Hysteria

Hysteria

By Crooked Media

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.

Episodes

"Extra Helpings"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Megan Gailey and Kara Klenk celebrate Thanksgiving by bringing you another installment of Solicited Advice! Plus Sani-Petty! For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesHook On Chair, Clip on High Chair, Fold-Flat Storage Portable Baby Feeding SeatINSTANT POT BUFFALO CHICKEN
24/11/22·1h 18m

“Conservateur Tears” with Mallory McMorrow

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow to take a victory lap on Michigan’s big election night! From enshrining abortion rights to flipping the state house and state senate. Then in News: Erin and Alyssa talk about Trump's Presidential announcement, the University of California academic worker strike, the Taylor Swift/ Ticketmaster clusterfuck, and toast Christina Applegate. Plus! Dana Schwartz and Kiran Deol join to talk about the decline of women’s magazines and their conservative counterparts. Finally, we, of course, talk about Tiffany Trump’s wedding in I Feel Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesSen. Mallory McMorrow
17/11/22·1h 35m

Introducing Work Appropriate: How to Make Work Less Hostile to Parents with Jessica Grose

American society is still organized around a presumption that every family unit has a full-time caregiver in the home. Jessica Grose, mom of 2 and opinion writer for The New York Times, joins host Anne Helen Petersen to answer questions about the struggle, sadness, and burnout that comes from trying to still get by in that space, even when it isn't reality for millions of families.To hear even more episodes don't forget to subscribe to Work Appropriate. If you've got a workplace quandary you want help figuring out, head to workappropriate.com to tell us about it.
15/11/22·50m 16s

"Find Out Season"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk midterm election results we know so far with Grace Parra Janney and Crooked’s Vice President of Politics Shaniqua McClendon. Then, a break from all that! With a completely non-political Sani-Petty.Show NotesCNN panelist predicts 'bad night,' says Democrats didn't 'listen' to voters throughout the election For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
10/11/22·1h 19m

"B-B-B-Bye, Corona"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk SCOTUS’s affirmative action arguments — some poignant, some petty — and the attack on Paul Pelosi before reminding everyone that the midterms are this! Tuesday! Next, Amanda Nguyen and Megan Gailey come on to look back on the way we behaved during the height of COVID and whether or not there’s forgiveness there. To end, a little Sani-Pedi.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.Show NotesJustice Ketanji Brown Jackson confronted the lawyer arguing for outlawing affirmative action with how his proposed college admissions system would privilege a white legacy applicant over a Black descendent of slaves.
03/11/22·1h 30m

"Coffee Table Book-ish" with Lorena Austin

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the latest bad news: anti-semitism’s surge, Britney Griner’s rejected appeal, and schoolchildren’s low post-pandemic scores on a national exam. Then, Lorena Austin joins to talk about her crucial campaign for Arizona State House. Next, Dana Schwartz and Kara Klenk join to talk about looking smart, gifted child syndrome, and rainbow-organized bookshelves. Finally, a healthy dose of joy and annoyance with Sani-Pedi. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesLorena Austin
27/10/22·1h 58m

"Live from LA!" with Karen Bass

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco come to you live from LA, reuniting for the first time since pre-pandemic! They kick off the show interviewing LA’s (hopefully) future mayor Congresswoman Karen Bass about all things midterms. Then, Megan Gailey, Julissa Arce, and Kiran Deol join to talk about the doomed fate of wife guys. Finally, the crew finishes the show reading and arguing about hot takes from the audience. Show NotesKaren BassRoger Stone calls Ivanka Trump an 'abortionist bitch' after not getting January 6 pardon For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
20/10/22·1h 13m

"Beto O'Rourke Makes History" with Beto O'Rourke

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco welcome Hysteria’s FIRST MALE interview guest: Beto O’Rourke! Never not breaking barriers over here. After talking to him about his Texas governor race, Erin and Alyssa continue their October Witch of the Week series with the indigenous Deer Woman. Next, Tien Tran and Megan Gailey join to talk about rich-poor friendships and end the show with a Halloween-adjacent Sani-Petty. Show NotesBeto for TexasThe Deer WomanThe Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones90 Day Fiancé Tell All Live w/ Mike O'Brien, Tien Tran, Ashley Ray + More! For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 
13/10/22·1h 48m

"Consent of the Governed" with Kyra Harris Bolden

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into staunchly pro-life Herschel Walker’s abortion underwriting and Florida’s invasion into the privacy of student athletes before sitting down with Michigan State Supreme Court candidate Kyra Harris Bolden. Next, Amanda Nguyen and Nona Willis Aronowitz come on to chat about sex, consent, and how the "sexual revolution" has let some women down. Then, we end on a Sani-Petty.Show NotesKyra Harris Bolden for Michigan Supreme CourtBaba YagaRise (Amanda Nguyen's organization)Bad Sex: Truth, Pleasure, and an Unfinished Revolution by Nona Willis Aronowitz For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
06/10/22·1h 24m

"Downward Viral" with Chloe Maxmin

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco shoutout Lizzo’s crystal flute skills before getting into the news: the aftermath of Mahsa Amini’s death, the election of Italy’s brand new lady fascist and state-level lies and secrets that will make you shake your damn head. Then, Michaela Watkins and Julissa Arce join to talk about the intersection of misogyny and disinformation, inspired by Don’t Worry Darling and the pervasion of Russian bots online. Finally, a balanced ending: Sani-Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Show NotesLizzo plays James Madison's flute at Library of Congress (Correction: Erin said John Adams instead of James Madison)Fighting fascists with Bernie Sanders (Pod Save the World episode mentioning protests in Iran)Oriaku Njoku: National Network of Abortion Funds, Access Reproductive Care-­Southeast, 2022 TIME100 NEXT ProfileChloe Maxmin: Rural Runners film, Dirt Road Revival book,  Dirt Road OrganizingOlivia Wilde Controversies TikTokSUAY SEW SHOP
29/09/22·1h 33m

"Ol’ Yeller" with Secretary Katie Hobbs

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco get into the latest abortion news — bans, polls, men being evil — before sitting down with Arizona’s Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to discuss her running for governor in a major toss-up race against a rocket launcher enthusiast. Next, Kiran Deol and our senior producer Caroline Reston come on to talk about getting berated and how to respond when someone yells at you. Then, we end the show with an instant classic, Sani-Petty.Show Notes:Puerto Rico never recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Maria (2017). Now, the island is completely flooded and without electricity again. You donate to organizations who are on the ground doing the work. One in particular we want to highlight is Taller Salud. They’re a feminist mutual aid org currently coordinating hurricane relief. Donate here.Katie Hobbs for Governor  For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.  
22/09/22·1h 42m

"Vacation Daze"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the highs (WNBA breaking records, Abbott Elementary winning Emmys) and the lows (the proposed federal abortion ban, the mess that is the GOP) of the latest national news. Then, Kiran Deol and Kara Klenk join to discuss why Americans are so bad at unplugging when they’re OOO. Finally, we’ve chosen a name for our I Feel Petty and Sanity Corner combo: Sani-Petty! For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
15/09/22·1h 33m

“Let the Bachelorettes Kiss!” with Jill Gutowitz and Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Jill Gutowitz and Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein to discuss the queering of reality dating shows and the undeniable chemistry between the two current Bachelorettes. Plus, rounding out the summer with a I Feel Petty/Sanity Corner combo!Show NotesSix on Broadway Tony Performance For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
08/09/22·57m 48s

"Handmaid’s Fail" with Dr. Aria Halliday

Erin Ryan is joined by guest co-host Grace Parra-Janney to embark on another Tour de Fuckery, checking in on what tomfoolery is going on in various red states. Then, Erin chats with scholar, teacher, and cultural theorist Dr. Aria Halliday about the Handmaid’s Tale as a post-Dobbs cultural reference and the relationship between Black women and reproductive justice. Next, Julissa Arce and Amanda Nguyen come on to discuss the suburban equalizer, the Target run. Finally, a little I Feel Petty, a little Sanity Corner. Show Notes:Abortion organizations in Mississippi who are also working on flood relief after the devastating flooding in Jackson:Mississippi Reproductive Freedom FundMississippi Abortion Access CoalitionBuy Black: How Black Women Transformed US Pop Culture by Dr. Aria S. HallidayKilling the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and The Meaning of Liberty By Dorothy RobertsDoechii For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
01/09/22·1h 36m

“Introducing Imani State of Mind: REALities with Anxiety ”

Anxiety is among the most common mental health conditions. Over the first 58 days of the COVID-19 pandemic there were an estimated 3.4 million google searches related to anxiety in the United States. The ladies of Imani State of Mind are shedding light on the realities of living with anxiety.
26/08/22·56m 46s

“Horny Judgment”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco get into Biden’s student loan debt relief program, Secretary-Mayor Pete’s proposed new rules to strengthen airline passenger protection, and discuss how abortion on the ballot is driving women to register to vote in higher numbers than men. Then, Grace Parra-Janney and Dana Schwartz join to talk about Finland’s Prime Minister daring to have a social life, our Russian conspiracy theories of her public attack and the unfair judgment we place on public facing women and their social media. Plus, another I Feel Petty/Sanity Corner Combo Extravaganza! For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 
25/08/22·1h 35m

"Talkin’ Toxic"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Dr. Oz’s baffling crudité video, living in a post-Roe digital dystopia, and future former Congresswoman Liz Cheney. Then, Akilah Hughes and Tien Tran come in to talk about identifying our own toxic traits — and seeing the positives in our negatives. Finally, an extra toxic I Feel Petty-Sanity Corner combo. Show Notes:Not Just Kansas; Women Motivated to Vote in States with Repro Rights at RiskJared Kushner’s ‘Breaking History’ Is a Soulless and Very Selective MemoirKaleigh Cohen FitnessThanks, ObamaAlcohol and Excess During Thanksgiving BreakThe Split For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
18/08/22·1h 28m

“Adult Children”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco toast to the victory that is the Inflation Reduction Act before getting into teacher shortages, abortion bans, and Facebook being a menace to democracy. Next, Kiran Deol and Julissa Arce join to talk about parental approval of your decisions, from childhood to adulthood. Finally, a little I Feel Petty, a little Sanity Corner. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 
11/08/22·1h 38m

"Kiss My Kansas"

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco start on a high note, celebrating the abortion rights victory in Kansas before discussing more reproductive rights news and embarking on another state-by-state Tour de Fuckery. Then, Shaniqua McClendon and Dana Schwartz come on to discuss quiet quitting, girlbossing, and having a life outside of work. Finally, a I Feel Petty-Sanity Corner combo. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
04/08/22·1h 31m

"Kiln of the Patriarchy" with Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Betsy West and Julie Cohen about their latest film Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down, an inspiring story about recovering from gun violence which they describe as a romance, a comedy, and a musical! In news, Erin and Alyssa continue discussing Roe’s impact, from walking out on an anti-abortion speaker to codifying gay marriage to responding to right-wing Twitter hate with fundraising for abortion access. Then, Michaela Watkins and Megan Gailey come on to discuss the nuances of cheating. And, ladies’ choice: I Feel Petty and Sanity Corner.Show NotesGabby Giffords Won’t Back DownGabby Giffords' Top Hits For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
28/07/22·1h 16m

"Made In Names" with Amanda Nguyen

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco interview activist Amanda Nguyen, the founder and CEO of civil rights accelerator Rise, to talk about gamifying lawmaking and seeking justice for rape survivors across the globe. Then, in news, Erin and Alyssa assess the current state of the fight for abortion rights on multiple stages: the streets, medical facilities, and the courts. Next, Tien Tran and Julissa Arce join to talk about changing your name, à la J. Lo turned Jennifer Affleck. Finally, the best of both worlds: a little I Feel Petty and a little Sanity Corner.Show NotesRise (Amanda's organization)Alicia Garza (activist who inspires Amanda)The Rehearsal (Nathan Fielder's new show)The Summer I Turned Pretty (series by Jenny Han) For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
21/07/22·1h 9m

"Radical!" with Bernardine Dohrn

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to academic and activist Bernardine Dohrn on the heels of Crooked’s new award-winning podcast, Mother Country Radicals, which tells the story of her life in advocacy. Next, in news, Erin and Alyssa start with a glimmer of hope and move on to a Tour de Bullshit, going into the terrible things happening in individual states, from Alaska to Tennessee. Then, Kara Klenk and Grace Parra Janney join to discuss cults. Finally, a positive ending with Sanity Corner.Show NotesVideo source: Sen. Hawley accused of transphobic questioning at abortion hearing (Washington Post)Mother Country Radicals For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 
14/07/22·1h 18m

“Generation Nudes”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Grace Parra Janney and Julissa Arce to do another special episode of Solicited Advice. Then, I Feel Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
07/07/22·1h 2m

“We Ride at Dawn” (with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand)

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand about the realities and battles of a post-Roe America. Next, in News, Erin and Alyssa dive into the different responses — from Democrats, from the GOP, from the states — to the overturning of abortion rights. Then, they’re joined by Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz to talk about the power of imagining different realities through science fiction while we live in an increasingly dystopian society, and why queer and other marginalized people are so good at writing them. Finally, finding joy in Sanity Corner.Show NotesOur Opinions Are Correct (Charlie Jane's and Annalee's podcast)Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane AndersDreams Bigger Than Heartbreak by Charlie Jane AndersNever Say You Can't Survive by Charlie Jane AndersAutonomous by Annalee NewitzThe Future of Another Timeline by Annalee NewitzThe Women Could Fly by Megan GiddingsBrave New World by Aldous HuxleyWitchmark by C.L. PolkRing Shout by P. Djèlí ClarkWayfarers (Series) by Becky ChambersSpear by Nicola GriffithCharlie Jane's playlist of versions of "Funkin For Jamaica" by Tom Browne  For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
30/06/22·1h 24m

“The Future WAS Female”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco prepare for more Supreme Court decisions this week by working through three hypothetical outcomes of the impending abortion ruling. Next, in News: Erin and Alyssa discuss January 6 hearing updates and states no longer scheduling abortions in light of being in Roe v. Wade limbo. Then, Dana Schwartz and Julissa Arce join for Personal/Political to break down “The Future Isn’t Female,” an op-ed in the New York Times by Michelle Goldberg, and the cringe state of feminism today. Finally, I Feel Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
23/06/22·1h 25m

“Pull Yourself Up by the Bra Straps” with Katy Tur

Happy 200 episodes! Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to NBC anchor Katy Tur about her honest new memoir Rough Draft. Then in News: Erin and Alyssa discuss Liz Cheney’s Jan. 6 opening statement, the tampon shortage (and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s dizzy, transphobic comments about it), a new Ohio law allowing teachers to carry guns after barely any training, and the alt-right attacking Pride events nationwide. Later, Megan Gailey, Naomi Ekperigin, Grace Parra Janney, and Kiran Deol join to reflect upon the craziness that has — and surprisingly hasn’t — gone down since Hysteria’s beginning four years ago. Finally, a sophisticated I Feel Petty. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
16/06/22·1h 45m

“To Dianne For” with Rebecca Traister

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to NY Mag writer-at-large Rebecca Traister about her newest piece on Dianne Feinstein. Plus in News: Erin and Alyssa reflect on the Uvalde victim stories and Matthew McConaughey’s surprising engagement in the gun conversation. Then Megan Gailey and Dana Schwartz join to discuss the bikini menace and the rise and fall of the “bikini body”. Finally, a very petty I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Text ACT to 644-33 For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
09/06/22·1h 28m

“Joy, Justice and Excellence” with Becky Pringle

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to the President of the National Education Association Becky Pringle about what it means to arm teachers with guns and the extraordinary burden teachers have carried the past few years. Then in News: Erin and Alyssa talk about Michigan Governor’s Whitmer executive directive on abortion, reproductive health, Japan’s terrible abortion laws, plus a man does a cool thing?! Next: Kara Klenk and Tien Tran join to discuss the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamation and counter lawsuit trail and then invent a new word: clout whoring. Finally, Sanity Corner! Show Notes:Text ACT to 644-33 Why the Depp-Heard trial is so much worse than you realizehttps://www.vox.com/culture/23131538/johnny-depp-amber-heard-tiktok-snl-extremism  For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
02/06/22·1h 13m

"Laws > Prayers" with Shannon Watts

On this week’s show, Erin and Alyssa welcome Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, to process the massacre that happened in Uvalde, Texas, and to offer a glimmer of hope in the wake of tragedy. Then, Priyanka Aribindi and Kiran Deol join for Personal/Political to discuss combatting the fatigue that comes with the omnipresence of these horrific attacks and say Fuck That Guy to the men who continuously to allow them to happen. Finally, a much, much needed Sanity Corner filled with TV recs.  Show notes:Text ACT to 64433 to get involved in the fight for gun control For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.  
26/05/22·1h 8m

“Bad Abbotts” with Bethenny Frankel and Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the primaries then are joined by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro to talk about the baby formula shortage and what led to this catastrophic situation. Plus Bethenny Frankel joins to talk about her new book and the future of female leadership. Next: Grace Parra-Janney and Julissa Arce join to discuss the systemic failures of our government and the everyday heroes who pick up the slack. Finally a much needed Sanity Corner. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
19/05/22·1h 26m

“Gaetz's Underage Lasagna”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the Senate vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act, start their own religion and come for your semen. Then Michaela Watkins and Akilah Hughes talk about the Matt Gaetz tweet and the “cat lady” trope. Plus, I Feel Petty! For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
12/05/22·1h 16m

“SCOTUS Scammed Us”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the leaked SCOTUS draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the political and emotional fallout. (We’d like the record to show that pro-life old men are extremely creepy!!!) Then Tien Tran and Kiran Deol join to rage and rant about the imminent takedown of Roe, and deconstruct our culture’s obsession with scammers. Plus, I Feel Petty!Show Notes:With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit votesaveamerica.com/roe to learn more, donate, and take action.More reading:Scene Stealer: The True Lies of Elisabeth Finch, Part 1 For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Scene Stealer: The True Lies of Elisabeth Finch, Part 2
05/05/22·1h 27m

"I Know How You Feel" with Alison Leiby + Dr. Heather Irobunda

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the recent trove of Mark Meadows texts, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s testimony, Ron DeSantis’ battle with Disney, Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and toast the reporters covering Ukraine. Plus Dr. Heather Irobunda and stand up Alison Leiby join to discuss medical gaslighting, how to improve communication with your doctor and normalizing being happy (??) after an abortion. Plus, I Feel Petty!Show Notes:Tickets to Alison Leiby’s Oh God, A Show About Abortionhttps://www.ohgodshow.com/
28/04/22·1h 34m

“Call Your Sneaky Friends” (with Sen. Mallory McMorrow and Kim Kelly)

Erin Ryan talks with labor journalist and author Kim Kelly about the recent Amazon and rumblings of Starbucks unionization and her new book Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor. Plus, Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow joins to discuss her viral speech on the Senate Floor and the Republicans the growing trend of labeling their Democratic opponents as groomers and pedophiles. Plus Amy Westervelt and Mary Annaïse Heglar (hosts of the podcast Hot Take) join to talk about Earth Day and sustainability burnout. Finally, I Feel Petty! (Alyssa is out this week, but back next!) Show Notes:Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Laborhttps://www.indiebound.org/book/9781982171056?aff=PublishersWeeklyListen to more of Amy Westervelt and Mary on Hot Takehttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hot-take/id1488414960Mallory McMorrowhttps://www.mcmorrowformichigan.com/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.  
21/04/22·1h 15m

“No US in Abortion”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation, the Etsy strike and Ivanka Trump’s testimony to the Jan 6 committee. Then Grace Parra-Janney and Kara Klenk join to talk about the murder charges levied against a Texas woman over her pregnancy loss and the exhaustion over the inundation of abortion headlines. Finally, never tweet Alyssa “I expect better from you”, she is watching 90 Day Fiancé and don’t come for her… and other pettys in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Follow: Shout Your Abortionhttps://www.instagram.com/shoutyourabortion/?hl=enFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 
14/04/22·1h 8m

“I am the Cringe”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the Republicans attempt to stop Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to SCOTUS, the historic Amazon Union vote in NY, Alabama’s mistrust in pregnant women, toast Colorado for enshrining the right to an abortion and troast Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski. Then, Michaela Watkins and Dana Schwartz join to discuss the rise and evolution of cringe culture. Finally, Sanity Corner!Show Notes:How to help Ukraine:Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)Donate to Humanitarian EffortSupport #SupportUkraine Humanitarian Effort on MightycauseUnited Help UkraineDonate to the Life-saving medical supplies to Ukraine’s front lineshttps://www.facebook.com/donate/1790857681112387Revived Soldiers UkraineDonate to Treatment of the wounded and the provision of hospitalshttps://www.facebook.com/donate/349402380213614/2361219087352065Razom for UkraineDonate to Tactical medical training and emergency response in Ukrainehttps://www.facebook.com/donate/1158240871580789/10223987229401655/Nova UkraineDonate to Humanitarian Aid to Ukrainehttps://www.facebook.com/donate/1137971146948461/5313902711988404/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 
07/04/22·1h 14m

“The Post Scruples-Era” with Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the obstacles birthing people experience obtaining abortion pills in red states, toast the Oscar winning movie CODA, and Madeleine Albright and give their first ever troast to Susan Collins for announcing her yes vote on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Plus, Senator Amy Klobuchar joins to debrief the SCOTUS briefings, the Ginni Thomas texts and her current legislative wins. Then Kiran Deol and Julissa Arce join to talk about Julissa’s new book and the case for rejecting assimilation. Finally, we talk about RSVP etiquette in I Feel Petty. Show Notes:Buy Julissa Arce’s book “You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting”https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250787019?aff=msmagazineMadame Hysteria is Elizabeth Packard.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 
31/03/22·1h 25m

“Kardashian University”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the highlights from Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS confirmation, and the Republicans embarrassing attempt to hijack the hearings. Plus disability rights activist, and the Ford Foundation’s Disability Rights Program Officer Rebecca Cokley joins to discuss the significance and impact of the American Disability Act. Then Tien Tran and Kara Klenk join to talk about the recent Kim Kardashian and Kanye West headlines and the abusive dynamic unfolding in the media. Plus, a strongly worded plea to kill the fax machine in I Feel Petty.If you’re experiencing domestic violence the National Domestic Violence Hotlineis open 24/7 and speaks English, Spanish and 200+ languages through an interpretation service. Call 800-799-7233.Show Notes:Rebecca Cokley wants you to know about Fannie Lou Hamerhttps://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/fannie-lou-hamerMadame Hysteria this week is American fashion designer Ann Lowe.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
24/03/22·1h 20m

“Hormona Lisa” with Stacy London

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the wave of state legislation attempting to restrict travel across states lines to gain access to abortions and to gender-affirming medical care and toast Marina Ovsyannikova– a producer at a Russian state news program who bravely protested the war live onscreen. Then, Megan Gailey and Stacy London join to talk about hormone changes, perimenoapuse, menopause and the misconceptions about entering midlife. Finally, In I Feel Petty, Stacy gives us her thoughts for spring/summer ‘22 patterns and we’re fucking thrilled.Show Notes:State of Menopausehttps://www.stateofmenopause.com/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.  
17/03/22·1h 3m

“Where Culture is Made” with Ai-jen Poo and Jill Gutowitz

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco break down the unprecedented amount of education bills targeting teachers and students. Plus Ai-jen Poo joins to discuss the National Domestic Workers Alliance push to bring fairness and dignity to domestic workers, and touch base on the state of the care agenda in Congress. Then Rheeqrheeq Chainey and Jill Gutowitz (new book Girls Can Kiss Now out now!) stop by to discuss the evolution of queer culture in film and television and how pop culture has helped shaped our identity. Plus I Feel Petty!Show Notes:Jill Gutowitz’s book: Girls Can Kiss Nowhttps://www.indiebound.org/book/9781982158507National Domestic Workers Alliancehttps://www.domesticworkers.org/Women you should know:Dorothy Lee Bolden:https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/obituaries/dorothy-bolden-overlooked.htmlFox Sisters:https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-fox-sisters-and-the-rap-on-spiritualism-99663697/How to help Ukraine: Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) Donate to Humanitarian Effort https://www.mightycause.com/story/M1wzpf United Help Ukraine Donate to the Life-saving medical supplies to Ukraine's front lines https://www.facebook.com/donate/1790857681112387 Revived Soldiers Ukraine Donate to Treatment of the wounded and the provision of hospitals https://www.facebook.com/donate/349402380213614/2361219087352065  Razom for Ukraine Donate to Tactical medical training and emergency response in Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/donate/1158240871580789/10223987229401655/  Nova Ukraine Donate to Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/donate/1137971146948461/5313902711988404/ For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
10/03/22·1h 17m

“Herstory’s Merstories” with Alexis Coe

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco share direct actions you can do to help the Ukrainian people now (see below), discuss the most memorable moment of Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, and celebrate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Plus, Presidential Historian Alexis Coe joins to talk about how the male gaze has distorted our perception of history and the often manufactured nature of Women’s History Month. Then, Kiran Deol and Dana Schwartz talk about the Love is Blind finale and the privilege of choosing yourself. Finally, a much needed Sanity Corner.Show Notes:How to help Ukraine:Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)Donate to Humanitarian Efforthttps://www.mightycause.com/story/M1wzpfUnited Help UkraineDonate to the Life-saving medical supplies to Ukraine's front lineshttps://www.facebook.com/donate/1790857681112387Revived Soldiers UkraineDonate to Treatment of the wounded and the provision of hospitalshttps://www.facebook.com/donate/349402380213614/2361219087352065Razom for UkraineDonate to Tactical medical training and emergency response in Ukrainehttps://www.facebook.com/donate/1158240871580789/10223987229401655/Nova UkraineDonate to Humanitarian Aid to Ukrainehttps://www.facebook.com/donate/1137971146948461/5313902711988404/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 
03/03/22·1h 12m

“Pluto’s Back, Baby!” with Chani Nicholas

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into a shocking Propublica piece that exposes states for sitting on $5.2 billion in welfare funds while needy families struggle to survive. Plus, we celebrate the USWNT’s legal victory as they fight for equal pay. Then, astrologer Chani Nicholas joins to discuss the rising popularity of astrology, its historical and political significance and why America’s Pluto Return is so goddamn scary! Finally, Chani reads Erin and Alyssa’s birth charts, and it’s pretty much like sitting in on someone’s therapy session.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.  Show Notes:Learn more about Chani Nicholas:https://chaninicholas.com/Chani: Your Astrology Guidehttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/chani-app/id1532791252Her book→ You Were Born For This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptancehttps://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062840639Propublica piece:https://www.propublica.org/article/states-are-hoarding-52-billion-in-welfare-funds-even-as-the-need-for-aid-grows
24/02/22·1h 9m

“Such Devoted Sisters” with Oriaku Njoku

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Oriaku Njoku, co-founder and executive director of Access Reproductive Care Southeast, about the state of abortion in the South, the Hyde Amendment and the importance of direct service work. In news: Erin and Alyssa talk about the slew of judicial wins from Sandy Hook families settlement with a gun manufacturer, to Sarah Palin’s libel case dismissal, to Prince Andrew settling with his accuser and Trump’s accounting firm cutting ties with the family. Then, Michaela Watkins and Shaniqua McClendon join to talk about the ever-changing and forever important relationship you have with your sister. Finally, is Starbucks really just a front for Big (hot) Milk?! Find out in I Feel Petty. Show Notes:Access Reproductive Care - Southeasthttps://arc-southeast.org/Follow on social!@arc_southeast
17/02/22·1h 26m

“The Beyotch Experience”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about Joe Rogan, American manhood and the disaffected white man and then break down the insidiousness of the Beijing Olympics and the human rights violations the world is seemingly glossing over. Then Megan Gailey and Julissa Arce join for a very special Valentine's inspired Solicited Advice segment. Finally, where the fuck is the commentary on the Olympics replays?! In I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Follow The Lingerie Addict for inclusive lingerie content!https://www.instagram.com/thelingerieaddict/?hl=enhttps://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2008/04/about-addict.html For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 
10/02/22·1h 14m

“Ruthless Self-Care” with Robin Givhan

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the Republican-led state attack on abortion and the “debate” about President Bidens to-be-named SCOTUS pick. Then senior critic-at-large and fashion critic at the Washington Post Robin Givhan joins to discuss the intersection of fashion and politics, how Michelle Obama changed the first lady style game, and curious case of the president’s pocket squares. Plus, Grace Parra and Kara Klenk stop by to discuss how to check in with a friend, how to ask for help, and the joys of the voice memo text. Finally, Sanity CornerFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
03/02/22·1h 12m

“Meet Market”

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the new study that links cash stipends and higher brain development in children, the child tax credit, a Florida judge who denied a teen an abortion on the grounds of her GPA, and Sarah Palin’s libel case against the New York Times. Then Tien Tran and Kiran Deol join to discuss how they met their partners, West Elm Caleb, and trials and tribulations of dating. Finally, is Che Diaz the most unhinged character ever written? The gang breaks it down in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:WSJ: Cats on road trips: what could go wrong?
27/01/22·1h 14m

“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
20/01/22·1h 29m

“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/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
13/01/22·1h 9m

“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!For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
06/01/22·1h 21m

“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-movieFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
23/12/21·47m 45s

“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, KYMayfield 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 KYBOWLING 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-movieFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
16/12/21·1h 2m

“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 asshole awakening and why society has gotten ruder. Plus, why is the acting so terrible on Selling Sunset and other musings in I Feel Petty.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
09/12/21·1h 0m

“Um Hello, Save Roe!”

This week Alyssa Mastromonaco and Julissa Arce discuss the omicron variant and subsequent travel bans, SCOTUS’ impending decision on the Mississippi abortion law that threatens Roe, and toast the first female president of Honduras. Then, Michaela Watkins joins to ask the age old question: ‘am I becoming my mother?’. Plus, who’s the saddest in Succession and other musings in I Feel Petty!For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
02/12/21·1h 4m

“The Enjoy Today Show” (with Katie Couric)

Katie Couric joins Alyssa Mastromonaco to talk about her new memoir Going There, the backlash to her book and her favorite memories of the Thanksgiving Macy’s Day Parade. Then Julissa Arce, Dana Schwartz, Akilah Hughes and Caroline Reston gather around the virtual dinner table to talk about their most controversial Thanksgiving takes and react to listeners submitting Hills. Happy Thanksgiving!Show Notes:The Couric Effect! Watch the Today Show segment where Katie takes viewers on her colonoscopy journey. https://youtu.be/adMfyB-eHoIFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
25/11/21·1h 26m

"First is a Start, Second is Best" (with Rep. Pramila Jayapal)

Alyssa Mastromonaco and guest co-host Julissa Arce get into the news of the week: Alex Jones, Cuba, and Democratic efforts at immigration reform. And toasts are in order for the Harvard Crimson and a few pop princesses. Then, Pramilia Jayapal joins to talk BBB and Democrats’ perpetual aversion to being in array. Plus Megan Gailey and Grace Parra stop by to talk about historic firsts. Then, Sanity Corner.Show Notes:Enjoy J-Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime showKatie Porter has some words and rice for big oilWatch Hard KnocksBuy Julissa’s book, You Sound Like a White GirlIt’s sock seasonFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
18/11/21·1h 7m

“Gifting is a Construct” (with Cynthia Nixon)

Cynthia Nixon joins to talk about her run for Governor, fraught New York politics and the forthcoming Sex and the City reboot. Then Alyssa Mastromonaco is joined by guest co-host Shaniqua McClendon to discuss the historic Infrastructure bill, its real world impacts, and roast Rep. Paul Gosar because Fuck That Guy. Plus, Kiran Deol and Julissa Arce stop by to discuss our obsession with gift giving and how we can show appreciation without material things. Finally, a car themed-petty!For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
11/11/21·1h 10m

“My So-Called Twenties” (with Monica Lewinsky)

Monica Lewinsky joins Alyssa Mastromonaco to talk about American Crime Story: Impeachment, her documentary “15 minutes of Shame” and that time she ran into Ken Starr years on Christmas Eve. Then Alyssa is joined by guest co-host Senior Political Director of Crooked Media Shaniqua McClendon to unpack Tuesday’s election results. Plus, Grace Parra Janney and Michaela Watkins stop by to reevaluate the Clinton scandal, and look back on how our cringey early 20’s and how it shaped who we are today. Finally, we take a breather with some flower arranging talk in Sanity Corner.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
04/11/21·1h 29m

“It’s Not Me, It’s You”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about Build Back Better and the big disappointments about the compromises on paid leave, climate change and medicare expansion, and by “talk” we mean extremely pissed. Then, Megan Gailey and Tien Tran join to discuss the spooky and traumatizing phenomenon of “ghosting”. Who on the panel was the benevolent ghost? Who demanded a sex refund? And whatever happened to Bob?! Finally, it’s time to leave lip syncing to drag queens and other musings in I Feel Petty.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
28/10/21·1h 24m

“Dames” (with Rep. Rosa DeLauro)

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro stops by to talk about family leave, the Child Tax Credit and Joe Manchin’s attempt to slash the program. Then in news: Erin Ryan and Dame Alyssa Mastromonaco break down the hypocrisy of the right’s attack on Pete Buttigieg’s paternity leave, and the growing unrest with the American labor force. Plus, Julissa Arce and Dana Schwartz join for a lively debate about calling women “badass”, how we value compliments, and the nuanced women of Succession. Finally, we breakdown plane etiquette in I Feel Petty.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
21/10/21·1h 19m

“All Eyes on Me”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the latest whiplash with Texas’s abortion ban, Wisconsin breweries helping parents sue schools over anti-mask mandates, CA Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia pioneering women’s rights in the state and the chaos in Idaho politics. Then Kiran Deol and Megan Gailey join to talk about “main character syndrome”, the inauthenticity of trying to be the center of attention and the power of being real. Plus, in a shock to no one The View has a bad point of view and other petty things in In I Feel Petty.Show NotesBy Attacking Me, Justice Alito Proved My Point By Adam Serwerhttps://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/10/alito-supreme-court-texas-abortion/620339/Kiran Deol tour dates:10/27 at Laugh Bostonhttps://www.seetickets.us/event/Kiran-Deol-800pm/43866211/7 Dynasty Typewriter https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/events-calendar?loxi_pathname=%2Fkiran-deol-1346For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
14/10/21·1h 16m

“SCOTUS in Retrograde” (with Errin Haines + Kiran Deol)

This week, we’re joined by Elliott Stephanopoulos, Kiran Deol, and Errin Haines to tackle the following questions: How can Instagram make people feel less bad about themselves? What happens when too many people lose faith in institutions? What fuckery is the Supreme Court about to get up to now? And what would happen if your shit talking group chat was subpoenaed?Show Notes:Errin Haines (@emarvelous) is Editor at Large at The 19th, an independent, nonprofit newsroom reporting at the intersection of gender, politics and policy. Kiran Deol (@​​shitfromkiran) is a comedian, filmmaker (“I Would Never”) and actor seen on NBC’s Sunnyside. You can check out her comedy live at Laugh Boston, Wednesday, October 27th at 8pm.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
07/10/21·1h 28m

“What’s Missing?” (with Rebecca Nagle)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about Democratic D-week, and the scramble to reconcile progressive and centrists and pass the infrastructure passage in tandem with Build Back Better. Then Julissa Arce and This Land host Rebecca Nagle join to discuss the Gabby Petito case, “missing white girl syndrome” and the true crime industrial complex. Finally, Fat Bear Week is afoot and we’re talking about it in Sanity Corner.Show Notes:National Domestic Violence Hotlinehttps://www.thehotline.org/ or call 1-800-799-SAFEFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
30/09/21·1h 13m

“Shoot your Shot” (with Rep. Cori Bush + Dr. Heather Irobunda)

Rep. Cori Bush joins to discuss the Keeping Renters Safe Act, the state of the Infrastructure bill and her very own Ben & Jerry’s flavor. Then Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Dr. Heather Irobunda about pervasive misinformation around the Covid vaccine, uteruses and fertility. Plus I Feel Petty!Show Notes:Follow Dr. Heather Irobunda!On Insta: https://www.instagram.com/drheatherirobundamd/?hl=enAnd Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drheatherirobundamd?For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
23/09/21·1h 26m

“The Princess and the Pod” (with Akilah Hughes)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Gavin Newsom’s resounding recall win, the Larry Nassar hearing, Joe Manchin and the confusion over booster shots. Then Dana Schwartz and Akilah Hughes join to discuss princess culture and it’s lasting pervasiveness in our culture. Finally, is the Met Gala grotesque or fun!?For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
16/09/21·1h 25m

“Roe Offense” (with Rebecca Nagle)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the complexities of the Texas abortion law, the future of Roe, and Governor Abbott’s efforts to “eliminate rapists”. Ok. Plus Rebecca Nagle stops by to talk about season 2 of This Land and Texas’ attempt to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act. Then Julissa Arce and Michaela Watkins join to discuss the sport of democracy, the importance of participating in the system, and why people are apathetic. Finally, some wholesome recs in this week’s Sanity Corner.Show Notes:Follow: Sean Black, who goes by @black_madness21 on TikTok. He created a bot that makes it easy to submit fake tips to a "whistleblower" website created by the anti-abortion Texas Right to Life group.Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/txfundsFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
09/09/21·1h 28m

“Getting Real” (with Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein)

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco break down the new Texas abortion ban, SCOTUS's deafening silence, and what this means for Roe v. Wade. Then in a special labor day episode, the panel gets real about reality TV. Erin and Alyssa are joined by Megan Gailey, Hysteria producer Caroline Reston and theoretical physicist Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein to break down why smart people love reality tv, how The Real World changed the world, and why 90 Day Fiance has more heart than any other show on television. Plus the gang shares who they think is the most iconic reality star of all time.Show Notes:Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein’s book is available now!The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred  https://cprescodweinstein.comFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
02/09/21·1h 17m

“Nasty Pelosi”

Nancy Pelosi gets her caucus in line to advance a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint, opening the door to passing the infrastructure and John Lewis Voting Advancement Act. Then Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Kiran Deol and Dana Schwartz to discuss the traditions that COVID has spelled the beginning of the end for, and the traditions we want to hold onto. Plus, we meet Alyssa’s newest family member in Sanity Corner!Show Notes:Sanity Corner:Erin: Alyssa’s new catKiran: Making gamesDana: Leaving phones/computers in the other roomAlyssa: Never Have I Ever on NetflixFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
26/08/21·1h 7m

“All In The Family” (with Jen Statsky & Dawn Huckelbridge)

Jen Statsky stops by to talk about her Emmy nominated HBO show Hacks and joins the panel along with Grace Parra Janney to discuss the line between lived experiences and art. Then Paid Leave for All Director Dawn Huckelbridge stops by to talk about the infrastructure bill and the urgent need for universal paid leave now. Then Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the surge in Afghanistan foreign policy experts in the media, Governor Greg Abbott’s colossal failure handling COVID in Texas and toast Pete and Chasten Buttigieg. And finally, unwind with a Cann of weed in Sanity Corner.Show Notes:Paid Leave For Allhttps://paidleaveforall.org/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
19/08/21·1h 6m

“Cuomo Se Dice ‘Good Riddance’” (with Akilah Green)

Andrew Cuomo resigns, Governor Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis are destroying their states, and schools are daring to follow the silence. Then Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Michaela Watkins and Emmy nominated writer Akilah Green to discuss the phenomenon of the “ladder puller”, the woman who doesn’t hold her hand out for others. Then finally, in true Jeopardy fashion we’re asking: who is Mike Richards?Show Notes:Lucille Ball’s podcast “Let’s Talk to Lucy”https://www.npr.org/2021/08/04/1024566837/sirius-xm-revives-lucille-ball-radio-tapes-for-podcast-let-s-talk-to-lucyFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
12/08/21·1h 12m

“An Inconvenient Detail” (with Amanda Knox)

Amanda Knox opens up about writing her Medium post in response to the movie Stillwater, reclaiming her narrative and the power of vulnerability. Plus, Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Andrew Cuomo, predict his resignation to the date (news witches!), toast Cori Bush for her work in extending the eviction moratorium and roast Krysten Sinema for refusing to change her vacation plans for the infrastructure bill vote. Then, Rheeqrheeq Chainey and Kiran Deol join to discuss the Bennifer reunion and the Jenga game of fuckery that happens when you return to an ex. Finally, when a Ben rises a Matt must fall and other thoughts in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Amanda Knox Medium post: “Who Owns My Name?”https://amandamarieknox.medium.com/who-owns-my-name-93561f83e502Listen to Amanda’s podcast Labyrinths: Getting Lost with Amanda Knoxhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/labyrinths-getting-lost-with-amanda-knox/id1494368441For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
05/08/21·1h 23m

“Masking for Trouble” (with Sen. Tammy Duckworth)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Simone Biles' choice to sit out the rest of the Olympics and the clout chasers trying to use her to get attention, and break down the chaos and pain swirling around the January 6th commission. Plus, Erin sits down with Senator Tammy Duckworth to talk about her newest bill that would give parents paid leave following a pregnancy loss. Next: Megan Gailey and comedian Nori Reed join for a cathartic conversation about the pandemic and give those choosing to be unvaccinated a piece of their mind! Finally, what classic metal band are Alyssa and Erin listening to this week? Find out in Sanity Corner. Show Notes:Sanity Corner:Megan: Love Island UK (available on Hulu)Erin + Alyssa: Metallica and other 90’s hard rockNori: On the hunt for a mini bag!For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
29/07/21·1h 16m

"Big Ship Energy" (with Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Astro and Theoretical Physicist Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein about how racism and sexism has set science back, answers our space questions and breaks down the gravitational dynamics happening on the Bachelorette. Plus in news: Erin and Alyssa discuss Bezos’ phallic shaped journey to space, the raging opioid epidemic, and the child tax credit. Next, Julissa Arce and Kim Kelly join to discuss the state of the service industry and the growing customer disrespect against restaurant workers. Finally, a win for Wisconsin in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:A scientist you should know:Elmer Imeshttps://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.4042Link to Dr Prescod Weinstein’s book https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781541724709Link to Kim Kelly’s latest https://www.thenation.com/article/economy/alabama-warrior-met-coal/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
22/07/21·1h 24m

”Proud Floozy”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the Texas abortion bill that pits neighbors against each other, Governor Abbott’s threat to arrest Texas Democrats who’ve fled the special session on voting rights and the Democrat budget reconciliation compromise. Joe Manchin, you’re doing great sweetie! Then, Megan Gailey and Dana Schwartz join to discuss the 20th anniversary of Legally Blonde, its cultural impact and when ‘playing dumb’ can be weaponized and when it can be harmful. Then, why hasn’t science mastered the arts of tags in shirts and pants and other pettiness in I feel petty.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
15/07/21·1h 12m

"Olympic Torched"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the imminent doom of climate change and the frustrating burden put on consumers rather than the giant corporate polluters. Then Tien Tran and Julissa Arce stop by to talk about the controversy-riddled Olympics, the IOC’s outdated rules and how we can still support our favorite athletes despite it all. And finally, we’re obviously talking about Trump’s social media site getting hacked in I Feel Petty.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
08/07/21·1h 3m

“Stronger Than Yesterday”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the Senate’s agonizing infrastructure negotiations process and the importance of maintaining the care economy portion of the bill intact and reflect on the tragedy in Surfside, Florida. Next, Michaela Watkins and Francesca Fiorentini join to discuss Britney Spears’ testimony in court, and the 2000’s era that perpetuated a culture of complicity. Finally, why don’t colonoscopy shakes taste like milkshakes and other gripes in I Feel Petty.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
01/07/21·1h 9m

"Solicited Advice" (150th Episode! with Sen. Baldwin)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the recent Supreme Court decisions and disappointing vaccination rate among the youth. Then, Erin talks to her hometown Senator Tammy Baldwin about the importance of the Equality Act and that Kamala Harris Senate dinner party. Next: the OG LA crew assemble to celebrate 150 episodes, reflect on the past three years and dispense advice to our listeners. Finally, who is the living embodiment of Paddington? Find out in Sanity Corner.Show Notes:Sanity Corner:Megan: Whistleblower podcastKiran: The beachErin: go to https://www.recreation.gov/ to learn about national parks near youAlyssa: Farm stands are open!For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
24/06/21·1h 34m

“Over the Rainbow” (with Rep. Gwen Moore)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin to discuss the Senate’s recent establishment of Juneteenth as a National holiday, the best ways to celebrate, and what the fuck is up with Ron Johnson. In news: Erin and Alyssa discuss the Republicans' raging culture war against teaching critical race theory in schools, the Biden and Putin Summit and our impending climate disasters. Next: Tien Tran and Shaniqua McClendon stop by to discuss cause marketing and why pride is feeling more pink washed than year’s past. Finally, why Batman is actually the worst boyfriend...in Sanity Corner.Show Notes:Sanity Corner:Erin: Batman not giving Catwoman oral sexShaniqua: All About Love: New Visions by Bell HooksTien: A lot of soccer tournaments Alyssa: Biden’s foreign tripFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
17/06/21·1h 15m

"Capitalism: For Her!" (with TX State Rep. Nicole Collier)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Texas State Representative Nicole Collier to discuss what’s going on in Texas, from new voting restrictions to a bill banning most abortions to how to hold out hope in a red state. In news, Erin and Alyssa break down all the legislation that could be passed if Joe Manchin wasn’t so horny for our old institutions. Then Megan Gailey and Kiran Deol stop by to talk about the rise and fall of the girlboss. And: who are the two weird old dudes you must follow on instagram? Find out in Sanity Corner!Show Notes:Learn more about State Representative Nicole Collier:http://www.votenicolecollier.com/Sanity Corner:Erin: Robert Reich’s tiktokAlyssa: WeedKiran: Anthony Hopkins’ instagramMegan: Simone Biles + Brian Moylan “The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives”For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
10/06/21·1h 14m

“Break Point”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss how to mentally prepare for a very frustrating month in the US Senate, and the GOP’s not-so-subtle attempt to rewrite history. Then Grace Parra and Tien Tran join to discuss Naomi Osaka’s decision to step back from the French Open and tennis and the importance of putting your mental health first. Finally, which Mare of Easttown resident deserves their own spinoff, find out in Fight Club.Show Notes:NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illnesshttps://www.nami.org/HomeFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
03/06/21·1h 14m

“Extra Dressing” (with Molly Hayward)

Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Cora’s founder and Chief Branding Officer Molly Hayward about how to unfuck the feminine care industry, period poverty and why having your period is actually pretty metal. Plus, Erin and Alyssa discuss the dumb sword fight in the Senate over the Jan 6th commission and infrastructure, and the disturbing lack of education among Republicans. Then Megan Gailey and Julissa Arce stop by to talk about the Florida High School photoshopping girl's bodies in yearbooks and the discriminatory history of dress codes. Finally, what the hell are those accents in Mare of East Town in Sanity Corner!Show Notes:Learn more about Cora:https://cora.life/Sanity Corner:Alyssa: Mare of East Town on HBO MaxJulissa: Watermelon margaritas with tajín Erin: The Turning: The Sisters Who Left podcastMegan: Sports baby! NBA playoffs & WNBA, NHL playoffs, Indy 500For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
27/05/21·1h 23m

"The End of the End" (with Ilyse Hogue)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro Choice America about the Supreme Court’s decision to hear an abortion case that threatens the future of Roe. Plus, Erin and Alyssa discuss the state of the House Republican caucus, Susan Collins’ concerning fundraising methods, and Letitia James’ criminal investigation into the Trump Organization. Then Grace Parra and Michaela Watkins join for a nostalgia filled conversation about high school prom, rites of passage in our youth, and the decisions we made in high school that still affect us today. Finally, Grace pitches a new technology to solve our mystery rashes in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:NARAL Pro Choice Americahttps://www.prochoiceamerica.org/Follow Ilyse Hogue on twitter:https://twitter.com/ilysehRead Ilyse Hogue’s book:The Lie that Bindshttps://www.indiebound.org/book/9781947492509For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
20/05/21·1h 27m

“Queens of Drama” (with Senator Hirono)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Senator Mazie Hirono about her recent legislative victories, child care as infrastructure, and her new memoir Heart of Fire. Plus, Erin and Alyssa get into the Liz Cheney of it all, and the NRA is handed another blow. Then, Kiran Deol and Priyanka Aribindi join to break down their relationship to drama in relationships, politics and culture. Finally, Sanity Corner!Show Notes:Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter’s Story by Mazie Hironohttps://www.indiebound.org/book/9781984881601?aff=msmagazineSanity Corner:Alyssa: Christmas music on SiriusXMErin: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead & Flight by Olga TokaarcrukPriyanka: A Return to Love by Marianne WilliamsonKiran: Petty about questionsFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
13/05/21·1h 36m

“My Curvy Life” (with Senator Gillibrand and Lindy West)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco celebrate Trump’s ban from Facebook, discuss Liz Cheney and what we’re calling anarchy in the GOP, share their reactions to that scary New York Times story saying we’ll never reach herd immunity, and honor the teachers in their lives. Plus, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins to discuss sexual assault in the military and why opposition to her bill to improve the system is melting away. Then, writers and comedians Lindy West and Kara Klenk stop by to talk about Mother’s Day, what it means to be a mom, and what it means to choose not to. Finally Erin makes the case against McMansions and other petty thoughts in I Feel Petty. Show Notes:The Military Justice Improvement And Increasing Prevention Acthttps://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/news/press/release/senators-gillibrand-grassley-ernst-blumenthal-cruz-shaheen-kelly-and-military-sexual-assault-advocates-introduce-new-bipartisan-military-justice-improvement-and-increasing-prevention-actShrill by Lindy West https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780316348461 For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
06/05/21·1h 22m

“Toxic Freedom” (with Sophie Ackoff)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the upcoming Biden Joint Session address not to be confused with the State of the Union Address, breakdown the administration’s American Family Plan, get into the ratfuck NY Post story about Kamala Harris and casually wish Rudy Giuliani ill. Plus, Sophie Ackoff co-executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition stops by to discuss the importance of the farming industry and how we can foster a new generation of young diverse farmers. Then, Tien Tran and Julissa Arce join to talk about the new CDC mask guidelines and the impending anxiety around returning to the office. Finally Erin debunks the conservative non-fiction industrial book complex and other petty thoughts in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:National Young Farmers Coalitionhttps://www.youngfarmers.org/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
29/04/21·1h 16m

"We Really Care, Do U?" (with Shannon Watts)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the three guilty verdicts in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Green New Deal and DC statehood. Plus Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, joins to discuss the uptick in gun violence headlines, the inner corruptions of the NRA and how to stay engaged with gun reform activism. Then, Megan Gailey and Tien Tran join to talk about the care economy as an essential part of American infrastructure, and what happens to a whole ass economy when care is no longer available. Finally we all relax with some casual nobility on nobility crime...and other recommendations in a much needed Sanity Corner.Show Notes:Moms Demand Action:Get involved:Text checks to 64433 -->connect to your senatorText ready to 6433 -->get involved with Moms Demand ActionMore info:https://momsdemandaction.org/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
22/04/21·1h 17m

"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/dauntewrightBail 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-dyingFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
15/04/21·1h 19m

"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 877-565-8860For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
08/04/21·1h 32m

"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 877-565-8860For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
01/04/21·1h 21m

“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.In word press please bold/underline!Show Notes: *boldDonate and learn more about common sense gun reform: *underlineMoms Demand Actionhttps://momsdemandaction.org/Everytown for Gun Safetyhttps://everytown.org/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
25/03/21·1h 40m

“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:SUPPORTCrisis Line: 1-800-273-TALKAsian Languages: 1-877-990-8585Crisis Text Line: Text “CONNECT” to 741741Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory: https://www.asianmhc.org/apisaaDONATEStop 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/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include which podcast you would like.
18/03/21·1h 38m

"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.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include which podcast you would like.
11/03/21·1h 24m

"A Pretty Penny" (with Jennifer McClellan & Jennifer Carroll Foy)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the recent accusations against Governor Cuomo, then kick off Women’s History Month by featuring two amazing women running for Governor of Virginia: State Senator Jennifer McClellan and Jennifer Carroll Foy. Then Priyanka Aribindi and Michaela Watkins join to discuss our money diaries and how the pandemic has impacted our relationship with money. Finally, Alyssa has a qualms with varying brightness on car headlights in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Learn more and support the VA Governor candidates:Jennifer McClellanhttps://www.jennifermcclellan.com/Jennifer Carroll Foyhttps://jennifercarrollfoy.com/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include which podcast you would like.
04/03/21·1h 29m

“What’s Up, Doc?” (with Dr. Heather Irobunda)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco toast Deb Haaland’s strength as the presumptive next head of the Department of the Interior, and roast Ted Cruz’s performance as most clueless bitch in Texas. Then, Board Certified OB/GYN and Women’s Health Advocate Dr. Heather Irobunda stops by to discuss implicit bias and racism in the medical field and how she’s using Tik Tok to “empower vagina owners.” Next, Rheeqrheeq Chainey and Julissa Arce join to discuss the frustrations and trauma of navigating our healthcare system. Then a reminder to keep the Biden Administration accountable in I Feel Petty. Help reunify children separated from their families at the border by donating: Families Belong Togetherhttps://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/Raices Texashttps://www.raicestexas.org/Help Combat Racism against Asian-Americanshttps://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria.For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com.
25/02/21·1h 28m

"Better With Age" (with Rep. Gwen Moore)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about what needs to happen before schools can safely reopen. Then, Rep. Gwen Moore returns to discuss Black History Month and state legislatures’ aggressive attempts to make it harder to vote. Then, it’s a double Hysteria birthday, when Megan Gailey joins to discuss the importance of reaching out to our elderly neighbors during a time that’s been especially hard on them. Then: Kellyanne! Again!?!?Show Notes:Make friends with some elderly neighbors:https://www.glamourgals.org/For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please , click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com.
18/02/21·1h 24m

"Pizza Shaped Heart" (with Rep. Rosa DeLauro)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the first day of the second impeachment of former social media influencer Donald Trump. Then Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro stops by with some legislative hope! We discuss her two news bills that tackle medical and family leave, and the expansion of child tax credit. Next, Akilah Hughes and Tien Tran join to discuss the new Britney Spears doc, media mistreatment of starlets in the Y2K era, and what Valentine’s day means in the pandemic. Plus, the crew shares work from black artists and creators in this week’s Sanity Corner.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com.
11/02/21·1h 19m

"Disarming"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco break down the newest COVID relief bill, Marjorie Taylor Green’s nonsense, and inaugurate a new segment: Storytime With Alyssa. Then, Kiran Deol and Dana Schwartz join to discuss AOC’s heartbreaking instagram live documenting her story and trauma from the Capitol attack. Plus, Emily in Paris and more bad award nominees in Fight Club.RAINN800-656-HOPEhttps://www.rainn.org/
04/02/21·1h 15m

"Stan Down" (with Nithya Raman)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the frustrating news that the vaccine rollout may take longer than originally planned, and roast Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ bid to become Governor of Arkansas. Plus, Los Angeles City Councilmember Nithya Raman joins to discuss how the pandemic has impacted unhoused and housing insecure folks in LA. Then, Michaela Watkins and Tien Tran stop by to discuss the toxic and unproductive nature of “stanning” politicians. Plus, is a 2021 Hysteria recital in our future? Find out in Sanity CornerShow Notes:Follow LA City Councilmember Nithya Raman@cd4losageles@nithyaforthecitySelah: Neighborhood Homeless Coalitionhttps://www.selahnhc.org/
28/01/21·1h 24m

"The Sweetest Hello" (with Rep. Madeleine Dean)

We are officially in a new era! This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Kiran Deol and Julissa Arce to rejoice in the moving and historical Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris...feels good to type that! Then, of course, horny for revenge, the gang each roasts a Trump administration official who they hope will ‘Fuck Off Forever’. Finally, Representative Madeleine Dean stops by to talk about her role as Impeachment Manager, and what to expect from the upcoming Senate trial.
21/01/21·1h 22m

"The Audacity of Dopes" (with Rep. Karen Bass, Rep. Pramila Jayapal & S.E. Cupp)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco sit down with Rep. Karen Bass to discuss Wednesdays impeachment vote, and what it means for Trump’s presidential future. Then Rep. Pramila Jayapal stops by to roast her Republican colleagues for turning last week’s insurrection into a superspreader event. Then, Rheeqrheeq Chainey joins in to discuss last week’s coup and the violent, racist morons who deserve no sympathy. Plus, a bonus conversation with SE Cupp about the future of the Republican party. Finally, we get to the most pressing news of the week, the Sex and the City reboot!
14/01/21·1h 15m

"Fresh Hell 2021"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco try to manage the overwhelming happiness as they take in the Georgia Senate runoff election results was the original show description...until we had to re-record after all hell broke loose. Then Megan Gailey and Grace Parra join to discuss how the pandemic has changed their relationship with alcohol and dry January. Then finally, is it ok to call your baby, baby? The gang fights it out in Fight Club.Show Notes:Alcoholics Anonymous (aa.org)Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). It’s free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
07/01/21·1h 10m

“Love in a Hopeless Place” (with Nsé Ufot)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco toast the glimmers of goodness and roast the rainbow of garbage to come out of this truly trash year. Plus, Nsé Ufot joins Erin to discuss The New Georgia Project and the upcoming Senate Runoff election. Then Dana Schwartz, Naomi Ekperigin and Tien Tran join for a reflection on the year that was, and the silver linings that have sort of emerged? Kind of? Then finally, the gang fights it out, can we actually love Love Actually?! And why are almost all holiday movies deeply weird?Show Notes:New Georgia Project Action Fund:https://www.ngpaf.org/
24/12/20·1h 35m

“Dr. Jill, If You’re Nasty” (with Kirsten Gillibrand)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are pleased to tell Bill Barr to fuck all the way off, then they discuss the latest cabinet picks and the delicious Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg rivalry. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins to discuss the latest covid relief bill and her favorite holiday recipes. Then Michaela Watkins and Grace Parra stop by to discuss the Wall Street Journal’s attack on Dr. Jill Biden’s hard earned accomplishments. Finally, why are people whispering happy birthday to Michaela...find out in I feel petty!
17/12/20·1h 33m

“Vax-senioritis” (with Judge Lina Hidalgo)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco breakdown President-Elect Joe Biden’s cabinet picks from the goodies to the duds, and Melania Trump crowning First Lady achievement, a White House tennis pavilion. Then, Harris County, Texas Judge Lina Hidalgo joins to discuss how she keeps a clear conscience presiding over her county, and what it’s like to have a Governor attack you. Next, Kiran Deol and guest Kara Klenk join to discuss what happens when lockdown fatigue turns into lockdown rage. Finally, Erin makes a strong argument for ponytail holes in cars in I Feel Petty.
10/12/20·1h 23m

"Two Sacks of Trash" (with Shaniqua McClendon)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco breakdown the clusterfuck happening in Congress as they scramble to pass a comprehensive covid relief bill. Then Crooked Media’s Political Director Shaniqua McClendon stops by to give us a post-mortem on the Democratic down ballot losses and what we can do to win the two Georgia Senate seats. Next Megan Gailey and Naomi Ekperigin join to discuss the surge in “pro life feminists” and what it all means for progress. And finally in I Feel Petty: how do you participate in a book swap during a pandemic? You don’t!Show Notes:Get involved in the Georgia Senate race:votesaveamerica.com/georgia
03/12/20·1h 5m

"Stuff It!"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined at the virtual Thanksgiving dinner table by Grace Parra, Michaela Watkins and Dana Schwartz to discuss the difficulty of not seeing family this holiday season, the upside of new traditions, and what they’re grateful for. Plus, is Thanksgiving food the worst food of all foods? The crew battle-it-out in Fight Club.
26/11/20·1h 22m

“Big Loser Energy” (with Dr. Celine Gounder)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the Trump administration’s unwillingness to cooperate with a transition of power, and Ivanka Trump’s loose lipped ex-BFF. Then they are joined by President-Elect Biden’s COVID advisory board member Dr. Celine Gounder to discuss the unprecedented spike in COVID numbers, the promising new vaccine results and what this all means. Next, Tien Tran stops by to breakdown what it means to be a big ol’ loser. Finally, in the inaugural segment of Fight Club, the crew battle over wine tasting. Is it real?
19/11/20·1h 12m

"Out of the Gloating Closet" (with Rep. Katie Porter)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Congresswoman Katie Porter to discuss the house’s priorities now that we have a Democratic President-elect. Then Kiran Deol and Rheeqrheeq Chainey stop by to enjoy a sweet 45 minutes out of the Gloating Closet as they reflect on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ historical victory. Then, I feel petty!
12/11/20·1h 22m

"Clapping & Crying"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Naomi Ekperigin, Megan Gailey and Grace Parra to ask the following questions: What the fuck just happened? Are we happy, are we sad? Can we please stop sucking up to Republicans now? The crew parse out the facts of the election from their feelings as they navigate the latest nail biter election. Then, a much needed Sanity Corner.
05/11/20·1h 30m

“I’m Speaking” (with Prof. Melissa Murray and State Rep. Mari Manoogian)

This week on Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Professor Melissa Murray to break down Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court and how it will affect upcoming abortion cases. Plus Peggy Noonan is up to no good, but Fake Melania is back, and thank goodness! Then, Michaela Watkins and special guest, Michigan State Rep. Mari Manoogian joins to discuss the art of the clapback and why it’s so satisfying to watch women shut down men who are being assholes. Finally, what’s kept Michaela away from that cult life? Find out in I Feel Petty!Show Notes:Learn more about Michigan State Rep. Mari ManoogianWebsite: https://www.mariformi.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/MariManoogianCandidates highlighted:1. Desiree Tims, running for Ohio’s 10th Congressional district, support her campaign at https://timsforcongress.com2. Abby Finkenauer, running to reelection for IA-1, support her campaign at https://www.abbyfinkenauer.com3. Marquita Bradshaw, running for US Senate in Tennessee, support her campaign at https://www.marquitabradshaw.comPet Issue Resource:Unchained at Last https://www.unchainedatlast.org/
29/10/20·1h 37m

"Just Win, Baby!" (with Elizabeth Warren, Candace Valenzuela and Caroline Rose Giuliani)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by an all-star lineup of guests. First, Senator Elizabeth Warren joins to discuss her education plans in a fingers crossed post-Trump world and lets us in on Bailey’s Halloween plans. Then, Candace Valenzuela stops by to discuss her race in Texas’ 24th district, and why we need more mothers in Congress. And then, Kiran Deol joins to break down Jeffery Toobin’s zoom faux pas. Finally, Caroline Rose Giuliani guests in I Feel Petty to discuss speaking out against her father and why something can be petty and consequential. Whew!Show Notes:Support Candace Valenzuela’s for Texas 24!https://candacefor24.com/Pet Issues Resources:Student Debt -->call your state and local reps 202-224-3121Events Industry-->National Independent Talent Association (https://nitolive.org/) and National Independent Venue Association (https://www.nivassoc.org/)More info on Caroline Rose Giuliani:www.carolinerosegiuliani.com“Rudy Giuliani Is My Father. Please, Everyone, Vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/10/rudy-giulianis-daughter-on-voting-for-biden
22/10/20·1h 20m

"Judging Amy" (with Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco, decked in sequins, are joined by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of Washington DC to discuss DC statehood, and her surprising connection to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Plus Erin and Alyssa dive into the Day 2 of the SCOTUS confirmation hearing, and break down the good Amy (Klobuchar) v. bad Amy (Coney Barrett). Then, Rheeqrheeq Chainey and Dana Schwartz stop by to discuss what it means to be a “guy’s girl”. Finally, what the fuck is a business beret?!...in I Feel Petty.
15/10/20·1h 18m

“Confusions and Regrets” (with Stacey Abrams)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Stacey Abrams to discuss her work combating voter suppression and her stint as a romance novelist. Then Grace Parra joins to discuss the COVID-19 infiltration of the White House and, relatedly, if shitty people deserve sympathy when bad things happen to them. Plus, Melania Trump fucking hates Christmas, and we hate that...in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:More on Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight: https://fairfight.com/
08/10/20·1h 17m

"ACB, OMG, WTF" (with America Ferrera, Julissa Arce & Rep. Gwen Moore)

We’re still reeling! This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco react to Tuesday night’s debates and break down Amy Coney Barrett’s extremely un-Ginsburg-y judicial record. Next, Congresswoman Gwen Moore joins to discuss the GOP’s continued efforts to suppress the vote in the midwest. Then, actress and activist America Ferrera and Julissa Arce stop by to discuss She Se Puede and the why politicians should invest in the latinx community all year round. And finally we get petty, because it’s been a week!Show Notes:Julissa’s series “La Historia Uncovered”https://weallgrowlatina.com/lahistoriauncoveredShe Se Puedehttp://shesepuede.org/
01/10/20·1h 16m

"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.
24/09/20·1h 10m

"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.
17/09/20·1h 16m

"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.
10/09/20·1h 5m

"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.
03/09/20·1h 31m

"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.htmlSupport Jacob Blake and his family.https://www.gofundme.com/f/justiceforjacobblakeAAS 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.
27/08/20·1h 17m

“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/
20/08/20·56m 9s

"Sexism is Boring"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco react to Kamala Harris’ nomination for Vice President, from the historic nature of the ticket to the surprising news that she’s 5’2. Then, Grace Parra and Dana Schwartz join to discuss conspiracy theories, and why believers are such a crucial part to the Republican voting block. Then, why Joan of Arc isn’t a badass in I Feel Petty.
13/08/20·1h 2m

"Unfollow the Leader" (with Rep. Abby Finkenauer)

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer to discuss her successful push for endometriosis funding and her personal story attached to the cause. In news, Megan Gailey and Naomi Ekperigin talk low standards for the highest office in the land and why colleges opening to students just isn’t very smart. Then, fresh off the Ellen Degeneres news, the crew breaks down why we let some bosses off the hook, but demand accountability from others. Plus, is Baba Yaga the best monster in folklore? We unpack in I Feel Petty.Show Notes:Take action and spread awareness for Endometriosis:Endometriosis Foundation of AmericaEndowhatUse and search hashtag #upendo
06/08/20·1h 7m

"Sup, Lady-dogs?"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco breakdown Joe Biden’s VP candidates and the ensuing sexist media coverage of said contenders. Plus, they examine why there’s such an effort to protect extremely non-essential athletes and so little effort to protect extremely essential school and nursing home workers. Then Michaela Watkins joins to answer the question: are we bitches? Lastly, Erin dares question the deliciousness of a Dodger Dog in I Feel Petty.
30/07/20·1h 18m

"Exceptional Bitches" (with Rep. Ilhan Omar)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar to breakdown why men think it’s okay to call a colleague a “fucking bitch”. Then Grace Parra stops by to debate the difference between being special and exceptional. Then what you definitely shouldn’t be telling someone on their period in I Feel Petty.
23/07/20·1h 11m

“Take the W” (with Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Kelley O’Hara & Haley Rosen)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco chat with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal to get some tips on how to gracefully handle being right all the time. Then USWNT player Kelley O’Hara and Just Women’s Sports founder Haley Rosen stop by to discuss why supporting women’s sports is the next step in total world domination. Then, a check-in on the jam scandal of our time in I Feel Petty.Check out and subscribe to Just Women’s Sports.
16/07/20·1h 31m

"Courting Disaster"

This week, Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco bemoan the two most recent disappointments out of SCOTUS, discuss the tragedy of Vanessa Guillen, and give an update on Ghislane Maxwell’s ongoing journey to hell. Then, Dana Schwartz joins the suss out the song of the summer and the difficulty of standing up for yourself--asking for what you want, and when to speak up about not getting it. Also: the agony of berry picking, the ecstasy of Eurovision, and Alyssa needs a bland show to fall asleep to that doesn’t suck.
09/07/20·1h 12m

"E-mask-ulated" (with Rep. Karen Bass & Alexis McGill Johnson)

Hysteria is celebrating 100 episodes! This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Congresswoman Karen Bass to discuss Congress’s fight for police reform, and the on-going fight to ensure the right to vote for all. Plus, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Alexis McGill Johnson stops by to breakdown the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion. Next, Rheeqrheeq Chainey and Megan Gailey join to ask the important question: why can’t dudes wear their dang mask!? Then, I Feel Petty!
02/07/20·1h 24m

"Girded Loins" (with Senator Tammy Baldwin)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin to discuss the state’s nasty political landscape and how to rise above and stay positive. Then Michaela Watkins and Kiran Deol stop by to explore and debate the responsibilities bystanders have to stand up to bad behavior at work and in life. Then, I Feel Petty!Show Notes:If you can please donate to our crooked.com/pridefund. All donations to this fund will be split evenly among the following groups:
25/06/20·1h 9m

“Momentum!”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss how our government has seemingly given up on the fight against COVID-19 and Ted Cruz’s relentless search for a guy to fight actor Ron Perlman. Then Tien Tran joins to discuss how to process positive changes in light of continued setbacks.Then, Sanity Corner.Transgender Law Center offers legal resources to advance the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people.Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative that support grassroots trans justice groups run by-and-for trans people.National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color NetworkBlack Trans Travel FundG.L.I.T.S Gays and Lesbians living a Transgender Society
18/06/20·1h 11m

"History Defeating" (with Kimberlé Crenshaw)

This week Erin Ryan is joined by the Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum Kimberlé Crenshaw to discuss how we keep Black women’s names in the headlines, Black feminism and why intersectionality matters. Then Alyssa Mastromonaco, Kiran Deol, and Grace Parra stop by to talk about fighting racism in the workforce. Plus: Sanity Corner.Show Notes:To support Kimberlé Crenshaw’s work with the African American Policy Forum:https://aapf.org/support
11/06/20·1h 18m

"Beyond the Hashtag"

This week Erin Ryan, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Rheeqrheeq Chainey, Julissa Arce, and Shaniqua McClendon discuss the emotional impact of nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism. How do we advocate for police reform in a way that actually helps? What’s the difference between being a real activist and just playing one on instagram? And how can Kpop fans show us the way? And finally: Sanity Corner.If you’re able to donate, here’s how to support people and groups protesting police violence and working to combat racism and injustice: Go to crooked.com/bailfunds to support community bail funds around the country, and go to crooked.com/changefunds to support 11 groups fighting racism and police brutality.Also, https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd
04/06/20·1h 2m

"You Made it Weird"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco reveal their pandemic crush. Hint: she’s the Prime Minister of New Zealand and her name is Jacinda Ardern. Wait is that how a hint works? Plus Twitter is now (sort of) fact checking the President, so Mark Zuckerberg can f*ck all the way off. Then Tien Tran joins to discuss our weirdest quarantine quirks. Finally, a new segment: I feel petty!
28/05/20·1h 1m

"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.
21/05/20·1h 6m

"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.
14/05/20·1h 10m

“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. 
07/05/20·1h 3m

"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!
30/04/20·1h 13m

"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.
23/04/20·57m 31s

"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.
16/04/20·1h 8m

"She-Hulks of the Pandemic"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco bid a sad adieu to Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president, then speak with Wisconsin Congressional candidate Tricia Zunker on the democratic fight to reclaim the badger state. Then Rheeqrheeq Chainey joins the group to reflect on their own internalized and maybe not so internalized misogyny. Do we judge women because we have high standards or because we’re the real sexists? Then special guest Alex Wagner (Six Feet Apart) joins us for a Sanity Corner you won’t want to miss.
09/04/20·1h 12m

"Lean Out"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the staggering number of unemployment claims since COVID-19 hit the US, and protections, or lack thereof, employers are taking to protect their workers. Then Tien Tran joins them to relive some of their best and most traumatizing roommate experiences. Plus, a much needed Sanity Corner.
03/04/20·45m 44s

"F*ckery Afoot" (with Senator Mazie Hirono)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco go in on GOP fuckery and the Senate’s new COVID-19 aid package with Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono. Then Kiran Deol joins to talk about the economic effects the pandemic has had on regular people— from overworked nurses to underworked entertainers. And! A check in on those quarantine creatives masterpieces they promised themselves they would definitely start. And for dessert: a much needed Sanity Corner!
26/03/20·1h 16m

"The Good Hysteria"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco react to the political response to COVID-19. Then Megan Gailey joins them to discuss how they’re staying safe, sane and how not to drive your partner mad while we’re all confined in our homes. Then, a little Sanity Corner. Plus, Erin calls Naomi Ekperigin to check-in!
19/03/20·1h 6m

"Balls & Strikes"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Elizabeth Warren’s exit from the race and Bernie Sanders’ crusade forward. Then Megan Gailey and Hall of Shame hosts Rachel Bonnetta and Rachna Fruchbom join in-studio to tackle (pun intended!) the following questions: How do you reconcile being a sports fan and a feminist? Why is “stick to sports” a ridiculous thing to demand of athletes? Then as always our hills.
12/03/20·1h 6m

"Enemy Of The Perfect" (with Katie Hill)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco wonder if Tuesday was all that Super and try to solve the mystery of the disappearing Elizabeth Warren. Then Grace Parra, Michaela Watkins and very special guest former California congresswoman Katie Hill join in-studio to discuss why Americans demand perfection from our politicians and how to keep moving forward when it feels like you’re in the middle of your worst case scenario. Then, a much needed Sanity Corner.
05/03/20·1h 22m

"Bye Harvey"

This week  Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the moderators’ poor performances at Tuesday debate and get to the bottom of what the fuck is going on with Chris Matthews. Then Grace Parra and Kiran Deol join in-studio to parse out their feelings after the Weinstein verdict. Then as always our hills.
27/02/20·1h 5m

"Hustlers"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco ask the most pressing political question of our lifetime: Why is Michael Bloomberg? Then in a bio-coastal Personal/Political, Alyssa, Ziwe and Rheeqrheeq Chainey join to discuss if “hustle culture” is slowly poisoning our brains? Are we working hard or hardly working? And how does Elizabeth Warren find all that energy to text us so much? Then as always, our hills.
20/02/20·1h 4m

"There’s Something About Chivalry"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the New Hampshire primary results and implore the media to stop extrapolating national trends from Iowa and New Hampshire! Then Grace Parra, Megan Gailey and Naomi Ekperigin join in-studio to talk about chivalry. Is it dead? And did feminists kill it? Then as always, our Hills. 
13/02/20·1h 15m

"IOWA: I Obviously Want Answers"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco tear through Trump’s lie-ridden State of the Union. Then Grace Parra, Megan Gailey, and Francesca Fiorentini join in-studio to process their emotions, resentments and cautious hopes following the Iowa caucuses. Plus a new segment! And as always our Hills.
06/02/20·1h 19m

"Fakers and Takers"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco investigate why Mike Pompeo carries around a blank map, and which presidential candidates received the most internet grifter endorsements. Then Rheeqrheeq Chainey, Tien Tran, and Grace Parra join in-studio to discuss the American Dirt controversy and when art is a cultural exchange and when it’s cultural appropriation. Then as always our hills.
30/01/20·1h 13m

"#NoFilter"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco take on the New York Times’ non presidential endorsements and the new Hillary Clinton documentary. Then, Megan Gailey, Kiran Deol, and Akilah Hughes join in-studio to discuss influencers and whether or not it’s funny or sad when they pose knee-deep in a toxic lake for the likes? Then as always, our hills.
23/01/20·1h 8m

“Lovely Beef”

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the beef that’s spoiling the week in Democratic primary news. Then, Naomi Ekperigin, Kiran Deol and special guest Laurie Penny discuss the beef between the royal family and those who dare defy it, and our collective beef with the ultra wealthy. Plus as always, our Hills.
16/01/20·1h 9m

"Little NoMen"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco take on the new Harvey Weinstein charges out of Los Angeles and the GOP congressmen and women hellbent on repealing Roe v. Wade. Then Michaela Watkins and Megan Gailey join in-studio to discuss why men aren’t going to see films like Little Women and if we should even care. Then, as always our Hills. 
09/01/20·56m 46s

"Happy F*cking New Years"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco look ahead to 2020 and how we’re going to keep ourselves in fighting shape for the most important election of our lifetimes. Then, Tien Tran, Kiran Deol, and Priyanka Aribindi join in studio to look back on 2019-- from what we loved to watch on TV to what we read. And speaking of reading: we’ve also got an interview with author Julia Phillips. Then, instead of hills, we’re going to talk about all the ways women stood up to President Trump this year. You love to see it. Happy Holidays!
26/12/19·1h 12m

"Drive-by Bongo"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about whether Barack Obama is right when he says women are better leaders than men. There’s compelling evidence on both sides! Then, Tien Tran, Kiran Deol, and Rheeqrheeq Chainey join in studio to talk about the creep who smacked the female reporter’s butt as she tried to do her job, and the ways that standing up for ourselves has benefits and drawbacks. Then, as always, our hills. 
19/12/19·1h 9m

"Bleach and Vaseline"

This week Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Erin Ryan in-studio to discuss why Katie Hill isn’t staying silent about revenge porn and why that’s good, and why the Supreme Court is staying silent on a Kentucky abortion law and why that’s bad. Then Naomi Ekperigin and Kiran Deol join them to talk about whether or not it’s possible for a beauty pageant to be modern. Plus, our Hills!
12/12/19·1h 14m

"December Scaries"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss this most Devin of news cycles, and chat with NARAL president Ilyse Hogue about Ohio’s magical new law and what is to be done when we live in a snow globe of tears and lies. Then, Megan Gailey, Naomi Ekperigin, and Grace Parra join in-studio to talk about the pressure to be happy, what it means to be depressed, and crying about macaroni with too much cheese in it. Then, as always, our hills.
05/12/19·1h 15m

"Meat Robots"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco reflect on who they’re thankful for and share their favorite things to make on Thanksgiving (yes; that includes Sangria!) Then, Naomi Ekperigin and Tien Tran join them in-studio to discuss our evolving relationship with our bodies. And as always our Hills.A heads up: we talk frankly about bodies and body image throughout the episode, subject matter that isn’t healthy for some groups. If you’re struggling with ED and you’d like to talk to somebody: (800) 931-2237 gets you the National Eating Disorders Helpline. You can also chat with somebody on their website: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline
28/11/19·1h 16m

"Ok Gloria Steinem" (with Gloria Steinem)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco answer the burning question: how many guys can Gordon Sondland throw under a single bus? Plus Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan calls in to talk about how close we are to ratifying the ERA. Then, Gloria Steinem joins in-studio with Tien Tran and Megan Gailey to discuss the past, present and future of the feminist movement; give us a second we’re still recovering. Then as always, our Hills.
21/11/19·1h 23m

"Virginity is a Construct"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss why the news has gotten so hacky. Then Kiran Deol, Tien Tran and Priyanka Aribindi join in-studio to discuss society’s obsession with virginity. Finally, as always, our Hills. 
14/11/19·1h 16m

"Say It To My Face!"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco reflect on some actual good news: Tuesday’s election results didn’t suck! And some bad news: new polling shows that despite this, there are still a lot of sexists in America. Then, Michaela Watkins, Dana Schwartz and Rheeqrheeq Chainey join in-studio to confront their fear with public confrontation. Finally as always, our Hills. 
07/11/19·1h 16m

"Head Witch in Charge"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the Katie Hill mess and our bleak future of revenge porn as oppo research. Then, Julissa Arce, Akilah Hughes, and Megan Gailey join in studio for a discussion on witches. And finally, as always, the hills we'll die on.
31/10/19·1h 10m

"America’s Babadook"(with Francesca Fiorentini)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about how the old timey sexism of dress codes isn't actually that old timey at all. Then, Francesca Fiorentini joins Tien Tran and Kiran Deol to talk about ghosts: as in the kind that haunt abandoned amusement parks and the kind that haunt our nation's history. Then, as always, our hills. 
24/10/19·1h 17m

"Sexy Podcast Costume"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about how, six debates in, the Democratic candidates finally got asked about reproductive health. Yay? Then, Dana Schwartz, Kiran Deol, and Tien Tran join to discuss costumes-- from Halloween to what we're expected to put on every day as me move through the world as women. Then, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
17/10/19·1h 27m

"Please Don’t Kill Me with an Axe"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about Elizabeth Warren and this country's depressingly recent history of institutionalized pregnancy discrimination. Fun! Then, spooky October continues with Dana Schwartz, Megan Gailey, and the return of Ziwe in studio to talk about our complicated relationship with True Crime and the real people affected by them. And, as always, our hills. 
10/10/19·1h 7m

"Clowns Out of Context"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the impeachment circus. Then, Erin chats with Nancy Northup of the Center for Reproductive Rights on the abortion case that might hit the Supreme Court this term. And THEN, Megan Gailey, Naomi Ekperigin, and Dana Schwartz join me in studio to kick off October with an episode on fear. AND THEN, as always, our hills. 
03/10/19·1h 34m

"I Can’t Quit You"

This week Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Erin Ryan live, in the flesh in studio to talk about how being a pain in the ass to your congressional representative might have helped pave the way to Trump's impeachment—in addition to the president doing all those crimes. Then, Megan Gailey makes her triumphant return to the studio to join Kiran Deol to talk about problematic faves-- the things we like that we know are bad but we just can't quit. Then, as always, our hills. 
26/09/19·1h 29m

"Woo Woo Culture" (with Priyanka Aribindi)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the way the New York Times whiffed its coverage of the FBI whiffing the Kavanaugh investigation. Then, special bonus environment content:, Naomi Klein joins to discuss how we can't shop our way out of the climate crisis. Then, Priyanka Aribindi joins Tien Tran and Dana Schwartz in studio to talk about the difference between wellness and woo-woo nonsense. AND! Our hills. 
19/09/19·1h 27m

"Short Term Genital Mate" (with Lane Moore)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about women, data security, and periods and the actual structural change that has happened in the aftermath of the MeToo movement. Then, comedian and author Lane Moore joins Tien Tran and Kiran Deol in studio to talk about soul mates-- what are they? Why are they? And are we all poisoned by Disney movies? And finally, the hills we'll die on.
12/09/19·1h 21m

"Strong Female Characters"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk, once again, about gun violence and, for the first time, about the bravery of sexual assault survivors who come forward. Then, Naomi Ekperigin, Michaela Watkins, and Grace Parra join in studio to break down the difference between Hollywood's idea of a strong female character and what it actually means to be strong. Then, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
05/09/19·1h 14m

"2 Cool 4 School" (with Kara Klenk)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about world leaders insulting each other's wives as the world literally burns. Then, comedian Kara Klenk makes her Hysteria debut to chat about back to school season with Dana Schwartz and Naomi Ekperigin. And, as always, our hills.
29/08/19·1h 27m

"Idol Hands" (with Jill Gutowitz)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco frame a whole discussion on white suburban women voters in terms of Bachelor in Paradise. It's a wild ride! Then, writer Jill Gutowitz joins in-studio along with Tien Tran and Kiran Deol to discuss what it means to have idols. Then, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
22/08/19·1h 23m

"Sexual Trolling" (with Akilah Hughes)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about the Trump administration's latest anti-immigrant moves and why Ken Cuccinelli shouldn't rewrite any more American poetry. Then, special guest Akilah Hughes joins Tien Tran and Dana Schwartz in studio to talk about why flirting is so fraught with mystery and confusion. Then, as always, the hills we'll die on.
15/08/19·1h 29m

"Under the Gun" (with Shannon Watts)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action to discuss what we can do to take positive action and help move gun control forward, even when the news is bleak. Then, Michaela Watkins, Kiran Deol, and Dana Schwartz join in-studio for a deep dive into the violence that surrounds us as Americans. Plus: our hills. 
08/08/19·1h 19m

"Literally Dead"

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco answer some burning questions including: What's Alan Dershowitz's problem? Is there any hope for women who still support Donald Trump? Then, Michaela Watkins, Megan Gailey, and Kiran Deol join in-studio to for a light, breezy conversation on death, meteors, and ayahuasca. Then, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
01/08/19·1h 21m

"Behold the Power of the Squad" (with Francesca Fiorentini)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco ponder the question: How do you solve a problem like Al Franken? Then, Francesca Fiorentini joins Kiran Deol and Dana Schwartz in studio to talk about the 4-congresswoman Squad and why women teaming up is so scary to certain presidents. We've also got a politics-free treat for you all this week: writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner stops by to talk about her wonderful new novel “Fleishman is in Trouble”. And as always, our Hills.
25/07/19·1h 30m

“It’s Your Day!”

Description: This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco deliver a State of the Uterus and talk about how to keep the spotlight on women’s reproductive rights. Then, Megan Gailey, Naomi Ekperigin, and Dana Schwartz join in studio to discuss the wedding industrial complex, the emotional and financial pressure weddings bring, and when it’s ok to wear a crown down the aisle. And, as always, the hills we’ll die on.
18/07/19·1h 20m

"The Creep Community" (with Kathy Griffin)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk some awful news: the Epstein mess, and some good news: Elizabeth Warren making history, again. Then, comedian Kathy Griffin joins Kiran Deol and Naomi Ekperigin in-studio to discuss creeps, creepiness, and the fallout from Kathy’s run in with America’s Creep in Chief. And, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
11/07/19·1h 37m

"The In Crowd" (with Brooke Thomas)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about why Unwanted Ivanka is popping up everywhere. Then, journalist Brooke Thomas joins in-studio along with Tien Tran and Grace Parra to discuss fitting in, standing out, and learning to embrace yourself. And, as always, our hills. 
04/07/19·1h 15m

"Trust Issues" (with Julissa Arce)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are back and discuss the president’s newest sexual misconduct accusation, the nation’s shrug emoji response and what to do about the latest round of horrors from the US-Mexico border. Then, Julissa Arce joins Megan Gailey and Grace Parra in studio to talk about Trust-- in people, in institutions, and in FaceTune. Last but not least, the hills we'll die on. 
27/06/19·1h 15m

"Cry It Out" (with Priyanka Aribindi)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco chat about the last year in garbage, and how to stay happy when things keep getting worse. Then, Crooked Media's own Priyanka Aribindi is in-studio along with Kiran Deol and Megan Gailey to talk about crying. And, as always, the hills we'll die on
20/06/19·1h 22m

"Hardly Working" (with Senator Tammy Baldwin)

This week Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin joins Erin Ryan to talk about LGBTQ visibility and rights and how a good night's sleep and a homemade teleprompter helps get things done. Then, Grace Parra and Michaela Watkins join me in-studio to talk productivity. Spoiler: sometimes making a to-do list is a great way to stress yourself out. And, as always, our hills. 
13/06/19·1h 15m

"Trophy Women" (with Kara Brown)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss how little the young royals care for the young Trumps, Hope Hicks (Our Lady Of Perpetual Self-Pity), and whether Elizabeth Warren was right to shun Fox News. Then, it's a Keep It/ Hysteria crossover episode when Kara Brown joins Megan Gailey and Tien Tran to talk about competition and how it brings out our best and our worst. And this week, another special treat as Erin chats with Rebecca Nagle, the host of This Land, a new Crooked Media podcast. And, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
06/06/19·1h 41m

"Believe It Or Not"

This week Erin Ryan and everybody's favorite Alyssa Mastromonaco joins to talk about Hope Hicks’ New York Times glamor shot and what this week's Supreme Court ruling might mean for the future of Roe v Wade. Then, Grace Parra and Naomi Ekperigin join in studio to answer the biggest question of all: Are you there, God? And, as always, our hills. 
30/05/19·1h 11m

"On Demand, Without Apology"

This week Erin and the number one Alyssa Mastromonaco of all time joins to discuss what's been on our minds a lot this week: a new smattering of anti-choice laws in states like Alabama, Missouri, and Ohio, and what we can do about it now. Then, Megan Gailey, Dana Schwartz, and Grace Parra join in studio to talk about how reproductive health care is something that affects all of us every day, and how men can participate in the fight against going full Handmaids. And as always, our hills. Support a woman's right to choose:  https://yellowhammerfund.org/
23/05/19·1h 18m

"Bitch, I Care" (with Allison Williams)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco unpack the hellish hellscape of a hell week, from what’s happening in Alabama, Georgia and beyond and what can be done. No thanks to Susan Collins. Then, we've got a special treat for Personal/Political-- actor Allison Williams joins Naomi Ekperigin and Megan Gailey in studio to talk about how sometimes, when everything seems terrible, putting on fake eyelashes and a wig and sashaying glamorously out into the world can make things feel a little less awful. And, as always, the hills we'll die on. 
16/05/19·1h 15m

"Mother Dearest" (with Jane Marie)

It’s the mother of all episodes! Erin Ryan and the ever-electable Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss this week's news-- from new maternal mortality legislation to what's happening in Georgia. Then, Tien Tran, Grace Parra and special guest Jane Marie join in-studio to discuss moms -- what they've gone through to bring us into the world and what they've taught us. And finally, a very special Hysteria moms edition of the hills we'll die on. 
09/05/19·1h 18m

"All By Myself"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Michaela Watkins, Kiran Deol, and Dana Schwartz to tackle being alone, whether that's alone with your thoughts, alone in another country, or alone in your apartment and how those moments can be good for you. Plus, Alyssa Mastromonaco calls in to discuss boring liars, interesting liars, and dangerous liars, and about Joe Biden's seeming inability to apologize. Then as always, our Hills.
02/05/19·1h 17m

"Pants on Fire"

This week, Erin Ryan is joined Megan Gailey, Grace Parra and Dana Schwartz to talk about the lies we tell each other, the lies we tell ourselves, and why liars are so fascinating. Plus, Alyssa Mastromonaco joins to discuss the vindication of Michelle Wolf's Smoky Eye of Lies joke, and look ahead to the democrats who could challenge our liar in chief. And as always, our Hills. 
25/04/19·1h 18m

"Cut and Run"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Kiran Deol, Dana Schwartz and Tien Tran to get to the heart of how and why we make the decision to quit. (Don’t worry; we’re not quitting!) Plus, Alyssa Mastromonaco calls in to break down why Ivanka Trump’s photo op tour in Africa is a new hypocritical high, even for her. And as always, our Hills.
18/04/19·1h 15m

"Shame, Shame, Shame"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Megan Gailey, Michaela Watkins and Grace Parra to shamelessly discuss shame. Is it a weapon of the patriarchy or a tool necessary to shape a functional society of non-assholes? Or a little of both? Plus, Alyssa Mastromonaco calls into discuss how fringe voices on the right are suddenly more mainstream than ever. Then, as always, our hills. 
11/04/19·1h 5m

"Charlotte’s Web of Lies"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Kiran Deol, Tien Tran and Dana Schwartz to talk about the invisible labor that women take on. Plus Alyssa Mastromonaco calls in to dissect why the media is so obsessed with qualifying female presidential candidate’s likability. And as always: our Hills.
04/04/19·1h 8m

"Confidence Women"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Tien Tran, Naomi Ekperigin and Michaela Watkins to unravel the multitude of reasons women feel a little bad about themselves most of the time. Plus Alyssa Mastromonaco calls in to discuss the GOP’s never-ending war against the uterus. And as always: our Hills.
28/03/19·1h 14m

"The Meritocracy Show"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by the LA OGs Kiran Deol, Megan Gailey, and Grace Parra to get to the truth of the so-called meritocracy of American education. Plus Alyssa Mastromonaco is back and here to answer our the burning question: Are we ready for a male President? And as always: our Hills.
21/03/19·1h 2m

"Gossip, Folks"

Have you heard? This week Erin Ryan is joined by Michaela Watkins, Grace Parra and Tien Tran to discuss gossip as both a useful tool and a deadly weapon. Plus, Akilah Hughes fills in for Alyssa to gleefully parse through the college admission scam bombshell and re-examine the #FakeMelania story. And as always: our Hills.
14/03/19·1h 13m

"We Solved Feminism!"

This week Erin Ryan is joined by Megan Gailey, Naomi Ekperigin and Tien Tran to discuss all the different facets of feminism and why yelling “GIRL POWER” at things isn’t enough. Plus, America’s other soulmate Akilah Hughes fills in for Alyssa to break down the news and why Gayle King is now officially on our Hysteria Women's History Month vision board. And as always: our Hills.
07/03/19·58m 12s

"Money, Cash, (Bernie) Bros"

She’s arrived, live and in the flesh! Alyssa Mastromonaco is in studio and joins Erin Ryan, Kiran Deol and newest member of the Hysteria fam Naomi Ekperigin to break down why we have deep anxieties when it comes to money and finance. Plus, Erin and Alyssa tackle another topic that’s often a little awkward in mixed company: Bernie 2020. Finally, in an unexpected turn, our Hills turn into an all out battle as the gang debates whether sharing plates at dinner is acceptable. 
28/02/19·1h 10m

"Can We Be Friends?"

This week Erin is joined by Michaela Watkins, Grace Parra and Dana Schwartz as they attempt to navigate the minefields and Elysian Fields of female friendships. Making friends is hard; dumping friends is even harder! Plus, Alyssa calls in to rundown the bountiful list of kickass democratic women running for President. And as always: our Hills. 
21/02/19·1h 7m

"U Up? "

On this very special Valentines Day, Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and welcomes new members of the Hysteria fam Dana Schwartz and Tien Tran. We tackle the big questions: how much is a sext worth? Why aren’t millennials hooking up? Is sex in the modern era worth all the risks and downsides? Then Megan has a run-in with one of Trump world’s most irritating people. Plus, Alyssa calls in to discuss the Virginia mess, the Kavanaugh mess, and Trump’s messy Texas rally. And as always: our Hills!
14/02/19·1h 4m

"What's Wrong With Men?"

We’re back, and more adamant than ever! This week, Erin is joined by Grace Parra, Kiran Deol and brand new member of the Hysteria fam Michaela Watkins to discuss the age old question: “Men: U Ok?” It turns out: not really! Plus Alyssa Mastromonaco calls in to debrief on the State of the Union and reflect on the AOC cape energy we’re bringing to 2019! And as always: the hills we’ll die on. 
07/02/19·1h 12m

"Silver Linings Yearbook"

It’s our last episode of the year and Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and Grace Parra to take a look back on an exhausting but rewarding 2018, from the heroes who yelled at Jeff Flake in an elevator to the Laurel/Yanny debate! Plus we feature some more listeners submitted Hills, I’ll Have What She’s Having, and the group gives a cathartic ‘fuck you’ to the worst holiday, New Year’s Eve.  
27/12/18·50m 39s

"Help Your Mother!"

This week Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and Grace Parra to celebrate Penny Marshall’s legacy and NY Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s epic takedown of the Trump Foundation. Then, we ponder why the holidays bring out 1950’s gender roles. Plus, incoming chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Karen Bass stops by to discuss what happens when Democrats take over the House in mere weeks. Finally, in a very special edition of the Hills We’ll Die on, we roast some the the holiday’s most beloved Christmas songs! Sorry *NSYNC.
20/12/18·1h 13m

"Beyonce of Gun Control" (with Shannon Watts)

This week Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and Kiran Deol to discuss the dream of Nancy Pelosi as Trump’s worst nightmare, a small SCOTUS victory for Planned Parenthood, and the huge sorry the world owes to Jazmine Headley. Then, Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts stops by to talk about her inspiring fight against gun violence. And then, as always our Hills.
13/12/18·1h 12m

"Valencia Non Grata"

This week Erin is joined by Grace Parra and special guest co-host Tien Tran to investigate whether or not Kellyanne Conway and her husband are engaged in a twisted form of flirting, why Michelle Obama said S-H-I-T and how social media is destroying our self esteem…OR IS IT? Then, in the Week In Sorry, a DJ is forced to apologize after asking the best soccer player in the world to twerk. Never trust a DJ!  And as always we lay out our Hills.
06/12/18·1h 16m

"Pass Those Pearls Down"

This week Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and Ziwe to cover the bleak election news from Mississippi, Secretary DeVos’ new proposal to protect college rapists, and Melania Trump’s very creepy themed Christmas at the White House. Then, we talk about aging gracefully into your power in Personal/Political. Note, being a Real Housewife definitely counts! Plus, Dolce & Gabbana issues an apology for being awful, and Hysteria does not accept. And as always the Hills We’ll Die On.
29/11/18·1h 13m

"Hillsgiving"

It’s a very special Thanksgiving episode of Hysteria! This week Erin is joined by Grace Parra and Kiran Deol to finally open some of that reader mail. We answer everything from why women love pockets to what to do when your friend might be a toxic bro. Then we play your listener submitted Hills You’ll Die On and lay out the things we’re grateful for this season. Happy Hillsgiving!
22/11/18·56m 22s

"Darling, Will U Murder Me?"

The election is over and we can finally relax...haha kidding we’re stuck in an endless hell cycle until probably forever or until the earth drowns itself. But, there is good news! This week, Kiran Deol and Grace Parra join Erin to bask in the still-breaking blue wave. Then, we talk public marriage proposals and the time Erin ended up on a kiss cam with her brother. Plus we resurrect I’ll Have What She’s Having, and as always we have our Hills.
15/11/18·1h 6m

"A Lady Wave"

This week, we take a moment to enjoy the sweet taste of 2018 victory before we start full steam ahead into 2020. Erin is joined by Kiran Deol and Alyssa Mastromonaco to break down everything that went down on election night, and all the firsts female candidates and voters achieved. Then, Erin talks with a very happy EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock about how women are the present and future of progressive politics. Plus, as always, our Hills!
08/11/18·1h 7m

"Red Wine At Noon" (with Amber Heard)

This week: Erin tries to give a pep talk, Megan Gailey teaches us about safety work and Kiran Deol shows up dressed like a pirate. Your hosts tackle the news, from the conservative failson who attempted to pay women to report false accusations against Robert Muller, to Kavanaugh’s triumphant return to bro haven Georgetown Prep, to why we can’t rely on the “blue wave” to save us in the midterms. Then, Erin talks with Oregon Governor Kate Brown about her hard fight for reelection and the importance of governorships. Plus, actress and activists Amber Heard joins us for Personal/Political. And of course we end with our Hills. Don’t forget to VOTE! VOTE OR YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US!
01/11/18·1h 13m

"What The Hex?"

Everywhere you look…We’ve got a full house on Hysteria! This week Erin is joined in studio by Kiran Deol and Grace Parra as they weigh in on witchcraft as a viable fix for this country’s problems, Trump’s horrific attempt to define gender, and later check in with a few of the women we’ve highlighted running in competitive house races. Plus, Alyssa joins in for a status check in UterUS Weekly, Blair and Ziwe talk the migrant caravan in Let’s Get Uncomfy and as always, the Hills I’ll Die On.
25/10/18·58m 16s

"Ghost Of Your Penis"

This week Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and Grace Parra to meditate on the merits of “horseface” as an insult, parse all the ways USA gymnastics has fucked up, and repeatedly smack our foreheads over Hillary Clinton’s latest comments on Monica Lewinsky. Then, a palate cleanser: the hosts showcase a few inspirational women in governor’s races. Later, Erin chats with New York Mag’s Rebecca Traister about where all this female rage came from and what to do with it. And still later: Ziwe Fumudoh and Blair Imani debut a new segment called “Let Get Uncomfy!” And as always we lay out the Hills We’ll Die on.
18/10/18·1h 15m

"Tiramisu of Garbage" (with Senator Heidi Heitkamp)

This week, Erin is joined by Megan Gailey and Kiran Deol to discuss what’s next in our Kavanaugh hellscape. (Trust us, we’re just as tired of talking about Judge Brett as you are!) Then they break down a few anti-choice initiatives that have creeped their way onto several state’s ballots. And later: North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp joins Erin to bond over being Midwestern and explain how she came to vote no Kavanaugh. Plus, This Week in Sorry and the crew gets petty with Hill I’ll Die On. And once you finish the episode, don't forget to go to votesaveamerica.com right now and pledge to vote and get involved in campaigns going on in your community!
11/10/18·1h 3m

"Head Explodes" (with Senator Mazie Hirono)

This week Erin is joined by Grace Parra and Kiran Deol as they navigate the beer-soaked hell that is this week. But it’s not all bad: they also focus on some good news, introducing you to some inspiring female candidates who could help flip seats from red to blue. And speaking of inspiring: Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii joins us to break down the “bullshit” of this head-exploding moment in history. Later, writer/actress Jen Richards joins the group for a conversation about trickle down feminism in Personal /Political. And finally: the group gets especially petty in The Hill I'll Die On.
04/10/18·1h 16m

"Listen To The Lady"

Erin, Megan, and Kiran shine a light on a group of congressional lady candidates whose accomplishments will make you feel guilty for binging that 13th episode of The Good Place last night. Then Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Erin to sift through the dumpster fire that is the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga. Who doesn’t love a breaking news story right before recording! Later the squad discusses what it means to be “me too-ed” in Personal Political and tackle I’ll Have What She’s Having and The Hill I’ll Die On.
27/09/18·1h 2m

"Unicorns Of Men" (with Jane Marie)

Erin, Grace, and Megan talk about Toad from Mario Kart for the worst possible reason. Then, Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Erin for the latest on how Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation is impacting Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process. Later, journalist and podcast host Jane Marie stops by to discuss what turns men into monsters, and the stories women carry with them. 
20/09/18·1h 12m

"Be A Hero"

Erin, Grace, and Kiran break down the news, starting with a study that finds that the number of women working in TV dropped last year. Then, Alyssa stops by to update us about the Kavanaugh hearings. Is there a word that means feeling both dreary and fired up? Why is getting birth control still so hard? Is Norm MacDonald America’s meanest Canadian? Find this out and more on this week’s Hysteria. 
13/09/18·1h 3m

"Sasse-hole" (with Michaela Watkins)

Erin is joined by Kiran Deol and Grace Parra to rummage through this piping hot garbage week. Then, Alyssa Mastromonaco unloads on Brett Kavanaugh. And! Actor and comedian Michaela Watkins swings by to weigh in on shutting women down by calling them "crazy" or "hysterical." (Looking at you, Senator Ben Sasse.) We've also got This Week in Sorry and an entire mountain range worth of hills we'll die on. 
06/09/18·1h 7m

"Catsuit Nation" (with Zoe Lister Jones)

Erin is joined by Kiran De'ol, Megan Gailey, and special guest host Zoe Lister Jones to ask the tough questions: Why does the president only care about violence against women when the woman is white and the man is not? What does a Louis CK comeback say about how the comedy world thinks of victims? And what on earth possessed French Open officials to think it was a good idea to take on Serena Williams? Plus, a special appearance by Alyssa Mastromonaco, who discusses what's up with Brett Kavanaugh, and who can stop it in a brand new segment called UterUS Weekly. 
30/08/18·1h 9m

"The #MeToo Cruise"

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the Michael Cohen pleading guilty of times, it was the Asia Argento allegations of times. Join Erin, Grace, and Kiran as they journey through the ups and downs of this wild week of news, get into the state of #MeToo, and discuss how hard it is to get a film made without a white guy. Then, stick around to find out how abortion-themed ice cream tastes. 
23/08/18·59m 55s

"Not Ready To Make Nice?" (LIVE at Outside Lands with Phoebe Robinson)

Guest Phoebe Robinson of Two Dope Queens joins Erin Ryan, Megan Gailey, and Grace Parra at the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco. The crew predicts what fresh hell Omarosa will unearth, talks about why the pickup artist practice of "negging" women works for some male online daters, and takes some live Dude You Asks. We've also got a special all-music edition of The Week In Sorry and a new round of I'll Have What She's Having recommendations. 
16/08/18·1h 6m

"U Bum"

This week, Kiran De’ol and Megan Gailey join Erin to talk about female governors, the sad state of maternity leave, and the surprisingly contentious issue of parades. Then, the squad tackles the pink tax, the Week in Sorry, and I’ll Have What She’s Having. And finally, stay tuned to find out which of your hosts doesn't believe in astrology. The answer probably will not surprise you.
09/08/18·1h 4m

"Republican Chicken" (with Nicole Byer )

Grace Parra and Megan Gailey join Erin Ryan to discuss the ongoing US invasion of the uterus, whether or not Homeland Security secretary Kiersten Nielsen should quit, and women who dunk. Then, comedian and Nailed It host Nicole Byer joins us to talk about workplace harassment, Dude You Asked and an island resort for women. 
02/08/18·1h 6m

"Venn Diagram of B.S."

Erin Ryan is joined by Kiran Deol and Grace Parra to discuss the serious issue of family separation and the much less serious issue of Trump fans having trouble getting people to swipe right. We also have a quick check in with Alyssa Mastromonaco and Ziwe Fumidoh in New York and an important lesson on Juggalos.
26/07/18·1h 2m

"Make Amend(ment)s"

Erin, Alyssa, and Ziwe find a new meaning to NRA, discuss the ERA, and find sad-gress in the Emmy nominations. Also: This Week in Sorry, dumb hills we will die on, an important update on dick pics, and we pay our final respects to Alyssa’s cat emeritus, Bun. 
19/07/18·56m 28s

"Supreme Headache"

Erin, Blair, and Ziwe try to find kernels of good news among the bad as they grapple with the imminent presence of a guy named Brett on the Supreme Court. They also talk about a new movie that sounds hilarious, weak apologies, and the hot new trend that’s sweeping the nation: public shaming. All this and more, this week on Hysteria. 
12/07/18·1h 1m

"Freedom Hangover"

In this episode, we discuss the idea of freedom and reproductive rights, plus a conversation about what’s going on at the U.S. - Mexico border. Then, we answer listener questions in a segment called Dude You Asked and close out the show with recommendations for cool stuff women are doing and making.  For more from the Hysteria hosts, follow them on Twitter! Erin Ryan NY Squad: Blair Imani Alyssa Mastromonaco Ziwe Fumudoh LA Squad: Kiran Deol Megan Gailey Grace Parra 
05/07/18·55m 11s

"Courts, Civility, and other C words"

In this episode, we meet all six of our bicoastal squad of cohosts to discuss the Anthony Kennedy retirement announcement, as well as civility and other c-words. Then, the squad judges insincere public apologies and offers recommendations for cool stuff women are doing and making.  For more from the Hysteria hosts, follow them on Twitter! Erin Ryan, @morninggloria NY Squad: Blair Imani, @blairimani Alyssa Mastromonaco, @AlyssaMastro44 Ziwe Fumudoh, @ziwe LA Squad: Kiran Deol, @shitfromkiran Megan Gailey, @megangailey Grace Parra, @GraceParra360
28/06/18·1h 15m

Hysteria (coming soon!)

Get ready for your new favorite podcast, Hysteria, hosted by Erin Ryan and a bicoastal crew of hilarious and super smart ladies.
14/06/18·1m 19s
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