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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.

Hysteria Crooked Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 5.8K 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.

    "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
    "White Boy Bummer" (with Nsé Ufot)

    "White Boy Bummer" (with Nsé Ufot)

    This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Executive Director of the New Georgia Project Nsé Ufot about her battle to preserve voting rights in her state and what motivates her to keep fighting. Then, we break down the flurry of Republican bills attacking trans youth and discuss the Washington Post temporarily barring journalist Felicia Somnez from reporting on sexual assault. Then Megan Gailey and Michaela Watkins join to discuss what summer is shaping up to look like and get petty about the NCAA and customer service 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 33 min
    “What’s Not to Like?” (with Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Lauren Underwood, Alicia Menendez)

    “What’s Not to Like?” (with Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Lauren Underwood, Alicia Menendez)

    This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Senator Amy Klobuchar about legislating in a time of obstructionism, what’s up with her and her friend Secretary Pete, and Minnesota sports. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood stops by to discuss the Health Care Affordability Act and Illinois’ hidden gems. Then Julissa Arce and MSNBC host and author Alicia Menendez join the panel to discuss the likability trap. And, after a tough two weeks, Sanity Corner.
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    Show Notes: *bold
    Donate and learn more about common sense gun reform: *underline
    Moms Demand Action
    https://momsdemandaction.org/
    Everytown for Gun Safety
    https://everytown.org/

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    “Not No Men” (with Amb. Samantha Power & Comm. Nikki Fried)

    “Not No Men” (with Amb. Samantha Power & Comm. Nikki Fried)

    This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco toast Deb Haaland, our new Secretary of the Interior, chat with Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried about Governor Ron DeSantis’ blatant corruption, and talk to Ambassador Samantha Power about serving in the Obama administration and the time she went into labor during an argument with the President. Then Tien Tran and Grace Parra join to discuss the rise of anti-Asian American hate crimes, global violence against women, and the excuses powerful men make for their violent acts of misogyny and hate. Plus, a strong argument to abolish jeans forever in I Feel Petty.
    Show Notes:
    SUPPORT
    Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK
    Asian Languages: 1-877-990-8585
    Crisis Text Line: Text “CONNECT” to 741741
    Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory: https://www.asianmhc.org/apisaa
    DONATE
    Stop AAPI Hate: https://stopaapihate.org/
    Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund: https://www.aaldef.org/
    Asian Pacific Environmental Network: http://apen4ej.org/
    Asian Americans Advancing Justice: https://secure.donationpay.org/aajc/

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    • 1 hr 55 min
    "Anarchy in the Monarchy" (with Kim Kelly)

    "Anarchy in the Monarchy" (with Kim Kelly)

    This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the newest COVID relief bill, plus a special guest roast of Senator Krysten Sinema from your friend Rheeqrheeq Chainey. Then Teen Vogue labor journalist Kim Kelly joins to discuss the Amazon unionization vote in Alabama and the history of women leading the labor movement. Then Kiran Deol and fellow podcaster Alison Rosen (Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend) join to break down Oprah’s interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Then Erin begs Gen Z to follow this one simple piece of fashion advice (for their own good!) in I Feel Petty.

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    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.8K Ratings

5.8K Ratings

unsatisfiedcustomer1111 ,

Mad people in these reviews

Truly one of my favorite podcast out there. Love the banter, interviews, and jokes that are constantly cracked. I feel like I am in the same room and can’t stop laughing sometimes. Factual and personal

The people who are giving y’all negative reviews need to get a life. No one is forcing you to listen to an hour + podcast. You don’t like them cussing, guess what!? Freedom of speech baby. One of these little trolls said it was a “chore” to listen. Ok? Don’t listen then. Do you not watch shows that are over an hour? Get a better attention span. Take your negative comments to Ben Shapiro, thanks ❤️

donmattaddis ,

The best!!

One of my favorite podcasts. Great interviews, important and poignant commentary on current events, and incredibly important pettiness. A must listen.

AlyssafromfurtherupstateNY ,

💆🏻‍♀️🪴🌞📯

All of these women are incredible. Thanks a bunch for making this beautiful bundle of weekly badassness.

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