214 episodes

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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 287 Ratings

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.

    'Final Girl, Interrupted' with Valerie Bertinelli

    'Final Girl, Interrupted' with Valerie Bertinelli

    On this week’s Keep It, Louis, returning guest host Guy Branum, and newbie Diablo Cody discuss the celebrity couples that tabloids can’t get enough of plus the ones they barely care about. Emmy winner Valerie Bertinelli swings by to discuss her new memoir, Enough Already, working with Betty White, and moving on from regrets. Then, horror heroines and why we want them alive. Plus, the insidious nature of Disney, Disney parks, and Disney adults.
    Notes:
    Buy Valerie's book, Enough Already
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    All that Glitters is Not Globes (with Simon Rex)

    All that Glitters is Not Globes (with Simon Rex)

    On this week's Keep It, Louis is joined by guest hosts Guy Branum and Solomon Georgio to pay their respects to their comedy brother-in-arms, Bob Saget and wax poetic on what makes standup stick together. Then, renaissance man and Red Rocket star Simon Rex brings some much needed calm to the awards race. And speaking of awards -- the Golden Globes. Do we miss them? Unfortunately, yes. Plus, Wordle is bad, put the Chaga down, and stop working.

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Keep It’s Legends Ball

    Keep It’s Legends Ball

    Aida returns with Louis and guest host Guy Branum to discuss the loss of Betty White, Joan Didion, and bell hooks. Don’t Look Up draws a heated debate. Yellowjackets is TV’s hottest new show. Plus, what we’re looking forward to in 2022, and more!

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    “And Some Like It Just Like That…” (with Thomas Doherty)

    “And Some Like It Just Like That…” (with Thomas Doherty)

    Ira and Louis discuss the Sex and the City sequel series And Just Like That…, their favorite performances of the year, Elon Musk on Time, and what makes the best Christmas music. Plus, Thomas Doherty joins to discuss the new Gossip Girl reboot, what it’s like to pop up on Deux Moi, and more.

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    “House of Cuomo” (with Chrishell Stause)

    “House of Cuomo” (with Chrishell Stause)

    Ira, Louis, and guest host Aminatou Sow discuss the downfall of brothers Andrew and Chris Cuomo and other American dynasties, Jeremy Strong’s polarizing New Yorker profile, Colton Haynes’ first-person account of being gay in Hollywood, Tom Holland as Fred Astaire, Alice Sebold’s inadequate apology for her wrongful rape accusation, and Alec Baldwin’s ABC Interview. Plus, Chrishell Stause joins to discuss the latest season of Selling Sunset, her soap opera past, and more.

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    “Pull Up in the Sondheim” (with Porsha Williams)

    “Pull Up in the Sondheim” (with Porsha Williams)

    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) 

    Ira:


    The Midwest Survival Guide by Charlie Berens

    Every Outfit on Sex and the City etc, Yowie


    Written on the Wind, 2022


    A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders

    A24 Joya Genre Candles






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    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
287 Ratings

287 Ratings

JBldn ,

❤️💜🖤

I love this team so much. Have listened from the start, all the way from London Town, darling. So funny, so great with their analysis. Brought me joy through multiple lockdowns in the past 18 months too.

Flowers and rain ,

Um, the best!

Im an avid fan of crooked media podcasts. This one is my fave though.. close tie with lovett or leave it. Its fun, informative and just good feels all around! Keep it! up 😜

leokalyan ,

the best pop culture podcast out there.

and i mean that! smart, funny and engaging.

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