We feel extremely privileged to be wrapping up season one of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat with an interview with Charles Rosin, executive producer of Beverly Hills 90210 for its first five seasons. Join us as we chat with him about the behind-the-scenes creative process of creating the show in its first season, and talk a bit about the legacy of 90210 on our listeners’ lives today, 25 years later.
It’s the season one finale of both The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast and the show we love the most, Beverly Hills 90210. Our good friend Alison of the Fortnight on the Internets podcast joins us to discuss the season-ending cliffhanger episode in which the Walsh family and their friends cope with the possibility of a return to Minnesota. Thank you to all of our listeners for joining us for an incredible season one!
The episode we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Sasha Perl-Raver, host of FX’s Movie Download (airing Fridays at 8pm), joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week to talk about the episode of Beverly Hills 90210 in which Brenda loses her virginity to Dylan, Steve reveals he’s adopted, and Andrea struggles with third-wave feminism.
BFFs and West Bev-heads Ben Lyons and Mike Kassar join The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week to talk a lot about a lifetime of loving Beverly Hills 90210, and a little bit about the episode “Spring Training.” Ben writes for The Players’ Tribune and is the host of ESPN’s podcast The Lyons Den. Mike is a regular Nat Bussichio, owning Wexler’s Deli in Downtown LA’s Grand Central Market - our fav!
We’re thrilled to be joined by Dave Holmes on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat this week, pop culture maven and former MTV VJ, host of the International Waters podcast, and host of the travel show American Canvas. After a nostalgia-fueled lovefest, we dive into the episode “April is the Cruelest Month,” featuring guest star Matthew Perry in a role inspired by the real-life crime story of the Menendez Brothers. Then, we discuss the SATs, and, the return of dong talk! Also, Donna Martin has dyslexia.
The creator of Vh1′s Hindsight, Emily Fox joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat to discuss ‘90s nostalgia, dig in to her time as a student columnist writing about Beverly Hills 90210, and tackle the subject of the episode: Brenda’s breast cancer scare. We also learn a lot about the interesting work that goes into bringing one of our favorite new shows to us every week. With special expert contribution from Wendy Nielsen.
Our guest this week, multitalented comedian, writer, and improviser Santina Muha, proves herself to be an even bigger fan of Beverly Hills 90210 than we are! In this episode we discuss Brandon’s first foray into politics, Brenda’s urge to grow up fast, and myriad elements of the 90210 canon at large. We also get drunk and laugh our butts off.
Producer, writer, and director of scripted and unscripted television and film, including A&E’s Wahlburgers, Archie Gips joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! this week to discuss his first ever episode of Beverly Hills 90210. Archie gives us his expert opinion on Brandon’s experiences getting discovered as a TV actor, and Brenda’s retaliatory success story while filling in for him at the Peach Pit.
The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! comes full circle this week as we’re joined by Lizzie’s big sister Anne to discuss one of her favorite episodes of Beverly Hills 90210. A lot happens when the gang goes to Palm Springs, from Brenda and Dylan considering the next step in their physical relationship, to Steve and the girls partying with David Silver’s grandparents. Meanwhile in Beverly Hills, Brandon mentors a homeless youth.
We’re absolutely charmed by our guest Tony Rodriguez on this week’s episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! He joins us to discuss race, class, and romance on this Image Award-winning episode of Beverly Hills 90210. Catch Tony on the 2nd Friday of every month at UCB Sunset in Quick and Funny Musicals!
It’s time for a women’s conference slumber party at the Walsh residence! Writer and pop culture sommelier Josh Stewart joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! this week to discuss all the dramatic secrets revealed by Brenda and the girls after hours, while Brandon and Steve clash with a pair of femmes fatales.
This week’s episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! contains updates on cast members’ dongs, a behind-the-scenes look at Hangin’ with Leo: the unauthorized VHS documentary about Leonardo di Caprio, and we get schooled on parenting by Elizabeth Laime, podcast host extraordinaire! Make sure to check out her podcasts Totally Married and Totally Mommy!
Multitalented actor Paul Gosselin (a.k.a. CosmoPAULitan) joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! this week to discuss the episode B.Y.O.B. We go deep into the IMDb bio of actor Richard Paul, learn about the etymology of soap operas, and discuss Brandon’s troubles with drinking and driving while his parents get propositioned by another couple.
Subscribe to Paul’s YouTube channel to watch every episode of his new web series Misguided as well as Getting Buzzed with Cosmo!
This week, The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat gets legit, as we’re joined by Karen Rosin, the writer of this episode of Beverly Hills 90210: “Isn’t it Romantic?” This episode bravely tackles the subject of AIDS, and kicks off the watershed romance between Brenda and Dylan. Karen provides invaluable insights on the scope of both storylines, and more broadly about the series in general.
The original People magazine article about a young woman with AIDS that inspired Karen can be read online here. For more information about HIV/AIDS, from resources about prevention and testing to ways to donate time and money to help others, one place to start is with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation at www.aidshealth.org.
On this very special episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat!, we’re joined by Kat’s lifelong friend Ash, a writer and producer, to tackle Beverly Hills 90210’s awkward (at best) handling of a teen crisis hotline, while Brandon explores the sensual world of “health massage solutions.”
DISCLAIMER: This episode discusses rape/sexual assault, so: trigger warning. If you are in an emergency situation, call 911. If you need help dealing with domestic violence, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline any time at 1-800-799-7233.
The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! welcomes Andy Rosen, music producer extraordinaire, host of the Totally Beverages and Sometimes Hot Sauce podcast, and co-host of Totally Married! We discuss the difference between a “mental affair” and a physical one, and get really graphic guessing the cast members’ “dong size,” before we’re joined by TBASH co-host Josh Briggs to reminisce about the best ‘90s beverages!
This week, The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! snags its highest-profile guest to date. That’s right, we’re joined by none other than … Sharon Daugharty to talk about mother-daughter dynamics, her recent move to Los Angeles from the midwest (à la the Walsh family), and the constant burden (or blessing?) of being confused with Shannen Doherty.
Join The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! and television professional Asher Landay as they shout out their beloved hairstylists and try to figure out if there really are any “grey areas” in cheating at school.
Watch Asher’s show Manhattan Love Story on Hulu here!
NOTE: If you’re watching Beverly Hills 90210 streaming on Amazon Prime, this episode is erroneously out of order, and mis-titled as “The First Time.”
Today The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! is joined by soap opera expert Kristen Ray (@kristytipsen) to talk about white privilege … and Beverly Hills 90210’s place in the soap opera television landscape.
NOTE: If you’re watching Beverly Hills 90210 streaming on Amazon Prime, this episode is erroneously out of order.
On this very special episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat!, join us as we discuss Brandon’s complicated foray into sexual activity, and our guest, screenwriter and film professor Carley Steiner shocks us with the revelation that this very television episode influenced her first time, as well.
NOTE: If you’re watching Beverly Hills 90210 streaming on Amazon Prime, this episode is erroneously out of order, and mis-titled as “Higher Education.”