89 episodes

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 Margaret Cho, Rachel Dratch, Judy Gold, Dave Holmes, Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez, Matt Rogers, Bruce Bozzi, Jackie Warner, Jonathan Antin, 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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    • 4.6 • 434 Ratings

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 Margaret Cho, Rachel Dratch, Judy Gold, Dave Holmes, Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez, Matt Rogers, Bruce Bozzi, Jackie Warner, Jonathan Antin, Ariana Madix, Mikey Minden, Brian Moylan and cast members from Bravo and The Real World.

    Gina Gershon on Showgirls, Bound & Being a Gay Icon

    Gina Gershon on Showgirls, Bound & Being a Gay Icon

    Jess is joined by the one... the only... Gina Gershon!! Gina Gershon is a legitimate gay icon for her back-to-back iconic roles as Cristal Connors in Showgirls and Corky in Bound. We chat about everything --- Bound, Showgirls, NYC vs. LA in the 90s, high school w/ Lenny Kravitz, appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm as the Hassidic dry cleaner + her impressions of Sarah Palin and Melania Trump.

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    • 49 min
    Madonna Deep Cuts Debate! (w/ MLVC’s Tony & Stefan)

    Madonna Deep Cuts Debate! (w/ MLVC’s Tony & Stefan)

    Jess is joined by Tony Trius and Stefan Mreczko, hosts of MLVC - The Madonna Podcast - for the deep dive of your dreams. Together, we pour through each of Madonna’s albums and reveal our fave “deep cuts” from each. We also discuss our favorite live tour performances and which “single” is criminally under-appreciated. The taste WILL. JUMP. OUT. 

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    • 1 hr
    H'wives Unpopular Opinions + Wendy Williams (w/ PetShopBoy)

    H'wives Unpopular Opinions + Wendy Williams (w/ PetShopBoy)

    Jess welcomes back PetShopBoy, aka “B,” to review the four-hour Wendy Williams extravaganza on Lifetime. We also discuss Ramona Singer’s jaunts to St. Barth and Mar-a-lago while Sonja Morgan is home recovering from COVID. Finally, we put PetShopBoy to the test with “But Now We Said It: Unpopular Opinions” where he gives his unpopular takes on each Housewives franchise. 

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    • 45 min
    Actress/Singer Jackie Tohn on Glow, American Idol, The Nanny & more

    Actress/Singer Jackie Tohn on Glow, American Idol, The Nanny & more

    Jess is joined by her high school classmate: actress, singer, performer Jackie Tohn! Jackie Tohn moved to LA at 18 to pursue her Hollywood dreams after growing up on Long Island and appearing on “The Sopranos” and "The Nanny” (as a young Fran Drescher). Jackie reminisces about her experiences on those shows, plus her stints on "American Idol,” Bravo’s "Platinum Hit" and her big break as “Melrose" on Netflix’s “GLOW" for three seasons. We also chat about dating Jason Mraz and hosting the new Netflix cooking competition show “Best Leftovers Ever.”  

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    • 50 min
    Interview w/ Bob the Drag Queen: Drag Race’s Reigning Stand-Up Comedian

    Interview w/ Bob the Drag Queen: Drag Race’s Reigning Stand-Up Comedian

    Jess is joined by stand-up comedian and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8, Bob the Drag Queen! Bob tells stories about actress Kathy Najimy calling RuPaul directly to recommend him, why Whoopi Goldberg is his #1 influence, the story behind the “Bob” drag name and his reign in New York City nightlife headlining at Barracuda. We also discuss why he won’t appear on “Watch What Happens Live” as a drag diva impersonator ever again. 

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    • 44 min
    Princesses Long Island Deep Dive (w/ Emerson Collins of The People’s Couch)

    Princesses Long Island Deep Dive (w/ Emerson Collins of The People’s Couch)

    Jess is joined by friend of the pod and The People’s Couch fave Emerson Collins for an epic re-watch of Bravo's one-season wonder Princesses: Long Island. We discuss: cast favorites and most hated, show highlights, why the show was canceled and where they are now. Jess also sheds light on the truths displayed in the series, having grown up a fellow Long Island Jew. 

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
434 Ratings

434 Ratings

SagittariusMoon ,

Psychological insight A+

Love the episodes with Andy the Astrologer & Jamie Stein! I like it a little woo woo 😉 Beyond that, the interviews with Mariah Carey‘a co-writer and Rachel Dratch were super compelling. 5 stars baby.

CalCuk209 ,

Terrible Interviewer

I did not tune in to listen to your Anti-Trump political rants. I hope everyone reading this takes note that although this is supposed to be a Fun podcast about Britney and Mariah, the host has very narrow political views and is judgmental also. She is a terrible interviewer who forces guests to agree with her and doesn’t listen. Cancel! She has no personality and is dull and offensive.

Anthony Cicario ,

Funny and SMART

This is the pod I’ve been waiting for. Recommend to anyone looking for an educated take on everything from Bravo to music and 90s pop culture! Jess you are killin the game. Keep it up!

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