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"To L and Back” is a delightful recapping adventure through every single episode of the number one lesbian show you hate to love, “The L Word.” Hosted by Autostraddle.com’s Riese Bernard — one of the internet’s most storied L Word scholars, with writer and director Carly Usdin, this podcast comes chock full of trivia, jokes, special guests, controversial Jenny takes, fond memories and other ways in which we live and love.

To L And Back: An L Word Podcast To L And Back

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    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

"To L and Back” is a delightful recapping adventure through every single episode of the number one lesbian show you hate to love, “The L Word.” Hosted by Autostraddle.com’s Riese Bernard — one of the internet’s most storied L Word scholars, with writer and director Carly Usdin, this podcast comes chock full of trivia, jokes, special guests, controversial Jenny takes, fond memories and other ways in which we live and love.

    5.12 Loyal and True

    5.12 Loyal and True

    Season Five is coming to an end and we are celebrating with not one but TWO group gatherings jam-packed with lesbian drama: Jodi's very weird experimental art show and Lez Girls' very weird wrap party! Will anyone have sex on the balustrade at Yamashiro? Will Molly throw a drink at Shane? Will Alice continue thinking-cheating with Clea the designer? Will Bette and Tina do a weird dance while Bette wears a terrible butterfly shirt? Join us as we wrap up the last good season of this strange show!
    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @tolandback
    Follow Riese everywhere at @autowin and her esteemed website @autostraddle. Join our membership program, A+, to ensure our site lasts as long as this show did! 
    Follow Carly Usdin everywhere @carlytron
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 21 min
    5.11 Lunar Cycle

    5.11 Lunar Cycle

    Are you gonna bleed soon? Alice sure hopes Tasha will! Furthermore, Bette and Jodi are wearing matching outfits for their all-day break-up-a-thon, Adele does a private premiere of Jenny and Niki's sex tape and subsequently takes over "Lez Girls," Dawn Denbo's snatching the Planet right out of Kit's arms, Shane's got a very large bong, Alice is gushing over Clea (special guest Melanie Lynskey)'s hot androgynous menswear inspired fashions and Kit's skulking around with a gun for some reason. Plus: a hot tip on how to poison Riese!
    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @tolandback
    Follow Riese everywhere at @autowin and her esteemed website @autostraddle. Join our membership program, A+, to ensure our site lasts as long as this show did! 
    Follow Carly Usdin everywhere @carlytron
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 22 min
    5.10 Lifecycle

    5.10 Lifecycle

    Get your butt onto your bicycles 'cause writer Erin Sullivan (creator of the "Who Killed Jenny Schecter" podcast and also Riese's roommate) is here to discuss Episode 510, Lifecycle! Join us as we discover that Tasha has other friends, Adele is great at brand deals, Bette is a big ol cheater, Tina can't help loving Bette it's a thing she can't help, Molly is ready for Lesbian Sex 102, NOBODY KNOWS HOW TO PLAY “I’VE NEVER” CORRECTLY and Nikki has never used a strap-on before! It's one of our favorite L Word episodes of all time so you will NOT want to miss a thing!
    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @tolandback
    Follow Riese everywhere at @autowin and her esteemed website @autostraddle. Join our membership program, A+, to ensure our site lasts as long as this show did! 
    Follow Carly Usdin everywhere @carlytron
    Follow our SPECIAL GUEST Erin Sullivan @sullivem @active_senior_
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 30 min
    5.09 Liquid Heat - LIVE!

    5.09 Liquid Heat - LIVE!

    Gaby Dunn, Mal Blum, Brittani Nichols and Cerise Castle joined Carly and Riese for a LIVE RECORDING of Episode 509, aka the episode where everybody engages in sexual activities with one another! Now, in podcast form, capture our rehashing of situations including the Showdown with the She-B*tches, Lover Cindi's wig, Bette's unethical non-monogamy, kissing the wrong person in the dark, bringing ice cubes into the bedroom, elevator fantasies, Shane's inadequate camerawork, Max's budding relationship with Tom, Jenny firing a guy with an Elmo tattoo and Molly's passion for candles.
    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @tolandback
    Follow Riese everywhere at @autowin and her esteemed website @autostraddle. Join our membership program, A+, to ensure our site lasts as long as this show did! 
    Follow Carly Usdin everywhere @carlytron
    Follow our SPECIAL GUESTS! @malbllum @gabyroad @bishilarious @yourmajestcee
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 42 min
    5.08 Lay Down The Law

    5.08 Lay Down The Law

    This week on To L and Back, legendary Autostraddle writer and A-Camp band singer Ari joins us as Tasha goes on trial for being just another soldier in the army of love, Jodi prepares a Moroccon Feast for three days so Shane won’t have to take Molly to the theater, Nikki makes the cover of Celebrity Star Power Today as potentially being gay on the eve of the big premiere of terrible action film, Jenny hates that guy’s purple tie, Jenny cries in a fancy dress, Bette and Tina grapple with sexual tension and so much more!
    Come to our live recording! Join us Monday, October 5th @ 6:00 PM PST on Crowdcast! Friends of the pod, Gaby Dunn, Mal Blum, Brittani Nichols, and Cerise Castle will be joining us for a hell of a good time! RSVP link below.
    https://www.crowdcast.io/e/tolandbacklive
    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @tolandback
    Follow Riese everywhere at @autowin and her esteemed website @autostraddle. Join our membership program, A+, to ensure our site lasts as long as this show did! 
    Follow Carly Usdin everywhere @carlytron
    Follow our SPECIAL GUEST Ari Monts @alaraemonts & @stm.l.a
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 34 min
    5.07 Lesbians Gone Wild

    5.07 Lesbians Gone Wild

    GET IN THE RING IT'S TIME FOR LESBIAN OIL WRESTLING. Carly's actual wife, legendary actress and photographer Robin Roemer joins us as we get greased up and Molly Kroll is loving it!!! This week on The L Word, Tasha walks up and down the same hallway for a week, Alice delivers a killer blind item in hopes of snagging a big TV job, Jenny and Niki are honestly just very extra, Jodi talks about sex to her ex, Molly is convinced that Shane wants to bang her and listen we're all here for the oil wrestling right, let's do it!
    Special thanks to this episode's sponsor, AURate. For 15% off your first Aurate purchase, go to AurateNewYork.com/tolandback and use promo code tolandback.
    Follow Riese everywhere at @autowin and her esteemed website @autostraddle. Join our membership program, A+, to ensure our site lasts as long as this show did!
    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @tolandback
    Follow Carly Usdin everywhere @carlytron
    Follow our SPECIAL GUEST Robin Roemer @robinshoots
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Kate Bowley ,

Favourite part of my week

Honestly the best podcast. The only issue is how much I cackle on public transit listening to it! I am so thankful for Riese, Carly, Lauren, and all of their amazing guests for drudging through even the worst seasons for us. Love you all!

Thenichelle ,

YESSSS

Listen now. Asap. Don’t wait.

looking very shane today ,

Perfection

Even though it feels like the world is burning more everyday, I can always rely on the To L And Back podcast for many laughs and an hour of escape every week. Everything about this podcast is excellent. Thank you, Autostraddle, for always being a beacon of light.

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