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Can we learn to make smarter choices? Listen in as host Katy Milkman--behavioral scientist, Wharton professor, and author of How to Change--shares stories of high-stakes decisions and what research reveals they can teach us. Choiceology, an original podcast from Charles Schwab, explores the lessons of behavioral economics to help you improve your judgment and change for good. Season 1 of Choiceology was hosted by Dan Heath, bestselling author of Made to Stick and Switch. Podcasts are for inf ...
 
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.
 
Tales of the 2SLGBT+ is a weekly podcast that sheds light on the remarkable people within our 2SLGBTQ+ family. The guests interviewed come from all walks of life, and they have a story worth listening to. We do not shy away from any topic. The stories from our Rainbow Community at the local, national and international levels should be heard and celebrated! Tales of the 2SLGBTQ+ has been created in original form as a video podcast, and it is provided here for your convenience to listen to in ...
 
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Ira and Louis discuss pop's house music revival courtesy of Beyoncé and Drake, J Lo's new documentary, the end of The Wendy Williams Show, Jeopardy handwriting errors, and the conservative uproar over Lightyear. Plus, Joel Kim Booster joins to discuss Fire Island, the pros and cons of queer representation, and his new comedy special Psyschosexual. …
 
Ira and Louis discuss the Tony Awards, 90s TV shows, Gaga in Joker 2, new Grammy categories. Plus, Rebecca Black joins to discuss her music career post-“Friday,” the importance of Hilary Duff, and more. ___ With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (an…
 
Vince Spinnato, Cosmetic Chemist and 'Certified Nose', is back for a return engagement on the 'Tales of the 2SLGBTQ+' podcast. This time to discuss how we was chosen by Lorna Luft, Liza Minnelli and The Judy Garland Heirs Trust to develop a fine fragrance in honor of the late legendary actress, recording artist, and entertainer Judy Garland. The un…
 
Ira and Louis discuss their memories of 90s daytime television, the chokehold Top Gun has on men of a certain age, Ray Liotta’s career, Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein, Kate Bush chart resurgence, and more. Plus, Louis obsesses over Mary Steenburgen and Adam Conover joins to discuss his new series The G Word, comedy as education, and giving not…
 
Martin Boyce is a Stonewall Riot (Uprising) activist, sharing the story of one of the most pivotal queer/trans action in history. Martin was 19 years old at Stonewall and was part of the uprising. The Stonewall Riots (also known as the Stonewall Uprising or the Stonewall Rebellion) were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay c…
 
Ira and Louis discuss gay travel destinations, musicians being forced to make Tik Toks, Nicole Kidman’s connection to Rebel Wilson, Angela Lansbury’s lifetime achievement award, and more. Plus, Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins to discuss his new podcast, his Tony nomination for Take Me Out, and other Broadway memories. ___ With our constitutionally prote…
 
If you've ever been faced with an important decision when time was scarce, information was incomplete, or tempers were running high, you'll know that it's difficult to make a good choice. Now imagine a decision that has implications for the entire world, and the people facing that decision are 500 feet below the surface of the ocean in a nuclear-ar…
 
Ira and Louis discuss Eurovision, Cara Delevigne’s behavior, Jack Harlow’s new album, Grindr, New York City Center’s Into the Woods revival, and more. Plus, legend Sissy Spacek joins to discuss her new series Night Sky, her iconic roles in Carrie, In the Bedroom, Coal Miner’s Daughter, and more. Also, Ira and Louis visit some of their blindspots in…
 
Haley Dunwoodie is a special education teacher. She works with teenagers with autism and has a degree in sociology education and a master's in leadership. She is currently doing diversity research and focusing on the lived experience of LGBTQ+ youth and what they need for educational leaders to feel safe. In her current research, she is taking an a…
 
Ira and Louis discuss the Tony nominations, whether Elisabeth Olsen does Marvel movies (like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) for the checks, Kim Kardashian robbing Marilyn Monroe’s grave, and Lady Gaga’s Top Gun song. Plus, Julio Torres joins to discuss his new children’s book I Want to Be a Vase, Nicole Kidman, and more. Note: This ep…
 
Fred Dicker was nearing middle age when he came out of the closet. When he did ... he more than made up for the lost time! Fred attended a meeting for an Edmonton-based LFBT community group. It was to be the last meeting for that organization however, there was something about Fred that caused that team to turn the reigns over to him that evening. …
 
Many of the decisions we make require us to compare numbers. Which car is most fuel efficient? How is a stock performing relative to the market? How risky is one medication versus another? A problem arises when we fail to make these comparisons in the right units. In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we look at the mistakes we make whe…
 
Ira and Louis discuss celebrities’ interpretations of Gilded Glamour at The Met Gala, Street Fighter characters, and Johnny Depp’s defamation trial. Plus, they revisit their gay adolescences with Heartstopper, The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans, and White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch. Also, Amber Ruffin joins to discuss late nigh…
 
Ira, Louis, and a returning Aida discuss Janelle Monae coming out as non-binary and other genderqueer celebs, Jerrod Carmichael’s comedy special Rothaniel, Elon Musk buying Twitter, hot takes on Steve Martin’s old SNL skits, and the new season of Selling Sunset. Plus, Kiernan Shipka joins to discuss her new Roku series Swimming with Sharks, her Mad…
 
Nudges are all around you. They might help you choose your meal at a restaurant, navigate a busy airport terminal, or start saving for the future. But nudges are often subtle, so you might not notice them until they’re pointed out. In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we’re doing things a little differently. This episode is your guide …
 
Monique Wilson and Scott Bryen join the "Tales of the 2SLGBTQ+" podcast to reflect on their life in the Leather & Kink community. During this conversation, I jokingly mentioned that briefly, you would say Monique looks like an elementary school teacher and Scott would work on an engine of a car. This of course is nothing close to reality for either…
 
If you think Lorne Stelmach's story starts and ends with his dramatic weight loss then you aren't fully getting to know the man affectionately known as "Big Daddy". At his heaviest, Lorne was facing numerous health issues and the thoughts of death were in his mind. But with certain help and a lot of hard work, Lorne is now half the weight he was be…
 
While it’s nice to think of ourselves as rational decision-makers, more often than not, emotion plays a role in how we decide. Some people may spend more on a new car when the weather is nice. Others may take bigger risks than normal after indulging in a sweet dessert. Some may make rash choices following a disappointing end to their favorite TV se…
 
The ban has finally been lifted… Ira and Louis are joined by guest host Jon Favreau to discuss the Grammys, Bruce Willis films, Sarah Palin, Elon Musk owning Twitter, and Paula Patton’s fried chicken recipe. Plus, Sheryl Lee Ralph joins to discuss Abbott Elementary, Moesha’s second life, Dreamgirls backstage stories, and more! For a transcript of t…
 
Michael Bach is nationally and internationally recognized as a thought leader and subject matter expert in the fields of IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility), bringing a vast knowledge of leading practices in a live setting to his work. He is the founder of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). In his first book,…
 
In January 2022, Greg Howard and I discussed his new YA book, "The Visitors". A fantastic book that is led by a young gay character named Will Perkins. In this novel, homosexuality, homophobia, slavery, love for a grandparent are all featured with elements of mystery and suspense. The old English teacher in me wanted to hear about the book through …
 
Ira, Louis, and guest host Damon Young discuss the only thing that anyone is talking about after The Oscars, arbitrary anniversary celebrations, banned books, bad tweets from comedians, and more. Plus, Judith Light joins Ira and Louis to discuss her career from One Life to Live to her latest, HBO’s Julia. For a transcript of this episode visit croo…
 
There is no doubt that I cherish my time getting to know and learn from Liz Massiah. She has been there and her influence has paved the way for a lot of what our community has achieved. In this conversation, we discuss GALA's early roots and what came to be with the organization. This led to a discussion regarding Delwin Vriend and the Supreme Cour…
 
Don’t shoot the messenger is a metaphorical phrase for blaming the bearer of bad news. It’s easy to be angry with someone who is associated with information you don’t want to hear–say, a doctor delivering an unwelcome diagnosis, or a manager who has to fire you due to budget issues beyond her control. The phrase also points to a tendency we all hav…
 
Ira and Louis are joined by return guest Gabrielle Union to discuss her new film Cheaper by the Dozen and activism in Hollywood. Plus, Ira and Louis discuss their Gabrielle Union blindspots (The Honeymooners, Love & Basketball), their Oscar predictions, taking photos of celebrities, The Beach Boys, Doja Cat’s Hole cover, Kentaji Brown Jackson’s con…
 
With 20 years in the squared circle, 'Ravenous' Randy Myers has seen it all. The ups and downs. The armlocks and the Irish Whips. He has taken a beating for his craft, yet here is today craving more. In this episode of 'Tales of the 2SLGBTQ+', Randy and I discuss many subjects including how he fits within this rainbow community we call home. Of cou…
 
This week on Keep It, Louis and guest host Kyle Buchanan (author of Blood, Sweat, and Chrome) fit a lifetime of thoughts about the Oscars into 20 minutes. Then they get into their favorite art that was hell to make, which Batmen fuck, and how it's possible to not know that there are gay people in Rent. Plus, Danny Pellegrino joins Ira and Louis to …
 
In 2014, Zaylore Stout took a drive across the country. State line after state line, he found himself detouring to landmarks of the LGBT+ heroes and history in each new place. And so, like a travel guide through the LGBT+ past and present, Our Gay History in Fifty States was born. Yes it’s a book … but really … its an encyclopedia of facts and figu…
 
Supply chain issues and income inequality notwithstanding, we live in an age of abundance. Our closets overflow with clothing. Many children have more toys than they could possibly enjoy. Garages are filled with sporting gear. Offices are cluttered with gadgets. And even our calendars are packed with meetings and tasks. It can all be a bit much. In…
 
Ira and Louis discuss The Batman, Madonna’s actress boot camp, Katy Perry’s Vegas residency, Beyoncé’s acting skills, and the latest drama with the Oscars. Plus, Kristin Chenoweth joins to discuss her new picture book What Will I Do With My Love Today?, attending Nora Ephron’s iconic dinner parties, and more. For a transcript of this episode visit …
 
Janis Irwin was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as the representative for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood on April 16, 2019. Janis serves as the Official Opposition Deputy Whip and the Critic for Status of Women and LGBTQ2S+ Issues. Prior to being elected, Janis was a high school teacher and vice principal in rural Alberta. Edmonton soon …
 
Ira and Louis discuss what the SAG Awards means for the Oscar race, Instagram activism, and Sam Elliott’s disdain for The Power of the Dog. Plus, Blindspots returns with Joseph Gordon-Levitt films we missed — The Dark Knight Rises (Louis) and Snowden (Ira) — and Joseph himself joins us to discuss his new series Super Pumped; and his our faves in hi…
 
Dakshima Haputhanthri is a (former) Attorney from Sri Lanka and now a Registered social worker. She is passionate about creating safe spaces in the community, Diversity and Inclusion, Equality and LGBTQ2S+ support, mental health, community capacity building, and programming for youth. As a queer woman of colour, she has said she struggled immensely…
 
Ira and Louis discuss the new Hulu series Pam & Tommy and wild celebrity couples, a recent GQ profile of Francis Ford Coppola, the dangers of mocking Ted Lasso, the Palm Springs DMV, West Hollywood car thieves, and more. Plus, Marlon James joins to discuss his latest book Moon Witch, Spider King and what we can learn from mythology. For a closed-ca…
 
On the day Scott Sickles and I recorded his 'Tales of the 2SLGBTQ+' interview, he had just received news of yet another Writers Guild of America Awards nomination for his writing on 'General Hospital'. That day was also the 10 year anniversary of the last episode for 'One Life to Live' which was another show he had a hand in writing. In addition to…
 
Ira and Louis discuss the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Inventing Anna, Marry Me, and Kanye's attempts to win Kim Kardashian back. Plus, Aunjanue Ellis joins to discuss her Oscar nomination for King Richard, why imitating Denzel Washington is a bad idea, and more. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this epis…
 
Dennis Cambly will tell you exactly what he thinks and in this episode of 'Tales of the 2SLGBTQ+', he does exactly that. Dennis Cambly founded a gay and lesbian Magazine in 1993 called Times .10 Magazine, which ran for 12 years in print. He was named Citizen of the Year by the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose 1997 and was presented with th…
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Oscar nominations and whether or not Lady Gaga was snubbed, how Black History Month has already gone terribly awry, Kanye and Kim's messy divorce, and more. Plus, Nicole Byer joins to discuss being the busiest woman in show business and pandemic routines we've already abandoned. For a closed-captioned version of thi…
 
Christina Owczarek is the owner and CEO of XhAle Brew Co., a brewery based out of Calgary, Alberta. With several specialty beers on the market (xhale-brew-co.myshopify.com), Christina is gaining notice within a very cis male industry. In this conversation, we discuss how an Australian lass like herself found a home here in Canada, why it's importan…
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Lifetime’s less than revealing Janet Jackson doc, Rihanna’s baby reveal, Drag Race’s 'Night of 1,000 J. Los', Joe Rogan, Yellowjackets, Selling Tampa, Euphoria, and more. Plus, Moses Sumney joins to discuss his new art exhibition at Nicola Vassell Gallery, his love of photography, and the Netflix series Ozark. For a clo…
 
Greg Howard is my guest today. A month ago I was able to read his new book, “The Visitors’ which is set to be released on February 1st, 2022. Every once in a while, you are able to read, see or listen to something that helps in healing the teenage self and Greg’s new book does help in that. Greg Howard was born and raised in the South Carolina Lowc…
 
Ira returns to join Louis for a discussion of the West Elm Caleb, Andre Leon Talley’s legacy, Charlie Puth’s new single, Scream, The Gilded Age, Joss Whedon’s Vulture profile, overlong superhero movies, and more. Plus, Ariana DeBose joins to discuss stepping into the iconic role of Anita in West Side Story and her recent SNL hosting gig.…
 
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