‘Speed Dial,’ Episode 21: Birth Of A Headass

Also discussed: the Billy Bush saga, and an interview with Brett McLaughlin, songwriter for Daya and Troye Sivan

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.

This week, karma reared her beautiful head not once, but twice! First, your Speed Dial hosts track the reckoning of Billy Bush, the former Access Hollywood host who was caught kiki-ing over sexual assault with Donald Trump. Al Roker, who warned everybody about Bush back during Lochtegate, got to announce the separation on the Today Show this week and it was *chef's kiss*. Next, Ira and Doreen discuss two films that premiered this week, Birth of a Nation and 13th. They compare the storytelling flaws of the former and the cinematic triumphs of the latter. The episode ends with songwriter and producer Brett McLaughlin, a.k.a. Leland, who has written dozens of songs for singers like Troye Sivan, Daya, and Kat Graham. He talks to Ira and Doreen about everything from what it's like to write a hit song to his early days catering for celebrity events in L.A. like Kim Kardashian's (second) wedding.

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