Kat’s joined this week by Pam Myers, whom she and Lizzie first met at a concert featuring performances by Color Me Badd and Kid ‘n Play. She previously appeared on The Blaze for the Beverly Hills, 90210 season four episode “The Time Has Come Today,” and last week’s BH90210 Patreon exclusive recap episode. They’re interviewing Joanna Wilson, the world’s—or, at least, the internet’s—foremost expert on Christmas episodes of television series, whose works on the subject include the “Christmas TV History” podcast and blog, and a number of encyclopedic books.
And just like that, we’re already 1/3rd of the way through the BH90210 reboot miniseries! We live-tweeted the second episode, and were joined for immediate reactions afterwards by Carl Myers, Paul Gosselin, and Pam Myers. Plus, listener letters about their responses to the premiere episode! Patreon supporters at the “Les Wildcats” level and above can listen to the episode HERE.
Be sure to keep up with our live tweets of the West Coast airings of the rest of the series for the next five weeks, 9pm Pacific Time on Fox! And if you want to share your reactions or viewing experiences, please send them to us! Our journey through season five of the original series will resume on Monday with the episode “Christmas Comes This Time Each Year.”
We’re reeling from the rave-turned-lesbian-house-fire, and so are Kelly and Steve. Luckily, we’re joined again by Julia Cunningham, morning DJ on SiriusXMU, and soon-to-be-cohost of the new entertainment interview series The Jess Cagle Show. Charitable organizations discussed on this episode: Kids in Need of Defense, RAICES. Listen to Julia’s previous episode, season three’s “Back in the High Life Again.”
Well… it happened! Steve Sanders Management has spent the past two decades working to get a reboot or reunion of Beverly Hills 90210 on the air, and a miniseries starring the original cast playing fictionalized versions of themselves has finally premiered. We live-tweeted the premiere episode of BH90210, and were joined for immediate reactions afterwards by Santina Muha, Kim Hoffman, and Mickey Keating.
Be sure to keep up with our live tweets of the West Coast airings of the rest of the series for the next five weeks, 9pm Pacific Time on Fox! Podcast recaps for the episodes will be available for Patreon supporters at the “Les Wildcats” level and above! And if you want to share your reactions or viewing experiences, please send them to us! Our journey through season five of the original series will resume on Monday with the episode “Injustice for All” providing a continuation from the cliffhanger of the previous episode’s lesbian house fire!
We can hardly believe that it's finally here... this Wednesday, August 7—29 years after the premiere of Beverly Hills, 90210, and 19 years after its conclusion—the miniseries reboot, BH90210, will premiere on Fox. We'll be live-tweeting the West Coast premiere at @90210blaze, and releasing our next full-length episode the next day, covering the reboot premiere with some ~friends of the show.~ Recaps of the further episodes of the reboot will be found on our Patreon, and our journey through season 5 of the original series will resume next week! 🤜🤜
Joining us for the original Fyre Fest—the Beverly Hills, 90210 episode where Steve Sanders Management sets a rave party ablaze—is the multi-talented Mickey Keating! Mickey is a full-time contributor to Instinct Magazine, and his debut short horror film Daddy’s Girl is available to watch online at Crypt TV. More importantly, he’s a burgeoning game show and talk show prodigy, and you can watch his appearances on Joker’s Wild with Snoop Dogg, and The Wendy Williams Show. His book Paused is available on Amazon.
Kat is joined this week by Blaze family members Kim Hoffman and Leeni Ramadan to scalp tickets to the Rolling Stones show at the Rose Bowl and start an online flame war. This episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 was originally titled “That Voodoo That You Do,” and is not available for streaming on Hulu—so you’ll have to watch it on DVD! Listen to Kim and Leeni’s previous appearances on the podcast. Discussed in this episode:
The IMDb profile photos discussed in this episode:
Lizzie and Kat are joined by author, artist, activist, and (former) academic Ebony Adams. She hosts the Feminist Frequency Radio podcast, whose motto is, “Be critical of the media you love,” and coauthored History vs. Women: The Defiant Lives that They Don’t Want You to Know with media critic Anita Sarkeesian. Together we analyze the racially-charged episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 that tackles a controversial, anti-semitic speaker invited to California University, putting the Black Student Union at odds with the Maccabee Center (and Andrea)—with Brandon stuck in the middle.
We are thrilled to discuss this unforgettable episode with Andy Kamenetzky, who originally joined us for the season two episode, “A Competitive Edge.” Andy is a sports reporter for ESPNLA 710, and he and his brother Brian together host the Kamenetzky Podcast. So, that makes him the perfect guest to analyze the gameplay in the KEΓ House flag football tournament at California University—just kidding, the trippy journey through Dylan’s psyche has always made this Andy’s favorite episode of the series.
Discussed on this episode:
The Space Jam website
The opioid receptor antagonist Naloxone (brand name: Narcan) was approved for opioid abuse treatment in 1971 by the FDA with opioid abuse kits being distributed by many states to medically untrained people beginning in 1996.
“Luke Perry’s Startling Vulnerability in the ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Episode ‘The Dreams of Dylan McKay’” by Dan Piepenbring for The New Yorker, March 2019
To learn more about Piepenbring’s description of this episode as a “Boschian hellscape,” read: “How Hieronymous Bosch’s Hell Lives on Today” by Nathan Dunne for The Atlantic, April 2016
We’re very grateful that Kat is joined this week by our friend Anna to discuss the season five episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 in which Dylan’s substance abuse is confronted with a staged intervention and catastrophic consequences.
This episode features a frank discussion about mental health, addiction, and chemical dependency, and may be difficult for some listeners. The examples discussed in this interview are solely representative of the individuals speaking, and should not be generalized to apply to the vast diversity of lived experiences. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, a resource for local support groups can be found at tinyurl.com/90210help.
Discussed in this episode:
Substance Use and Abuse: Cultural and Historical Perspectives, Russil Durrant, Jo Thakker (2003)
Alcoholics Anonymous a.k.a. “The Big Book” (4th edition, 2003)
It’s so exciting for us to finally be joined by Beth and Amy, the sisters behind longtime supporter of the podcast, Greenwich Letterpress! It’s such a delight to discuss the Halloween episode of Beverly Hills 90210 season five with them. Discussed on this episode: the Día de los Muertos movie Coco, the podcast Running From Cops, and Courtney Stodden’s sexy pumpkin patch photoshoot, about which the Daily Mail notes, “The pair were eventually asked to leave the patch by security after they received several complaints from members of the public who found Courtney's attire offensive and her behaviour of a sexual nature.”
This episode is brought to you by The Cocoa Fondue Show. Watch the short before June 24 to help it win the Amazon Studios All Voices Film Festival!
On this week’s episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat (and Friends), Kat is joined by Kim Hoffman and Leeni Ramadan to discuss season five, episode seven of Beverly Hills 90210, “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?” Listen to Kim’s previous episode, “Wild Horses,” and Leeni’s previous episodes “Misery Loves Company” and “Under the Influence.” Read Kim’s essay: What My ‘90s Childhood and Popular LGBT Idols Have in Common. And subscribe to Leeni’s podcast, “The Snax of Life”! Click here if you need your own Donna Martin “Babie” shirt…
For resources about breast cancer education, detection, and more, click here.
This week on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat (and Friends), Kat is joined by Carl Myers and Lance T. Lawrence to discuss Beverly Hills 90210 season five, episode six, “Homecoming.” We also enjoy a special message from Florence Ion! Listen to Lance’s previous appearance on the podcast, KXCU Presents: Heartbreaker, and Florence’s previous episode, Emily (a.k.a. The Pink Pearl).
We’re flying solo this week to take a serious look at the constitutional crisis following Brandon’s ascension to claim his birthright as the sophomore President of the California University Student Body, after the “shocking” death of his running mate Josh Richland. Well, you know what they say: when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. This episode of The Blaze podcast features appearances by special guests Lucy Q. and Rick Dees!
While you may know him as the actor portraying Nat and Brandon’s bookie Duke on Beverly Hills 90210, listeners to KJAZZ 88.1 will know Billy Vera from his extensive career as a musician and bandleader! You can buy Billy’s new photography book Vintage Neon and his latest album Big Band Jazz through our Amazon link!
If you or anyone you know is struggling with a gambling addiction, you can call or text the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at (800) 522-4700, or chat online with someone who can help at www.npcgambling.org/chat
Tickets to our live staged reading on August 4 of the season three episode “Something in the Air,” which is a fundraiser for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and Jewish Family Service Los Angeles, are available now at tinyurl.com/donnamartingraduates! More information can be found at donnamartingraduates.com
We felt it was only responsible that we have a mother come on the podcast this week to discuss the Beverly Hills 90210 episode “Parental Guidance Recommended.” We talk about Iris McKay, crystal healing, and why “you should never trust a felon” with Kat’s mom, a law enforcement veteran and lover of television.
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This week on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat, we’re joined by ESPNLA 710 and Yahoo Sports Radio host Travis Rodgers. He’s entreated listeners of his radio show to engage with him about Beverly Hills 90210 using the hashtag #90210chat for years, and now he gets to help us unpack a revealing spa weekend, Jim’s mid-life crisis, Dylan’s fantasy life, and Brandon’s foray into gambling!
We’re so excited to finally have writer Kim Hoffman on our Beverly Hills 90210 podcast! Kim’s been listening to The Blaze since the beginning, and has written essays for AfterEllen, Huffington Post, and more, such as “What My ‘90s Childhood and Popular LGBT Idols Have in Common.” This super-sized podcast about one of the series’ least well-remembered episodes was one of the most fun that we’ve ever had recording. Also, it includes perhaps the best Chuck’s Corner segment that we’ve ever had the privilege of sharing with our listeners.