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Movies! Music! Celebrities embarrassing themselves! KEEP IT has it all. Each week, Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, and Aida Osman are joined by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more to discuss the latest ways pop culture and entertainment are intersecting with politics and society. New episodes drop every Wednesday.

Episode Date
"The Passion of the Chris" (with Adam Brody)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the ensuing controversy of Twitter calling Chris Pratt "the worst Chris," Borat 2, Amy Coney Barrett's placement on the Supreme Court, Jared Kushner calling black people lazy, and Kanye's maddening Joe Rogan interview. Plus, Adam Brody joins to discuss his new film The Kid Detective and revisit his iconic roles in The O.C., Jennifer's Body, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 28, 2020
“Strokes of Dunces“ (with Gabrielle Union)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Tony noms, the weird defenses of Jeffrey Toobin masturbating on Zoom, Chace Crawford’s second life in The Boys, The Trial of the Chicago 7, rappers turned Trump voters, Tiffany Trump’s bizarre Pride speech, how Louis got sucked into Emily in Paris, and more. Plus, Aida shares her Nebraska voting plan and we’re joined Nebraska icon Gabrielle Union to talk being an activist, an LGBTQ+ ally, and why Grease 2 is better than Grease. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 21, 2020
“Keepin’ It 150” (with Nicole Richie)
Ira, Louis, and Aida celebrate Keep It’s 150th episode with a rundown of 150 things that DIDN’T suck in 2020. Plus, gay men take over the Proud Boys hashtag on social media, Bill Burr’s SNL monologue causes controversy, and guest Nicole Richie joins! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 14, 2020
“Trust the B” (with Bethenny Frankel)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Mariah Carey’s new memoir and the pleasures of its audiobook, Trump’s COVID theatrics, The Witches reboot, Drake and SZA’s unearthed relationship, and why everyone’s addicted to Emily in Paris. Plus, Bethenny Frankel joins to discuss her new podcast Just B and the business side of Real Housewives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 07, 2020
"Rock ‘N Vote” (with Brit Bennett)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss The Rock campaigning for Biden, Mark Burnett’s responsibility for Trump’s Presidency, Tory Lanez’s continued exploitation of Megan thee Stallion, Eddie Redmayne’s support of JK Rowling, and more. Plus, Brit Bennett joins to discuss her NYT best-selling novel The Vanishing Half. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 30, 2020
“America’s Emmy Home Videos” (with David Chang and Zachary Quinto)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss this year’s virtual Emmy ceremony, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy, Ellen’s on-air apology, Kat McPhee donating to Republicans, racist social media algorithms, and the film Antebellum. Plus, chef David Chang joins to discuss his new memoir Eat a Peach and Zachary Quinto returns to discuss the film adaption of . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 23, 2020
“About A Boycott” (with Roy Wood Jr.)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the new Oscars inclusion standards, Paris Hilton’s less than insightful new documentary, the boycotts against Mulan and Cuties, Paul Rudd’s awkward PSA on wearing masks, new Netflix docs The Social Dilemma versus Capital in the 21st Century, and more. Plus, Roy Wood Jr. joins to discuss making comedy and The Daily Show in a pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 16, 2020
“Imitation of Life 2” (with June Diane Raphael)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Jessica Krug’s blackfishing scandal, Charlie Kaufman films, the Rebecca remake, Letterbox review, Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ exhausting book promo, and more. Plus, June Diane Raphael joins to discuss a decade of podcasting, watching Bravo during a pandemic, and more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 09, 2020
"Are You There God? It's Ira and Louis." (with Phillip Picardi)
In the third annual Ira and Louis Variety Hour, they discuss the socially distanced VMA ceremony, Adele's Bantu knots, Club Future Nostalgia, the NBA strike, unfollowing Shaun King, and the shocking loss of Chadwick Boseman. Plus, a conversation about finding faith as queer people with Phillip Picardi, host of the new Crooked Media podcast Unholier Than Thou. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 02, 2020
“I’d Like to Buy the World on Coke” (with Ramy Youssef)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the cultural moments that led to this year’s unhinged Republican National Convention, soothing British comedies, revisiting Jerry Maguire, why not enough people are talking about Megan thee Stallion’s shooting, and whether videos of black trauma should be shared on social media. Plus, Ramy Youssef joins to discuss self-reflection via faith, depicting Muslim life through comedy, and his Emmy nominated series Ramy. Fight for Jacob Blake: Go Fund Me for Jacob's Recovery Milwaukee Freedom Fund  Call local officials - phone numbers verified here, or can email at Email WI DOJ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 26, 2020
“Best Creek Ever” (with Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Democratic National Convention going digital and bipartisan, how Lovecraft Country addresses H.P. Lovecraft’s racist history, Trump’s attacks on the USPS, and more. Plus, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy join to discuss Schitt’s Creek, decades of working together, and their most memorable roles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 19, 2020
"Fear of a WAP Planet" (with Zadie Smith and Jean Smart)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss conservative reactions to Cardi B and Megan thee Stallion’s new single “WAP,” Selling Sunset, Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris, and which celebrities have us blocked. Plus, Zadie Smith joins to discuss her new book of essays Intimations and Jean Smart joins to discuss her Emmy-nominated role in Watchmen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 12, 2020
"Black Is Queen" (with Bob the Drag Queen)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Beyoncé’s latest visual album Black Is King, Brandy’s return with B7 and revisiting Moesha on Netflix, the misconduct allegation at The Ellen Show, and more. Plus, Bob the Drag Queen joins to discuss mixing politics with drag and her Emmy nominated series We’re Here.
Aug 05, 2020
"P-Valley Girls" (with Katori Hall)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Taylor Swift's surprise pandemic album Folklore, Tenet's ever-changing release date, disrespectful Megan the Stallion jokes, whether the Canada Drag Race judges are too mean, and share memories of Regis Philbin and Olivia de Havilland. Katori Hall joins to discuss her new series P-Valley, representing the South in her writing, and working with icons like Tina Turner and Angela Bassett.
Jul 29, 2020
"Podcast Friends Network” (with Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Mykki Blanco not being paid for their feature on Teyana Taylor's "WTP," bingeing The O.C. and what constitutes "guilty pleasures," their favorite child actors, performative tributes to John Lewis from Republicans, and more. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman join to discuss their new book Big Friendship and the importance of adult friendships.
Jul 22, 2020
"Stiletto Superstar” (with Billy Porter)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Jada Pinkett Smith's visit to the Red Table, Lady Antebellum’s performative activism, Simone Biles’ Vogue cover, Chance the Rapper stumping for Kanye, and the internet’s obsession with cake. Billy Porter joins to discuss his career and using his platform for activism.
Jul 15, 2020
"Hamilstan Wars” (with Marcia Gay Harden)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Hamilton, Kanye’s 2020 run, Halle Berry’s apology for accepting a trans role, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ quarantine romance, and more. Marcia Gay Harden joins to discuss her toughest roles and her latest period piece Barkskins.
Jul 08, 2020
"Pride Save America" (with Adam Rippon and Leiomy)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss what Pride looks like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, Hulu removing a Golden Girls episode for alleged blackface, pop music's disco revival, Kanye's GAP collab, the socially distant BET Awards, and more. Adam Rippon joins to discuss his pop culture obsessions and what his life looks after the 2018 Olympics. Leiomy joins to discuss bringing ballroom to the masses on HBO Max's Legendary.
Jul 01, 2020
"Sic Cancel Tyrannis” (with Sam Lansky)
Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss k-pop fans taking down Trump, Chris D’Elia and Ansel Elgort’s sexual misconduct allegations, Tina Fey pulling 30 Rock’s blackface episodes, Megan Amram’s anti-Asian tweets, the queer defiance of Joel Schumacher’s films, and more. Sam Lansky joins to discuss gay dating, LA mysticism, and his new book Broken People. Plus, listeners share their queer Hot Takes on Julius Caesar, parades, and The Parent Trap.
Jun 24, 2020
"Empires & Records" (with Drew Dixon)
Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss the SCOTUS' monumental ruling on LGBTQ+ workplace discrimination, The Academy's new efforts for inclusion, Dave Chappelle's new stand-up response to George Floyd's murder, conservatives stanning Gone the Wind, and more. Plus, Drew Dixon joins to discuss going public with rape allegations against Russell Simmons and starring in a documentary on the subject, On the Record.
Jun 17, 2020
"Places in the Art" (with Kimberly Drew)
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss how We're Here and Legendary center queer narratives, the hollowness of exposing Republican hypocrisy, Vanderpump Rules' racism scandals, North Carolina Republicans attempts to kill a bill banning conversion therapy, and calls to defund the police. Plus, art curator Kimberly Drew joins to discuss her new book This Is What I Know About Art and how the art world is for us all.
Jun 10, 2020
"Law and Disorder" (with Bowen Yang)
Protests erupt in the wake of George Floyd's murder by a Minneapolis police officer. #BlackoutTuesday spirals from purposeful activism to performative allyship. Justice evades Breonna Taylor and David McAtee in Louisville. Ivanka Trump pretends to care about Pride. Lea Michele is accused of bullying by Glee cast members. Plus, an anti-racism reading list and Bowen Yang joins to discuss his year on Saturday Night Live, Lady Gaga's Chromatica, and more! Donate to the David McAtee funeral and memorial funds. Anti-Racism Book and Film List: Your Silence Will Not Protect You, Audre Lorde Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge They Can't Kill Us All, Wesley Lowery Freedom is a Constant Struggle, Angela Y. Davis The Fire Next Time & If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo Films: LA 92 The Interrupters If Beale Street Could Talk Rize Bookstores: The Lit. Bar Bookstore & Chill, Bronx, NY A Different Booklist, Toronto, ON Ashay by the Bay, Vallejo, CA Afriware Books, Maywood, IL Eso Won Books, Los Angeles, CA Uncle Bobbies, Philadelphia, PA Hakim's Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA Semicolon Bookstore, Chicago, IL Hariett's Bookshop, Philadelphia, PA DTR 360 Books, Brooklyn, NY Key Bookstore Mahogany Books
Jun 03, 2020
“Sex and the Insecurity” (with Issa Rae and Kristin Davis)
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira and Louis discuss Lana Del Rey and Doja Cat’s dramatic weeks on social media, the addictive new season of Selling Sunset, and Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s song of the summer entry. Plus, Kristin Davis joins to discuss Melrose Place, Sex and the City, and Fox’s wild new reality series Labor of Love. Issa Rae also joins the whole crew to discuss writing Insecure’s new season in a pandemic and her new Netflix film The Lovebirds.
May 27, 2020
“The Graduwhat” (with Daveed Diggs)
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss digital commencement speeches, reflect on their own graduations, and offer advice for the Class of 2020. Also discussed: Entertainment Weekly’s puzzling Pride cover, and Nancy Pelosi’s fat shaming. Plus, Daveed Diggs joins to discuss starring in the TV adaption of Snowpiercer and Hamilton’s impending digital release.
May 20, 2020
“Roman Unloaded” (with Simone Missick)
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Alison Roman’s critiques of Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott’s healing Instagram live, Michelle Obama’s documentary, reactions to Adele’s weight loss, and the fleeting concept of summer. Plus, Simone Missick joins to discuss her new series All Rise and how to shoot an episode of television on Zoom.
May 13, 2020
“Les Noirs” (with André Holland)
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the 1955 Best Actress winners, Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood revisionist history, Mindy Kaling’s new series Never Have I Ever, Pulitzer Prize winners we’re excited for, The Daily Beast’s Michelle Obama clickbait, and more. Plus, André Holland joins to discuss theatre, Paris, and working with Damien Chazelle’s on The Eddy.
May 06, 2020
"#poorAF" (with Michael Arceneaux)
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Sondheim's 90th birthday concert, JK Simmons as a sex symbol, why Miles Teller deserves an Oscar, #blackAF, Making the Cut's winner, and more! Hot Takes returns with Ira declaring Angel a better show than Buffy. Plus, Michael Arceneaux returns to discuss his latest book of essays I Don't Want to Die Poor, how college aspirations can cripple us, reality TV, and supporting OnlyFans.
Apr 29, 2020
“Me and My Bolt Cutters” (with Alison Pill)
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Aida, and Louis fetch their bolt cutters and discuss Fiona Apple’s new album, Mrs. America, Netflix’s new dating series Too Hot to Handle, and the Michael Jordan doc The Last Dance. Plus, Alison Pill joins to discuss Alex Garland’s trippy new sci-fi series Devs and working with icons like Judy Davis and Glenda Jackson.
Apr 22, 2020
"Gunn Crazy" (with Tim Gunn)
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss Usher and The Weeknd’s respective influences on R&B, SNL and other shows recording from home, and more. Plus, Tim Gunn joins to talk his new fashion series Making the Cut.
Apr 15, 2020
"Full Barrymore Jacket" (with Matt Rogers and Dave Mizzoni)
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss voter suppression in Wisconsin, the Sherry Pie scandal on Drag Race, and the respect Alfre Woodard deserves. In this week's Hot Takes segment, Louis thinks Emma Stone is the least deserving Oscar winner of the 21st century. Plus, Matt Rogers and Dave Mizzoni join to discuss American Idol, niche gay culture, Reese Witherspoon, and their new Quibi series Gayme Show.
Apr 08, 2020
"Queenpin" (with Alan Yang & Betty Gilpin)
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss how hot young Dennis Quaid was, Tippi Hendrin's acting, the never ending madness of Tiger King. Betty Gilpin joins to discuss being a gay icon, acting, and Tennessee Williams. Alan Yang joins to discuss Mandopop, Joan Chen, and his feature film debut Tigertail. Plus, in our first Hot Takes segment Aida defends choosing Solange over Beyonce (if she had to).
Apr 01, 2020
"Fun with Quarantine and Jane" (with Jane Fonda & Jeremy O. Harris)
Ira, Aida, and Louis bring you Keep It directly from their homes this week as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Activist, actress, and legend Jane Fonda joins to discuss how we can still protest the Trump administration's bailout of corporations and continue the fight for climate change from our homes. Playwright Jeremy O. Harris returns to the pod to discuss how artists are suffering from theatre closures across the country. A new segment, Keep It Civil, solves disputes among roommates under quarantine. Plus, celebrities are losing their minds, Tiger King, Animal Crossing, and more!
Mar 25, 2020
“Go the Social Distance”
In the first episode of Keep It: Social Distancing Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss how they’ve coped with not leaving their homes. Plus, the movie industry grinds to a halt, listeners share what culture they’ve consumed, Fiona Apple’s revealing New Yorker profile, and more!
Mar 18, 2020
“Grey’s Mortuary” (with Tamron Hall)
Grey’s Anatomy writes off another main character in a bonkers way, prompting a convo about other historically wild television write-offs. Hulu’s new doc Hillary revisits Hillary Clinton’s role in our current political climate. Aaron Schock earns little sympathy for finally coming out. Coronavirus hits Hollywood. Plus, Ira sits down with Tamron Hall to discuss her daytime talk show comeback.
Mar 11, 2020
“Turn the Pete Around” (with Annie Murphy)
Pete Buttigieg ends his historic presidential campaign. Lady Gaga returns to her pop roots with “Stupid Love.” Coronavirus hysteria is a reminder to wash your goddamn hands. Plus, Annie Murphy joins to discuss the end of Schitt’s Creek and the series’ breakout success. 
Mar 04, 2020
"To Knives, With Love" (with Rian Johnson)
Love Is Blind might be Netflix's most insane reality show yet, Harvey Weinstein gets convicted, Donald Trump hates Parasite, Mike Bloomberg whines about his vandalized campaign offices, and Los Angeles City Council candidate Nithya Raman joins to discuss the city's homelessness and housing crises. Plus, Ira's knives have never been more out... Rian Johnson joins to talk about his love of genre films and how to survive social media as a creator. 
Feb 26, 2020
"Requiem for a Meme” (with Heather Graham)
Bloomberg backs up his money truck and gets Instagram meme accounts to shill for him. Love a Island faces criticism in the wake of host Caroline Flack’s death. Billie Eilish’s “No Time to Die” divides Bond theme fans. McMillions is everyone’s latest documentary obsession. Wendy Williams stirs up a new scandal. Plus, Heather Graham joins to talk about reclaiming her narrative as a woman in film and her affinity for witchcraft.
Feb 19, 2020
"Bong Hive" (with Peter Paige)
Parasite is triumphant at an otherwise predictable Oscars. Jessica Simpson's memoir invites a re-examination of her career. Gayle King is under attack from Kobe fans. Plus, Peter Paige joins to discuss the legacy of Queer as Folk and creating queer content for Freeform.
Feb 12, 2020
“IowaTF” (with Skylar Astin)
The Iowa caucus descends into chaos. J Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl staggering halftime show is met with controversy. Taylor Swift’s documentary Miss Americana creates more questions than answers. Plus, Skylar Astin joins to talk Co-Star, Spring Awakening group texts, and more!
Feb 05, 2020
“American Hustler” (with Kasi Lemmons)
Ira, Louis, and Aida are joined by Julissa Arce to discuss the controversy surrounding Jeanine Cummins’ novel American Dirt. Kobe Bryant’s death ignites a complicated discussion about a flawed icon. Billie Eilish sweeps a scandal-ridden Grammys. Plus, Kasi Lemmons joins to discuss her film Harriett and the lack of diversity at this year's Oscars. 
Jan 29, 2020
“Endorsement Becomes Her” (with Lakeith Stanfield)
The NYT editorial board turns their Presidential endorsement into a game show. The SAG Awards leaves social media thirsty for a Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reunion. Plus, our knives are so out and our gems are so uncut that Lakeith Stanfield joins to talk about being in two of the most talked about films of the year.
Jan 22, 2020
"A J. Lo Down Dirty Shame" (with Sera Gamble)
J. Lo is snubbed for an Oscar, so we're canceling the entire ceremony. Meghan and Harry flee from the Royal Family. New reality series The Circle is insane, addictive, and surprisingly endearing. Gwyneth Paltrow launches a vagina candle. Silence of the Lambs has a television sequel. Billie Eilish is singing the new Bond theme. Plus, You and Magicians showrunner Sera Gamble joins to discuss why we're all obsessed with Netflix's dark, twisted stalker drama.
Jan 15, 2020
“Ricky and the Bash” (D'Arcy Carden)
Ricky Gervais returns for a fifth (and he swears final) time to host the Golden Globes. Judge Judy makes Mike Bloomberg her first ever Presidential endorsement. Gwyneth Paltrow brings her Goop brand to Netflix. Tyler Perry wants you to know he writes all of his shows himself. Justin Bieber’s ad campaign for his new single is baffling. Plus, D’Arcy Carden returns to discuss navigating awards season, Bombshell, and the final season of The Good Place.
Jan 08, 2020
“(Zodiac) Sign of the Times” (with Chani Nicholas)
Ira, Louis, and Aida recount their favorites films, television, music, and books of the decade. Plus, astrologer Chani Nicholas joins to read everyone’s charts and to discuss why astrology is having an “internet moment” right now.
Dec 25, 2019
“Protest of a Hallmark on Fire” (with Tre'vell Anderson)
Hallmark caves to homophobic pressure and removes a same-sex kissing ad, only to reverse their decision. The Hollywood Critics Association names Kristen Stewart actress of the decade. Tre’vell Anderson joins to discuss LGBTQ media’s future as Out and the Advocate’s editors exit their positions. Plus, Kumail Nanjiani has a new body and Mariah Carey’s iconic holiday single finally hits #1.
Dec 18, 2019
“All the Golden Globes’ Men” (with Alex Wolff)
Once again, the Golden Globes fail to nominate any women in the Best Director category; among other snubs. Controversy surrounds Clint Eastwood’s new film, Richard Jewell, for how it portrays journalist Kathy Scruggs. Marriage Story sparks social media debates. Plus, Alex Wolff joins to talk acting and directing from a young age working with stars like Toni Collette and The Rock.
Dec 11, 2019
“Baby It’s Knives Outside” (with Sophia Bush)
Ira and Aida join the Knives Out hive. Gabrielle Union is fired from America’s Got Talent after speaking out about racism behind the scenes. Dakota Johnson and Ellen DeGeneres have an extremely awkward interview. Plus, Ira and Louis talk to Sophia Bush about her new podcast Work in Progress and how to fix toxic work environments in Hollywood.
Dec 04, 2019
“OK, Pilgrim” (with Lizzy Caplan)
Ira, Aida, and Louis answer listener questions and deliver a few holiday keep its. Plus, Lizzy Caplan joins to talk about the legacy of Mean Girls and her love of horror films.
Nov 27, 2019
“Shudder Island” (with JoJo)
#MeToo hits the latest season of Survivor. Disney+ has some disclaimers for some of its racist film content. The impeachment proceedings aren’t riveting enough for the media. Plus, singer Jojo joins to discuss her past music industry woes and the freedom of releasing new music.
Nov 20, 2019
"There Will Be Boos" (with Hunter Harris)
Drake is booed at Camp Flog Gnaw because he's not Frank Ocean. Billionaires really don't like Elizabeth Warren. Don Jr. brings his girlfriend on his dismal book tour. T.I. is creepily obsessed with his daughter's virginity. Louis demands justice for Vanna White. Plus, Vulture staff writer Hunter Harris joins to discuss why she's still obsessed with A Star is Born and what makes a great movie.
Nov 13, 2019
“Catch and Keep It” (with Ronan Farrow)
Apple TV+ debuts and its flagship series, The Morning Show, is slammed by critics. Martin Scorsese pens a NYT op-ed elaborating on why he dislikes Marvel movies. Plus, Ronan Farrow joins to discuss his latest book Catch and Kill and what’s next for Hollywood after his explosive reporting.
Nov 06, 2019
"The Passion of the West"
Kanye West denounces secular music and releases his gospel album Jesus is King, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss create new fan uproar after a brutally honest Q&A, Harvey Weinstein attempts a comeback, and more. Plus to celebrate Halloween, Ira, Louis, and Aida share their favorite horror movies.
Oct 30, 2019
“The One Hundredth” (with Shea Serrano)
Keep It celebrates 100 episodes by adding a new co-host Aida Osman, Ira’s top ten list of White Excellence, and returning guest Shea Serrano joins to talk about our favorite movies.
Oct 23, 2019
"Facebook/Off" (with Megan Hilty)
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Angelina Burnett, who returns to the pod to discuss CNN's LGTBQ+ Equality Town Hall, Mark Zuckerberg taking on Elizabeth Warren, and more. Plus, Megan Hilty joins to discuss her new film Patsy and Loretta (which was written by guest co-host Angelina!), about the friendship of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. Also, Ira and Louis make a big announcement.
Oct 16, 2019
"See, When You Do Jokery..." (with Joe Manganiello)
Ira, Louis, and guest co-host Matt Rogers discuss the controversy surrounding JOKER and how the film stands in comic book movie canon, Ellen's backlash for befriending George W. Bush, and Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 2010s list. Plus, Joe Manganiello joins to talk about being objectified and why we should revisit True Blood.
Oct 09, 2019
“Gimme Moore” (with Jia Tolentino)
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Wynter Mitchell to discuss Demi Moore’s revealing new memoir Inside Out, a disrespectful review of Debbie Harry’s memoir, and more! Plus, Louis has a Keep It is himself and New Yorker columnist Jia Tolentino joins to discuss her new book Trick Mirror and why we fall in love with the stories we do.
Oct 02, 2019
“An Inconvenient Truth Hurts" (with Tarell Alvin McCraney)

Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Alyssa Mastromonaco to dive into the highs and lows of the  71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Greta Thunberg leaving conservatives bothered, Lenny Kravitz’s stolen sunglasses, Mandy Moore's triumphant return to music, and more! Plus, Tarell Alvin McCraney joins to discuss telling black queer storylines on screen and his new TV series, David Makes Man.
Sep 25, 2019
"Cancel Me If You Can” (with Ezra Koenig)
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Grace Parra to discuss Shane Gillis’ firing from SNL and Andrew Yang hitching himself to the racist comedian, Felicity Huffman’s sentencing, how Keke Palmer became a meme, NBC’s Saved by the Bell reboot, and more. Plus, Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend joins to talk about his Columbia University roots, politics and the joys of country music.
Sep 18, 2019
"The Ira and Louis Variety Hour! Vol. 2" (with Chelsea Handler)
Ira and Louis launch Jennifer Lopez's Oscar campaign for Hustlers and discuss Scarlett Johansson's defense of Woody Allen, pay disparity on the Crazy Rich Asians writing team, Kevin Hart's messy conversation with Lil Nas X, America's White Claw shortage, and more! Plus, Chelsea Handler joins to discuss her new Netflix documentary on white privilege and how she's gotten politically involved.
Sep 11, 2019
“Bop to the Top or Bottom” (with Randall Park)
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Shar Jossell to discuss Troye Sivan’s invasive interview about his sex life, Dave Chappelle’s controversial new comedy special, why Kirsten Dunst deserves more respect, Lana Del Rey’s new album, and more. Plus, Randall Park joins to talk about rom coms, meeting Keanu Reeves, and those Constance Wu tweets.
Sep 04, 2019
“Neither What, Neither Who” (with Robin Thede)
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Rheeqrheeq Chainey to discuss the VMAS, Taylor Swift’s new album LOVER, and Karamo Brown’s new friendship with Sean Spicer. Plus, Robin Thede joins to talk about HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show and the black gaze in comedy.
Aug 28, 2019
“Chicken Sandwich for the Soul” (with Jackie Tohn)
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Aida Osman to stan Normani and discuss Chick-fil-A and Popeyes’ chicken sandwich war, Jay-Z teaming up with the NFL, #BoycottMulan, and more. Plus, Jackie Tohn joins to talk about the new season of GLOW in Netflix and her past on American Idol.
Aug 21, 2019
"Mama Said Equinox, You Out” (with Angelica Ross)
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Aida Osman to discuss Missy Elliott's upcoming MTV Video Vanguard award, boycotting Equinox and Soul Cycle, the recently canceled movie 'The Hunt,' Priyanka Chopra's Beautycon showdown, and more! Plus, Angelica Ross joins to talk about meeting Janet Jackson and what 'Pose' means for the future of trans stories.
Aug 14, 2019
“Kamala on a Hot Tin Roof” (with Kathleen Turner)
Ira and Louis are joined by return guest co-host Rheeqrheeq Chainey to honor Toni Morrison, discuss Marianne Williamson fandom, attacks on Kamala Harris, male egos on the set of Hobbs & Shaw. Plus, Kathleen Turner joins to discuss her iconic roles on stage and film and the stunted evolution of female sexuality in Hollywood.
Aug 07, 2019
“Fantasy Hollywoodland” (with Margaret Cho)
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Jill Gutowitz to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Lil Nas X’s breaking the Billboard charts, Andy Cohen’s messy interview with Tituss Burgess, shirtless joggers, and where lesbians hang out in Los Angeles. Plus, Margaret Cho joins to talk about her history doing stand-up and Aaron Spelling TV shows.
Jul 31, 2019
“Jailhouse Rocky” (with Angela Bassett)
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Fran Tirado (Food 4 Thot, The Outcast) to discuss the Cats trailer, the non-story about Taylor Swift fans attacking Kamala Harris, Kim and Kanye asking Trump to free A$AP from a Swedish prison, the Big Little Lies finale, and The Hollywood Reporter’s Leonardo DiCaprio profile. Plus, Ira sits down with icon Angela Bassett!
Jul 24, 2019
"A Scarlett Johansson Grows in Brooklyn" (with Justin Simien)
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Brooke Thomas (The Young Turks) to discuss Emmy nominations, Scarlett Johansson’s comments about political correctness in casting, and Andrea Arnold’s apparent erasure from Big Little Lies. Plus, Justin Simien (creator of Dear White People) returns to talk season 3 of the Netflix series, The Real Housewives of Potomac, Tyler Perry, and Beto O’Rourke’s slave-owning ancestors.

Jul 17, 2019
“Bend It Like Rapinoe” (with Adam Scott)
Ira and Louis are joined by guest co-host Rae Sanni to discuss Megan Rapinoe taking on Trump and equal pay, the alleged uproar over Disney’s The Little Mermaid casting, Vanity Fair letting Jeffrey Epstein off the hook in 2003, and more! Plus, Adam Scott drops by for a deep dive on music and working with iconic actresses on Big Little Lies.
Jul 10, 2019
“Tommy, You’re a Firework” (with Tommy Vietor)

Tommy Vietor returns to Keep It to discuss Julia Roberts, make the case for fireworks, and yes, the Tommy’s Cakes debacle.
Jul 03, 2019
"Kara BEEN Brown!" (with Whitney Cummings)
Tyler Perry makes a powerful statement at the BET Awards, Whoopi Goldberg is accused of victim blaming, #MeToo finally hits Max Landis, E. Jean Carroll's Trump accusations fall on deaf media ears, and in Kara's final episode she has one last "keep it" for Kim Kardashian. Plus, comedian Whitney Cummings talks about that now infamous Roseanne reboot and how to affect political change with comedy.
Jun 26, 2019
"To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Taylor Swift” (with Lauren Morelli)
Taylor Swift leaps into Pride month with her new single, “You Need to Calm Down.” Parkland student Kyle Kashuv gets his Harvard offer rescinded after his past racist behavior is exposed. Jessica Biel might be an anti-vaxxer. Madonna’s latest album divides fans. OJ Simpson joins Twitter. Plus, Lauren Morelli, creator and showrunner of Netflix’s Tales of the City reboot, joins to talk about queer storytelling.
Jun 19, 2019
“Grey’s Animosity” (with Regina Hall)
Ellen Pompeo speaks out about toxicity on the Grey’s Anatomy set. The Tony Awards prompt questions about whether to digitize Broadway shows. 2020 Democrat candidates have some rather left field campaign songs. Plus, Regina Hall joins to talk about what mainstream Hollywood success means and her upcoming film Shaft.
Jun 12, 2019
"Material Gays" (with Jacob Tobia and Tichina Arnold)
Ira, Louis, and Kara are joined by author Jacob Tobia to discuss the commercialization of Pride month and their new book, Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story. Plus, Democratic candidates need to stop going on The Breakfast Club, Trump's depressing U.K. visit, unnecessary Keanu Reeves slander, and a visit from television legend Tichina Arnold to discuss the evolving landscape of TV comedy and her new film, 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco.'
Jun 05, 2019
“Catch Me If You Cannes” (with Kyle Buchanan)
Quentin Tarantino stirs up controversy at Cannes, so NYT film columnist Kyle Buchanan joins to break down the festival. Plus, Harvey Weinstein settles for less than his crimes deserve, Booksmart’s low box office has people blaming Disney and streaming services, and more! 
May 29, 2019
“Kelly Ripa to Shreds” (with Tanya Saracho)
Ira, Louis, and Rae Sanni dive into the petty feud Kelly Ripa started with The Bachelor franchise, whether or not Democratic candidates should go on FOX News, and that polarizing Game of Thrones finale. Plus, a new segment called Keep It Up and Tanya Saracho (playwright and creator of the Starz series Vida) joins to discuss what representation really looks like in television and theatre
May 22, 2019
"$10,000 Pyramid Scheme" (LIVE in LA, featuring Leslie Grossman)
Live from The Regent in Los Angeles, Ira, Kara, and Louis dive into Beto's campaign relaunch, Kylie Jenner's sketchy skin care line, Boston accents, the new Judy Garland Biopic, and why Ira stans Rita Ora. Plus, actress Leslie Grossman joins to spill Met Gala secrets, play a new game called $10,000 Pyramid Scheme, and more!
May 17, 2019
"The Mystery Files of Constance Wu" (with Diablo Cody)
Constance Wu experiences "fucking hell," or as Hollywood calls it, TV Upfronts. Beauty vloggers drama implodes in extremely long YouTube videos. Game of Thrones and Veep leave viewers with mixed emotions. Plus, Diablo Cody joins to discuss Georgia's new abortion bill and the iconic feminist characters in her films. 
May 15, 2019
"Camp, Rocked" (with Jonathan Levine)
The Met Gala returns with another theme destined to confuse celebrities — Camp: Notes on Fashion. Louis CK learns the meaning of consent when it comes to recording his live shows. Daenerys goes for a Starbucks run. Billy McFarland goes from fake festival organizer to author. Plus, director Jonathan Levine joins to talk about his movie Long Shot!
May 08, 2019
“The Royal Tea” (with Olivia Wilde)
Prince William’s alleged affair sounds more boring than scandalous. Several celebrities are teaming up to take down critics. Taylor Swift is back with a new brand. Plus, remembering John Singleton and special guest Olivia Wilde joins to talk about her directorial debut Booksmart, The O.C., and more!
May 01, 2019
“Homecoming to America” (with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson)
Kara, Louis, and Kelley Carter (filling in for Ira) dive in Beyoncé’s staggering new Netflix documentary “Homecoming.” George Zimmerman wants to find love but Tinder and Bumble don’t give a shit. Plus, guest Jenn Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great, Sweet/Vicious) joins to talk about Time’s 100 Most Influential People.
Apr 24, 2019
"To (The Presidential Medal of) Freedom!!!!" (with Shea Serrano)

Shea Serrano's long-awaited appearance on Keep It is just in time for Tiger Woods' comeback. Plus, the tepid Democrat response to attacks on Rep. Omar, the majority of reporting on the WGA is bad, Bret Easton Ellis still sucks, and the British press needs to leave Meghan Markle alone already.
Apr 17, 2019
"Women on The View with a Nervous Breakdown" (with Matt Rogers)
Ira, Louis, and Jen Yamato (filling in for Kara) dive into 'Ladies Who Punch,' the juicy tell-all about The View, with guest Matt Rogers (from the Las Culturistas podcast). Plus, Hollywood sex cults, the outing of the Prince of Brunei, Avengers movie fatigue, and are there too many white men running for President in 2020?
Apr 10, 2019
“No Country for Black Men” (with Damon Young)
Ira, Kara, and Rae (filling in for Louis) dive into the controversy surrounding Lil Nas X’s removal from Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts, Chris Rock’s Jussie Smollett jokes and Omari Hardwick’s behavior at the NAACP Image Awards, George Clooney’s boycott of the Brunei Investment Agency, and Nipsey Hussle conspiracy theories. Plus, Damon Young joins to talk about his new memoir What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker.
Apr 03, 2019
Keep It Brief: “Riding in Cars with Seal” (with Cautious Clay)
Musician Cautious Clay joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to talk about self care as a musician, riding in a car with Seal, and more! Plus, an urgent plea for a sequel to the 2010 Angelina Jolie movie Salt.
Mar 29, 2019
"Heard It Through the Applevine" (with Billy Eichner)
Chicago prosecutors drops all charges against Jussie Smollett. Apple sort of debuts their new streaming service. Writers Guild board member Angelina Burnett joins to break down the ongoing WGA drama with the Association of Talent Agents. Plus, Billy Eichner talks rom coms, The Lion King, and more! 
Mar 27, 2019
Keep It Brief: “Slaughterhouse-Netflix” (with Yassir Lester)
Comedian and writer Yassir Lester joins to talk about Netflix axing One Day at a Time and his own history of being on canceled TV shows.
Mar 22, 2019
"I Theranos What You Did Last Summer" (with Busy Philipps)
HBO's Elizabeth Holmes documentary, The Inventor, digs into her Theranos scam. James Gunn gets re-hired on Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Beto O'Rourke can't stop standing on tables. Plus, Busy Philipps joins to talk about the college bribing scandal and more!
Mar 20, 2019
Keep It Brief: “The Bribe Has Spoken” (with Holland Taylor)
The college bribing scandal continues to unfold. Beto O’Rourke enters the crowded 2020 race. Plus, Ira sits down with actress Holland Taylor to discuss roles for women in Hollywood, Legally Blonde 3, and her new film Gloria Bell
Mar 15, 2019
“SAT Notes On a Scandal” (with Mandy Moore)
Special guest Mandy Moore joins to talk about her music and acting career! Plus, Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin are in embroiled in a college bribing scandal, Pete Davidson pulls a Sinead O’Connor on SNL, Showtime axes SMILF due to creator Frankie Shaw’s alleged misconduct on set, and more!
Mar 13, 2019
Keep It Brief: "The King and R." (with Brit Bennett)
Gayle King sits down with a volatile R. Kelly. Plus, Kara talks to Brit Bennett about her best-selling novel The Mothers.
Mar 08, 2019
“Never Say Neverland Again” (with Leo Kalyan)
HBO’s Finding Neverland documentary raises some tough questions about the cult of Michael Jackson. Steven Spielberg takes aim at Netflix’s future Oscar noms. Jada Pinkett Smith enters the Jordyn Woods fray. Plus, singer Leo Kalyan joins and more!
Mar 06, 2019
Keep It Brief: "The Real Housewives of Los Feliz" (with Casey Wilson)
Ira, Kara, and Louis talk to Casey Wilson (Showtime's Black Monday and the Bitch Sesh podcast) about why smart people love Bravo reality TV shows. Plus, Ira and Louis parse the criticism Ariana Grande has received for headlining Manchester Pride and Adam Devine's role as a gay icon.
Mar 01, 2019
"Green of the Damned" (with Alyssa Mastromonaco)
Yeah, we know. Green Book won the Oscar. Ira, Louis, and guest co-host Rheeqrheeq Chainey dive into the highs and lows of the Oscars and why we might have to unstan Rami Malek. The Jussie Smollett case continues to be baffling and horribly reported. Plus, Alyssa Mastromonaco joins to talk about the Kardashians (yes, really!) and her latest book So Here's The Thing...!
Feb 27, 2019
Keep It Brief: “Kim BEEN Basinger!”
Ira and Louis discuss some the Oscars’ biggest snubs and what they’re looking forward to during Sunday’s ceremony.
Feb 22, 2019
“Charmless School” (with Desus and Mero)
Kara calls Ira and Louis from Paris to discuss Cardi’s continued success, Steve Harvey’s unfortunate televised fight with Mo’Nique, and Ryan Adams’ #MeToo reckoning. Plus, special guests Desus and Mero! 
Feb 20, 2019
“The Dick Stays in the Picture” (with Erin Ryan)
The Grammys are surprisingly good, in spite of its producer feuding with Ariana Grande. Jeff Bezos pens an op-ed about his stolen dick pic. Ellen Page calls out Chris Pratt’s church. Plus, Erin Gloria Ryan joins, Ira is dying from a cold, and Tawny Newsome (co-host of Yo, Is This Racist?) guest co-hosts!
Feb 13, 2019
“A Moonwalk to Remember”
Andrew Ti (co-host of Yo, Is This Racist?) fills in for Ira as Black History Month gets off to a rough start with an insane Liam Neeson interview, Governor Ralph Northam attempting to moonwalk out of a blackface scandal, and Jussie Smollet is targeted by a hate crime. Plus, Adam Levine strips at the Super Bowl and 21 Savage is actually British.
Feb 06, 2019
"Bohemian Rhapsodon’t" (with Raja Kumari)
Bryan Singer’s history of abuse allegations resurfaces in The Atlantic. Rent Live is less than live thanks to an actor’s injury. BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and other media companies face mass layoffs. Plus, the internet is thirsty for Ted Bundy, the Mooch still sucks, and songwriter and rapper Raja Kumari joins!
Jan 30, 2019
"We Didn’t Start the Fyre" (with Jane Marie)
Hulu and Netflix go to war with dueling Fyre Fest documentaries. Cardi B takes on conservative pundits. Green Book gets closer to becoming the next Crash. Travis Scott and Colin Kaepernick square off over the Super Bowl. Plus, Emmy Award-winning journalist and podcast producer Jane Marie joins! 
Jan 23, 2019
"Guess Who’s Ruining Dinner" (with Nina Parker)
Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, and other artists distance themselves from past R. Kelly collaborations. Bryan Cranston faces criticism for playing a disabled character in The Upside. Tulsi Gabbard, former homophobe, and Anthony Scaramucci, five-second White House employee, try to rebrand. Plus, Trump’s fast food dinner from hell and Nina Parker (from E!’s Nightly Pop) joins! Show References: Vulture: "Will Kevin Hart's Scandal Bring Down the Upside?"
Jan 16, 2019
"There could be 101 Dalmatians in the room..." (Dan Levy)
Glenn Close snatches Best Actress from Lady Gaga at the Golden Globes. Kevin Hart’s non-apology tour continues on The Ellen Show. R. Kelly’s time may finally be up. Marie Kondo scams America. Plus, Dan Levy from Schitt’s Creek joins Ira, Kara, and Louis!
Jan 09, 2019
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Keep It”
Ira, Kara, and Louis answer your mailbag questions for the final episode of the year. Plus, Ira talks to Barry Jenkins about black filmmaking and his new film, If Beale Street Could Talk.
Dec 26, 2018
“F**k it! Let’s Do Keep It Live!” (LIVE in LA featuring Tommy Vietor)
Ira, Kara, and Louis run down all the shit they forgot happened in 2018 and revisit the good and bad of #MeToo a year later. Plus, our favorite things of the year and #1 Keep It fan Tommy Vietor tests his knowledge of the show live on stage at The Peppermint Club in Los Angeles.
Dec 19, 2018
"Crimes of the Hart" (with D'Arcy Carden)
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as hosts have everyone looking forward to the Golden Globes, while Kevin Hart’s Oscar hosting gig implodes after a series of unearthed homophobic tweets. Plus, Cardi B dumps Offset, Beyoncé performs at a wedding in India, and D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place) joins the panel! Show references: Hollywood Reporter: "Why Oscar Host Has Become the Least Wanted Job in Hollywood" ( Vulture: "D'Arcy Carden on the Art of Imitating Her 'Good Place' Co-Stars" (
Dec 12, 2018
"The Priyanka Always Marries Twice" (with Franklin Leonard)
Ira, Kara, and Louis are back in LA together to talk about Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' two over the top weddings, Jameela Jamil's detox tea crusade, and why it's perfectly fine for the victims of his presidency to speak ill of George H.W. Bush. Plus, bootcut jeans are back, the Pope should mind his business, why Call Me By Your Name 2 is unnecessary, and guest Franklin Leonard (creator of The Black List) joins to talk diversity in screenwriting. Show References: WASH PO: “Drug Buy Set Up For Bush Speech” Kevin Mumford’s "Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis" Danez Smith’s "Don’t Call Us Dead"
Dec 05, 2018
"The Ira and Louis Variety Hour!" (with MNEK)
Kara is out of town, so Ira calls in from London (where he’s hunting down an interview with Meghan Markle) to talk to Louis about Amanda Bynes’ comeback, Lena Dunham continuing to be Lena Dunham, rumors about Shawn Mendes’ sexuality, and the transphobic conversation surrounding Dwight Howard’s alleged scandal. Plus, Ira sits down with British pop singer and producer MNEK to talk about the legacy of Mariah Carey and writing for Beyoncé, Madonna, and Little Mix.
Nov 28, 2018
You’ve Got Mailbag
Ira, Kara, and Louis answer your questions sent to them via Twitter and e-mail. Plus, a special Thanksgiving round of Keep It!
Nov 21, 2018
"G O(prah) T V" (with Jeremy O. Harris)
Ira’s back in New York, so he’s joined by Aminatou Sow (Call Your Girlfriend podcast) and Hannah Giorgis (The Atlantic) to discuss Pete Davidson bringing Dan Crenshaw on SNL, Victoria Secret’s lack of inclusivity, and the woes of travel in the social media age. Kara and Louis call in with some urgent thoughts on Jill Scott and Gwyneth Paltrow. Also, playwright Jeremy O. Harris joins to discuss the midterms, black voter responsibility, and his provocative new work ‘Slave Play.”
Nov 14, 2018
"Rebel Without a Clue" (with Abbi Jacobson)
Rebel Wilson pulls a Sam Smith and claims she’s the first plus-sized woman to star in a rom com (she’s not). Ariana Grande drops the next great breakup anthem. Pete Davidson’s SNL bit causes controversy. People magazine finally gets the memo that Idris Elba is sexy. Trump’s racist ad debuts at the Super Bowl. Plus, Ira talks to Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson about her new book, I Might Regret This.
Nov 07, 2018
"The Mystery Files of Cardi B" (with Ike Barinholtz)
Cardi B and Nicki Minaj's feud escalates as the rappers trade receipts on Instagram and their never-ending radio show, respectively. Megyn Kelly is ousted from NBC. Paramount pulls their Heathers reboot once again after a mass shooting. Caitlyn Jenner is the last person to realize Trump might not care about the trans community. Plus, Rae Sanni fills in for Kara and Ike Barinholtz joins to talk about political satire!
Oct 31, 2018
"The Queer World" (with Karamo Brown)
Ira sits down with Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown to discuss the hit Netflix series, his politics, Karen Pence, and a burning question about The Real World Philadelphia. Plus, Amy Schumer wants Maroon 5 to take a knee, Sarah Silverman talks about Louis CK’s penis, Elle Magazine publishes fake news, and why the f#*k would anyone sail on the Titanic II?
Oct 24, 2018
"The Baldwin Of Our Discontent" (with Phoebe Robinson )
Alec Baldwin thinks black people love him, Lana Del Rey wants Azealia Banks to pull up, Ariana Grande dumped Pete Davidson so they aren't making it to the altar, Claire Foy deserves better than First Man, Elizabeth Warren takes an ill-advised DNA test, and Kara re-opens Shade Court after Good Morning America calls Pete Souza "the king of shade." Plus, 2 Dope Queens' Phoebe Robinson joins to talk Lady Gaga as Ursula rumors and her new book, 'Everything is Trash, But It's Okay'! 
Oct 17, 2018
"A Swift is Born" (with Big Freedia)
Big Freedia, the Queen of Bounce, joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to talk Taylor Swift coming out as a Democrat and why voting matters. Plus, Lady Gaga's "A Star is Born" press tour rages on, Aziz Ansari thinks the internet is too woke, Bette Midler needs to get off Twitter, and Melania Trump blesses the rains down in Africa. Don't forget to go to right now, you can pledge to vote and get involved in campaigns going on in your community!
Oct 10, 2018
"As Good Place As It Gets" (with Kristen Bell )
The Good Place's Kristen Bell is the first of Kara's Top White Women list to join the panel! Plus, Cardi B turns herself in to the NYPD and turns heads with an impromptu photo shoot, Kanye West continues campaigning for Trump, Lindsay Lohan tries kidnapping children, The Trump family and Gavin Newsom feud reaches exhausting heights, and which two hosts of Keep It don't love Hocus Pocus?!
Oct 03, 2018
"Maroon Five-Oh?" (with Natasha Rothwell)
Ira, lone Maroon 5 fan, defends them performing at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime. Jesse Williams sparks controversy using a Nike meme to promote his Emmett Till film. Spotify wants to use your DNA to make playlists. The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 is overwhelmingly white. Plus, Insecure's Natasha Rothwell joins the panel and which muppets on Sesame Street are actually gay?
Sep 26, 2018
"Emmy Was Kim Cattrall's Name in the 1987 Movie Mannequin"
It's our Emmys episode! Ira, Kara, and Louis dissect television's biggest night and also that fight between Tom Arnold and Mark Burnett. Plus, Soon-Yi Previn and Woody Allen's creepy relationship gets a New York Magazine puff piece, Sean Penn should shut up, Bryan Singer needs to go away, and Louis has a bone to pick with Tim Cook.
Sep 19, 2018
"A Binderella Story" (with Jenny Han)
Cardi B and Nicki Minaj stir up drama at New York Fashion Week. The US Open doesn’t deserve Serena Williams. Les Moonves is out at CBS. Olivia Munn is abandoned by her ‘Predator’ castmates. The media lays the blame for Mac Miller’s death on Ariana Grande. Plus, author Jenny Han joins to talk All the Boys I’ve Loved Before!
Sep 12, 2018
"Lovett or Keep It" (with Jon Lovett)
Jon Lovett joins Ira, Kara, and Louis as they try to figure out why Steve Bannon was invited to the New Yorker Festival. Plus, Colin Kaepernick becomes the face of Nike and continued boogeyman of conservatives, Eminem’s latest album is stuck in his homophobic past, Aretha Franklin’s funeral gets messy, and a game of “OK, Stop!” with the A Star is Born trailer!
Sep 05, 2018
"Louis CKeep It" (with Andrew Ti)
Louis C.K. makes his unwanted comeback. John McCain's death brings a reexamination of his problematic political career. The French Open disrespects Serena Williams. Kara shares her list of Top Ten White Women. Plus, Andrew Ti (of the podcast Yo! Is This Racist?) joins for a conversation on Asian representation in the media and the "blaccent" controversy in Crazy Rich Asians.
Aug 29, 2018
"Harriet Tubman Killed the Queen Radio Star" (with Michael Arcenaux)
Nicki Minaj has a meltdown when her new album, QUEEN, debuts at #2 behind Travis Scott's ASTROWORLD. Madonna causes a commotion at the MTV Video Music Awards. Asia Argento is embroiled in her own #MeToo scandal. Boots Riley isn't down with Spike Lee's latest joint. Plus, author Michael Arcenaux (I Can't Date Jesus) joins the panel and an Aretha Franklin shade quiz!
Aug 22, 2018
"National Treasure: Omarosa’s Book of Secrets" (with Tommy Vietor)
Tommy Vietor joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to talk about Omarosa’s messy book tour. The Oscars get desperate for viewers. Insatiable, Jack Whitehall, and Ruby Rose are the latest to face social media backlash. Azealia Banks is trapped in Elon Musk’s home. Plus, the NFL, Teen Choice Awards, and a game!
Aug 15, 2018
"Crazy Racist Trumps" (with Jon M. Chu)
Donald and Melania Trump go to war over LeBron James. Beyoncé takes control of Vogue. Succession gets thinkpieced to death. Zodiac killer Ted Cruz defends Alex Jones. Plus, Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to discuss what the film means for Asian representation in Hollywood.
Aug 08, 2018
"Can’t Fight the Moonves" (with Marti Noxon)
Ronan Farrow’s latest piece takes aim at Les Moonves, but CBS’ board keeps his job intact. Jake Tapper is pressed about the Obamas enjoying a Beyoncé concert. MoviePass is on its last leg. Meghan Markle’s father needs to keep Princess Diana’s name out his mouth. Plus, Marti Noxon (Sharp Objects, Dietland, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to dissect the cult of GOOP.
Aug 01, 2018
"Under the James Gunn"
Ira is joined by Doreen St. Félix (New Yorker) and Aminatou Sow (Call Your Girlfriend) to dive into James Gunn and the summer of white people losing their jobs, Chance the Rapper buying Chicagoist, and the new Whitney Houston documentary. Plus, the NY Daily News layoffs, why Charlemagne should’ve been canceled a long time ago, and Riverdale season three needs to do less.
Jul 25, 2018
"The Bad News Baron Cohen" (with Jordan Horowitz)
Sacha Baron Cohen returns with his exhausting brand of comedy. Nicki Minaj. WWE reinstates self-described racist Hulk Hogan into the WWE Hall of Fame. Andy Cohen needs his Instagram taken away. Plus, producer Jordan Horowitz (La La Land, Fast Color, and Starz TV series Counterpart) joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to discuss the Emmy nominations and awards season campaigning. 
Jul 18, 2018
"Scarlett Johansson Threw the First Brick at Stonewall" (with Guy Branum)
Amber Tamblyn tries to claim Maxine Waters’ time. Robin Wright gets rid of her Kevin Spacey dead weight. Costco courts vegans. Trump turns SCOTUS into a game show. Plus, Guy Branum joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to figure out why Scarlett Johansson would rather play anyone but a white woman in movies.
Jul 11, 2018
"Pod Save Sports" (with Samantha Irby)
LeBron James moves to the Lakers, Serena Williams scores at Wimbledon, and the World Cup rages on so Ira, Kara, and Louis talk about... sports. Plus, author Samantha Irby joins the panel to discuss Hannah Gadsby’s stand-up special Nanette and Drake’s latest album, Scorpion.
Jul 04, 2018
"Red Henemy of the State" (with Gaby Dunn)
Colonel Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her army of followers take on a chicken restaurant. Jimmy Fallon ignites a dumb feud with Donald Trump. The Academy adds a record-breaking amount of members. Roseanne and Kanye won't go away. Plus, Gaby Dunn joins the panel and Ira, Kara, and Louis launch a book club.
Jun 27, 2018
"Night at the Musée" (with Erin Ryan)
Beyoncé and Jay-Z take over the Louvre and drop the surprise album Everything is Love. Chris Hardwick is singled out in a new #MeToo scandal. Quentin Tarantino's apology tour ends abruptly when he hires Emile Hirsch for a new film. Nas' new album is tainted by abuse allegations and Kanye West. Plus, Erin Gloria Ryan joins Ira, Kara, and Louis this week!
Jun 20, 2018
"Donald Trump Doesn't Care About Black People" (Live at Bonnaroo!)
Ira, Kara, and Louis are joined by comedian Joel Kim Booster to reflect on Sex and the City’s 20th anniversary and the future of queer comedy. Plus, Kim Kardashian can’t solve Trump’s racism, Stacey Dash somehow got votes in a race she dropped out of, and Louis plays a game!
Jun 13, 2018
"The One With Kathy Griffin" (with Kathy Griffin)
Kathy Griffin joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to defend Samantha Bee. Kim Kardashian meets with Trump. Kanye releases an album he could’ve kept. Serena Williams isn’t thinking about Maria Sharapova and neither should you. FOX News manufactures a story to fuel their viewers’ NFL hatred. Plus, leave Shawn Mendes alone!
Jun 06, 2018
"They Cancel Roseannes, Don’t They?" (with Bryan Fuller)
ABC somehow just realizes Roseanne is racist and cancels her show. Kim Kardashian tries and fails to defend Kanye. Arrested Development’s return is soured by its press tour. Plus, Bryan Fuller (creator of Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me) joins us to talk about ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and queerbaiting in movies and TV.
May 30, 2018
"Do the Royal Thing" (with Veena Sud)
The Royal Wedding turns out to be kind of fantastic, but calling it "woke" is a bit much. Janet Jackson blesses the Billboard Music Awards with her presence. Ira and Louis bravely attend Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour. Kara has beef with Twitter. Plus, Veena Sud (creator of Netflix's Seven Seconds and AMC's The Killing) joins for a discussion of Spike Lee and his Cannes Grand Prix winning film BlacKKKlansman.
May 23, 2018
"Meghan Getting Married" (with Franchesca Ramsey)
FOX sacrifices Brooklyn Nine-Nine for Tim Allen. Rita Ora's alleged bisexual anthem "Girls" causes controversy. David Letterman can't figure out why he's never had women writers. Azealia Banks goes after Cardi B. Plus, Ira has beef with Tinder and Franchesca Ramsey (author of "Well, That Escalated Quickly") joins the panel to discuss what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding REALLY means to black women.
May 16, 2018
"Is This Your America?"
Melania Trump launches her grammatically heinous "Be Best" campaign. Rihanna continues her Met Gala reign. Jeffrey Tambor's comeback includes a vile Hollywood Reporter profile. Plus, Childish Gambino's "This is America" inspires a rousing conversation between Ira, Kara, and Louis.
May 09, 2018
"Under His Smokey Eye" (with Zachary Quinto)
Michelle Wolf roasts media hypocrisy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Time's Up joins the #MuteRKelly movement. Tom Brokaw's friends insist he's not guilty of sexual misconduct. John Legend tries to teach freshman U.S. History to Kanye West. Plus, Ira talks to Zachary Quinto about starring in the Broadway revival of 1968 queer play The Boys in the Band.
May 02, 2018
"Kanye Don't Impress Me Much"
Kanye West joins the alt-right, while Shania Twain shows love for Donald Trump. Male celebrities taken down by #MeToo plot their comebacks. Kara warns racist internet trolls not to come for Crazy Rich Asians. James Comey needs to do less. The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs a very special episode about racism. Plus, Ira and Kara lament the end of Scandal and Louis has had it with royal babies.
Apr 25, 2018
"HBeyCU" (with Justin Simien)
Kendrick Lamar wins a Pulitzer. Adidas uses Colin Kaepernick's name to scam free press. Taylor Swift ruins disco music. Rihanna tries to make body glitter happen again. Justin Simien, creator of Dear White People, joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to praise Beychella. Plus, Ira has an axe to grind with Rita Ora.
Apr 18, 2018
"Bemoaning Lisa" (with Kay Cannon)
The Simpsons uses Lisa Simpson as a mouthpiece to defend racism. Jimmy Kimmel and Chelsea Handler come under fire for using homophobic jokes to attack conservatives. Cardi B makes America great. Kay Cannon, director of 'Blockers,' joins Ira, Kara, and Louis to discuss John Hughes films and raunchy teen comedies. Plus, Ira shocks Kara and Louis by professing his love for wrestling.
Apr 11, 2018
"Roseannie, are you OK?" (with Ana Marie Cox)
Stacey Dash’s congressional bid comes to a halt. Grindr gets caught sharing users’ HIV statuses. Advertisers bail Laura Ingraham’s show like the Titanic. Roseanne is back on the airwaves and Trump couldn’t be more excited. Plus, Ana Marie Cox joins Ira to discuss this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference and comedian Cameron Esposito stops by to discuss how we frame queer stories.
Apr 04, 2018
"Biteyoncé" (with Bambadjan Bamba)
Tiffany Haddish reveals that someone BIT Beyoncé at a party last year, so Ira, Kara and Louis put on their detective hats. Taylor Swift finally gets political. Killer Mike gets played by the NRA. BET has no idea what journalism is. Nate Parker plots a comeback. Louis defends ‘The Assasination of Gianni Versace.’ Plus, Ira talks to 'Black Panther' actor and immigrant rights activist Bambadjan Bamba.
Mar 28, 2018
"DJTea" (with Shangela)
Cynthia Nixon inspires Mirandas everywhere by running for governor of New York. Rihanna takes on Snapchat. Donald Trump Jr. ALLEGEDLY had an affair with former Celebrity Apprentice contestant and Danity Kane member Aubrey O’Day. Kara debuts a new segment called Shade Court. Tre’Vell Anderson of the LA Times stops by for a discussion of the gay teen rom-com Love, Simon (skip ahead to avoid spoilers). Plus, Ira talks to Shangela about last week’s shocking RuPaul’s Drag Race finale.
Mar 21, 2018
"24K Tragic" (LIVE at SXSW featuring Tegan and Sara)
Ira, Kara, and Louis travel to Austin, Texas for their first live show. Bruno Mars is accused of cultural appropriation. Rachel Dolezal scams a Netflix documentary. Katy Perry latches onto gay culture. Louis takes on a fan in a game of Oscars trivia. Plus, Ira talks to musicians Tegan and Sara about the new Queer Eye.
Mar 14, 2018
"Inclusion Ride or Die"
It turns out Oscar voters really like fish f**king. Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel dive into the 2018 Oscars and discuss The Shape of Water winning Best Picture, Ryan Seacrest's cursed red carpet, what the hell an "inclusion rider" is, and more. Plus, Kara tries beating Louis at Oscars trivia with the help of Google, RuPaul upsets the trans community, and Alec Baldwin can keep his new talk show.
Mar 07, 2018
"The Dash Menagerie" (with April Reign)
Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel discuss whether or not the Oscars have changed after Moonlight’s win. Stacey Dash returns from obscurity to announce she’s running for Congress. Omarosa exits the Big Brother house but she’s got more tricks up her sleeve. Jeffrey Tambor’s firing from Transparent leads to a messy defense. Barbara Streisand dabbles in sci-fi. David Mamet joins the #MeToo movement. Plus, Ira talks with #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign about how to affect change in Hollywood.
Feb 28, 2018
"Wakanda Forever" (with Tre'Vell Anderson)
Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel discuss the cinematic event Black Panther. Janelle Monaé serves black excellence. Fergie showed us the only thing worse than kneeling during the National Anthem. Omarosa still hasn't run out of stale White House gossip. Trump ramps up his attacks on the LGBT community. Plus, Ira talks to Los Angeles Times reporter Tre'Vell Anderson about diversity in entertainment journalism.
Feb 21, 2018
"Sex and the Petty" (with Ashley Blaine Featherson)
Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel are in awe of the official Obama portraits. Kim Cattrall comes for Sarah Jessica Parker’s wig. Omarosa teases chapters from her White House memoir on Celebrity Big Brother. Mike Pence gets in a Twitter fight with gay Olympian Adam Rippon. Plus, Jeanine Piro is the new Nancy Grace and Ira talks to Dear White People’s Ashley Blaine Featherson about gender parity for women of color in Hollywood.
Feb 14, 2018
"Bye Bye Bye" (with Rhea Butcher)
Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel put the final nail in Justin Timberlake’s pop sarcophagus as they discuss his latest album, Man of the Woods, and his Super Bowl performance. Trump boasts about no football players kneeling during the game. Uma Thurman finally shares her Harvey Weinstein story, unfortunately it’s with Maureen Dowd. Plus, Ira talks to comedian Rhea Butcher about RuPaul’s Drag Race and the future of queer storytelling.
Feb 07, 2018
"Woody Allen's Lonely Actors Club" (with Hollis Wong-Wear)
Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel attempt to find something interesting to say about the Grammys. Alec Baldwin and Diane Keaton start a Woody Allen fan club. Omarosa leaves one 24/7 reality show for another. No one cares about the State of the Union or the myriad of responses to it. Louis debuts his Holly Hunter impersonation. Plus, Ira talks to Hollis Wong-Wear, lead vocalist of The Flavr Blue, about Grammys President Neil Portnow telling women to "step up."
Jan 31, 2018
"Mo'Nique Money, Mo'Nique Problems"
Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel parse the 2018 Oscar Nominations. Mo'nique puts Netflix on blast for what she sees as racial and gender bias. The Razzies are still around for some reason. Megyn Kelly tries and fails to start a feud with Jane Fonda. Omarosa plots a Black History Month comeback. Plus, Ira counts down his top ten films of 2017.
Jan 24, 2018
"When life hands you Don Lemons..." (with Rostam)
Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel discuss the women who regret working with Woody Allen and the men who continue to remain silent. Don Lemon gets turnt in 2018. Catherine Deneuve is, as the French say, annulé. New sexual assault allegations against Aziz Ansari and James Franco reveal the necessity of solid reporting in the #MeToo era. Plus, Ira is joined by singer and songwriter Rostam to discuss bonding over La La Land during last year’s award season and his solo album debut Half-Light.
Jan 17, 2018
"Leave Oprah alone!"
Ira Madison III launches Keep It! with a discussion of the Golden Globes, Time's Up, why Woody Allen has remained unscathed during the #MeToo movement, Tessa Thompson's unnecessary apology to Lena Dunham, and social media's fervor for Oprah to run in 2020. He's joined by staff writer for "Grown-ish" Kara Brown and comedian and writer Louis Virtel to break down the news and name every Meryl Streep Oscar nomination.
Jan 10, 2018
"Keep It!" Trailer
Keep It! with Ira Madison III launches soon!
Dec 12, 2017