118 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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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.

    "To Knives, With Love" (with Rian Johnson)

    "To Knives, With Love" (with Rian Johnson)

    Love Is Blind might be Netflix's most insane reality show yet, Harvey Weinstein gets convicted, Donald Trump hates Parasite, Mike Bloomberg whines about his vandalized campaign offices, and Los Angeles City Council candidate Nithya Raman joins to discuss the city's homelessness and housing crises. Plus, Ira's knives have never been more out... Rian Johnson joins to talk about his love of genre films and how to survive social media as a creator. 

    • 1 hr 31 min
    "Requiem for a Meme” (with Heather Graham)

    "Requiem for a Meme” (with Heather Graham)

    Bloomberg backs up his money truck and gets Instagram meme accounts to shill for him. Love a Island faces criticism in the wake of host Caroline Flack’s death. Billie Eilish’s “No Time to Die” divides Bond theme fans. McMillions is everyone’s latest documentary obsession. Wendy Williams stirs up a new scandal. Plus, Heather Graham joins to talk about reclaiming her narrative as a woman in film and her affinity for witchcraft.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    "Bong Hive" (with Peter Paige)

    "Bong Hive" (with Peter Paige)

    Parasite is triumphant at an otherwise predictable Oscars. Jessica Simpson's memoir invites a re-examination of her career. Gayle King is under attack from Kobe fans. Plus, Peter Paige joins to discuss the legacy of Queer as Folk and creating queer content for Freeform.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    “IowaTF” (with Skylar Astin)

    “IowaTF” (with Skylar Astin)

    The Iowa caucus descends into chaos. J Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl staggering halftime show is met with controversy. Taylor Swift’s documentary Miss Americana creates more questions than answers. Plus, Skylar Astin joins to talk Co-Star, Spring Awakening group texts, and more!

    • 1 hr 39 min
    “American Hustler” (with Kasi Lemmons)

    “American Hustler” (with Kasi Lemmons)

    Ira, Louis, and Aida are joined by Julissa Arce to discuss the controversy surrounding Jeanine Cummins’ novel American Dirt. Kobe Bryant’s death ignites a complicated discussion about a flawed icon. Billie Eilish sweeps a scandal-ridden Grammys. Plus, Kasi Lemmons joins to discuss her film Harriett and the lack of diversity at this year's Oscars. 

    • 1 hr 40 min
    “Endorsement Becomes Her” (with Lakeith Stanfield)

    “Endorsement Becomes Her” (with Lakeith Stanfield)

    The NYT editorial board turns their Presidential endorsement into a game show. The SAG Awards leaves social media thirsty for a Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reunion. Plus, our knives are so out and our gems are so uncut that Lakeith Stanfield joins to talk about being in two of the most talked about films of the year.

    • 1 hr 10 min

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Perfect mix of wit and earnest analysis

This is the show I didn't know I needed in my life—pop culture conversation in a context of political awareness and progressive values. It's also really funny, and the co-hosts have a great dynamic.

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