‘Speed Dial,’ Episode 8: Put Rio In Rice

Also discussed: Ashanti versus J.Lo, the American perturbance that is #Hiddleswift

Hello Speed Dialers! Ira Madison III and Doreen St. Félix return with another episode of "Speed Dial With Ira and Doreen," MTV’s bicoastal podcast about music, pop culture, sex, and race.

Ira and Doreen have a suggestion for the world this week: Delete the Rio Olympics. The Games are (probably) cursed. What other conclusion can you come to, after a slew of athlete injuries, the Zika epidemic, and a group of Rio police officers greeting tourists at the airport with a "Welcome to Hell" sign? Next, your hosts address a Twitter rumor that J.Lo "stole" all of Ashanti’s songs during the early 2000s (spoiler alert: she didn’t). The two wrap up this week’s episode with some very accurate theories about the genesis of Taylor Swift’s so-called relationship with Tom Hiddleston, and Swift’s torrid Kardashian-like love for the paparazzi.

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