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Remember How They Tried Mariah Carey and Glitter? (feat. Ira Madison III)

Remember How They Tried Mariah Carey and Glitter? (feat. Ira Madison III)

Back Issue - September 21, 2020 - 47:25

It Should Have Been Bigger, #JusticeforGlitterThis week...CATEGORY IS: opinions you're scared to tell your friends. Josh bravely confesses his love of Mariah Carey’s Glitter and tries to convert Tracy. They travel back to 2001 to figure out what was going through Mariah’s head at the time, why the movie was so universally panned by critics, and how history ended up shaping the film’s reception. Then, Ira Madison III, TV writer and the host of Keep It, joins to weigh in on how he’s made a brand out of having strong unapologetic opinions and what he thinks of other pop stars that have tried to make the leap onto the silver screen.Additional Material By: MTV (ViacomCBS), Warner Bros., Bravo (NBCUniversal), CBS Television Distribution, Nickelodeon (ViacomCBS), Columbia Records, Atlantic Records/Tommy Boy Records, Virgin Records, GRP/Arista Records, 20th Century Fox/Sony, A&M Records, Alfa Records, Epic Records, CW/Warner Bros.Production Music courtesy of For transcriptions, please visit our website at

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Back Issue reminisces on moments in pop culture’s past that have shaped our present. Each episode brings personal reflection, incredible guests, and plenty of deep belly laughs. This season our co-pilot Tracy Clayton is taking a break, so Josh Gwynn has invited some very special guest co-hosts to share their perspective on some of the most formative stories in pop culture. We start out with not just another hair story but a conversation about the gendered politics of specific hairstyles as Josh sets out on a mission to get a silk press. We’ll also reflect on iconic award speeches, explore what our brains do on gossip, break down the backstories of Degrassi and Cheetah Girls, decide if Josh should become the next Black ex-pat, and discuss which multi-hyphenate performers are deserving of their flowers.