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. Honey, come and get your life. Produced by the Big Money Players Network and iHeartRadio.
"Much Like Smaug..." (w/ Mary Holland)
Oh, you wanted a holiday classic? Okay, mama, well that could pertain to both this episode of LC with the incredible and hilarious Mary Holland and also the movie she co-wrote and co-starts in, Happiest Season! It's streaming now on Hulu and it's fantastic! Mary and or hosts chat about the film, which is a damn lesbian holiday romcom, thank you very much! Also, hot takes on the finale of The Undoing, surprising reactions to the Saved By The Bell Reunion and acknowledgment of the fact that The Flight Attendant is HERE, bitch. Mary's formative culture? The Lord of the Rings. Pretty classic, which is what you wanted! And baby...we give ya whatcha want. Unless it's oral sex. We like to know the people we give oral sex 3. At least a little bit 33
"I Don't Give a Rip!" (w/ Amber Ruffin)
Matt and Bow say "What!" Because the star of her own show on Peacock and all-around comedy savior Amber Ruffin is on the pod this week! Listen in as they share their near-closing thoughts on the latest episode of "The Undoing," as well as the ins and outs of Amber managing her writer's room from coast to coast. There are then deep cultural observations around coming up in comedy in Amsterdam, Denver and Chicago, followed by Amber's wonderful culture that made her say culture was for her! A surprise gift delivery also delights the three before Amber inadvertently becomes yet another "Grey's Anatomy" correspondent for Matt and Bowen as she helps navigate where people can jump back into the show if they've fallen off. It's all capped off by scorching IDTSHs and a resounding endorsement for EVERYONE to watch "The Amber Ruffin Show," every Friday on Peacock!
"And I'm Bethenny" (w/ Pat Regan)
As the saying goes, the time has come and the time is now! And THIS time? The bitch is back. Three-time Las Culturistas Icon Award Winner Pat Regan joins Matt and Bow in his long-awaited return to podcasting, and the three talk one thing and one thing only: the entertainment industry. Follow along as they discuss being suspicious about various people in both scripted and unscripted spaces, namely in "The Undoing," "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" and "The Real Housewives of Potomac." There's also a large portion of the episode in which Pat and Bowen stumble upon a sitcom premise and proceed to blue-sky it before Matt chimes in with some questionable pitching. And don't miss the vulnerable convo about late arrivals to certain fandoms. Top off your serotonin with this lovely virtual reunion before you sign up for Pat's MasterClass. And stay tuned for his upcoming projects from which you already know him.
"Max Out For Eliza!" (w/ Eliza Orlins)
Readers? There's a new damn president, as a matter of fact. And the Las Culturistas are sort of feeling America and wanting to help change New York City for the absolute better. For that reason the boys welcome Eliza Orlins, beloved Survivor icon and public defender. She's running for Manhattan D.A. and talks with LC about her plan to not simply reform but transform our racist criminal justice system to something that works for all New Yorkers once she is elected in June. Eliza shares how her years representing thousands of New Yorkers and taking on the current D.A. Cyrus Vance inspired her to run for his office. Also, getting your reality TV *MOMENT* in a tube top, how the literal culture that made her say culture was for her (Survivor!) ended up putting her on the map, and some general reactions to the fact that there is a new damn President, as a matter. of. fact. GRLLOOOOOO!!!!! Gonna have to celebrate... THAT one.
"Matt & Bowen's Infinite Playlist: The New Standards"
The new standards have officially been named in the official episode of the Matt and Bowen's official Infinite Playlist on Spotify.
Find the playlist here!
"Darn Barney The Dinosaur (Matt and Bowen Are High Again)"
Las Cultch gets a little spooky on this episode as Matt and sexual handlebar mustache icon Bowen are honest about and fully explore their addictions to social media. Ultimately, it's pretty evil, huh? The boys discuss how the social media landscape has changed over the last decade from a place of opportunity and exchange to a "zoo with no enclosures" and detail how it's brought out the worst in themselves and others at times. Also, an examination of shit-talk culture as a whole, the scary ads on Las Culturistas, 73 Questions culture, how Mitch McConnell looks like the walking dead, Bacon Egg and Cheese culture, the drama around pumpkin spice and a full review and discussion of Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm, a cultural moment in time that reveals a star in Maria Bakalova and a damn creep in Miss Rudy Giuliani. Matt and Bow are giving you a hug if you're having a hard time right now. We're all in this together and we'll GET through this together! XO
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best podcast ever made
my wednesdays will never be the same🤍
dear readers you need to listen honey. we love our scorpio KING bowen yang even though he is DNC (honey this review contains inside jokes so get into it!) prior to listening you’ll want to know which shonda monologue is your favorite (mine is cristina’s ‘he is not the sun, you are’ monologue from her last episode.) oh and for our holiday celebrators please google matt rogers: have you heard of christmas?
this podcast is the moment honey
I appreciate the need for the new Spoiler Alert Policy, but WE THE READERS could really use some timestamps so we know how far to jump ahead please !
How long were you going to discuss The Undoing? 3 minutes? 20 minutes? 40 minutes??
Love you both and Bowen is my Asian (North) American hero. Thanks for injecting some fun into my otherwise doom and gloom news heavy podcast feed!
[Also - and this is kinda tricky - but would love some kind of headsup if you’re about to drop the name of random Survivor contestants mid-convo? You can’t just turn The Readers on to a 40-season show in the middle of 2020 quar and then ~casually~ mention someone as having won or lost Season X. That kind of knowledge can kind of impact the enjoyment of an entire season, you know??]