Keep It!

“#Free Against the Music” (with Baratunde Thurston)

“#Free Against the Music” (with Baratunde Thurston)

Keep It! - February 10, 2021 - 1:42:40

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss The NY Times documentary Framing Britney Spears, Christopher Plummer, Golden Globe noms, The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance, Debra Messing’s worst tweet, Morgan Wallen’s racism scandal, Cracker Barrel’s etymology and more. Plus, Baratunde Thurston joins to discuss his podcast How to Citizen and how Black and white America moves forward post Trump.Aida's recs: Aja Monet -- The Black Unicorn SingsMikki Kendall -- Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgott’ai freedom ford -- how to get overBuy them from your local black owned bookstorePoppy + RoseBed-Stuy Fish Fry@tierrwhackBaratunde's recs: Black-owned publishing company called A Kids Book About. They make empowering, challenging and important books for kids on everything from racism to depression to creativity. Reverence, a Black-owned restaurant on historic Striver’s Row in Harlem created by Chef Russell Jackson (@chefrjackson on IG). He’s adapted the chef’s table-only dining experience to amazing to go food compatible with a global pandemic’s restrictions. Find Reverence on IG @reverencenyc or online at

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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.

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