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Podcast dedicated to quick hits & deep cuts on Housewives, gay pop iconography & NYC culture. Host Jess Rothschild invites fellow culture vultures to go deep on topics including Real Housewives, The Real World, Madonna, Britney, Mariah, The L Word, Gawker Stalker & the Fire Island Pines. Guests include Rosie O'Donnell, Margaret Cho, Rachel Dratch, Gina Gershon, Judy Gold, Dave Holmes, Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez, Matt Rogers, Bruce Bozzi, Jackie Warner, Ariana Madix, Mikey Minden, Brian Moylan and cast members from Bravo and The Real World.

Hot Takes & Deep Dives Jess Rothschild

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Podcast dedicated to quick hits & deep cuts on Housewives, gay pop iconography & NYC culture. Host Jess Rothschild invites fellow culture vultures to go deep on topics including Real Housewives, The Real World, Madonna, Britney, Mariah, The L Word, Gawker Stalker & the Fire Island Pines. Guests include Rosie O'Donnell, Margaret Cho, Rachel Dratch, Gina Gershon, Judy Gold, Dave Holmes, Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez, Matt Rogers, Bruce Bozzi, Jackie Warner, Ariana Madix, Mikey Minden, Brian Moylan and cast members from Bravo and The Real World.

    Isaac Mizrahi on NYC Real Estate, Madonna, Sandra Bernhard, Housewives Hot Takes & more!

    Isaac Mizrahi on NYC Real Estate, Madonna, Sandra Bernhard, Housewives Hot Takes & more!

    Jess is joined by fashion designer, performer and quintessential New Yorker — Isaac Mizrahi! Jess and Isaac break the sh*t down, including: Isaac’s wild nights with Madonna and Sandra Bernhard, his talk show which featured Rosie O’Donnell getting that infamous haircut, how fashion shows and red carpets have changed, how he secured his West Village combination apartment without going broke, ‘90s dial-a-date phone sex lines, Housewives fashion, Drag Race + a hot take on Bethenny’s evolving face.

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    Kara DioGuardi (American Idol): Songwriter for Kelly Clarkson, XTina, Pink, Britney & Ashlee

    Kara DioGuardi (American Idol): Songwriter for Kelly Clarkson, XTina, Pink, Britney & Ashlee

    Jess is joined by American Idol judge and legendary songwriter Kara DioGuardi to reflect on her incredible contributions to pop music throughout the 2000s. We go deep on the stories behind writing iconic songs, including: Kylie Minogue's "Spinning Around," Pink’s “Sober,” Christina Aguilera’s “Ain’t No Other Man,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Walk Away,” Britney’s Blackout album, and co-writing the bulk of Ashlee Simpson and Lindsay Lohan’s albums. Kara also reflects on helping to secure Adam Lambert’s spot on American Idol, and her experience on Bravo’s songwriting competition show Platinum Hit.

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    Lindsay Hubbard on Sex, Love & Hannah Berner as Summer House’s Villain

    Lindsay Hubbard on Sex, Love & Hannah Berner as Summer House’s Villain

    Jess welcomes the one true queen of Summer House — Lindsay Hubbard! We go deep on everything, including Summer House’s entry into the canon via Vanderpump Rules, a listening tour of the Hamptons, Lindsay’s family history, and whether she identifies more as a PR publicist guru vs. reality star these days. We also discuss Lindsay’s Sun/Moon/Rising signs, an off-camera crazy dating story, fans (including Jess) ‘shipping’ Lindsay & Carl Radke, the “psychic” who started the Luke/Linds rumor, and ponder if Hannah Berner is the true villain of Summer House.

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    RHOBH Trailer Reaction + Jen Shah Hot Take (w/ Zack Peter)

    RHOBH Trailer Reaction + Jen Shah Hot Take (w/ Zack Peter)

    Jess is joined by friend of the show and our hometown hero in Beverly Hills, host of #NoFilter, Zack Peter! Together, Zack and Jess react to the freshly dropped Real Housewives of Beverly Hills trailer and compare our expectations to the upcoming RHONY season. We also discuss how Zack became an actual plot point on the season premiere of Summer House and we rank which recent Housewives arrest/investigation has been most exciting: Luann, the Girardis or Jen Shah.

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    NYC Prep - Deep Dive (w/ Ryan Bailey)

    NYC Prep - Deep Dive (w/ Ryan Bailey)

    Wow, NYC Prep, wow! We are joined by husband to the pod, Ryan Bailey, for Jess’ virgin viewing (and Ryan’s hundredth) of Bravo’s one-season wonder, NYC Prep. Together, we explore the psychological depths of our fave Manhattan wannabe socialites: PC, Sebastian, Jessie, Camille, Kelli & Taylor. We catch up with where are they now, why NYC Prep was canceled and declare this the very best of the one-season wonders! Jess and Ryan also give some hot takes on recent Bravo headlines, PLUS announce our next deep dive will be Britney & Kevin: Chaotic. 

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    Real World San Fran’s Mohammed Bilal on Pedro’s Legacy, MTV Contracts & Racial Inclusion

    Real World San Fran’s Mohammed Bilal on Pedro’s Legacy, MTV Contracts & Racial Inclusion

    Jess welcomes Mohammed Bilal — the musician, poet and voice of reason on the groundbreaking third season of The Real World: San Francisco. Back in 1994, while Friends and Reality Bites were depicting Gen X as lazy slackers, The Real World: San Francisco cast its most racially diverse group of housemates who were trying to change the world (well, except Puck). Mohammed describes the cultural impact of Pedro Zamora, Pam Ling, Judd Winick and Rachel Campos, and chats about his friendship with Real World: New York’s Kevin Powell. Mohammed also discusses Pedro putting a face to HIV, successfully changing his MTV contract, his current work leading workshops on diversity and inclusion and a lot more!

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
514 Ratings

514 Ratings

HealthyLindsay ,

Great pod!

Love her interview style

Orlajordan ,

Awesome!

I just discovered this podcast and I love it! Jess has a voice that is a pleasure to listen to and she is a great interviewer. She really seems interested in the people she talks with! I’m going back and listening to old episodes and discovering lots of great ones! Keep them coming!

Vini123 ,

She KNOWS

Jess asks all the right questions. A true fan of pop culture, her excitement becomes yours. Great interviews and great insight. Obsessed w this pod

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