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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

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 594 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.

    6.07 Last Couple Standing

    6.07 Last Couple Standing

    Actor, recording artist and drag queen Willam Belli joins us for Episode 607, "Last Couple Standing,” in which everybody dances and dances and dances for charity!!!! Join us as Tasha, Jamie and Alice do a fun dance and Bette and Tina do a sexy dance and then it’s time to give away money on the microphone on the stage! Also Jenny made an iPhone movie and she wants to talk about it.
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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! 
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    Follow our SPECIAL GUEST Willam Belli @willam
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 5 min
    6.06 Lactose Intolerant

    6.06 Lactose Intolerant

    Well folks, we're finally here: episode 606, Lactose Intolerant. Educator, artist, writer and self-described "Professional Black Transgender Person." John Bellamy joins us for this wild ride of an episode which includes a Willy Wonka themed baby shower for a very unhappy Max, Kelly and Bette shaking it but not baking it, Tina using a phone in New York, Tasha and Alice boning while Jamie's in the shower and Jenny getting Shane a photo studio to develop the one photograph she has taken in her life!! It's really bad you guys, oompa loompa loompa-dee-do.
    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 John Bellamy @drjohnboochie
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 31 min
    6.05 Litmus Test

    6.05 Litmus Test

    Producer Shannon de Zeeuw joins us for episode 6.05 Litmus Test, in which the girls gather at the wired-for-sound Hit Club to determine if Dylan is a good person or a dirty schemer through Niki Stevens entrapment, Jenny hits the jackpot by stealing Alice’s screenplay idea, Alice and Jamie have a third wheel crush, Dylan and Helena have sex with NO MUSIC, Niki Stevens dances alone in slow-motion and so much less!
    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 Shannon de Zeeuw @shandzee
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 26 min
    6.04 Leaving Los Angeles

    6.04 Leaving Los Angeles

    It’s time for episode 6.04, Leaving Los Angeles, seemingly produced on a $35 budget. We’re joined this week by author/activist Thomas Beatie, who has the unique perspective of being the subject of the “pregnant man” story ripped from the headlines and stuffed into Max’s body under very different circumstances for Season Six! Join us as we reflect on Dylan being meh, Bette being hot, Jenny descending into bananas girlfriend behavior, time being a flat circle and Max having a not-so-great time with all of this!
    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 Thomas Beatie @thomassecretstory10
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 28 min
    6.03 LMFAO

    6.03 LMFAO

    Comic and tie dye enthusiast Rhea Butcher joins us for a little LMFAO-ing on Episode 603, LMFAO! This week the whole group gets some very concerning text messages regarding Shane and Jenny's sexual activities, someone has stolen THE NEGATIVE, Alice saves a life, Shane does Eric Mabius's hair, Bette tries to fire Jodi and ends up getting fired, and so much more!
    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 Rhea Butcher @rheabutcher
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 35 min
    6.02 Least Likely

    6.02 Least Likely

    Big news: Alice is writing a treatment and Jenny is writing a treatment and Christina Tucker is joining us for this week’s journey into Shane’s car washing skills, Max’s ripped from the tabloids pregnancy, Dylan’s lady sandwich, Alice and Tasha are going to couple's therapy, Juicy f*****g Fremont, Bette running or...... not running? 
    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 Christina Tucker @C_GraceT
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 2 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
594 Ratings

594 Ratings

jamesrosedewitt ,

Makes mondays my favorite day

I’ve never loved a podcast more!

Reyah69baby ,

Hilarious content :)

Awesome podcast! I really loved the show but you guys keep it real by also pointing out all of the flaws. Your guys’ humor is ON POINT. So happy you guys are doing S6! Can’t wait until “Last Couple Standing”! ❤️ 😉

mangosooner ,

I used to like this podcast

Now I feel like I’m just trying to finish the series out. They act like they hate the L word so I don’t understand why they’re still doing the podcast. It used to be pretty good but now it’s pretty obvious they don’t even like the L word.

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