198 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
    • 4.8 • 1.4K 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!

    Drag Race’s Peppermint — Traitors Reunion, NYC 90s Nightlife

    Drag Race’s Peppermint — Traitors Reunion, NYC 90s Nightlife

    Jess is joined by DRAG RACE & TRAITORS star PEPPERMINT! Peppermint discusses fond memories of THE REAL WORLD (which don’t include Vegas or Trishelle), the production behind The Traitors and what she’s planning for The Reunion. Plus, Alan Cumming’s comment that “gays” are loving Phaedra while “queer” ppl are loving Parvati.  Peppermint also discusses working the NYC clubs before launching onto Drag Race, Janet Jackson deep cuts & more! 

    IG: @jessxnyc | @peppermint247

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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bianca Del Rio on Fire Island, Madonna, Joan Rivers & more

    Bianca Del Rio on Fire Island, Madonna, Joan Rivers & more

    Jess is joined by drag legend BIANCA DEL RIO! Bianca discuss her early days of drag in New Orleans, New York City, Provincetown and on Fire Island prior to winning season 6 of DRAG RACE. Topics include: Going on tour with Madonna, joining The Traitors, Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Chita Rivera, a “Golden Drag Race” feat. Lady Bunny & Varla Jean Merman and more! 

    IG: @jessxnyc | @thebiancadelrio

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

    • 48 min
    Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls, Roseanne & Brady Bunch Movie Writer — Stan Zimmerman

    Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls, Roseanne & Brady Bunch Movie Writer — Stan Zimmerman

    Jess is joined by TV & film screenwriter, Stan Zimmerman! Zimmerman chats about his career writing on THE GOLDEN GIRLS, ROSEANNE, GILMORE GIRLS, THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE (and its Sequel!). Topics: staying closeted while writing The Golden Girls, RuPaul, Estelle Getty, Madonna's voicemails for Sandra Bernhard, Roseanne & Tom Arnold, loving THE L WORD & more! 

    Stan's book: The Girls: From Golden to Gilmore

    IG: @jessxnyc
     

    • 56 min
    The L Word Writer, Theme Song & BETTY Rocker — Elizabeth Ziff

    The L Word Writer, Theme Song & BETTY Rocker — Elizabeth Ziff

    Jess is joined by ELIZABETH ZIFF — writer, producer and BETTY musician behind THE L WORD theme song. We discuss: dating L Word creator Ilene Chaiken, writing for Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals) and Jenny Schecter (Mia Kirshner) and specific episodes & storylines she wrote. Plus — early BETTY gigs in the 80s/90s, the nexus of “lesbian chic” at East Village’s Café Tabac, why Beyoncé songs have 10 writers and more!

    IG: @jessxnyc | @bettyrules

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

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Casting The Traitors & Inside Real World Edit Bay (w/ Jamie Stein)

    Casting The Traitors & Inside Real World Edit Bay (w/ Jamie Stein)

    Jess is joined by empath Jamie Stein to critique the cast of THE TRAITORS season two and discuss his career working on four (4) seasons of THE REAL WORLD — VEGAS, PARIS, SAN DIEGO and PHILLY — where he had an unedited look at Trishelle, CT, Karamo etc. Jamie discusses watching endless unedited footage, the San Diego sexual assault scandal and more. Finally, we discuss if Housewives Girls Trip is a collective pass or failed experiment and where the genre goes post-Reality von Tease.

    IG: @jessxnyc & @jamiestein

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

     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Jackie Warner (Work Out) Returns! Ozempic, Taylor Swift, Kyle Richards, Jeff Lewis

    Jackie Warner (Work Out) Returns! Ozempic, Taylor Swift, Kyle Richards, Jeff Lewis

    Jess is joined by Jackie Warner (Work Out, Thintervention) in her fourth appearance! We discuss Jackie’s use of Ozempic, pitches her TV comeback, the fall-out of her TMZ splashed DUI ambien arrest, Kyle Richards and Morgan Wade, the New York Times Op-Ed on Taylor Swift, Jeff Lewis in the Flipping Out / Work Out era, Jared Leto’s God complex and more!

    Text or call 323-301-3522 to train with Jackie over FaceTime and get a free consult!

    IG: @jessxnyc | @jackiewarner10

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

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

dedeferre ,

Missing this week’s show 😅

😏😏😘😘

Hippy the pup ,

Jackie Warner

I could listen to Jess interview Jackie Warner for hours. fascinating woman and Jess engages with her in an authentic and hilarious way. I’ve listened to all of their interviews over the past few years and each one is more wild than the previous. 10/10

kristopher 10U ,

This is the culture

CUL👏🏼TURE👏🏼 Truly such a fan of this pod. Perfect combo of snark an earnestness. Jess = culture vulture queen

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