298 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.

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    • 4.7 • 6.7K 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.

    Lie To Your Anti-Abortion Boss

    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!).

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Arizona Steals Trump’s Abortion Thunder

    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!).

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Florida Abortion Rights in Retrograde w. Rep. Barbara Lee

    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).

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Mifepristone: Pro Life’s Pill to Die On

    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).

    • 1 hr 14 min
    From Crunchy Mom to Anti-Vax w. Brandy Zadrozny

    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).

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Meet Me In the Middleton w. Milly Tamarez and Alise Morales

    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!).

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6.7K Ratings

6.7K Ratings

BoondoggleBliss ,

More…

The only complaint I have is that I have to wait 7 days for a new episode! If you came out with a daily show ever - I would be in heaven.
I’m a 46 year old suburbanista and I love your spunk & humor, type of information discussed, guests & questions you ask! I just want more… :)

Jenserai ,

Rethink the attempts at humor

FYI it’s possible to build humor about things besides judging other people. Whenever y’all try to be funny, all you can seem to do is pick someone to judge. Why? It’s such weak humor.

IndigoBear1 ,

Informative and funny!

Thank you so much for making this podcast and giving more information on women's rights and abortion. This is an amazing podcast and I really appreciate you creating it!

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