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.
Writer, award-winning storyteller, and podcaster Margot Leitman joins our Beverly Hills, 90210 podcast this week as David deals with his drug addiction and Andrea deals with morning sickness. Margot is the author of Gawky: Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase, and Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need. Along with former guest of “The Blaze” H. Alan Scott, Margot hosts Talking Crime, a not-so-serious true crime response podcast.
You can read the Los Angeles Times op-eds referenced in this episode here: “On the Dumping of a 90210 Role Model;” Charles Rosin’s response; Gabrielle Carteris’ response; and the response to her response. We’re also pleased to bring you updates on Peach Pit Willie, Jose Angel Santana, the Big Oaks Lodge, and a double-scoop of Chuck’s Corner!
This week on “The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat” Beverly Hills, 90210 podcast, we’re joined by Chicagoan Joanna Cavaliere, one of the generous donors to our fundraising drive benefiting the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles. Be sure to subscribe to Joanna’s newsletter about pop culture, fashion, and more at http://tinyurl.com/emphasismine! Photo documentation of Joanna’s obsession with Luke Perry and 90210 below the fold…
Since we didn’t even go to a school with a Greek system, we recruited USC Gender Studies professor and pop culture expert Karen Tongson to join us on the show to discuss the Beverly Hills, 90210 episode where Andrea meets an anti-Semitic sorority president! Karen’s cultural study of Los Angeles’ sprawl, Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries, is available on Amazon. She can also be heard as a guest host of the Pop Rocket podcast, and has contributed to the latest issue of the food magazine Lucky Peach.
We took a special look back at the high school years of Beverly Hills 90210 with the series’ executive producer Charles Rosin, counting down his top ten behind-the-scenes tidbits about the season three finale episode, “Commencement,” and answering listener questions!
Tickets are on sale for next week’s Beverly Hills 90210 “Something in the Air” live read, benefiting the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles. For cast updates, ticket info, and more, visit: www.donnamartingraduates.com
Professional psychotherapist and longtime friend of Kat’s, Beverly Hills 90210 superfan Pallavi M. Yetur is on The Blaze podcast this week to discuss some of the heaviest stuff ever to go down at West Bev - that is, the search for the perfect college, of course! In her words, “this episode gets suuuuuper Freud-y!”
This episode is dedicated to the memory of Pallavi’s sister, and Kat’s friend, Silpa. If you are able to, please consider making a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, by clicking here. Thank you.
We’re so thrilled to welcome back season one guest Carley Steiner to our Beverly Hills 90210 podcast The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! It’s back to West Beverly as the gang begins their senior year, and there’s trouble in paradise as new teacher Gil Meyers chooses Brandon over Andrea as the new editor of the school paper. Listen to our newest Spotify playlist at http://tinyurl.com/blazedandconfused