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Emily D Baker is everyone’s favorite legal commentator and the host of The Emily Show where she gives a fresh take on legal commentary in the news and pop culture stories you want to talk about. With her signature smarts, sass, and cursey words, you’ll laugh out loud as you learn how to think critically about the facts behind the headlines. Of course, it wouldn’t be The Emily Show if there weren’t some (okay many) stories from her 10+ years as a LA County Deputy District Attorney. As a YouTu ...
 
As the tone of public discourse becomes increasingly angry and divisive, Common Ground Committee offers a healing path to reaching agreement and moving forward. We talk with top leaders in public policy, finance, academe and more to encourage the seeking and finding of points of agreement, and to demonstrate how combating incivility can lead us forward.
 
Welcome to the gen-z guide to pop culture! Join Spencer and Lexy every week as they cover the latest entertainment news; from celebrity updates, to YouTube drama, to what’s trending on TikTok...they bring their unfiltered opinions to today’s biggest headlines!
 
Come step ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’ with all your favorite TV stars and pop culture icons with host David Yontef as he asks his guests all the pressing questions YOU want answered! David’s relaxed, friendly interview style has welcomed a wide variety of guests -- from Real Housewives, musicians, comedians, actors, reality stars, designers, Bravolebrities and more! Behind the Velvet Rope has been mentioned in publications and media like Vanity Fair, The Today Show, People, TMZ, Page Six, OK! M ...
 
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Emily D. Baker steps back Behind The Rope. So much has been written, discussed, hypothesized and analyzed about the legal cases of Real Housewives’ Erika Jayne and Jen Shah. Even with our legal degree we find it daunting, at best, to make sense of it all so we can only imagine how y’all feel. As a result, we did the only thing we could think of doi…
 
Brielle Biermann steps Behind The Rope. In true Brielle form, nothing is off limits or held back! Brielle starts at the beginning discussing what it was like to grow up on Bravo having first appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta at age ten. Brielle reminisces about her time on RHOA - best/worst/viral moments, and all that drama that she witnes…
 
Writer, producer and director Kenya Barris talks about his ambitious new animated project with rapper Kid Cudi. Screen legend Julie Andrews shares a few of her favourite things from her Hollywood career. Singer-songwriter Deborah Cox looks back on her incredible career and some of her biggest hits.
 
The RHOBH episode we have waited for all season has finally arrived. Kyle and Kathy face off and then, oh yea, there is Rinna. Kim D. is here to break it all down - sisters gone awry, the involvement of Rinna, rumored deleted scenes, Erika Jayne in therapy and bonding with Sutton, Garcelle MIA busy at work and Crystal explaining the “shame”, accord…
 
Let’s shut the door on summer, and get spooky season rolling! This week friend of the show and fellow pop culture commentator Taylor Ferber, host of the Cancel, Me Baby! podcast, is back to help Spencer and Lexy say sayonara to the fever dream that was Summer 2022! They celebrate the official start of sweater weather not with pumpkin spice lattes, …
 
Visual artist Christi Belcourt talks about her first-ever career retrospective, Uprising: The Power of Mother Earth, and what it's like as a Michif (Métis) artist to be honoured by the institutions she critiques in her work. Author David A. Robertson talks about his graphic novel trilogy, The Reckoner Rises, and why he wanted to create a teen super…
 
Check out our sponsors! Go to https://aspiration.com/lawnerddebit to apply now. Almost a year after the killing of Halyna Hutchins, we are finally seeing movement towards criminal charges. The Santa Fe District Attorney has requested more funds to pursue prosecutions of up to four individuals in the Rust Set tragedy. Today I break down what the pos…
 
Kandi Burruss and the entire cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta have been asked back for Season 15 making Kandi the longest running housewife in the BravoVerse holding the title for fourteen consecutive seasons. Sorry Ramona and Vicki, you came close but the record is held by Ms. Burruss! In RHOBH land, we explain why Dorit Kemsley may have rec…
 
Lisa Rinna. Will she or won’t she stay has been the topic of many conversations over the past season of RHOBH. Today we share our ever changing opinion as the season comes to a close and we head into reunion. We mentioned Jenny McCarthy as a possible Rinna replacement the other week, if Rinna goes, and today we share Donnie Wahlberg’s response to o…
 
Polarization is not just a problem for Congress and our political system, it’s also taking a toll in the workplace. Employees are falling out with each other over politics and fiery issues in the culture wars. Organizations are trying to stem the discord. Some have banned political talk at the office. Others have taken a public stand on an issue of…
 
Actor Luke Macfarlane discusses his starring role in the new rom-com Bros and how the film represents the nuance of gay relationships on the big screen. Writer and actor Ian Shaw talks about stepping into the role of his real-life father, Robert Shaw, in his new play The Shark is Broken, which depicts the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of the m…
 
Singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez talks about her new album, Yessie, and the personal growth she's been through that led her to make her most vulnerable music yet. Singer-songwriter Robbie Williams looks back on his legendary career and tells us why he wanted to revisit his biggest hits with the help of a full orchestra on his new album, XXV. Broadway…
 
Adja Toure and Kacey Margo step Behind The Rope. Adja and Kacey are here to chat about the newest of new Bravo shows, “Real Girlfriends in Paris”. Adja and Kacey break down the full trajectory of their Real Girlfriends experience and what it was like to film what is bound to be Bravo’s next breakout mega hit while living abroad with 4 of their othe…
 
Pavement's Stephen Malkmus looks back on the band's history and tells us why now felt like the right time for a reunion tour. Dreams in Vantablack director Ian Keteku and poet Libin Ahmed talk about the power of poetry to change perceptions. Musician Daniela Gesundheit discusses Alphabet of Wrongdoing, her new album of reimagined Jewish ceremonial …
 
Allison DuBois steps back Behind The Rope. Yes THAT Allison DuBois from THAT Dinner Party from Hell. THE Dinner Party from Hell. RHOBH. The most infamous dinner party in ALL of Housewives History. Okay, Allison is much more than an e-cigarette and letting Housewives know when their husbands will never emotionally fulfill them. The last time Allison…
 
Canadian icon Shania Twain discusses her new documentary Not Just a Girl, her climb to fame and her battle with Lyme disease. Nigerian Canadian comedian Ola Dada tells us how mining his immigrant experience gave him the confidence to reach the semifinals of Canada's Got Talent and record his first comedy album. Québécois playwright Olivier Choinièr…
 
THE RHOBH episode we have waited for all season has finally arrived. The meltdown of Kathy Hilton, or as some of y’all are sayin’, the meltdown of Kathy Hilton as told by Lisa Rinna. Kim D. is here to hold nothing back in breaking down this past weeks’ RHOBH - Kathy Hilton’s unraveling a la Tequila and Congo Lines, Lisa Rinna’s involvement, shared …
 
Remember when Erika Jayne was the most disliked Housewife in the history of Housewives? Has the last year made a difference and is the world softening and starting to see two sides to this ever changing story? We break that down and analyze what else we can expect as this blockbuster RHOBH season comes to a close and moves in to reunion time. In ot…
 
Da'Vine Joy Randolph talks about her new film, On the Come Up, and her own come up that saw her move from opera singer to scene-stealing actor. Dancer and choreographer Peggy Baker tells us about her decision to retire after 50 years of innovating contemporary dance in Canada — and why she wanted to try something completely new with her final produ…
 
Now that the RHOBH reunion has filmed, rumors continue to circulate about just what went down Behind The Rope. Diana did not attend in person, Rinna screamed receipts, mysteries were solved and the word cover up in the form of Kathy Hilton keeps popping up as Paris and Nicky weigh in. We deep dive all those rumors helping to make sense of what is t…
 
Rapper Black Thought of The Tonight Show's house band The Roots discusses Cheat Codes, his new solo album with producer Danger Mouse. Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka talks about her comedy journey, finding fame on TikTok and how she's feeling as she prepares to record her first HBO stand-up special. Drag queens Trixie and Katya talk about headlining this …
 
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Monyetta Shaw steps Behind The Rope. The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Monyetta Shaw, that is. Monyetta chats about her prior friendship with Kandi and what it was like being part of RHOA for her freshman season with Kenya, Marlo, Sheree, Drew and Sanya - no last names needed, of course. Monyetta chats highs / lows of the RHOA experience and deep di…
 
Musician Kenny Loggins talks about his new memoir, Still Alright, which shares the highs and lows of his five-decade career, ranging from the early days of Loggins and Messina to his favourite rock collaborations. Filmmaker Jason Loftus discusses his animated documentary Eternal Spring about a group of Chinese activists who risked their lives to ha…
 
Heather Matarazzo steps back Behind The Rope. Heather chats about the full trajectory of her career from her first film, The Sundance winning “Welcome to The Dollhouse” to her current days as a working actress “making it” in Hollywood. Heather chats Dollhouse - what it was like to lead a feature film as your first project, how life changed after an…
 
The Breakfast Club's Anthony Michael Hall talks about revisiting John Hughes's '80s classic in his new movie, The Class, which sees him play the authoritarian principal instead of the nerd. Actor André Dae Kim tells us how his breakout role on Degrassi prepared him to star in another young adult institution, Vampire Academy. Artist Audie Murray dis…
 
The day has come. Our first ever live Behind The Velvet Rope Podcast show with very special guest Kim D. First things first, Kim finally provides more details about the fall out of her friendship with Teresa Giudice and David chats about the demise of his with Jennifer Aydin. So much drama and we have not even begun. Next Kim breaks down Tre’s DWTS…
 
What a week in RHOBH land. So much to cover so little time but Kim D. is here to help us make sense of it all. As rumors of the reunion circulate, we break it all down separating truth from embellished facts - sisterly rivalry, cover ups, lawsuits, casting rumors, social media disasters and what the viewing public is calling one of the darkest seas…
 
On this episode, Spencer and Lexy dive head first into the shallow pool that is this week’s biggest headlines, including Christina Aguilera unfollowing Britney Spears for reigniting their feud, the 2022 Emmys lackluster award winners, TikToker Dixie D’Amelio shaving her head, Zac Efron (probably?) lying about not having plastic surgery after showin…
 
The RHOSLC trailer has dropped leaving more questions than answers as we ponder where did the Lisa Barlow “Vida” rumors originate, how did Meredith and Jen become so close, what or who caused Heather’s black eye and last, but certainly not least, will Season Three be all about Jen Shah as she prepares to face sentencing later this year. These and m…
 
Montreal's Emily Hampshire talks about her latest film, The End of Sex, and her career journey from working as a child actor to starring on Schitt's Creek. Director Brett Morgen discusses his new David Bowie documentary, Moonage Daydream, and how he tapped into the artist's creative spirit after he had a heart attack while making the film. Our pane…
 
Another week in RHOBH land, another week of more questions, concerns and drama of what is going on off screen as well as on. We break down what Erika Jayne’s win in the $5M aiding and abetting lawsuit really means, what legal troubles she still faces, what, if anything she really knew, and much more including where she goes from here from a legal p…
 
Our guests on today’s show are part of the school shooting generation. Each grew up with active shooter drills and concerns that their school could be next, concepts that were unthinkable when most of today’s politicians were in the classroom. Sophie Holtzman and Jackson Hoppe are sophomores at George Washington University. They are also joint vice…
 
Comics artist Kate Beaton discusses her new graphic memoir, Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands, about her time working in Alberta's oil sands and her experiences there as one of the few women on the job. Filmmaker Chandler Levack talks about her journey from working at the Toronto International Film Festival to premiering her first feature film, I L…
 
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Alexandra Jarvis steps Behind The Rope. Selling The OC’s “Jarvis”, that is. Jarvis is here to chat all about her freshman season on Neflix’s latest installment in its real estate “Selling” franchise. Jarvis breaks down all the drama she had with cast mates Alex Hall and Polly, office BFF and co-listing agent Alexandra Rose, boss Jason Oppenheim and…
 
Author Emma Donoghue tells us why she chose an inhospitable rock in the middle of the ocean as the setting for her new novel, Haven, and gives us a sneak peek into her latest book-to-film adaptation, The Wonder. Polaris Prize-winning musician Lido Pimienta talks about hosting a new variety show, Lido TV, where she interviews artists, talks with pup…
 
Kari Wells steps back Behind The Rope. Kari is here to chat about what is shaping up to be one of the most dramatic seasons ever of Married to Medicine ever. Kari talks about this current Season Nine of M2M - cast mates, break ups, make ups, and of course, the intervention of Dr. Heavenly. Kari talks about the highs and lows of her M2M experience o…
 
Travis Good and Mike Belitsky of The Sadies talk about releasing the band's first album since the death of singer-guitarist Dallas Good. Director and actor Nandita Das discuses her latest film, Zwigato, and what inspired her to turn her lens on India's gig economy and the lives of food app delivery drivers. Our screen panellists Teri Hart and Kathl…
 
Allison DuBois steps Behind The Rope. Yes THAT Allison DuBois from THAT Dinner Party from Hell. THE Dinner Party from Hell. RHOBH. The most infamous dinner party in ALL of Housewives History. Okay, Allison is much more than an e-cigarette and letting Housewives know when their husbands will never emotionally fulfill them. Today, we chat with Alliso…
 
Director Reggie Hudlin talks about his new documentary, Sidney, which highlights how Sidney Poitier's legacy paved the way for Black actors and filmmakers today. Acclaimed sitar player Anoushka Shankar discusses her first live album in more than two decades, her life in music and what it's like having that famous family name. Our music panellists S…
 
It is official. The one, the only Miss Teresa “Tre” Giudice has officially joined the cast of Dancing With The Stars. Kim D. is here to break down how she thinks Teresa will perform, how far she predicts she will get in the competition, her fellow Reality TV dancers, and how one Mr. Luis Ruelas will be in the front row cheering her on week after we…
 
This week, Spencer and Lexy react to Queen Elizabeth ll’s death after her historic 70-year reign…taking the opportunity to petition themselves as Great Britain’s new royals. Clearly that won’t be panning out, so onto the other recent headlines; the “Don’t Worry Darling” movie drama is going viral, from Olivia Wilde lying about firing Shia LaBeouf, …
 
There has been a lot of talk about Lisa Rinna’s RHOBH future and next season’s likely cast of RHOBH. We break down who is likely to stay, who is likely to go, who is likely to return from the past, who is likely to resign and will the online attack on Garcelle’s son affect any of this. In other West Coast Real Housewives news, we break down Tamra J…
 
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams remembers Queen Elizabeth's legacy through the way she was portrayed in film, TV and art. Director Patricia Rozema discusses her work chairing the Toronto International Film Festival's Platform jury, a competitive programme that includes 10 contemporary filmmakers who've been selected because of their bold dir…
 
The RHOBH Universe has a one track mind these days and it is to find out who was behind the social media attack on Garcelle’s Son Jax. Several names have been thrown around - Lisa Rinna, Diana Jenkins, Erika Jayne, RHOBH Producers and Patrick Somers. We break down the likelihood that any of the aforementioned had anything to do with that and what i…
 
Acclaimed Cree folk musician Buffy Sainte-Marie looks back on her incredible life, legacy and why, at 81, she's still creating new art. Actor Kelly Marie Tran talks about playing Disney's first princess of Southeast Asian descent in the animated film Raya and the Last Dragon. Comedians Rodney Ramsey and Hannah Veldhoen weigh in on whether the futur…
 
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When law & order is the headline, what does it mean for us? Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams cross-examines news-making cases and famous faces to peer into the court of law. Each week attorney Eboni K. Williams and cultural observer Dustin Ross break down what’s on the docket in American justice and what’s not, with savvy legal analysis and com…
 
Tyler Stanaland steps Behind The Rope. Selling The OC’s Tyler Stanaland that is. Tyler is here to chat all about his freshman season on Neflix’s latest installment in its real estate “Selling” franchise. Tyler breaks down all the drama he had this first season due to three attempted failed kisses by co-worker Kayla and how colleagues Jarvis, Rose, …
 
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