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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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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. 

    "Ruth-less" (with Susan Rice & Sen. Mazie Hirono)

    "Ruth-less" (with Susan Rice & Sen. Mazie Hirono)

    This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are fired up! First they chat with BFF of the pod Sen. Mazie Hirono about the Senate fight over Ruth Bader Ginburg’s Supreme Court seat. Then, they’re joined by Alyssa’s ride or die Ambassador Susan Rice to break down how we prioritize and keep fighting when confronted with non-stop chaos. Next, Megan Gailey and Tien Tran join to discuss what RBG’s loss means. Finally, get high and watch an octopus, and other recommendations in Sanity Corner.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    "The Revolution is Not Glam" (with Sen. Tammy Duckworth)

    "The Revolution is Not Glam" (with Sen. Tammy Duckworth)

    This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Senator Tammy Duckworth about the military’s sexual harassment response program and Trump’s non-stop shit talk of our troops. Then, Erin and Alyssa unpack the disturbing news from ICE detention camps, and check-in on the state of the suburbs. Next, Michaela Watkins and Naomi Ekperigin join to work out our complicated feelings as we approach the apocalypse. Are we ok? Should we be? Finally, who’s got a plan to haunt Trump alumni like a living ghost? Find out in this week’s I Feel Petty.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    "Ring the Alarm" (with Jane Fonda and Annie Leonard)

    "Ring the Alarm" (with Jane Fonda and Annie Leonard)

    This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco tackle the latest GOP attack on abortion rights (cc Ted Cruz). Then Jane Fonda and Executive Director of Greenpeace Annie Leonard join to discuss their Fire Drill Fridays initiative and why climate change is a feminist issue. Plus, how to avoid “jam hand” and other fruit related advice in Sanity Corner.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    "Teach!" (with Rep. Ayanna Pressley)

    "Teach!" (with Rep. Ayanna Pressley)

    This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Rep. Ayanna Pressley about how joy can propel us to November 3rd and beyond. Plus Erin and Alyssa check in with students, teachers and parents who are grappling with back to school season. Then, Kiran Deol joins to reflect on our favorite teachers and what British slang is wholly unnecessary.
    Show Notes:
    Do we have an Alopecia resource?
    Support Donors Choose teacher projects.
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    "Hope v. Fear" (with Sherenté)

    "Hope v. Fear" (with Sherenté)

    This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Democratic Kansas legislature candidate Aaron Coleman and his history of abusing women. Plus: Don Jr’s oily eyes, and other unsettling sights of the RNC. Then, Rheeqrheeq Chainey and special guest Sherenté Mishitashin Harris (@sherente) join to ask the following question: what’s more powerful--hope or fear? Then, we explain what happens when facial injections go wrong in I Feel Petty.
    Show Notes:
    Donate to the Milwaukee Freedom Fund, which is assisting protestors in Kenosha. hyperlink website https://supportwomenshealth.salsalabs.org/mkefreedomfund/index.html
    Support Jacob Blake and his family.
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/justiceforjacobblake
    AAS Weekend of Action: There are only a few weekends left between now and the election, so make them count. This weekend Crooked’s Adopt A State program is hosting a special weekend of action to help Democrats take back the Senate. Sign up to adopt a state at votesaveamerica.com/adopt and they’ll send you details about what you can do to help from home.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    “Cardi B. Anthony” (with Shaniqua McClendon)

    “Cardi B. Anthony” (with Shaniqua McClendon)

    This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco break down Night 1 and 2 of the Democratic National Convention, from the unexpectedly good, and frustratingly bad. Then, Crooked Media’s Political Director Shaniqua McClendon joins to discuss the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment and what we can do right now to ensure all women—and all citizens!—the right to vote. Plus, Alyssa shares a little string theory in I Feel Petty.

    The vote. It’s important. It’s powerful. Michelle Obama keeps telling you to do it. But the vote is facing a lot of problems this year — big structural ones. Here’s how to help make sure every last vote is counted, including yours. https://votesaveamerica.com/everylastvote/
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.3K Ratings

5.3K Ratings

noliekb ,

Just the Best!

I’ve been listening for two years and have come rely on this pod as a lifeline. Always on point, always so savvy and smart and bracing politically and socially. If you’ve not yet enjoyed all that Erin, Alyssa, Naomi, Tien, Megan and all (along with their impeccably sourced guests) can provide; get on it. Never disappoints.
Ladies, thank you ALL so much - you keep me focused, included me in a hopeful and powerful community, and help me laugh during these grim times.

Sunshine Meg ,

Favorite podcast

I have been listening to this podcast since the beginning and it honestly enhances my life for the better. It’s informative, hilarious, thought-provoking, and it gives me something to look forward to every Thursday. These girls are literally the best, and I wish we could be friends 🤗🥰 keep it up ladies!!

Nolananda ,

Really funny

Crooked podcasts, aside from PSA, often fail to impress. This is a notable exception.

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