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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 5.9K 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.

    “Queens of Drama” (with Senator Hirono)

    “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 Hirono
    https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781984881601?aff=msmagazine

    Sanity Corner:

    Alyssa: Christmas music on SiriusXM
    Erin: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead & Flight by Olga Tokaarcruk
    Priyanka: A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
    Kiran: Petty about questions
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    “My Curvy Life” (with Senator Gillibrand and Lindy West)

    “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 Act
    https://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-act

    Shrill by Lindy West 
    https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780316348461 

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    “Toxic Freedom” (with Sophie Ackoff)

    “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 Coalition
    https://www.youngfarmers.org/


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    "We Really Care, Do U?" (with Shannon Watts)

    "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 senator
    Text ready to 6433 -->get involved with Moms Demand Action

    More info:
    https://momsdemandaction.org/

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    "Prime Day" (with Michelle Buteau and Kim Kelly)

    "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/dauntewright
    Bail 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-dying

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    "Hillary Clinton!" (with Hillary Clinton)

    "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 877-565-8860

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    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.9K Ratings

5.9K Ratings

ClimbRocks ,

Smart, engaging, and fun

I’m feeling petty is some of the best moments of podcasting ever.
Also, I love so much the calling out of bad faith arguments. It really makes you see the intentions of corrupt people.

LnMacKenzie ,

The female hosted news show I needed!

I can’t get enough of these two. Alyssa is the older sister I wish I had. Erin is my soulmate as I am also from the Midwest and now living in LA so we look at the world through similar lenses. My only gripe about PSA is that it’s all dudes so when I found this show through Alyssa guest hosting, my wishes were answered.

ldlr12817 ,

A+

So good!

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