“To L and Back” L Word Podcast Episode 304: Light My Fire With Cerise Castle

This week on “To L and Back,” we are so pleased to announce that Cerise Castle, an actual employee of KCRW, joined us to discuss topics including Alice’s dubious KCRW show about Dana / interconnectivity / weapons of mass destruction / giving a pig a pancake. Also: Bette yells about art and has finger intercourse with Senator Barbara Grisham (played by Dana Delaney), Jenny burns her book, Bif Naked talks about top surgery, Tina is a major league c*nt, Dana meets her hero Billie Jean King, Carmen has to decide between a major career opportunity and a party at a skate shop, Helena wants to over-finance Dylan’s movie and so much more!

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  1. Because of this episode, my girlfriend and I have an agreement that if either of us ever gets the chance to hook up with a hot senator, we can go for it.

    And then we went through all of the currently sitting senators and the only one she thought was attractive was Sheldon Whitehouse 🤷🏻‍♀️

  2. Actually re: tennis clothes – upper-middle class tennis people are that weird that there is a dress code for the audience. Maybe not at every tournament, but for the big ones. My ex-girlfriend was really into tennis and got tickets to Wimbledon through a lottery with her tennis club and they legit sent us a massive pamphlet about what we could and couldn’t wear and what we could bring into the grounds (I think because it’s televised). Mostly it said you can’t wear anything with words or logos on it, nothing political, etc etc… it didn’t say you had to wear only pastel sundresses and polo shirts but everyone ends up looking that way. Granted, Wimbledon is definitely for middle class British people so I sort of believe that’s exactly how they usually dress (I had to go out and buy a shirt and some solid coloured shorts).

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