‘Speed Dial,’ Episode 12: The Simone Files

Also discussed: Kendall Jenner’s ‘Vogue’ cover and gender-swapped movies

Hello Speed-Dialers! Doreen St. Félix is out this week, but Ira Madison III is joined by fashion writer Samantha Powell (The Cut, The Toast) for the latest episode of “Speed Dial,” MTV’s bicoastal podcast about music, pop culture, sex, and race.

For some reason, Kendall Jenner landed the Vogue September issue this week. Samantha lends her fashion expertise to lead Ira through this confusion. Next up, they discuss the new gender-swapped Ocean’s 8, starring Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, and Mindy Kaling among other women in the roles of casino scammers. Then, a brief ode to the magic and inspiration that is Simone Biles.

“Speed Dial” wraps up this week with Feedback, our new advice hotline! This week’s questions are about NBC’s messy Olympics coverage and how to deal with a coworker who won’t pay for their own lunch. Have a question you want Ira and Doreen to answer? Leave them a voicemail at 424-354-9335. And check out “Speed Dial With Ira and Doreen” here on SoundCloud or subscribe on iTunes.


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