To L And Back: An L Word Podcast

To L And Back: An L Word Podcast

"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.

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March 12, 2019 2 mins

To L and Back is a new podcast from Autostraddle.com in which Riese Bernard will be re-watching and discussing every episode of the iconic lesbian series we hate to love: The L Word! Join Riese and her Season One co-host, Buffering the Vampire Slayer's Kristin Russo, for this excruciating trip down memory lane.

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Episode Mix by Lauren Klein

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On our very first episode of “To L and Back,” Kristin and Riese dig into our own relationships to this wonderful lesbian program and then plummet into The L Word’s first hour of groundbreaking television (with our leather bracelets on), in which Jenny moves to L.A. and Bette and Tina scour the town for viable sperm.

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Riese Bernard; autostraddle.com; @autowin
Kristin Russo; kristinnoeline.com; @kristinnoeline

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April 15, 2019 52 mins

For Part Two of The L Word’s invigorating pilot, which Riese and Kristin honestly really liked a lot, lesbians have actual lesbian sex, nobody gets pregnant (yet!), Jenny has a big decision to make and The Chart begins tracking the mistakes of every lesbian, everywhere, forever.

Your Hosts:
Riese Bernard; autostraddle.com; @autowin
Kristin Russo; kristinnoeline.com; @kristinnoeline

Logo Designed by Carra Sykes
Theme Song by Be Stea...

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April 22, 2019 63 mins

This week on To L and Back, we’ve lovingly sliced tiny bits of our outstanding interview with Guinevere Turner into our recap of “Let’s Do It,” in which Alice pursues vaginal rejuvenation (for science!), the gals put together a mission to ascertain the disposition of one Ms Lara Perkins, Tim throws an awkward dinner party in an apron, and we all agree that pants were way too low-waisted in 2004. Also, our GIVE MIA KIRSHNER A RETROA...

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April 26, 2019 53 mins

We drank a LOT of wine with Guinevere Turner (who played Gaby Deavoux and wrote for The L Word’s first two seasons) and along the way, spoke about dildos, working with your ex, the Chart’s origin story, the electric Season One writers room and a fateful trip to Dinah Shore. Beware! This interview contains spoilers!

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April 29, 2019 46 mins

All hail Queen Peggy Peabody, who arrives this week for an art buying spree — but will she save Bette’s job?? Meanwhile, Lacey has discovered the joys of flyering, Lara’s finger injuries won’t get in the way of her hot date with Dana and Alice debates the pros and cons of asking Gabby to step off, bitch.

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May 6, 2019 57 mins

Alice’s eccentric mother Lenore is here and ready to lie because, at least according to Jenny’s Professor Nick Whatever, “everyone’s a liar, dear.” But are they? Or has Hector Projector STRUCK AGAIN? Also: why is Bette being so mean? Who puts pee on a plate? Did Tim remember to DVR the slalom performance? Why isn’t Lara more excited about Dana’s incredible orgasm? Did Riese notice that Mr. Piddles was in the frame? This week we wil...

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May 13, 2019 60 mins

Are you in the market for a whey protein smoothie? Well I hope so because that’s what you’re getting on this week’s “To L and Back,” in which we recap “Lawfully,” a real doozy of an episode in which Alice’s Mom is wild, Bette can’t believe Tina is gonna wear that dress, and Kristin would like Riese to stop saying “meat” so much!

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May 20, 2019 58 mins

Stuff those dirty ’shrooms in your face, poke her in the face and liquor in the rear and then brace yourself for a world in which suddenly nobody has a cell phone anymore cuz if they did there’d be no plot! Jenny’s still got her tights on though, just FYI, and Shane’s making some valuable business connections while Tim stomps around a lot, Bette takes a trip to New York City for an art opening, and Alice rides Lisa’s sensitive “les...

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May 27, 2019 59 mins

Do you need a bath? Well then, you and Jenny have something in common! This week on The L Word, all tights are off and the yacht party is ON. Also: the girls stage a very important intervention with Bette and Tina in hopes of saving them from sinking into the deep, sticky quicksand of boring pregnancy conversations, Kristin has an incorrect opinion about warm milk, Dana and Lara cry in a restaurant, Lisa sent Reiki vibes to Alice a...

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June 3, 2019 63 mins

Join Riese and our guest co-host, director/writer Carly Usdin (who autowin fans will remember from Riese’s original L Word Recaps) AND our special celebrity guest, writer/actor/comic Brittani Nichols, for this week’s episode of “To L and Back,” in which Bette and Tina join Dan Foxworthy’s Special Social Group for Problematic Parents, Jenny’s college buddy comes to town with binoculars and an appetite for spy work, Dana tries to exp...

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June 11, 2019 57 mins

This week on another gripping episode of “To L and Back,” Cherie Jaffe tells Shane that in terms of what she can do for her, she needs a change; Conservatives turn out to have very different taste in art than Bette does, Dana gets set up with an Andrew, Jenny attempts to digest food and wine at a sadistic dinner party hosted by her ex-lover and her mean girlfriend, and Slim Daddy brings Kit a smoothie but she can drink her own smoo...

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June 17, 2019 62 mins

Hey have you seen any bread… for toast? Jenny hasn't… at least not yet. Also, Alice hasn't gotten her period yet but guess what WE DON'T CARE. While everybody sorts all that out, Dana gets a haircut, Francesca and Marina continue torturing each other with wicked games, Bette prepares for a Mommi-off with Fae Buckley, Tina wants to help at-risk children at the Institute for Social Justice Mart, Shane continues falling for Cherie but...

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It’s our first-ever live episode of To L and Back, recorded live at A-Camp! Join us — and special guests Be Steadwell, Marni Kellison, Laneia Jones and two “margaritas” as we tackle the Dinah Shore episode. Dana will meet Tonya, her guest liaison, who is the worst, and Shane will recall the girl who took her sunshine toy and then her heart, and Jenny, who is not a 100-footer, will buy a “lesbians wanted” t-shirt and deliver a short...

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July 1, 2019 52 mins

Who here can speak the language of the manatees? Well, not Jenny with that weird font, that’s for sure. Elsewhere this week, a protest breaks out at the California Art Center over whether or not it is true that Art = Filth, landing Bette, Candace, Alice, Dana and Shane in the ’ol clinker, where Candace and Bette fight sexual tension with road trip games. Meanwhile, Dana’s monster girlfriend is left alone with her cat, Tina does 150...

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July 8, 2019 86 mins

It’s time for the finale of The L Word’s first stunning season and boi did we have feelings this week!! Provocations is finally making its big debut, Jenny is playing the dating game, Ivan loves a lip sync, Alice doesn’t think Dana should marry tonya, Shane is spiraling over Cherie and HOW WILL IT ALL END? WILL IT BE JUST LIKE THEY SAID IT WOULD BE?? WILL LIFE GO EASY ON ME? Tina will throw a shoe.

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July 28, 2019 85 mins
August 6, 2019 76 mins

This week on "To L and Back," super special guest Brittany Ashley joins Riese and Carly to discuss "Lap Dance," an episode in which Robin gets left at the altar, somebody drops a camera onto a Lazy Susan at a Chinese restaurant, Shane crashes a music video shoot to play tonsil hockey with Carmen, Tanya charms Dana's Cylon parents, Kit tries to lock down the Planet and Dana and Alice continue to battle ELECTRIC SEXUAL TENSION and Je...

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August 11, 2019 66 mins

If you're game to play "Too Hot" with Carmen in her boyshorts then you have a lot in common with all of us, and also Shane, and possibly also Jenny? On this week's episode with special guest and certified Friend Of The Pod Brittani Nichols, Alice is shaking the lesbian phone tree with the delusional expectation that Pink might fall out, Dana's thighs feel great, Tonya's planning the first-ever corporate sponsored lesbian wedding, B...

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August 19, 2019 83 mins

Hello, Helena! This week on "The L Word" we meet two new main characters — Helena, who we love and Mark, who we hate. Special guest Drew Gregory, who ranks "Lynch Pin" as her second-favorite-episode of all time, joins us for this journey. Will Shane & Jenny find a roommate who will keep their clothes on and stop talking about Jesus? Was New York prepared for how good Jennifer Beals looks when she walks down the street and will Hele...

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