Now hear this: This month, MTV News is unveiling the MTV Podcast Network, a constellation of new shows about music, pop culture, and politics. Today, we’re proud to present a special preview of "Speed Dial with Ira and Doreen."
Ira Madison III and Doreen St. Félix became friends on Twitter, and kind of secretly thought they could be best friends. Now they work together IRL. Well … they're still on opposite coasts, but they've got each other on speed dial. "Speed Dial with Ira and Doreen" is a weekly ode to ‘90s quiet storm radio, where they'll tackle pop culture, music, politics, race, and sex to varying degrees. It’s Brandy and Monica in the “Boy Is Mine” video, but instead they’re friends and kicked Mekhi Phifer’s ass to the curb.
In this preview, Ira and Doreen go in on upcoming Billboard Music Awards hosts Ciara and Ludacris. When presenting the nominees for the awards, Ciara hilariously refused to say Future's name — but if she hates him so much, what does she call her son, who is also named Future? Ira and Doreen investigate. Follow "Speed Dial" on Twitter for updates on when the first episode drops, and listen to the preview below or on SoundCloud.