Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all.
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.
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.
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 David 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.”
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."
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!