95 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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    • 4.7, 5K Ratings

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. 

    "2020 Is Canceled" (with Katie Hill)

    "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.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    "Cities In Dust"

    "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.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    “K-hole”

    “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. 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    "Beauty In The After Times"

    "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!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    "We ALL Want Haircuts, Karen"

    "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.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    "Las Lonely Ladies"

    "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.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5K Ratings

5K Ratings

She Sam ,

Roe, Roe, Roe your boat

Listening to you now drag on Roe, having not watched it. Aren’t you two making money talking trash that you don’t need to? I can hear the “act” in your voices and today I find it so painfully safe and easy for you. Whether a person regrets or doesn’t regret getting an abortion shouldn’t be the basis of its legality. Being broke, needing money, and taking some to say whatever is a sign of the challenges many women face - that they shouldn’t have to. Think - I can’t pay for my home and these anti-abortion people can pay it. It’s not like pro-choice supporters were taking care of her as a precious symbol of women’s rights. Dragging her through your filter of high and mighty doesn’t help women’s rights to comprehensive healthcare. Feel free to prove me wrong - get to it. I haven’t watched it either, don’t plan to, I do think it gives a few new points to pro-choice than it had and at a time when it needs it. I promise to up my rating another day but this grates today.

JenTheNeb ,

Smart, fun, and healing

This pod has become my sanity in this weird time. I’m so glad I made the hop from other crooked pods. These women bring so much to the table. Smart analysis with an eye on women’s issues. Funny commentary. Healing words from honest whole-hearted voices.

Teleworking at home, sheltered in place with two small kids, I could use an episode a day. This whole pod is my Sanity Corner. Thank you, ladies. 💛💛💛

B'jane ,

Excellent

It was painful to hear Holly struggling re: Biden vs Reade. I imagine many women are struggling with that.i've been patiently waiting to let the chips fall where they may. Hysteria had a deadline. The women who contribute to this podcast always deserve to be heard.

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