167 episodes

Political commentator and comedy writer Erin Ryan and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco are 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.

Hysteria Crooked Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 6.1K Ratings

Political commentator and comedy writer Erin Ryan and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco are 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.

    “All Eyes on Me”

    “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 Notes

    By Attacking Me, Justice Alito Proved My Point By Adam Serwer
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/10/alito-supreme-court-texas-abortion/620339/


    Kiran Deol tour dates:
    10/27 at Laugh Boston
    https://www.seetickets.us/event/Kiran-Deol-800pm/438662

    11/7 Dynasty Typewriter 
    https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/events-calendar?loxi_pathname=%2Fkiran-deol-1346




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    • 1 hr 29 min
    “SCOTUS in Retrograde” (with Errin Haines + Kiran Deol)

    “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.


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    • 1 hr 43 min
    “What’s Missing?” (with Rebecca Nagle)

    “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 Hotline
    https://www.thehotline.org/ or call 1-800-799-SAFE


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    “Shoot your Shot” (with Rep. Cori Bush + Dr. Heather Irobunda)

    “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=en
    And Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drheatherirobundamd?



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    • 1 hr 38 min
    “The Princess and the Pod” (with Akilah Hughes)

    “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!?


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    • 1 hr 40 min
    “Roe Offense” (with Rebecca Nagle)

    “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/txfunds


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    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6.1K Ratings

6.1K Ratings

PennyPermanentlyPunished ,

Best Political Podcast

Best feminist political podcast ever. I love Alyssa and Erin. Plus all of the other ladies that join- Megan, Makayla, Rhee, Julissa, Akilah and many more. Bring back Ziwe sometimes if you can! Plus the interviews are insightful and interesting. Listening to this podcast every Thursday makes my day better.

jimsandy ,

Crooked Media is the Best

Always look forward to Wednesday & Thursday.

Wednesday my favorite “ boys” educate me about the world - love 💙 Tommy & Ben

Get my sassy back with my favorite “girls” immediately on Thursday morning.

Love dishing & giggling with them.

You’ve made my potty mouth smile with pride for women. We are so fabulous

We’ve made thru this horror of Covid together

I'm 73, have more in common with you than you know. Don’t ever stop 👏👏🏾👏🏻👏🏿

Mooj58 ,

Love Alyssa!

Love Alyssa and I enjoy that we’ve been getting more of her recently.

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