In honor of Memorial Day, we bring you not one, but two very special surprise interviews in this episode, honoring both Beverly Hills 90210, and the servicemen and women that we remember on this day. Tune in for some exciting announcements about what’s coming soon with our podcast!
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SiriusXM host Julia Cunningham, of Sirius XMU and Entertainment Weekly Radio’s LA Daily, is on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week to talk about all of our favorite show, Beverly Hills 90210! To read the December 1992 Variety article referenced in this week’s Chuck’s Corner, click here.
What we were drinking: Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey
What we were eating: pizza
This week on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat, we’re joined by ESPNLA 710 and Yahoo Sports Radio host Travis Rodgers. He’s entreated listeners of his radio show to engage with him about Beverly Hills 90210 using the hashtag #90210chat for years, and now he gets to help us unpack a revealing spa weekend, Jim’s mid-life crisis, Dylan’s fantasy life, and Brandon’s foray into gambling!
What we were drinking: Fat Tire amber ale
What we were eating: strawberry cupcakes
This week on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast, we’re joined by Juliet Litman, cohost of "Jam Session” on the Channel 33 podcast, and managing editor of Bill Simmons’ new digital venture The Ringer. This episode of Beverly Hills 90210 we’re discussing has it all: hot-rod racing, the policing of women’s voices on radio, and Seth Green! Also, there's substantial boy band discussion, and we wonder which 2016 Presidential candidates the characters on 90210 would vote for.
What we were drinking: Fat Tire amber ale
What we were eating: KFC
THIS EPISODE IS BONKERS. Returning to The Blaze for the first time since they tried to defend the 90210 reboot to us after season one, Derick Armijo and Brendan Creecy of the Pop Sickles podcast are here for The Christmas Episode Of Beverly Hills 90210 With Angels In It.
What we were drinking: Pilsner Urquell
What we were eating: Mulberry Street pizza
Sara Benincasa, the author of the new book Real Artists Have Day Jobs (And Other Awesome Things They Don’t Teach You in School) is our guest on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week, to dive deep into a very special Thanksgiving episode of Beverly Hills 90210. Sara is also the author of DC Trip, Great, and Agorafabulous! Dispatches From My Bedroom.
What we were drinking: Coney Island Brewing Company hard root beer
What we were eating: pumpkin pie with bourbon pecan ice cream
We’re so excited to finally have writer Kim Hoffman on our Beverly Hills 90210 podcast! Kim’s been listening to The Blaze since the beginning, and has written essays for AfterEllen, Huffington Post, and more, such as “What My ‘90s Childhood and Popular LGBT Idols Have in Common.” This super-sized podcast about one of the series’ least well-remembered episodes was one of the most fun that we’ve ever had recording. Also, it includes perhaps the best Chuck’s Corner segment that we’ve ever had the privilege of sharing with our listeners.
What we were drinking: old fashioneds
What we were eating: SusieCakes cookies
You may know her as a stand-up comic, from her appearances on Comedy Central, or as the host of the Saved By The Bell podcast Go Bayside, but this week April Richardson is on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast to talk all about Beverly Hills 90210!
What we were drinking: Izze sparkling grapefruit
What we were eating: Bo Nuage cloud cakes
The last time he was with us was for a slumber party, this week, all-star guest Josh Stewart joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast to talk about the most bonkers episode yet of Beverly Hills 90210. It’s got AIDS, Dean Cain, a hit-and-run, and Rosie O’Donnell. What more could you ask for?!
What we were drinking: Coney Island hard root beer
What we were eating: leftover Easter candy
Actress, writer, and improviser Zabeth Russell joins Lizzie and Kat this week to talk about Beverly Hills 90210! The stakes are very high in this episode: is Gil a sexual abuser? Will Dylan recover after surfing in polluted water? Will Brandon finally dance?! Find out all this, and more, by listening to our podcast!
L.A. ladies, see Kat perform in the “Sunday Night Sex Talks” storytelling show on Sunday, April 3rd at Bar Lubitsch! Tickets here. You can catch Zabeth performing in her improv shows Middle Seat and The Armando Diaz Experience!
What we were drinking: malbec
What we were eating: cookies from Urth Caffé
She’s the Vice Principal of West Beverly Hills High School, Yvonne Teasley herself: Denise Dowse! Denise joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week to talk all about her time as a cast member on Beverly Hills 90210, as well as to discuss the social issues highlighted in this season three episode.
On April 10, you can see a production of Hairspray that Denise is directing at the 2nd annual Uniting for Change gala at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. This summer, Denise will also be directing Recorded in Hollywood, a musical about the life and times of John Dolphin, at Culver City’s Kirk Douglas Theatre!
What we were drinking: coffee
What we were eating: SK’s donuts
Professional psychotherapist and longtime friend of Kat’s, Beverly Hills 90210 superfan Pallavi M. Yetur is on The Blaze podcast this week to discuss some of the heaviest stuff ever to go down at West Bev - that is, the search for the perfect college, of course! In her words, “this episode gets suuuuuper Freud-y!”
This episode is dedicated to the memory of Pallavi’s sister, and Kat’s friend, Silpa. If you are able to, please consider making a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, by clicking here. Thank you.
What we were drinking: Castle Rock pinot noir
What we were eating: donuts
Our guest this week on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast has so many projects, it’s hard to keep up! We’ll just say this about Jensen Karp: his shop Patti Lapel is selling some incredible Beverly Hills 90210 merch, he hosts the Get Up On This podcast, and his upcoming memoir is entitled “Kanye West Owes Me $300 & Other True Stories From A White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big.”
We’re so thrilled to welcome back season one guest Carley Steiner to our Beverly Hills 90210 podcast The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! It’s back to West Beverly as the gang begins their senior year, and there’s trouble in paradise as new teacher Gil Meyers chooses Brandon over Andrea as the new editor of the school paper. Listen to our newest Spotify playlist at http://tinyurl.com/blazedandconfused
What we were drinking: passionfruit La Croix
What we were eating: strawberry cupcakes
This week on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat, the original Beverly Hills 90210 podcast, we’re joined by senior writer for MTV News, Ira Madison III! In this episode, Dylan and Kelly have to keep a secret when Brenda and Donna return from Paris, Brandon’s girlfriend is racist, and David finally gets to perform his own muzak at the beach club! You can buy your very own “Les Wildcats” sweatshirt from our Zazzle store!
What we were drinking: LaMarca Prosecco & passion fruit juice
What we were eating: donuts from Donut Friend
One half of Out on the Lanai, the podcast about The Golden Girls, writer and comic H. Alan Scott joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat this week to talk about the episode of Beverly Hills 90210 where Brenda meets “Reeeck”! Reserve your free tickets for Out on the Lanai’s next live show at the Nerdmelt Showroom on Saturday, February 20 at 7pm!
What we were drinking: root beer; Jim Beam Maple
What we were eating: Lizzie’s vanilla bean & salted caramel birthday cake, made by Kat!
She performs improv, has appeared in several Funny or Die videos, produced the universe’s best game show, Billy on the Street, and she’s also a member of #TeamDylan. Amy Eicher joins the show this week to talk about Beverly Hills 90210! Also, actress Dana Barron calls in with memories of her time playing Brandon and David’s love interest, Nikki Witt!
What we were drinking: Golden Road Point the Way IPA
What we were eating: veggies, pita chips, hummus
Beverly Hills 90210 writer Karen Rosin returns to The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast to kick off the Paris episodes of season three! She’s joined by her daughter Lindsey who had a guest role in the episode, and is now the director of such L.A. stage productions as Cruel Intentions and the upcoming Friday Night Lights musical, and the executive producer of the upcoming Cruel Intentions sequel coming to NBC, and Squad Goals coming to CBS. Lindsey’s novel Cherry is available for preorder through our Amazon link.
What we were drinking: mimosas
What we were eating: croissants
According to Wikipedia, Paul Stupin “was recruited to the fledgling Fox Network as executive vice president of series programming, serving there from 1989 to 1992. Stupin's greatest legacy was bringing a twenty-nine-year-old screenwriter, Darren Star, to producer Aaron Spelling. Star had ideas of a high school drama and Spelling, for the first time since the 1960s, had not one show on the air. The result of their partnership was Beverly Hills, 90210.”
Paul now serves as the executive producer of Switched at Birth, and he previously executive produced Dawson’s Creek. We paired our discussion of the 90210 episode “The Twins, the Trustee, and the Very Big Trip,” with our interview with Paul about his time working at the network.
And we’re back! To celebrate the premiere of season three of Beverly Hills 90210, we’re joined by Leeni Queeno of one of our favorite bands, Prom Queen. You heard her soulful singing at our live show with Christine Elise McCarthy, now listen to her talk about her love for all things 90210. Plus, we’re so happy to introduce a new intro and musical interludes for our podcast courtesy of Prom Queen! And stay tuned at the end of the episode for a new segment, “The Melrose Minute!”
What we were drinking: sangria
What we were eating: chips and dip
On one more “hiatus” episode before we return to cover season three of Beverly Hills 90210, we’re joined by listener Cher Thompson of the blog “The Anonymous Woman” to discuss the complete series of So NoTORIous! Get your own copy of the show on DVD for under $5 on Amazon!
We had a chance to meet with writer and producer Jay Martel, who wrote the 1992 Rolling Stone cover story heralding Beverly Hills 90210′s place in the spotlight. Tune in for answers to all your questions about Douglas Emerson, and much more! You can buy Jay’s novel Channel Blue through our Amazon link.
What we were drinking: coffee and tea
What we were eating: SK donuts
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.)
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
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