Jussie Smollett. Apple sort of debuts their new streaming service. Writers Guild board member Angelina Burnett joins to break down the ongoing WGA drama with the Association of Talent Agents. Plus, Billy Eichner talks rom coms, The Lion King, and more!
Mar 27 2019
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #19: "Louis CKeep It" (with Andrew Ti)

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Louis C.K. makes his unwanted comeback. John McCain's death brings a reexamination of his problematic political career. The French Open disrespects Serena Williams. Kara shares her list of Top Ten White Women. Plus, Andrew Ti (of the podcast Yo! Is This Racist?) joins for a conversation on Asian representation in the media and the "blaccent" controversy in Crazy Rich Asians.
Aug 29 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #20: “Homecoming to America” (with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson)

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Kara, Louis, and Kelley Carter (filling in for Ira) dive in Beyoncé’s staggering new Netflix documentary “Homecoming.” George Zimmerman wants to find love but Tinder and Bumble don’t give a shit. Plus, guest Jenn Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great, Sweet/Vicious) joins to talk about Time’s 100 Most Influential People.
Apr 24 2019
1 hour 15 mins
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