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In this very "B"-centric culture catchup, Matt & Bowen discuss Bros as a movie, a press event and a box office story, Smile's success and its star Sosie Bacon, Björk's newest album Fossora, "it justifies the beans", RHOSLC and RHOP, "fuchsia" as both color and word, Beyoncé edging us all with ver visuals for Renaissance, and Rihanna's announcement that she is the next Super Bowl halftime performer. All this, dream setlists for that halftime performance, stunning vocals, honest admissions, laughter, joy, discussion and podcasting at its finest.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Spooky season! It's here. Haunted houses are jamming up, the wind is howling and Los Espookys is back on HBO. Ana Fabrega & Julio Torres, the creators of the program, join Matt & Bow to discuss casting Kim Petras as the U.S. Secretary of State, how "And Just Like That" is truly international, music video acting, being in your "circus era", the reality of directing, the spectacle that is The Press Tour and how modern weddings should have more drama. Also, treatises on the status of television, the taste of medicine and the dexterity of statues. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the three years since our guest’s last visit, Matt and Bow’s octaves may have dropped, but the quality of their conversation with the legendary actor and now-author Betty Gilpin has NOT! The boys waste no time heaping (deserved) praise onto Betty and her new book “All the Women in My Brain,” which you must read and listen to as your Kantian imperative. The three talk about smoke allergies, smoke and MIRRORS, and smoking too much weed during boarding school. Special attention is paid to “The Thing,” an abstract yet undeniable phenomenon that Betty outlines perfectly and which collapses all boundaries for better or worse (i.e. choreography engendering fraternity). All the right questions are asked, including “Does God exist now that Betty has a child?” and “Will Matt sit through a horror film for an actress tour de force?” Many, of course, are answered. Stay till the end for three fab IDTSHs, or else Bowen will stab you in silks.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The highs and lows of the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Sheryl Lee Ralph's winning moment, positive advance reviews for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story, Kate Berlant's incredible new live show Kate, Lea Michele's tour de force as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, a positive review of The Little Mermaid trailer, the fallout of the Queen's demise and more in a culture catchup with Icon Consorts Matt and Bowen!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's time to catch up with the culture, the drama, the too-online mess we have all been watching happen before our internet eyes! Firstly, Matt and Bowen bring the truth to this episode by breaking down humiliation in Iceland to humiliation in Fire Island. Plus the Lea Michele illiteracy rumors (who believes what?!), the Leo DiCaprio break up rumors, Maren Morris' fuck you to the transphobic trolls, beautiful Icelandic horses with perfect gait, Florence Pugh's film festival fits, the heatest of waves, and of course, much more! Get into IT! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Matt & Bowen guest on the latest episode of StraightioLab, the latest podcast to join the Big Money Players Network. In the first official episode of season three, George and Sam gab wistfully about missing each other’s company, Munchausen as an artistic practice, and The Chromatica Ball. Then, they are joined by network sisters Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang to address the two pillars of straight comedy: awkwardness and randomness. Is being awkward and random a response to fearing the unknown? Can you be one without the other? Was the movie Juno a slay? Plus: Everyone gets in touch with their feelings — for the last time EVER. Welcome back to the lab! Subscribe to StraightioLab on the Big Money Players Network: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/straightiolab/id1503599999 https://open.spotify.com/show/4JwmzfCAD22229A7GJ81j1 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-straightiolab-97815943/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A legend has arrived to Las Culturistas! Jenifer Lewis makes her triumphant appearance on the show to chat to Matt about her EVERYTHING - notes from Debbie Allen! Singing Amazing Grace in Icelandic caves with Marc Shaiman! Becoming Patricia in I Love That For You! Therapy! Dealing with scammers! Stories are told and culture history is made. Unfortunately Bowen was in his own Icelandic cave so he wasn't able to make the interview BUT of course he joins Matt for a quick intro / culture catch up about you know what! This episode has LAYERS. Get into it! And then of course get into Jenifer's book Walking In My Joy In These Streets which is OUT NOW! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With Summer slipping away, Matt & Bowen get tactile to embrace and discuss culture. The girls make some much needed apologies (and accusations) before swearing to never apologize again, clarify their love of Beyoncé's Renaissance for all you Kayteighs out there with doubts, and get into it about therapy. Also, Matt & Bowen reveal some of their Emmy votes, stan Brandy, discuss RHOBH and the recent weaponization of Lisa Rinna's grief, and examine Kathy Hilton's recent and (rumored) upcoming transgressions. All that, the recent Hollywood Reporter cover story on Wendy Williams, a strong case against homeopathy, how Fantine was actually Homeless AND Toothless, what happens when gorgeous nieces emerge from their terrible twos, and an absolute Stephen Sondheim lovefest as our hosts gush over Broadway's Into The Woods and examine what happens when Sondheim's work is adapted to film. Where do you stand in the war of bidets vs. flushable wipes? What would you order between the sizzling chicken shrimp and the watermelon feta salad? Are *you* Sorry? Check this episode out, Kayteighs! Or, readers! Or, publicists! We'll figure it out...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jetlagged from their journey to Chromatica, Matt & Bowen still deliver a helluven ep. Because Cody Rigsby... IS THE BAR. BDE? More like 3CHE... Third Co-Host Energy! This u-NIQUE (!) episode of Las Cultch sees Matt, Bow & Cody take the readers, nay, the KATIES (you all have a new name) on quite a journey through culture. In fact, it's basically a culture catch-up! Covered: thoughts on Gaga's aforementioned Ball, Beyoncé's queer twirl about the dance floor with Renaissance and thoughts on the incredible album (of the year), what it's like to partner up with Cheryl Burke on Dancing With The Stars, Shania Twain's Netflix doc, first and best concerts, Britney's fedora-and-bare-feet impact on messy Southern gays, the loss of Anne Heche, what the Delta Skylounge gets so wrong, keeping it positive, recent Michelle Branch news, and how the straight community loves Vegas. Also, Cody's controversial and dangerous thoughts on Tayla Swiff, what it's like to be THEE Peloton instructor, Imogen Heap's influence on both "the girls" and Myspace culture, and the following questions: is it more "Disney Gay" to have a Mickey tattoo on your bicep or go to the parks once a month? Do YOU think this country knows what to do in an emergency? IS Be Real Over? Find out (kind of) THIS WEEK ON... Las Culturistas!!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's giving essential Las Cultch listening experience as Matt & Bowen are joined by the talented icon colloquially known as Josie Totah! The queen is here to talk about turning 21, going to college and experience the darkness of sorority, the experience of being nominated at an awards show that is mass-like in terms of length, hitting on Andrew Garfield unsuccessfully, the reboot of Saved By The Bell, shooting Other People with the legendary Molly Shannon, acting in a drama (???), Teresa Giudice's wedding hair and what happens when you give a tri-state area hair stylist carte blanche, the Kim Petras album leak and Kardashian relationship cycles. Imagine these three are your neighbors and they are banging you. Great. Now you are in the headspace to listen. Check out Josie's upcoming Crooked Media podcast Dare We Say premiering August 11th! What a star. STARRRRRR.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This Italian feast of an episode feels like doing poppers recreationally at a nightclub: fucking incredible, mama. Pop culture icon, singer-songwriter, drag legend and now Palm Springs motel owner Trixie Mattel joins the artists currently known as Matt & Bowen to discuss geeks, nerds, Barbie, Lisa Vanderpump, responsible standom, the finale of All Stars 7, returning for another all winners season of Drag Race, Little Shop of Horrors, earnest capitalism, zoning laws, and how cigarettes make you a smelly bitch. Also, all episodes of Trixie Motel are now streaming on Discovery+ and it's a damn joy! Trixie is one of our favorites and probably yours too! So enjoy this episode, Mary. And stay the night, why dontcha?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This episode is the Olympics of drag. You're gonna love it so much, you're gonna have three. Putcha Hearts Up, because the fifth annual Summer of Kunt with Sudi Green (the third member of The Three) is finally here. Matt, Bow and Sudi discuss Bowen and Sudi's recent Eurotrip, and the episode largely examines vacation culture as a whole. Also, observations about British people when under heat, what happens when Wicked is British, and parents vacationing with young children come hell or high water. All this, Disney World getting dark, how anal sex can do a real number on your butthole, how Titanique is the best current theatrical experience in New York City, bad behavior as children, Drag Race All Stars and its upcoming grand finale, and how American McDonald's need to take more god damn risks. Publicists? Start your enginees. And may the best readers... listen!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Heralded as "a moment for queer people everywhere", this is... the MUNA episode of Las Cultch! It's here! The best band in the world joins Matt & Bowen to talk about their latest and greatest album, knowing each other inside and out, being theater kids, "vibe checks", burned CD's, the Muppets and the celebrity cameos that they would pull, the Chromatica Ball setlist, MUNA's cover of "Sometimes" in the film Fire Island, telling Ramona Singer you're "a fan", hotels that lie, birds singing at night (?!) and the question "should a child have 8 parents?" You HAVE TO stream Muna's new album. They're the best!!!!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Put your BMs up in the AIR! No sicko, not THOSE BMs! It'll make sense once you listen to the ep, which this week features the legendary legend star Jenny Slate! The boys catch up on happenings during their little hiatus, specifically as they relate to Things That Are Eaten in the Pines, then get into the spectacular, made-for-everyone cinematic masterpiece that is "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On." Jenny then guides Matt and Bow through her glorious tapestry of formative culture before closing out with a truly necessary(!) IDTSH. It's good to be back, readers!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is a Clown Parade Production:  Episode 2: PURSUE After we have picked our prized prey in episode 1, we need to know how to pursue it! We don’t want to spook them away, rather lure them to us. Known in wildlife as “aggressive mimicry”, acting as the prey’s prey is key. Stepmom will go over crucial pursuit tactics and of course answer your pressing questions!  Greta Titelman also hosts the podcast Senior Superlatives, you can watch her on the most recent season of Search Party and make sure to follow her @gertiebird!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is a Clown Parade Production:  Episode 1: SEEK Welcome to The Husband Hunt with Stepmom! The first episode goes over the deeply important steps to finding our prized prey! Stepmom goes over everything from making sure we are in the right environment, spotting out prey and to making sure we have a gorgeous outfit on while doing it! Stepmom then answers some listener questions and gives her biting advice.  More episodes will be released on the Clown Parade podcast feed.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this post culture awards culture catch up, Matt & Bowen are on a journey of love, recaps, crest white strips, Beyonce, 14 friends, and demands from Margaret Cho about not missing a PrEP day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wow. Simply wow. Another day, another Las Culturistas you really shouldn't miss. Matt and Bowen are joined by I Love That For You co-creator and former SNL writer Jeremy Beiler! A legend! Acting adjustments? He'll give them! (To Matt, on the set of I Love That For You.) So much importance is discussed such as the Be Real phenomenon, the illustrious work of Nancy Meyers (it IS complicated), how to elevate classic tropes on TV, the joy of retail therapy, the blegh-ness of QR code menus, Top Gun Maverick, and much more! And we must especially highlight the grandness of the Titanic and of course the the machinery involved in the sinking of Titanic!! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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The moment has ~finally~ arrived. A two hour episode about TAYLOR SW- just kidding, y'all. Director Andrew Ahn and Writer/Star/EP Joel Kim Booster have crafted the film known to mankind as FIRE ISLAND and are here on Las Culturistas to discuss it. Matt & Bowen are very much in the film, and the four share memories and experiences working on this project, from connecting as a cast and crew to making art and then giving it away. Also, the Be Real phenomenon, VH1's Pop Up Video, the death of blooper culture, and how Bowen, Andrew and Joel stan Ms. Swan and always will. All this, best pop star music video actresses, Joel's first time ever seeing Erin Brockovich, Andrew's past as a child actor and his performance in a pro-OJ Simpson book on tape, thought on RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 7, and an agreement that the word "sassy" has to fucking go. Stream Fire Island on Hulu on Friday, June 3rd! It's here! It's actually here!!! Fr*ck!!!!!!!!!!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Comments (7)

Peter Clarke

So I listen a lot and I hear the declarations you make based on your best guesses and shrug. It’s okay. Now you’ve made me have to go Boomer on you. It’s widely known that “Imagine” was not written in California but at Tittenhurst Park in England. Many films show it all happening. As for the dismissal of “Imagine there’s no heaven” as the murmurings of an LSD trip, NO. In 1971 it’s almost a miracle that got airplay. It was sacrilege. Some respect is in order.

Nov 4th
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ID18398668

The boys have me actually crying laughing.

Dec 31st
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Tango@Alaska

I keep coming back to this podcast. It is hard to follow, though. Talks to fast, not clear, over talk, sounds alike. Steps on names. Who is that laughing like a dolphin?

Jun 10th
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L Hartman

Thank you so much for this powerful podcast. I have been unable to put my anger and sadness into words, and I thank you for doing it so eloquently and passionately for me.

Jun 6th
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Luis Gutierrez

I don't think so honey the seasons of Survivor that Matt Rogers recommends anyone knows the season you recommend to newbies is Heroes versus Villains

Apr 24th
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Camille-Mary Sharp

this podcast is HILARIOUS and BRILLIANT. Thanks Bowen and Matt!

Sep 29th
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