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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.

Tracks

"Flarge" (w/ Stephanie Hsu)
One of Matt & Bowen's oldest friends, Stephanie Hsu, joins for an episode of Las Cultch that is truly everything, everywhere all at once. Discussed? Everything Everywhere All At Once and how it is truly the essence of Steph Hsu, going to be with the whales, coming up together in college sketch, shaking hands with Hollywood, Jamie Lee Curtis, the Daniels and growing up as an artist and creator. Also, downtown theater legend Liz Swados and the impact she had on Steph and Matt, how to respond to the question "how are you?" over text and Twitter going bye, bitch. This episode puts everything on a bagel. And the most yummy bagel? Is Steph. We love her! And you.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
78:47 11/23/2022
"Crushes, Enemies, and the Press" (w/ Pat Regan)
In the words of one cookie-loving mouse… “The bitch is back.” Pat Regan returns to Las Cultch bearing a newfound obsession with breaking the fourth wall and telling people their FYP is showing. Matt comes in to infect the masses with Meghan Trainor’s latest hooks, and Bowen asks a most pressing question in the culture: Who is mother for this? Stick around for asides on Housewives interactions, The White Lotus, and the concept of using acting to win a competition. And you better believe we draw similarities between Robyn Dixon and Nancy Salzman. Rule Number Culture: We made you look! (Sung to tune of Meghan Trainor song.)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
108:39 11/16/2022
"Is It Botox or Utah?" (w/ Casey Wilson & Danielle Schneider)
"Powerful" is a word that one could use to describe this episode of Las Culturistas, in which Matt & Bowen are finally joined by Bitch Sesh's gorgeous duo Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider to touch grass, praise Mandy Moore, speak on forgiveness and vulnerability in a very Brene manner and ruminate on the concept of "hope". Also, all things RHOBH, RHOSLC, RHOP. Kathy Hilton: what's the deal there? Which of the franchises is the *darkest*? Is it better to interact with Housewives in the wild or simply not think of them as human? All this, OG soap operas, female character actresses living out loud, White Lotus season 2, The Vow season 2, The Mole, and more. Do you think psychics and mediums are to be believed? Do you want to see another trip where the Housewives ski? Would you use a gift certificate from a dog therapist to see a wizard? So many questions. *Some* answers. ALL fun. An honor to host these two! Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
81:38 11/09/2022
"Social Soldier" (w/ Matt & Bowen)
Two friends, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang, discuss Halloween costume culture, whether or not Rihanna's "Lift Me Up" is a bop or a flop, looking forward to a shocking array of concerts in 2023, performing onstage with world's best band MUNA, Matt's Have You Heard of Christmas upcoming tour and special, Celebrity Jeopardy and using a buzzer, the pros and cons of a game night, The Mole reboot and The Mole OG, Jeff Probst's SNL cameo and cultural impact, if Emma Watson is iconic in The Bling Ring or not, and Chani Nicholas peering into Bowen's ass on this episode of the critically acclaimed podcast "Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang".See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
53:58 11/02/2022
"Taylor ALISON Swift" (w/ Matt & Bowen)
Dear Readers... it's us. Hi. We're the problem, it's us. But there really ain't no problem here, because today Matt & Bow offer up the Midnights episode of Las Cultch. Call it a review. Call it a track-by-track dissection. Call it what you WANT... to. Much to discuss! Has Taylor or Tayla taken over this time, or is this a new TS musical persona entirely? What, exactly, is the distinction between midnight and 3 AM? Is it just us or is there a lot of LAs Cultch on this album?! Is this a fuck album? So many questions! It's what you've been waiting for... and no we didn't forget about Carly Rae! Listen now! Meet us at midnight (or whatever time it is where you're at).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
100:09 10/26/2022
"Most Papal" (w/ Guy Branum)
An encyclopedia of knowledge and a true faunt of comedic genius, the truly beloved Guy Branum finally rejoins his comedy nieces Matt & Bowen to discuss all things Tár and Cate Blanchett's towering performance, the brutal Best Actress Oscar race we find ourselves in the midst of, Mario Bello's surprising involvement in The Woman King, BROS (which Guy stars in and is available on demand TODAY!), performative spectatorship, Negroni Sbagliato with Prosecco and cocktail trend culture, how much we love an oral history, the passing of the Queen and whether or not Imelda Staunton will tear in her performance on the upcoming seasons of The Crown, Megan Thee Stallion being a full blown star at SNL, "gut health", Guy's experience writing on the upcoming season of Hacks alongside his new niece Pat Regan, and how MIDNIGHTS IS COMING.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
84:14 10/19/2022
"It's Very Baseball Vibes" (w/ Abbi Jacobson)
Carcasses out, readers! It's time to overserve yourselves with cultch. Because Abbi Jacobson is finally HERE! The co-creator and star of A League of Their Own on Amazon Prime Video joins Matt & Bowen on LC to discuss the baseball of it all, re-envisioning a beloved classic, Gilda, classic SNL, Broad City, watering your friendships and D'Arcy Carden being really fucking good. Amongst a whole host of other things! It's one for the books! A home run, if you will! A grand slam! A world series!!! You get it. xoSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
86:07 10/12/2022
"Bros, Björk, Bacon, Barlow, Beyoncé, BeReal, Beans and the Bowl" (w/ Matt & Bowen)
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.
80:27 10/05/2022
"I Love Locations" (w/ Ana Fabrega & Julio Torres)
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.
83:00 09/28/2022
“Piccolo & Bassoon” (w/ Betty Gilpin)
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.
105:11 09/21/2022
"This Is A Fun Table!" (w/ Matt & Bowen)
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.
76:28 09/14/2022
"Brownheart Like Braveheart" (w/ Matt & Bowen)
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.
68:49 09/07/2022
StraightioLab: "Awkwardness and Randomness" (with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang)
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.
94:15 09/01/2022
“In The Midnights Era” (w/ Jenifer Lewis)
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.
104:05 08/31/2022
"Public Apology" (w/ Matt & Bowen)
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.
82:16 08/24/2022
"Off Book, On The Record" (w/ Cody Rigsby)
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.
81:28 08/17/2022
"Neighborbanged!" (w/ Josie Totah)
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.
83:41 08/10/2022
"A Gay Hustler Who Murders People" (w/ Trixie Mattel)
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.
80:26 08/03/2022
"SVMMER of KVNT" (w/ Sudi Green)
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.
105:52 07/27/2022
"Hot Enough To Go For It" (w/ MUNA)
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.
106:38 07/20/2022
"A Briny Nothing That's Just for Luxury" (w/ Jenny Slate)
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.
77:38 07/13/2022
Stepmom Presents: The Husband Hunt – “ PURSUE” (Episode 2)
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.
31:04 07/06/2022
Stepmom Presents: The Husband Hunt – “SEEK” (Episode 1)
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.
31:34 06/29/2022
"Honey Don't Skip!" (w/ Matt & Bowen)
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.
62:23 06/22/2022
“I Am Stunning and I Will Survive” (w/ Jeremy Beiler)
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.
79:29 06/15/2022
“Kunt, Soft & Pussy, Like Me” (w/ Tomás Matos)
Get into it bitch.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
64:46 06/08/2022
"HEY! You Famous?" (w/ Andrew Ahn & Joel Kim Booster)
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.
118:46 06/01/2022
"Being Gay Is A Complicated Job" (w/ Ryan O'Connell)
Uh... Stunning Talent On The Pod Alert! Ryan O'Connell joins the women of Las Cultch ahead of the release of both his debut novel Just By Looking At Him (out June 7th) and Peacock's Queer As Folk, on which he writes and also stars (out June 9th)! The three discuss their origins as snarky internet gays, splurging on ridiculous rideshares, working with Kim Cattrall (who plays Ryan's mom on QAF.... gag), horny photo shoots, how Kim Petras commands gays with her voice, relationships to the original Queer As Folk, and living on the same street where they filmed Erin Brockovich (the part where she's poor and amongst cockroaches). Also, thoughts on this season's RHOBH, how being a reality star alters the psyche, Gregg Araki, the goddess Parker Posey, and formative indie films of the 90's. Would YOU give your dog a human's name? What would it be? Think about that while you press PLAY on this episode... of LAS CULTURISTAS.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
91:53 05/25/2022
"Grape Culture" (w/ Punam Patel)
Well, there's only one word to say: Punam!!! The boys link up with Matt's Emmy-nominated co-star Punam Patel, who to this day regrets not meeting up with them in Mexico City, (COVID scare notwithstanding). Much is discussed with the "I Love That for You" star, from scamming yourself into an acting career through comedy, to the moment when your child's ass and penis are no longer yours to tuck. Also: establishments they look forward to visiting/avoiding on future CDMX visits, the angelic behavior of Aidy Bryant, AIM away messages that were emo as hell, and much more. Get ready to be completely awestruck by Punam's philosophy on haggling and how you can never cede the best of yourself to someone else, whether it's at West Elm or the bindi jewelry store. Stream "I Love That for You" on Showtime on Fridays or watch live, Sundays at 8:30ET/PT!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
91:38 05/18/2022
"Tertiary Markets" (w/ Katie Crutchfield)
In this post 300th episode, Matt and Bowen are joined by the one and only Katie Crutchfield, the singer AND songwriter of Waxahatchee! A literal joy! An episode that touches on many topics including a Bagel Boss reveal! Some Bell House love! Some Fiona Apple love! What do Katie and Dua Lipa have in common? Do Matt and Bowen really know the way to Margaritaville? Plus some love for country music storytellers like Trisha Yearwood and The Chicks. The guys are Waxahatchee lifers now, okay?! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
88:51 05/11/2022