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, 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:
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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Today is #NationalBookLoversDay, and we’ve been privileged to host some rather prolific writers as podcast guests during our first four seasons! Please check out their books below (in order of appearance on our show):
Karen Tongson (episode 94), Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (Sexual Cultures)
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.
Keep up-to-date with us by subscribing to “The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app, and following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also follow Kat on Twitter! Discussed in this episode: we recommend the Truu Stowray podcast, and it’s not too soon to get your tickets to see Babyface and Boyz II Men at the LA County Fair! Many thanks to Prom Queen who made our theme song, Greenwich Letterpress for sponsoring the show, and to all of you for listening!
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.
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!
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.
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.”
“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.”
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!
Shantay! Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth guest-judged the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and the queens had to compete in an acting challenge that paid homage to Beverly Hills, 90210. Longtime friend, early guest on the podcast, and drag enthusiast Will Robelo joins us to discuss our journeys with the art of drag and to recap this incredible night of television. You can purchase the RPDR episode on Amazon Prime, watch the Untucked follow-up on YouTube, and hear Jennie and Tori on RuPaul and Michelle Visage’s podcast “What’s the Tee?”
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!
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.
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.
“The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat” podcast took a trip to the premiere of Shannen Doherty’s latest film Bethany, and we got to interview its writer-director James Cullen Bressack. We pair our review of the film, and interview with Bressack, with our analysis of the Beverly Hills, 90210 season four episode “Addicted to Love.” Bethany also stars Tom Green and Stefanie Estes, and is playing in select theaters, as well as available on VOD on Amazon and iTunes.
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!
It’s 2am, Condors, and DJ David Silver can’t be in the studio tonight, so your gals Lizzie and Kat are stepping in to cover his graveyard radio shift. Calls come in from listeners April in Los Angeles, Lance in Montreal, Pallavi in New York, and Jess in Australia. This episode is an experiment into the electronic grid, so it’s a good thing we love to party!