210 episodes

Podcast serving quick hits & deep cuts on LGBT pop iconography & NYC culture. Recent guests include Rosie O'Donnell, Sandra Bernhard, Fortune Feimster, Roxane Gay, Fran Drescher, Isaac Mizrahi, Lea DeLaria, Melissa Etheridge, Rachel Dratch, Gina Gershon, Margaret Cho, L Word creator Ilene Chaiken, Jenifer Lewis, Judy Gold, Mario Cantone, Michael Musto & more!

Hot Takes & Deep Dives Jess Rothschild

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 704 Ratings

Podcast serving quick hits & deep cuts on LGBT pop iconography & NYC culture. Recent guests include Rosie O'Donnell, Sandra Bernhard, Fortune Feimster, Roxane Gay, Fran Drescher, Isaac Mizrahi, Lea DeLaria, Melissa Etheridge, Rachel Dratch, Gina Gershon, Margaret Cho, L Word creator Ilene Chaiken, Jenifer Lewis, Judy Gold, Mario Cantone, Michael Musto & more!

    John Arthur Hill on Addiction, Teeth, PTown vs. Fire Island & Countess Luann’s Renaissance

    John Arthur Hill on Addiction, Teeth, PTown vs. Fire Island & Countess Luann’s Renaissance

    Jess is joined by SiriusXM RadioAndy co-host, singer & comedian JOHN ARTHUR HILL. Topics: John’s dental and sobriety journeys, the rehab to SoulCycle pipeline, secret Bravo smokers, Barry’s Bootcamp,  the Underwear Party on Fire Island, preferring Provincetown, nearly getting fired as Andy Cohen’s co-host, why Countess Luann is huge at festivals, making $ in touring, John’s fave lesbian music, our Sarah McLachlan live reviews & more! 

    IG: @jessxnyc | @johnarthurhill

    Check out Jess' docu-series on the history, mystique & lore of Fire Island: Finding Fire Island

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Review of Liza Minnelli, Ani DiFranco, Linda Perry & Indigo Girls Docs (w/ Mark Snyder)

    Review of Liza Minnelli, Ani DiFranco, Linda Perry & Indigo Girls Docs (w/ Mark Snyder)

    Jess is joined by writer and “All I Want To Do Is Talk About Madonna” co-host Mark Snyder to review the TriBeCa Film Festival premieres of brand new documentaries centered around LIZA MINNELLI, ANI DIFRANCO, LINDA PERRY and a bonus review of the recent INDIGO GIRLS doc. Topics — the live performances from Linda Perry & Ani DiFranco following their films, Sarah McLachlan, Aimee Mann, Melissa Etheridge, Ani’s song “Napoleon,” Righteous Babe, Gina Gershon, “Prey for Rock & Roll,” & more! 

    IG: @jessxnyc | @markbsnyder2024 | @alliwant2doistalkaboutmadonna

    Check out Jess' docu-series on the history, mystique & lore of Fire Island: Finding Fire Island

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Michael Musto on Village Voice, Gossip, Psychology of Blind Items

    Michael Musto on Village Voice, Gossip, Psychology of Blind Items

    Jess is joined by legendary Village Voice gossip columnist Michael Musto! Musto discusses the origin of outing, psychology of blind items, how an unknown Madonna prevented him from sound-checking with his band in 1982, Gaga's Oscar campaigns and the trouble he got into after Andy Warhol's funeral. He also dishes on Malcolm Forbes, camp John Waters, Rosie O'Donnell, Fran Lebowitz, getting banned from Twitter and the annoying parts of being a conduit to people becoming fabulous.

    IG: @jessxnyc
    Check out Jess' docu-pod series FINDING FIRE ISLAND about the history, mystique and lore of Cherry Grove & The Pines

    • 44 min
    Lindsay Hubbard on Sex, Love & Carl Radke Origin Story

    Lindsay Hubbard on Sex, Love & Carl Radke Origin Story

    Jess is joined by the one true queen of Summer House — LINDSAY HUBBARD! Topics: a listening tour of the Hamptons, the business of being a PR guru, having sex on camera and the origins of “Hubbhouse." Plus — Lindsay’s Sun / Moon / Rising signs, a quick astrological reading from Andy Bellatti (@astrologywithandy), an off-camera crazy dating story, fans ‘shipping’ Lindsay & CARL RADKE and the "psychic” who started the Luke/Linds rumor.

    original air date: aug 2021

    IG: @jessxnyc | @lindshubbs

    Check out Jess' docu-series on the history, mystique & lore of Fire Island: Finding Fire Island

    • 50 min
    The Felicity, Dawson’s Creek & 90210 Music Restoration Project

    The Felicity, Dawson’s Creek & 90210 Music Restoration Project

    Jess is joined by the creator of @felicityrestorationproject to chat about one of the greatest issues of our time - the replacement of music on our beloved nineties TV shows - FELICITY, DAWSON’S CREEK & 90210. We discuss legalities of the music licensing issue, painstakingly digitizing scenes with correct music from VHS tapes and Paula Cole striking a new deal for “I Don’t Wanna Wait.” Plus: the lore of Felicity writer Riley Weston, legacy of the Keri Russell / Felicity haircut, Sarah McLachlan, Peter Gabriel, Roxy, Mazzy Star, Aimee Mann & more! 

    IG: @jessxnyc | @felicityrestorationproject | @dawsonscreekrestored | @bh90210restored

    Check out Jess' docu-series on the history, mystique & lore of Fire Island: Finding Fire Island
     

    • 47 min
    IT Girls of NYC ‘90s Lesbian Chic (w/ Elizabeth Ziff & Maggie Moore)

    IT Girls of NYC ‘90s Lesbian Chic (w/ Elizabeth Ziff & Maggie Moore)

    Jess is joined by exes & best friends ELIZABETH ZIFF (The L Word writer; BETTY rocker) and MAGGIE MOORE (chanteuse; real estate broker) to reflect on ‘90s queer girl culture in NYC. Topics: their meet-cute love story, creating the Industria Super Studios girl parties, Café Tabac, Meow Mix, Alan Cumming. Plus — Laurel Holloman / Nicole Ari Parker film ‘Incredibly True Adventures of 2 Girls in Love,’ Maggie on HGTV’s Selling New York, why all roads lead to BETTY and THE L WORD & more! 

    IG: @jessxnyc | @bettyrules 

    — Tour dates: hellobetty.com
    — Jess' docu-series on the history, mystique & lore of Fire Island: Finding Fire Island

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
704 Ratings

704 Ratings

ezgirl61 ,

fun interviews!

Jess is enthusiastic and a great interviewer! she does her homework and makes it fun!!

France de Atlántida ,

Entertaining but Repetitive

Jess enthusiasm comes through in her interviews which provides for a sweet listening experience but at the other hand, she asks a question and then answer it before the guest has an opportunity to answer it for themselves. If she consider the guest important she let them talk but if she is chatting with another podcaster she will often interrupt them. Many times you're left wondering what the guest was going to say because after she answers for them, the give a short answer. Even if once, she always finds a way to talk about the Housewives of [Insert city here]. I listen to the show for pop culture, I don’t care for the Housewives. Its fine if thats Jess passion but the more diversity her show has and she allows the guests to answer it will provide for a better listening experience.

joLong82 ,

It was a fun show, but the host has a weird hang up on trans people

For example: on the lesbian “it” girls episode, the host made a comment about people getting top surgery in response to a brief discussion about breasts. The discussion was suggested to be moved offline, as a way to avoid getting “political.” This is not the first time that the host has made disparaging comments about trans people.

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