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Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.

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Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.

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4.6 out of 5
5.8K Ratings

5.8K Ratings

Tfbjkc ,

Mostly good. Spoilers tho

I appreciate all three hosts for different reasons. I LOVE Louis and I like that Kara talks about books. Ira is a good balance between the two. When stuff happens in pop culture I am somewhat excited to tune in and see what they think. I don’t always agree with them but that’s ok. It’s still interesting to see what other people think about an issue.

However, it’s really unfortunate that Ira can’t control dropping spoilers. Spoiled game of thrones in an ad in the beginning of an episode. Essentially spoiled Tully while talking to Diablo Cody, even though she said no one has seen the movie. No need now! Also, Kara while talking about The Troubles in Ireland. I don’t expect you to know everything, but maybe a little google before the episode would have helped... big cringe that episode.

I haven’t listened since the game of thrones spoilers. I not even a huge fan of GoT... I just think it’s polite in pop culture society to talk about the endings of shows.

paulypaulfan ,

STOP TALKING ABOUT SPORTS

Ok so I listen to maybe half of the episodes because I love Louis on twitter so much and his takes are absolutely delightful. But as a sports fan you three clearly do not watch and follow sports WHICH IS FINE I listen to other sports (specifically NBA) podcasts. One of these hosts in particular continues to make hot hot takes about the nba and explains fake news to her cohosts. Stick to pop culture and politics because when you talk about that it’s actually funny!!! It makes People who don’t follow sports bored and people who do follow sports want to pull their hair out

__shauna__ ,

*italian chef kiss*

I absolutely love the chemistry of these three. Quick, clever, and approachable these three elevate pop culture goss to a sophisticated level. It makes me look forward to my commute every Wednesday.

Ira, your bad accents make me feel better about my own. (Also great to see someone representing Milwaukee so well✨)

Louis, I don’t know how you hold so many references in your head but I’m so grateful you do.

Kara, you could punch me straight in the face and I’d be thankful. Maybe one day I’ll make it on to your white lady list.

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