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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 ove...Show More

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“The Dick Stays in the Picture”

1:06:38 | Feb 13th

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 N...Show More

“A Moonwalk to Remember”

1:09:33 | Feb 6th

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 targete...Show More

Bohemian Rhapsodon’t

1:13:38 | Jan 30th

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 s...Show More

We Didn’t Start the Fyre

1:22:44 | Jan 23rd

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 jour...Show More

Guess Who’s Ruining Dinner

1:16:46 | Jan 16th

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...Show More

There could be 101 Dalmatians in the room...

1:20:44 | Jan 9th

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 Lo...Show More

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Keep It”

1:00:26 | Dec 26th, 2018

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.

“F**k it! Let’s Do Keep It Live!” (LIVE in LA)

1:20:27 | Dec 19th, 2018

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 Pe...Show More

Crimes of the Hart

1:11:35 | Dec 12th, 2018

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, a...Show More

The Priyanka Always Marries Twice

1:09:17 | Dec 5th, 2018

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. P...Show More

The Ira and Louis Variety Hour!

1:12:09 | Nov 28th, 2018

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 transpho...Show More

You’ve Got Mailbag

45:18 | Nov 21st, 2018

Ira, Kara, and Louis answer your questions sent to them via Twitter and e-mail. Plus, a special Thanksgiving round of Keep It!

G O(prah) T V

1:26:39 | Nov 14th, 2018

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...Show More

Rebel Without a Clue

1:27:03 | Nov 7th, 2018

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 Idr...Show More

The Mystery Files of Cardi B

1:17:49 | Oct 31st, 2018

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 Jenne...Show More

The Queer World

1:08:33 | Oct 24th, 2018

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’...Show More

The Baldwin Of Our Discontent

1:06:56 | Oct 17th, 2018

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 tes...Show More

A Swift is Born

1:03:41 | Oct 10th, 2018

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...Show More

As Good Place As It Gets

1:03:20 | Oct 3rd, 2018

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 kid...Show More

Maroon Five-Oh?

1:07:35 | Sep 26th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Emmy Was Kim Cattrall's Name in the 1987 Movie Mannequin

58:37 | Sep 19th, 2018

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 ...Show More

A Binderella Story

1:07:32 | Sep 12th, 2018

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 Gr...Show More

Lovett or Keep It

1:06:39 | Sep 5th, 2018

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 h...Show More

Louis CKeep It

1:04:51 | Aug 29th, 2018

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 T...Show More

Harriet Tubman Killed the Queen Radio Star

1:11:35 | Aug 22nd, 2018

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'...Show More

National Treasure: Omarosa’s Book of Secrets

1:09:46 | Aug 15th, 2018

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 hom...Show More

Crazy Racist Trumps

58:45 | Aug 8th, 2018

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 w...Show More

Can’t Fight the Moonves

58:40 | Aug 1st, 2018

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 o...Show More

Under the James Gunn

1:05:20 | Jul 25th, 2018

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 N...Show More

The Bad News Baron Cohen

54:18 | Jul 18th, 2018

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, ...Show More

Scarlett Johansson Threw the First Brick at Stonewall

50:43 | Jul 11th, 2018

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...Show More

Pod Save Sports

57:29 | Jul 4th, 2018

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...Show More

Red Henemy of the State

58:13 | Jun 27th, 2018

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 t...Show More

Night at the Musée

54:33 | Jun 20th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Donald Trump Doesn't Care About Black People (Live at Bonnaroo!)

45:47 | Jun 13th, 2018

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...Show More

The One With Kathy Griffin

43:04 | Jun 6th, 2018

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 ...Show More

They Cancel Roseannes, Don’t They?

50:23 | May 30th, 2018

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) join...Show More

Do the Royal Thing

49:58 | May 23rd, 2018

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. Plu...Show More

Meghan Getting Married

57:18 | May 16th, 2018

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 Fr...Show More

Is This Your America?

47:33 | May 9th, 2018

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 conversatio...Show More

Under His Smokey Eye

57:41 | May 2nd, 2018

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...Show More

Kanye Don't Impress Me Much

52:37 | Apr 25th, 2018

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 Ho...Show More

HBeyCU

43:12 | Apr 18th, 2018

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...Show More

Bemoaning Lisa

48:29 | Apr 11th, 2018

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, an...Show More

Roseannie, are you OK?

1:03:15 | Apr 4th, 2018

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 I...Show More

Biteyoncé

47:06 | Mar 28th, 2018

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 ...Show More

DJTea

56:54 | Mar 21st, 2018

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 seg...Show More

24K Tragic (LIVE at SXSW)

58:46 | Mar 14th, 2018

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....Show More

Inclusion Ride or Die

58:04 | Mar 7th, 2018

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,...Show More

The Dash Menagerie

1:06:23 | Feb 28th, 2018

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 tric...Show More

Wakanda Forever

1:01:11 | Feb 21st, 2018

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 Whit...Show More

Sex and the Petty

1:02:24 | Feb 14th, 2018

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 fi...Show More

Bye Bye Bye

1:06:16 | Feb 7th, 2018

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 gam...Show More

Woody Allen's Lonely Actors Club

52:45 | Jan 31st, 2018

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 o...Show More

Mo'Nique Money, Mo'Nique Problems

45:24 | Jan 24th, 2018

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...Show More

When life hands you Don Lemons...

47:33 | Jan 17th, 2018

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 allegatio...Show More

Leave Oprah alone!

47:53 | Jan 10th, 2018

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...Show More

"Keep It!" Trailer

01:02 | Dec 12th, 2017

Keep It! with Ira Madison III launches soon!