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DirtCast is the Newest Podcast from Jezebel

Jezebel has announced the launch of their second podcast. It is called DirtCast, and it is from Jezebel and Fusion Media.

About a month ago, Jezebel launched their first podcast, Big Time Dicks.  The podcast was inspired by a similarly named Jezebel column, “Big Time Small Time Dicks”. Big Time Dicks brings listeners on an in-depth look at the laws and lawmakers that are intent on harming people on the local, state, and federal levels.

DirtCast is Jezebel’s second podcast (and the first done by Jezebel and Fusion Media Group). DirtCast is a weekly pop-culture breakdown that is based on a Jezebel column called “Dirt Bag”. The show is hosted by Bobby Finger and Madeline Davies. They break down the biggest celebrity stories, play funny games, and interview PR experts and novices alike.

New episodes will launch weekly. At the time I am writing this blog, there is a “Welcome to DirtCast” episode and two official episodes.

In Episode 1, Bobby Finger and Madeline Davies talk about Johnny Depp’s rumored debt and wine collection, the questionable choice of casting Hollywood conservatives Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn in a Blue Lives Mater movie, and whether or not Rose and Jack would have stayed together if Jack hadn’t died at the end of Titanic.

Later in the same episode, the hosts are joined by Rob Shuter of Naughty Gossip (which offers celebrity gossip). Rob Shuter worked as a PR rep for Jennifer Lozpez, Diddy, and Jessica Simpson.

Jezebel Launched a Podcast

Jezebel has launched a podcast called Big Time Dicks, that is described as “a podcast to ready you for Trump’s America”. The concept is based upon a similarly named Jezebel column.

Jezebel often reports on legislation (both local and federal) that is harmful. They have explored these “garbage policies” in a Jezebel column called “Big Time Small Time Dicks”. Jezebel noticed that Trump’s election has inspired these lawmakers to “write doubly oppressive bills doubly fast”. This provided the inspiration for Jezebel to launch a podcast.

Big Time Dicks brings listeners an in-depth look at the laws and lawmakers that are intent on harming people on the local, state, and federal levels. The podcast has already posted an introduction episode and an official Episode One titled “Welcoming Our New Dicktator”. Additional episodes will appear every week.

Mandana Mofidi is the executive director of Big Time Dicks. Levi Sharpe is the producer. Senior Jezebel reporter Prachi Gupta, Jezebel reporter Joanna Rothkopf, and other Jezebel staffers will appear on the podcast to explore policy on a wide range of topics including “heartbeat” bills and what repealing the Affordable Care Act would really mean. They are planning to speak with lawyers, government officials, activists, and other experts on the podcast.