347 episodes

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. Produced by the Big Money Players Network and iHeartRadio.

Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang Big Money Players

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 5.6K Ratings

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. Produced by the Big Money Players Network and iHeartRadio.

    "Great White Voice" (w/ Bonnie Milligan)

    "Great White Voice" (w/ Bonnie Milligan)

    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 
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    "The Baby Is Retinol!" (w/ Keke Palmer)

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

    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 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    "Gránd Culture Catch-Up: How Is Your Baby?"

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

    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. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    “Dear Santa: The Top 60 Things That Everybody Wants”

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

    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. 3
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    "Kill A Man With Dat Ass" (w/ Atsuko Okatsuka)

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

    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! xo
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    "Bucket List" (w/ Gabrielle Union)

    "Bucket List" (w/ Gabrielle Union)

    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!!!
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    • 1 hr 7 min

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