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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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    Latest episodes from Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang

    "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

    "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

    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

    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

    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

    "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

    "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

    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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    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

    "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

    “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

    “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

    "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

    "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


    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

    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

    "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

    "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

    “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

    “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

    "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

    "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

    "Kunt 4 The Summer" (w/ Sudi Green)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 129:31

    Sudi literal Green joins Matt & Bowen, her best friends, for one of the great Las Cultch traditions: the annual Summer of Kunt episode in which the ladies all explore their summer ambitions and emotions. You're gonna laugh, you're gonna cry, and you're gonna drag us for this. There's not much to say, really, You just have to sort of listen and feel your kunt, down deep in your soul. Only *you* can wrinkle time... Xo Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "Haus of Cultch: More Categories"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 103:19

    Matt and Bowen, at their lowest, fat, nasty and broke, careers in shambles, come on this bitch mad as hell in an apartment with no A/C to complete what they set out to do: finally reveal all the categories for the Las Culturistas Culture Awards (#LCCA). They also dicuss Natalie Wynn's Contrapoints and apollonion (Natalie/Squidward/Rosario Dawson) vs. dionysian (Mila/Spongebob/Daphne Rubin Vega) personality types, how YouTube landing pages reveal what's in your soul and drag you and your interests to absolute hell, Disney's Star Wars: Galactic Cruiser hotel (is immersion in theme parks going *too far*?), THEE Suicide Squad, how Crystal Kung Minkoff's husband Rob created iconic gay animated cultch, the silver and gold binary, Meghan's last days on The View and what it really means to name your daughter Liberty, the historic moment that was attending Gaga and Tony: One Last Time at Radio City Music Hall, reactions to the already iconic Haus of Gucci trailer, and revelations about Matt and Bowen and their fat, nasty, broke, career in shambles lives. Publicists? Get to work. The #LCCA could happen anytime... and the nominees will be announced... soon... Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Introducing: HBO Max Movie Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 4:32

    Hi, Las Culturistas fans! We know you love awesome podcasts and the people who host them. So, we're excited to introduce you to HBO Max Movie Club - a brand-new podcast hosted by our very own Matt Rogers. Check out this trailer and learn more about HBO Max Movie Club! About the podcast: The official HBO Max Movie Club podcast provides a forum for fans of the service's priority library films and new Saturday night theatricals via conversational host commentary, along with guest appearances from the folks who produced, directed, wrote, or starred in these very awesome movies. Hosted by comedian Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas), this fun (and often, hilarious) podcast that covers the freshest new releases and most beloved nostalgic films of the past is your one-stop-shop for all movies on HBO Max…and beyond. Listen to HBO Max Movie Club on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "Hoopin N' Hollerin" (w/ Sarah Squirm)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 107:50

    You'll feel truly ~vaccinated~ after this ep of Las Cultch, in which the boys and the volcanically talented/criminally insane Sarah Squirm discuss literally the funniest things they've ever seen (Reno 911: Miami, some shit from Shrek, news anchor fails, etc.), the power of identifying as annoying, epic fails!!!! (our thoughts are with the grape stomping lady, Scarlet who took a tumble and the two girls who got involved with the shit in a cup), practical special effects, sci-fi make-up and creating body horror, how The Wizard of Oz is the greatest and perhaps only film of all time, the influence of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, the crossroads where RHONY currently finds itself (is this now a Bravo podcast?), flops named Dababy and Matt Damon, how a certain show in the zeitgeist (sorry!) maybe did not necessarily nail a depiction of ass-eating and Edward Scissorhands. Also, is Donald Trump's hair.... kinda cool?! Something to think about. You truly must watch The Sarah Vaccine on and pay the fuck ATTENTION to everything Sarah does ever because she will make your HEALTH BETTA. Alright, 'til next week! Keep campaigning! Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "Mila & Natalie Announce the Las Culturistas Culture Awards Categories"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 115:51

    The time has come...for the girls to do...what they set out to do. Mila (Matt) and Natalie (Bowen) get together to finally announce the categories for the long-threatened Las Culturistas Culture Awards. It is the most ambitious event in Las Cultch history, and we want YOU, the readers, to be a part of it. Campaign! Act like publicists for who YOU want to win. Before they get to all that, the two hosts discuss getting sick but not with Covid, Gaga and Tony: One Last Time (we are going!!!!!!!!!!), Ariana Grande on The Voice and as a Disney gay, pop stars as reality show judges, and rumors about the origins of the Taylor and Katy feud. The big event.....begins now! The Las Culturistas Culture Awards....coming soon (we really don't know when)! Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Introducing: Season 2 of True Romance with Carolina Barlow and Devin Leary

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 3:58

    Hey, Las Culturistas fans! We know you enjoy hilarious podcasts, so we think you'll love the new season of True Romance with Carolina Barlow and Devin Leary. Check out the trailer and see for yourself! Welcome to season 2 of True Romance! On this season: Carolina tries to date and not overshare her trauma at dinner. Not possible. Devin continues her quest to analyze every real housewife and 90 Day Fiancé. Important work! And we investigate real ghosting experiences  aka paranormal activity. Also, how to date after a divorce We talk about “ the other woman” man or dog We talk to First Lady Jill Biden That's a lie. We will book an astrologer though and talk matches made in the stars. We'll meet with everyone from a dominatrix to a therapist to Jeff Bezos's ex wife so we can give her a high five. Throw her a “you go girl”. Break up, tune in, and fall in love with True Romance. New episodes every Thursday on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "Baroque B*tch* (w/ Cecily Strong)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 106:28

    Meet Cecily. She is a 525 lb. father of three and the star and producer of the incredible new musical comedy series Schmigadoon! on Apple TV+. She's also CECILY STRONG, baby!!! Matt and Bowen are joined by one of the best to ever do it who is a recent Emmy nominee for SNL and truly a dream guest for Las Cultch. Cecily shares what it was like to stage and perform the numbers in her new show, work with the fully insane cast (Chenoweth, Dove, hot Aaron Tveit) and sing live, "Les Miz style". Also, RHONY (Cecily does a Ramona and you....must hear it) and RHOBH (Cecily does a Dorit and you......MUST hear it), the impact of Strangers with Candy and true clown Amy Sedaris, Bottle Rocket and Owen Wilson culture, thoughts on All Stars 6 and memories from favorite SNL sketches (AKA the Terrazano's sketch with Ryan Gosling. Seriously, look it up). Do you like shitting in a public restroom? Don't you think Cici's Pizza should stay open as marijuana legalizes nationwide? Big questions. Cecily (obviously a full star on this ep) has a book coming out: This Will All Be Over Soon. Pre-order that!!! And stream Schmigadoon! baroque bitch ;-) Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "An Honest Conversation”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 89:48

    Two lil bros are absolutely on their Charizard in this episode of the podcast Las Culturistas, and an honest conversation is had. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "Speaking of Hailee Steinfeld..." (w/ guest host Joel Kim Booster)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 92:11

    Technical difficulties in the Dominican Republic iconically keep Bowen from recording this week, so Matt's other soulmate and fellow Gay Cold Survivor Joel Kim Booster jumps in quite literally last second to co-host a culture catchup that the readers de-SERVE despite the fact that Matt is not one of Joel's favorite friends (because of race). It's a lot of gay nonsense and also deep dives on these topics: RIP to T'Challa Samuels, Erika Girardi's potential guilt, Black Widow, Loki, what we're doing with Gugu Mbatha Raw, Space Jam 2 and Joel's upcoming Fire Island movie based on Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. Also, Matt and Joel call back to their podcast "Matt, Joel and the Search for the Next Elle Woods" to name a Cousin of the Week. IYKYK. See you next week... for a LEGENDARY episode........... aooo!!! Learn more about your ad-choices at

    “DEATH! To All of Them!”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 102:21

    After this past weekend hit them like a ton of bricks (Bow more so), the jester besties share their thoughts on the chaos of Pride, and how the new tradition may actually be to Be a Bitch to Any Old Acquaintance In Your Immediate Vicinity This Pride. Reflections on the already-historic/histrionic Madonna Boom Boom Room party take up their necessary space as the boys talk about the expectations vs. reality of any situation, but particularly how it hits different when you smoke some wild-ass reefer. After some choice words about quote-tweet culture and on the beginnings of Drag Race All Stars 6, Bowen randomly starts getting emotional about what Conan O'Brien means to him which is probably due to drugs but he still means it. IDTSHs eventually open up discussions about Jamie Lynn Spears's fecklessness and ice at parties before the boys close on their quick thoughts about “Planet Her” and the new Tyler, The Creator. It's a wild one, folks. Happy post-Pride! Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Introducing: This is Americans Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 4:29

    Hey, Las Culturistas fans! We know you enjoy comedy, so we think you'll love This is Americans Live. Check out the trailer and see for yourself! About This is Americans Live: Join improv comedians Aristotle Athiras and Andy Harris on This Is Americans Live, an improvised comedy podcast in the style of your favorite storytelling show from a certain public radio station. Each week, host Ari, producer Andy and a special guest contributor use prompts from a random sentence generator to improvise fake real stories filled with fake real people, in three acts.  Listen and subscribe to This is Americans Live on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "Live From An Australian Cave!" (w/ Alan Cumming)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 102:15

    Coming to us from a literal underground opal mine in Australia, it's actual icon and genuine world treasure Alan Cumming!!! What?! And! Anyone that thinks you can't pull together a top notch Las Culturistas episode with a guest on the other side of the damn globe?! Eat it! We talk the recent Eurovision victors, what Pride means lately, the need to choose fun over darkness in both life and work, highlights of working on Spice World, Spy Kids, X2, Cabaret and Josie and the Pussycats, how Americans really don't understand camp, directing the amazing new scripted podcast Hot White Heist starring one BOWEN YANG (heard of her?!), being a playable character in the Goldeneye video game on N64, creatively visualizing the upcoming Shmigadoon, going to a nude beach with Ian McKellen, how Los Angeles is sort of like Hershey, Pennsylvania if you think about it, how children's theater changed Alan's life, not wanting to talk about acting or hang out with actors, and the haven that is Club Cumming. Listen to Hot White Heist now!!! You fools!  Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "Who Is The Busy?" (w/ Busy Philips)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 129:31

    If you had told Matt and Bowen when they were arguing years ago at the Emmys about "who was the Busy and who was the Michelle" that one day Busy would be on their gay little podcast, they would have eaten their hats! Well yum yum yum I hope the boys have a hankering for their own damn caps because Busy Philips is here on Las Cultch! Talking about everything! Becoming a goddamn math teacher during the pandemic, raising brilliant gen-z children, how Blake Shelton actually has "the sparkle" in person, the impact of People Magazine culture, what happened when Busy's grandmother came through during a session with a medium, the bangers on the Girls5Eva soundtrack, when entertainment media crosses the line, "freak numbers", Dua Lipa, and the state of produce in New York City. Are you an adult that has had strep throat? What do you think of the name "Mac Rogers"? Are YOU the Busy or the Michelle of your best friendship? Just some questions based on a *thunderously joyful* episode of LC with a true icon: Busy! Listen to the podcast Busy Philips Is Doing Her Best, watch Girls5Eva on Peacock and have a great fucking day! Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "S.O.L. (Shit Outta Luck)" (w/ Celeste Yim)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 107:10

    Readers? This episode is gonna be perfect for you. It's a hot, sweaty threesome of an ep with the luminous and hilarious Celeste Yim (SNL), who is a straight up film festival brat, former prodigious torrenter, and low key roast master that Matt and Bow are simply tickled to have on the damn show! On this ep, JUNO as both a script and film, and extended flowers-giving to Diablo Cody, Jennifer Garner and Elliot Page. Also, Jennifer's Body and Whip It! as underrated pieces of cinema, the moments that all the fools on this ep learned that writing was something they could even do, a Top Chef and Padma check-in, occasionally feeling shame about liking, pursuing and doing comedy, wi-fi drama that is actually compelling, and the answer to the question "Where do we stand on 'hamburger phone' being a thing?" All this, anger at reservation culture, how Disneyland is a struggle as of late, and an attack on sunsets by Bowen with one of the hottest takes of all time. Listen now, or you'll be S.O.L. ...... bitch!!!!!! Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "Matt & Bow's Serotonin Deficit Spectacular"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 123:11

    Unfortunately the boys were rode hard and put away wet by their respective Memorial Day Weekends. But that doesn't mean they can't catch up on the Cultch. Mare of Easttown finale? Discussed in full, babe. Turn back to avoid spoilers. But spoiler alert for this episode: we fucking loved it. Also, Friends reuniting, the reboot of In Treatment, Legendary's new season, RHONY thus far, Olivia Rodrigo's SOUR and the music it brings back from our youth, how cocaine is not "That Girl" and when to avoid interacting with others (when you are on your molly comedown). It's a Matt and Bow solo ep! We back! Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "DOD!" (w/ Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp) (RE-RELEASE)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 81:39

    This is a re-release of a CLASSIC Las Culturistas episode: This week Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp join Matt and Bowen to discuss the sexuality of "DOD," living in your doms parents house, and the eternally relevant and eternally gay debates: The Rosemont vs. Metropolitan and Fire Island vs. Palm Springs. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "Funky!" (w/ Nikki Glaser)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 108:55

    Las Culturistas is proud to say it's the podcast that introduces poppers to our guest on this god damn behemoth of an episode, Nikki Glaser!!! The one and only. Listen, to get into the ins and outs of anal sex and also partake in a full Swiftie convention? We hope that's why you come to Las Cultch! That bullshit, how self-care actually *should* be trendy, the impact of Conan O'Brien on Nikki as a comedian, meeting your heroes and keeping your faculties (or not!) while doing it, and spending money on porn. Also, the following questions: Why the fuck aren't Little Mix big in America? Do we need reboots of Dan Brown culture? Can you be hot and also what is known as a "chuckle fucker"? Did you guys want this episode sweet and slow or funky? Hope it's the latter! Listen to The Nikki Glaser Podcast and get tickets now to see her on her One Night With Nikki Glaser tour! Shit! Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "Horny For A Bad Situation" (w/ Bianca Del Rio)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 91:44

    Listen, flops. People throw the word "legend" around. Okay? And a legend. But today we welcome queen jester NON-flop, the one and only Bianca Del Rio! Moment in time alert! Matt and Bo are honored to welcome one of drag's finest to talk livin la vida Palm Springs, hosting Drag and Drive this year, and Bianca's chosen superpower: being an absolute c*nt. Also, the fall of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the set pics of Nicole Kidman in the Lucille Ball biopic, how it feels to run into Linda Evangelista in a Party City, OG drag performers Charles Pierce and Jim Bailey, the return of BENNIFER, Mare of Easttown and Wawa culture, how fucking good Girls5Eva is, and even more dragging of the nightmare that is Caitlyn Jenner. All that, how Drag Race has changed over the years since Bianca's win in season 6, and memories of the *truly* legendary (no other word) Joan Rivers. Bianca Del Rio on Las Cultch! Ma, Pa, look at us now!!!! *Door slams*. Alright, well, check out The Bianca Del Rio Podcast from Starburns, new eps Thursdays! Learn more about your ad-choices at

    "Nomi Malone Muppet" (w/ Shalewa Sharpe)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 107:34

    This one's chuck FULL of the good stuff. The "good stuff" in question is, of course, culture and our guest Shalewa Sharpe, host of the new podcast The War Report (new episodes every Thursday!) is a damn expert on it. From the straight camp of Meat Loaf to the pop stylings of Ashlee Simpson and the aesthetic design impact of the recent premium streaming services' logos, there is nothing Shalewa cannot culturally dissect. She and the hosts get into it about Sesame Street and ask the hard questions about the block: Who is the biggest legend on the street? What is the deal with Snuffaluffagus? What is the true nature of the Bert and Ernie relationship? Do we, as a society, tolerate Elmo too much? And what can we learn about impulse control from Cookie Monster? All this, thoughts and reflections on Billie Eilish's new aesthetic, the music videos that had the biggest impact on Shalewa's life sartorially, the culture of clubbin', hideous aughts clothing and why we were dressing in it, The Circle season two, Queen Latifah, and the ancient rivalry between Verizon Fios and Spectrum wireless internet. So, yeah. Did we miss anything? It's Rule of Culture #128: "No!" Listen now, check out The War Report and follow Shalewa @silkyjumbo after you fall in love with her. You understand.

    "This Is The Night" (w/ D'Arcy Carden)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 120:13

    We've been waiting forever for this...this is the night. That night, you ask? Well. it's the one where Matt & Bowen RETURN TO THE STUDIO for the first in-house recording with a guest since the god damn pandemic began. And you KNOW we got D'Arcy Carden, a Las Cultch legend, to join the girls to talk all things c-u-l-t- bitch, you know the rest. Why even tease it any more? Get started listening with those ears, darling dears! The LC energy...has returnt.

    "The Only Way Is Through" (w/ Molly Gordon & Rachel Sennott)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 118:25

    2021 is, of course, primarily the year of the Demi Lovato Froyo Controversy, but that's not all. It is also the year of the incredible film Shiva Baby, which stars the two truly magnifique guests on today's episode: Molly Gordon & Rachel Sennott! The four fools discuss making this lil' indie that could, becoming #sisters during the 16-day shoot, falling in love with a collaborator the way these girls did with writer-director Emma Seligman, the glory that is Dianna Agron and gorgeous Gleek culture, periods of life in which you're going through hell and are reduced to doing poppers on the West Side Highway, seeing R-rated movies as a minor, The Bling Ring and Sofia Coppola's underrated filmography, the ups and downs of peeing in cups for medical reasons, bowel vulnerability, and how there are amazing heroes with their hands up our ass. Watch Shiva Baby in select theaters and on demand right NOW! We can't recommend it ENUF.

    "The Spice of Sisterhood" (w/ Clark Moore)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 106:46

    Well, readers, it's our first post-op ep! After a successful surg for Matt, the girls are so happy to welcome the true healing spirit that is Clark Moore, actor and host of the incredible Soul Balm podcast, which is a genuine Las Cultch Pick! Take that, Oprah! We can pick things, too! This episode, dripping wet with water sign energy, features discussions and reviews of Thunder Force, the Netflix College Admissions Scandal documentary, and a full on Godzilla Vs. Kong discussion (with spoilers...skip 25:46-30:19 if you care and also...bless you, child). Also, why Clark had to finally drop reality TV. Discussion Point: in watching Real Housewives, are we complicit in the destruction of these women's lives? All this, and then the real meat and potatoes of the ep: THE SPICE GIRLS. Discussion point #2: was Ginger Spice the leader and is that why it all fell apart after she left? What ARE the best Spice Girls songs? Did you, like Clark, try and recreate the "Naked" tour performance at your SCHOOL with CHILDREN? The words "nude illusion in the round" are used discussing this very scenario. All this, Clark's surprising Jon Ossoff connections, BTS from Love Simon spilled exclusively for the readers, and the Las Cultch on-air debut of Katrina "Damm Bird" Rogers. You, and this episode? VERY "2 Become 1".

    "Who's At Village?!" (w/ Kate Berlant)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 99:02

    Matt and Bow get raw and real about their physical and mental health (mama, as they say in hospitals, "scalpel!") before launching into an episode truly for the ages with the one, the only, Kate Berlant! Often imitated but NEVER duplicated, this genuine hero and co-host (alongside friend of the show Jacqueline Novak) of LC's Big Money Players sister podcast POOG joins the gals to discuss many cultures: "sending things back in restaurants" culture, "approaching people you admire in public" culture, wellness and "face cream" culture, Cameron Diaz-as-prestige actress culture, Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich culture (oh, yeah, doll, we're going there again), continuity error culture, Oscar-watching culture, awards SPEECH performance culture, and dinner party culture, just to list but a few. This was the great honor and privilege of LC. THEE Kate Berlant!!!!!! Come on, NOW! #PrayForMatt

    "Not For Lack of Trying!" (w/ Aaron Jackson & Josh Sharp)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 110:26

    It's that thing of when four sisters with no drag talent whatsoever express strong opinions about the television program RuPaul's Drag Race and all of *its* sisters, or sister ~shows~. You understand. Hop in, readers, the water is absolutely wet! Enjoy all this sound!

    "Control King" (w/ BD Wong)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 102:40

    He IS the blueprint. The "he" in question? BD Wong, babe. After some Grammy and Oscar nom thoughts, Las Culturistas welcome the truly hot king and *decorated* actor to the show to discuss his incredible career and more, darling. Acting in musical theater AND theme park ride waiting lines? Both covered. Jurassic Park AND Jurassic World? Obviously thoroughly discussed. Sitting across from Michelle Obama at a White House state dinner AND insight into Bryce Dallas Howard's leadership capabilities that will inspire you? Yeah, both of those, as absolute WELL! Also, BD talks about how A Chorus Line lit his fire long ago, community building amongst Asian actors, Sondheim's Pacific Overtures, and working with the all Asian cast of Nora From Queens (with...get this...Bowen Yang!). Also, BD's complicated feelings on his Law & Order role, an answer to the question, "was Li Shang attracted to Ping in Mulan?" and THOUGHTS about Donny Osmond singing his character's damn song. LET'S get down to business, indeed! BD is a fucking icon and TBH you're all welcome for this one!

    "SWIFT/SWIFF" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 100:55

    The time has come for Matt & Bowen's deep dive on evermore. We know...late!!! But after taking some time to sit with the album, Las Culturistas has takes on the ongoing battle between Taylor vs. Tayla and how it exists in this body of work. The boys discuss each song on the album, and also get into this season of Drag Race UK and how Bimini Bon Boulash is their ONLY winner, the recent Snatch Game on RuPaul's Drag Race, final WandaVision thoughts, and Netflix's I Care A Lot. Also, though this episode was recording literally while Oprah's interview with Meghan and Harry was airing, the royal family is, let's just say, discussed in the episode's closing moments. And you allllreeaaddyy know what that means!!! GRLOO.

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