Keep It!

Keep It!

Movies! Music! Celebrities embarrassing themselves! KEEP IT has it all. Each week, Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, and Aida Osman are joined by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more to discuss the latest ways pop culture and entertainment are intersecting with politics and society. New episodes drop every Wednesday.

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December 1, 2021 107 min

Ira, Louis, and guest host Zach Stafford discuss Sondheim’s legacy, Virgil Abloh, the Grammys, the new Jussie Smollet trial, and share Keep It’s First Annual Holiday Gift Guide. Plus, Porsha Williams joins to discuss her time on Real Housewives and her new memoir Pursuit of Porsha.


Gift Guide

Louis:

  • All About Me by Mel Brooks
  • Half Truth (board game)
  • Zach:

  • Tiffany champagne flute
  • Coffee Butt scrub
  • Aesop handsoap
  • Birthjays (or joint candles...
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    Ira, Louis, and guest host Kimberly Drew discuss internet moments they’re thankful for this year, fact and fiction in King Richard, Adele’s new album 30, and more. Plus, Joshua Henry joins to discuss Broadway after a pandemic and his latest film, Tick, Tick… Boom!



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    Ira, Louis, and guest host Michelle Collins discuss Jake Gyllenhaal’s association with Taylor Swift and place in popular culture at large, Britney’s freedom, Harry Styles’ fashion, Love It or List It, Spencer, and their favorite film adaptations of plays and musicals. Plus, Steven Yeun joins to discuss his latest film (a play adaption!) The Humans, his journey from improv to Oscar nomination, and more.



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    November 10, 2021 97 min

    Ira and Louis dive into old Hollywood mysteries and more as they chat with Lana Wood about her new memoir Little Sister, which digs into the 1981 boating incident that led to the death of her sister and famed actress Natalie Wood. Plus, guest host Franchesca Ramsey joins to discuss Will Smith’s revealing new memoir, the allure of Joe Jonas, BuzzFeed’s list of celebs with “no haters,” Aaron Rodgers' turning heel, and why memeing...

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    Ira, Louis, and guest host Sylvia Obell discuss Chris Pratt as Garfield, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson's alleged romance, the Real Housewives of Dubai, Days of Our Lives revisiting Marlena's possession storyline, classic Meryl Streep films, and the latest seasons of Succession, Insecure, and You. Plus, Gaby Hoffmann joins to discuss her new Mike Mills film C'mon C'mon, Nancy Meyers films, and more.




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    Ira, Louis, and guest host Saeed Jones discuss Dune and the state of Hollywood sci-fi films, this fall’s slate of upcoming biopics and their favorite and least favorite films in the genre, Adele’s Vogue 73 Questions, the tragedy on the set of Alec Baldwin’s new film, and Dave Chappelle’s response to the Netflix protests. Plus, Claire Foy joins to discuss her new biopic The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, her iconic past roles, and m...

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    October 20, 2021 109 min

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Traci Thomas discuss how we should talk about celebrities now, their favorite actors’ best and worst films, Meghan McCain’s reasoning for leaving The View, NFL coach Jon Gruden’s firing, and what constitutes a “shitshow.” Plus, Sutton Foster joins to discuss her new memoir Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life, her history on Broadway, and the upcoming revival of The Music Man.



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    Ira, Louis, and guest host Tre'Vell Anderson discuss Dave Chappelle's new Netflix special, the celebrity podcast boom, the fifth installment of Scream, Jeopardy! conspiracies, and gaps in elevators. Plus, Carrie Brownstein joins to discuss her new film The Nowhere Inn, music documentaries, and more.



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    For Keep It's 200th episode, Ira and Louis are joined by guest host Leslie Grossman to discuss Facebook's shut down, Britney Spears' imminent freedom from her conservatorship, Adele's return, and Ellen Pompeo's feud with Denzel Washington. Plus, Alan Cumming joins to discuss his new memoir Baggage, Spice World, and more.



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    Ira, Louis, and guest host Denne Michele discuss the Tony Awards’ comeback, Elvira’s coming out and our favorite (and least favorite) coming out stories, Dear Evan Hansen, Kelly Price’s alleged disappearance, and more. Plus, Annaleigh Ashford joins to discuss Impeachment: American Crime Story and reuniting with the theatre community at the Tonys.



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    Ira, Louis, and guest host Solomon Georgio discuss the 73rd Primetime Emmys, Lil Nas X’s debut album, Norm Macdonald, the 10th anniversary of Call Me Maybe, the struggle of being a Barb, and more. Plus, Louis chats with Hayley Mills about her career and new memoir Forever Young.



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    Ira and Louis discuss The VMAS, The Met Gala, Nicki Minaj’s anti-vax tweets, Kacey Musgrave’s divorce album star-crossed, and the CBS reality show The Activist. Plus, Antoni Porowski joins to discuss his new cookbook Let’s Do Dinner, his favorite Real Housewife of Potomac, and more.



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    September 8, 2021 91 min

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Rae Sanni discuss Drake’s new album Certified Lover Boy and his beef with Kanye, the Real Housewives franchise’s descent into true crime, 50 Cent posts about Michael K. Williams’ death, Carrie’s outfits in And Just Like That…, Dolce & Gabbana’s PR comeback, and more!



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    September 1, 2021 90 min

    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss "Donda", The Black Film Archive, the Spencer trailer, He's All That, The Green Knight, and Tony Hawk's blood skateboards. Plus, Minnie Driver joins to discuss Cinderella, her new love of podcasting, and more.



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    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss OnlyFans censoring pornographic content, backlash against Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Tiffany's ad, the Milk Crate challenge, polarizing puppet film Annette, and their erotic thriller blindspots (Cruel Intentions, Basic Instinct, and Body of Evidence). Plus, Jurnee Smollett joins to discuss her Emmy nom for Lovecraft Country and what she's learned from Alfre Woodward, Francis Ford Coppola, Robin Wil...

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    Ira, Louis, and guest host Doreen St. Félix discuss The White Lotus season finale and criticisms of the show, the fatphobic and misogynoir backlash to Lizzo’s new song “Rumors,” Alabama Rush Week, Jeopardy! hosting drama, and more. Plus, Brett Goldstein joins to discuss Ted Lasso and what movies tell us about ourselves.



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    August 11, 2021 59 min

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Sydnee Washington discuss Cuomo’s resignation, Obama’s birthday party, unruly airline passengers, Saweetie and Guy Fieri’s food concoctions, Rihanna as a billionaire, and more.




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    Ira and Aida discuss Hollywood nepotism, Billie Eilish’s sophomore album, Saweetie’s McDonald’s meal, Matt Damon and homophobic slurs, and DaBaby’s lazy apology. Plus, Jennifer Coolidge joins to discuss The White Lotus, the writers and directors who championed her career, and more.



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    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Lil Nas X’s “Industry Baby” video and the homophobic responses, DaBaby’s homophobic rant at Rolling Loud festival, Kanye’s missing DONDA album, racist attacks on Cori Bush, Bennifer going official, Issa Rae’s surprise wedding, and more. Plus, Sanaa Lathan joins to discuss paving her own way in Hollywood and her new Netflix series Hit & Run.


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    Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Olivia Rodrigo’s White House visit, Leo season, bad Grindr etiquette, Space Jame 2, and their cultural blindspots: 9 TO 5 (Ira), The Simpsons (Louis), Death Becomes Her (Aida). Rebecca Carroll joins to discuss her book Surviving the White Gaze.


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