205 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 • 701 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!

    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
    Catherine Cohen on Seek Treatment, Edinburgh Fringe & more

    Catherine Cohen on Seek Treatment, Edinburgh Fringe & more

    Jess is joined by singer, comedian and “Seek Treatment” co-host — CATHERINE COHEN! Topics: audio only vs. video podcasts, boutique fitness, her West Village apartment, self-financing Netflix specials, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Taylor Swift vs. Sarah McLachlan | Ani Difranco | Fiona Apple, Baby Reindeer, Cafe Cluny, Kate Mara, open relationships, J.Lo at The Duplex & more!

    IG @jessxnyc | @catccohen 

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

    • 46 min
    Tabatha Coffey — Tabatha Takes Over, Shear Genius, Reddit

    Tabatha Coffey — Tabatha Takes Over, Shear Genius, Reddit

    Jess is joined by TABATHA COFFEY, Australian hairstylist, salon owner and star of TABATHA TAKES OVER & SHEAR GENIUS. Topics: Losing Shear Genius yet scoring her own spin-off, living in New Jersey, Reddit threads, wanting a reboot, Jackie Warner & her reputation of being a “b*tch.” Plus — Tabatha’s upbringing in Australia where she was thrown into the gay & trans scene via nightclubs owned by her parents & more! 

    IG @jessxnyc 

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

    • 44 min
    The L Word Writer/Director Rose Troche — Guinevere Turner, Go Fish, Jennifer Beals

    The L Word Writer/Director Rose Troche — Guinevere Turner, Go Fish, Jennifer Beals

    Jess is joined by ROSE TROCHE — co-writer & director of the seminal indie film GO FISH — as well as writer, director & exec. producer of THE L WORD. L WORD topics: directing the Pilot, Dinah Shore & Pride episodes, sex scenes, writing for Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals) and Jenny Schecter (Mia Kirshner) + the truth behind Dana’s (Erin Daniels) death. Plus: Rose’s 30-year friendship with GO FISH & L WORD writer/actress GUINEVERE TURNER, directing SIX FEET UNDER, KRISTEN STEWART’s film debut, GEN Q & more! 

    IG: @jessxnyc

    HOT TAKES L WORD CANON:

    Guinevere Turner Ilene Chaiken Elizabeth Ziff Marja Lewis Ryan Scripts, Set Visits, Behind the Scenes

    • 1 hr 1 min
    T. KYLE — Behind the Scenes of WWHL, Wendy Williams, Jimmy Fallon

    T. KYLE — Behind the Scenes of WWHL, Wendy Williams, Jimmy Fallon

    Jess is joined by digital producer, remixer and co-host of Legends Only | It’s Britney, Bitch! — T. KYLE! Topics include T. Kyle’s work on DRAG RACE, his career at WWHL and the difficult environment at THE TONIGHT SHOW. Plus, his Countess Luann “Keep on Serving C*nt” remix, being hand-picked to produce the scrapped WENDY WILLIAMS podcast, Crazy Horse Paris, Fire Island tales, VMAs making artists miserable and more! 

    IG @jessxnyc | @t.kyle

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

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Queer as Folk w/ Peter Paige (Emmett) & Scott Lowell (Ted)!

    Queer as Folk w/ Peter Paige (Emmett) & Scott Lowell (Ted)!

    Jess welcomes TWO of the stars of the groundbreaking Showtime series QUEER AS FOLK --  PETER PAIGE (Emmett Honeycutt) & SCOTT LOWELL (Ted Schmidt)! Topics include: the infamous Larry King interview, how QAF changed the way sex & sexuality was depicted on cable, why THE L WORD was able to break into the mainstream zeitgeist in a way QAF was unable to, the BRIAN KINNEY / GALE HAROLD enigma, BILLY PORTER up for the role of Emmett, Peter Paige nearly cast as Jack on WILL & GRACE and more! 

    IG: @jessxnyc

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

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
701 Ratings

701 Ratings

ezgirl61 ,

fun interviews!

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

jface0 ,

Fantastic interviewer

The interview with Peppermint was so satisfying after seeing her on The Traitors.
Jess is always so well informed and builds trust with the guests quickly to produce extremely compelling interviews always!

dedeferre ,

🥹

Week 2 with no episodes !? 😰

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