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.
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!
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.
Dan Curry is more than just the husband of last week’s podcast guest Margot Leitman, he’s also the head writer for The Eric Andre Show, and the author of the novel Kung Fu Lesbian. Dan has a lot to say about his own Beverly Hills, 90210 journey, and we all learn a lot about drug busts discussing this episode. Stay tuned for Dan’s upcoming science & comedy podcast “Science in Exile!”
The deadline to submit your entry for our “Best Rap of the 20th Century” contest is Friday, April 7.
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!
Tech journalist, podcaster, and Bay Area native Florence Ion is our guest for “Emily,” the San Francisco-set episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. Florence is one of the hosts of TWiT.tv’s All About Android podcast, and a regular contributor to Android Central. Follow Brandon and Emily’s jaunt around San Francisco using Flo’s handy Google map!
We’re thrilled to welcome writer, actress, and blogger Christine Elise McCarthy back to our podcast to talk about her return to Beverly Hills, 90210 as Brandon’s true love Emily Valentine. Christine first joined us for our “U4EA” live show, but this time it’s just the three of us. Subscribe to Christine’s incredible food porn site Delightful-Delicious-Delovely, and don’t miss her hilarious novel Bathing and the Single Girl.
The whole gang heads to Vegas for Brenda’s elopement, and there was no one better to dish real talk with us about Beverly Hills, 90210 than Ryan O’Connell. Ryan’s a television writer, blogger at @mylivejournalsucks, and has a fantastic memoir, I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves. Plus, we try out a new segment: “Dope! or Nope!”
Joined by our friend Ashley we celebrated not only Brenda’s engagement to Stuart, but also the first hundred episodes of our Beverly Hills, 90210 podcast. It’s only appropriate that things get pretty silly in this one, and we included a special megamix at the very end, looking back at all the fun we’ve had since starting this podcast in 2014.
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…
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
NOTE: The first fifteen minutes of the interview recording got corrupted during a file transfer, which caused the audio quality to suffer. Please bear with the static until minute 16 of the podcast, after which the audio problems with the episode are remedied!
Emily V. Gordon, host of The Indoor Kids podcast and producer of The Meltdown Show, joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat this week to discuss her new book Super You, her experience working as a therapist, and Beverly Hills 90210.
Comedian, host of the Caligula’s Grotto podcast, and contestant on the new season of Last Comic Standing, Ryan Conner watched Beverly Hills 90210 for the first time and joined us to tell the tale! Weirdly, we discuss what Brandon does wrong when he discovers his new young friend is being abused, and Ryan makes some predictions about what’s to come for Mel Silver and the rest of the characters as the series progresses.