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Speed Dial

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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

36 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
0
1
2
2

Speed Dial is my favorite podcast!

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

The best

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

Updated 10 days ago

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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

Rank #1: 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
41 mins
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Rank #2: 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
41 mins
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Rank #3: 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
41 mins
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Rank #4: The Season Finale

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Speed dialers, the time has come: the first season finale. Thirty episodes later, Ira and Doreen take stock of the trash ass year that was 2016. First, a rundown of the worst things about this year, which is essentially a rant against men. And then--the best things. Moments like Lemonade, Michelle Obama, and Moonlight made this year bearable, if not beautiful. Here's to hoping 2017 will have them, too. 
Thanks for riding with us for this first year. Season 2 will be bigger, better, blacker, and of course, shadier. See you in February. 
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.
Dec 28 2016
40 mins
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Rank #5: 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
42 mins
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Rank #6: "A Very Caucasian Movie"

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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 is all about movies. But before Ira and Doreen get into a Keep It segment about the Golden Globe nominees, there's a quick rundown of their respective weeks. Ira's in La La Land since taking percocet for a muscle he pulled getting swole, and Doreen is still in awe after witnessing how hard parents go at parties when they can get a babysitter. Your Speed Dial hosts decide that nominations for Moonlight, Insecure, and Fences are iconic. But Casey Affleck and Mel Gibson? Keep it. Next, a conversation about Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals, which Ira argues is a whiteface Tyler Perry movie. Finally, a voicemail from a listener who's caught in a messy love triangle. 
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.
Dec 14 2016
40 mins
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Rank #7: This Some Bull***t

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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.
Nov 16 2016
43 mins
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Rank #8: HaterNation

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'Speed Dial,' Episode 27: "HaterNation"

Following a real whirlwind of a week, Ira and Doreen are back to address some things they've learned. The first being—you can't spell 'white nationalist' without The Nation! This episode addresses a piece published by the publication, in which a writer...critiqued both Ira and and Doreen. Their conversation places the article in the context of the pattern of more overt, leftist racism following the election of Trump. Next, Ira and Doreen find out they disagree on the whole Tomi Lahren and Trevor Noah peace summit. After that, a conversation about the similarities and differences between Donald Glover's two projects this year. Lastly, an honest and brave voicemail from a listener who's looking for freedom. 
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.
Dec 07 2016
42 mins
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Rank #9: 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
39 mins
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Rank #10: 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
36 mins
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Rank #11: 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
41 mins
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Rank #12: 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
43 mins
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Rank #13: Kelly Rowland is in the Building

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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.
Nov 02 2016
37 mins
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Rank #14: 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
28 mins
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Rank #15: Joanne the Super Model

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This week on Speed Dial: Ira and Doreen are joined by Natasha Nyanin, culture writer and host of the series The Ecstatic Flash. They discuss pop star fashion at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Also, they discuss how Joanne Prada scammed her way into high fashion. Next up, a “Feedback” question about how to be a functional human being after Beyoncé's earth-shattering performance. Then: Anthony Weiner's up to his old games again, and your Speed Dial hosts read him for filth. Finally, Ira and Doreen discuss the backlash against Colin Kaepernick's peaceful protest and the hypocrisy of white fans, black male athletes, and the NFL establishment. Have a question you want Ira and Doreen to answer? Leave them a voicemail at 424-354-9335.
Sep 01 2016
30 mins
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