To L and Back

ABOUT THIS 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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Get on in here to listen to the last episode of To L and Back of the season! Last week I said that things were starting to get capital-S Serious and well, I wasn't wrong. Relive the head-spinning relationship escalations…

Much like Pippa Pascal on this here TV program, the hosts of To L and Back have some trust issues! We've gone from epic highs (the karaoke episode) to some extreme lows, and so despite our best efforts and despite…

So is this is how season 2 implodes - not with a bang, but with a deeply confusing whimper? Welcome to this week's episode of To L and Back where, honestly, we have some notes! We spend quite a bit…

It's another beautiful week in Los Angeles and you know what that means! Another big poker game, because that's what lesbians do for fun here! This particular game is a fundraiser for MS that Tess and Shane seem to have organized…

There are few things I love more in this world than a karaoke night. This dates back to college when I stumbled into a karaoke night during an ill-advised Wednesday night out before finals week, and found a KJ playing saxophone…

Oh baby, the boys are back in town! And of course by "the boys" I mean "Cherrie Jaffe" and by "back in town" I mean "standing in front of Shane, causing chaos." Yes, it turns out that Tess's new girlfriend…

Folks, it has finally happened. The members of our OG L Word cast have finally awoken from their decade-long collective dream and remembered that they have a past! Shane shares her regret about Carmen with Angie, and still definitely wants…

Amid the break-ups, the make-ups and the new pairings we're excited about, on this week's episode of To L and Back (Generation Q...edition...), we also discuss the nuance required for meaningful conversations about tokenism and identity on television! Other topics include some…

Well, well, well, if it isn't the consequences of our Gen Q friends' actions! We're back for another episode full of talking, laughing, loving, breathing, and heavy on the fighting, as everyone deals with the fall out from the wedding, Shane…

After what feels like truly forever, we finally get to check back in with our Gen Q crew! On this week’s episode we get answers to burning questions like, who was Sophie running toward in the airport? Will Shane ever…

The premiere of The L Word Generation Q’s Season 2 is just five days away so join Drew, Analyssa and Riese as we do a very quick recap of last season and dig into the most thrilling parts of the Season…

Several weeks ago, we gathered an all-star cast of friends of the pod for a LIVE reading of “The Farm,” the thwarted L Word spinoff that never got picked up, in which Alice was sent to prison for Jenny’s murder!…

It’s therapy time at the Los Angeles sheriff’s department and boi is there some interrogation going on!!! Who burned down wax? (Cue guitar riff) Who stole the negative? Who has pretty little eyes? Does Tina have parents? Bring your beloved…

It’s time: 608 aka “Last Word” aka the very last episode of The L Word aka the worst series finale of all time — is here. And BOI do we have some notes! Join us for over two hours of…

Actor, recording artist and drag queen Willam Belli joins us for Episode 607, "Last Couple Standing,” in which everybody dances and dances and dances for charity!!!! Join us as Tasha, Jamie and Alice do a fun dance and Bette and…

Well folks, we're finally here: episode 606, Lactose Intolerant. Educator, artist, writer and self-described "Professional Black Transgender Person." John Bellamy joins us for this wild ride of an episode which includes a Willy Wonka themed baby shower for a very…

Producer Shannon de Zeeuw joins us for episode 6.05 Litmus Test, in which the girls gather at the wired-for-sound Hit Club to determine if Dylan is a good person or a dirty schemer through Niki Stevens entrapment, Jenny hits the…

It’s time for episode 6.04, Leaving Los Angeles, seemingly produced on a $35 budget. We’re joined this week by author/activist Thomas Beatie, who has the unique perspective of being the subject of the “pregnant man” story ripped from the headlines…

Comic and tie dye enthusiast Rhea Butcher joins us for a little LMFAO-ing on Episode 603, LMFAO! This week the whole group gets some very concerning text messages regarding Shane and Jenny's sexual activities, someone has stolen THE NEGATIVE, Alice…

Big news: Alice is writing a treatment and Jenny is writing a treatment and Christina Tucker is joining us for this week’s journey into Shane’s car washing skills, Max’s ripped from the tabloids pregnancy, Dylan’s lady sandwich, Alice and Tasha…

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