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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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    • 4.7 • 6.1K 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.

    “Hey Gerri!” with J. Smith Cameron

    “Hey Gerri!” with J. Smith Cameron

    Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Succession star J. Smith Cameron about the newest season, her newfound sex symbol status, and Gerri’s sub/dom relationship with the youngest member of Roy family. Plus, Erin and Alyssa discuss the state of the omicron variant, and the fuckery happening at The Supreme Court. And if that’s not enough: Naomi Ekperigin joins to talk about the Tik Tok generation phenomenon of “the pick me girl”, putting on your woman costume and the inherent internalized misogyny of it all. Finally, what we’re feeling petty about this week
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    “No More Fun Crimes”

    “No More Fun Crimes”

    This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about Democrats’ lackluster action on protecting abortion access, and voting rights, then toast Preet Chandi, and roast Sarah Palin and Mozart. Ya hear that Mozart?! Plus Dana Schwartz stops by to discuss how technology is weaponized against women and people of color and the tech dystopian future. Finally, Jared Leto is giving us straight deranged in House of Gucci and other pettiness in I Feel Petty!

    Show Notes:

    January 17th, in honor of Betty White donate to Happy Homes Animal Rescue!
    https://www.happyhomesinc.org/

    19th News: “In 2022, a revived legal fight over the ERA takes shape”
    https://19thnews.org/2022/01/equal-rights-amendment-appeal/

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    “An Upside Surprise” (with Dr. Heather Irobunda)

    “An Upside Surprise” (with Dr. Heather Irobunda)

    This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the anniversary of the January 6th riots, and the short and long term effects it will have on getting anything done in Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ban from Twitter, the Elizabeth Holmes guilty verdict, and Ghislaine Maxwell getting dumped in prison. Then, Megan Gailey, Kara Klenk and Dr. Heather Irobunda joins to discuss the myths, pressures, expectations, and surprises of pregnancy and postpartum. Plus, fresh pettys for your enjoyment!

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    “Love Me, it's Christmas!”

    “Love Me, it's Christmas!”

    This week Alyssa Mastromonaco and Grace Parra Janney are joined by Naomi Ekperigin and Megan Gailey to discuss holiday movies, and all of wonderful, insane, problematic, magical, bat shit holiday movie tropes...because there are many! Then the group plays a game of “Defend your Movie” and things get spicy. Happy Holidays!
    Link to The Christmas Set Up!
    https://play.mylifetime.com/movies/the-christmas-setup/full-movie

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    • 59 min
    “Don’t Text & Coup!”

    “Don’t Text & Coup!”

    This week Alyssa Mastromonaco and Grace Parra Janney discuss California Governor Gavin Newsom’s trolling of the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion, the devastating tornadoes in central and southern states, the explosive texts revealed by the January 6th committee, and toast our girl Britney Spears . Then Caroline Reston joins to moderate a spicy mailbag segment! Plus, what’s the most seemingly innocuous but evil text you can send friends? Find out in I Feel Petty.
     
    Show Notes:
     
    Support the disaster relief:
     
    World Central Kitchen:
    https://donate.wck.org/give/382240/%23%21/donation/checkout#!/donation/checkout
     
    Mental Health

    If you need to talk to someone because of the Western Kentucky tornadoes (ex: devastation in Mayfield), the Disaster Distress Helpline is here for you. Call or text 1-800-985-5990.

    Liz Roberts at Serenity Now offering free counselling www.serenitynow2020.com 

     
    MAYFIELD, KY
    Mayfield Community Fund– https://gofund.me/ad834767 
     
    WESTERN KY 
    BENTON: 
    Stepstone Family and Youth Services– 78 Caky Dr, Benton, KY (270) 527-8388 
     
    Paducah:
    The Johnson Bar. 133 S. 3rd St. Paducah, KY. 42001 
     
    Muhlenburg: 
    If you or someone you know has been displaced from their home due to the catastrophic tornado that has hit the northern end of Muhlenberg County, call 1-855-891-7325 for assistance.
     
    DAWSON SPRINGS: 
    Dawson Springs High School - 317 Eli Street, Dawson Springs, KY 42408. 270-797-2957
     
    SOUTHERN KY
    BOWLING GREEN/WARREN:

    Mutual Aid Funds and Sources:

    Rise and Shine: Mutual aid form for Bowling Green https://linktr.ee/riseandshinebgky


    Resources for Pets:

    SHELTERS THAT ACCEPT PETS AND PEOPLE:

    SOKY Fairgrounds 940 Morgantown Rd. JAYCEES Pavilion located at the SOKY Fairgrounds (Entrance at Lampkin Park) off of Morgantown Rd. Open 24 hours

     
    Link to The Christmas Set Up!
    https://play.mylifetime.com/movies/the-christmas-setup/full-movie

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    “The Uncivil War”

    “The Uncivil War”

    This week Alyssa Mastromonaco and Grace Parra Janney talk about the DOJ’s multiple cases against the state of Texas, SCOTUS and the reports that Democratic strategists don’t think abortion is a winning issue, the US boycott of the Beijing Olympics and toast Michigan Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald who brought charges against a school shooter’s parents. Then Tien Tran and Kiran Deol join to talk about the grand a*****e awakening and why society has gotten ruder. Plus, why is the acting so terrible on Selling Sunset and other musings in I Feel Petty.

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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6.1K Ratings

6.1K Ratings

Rosscooley ,

Great podcast

Great insight and and interviews

NatalyPark ,

Fatphobia and pregnancy

Yikes. There should have been a warning on their recent podcast about pregnancy. Complaining about how pregnancy changes your body and how parts of your body grow and change should not have included so many definitions of “normal” implying being “smaller”. They complained about how finding larger bras means they look “industrial” and how they are “hard to find” which is walking straight into the point of living in a larger body and missing the point: larger bodies are marginalized. You don’t need to rationalize changing size by saying “well it’s okay because you grew a body in there.” What about people who change size and haven’t grown a human? What are you implying?
There’s nothing wrong with being uncomfortable with change - but is that rooted in your fatphobia? Why wasn’t that mentioned? What about breaking down that barrier instead of delineating who “has an excuse” to change size, and who doesn’t?

ReRe Anne ,

Please don’t let baby talk doninate

Super excited for the host’s baby; no seriously, I am!! However I have to be real…I hope the parent-centered convos don’t dominate the show. This is the one place I could tune into as a child free woman of a certain age and not feel out of place. I had to fast forward 1/2 this weeks podcast bc of the postpartum convo. Like please don’t do this here.

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