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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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    "Eras, Renaissance... and MORE" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2023 88:15

    A LOT is covered in this'un! Our London girls have seen the Eras Tour and the Renaissance Tour in between sips of gin and tonics and were also on DRAG RACE as guest judges! And while all of that went down, Vanderpump Rules was pumpin' and Succession was concludin'. And now Samantha is coming back to And Just Like That? The fuck?! Padam, PaDAMN! Matt & Bowen get into and out of every little nook and cranny of recent cultch on this episode. They talk, squawk and more. If you died tomorrow, at least you'll have heard this ep... but we hope you do not! BUY YOUR LAS CULTURISTAS MERCH HERE!See for privacy information.

    2023 Las Culturistas Culture Awards Nominations Special PART III

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2023 16:17

    “The final installment of the nominations are revealed…”See for privacy information.

    "Dusty Pink" (w/ Harvey Guillén)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2023 80:33

    What WE do in the shadows? We TALK to amazing people like Harvey Guillén, who joins Matt & Bowen on this terrific episode of Las Cultch to get into it on poppers culture, celebs being "on the A-list", the Met Gala and how Harvey celebrated but also lightly stuck it to Mr. Lagerfeld, Drag Race guest judging, Sasha Colby, shooting and auditioning for What We Do In The Shadows, Toronto cultures, rude men in fedoras, and navigating homophobia. Also, how Titanic and Kate Winslet gave way to Harvey's culture that made him say culture was for him: Peter Jackson, and the film Heavenly Creatures starring Kate and finalist Melanie Lynskey. All this, the origin of the middle finger, auditioning with Jerri Blank monologues, doing Wicked in Osaka, Japan, Hilary Duff's music, when you can really call yourself a New Yorker and the idea of wanting to smell like Johnny Depp.See for privacy information.

    2023 Las Culturistas Culture Awards Nominations Special PART II

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2023 12:51

    “The second third of the nominations are revealed…”See for privacy information.

    "Smart, Weird and Crazy" (w/ Jon Lovett)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2023 79:28

    Jon Lovett on Las Cultch?! Likely story! And also literal story. Because it's true... Lovett (the host of the Lovett or Leave It, and Pod Save America podcasts and co-founder of Crooked Media) is finally here on LC - live from Vanessa Hudgens' former home! - to chat with Matt & Bowen about all things CULTURE under the sun. Topics include Succession, Brian Cox's sense of humor or lack thereof, edutainment, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Barney as "hustle culture", gaymer culture and a referendum on the N64 controller, Tony Hawk, Matchbox 20 and Rob Thomas as a voice for women, and "not knowing about music". All this, an insight into Jeremy Strong's process, our smart and dumb areas, whether we should be challenging ourselves to use more expressive and complicated words than "smart" and "dumb", and the usefulness and validity of book blurbs by famous people. Get tickets to Lovett or Leave It's upcoming "The Errors Tour" at!See for privacy information.

    2023 Las Culturistas Culture Awards Nominations Special PART I

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 17:59

    “The first third of the nominations are revealed…”See for privacy information.

    "Dishing and Kibbitzing" (w/ Andy Cohen)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 89:42

    Here's what: Andy fucking Cohen is on Las Culturistas. And this, readers, is THEE definitive Andy-On-Bravo unfiltered podcast episode you have been waiting for! It is ALL discussed. The author of the new book "The Daddy Diaries" goes deep with Matt & Bowen on not only all things Housewives and Vanderpump, but also Andy's relationship with Jimmy Buffett, his iconic first meeting with the legendary Susan Lucci, MetLife as a flop venue for concerts, All My Children as formative culture and Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos "fucking like rabbits". Also, Watch What Happens Live drama with BOTH Matt & Bowen gets cleared up! All this, JoBros culture, Sunny Hostin as a RHONY housewife, and a discussion on Housewives as both the modern soap and a model of how to navigate (and NOT navigate) conflict in everyday life. Read the book and watch all the shows! We loooooooove Andy!See for privacy information.

    Presenting: The Las Culturistas Culture Awards Categories

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 7:30

    And the categories are.... See for privacy information.

    "Episode In Which We Push Boundaries" (w/ D'Arcy Carden)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2023 109:25

    BAM. Surprise! Yeah, today is different. Not only because we have reader/Kayteigh/publicist/finalist favorite D'Arcy Carden (The Thanksgiving Play on Broadway) on the pod, but because it is officially AWARDS SEASON. Publicists, start campaigning for your Las Culturistas Culture Award nominees! Whatever that means to you! Matt, Bowen and D'Arcy discuss doin' Broadway, Succession lately, hearing Melanie Lynskey say the name "D'Arcy Carden" out loud, Sunny Hostin vs, Bethenny Frankel, leaving room in the culture for flirtation, the phrase "six of one, half a dozen", changing mindsets around sex as spring begins to really spring, Katy Perry's PRISM, and LaGuardia being THAT GIRL. All this, the problem of Skin, the concept of Time, and the inevitability of Death. Kiss, kiss. Comp, chomp. Roar. We're horny

    "Milky And Slide" (w/ Milly Tamarez & Alise Morales)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2023 95:00

    The sisters are back at it! They're joined by Milly Tamarez and Alise Morales - the hosts of the Betches Sup podcast. You may even recognize Milly's voice from a certain Clown Parade series?? (The Janelis J Show!) This episode has topics! Including nepo babies, Minions, and straight men?? But really they get into doing improv at UCB and the jobs you do in order to survive. And of course they need to discuss child actors and the culture that made them who they are today! This episode? It's wild and you need to get with it! And yes, it's true, the WGA is officially on strike! See for privacy information.

    "Media Is Having a Moment" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2023 77:36

    This is a culture catch up about legacy MEDIA! And this media includes being put in your place, being self-indulgent, sharing psychics, ContraPoints, drones in Oz, Kelly's new singles, wedding playlists, and a very gay X-Files? Canned messy talking heads? Are the sisters next? Media personalities are being hunted but don't worry because vacation is slaying and certain sponsors are staying. We're talking corporations, globalization, and making memories with friends! An informative break down of what it means to be a reader, finalists, and/or a Kayteigh. Yes it's true, these gay guys just want to hear themselves talk. Anyway the sisters are at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida! Mother??See for privacy information.

    Introducing: The Amber & Lacey, Lacey & Amber Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2023 2:01

    Hi, Las Culturistas Fans! The Amber & Lacey, Lacey & Amber Show is an interactive gameshow hosted by sister duo Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar. An all around good time with guests, quizzes and no shortage of sibling rivalry. It will blow your butt off every week! About the show: When late night talk show host Amber Ruffin teamed up with her sister Lacey Lamar they became New York Times Best Selling Authors. But their new podcast pits them against each other! They invite a new, exciting guest on every week! It's quizzes, it's games, it's sibling rivalry. It's fun, it's weekly, it's cute, it's silly. It's a lot of things but mostly it's what you'll be listening to! Lucky you! Listen here and subscribe to The Amber & Lacey, Lacey & Amber Show on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See for privacy information.

    "No New Penises" (w/ Melanie Lynskey)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2023 84:25

    It's festival season. It's allergy season. It's gala season. Divas down! We need an antihistamine for ALL of it. Enter Melanie Lynskey! One of the great acting talents of our time graces the pod to discuss Yellowjackets, The Last of Us, working with Jessica Biel, Matt Damon, Juliette Lewis, Jamie Babbit, Steven Soderbergh, Cate Blanchett and MORE, her husband Jason Ritter and their recent very honest visit to the Drew Barrymore Show, mastering accents and dialects, and transitioning from character roles to lead roles. Also, Coachella thoughts and reactions (including the Frank Ocean of it all), Blink 182 in retrospect, "stealth wealth", the release of the recent Wicked production stills, how "fanny" means "pussy" in British, and living with misophonia in the face of gum chewing. Yellowjackets has new episodes out now on Showtime, and new episodes stream Friday and air Sundays!See for privacy information.

    "Sunday Morning Talk" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2023 86:55

    It is sometimes nice to get together with your sister and have a Sunday Morning Talk. And on this episode of talking-based podcast Las Culturistas, that is what Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers do. Over weed and coffee, the two dive into all things recent (except Succession, sorry sorry sorry): the Disney-DeSantis war, marijuana in NYC, Chappell Roan's imminent ascendance to That Girl, "being a finalist", the definition of a "sneaky link", the Porsha and Gizelle of it all on RHUGT, wifi and internet wars both on land and in the skies, the end of Taylor and Joe, the Super Mario Bros movie, boygenius slaying it, and AO Scott's retirement. Also, Luigi as a queer figure, Peach as a nothing figure, and republicans as physically ugly figures. All this, Yellowjackets/Melanie Lynskey, Monster's Inc./Shrek, improv/roleplay, Ellen Pompeo quietly leaving Grey's Anatomy, reviews of The Thanksgiving Play and Sweeney Todd on Broadway, "Thatgirlability", Drew Barrymore being an icon, and coffee shop milk counter etiquette. Where were you when Taylor and Joe broke up? When do you think was the end of glamour and taste? Does your FYP give you what *you* want or what *they* want? Regardless of the answers to these questions... Katie, you're a finalist. Now have a great day.See for privacy information.

    "You?! Did THAT?!" (w/ Charlie Bardey & Natalie Rotter-Laitman)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2023 112:24

    Four glowing, radiant and ravishing people gather to record a podcast. We?! Did THAT! Hosts of the Exploration: Live! podcast Charlie Bardey and Natalie Rotter-Laitman are in a small, warm room with Matt & Bowen in NYC to talk sad girl pageant culture, being on INDICTMENT WATCH (and hey...we GOT HIM!), social anticipation, the use, pronunciation and spelling of words, SLUCK's return to nightlife, product placement in porn, identifying as Mommy or Daddy, and the era when Brie Larson was serving "The Sister". Also, Austin Powers and the discourse around "mojo", Heather Graham, Elizabeth Hurley, STAR magazine, the Brad and Jen divorce drama, Fashion Police and the sartorial evaluation of celebrities in the tabloid era, Bowen's mother's intense and storied reaction to a photo of Jessica Simpson, and how we approach Britney nowadays. All this, as well as the following "hows": how straight guys need to realize stand up is theater, how being an adult means nothing (even if you're a teacher), how maybe a capella actually needs instruments, how Madame Morrible is the most crucial role in Wicked, and how Gizelle Bryant just went for it re: the F slur. And!!! There's more!!! Moana, Again?! Harry Potter, Again?! "Skip Ad culture"?! A discussion on "top billing" culture?! Carolyn on Survivor?! You know what? Bye Felicia! Go listen. This shit is jam packed. We're obsessed with Charlie and Natalie.See for privacy information.

    “Undeniably Essential” (w/ Ari Shapiro)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2023 84:35

    Good moods abound on Las Cultch this week as Matt & Bowen welcome true renaissance man, host of NPR's All Things Considered and now author of the wonderful new book The Best Strangers In The World, THEE Ari Shapiro! The host with the most gets together with the gals who host this pro-gig economy podcast to talk “this is from my garden…” culture, performing with magic men Alan Cumming and Henry Koperski, Obama as chill president with razor bumps, PBS performances of Into The Woods and Sunday In The Park With George, Ari's familial connection to Mandy Patinkin, Sweeney Todd and “Steve” Sondheim, Traitors, The Mole, journalistic responsibility during national tragedy, obituary culture, and bringing personal perspective to the stories that Ari reports. All that and just a bissle on The Eras Tour, metallic bookmarks and the trial of the century: Gwyneth vs. The Skiier. See for privacy information.

    "I Find Vegas Incredible" (w/ Brian Jordan Alvarez)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2023 75:03

    It is believed to be Cece Penniston who once said "Finally!". And she would say the same thing once she saw that Matt & Bowen are joined this week by the one and only Brian Jordan Alvarez! The three gay male actors discuss how it felt being part of the Openly Sobbing Community at the Adele Las Vegas residency, Vegas at large (they're pro), astrologically and astroNOMICALLY bad weeks, the concept of "upstate", Rat Race, Prometheus, Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz, the golden age of soap operas and how Real Housewives fills that cultural niche, Selling Sunset and how Chrishell Stause is all of us, navigating a black diamond while skiing, having your star moments as a little gay boy, and Miami/Will Smith culture. Also, M3GAN, Allison Williams, and Allison Williams dealing with Drew Barrymore as M3GAN. All this, prank and fail culture, Larsa Pippen's unhinged Miami reunion performance thus far, and Lydia Tár as real person and fictional female phenomenon. Brian is one of the brightest and RIGHTEST, and you can stream M3GAN now on Peacock (as well as Tár).See for privacy information.

    “Oscars And Other Things All At Once” (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2023 67:59

    It's Hollywood's Biggest Podcast Episode About A Night! Matt & Bowen join together to discuss the historic Everything Everywhere All At Once sweep, the Jamie Lee Curtis of it all, the Angela Bassett of it all, the concept of a “career Oscar”, Harley Quinn's obvious manifestation in the mind and body of one Lady Gaga on the Oscar stage, Gaga as the Musical Mascot of the Academy Awards, and the idea of “Malala Best Dressed”. Also, a new perspective on the Naatu Naatu Oscar performance from Producer Hans, Matt's Big Broadway Week, coughing and wheezing in the audiences of Broadway shows, what happens when a Disney ride hits it from the back, galvanization vs. dissociation on red carpets, Cunk On Earth, the Girls re-watch phenomenon of 2023 and tap water. Hold Our Hand, Readers! Everything will be okay!See for privacy information.

    "Literally At Sea" (w/ Marla Mindelle)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2023 88:10

    SOS, girlfriends! Marla Mindelle, star of TITANIQUE, joins Matt & Bowen on Las Culturistas in the heart of Pisces-season, the beginning of the Receivassiance, and the aftermath of a cathartic SZA concert to discuss cringe vs. camp through the lens of Angela Basset-did-the-thing, Countess Luann and Bad Cinderella, "honest discovery" in acting, becoming a musical theater assassin as a result of a weaponized BFA, How To Tell If Someone's Gay, overcoming stage fright, being an alum of Ellen's Stardust Diner, what *really* earns a low Uber rating, Titanic as monoculture, Titanique as a New York theater sensation, the memefication of Jennifer Coolidge, Facebook Marketplace culture and this year's Best Actress Oscar race, among many other subjects! Titanique is extended through September 10th and if you do not see it, you are a fool! GO!See for privacy information.

    "Experience Cinema" (w/ Michelle Yeoh) (RE-RELEASE)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2023 68:29

    This is a re-release of a CLASSIC Las Culturistas episode: 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 for privacy information.

    EPISODE TEASER: "Remember Scooby-Do?" Will Ferrell Guests on How Did We Get Weird with Vanessa Bayer and Jonah Bayer

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2023 14:20

    Hey Readers! Check out this episode teaser with Big Money Player's Network head honcho, Will Ferrell. If you want to listen to the full episode, subscribe to "How Did We Get Weird with Vanessa Bayer and Jonah Bayer" on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. See for privacy information.

    "New Depths and New Angles" (w/ BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2023 88:21

    Matt. Bowen. Jinkx. DeLa. Four names. ONE stirring episode of Las Culturistas! This love quadrangle explores topics such as David Bowie in Labyrinth, Larping, choosing one's avatar, resisting an adversarial dynamic as a queer performance duo, Amanda Palmer's Art of Asking, negotiating persona and personhood and the asses on Broadway. Also, Jinkx bringing drag to the great white way in Chicago, DeLa's Type A powers, Barb & Star, Ryan Murphy's Feud, macaroni linguistics, the de-evolution of the English language through TikTok, and how the attacks on drag in America are both new and quite familiar. It's an EPIC one, readers! Nobody's GOT nooooo Claaaaaaaaassssss! Except DeLa and Jinkx. We love 'em!See for privacy information.

    "Down... In... Finish..." (w/ Alison Brie)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2023 94:29

    Take your tops off, readers! Because today Las Cultch is letting it all hang out on an episode with ALISON BRIE! Yes! The writer and star of Amazon Prime's new film Somebody I Used To Know joins Matt & Bowen to talk getting physical, getting hurt, getting naked, getting rimmed on screen and getting a perfect husband (who even makes a cameo in this ep)! They're *also* talking Glow, the rigor of professional wrestling, attending a clothing-optional art school, the perfect Ayden Mayeri and the also perfect Molly Shannon, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, sneaking HBO as a kid, The Real World, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, photo booth culture as whore-at-the-party-reveal culture, mini golf, baggage claim blockers and cat haters! TW: the word "hole" is used many times on this episode. Fill YOUR hole by listening to it. See for privacy information.

    "Hags Are Here!" (w/ Margaret Cho)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2023 70:54

    This is not hyperbole: Margaret Cho is so mother for this. "This" means appearing on Las Cultch with Matt & Bowen in a true time of need. The three friends and Fire Island co-stars discuss bouncing back from a breakup, dick as a metaphor for love and romance, and whether sex actually helps as a coping mechanism in life. Also, Margaret's dog Lucia (whose presence is like medicine), the POWER of Pedro Pascal, the POWER of Chow Yun Fat, and the POWER of John Travolta (at least at one point. All this, The Grammys, Beyoncé, Olivia Newton John's Bad Sandy transformation, hagsploitation, "The Hillsong Aesthetic", Reese & Ashton's awkward press tour, Tiffany Pollard, Monique as host of Charm School, Robyn Dixon's latest flop, The Cut's Etiquette Rules, The Geneva Convention and recent Madonna discourse. Get tickets to see Margaret on tour this year at!See for privacy information.

    Introducing: Really? No, Really?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2023 2:50

    Hey Steve Harvey listeners! The newest hit comedy of another star-studded podcast, Really? No, Really? is live. Go check out the beginning of this hilarious journey with best friends Jason Alexander and Peter Tilden!”   About Really? No, Really?: Every Tuesday best friends Jason Alexander and Peter Tilden are joined by experts, newsmakers, and celebrities in an attempt to find answers to the things that make us go…"Really? No, Really?” We invite you to join us, subscribe, and even suggest topics, as we search for the answers to life's most baffling, intriguing, confusing, and annoying questions Listen to Really? No, Really? on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See for privacy information.

    "I Dunno, Man..." (w/ Reneé Rapp & Alyah Chanelle Scott)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 81:13

    Grab the rabbit and the beaujolais, boo. After a meeting in Miami that fortunately did *not* end in a confrontation at a Hertz, Matt & Bow have invited the luminous and talented Reneé Rapp & Alyah Chanelle Scott from HBO Max's The Sex Lives of College Girls to laugh, gab and snarl with them on Las Cultch and chat about bringing "I Dunno, Man..." energy to daddy HBO, their friendship origin story at a Residence Inn, the imperious "mothers" of the Charlotte high school theater scene, the Jimmy Awards, anger, being the therapist amongst a friend group, and calling the people you love little names tehe. Also, Alyah attended Beyoncé's Dubai concert and shares details, Reneé discusses an awakening she had watching Teresa Giudice flipping a table on The Real Housewives of New Jersey and the girls tell tales of throwing hands for one another. All this, The Last of Us, Reneé's new EP Everything to Everyone, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Wicked vs. Avenue Q, Kenya Moore and That French Bitch At Customs. See for privacy information.

    "Great White Voice" (w/ Bonnie Milligan)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 69:19

    Sound the alarm and belt to the high heavens because, God?! Today on the podcast is Bonnie Milligan! The star of the incredible hit Broadway musical Kimberly Akimbo joins Matt & Bowen after some quick updates (we did not yet watch #ReFroWeHo, Matt went to Sundance and Disney World, Bowen battled through a cold to play George Santos) to talk working with legends like Victoria Clark, Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay Abaire on this new show, vocal health and making good choices while singing *and* speaking, the value of both being and being *around* a loud laugher, the great diva voices of the 90's, The Rocky Horror Picture Show as an influence on little performances at recess, and the journey that Bonnie (who currently holds the distinction of singing the highest belted note on Broadway) took to finally realize herself as a BELTRESS. Also, the girls witchily predict Andrea Riseborough's Best Actress Oscar nomination for To Leslie and love even more on two It Girls of the moment: M3GAN and Stephanie Hsu (CONGRATULATIONS, FLARGE!) They also get into "snub" culture, "sirens in pop songs" culture, and ask the question on everyone's lips: when the hell can we watch A Diva's Christmas Carol starring Vanessa Williams as Ebony Scrooge?! Listening to this ep? Will make your life... better! #IYKYK See for privacy information.

    "The Baby Is Retinol!" (w/ Keke Palmer)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 66:32

    Keke Palmer on Las Culturistas. Must we elaborate?! NOPE. Pun intended, tbh! The legend has landed to talk shooting Nope, hosting SNL and being a part of a "team" making art, bodying "Freddy, My Love" in Grease Live! and knowing when it's time to turn off. Also, Keke's experience as a child star, navigating the industry as a multi-hyphenate artist, the cultural impact of the "Sorry To This Man" meme, Jenifer Lewis, hosting a daytime television show and how Keke's skincare secret is getting knocked up. All this, Selena, The Wood, and why Keke believes James Cameron "has to be stopped!" Could Keke be the next Sigourney?! She IS the queen of our lives. Listen to her podcast, Baby, This Is Keke Palmer now! #HandsFree See for privacy information.

    "Gránd Culture Catch-Up: How Is Your Baby?"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 72:40

    Matt and Bowen's baby (Las Culturistas) is strong this week as the podcast storms into 2023 with a much needed culture catch up! Up for discussion and dissection: Avatar: The Way of Water, a visual, technical and water-ful marvel from James Cameron that begs the question, "what's with that whale's yellow juice?" M3GAN, the new doll on the block in both a literal and figurative sense, as well as Allison Williams culture and the current horror film mini-renaissance. The nepo-baby phenomenon and cultural conversation surrounding what it means to benefit from daddy-or-mommy-be-famous. The 15th season premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race on its new home, MTV, and the announcement that Las Cultch is now a Real Friends of WeHO (ReFroWeHo) recap podcast. Miley and Dolly's New Years Eve party and how icons were hugged and met there. Jen Shah SENTENCED: an analysis and Lisa Rinna OUT: a retrospective. All this, anticipation for Keke Palmer on the pod next week, a dragging of Rolling Stone for their Celine Dion disrespect, and an acknowledgment that London has a meat pie problem. See for privacy information.

    “Dear Santa: The Top 60 Things That Everybody Wants”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 61:06

    Matt and Bow come together from a Fairfield Inn in Englewood Colorado to close out the year with one last list. This time? The 60(!) things everybody wants. Best wishes for 2023, we've got work to do, readerspublicistskayteighs. We love you so so much.

    "Kill A Man With Dat Ass" (w/ Atsuko Okatsuka)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 84:34

    Let's go, Atsuko! And by "let's go" we mean "THANK YOU" for being on this episode of Las Cultch with Matt & Bowen. What a time it is! Discussed: being in an Android-iPhone relationship, centering Jonah Hill, Atsuko's mentor and director Tig Notaro, The White Lotus and Big Italian Emotion, funeral culture in the east vs. west, having "range" vs. being "singular", portraying sing-talky villains, "crossover culture" in the form of a Snoop Dogg and Red Hot Chili Peppers concert, Pop Up Video, the stigma and anxiety around the words "Disney adult", how the Ticketmaster of it all is a "country-pop problem", finding love and friendship, and sweepstakes culture being fake as hell. Also, Atsuko describes cultivating her incredible HBO comedy special The Intruder, her colorful and vibrant aesthetic, working with Tig and Mike Birbiglia to bring the story of The Intruder to life, and being responsible for the phenomenon that is "The Drop". You can watch The Intruder NOW on HBO via HBO Max and you absolutely SHOULD. What a star! xoSee for privacy information.

    "Bucket List" (w/ Gabrielle Union)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 67:22

    Genuine Hollywood icon Gabrielle Union ALERT! Again, this is a genuine Hollywood icon Gabrielle Union A-LERT. Matt & Bow can't believe she's joining them today on Las Cultch to discuss speaking truth to power in Hollywood, her dating "bucket list" back in her single days, Bring It On and the bizarre perception of her character Isis during the film's 20th anniversary, Love & Basketball bringing she and bestie Sanaa Lathan together, and work ethic vs. abusing yourself. Also, her new film The Inspection, based on a true story by writer-director Elegance Bratton, and how she drew on difficult experiences in Hollywood and at large to play the dark reality of her homophobic character Inez. All this, raising a queer child that's educating her, Grease and Rizzo's "There Are Worse Things I Could Do", Debarge, sitting with Janet Jackson at dinner while she orders the eggplant, her cousin Saweetie, our collective obsession with Jaboukie Young-White and the concept of "Miami vibes". The Inspection is in wide release right now and you should definitely check it out. Gabrielle Union! Ahhh!!!See for privacy information.

    "Avril Lavigne In A Tie" (w/ Meghann Fahy)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 85:03

    White Lotus? More like LAS CULTCH! On this episode, Matt & Bowen are joined by Meghann Fahy! The breakout star of THEE television program of the moment is here to discuss shooting in Sicily, working with the incredible cast and genius Mike White, and to generally roundtable with our hosts about everything this season of WL has been serving up. Also, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne and how the two interact in music, in culture and at the 2002 VMAs, cultivating a skater aesthetic without ever once skateboarding, O Holy Night, overcoming audition fear and performance anxiety, interacting with Mariska Hargitay, Meghann's experience in Next To Normal on Broadway, the scam that is hot coffee and so, so, so much more. LC

    Introducing Man Thinkers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 1:55

    Hi, Las Culturistas fans! Hosts George and Dan welcome you to Man Thinkers, a podcast where facts are up for debate. A safe space from safe spaces, and nothing is off limits. Man Thinkers is a new space populated by iconoclastic thinkers, academic renegades, and media personalities that sound unlike anything else.  Listen here and subscribe to Man Thinkers on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See for privacy information.

    "Flarge" (w/ Stephanie Hsu)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 78:47

    One of Matt & Bowen's oldest friends, Stephanie Hsu, joins for an episode of Las Cultch that is truly everything, everywhere all at once. Discussed? Everything Everywhere All At Once and how it is truly the essence of Steph Hsu, going to be with the whales, coming up together in college sketch, shaking hands with Hollywood, Jamie Lee Curtis, the Daniels and growing up as an artist and creator. Also, downtown theater legend Liz Swados and the impact she had on Steph and Matt, how to respond to the question "how are you?" over text and Twitter going bye, bitch. This episode puts everything on a bagel. And the most yummy bagel? Is Steph. We love her! And you.See for privacy information.

    "Crushes, Enemies, and the Press" (w/ Pat Regan)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 108:39

    In the words of one cookie-loving mouse… “The bitch is back.” Pat Regan returns to Las Cultch bearing a newfound obsession with breaking the fourth wall and telling people their FYP is showing. Matt comes in to infect the masses with Meghan Trainor's latest hooks, and Bowen asks a most pressing question in the culture: Who is mother for this? Stick around for asides on Housewives interactions, The White Lotus, and the concept of using acting to win a competition. And you better believe we draw similarities between Robyn Dixon and Nancy Salzman. Rule Number Culture: We made you look! (Sung to tune of Meghan Trainor song.)See for privacy information.

    "Is It Botox or Utah?" (w/ Casey Wilson & Danielle Schneider)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 81:38

    "Powerful" is a word that one could use to describe this episode of Las Culturistas, in which Matt & Bowen are finally joined by Bitch Sesh's gorgeous duo Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider to touch grass, praise Mandy Moore, speak on forgiveness and vulnerability in a very Brene manner and ruminate on the concept of "hope". Also, all things RHOBH, RHOSLC, RHOP. Kathy Hilton: what's the deal there? Which of the franchises is the *darkest*? Is it better to interact with Housewives in the wild or simply not think of them as human? All this, OG soap operas, female character actresses living out loud, White Lotus season 2, The Vow season 2, The Mole, and more. Do you think psychics and mediums are to be believed? Do you want to see another trip where the Housewives ski? Would you use a gift certificate from a dog therapist to see a wizard? So many questions. *Some* answers. ALL fun. An honor to host these two! Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!See for privacy information.

    "Social Soldier" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 53:58

    Two friends, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang, discuss Halloween costume culture, whether or not Rihanna's "Lift Me Up" is a bop or a flop, looking forward to a shocking array of concerts in 2023, performing onstage with world's best band MUNA, Matt's Have You Heard of Christmas upcoming tour and special, Celebrity Jeopardy and using a buzzer, the pros and cons of a game night, The Mole reboot and The Mole OG, Jeff Probst's SNL cameo and cultural impact, if Emma Watson is iconic in The Bling Ring or not, and Chani Nicholas peering into Bowen's ass on this episode of the critically acclaimed podcast "Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang".See for privacy information.

    "Taylor ALISON Swift" (w/ Matt & Bowen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 100:09

    Dear Readers... it's us. Hi. We're the problem, it's us. But there really ain't no problem here, because today Matt & Bow offer up the Midnights episode of Las Cultch. Call it a review. Call it a track-by-track dissection. Call it what you WANT... to. Much to discuss! Has Taylor or Tayla taken over this time, or is this a new TS musical persona entirely? What, exactly, is the distinction between midnight and 3 AM? Is it just us or is there a lot of LAs Cultch on this album?! Is this a fuck album? So many questions! It's what you've been waiting for... and no we didn't forget about Carly Rae! Listen now! Meet us at midnight (or whatever time it is where you're at).See for privacy information.

    "Most Papal" (w/ Guy Branum)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 84:14

    An encyclopedia of knowledge and a true faunt of comedic genius, the truly beloved Guy Branum finally rejoins his comedy nieces Matt & Bowen to discuss all things Tár and Cate Blanchett's towering performance, the brutal Best Actress Oscar race we find ourselves in the midst of, Mario Bello's surprising involvement in The Woman King, BROS (which Guy stars in and is available on demand TODAY!), performative spectatorship, Negroni Sbagliato with Prosecco and cocktail trend culture, how much we love an oral history, the passing of the Queen and whether or not Imelda Staunton will tear in her performance on the upcoming seasons of The Crown, Megan Thee Stallion being a full blown star at SNL, "gut health", Guy's experience writing on the upcoming season of Hacks alongside his new niece Pat Regan, and how MIDNIGHTS IS COMING.See for privacy information.

    Introducing: The Frankie Quiñones Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 2:00

    Hi, SHOW fans! Season 2 of The Frankie Quiñones Show is here, and 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 here and subscribe to The Frankie Quiñones Show on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See for privacy information.

    "It's Very Baseball Vibes" (w/ Abbi Jacobson)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 86:07

    Carcasses out, readers! It's time to overserve yourselves with cultch. Because Abbi Jacobson is finally HERE! The co-creator and star of A League of Their Own on Amazon Prime Video joins Matt & Bowen on LC to discuss the baseball of it all, re-envisioning a beloved classic, Gilda, classic SNL, Broad City, watering your friendships and D'Arcy Carden being really fucking good. Amongst a whole host of other things! It's one for the books! A home run, if you will! A grand slam! A world series!!! You get it. xoSee for privacy information.

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