101 episodes

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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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. 

    "E-mask-ulated" (with Rep. Karen Bass & Alexis McGill Johnson)

    "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!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    "Girded Loins" (with Senator Tammy Baldwin)

    "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:
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    “Momentum!”

    “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 Network
    Black Trans Travel Fund
    G.L.I.T.S Gays and Lesbians living a Transgender Society

    • 1 hr 16 min
    "History Defeating" (with Kimberlé Crenshaw)

    "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

    • 1 hr 24 min
    "Beyond the Hashtag"

    "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.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    "You Made it Weird"

    "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!

    • 1 hr 7 min

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