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English, Social, 1 season, 298 episodes, 1 day, 6 hours, 26 minutes
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Each week, political commentator and comedy writer Erin Ryan is joined by a bicoastal squad of funny, opinionated women to talk through everything from reproductive rights to romcoms. They break down the political news of the week, plus the topics, trends, and cultural stories that affect women’s lives. New episodes drop every Thursday. 
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Lie To Your Anti-Abortion Boss

A misogynistic tragedy in Australia, “abortion trafficking” and “coercion” bills in Republican-dominated states, North Carolina’s importance in 2024, and more in news. Plus, Sani-Petty (Nike Olympics uniforms make no sense, and Meghan Markle, leave the fruit jams to the experts!).  Show Notesvotesaveamerica.com   Reeling From Mass Stabbing, Australians Ask: Was It About Hatred of Women? (NYT 4/15)Bills related to ‘abortion coercion’ and ‘trafficking’ advance in Republican-led legislatures (NC Newsline 4/15)It’s official: Your boss has to give you time off to recover from childbirth or get an abortion (The 19th 4/16)North Carolina May Be Biden 2024’s Best Bet in the South (Intelligencer 3/12)North Carolina candidate for governor built his brand through online vitriol — particularly toward Black women (The 19th 4/9) Nike revealed its new Olympic kit collection for Paris 2024. (IG) Beloved Australian Cartoon Bluey Introduces a Queer Family for the First Time (them) Meghan Markle’s lifestyle brand, American Riviera Orchard, debuts its first product(Page Six) Fabrics retailer Joann files for bankruptcy (CNN 3/18) Federal pregnancy resources:The PUMP ActPregnant Workers Fairness Act
4/18/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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Arizona Steals Trump’s Abortion Thunder

Arizona’s Supreme Court bans abortion, and Trump wants to leave reproductive healthcare up to the states, in news. Then, Tien Tran joins to talk about the NCAA women’s basketball championships and the rise in popularity of women’s sports. Finally, Sani-Petty (Jason Sudeikis, get out of here!). For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.  Show NotesDonate used eclipse glasses, or you can drop off undamaged eclipse glasses at any Warby Parker store until April 30 to donate to Astronomers Without Borders.Tien Tran, Jockular Podcast News Sources—Arizona Upholds 160 Year Old Abortion Ban [NYT 4/9 + 19th News 4/9 + NBC News 4/9]Trump's Truth abortion announcement: WaPo Analysis, The Hill, Politico, Politico PlaybookParents of Michigan School Shooter Sentenced to 10 to 15 Years in Prison (NYT 4/9) Swiss women win landmark climate case at Europe top human rights court (Reuters 4/9)“Sunday’s National Championship between South Carolina and Iowa was the most-watched women’s basketball game on record.” (Katie Couric on IG) NAIA, small colleges association, bans transgender athletes from women's sports competitions (CBS Sports) Fox Corp’s OutKick spent March Madness attacking the NCAA women’s tournament and athletes (MM4A 4/5)
4/11/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 56 seconds
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Florida Abortion Rights in Retrograde w. Rep. Barbara Lee

Florida’s Supreme Court enacted a six-week abortion ban — but there’s a chance to protect reproductive rights in the Sunshine State in November; the NCAA women’s basketball championships are RIVETING; and, Dr. Heather Irobunda joins to discuss an announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding consent for “sensitive” procedures like pelvis and prostate exams. Then, Rep. Barbara Lee comes on to talk about her history of fighting for progressive policy, 2024 voter turnout, and being portrayed on TV in Netflix’s “Shirley.” Finally, Sani-Petty (Mercury is in retrograde again). For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesRep. Barbara LeeInstagram, Twitter, Congress detailsCongresswoman Barbara LeeBarbara Lee: Speaking Truth to PowerRep. Barbara Lee Pays Tribute to Her 'Mentor and Friend' Shirley Chisholm (Elle) Column: California isn’t sending a Black woman to the Senate. But Barbara Lee won anyway (LATimes)  Florida Abortionvotesaveamerica.com/fuckbans“Shut Up, Bill Ackman” w. Rep. Anna EskamaniFlorida Supreme Court allows one of nation’s strictest abortion bans to take effect (WaPo 4/1)Florida Supreme Court Allows Abortion & Marijuana Initiatives To Remain On The Ballot (Meidas Touch) BasketballIowa-LSU was most-watched women’s college basketball game on record, ESPN says (WaPo 4/2)The 10 most-watched NCAA women’s basketball games (Sports Media Watch) Iowa-LSU women’s NCAA basketball game sets ratings record (CNN)FanDuel says Iowa-LSU game was its biggest betting event of all time for women’s sports (CNBC)Commentary: UCLA-LSU is America’s sweethearts vs. its basketball villains (LATimes 3/29, before the correction) (after the correction)L.A. Times columnist apologizes for piece characterizing LSU players as 'dirty debutantes' (Fox Sports 4/2)LSU coach Kim Mulkey criticized the columnLSU's Angel Reese opens up about dealing with hateful speech, death threats: 'I've been through so much' (Yahoo! Sports) Dr. HeatherHospitals Must Get Written Patient Consent for Pelvic Exams, H.H.S. Says (NYT 4/1)The 2020 NYT Investigation
4/4/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mifepristone: Pro Life’s Pill to Die On

SCOTUS hears arguments for the abortion pill (mifepristone) case; TikTok is spreading misinformation about birth control; and more in news. Then, Dana Schwartz joins to discuss: are we assholes for speculating about Kate Middleton before she revealed her cancer diagnosis? Finally, Sani-Petty (lab results emails are STRESSFUL, and a Zoomer gave Erin a box of mayonnaise). Show NotesDana Schwartz and her podcast, Noble BloodOur episode on the Comstock Act: “Speaker Chaos and Zombie Laws” w. Chani Nicholas and Amy Sohn News Supreme Court hears oral arguments on major abortion pill case (CNN Live Updates) (CNN takeaways)The Supreme Court Got It Wrong: Abortion Is Not Settled Law (NYT op ed from strict hosts)Erin Hawley: The Woman Arguing Against the Abortion Pill (NYT)Supreme Court seems skeptical anti-abortion doctors can challenge abortion drug mifepristone (The 19th)Use of Abortion Pills Has Risen Significantly Post Roe, Research Shows (NYT) Texas Maternal Mortality Task Force Hasn’t Counted Abortion Death Cases for 10 Years (Austin Chronicle) Democrats Change Strategy on Comstock Act as Republicans Weigh Abortion Ban (NOTUS)Women are getting off birth control amid misinformation explosion (WaPo)The Real Story Behind Women Getting Off Hormonal Birth Control And Misinformation by Dr. Sarah Hill (Evie) — the doctor here was featured by Jordan PetersonEvie Magazine’s Founder Responds to the Washington Post: Stop Gaslighting Women Suffering From Hormonal Birth Control (Evie)The Women Misrepresented By The Washington Post Respond (Evie)Advocates, healthcare workers voice concerns over NY pharmacies dispensing birth control (CBS Albany)Florida Social Media Ban For Minors Under 14 (WSJ) PanelAfter weeks of speculation about Kate’s whereabouts, on 3/22, @KensingtonRoyal posted “A message from Catherine, The Princess of Wales” where Kate explained that she has cancer. Kate Middleton’s cancer diagnosis is part of a frightening global trend (Vox 3/22)I Hope You All Feel Terrible Now (The Atlantic 3/22)‘The View’ hosts regret ‘Bigfoot’ Kate Middleton conspiracies after cancer reveal: ‘Feel awful over it’ (NYPost 3/25)Kate Middleton Fake Video Allegations Go Viral (Newsweek 3/25)Kate Middleton’s Uncle Gary Goldsmith Apologizes—But Not For Insulting Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Vanity Fair 3/25)Harry and Meghan Learned of Kate Middleton’s Cancer Diagnosis on TV, Reports Say (Time 3/25)
3/28/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 58 seconds
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From Crunchy Mom to Anti-Vax w. Brandy Zadrozny

From Minnesota to Olivia Rodrigo’s concerts, Plan B is putting people in a tizzy; Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV proved to us that child acting shouldn’t be a thing; and more in news. Then, Brandy Zadrozny discusses anti-vaccine king RFK Jr. and the moms to alt-right misinformation pipeline. Finally, Sani-Petty (dirt makes the world go ‘round). Show NotesBrandy ZadroznySperm fact check: Older fathers associated with increased birth risks, Men's sperm quality decreases at age 35News—MAGA vs. everyone: What today’s primary will tell us about the state of the Republican Party [Politico 3/19]Medication Abortion Accounted for 63% of All US Abortions in 2023—An Increase from 53% in 2020 [Guttmacher.org 3/19]Appeals court rules in favor of woman turned away from pharmacy for emergency contraceptive [MPR News 3/18]Abortion Rights Groups Will No Longer Hand Out Emergency Contraceptives on Olivia Rodrigo’s Tour [Rolling Stone 3/15]Montana Supreme Court allows proposed abortion ballot measure to move forward [KTVH Montana 3/18]Arizona lawmaker who needs an abortion slams colleagues: 'This Legislature has failed the people' [AZ Central 3/18]Quiet on Set Shows the Darkest Side of Kids TV [Vulture 3/19]Sani Petty— Controversial Ruth Bader Ginsburg event honoring Elon Musk and Rupert Murdoch canceled [NY Daily News 3/19]Soil, the future of farming, policing avocados [Good Food]
3/21/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 39 seconds
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Meet Me In the Middleton w. Milly Tamarez and Alise Morales

Women’s History Month continues with Equal Pay Day; Republicans compromise IVF and birth control access; LGBTQ+ hate crimes go up in schools as anti-trans laws continue to pass in places like Florida; and more in news. Then, Milly Tamarez and Alise Morales of Go Touch Grass (and formerly, The Betches Sup) join to talk about Kate Middleton, Sen. Katie Britt, and other stories taking the internet by storm. Finally, Sani-Petty (we love wildflowers and hate trucks!). Show NotesSupport abortion freedom! Shop Crooked’s new No Trespassing Collection: crooked.com/store.Go Touch Grass with Milly Tamarez and Alise Morales [Headgum]NewsIt’s Equal Pay Day — and even the White House has a gender pay gap [The 19th]Megan Rapinoe, and friend of Hysteria! [AP]Suzanne Somers Was Fired From Three’s Company for Asking for Equal Pay [Biography]Belva Ann Lockwood [National Archives + Justice At Work]Law protecting Alabama IVF may do more harm than good, critics say [NBC]VA to cover IVF for single veterans, same-sex couples after lawsuits [WaPo]Florida Anti-Trans Bill Could Raise Everyone’s Health Insurance Costs [The Intercept]In states with laws targeting LGBTQ issues, school hate crimes quadrupled [WaPo]Children to no longer be prescribed puberty blockers, NHS England confirms [Sky News]Nazis mingle openly at CPAC, spreading antisemitic conspiracy theories and finding allies [NBC]Selling “Woke Tears Water”“There’s a Jan. 6-themed pinball machine at CPAC”Sani-PettyLady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center [site]Homegrown: Atlanta-based farmer Jamila Norman helps families transform their outdoor spaces into beautiful and functional backyard farms.
3/14/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 50 seconds
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SOTU Couture w. Robin Givhan

Super Tuesday showed that the primaries aren’t going so super, Nikki Haley and Krysten Sinema drop out in their own special ways, the abortion pill becomes available at some CVS and Walgreens locations, and more in news. Then, Robin Givhan of the Washington Post joins to talk about the State of the Union and iconic political fashion statements of the past. Finally, Sani-Petty (where is Kate Middleton?). Show NotesOur episode on the Comstock Act: “Speaker Chaos and Zombie Laws” w. Chani Nicholas and Amy SohnRobin Givhan"Truly dystopian": Experts worry Trump's school vaccine plan will spark "public health catastrophe" (Salon)Y/N by Esther Yi (Goodreads) For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
3/7/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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GOP’s Frantic IVF Gaslighting with Taylor Lorenz, Errin Haines, Princess Hairston

Washington Post journalist Taylor Lorenz joins to talk about her viral interview with Libs of Tik Tok. Then 19th news Journalist  Errin Haines and filmmaker/activist Princess Hariston join to talk about their new documentary The 19th’s Breaking The News.  Plus, Erin and Alyssa get into the Republican response to Alabama’s IVF law, Jill Biden’s new federal initiative, Olivia Rodrigo’s new reproductive health fund and more. Finally, a Love is Blind take down in SaniPetty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.  Show NotesThe 19th’s, Breaking The News: https://19thnews.org/2024/02/how-to-watch-breaking-the-news-documentary-pbs/https://www.pbs.org/video/breaking-the-news-q71bt6/ The 19th's podcast Taylor Lorenz: ​​How Libs of TikTok became a powerful presence in Oklahoma schoolshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/02/24/libs-tiktok-oklahoma-nonbinary-teen-death/ Heritage Foundation: Protestant Denominations Need Stronger Leadership on Assisted Reproductive Technologyhttps://www.heritage.org/marriage-and-family/commentary/protestant-denominations-need-stronger-leadership-assisted Olivia Rodrigo's Fund 4 Goodhttps://www.eifoundation.org/partners/olivia-rodrigos-fund-4-good/
2/29/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 9 seconds
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“Alabama Endangers IVF For Everyone” w. Rep. Judy Chu

Republicans in Alabama, Kansas, and Florida attempt more anti-abortion workarounds by redefining “personhood;” ProPublica shows how Tennessee makes motherhood a nightmare; Nikki Haley stays on the campaign trail; dating app developers make Tinder addictive; and more in news. Then, Rep. Judy Chu from California talks about the Lunar New Year (we love dragons!), gun safety, and a new bill aimed at helping caregivers. Finally, June Diane Raphael dishes about Sister Wives, acting, and more.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesThe Year After A Denied Abortion (propublica.org)After Ruling, University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System Pauses I.V.F. Procedures (nytimes.com)Congresswoman Judy ChuJune Diane: instagram + her podcast The Deep Dive with Jessica St Clair and June Diane Raphael
2/22/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Artist to Influencer Pipeline

Fani Willis and Donald Trump might meet up in an Atlanta hearing; Joe Biden’s on TikTok; Republicans sincerely threaten a national abortion ban; Texas, Ohio, and Missouri deal with reproductive healthcare BS; and more in news. Then, Bess Kalb and Kiran Deol join to discuss being an artist promoting their work on social media (inspired by an article in Vox by Rebecca Jennings). Finally, Sani-Petty (Mark Meadows and…long boogers?).For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesEveryone’s a sellout now (Vox)
2/15/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 29 seconds
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“How Castration Might Save Your Life” w. Cat Bohannon

Abortion laws cause birth rates to rise in Texas, the mother of a school shooter is charged, King Charles has cancer, and more in news. Then, Cat Bohannon joins to discuss evolution from a more female perspective, including but not limited to: corkscrew vaginas, castration, and blood sucking demon fetuses. Finally, Sani-Petty (The Brothers Sun, Law and Order, and…boogers-induced Alzheimer’s?). For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesCat BohannonEve: How The Female Body Drove 200 Million Years Of Human Evolution  News SourcesAfter Abortion Ban, Texas Teen Birth Rate Rises (Texas Observer)Reproductive Freedom Alliance Urges Supreme Court to Respect Longstanding FDA Authority & Access to Safe Abortion Medication (Press Release)Florida’s abortion measure: What to know as it heads to state Supreme Court (News Nation Now)South Dakota tribe bans governor from reservation over US-Mexico border remarks (Fox21 News)King Charles has cancer. Here’s what we know — and what we don’t (CNN)Gaetz, Stefanik offer resolution declaring Trump ‘did not engage in insurrection’ (The Hill)Nikki Haley makes surprise appearance at "Saturday Night Live" town hall (CBS)Erin read the headline and subhead here: Taylor Swift Demands 21-Year-Old Stop Tracking Her Private Jet (Bloomberg)
2/8/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 46 seconds
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“Taylor Swift Derangement Syndrome” w. Anna Louie Sussman

Taylor Swift and Sunday’s Kansas City Chiefs win make Republicans stir in fear of a potential Biden endorsement; Trump must pay writer E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million after another legal proceeding; Texas AG Ken Paxton’s deposition was delayed; and more in news. Then, journalist Anna Louie Sussman joins to talk about the ideological divide between young men and women based on a circulating graph from the Financial Times. Finally, Sani-Petty (Jeff Bezos, your birthday party looked really lame). Show Notes@annalouiesuss / Anna Louie SussmanVote Save AmericaKen Paxton: This F*cking Guy (YouTube)A new global gender divide is emerging (Financial Times)Opinion: If attitudes don’t shift, a political dating mismatch will threaten marriage (WaPo Editorial Board)‘It’s such a weird thing’: Fans are calling out Sydney Sweeney for allegedly lying about being a Universal Studios tour guide (Daily Dot) 
2/1/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 4 seconds
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Katie Couric on the Primaries, Trump, and That Palin Interview

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the latest abortion news (the Biden campaign doubles down, and the March for Life happened this past weekend). Then, Katie Couric joins to discuss her interviews with Kamala Harris and Sarah Palin, the state of journalism, becoming a grandma, and all the things making us say WTF. Finally, Sani-Petty (did Greta Gerwig and the Barbie movie get snubbed?). For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesNext Question with Katie Couric, an iHeartPodcastWake-Up Call, Katie Couric's newsletterBarbie: Barbie The World Tour book by stylist Andrew Mukamal, Hillary's statement about the OscarsLily Gladstone Makes Oscars History as First Native American Best Actress Nominee (Rolling Stone)
1/25/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 23 seconds
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Nikki Haley’s Last Dance

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Nikki Haley and the Iowa Caucus, Trump’s latest E Jean Carroll lawsuit, and the state of anti-trans legislation in news. Then, Megan Gailey and Dana Schwartz join to talk about Ariana Grande, homewreckers and “the other woman,” and the way women are held to higher moral standards than men are. Finally, Sani-Petty (are we reliving John Tucker Must Die?). For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.Show NotesFact Check: 9 anti-trans bills in Missouri on Wednesday, not 7! (Source)Ariana Grande - yes, and? (official music video)
1/18/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 3 seconds
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“Shut Up, Bill Ackman” w. Rep. Anna Eskamani

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the fishy Fani Willis allegations; Claudine Gay, Bill Ackman, and Ivy League plagiarism for me but none for thee; Trump’s immunity claim and impeachment trial nonsense; a court ruling that hospitals don’t need to provide emergency abortions to patients in accordance with federal guidelines; and a bunch of other stupid bullshit in news. Then, Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani joins to discuss reproductive rights in the Sunshine State and how abortion access in the state matters for the whole South post-Roe. Finally, Sani-Petty (planes are falling apart, and people are obsessed with…water bottles?).Show NotesRep. Anna V. Eskamani (Twitter, Website)Florida Access NetworkFani Willis allegations (Daily Beast)Christopher Rufo interview (Politico) For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
1/11/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 57 seconds
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Bad For America, But Funny

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco invite Julissa Arce, Grace Parra Janney, and Michaela Watkins to review the best and worst parts of 2023 and make predictions for 2024. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
12/21/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 15 seconds
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“Hating Dobbs and Loving Nogs” w. Evan Kleinman

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover all the news that’s fit to bitch about: abortion legal nonsense in Texas and beyond, and grannies suing against AR-15s and combating Moms for Liberty. Then, Evan Kleinman of KCRW’s Good Food joins to talk holiday foods and recipes. Finally, Sani-Petty (George Santos, get OUTTA here! And, is it internalized misogyny when we yell at the Amtrak digital assistant?). Show NotesEvan Kleinman on Twitter/XUprooted from Nigeria, Yewande Komolafe returns 20 years later with a new cookbook [KCRW]Supreme Court takes up cases over eased access to medication abortion drug [Law Dork Substack]Food bank info:Donate to World Central KitchenFeeding AmericaAn Extensive List of Food Bank Donation IdeasA Comprehensive Guide to Food Donations for Food Banks
12/14/202350 minutes, 24 seconds
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“Mary Had a Choice” w. Jamie Manson

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco deep dive into Moms for Liberty — in light of Proud Boy Christian Ziegler being accused of sexual assault by someone with whom he and his wife and Moms for Liberty founder Bridget Ziegler allegedly had WWM threesomes (DRAMA!) — and cover a smattering of other stories (abortion in Texas, a roast of Sen. Tommy Tuberville, a toast to Sandra Day O’Connor, etc.) in news. Then, they interview Jamie Manson of Catholics for Choice about the intersection of reproductive justice and the Catholic church. Finally, Sani-Petty (what’s your favorite kind of macaron?). Show NotesCatholics for ChoiceJamie L. Manson
12/7/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 16 seconds
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“Nikki Haley is Not Your Friend” w. Sleater-Kinney

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the slew of sex abuse lawsuits coming out of New York, GOP idiocy, and the joys of Rosalynn Carter in news. Then, Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker come on to talk about how their political voices have grown over the course of their music careers and their new album, Little Rope, out January 19, 2024. Next, Naomi Ekperigin and Megan Gailey join to discuss overconsumption in light of the holiday season shopping bonanza. Finally, Sani-Petty (Sheryl Lee Ralph and Mariah Carey are STARS). Show NotesSleater KinneyCouples Therapy podcast with Naomi EkperiginI Love My Kid, But... with Megan GaileyMRS. CLAUS - Tiffany Alvord x Tiffany Houghton (YouTube)
11/30/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 26 seconds
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“Direct Flights Only” w. Sen. Tina Smith

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco invite Sen. Tina Smith to talk about all things progressive politics in Minnesota. Then, we get the gang back together: Kiran Deol, Kara Klenk, and Dana Schwartz celebrate Thanksgiving — the busiest travel week of the year — by sharing their worst travel stories.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.Show NotesSen. Tina SmithIn honor of Thanksgiving, here's one of the Senator's favorite holiday recipes: her grandmother's lemon pie!1 1/4 cup sugar3 rounded Tbs. flourgrated rind & juice of one lemon (or 1/3 cup)2 egg yolks1 whole egg1 1/4 cup waterAs much butter as you can affordMix sugar and flour well in heavy pan. Grate in lemon rind. Pour in lemon juice. Beat yolks and egg well and add.Put water in egg bowl, then add. Stir consistently over medium heat. When thickened, set aside and let cool. Pour into baked pie crust.These Are the Busiest Travel Days of the Year, According to TSAAlan Ruck car crash (TMZ)DEN Files
11/23/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 23 seconds
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Chrissy Teigen on Abortion, Loss, and Why She’s Not Afraid

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the GOP’s delusional abortion takes in news. Then, you’re in for a treat: Erin interviews Chrissy Teigen and SisterSong’s Monica Simpson about reproductive rights and how they manifest in politics, in healthcare, and at home. The interview followed a roundtable all about abortion, which took place at Chrissy’s house in Los Angeles and featured leaders in the movement: Dr. Jamila Perritt, Kwajelyn Jackson, and Nancy Cárdenas Peña. Finally, some Sani-Petty (the Jeff Bezos photoshoot in Vogue is…really something!). For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesSisterSong and Monica SimpsonChrissy TeigenRenee Bracey ShermanDr. Jamila PerrittKwajelyn JacksonNancy Cárdenas PeñaJezebel Is Dead. Long Live Jezebel (Rolling Stone)
11/16/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 24 seconds
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“Abortion Wins, Republicans Lose” w. Allison Yarrow

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco invite What A Day’s Juanita Tolliver to talk about the November 2023 election results, Gov. Youngkin’s malevolent villain teeth, voter suppression in Mississippi, and the latest, fear-inducing presidential polls. Then, Allison Yarrow joins to discuss her new book, Birth Control: The Insidious Power of Men Over Motherhood. Finally, Sani-Petty (what hot goss is coming out of the Barbra Streisand memoir?).Show NotesMike Johnson: Everything You Didn't Know About His Sh*tty Past (Hysteria YouTube)Birth Control: The Insidious Power of Men Over Motherhood by Allison Yarrow (Bookshop.org)Mississippi NAACP questions timing of Capitol police checkpoint near JSU (WAPT)Learn more about what you can do to fight for abortion rights in 2024 by going to votesaveamerica.com/fuckbans. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
11/9/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 50 seconds
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“Virginia is for Democracy Lovers” w. Jennifer Carroll Foy

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco gird their loins and take you on a Tour De Election and break down the important candidates and ballot initiatives in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Mississippi. Then, Jennifer Carroll Foy joins to talk about her run for Virginia State Senator and the high stakes legislature election. Plus, Erin investigates the bad veneers plaguing the conservative party in Sani Petty.Show NotesJennifer Carroll Foy For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
11/2/20231 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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“Speaker Chaos and Zombie Laws” w. Chani Nicholas and Amy Sohn

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco remember all the House members who’ve fought and lost for the Speakership, revel in Trump’s attorneys flipping on him and do another abortion roundup. Then they’re joined by writer Amy Sohn to talk about zombie laws and the Comstock Act. Plus! Astrologer and activist Chani Nicholas stops by to talk about Scorpio season and how we can better understand our political state through the stars. Finally, senior producer Caroline Reston storms in to break down the USWNT drama.Show NotesAmy SohnChani NicholasToday In Ohio For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
10/26/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 27 seconds
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“Jim Jordan Gets Bodyslammed” w. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco invite Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to cover the House Speakership mess and the Equal Rights Amendment in news. Then, Aparna Nancherla joins to talk about moving through the world as an introverted comedian. Finally, Sani Petty: stop growing alfalfa in Arizona, and witches, get it together!For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.Show NotesAparna Nancherla (Instagram)The Introvert's Survival Guide by Aparna Nancherla (Audible)New Yorkers for Equal RightsRevenge of the squishes (Politico)6 Stories Show the Human Toll of Poland’s Strict Abortion Laws (Time)Where Democracy Falters, So Do Reproductive Rights (Foreign Policy)Pregnant Ukrainian Refugees Struggle to Get Abortion Care (The Cut)Polish far-right party jostles for third-place powerbroker role (Financial Times)
10/19/202358 minutes, 29 seconds
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“Anarchy in the GOP” w. Rosie Grant

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the latest news: Sen. Tommy Tuberville doesn’t want the military to have abortion access; the House will soon vote on its new Speaker; RFK Jr. is running as an independent; and Ohio needs your votes. Then, Rosie Grant (@ghostlyarchive) joins to talk about baking recipes printed on gravestones — and eating them in cemeteries! Finally, Sani-Petty (pharmacies are swamped, and a couple lesbians are acting…racist). For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesDoctors Without BordersPalestine Children's Relief FundAFNATALWomen Wage PeaceWomen of the SunAbout Vivian Silver: NBC, Global News, CBC, The Globe and Mail
10/12/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 51 seconds
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“White Guy Makes History” w. Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover the news with Crooked’s VP of Politics, Shaniqua McClendon, diving into the Kevin McCarthy shutdown and ousting ordeal, Banned Books Week, and the Supreme Court returning to session. Then, California’s First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom came on to discuss the work she does for gender equality and children. Finally, Sani-Petty (shoutout, Laphonza Butler! Katy Perry, what are you doing?). Show NotesJennifer Siebel Newsom: Instagram / TwitterThe Representation ProjectCalifornia Partners ProjectKaty Perry’s Mansion Battle Against 84-Year-Old Inspires ‘Katy PERRY Act’ to Protect Elders (Jezebel)
10/5/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 59 seconds
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“Yes, Virginia, There Is An Election” w. Tram Nguyen and Kendra James

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco answer the following questions in this week’s news: Why is business reporting so corporate-centric? Are Alabama’s Congressional district maps still racist? Why do women pay billions more for healthcare compared to men? Then, Tram Nguyen of New Virginia Majority joins to discuss Virginia’s November election and its high stakes for abortion, 2024, and more. Next, Alyssa gets into a back-to-school mood with Crooked’s own Kendra James, author of Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School. Finally, Sani-Petty — an Erin and Alyssa takeover.Show NotesNew Virginia Majority Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James JPMorgan to pay $75 million over claims it enabled Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking [NPR 9/26/23]
9/28/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 59 seconds
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“Join My Commune!” w. Sen. Lindsey Port and Anna Drezen

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the Russell Brand bullshit, the GOP’s obsession with Vice President Harris, and more in news. Minnesota state Senator Lindsey Port then joins to talk about the status of progressivism in her state, from getting people’s records expunged for silly cannabis crimes to starting her state’s Reproductive Freedom Caucus. Next, Anna Drezen (creator of Praise Petey, now on Freeform and Hulu) and Tien Tran talk about the art of the girlboss, loving your job and also feeling like you’re dying, and the desire for communes. Finally, Sani-Petty (Jann Wenner and random dog poop suck).For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.Show NotesSen. Lindsey PortPraise Petey by Anna DrezenOKAY, WOW! with Tien TranSmartLess - "Matthew McConaughey"Jann Wenner Defends His Legacy, and His Generation’s (NYT)Passenger Planes Nearly Collide Far More Than You Know (The Daily)
9/21/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 51 seconds
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Masterson of None

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco get into John Kennedy’s horny speech at a Senate hearing, the United Auto Workers union, the impending end of federal child care funding from the pandemic and the Virginia legislature race. Then, Michaela Watkins and Megan Gailey join to discuss the Danny Masterson sentencing, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s character letters, and the church of Scientology. Plus, Sani Petty!
9/14/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 45 seconds
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Listen Now: Choice Words with Samantha Bee

Today as a special treat, we’re sharing an episode of Choice Words with Samantha Bee from Lemonada featuring our very own Alyssa Mastromonaco! Each week on Choice Words, Samantha Bee sits down with people she admires to examine the biggest choices they’ve made in their lives and the ripple effects those decisions have had. Sam’s made a lot of choices, too. She may have to interview herself about starting this podcast.In the episode you’re about to hear, Alyssa joins Sam Bee to reminisce on a time when she was Deputy Chief of Staff in the Obama Administration and was averaging two hours of sleep per night. Sam asks Alyssa what it was like to go from that high-stakes environment to watching HGTV all day, what made her decide that she’s never wearing Spanx again, and how she got deep into the world of jam making. Keep up with Samantha Bee @realsambee on Instagram and Twitter. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
9/7/202342 minutes, 10 seconds
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Recovery in Maui w. Mazie Hirono (from Pod Save America)

Alyssa guest hosts on Pod Save America and speaks with Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono about recovery efforts in Maui, and what we can do to help Hawaiians as they recover and rebuild. Listen to Pod Save America wherever you get your podcasts
9/4/202311 minutes, 10 seconds
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”The Patriarchy is Coming For You” w. Shannon Watts & Zarna Garg

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco give the latest round of abortion news, from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court race, Ohio Issue 1 fuckery, and Michigan’s fight to undo its current abortion regulations. Then Shannon Watts stops by to discuss the latest episodes of violence, and white women’s role in the fight for gun safety. Plus, Julissa Arce and comedian Zarna Garg  join to explore how leaving the workforce to provide care impacts your mental health. Finally we get petty about The Idol was canceled, Suits being the number #1, and Luis Rubiales lunatic mother.Show NotesShannon Watts’ substackMoms Demand Action
8/31/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 40 seconds
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“On My Flowers” w. Jenni Nuttall

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco use their news witch powers to make predictions about the first 2024 Republican presidential primary debate (since we recorded this episode before it happened) before diving into all the places that loathe (Indiana, we’re looking at you) and love (Illinois, thank you for this) abortion in news. Then, University of Oxford professor Jenni Nuttall comes on to talk about her new book Mother Tongue: The Surprising History of Women's Words — so we OBVIOUSLY asked her about the word “hysteria”! Next, Dana Schwartz and Megan Gailey close out Taylor Swift summer with a discussion on parasocial relationships and how they can be either helpful or potentially unhealthy. Finally, we close out with Sani-Petty: Alyssa discovered TikTok, and Sha’Carri Richardson is a track star!Show NotesMother Tongue: The Surprising History of Women's Words by Jenni NuttallHoosier Abortion FundAbortionFinder.orgPlanned Parenthood
8/24/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 57 seconds
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“Dressing Up for Nature” w. Alexis Nikole

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the latest news: racist, sexist, criminal former President Trump got a spicy new indictment from Georgia; menstrual hygiene products are only starting to be tested with blood…now?!; and Hawai'i' needs money. Next, TikTok’s favorite forager Alexis Nikole comes on to talk about her relationship with nature, how her practice has changed over time, and the foods she wants to pick next. Then, Naomi Ekperigin and Tien Tran join to discuss “How America Got Mean,” the latest David Brooks essay in the Atlantic about the lack of moral education in contemporary society — and why he got some stuff wrong! Finally, Sani-Petty (stop telling me to upload to the cloud!).Show NotesHelp Maui Rise: Directly Aid ʻOhana Displaced by Fires : Donate Directly to Maui ʻOhanaMaui Food BankHawai'i' Community Foundation Maui Strong FundMaui Mutual Aid FundFundraiser for Pūnana Leo o Lāhinā whose school site at Waiola Church, which burned downFundraiser for Nā ‘Āikane O Maui Cultural Center, which burned downAlexis Nikole on TikTokHow America Got Mean (The Atlantic)
8/17/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 55 seconds
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"Buckeye Around And Find Out" w. T.J. Raphael

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco celebrate the results of Ohio’s special election — which is fantastic news for the future of reproductive rights in the Buckeye State — in news. Then, journalist TJ Raphael joins to discuss her latest podcast, COVER UP: THE PILL PLOT, a crazy story about smuggling abortion pills into the U.S. in the 90s. Finally, we talk Ron DeSantis’ crumbling presidential campaign, And Just Like That, and the Alabama boat brawl. New episodes drop every Thursday.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.Show NotesTJ’s podcastMaui Mutual Aid FundMaui Food Bank
8/10/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sneak Peek: Mobility, a novel by Lydia Kiesling

A sneak peek of the first book from Crooked Media Reads, Mobility, by Lydia Kiesling. Mobility is a gripping coming-of-age story about navigating a world of corporate greed that's both laugh-out-loud funny and politically incisive. The novel tracks themes of class, power, politics, and desire throughout the life of its compelling main character, Bunny Glenn. Vulture called Bunny Glenn “a complicated heroine for the ages, a striver who values the comforts of her oil-industry job even as she must reckon with the fact that the world is quite literally on fire.” Order your copy of Mobility today at crooked.com/mobility or wherever books are sold.
8/4/202312 minutes, 49 seconds
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"Wet Hot Arraignment Summer" w. Evan Kleiman

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are together, in person, in Los Angeles (!) and mock the latest Trump indictment before diving into news coming from the Midwest, from Ohio’s special election and Wisconsin’s Judge-elect Janet Protasiewicz to backstabbing Rep. Tricia Cotham’s and concerning “prenatal care deserts” in South Dakota. Then, Evan Kleinman of KCRW’s Good Food comes on to talk about her TikTok For You Page, growing up in the LA food scene, and pomegranate molasses. Next, Megan Gailey and Kiran Deol join to discuss the double Hollywood strike, how it's impacting their careers, the economy, and labor movements at large, and how they might need to start marrying rich. Finally, some Sani-Petty (Who needs a Louis Vuitton suitcase? How are Women’s World Cup players so cool?).Show NotesEasy Persian Barbari BreadCream Cheese Flour TortillasCabbage ChipsLogan on TikTok (Korean food)Kiran DeolI Love My Kid, But... (Megan Gailey podcast)
8/3/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ladychild

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover the possibility of a new Trump indictment, the Carlee Russell case, OBGYNs heading to Texas, and Barbie’s record-breaking opening weekend. Then, Julissa Arce and Naomi Ekperigin join to talk birthdays: getting older, watching parents and babies age, and proving to people that we’re thriving — we promise! — even when we have gray hair. Finally, Sani-Petty (Scott Disick is selling air freshener, and insurance companies are never not the worst). For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
7/27/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 40 seconds
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Abortion Provider Barbie

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco rave about the FIFA Women’s World Cup before discussing No Labels, the Long Island Serial Killer, and the latest abortion news in Iowa, Ohio, and beyond. Then, What a Day’s Juanita Tolliver joins to get nostalgic and talk Barbie culture — feminism, race in dolls, body image, the works — in anticipation of the summer’s hottest film. Finally, some Sani-Petty, from Flyana Boss to the inevitable fistfight in the GOP caucus.Show NotesTour de France Fan Causes Massive Crash by Taking a Sidelines Selfie (People)The true story of Mattel accidentally releasing a super gay Ken doll (In The Know)
7/20/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 55 seconds
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"Jonah Hill and Other Wieners" w. Jamie Loftus

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover quite the range of news, from important elections in Ohio that will decide the fate of abortion in the state, to the Zuckerberg / Threads versus Musk / Twitter dick-measuring contest. Then, Kara Klenk and special guest Jamie Loftus — who has copious hot dog knowledge thanks to her debut book, Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs — join the panel to talk about Jonah Hill and his “boundaries.” Finally, some Sani-Petty: we love Margot Robbie’s Barbie carpet looks and good European period meds!For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesRaw Dog: The Naked Truth about Hot Dogs by Jamie Loftus (Bookshop)That's Mess Up Podcast + Tour TicketsBarbie x Barbie: All of Margot Robbie’s Mattel-Inspired Red-Carpet Looks (Vanity Fair)
7/13/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 39 seconds
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“Time to Call Amy” w. Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover the latest news — SCOTUS decisions are slowly coming in, and democracy shockingly hasn’t disintegrated yet, plus Trump is still an idiot — before interviewing Senator Amy Klobuchar about her new memoir, The Joy of Politics. Then, to close out Pride Month, associate producer Fiona Pestana joins to discuss the rise of anti-trans legislation over the past year. Finally, some Sani-Petty, featuring Vanna White, fireworks, and baristas.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.Show NotesThe Joy of Politics: Surviving Cancer, a Campaign, a Pandemic, an Insurrection, and Life's Other Unexpected Curveballs by Amy KlobucharTrans Legislation TrackerContrapointsMauree TurnerZooey Zephyr and Erin ReedGender Confirmation CenterACLU (s/o Chase Strangio)MMFATransLash (Anti-Trans Hate Machine podcast)Parker MolloyTre’vell AndersonElliot PageAlok Menon
6/29/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 45 seconds
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"Salmon Alito" w. Monica Potts

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover the latest: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito doesn’t understand what the big deal is about accepting a free luxury vacation from a billionaire megadonor and not reporting it, SCOTUS is finishing up their session, and self-described misogynist and incel influencer Andrew Tate gets indicted. Then, Monica Potts joins to discuss her new book about women in rural America, The Forgotten Girls. Next, Grace Parra-Janney and Dana Schwartz join to discuss weddings: planning them, Instagramming them, paying for them, the works. Finally, Sani-Petty (we’re improving our handwriting and seeing Stevie Nicks live).For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.Show NotesThe Forgotten Girls: A Memoir of Friendship and Lost Promise in Rural America by Monica Potts (Bookshop)Quiet ‘epidemic’ of drugs, alcohol and suicide has killed half a million middle-aged white Americans (Princeton)Justice Samuel Alito: ProPublica Misleads Its Readers (WSJ Op-Ed)Justice Samuel Alito Took Luxury Fishing Vacation With GOP Billionaire Who Later Had Cases Before the Court (ProPublica)THE FAKE POOR BRIDE: Confessions of a wedding planner (The Atlantic)Noble Blood podcastSolar Opposites on Hulu
6/22/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 32 seconds
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“I’m Going to Marry That Baby” w. Jill Gutowitz

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco celebrate Donny Trump’s birthday by covering his second indictment and mocking the ugly bathroom where he hid classified federal documents. Plus, why is everyone at the Young Women’s Leadership Conference full of…old and irrelevant conservative women gaslighting people into having babies? Then, Tien Tran and Jill Gutowitz come on to talk age-gap relationships: when it makes sense, when it’s actively desirable, and when it’s simply nasty. Finally, bad drivers and good radio in Sani-Petty.Show NotesIndigenous knowledge, bravery, vigilance: how young siblings survived in Colombia’s perilous jungle (The Guardian)Good Food on KCRW 
6/15/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 14 seconds
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"Wife of the Party" w. Rep. Becca Balint

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the latest union news and GOP nonsense — Nikki Haley and Harlan Crow, what are you doing? Then, Rep. Becca Balint joins to talk about fighting for queer rights in Congress and singing Springsteen during karaoke. Next, Juanita Toliver, host of Crooked’s What A Day podcast, and Shaniqua McClendon, Crooked’s VP of Politics, join to talk about political spouses: the good ones, the bad ones, and the…forgettable ones. Finally, some Sani-Petty (should we have ducking — sorry, f*cking — VR monocles?).Show Notes@BeccaBalintVTHow a Campaign Against Transgender Rights Mobilized Conservatives (NYT)votesaveamerica.com/fuckbans For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
6/8/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 19 seconds
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"With Pearls, You Can Do Anything" w. Samantha Bee and Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the latest news: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was bipartisanly impeached; Minnesota gets paid family and medical leave — and legalized weed; and Waystar-Royco merged with GoJo (we love you forever, Succession). Samantha Bee then comes on to discuss women in late night, stealing cars, and her new podcast, Choice Words. Next, we invite Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and Halle Kiefer to talk about possibly the best reality dating show: The Ultimatum: Queer Love. Finally, a range of emotions in Sani-Petty (AI finishes bodies, college reunions are happening, body hair is growing, and a Manson girl might leave prison).Show NotesChoice Words with Samantha Bee is out now from Lemonada Media.Dr. Chanda Prescod-WeinsteinRuined with Alison Leiby and Halle Kiefer
6/1/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 11 seconds
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"Quite Bad, Innit?" w. Coco Khan

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Pod Save the U.K.’s Coco Khan to answer the question: which country is more of a dumpster fire, the U.S. or the U.K.? In the U.S. corner: E. Jean Carroll vs. Trump (again); the LA Dodgers inviting, disinviting, and reinviting drag queen nuns to Pride Night; and more GOP boys entering the 2024 race. In the U.K. corner: misogyny king Andrew Tate, a politically conservative downward spiral, and very expensive childcare. Finally, to recover from this tête-à-tête, a little Sanity Corner (Gen Z uses Cockney slang to cope with stress) and a little I Feel Petty (TikTok is ruining food!) in Sani-Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesPod Save the UKCoco Khan on TwitterFact check: Average UK salary: ever wondered how you stack up?How much childcare workers get paid in the UK: source 1, source 2, source 3Cheesier, Saucier, and Drowning in Caviar: How TikTok took over the menu.Cannes dress code: source 1, source 2And, by the way, Alyssa isn’t on WikiFeet, so DON’T TRY TO LOOK!
5/25/20231 hour, 6 seconds
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"Culture War Zone" w. Jena Friedman

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco celebrate their 250th episode (!!!) by answering some listener questions peppered throughout the show! In news, we cover the abortion showdown in North Carolina, Philadelphia one step closer to electing its first female mayor — after electing 99 male mayors prior — and a new menopause drug. Then, Jena Friedman and Megan Gailey join to talk all things culture war, from Bill Cosby to “wokeism” to the latest Succession election episode that made everyone lose sleep, even after taking an edible (spoiler alert). Finally, in Sani-Petty: the NBA Playoffs, TikTok’s TattooGate, and more.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.Show NotesNot Funny: Essays on Life, Comedy, Culture, Et Cetera by Jena Friedman (Bookshop.org)Matt Vaught response to TattooGate (Instagram)
5/18/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 13 seconds
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E. Jean Carroll, American Hero

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover a whole lot of creepy men — Trump is guilty in the E. Jean Carroll case! Republicans want to rid of no fault divorce! Texas Rep. Bryan Slaton and the grooming that is coming from inside the house! — and the importance of mammograms. Then, Crooked’s VP of Politics Shaniqua McClendon joins to talk about second chances, inspired by the article du jour: the New York Times profile of Elizabeth Holmes. Finally, in A Wildly Positive Final Segment, they celebrate cool women (nurses, teachers, Girl Scout leaders, and more) ahead of Mother’s Day. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesLiz Holmes Wants You to Forget About Elizabeth (NYT)Troop 6000's Digital Cookie® StoreHigh Tea Society organization
5/11/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 30 seconds
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"All-American Rejects" with Karina Longworth

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the WGA Writers Strike — location of the wittiest picket signs — and the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial against habitual defamer President Donald Trump. Karina Longworth of You Must Remember This then joins to discuss her podcast and how she digs into the history of film, from Charles Manson to Fatal Attraction. Next, Kara Klenk and Michaela Watkins come on to talk about rejection in its many forms: romantic, academic, professional, platonic...the list is too long. Finally, a lot of tragedies — pet psychics and too-pretty school lunch bento boxes — in Sani-Petty.Show NotesFor those impacted by the WGA strike: Emergency Financial Assistance & Disaster Relief For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
5/4/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 24 seconds
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"Exit Interviews with Hideous Men" w. Rep. Lauren Necochea

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the recent departures of media men — Don Lemon, Tucker Carlson, Nate Silver, oh my! — and Elon Musk’s weird Twitter behavior before Representative Lauren Necochea of Idaho joins to discuss garbage abortion legislation, its impact on her family, and the current state of bodily autonomy in the U.S. Then, Jennifer Romolini of Crooked’s new podcast, Stiffed, and Megan Gailey come on to talk about p0rn, the female gaze, and the sexualization of men. Finally, a little Sani-Petty (we’re watching Succession’s final season and the NBA playoffs, because we have range).Show Notes"Please watch Idaho Rep. Lauren Necochea talk about why she is urging her daughters not to live in their home state." (Twitter)Stiffed (podcast)
4/27/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 29 seconds
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"Better Call Gerri" w. J. Smith-Cameron

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover the deflated balloon that was the Fox Dominion lawsuit, Meatball Ron (hate his evil 6-week abortion ban, love his hater donors), and the future of mifepristone in news. Then, THE J. Smith Cameron — aka, Gerri from Succession — comes on to discuss the Shakespearean nature of S4E3 (iykyk), being a “sex symbol,” and seeing fans in public. Next, Shaniqua McClendon and Tien Tran join to talk vibes: the good ones, the bad ones, the disruptive ones, the all-consuming ones, and all the vibes in between. Finally, Sani-Petty, covering everything from #CakeTok to MILF Manor.Show NotesJ. Smith-Cameron on TwitterSuccession on HBO
4/20/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 50 seconds
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"Don’t Therapize Me!" with Senator Mazie Hirono

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the week’s news — which, à la Succession, is very Shit Show at the Fuck Factory — covering the Tennessee Three saga, Kid Rock shooting cases of beer because Bud Light likes Dylan Mulvaney, and Dianne Feinstein being MIA. Senator Mazie Hirono then joins to talk about Judge Kacsmaryk’s mifepristone decision and how that’s impacting abortion rights in our nation going forward. Next, Amanda Nguyen and Kiran Deol come on to talk gaslighting, boundary setting, and toxic traits as they analyze the rise in using therapy speak off the psych couch. Finally, some Sani-Petty, featuring snobby winos and literate Angelenos.Show NotesIs Therapy-Speak Making Us Selfish? (Bustle)Here is how you break up with a friend 👍 (TikTok)Healing from Healing (Instagram)I Can't Save You: A Memoir by Anthony Chin-Quee (Bookshop.org)You Must Remember This Podcast (website)
4/13/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Clown at the Party

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco celebrate Janet Protasiewicz’s (and abortion’s) win in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election, bag on dumbass Donny Trump’s arraignment mess, and ponder Boy Meets World’s Ben Savage’s Congressional run in news. Then, Tien Tran and Dana Schwartz join to talk parties: how to host, what to bring as a guest, and why asking “WHAT IS WHITE PRIVILEGE?” at a dinner party makes things…weird! Finally, some Sani-Petty (shoutout, Angel Reese and Bruce Springsteen! Boo, travel-sized containers and bad grocery store etiquette!).Show NotesAbortion Wins Elections by Rebecca Traister (The Cut)No One Would TellWatch Pretty Baby on HuluWatch How I Met Your Father on HuluAnatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz
4/6/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 17 seconds
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"Gwyneth Paltrow’s Slippery Slope" with Zakiya Thomas

This week, Erin Ryan co-hosts with Grace Parra Janney! In News, they cover another gun violence tragedy at a school in Nashville, proving yet again that we need gun safety to save our kids, not bullshit like book bans. Then, Zakiya Thomas, President and CEO of the ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality, comes on to talk about the 100 year fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Next, Julissa Arce and Kara Klenk join to talk everything Gwyneth Paltrow, from her skiing trial drama to her wellness habits to which Goop products are actually…kinda worth it. Finally, some Sani-Petty (Vanderpump Rules fans, you won’t wanna miss this one). For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesWoman Corp from ERA CoalitionYou Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation by Julissa Arce (now in paperback! on Bookshop.org)That's Messed Up: An SVU PodcastGwyneth Paltrow Ski Crash Trial, Nancy Grace Reacts (podcast)Evan Ross Katz reacting to Gwyneth Paltrow's Trial (Instagram)#gwynethpaltrow shares her daily wellness routine on The Art Of Being Well (TikTok)
3/30/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 58 seconds
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"Beat the Bans" with Jodi Picoult

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover the most important news — Hysteria’s Petty Brew Coffee just launched! — before getting into state-level abortion garbage (Idaho, Wyoming, what are you doing?) and patiently waiting for more Trump indictment news. Then, bestselling author Jodi Picoult joins for an interview on the latest book bans in schools nationwide, targeting her books for…really no good reason. Then, Michaela Watkins and Megan Gailey come on to talk about the controversial topic du jour, according to Florida: periods. Finally, a little Sani (Pamela Anderson, Penn Badgley), a little Petty (yelling at Drake, Brits using weird lingo) in Sani-Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesHysteria's Petty Brew CoffeeJodi PicoultIf You Read the G.O.P.’s Anti-Trans Policies, You’ll See What It Really Wants (The Ezra Klein Show)
3/23/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 19 seconds
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"Fellas, Is It Woke to Bank?" with Parker Molloy

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco start off by discussing the Texas abortion pill hearing, where Judge Kacsmaryk wants so badly to ban mifepristone…get a life, dude. Then, Parker Molloy comes on to talk about anti-trans legislation, the coverage of it in the media, and finding hope in outspoken trans kids. Next, Hysteria fave Akilah Hughes joins Kiran Deol in the panel to discuss the various definitions of “woke.” To finish things off, some praise (shoutout, Alyssa’s jam!) and complaints (people in LA canNOT drive in the rain) in Sani-Petty.Show NotesThe Present Age, Parker Molloy's newsletterThree Dancing Bears, Alyssa's jam For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
3/16/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 41 seconds
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"Six Week Bans Are Stupid" with Jessica Valenti

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the latest reproductive rights news across the states with an EXPERT on this beat: Jessica Valenti, writer of Abortion, Every Day. Then, Amanda Nguyen and Tien Tran join to talk about sidekicks — oftentimes the forgotten heroes of stories! Finally, a little Sanity (good eggs), a little Petty (Ozempic is crazy, and Republicans know it) in Sani-Petty.Show NotesAbortion, Every Day (Jessica Valenti's Substack)Ramen Eggs recipe For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
3/9/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 24 seconds
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"Bernie Sanders: Grumpy Icon" with Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco start off with an AEAAA (Ask Erin & Alyssa Anything), answering listener questions about everything from environmental policy and running for office to harmonizing during carpool karaoke with the Indigo Girls. Then, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is BACK as a special panelist with Megan Gailey to discuss the green flags in others that indicate that they might be a good person — and the difference between those flags online vs. IRL. Finally, a little Sanity (embrace your messiness), a little Petty (the College Board is a scam!).Show NotesChanda Prescod-WeinsteinParticles for JusticeBernie Sanders Walked Into A Woman’s TikTok And Reacted Exactly How You Would Expect (Buzzfeed News)Rebecca Solnit: The Case of the Missing Perpetrator (Lit Hub) For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
3/2/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 7 seconds
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Don Lemon knows a Woman

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover some lighter news — Don Lemon being an idiot, Jimmy Carter being a legend, governors supporting abortion, Wisconsin election wins — before Julissa Arce and Kara Klenk join to discuss how to deal with the world being terrible. Then, the crew dives into their moments of Sanity (featuring good television on Peacock) and Petty (trying to get answers about your own health can be so annoying sometimes).Show NotesAlyssa's tips for what to do when the world is in crisis:-Do something to help.-Give them back control of their life (donate clothes or gift cards so they can buy something for themself).-Post about what they need.-Give them food! Real, warm nutritious food.-Give relief workers some relief.Happy Homes Animal Rescue For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
2/23/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 28 seconds
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"Pro-Choice, Anti-Choosing" with Khefri Riley

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover the lows (the train derailment in Ohio, losing abortion pill access) and highs (Gov. Gretchen Whitmer fighting for stronger gun laws in Michigan, Dianne Feinstein’s not running for re-election) of news before interviewing LA-based doula and co-founder of Frontline Doulas Khefri Riley about the beautiful world of birth work. Then, Tien Tran and Kiran Deol join to talk about decision fatigue, and we can’t decide who had better takes! Finally, a little Sani-Petty.Show NotesKhefri's websiteFrontline Doulas For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
2/16/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 22 seconds
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"Sex & The SOTU" with Dr. Heather Irobunda

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss some normal news (Biden’s State of the Union speech, the ratification of the ERA) and some gross, weird news (pro-life old man corporations, using brain dead women as…surrogates?). Then, Dr. Heather Irobunda and Megan Gailey join for one of the least horny conversations about the state of horniness vs. the state of beauty. Finally, a little Sani, a little Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesCompanies pledged support for abortion access. Then they gave to the Alabama AG looking to prosecute people who take abortion pills. (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington)
2/9/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 21 seconds
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"Women on Top" with Camille Friend

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dip their toes into a lot of news topics: South Korea’s birth strike, NYPD’s inability to offer justice to victims of sexual assault, Plan B vending machines, and bad cleaning products. Then, freshly Oscar-nominated (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) hair expert Camille Friend joins to talk about her design process, working in the entertainment industry, and sharing her skills as an educator in her craft. Next, Julissa Arce and Dana Schwartz come on to discuss a New Yorker book review titled “What’s the Matter with Men?” a question we ask daily and for which we continue to find new answers. Finally, some Sani-Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesEight Women Say the Same Man Raped or Assaulted Them. Now They’re Out for Justice (Rolling Stone)Camille Friend | Hair Guru (Instagram)What’s the Matter with Men? (The New Yorker)Immortality: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz (Bookshop)You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation by Julissa Arce (Bookshop)
2/2/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 29 seconds
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“The Roe Less Traveled” with Rep. Grace Meng

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco commemorate what would have been 50 years of Roe v. Wade by discussing what abortion rights look like in the first year of its absence. Rep. Grace Meng then comes on to talk about the massacre in Monterey Park and its impact on Lunar New Year celebrations nationwide. Next, Grace Parra-Janney and Amanda Nguyen join Erin and Alyssa in wondering: are we annoying, and is that a bad thing? Finally, a little Sani-Petty.Show NotesMonterey Park Lunar New Year Victims Fund For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
1/26/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 52 seconds
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"Cooking with Gas"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco start with all things news, from gas stoves and TikTok to Andrew Tate’s disgusting incel MLM (TW: rape) and the Idaho Murders (TW: murder). Then, Michaela Watkins and Kara Klenk join to answer the question: when should we give brutally honest advice to friends, and when should we hold our tongues and just be supportive? Finally, a little Sani-Petty — great if you’ve got a sweet tooth!Show NotesNational Sexual Assault Hotline: Confidential 24/7 Support For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
1/19/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 27 seconds
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Introducing Radiolingo: “That’s Amoré”

We say love is love is love is love. And that’s true! But it’s also รัก if you’re Thai. Yêu và quý if you’re Vietnamese. And a lot of hard work no matter where you’re from. In this episode of Radiolingo, the sweet sticky mess that is romance. Listen to and follow RADIOLINGO for free, wherever you get your podcastsAbout the Show: Radiolingo investigates all the ways language shapes our world and how our world shapes language. Hosted by Ahmed Ali Akbar, an audio journalist and James Beard Award-winning writer, each episode introduces a new way of looking at the impact of language across our lives, our relationships, our culture and much more. Radiolingo is a Crooked Media and Duolingo production.
1/17/202324 minutes, 22 seconds
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"Burning Down the House" with Rep. Pramila Jayapal

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into news, highlighting the nurses strike in NYC and two of their favorite Katies (Porter and Hobbs). Next, Rep. Pramila Jayapal joins to discuss the saga of electing Kevin McCarthy, what Democrats need to do to prepare for 2024, and her current book recommendations. Then, Kiran Deol and Megan Gailey come on to talk about Prince Harry’s memoir, family estrangement, and loudly airing your family’s dirty laundry. Finally, a little Sani-Petty, covering everything from Gwen Stefani (who claims to be Japanese?) to the Buffalo Bills. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesThe NYC nurses strike reveals a fundamental flaw in US health careThe Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy LefteriNo Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies: A Lyric Essay by Julian AguonReckoning by V (formerly Eve Ensler)Gwen Stefani: "I Said, 'My God, I'm Japanese'"
1/12/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 12 seconds
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"Nepo Baby One More Time"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco ring in 2023 with GOP chaos (Kevin McCarthy taking L’s in the House speaker vote, Matt Gaetz being funny for the first time in his life), great new California legislation coming into play (including more abortion protections and no new fur coats), and Idaho murder updates. Then, Tien Tran and Dana Schwartz join to discuss, according to Vulture, 2022’s favorite buzzword: nepo baby. Finally, in Sani-Petty, period talk, wholesome TV, and Movies. Show NotesBash asks Pelosi if McCarthy has what it takes to be House Speaker. See her responseHow a Nepo Baby Is Born For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
1/5/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 44 seconds
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"Holiday Happy Hour" with Sen. Gillibrand, Hirono, and Klobuchar

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco put on their coziest beanies and review this Year in Chaos, remembering everything from JLO changing her last name to the January 6th hearings and the raid in Mar-a-Lago. Then, Senators Amy Klobuchar, Mazie Hirono, and Kirsten Gillibrand join to talk about their favorite festive traditions, holiday recipes, and whether or not they’ll be drinking some ‘nog (spoiler: the answer is yes, and it WILL be boozy). Happy Holidays!Show NotesSenator Amy KlobucharSenator Mazie HironoSenator Kirsten Gillibrand For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
12/22/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 59 seconds
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"Burnt Out on Murder" with Jena Friedman

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are army crawling towards 2023 with the help of White Lotus, a hopeful reformation of the Electoral Count Act, and the schadenfreude of watching a crypto bro fly too close to the sun. Then, Jena Friedman and Megan Gailey join to talk true crime, from copaganda to genuine ACAB content. Finally, we close it out with a Sani-Petty — but with all Sani, no Petty, because we’re treating ourselves during this year-end chaos!Show NotesTrue Crime Story: IndefensibleNot Funny: Essays on Life, Comedy, Culture, Et Cetera by Jena FriedmanLadykillerr/idahomurders For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
12/15/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 20 seconds
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“Bay Area Wrapper” with Rep. Jackie Speier

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Rep. Jackie Speier about her iconic political career ahead of her upcoming retirement from Congress (which, she assures, does NOT mean she won’t be booked and busy). In News, Erin and Alyssa cover everything from the Georgia runoff results (yay, Warnock!) to the Good Morning America host cheating scandal. Then, Julissa Arce and Dana Schwartz join to dive into getting the “ick.” Finally, a little Sanity Corner, a little I Feel Petty.Show NotesWalker delivers concession speechWhy Warnock Won and What it Means (Dan Pfeiffer)Congresswoman Jackie SpeierYou Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation by Julissa ArceImmortality: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
12/8/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 48 seconds
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“Chief of Vibes” with Megan Rapinoe

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco sit down with U.S. Women’s National Team soccer star and activist Megan Rapinoe to talk about the Qatar World Cup, pay equity and transparency, being a woman in soccer, and her and her fiancé Sue Bird’s shoe collections. Then, in News: Erin and Alyssa talk January 6th updates (summary: Find Out Season continues), rail workers’ labor rights, and recent Balenciaga scandals. Finally, Megan Rapinoe joins the ranting in I Feel Petty.Show NotesSoccer star Megan Rapinoe urges accountability after investigation finds systemic abuse and misconduct in women’s game [CNN]Megan Rapinoe x Trusaic For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
12/1/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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"Extra Helpings"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Megan Gailey and Kara Klenk celebrate Thanksgiving by bringing you another installment of Solicited Advice! Plus Sani-Petty! For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesHook On Chair, Clip on High Chair, Fold-Flat Storage Portable Baby Feeding SeatINSTANT POT BUFFALO CHICKEN
11/24/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 57 seconds
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“Conservateur Tears” with Mallory McMorrow

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow to take a victory lap on Michigan’s big election night! From enshrining abortion rights to flipping the state house and state senate. Then in News: Erin and Alyssa talk about Trump's Presidential announcement, the University of California academic worker strike, the Taylor Swift/ Ticketmaster clusterfuck, and toast Christina Applegate. Plus! Dana Schwartz and Kiran Deol join to talk about the decline of women’s magazines and their conservative counterparts. Finally, we, of course, talk about Tiffany Trump’s wedding in I Feel Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesSen. Mallory McMorrow
11/17/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 46 seconds
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Introducing Work Appropriate: How to Make Work Less Hostile to Parents with Jessica Grose

American society is still organized around a presumption that every family unit has a full-time caregiver in the home. Jessica Grose, mom of 2 and opinion writer for The New York Times, joins host Anne Helen Petersen to answer questions about the struggle, sadness, and burnout that comes from trying to still get by in that space, even when it isn't reality for millions of families.To hear even more episodes don't forget to subscribe to Work Appropriate. If you've got a workplace quandary you want help figuring out, head to workappropriate.com to tell us about it.
11/15/202250 minutes, 16 seconds
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"Find Out Season"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk midterm election results we know so far with Grace Parra Janney and Crooked’s Vice President of Politics Shaniqua McClendon. Then, a break from all that! With a completely non-political Sani-Petty.Show NotesCNN panelist predicts 'bad night,' says Democrats didn't 'listen' to voters throughout the election For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
11/10/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 17 seconds
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"B-B-B-Bye, Corona"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk SCOTUS’s affirmative action arguments — some poignant, some petty — and the attack on Paul Pelosi before reminding everyone that the midterms are this! Tuesday! Next, Amanda Nguyen and Megan Gailey come on to look back on the way we behaved during the height of COVID and whether or not there’s forgiveness there. To end, a little Sani-Pedi.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.Show NotesJustice Ketanji Brown Jackson confronted the lawyer arguing for outlawing affirmative action with how his proposed college admissions system would privilege a white legacy applicant over a Black descendent of slaves.
11/3/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 39 seconds
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"Coffee Table Book-ish" with Lorena Austin

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the latest bad news: anti-semitism’s surge, Britney Griner’s rejected appeal, and schoolchildren’s low post-pandemic scores on a national exam. Then, Lorena Austin joins to talk about her crucial campaign for Arizona State House. Next, Dana Schwartz and Kara Klenk join to talk about looking smart, gifted child syndrome, and rainbow-organized bookshelves. Finally, a healthy dose of joy and annoyance with Sani-Pedi. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesLorena Austin
10/27/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 35 seconds
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"Live from LA!" with Karen Bass

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco come to you live from LA, reuniting for the first time since pre-pandemic! They kick off the show interviewing LA’s (hopefully) future mayor Congresswoman Karen Bass about all things midterms. Then, Megan Gailey, Julissa Arce, and Kiran Deol join to talk about the doomed fate of wife guys. Finally, the crew finishes the show reading and arguing about hot takes from the audience. Show NotesKaren BassRoger Stone calls Ivanka Trump an 'abortionist bitch' after not getting January 6 pardon For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
10/20/20221 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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"Beto O'Rourke Makes History" with Beto O'Rourke

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco welcome Hysteria’s FIRST MALE interview guest: Beto O’Rourke! Never not breaking barriers over here. After talking to him about his Texas governor race, Erin and Alyssa continue their October Witch of the Week series with the indigenous Deer Woman. Next, Tien Tran and Megan Gailey join to talk about rich-poor friendships and end the show with a Halloween-adjacent Sani-Petty. Show NotesBeto for TexasThe Deer WomanThe Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones90 Day Fiancé Tell All Live w/ Mike O'Brien, Tien Tran, Ashley Ray + More! For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
10/13/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 1 second
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"Consent of the Governed" with Kyra Harris Bolden

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into staunchly pro-life Herschel Walker’s abortion underwriting and Florida’s invasion into the privacy of student athletes before sitting down with Michigan State Supreme Court candidate Kyra Harris Bolden. Next, Amanda Nguyen and Nona Willis Aronowitz come on to chat about sex, consent, and how the "sexual revolution" has let some women down. Then, we end on a Sani-Petty.Show NotesKyra Harris Bolden for Michigan Supreme CourtBaba YagaRise (Amanda Nguyen's organization)Bad Sex: Truth, Pleasure, and an Unfinished Revolution by Nona Willis Aronowitz For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
10/6/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 41 seconds
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"Downward Viral" with Chloe Maxmin

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco shoutout Lizzo’s crystal flute skills before getting into the news: the aftermath of Mahsa Amini’s death, the election of Italy’s brand new lady fascist and state-level lies and secrets that will make you shake your damn head. Then, Michaela Watkins and Julissa Arce join to talk about the intersection of misogyny and disinformation, inspired by Don’t Worry Darling and the pervasion of Russian bots online. Finally, a balanced ending: Sani-Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesLizzo plays James Madison's flute at Library of Congress (Correction: Erin said John Adams instead of James Madison)Fighting fascists with Bernie Sanders (Pod Save the World episode mentioning protests in Iran)Oriaku Njoku: National Network of Abortion Funds, Access Reproductive Care-­Southeast, 2022 TIME100 NEXT ProfileChloe Maxmin: Rural Runners film, Dirt Road Revival book,  Dirt Road OrganizingOlivia Wilde Controversies TikTokSUAY SEW SHOP
9/29/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 9 seconds
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"Ol’ Yeller" with Secretary Katie Hobbs

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco get into the latest abortion news — bans, polls, men being evil — before sitting down with Arizona’s Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to discuss her running for governor in a major toss-up race against a rocket launcher enthusiast. Next, Kiran Deol and our senior producer Caroline Reston come on to talk about getting berated and how to respond when someone yells at you. Then, we end the show with an instant classic, Sani-Petty.Show Notes:Puerto Rico never recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Maria (2017). Now, the island is completely flooded and without electricity again. You donate to organizations who are on the ground doing the work. One in particular we want to highlight is Taller Salud. They’re a feminist mutual aid org currently coordinating hurricane relief. Donate here.Katie Hobbs for Governor  For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.  
9/22/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 43 seconds
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"Vacation Daze"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the highs (WNBA breaking records, Abbott Elementary winning Emmys) and the lows (the proposed federal abortion ban, the mess that is the GOP) of the latest national news. Then, Kiran Deol and Kara Klenk join to discuss why Americans are so bad at unplugging when they’re OOO. Finally, we’ve chosen a name for our I Feel Petty and Sanity Corner combo: Sani-Petty! For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
9/15/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 5 seconds
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“Let the Bachelorettes Kiss!” with Jill Gutowitz and Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Jill Gutowitz and Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein to discuss the queering of reality dating shows and the undeniable chemistry between the two current Bachelorettes. Plus, rounding out the summer with a I Feel Petty/Sanity Corner combo!Show NotesSix on Broadway Tony Performance For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
9/8/202246 minutes, 8 seconds
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"Handmaid’s Fail" with Dr. Aria Halliday

Erin Ryan is joined by guest co-host Grace Parra-Janney to embark on another Tour de Fuckery, checking in on what tomfoolery is going on in various red states. Then, Erin chats with scholar, teacher, and cultural theorist Dr. Aria Halliday about the Handmaid’s Tale as a post-Dobbs cultural reference and the relationship between Black women and reproductive justice. Next, Julissa Arce and Amanda Nguyen come on to discuss the suburban equalizer, the Target run. Finally, a little I Feel Petty, a little Sanity Corner. Show Notes:Abortion organizations in Mississippi who are also working on flood relief after the devastating flooding in Jackson:Mississippi Reproductive Freedom FundMississippi Abortion Access CoalitionBuy Black: How Black Women Transformed US Pop Culture by Dr. Aria S. HallidayKilling the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and The Meaning of Liberty By Dorothy RobertsDoechii For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
9/1/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 14 seconds
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“Introducing Imani State of Mind: REALities with Anxiety ”

Anxiety is among the most common mental health conditions. Over the first 58 days of the COVID-19 pandemic there were an estimated 3.4 million google searches related to anxiety in the United States. The ladies of Imani State of Mind are shedding light on the realities of living with anxiety.
8/26/202254 minutes, 10 seconds
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“Horny Judgment”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco get into Biden’s student loan debt relief program, Secretary-Mayor Pete’s proposed new rules to strengthen airline passenger protection, and discuss how abortion on the ballot is driving women to register to vote in higher numbers than men. Then, Grace Parra-Janney and Dana Schwartz join to talk about Finland’s Prime Minister daring to have a social life, our Russian conspiracy theories of her public attack and the unfair judgment we place on public facing women and their social media. Plus, another I Feel Petty/Sanity Corner Combo Extravaganza! For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
8/25/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 57 seconds
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"Talkin’ Toxic"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Dr. Oz’s baffling crudité video, living in a post-Roe digital dystopia, and future former Congresswoman Liz Cheney. Then, Akilah Hughes and Tien Tran come in to talk about identifying our own toxic traits — and seeing the positives in our negatives. Finally, an extra toxic I Feel Petty-Sanity Corner combo. Show Notes:Not Just Kansas; Women Motivated to Vote in States with Repro Rights at RiskJared Kushner’s ‘Breaking History’ Is a Soulless and Very Selective MemoirKaleigh Cohen FitnessThanks, ObamaAlcohol and Excess During Thanksgiving BreakThe Split For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
8/18/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 5 seconds
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“Adult Children”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco toast to the victory that is the Inflation Reduction Act before getting into teacher shortages, abortion bans, and Facebook being a menace to democracy. Next, Kiran Deol and Julissa Arce join to talk about parental approval of your decisions, from childhood to adulthood. Finally, a little I Feel Petty, a little Sanity Corner. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
8/11/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 50 seconds
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"Kiss My Kansas"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco start on a high note, celebrating the abortion rights victory in Kansas before discussing more reproductive rights news and embarking on another state-by-state Tour de Fuckery. Then, Shaniqua McClendon and Dana Schwartz come on to discuss quiet quitting, girlbossing, and having a life outside of work. Finally, a I Feel Petty-Sanity Corner combo. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
8/4/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 14 seconds
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"Kiln of the Patriarchy" with Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Betsy West and Julie Cohen about their latest film Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down, an inspiring story about recovering from gun violence which they describe as a romance, a comedy, and a musical! In news, Erin and Alyssa continue discussing Roe’s impact, from walking out on an anti-abortion speaker to codifying gay marriage to responding to right-wing Twitter hate with fundraising for abortion access. Then, Michaela Watkins and Megan Gailey come on to discuss the nuances of cheating. And, ladies’ choice: I Feel Petty and Sanity Corner.Show NotesGabby Giffords Won’t Back DownGabby Giffords' Top Hits For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
7/28/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 55 seconds
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"Made In Names" with Amanda Nguyen

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco interview activist Amanda Nguyen, the founder and CEO of civil rights accelerator Rise, to talk about gamifying lawmaking and seeking justice for rape survivors across the globe. Then, in news, Erin and Alyssa assess the current state of the fight for abortion rights on multiple stages: the streets, medical facilities, and the courts. Next, Tien Tran and Julissa Arce join to talk about changing your name, à la J. Lo turned Jennifer Affleck. Finally, the best of both worlds: a little I Feel Petty and a little Sanity Corner.Show NotesRise (Amanda's organization)Alicia Garza (activist who inspires Amanda)The Rehearsal (Nathan Fielder's new show)The Summer I Turned Pretty (series by Jenny Han) For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
7/21/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 5 seconds
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"Radical!" with Bernardine Dohrn

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to academic and activist Bernardine Dohrn on the heels of Crooked’s new award-winning podcast, Mother Country Radicals, which tells the story of her life in advocacy. Next, in news, Erin and Alyssa start with a glimmer of hope and move on to a Tour de Bullshit, going into the terrible things happening in individual states, from Alaska to Tennessee. Then, Kara Klenk and Grace Parra Janney join to discuss cults. Finally, a positive ending with Sanity Corner.Show NotesVideo source: Sen. Hawley accused of transphobic questioning at abortion hearing (Washington Post)Mother Country Radicals For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
7/14/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 1 second
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“Generation Nudes”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Grace Parra Janney and Julissa Arce to do another special episode of Solicited Advice. Then, I Feel Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
7/7/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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“We Ride at Dawn” (with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand)

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand about the realities and battles of a post-Roe America. Next, in News, Erin and Alyssa dive into the different responses — from Democrats, from the GOP, from the states — to the overturning of abortion rights. Then, they’re joined by Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz to talk about the power of imagining different realities through science fiction while we live in an increasingly dystopian society, and why queer and other marginalized people are so good at writing them. Finally, finding joy in Sanity Corner.Show NotesOur Opinions Are Correct (Charlie Jane's and Annalee's podcast)Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane AndersDreams Bigger Than Heartbreak by Charlie Jane AndersNever Say You Can't Survive by Charlie Jane AndersAutonomous by Annalee NewitzThe Future of Another Timeline by Annalee NewitzThe Women Could Fly by Megan GiddingsBrave New World by Aldous HuxleyWitchmark by C.L. PolkRing Shout by P. Djèlí ClarkWayfarers (Series) by Becky ChambersSpear by Nicola GriffithCharlie Jane's playlist of versions of "Funkin For Jamaica" by Tom Browne  For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
6/30/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 7 seconds
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“The Future WAS Female”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco prepare for more Supreme Court decisions this week by working through three hypothetical outcomes of the impending abortion ruling. Next, in News: Erin and Alyssa discuss January 6 hearing updates and states no longer scheduling abortions in light of being in Roe v. Wade limbo. Then, Dana Schwartz and Julissa Arce join for Personal/Political to break down “The Future Isn’t Female,” an op-ed in the New York Times by Michelle Goldberg, and the cringe state of feminism today. Finally, I Feel Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
6/23/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 36 seconds
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“Pull Yourself Up by the Bra Straps” with Katy Tur

Happy 200 episodes! Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to NBC anchor Katy Tur about her honest new memoir Rough Draft. Then in News: Erin and Alyssa discuss Liz Cheney’s Jan. 6 opening statement, the tampon shortage (and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s dizzy, transphobic comments about it), a new Ohio law allowing teachers to carry guns after barely any training, and the alt-right attacking Pride events nationwide. Later, Megan Gailey, Naomi Ekperigin, Grace Parra Janney, and Kiran Deol join to reflect upon the craziness that has — and surprisingly hasn’t — gone down since Hysteria’s beginning four years ago. Finally, a sophisticated I Feel Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
6/16/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 39 seconds
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“To Dianne For” with Rebecca Traister

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to NY Mag writer-at-large Rebecca Traister about her newest piece on Dianne Feinstein. Plus in News: Erin and Alyssa reflect on the Uvalde victim stories and Matthew McConaughey’s surprising engagement in the gun conversation. Then Megan Gailey and Dana Schwartz join to discuss the bikini menace and the rise and fall of the “bikini body”. Finally, a very petty I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Text ACT to 644-33 For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
6/9/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 55 seconds
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“Joy, Justice and Excellence” with Becky Pringle

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to the President of the National Education Association Becky Pringle about what it means to arm teachers with guns and the extraordinary burden teachers have carried the past few years. Then in News: Erin and Alyssa talk about Michigan Governor’s Whitmer executive directive on abortion, reproductive health, Japan’s terrible abortion laws, plus a man does a cool thing?! Next: Kara Klenk and Tien Tran join to discuss the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamation and counter lawsuit trail and then invent a new word: clout whoring. Finally, Sanity Corner! Show Notes:Text ACT to 644-33 Why the Depp-Heard trial is so much worse than you realizehttps://www.vox.com/culture/23131538/johnny-depp-amber-heard-tiktok-snl-extremism  For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
6/2/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 47 seconds
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"Laws > Prayers" with Shannon Watts

On this week’s show, Erin and Alyssa welcome Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, to process the massacre that happened in Uvalde, Texas, and to offer a glimmer of hope in the wake of tragedy. Then, Priyanka Aribindi and Kiran Deol join for Personal/Political to discuss combatting the fatigue that comes with the omnipresence of these horrific attacks and say Fuck That Guy to the men who continuously to allow them to happen. Finally, a much, much needed Sanity Corner filled with TV recs.  Show notes:Text ACT to 64433 to get involved in the fight for gun control For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.  
5/26/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 56 seconds
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“Bad Abbotts” with Bethenny Frankel and Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the primaries then are joined by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro to talk about the baby formula shortage and what led to this catastrophic situation. Plus Bethenny Frankel joins to talk about her new book and the future of female leadership. Next: Grace Parra-Janney and Julissa Arce join to discuss the systemic failures of our government and the everyday heroes who pick up the slack. Finally a much needed Sanity Corner. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
5/19/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 42 seconds
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“Gaetz's Underage Lasagna”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the Senate vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act, start their own religion and come for your semen. Then Michaela Watkins and Akilah Hughes talk about the Matt Gaetz tweet and the “cat lady” trope. Plus, I Feel Petty! For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
5/12/20221 hour, 16 minutes
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“SCOTUS Scammed Us”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the leaked SCOTUS draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the political and emotional fallout. (We’d like the record to show that pro-life old men are extremely creepy!!!) Then Tien Tran and Kiran Deol join to rage and rant about the imminent takedown of Roe, and deconstruct our culture’s obsession with scammers. Plus, I Feel Petty!Show Notes:With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit votesaveamerica.com/roe to learn more, donate, and take action.More reading:Scene Stealer: The True Lies of Elisabeth Finch, Part 1 For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. Scene Stealer: The True Lies of Elisabeth Finch, Part 2
5/5/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 37 seconds
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"I Know How You Feel" with Alison Leiby + Dr. Heather Irobunda

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the recent trove of Mark Meadows texts, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s testimony, Ron DeSantis’ battle with Disney, Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and toast the reporters covering Ukraine. Plus Dr. Heather Irobunda and stand up Alison Leiby join to discuss medical gaslighting, how to improve communication with your doctor and normalizing being happy (??) after an abortion. Plus, I Feel Petty!Show Notes:Tickets to Alison Leiby’s Oh God, A Show About Abortionhttps://www.ohgodshow.com/
4/28/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 44 seconds
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“Call Your Sneaky Friends” (with Sen. Mallory McMorrow and Kim Kelly)

Erin Ryan talks with labor journalist and author Kim Kelly about the recent Amazon and rumblings of Starbucks unionization and her new book Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor. Plus, Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow joins to discuss her viral speech on the Senate Floor and the Republicans the growing trend of labeling their Democratic opponents as groomers and pedophiles. Plus Amy Westervelt and Mary Annaïse Heglar (hosts of the podcast Hot Take) join to talk about Earth Day and sustainability burnout. Finally, I Feel Petty! (Alyssa is out this week, but back next!) Show Notes:Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Laborhttps://www.indiebound.org/book/9781982171056?aff=PublishersWeeklyListen to more of Amy Westervelt and Mary on Hot Takehttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hot-take/id1488414960Mallory McMorrowhttps://www.mcmorrowformichigan.com/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.  
4/21/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 24 seconds
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“No US in Abortion”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation, the Etsy strike and Ivanka Trump’s testimony to the Jan 6 committee. Then Grace Parra-Janney and Kara Klenk join to talk about the murder charges levied against a Texas woman over her pregnancy loss and the exhaustion over the inundation of abortion headlines. Finally, never tweet Alyssa “I expect better from you”, she is watching 90 Day Fiancé and don’t come for her… and other pettys in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Follow: Shout Your Abortionhttps://www.instagram.com/shoutyourabortion/?hl=enFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
4/14/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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“I am the Cringe”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the Republicans attempt to stop Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to SCOTUS, the historic Amazon Union vote in NY, Alabama’s mistrust in pregnant women, toast Colorado for enshrining the right to an abortion and troast Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski. Then, Michaela Watkins and Dana Schwartz join to discuss the rise and evolution of cringe culture. Finally, Sanity Corner!Show Notes:How to help Ukraine:Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)Donate to Humanitarian EffortSupport #SupportUkraine Humanitarian Effort on MightycauseUnited Help UkraineDonate to the Life-saving medical supplies to Ukraine’s front lineshttps://www.facebook.com/donate/1790857681112387Revived Soldiers UkraineDonate to Treatment of the wounded and the provision of hospitalshttps://www.facebook.com/donate/349402380213614/2361219087352065Razom for UkraineDonate to Tactical medical training and emergency response in Ukrainehttps://www.facebook.com/donate/1158240871580789/10223987229401655/Nova UkraineDonate to Humanitarian Aid to Ukrainehttps://www.facebook.com/donate/1137971146948461/5313902711988404/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
4/7/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 5 seconds
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“The Post Scruples-Era” with Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the obstacles birthing people experience obtaining abortion pills in red states, toast the Oscar winning movie CODA, and Madeleine Albright and give their first ever troast to Susan Collins for announcing her yes vote on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Plus, Senator Amy Klobuchar joins to debrief the SCOTUS briefings, the Ginni Thomas texts and her current legislative wins. Then Kiran Deol and Julissa Arce join to talk about Julissa’s new book and the case for rejecting assimilation. Finally, we talk about RSVP etiquette in I Feel Petty. Show Notes:Buy Julissa Arce’s book “You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting”https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250787019?aff=msmagazineMadame Hysteria is Elizabeth Packard.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
3/31/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 14 seconds
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“Kardashian University”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the highlights from Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS confirmation, and the Republicans embarrassing attempt to hijack the hearings. Plus disability rights activist, and the Ford Foundation’s Disability Rights Program Officer Rebecca Cokley joins to discuss the significance and impact of the American Disability Act. Then Tien Tran and Kara Klenk join to talk about the recent Kim Kardashian and Kanye West headlines and the abusive dynamic unfolding in the media. Plus, a strongly worded plea to kill the fax machine in I Feel Petty.If you’re experiencing domestic violence the National Domestic Violence Hotlineis open 24/7 and speaks English, Spanish and 200+ languages through an interpretation service. Call 800-799-7233.Show Notes:Rebecca Cokley wants you to know about Fannie Lou Hamerhttps://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/fannie-lou-hamerMadame Hysteria this week is American fashion designer Ann Lowe.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
3/24/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 8 seconds
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“Hormona Lisa” with Stacy London

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the wave of state legislation attempting to restrict travel across states lines to gain access to abortions and to gender-affirming medical care and toast Marina Ovsyannikova– a producer at a Russian state news program who bravely protested the war live onscreen. Then, Megan Gailey and Stacy London join to talk about hormone changes, perimenoapuse, menopause and the misconceptions about entering midlife. Finally, In I Feel Petty, Stacy gives us her thoughts for spring/summer ‘22 patterns and we’re fucking thrilled.Show Notes:State of Menopausehttps://www.stateofmenopause.com/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.  
3/17/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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“Where Culture is Made” with Ai-jen Poo and Jill Gutowitz

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco break down the unprecedented amount of education bills targeting teachers and students. Plus Ai-jen Poo joins to discuss the National Domestic Workers Alliance push to bring fairness and dignity to domestic workers, and touch base on the state of the care agenda in Congress. Then Rheeqrheeq Chainey and Jill Gutowitz (new book Girls Can Kiss Now out now!) stop by to discuss the evolution of queer culture in film and television and how pop culture has helped shaped our identity. Plus I Feel Petty!Show Notes:Jill Gutowitz’s book: Girls Can Kiss Nowhttps://www.indiebound.org/book/9781982158507National Domestic Workers Alliancehttps://www.domesticworkers.org/Women you should know:Dorothy Lee Bolden:https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/obituaries/dorothy-bolden-overlooked.htmlFox Sisters:https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-fox-sisters-and-the-rap-on-spiritualism-99663697/How to help Ukraine: Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) Donate to Humanitarian Effort https://www.mightycause.com/story/M1wzpf United Help Ukraine Donate to the Life-saving medical supplies to Ukraine's front lines https://www.facebook.com/donate/1790857681112387 Revived Soldiers Ukraine Donate to Treatment of the wounded and the provision of hospitals https://www.facebook.com/donate/349402380213614/2361219087352065  Razom for Ukraine Donate to Tactical medical training and emergency response in Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/donate/1158240871580789/10223987229401655/  Nova Ukraine Donate to Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/donate/1137971146948461/5313902711988404/ For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
3/10/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 43 seconds
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“Herstory’s Merstories” with Alexis Coe

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco share direct actions you can do to help the Ukrainian people now (see below), discuss the most memorable moment of Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, and celebrate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Plus, Presidential Historian Alexis Coe joins to talk about how the male gaze has distorted our perception of history and the often manufactured nature of Women’s History Month. Then, Kiran Deol and Dana Schwartz talk about the Love is Blind finale and the privilege of choosing yourself. Finally, a much needed Sanity Corner.Show Notes:How to help Ukraine:Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)Donate to Humanitarian Efforthttps://www.mightycause.com/story/M1wzpfUnited Help UkraineDonate to the Life-saving medical supplies to Ukraine's front lineshttps://www.facebook.com/donate/1790857681112387Revived Soldiers UkraineDonate to Treatment of the wounded and the provision of hospitalshttps://www.facebook.com/donate/349402380213614/2361219087352065Razom for UkraineDonate to Tactical medical training and emergency response in Ukrainehttps://www.facebook.com/donate/1158240871580789/10223987229401655/Nova UkraineDonate to Humanitarian Aid to Ukrainehttps://www.facebook.com/donate/1137971146948461/5313902711988404/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
3/3/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 27 seconds
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“Pluto’s Back, Baby!” with Chani Nicholas

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into a shocking Propublica piece that exposes states for sitting on $5.2 billion in welfare funds while needy families struggle to survive. Plus, we celebrate the USWNT’s legal victory as they fight for equal pay. Then, astrologer Chani Nicholas joins to discuss the rising popularity of astrology, its historical and political significance and why America’s Pluto Return is so goddamn scary! Finally, Chani reads Erin and Alyssa’s birth charts, and it’s pretty much like sitting in on someone’s therapy session.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.  Show Notes:Learn more about Chani Nicholas:https://chaninicholas.com/Chani: Your Astrology Guidehttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/chani-app/id1532791252Her book→ You Were Born For This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptancehttps://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062840639Propublica piece:https://www.propublica.org/article/states-are-hoarding-52-billion-in-welfare-funds-even-as-the-need-for-aid-grows
2/24/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 53 seconds
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“Such Devoted Sisters” with Oriaku Njoku

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Oriaku Njoku, co-founder and executive director of Access Reproductive Care Southeast, about the state of abortion in the South, the Hyde Amendment and the importance of direct service work. In news: Erin and Alyssa talk about the slew of judicial wins from Sandy Hook families settlement with a gun manufacturer, to Sarah Palin’s libel case dismissal, to Prince Andrew settling with his accuser and Trump’s accounting firm cutting ties with the family. Then, Michaela Watkins and Shaniqua McClendon join to talk about the ever-changing and forever important relationship you have with your sister. Finally, is Starbucks really just a front for Big (hot) Milk?! Find out in I Feel Petty. Show Notes:Access Reproductive Care - Southeasthttps://arc-southeast.org/Follow on social!@arc_southeast
2/17/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 9 seconds
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“The Beyotch Experience”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about Joe Rogan, American manhood and the disaffected white man and then break down the insidiousness of the Beijing Olympics and the human rights violations the world is seemingly glossing over. Then Megan Gailey and Julissa Arce join for a very special Valentine's inspired Solicited Advice segment. Finally, where the fuck is the commentary on the Olympics replays?! In I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Follow The Lingerie Addict for inclusive lingerie content!https://www.instagram.com/thelingerieaddict/?hl=enhttps://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2008/04/about-addict.html For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast. 
2/10/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 46 seconds
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“Ruthless Self-Care” with Robin Givhan

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the Republican-led state attack on abortion and the “debate” about President Bidens to-be-named SCOTUS pick. Then senior critic-at-large and fashion critic at the Washington Post Robin Givhan joins to discuss the intersection of fashion and politics, how Michelle Obama changed the first lady style game, and curious case of the president’s pocket squares. Plus, Grace Parra and Kara Klenk stop by to discuss how to check in with a friend, how to ask for help, and the joys of the voice memo text. Finally, Sanity CornerFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
2/3/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 50 seconds
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“Meet Market”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the new study that links cash stipends and higher brain development in children, the child tax credit, a Florida judge who denied a teen an abortion on the grounds of her GPA, and Sarah Palin’s libel case against the New York Times. Then Tien Tran and Kiran Deol join to discuss how they met their partners, West Elm Caleb, and trials and tribulations of dating. Finally, is Che Diaz the most unhinged character ever written? The gang breaks it down in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:WSJ: Cats on road trips: what could go wrong?
1/27/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 36 seconds
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“Hey Gerri!” with J. Smith Cameron

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Succession star J. Smith Cameron about the newest season, her newfound sex symbol status, and Gerri’s sub/dom relationship with the youngest member of Roy family. Plus, Erin and Alyssa discuss the state of the omicron variant, and the fuckery happening at The Supreme Court. And if that’s not enough: Naomi Ekperigin joins to talk about the Tik Tok generation phenomenon of “the pick me girl”, putting on your woman costume and the inherent internalized misogyny of it all. Finally, what we’re feeling petty about this week
1/20/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 52 seconds
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“No More Fun Crimes”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about Democrats’ lackluster action on protecting abortion access, and voting rights, then toast Preet Chandi, and roast Sarah Palin and Mozart. Ya hear that Mozart?! Plus Dana Schwartz stops by to discuss how technology is weaponized against women and people of color and the tech dystopian future. Finally, Jared Leto is giving us straight deranged in House of Gucci and other pettiness in I Feel Petty!Show Notes:January 17th, in honor of Betty White donate to Happy Homes Animal Rescue!https://www.happyhomesinc.org/19th News: “In 2022, a revived legal fight over the ERA takes shape”https://19thnews.org/2022/01/equal-rights-amendment-appeal/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
1/13/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 23 seconds
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“An Upside Surprise” (with Dr. Heather Irobunda)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the anniversary of the January 6th riots, and the short and long term effects it will have on getting anything done in Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ban from Twitter, the Elizabeth Holmes guilty verdict, and Ghislaine Maxwell getting dumped in prison. Then, Megan Gailey, Kara Klenk and Dr. Heather Irobunda joins to discuss the myths, pressures, expectations, and surprises of pregnancy and postpartum. Plus, fresh pettys for your enjoyment!For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
1/6/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 29 seconds
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“Love Me, it's Christmas!”

This week Alyssa Mastromonaco and Grace Parra Janney are joined by Naomi Ekperigin and Megan Gailey to discuss holiday movies, and all of wonderful, insane, problematic, magical, bat shit holiday movie tropes...because there are many! Then the group plays a game of “Defend your Movie” and things get spicy. Happy Holidays!Link to The Christmas Set Up!https://play.mylifetime.com/movies/the-christmas-setup/full-movieFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
12/23/202147 minutes, 45 seconds
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“Don’t Text & Coup!”

This week Alyssa Mastromonaco and Grace Parra Janney discuss California Governor Gavin Newsom’s trolling of the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion, the devastating tornadoes in central and southern states, the explosive texts revealed by the January 6th committee, and toast our girl Britney Spears . Then Caroline Reston joins to moderate a spicy mailbag segment! Plus, what’s the most seemingly innocuous but evil text you can send friends? Find out in I Feel Petty. Show Notes: Support the disaster relief: World Central Kitchen:https://donate.wck.org/give/382240/%23%21/donation/checkout#!/donation/checkout Mental Health If you need to talk to someone because of the Western Kentucky tornadoes (ex: devastation in Mayfield), the Disaster Distress Helpline is here for you. Call or text 1-800-985-5990. Liz Roberts at Serenity Now offering free counselling www.serenitynow2020.com   MAYFIELD, KYMayfield Community Fund– https://gofund.me/ad834767  WESTERN KY BENTON: Stepstone Family and Youth Services– 78 Caky Dr, Benton, KY (270) 527-8388  Paducah:The Johnson Bar. 133 S. 3rd St. Paducah, KY. 42001  Muhlenburg: If you or someone you know has been displaced from their home due to the catastrophic tornado that has hit the northern end of Muhlenberg County, call 1-855-891-7325 for assistance. DAWSON SPRINGS: Dawson Springs High School - 317 Eli Street, Dawson Springs, KY 42408. 270-797-2957 SOUTHERN KYBOWLING GREEN/WARREN: Mutual Aid Funds and Sources: Rise and Shine: Mutual aid form for Bowling Green https://linktr.ee/riseandshinebgky Resources for Pets: SHELTERS THAT ACCEPT PETS AND PEOPLE: SOKY Fairgrounds 940 Morgantown Rd. JAYCEES Pavilion located at the SOKY Fairgrounds (Entrance at Lampkin Park) off of Morgantown Rd. Open 24 hours  Link to The Christmas Set Up!https://play.mylifetime.com/movies/the-christmas-setup/full-movieFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
12/16/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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“The Uncivil War”

This week Alyssa Mastromonaco and Grace Parra Janney talk about the DOJ’s multiple cases against the state of Texas, SCOTUS and the reports that Democratic strategists don’t think abortion is a winning issue, the US boycott of the Beijing Olympics and toast Michigan Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald who brought charges against a school shooter’s parents. Then Tien Tran and Kiran Deol join to talk about the grand asshole awakening and why society has gotten ruder. Plus, why is the acting so terrible on Selling Sunset and other musings in I Feel Petty.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
12/9/20211 hour, 25 seconds
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“Um Hello, Save Roe!”

This week Alyssa Mastromonaco and Julissa Arce discuss the omicron variant and subsequent travel bans, SCOTUS’ impending decision on the Mississippi abortion law that threatens Roe, and toast the first female president of Honduras. Then, Michaela Watkins joins to ask the age old question: ‘am I becoming my mother?’. Plus, who’s the saddest in Succession and other musings in I Feel Petty!For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
12/2/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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“The Enjoy Today Show” (with Katie Couric)

Katie Couric joins Alyssa Mastromonaco to talk about her new memoir Going There, the backlash to her book and her favorite memories of the Thanksgiving Macy’s Day Parade. Then Julissa Arce, Dana Schwartz, Akilah Hughes and Caroline Reston gather around the virtual dinner table to talk about their most controversial Thanksgiving takes and react to listeners submitting Hills. Happy Thanksgiving!Show Notes:The Couric Effect! Watch the Today Show segment where Katie takes viewers on her colonoscopy journey. https://youtu.be/adMfyB-eHoIFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
11/25/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 37 seconds
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"First is a Start, Second is Best" (with Rep. Pramila Jayapal)

Alyssa Mastromonaco and guest co-host Julissa Arce get into the news of the week: Alex Jones, Cuba, and Democratic efforts at immigration reform. And toasts are in order for the Harvard Crimson and a few pop princesses. Then, Pramilia Jayapal joins to talk BBB and Democrats’ perpetual aversion to being in array. Plus Megan Gailey and Grace Parra stop by to talk about historic firsts. Then, Sanity Corner.Show Notes:Enjoy J-Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime showKatie Porter has some words and rice for big oilWatch Hard KnocksBuy Julissa’s book, You Sound Like a White GirlIt’s sock seasonFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
11/18/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 27 seconds
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“Gifting is a Construct” (with Cynthia Nixon)

Cynthia Nixon joins to talk about her run for Governor, fraught New York politics and the forthcoming Sex and the City reboot. Then Alyssa Mastromonaco is joined by guest co-host Shaniqua McClendon to discuss the historic Infrastructure bill, its real world impacts, and roast Rep. Paul Gosar because Fuck That Guy. Plus, Kiran Deol and Julissa Arce stop by to discuss our obsession with gift giving and how we can show appreciation without material things. Finally, a car themed-petty!For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
11/11/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 51 seconds
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“My So-Called Twenties” (with Monica Lewinsky)

Monica Lewinsky joins Alyssa Mastromonaco to talk about American Crime Story: Impeachment, her documentary “15 minutes of Shame” and that time she ran into Ken Starr years on Christmas Eve. Then Alyssa is joined by guest co-host Senior Political Director of Crooked Media Shaniqua McClendon to unpack Tuesday’s election results. Plus, Grace Parra Janney and Michaela Watkins stop by to reevaluate the Clinton scandal, and look back on how our cringey early 20’s and how it shaped who we are today. Finally, we take a breather with some flower arranging talk in Sanity Corner.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
11/4/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 43 seconds
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“It’s Not Me, It’s You”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about Build Back Better and the big disappointments about the compromises on paid leave, climate change and medicare expansion, and by “talk” we mean extremely pissed. Then, Megan Gailey and Tien Tran join to discuss the spooky and traumatizing phenomenon of “ghosting”. Who on the panel was the benevolent ghost? Who demanded a sex refund? And whatever happened to Bob?! Finally, it’s time to leave lip syncing to drag queens and other musings in I Feel Petty.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
10/28/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 14 seconds
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“Dames” (with Rep. Rosa DeLauro)

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro stops by to talk about family leave, the Child Tax Credit and Joe Manchin’s attempt to slash the program. Then in news: Erin Ryan and Dame Alyssa Mastromonaco break down the hypocrisy of the right’s attack on Pete Buttigieg’s paternity leave, and the growing unrest with the American labor force. Plus, Julissa Arce and Dana Schwartz join for a lively debate about calling women “badass”, how we value compliments, and the nuanced women of Succession. Finally, we breakdown plane etiquette in I Feel Petty.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
10/21/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 22 seconds
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“All Eyes on Me”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the latest whiplash with Texas’s abortion ban, Wisconsin breweries helping parents sue schools over anti-mask mandates, CA Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia pioneering women’s rights in the state and the chaos in Idaho politics. Then Kiran Deol and Megan Gailey join to talk about “main character syndrome”, the inauthenticity of trying to be the center of attention and the power of being real. Plus, in a shock to no one The View has a bad point of view and other petty things in In I Feel Petty.Show NotesBy Attacking Me, Justice Alito Proved My Point By Adam Serwerhttps://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/10/alito-supreme-court-texas-abortion/620339/Kiran Deol tour dates:10/27 at Laugh Bostonhttps://www.seetickets.us/event/Kiran-Deol-800pm/43866211/7 Dynasty Typewriter https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/events-calendar?loxi_pathname=%2Fkiran-deol-1346For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
10/14/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 17 seconds
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“SCOTUS in Retrograde” (with Errin Haines + Kiran Deol)

This week, we’re joined by Elliott Stephanopoulos, Kiran Deol, and Errin Haines to tackle the following questions: How can Instagram make people feel less bad about themselves? What happens when too many people lose faith in institutions? What fuckery is the Supreme Court about to get up to now? And what would happen if your shit talking group chat was subpoenaed?Show Notes:Errin Haines (@emarvelous) is Editor at Large at The 19th, an independent, nonprofit newsroom reporting at the intersection of gender, politics and policy. Kiran Deol (@​​shitfromkiran) is a comedian, filmmaker (“I Would Never”) and actor seen on NBC’s Sunnyside. You can check out her comedy live at Laugh Boston, Wednesday, October 27th at 8pm.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
10/7/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 18 seconds
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“What’s Missing?” (with Rebecca Nagle)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about Democratic D-week, and the scramble to reconcile progressive and centrists and pass the infrastructure passage in tandem with Build Back Better. Then Julissa Arce and This Land host Rebecca Nagle join to discuss the Gabby Petito case, “missing white girl syndrome” and the true crime industrial complex. Finally, Fat Bear Week is afoot and we’re talking about it in Sanity Corner.Show Notes:National Domestic Violence Hotlinehttps://www.thehotline.org/ or call 1-800-799-SAFEFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
9/30/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 46 seconds
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“Shoot your Shot” (with Rep. Cori Bush + Dr. Heather Irobunda)

Rep. Cori Bush joins to discuss the Keeping Renters Safe Act, the state of the Infrastructure bill and her very own Ben & Jerry’s flavor. Then Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Dr. Heather Irobunda about pervasive misinformation around the Covid vaccine, uteruses and fertility. Plus I Feel Petty!Show Notes:Follow Dr. Heather Irobunda!On Insta: https://www.instagram.com/drheatherirobundamd/?hl=enAnd Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drheatherirobundamd?For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
9/23/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 26 seconds
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“The Princess and the Pod” (with Akilah Hughes)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Gavin Newsom’s resounding recall win, the Larry Nassar hearing, Joe Manchin and the confusion over booster shots. Then Dana Schwartz and Akilah Hughes join to discuss princess culture and it’s lasting pervasiveness in our culture. Finally, is the Met Gala grotesque or fun!?For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
9/16/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 3 seconds
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“Roe Offense” (with Rebecca Nagle)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the complexities of the Texas abortion law, the future of Roe, and Governor Abbott’s efforts to “eliminate rapists”. Ok. Plus Rebecca Nagle stops by to talk about season 2 of This Land and Texas’ attempt to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act. Then Julissa Arce and Michaela Watkins join to discuss the sport of democracy, the importance of participating in the system, and why people are apathetic. Finally, some wholesome recs in this week’s Sanity Corner.Show Notes:Follow: Sean Black, who goes by @black_madness21 on TikTok. He created a bot that makes it easy to submit fake tips to a "whistleblower" website created by the anti-abortion Texas Right to Life group.Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/txfundsFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
9/9/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 40 seconds
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“Getting Real” (with Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein)

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco break down the new Texas abortion ban, SCOTUS's deafening silence, and what this means for Roe v. Wade. Then in a special labor day episode, the panel gets real about reality TV. Erin and Alyssa are joined by Megan Gailey, Hysteria producer Caroline Reston and theoretical physicist Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein to break down why smart people love reality tv, how The Real World changed the world, and why 90 Day Fiance has more heart than any other show on television. Plus the gang shares who they think is the most iconic reality star of all time.Show Notes:Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein’s book is available now!The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred  https://cprescodweinstein.comFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
9/2/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 2 seconds
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“Nasty Pelosi”

Nancy Pelosi gets her caucus in line to advance a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint, opening the door to passing the infrastructure and John Lewis Voting Advancement Act. Then Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Kiran Deol and Dana Schwartz to discuss the traditions that COVID has spelled the beginning of the end for, and the traditions we want to hold onto. Plus, we meet Alyssa’s newest family member in Sanity Corner!Show Notes:Sanity Corner:Erin: Alyssa’s new catKiran: Making gamesDana: Leaving phones/computers in the other roomAlyssa: Never Have I Ever on NetflixFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
8/26/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 41 seconds
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“All In The Family” (with Jen Statsky & Dawn Huckelbridge)

Jen Statsky stops by to talk about her Emmy nominated HBO show Hacks and joins the panel along with Grace Parra Janney to discuss the line between lived experiences and art. Then Paid Leave for All Director Dawn Huckelbridge stops by to talk about the infrastructure bill and the urgent need for universal paid leave now. Then Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the surge in Afghanistan foreign policy experts in the media, Governor Greg Abbott’s colossal failure handling COVID in Texas and toast Pete and Chasten Buttigieg. And finally, unwind with a Cann of weed in Sanity Corner.Show Notes:Paid Leave For Allhttps://paidleaveforall.org/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
8/19/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 43 seconds
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“Cuomo Se Dice ‘Good Riddance’” (with Akilah Green)

Andrew Cuomo resigns, Governor Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis are destroying their states, and schools are daring to follow the silence. Then Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Michaela Watkins and Emmy nominated writer Akilah Green to discuss the phenomenon of the “ladder puller”, the woman who doesn’t hold her hand out for others. Then finally, in true Jeopardy fashion we’re asking: who is Mike Richards?Show Notes:Lucille Ball’s podcast “Let’s Talk to Lucy”https://www.npr.org/2021/08/04/1024566837/sirius-xm-revives-lucille-ball-radio-tapes-for-podcast-let-s-talk-to-lucyFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
8/12/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 50 seconds
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“An Inconvenient Detail” (with Amanda Knox)

Amanda Knox opens up about writing her Medium post in response to the movie Stillwater, reclaiming her narrative and the power of vulnerability. Plus, Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Andrew Cuomo, predict his resignation to the date (news witches!), toast Cori Bush for her work in extending the eviction moratorium and roast Krysten Sinema for refusing to change her vacation plans for the infrastructure bill vote. Then, Rheeqrheeq Chainey and Kiran Deol join to discuss the Bennifer reunion and the Jenga game of fuckery that happens when you return to an ex. Finally, when a Ben rises a Matt must fall and other thoughts in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Amanda Knox Medium post: “Who Owns My Name?”https://amandamarieknox.medium.com/who-owns-my-name-93561f83e502Listen to Amanda’s podcast Labyrinths: Getting Lost with Amanda Knoxhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/labyrinths-getting-lost-with-amanda-knox/id1494368441For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
8/5/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 34 seconds
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“Masking for Trouble” (with Sen. Tammy Duckworth)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Simone Biles' choice to sit out the rest of the Olympics and the clout chasers trying to use her to get attention, and break down the chaos and pain swirling around the January 6th commission. Plus, Erin sits down with Senator Tammy Duckworth to talk about her newest bill that would give parents paid leave following a pregnancy loss. Next: Megan Gailey and comedian Nori Reed join for a cathartic conversation about the pandemic and give those choosing to be unvaccinated a piece of their mind! Finally, what classic metal band are Alyssa and Erin listening to this week? Find out in Sanity Corner. Show Notes:Sanity Corner:Megan: Love Island UK (available on Hulu)Erin + Alyssa: Metallica and other 90’s hard rockNori: On the hunt for a mini bag!For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
7/29/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 5 seconds
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"Big Ship Energy" (with Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Astro and Theoretical Physicist Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein about how racism and sexism has set science back, answers our space questions and breaks down the gravitational dynamics happening on the Bachelorette. Plus in news: Erin and Alyssa discuss Bezos’ phallic shaped journey to space, the raging opioid epidemic, and the child tax credit. Next, Julissa Arce and Kim Kelly join to discuss the state of the service industry and the growing customer disrespect against restaurant workers. Finally, a win for Wisconsin in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:A scientist you should know:Elmer Imeshttps://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.4042Link to Dr Prescod Weinstein’s book https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781541724709Link to Kim Kelly’s latest https://www.thenation.com/article/economy/alabama-warrior-met-coal/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
7/22/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 18 seconds
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”Proud Floozy”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the Texas abortion bill that pits neighbors against each other, Governor Abbott’s threat to arrest Texas Democrats who’ve fled the special session on voting rights and the Democrat budget reconciliation compromise. Joe Manchin, you’re doing great sweetie! Then, Megan Gailey and Dana Schwartz join to discuss the 20th anniversary of Legally Blonde, its cultural impact and when ‘playing dumb’ can be weaponized and when it can be harmful. Then, why hasn’t science mastered the arts of tags in shirts and pants and other pettiness in I feel petty.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
7/15/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 59 seconds
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"Olympic Torched"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the imminent doom of climate change and the frustrating burden put on consumers rather than the giant corporate polluters. Then Tien Tran and Julissa Arce stop by to talk about the controversy-riddled Olympics, the IOC’s outdated rules and how we can still support our favorite athletes despite it all. And finally, we’re obviously talking about Trump’s social media site getting hacked in I Feel Petty.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
7/8/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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“Stronger Than Yesterday”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the Senate’s agonizing infrastructure negotiations process and the importance of maintaining the care economy portion of the bill intact and reflect on the tragedy in Surfside, Florida. Next, Michaela Watkins and Francesca Fiorentini join to discuss Britney Spears’ testimony in court, and the 2000’s era that perpetuated a culture of complicity. Finally, why don’t colonoscopy shakes taste like milkshakes and other gripes in I Feel Petty.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
7/1/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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"Solicited Advice" (150th Episode! with Sen. Baldwin)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the recent Supreme Court decisions and disappointing vaccination rate among the youth. Then, Erin talks to her hometown Senator Tammy Baldwin about the importance of the Equality Act and that Kamala Harris Senate dinner party. Next: the OG LA crew assemble to celebrate 150 episodes, reflect on the past three years and dispense advice to our listeners. Finally, who is the living embodiment of Paddington? Find out in Sanity Corner.Show Notes:Sanity Corner:Megan: Whistleblower podcastKiran: The beachErin: go to https://www.recreation.gov/ to learn about national parks near youAlyssa: Farm stands are open!For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
6/24/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 14 seconds
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“Over the Rainbow” (with Rep. Gwen Moore)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin to discuss the Senate’s recent establishment of Juneteenth as a National holiday, the best ways to celebrate, and what the fuck is up with Ron Johnson. In news: Erin and Alyssa discuss the Republicans' raging culture war against teaching critical race theory in schools, the Biden and Putin Summit and our impending climate disasters. Next: Tien Tran and Shaniqua McClendon stop by to discuss cause marketing and why pride is feeling more pink washed than year’s past. Finally, why Batman is actually the worst boyfriend...in Sanity Corner.Show Notes:Sanity Corner:Erin: Batman not giving Catwoman oral sexShaniqua: All About Love: New Visions by Bell HooksTien: A lot of soccer tournaments Alyssa: Biden’s foreign tripFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
6/17/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 2 seconds
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"Capitalism: For Her!" (with TX State Rep. Nicole Collier)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Texas State Representative Nicole Collier to discuss what’s going on in Texas, from new voting restrictions to a bill banning most abortions to how to hold out hope in a red state. In news, Erin and Alyssa break down all the legislation that could be passed if Joe Manchin wasn’t so horny for our old institutions. Then Megan Gailey and Kiran Deol stop by to talk about the rise and fall of the girlboss. And: who are the two weird old dudes you must follow on instagram? Find out in Sanity Corner!Show Notes:Learn more about State Representative Nicole Collier:http://www.votenicolecollier.com/Sanity Corner:Erin: Robert Reich’s tiktokAlyssa: WeedKiran: Anthony Hopkins’ instagramMegan: Simone Biles + Brian Moylan “The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives”For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
6/10/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 52 seconds
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“Break Point”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss how to mentally prepare for a very frustrating month in the US Senate, and the GOP’s not-so-subtle attempt to rewrite history. Then Grace Parra and Tien Tran join to discuss Naomi Osaka’s decision to step back from the French Open and tennis and the importance of putting your mental health first. Finally, which Mare of Easttown resident deserves their own spinoff, find out in Fight Club.Show Notes:NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illnesshttps://www.nami.org/HomeFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
6/3/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 20 seconds
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“Extra Dressing” (with Molly Hayward)

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Cora’s founder and Chief Branding Officer Molly Hayward about how to unfuck the feminine care industry, period poverty and why having your period is actually pretty metal. Plus, Erin and Alyssa discuss the dumb sword fight in the Senate over the Jan 6th commission and infrastructure, and the disturbing lack of education among Republicans. Then Megan Gailey and Julissa Arce stop by to talk about the Florida High School photoshopping girl's bodies in yearbooks and the discriminatory history of dress codes. Finally, what the hell are those accents in Mare of East Town in Sanity Corner!Show Notes:Learn more about Cora:https://cora.life/Sanity Corner:Alyssa: Mare of East Town on HBO MaxJulissa: Watermelon margaritas with tajín Erin: The Turning: The Sisters Who Left podcastMegan: Sports baby! NBA playoffs & WNBA, NHL playoffs, Indy 500For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
5/27/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 41 seconds
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"The End of the End" (with Ilyse Hogue)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro Choice America about the Supreme Court’s decision to hear an abortion case that threatens the future of Roe. Plus, Erin and Alyssa discuss the state of the House Republican caucus, Susan Collins’ concerning fundraising methods, and Letitia James’ criminal investigation into the Trump Organization. Then Grace Parra and Michaela Watkins join for a nostalgia filled conversation about high school prom, rites of passage in our youth, and the decisions we made in high school that still affect us today. Finally, Grace pitches a new technology to solve our mystery rashes in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:NARAL Pro Choice Americahttps://www.prochoiceamerica.org/Follow Ilyse Hogue on twitter:https://twitter.com/ilysehRead Ilyse Hogue’s book:The Lie that Bindshttps://www.indiebound.org/book/9781947492509For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
5/20/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 14 seconds
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“Queens of Drama” (with Senator Hirono)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Senator Mazie Hirono about her recent legislative victories, child care as infrastructure, and her new memoir Heart of Fire. Plus, Erin and Alyssa get into the Liz Cheney of it all, and the NRA is handed another blow. Then, Kiran Deol and Priyanka Aribindi join to break down their relationship to drama in relationships, politics and culture. Finally, Sanity Corner!Show Notes:Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter’s Story by Mazie Hironohttps://www.indiebound.org/book/9781984881601?aff=msmagazineSanity Corner:Alyssa: Christmas music on SiriusXMErin: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead & Flight by Olga TokaarcrukPriyanka: A Return to Love by Marianne WilliamsonKiran: Petty about questionsFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
5/13/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 55 seconds
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“My Curvy Life” (with Senator Gillibrand and Lindy West)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco celebrate Trump’s ban from Facebook, discuss Liz Cheney and what we’re calling anarchy in the GOP, share their reactions to that scary New York Times story saying we’ll never reach herd immunity, and honor the teachers in their lives. Plus, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins to discuss sexual assault in the military and why opposition to her bill to improve the system is melting away. Then, writers and comedians Lindy West and Kara Klenk stop by to talk about Mother’s Day, what it means to be a mom, and what it means to choose not to. Finally Erin makes the case against McMansions and other petty thoughts in I Feel Petty. Show Notes:The Military Justice Improvement And Increasing Prevention Acthttps://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/news/press/release/senators-gillibrand-grassley-ernst-blumenthal-cruz-shaheen-kelly-and-military-sexual-assault-advocates-introduce-new-bipartisan-military-justice-improvement-and-increasing-prevention-actShrill by Lindy West https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780316348461 For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
5/6/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 18 seconds
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“Toxic Freedom” (with Sophie Ackoff)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the upcoming Biden Joint Session address not to be confused with the State of the Union Address, breakdown the administration’s American Family Plan, get into the ratfuck NY Post story about Kamala Harris and casually wish Rudy Giuliani ill. Plus, Sophie Ackoff co-executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition stops by to discuss the importance of the farming industry and how we can foster a new generation of young diverse farmers. Then, Tien Tran and Julissa Arce join to talk about the new CDC mask guidelines and the impending anxiety around returning to the office. Finally Erin debunks the conservative non-fiction industrial book complex and other petty thoughts in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:National Young Farmers Coalitionhttps://www.youngfarmers.org/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
4/29/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 48 seconds
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"We Really Care, Do U?" (with Shannon Watts)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the three guilty verdicts in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Green New Deal and DC statehood. Plus Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, joins to discuss the uptick in gun violence headlines, the inner corruptions of the NRA and how to stay engaged with gun reform activism. Then, Megan Gailey and Tien Tran join to talk about the care economy as an essential part of American infrastructure, and what happens to a whole ass economy when care is no longer available. Finally we all relax with some casual nobility on nobility crime...and other recommendations in a much needed Sanity Corner.Show Notes:Moms Demand Action:Get involved:Text checks to 64433 -->connect to your senatorText ready to 6433 -->get involved with Moms Demand ActionMore info:https://momsdemandaction.org/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
4/22/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 32 seconds
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"Prime Day" (with Michelle Buteau and Kim Kelly)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine halt, the increased health risks that anyone with uteruses face, the GOP’s missing empathy bone, and the brave men, women and children testifying in the Derek Chauvin trial. Plus, we follow up with labor journalist Kim Kelly about the Alabama Amazon union vote in a new segment called “Wait, What Happened?”. Then Rheeqrheeq Chainey and very special guest Michelle Buteau join to discuss what it means to be in the prime of your life, saying yes to yourself and no to self-nullifying choices you made to impress people you don’t even like. Then finally, dishwasher woes and other petty thoughts in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:The Duante Wright Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/dauntewrightBail Fund: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd@colorofchange’s petition to end violent policing against Black people: https://act.colorofchange.org/signup/state-emergency-black-people-are-dyingFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
4/15/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 31 seconds
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"Hillary Clinton!" (with Hillary Clinton)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco sit down with Hillary Clinton to talk about living history, NCAA women getting their due, media criticism, and her newest title: podcast host. Plus: Erin and Alyssa talk about the state of abortion and the newest republican attacks on trans youth, Kiran Deol and Shaniqua McClendon join to talk about Matt Gaetz-gate and the cycle of frat boy culture in powerful circles, and one host has a lot of thoughts about the return of Elliot Stabler to Law and Order in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Transgender people in crisis should contact the following resources:The Trevor Project's 24/7/365 Lifeline at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) or TrevorChat, their online instant messaging option, or TrevorText, a text-based support option. If you are looking for peer support, you can visit TrevorSpace from anywhere in the world.The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
4/8/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 8 seconds
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"White Boy Bummer" (with Nsé Ufot)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Executive Director of the New Georgia Project Nsé Ufot about her battle to preserve voting rights in her state and what motivates her to keep fighting. Then, we break down the flurry of Republican bills attacking trans youth and discuss the Washington Post temporarily barring journalist Felicia Somnez from reporting on sexual assault. Then Megan Gailey and Michaela Watkins join to discuss what summer is shaping up to look like and get petty about the NCAA and customer service in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Transgender people in crisis should contact the following resources:The Trevor Project's 24/7/365 Lifeline at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) or TrevorChat, their online instant messaging option, or TrevorText, a text-based support option. If you are looking for peer support, you can visit TrevorSpace from anywhere in the world.The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
4/1/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 58 seconds
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“What’s Not to Like?” (with Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Lauren Underwood, Alicia Menendez)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Senator Amy Klobuchar about legislating in a time of obstructionism, what’s up with her and her friend Secretary Pete, and Minnesota sports. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood stops by to discuss the Health Care Affordability Act and Illinois’ hidden gems. Then Julissa Arce and MSNBC host and author Alicia Menendez join the panel to discuss the likability trap. And, after a tough two weeks, Sanity Corner.In word press please bold/underline!Show Notes: *boldDonate and learn more about common sense gun reform: *underlineMoms Demand Actionhttps://momsdemandaction.org/Everytown for Gun Safetyhttps://everytown.org/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include the name of the podcast.
3/25/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 42 seconds
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“Not No Men” (with Amb. Samantha Power & Comm. Nikki Fried)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco toast Deb Haaland, our new Secretary of the Interior, chat with Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried about Governor Ron DeSantis’ blatant corruption, and talk to Ambassador Samantha Power about serving in the Obama administration and the time she went into labor during an argument with the President. Then Tien Tran and Grace Parra join to discuss the rise of anti-Asian American hate crimes, global violence against women, and the excuses powerful men make for their violent acts of misogyny and hate. Plus, a strong argument to abolish jeans forever in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:SUPPORTCrisis Line: 1-800-273-TALKAsian Languages: 1-877-990-8585Crisis Text Line: Text “CONNECT” to 741741Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory: https://www.asianmhc.org/apisaaDONATEStop AAPI Hate: https://stopaapihate.org/Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund: https://www.aaldef.org/Asian Pacific Environmental Network: http://apen4ej.org/Asian Americans Advancing Justice: https://secure.donationpay.org/aajc/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include which podcast you would like.
3/18/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 15 seconds
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"Anarchy in the Monarchy" (with Kim Kelly)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the newest COVID relief bill, plus a special guest roast of Senator Krysten Sinema from your friend Rheeqrheeq Chainey. Then Teen Vogue labor journalist Kim Kelly joins to discuss the Amazon unionization vote in Alabama and the history of women leading the labor movement. Then Kiran Deol and fellow podcaster Alison Rosen (Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend) join to break down Oprah’s interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Then Erin begs Gen Z to follow this one simple piece of fashion advice (for their own good!) in I Feel Petty.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include which podcast you would like.
3/11/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 14 seconds
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"A Pretty Penny" (with Jennifer McClellan & Jennifer Carroll Foy)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the recent accusations against Governor Cuomo, then kick off Women’s History Month by featuring two amazing women running for Governor of Virginia: State Senator Jennifer McClellan and Jennifer Carroll Foy. Then Priyanka Aribindi and Michaela Watkins join to discuss our money diaries and how the pandemic has impacted our relationship with money. Finally, Alyssa has a qualms with varying brightness on car headlights in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Learn more and support the VA Governor candidates:Jennifer McClellanhttps://www.jennifermcclellan.com/Jennifer Carroll Foyhttps://jennifercarrollfoy.com/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected] and include which podcast you would like.
3/4/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 35 seconds
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“What’s Up, Doc?” (with Dr. Heather Irobunda)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco toast Deb Haaland’s strength as the presumptive next head of the Department of the Interior, and roast Ted Cruz’s performance as most clueless bitch in Texas. Then, Board Certified OB/GYN and Women’s Health Advocate Dr. Heather Irobunda stops by to discuss implicit bias and racism in the medical field and how she’s using Tik Tok to “empower vagina owners.” Next, Rheeqrheeq Chainey and Julissa Arce join to discuss the frustrations and trauma of navigating our healthcare system. Then a reminder to keep the Biden Administration accountable in I Feel Petty. Help reunify children separated from their families at the border by donating: Families Belong Togetherhttps://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/Raices Texashttps://www.raicestexas.org/Help Combat Racism against Asian-Americanshttps://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria.For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected].
2/25/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 40 seconds
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"Better With Age" (with Rep. Gwen Moore)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about what needs to happen before schools can safely reopen. Then, Rep. Gwen Moore returns to discuss Black History Month and state legislatures’ aggressive attempts to make it harder to vote. Then, it’s a double Hysteria birthday, when Megan Gailey joins to discuss the importance of reaching out to our elderly neighbors during a time that’s been especially hard on them. Then: Kellyanne! Again!?!?Show Notes:Make friends with some elderly neighbors:https://www.glamourgals.org/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please , click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected].
2/18/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 4 seconds
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"Pizza Shaped Heart" (with Rep. Rosa DeLauro)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the first day of the second impeachment of former social media influencer Donald Trump. Then Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro stops by with some legislative hope! We discuss her two news bills that tackle medical and family leave, and the expansion of child tax credit. Next, Akilah Hughes and Tien Tran join to discuss the new Britney Spears doc, media mistreatment of starlets in the Y2K era, and what Valentine’s day means in the pandemic. Plus, the crew shares work from black artists and creators in this week’s Sanity Corner.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria For a transcript of this episode, please email [email protected].
2/11/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 57 seconds
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"Disarming"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco break down the newest COVID relief bill, Marjorie Taylor Green’s nonsense, and inaugurate a new segment: Storytime With Alyssa. Then, Kiran Deol and Dana Schwartz join to discuss AOC’s heartbreaking instagram live documenting her story and trauma from the Capitol attack. Plus, Emily in Paris and more bad award nominees in Fight Club.RAINN800-656-HOPEhttps://www.rainn.org/
2/4/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 29 seconds
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"Stan Down" (with Nithya Raman)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the frustrating news that the vaccine rollout may take longer than originally planned, and roast Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ bid to become Governor of Arkansas. Plus, Los Angeles City Councilmember Nithya Raman joins to discuss how the pandemic has impacted unhoused and housing insecure folks in LA. Then, Michaela Watkins and Tien Tran stop by to discuss the toxic and unproductive nature of “stanning” politicians. Plus, is a 2021 Hysteria recital in our future? Find out in Sanity CornerShow Notes:Follow LA City Councilmember Nithya Raman@cd4losageles@nithyaforthecitySelah: Neighborhood Homeless Coalitionhttps://www.selahnhc.org/
1/28/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 5 seconds
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"The Sweetest Hello" (with Rep. Madeleine Dean)

We are officially in a new era! This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Kiran Deol and Julissa Arce to rejoice in the moving and historical Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris...feels good to type that! Then, of course, horny for revenge, the gang each roasts a Trump administration official who they hope will ‘Fuck Off Forever’. Finally, Representative Madeleine Dean stops by to talk about her role as Impeachment Manager, and what to expect from the upcoming Senate trial.
1/21/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 8 seconds
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"The Audacity of Dopes" (with Rep. Karen Bass, Rep. Pramila Jayapal & S.E. Cupp)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco sit down with Rep. Karen Bass to discuss Wednesdays impeachment vote, and what it means for Trump’s presidential future. Then Rep. Pramila Jayapal stops by to roast her Republican colleagues for turning last week’s insurrection into a superspreader event. Then, Rheeqrheeq Chainey joins in to discuss last week’s coup and the violent, racist morons who deserve no sympathy. Plus, a bonus conversation with SE Cupp about the future of the Republican party. Finally, we get to the most pressing news of the week, the Sex and the City reboot!
1/14/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 57 seconds
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"Fresh Hell 2021"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco try to manage the overwhelming happiness as they take in the Georgia Senate runoff election results was the original show description...until we had to re-record after all hell broke loose. Then Megan Gailey and Grace Parra join to discuss how the pandemic has changed their relationship with alcohol and dry January. Then finally, is it ok to call your baby, baby? The gang fights it out in Fight Club.Show Notes:Alcoholics Anonymous (aa.org)Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). It’s free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
1/7/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds
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“Love in a Hopeless Place” (with Nsé Ufot)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco toast the glimmers of goodness and roast the rainbow of garbage to come out of this truly trash year. Plus, Nsé Ufot joins Erin to discuss The New Georgia Project and the upcoming Senate Runoff election. Then Dana Schwartz, Naomi Ekperigin and Tien Tran join for a reflection on the year that was, and the silver linings that have sort of emerged? Kind of? Then finally, the gang fights it out, can we actually love Love Actually?! And why are almost all holiday movies deeply weird?Show Notes:New Georgia Project Action Fund:https://www.ngpaf.org/
12/24/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 21 seconds
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“Dr. Jill, If You’re Nasty” (with Kirsten Gillibrand)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are pleased to tell Bill Barr to fuck all the way off, then they discuss the latest cabinet picks and the delicious Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg rivalry. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins to discuss the latest covid relief bill and her favorite holiday recipes. Then Michaela Watkins and Grace Parra stop by to discuss the Wall Street Journal’s attack on Dr. Jill Biden’s hard earned accomplishments. Finally, why are people whispering happy birthday to Michaela...find out in I feel petty!
12/17/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 17 seconds
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“Vax-senioritis” (with Judge Lina Hidalgo)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco breakdown President-Elect Joe Biden’s cabinet picks from the goodies to the duds, and Melania Trump crowning First Lady achievement, a White House tennis pavilion. Then, Harris County, Texas Judge Lina Hidalgo joins to discuss how she keeps a clear conscience presiding over her county, and what it’s like to have a Governor attack you. Next, Kiran Deol and guest Kara Klenk join to discuss what happens when lockdown fatigue turns into lockdown rage. Finally, Erin makes a strong argument for ponytail holes in cars in I Feel Petty.
12/10/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 24 seconds
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"Two Sacks of Trash" (with Shaniqua McClendon)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco breakdown the clusterfuck happening in Congress as they scramble to pass a comprehensive covid relief bill. Then Crooked Media’s Political Director Shaniqua McClendon stops by to give us a post-mortem on the Democratic down ballot losses and what we can do to win the two Georgia Senate seats. Next Megan Gailey and Naomi Ekperigin join to discuss the surge in “pro life feminists” and what it all means for progress. And finally in I Feel Petty: how do you participate in a book swap during a pandemic? You don’t!Show Notes:Get involved in the Georgia Senate race:votesaveamerica.com/georgia
12/3/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
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"Stuff It!"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined at the virtual Thanksgiving dinner table by Grace Parra, Michaela Watkins and Dana Schwartz to discuss the difficulty of not seeing family this holiday season, the upside of new traditions, and what they’re grateful for. Plus, is Thanksgiving food the worst food of all foods? The crew battle-it-out in Fight Club.
11/26/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 59 seconds
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“Big Loser Energy” (with Dr. Celine Gounder)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the Trump administration’s unwillingness to cooperate with a transition of power, and Ivanka Trump’s loose lipped ex-BFF. Then they are joined by President-Elect Biden’s COVID advisory board member Dr. Celine Gounder to discuss the unprecedented spike in COVID numbers, the promising new vaccine results and what this all means. Next, Tien Tran stops by to breakdown what it means to be a big ol’ loser. Finally, in the inaugural segment of Fight Club, the crew battle over wine tasting. Is it real?
11/19/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 33 seconds
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"Out of the Gloating Closet" (with Rep. Katie Porter)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Congresswoman Katie Porter to discuss the house’s priorities now that we have a Democratic President-elect. Then Kiran Deol and Rheeqrheeq Chainey stop by to enjoy a sweet 45 minutes out of the Gloating Closet as they reflect on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ historical victory. Then, I feel petty!
11/12/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 36 seconds
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"Clapping & Crying"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Naomi Ekperigin, Megan Gailey and Grace Parra to ask the following questions: What the fuck just happened? Are we happy, are we sad? Can we please stop sucking up to Republicans now? The crew parse out the facts of the election from their feelings as they navigate the latest nail biter election. Then, a much needed Sanity Corner.
11/5/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 33 seconds
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“I’m Speaking” (with Prof. Melissa Murray and State Rep. Mari Manoogian)

This week on Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Professor Melissa Murray to break down Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court and how it will affect upcoming abortion cases. Plus Peggy Noonan is up to no good, but Fake Melania is back, and thank goodness! Then, Michaela Watkins and special guest, Michigan State Rep. Mari Manoogian joins to discuss the art of the clapback and why it’s so satisfying to watch women shut down men who are being assholes. Finally, what’s kept Michaela away from that cult life? Find out in I Feel Petty!Show Notes:Learn more about Michigan State Rep. Mari ManoogianWebsite: https://www.mariformi.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/MariManoogianCandidates highlighted:1. Desiree Tims, running for Ohio’s 10th Congressional district, support her campaign at https://timsforcongress.com2. Abby Finkenauer, running to reelection for IA-1, support her campaign at https://www.abbyfinkenauer.com3. Marquita Bradshaw, running for US Senate in Tennessee, support her campaign at https://www.marquitabradshaw.comPet Issue Resource:Unchained at Last https://www.unchainedatlast.org/
10/29/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 49 seconds
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"Just Win, Baby!" (with Elizabeth Warren, Candace Valenzuela and Caroline Rose Giuliani)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by an all-star lineup of guests. First, Senator Elizabeth Warren joins to discuss her education plans in a fingers crossed post-Trump world and lets us in on Bailey’s Halloween plans. Then, Candace Valenzuela stops by to discuss her race in Texas’ 24th district, and why we need more mothers in Congress. And then, Kiran Deol joins to break down Jeffery Toobin’s zoom faux pas. Finally, Caroline Rose Giuliani guests in I Feel Petty to discuss speaking out against her father and why something can be petty and consequential. Whew!Show Notes:Support Candace Valenzuela’s for Texas 24!https://candacefor24.com/Pet Issues Resources:Student Debt -->call your state and local reps 202-224-3121Events Industry-->National Independent Talent Association (https://nitolive.org/) and National Independent Venue Association (https://www.nivassoc.org/)More info on Caroline Rose Giuliani:www.carolinerosegiuliani.com“Rudy Giuliani Is My Father. Please, Everyone, Vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/10/rudy-giulianis-daughter-on-voting-for-biden
10/22/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 44 seconds
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"Judging Amy" (with Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco, decked in sequins, are joined by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of Washington DC to discuss DC statehood, and her surprising connection to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Plus Erin and Alyssa dive into the Day 2 of the SCOTUS confirmation hearing, and break down the good Amy (Klobuchar) v. bad Amy (Coney Barrett). Then, Rheeqrheeq Chainey and Dana Schwartz stop by to discuss what it means to be a “guy’s girl”. Finally, what the fuck is a business beret?!...in I Feel Petty.
10/15/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 17 seconds
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“Confusions and Regrets” (with Stacey Abrams)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Stacey Abrams to discuss her work combating voter suppression and her stint as a romance novelist. Then Grace Parra joins to discuss the COVID-19 infiltration of the White House and, relatedly, if shitty people deserve sympathy when bad things happen to them. Plus, Melania Trump fucking hates Christmas, and we hate that...in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:More on Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight: https://fairfight.com/
10/8/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 1 second
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"ACB, OMG, WTF" (with America Ferrera, Julissa Arce & Rep. Gwen Moore)

We’re still reeling! This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco react to Tuesday night’s debates and break down Amy Coney Barrett’s extremely un-Ginsburg-y judicial record. Next, Congresswoman Gwen Moore joins to discuss the GOP’s continued efforts to suppress the vote in the midwest. Then, actress and activist America Ferrera and Julissa Arce stop by to discuss She Se Puede and the why politicians should invest in the latinx community all year round. And finally we get petty, because it’s been a week!Show Notes:Julissa’s series “La Historia Uncovered”https://weallgrowlatina.com/lahistoriauncoveredShe Se Puedehttp://shesepuede.org/
10/1/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 30 seconds
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"Ruth-less" (with Susan Rice & Sen. Mazie Hirono)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are fired up! First they chat with BFF of the pod Sen. Mazie Hirono about the Senate fight over Ruth Bader Ginburg’s Supreme Court seat. Then, they’re joined by Alyssa’s ride or die Ambassador Susan Rice to break down how we prioritize and keep fighting when confronted with non-stop chaos. Next, Megan Gailey and Tien Tran join to discuss what RBG’s loss means. Finally, get high and watch an octopus, and other recommendations in Sanity Corner.
9/24/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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"The Revolution is Not Glam" (with Sen. Tammy Duckworth)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Senator Tammy Duckworth about the military’s sexual harassment response program and Trump’s non-stop shit talk of our troops. Then, Erin and Alyssa unpack the disturbing news from ICE detention camps, and check-in on the state of the suburbs. Next, Michaela Watkins and Naomi Ekperigin join to work out our complicated feelings as we approach the apocalypse. Are we ok? Should we be? Finally, who’s got a plan to haunt Trump alumni like a living ghost? Find out in this week’s I Feel Petty.
9/17/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 52 seconds
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"Ring the Alarm" (with Jane Fonda and Annie Leonard)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco tackle the latest GOP attack on abortion rights (cc Ted Cruz). Then Jane Fonda and Executive Director of Greenpeace Annie Leonard join to discuss their Fire Drill Fridays initiative and why climate change is a feminist issue. Plus, how to avoid “jam hand” and other fruit related advice in Sanity Corner.
9/10/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 41 seconds
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"Teach!" (with Rep. Ayanna Pressley)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Rep. Ayanna Pressley about how joy can propel us to November 3rd and beyond. Plus Erin and Alyssa check in with students, teachers and parents who are grappling with back to school season. Then, Kiran Deol joins to reflect on our favorite teachers and what British slang is wholly unnecessary.Show Notes:Do we have an Alopecia resource?Support Donors Choose teacher projects.
9/3/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 34 seconds
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"Hope v. Fear" (with Sherenté)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Democratic Kansas legislature candidate Aaron Coleman and his history of abusing women. Plus: Don Jr’s oily eyes, and other unsettling sights of the RNC. Then, Rheeqrheeq Chainey and special guest Sherenté Mishitashin Harris (@sherente) join to ask the following question: what’s more powerful--hope or fear? Then, we explain what happens when facial injections go wrong in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Donate to the Milwaukee Freedom Fund, which is assisting protestors in Kenosha. hyperlink website https://supportwomenshealth.salsalabs.org/mkefreedomfund/index.htmlSupport Jacob Blake and his family.https://www.gofundme.com/f/justiceforjacobblakeAAS Weekend of Action: There are only a few weekends left between now and the election, so make them count. This weekend Crooked’s Adopt A State program is hosting a special weekend of action to help Democrats take back the Senate. Sign up to adopt a state at votesaveamerica.com/adopt and they’ll send you details about what you can do to help from home.
8/27/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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“Cardi B. Anthony” (with Shaniqua McClendon)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco break down Night 1 and 2 of the Democratic National Convention, from the unexpectedly good, and frustratingly bad. Then, Crooked Media’s Political Director Shaniqua McClendon joins to discuss the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment and what we can do right now to ensure all women—and all citizens!—the right to vote. Plus, Alyssa shares a little string theory in I Feel Petty.The vote. It’s important. It’s powerful. Michelle Obama keeps telling you to do it. But the vote is facing a lot of problems this year — big structural ones. Here’s how to help make sure every last vote is counted, including yours. https://votesaveamerica.com/everylastvote/
8/20/202056 minutes, 9 seconds
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"Sexism is Boring"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco react to Kamala Harris’ nomination for Vice President, from the historic nature of the ticket to the surprising news that she’s 5’2. Then, Grace Parra and Dana Schwartz join to discuss conspiracy theories, and why believers are such a crucial part to the Republican voting block. Then, why Joan of Arc isn’t a badass in I Feel Petty.
8/13/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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"Unfollow the Leader" (with Rep. Abby Finkenauer)

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer to discuss her successful push for endometriosis funding and her personal story attached to the cause. In news, Megan Gailey and Naomi Ekperigin talk low standards for the highest office in the land and why colleges opening to students just isn’t very smart. Then, fresh off the Ellen Degeneres news, the crew breaks down why we let some bosses off the hook, but demand accountability from others. Plus, is Baba Yaga the best monster in folklore? We unpack in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Take action and spread awareness for Endometriosis:Endometriosis Foundation of AmericaEndowhatUse and search hashtag #upendo
8/6/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 15 seconds
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"Sup, Lady-dogs?"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco breakdown Joe Biden’s VP candidates and the ensuing sexist media coverage of said contenders. Plus, they examine why there’s such an effort to protect extremely non-essential athletes and so little effort to protect extremely essential school and nursing home workers. Then Michaela Watkins joins to answer the question: are we bitches? Lastly, Erin dares question the deliciousness of a Dodger Dog in I Feel Petty.
7/30/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 38 seconds
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"Exceptional Bitches" (with Rep. Ilhan Omar)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar to breakdown why men think it’s okay to call a colleague a “fucking bitch”. Then Grace Parra stops by to debate the difference between being special and exceptional. Then what you definitely shouldn’t be telling someone on their period in I Feel Petty.
7/23/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 38 seconds
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“Take the W” (with Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Kelley O’Hara & Haley Rosen)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco chat with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal to get some tips on how to gracefully handle being right all the time. Then USWNT player Kelley O’Hara and Just Women’s Sports founder Haley Rosen stop by to discuss why supporting women’s sports is the next step in total world domination. Then, a check-in on the jam scandal of our time in I Feel Petty.Check out and subscribe to Just Women’s Sports.
7/16/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 51 seconds
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"Courting Disaster"

This week, Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco bemoan the two most recent disappointments out of SCOTUS, discuss the tragedy of Vanessa Guillen, and give an update on Ghislane Maxwell’s ongoing journey to hell. Then, Dana Schwartz joins the suss out the song of the summer and the difficulty of standing up for yourself--asking for what you want, and when to speak up about not getting it. Also: the agony of berry picking, the ecstasy of Eurovision, and Alyssa needs a bland show to fall asleep to that doesn’t suck.
7/9/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 19 seconds
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"E-mask-ulated" (with Rep. Karen Bass & Alexis McGill Johnson)

Hysteria is celebrating 100 episodes! This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Congresswoman Karen Bass to discuss Congress’s fight for police reform, and the on-going fight to ensure the right to vote for all. Plus, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Alexis McGill Johnson stops by to breakdown the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion. Next, Rheeqrheeq Chainey and Megan Gailey join to ask the important question: why can’t dudes wear their dang mask!? Then, I Feel Petty!
7/2/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 54 seconds
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"Girded Loins" (with Senator Tammy Baldwin)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin to discuss the state’s nasty political landscape and how to rise above and stay positive. Then Michaela Watkins and Kiran Deol stop by to explore and debate the responsibilities bystanders have to stand up to bad behavior at work and in life. Then, I Feel Petty!Show Notes:If you can please donate to our crooked.com/pridefund. All donations to this fund will be split evenly among the following groups:
6/25/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 40 seconds
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“Momentum!”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss how our government has seemingly given up on the fight against COVID-19 and Ted Cruz’s relentless search for a guy to fight actor Ron Perlman. Then Tien Tran joins to discuss how to process positive changes in light of continued setbacks.Then, Sanity Corner.Transgender Law Center offers legal resources to advance the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people.Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative that support grassroots trans justice groups run by-and-for trans people.National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color NetworkBlack Trans Travel FundG.L.I.T.S Gays and Lesbians living a Transgender Society
6/18/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 55 seconds
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"History Defeating" (with Kimberlé Crenshaw)

This week Erin Ryan is joined by the Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum Kimberlé Crenshaw to discuss how we keep Black women’s names in the headlines, Black feminism and why intersectionality matters. Then Alyssa Mastromonaco, Kiran Deol, and Grace Parra stop by to talk about fighting racism in the workforce. Plus: Sanity Corner.Show Notes:To support Kimberlé Crenshaw’s work with the African American Policy Forum:https://aapf.org/support
6/11/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 40 seconds
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"Beyond the Hashtag"

This week Erin Ryan, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Rheeqrheeq Chainey, Julissa Arce, and Shaniqua McClendon discuss the emotional impact of nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism. How do we advocate for police reform in a way that actually helps? What’s the difference between being a real activist and just playing one on instagram? And how can Kpop fans show us the way? And finally: Sanity Corner.If you’re able to donate, here’s how to support people and groups protesting police violence and working to combat racism and injustice: Go to crooked.com/bailfunds to support community bail funds around the country, and go to crooked.com/changefunds to support 11 groups fighting racism and police brutality.Also, https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd
6/4/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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"You Made it Weird"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco reveal their pandemic crush. Hint: she’s the Prime Minister of New Zealand and her name is Jacinda Ardern. Wait is that how a hint works? Plus Twitter is now (sort of) fact checking the President, so Mark Zuckerberg can f*ck all the way off. Then Tien Tran joins to discuss our weirdest quarantine quirks. Finally, a new segment: I feel petty!
5/28/20201 hour, 1 minute
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"2020 Is Canceled" (with Katie Hill)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to former Congresswoman Katie Hill to do a postmortem on a lost congressional seat, and how to get it back. Then, Erin and Alyssa take in the shocking Jane Roe death-bed confession news. And Kiran Deol stops by to talk about planning for the future and why the uncertainty might take a bigger toll on us than we think. Then, Sanity Corner.
5/21/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 17 seconds
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"Cities In Dust"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the surprising ways COVID-19 could reshape the electoral map, plus TIME correspondent Molly Ball joins to talk about her new book “Pelosi” and the speaker’s unexpected penchant for chocolate ice cream. Then Megan Gailey stops by to breakdown the good advice from the bad advice. Hot tip: don’t wear a bikini to a wake! Then, Sanity Corner.
5/14/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 21 seconds
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“K-hole”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco comb through Biden’s women fantasy league of VP contenders. Plus, CA-25 Congressional candidate Christy Smith stops by to discuss her campaign, and her priorities if she wins the seat. Then Naomi Ekperigin joins to breakdown the “Karen”. Who is she? And why is she always calling the cops? And as always, Sanity Corner. 
5/7/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 11 seconds
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"Beauty In The After Times"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the Tara Reade allegations against Joe Biden, and try to reconcile handling sexual assault claims when they’re against somebody who is suppsoed to be your guy. Then, Michaela Watkins and Grace Parra join to discuss their new quarantine routines, and challenge America to not give a shit about their roots. Plus, sanity corner!
4/30/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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"We ALL Want Haircuts, Karen"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the string of “reopen America” protests and their shameless ties to the Koch Brothers. Then Ziwe Fumudoh joins to discuss the rule followers, breakers and quarantine shamers. Plus, very special guest, writer Samantha Irby joins us for Sanity Corner and to thank God for Fiona Apple’s sanity-saving new album.
4/23/202057 minutes, 31 seconds
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"Las Lonely Ladies"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Emergency Physician Esther Choo about the stark reality of working inside a hospital and how she manages watching the daily Trump briefings. Then Dana Schwartz joins to discuss loneliness: how do deal, stay connected and even date! Plus a much needed Sanity Corner.
4/16/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 5 seconds
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"She-Hulks of the Pandemic"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco bid a sad adieu to Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president, then speak with Wisconsin Congressional candidate Tricia Zunker on the democratic fight to reclaim the badger state. Then Rheeqrheeq Chainey joins the group to reflect on their own internalized and maybe not so internalized misogyny. Do we judge women because we have high standards or because we’re the real sexists? Then special guest Alex Wagner (Six Feet Apart) joins us for a Sanity Corner you won’t want to miss.
4/9/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 28 seconds
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"Lean Out"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the staggering number of unemployment claims since COVID-19 hit the US, and protections, or lack thereof, employers are taking to protect their workers. Then Tien Tran joins them to relive some of their best and most traumatizing roommate experiences. Plus, a much needed Sanity Corner.
4/3/202045 minutes, 44 seconds
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"F*ckery Afoot" (with Senator Mazie Hirono)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco go in on GOP fuckery and the Senate’s new COVID-19 aid package with Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono. Then Kiran Deol joins to talk about the economic effects the pandemic has had on regular people— from overworked nurses to underworked entertainers. And! A check in on those quarantine creatives masterpieces they promised themselves they would definitely start. And for dessert: a much needed Sanity Corner!
3/26/20201 hour, 16 minutes
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"The Good Hysteria"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco react to the political response to COVID-19. Then Megan Gailey joins them to discuss how they’re staying safe, sane and how not to drive your partner mad while we’re all confined in our homes. Then, a little Sanity Corner. Plus, Erin calls Naomi Ekperigin to check-in!
3/19/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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"Balls & Strikes"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Elizabeth Warren’s exit from the race and Bernie Sanders’ crusade forward. Then Megan Gailey and Hall of Shame hosts Rachel Bonnetta and Rachna Fruchbom join in-studio to tackle (pun intended!) the following questions: How do you reconcile being a sports fan and a feminist? Why is “stick to sports” a ridiculous thing to demand of athletes? Then as always our hills.
3/12/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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"Enemy Of The Perfect" (with Katie Hill)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco wonder if Tuesday was all that Super and try to solve the mystery of the disappearing Elizabeth Warren. Then Grace Parra, Michaela Watkins and very special guest former California congresswoman Katie Hill join in-studio to discuss why Americans demand perfection from our politicians and how to keep moving forward when it feels like you’re in the middle of your worst case scenario. Then, a much needed Sanity Corner.
3/5/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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"Bye Harvey"

This week  Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the moderators’ poor performances at Tuesday debate and get to the bottom of what the fuck is going on with Chris Matthews. Then Grace Parra and Kiran Deol join in-studio to parse out their feelings after the Weinstein verdict. Then as always our hills.
2/27/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 13 seconds
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"Hustlers"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco ask the most pressing political question of our lifetime: Why is Michael Bloomberg? Then in a bio-coastal Personal/Political, Alyssa, Ziwe and Rheeqrheeq Chainey join to discuss if “hustle culture” is slowly poisoning our brains? Are we working hard or hardly working? And how does Elizabeth Warren find all that energy to text us so much? Then as always, our hills.
2/20/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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"There’s Something About Chivalry"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the New Hampshire primary results and implore the media to stop extrapolating national trends from Iowa and New Hampshire! Then Grace Parra, Megan Gailey and Naomi Ekperigin join in-studio to talk about chivalry. Is it dead? And did feminists kill it? Then as always, our Hills. 
2/13/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 46 seconds
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"IOWA: I Obviously Want Answers"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco tear through Trump’s lie-ridden State of the Union. Then Grace Parra, Megan Gailey, and Francesca Fiorentini join in-studio to process their emotions, resentments and cautious hopes following the Iowa caucuses. Plus a new segment! And as always our Hills.
2/6/20201 hour, 19 minutes
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"Fakers and Takers"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco investigate why Mike Pompeo carries around a blank map, and which presidential candidates received the most internet grifter endorsements. Then Rheeqrheeq Chainey, Tien Tran, and Grace Parra join in-studio to discuss the American Dirt controversy and when art is a cultural exchange and when it’s cultural appropriation. Then as always our hills.
1/30/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 48 seconds
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"#NoFilter"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco take on the New York Times’ non presidential endorsements and the new Hillary Clinton documentary. Then, Megan Gailey, Kiran Deol, and Akilah Hughes join in-studio to discuss influencers and whether or not it’s funny or sad when they pose knee-deep in a toxic lake for the likes? Then as always, our hills.
1/23/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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“Lovely Beef”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the beef that’s spoiling the week in Democratic primary news. Then, Naomi Ekperigin, Kiran Deol and special guest Laurie Penny discuss the beef between the royal family and those who dare defy it, and our collective beef with the ultra wealthy. Plus as always, our Hills.
1/16/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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"Little NoMen"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco take on the new Harvey Weinstein charges out of Los Angeles and the GOP congressmen and women hellbent on repealing Roe v. Wade. Then Michaela Watkins and Megan Gailey join in-studio to discuss why men aren’t going to see films like Little Women and if we should even care. Then, as always our Hills. 
1/9/202056 minutes, 46 seconds
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"Happy F*cking New Years"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco look ahead to 2020 and how we’re going to keep ourselves in fighting shape for the most important election of our lifetimes. Then, Tien Tran, Kiran Deol, and Priyanka Aribindi join in studio to look back on 2019-- from what we loved to watch on TV to what we read. And speaking of reading: we’ve also got an interview with author Julia Phillips. Then, instead of hills, we’re going to talk about all the ways women stood up to President Trump this year. You love to see it. Happy Holidays!
12/26/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 17 seconds
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"Drive-by Bongo"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about whether Barack Obama is right when he says women are better leaders than men. There’s compelling evidence on both sides! Then, Tien Tran, Kiran Deol, and Rheeqrheeq Chainey join in studio to talk about the creep who smacked the female reporter’s butt as she tried to do her job, and the ways that standing up for ourselves has benefits and drawbacks. Then, as always, our hills. 
12/19/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 50 seconds
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"Bleach and Vaseline"

This week Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Erin Ryan in-studio to discuss why Katie Hill isn’t staying silent about revenge porn and why that’s good, and why the Supreme Court is staying silent on a Kentucky abortion law and why that’s bad. Then Naomi Ekperigin and Kiran Deol join them to talk about whether or not it’s possible for a beauty pageant to be modern. Plus, our Hills!
12/12/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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"December Scaries"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss this most Devin of news cycles, and chat with NARAL president Ilyse Hogue about Ohio’s magical new law and what is to be done when we live in a snow globe of tears and lies. Then, Megan Gailey, Naomi Ekperigin, and Grace Parra join in-studio to talk about the pressure to be happy, what it means to be depressed, and crying about macaroni with too much cheese in it. Then, as always, our hills.
12/5/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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"Meat Robots"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco reflect on who they’re thankful for and share their favorite things to make on Thanksgiving (yes; that includes Sangria!) Then, Naomi Ekperigin and Tien Tran join them in-studio to discuss our evolving relationship with our bodies. And as always our Hills.A heads up: we talk frankly about bodies and body image throughout the episode, subject matter that isn’t healthy for some groups. If you’re struggling with ED and you’d like to talk to somebody: (800) 931-2237 gets you the National Eating Disorders Helpline. You can also chat with somebody on their website: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline
11/28/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 9 seconds
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"Ok Gloria Steinem" (with Gloria Steinem)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco answer the burning question: how many guys can Gordon Sondland throw under a single bus? Plus Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan calls in to talk about how close we are to ratifying the ERA. Then, Gloria Steinem joins in-studio with Tien Tran and Megan Gailey to discuss the past, present and future of the feminist movement; give us a second we’re still recovering. Then as always, our Hills.
11/21/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 45 seconds
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"Virginity is a Construct"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss why the news has gotten so hacky. Then Kiran Deol, Tien Tran and Priyanka Aribindi join in-studio to discuss society’s obsession with virginity. Finally, as always, our Hills. 
11/14/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 11 seconds
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"Say It To My Face!"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco reflect on some actual good news: Tuesday’s election results didn’t suck! And some bad news: new polling shows that despite this, there are still a lot of sexists in America. Then, Michaela Watkins, Dana Schwartz and Rheeqrheeq Chainey join in-studio to confront their fear with public confrontation. Finally as always, our Hills. 
11/7/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds
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"Head Witch in Charge"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the Katie Hill mess and our bleak future of revenge porn as oppo research. Then, Julissa Arce, Akilah Hughes, and Megan Gailey join in studio for a discussion on witches. And finally, as always, the hills we'll die on.
10/31/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 53 seconds
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"America’s Babadook"(with Francesca Fiorentini)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about how the old timey sexism of dress codes isn't actually that old timey at all. Then, Francesca Fiorentini joins Tien Tran and Kiran Deol to talk about ghosts: as in the kind that haunt abandoned amusement parks and the kind that haunt our nation's history. Then, as always, our hills. 
10/24/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 28 seconds
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"Sexy Podcast Costume"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about how, six debates in, the Democratic candidates finally got asked about reproductive health. Yay? Then, Dana Schwartz, Kiran Deol, and Tien Tran join to discuss costumes-- from Halloween to what we're expected to put on every day as me move through the world as women. Then, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
10/17/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 37 seconds
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"Please Don’t Kill Me with an Axe"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about Elizabeth Warren and this country's depressingly recent history of institutionalized pregnancy discrimination. Fun! Then, spooky October continues with Dana Schwartz, Megan Gailey, and the return of Ziwe in studio to talk about our complicated relationship with True Crime and the real people affected by them. And, as always, our hills. 
10/10/201958 minutes, 41 seconds
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"Clowns Out of Context"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the impeachment circus. Then, Erin chats with Nancy Northup of the Center for Reproductive Rights on the abortion case that might hit the Supreme Court this term. And THEN, Megan Gailey, Naomi Ekperigin, and Dana Schwartz join me in studio to kick off October with an episode on fear. AND THEN, as always, our hills. 
10/3/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 35 seconds
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"I Can’t Quit You"

This week Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Erin Ryan live, in the flesh in studio to talk about how being a pain in the ass to your congressional representative might have helped pave the way to Trump's impeachment—in addition to the president doing all those crimes. Then, Megan Gailey makes her triumphant return to the studio to join Kiran Deol to talk about problematic faves-- the things we like that we know are bad but we just can't quit. Then, as always, our hills. 
9/26/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 38 seconds
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"Woo Woo Culture" (with Priyanka Aribindi)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the way the New York Times whiffed its coverage of the FBI whiffing the Kavanaugh investigation. Then, special bonus environment content:, Naomi Klein joins to discuss how we can't shop our way out of the climate crisis. Then, Priyanka Aribindi joins Tien Tran and Dana Schwartz in studio to talk about the difference between wellness and woo-woo nonsense. AND! Our hills. 
9/19/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 57 seconds
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"Short Term Genital Mate" (with Lane Moore)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about women, data security, and periods and the actual structural change that has happened in the aftermath of the MeToo movement. Then, comedian and author Lane Moore joins Tien Tran and Kiran Deol in studio to talk about soul mates-- what are they? Why are they? And are we all poisoned by Disney movies? And finally, the hills we'll die on.
9/12/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 2 seconds
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"Strong Female Characters"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk, once again, about gun violence and, for the first time, about the bravery of sexual assault survivors who come forward. Then, Naomi Ekperigin, Michaela Watkins, and Grace Parra join in studio to break down the difference between Hollywood's idea of a strong female character and what it actually means to be strong. Then, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
9/5/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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"2 Cool 4 School" (with Kara Klenk)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about world leaders insulting each other's wives as the world literally burns. Then, comedian Kara Klenk makes her Hysteria debut to chat about back to school season with Dana Schwartz and Naomi Ekperigin. And, as always, our hills.
8/29/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 16 seconds
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"Idol Hands" (with Jill Gutowitz)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco frame a whole discussion on white suburban women voters in terms of Bachelor in Paradise. It's a wild ride! Then, writer Jill Gutowitz joins in-studio along with Tien Tran and Kiran Deol to discuss what it means to have idols. Then, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
8/22/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 3 seconds
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"Sexual Trolling" (with Akilah Hughes)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the Trump administration's latest anti-immigrant moves and why Ken Cuccinelli shouldn't rewrite any more American poetry. Then, special guest Akilah Hughes joins Tien Tran and Dana Schwartz in studio to talk about why flirting is so fraught with mystery and confusion. Then, as always, the hills we'll die on.
8/15/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 38 seconds
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"Under the Gun" (with Shannon Watts)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action to discuss what we can do to take positive action and help move gun control forward, even when the news is bleak. Then, Michaela Watkins, Kiran Deol, and Dana Schwartz join in-studio for a deep dive into the violence that surrounds us as Americans. Plus: our hills. 
8/8/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 8 seconds
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"Literally Dead"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco answer some burning questions including: What's Alan Dershowitz's problem? Is there any hope for women who still support Donald Trump? Then, Michaela Watkins, Megan Gailey, and Kiran Deol join in-studio to for a light, breezy conversation on death, meteors, and ayahuasca. Then, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
8/1/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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"Behold the Power of the Squad" (with Francesca Fiorentini)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco ponder the question: How do you solve a problem like Al Franken? Then, Francesca Fiorentini joins Kiran Deol and Dana Schwartz in studio to talk about the 4-congresswoman Squad and why women teaming up is so scary to certain presidents. We've also got a politics-free treat for you all this week: writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner stops by to talk about her wonderful new novel “Fleishman is in Trouble”. And as always, our Hills.
7/25/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 4 seconds
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“It’s Your Day!”

Description: This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco deliver a State of the Uterus and talk about how to keep the spotlight on women’s reproductive rights. Then, Megan Gailey, Naomi Ekperigin, and Dana Schwartz join in studio to discuss the wedding industrial complex, the emotional and financial pressure weddings bring, and when it’s ok to wear a crown down the aisle. And, as always, the hills we’ll die on.
7/18/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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"The Creep Community" (with Kathy Griffin)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk some awful news: the Epstein mess, and some good news: Elizabeth Warren making history, again. Then, comedian Kathy Griffin joins Kiran Deol and Naomi Ekperigin in-studio to discuss creeps, creepiness, and the fallout from Kathy’s run in with America’s Creep in Chief. And, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
7/11/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 44 seconds
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"The In Crowd" (with Brooke Thomas)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about why Unwanted Ivanka is popping up everywhere. Then, journalist Brooke Thomas joins in-studio along with Tien Tran and Grace Parra to discuss fitting in, standing out, and learning to embrace yourself. And, as always, our hills. 
7/4/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 1 second
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"Trust Issues" (with Julissa Arce)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are back and discuss the president’s newest sexual misconduct accusation, the nation’s shrug emoji response and what to do about the latest round of horrors from the US-Mexico border. Then, Julissa Arce joins Megan Gailey and Grace Parra in studio to talk about Trust-- in people, in institutions, and in FaceTune. Last but not least, the hills we'll die on. 
6/27/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 45 seconds
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"Cry It Out" (with Priyanka Aribindi)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco chat about the last year in garbage, and how to stay happy when things keep getting worse. Then, Crooked Media's own Priyanka Aribindi is in-studio along with Kiran Deol and Megan Gailey to talk about crying. And, as always, the hills we'll die on
6/20/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 21 seconds
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"Hardly Working" (with Senator Tammy Baldwin)

This week Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin joins Erin Ryan to talk about LGBTQ visibility and rights and how a good night's sleep and a homemade teleprompter helps get things done. Then, Grace Parra and Michaela Watkins join me in-studio to talk productivity. Spoiler: sometimes making a to-do list is a great way to stress yourself out. And, as always, our hills. 
6/13/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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"Trophy Women" (with Kara Brown)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss how little the young royals care for the young Trumps, Hope Hicks (Our Lady Of Perpetual Self-Pity), and whether Elizabeth Warren was right to shun Fox News. Then, it's a Keep It/ Hysteria crossover episode when Kara Brown joins Megan Gailey and Tien Tran to talk about competition and how it brings out our best and our worst. And this week, another special treat as Erin chats with Rebecca Nagle, the host of This Land, a new Crooked Media podcast. And, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
6/6/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 41 seconds
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"Believe It Or Not"

This week Erin Ryan and everybody's favorite Alyssa Mastromonaco joins to talk about Hope Hicks’ New York Times glamor shot and what this week's Supreme Court ruling might mean for the future of Roe v Wade. Then, Grace Parra and Naomi Ekperigin join in studio to answer the biggest question of all: Are you there, God? And, as always, our hills. 
5/30/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 5 seconds
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"On Demand, Without Apology"

This week Erin and the number one Alyssa Mastromonaco of all time joins to discuss what's been on our minds a lot this week: a new smattering of anti-choice laws in states like Alabama, Missouri, and Ohio, and what we can do about it now. Then, Megan Gailey, Dana Schwartz, and Grace Parra join in studio to talk about how reproductive health care is something that affects all of us every day, and how men can participate in the fight against going full Handmaids. And as always, our hills. Support a woman's right to choose:  https://yellowhammerfund.org/
5/23/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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"Bitch, I Care" (with Allison Williams)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco unpack the hellish hellscape of a hell week, from what’s happening in Alabama, Georgia and beyond and what can be done. No thanks to Susan Collins. Then, we've got a special treat for Personal/Political-- actor Allison Williams joins Naomi Ekperigin and Megan Gailey in studio to talk about how sometimes, when everything seems terrible, putting on fake eyelashes and a wig and sashaying glamorously out into the world can make things feel a little less awful. And, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
5/16/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 31 seconds
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"Mother Dearest" (with Jane Marie)

It’s the mother of all episodes! Erin Ryan and the ever-electable Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss this week's news-- from new maternal mortality legislation to what's happening in Georgia. Then, Tien Tran, Grace Parra and special guest Jane Marie join in-studio to discuss moms -- what they've gone through to bring us into the world and what they've taught us. And finally, a very special Hysteria moms edition of the hills we'll die on. 
5/9/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 15 seconds
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"All By Myself"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Michaela Watkins, Kiran Deol, and Dana Schwartz to tackle being alone, whether that's alone with your thoughts, alone in another country, or alone in your apartment and how those moments can be good for you. Plus, Alyssa Mastromonaco calls in to discuss boring liars, interesting liars, and dangerous liars, and about Joe Biden's seeming inability to apologize. Then as always, our Hills.
5/2/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 16 seconds
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"Pants on Fire"

This week, Erin Ryan is joined Megan Gailey, Grace Parra and Dana Schwartz to talk about the lies we tell each other, the lies we tell ourselves, and why liars are so fascinating. Plus, Alyssa Mastromonaco joins to discuss the vindication of Michelle Wolf's Smoky Eye of Lies joke, and look ahead to the democrats who could challenge our liar in chief. And as always, our Hills. 
4/25/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 23 seconds
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"Cut and Run"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Kiran Deol, Dana Schwartz and Tien Tran to get to the heart of how and why we make the decision to quit. (Don’t worry; we’re not quitting!) Plus, Alyssa Mastromonaco calls in to break down why Ivanka Trump’s photo op tour in Africa is a new hypocritical high, even for her. And as always, our Hills.
4/18/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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"Shame, Shame, Shame"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Megan Gailey, Michaela Watkins and Grace Parra to shamelessly discuss shame. Is it a weapon of the patriarchy or a tool necessary to shape a functional society of non-assholes? Or a little of both? Plus, Alyssa Mastromonaco calls into discuss how fringe voices on the right are suddenly more mainstream than ever. Then, as always, our hills. 
4/11/201958 minutes, 45 seconds
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"Charlotte’s Web of Lies"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Kiran Deol, Tien Tran and Dana Schwartz to talk about the invisible labor that women take on. Plus Alyssa Mastromonaco calls in to dissect why the media is so obsessed with qualifying female presidential candidate’s likability. And as always: our Hills.
4/4/20191 hour, 11 seconds
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"Confidence Women"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Tien Tran, Naomi Ekperigin and Michaela Watkins to unravel the multitude of reasons women feel a little bad about themselves most of the time. Plus Alyssa Mastromonaco calls in to discuss the GOP’s never-ending war against the uterus. And as always: our Hills.
3/28/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 6 seconds
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"The Meritocracy Show"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by the LA OGs Kiran Deol, Megan Gailey, and Grace Parra to get to the truth of the so-called meritocracy of American education. Plus Alyssa Mastromonaco is back and here to answer our the burning question: Are we ready for a male President? And as always: our Hills.
3/21/201958 minutes, 30 seconds
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"Gossip, Folks"

Have you heard? This week Erin Ryan is joined by Michaela Watkins, Grace Parra and Tien Tran to discuss gossip as both a useful tool and a deadly weapon. Plus, Akilah Hughes fills in for Alyssa to gleefully parse through the college admission scam bombshell and re-examine the #FakeMelania story. And as always: our Hills.
3/14/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 43 seconds
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"We Solved Feminism!"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Megan Gailey, Naomi Ekperigin and Tien Tran to discuss all the different facets of feminism and why yelling “GIRL POWER” at things isn’t enough. Plus, America’s other soulmate Akilah Hughes fills in for Alyssa to break down the news and why Gayle King is now officially on our Hysteria Women's History Month vision board. And as always: our Hills.
3/7/201951 minutes, 46 seconds
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"Money, Cash, (Bernie) Bros"

She’s arrived, live and in the flesh! Alyssa Mastromonaco is in studio and joins Erin Ryan, Kiran Deol and newest member of the Hysteria fam Naomi Ekperigin to break down why we have deep anxieties when it comes to money and finance. Plus, Erin and Alyssa tackle another topic that’s often a little awkward in mixed company: Bernie 2020. Finally, in an unexpected turn, our Hills turn into an all out battle as the gang debates whether sharing plates at dinner is acceptable. 
2/28/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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"Can We Be Friends?"

This week Erin is joined by Michaela Watkins, Grace Parra and Dana Schwartz as they attempt to navigate the minefields and Elysian Fields of female friendships. Making friends is hard; dumping friends is even harder! Plus, Alyssa calls in to rundown the bountiful list of kickass democratic women running for President. And as always: our Hills. 
2/21/20191 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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"U Up? "

On this very special Valentines Day, Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and welcomes new members of the Hysteria fam Dana Schwartz and Tien Tran. We tackle the big questions: how much is a sext worth? Why aren’t millennials hooking up? Is sex in the modern era worth all the risks and downsides? Then Megan has a run-in with one of Trump world’s most irritating people. Plus, Alyssa calls in to discuss the Virginia mess, the Kavanaugh mess, and Trump’s messy Texas rally. And as always: our Hills!
2/14/201956 minutes, 1 second
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"What's Wrong With Men?"

We’re back, and more adamant than ever! This week, Erin is joined by Grace Parra, Kiran Deol and brand new member of the Hysteria fam Michaela Watkins to discuss the age old question: “Men: U Ok?” It turns out: not really! Plus Alyssa Mastromonaco calls in to debrief on the State of the Union and reflect on the AOC cape energy we’re bringing to 2019! And as always: the hills we’ll die on. 
2/7/201955 minutes, 58 seconds
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"Silver Linings Yearbook"

It’s our last episode of the year and Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and Grace Parra to take a look back on an exhausting but rewarding 2018, from the heroes who yelled at Jeff Flake in an elevator to the Laurel/Yanny debate! Plus we feature some more listeners submitted Hills, I’ll Have What She’s Having, and the group gives a cathartic ‘fuck you’ to the worst holiday, New Year’s Eve.  
12/27/201846 minutes, 45 seconds
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"Help Your Mother!"

This week Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and Grace Parra to celebrate Penny Marshall’s legacy and NY Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s epic takedown of the Trump Foundation. Then, we ponder why the holidays bring out 1950’s gender roles. Plus, incoming chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Karen Bass stops by to discuss what happens when Democrats take over the House in mere weeks. Finally, in a very special edition of the Hills We’ll Die on, we roast some the the holiday’s most beloved Christmas songs! Sorry *NSYNC.
12/20/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 56 seconds
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"Beyonce of Gun Control" (with Shannon Watts)

This week Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and Kiran Deol to discuss the dream of Nancy Pelosi as Trump’s worst nightmare, a small SCOTUS victory for Planned Parenthood, and the huge sorry the world owes to Jazmine Headley. Then, Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts stops by to talk about her inspiring fight against gun violence. And then, as always our Hills.
12/13/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 36 seconds
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"Valencia Non Grata"

This week Erin is joined by Grace Parra and special guest co-host Tien Tran to investigate whether or not Kellyanne Conway and her husband are engaged in a twisted form of flirting, why Michelle Obama said S-H-I-T and how social media is destroying our self esteem…OR IS IT? Then, in the Week In Sorry, a DJ is forced to apologize after asking the best soccer player in the world to twerk. Never trust a DJ!  And as always we lay out our Hills.
12/6/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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"Pass Those Pearls Down"

This week Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and Ziwe to cover the bleak election news from Mississippi, Secretary DeVos’ new proposal to protect college rapists, and Melania Trump’s very creepy themed Christmas at the White House. Then, we talk about aging gracefully into your power in Personal/Political. Note, being a Real Housewife definitely counts! Plus, Dolce & Gabbana issues an apology for being awful, and Hysteria does not accept. And as always the Hills We’ll Die On.
11/29/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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"Hillsgiving"

It’s a very special Thanksgiving episode of Hysteria! This week Erin is joined by Grace Parra and Kiran Deol to finally open some of that reader mail. We answer everything from why women love pockets to what to do when your friend might be a toxic bro. Then we play your listener submitted Hills You’ll Die On and lay out the things we’re grateful for this season. Happy Hillsgiving!
11/22/201847 minutes, 1 second
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"Darling, Will U Murder Me?"

The election is over and we can finally relax...haha kidding we’re stuck in an endless hell cycle until probably forever or until the earth drowns itself. But, there is good news! This week, Kiran Deol and Grace Parra join Erin to bask in the still-breaking blue wave. Then, we talk public marriage proposals and the time Erin ended up on a kiss cam with her brother. Plus we resurrect I’ll Have What She’s Having, and as always we have our Hills.
11/15/201859 minutes, 36 seconds
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"A Lady Wave"

This week, we take a moment to enjoy the sweet taste of 2018 victory before we start full steam ahead into 2020. Erin is joined by Kiran Deol and Alyssa Mastromonaco to break down everything that went down on election night, and all the firsts female candidates and voters achieved. Then, Erin talks with a very happy EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock about how women are the present and future of progressive politics. Plus, as always, our Hills!
11/8/201857 minutes, 37 seconds
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"Red Wine At Noon" (with Amber Heard)

This week: Erin tries to give a pep talk, Megan Gailey teaches us about safety work and Kiran Deol shows up dressed like a pirate. Your hosts tackle the news, from the conservative failson who attempted to pay women to report false accusations against Robert Muller, to Kavanaugh’s triumphant return to bro haven Georgetown Prep, to why we can’t rely on the “blue wave” to save us in the midterms. Then, Erin talks with Oregon Governor Kate Brown about her hard fight for reelection and the importance of governorships. Plus, actress and activists Amber Heard joins us for Personal/Political. And of course we end with our Hills. Don’t forget to VOTE! VOTE OR YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US!
11/1/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 6 seconds
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"What The Hex?"

Everywhere you look…We’ve got a full house on Hysteria! This week Erin is joined in studio by Kiran Deol and Grace Parra as they weigh in on witchcraft as a viable fix for this country’s problems, Trump’s horrific attempt to define gender, and later check in with a few of the women we’ve highlighted running in competitive house races. Plus, Alyssa joins in for a status check in UterUS Weekly, Blair and Ziwe talk the migrant caravan in Let’s Get Uncomfy and as always, the Hills I’ll Die On.
10/25/201849 minutes, 25 seconds
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"Ghost Of Your Penis"

This week Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and Grace Parra to meditate on the merits of “horseface” as an insult, parse all the ways USA gymnastics has fucked up, and repeatedly smack our foreheads over Hillary Clinton’s latest comments on Monica Lewinsky. Then, a palate cleanser: the hosts showcase a few inspirational women in governor’s races. Later, Erin chats with New York Mag’s Rebecca Traister about where all this female rage came from and what to do with it. And still later: Ziwe Fumudoh and Blair Imani debut a new segment called “Let Get Uncomfy!” And as always we lay out the Hills We’ll Die on.
10/18/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 56 seconds
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"Tiramisu of Garbage" (with Senator Heidi Heitkamp)

This week, Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and Kiran Deol to discuss what’s next in our Kavanaugh hellscape. (Trust us, we’re just as tired of talking about Judge Brett as you are!) Then they break down a few anti-choice initiatives that have creeped their way onto several state’s ballots. And later: North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp joins Erin to bond over being Midwestern and explain how she came to vote no Kavanaugh. Plus, This Week in Sorry and the crew gets petty with Hill I’ll Die On. And once you finish the episode, don't forget to go to votesaveamerica.com right now and pledge to vote and get involved in campaigns going on in your community!
10/11/201856 minutes, 35 seconds
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"Head Explodes" (with Senator Mazie Hirono)

This week Erin is joined by Grace Parra and Kiran Deol as they navigate the beer-soaked hell that is this week. But it’s not all bad: they also focus on some good news, introducing you to some inspiring female candidates who could help flip seats from red to blue. And speaking of inspiring: Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii joins us to break down the “bullshit” of this head-exploding moment in history. Later, writer/actress Jen Richards joins the group for a conversation about trickle down feminism in Personal /Political. And finally: the group gets especially petty in The Hill I'll Die On.
10/4/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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"Listen To The Lady"

Erin, Megan, and Kiran shine a light on a group of congressional lady candidates whose accomplishments will make you feel guilty for binging that 13th episode of The Good Place last night. Then Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Erin to sift through the dumpster fire that is the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga. Who doesn’t love a breaking news story right before recording! Later the squad discusses what it means to be “me too-ed” in Personal Political and tackle I’ll Have What She’s Having and The Hill I’ll Die On.
9/27/201852 minutes, 37 seconds
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"Unicorns Of Men" (with Jane Marie)

Erin, Grace, and Megan talk about Toad from Mario Kart for the worst possible reason. Then, Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Erin for the latest on how Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation is impacting Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process. Later, journalist and podcast host Jane Marie stops by to discuss what turns men into monsters, and the stories women carry with them. 
9/20/20181 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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"Be A Hero"

Erin, Grace, and Kiran break down the news, starting with a study that finds that the number of women working in TV dropped last year. Then, Alyssa stops by to update us about the Kavanaugh hearings. Is there a word that means feeling both dreary and fired up? Why is getting birth control still so hard? Is Norm MacDonald America’s meanest Canadian? Find this out and more on this week’s Hysteria. 
9/13/201853 minutes, 12 seconds
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"Sasse-hole" (with Michaela Watkins)

Erin is joined by Kiran Deol and Grace Parra to rummage through this piping hot garbage week. Then, Alyssa Mastromonaco unloads on Brett Kavanaugh. And! Actor and comedian Michaela Watkins swings by to weigh in on shutting women down by calling them "crazy" or "hysterical." (Looking at you, Senator Ben Sasse.) We've also got This Week in Sorry and an entire mountain range worth of hills we'll die on. 
9/6/20181 hour, 38 seconds
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"Catsuit Nation" (with Zoe Lister Jones)

Erin is joined by Kiran De'ol, Megan Gailey, and special guest host Zoe Lister Jones to ask the tough questions: Why does the president only care about violence against women when the woman is white and the man is not? What does a Louis CK comeback say about how the comedy world thinks of victims? And what on earth possessed French Open officials to think it was a good idea to take on Serena Williams? Plus, a special appearance by Alyssa Mastromonaco, who discusses what's up with Brett Kavanaugh, and who can stop it in a brand new segment called UterUS Weekly. 
8/30/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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"The #MeToo Cruise"

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the Michael Cohen pleading guilty of times, it was the Asia Argento allegations of times. Join Erin, Grace, and Kiran as they journey through the ups and downs of this wild week of news, get into the state of #MeToo, and discuss how hard it is to get a film made without a white guy. Then, stick around to find out how abortion-themed ice cream tastes. 
8/23/201852 minutes, 31 seconds
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"Not Ready To Make Nice?" (LIVE at Outside Lands with Phoebe Robinson)

Guest Phoebe Robinson of Two Dope Queens joins Erin Ryan, Megan Gailey, and Grace Parra at the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco. The crew predicts what fresh hell Omarosa will unearth, talks about why the pickup artist practice of "negging" women works for some male online daters, and takes some live Dude You Asks. We've also got a special all-music edition of The Week In Sorry and a new round of I'll Have What She's Having recommendations. 
8/16/201858 minutes, 31 seconds
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"U Bum"

This week, Kiran De’ol and Megan Gailey join Erin to talk about female governors, the sad state of maternity leave, and the surprisingly contentious issue of parades. Then, the squad tackles the pink tax, the Week in Sorry, and I’ll Have What She’s Having. And finally, stay tuned to find out which of your hosts doesn't believe in astrology. The answer probably will not surprise you.
8/9/201859 minutes, 27 seconds
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"Republican Chicken" (with Nicole Byer )

Grace Parra and Megan Gailey join Erin Ryan to discuss the ongoing US invasion of the uterus, whether or not Homeland Security secretary Kiersten Nielsen should quit, and women who dunk. Then, comedian and Nailed It host Nicole Byer joins us to talk about workplace harassment, Dude You Asked and an island resort for women. 
8/2/20181 hour, 34 seconds
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"Venn Diagram of B.S."

Erin Ryan is joined by Kiran Deol and Grace Parra to discuss the serious issue of family separation and the much less serious issue of Trump fans having trouble getting people to swipe right. We also have a quick check in with Alyssa Mastromonaco and Ziwe Fumidoh in New York and an important lesson on Juggalos.
7/26/201854 minutes, 12 seconds
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"Make Amend(ment)s"

Erin, Alyssa, and Ziwe find a new meaning to NRA, discuss the ERA, and find sad-gress in the Emmy nominations. Also: This Week in Sorry, dumb hills we will die on, an important update on dick pics, and we pay our final respects to Alyssa’s cat emeritus, Bun. 
7/19/201849 minutes, 50 seconds
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"Supreme Headache"

Erin, Blair, and Ziwe try to find kernels of good news among the bad as they grapple with the imminent presence of a guy named Brett on the Supreme Court. They also talk about a new movie that sounds hilarious, weak apologies, and the hot new trend that’s sweeping the nation: public shaming. All this and more, this week on Hysteria. 
7/12/201856 minutes, 36 seconds
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"Freedom Hangover"

In this episode, we discuss the idea of freedom and reproductive rights, plus a conversation about what’s going on at the U.S. - Mexico border. Then, we answer listener questions in a segment called Dude You Asked and close out the show with recommendations for cool stuff women are doing and making.  For more from the Hysteria hosts, follow them on Twitter! Erin Ryan NY Squad: Blair Imani Alyssa Mastromonaco Ziwe Fumudoh LA Squad: Kiran Deol Megan Gailey Grace Parra 
7/5/201851 minutes, 50 seconds
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"Courts, Civility, and other C words"

In this episode, we meet all six of our bicoastal squad of cohosts to discuss the Anthony Kennedy retirement announcement, as well as civility and other c-words. Then, the squad judges insincere public apologies and offers recommendations for cool stuff women are doing and making.  For more from the Hysteria hosts, follow them on Twitter! Erin Ryan, @morninggloria NY Squad: Blair Imani, @blairimani Alyssa Mastromonaco, @AlyssaMastro44 Ziwe Fumudoh, @ziwe LA Squad: Kiran Deol, @shitfromkiran Megan Gailey, @megangailey Grace Parra, @GraceParra360
6/28/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 7 seconds
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Hysteria (coming soon!)

Get ready for your new favorite podcast, Hysteria, hosted by Erin Ryan and a bicoastal crew of hilarious and super smart ladies.
6/14/20181 minute, 19 seconds