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Podcast dedicated to quick hits & deep cuts on Housewives, gay pop iconography & NYC culture. Host Jess Rothschild invites fellow culture vultures to go deep on topics including Real Housewives, The Real World, Madonna, Britney, Mariah, etc. Guests include Rosie O'Donnell, Rachel Dratch, Gina Gershon, Isaac Mizrahi, Kara DioGuardi, Margaret Cho, Judy Gold, Dave Holmes, Carson Kressley, Jackie Warner, Brian Moylan and cast members from Bravo and The Real World.
 
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Grants Rants #183: Zach Peter, #NoFilter with Zach Peter Zach Peter catches me up on the latest with #RHOBH's Erika Jayne and the Girardi case. The Vanderpump Rules (#PUMPRULES) trailer is released, but do we care anymore? #RHONY gets a reunion. Meghan and Harry’s approval ratings sink, I loved The Prince. And in the spirt of Old Hollywood Talk, I …
 
Jess is joined by fellow Howard Stern superfans, Ryan Bailey (So Bad It’s Good) and Jacques Peterson (Unpopular), to unearth a 2006 pre-Housewives Bethenny appearance on The Howard Stern Show. We then pull back the curtain on a leaked 2012 All Staff Meeting (think Howard’s Ted talk warning shot to his staff). We also discuss the Wendy Williams 2019…
 
Grants Rants #184: Just Grant I’m popping in share my thoughts on why I’m into the Salt Lake City Housewives (#RHOSLC), Beverly Hills (#RHOBH) gets a four part reunion we don’t need, The View fails on every level , who is directing this show? let’s go to commercial? and I share the latest on #FreeBritney and react to Controlling Britney Spears. Tha…
 
Trixie Mattel- Elastic Thinking- In this episode of Alec Mapa: Hot Mess with Matthew Dempsey Psychotherapist, Alec and Matthew welcome world-famous drag queen, star of the hit show “UNHhhh” and host of the podcast The Bald and the Beautiful, the hilarious Trixie Mattel. The three have a fascinating conversation on the topic of elastic thinking, wha…
 
Jess is joined by John Arthur Hill, Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM co-host, go-to producer and noted ex-boyfriend. We discuss their meet-cute origin story while John was starring in Hairspray on Broadway and how they've maintained such a good relationship nearly 15 years later. John discusses his experience as a writer/producer on Watch What Happens Live an…
 
Jess is joined by Jamie Stein for a deep dive on House of Hilton, the 2006 tell-all about the Hilton dynasty, heavily featuring the backstories of Kathy Hilton, Kyle & Kim Richards and their mother, Big Kathy. We explore Big Kathy’s mission for men, money and Hollywood and the ways in which she projected those dreams onto her three daughters, how t…
 
Grants Rants #183: Zach Peter, #NoFilter with Zach Peter Zach Peter catches me up on the latest with #RHOBH's Erika Jayne and the Girardi case. The Vanderpump Rules (#PUMPRULES) trailer is released, but do we care anymore? #RHONY gets a reunion. Meghan and Harry’s approval ratings sink, I loved The Prince. And in the spirt of Old Hollywood Talk, I …
 
Jess is joined by comedians, L Word historians and co-hosts of “You Might Know Her From,” Damian Bellino and Anne Rodeman, for The L Word deep dive of our dreams. We share our L Word origin stories, review the reboot (Gen Q), discuss their interviews w/ Guinevere Turner & Laurel Holloman, our obsession with Sepideh Moafi (Gigi), name our top 5 lesb…
 
Jess is joined by RHONY fave Dorinda Medley! Dorinda goes deep about renovating Blue Stone Manor to be “Frankenstein meets Marilyn Monroe,” working as both a real estate agent (where she met Richard Medley) and an aerobics instructor in New York City, SoulCycle, Barry's Bootcamp, plus her relationship to money, astrology (Sun in Sagittarius, Moon i…
 
Jess is joined by Andy Bellatti, astrologer to the Housewives and the pop divas, this time to celebrate Madonna’s birthday — our Leo Queen. Madonna is a Leo Sun, Virgo Moon, Aquarius Rising and we examine her life & career milestones through the lens of her birth chart: NYC dancer (‘79-‘80), debut album (’82), “Like a Virgin” VMA performance (’84),…
 
Jess is joined by Ben Rimalower (aka Countess Luann’s cabaret director) for the Fire Island deep dive of our dreams. Ben and Jess share an intense affinity for the history and culture of the gay safe haven hamlets of Cherry Grove and The Pines. We go deep on our first experiences of FI, history of The Invasion and the Meat Rack, discuss share house…
 
Grants Rants #181: Tim Murdock, Happy Horror Time Podcast with Tim Murdock and Matt Emert #RHOBH's Erika Jayne lacks remorse while desperately seeking sympathy, A new OC housewife (Noella Bergener) is already filing for divorce, Kathy Griffin has been through it. We question Megan McCains legacy is on The View, Sheila Carter returns to Bold and the…
 
Grants Rants #181: Tim Murdock, Happy Horror Time Podcast with Tim Murdock and Matt Emert #RHOBH's Erika Jayne lacks remorse while desperately seeking sympathy, A new OC housewife (Noella Bergener) is already filing for divorce, Kathy Griffin has been through it. We question Megan McCains legacy is on The View, Sheila Carter returns to Bold and the…
 
Jess catches up with the first openly gay contestant on America’s Next Top Model, fellow New Yorker Kim Stolz. Kim Stolz was one of the most recognizable faces in the NYC gay scene in the mid-‘00s after a bet among college friends sent her auditioning for (and being cast on) the Tyra Banks show in Cycle 5. Kim later became an MTV News correspondent…
 
Jess is joined by two of the most unfiltered and knowledgable Bravo pundits in the game, returning friends Zack Peter (No Filter) & Jacques Peterson (Unpopular). Together, we analyze Erika Jayne’s ~performance~ on RHOBH, Zack’s latest discoveries in the Girardi scandal and our take on Housewivesian lawyer Ronald Richards. We then move on to RHONY —…
 
Jess is joined by the man, the myth, the DSLs: Mikey Minden. As Erika Jayne’s creative director & choreographer Mikey Minden is responsible for the looks, moves, lighting, makeup & general artistry in her music videos, photoshoots & appearances on RHOBH. We chat about Mikey’s career as a child dance prodigy and his work with The Pussycat Dolls, Ush…
 
Grants Rants #181: Alyssa Litman, Taylor Misiak - Table Flipping Podcast Record low ratings stir panic for the Real Housewives of New York City, Salt Lake City Housewives get even more messy from Mary Cosby to Jen Shah, Tamra Judge pulls a stunt, we go line by line on Britney’s latest post blasting everyone and Erika Jayne isn’t fooling us! That an…
 
Grants Rants #181: Alyssa Litman, Taylor Misiak - Table Flipping Podcast Record low ratings stir panic for the Real Housewives of New York City, Salt Lake City Housewives get even more messy from Mary Cosby to Jen Shah, Tamra Judge pulls a stunt, we go line by line on Britney’s latest post blasting everyone and Erika Jayne isn’t fooling us! That an…
 
Jess is joined by Madonna MLVC pod co-host Tony Trius in his third appearance, this time for our official Sandra Bernhard Showbiz Glamour Power Hour. We share our Sandy origin stories, New York City run-ins, nights at Joe’s Pub, discuss Without You I’m Nothing, appearances on Howard Stern, Letterman and Roseanne + relive the late-80s clique of Mado…
 
Jess is joined by Andy Bellatti (aka Astrology with Andy), who in addition to our astrologer to the Housewives and pop queens, is also our resident Drag Race expert. Andy provides guidance on how to begin one’s Drag Race Journey before going deep with trivia and history surrounding the show’s evolution, behind the scenes tea, Untucked, RuPaul contr…
 
Annabelle DeSisto of Adderall and Compliments and I recorded a cross posted podcast reacting to #FreeBritney and where we are today now that Britney has spoken to the judge. The world is finally awake to what I consider the atrocities of her conservatorship. Article: https://www.newsy.com/stories/freebritney-from-small-protests-to-a-global-movement…
 
Jess is joined by the co-creator / writer / director of the FX series POSE, Steven Canals! Canals discusses the series’ inspiration via the landmark documentary Paris Is Burning, his initial screenplay and how Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk eventually came on as executive producers to get the show made. Canals goes deep on ballroom culture, Houses, M…
 
GR #180: Grant Rutter. Featuring Christy Olson @ChristyReports Real Housewives of OC (#RHOC) finally has a casting shake up, but is it enough? Christy Olson and I weigh on #RHOBH Hustler Erika Jayne. Marina’s new album Ancient Dreams In a Modern Land provides modern commentary, Britney should be prepping for her moment in front of the Judge and Meg…
 
Jess is joined by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OG Taylor Armstrong for a deep dive into one of the darkest Housewives storylines to play out on the show. Taylor describes the initial casting for RHOBH, with thousands of Hollywood types trying out for the “part” (including Lisa Rinna). We dissect the infamous “But Now We Said It” scene and the n…
 
Jess is joined by comedian Gina Yashere, star of three Netflix stand-up specials and the co-creator and star of the CBS sitcom “Bob Hearts Abishola.” Gina discusses her experience working as the first female Otis elevator engineer before pursuing comedy and shares how she was eventually discovered by Chuck Lorre (Roseanne, Cybill, Big Bang Theory) …
 
Grants Rants #179: Jacques Peterson - Unpopular with Jacques Peterson #RHONY’s Heather feels unfilled by her experience on the show, and so do we. We give our hot takes on the latest Housewives and 90 Day Fiance headlines. From Erika to Angela. Celebrities have invaded podcasting, we talk the rise of independent media and I call out Barbara Walters…
 
Grants Rants #179: Jacques Peterson - Unpopular with Jacques Peterson RHONY’s Heather feels unfilled by her experience on the show, and so do we. We give our hot takes on the latest Housewives and 90 Day Fiance headlines. From Erika to Angela. Celebrities have invaded podcasting, we talk the rise of independent media and I call out Barbara Walters,…
 
Jess is joined by television writer, producer and director Page Hurwitz, exec. producer of Emmy-nominated Netflix comedy specials starring Tiffany Haddish, Fortune Feimster and Michelle Buteau. Hurwitz discusses discovering and casting those women (plus Amy Schumer) on Last Comic Standing. Hurwitz also chats about her experience as the EP and showr…
 
Jess is joined by Tabatha Coffey, the Australian hairstylist, salon owner and badass star of Shear Genius and Tabatha Takes Over. Tabatha reminisces about her audition for the Shear Genius hairstyling competition show, which she lost, but scored her own spin-off. We chat about the early days of Bravo which made stars out of entrepreneurs (Rachel Zo…
 
Jess is joined by contrarian king Jacques Peterson (live from Sydney, Australia) to finally let loose on our Big Shot with Bethenny journeys. We discuss behind the scenes of casting & production, the winner and which network would have made more sense. We also touch on Ellen DeGeneres and The View before moving on to RHOBH & RHONY. [ 2:30 - Big Sho…
 
Jess is joined by the man who has written more words about the Housewives than anyone — Vulture’s Brian Moylan — now publishing a book on how the sausage gets made (to quote Bethenny). We break the sh*t down, including: the “call to end all calls” that happened after RHONY’s Cartagena Boat Ride From Hell, why Andy Cohen is the RuPaul of Housewives,…
 
Jess is joined by Sexy Unique Podcast’s Lara Marie Schoenhals (@larzmarie) to unpack our feelings re: the forthcoming Sex and the City revival titled “And Just Like That.” Lara Marie Schoenhals also hosts the podcast “Saving SATC 3,” in which she improvs a final installment of the franchise in each episode. Together, Jess and Lara share their SATC …
 
Grants Rants #178: Hollywood Lian, Everyone is Terrible Podcast New Jersey Housewives wraps and we are ready to critique, #RHONY kicks off we’re talking the good and the bad. Bethenny Frankel is more intense than ever, Tori Spelling’s instagram is chaos, Ellen takes zero accountability, what is her legacy? and Nicki Minaj clings to relevancy. That …
 
Grants Rants #178: Hollywood Lian, Everyone is Terrible Podcast New Jersey Housewives wraps and we are ready to critique, #RHONY kicks off we’re talking the good and the bad. Bethenny Frankel is more intense than ever, Tori Spelling’s instagram is chaos, Ellen Degeneres takes zero accountability, what is her legacy? Nicki Minaj clings to relevancy.…
 
Jess is joined by Ben Rimalower, career theatre writer/director known to RHONY fans as Countess Luann’s long-suffering cabaret director. Ben shares stories of producing audiobooks for both Bethenny AND Teresa Giudice, filming RHONJ/RHONY, Halloween afterparties with Bethenny & Luann and his reaction to Bethenny’s “Life is Not a Cabaret” monologue. …
 
Jess is joined by fashion designer, performer and quintessential New Yorker — Isaac Mizrahi! Jess and Isaac break the sh*t down, including: Isaac’s wild nights with Madonna and Sandra Bernhard, his talk show which featured Rosie O’Donnell getting that infamous haircut, how fashion shows and red carpets have changed, how he secured his West Village …
 
Grants Rants #177 w. Randomly Ronnie Jr. Difficult Podcasters Real Housewives All Stars is in production, but what are they going for here? Real Housewives of New York City returns with Eboni Williams, we’ve got some notes. #RHONJ’s Jennifer Ayden proves her worth, Zac Efron has a new face and Gwyneth’s Goop Empire takes to the seas. Randomly Ronni…
 
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