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Ding dong! Join your culture consultants, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang, on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of CULTURE. Alongside sizzling special guests, they GET INTO the hottest pop-culture moments of the day and the formative cultural experiences that turned them into Culturistas. H…

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    • Jun 22, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Latest episodes from Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang

    "Honey Don't Skip!" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 62:23

    In this post culture awards culture catch up, Matt & Bowen are on a journey of love, recaps, crest white strips, Beyonce, 14 friends, and demands from Margaret Cho about not missing a PrEP day.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Introducing: The Ron Burgundy Podcast Season 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 2:18

    Hi, Las Culturistas fans! Join America's favorite Anchorman and one of the most popular comedic characters in entertainment history for another season with iHeartPodcasts. The Ron Burgundy Podcast returns to continue to delight audiences with the comical musings of Ron Burgundy – and leave them wanting more! Co-produced with the Big Money Players Network, The Ron Burgundy Podcast was one of the top shows of the year – weighing in at No. 1 on Apple Podcasts Top 200 in the opening weeks of both seasons 1 & 2. And it's poised to be even bigger in 2020… New episodes every Thursday. Listen here and subscribe to The Ron Burgundy Podcast on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    “I Am Stunning and I Will Survive” (w/ Jeremy Beiler)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 79:29

    Wow. Simply wow. Another day, another Las Culturistas you really shouldn't miss. Matt and Bowen are joined by I Love That For You co-creator and former SNL writer Jeremy Beiler! A legend! Acting adjustments? He'll give them! (To Matt, on the set of I Love That For You.) So much importance is discussed such as the Be Real phenomenon, the illustrious work of Nancy Meyers (it IS complicated), how to elevate classic tropes on TV, the joy of retail therapy, the blegh-ness of QR code menus, Top Gun Maverick, and much more! And we must especially highlight the grandness of the Titanic and of course the the machinery involved in the sinking of Titanic!!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    “Kunt, Soft & Pussy, Like Me” (w/ Tomás Matos)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 64:46

    Get into it bitch. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    "HEY! You Famous?" (w/ Andrew Ahn & Joel Kim Booster)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 118:46

    The moment has ~finally~ arrived. A two hour episode about TAYLOR SW- just kidding, y'all. Director Andrew Ahn and Writer/Star/EP Joel Kim Booster have crafted the film known to mankind as FIRE ISLAND and are here on Las Culturistas to discuss it. Matt & Bowen are very much in the film, and the four share memories and experiences working on this project, from connecting as a cast and crew to making art and then giving it away. Also, the Be Real phenomenon, VH1's Pop Up Video, the death of blooper culture, and how Bowen, Andrew and Joel stan Ms. Swan and always will. All this, best pop star music video actresses, Joel's first time ever seeing Erin Brockovich, Andrew's past as a child actor and his performance in a pro-OJ Simpson book on tape, thought on RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 7, and an agreement that the word "sassy" has to fucking go. Stream Fire Island on Hulu on Friday, June 3rd! It's here! It's actually here!!! Fr*ck!!!!!!!!!!! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    "Being Gay Is A Complicated Job" (w/ Ryan O'Connell)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 91:53

    Uh... Stunning Talent On The Pod Alert! Ryan O'Connell joins the women of Las Cultch ahead of the release of both his debut novel Just By Looking At Him (out June 7th) and Peacock's Queer As Folk, on which he writes and also stars (out June 9th)! The three discuss their origins as snarky internet gays, splurging on ridiculous rideshares, working with Kim Cattrall (who plays Ryan's mom on QAF.... gag), horny photo shoots, how Kim Petras commands gays with her voice, relationships to the original Queer As Folk, and living on the same street where they filmed Erin Brockovich (the part where she's poor and amongst cockroaches). Also, thoughts on this season's RHOBH, how being a reality star alters the psyche, Gregg Araki, the goddess Parker Posey, and formative indie films of the 90's. Would YOU give your dog a human's name? What would it be? Think about that while you press PLAY on this episode... of LAS CULTURISTAS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    "Grape Culture" (w/ Punam Patel)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 91:38

    Well, there's only one word to say: Punam!!! The boys link up with Matt's Emmy-nominated co-star Punam Patel, who to this day regrets not meeting up with them in Mexico City, (COVID scare notwithstanding). Much is discussed with the "I Love That for You" star, from scamming yourself into an acting career through comedy, to the moment when your child's ass and penis are no longer yours to tuck. Also: establishments they look forward to visiting/avoiding on future CDMX visits, the angelic behavior of Aidy Bryant, AIM away messages that were emo as hell, and much more. Get ready to be completely awestruck by Punam's philosophy on haggling and how you can never cede the best of yourself to someone else, whether it's at West Elm or the bindi jewelry store. Stream "I Love That for You" on Showtime on Fridays or watch live, Sundays at 8:30ET/PT! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    "Tertiary Markets" (w/ Katie Crutchfield)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 88:51

    In this post 300th episode, Matt and Bowen are joined by the one and only Katie Crutchfield, the singer AND songwriter of Waxahatchee! A literal joy! An episode that touches on many topics including a Bagel Boss reveal! Some Bell House love! Some Fiona Apple love! What do Katie and Dua Lipa have in common? Do Matt and Bowen really know the way to Margaritaville? Plus some love for country music storytellers like Trisha Yearwood and The Chicks. The guys are Waxahatchee lifers now, okay?!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The 300 Songs Of The Great Global Songbook Part III

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 69:14

    Part III of the Great Global Songbook is out now. And let us tell you, the top 10 songs will change your life! So let's wrap up this 300th episode extravaganza the only way we know how: by ending in a song.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The 300 Songs Of The Great Global Songbook Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 119:56

    Part II of the Great Global Songbook is here! What will continue to make the list? Plus special guests? It's a 300th episode spectacular!!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The 300 Songs Of The Great Global Songbook Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 129:20

    The 300th episode is here and Matt and Bowen spared no expense to bring the readers the 300 songs of the Great Global Songbook. This is only part one, okay? Get ready.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    "Maren Got To Me" (w/ Maren Morris)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 74:46

    Matt & Bow are feeling like hard to GET starLETS today because, well, Maren Morris herself is the guest on their podcast Las Culturistas!!! From that fateful night at the Bowery Ballroom when our hosts saw Maren years ago, to this moment. Oooh!!!! This podcasting event explores how Maren found Matt through his Tayla Swiff "Lover" album, how the need to slow down during the pandemic affected Maren's writing, and Maren's discovery of Dolly Parton as an actress before she ever even realized she was a singer. Also, Steel Magnolias, 9 to 5, Maren's new album Humble Quest, the "short king" phenomenon, and an explanation of the lyric "like a Coca Cola on Christmas Day" from Maren's song "Sugar". All this, new Real Housewives of Beverly Hills thoughts, Watch What Happens Live experiences and meeting Kyle and Mauricio in the flesh! See Maren on the Humble Quest Tour all throughout 2022 and stream that damn album! This episode? That's myyyyyyyy churchhhhh! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    "I Used To Blow Guys" (w/ Jessi Klein)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 106:49

    In a literal sense, Mama, we have a show and a half for you today. The talented author of the new book I'll Show Myself Out and showrunner of the upcoming Showtime comedy series I Love That For You is here with Matt & Bowen and her name is Jessi Klein! Yes! The gals talk the ins and outs and terrors and joys of motherhood as explored in Jessi's new (and wonderful) book. Carseat culture. Potty training culture. Throat culture... culture. And so much more, including: realizing you're mommy or daddy in a professional environment, why "adulting" actually is difficult, and how home economics classes failed students across America. Also, Dirty Dancing and getting horned up and acting on it as a maturing child, Big Mouth and when to consider consuming adult media with your kid, cathartic experiences in movie theaters, how antibiotics are ruining our buttholes, the fact that gift shops are really candle stores, and Jessica Biel in the trailer for the new movie Candy. I'll Show Myself Out is out on April 26th and I Love That For You streams on Showtime April 29th and airs on May 1st! Jessi Klein, everybody! Yes!!!!!!!!! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    "Experience Cinema" (w/ Michelle Yeoh)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 68:33

    In this legendary episode, there is joy, there are tears, there are discussions that need to be heard. Naturally the only guest for this episode would be Michelle Yeoh! Her new film Everything Everywhere All At Once is important cinema and if you haven't seen the film, we recommend you stop right now, go watch the film, and then come back and listen! And if you have watched, do not wait any longer! PRESS PLAY! You will not regret it. Also, of course, we hear about Michelle's upbringing and how the experience of going to a movie theater really lit up her life. Love, tears, cinema history, and some IDTSH's that will have you jumping from your seats! Plus so much love for Stephanie Hsu! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    "You've Had Contact..." (w/ Garcelle Beauvais)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 69:15

    Sound the Icon Alert!!! We don't have one? We gotta get one. IT IS TRULY a glorious day because Garcelle Beauvais is joining Matt & Bowen on Las Culturistas! Look at God! And they're asking the hard questions: did her Spiderman: Homecoming character Doris Toomes survive the snap and the blip? Does she even know what any of that means? The answer might not shock you. What do we need to know regarding the BTS of working with Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Michael Jordan and, yes, Will Smith? And what can we espect to go down on the new season of RHOBH? What goes down in ASPEN?!?!? All this, coming to America (lol) from Haiti and discovering R&B music, the visceral movie star sexuality of Brad Pitt in Thelma & Louise, maintaining your "front row" relationships, finally *some* Oscars decompressing, and the very REAL camaraderie between the ladies of The Real. Garcelle's memoir Love Me As I Am is out on April 12th, and you'll be better for reading it. We have been touched by greatness! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    "Woke Up and Chose Violet" (w/ Betty Who)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 104:03

    The best thing you can do is not ignore, but rather, LISTEN TO this episode of Las Culturistas because, bitch, BETTY WHO is the guest. One of Matt & Bowen's favorite artists joins them in person in LA to discuss naming wigs and hair as expression, hanging in there in the music industry through ups and downs, touring, the importance of rehearsal, and the question of WWBD (Beyonce...and Britney!) Also! Britney as formative culture, always getting the moms in the crowd on her side with Betty's cover of "I Love You Always Forever", playing every Pride in America, and queering up the lives of the straight men you know. All this, cannibalism fever, how TikTok is running the music industry, performing on The Bachelorette and how sometimes a Glee Cast Version can go all the way off. It's fucking Betty Who everybody! We woke up and chose violet for this one... STREAM THIS WOMAN. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    "EXPOSED" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 82:53

    SO. Matt and Bowen blacked out at the Critics Choice Awards and discuss what they remember, which leads into a discussion on how critics shape culture and what gets seen and heard by the masses. Also, how the CCAs are becoming the new Golden Globes, Jane Campion going good viral and then bad viral in 24 hours, the Oscar race turning in CODA's favor, Charli XCX and her new album CRASH, Showtime popping off, Melanie Lynskey finally getting hers, and the joy of Sunday. All that, Katy Perry's PLAY Vegas residency, Dua on tour, allergy season during COVID, and what NOT to ask. Betty Who next week!!!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    “‘No.'” (w/ Ego Nwodim)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 100:10

    Um, is it absolute Tolkien vibes? Because it is the return of the KING. SNL superstar and Montezuma's nemesis Ego Nwodim joins Matt and Bow in-studio and don't you even DARE tell her what to do. She's a bona fide rom-com legend in “Love Life,” okay?! The trio talks ideal vacations, Wikipedia lies, Euphoria High, and unfortunately, Ego and Bowen's lack of sexual chemistry. Also we invite all the publicists to decide whether or not the “Cis and Sissy” sketch is a flop or a slay based on the live reading(!) of this incredibly stupid table draft. Listen now, by royal decree! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Damned and Lowly Favored" (w/ Aaron Jackson & Josh Sharp)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 85:48

    LAS CULTCH HAS A NEW IMAGE. And to mark that epic new era..well, Jesus, we're sorry you have to see this one... because Josh and Aaron have returned. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle F*g. Fifth time! If we had jackets for that time of thing, they'd get them. But we don't. Anyways, this one is sheer chaos from the jump. They are the writers and stars of a dirty snuff film with music that is a freak project that will be banned in many countries. It's called F*cking Identical Twins and it isn't out yet! Someday later! Good luck to all people who listen to this and please understand we recorded it before Russia invaded Ukraine, which we do have to say and stress. I'm obsession, I kiss. Listen to this podcast. IT'S.... FREEEEEEEE! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Thriller Chiller" (w/ Naomi Ekperigin)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 99:59

    She's back, readers! One of the best in the biz, Naomi Ekperigin! She might be featured on this season of Netflix's The Standups, but baby she is sitting DOWN to talk with the hosts of Las Cultch about a great many things! Including!... star quality in political candidates, getting comfortable calling yourself a comedian, performing for the first time in a while post-pandemic, The Gilded Age, parental input on comedy, Abbot Elementary, Charlie Puth being hot, Calvin Klein ads as heterosexual weapons of war to slow gay people down, the ups and downs of Apple CarPlay culture, and final thoughts on Steve Brady from this season of And Just Like That. Are you a good sharer? Would you ever "get anything done"? Just some talking points we'll be expecting essays on! Love you all!! Naomi's I Don't Think So Honey is for the ages!!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing: Lady of the Road

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 6:38

    Hi, Las Culturistas fans! We are excited to announce Lady of the Road- a podcast that highlights influential and inspiring women. About Lady of the Road: In this inspiring, heartfelt and funny podcast, actor-comedian Arden Myrin from Shameless, Insatiable, Chelsea Lately and iHeartradio Podcast Will You Accept This Rose?; and Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated Bridgerton director Julie Anne Robinson have conversations with influential women about their lives and get self-help advice. Arden and Julie Anne are always looking to improve themselves. They figure there is no better source for learning how to be brave and taking risks in life than speaking with motivating, uplifting women like Joan Jett, Nicole Byer, Lauren Lapkus, Retta, Riki Lindhome, Kate Miccuci, Kate Walsh, Betsy Beers, Adjoa Andoh, Jen Kirkman, and more. Listen and subscribe to Lady of the Road on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Uncertainty The Haus Down" (w/ Jared Frieder)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 110:58

    Las Cultch welcomes writer, director and certified Character On This Podcast Jared Frieder to talk all about his debut film THREE MONTHS, starring Troye Sivan and Ellen Burstyn, which is out on Paramount+ today! Matt, Bow and Jared discuss striking the right tone for a dramedy about potentially contracting HIV, queer intimacy on screen, working with Troye, Ellen Burstyn, Judy Greer and the rest of the incredible cast, and the decision to cut his ex-boyfriend Matt Rogers from the film. Also, Pedro Zamora, My Cousin Vinny, Joe Pesci as an underrated queer comedy icon, our top ten Tayla songs (Jared is an even bigger Swiftie than our hosts), and much more. We're all so proud of Jared and encourage you to stream THREE MONTHS right now! Don't “Wait” or you'll be in “Trouble” (stream the songs, too)! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Birds of a Weather" (w/ Louis Virtel)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 105:44

    To celebrate the fact that Las Culturistas is now being cited in academic work, the owner of popular culture Louis Virtel (Keep It! podcast, Jimmy Kimmel Live) finally joins our women to rant at the table. Readers! This is the one you've been waiting for. A full-on Oscars download as the nominations are reviewed... dissected, even! Gaga's snub?! Did we cause it? Something to think about. Also, Wheel of Fortune and game show culture, the experience of actually competing on televised game shows, an analysis of the stigma around Laura Dern stanhood, Kirsten's Oscar moment at long last and a long overdue discussion of the legendary Gilda Radner. Warning! This episode may contain some spoilers for the Oscar movies we discuss. Keep your ears open for spoiler warnings. Louis is truly a MIND and Las Cultch was lucky to have the bitch. Don't be a gatorade girl xo Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "X, Y & US" (w/ Danny Pellegrino)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 103:50

    Truly gay podcasts collide in this episode as Matt & Bowen are joined by Danny Pellegrino! The host of Everything Iconic and author of How Do I Unremember This? Unfortunately True Stories (out March 8th) has thoughts on the whole season we just experienced of And Just Like That..., as do our hosts. Guess what? RAVE REVIEWS. The third graders keep winning. Also? Housewives. Rosie. Tyra, Sunny, Whoopi Joy, everyone else that's ever hosted The View, Bethenny, and much more. Danny felt like a third co-host! Get the book. Listen to the pod. Rinse, repeat! So what?! Who Cares?! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    “Sense Memory/Stanislavsky/Circle In The Square” (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 73:01

    Matt and Bowen convene to discuss the concept of a Night of a Thousand J. Lo's, deep dive on Lady Gaga's actor-forward Oscar campaign, perform Lisa Barlow's hit mic monologue and debut Provincetown's new theme song. Also, Viva Las Culturistas and ALSO Viva Las Vegas, as Matt prepares to see Katy Perry in the City of Sin for his birthday and Bowen reveals that not only that he has come around on “Daisies” but also exchanged pleasantries with Mrs. Orlando Bloom herself. All this, and the following questions: do we actually want Carrie and Steve to fuck? Would you do Dancing with the Stars? What would you do if you heard your best friend saying that hated you because you're a “garbage whore”? Disclaimer: “The Woman In The Window...” with Kristen Bell is spoiled in this episode so skip ahead a few minutes from where that discussion begins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Sorry, God!" (w/ Sean Hayes)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 87:22

    The girls are starstruck and shakin' in their little gay boots today because the Las Cultch guest is none other than comedic savant, genuine hero and (get this... ) WONDERFUL FRIEND Sean Hayes. The host of the truly world famous podcasts Smartless (out Mondays) and Hypochondriactor (out Wednesdays) joins Matt & Bowen to discuss Will & Grace and Q-Force, share memories of performing in Promises, Promises on Broadway, and confront the fact that the Sean Hayes Cher impression is now THEE culturally accepted Cher impression. Also, Erasure, George Michael and queer representation in all forms of media, iconic medical issues and the dragging of RHOSLC's Jennie Nguyen, one word names AND three word names. JUST CULTCH! Ya gotta listen! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Agatha Christie White Mystery" (w/ Fran Tirado)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 125:20

    This week Las Culturistas invites a queer latinx stoner podcaster and it's NOT even Che Diaz!!! It's the much less annoying Fran Tirado! And would you believe that Che takes up a lot of discussion space in this episode of all episodes? The gals discuss just WHAT Che is representing, And Just Like That as we barrell towards the finale, white creators confronting whiteness in their work, Spider Man: No Way Home and fan service culture, how Peacock is actually IT, Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip, casting queer roles with straight actors and the backlash that occurs when it happens, Drag Race and the Maddy Morphosis of it all, Greek mythology, youth group, how D.A.R.E. made us want to do drugs more, and that thing that happens when you masturbate too much and your dick goes "poof!" like a baby dragon who can't yet breathe fire. Would you introduce yourself to your favorite OnlyFans creator if you saw them at the mall? Can you handle if it Jujubee loses another season of Drag Race? Should Raya end once and for all? Much to discuss! Listen to this AND Fran's new podcast Like A Virgin with Las Cultch favorite Rose Dommu! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "She Suffered... And She Is Still That Girl" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 100:35

    Bowen Yang (platinum blonde, super-immune, Erika, corn silk-era) and Matt Rogers (still brunette, super-immune, Rinna, still charizard-era) gather together after a fabulous trip to Mexico City to record a "culture catchup" episode of their podcast Las Culturistas (critically acclaimed). And wow, has culture occurred. The name Che Diaz ring a bell? "Hey, it's Che Diaz!" How about now? Also, Mary M. Cosby, exiting the world stage? Major news, indeed. The Elmo-Zoe feud down on Sesame Street? You could say the hosts are bravely taking a side. And oh, the power of cinema. Matt and Bow review The Power of the Dog, Being The Ricardos, The Lost Daughter, Don't Look Up, Free Guy and Licorice Pizza. All this, praise for the final season of Search Party, a celebration of the renewal of The Morning Show for a third season (congrats third graders, you're the real heroes, mamas), thoughts on new Drag Race, Project Runway and Euphoria, and a whole lot of bullshit in between. Las Cultch? Is back. She suffered... and she is still that girl. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    On The Seventh Day of Culture... June 20th, 1975: JAWS Eats The Girls (RE-RELEASE)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 34:21

    This is a re-release of a CLASSIC Las Culturistas episode: This episode, which is really a prayer, is a time capsule recorded just hours before the release of Tayla Swiff's evermore. It is also going to go down in history as one of the most thought-provoking discussions of all podcast time. The central question? Is it weirder that Bowen hasn't seen Jaws (despite having once played him/her on stage) or that Matt hasn't seen The Sound of Music (despite being Matt)? What was intended as a discussion on the cultural impact of Jaws eating, nay, devouring the girls quickly turns into an exploration on pop culture's impact relative to location and broader cultural exposure. Also, the famous score of the blockbuster film as a "sexual call to the dance floor", how the hoopla around the movie took sharks to the top of the charts, and the reveal that neither of the boys have seen The Godfather. All this, Disney's recent announcements, the incumbent "stan" vs. the challenger "simp", and a brief, tasteful moment of appreciation for Carrie Underwood. You're gonna need a bigger...hug :) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    On The First Day of Culture... August 18th, 1953: The First McDonald's Opens Its Doors (RE-RELEASE)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 35:36

    This is a re-release of a CLASSIC Las Culturistas episode: Welcome to the Holidays, darling. Day 1 of our 12 episode series explores the fast food kingdom with those golden arches. Las Culturistas agree; "This was a day of cultural history, this gift." The girls discuss why McDonald's is culturally significant, how it relates to their stupid lives, and play Marry, Fuck, Kill with figures within the McDonald's canon. Do YOU think they should give two hash browns instead of one with McDonald's breakfast? Do you have a go-to meal or do you shake it up each time, order-wise? If you don't listen to this episode? Precious one, you're without.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    On The Fifth Day of Culture... July 2nd, 2020: Ghislaine Maxwell, You're Under Arrest! (RE-RELEASE)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 32:17

    This is a re-release of a CLASSIC Las Culturistas episode: Las Culturistas becomes a true crime podcast for one episode only as Matt and Bowen finally truly take down the notorious and stupid-yet-British criminal who should rot in Hell named Ghislaine Maxwell on the 5th episode of the 12 Days of Culture series. Finally, a pair of podcasters do a close read on the name "Ghislaine". Every letter is scrutinized as the two girls who host as Cultch peel back the many layers that is this bad and ultimately evil first name. Along the way, Matt and Bow imagine what Vanna White's inner monologue must be like, and the two create a play as a result. Also, do aliens exist? If you're doing anything other than listening to this podcast episode today? "Can it, Missy." Alright, see ya tomorrow! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Snarky F*ggots" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 87:39

    And Just Like That... it's the last new episode of Las Culturistas in the year of our good lord 2021. The iconic two (Matt & Bowen) take this time to lay down the law on spoiler culture once and for all, express their thoughts on cum, and really do a deep dive on the new revival of S*x and the C*ty, AND JUST LIKE THAT! TL;DR: we have some concerns and questions (Is Miranda now a queer alcoholic? How annoying is too annoying when it comes to Charlotte? What's the deal with how they're using the new POC characters? Will Samantha return? Why is Steve deaf? Are the third graders from The Morning Show now on this project?) but we will watch every episode, are thankful for it's return and absolutely love everyone involved. All this, more West Side Story thoughts (Tony Kushner is GOOD), Succession finale thoughts (this television show is IMPORTANT) and an examination and performance of Nicole Kidman's iconic AMC Theaters opening presentation (Nicole is a SAVANT). Also, RHOLSC thoughts, Survivor finale predictions, and a talk about how hands are weird. Fear Peloton! Happy New Year! We love you! Xo! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Socializing Disturbs Learning" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 68:11

    Matt Rogers & Bowen Yang, both a pleasure to have in class, join together for another culture catch-up. The two flops reminisce about memories from trips to Chicago (where Matt is currently on tour), and discuss what happens when you eat too much deep dish pizza and then do choreography. Also, West Side Story (2021), praise for Steven Spielberg, Rachel Zegler (COME ON THE POD) and Ariana deBose, teachers we feel hated us and the lessons we learned from them, Vanessa Hudgens appreciation, Succession, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City and "loyalty" as a personal value, reality TV casting then and now, and searing takedowns of Nyquil and room service.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing: Like A Virgin

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 4:51

    A new pop culture podcast with a mix of news, cultural criticism, and comedy through a queer-trans lens, hosted by Fran Tirado and Rose Dommu. Though they are best friends now, Fran and Rose grew up very differently. Fran was a cult-ish, sheltered Christian camp counselor and Rose had a penchant for writing deranged fanfiction. Now they're both godless heathens taking a look back at the formative classics that popped their cherries and made them who they are. Each week, the show starts off with a breakdown of the week's pop culture news, then does a deep dive into one cultural object that one of them might be experiencing for the first time. They'll also invite writers, comedians, activists, and entertainers to help them break it down.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Hundred. Period!" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 123:51

    The culture catch-up to end all culture catch-ups, this episode has Matt Rogers & Bowen Yang dropping a dramatic announcement about the long-delayed LCCA's, reviewing their Thanksgivings and previewing their New Years, and demanding the readers to send in photos of their fabulous hikes! And then: culture. House of Gucci. Prosthetics culture. Adele's 30. Rebecca Hall's Passing. Nicki on the Potomac reunion. The legendary Stephen Sondheim. West Side Story buzz (RACHEL ZEGLER COME ON THE POD). The flop Grammy Nominations drama. Channeling whilst creating art. Selling Sunset. Survivor. A recap of The Morning Show finale and a celebration of the third graders. And the question: should Bowen be Boq in Wicked? This specnomenal episode pulled all the way up in the Sri Lanka. Wouldn't you agree? We do... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Address Her Correctly!" (w/ Dr. Wendy Osefo)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 86:29

    An ode to shooting your shot in the DMs, this episode is one for the ages. Because Las Cultch welcomes the one, the only, the zen... Dr. Wendy Osefo! Matt, Bow and Wendy discuss how she got involved with the Real Housewives of Potomac, the experience of pursuing your dreams and negotiating those dreams with the expectations of immigrant parents, Wendy's Nigerian upbringing, and seeing a reality TV depiction of yourself out there for people to judge. Also, Clueless and the icon that is Dionne, Lil Kim and Britney Spears, and putting family first. All that, what it was like to get absolutely dragged by Nicki Minaj, and an I Don't Think So Honey from Dr. Wendy that Matt and Bow agree is one of the finest in recent memory. Pre-order Wendy's book Tears of My Mother: The Legacy of My Nigerian Upbringing now, get yourself some Onyi Home Essentials and tune into the final part of The Real Housewives of Potomac reunion when it airs this Sunday! Tick tock. rea-ders! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Bravx, Taylora!" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 115:59

    Listening to this episode of this podcast is RED. Okay?! Because, get this... Taylor/Tayla has become TAYLORA with the re-release of her iconic album Red and Las Cultch is TALKING ABOUT IT in gorgeously excruciating detail. Also, no big deal but Bowen kinda sorta hung out with Tay a little bit and you will not believe her reaction to the Taylor/Tayla binary when it was explained to her. Matt & Bowen deep-dive on this last glorious ~scarlet week~ and talk "All Too Well (10 Minute Version"), the short film, favorites from the re-release and what this album means to Swifties. Also, Blake Lively as director, Adele's Oprah special, Ego Nwodim's star turn on Love Life season two, new Pokémon on the way, and the fact that Britney is now FREE. And you know we do a deep dive on the latest installment of the Real Housewives of Potomac reunion and wade into the iconic true crime waters of the last Real Housewives of Salt Lake City episode. All this, a The Morning Show plot update, karaoke culture, "having fun" culture, what it feels like to go on a great fucking date, and a live, in real time confirmation of an upcoming Las Cultch guest that will leave readers breathless. Ba-BY... you do not want to miss this one. ~You-ou-ou'lll.... liiiiiiike it.~ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing: The Frankie Quiñones Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 3:19

    Hey, Las Culturistas fans! We know you enjoy comedy, so we think you'll love The Frankie Quiñones Show. Check out the trailer and see for yourself! About The Frankie Quiñones Show: Frankie Quiñones' head is filled with a bevy of colorful characters based on the friends and family that helped shape him into the powerhouse comedian he is today  - from the reformed cholo turned fitness sensation Creeper, to the domineering and spicy Juanita Carmelita, the perpetually despondent cousin Emo Primo or the feel good guardian angel Pachanga, plus many more. Come kick it each week with Frankie and the crew and experience hilarity unlike any other show you've ever heard before.  Listen and subscribe to The Frankie Quiñones Show on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Jesus Was Always Involved, Let's Get That Straight” (w/ Bridger Winegar)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 102:44

    This episode is the perfect illusion! And the guest is stunning! He is a writer of moving television content such as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Single Parents, Black Monday, Corporate, and more! Also his twitter is famously known (just ask Bowen!) And on top of all this he hosts the podcast I Said No Gifts! Yes, it's true! The guest is Bridger Winegar! Does he possibly do TWO IDTSH's? We can't tell you. You must listen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    “This Episode Features DOUG!” (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 87:29

    After a successful Halloween, costume-wise, and a retreat to Ojai to observe gorgeous purple mountain majesty, Matt & Bowen convene for a sisters-only episode, and you better know that we're including Hot Engineer Doug when we say THAT! More gems than usual from that man (who used to be a THOT! Wow! But also duh!), and much more, including: memories from classic family vacations, “Easy On Me” thoughts and Adele's 30 tracklist, The Beatles and their impact, a re-examination of the film Jennifer's Body after a recent viewing of the film, thoughts on this season of Survivor and Jeff Probst's symposium on the phrase “come on in, guys”, and Matt and Bowen verbally cum about boy-pop of the aughts before celebrating television's best music supervisors. Also, a plot update on The Morning Show, well wishes to Dorit and thoughts on the RHOP finale. Plus... Doug does an I Don't Think So Honey!!!! He is getting laaaaaaaaaid tonight! Xoxoxo bye! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    “Interested People Make Interesting People” (w/ Katie Couric)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 98:19

    There's not much to say beyond Katie Couric being the guest this week. The sisters get into conversation with the Las Culturistas Culture Award nominee for Best Asker and try a hand at being askers themselves, specifically about Katie's new book “Going There” (available now) and swamp ass. Stay tuned for three wide-ranging IDTSHs, including Ms. Couric's diatribe against a certain filler word. Truths are examined, conflicts resume, and culture is made in this hour and thirty minutes in change. Be interesting by being interested, jester flops. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "It's Family Episode" (w/ Greta Titelman)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 119:05

    The women who host this podcast welcome the ultimate human being Greta Titelman BACK to the show ahead of her Las Cultch and Big Money Players produced (!!!) character pod Stepmother: The Husband Hunt coming in early 2022. But, listen, if you want a podcast from Greta NOW? You're in luck! She's just debuted Senior Superlatives (presented by Headgum), which investigates the high school lives of Greta and her guests. Matt, Bow and Greta do a lil' bit of that here, as well as talk photoshop SHOP, review a recent trip to Halloween Horror Nights, and discuss being detail-oriented in work vs. life. All this, co-dependency culture, saying no, eavesdropping, candle maintenance, and engaging with people in your life who disagree with you over important subjects. ALSO: a tribute to chopsticks, Daniel Craig and "tributes" themselves ;-) lol teehee! Ya gotta listen to Senior Superlatives because... it's Greta! And no one's better. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Queendom" (w/ Vanessa Bayer)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 100:59

    The essence of Queendom joins Las Cultch today and her name is Vanessa Bayer, alright?! Sure, there are others whom possess Queendom, such as Kim K. and Adele, but neither of them canonically f*cked both Ryan Gosling and Kristen Stewart in SNL sketches. The only real star in the world joins Matt and Bowen to talk SNL shop (read: share what kind of bagels she ordered on Sundays after a show), discuss how exactly her mouth works, and confess to listening to "Suddenly I See" by KT Tunstall as a pump-up song before auditions. All this, feet, Vanessa's new show I Love This For You coming to Showtime next year, the iconic "What A Feeling" sequence from the film Flashdance, sibling culture, and a journey to find a good Meredith Marks impression. More intimacy now! The podcast has received critical acclaim. This ep? Is why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "GET THE GORE OFF THE TV, I'M NOT WATCHING *THAT*!" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 87:17

    This episode, which largely tackles fear from both a conceptual and emotional standpoint, has been called one of the "smartest episodes of all time" by both Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang. After creating art almost immediately (readers: please send us your pictures!), our hosts discuss The Squid Game and how it excited Bowen and triggered Matt, the insane return of The Morning Show, cartoonish violence vs. grounded violence in film and television, haunted house culture, what the girls are smoking lately and anticipation about what Kyle Richards "is giving" in the upcoming Halloween Kills. Also, ADELE IS COMING, a deep-dive on "what Hoku is doing right now" (there are many red flags), KIM K IS COMING, and recaps of this week's Potomac and Salt Lake City. Have you been enjoying the simple pleasures of autumn? Should it be called "30"? Do you think Bowen's Crystal Kung Minkoff impression will earn him an Emmy next year? Watch this space. And Happy Ethical Streaming, everyone! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing: How Did We Get Weird with Vanessa Bayer and Jonah Bayer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 3:45

    Hey, Las Culturistas fans! We know you enjoy comedy, so we think you'll love How Did We Get Weird with Vanessa Bayer and Jonah Bayer. Check out the trailer and see for yourself! About How Did We Get Weird: Before sibling duo Vanessa Bayer and Jonah Bayer took the comedy, music and general world by storm, they were just some lil weirdo kids. Joined by exciting guests who also started out this way, they reminisce about everything from toys to trends on How Did We Get Weird? Unless you're a monster, you'll want to listen to this nostalgia-filled, hilarious and surprisingly sweet podcast where they discuss how those formative years that shaped them into who they are today. Listen and subscribe to How Did We Get Weird on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "I Think You Owe Me An Apology" (w/ Dave Holmes)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 115:24

    Las Cultch welcomes an effortless fount of pop culture Dave Holmes! Matt, recovered from food poisoning, and Bowen, fucked and ready for work, get into it with Dave about the Britney of it all, American Crime Story: Impeachment and the lean cuisine culture it depicts, the paparazzi industry and how it's evolved with social media this century, what the hell it felt like being an MTV VJ, the original broadway cast of ANNIE and the women of variety in the 70's. Also, a story about Christina Aguilera that will send a chill up your damn spine, a Prince quote you will never forget, and an explanation of what it feels like when Tori Amos looks at you. This episode of the podcast is going to flood your guts. (Sorry!!!!) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "LiterallySisterLife#" (w/ Aidy Bryant) (RE-RELEASE)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 101:46

    This is a re-release of a CLASSIC Las Culturistas episode: Matt and Bowen are joined by Queen Angel, Ms. Aidy Bryant! It's a rollicking ride of an episode that starts off with a nutso Bill Clinton impression and bobs and weaves from there into uncharted territory. Topics include local commercial jingles, awards show screeners, starting out at SNL, and Matt's two-day shoot as a “hard recurring” character on Aidy's wonderful show “Shrill” on Hulu. Also a three-for-three batch of primo I Don't Think So Honey's await! Remember to subscribe to Las Culturistas right here on iHeart Radio! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    “Talking Facts” (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 83:33

    Hello to everyone out there. Let's talk facts. This episode? It's a culture catch up- live from the HOT SET Of Fire Island in the Pines, the boys chat about Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend's vaccinated and therefore swollen testicle and how it caused the dissolution of an engagement, the Met Gala, the return of The Real Housewives Salt Lake City, Kacey's star-crossed, dream Elphabas, new music from Muna, Chloe and Charli XCX, and insects that bite. Also, thoughts on the big upcoming Las Culturistas Culture Awards, and a special guest who pops in, sticks around and even does an I Don't Think So Honey! Spoiler alert: it's Joel Kim! Ya simply musta listën! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    “The Las Culturistas Culture Awards Nominees Are..."

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 48:00

    The campaign begins NOW. The 100 categories officially have their nominees, and Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers are on hand to make the big announcement. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "This Meeting Is Being Recorded" (w/ Patti Harrison)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 131:28

    With her beautiful curves and perfect height, Patti Harrison is undoubtedly one of the favorite guests of Las Culturistas. Join Bowen, Matt and Patti for a close read of the "Rumors" Lindsay Lohan lyrics, Patti's impression of the one iconic line in The Kids Are Alright, an exploration what actually happens in the shocking film Life Itself, thoughts on when it's best to Divest from The Conversation, the interesting and ultimately devastating story of what happened at The Ellen Show after Patti's big interview with her, what it would be like if the Blue Collar Comics made niche queer references, tropical vacations, what Harry Potter should try to do with her polyjuice potion, the film Together, Together and what it's actually about, the Spencer trailer with Kristen Stewart, cathartic shit talk vs. needless dragging, sucking dick, eating ass and licking balls. Happy belated birthday, Jennifer Coolidge!!! Check out Q-Force with Matt and Patti streaming 9/2 on Netflix!!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "thankyousomuchmama" (w/ Jan Sport)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 121:15

    Not this. But actually? AbsoLUTELY this! Bow & Matt are joined by the one true legend Jan Sport to discuss recent hurricane drama, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 6, seeing yourself edited into a reality TV character, Fire Island, receiving adulation from your elders, and what we miss and don't miss about Broadway. Also! After Jan won this year's Rusical as Gaga...the girls have a full on Gaga moment. They talk the many *faces* and *eras* of Gaga. Namely, Jan's formative culture: the "Paparazzi" performance from the 2009 VMAs. Also!! How "Venus" did not get the credit. Also!!! How the year 2010 was the era when the pop girls were really and truly girling. All this, Gaga and Beyonce's impacts on each other, what we expect from House of Gucci and the filmography of Ridley Scott (should we trust him with the doll?), a moment of Vonzell Solomon appreciation, what it felt like to see Laganja Estranja leap out onto the main stage as the lipsync assassin against the incredible Trinity K. Bonet and this question: Shouldn't there be a MIss Congeniality Broadway musical? If there's a Broadway musical of everything else? This episode? Canon. Jan? Sport. Las? Cultch. You're? Welcome! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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