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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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.


Jul 6, 2015

Comedian, host of the Caligula’s Grotto podcast, and contestant on the new season of Last Comic StandingRyan Conner watched Beverly Hills 90210 for the first time and joined us to tell the tale! Weirdly, we discuss what Brandon does wrong when he discovers his new young friend is being abused, and Ryan makes some predictions about what’s to come for Mel Silver and the rest of the characters as the series progresses.

What we were drinking: Leinenkugel Summer Shandy
What we were eating: coco, mango, & fresa paletas

Jun 29, 2015

The Blue-Eyed Barbadian himself, Josh Briggs from the Totally Beverages and Sometimes Hot Sauce podcast returns to The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast to talk Beverly Hills 90210! He was last with us for a special segment on Andy Rosen’s episode, “The 17-Year Itch,” but we loved him so much we had to bring him back! Meanwhile in Beverly Hills, Dylan’s still reeling from his family drama, and the rest of the gang plays high-stakes poker.

What we were drinking: High West whiskey & pickle-backs
What we were eating: BBQ potato chips & honey mustard pretzels

Jun 22, 2015

The women behind the amazing fashion blog Go Fug Yourself, and authors of the recent hit novel The Royal We, the Fug Girls themselves Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan are on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week! The four of us discovered that we’re all basically identical spirits, and we break into one of the most emotionally tortured Dylan McKay episodes of the series.

Special thanks to Shaun of the No, Totally! podcast. You can listen to Kat’s guest appearance on his show here, and you can continue listening to our Beverly Hills Beach Club Summer of ‘91 Spotify playlist here!

What we were drinking: Princesa Cava Brut
What we were eating: orange cool whip pie

Jun 15, 2015

Maris Kreizman, the brain behind the amazingly literary pop culture blog (and soon to be a book!) Slaughterhouse 90210 is our guest on this week’s episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat. Together we talk about a shared love for Beverly Hills 90210 and equally strong disdain for Brandon Walsh’s self-righteousness, all while trying to figure out exactly what is going on in this Beach Club episode of season two. Shout-out to listener blogs A Complete Waste of Makeup and The Anonymous Woman!

What we were drinking: a nice bottle of red wine that I forgot to write down
What we were eating: an assortment of cheese & crackers

Jun 8, 2015

Season two of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat is here, and that means season two of Beverly Hills 90210! Join us as we hit the Beverly Hills Beach Club to talk about the ramifications on Dylan and Brenda after season one’s cliffhanger finale and introduce drama teacher Chris Suiter (the poor man’s Dean Cain). Also, Lizzie and Kat play a new game à la “name that tune” to introduce their new Spotify playlists!

What we were drinking: Bloody Marys
What we were eating: donuts

Jun 1, 2015

It’s the final hiatus episode before The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat returns next week with season two! Brendan Creecy and Derick Armijo, hosts of the Pop Sickles Podcast and die-hard fans of the 2008 reboot of 90210, join Lizzie and Kat to argue the merits of the newer series. Brendan is also a lover of the original Beverly Hills 90210, while Derick has only seen the new one. Listen as they unpack the craziness of teen soaps in the ‘90s versus nearly 20 years later. [Note: the four of us went straight from this recording to a book signing where we met the Queen herself: Tori Spelling!]

What we were drinking: Irish coffee
What we were eating: bagels & fruit

May 25, 2015

Writer and stand-up comedian Adrian Todd Zuniga joins us for this special 90210 edition of his worldwide show Literary Death Match. Lizzie and Kat face off, reading selections from Jason Priestley’s memoir, Shannen Doherty’s Badass, Tori Spelling’s sTORI Telling, and Candy Spelling’s Stories from Candyland. It’s up to Adrian to judge a champion based on literary merit, performance, and “intangibles.” This is just a sample of what you’ll get when you check out a Literary Death Match in a city near you!

What we were drinking: Bloody Marys
What we were eating: croissant

May 18, 2015

On this special between-seasons hiatus episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat, we’re joined by our dear friend Sarah to host a book club about Tori Spelling’s memoir sTORI Telling! We start by counting down our top 10 Beverly Hills 90210 revelations after reading it, and go from there to the many parts of this book that ... made us think.

What we were drinking: Our signature cocktail “The Peach Pit”
What we were eating: caprese sandwiches

May 12, 2015

We feel extremely privileged to be wrapping up season one of The Blaze with Lizzie and Katwith an interview with Charles Rosin, executive producer of Beverly Hills 90210 for its first five seasons. Join us as we chat with him about the behind-the-scenes creative process of creating the show in its first season, and talk a bit about the legacy of 90210 on our listeners’ lives today, 25 years later.

What we were drinking: coffee and boba from Urth Caffe
What we were eating: Passover-friendly coconut macaroons, fruit, and matzo

May 4, 2015

It’s the season one finale of both The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast and the show we love the most, Beverly Hills 90210. Our good friend Alison of the Fortnight on the Internets podcast joins us to discuss the season-ending cliffhanger episode in which the Walsh family and their friends cope with the possibility of a return to Minnesota. Thank you to all of our listeners for joining us for an incredible season one!

What we were drinking: Spanish moscato and champagne
What we were eating: veggies & hummus

Apr 27, 2015

The episode we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Sasha Perl-Raver, host of FX’s Movie Download (airing Fridays at 8pm), joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week to talk about the episode of Beverly Hills 90210 in which Brenda loses her virginity to Dylan, Steve reveals he’s adopted, and Andrea struggles with third-wave feminism.

What we were drinking: Chandon champagne
What we were eating: stuffed grape leaves and salted caramel mousse

Apr 20, 2015

BFFs and West Bev-heads Ben Lyons and Mike Kassar join The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat podcast this week to talk a lot about a lifetime of loving Beverly Hills 90210, and a little bit about the episode “Spring Training.” Ben writes for The Players’ Tribune and is the host of ESPN’s podcast The Lyons Den. Mike is a regular Nat Bussichio, owning Wexler’s Deli in Downtown LA’s Grand Central Market - our fav!

What we were drinking: a variety of beers
What we were eating: popcorn

Apr 13, 2015

We're thrilled to be joined by Dave Holmes on The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat this week, pop culture maven and former MTV VJ, host of the International Waters podcast, and host of the travel show American Canvas. After a nostalgia-fueled lovefest, we dive into the episode "April is the Cruelest Month," featuring guest star Matthew Perry in a role inspired by the real-life crime story of the Menendez Brothers. Then, we discuss the SATs, and, the return of dong talk! Also, Donna Martin has dyslexia.

What we were drinking: wine and vodka and juice and too much
What we were eating: cupcakes!

Read Dave's writing at Esquire and Vulture, and see him host the monthly trivia show The Friday Forty at the Nerdist theater in Los Angeles!

Apr 6, 2015

The creator of Vh1′s HindsightEmily Fox joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat to discuss ‘90s nostalgia, dig in to her time as a student columnist writing about Beverly Hills 90210, and tackle the subject of the episode: Brenda’s breast cancer scare. We also learn a lot about the interesting work that goes into bringing one of our favorite new shows to us every week. With special expert contribution from Wendy Nielsen.

What we were drinking: Francis Ford Coppola Winery Sofia Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine
What we were eating: Samoa and Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies

Mar 30, 2015

Our guest this week, multitalented comedian, writer, and improviser Santina Muha, proves herself to be an even bigger fan of Beverly Hills 90210 than we are! In this episode we discuss Brandon’s first foray into politics, Brenda’s urge to grow up fast, and myriad elements of the 90210 canon at large. We also get drunk and laugh our butts off.

What we were drinking: some Hawaiian Punch tasting concoction called “Sluricane”
What we were eating: cookies from Milkbar

Mar 23, 2015

Producer, writer, and director of scripted and unscripted television and film, including A&E’s WahlburgersArchie Gips joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! this week to discuss his first ever episode of Beverly Hills 90210. Archie gives us his expert opinion on Brandon's experiences getting discovered as a TV actor, and Brenda's retaliatory success story while filling in for him at the Peach Pit.

What we were drinking: Angry Orchard crisp apple cider
What we were eating: Mike 'n Ike's

Mar 16, 2015

The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! comes full circle this week as we’re joined by Lizzie’s big sister Anne to discuss one of her favorite episodes of Beverly Hills 90210. A lot happens when the gang goes to Palm Springs, from Brenda and Dylan considering the next step in their physical relationship, to Steve and the girls partying with David Silver’s grandparents. Meanwhile in Beverly Hills, Brandon mentors a homeless youth.

What we were drinking: wine & perrier
What we were eating: banana chips & brown sugar cookies

Mar 9, 2015

We're absolutely charmed by our guest Tony Rodriguez on this week's episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! He joins us to discuss race, class, and romance on this Image Award-winning episode of Beverly Hills 90210. Catch Tony on the 2nd Friday of every month at UCB Sunset in Quick and Funny Musicals!

What we were drinking: SkinnyGirl cosmos with boozy maraschino cherries
What we were eating: kettle corn and homemade sugar cookies

Mar 2, 2015

It’s time for a women’s conference slumber party at the Walsh residence! Writer and pop culture sommelier Josh Stewart joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! this week to discuss all the dramatic secrets revealed by Brenda and the girls after hours, while Brandon and Steve clash with a pair of femmes fatales.

What we were drinking: SkinnyGirl cosmos
What we were eating: candy & popcorn (slumber party realness)

Feb 23, 2015

This week's episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! contains updates on cast members' dongs, a behind-the-scenes look at Hangin' with Leo: the unauthorized VHS documentary about Leonardo di Caprio, and we get schooled on parenting by Elizabeth Laime, podcast host extraordinaire! Make sure to check out her podcasts Totally Married and Totally Mommy!

What we were drinking: white wine
What we were eating: homemade truffle roasted almonds, rice crackers with olive tapenade & edamame hummus, macarons

Feb 16, 2015

Multitalented actor Paul Gosselin (a.k.a. CosmoPAULitan) joins The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! this week to discuss the episode B.Y.O.B. We go deep into the IMDb bio of actor Richard Paul, learn about the etymology of soap operas, and discuss Brandon’s troubles with drinking and driving while his parents get propositioned by another couple.

Subscribe to Paul’s YouTube channel to watch every episode of his new web series Misguided as well as Getting Buzzed with Cosmo!

What we were drinking: cosmopolitans, of course!
What we were eating: pepperoni & mushroom pizza

Feb 9, 2015
This week, The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat gets legit, as we’re joined by Karen Rosin, the writer of this episode of Beverly Hills 90210: “Isn’t it Romantic?” This episode bravely tackles the subject of AIDS, and kicks off the watershed romance between Brenda and Dylan. Karen provides invaluable insights on the scope of both storylines, and more broadly about the series in general.
The original People magazine article about a young woman with AIDS that inspired Karen can be read online here. For more information about HIV/AIDS, from resources about prevention and testing to ways to donate time and money to help others, one place to start is with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation at
What we were drinking: dulce de leche tea
What we were eating: macarons
Feb 2, 2015

On this very special episode of The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat!, we’re joined by Kat’s lifelong friend Ash, a writer and producer, to tackle Beverly Hills 90210's awkward (at best) handling of a teen crisis hotline, while Brandon explores the sensual world of “health massage solutions.”

DISCLAIMER: This episode discusses rape/sexual assault, so: trigger warning. If you are in an emergency situation, call 911. If you need help dealing with domestic violence, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline any time at 1-800-799-7233.

What we were drinking: Tablas Creek Vineyard 2012 Patelin de Tablas
What we were eating: pizza with pepperoni & mushrooms

Jan 26, 2015

The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! welcomes Andy Rosen, music producer extraordinaire, host of the Totally Beverages and Sometimes Hot Sauce podcast, and co-host of Totally Married! We discuss the difference between a “mental affair” and a physical one, and get really graphic guessing the cast members’ “dong size,” before we’re joined by TBASH co-host Josh Briggs to reminisce about the best ’90s beverages!

What we were drinking: homemade strawberry lavendar rose infused vodka with ginger beer
What we were eating: mini Magnolia cupcakes

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