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Hysteria

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Political commentator and comedy writer Erin Ryan is joined by a bicoastal squad of opinionated, mouthy women to discuss news, politics, and cultural stories that affect women's lives, from serious to absurd. Women: 51% of the population and 100% of ...Show More
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1:15:01 | Jun 28th, 2018

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 st...Show More

1:14:28 | Mar 28th

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 ag...Show More

1:21:10 | Sep 12th

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...Show More

1:15:22 | Sep 5th

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...Show More

1:27:03 | Aug 29th

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 Ekperi...Show More

1:23:20 | Aug 22nd

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 ...Show More

1:30:07 | Aug 15th

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 st...Show More

1:20:02 | Aug 8th

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, a...Show More

1:22:12 | Aug 1st

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 ...Show More

1:31:48 | Jul 25th

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 s...Show More

1:20:04 | Jul 18th

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 weddi...Show More

1:38:42 | Jul 11th

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,...Show More

1:15:29 | Jul 4th

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 your...Show More

1:15:34 | Jun 27th

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 joi...Show More

1:22:27 | Jun 20th

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 cryin...Show More

1:15:36 | Jun 13th

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 produ...Show More

1:41:07 | Jun 6th

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...Show More

1:11:26 | May 30th

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 ...Show More

1:18:14 | May 23rd

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...Show More

1:15:29 | May 16th

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-- a...Show More

1:18:11 | May 9th

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...Show More

1:17:54 | May 2nd

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, Aly...Show More

1:18:51 | Apr 25th

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...Show More

1:15:47 | Apr 18th

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 ...Show More

1:05:41 | Apr 11th

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 Mastro...Show More

1:08:28 | Apr 4th

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 l...Show More

1:02:29 | Mar 21st

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 f...Show More

1:13:14 | Mar 14th

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 bo...Show More

58:11 | Mar 7th

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 brea...Show More

1:10:23 | Feb 28th

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 A...Show More

1:07:58 | Feb 21st

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 ...Show More

1:04:31 | Feb 14th

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 mode...Show More

1:12:54 | Feb 7th

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 ca...Show More

50:38 | Dec 27th, 2018

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 mor...Show More

1:13:47 | Dec 20th, 2018

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, inc...Show More

1:12:25 | Dec 13th, 2018

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 fou...Show More

1:16:23 | Dec 6th, 2018

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 o...Show More

1:13:17 | Nov 29th, 2018

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 ag...Show More

56:21 | Nov 22nd, 2018

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 br...Show More

1:06:44 | Nov 15th, 2018

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-b...Show More

1:07:31 | Nov 8th, 2018

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...Show More

1:13:41 | Nov 1st, 2018

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 agains...Show More

58:16 | Oct 25th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:15:54 | Oct 18th, 2018

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 Lewin...Show More

1:03:57 | Oct 11th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:16:14 | Oct 4th, 2018

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 fro...Show More

1:02:44 | Sep 27th, 2018

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 dumps...Show More

1:12:07 | Sep 20th, 2018

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. Lat...Show More

1:03:36 | Sep 13th, 2018

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...Show More

1:07:54 | Sep 6th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:09:22 | Aug 30th, 2018

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 s...Show More

59:55 | Aug 23rd, 2018

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...Show More

1:06:07 | Aug 16th, 2018

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 "neggi...Show More

1:04:27 | Aug 9th, 2018

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 H...Show More

1:06:20 | Aug 2nd, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:02:30 | Jul 26th, 2018

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...Show More

56:27 | Jul 19th, 2018

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 emerit...Show More

1:01:46 | Jul 12th, 2018

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 t...Show More

55:11 | Jul 5th, 2018

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 recommen...Show More

01:19 | Jun 14th, 2018

Get ready for your new favorite podcast, Hysteria, hosted by Erin Ryan and a bicoastal crew of hilarious and super smart ladies.