Live, from New York (kinda)! While in NYC, Kat was joined by East Coast co-host Pallavi Yetur and guest Jarod Hector to discuss season five, episode 17 of Beverly Hills, 90210, “Sweating It Out.” Between manual labor and a spiritual sweat session on an Indian reservation, and a full weekend seminar with The New Evolution, this episode has it all. Discussed in this show: Pallavi’s article about Brendan Fraser and The Mummy, the podcast “This Land,” and tragedy at James Arthur Ray’s sweat lodge retreat. Listen to Pallavi and Jarod’s previous episodes of The Blaze!
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)
This week, we’re joined for an iconic season 5 episode by our good friend Santina Muha. Listen to Santina’s previous appearances on The Blaze: “Stand (Up) and Deliver,” “Leading from the Heart,” “Something in the Air” (live read), and “Remembering Luke Perry” (clip show). Discussed in this episode: Santina’s short film Take It Back, the 90210 eyeshadow palette (sold out 😿), the extremely “dad joke” autograph of Luke from General Hospital, her memories of meeting Luke Perry, the THNK 1994 Museum, the wild art film that is Jamie Walters’ Levi’s commercial, and The Big One podcast.
This week on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast, we’re joined once again by our friend John Biersmith. Listen to his previous appearance on the show in the season four episode “The Girl from New York City.” Want to be a guest on The Blaze? Find out how by supporting the show on Patreon! Want to see some Shen Yun memes? Of course you do!
This week on “The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat” podcast, we’re joined by Denise Hewett, the founder and CEO of Scriptd, a comprehensive database of original scripts that promotes transparency and visibility within the entertainment industry. We’re discussing the Beverly Hills, 90210 episode where “Power Feminist” Lucinda seeks independent financing for her documentary from none other than Dylan McKay.
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.
There’s trouble in paradise, as David’s addiction is threatening baby Erin’s safety, Dylan’s little sister Erica is growing up, and Andrea receives some startling test results. Our friend April joins us for this episode of our Beverly Hills, 90210 podcast and offers a law professional’s opinion on the gang’s shenanigans and various custody arrangements. You can listen to David Silver’s depressed playlist on Spotify at tinyurl.com/DJGrimReaper.
It is such a delight to be joined this week on “The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat” podcast by musician, television host, and raconteur Zach Selwyn to discuss his 25-year obsession with Beverly Hills, 90210, the merits of 2015′s best movie Magic Mike XXL, and much, much more. Zach’s new podcast produced by Anna Faris and co-hosted by actress Missi Pyle, “Missi & Zach Might Bang,” is coming soon!
Television producer Gabe Mountain joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast to discuss Dylan McKay’s inner turmoil as we dive into the Beverly Hills 90210 episode “The Child is Father to the Man.” This podcast episode contains another one of the most bombshell installments of Chuck’s Corner ever - listen now and here what the series’ Executive Producer Charles Rosin had to say about what went on behind-the-scenes of filming this episode!
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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.
This week on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat, the original Beverly Hills 90210 podcast, we’re joined by senior writer for MTV News, Ira Madison III! In this episode, Dylan and Kelly have to keep a secret when Brenda and Donna return from Paris, Brandon’s girlfriend is racist, and David finally gets to perform his own muzak at the beach club! You can buy your very own “Les Wildcats” sweatshirt from our Zazzle store!
She performs improv, has appeared in several Funny or Die videos, produced the universe’s best game show, Billy on the Street, and she’s also a member of #TeamDylan. Amy Eicher joins the show this week to talk about Beverly Hills 90210! Also, actress Dana Barron calls in with memories of her time playing Brandon and David’s love interest, Nikki Witt!
We had a chance to meet with writer and producer Jay Martel, who wrote the 1992 Rolling Stone cover story heralding Beverly Hills 90210′s place in the spotlight. Tune in for answers to all your questions about Douglas Emerson, and much more! You can buy Jay’s novel Channel Bluethrough our Amazon link.
The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast welcomes UCB performer Meghan Parks to discuss “Pass, Not Pass,” a very drama-filled episode of Beverly Hills 90210. We talk about being L.A. natives, and we’re all grossed out by West Beverly Hills High School summer drama teacher Chris Suiter. See Meghan at her next UCB show on July 30, La, La, La, LA: A Puppet Musical - tickets here!
Read Kim Hoffman’s Huffington Post article, “What My ‘90s Childhood and Popular LGBT Idols Have in Common” here, and check out Leeni’s band Prom Queen here! Buy tickets to the Cruel Intentions musical here. If you or someone you know is experiencing end-of-summer eczema, please visit the National Eczema Association.
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.