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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.

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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.

    "Queenpin" (with Alan Yang & Betty Gilpin)

    "Queenpin" (with Alan Yang & Betty Gilpin)

    In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss how hot young Dennis Quaid was, Tippi Hendrin's acting, the never ending madness of Tiger King. Betty Gilpin joins to discuss being a gay icon, acting, and Tennessee Williams. Alan Yang joins to discuss Mandopop, Joan Chen, and his feature film debut Tigertail. Plus, in our first Hot Takes segment Aida defends choosing Solange over Beyonce (if she had to).

    • 1 hr 38 min
    "Fun with Quarantine and Jane" (with Jane Fonda & Jeremy O. Harris)

    "Fun with Quarantine and Jane" (with Jane Fonda & Jeremy O. Harris)

    Ira, Aida, and Louis bring you Keep It directly from their homes this week as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Activist, actress, and legend Jane Fonda joins to discuss how we can still protest the Trump administration's bailout of corporations and continue the fight for climate change from our homes. Playwright Jeremy O. Harris returns to the pod to discuss how artists are suffering from theatre closures across the country. A new segment, Keep It Civil, solves disputes among roommates under quarantine. Plus, celebrities are losing their minds, Tiger King, Animal Crossing, and more!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    “Go the Social Distance”

    “Go the Social Distance”

    In the first episode of Keep It: Social Distancing Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss how they’ve coped with not leaving their homes. Plus, the movie industry grinds to a halt, listeners share what culture they’ve consumed, Fiona Apple’s revealing New Yorker profile, and more!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    “Grey’s Mortuary” (with Tamron Hall)

    “Grey’s Mortuary” (with Tamron Hall)

    Grey’s Anatomy writes off another main character in a bonkers way, prompting a convo about other historically wild television write-offs. Hulu’s new doc Hillary revisits Hillary Clinton’s role in our current political climate. Aaron Schock earns little sympathy for finally coming out. Coronavirus hits Hollywood. Plus, Ira sits down with Tamron Hall to discuss her daytime talk show comeback.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    “Turn the Pete Around” (with Annie Murphy)

    “Turn the Pete Around” (with Annie Murphy)

    Pete Buttigieg ends his historic presidential campaign. Lady Gaga returns to her pop roots with “Stupid Love.” Coronavirus hysteria is a reminder to wash your goddamn hands. Plus, Annie Murphy joins to discuss the end of Schitt’s Creek and the series’ breakout success. 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    "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

Customer Reviews

eepp1986 ,

Is Rae Sanni available?

Like many other reviewers, I’m a Day 1 listener who is really disappointed in how Aida has worked out. The secret sauce wasn’t Louis/Ira/Kara, but rather three hosts who were able to verbally spar and discuss...almost anything at an impressive clip. Poor Aida just can’t keep up: the level of analysis is just not on par with her cohosts, and her vocabulary is really grim compared to the other two. Someone needs to tell her that calling things “nuanced” doesn’t make her take about them “nuanced”.

eburtz ,

Fun way to learn interesting and important pop culture

I love all three hosts and am so excited to have Aida as a permanent host. She has such a nice speaking voice and brings great perspectives to the show. Every episode leaves me thinking what a great mix these three are; I truly feel like I’m just eves dropping on three really smart, funny and creative close friends. I love the show and look forward to every episode. Keep up the great work.

RitterFan101 ,

Aida knows nothing about pop culture

Listening to her this week not know a single
movie discussed by the guys and have no idea about Six Feet Under...it’s enough. There’s no reason for her to be on the show.

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