31 episodes

Speed Dial is your weekly dive into all the pop culture news you should be following or leaving behind. Hosts Doreen St. Félix and Ira Madison III navigate the excellence and messiness of music, film, and more through guests, analysis, and listener voicemails. Tune in every week to hear segments like “Feedback” and “Keep It” as well as interviews with guests like Kelly Rowland and Jojo. Speed Dial is a proud member of the MTV Podcast Network, behind some of your favorite shows including: Lady Problems, The Stakes, Skillset, Happy Sad Confused, and more. Find out more at podcast.mtv.com

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Speed Dial is your weekly dive into all the pop culture news you should be following or leaving behind. Hosts Doreen St. Félix and Ira Madison III navigate the excellence and messiness of music, film, and more through guests, analysis, and listener voicemails. Tune in every week to hear segments like “Feedback” and “Keep It” as well as interviews with guests like Kelly Rowland and Jojo. Speed Dial is a proud member of the MTV Podcast Network, behind some of your favorite shows including: Lady Problems, The Stakes, Skillset, Happy Sad Confused, and more. Find out more at podcast.mtv.com

    The Season Finale

    The Season Finale

    Speed dialers, the time has come: the first season finale. Thirty episodes later, Ira and Doreen take stock of the trash ass year that was 2016. First, a rundown of the worst things about this year, which is essentially a rant against men. And then--the best things. Moments like Lemonade, Michelle Obama, and Moonlight made this year bearable, if not beautiful. Here's to hoping 2017 will have them, too. 
    Thanks for riding with us for this first year. Season 2 will be bigger, better, blacker, and of course, shadier. See you in February. 
    Call in to “Feedback,” Speed Dial’s advice hotline! Have a question you want Ira and Doreen to answer? Leave them a voicemail at 424-354-9335.

    • 40 min
    Jesus Hakeem Christ

    Jesus Hakeem Christ

    It's Speed Dial's first annual Christmas episode! There are two kinds of Christmases in America, and this week Ira and Doreen investigate them both. Celebrated by black people and a select group of discerning others, Black Christmas is a joyous occasion, which usually ends with family members, full of collards, lounging happily on a couch. First, a rundown of the iconic Black Christmas film canon: we're talking A Diva's Christmas Carol, The Best Man Holiday, The Preacher's Wife. Next, the music, both the corny (Chris Brown) and the sublime (Nat King Cole, Donny Hathaway and of course, Mariah Carey). Because Speed Dial is an equal opportunity podcast, your hosts also try to understand White Christmas. This holiday, as its defenders like Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly show, is a very angry time, one where people feel that there traditions are threatened. Ira and Doreen attempt to understand the rage of their fellow Americans. That is, of course, the spirit of Black Christmas. 
    Call in to “Feedback,” Speed Dial’s advice hotline! Have a question you want Ira and Doreen to answer? Leave them a voicemail at 424-354-9335.

    • 33 min
    "A Very Caucasian Movie"

    "A Very Caucasian Movie"

    Hello Speeddialers! Ira Madison III and Doreen St. Félix return with another episode of ‘Speed Dial with Ira and Doreen,” MTV’s bicoastal podcast about music, pop culture, sex, and race. 
    This week is all about movies. But before Ira and Doreen get into a Keep It segment about the Golden Globe nominees, there's a quick rundown of their respective weeks. Ira's in La La Land since taking percocet for a muscle he pulled getting swole, and Doreen is still in awe after witnessing how hard parents go at parties when they can get a babysitter. Your Speed Dial hosts decide that nominations for Moonlight, Insecure, and Fences are iconic. But Casey Affleck and Mel Gibson? Keep it. Next, a conversation about Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals, which Ira argues is a whiteface Tyler Perry movie. Finally, a voicemail from a listener who's caught in a messy love triangle. 
    Call in to “Feedback,” Speed Dial’s advice hotline! Have a question you want Ira and Doreen to answer? Leave them a voicemail at 424-354-9335.

    • 40 min
    HaterNation

    HaterNation

    'Speed Dial,' Episode 27: "HaterNation"
    Following a real whirlwind of a week, Ira and Doreen are back to address some things they've learned. The first being—you can't spell 'white nationalist' without The Nation! This episode addresses a piece published by the publication, in which a writer...critiqued both Ira and and Doreen. Their conversation places the article in the context of the pattern of more overt, leftist racism following the election of Trump. Next, Ira and Doreen find out they disagree on the whole Tomi Lahren and Trevor Noah peace summit. After that, a conversation about the similarities and differences between Donald Glover's two projects this year. Lastly, an honest and brave voicemail from a listener who's looking for freedom. 
    Call in to “Feedback,” Speed Dial’s advice hotline! Have a question you want Ira and Doreen to answer? Leave them a voicemail at 424-354-9335. 

    • 42 min
    Alt-White

    Alt-White

    This week, Ira and Doreen bring back “Keep It,” the quick pop-culture rundown that decrees what greatness can stay and what mess can go. On the docket: struggle plates on holidays commemorating genocide (for the love of Beyoncé, season your mac and cheese), the British comedies Fleabag and Chewing Gum, and the psychologizing of Kanye West. Next, your “Speed Dial” hosts talk about The Weeknd’s interesting new album, Starboy. Yes — interesting. Ira and Doreen also get into a conversation about the semantics of white supremacy and the debates about whether the term “alt-right” is normalizing. Spoiler: It doesn’t matter! Lastly, as always, your voicemails!

    • 44 min
    This Some Bull***t

    This Some Bull***t

    It happened. Last week, a nightmare took hold on all our realities, and will maintain its grip for at least four years. After taking a week to regroup, Ira and Doreen are back. First, they discuss some of the white liberal and conservative fantasies that have been bubbling under the surface for years. In the interest of being proactive, your Speeddial hosts also offer some reading and viewing suggestions to help you prepare for survival, from black creators like James Baldwin, bell hooks, and Ava DuVernay. Next, Ira and Doreen lighten things up with conversations on the birth of our lord and savior, Dream Kardashian, and the uncomfortable comedy of Leslie Jones. Rounding this episode out is two feedback questions from our listeners. 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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MTV.......wyd. Where is Speed Dial?! No new eps since December?! I'm dying over here. Ira and Doreen are so smart, SO SO funny, and this podcast (was) always the highlight of my week. Bring it back please!!!!!!

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This podcast is amazing. Doreen is smart and charming. And Ira is funny as hell. Just a witty show that'll have you in stitches. Come back soon!

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