“To L and Back” L Word Podcast Episode 412: Long Time Coming

It’s the Season Four finale, and much like Season Four itself we are ALL OVER THE PLACE. These places include: a daring sign Heist involving Shane/Alice/Bette and raw meat, Jodi having red wine in a tent allegedly, a going away party on the beach for Tasha, Jenny adopting a puppy and letting it pee all over town, an unhinged hotel-pool confrontation between Jenny, Kate and Stacey “Your Little Magazine Called Curve” Merkin, some Bette/Tina sexual tension and Joyce Wyshnia returning WITH! A BANG!

Articles as promised:

The usual:

Riese is the 38-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker, low-key Jewish power lesbian and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. As one of the people who had a rough time with last weeks episode, this weeks conversation between Riese and Carly about the Iraq War, the US military, American imperialism and war in general was much appreciated.

    I think the conversation was honest, smart and nuanced and makes looking back on this season easier. I think this was a necessary conversation that I would have liked to hear earlier in the season. I think citizens of a country will always be “qualified” to express their opinions on the wars their country wages.

    And I think talking about the way Tasha is a beloved character who was created to illustrate a barely thought out plot point of the writers is just one of those classic pieces of To L and Back criticism I love so much. So yeah, thanks for this one.

  2. I love this podcast. I appreciated the discussion of the problem of Shane never rinsing her mouth after brushing her teeth and also noticed that she spits toothpaste INTO the sink that Paige has plugged and filled with water to rinse her razor in?!?!? Seems gross. Also am dying to know which spelling game app Riese has, I am obsessed with a similar one where you can only play one game per day and want another one!

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