Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang

Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang

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.

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May 5, 2021 107 min

This one's chuck FULL of the good stuff. The "good stuff" in question is, of course, culture and our guest Shalewa Sharpe, host of the new podcast The War Report (new episodes every Thursday!) is a damn expert on it. From the straight camp of Meat Loaf to the pop stylings of Ashlee Simpson and the aesthetic design impact of the recent premium streaming services' logos, there is nothing Shalewa cannot culturally diss...

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We've been waiting forever for this...this is the night. That night, you ask? Well. it's the one where Matt & Bowen RETURN TO THE STUDIO for the first in-house recording with a guest since the god damn?pandemic began. And you KNOW we got D'Arcy Carden, a Las Cultch legend, to join the girls to talk all things c-u-l-t- bitch, you know the rest. Why even tease it any more? Get started listening with those ears, darlin...

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2021 is, of course, primarily the year of the Demi Lovato Froyo Controversy, but that's not all. It is also the year of the incredible film Shiva Baby, which stars the two truly magnifique guests on today's episode: Molly Gordon & Rachel Sennott! The four fools discuss making this lil' indie that could, becoming #sisters during the 16-day shoot, falling in love with a collaborator the way these girls did with writer...

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Well, readers, it's our first post-op ep! After a successful surg for Matt, the girls are so happy to welcome the true healing spirit that is Clark Moore, actor and host of the incredible Soul Balm podcast, which is a genuine Las Cultch Pick! Take that, Oprah! We can pick things, too! This episode, dripping wet with water sign energy, features discussions and reviews of Thunder Force, the Netflix College Admissions Scandal docu...

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Matt and Bow get raw and real about their physical and mental health (mama, as they say in hospitals, "scalpel!") before launching into an episode truly for the ages with the one, the only, Kate Berlant! Often imitated but NEVER duplicated, this genuine hero and co-host (alongside friend of the show Jacqueline Novak) of LC's Big Money Players sister podcast POOG joins the gals to discuss many cultures: "sending thin...

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It's that thing of when four sisters with no drag talent whatsoever express strong opinions about the television program RuPaul's Drag Race and all of *its* sisters, or sister ~shows~. You understand. Hop in, readers, the water is absolutely wet! Enjoy all this sound!

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March 17, 2021 102 min

He IS the blueprint. The "he" in question? BD Wong, babe. After some Grammy and Oscar nom thoughts, Las Culturistas welcome the truly hot king and *decorated* actor to the show to discuss his incredible career and more, darling. Acting in musical theater AND theme park ride waiting lines? Both covered. Jurassic Park AND Jurassic World? Obviously thoroughly discussed. Sitting across from Michelle Obama at a White House state...

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March 10, 2021 100 min

The time has come for Matt & Bowen's deep dive on evermore. We know...late!!! But after taking some time to sit with the album, Las Culturistas has takes on the ongoing battle between Taylor vs. Tayla and how it exists in this body of work. The boys discuss each song on the album, and also get into this season of Drag Race UK and how Bimini Bon Boulash is their ONLY winner, the recent Snatch Game on RuPaul's Drag Race, ...

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You know how a witch will often cackle? Well, similarly, Las Culturistas and guest Rose Dommu (icon) absolutely DO THAT through this episode of LC wherein witchcraft in media, WandaVision (there are spoilers throughout this ep for the season so far, y'all! So skip 14:14 to 20:15 if you're not caught up!), favorite Aronofsky films and Evan Rachel Wood (who Rose says is "the woman who taught me how to huff") are explo...

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February 24, 2021 101 min

A sea change in the Las Cultch executive branch! Meghan McCain has resigned from our Board of Directors after blocking us on Twitter and then publicly flopping so absolutely hard that we have to spend our time and energy on it in this episode. That bullshit, WandaVision and how it was Agatha All Along, plus a revisitation of Mean Girls and how Rachel McAdams as Regina George both captured and influenced a generation of social terro...

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February 17, 2021 115 min

Las Culturistas are joined by NPR correspondent, host of It's Been A Minute and active listener extraordinaire Sam Sanders, who quickly finds out that he is "held in the same high esteem as Regina King" by Bowen & Matt, which is saying quite a lot, okay?! The three show Regina respect, get into Whitney Houston's National Anthem at the Super Bowl (Sam has a great episode of IBAM that is sort of *talking to* our B...

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February 10, 2021 104 min

It's a Britney deep dive, bitch. Also, Wendy (hmmm...), Armie (WOOF), Abel (sure!) and Brady (UGH). JT stans, turn back. #FreeBritney

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February 3, 2021 121 min

We think we can all agree that it was time to have Meg Stalter on Cultch. And readers? This ep does not disappoint. Fresh off a, get this, bad car accident, Matt is still alive to record the podcast and ultimately that's good because Meg is the funniest and gives us all her takes on the Sex and the City reboot, meeting up with LOVERS in quarantine (and also not), and the Scorsese vs. Marvel ugh drama!!!!!!! Also, the impact of ...

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January 27, 2021 94 min

Sisters provide each other with support in this episode of Las Culturistas that explores so much and yet so little. The ladies discuss watching themselves on camera after Matt's recent good news. Bowen questions whether or not it is ethical to wave your finger and scream "yaz" at a woman who is a billionaire from arms deals on Bling Empire. Matt, for some reason, watched Love Life and actually really enjoyed it! And... ...

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Alright, well! It's a moment in Las Cultch history, readers, as the one and only Trixie Mattel joins Matt & Bowen to discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the traumas and dramas of keeping a pet alive, submitting to the lifestyle that is watching 90 Day Fianceé and only 90 Day Fianceé, the power of Ms. Mojo, the new season of Drag Race, Cyberpunk 2077 and Michelle fucking Branch. That, and obviously more! Watch Trixie as host o...

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January 13, 2021 85 min

As 2021 begins with a flop, America is not the only institution in upheaval. Immediately in conflict, Matt and Bowen rage at each other about recent culture consumption. Ultimately, Matt has promised to watch 90 Day Fiancée and Bowen will listen to the song "driver's license". So, watch this space. Like they do, Las Culturistas immediately put their differences aside to catch up on culture, and there is a lot to discuss...

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Matt and Bowen cap off their 12 Days of Culture by making a statement: looking to the future. The boys discuss Super Nintendo World opening next year at Universal Studios Japan, look back on their lives as gamers, and discover they have even more in common than they even realized. Pokémon SHOP gets TALKED y’all. Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda; all the Nintendo girls get their moment on this ep. Thanks to all of our readers for all your ...

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Matt and Bowen catch up on their Big Popstar-Adjacent Weekends and ingeniously segue into Day 11 of the 12 Days of Culture: the day James Cameron thought of Avatar. While the particular date in question is unrecorded, the girls agree that despite this lack of knowledge, Avatar warrants mention. Leona Lewis as the “Celine Dion of the project," Zoe Saldana’s Oscar buzz, what it’s like to take a genuine Flight of Passage in Disney...

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Do you remember the last time everyone united behind the same idea, on an international scale? It's only happened twice: when the Nazis lost WWII and when Julia Roberst won her Oscar for the inarguable best biopic of all time, "Erin Brockovich." Why don't you listen to this episode and chime in on what your parenting style is/would be as they compare to Matt and Bow's distinct approaches. Were your parents stric...

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Everyone has bone; a skeleton. And while this may not bring everyone together in the current political and social climate, it does group us all as targets for the milk industry. Today on Las Culturistas, Matt Rogers & Bowen Yang discuss 90's Milk culture, Calcium culture, and the "Got Milk?" phenomenon that saw every A-list actor of the time posing with a little milk stain on their lips, as if to say, "I've ...

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