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The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! The Original Beverly Hills 90210 Podcast

Every week on The Blaze, pals Lizzie and Kat analyze an episode of the original Beverly Hills 90210 with a special guest, reminiscing about what makes this show so special all these years later. Plus, interviews with the cast and crew give a behind-the-scenes look at this classic '90s soap opera!
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Dec 28, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we want to share some of our greatest revelations about season 2 of Beverly Hills 90210, and look back at our first year of podcasting. Enjoy a variety of megamixes, montages, and medleys created for you with love. (The EW.com article listing our fave characters can be found here.)

Dec 21, 2015

It’s time for The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat’s second standalone interview with Beverly Hills 90210′s executive producer Charles Rosin! You sent in your questions about the series’ second season, and as only he could, Chuck is here to answer!

What we were drinking: fancy coffees
What we were eating: bagels with lox & schmear

Dec 14, 2015

We’ve made it to the season two finale of Beverly Hills 90210, and we’re joined by TV critic LaToya Ferguson to talk all about it! LaToya writes for The AV Club, Complex magazine, US Weekly, and The Guardian, and hosts the television podcast The Televoid. In this episode, Mel and Jackie tie the knot, while Brenda and Dylan face off against Jim Walsh.

What we were drinking: La Marca Prosecco
What we were eating: red velvet cupcakes

Dec 7, 2015

Author of the memoir Lyme Light, Natalie London of the band Hey, King! is on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week to discuss Beverly Hills 90210 and its role in her journey out of illness. You can listen to more of Natalie’s music at https://soundcloud.com/heykingband

What we were drinking: Corona with lime
What we were eating: churros with horchata ice cream and homemade flan

Nov 30, 2015

It’s the Color Me Badd episode of Beverly Hills 90210, and we’re joined by two women who were on set during their scene in the Peach Pit, Arika Lisanne Mittman - producer of Dexter and Elementary - and Sharon Spaeth - producer of Access Hollywood.

What we were drinking: Perrier
What we were eating: Sprinkles cookies

Nov 23, 2015

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.

What we were drinking: the most terrible vanilla chardonnay
What we were eating: Sprinkles cookies

Nov 16, 2015

It’s our FIFTIETH episode! We’re so excited to be joined by Ashley York, the director of the Netflix documentary Tig and the forthcoming So Help You God. Ashley brings an incredible level of intellect and sensitivity to our discussion of this episode of Beverly Hills 90210 which focuses on the plight of the small business owner, a subject every teen drama should cover.

What we were drinking: Sofia sparkling wine
What we were eating: fōnuts

Nov 9, 2015

We’re obsessed with Carly Myers’ (a.k.a. ModCam1923) recaps on her blog, “Let’s Make Fun Of All The Clothes From Famous Original Beverly Hills, 90210,” and we know you will be too! She’s hilarious and we have been looking forward to having her on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast since the beginning.

What we were drinking: Crabbie’s alcoholic ginger beer
What we were eating: cupcakes

Nov 2, 2015

Lizzie recorded a special on-location interview with Matthew Laurance, the former actor known best as David’s father, Dr. Mel Silver, who currently works as a sports reporter in Lexington, Kentucky. This special segment pairs perfectly with Kat and Lizzie’s discussion of the episode “Baby Makes Five,” in which Mel proposes to a secretly pregnant Jackie Taylor.

Oct 26, 2015

Stars Hollow comes to Beverly Hills this week as the hosts of the Gilmore Girls podcast The Gilmore Guys, Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe, join The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat to talk about sex education in schools, of course, and as always, Beverly Hills 90210.

Resources and information about sexual health, STI prevention, and birth control can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/sexualhealth/

What we were drinking: Golden Road Brewing’s Get Up Offa That Brown
What we were eating: Chicago Mix popcorn

Oct 19, 2015

90210 superfan Andy Kamenetzky, ESPN LA radio host and co-host of the Land O’Lakers podcast, joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat to unpack Beverly Hills 90210′s take on steroid use in high school sports. It’s one of our most interesting episodes yet as we talk about sports, Steve, and much more. Buy the book Andy co-wrote, Fishing on the Edge, through our Amazon link, and read the article that inspired it, “The Happy Hooker,” at ESPN.

What we were drinking: Guinness, High West & ginger beer
What we were eating: brownies

Oct 12, 2015

The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat Beverly Hills 90210 podcast is joined this week by screenwriterSB Nation writer and host of Scientific Podcast Goes Boink, Bill Hanstock! And, we all watched Lifetime’s Unauthorized Beverly Hills 90210 Story, and have lots to say!

For more information about Tonya Harding: The Musical, check the UCB Theater schedule, as it is performed monthly. Alexandra Martell’s article for Cosmopolitan is Dear Former Teen Soap Stars: Stop Bashing Your Old Show.

What we were drinking: Cream soda with whipped cream vodka
What we were eating: Baguette with an assortment of spreads

Oct 4, 2015

Released on the 25th anniversary of the premiere of the pilot of Beverly Hills 90210, please enjoy this special Christmas episode of The Blaze podcast with the actress Carol Potter, who played Cindy Walsh, the favorite mother of West Beverly High! Carol’s art will be on display TODAY at the Kline Academy of Fine Art in Los Angeles; click here for more details.

What we were drinking: cinnamon apple tea
What we were eating: homemade sugar cookies

Sep 28, 2015

Author of the fantastic memoir of adoption and reunion: Bastards, Mary Anna King is on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast to discuss “Chuckie’s Back,” the episode of Beverly Hills 90210 that begins to deal with Steve’s adoption and search for his birth mother. You can see Mary at Literary Death Match in Vermont on October 2, and at Litquake San Francisco on October 11.

What we were drinking: sauvignon blanc
What we were eating: eclairs

Sep 21, 2015

The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat is joined this week by Jeff Roda, the writer of Lifetime Television’s upcoming Unauthorized Beverly Hills 90210 Story, which premieres on Saturday, October 3rd! We learned all about his process researching the series to write the movie, and are so excited for our listeners to get this perspective on the upcoming TV movie before it airs!

What we were drinking: prosecco and Perrier
What we were eating: tea cakes from Martino’s

Sep 14, 2015

It’s the first ever LIVE episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat, coming to you from the Nerdist Showroom in Hollywood! And we’ve got Christine Elise McCarthy herself with us to discuss her time playing the infamous Emily Valentine! Signed copies sold out to our audience after the show, but Christine’s book Bathing and the Single Girl is available through our Amazon page!

Musical guest Prom Queen is about to embark on a west coast tour, which you must check out! To get your own Blaze merchandise like our prize winner Benjamin (including a take on his “Gay for McKay” shirt, or your very own U4EA dealer shirt), visit our merch store!

What we were drinking: vegan prosecco
What we were eating: gummy eggs

Sep 7, 2015

It’s here: the big one. We couldn't think of anyone else to tackle one of the toughest and most memorable episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 than comedian and host of the You Made it Weird podcast, Pete Holmes. We talk about symmetrical faces, feeling like an outsider, and Brian Austin Green’s performance in the episode “The Next Fifty Years.” To find out what you can do to help prevent gun violence, visit http://www.bradycampaign.org/take-action

Our live show is THIS Saturday, September 12, in Los Angeles. Tickets are available at tinyurl.com/blazeLIVE

What we were drinking: American beer, in honor of Scott
What we were eating: nothing

Aug 31, 2015

The blogger behind 20-Nothings.com, and writer of the book of the same name, who also hosts the monthly storytelling series Sunday Night Sex Talks, Jessie Rosen joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week to talk about one of the most memorable episodes of Beverly Hills 90210.

Tickets to our live show on September 12 in Los Angeles are available at tinyurl.com/blazeLIVE

What we were drinking: Autumn Shandies (1/2 pumpkin wheat beer, 1/2 ginger beer, orange wedge)
What we were eating: Halloween sugar cookies

Aug 24, 2015

Two-thirds of the Best of Friends podcastour new friends Krista Doyle and Erin Mallory Long are on this super-sized episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week! In this episode, Andrea and Steve take center stage as Beverly Hills 90210 focuses on school districts and gold diggers. You can buy Krista’s and Erin’s books through our Amazon link.

Tickets to our live show on September 12 in Los Angeles are available at tinyurl.com/blazeLIVE

What we were drinking: Seven Deadly Zins wine
What we were eating: cookies from Canter’s Deli

Aug 17, 2015

Listener favorite and Beverly Hills 90210 expert Santina Muha returns to The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast! Listen to her first appearance on our podcast, and watch Santina’s video, “What It’s Like To Be A Woman In A Wheelchair” on Buzzfeed. In this episode, “Leading from the Heart,” when Brenda and Brandon’s cousin Bobby comes to visit, he enters into a complicated flirtation with Kelly.

Tickets to our live show on September 12 in Los Angeles are available at tinyurl.com/blazeLIVE

What we were drinking: Coca Vino (red wine with Coca Cola)
What we were eating: nothing!

Aug 10, 2015

The writer and satirical genius behind the Los Feliz Daycare Twitter account, Jason Shapiro joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week to watch Beverly Hills 90210 for the very first time. It’s a family affair with the introduction of Dylan’s mother, Iris McKay. Having her in the picture drives Dylan to drink, and meanwhile, Donna experiments with playing the stock market.

Tickets to our live show on September 12 in Los Angeles are available at tinyurl.com/blazeLIVE

What we were drinking: organic cold-pressed juices with vodka
What we were eating: quinoa chips and raw ginger snaps

Aug 3, 2015

The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat is joined by Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, a.k.a. Frangela, to talk about racial politics on Beverly Hills 90210. In this episode, “Ashes to Ashes,” Brandon confronts racial prejudice and profiling when a black family moves in to the neighborhood. Guest stars include Richard Roundtree (Shaft) and Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day).

You can buy tickets to our live show, September 12 at the Nerdist Showroom in Los Angeles, with special guest Christine Elise, here: http://holdmyticket.com/event/215845

What we were drinking: sangria
What we were eating: tamales

Jul 27, 2015

Good friend and host of the No, Totally! podcast, Shaun Lau joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! podcast. We tackle feminism, friendship, and more as the series welcomes Emily Valentine!

Stay tuned for information on how to get tickets to our first live show, with special guest Christine Elise McCarthy (Emily Valentine herself!), September 12 at the Nerdist Showroom in Hollywood. In the meantime, listen to our “Back 2 School: Fall of Junior Year” playlist on Spotify! And order Christine Elise’s book Bathing and the Single Girl through our Amazon link!

What we were drinking: iced coffee
What we were eating: McDonalds hash browns

Jul 20, 2015

It’s one of our silliest episodes yet as UCB writer & performer Brian Thompson of the brand new podcast Something is on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week to talk about one of his favorite episodes of Beverly Hills 90210. The gang goes camping, Fran Drescher has a gay husband, and much, much more on this week’s episode of The Blaze!

What we were drinking: beer
What we were eating: pizza & popcorn

Jul 13, 2015

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!

What we were drinking: iced coffee
What we were eating: cinnamon rolls

If you or someone you know is experiencing end-of-summer eczema, please visit the National Eczema Assotiation.

For more information on The Cruel Itentions Musical at The Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles, click here.

 

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