100 episodes

"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

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 671 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.

    0.10 Generation Q Season 2 Trailers & More!

    0.10 Generation Q Season 2 Trailers & More!

    The premiere of The L Word Generation Q’s Season 2 is just five days away so join Drew, Analyssa and Riese as we do a very quick recap of last season and dig into the most thrilling parts of the Season 2 Trailers. LIKE BETTE AND GIGI!!!
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    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 Drew Gregory (@draw_gregory) and Analyssa Lopez (@analoco_ & @analocaa)
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Gen Q Logo: Jacqi Ko @yojaxko
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 26 min
    Generation Q - 2.01 Late To the Party

    Generation Q - 2.01 Late To the Party

    After what feels like truly forever, we finally get to check back in with our Gen Q crew! On this week’s episode we get answers to burning questions like, who was Sophie running toward in the airport? Will Shane ever learn who she’s allowed to flirt with? How much do we love Carrie? And is thinking cheating? Just kidding, that last one will be discussed until the end of time, apparently!
    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 Drew Gregory (@draw_gregory) and Analyssa Lopez (@analoco_ & @analocaa)
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Gen Q Logo: Jacqi Ko @yojaxko
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Generation Q - 2.02 Lean on Me

    Generation Q - 2.02 Lean on Me

    Well, well, well, if it isn't the consequences of our Gen Q friends' actions! We're back for another episode full of talking, laughing, loving, breathing, and heavy on the fighting, as everyone deals with the fall out from the wedding, Shane schemes a new way to become richer, and Alice finally meets her editor. Meanwhile we discuss whether the people who hurt us deserve to be happy again! And also the top shortage. We're bringing that discussion back around.
    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 Drew Gregory (@draw_gregory) and Analyssa Lopez (@analoco_ & @analocaa)
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Gen Q Logo: Jacqi Ko @yojaxko
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Generation Q - 2.03 Luck be a Lady

    Generation Q - 2.03 Luck be a Lady

    Amid the break-ups, the make-ups and the new pairings we're excited about, on this week's episode of To L and Back (Generation Q...edition...), we also discuss the nuance required for meaningful conversations about tokenism and identity on television! Other topics include some ideas for a Bachelor / L Word crossover, some jobs Finley might actually be good at, and Angie's baffling DNA test results. If none of those interest you, there’s always Tess and Shane getting up to some illegal things!
    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 Drew Gregory (@draw_gregory) and Analyssa Lopez (@analoco_ & @analocaa)
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Gen Q Logo: Jacqi Ko @yojaxko
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Generation Q - 2.04 Lake House

    Generation Q - 2.04 Lake House

    Folks, it has finally happened. The members of our OG L Word cast have finally awoken from their decade-long collective dream and remembered that they have a past! Shane shares her regret about Carmen with Angie, and still definitely wants to get with Alice's mom. Alice, already busy crying over her break-up with Nat, decides to make us all cry by talking about Dana Fairbanks. Our friend Bette is too busy looking at Pippa Pascal in awe to remember that she has definitely done more stuff worth remembering than just "cheated on Tina seventeen years ago." (Justice for Jodi.) Meanwhile, our Gen Q crew is off doing things that they will conveniently forget to mention when they are in the next reboot 10 years from now. Sophie and Finley are starting to spend more time together, and of course Dani and Micah have feelings and thoughts about that (though Micah's thoughts and feelings seem to be growing in Maribel's direction, tbh). Listen to us unpack it all on To L and Back, and we'll even tell you our first AIM screennames as a treat! 
    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 Drew Gregory (@draw_gregory) and Analyssa Lopez (@analoco_ & @analocaa)
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Gen Q Logo: Jacqi Ko @yojaxko
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Generation Q - 2.05 Lobsters, Too

    Generation Q - 2.05 Lobsters, Too

    Oh baby, the boys are back in town! And of course by "the boys" I mean "Cherrie Jaffe" and by "back in town" I mean "standing in front of Shane, causing chaos." Yes, it turns out that Tess's new girlfriend of one week that prevented her from kissing Shane back last episode is none other than Cherie "rank little love nest" Jaffe (nee Peroni). She was summoned by all that remembering of the past that our friends were engaging in last week, and she's here to keep Tess and Shane from kissing any time in the near future! Speaking of affairs, Finley is attempting to get over Sophie this week by getting under someone else. Also getting under each other are Micah and Maribel! Riese is thrilled. Not getting any action this week is Alice, who is busy crying over Nat and then bonding with Tom over lobsters. And finally, let's all start the Jordan Hull Emmy campaign right now, everybody in?
    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 Drew Gregory (@draw_gregory) and Analyssa Lopez (@analoco_ & @analocaa)
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Gen Q Logo: Jacqi Ko @yojaxko
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
671 Ratings

671 Ratings

blaireli000 ,

Awesome

Kristin pulled a Marina and left after season one 🥵 (although Kristin was definitely more likable than Marina!) Love listening to Riese, Carly, and all their guests. This has been my go-to podcast for years and always makes me laugh.

Alias0545 ,

2nd Run Through

This show is fantastic I’m on my second run through of L and Back. Such a good podcast to listen to while at work. All of the host are hilarious and dreamy. However, I do wish there was more episodes with Kristin Russo, though I do get to enjoy her over on Buffering.

Great show ladies and everyone else. What’s next Riese?

Em4El ,

Hope there’s more

This show is hilarious. Went back and relistened and enjoyed it, but I find the host Drew too negative and a bit annoying. Earlier seasons give criticism but in a funnier way and that takes the time into account. The show warrants some criticism, but they can’t find a positive thing to say. Would love for the show to continue though and will keep listening. This is why we can’t have queer shows- the queer audience is way too critical and can’t accept that it can’t do all things. Let’s go back to the original formula and get rid of hosts who actually hate the show.

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