Hysteria
Hysteria
Hysteria
CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Each week, political commentator and comedy writer Erin Ryan is joined by a bicoastal squad of funny, opinionated women to talk through everything from reproductive rights to romcoms. They break down the political news of the week, plus the topics, trends, and cultural stories that affect women’s lives. New episodes drop every Thursday.
  1. September 17, 2020
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    "The Revolution is Not Glam" (with Sen. Tammy Duckwo…
    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…
  2. September 10, 2020
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    "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 Fri…
  3. September 03, 2020
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    "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 grappli…
  4. August 27, 2020
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    "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…
  5. August 20, 2020
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    “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 M…
  6. August 13, 2020
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    "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 Schwar…
  7. August 06, 2020
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    "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 ta…
  8. July 30, 2020
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    "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-e…
  9. July 23, 2020
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    "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 betwee…
  10. July 16, 2020
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    “Take the W” (with Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Kelley O’Ha…
    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…
  11. July 02, 2020
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    "E-mask-ulated" (with Rep. Karen Bass & Alexis McGil…
    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…
  12. July 02, 2020
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    "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. T…
  13. June 25, 2020
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    "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 Kira…
  14. June 18, 2020
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    “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…
  15. June 11, 2020
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    "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 intersectionali…
  16. June 04, 2020
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    "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 adv…
  17. May 28, 2020
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    "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…
  18. May 21, 2020
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    "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 d…
  19. May 14, 2020
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    "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 u…
  20. May 07, 2020
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    “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…

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