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, 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.
Discussed in this episode: this clip from actor Jason Majik’s demo reel featuring “SEGA CD Interactive for INXS: Design Your Own Video.”
No new episode today, Blazers, but we'd love to point you in the direction of episode 78 of our podcast, our Memorial Day special from 2016. It was a dream come true to be able to interview military veteran Douglas E. Emerson about his time on Beverly Hills, 90210 playing Scott Scanlon. We also had the opportunity to speak with actor Dave Sherrill about his career and his role as Gulf War veteran Jack Canner on the series.
“The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat” podcast is joined this week by screenwriter, Beverly Hills, 9210 [sic] fan, and thrower of astrological shade, Gil Hizon. 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!
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
Writer and fellow Law & Order: SVU obsessive Amy Jacobowitz is the guest on this week’s episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat, and we’re almost as stressed as David Silver during finals. Almost. You can watch Modern/Love, the short film Amy wrote (directed by Lee Toland Krieger, and starring Robert Schwartzman and Naomi Scott) on YouTube.
Kat is joined by her sister Alexx as a guest cohost for this week’s episode, and it’s Christmastime in Beverly Hills. We’re honored to interview a Beverly Hills, 90210 fan, comic book writer Marc Andreyko, whose latest comics anthology Love is Love benefits victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting and their families through Equality Florida.
Guess what, Blazers, Lizzie and Kat are in a throuple now, and our new life partner is visual artist and host of the “Me Reading Stuff” podcast Robyn O’Neil. These things happen when the Santa Ana winds blow through town! In this episode, we tackle Beverly Hills, 90210′s bad hombres like Howard Stern and Dan Rubin, and discuss David Silver’s unnecessarily *extra* nudity. Also, let’s talk Kanye.
Tech journalist, podcaster, and Bay Area native Florence Ion is our guest for “Emily,” the San Francisco-set episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. Florence is one of the hosts of TWiT.tv’s All About Android podcast, and a regular contributor to Android Central. Follow Brandon and Emily’s jaunt around San Francisco using Flo’s handy Google map!
We’re thrilled to welcome writer, actress, and blogger Christine Elise McCarthy back to our podcast to talk about her return to Beverly Hills, 90210 as Brandon’s true love Emily Valentine. Christine first joined us for our "U4EA” live show, but this time it’s just the three of us. Subscribe to Christine’s incredible food porn site Delightful-Delicious-Delovely, and don’t miss her hilarious novel Bathing and the Single Girl.
Beverly Hills, 90210′s 1993 portrayal of a campus rally to raise awareness of rape and sexual violence still sparks an intricate and complicated dialogue many years later. We were privileged to be joined by our friend Danielle Diggins, whose insight about emotional subtleties and legal issues is invaluable. Thanks also to Andy Greene of the Gossip Guys podcast and Derick Armijo of Pop Sickles for their contributions to the conversation.
The whole gang heads to Vegas for Brenda’s elopement, and there was no one better to dish real talk with us about Beverly Hills, 90210 than Ryan O’Connell. Ryan’s a television writer, blogger, and has a fantastic memoir, I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves. Plus, we try out a new segment: “Dope! or Nope!”
Joined by our friend Ashley we celebrated not only Brenda’s engagement to Stuart, but also the first hundred episodes of our Beverly Hills, 90210 podcast. It’s only appropriate that things get pretty silly in this one, and we included a special megamix at the very end, looking back at all the fun we’ve had since starting this podcast in 2014.
It’s the twentieth wedding anniversary for Jim and Cindy Walsh, so we welcomed back one of our favorite married couples, Kristen Ray and Bill Hanstock. Together, we reflect on Beverly Hills, 90210, how to get rid of an unlicensed firearm in California, and puzzles.
You can listen to Bill on the Weirdos From Another Planet! podcast, and Kristen on The Logline Podcast. Read Bill’s writing about sports on UPROXX, and see him talk about pro wrestling on AfterBuzz TV. Bill’s previous appearance on The Blaze podcast was for the episode “Fire and Ice,” and Kristen’s was for “One on One.”