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134 Ebony Adams – Hate Is Just a Four-Letter Word

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.

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133 Andy Kamenetzky – The Dreams of Dylan McKay

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.

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132 Our Friend Anna – Intervention

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.

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131 Amy Salvini Swanson & Beth Salvini – Things That Go Bang in the Night

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!

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130 Kim Hoffman & Leeni Ramadan – Who's Zoomin' Who?

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…

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129 Carl Myers & Lance T. Lawrence – Homecoming

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).

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127 Lizzie & Kat – Life After Death

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!

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125 Leeni Ramadan & Pallavi M. Yetur – Under the Influence

This week, Kat is joined by guest co-hosts Leeni Ramadan and Pallavi M. Yetur. You can hear Leeni and Pallavi’s previous guest appearances on the podcast: “Misery Loves Company” and “Highwire,” respectively. Listen to Leeni’s podcast The Snax of Life and check out her music under the moniker Prom Queen. Follow Pallavi on Twitter.

Watch the Diana Ross field goal fail from the 1994 World Cup opening ceremony discussed in the episode:

 
 

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124 Lizzie & Kat – What I Did on My Summer Vacation and Other Stories

Well, we took an extra-long hiatus, so we’re back with an extra-extra-long season premiere episode. No guest this week as we took our time to ease in to season five of Beverly Hills, 90210. This episode was recorded over two sessions, both of which were before the passing of Luke Perry, in case you’re wondering why it’s not discussed. If you missed it, you can listen to our memorial episode here. We cover a lot of territory in this episode; if you’re interested in skipping ahead to our discussion of S05E01, “What I Did on My Summer Vacation and Other Stories,” that part starts at about minute 70!

Articles discussed:
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/07/greatest-tv-year-1994
https://www.vulture.com/2014/08/1994-95-week-opening-essay-ratings-graphic.html
Our episode with Go Bayside! host April Richardson: https://www.90210blaze.com/episodes/071-april-richardson-rebel-with-a-cause

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Season Five is Coming Soon!

The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast is coming back soon for season five! Can't wait for the first new episode after the hiatus? This week, Patreon supporters at all levels will receive a seriously-supersized preview clip. Supporters at the $5-and-up levels will also receive a bonus "Chuck's Corner," where Beverly Hills, 90210 Executive Producer Charles Rosin shares some memories of the time leading up to what would be his final season of the series. Sign up now at patreon.com/90210blaze.

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122 Charles Rosin - Mr. Walsh Goes to Washington

Join us for an XXL podcast episode discussing the Beverly Hills, 90210 fourth season finale, “Mr. Walsh Goes to Washington,” parts 1 and 2. We’re joined by the executive producer of 90210, Charles Rosin, for an in-depth Chuck’s Corner looking back at Shannen Doherty’s last season as Brenda Walsh on the series.

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121 Jarod Hector - Vital Signs

This week on “The Blaze with Lizzie & Kat” Beverly Hills, 90210 podcast, we’re joined by multimedia sports and entertainment journalist Jarod Hector. Jarod writes reviews, recaps, and interviews for Black Sports Online & BSO Entertainment, and describes himself as obsessed with men’s fashion and (most importantly) 90210.

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Lizzie & Kat minisode

We’re working to bring you the best podcast episodes as we approach the end of season four of Beverly Hills, 90210, which unfortunately means our recording schedule has been a little unpredictable. So this week we’re bringing you a fun update on one of this season’s most memorable guest actors, as well as some news about where you can see 90210 stars and friends of the Blaze on TV this summer!

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120 Jen Grisanti - Truth and Consequences

This week on “The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat” podcast, we spoke with Jen Grisanti, an acclaimed script and career consultant, writing instructor, blogger, and the author of three books: Story Line: Finding Gold in Your Life Story, TV Writing Tool Kit: How to Write a Script That Sells, and Change Your Story, Change Your Life. Jen began her career as an assistant to none other than the Mister, Aaron Spelling himself, who served as her mentor for 12 years. She quickly climbed the ranks and eventually ran Current Programs at Spelling Television Inc., covering all of Spelling’s shows including Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, and Charmed.

Discussed in this episode: Actor David Youse’s one-man short film, The Callback. Also, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free, confidential support 24/7 at (800) 273-8255.

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119 Jessica Aceti & Brian Kirk - Acting Out

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Stars of the #1 Ugly Christmas Sweater meme of 2008 (pictured), Jessica Aceti and Brian Kirk join us on the podcast this week, all the way from Seattle. Brian and Jess are game designers, and Jess is also the co-founder of Cap-Sac, the original fannypack for your head! You can even get your very own Blaze Cap-Sac from our merch site. For photos of Jess fangirling with cast members of Beverly Hills, 90210, click below the fold.

Discussed in this episode: this clip from actor Jason Majik’s demo reel featuring “SEGA CD Interactive for INXS: Design Your Own Video.”

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118 Gil Hizon - Divas

“The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat” podcast is joined this week by screenwriter, Beverly Hills, 9210 [sic] fan, and thrower of astrological shade, @horoscopesbygil. We first heard about Gil Hizon when our previous guest Denise Hewett announced that his script Finding James had recently been optioned; you can read the screenplay on Scriptd. Gil will be teaching a workshop at Script Anatomy in L.A. on June 17, “The Business of TV Writing for the Emerging TV Writer.”

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117 Our friend Eliza - Blind Spot

This week we’re joined by one of Kat’s oldest friends, who regrettably is brand new to Beverly Hills, 90210. But, with a Master’s degree in psychology and a lifetime of experience as a person who is blind, she offers some excellent insight into this episode. Donna is threatened as David develops an attraction to his piano tutor Holly, while Steve threatens the KEG President by outing him to the rest of the fraternity.

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116 Our friend Pam - The Time Has Come Today

TV fanatic Pam, one of the generous donors to our fundraising campaign benefiting the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, joins us for the grooviest episode ever of Beverly Hills, 90210. We first met Pam in person when she let us sneak closer to the stage to sit with her at an “I Love the ‘90s” throwback concert featuring Color Me Badd, Kid ‘n Play, Tone Loc, and Vanilla Ice - so you know she’s a kindred spirit.

Special thanks to Shaun Fisher for performing the winners of our “David Silver’s Best Rap of the 20th Century” contest!

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115 Jay Larson - Cuffs and Links

Comedian, writer, actor appearing on the upcoming season of Twin Peaks, and host of The CrabFeast Podcast, Jay Larson is on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week! We talk about our Beverly Hills, 90210 journeys, the Santa Ana winds, and how to cheat at golf. Special thanks to Shaun Fisher for performing the first of two winners of our “David Silver’s Best Rap of the 20th Century” contest!

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114 Megan Rooney - A Pig is a Boy is a Dog

Joining us all the way from Chicago is Megan Rooney, one of the generous donors to our fundraising campaign benefiting the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles. Since Megan is on the Board of Directors for the Animal Care League, she’s the perfect guest to talk about Brenda and Donna’s involvement in animal rights activism. You can read The Baltimore Sun’s epic review of Beverly Hills, 90210′s 100th’s episode online.

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