Hot Takes & Deep Dives
Hot Takes & Deep Dives
Jess Rothschild
Podcast dedicated to quick hits & deep cuts on Housewives, gay pop iconography & NYC culture. Host Jess Rothschild invites fellow culture vultures to go deep on topics including Real Housewives, The Real World, Madonna, Britney, Mariah, The L Word, Gawker Stalker & the Fire Island Pines. Guests include Margaret Cho, Rachel Dratch, Judy Gold, Dave Holmes, Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez, Matt Rogers, Bruce Bozzi, Jackie Warner, Jonathan Antin, Ariana Madix, Mikey Minden, Brian Moylan and cast members from Bravo and The Real World.
RHOSLC, RHOP + New Miley Cyrus & Ariana Grande Albums (w/ Sasha Morfaw)
Jess is joined by actress Sasha Morfaw from @thebravobreakdown to break down where we stand with Real Housewives of Salt Lake City & Potomac. We dive into Heather Gay, Mary Cosby, Meredith Marks and the rest, as well as how we're feeling as we round home base with Potomac. Finally, we dive into the new Ariana Grande “Positions” and Miley Cyrus “Plastic Hearts” with our fave tracks and overall album reviews.  * for $50 off your first order * Follow @thebravobreakdown, @jessxnyc, @hottakesdeepdives
Nov 30
55 min
Jill Kargman (Bravo’s Odd Mom Out) on SoulCycle, UES Mom Culture & more
Jess welcomes back writer/actress Jill Kargman! Jill was born and raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, creating the perfect setting and inspiration for her novel Momzillas, which was eventually adapted into the Bravo scripted series “Odd Mom Out" (stream it on Peacock!). We discuss: her father’s role as the President of Chanel, attending high school with Gwyneth Paltrow, Andy Cohen’s pivotal role in her career in TV & radio, the cult of SoulCycle and her new gig as a correspondent on Drew Barrymore’s talk show.   Follow @jillkargman, @jessxnyc & @hottakesdeepdives * for $50 off your first order * * code deepdives *
Nov 23
1 hr 7 min
Rachel Dratch on SNL, 30 Rock, Housewives, Wine Country & more!
Jess is joined by the one and only RACHEL DRATCH, known for her 7 seasons on SNL, beloved for the Boston Teens (w/ Jimmy Fallon) and bringing the name “Debbie Downer” into the pop culture lexicon. We go deep on Rachel’s long-standing friendship with Tina Fey, her SNL audition, getting cast (and then replaced by Jane Krakowski) on 30 Rock and discovering she was pregnant at 43 years old. We also discuss Wine Country, the movie based on her real-life 50th birthday trip with the women of SNL and her experience performing in Countess Luann’s cabaret show. Follow @jessxnyc & @hottakesdeepdives * for $50 off your first order * * code deepdives *
Nov 16
1 hr 4 min
Interview w/ Drag Race’s Peppermint: First Openly Trans Woman on Drag Race, Broadway
Jess is joined by performer, activist and runner-up of Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Miss Peppermint! Peppermint shares her story as a theatre kid in Delaware who moved to NYC in 1998, where she worked in the clubs as a drag performer for 10+ years. We chat about the NYC nightlife scene through the ‘90s and how it changed once Drag Race hit the air. We also discuss the impact of RuPaul’s recent statement that they would not cast an openly transgender contestant on the show, Peppermint’s debut as the first trans actress on Broadway and more.  Follow: @jessxnyc, @hottakesdeepdives & @peppermint247
Nov 12
51 min
Inside MTV’s The Real World Edit Bay w/ Assoc. Editor Jamie Stein
We all know Jamie Stein as the Housewives empath / intuitive, but back in his early Hollywood days he had the unique job of working as an Associate Editor on FOUR seasons of The Real World! Jamie worked on Real World: Vegas, Paris, San Diego and Philly where he had an unedited look at Trishelle, Steven, CT, Ace and first impressions of Karamo Brown and Cameran Eubanks who would go on to Queer Eye and Southern Charm. Jamie takes us inside watching endless unedited footage, the San Diego sexual assault scandal and who editing favored the most. Finally, we touch on the fourth-wall breaking on Housewives.  Follow @jamiestein, @jessxnyc, @hottakesdeepdives  * for $50 off your first order *
Nov 9
1 hr
But Now We Said It: Unpopular Opinions Part 2! (w/ FacesByBravo)
This is PART TWO of “But Now We Said It” with @FacesByBravo (Steve), where we confess our Unpopular Opinions on every single Housewives franchise + Vanderpump Rules. Don't miss Part 1 in the previous episode! [ RHOBH: 1:00 ] [ RHOP: 12:00 ] [ RHONJ: 21:00 ] [ Vanderpump Rules: 31:00 ] [ LVP: 37:30 ]   Follow @jessxnyc, @hottakesdeepdives, @facesbybravo * for $50 off your first order *
Nov 2
46 min
But Now We Said It: Unpopular Opinions Pt 1 (w/ FacesByBravo) + RHOA Trailer Reaction
Jess is joined by FacesByBravo aka Steve to react to the freshly dropped RHOA season 13 trailer. We then settle in for an epic “but now we said it,” where we admit our Unpopular Opinions on every single Housewives franchise + Vanderpump Rules. See where we agree on our unpopular hot takes, and where we leave each other speechless. PS: This is Part ONE.  Part Two with RHOP, RHONJ, Pump Rules & LVP is in next ep. [ RHOA Trailer Reaction: 5:00 ] [ Best/Worst Bravo shows: 15:00 ] [ RHONY: 19:00 ] [ RHOC: 31:00 ] [ RHOBH: 43:00 ] Follow @jessxnyc, @hottakesdeepdives, @facesbybravo  
Oct 30
52 min
Inside the Rise & Fall of Gawker (w/ Rich Juzwiak)
Jess interviews journalist Rich Juzwiak, senior writer at Jezebel and advice columnist at Slate. Rich takes us inside the culture at GAWKER, the epicenter for Manhattan media news and gossip at which he was a senior writer from 2012-2016. Gawker began as small blog founded in 2002, which grew into a full-fledged media company, before going bankrupt thanks to a $140 million legal judgement. We go deep on: the infamous parties, Gawker Stalker, the controversial posts, the outings and the shutdown. We also cover two of Juzwiak’s fave topics: The Drew Barrymore Show and Mariah Carey.   Follow @jessxnyc, @hottakesdeepdives, @richjuz
Oct 27
1 hr 11 min
Showgirls Doc “You Don’t Nomi” Deep Dive (w/ Peaches Christ)
Jess is joined by legendary drag performer Peaches Christ to analyze the legacy of the cult classic SHOWGIRLS.  “You Don’t Nomi” is a new documentary that attempts to answer the questions of why and how did this “masterpiece of sh*t” get made. Peaches Christ has been producing and performing full-blown Showgirls drag theatrical extravaganzas in San Francisco for 20 years and recently produced Showgirls: The Musical. Peaches also sheds insider light on Elizabeth Berkley’s Showgirls journey herself. We also discuss Halloween camp classics “Death Becomes Her” & “Hocus Pocus.” Follow @jessxnyc, @peacheschrist, @hottakesdeepdives
Oct 22
50 min
Below Deck Med Colin Macy O’Toole’s Hot Takes on This Season
Jess catches up with our favorite yachtie — Below Deck Med's Colin Macy O’Toole — to get his hot takes on this hot mess of a season. We mention it all, including Captain Sandy’s “cameo” where she speculates that Malia is gay, deckhand Rob Westergaard making his way through the Bravo world trying to date Jess, Madison (Below Deck Sailing Yacht) and lying about “talking to” Hannah Berner (Summer House). We also discuss Captain Lee’s contradiction of Captain Sandy’s statement that according to Maritime Law there cannot be any drugs on board, Colin’s friendships with Carl Radke & Kyle Cooke + the Pump Rules firings.  Follow @jessxnyc & @hottakesdeepdives
Oct 19
45 min
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