“To L and Back” L Word Podcast Episode 212: L’Chaim with Arlan Hamilton

It’s the pentultimate episode of the L Word season two and everybody is sad! WOMP WOMP. Bette and Kit are taking care of their dying father, Jenny’s reckoning with the PTSD triggered by Mark and also is going to pay her own rent with her new gig at the Howling Coyote, a crowded room of terrible men screaming!!! On the bright side, we have Arlan Hamilton, longtime L Word fan and founder of Backstage Capital, on the show to give some input on the sadness and mourning right alongside us! Also PEACHES IS HERE AND SHANE LOVES PEACHES. Also: Dana shaves her legs, maybe for Lara but maybe not, and Helena goes on three dates in one day. And a warm welcome back to Tina’s pink poncho!!!!!


+ Arlan’s blog from back when, Your Daily Lesbian Moment
+ Ossie Davis, 87; Actor Played a Powerful Role in Civil Rights Gains
+ Arlan on Fast Company Magazine
+ Jenny’s Hebrew:A Basic Blessing
+ The Revival of the Hebrew Language
+ Me talking about sex work
+ Peaches I U See
+ Melvin’s favorite poem

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  1. I think Jenny was playing a bit too fast and loose with her generic Hebrew prayers this week; that said, bless you all for watching this episode so that I didn’t have to! It’s just too sad for me right now, and I know more chaos is around the corner.

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