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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 season one cohost Kristin Russo and season two cohost 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 • 545 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 season one cohost Kristin Russo and season two cohost 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.

    5.07 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
    5.06 Lights! Camera! Action!

    5.06 Lights! Camera! Action!

    I hope you set your alarm for 4:30 AM like Adele because LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION “Lez Girls” starts shooting first thing tomorrow and we’ve got Emmy nominated writer/producer of “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” Lauren Ashley Smith, here in the studio to discuss the stir fry Bette left on the stove to go have sex with Tina, Jenny’s unprofessionalism, Dawn Denbo’s ongoing reign of terror, Adele’s mall madness makeover, Jodi’s robe, Phyllis’ sexy pool party, hot tea as foreplay and why any of these people still have jobs. Fun will be had by all!!!
    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 Lauren Ashley Smith @mslas
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 27 min
    5.05 Lookin' At You Kid

    5.05 Lookin' At You Kid

    Get your gay brownies ready we’re going to the cast party with special guest, comedic/actor and two-time Survivor contestant Zeke Smith!!! This week, the gals meet their Lez Girls counterparts at a wild party, Alice goes viral by outing a basketball player, Shane gets her boots on Dawn Denbo’s couch and her hands inside Dawn Denbo’s girlfriend, Max questions the veracity of Adele’s traveling salesman stories and we all dance on the table! 

    • 1 hr 34 min
    5.04 Let's Get This Party Started

    5.04 Let's Get This Party Started

    L.A’s hottest new club is SHEBAR. It has everything: Riese, Carly, special guest Shelli Nicole, Dawn Denbo, her lover Cindi and only the best champagne in the VIP rooms! Also included: Jodi wanting to dance and Bette wanting to fight, Max’s podcast is a blog now, Tina can’t keep up with Brenda, Alice and Tasha are going to a secret Hollywood closet party, Jenny doesn’t want to cast Niki in her film because she doesn’t look like she’s read a book recently, Adele coming in hot with the scheming and Shane playing video games aggressively while picturing everybody naked. 
    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 Shelli Nicole @ayoshelli
    Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell
    Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes
    Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein

    • 1 hr 21 min
    5.03 Lady of the Lake

    5.03 Lady of the Lake

    Let's go lesbians! Get your gaydar guns, feather your hair and pick up the phone, Shane hasn't had sex for three entire days and WOW her mind is clean as a whistle. Jodi and Bette are heading to Big Bear for Bette to read a novel at a picnic table while everybody plays football and has morning mojitos! Tasha gets an info packet on her homosexual behavior, Tina goes on a date with a heart surgeon who collects art, Max loves his new video camera, and we're gonna find out who's on top and who's on bottom now.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    5.02 Look Out, Here They Come!

    5.02 Look Out, Here They Come!

    You know that Shane, never the bride, always f*cking the bridesmaids! This week on The L Word everything gets very fun, very fast. We've got imaginary sex matchups between Bette and Helena! We've got Jenny's garbage bag dress! We've got drunk misanthropic Tina! We meet Adele, who has read Some of Her Parts ten thousand times! Also, Tom has a little crush on Max, Tina is obsessed with Bette, and Tasha and Alice have a middling double date and is Jodi's place too funky for Bette? Only one way to find out!! 

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
545 Ratings

545 Ratings

Yardgal33 ,

For the original l word only

Love the reviewers and guests. I legit laugh out loud and relive all the memories from the show. I wish the reviewers of the original l word could review gen q or at least get someone else. Drew has her moments, but she doesn’t do it for me.

Awful 🙄 ,

Laughing out loud!

I’ve watched this show a few times through, but now watching the episodes AFTER listening the recaps from you ladies is even better. I can’t stop laughing whenever I listen! Please do the Real L Word next!!!

skyelliott8 ,

This podcast is a gift

This podcast has been perfectly timed with the worst of the pandemic. Nothing has eased my anxiety more than listening to jokes about an old tv show. Slipping into the l word universe is a tonic for these times. The hosts are very funny and create runny bits that I get excited for (WAX!). The show also does a good job of addressing all the problematic content of the show. They are very intentional about giving the marginalized communities, which the show messes up royally, a voice on the podcast. They also pay their contributors while being a bootstrap media org. Respect.

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