We’re reeling from the rave-turned-lesbian-house-fire, and so are Kelly and Steve. Luckily, we’re joined again by Julia Cunningham, morning DJ on SiriusXMU, and soon-to-be-cohost of the new entertainment interview series The Jess Cagle Show. Charitable organizations discussed on this episode: Kids in Need of Defense, RAICES. Listen to Julia’s previous episode, season three’s “Back in the High Life Again.”
Well… it happened! Steve Sanders Management has spent the past two decades working to get a reboot or reunion of Beverly Hills 90210 on the air, and a miniseries starring the original cast playing fictionalized versions of themselves has finally premiered. We live-tweeted the premiere episode of BH90210, and were joined for immediate reactions afterwards by Santina Muha, Kim Hoffman, and Mickey Keating.
Be sure to keep up with our live tweets of the West Coast airings of the rest of the series for the next five weeks, 9pm Pacific Time on Fox! Podcast recaps for the episodes will be available for Patreon supporters at the “Les Wildcats” level and above! And if you want to share your reactions or viewing experiences, please send them to us! Our journey through season five of the original series will resume on Monday with the episode “Injustice for All” providing a continuation from the cliffhanger of the previous episode’s lesbian house fire!
We can hardly believe that it's finally here... this Wednesday, August 7—29 years after the premiere of Beverly Hills, 90210, and 19 years after its conclusion—the miniseries reboot, BH90210, will premiere on Fox. We'll be live-tweeting the West Coast premiere at @90210blaze, and releasing our next full-length episode the next day, covering the reboot premiere with some ~friends of the show.~ Recaps of the further episodes of the reboot will be found on our Patreon, and our journey through season 5 of the original series will resume next week! 🤜🤜
Joining us for the original Fyre Fest—the Beverly Hills, 90210 episode where Steve Sanders Management set a rave party ablaze—is the multi-talented Mickey Keating! Mickey is a full-time contributor to Instinct Magazine, and his debut short horror film Daddy’s Girl is available to watch online at Crypt TV. More importantly, he’s a burgeoning game show and talk show prodigy, and you can watch his appearances on Joker’s Wild with Snoop Dogg, and The Wendy Williams Show. His book Paused is available on Amazon.
Kat is joined this week by Blaze family members Kim Hoffman and Leeni Ramadan to scalp tickets to the Rolling Stones show at the Rose Bowl and start an online flame war. This episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 was originally titled “That Voodoo That You Do,” and is not available for streaming on Hulu—so you’ll have to watch it on DVD! Listen to Kim and Leeni’s previous appearances on the podcast. Discussed in this episode:
Lenny Kravitz’s piercer Elayne Angel reminisces about their friendship (NSFW)
Lindy West’s confrontation of one of her internet trolls
Why punctuation has become passive-aggressive
The IMDb profile photos discussed in this episode, Mark Damon Espinoza and Wesley Allen Gullick:
Lizzie and Kat are joined by author, artist, activist, and (former) academic Ebony Adams. She hosts the Feminist Frequency Radio podcast, whose motto is, “Be critical of the media you love,” and coauthored History vs. Women: The Defiant Lives that They Don’t Want You to Know with media critic Anita Sarkeesian. Together we analyze the racially-charged episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 that tackles a controversial, anti-semitic speaker invited to California University, putting the Black Student Union at odds with the Maccabee Center (and Andrea)—with Brandon stuck in the middle.
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:
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:
Scheduling issues are postponing our full length episode about Beverly Hills, 90210 S05E09, “Intervention,” so for now, enjoy a few tidbits about the episode preview, synopsis, guest stars, and recommended viewing.
It’s so exciting for us to finally be joined by Beth and Amy, the sisters behind longtime supporter of the podcast, Greenwich Letterpress! It’s such a delight to discuss the Halloween episode of Beverly Hills 90210 season five with them. Discussed on this episode: the Día de los Muertos movie Coco, the podcast Running From Cops, and Courtney Stodden’s sexy pumpkin patch photoshoot, about which the Daily Mail notes, “The pair were eventually asked to leave the patch by security after they received several complaints from members of the public who found Courtney's attire offensive and her behaviour of a sexual nature.”
This episode is brought to you by The Cocoa Fondue Show. Watch the short before June 24 to help it win the Amazon Studios All Voices Film Festival!
On this week’s episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat (and Friends), Kat is joined by Kim Hoffman and Leeni Ramadan to discuss season five, episode seven of Beverly Hills 90210, “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?” Listen to Kim’s previous episode, “Wild Horses,” and Leeni’s previous episodes “Misery Loves Company” and “Under the Influence.” Read Kim’s essay: What My ‘90s Childhood and Popular LGBT Idols Have in Common. And subscribe to Leeni’s podcast, “The Snax of Life”! Click here if you need your own Donna Martin “Babie” shirt…
For resources about breast cancer education, detection, and more, click here.
This week on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat (and Friends), Kat is joined by Carl Myers and Lance T. Lawrence to discuss Beverly Hills 90210 season five, episode six, “Homecoming.” We also enjoy a special message from Florence Ion! Listen to Lance’s previous appearance on the podcast, KXCU Presents: Heartbreaker, and Florence’s previous episode, Emily (a.k.a. The Pink Pearl).
For information about California condors, click here.
Instead of a new episode today, we're re-releasing our 2016 Memorial Day special episode featuring Beverly Hills, 90210 cast alumni Douglas Emerson and David Sherrill. We'll be back next Monday with season 5, episode 6, "Homecoming."
To donate to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, please visit http://specialops.org.
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.
We’re flying solo this week to take a serious look at the constitutional crisis following Brandon’s ascension to claim his birthright as the sophomore President of the California University Student Body, after the “shocking” death of his running mate Josh Richland. Well, you know what they say: when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. This episode of The Blaze podcast features appearances by special guests Lucy Q. and Rick Dees!
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!
Dylan’s awkwardly signed (with rather feminine handwriting) glamour shot…
…and John’s equally awkward and INCREDIBLE signed portrait for us!
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.
Well, we took an extra-long hiatus, so we’re back with an extra-extra-long season premiere episode. No guest this week as we took our time to ease in to season five of Beverly Hills, 90210. This episode was recorded over two sessions, both of which were before the passing of Luke Perry, in case you’re wondering why it’s not discussed. If you missed it, you can listen to our memorial episode here. We cover a lot of territory in this episode; if you’re interested in skipping ahead to our discussion of S05E01, “What I Did on My Summer Vacation and Other Stories,” that part starts at about minute 70!
Our episode with Go Bayside! host April Richardson: https://www.90210blaze.com/episodes/071-april-richardson-rebel-with-a-cause
In an effort to memorialize our lifelong teen idol Luke Perry after his untimely death last month, we've compiled some of our favorite memories of Luke, and of Dylan McKay, shared on past episodes of the podcast. Listen to clips from the original series and anecdotes from Beverly Hills 90210 fans, cast, and crew.
00:54 — Beverly Hills 90210 Executive Producer Charles Rosin
01:39 — Excerpt from Rolling Stone cover story by Jay Martel; full episode
03:10 — Santina Muha; “Stand (Up) and Deliver”
03:40 — Sasha Perl-Raver; “Spring Dance”
04:20 — Sharon Spaeth; “Things to Do on a Rainy Day”
05:12 — Benjamin; “U4EA” live show
05:44 — Natalie London; “Mexican Standoff”
09:41 — Kim Hoffman; “Wild Horses”
13:24 — Karen Tongson; “Greek to Me”
15:23 — Carol Potter, a.k.a. Cindy Walsh; “A Walsh Family Christmas”
17:08 — Beverly Hills 90210 Writer Karen Rosin; “Isn’t it Romantic?”
20:35 — Dylan McKay clip retrospective
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.
And be sure to bookmark our new website: 90210blaze.com!