Published 06/01/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the latest news: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was bipartisanly impeached; Minnesota gets paid family leave; and we love you forever, Succession. Samantha Bee then comes on to discuss women in late night, stealing cars, and her new podcast, Choice Words. Next, we invite Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and Halle Kiefer to talk about The Ultimatum: Queer Love.
Published 06/01/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Pod Save the U.K.’s Coco Khan to answer the question: which country is more of a dumpster fire, the U.S. or the U.K.?
Published 05/25/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco celebrate their 250th episode (!!!) by answering some listener questions peppered throughout the show! In news, we cover the abortion showdown in North Carolina, Philadelphia one step closer to electing its first female mayor — after electing 99 male mayors prior — and a new menopause drug. Then, Jena Friedman and Megan Gailey join to talk all things culture war, from Bill Cosby to “wokeism” to the latest Succession election episode that made everyone lose...
Published 05/18/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover a whole lot of creepy men — Trump is guilty in the E. Jean Carroll case! Republicans want to rid of no fault divorce! Texas Rep. Bryan Slaton and the grooming that is coming from inside the house! — and the importance of mammograms. Then, Crooked’s VP of Politics Shaniqua McClendon joins to talk about second chances, inspired by the article du jour: the New York Times profile of Elizabeth Holmes. Finally, in A Wildly Positive Final Segment, they...
Published 05/11/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the WGA Writers Strike — location of the wittiest picket signs — and the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial against habitual defamer President Donald Trump. Karina Longworth of You Must Remember This then joins to discuss her podcast and how she digs into the history of film, from Charles Manson to Fatal Attraction. Next, Kara Klenk and Michaela Watkins come on to talk about rejection in its many forms: romantic, academic, professional, platonic...the...
Published 05/04/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the recent departures of media men — Don Lemon, Tucker Carlson, Nate Silver, oh my! — and Elon Musk’s weird Twitter behavior before Representative Lauren Necochea of Idaho joins to discuss garbage abortion legislation, its impact on her family, and the current state of bodily autonomy in the U.S. Then, Jennifer Romolini of Crooked’s new podcast, Stiffed, and Megan Gailey come on to talk about p0rn, the female gaze, and the sexualization of men....
Published 04/27/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover the deflated balloon that was the Fox Dominion lawsuit, Meatball Ron (hate his evil 6-week abortion ban, love his hater donors), and the future of mifepristone in news. Then, THE J. Smith Cameron — aka, Gerri from Succession — comes on to discuss the Shakespearean nature of S4E3 (iykyk), being a “sex symbol,” and seeing fans in public. Next, Shaniqua McClendon and Tien Tran join to talk vibes: the good ones, the bad ones, the disruptive ones, the...
Published 04/20/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the week’s news — which, à la Succession, is very Shit Show at the F**k Factory — covering the Tennessee Three saga, Kid Rock shooting cases of beer because Bud Light likes Dylan Mulvaney, and Dianne Feinstein being MIA. Senator Mazie Hirono then joins to talk about Judge Kacsmaryk’s mifepristone decision and how that’s impacting abortion rights in our nation going forward. Next, Amanda Nguyen and Kiran Deol come on to talk gaslighting, boundary...
Published 04/13/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco celebrate Janet Protasiewicz’s (and abortion’s) win in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election, bag on dumbass Donny Trump’s arraignment mess, and ponder Boy Meets World’s Ben Savage’s Congressional run in news. Then, Tien Tran and Dana Schwartz join to talk parties: how to host, what to bring as a guest, and why asking “WHAT IS WHITE PRIVILEGE?” at a dinner party makes things…weird! Finally, some Sani-Petty (shoutout, Angel Reese and Bruce Springsteen! Boo,...
Published 04/06/23
This week, Erin Ryan co-hosts with Grace Parra Janney! In News, they cover another gun violence tragedy at a school in Nashville, proving yet again that we need gun safety to save our kids, not b******t like book bans. Then, Zakiya Thomas, President and CEO of the ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality, comes on to talk about the 100 year fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Next, Julissa Arce and Kara Klenk join to talk everything Gwyneth Paltrow, from her skiing trial drama to her...
Published 03/30/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover the most important news — Hysteria’s Petty Brew Coffee just launched! — before getting into state-level abortion garbage (Idaho, Wyoming, what are you doing?) and patiently waiting for more Trump indictment news. Then, bestselling author Jodi Picoult joins for an interview on the latest book bans in schools nationwide, targeting her books for…really no good reason. Then, Michaela Watkins and Megan Gailey come on to talk about the controversial topic du...
Published 03/23/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco start off by discussing the Texas abortion pill hearing, where Judge Kacsmaryk wants so badly to ban mifepristone…get a life, dude. Then, Parker Molloy comes on to talk about anti-trans legislation, the coverage of it in the media, and finding hope in outspoken trans kids. Next, Hysteria fave Akilah Hughes joins Kiran Deol in the panel to discuss the various definitions of “woke.” To finish things off, some praise (shoutout, Alyssa’s jam!) and complaints...
Published 03/16/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into the latest reproductive rights news across the states with an EXPERT on this beat: Jessica Valenti, writer of Abortion, Every Day. Then, Amanda Nguyen and Tien Tran join to talk about sidekicks — oftentimes the forgotten heroes of stories! Finally, a little Sanity (good eggs), a little Petty (Ozempic is crazy, and Republicans know it) in Sani-Petty.
Published 03/09/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco start off with an AEAAA (Ask Erin & Alyssa Anything), answering listener questions about everything from environmental policy and running for office to harmonizing during carpool karaoke with the Indigo Girls. Then, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is BACK as a special panelist with Megan Gailey to discuss the green flags in others that indicate that they might be a good person — and the difference between those flags online vs. IRL. Finally, a little Sanity...
Published 03/02/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover some lighter news — Don Lemon being an idiot, Jimmy Carter being a legend, governors supporting abortion, Wisconsin election wins — before Julissa Arce and Kara Klenk join to discuss how to deal with the world being terrible. Then, the crew dives into their moments of Sanity (featuring good television on Peacock) and Petty (trying to get answers about your own health can be so annoying sometimes).
Published 02/23/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco cover the lows (the train derailment in Ohio, losing abortion pill access) and highs (Gov. Gretchen Whitmer fighting for stronger gun laws in Michigan, Dianne Feinstein’s not running for re-election) of news before interviewing LA-based doula and co-founder of Frontline Doulas Khefri Riley about the beautiful world of birth work. Then, Tien Tran and Kiran Deol join to talk about decision fatigue, and we can’t decide who had better takes! Finally, a little...
Published 02/16/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss some normal news (Biden’s State of the Union speech, the ratification of the ERA) and some gross, weird news (pro-life old man corporations, using brain dead women as…surrogates?). Then, Dr. Heather Irobunda and Megan Gailey join for one of the least horny conversations about the state of horniness vs. the state of beauty. Finally, a little Sani, a little Petty.
Published 02/09/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dip their toes into a lot of news topics: South Korea’s birth strike, NYPD’s inability to offer justice to victims of sexual assault, Plan B vending machines, and bad cleaning products. Then, freshly Oscar-nominated (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) hair expert Camille Friend joins to talk about her design process, working in the entertainment industry, and sharing her skills as an educator in her craft. Next, Julissa Arce and Dana Schwartz come on to discuss...
Published 02/02/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco commemorate what would have been 50 years of Roe v. Wade by discussing what abortion rights look like in the first year of its absence. Rep. Grace Meng then comes on to talk about the massacre in Monterey Park and its impact on Lunar New Year celebrations nationwide. Next, Grace Parra-Janney and Amanda Nguyen join Erin and Alyssa in wondering: are we annoying, and is that a bad thing? Finally, a little Sani-Petty.
Published 01/26/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco start with all things news, from gas stoves and TikTok to Andrew Tate’s disgusting incel MLM (TW: rape) and the Idaho Murders (TW: murder). Then, Michaela Watkins and Kara Klenk join to answer the question: when should we give brutally honest advice to friends, and when should we hold our tongues and just be supportive? Finally, a little Sani-Petty — great if you’ve got a sweet tooth!
Published 01/19/23
We say love is love is love is love. And that’s true! But it’s also รัก if you’re Thai. Yêu và quý if you’re Vietnamese. And a lot of hard work no matter where you’re from. In this episode of Radiolingo, the sweet sticky mess that is romance. Listen to and follow RADIOLINGO for free, wherever you get your podcasts
Published 01/17/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco dive into news, highlighting the nurses strike in NYC and two of their favorite Katies (Porter and Hobbs). Next, Rep. Pramila Jayapal joins to discuss the saga of electing Kevin McCarthy, what Democrats need to do to prepare for 2024, and her current book recommendations. Then, Kiran Deol and Megan Gailey come on to talk about Prince Harry’s memoir, family estrangement, and loudly airing your family’s dirty laundry. Finally, a little Sani-Petty, covering...
Published 01/12/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco ring in 2023 with GOP chaos (Kevin McCarthy taking L’s in the House speaker vote, Matt Gaetz being funny for the first time in his life), great new California legislation coming into play (including more abortion protections and no new fur coats), and Idaho murder updates. Then, Tien Tran and Dana Schwartz join to discuss, according to Vulture, 2022’s favorite buzzword: nepo baby. Finally, in Sani-Petty, period talk, wholesome TV, and Movies.
Published 01/05/23
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco put on their coziest beanies and review this Year in Chaos, remembering everything from JLO changing her last name to the January 6th hearings and the raid in Mar-a-Lago. Then, Senators Amy Klobuchar, Mazie Hirono, and Kirsten Gillibrand join to talk about their favorite festive traditions, holiday recipes, and whether or not they’ll be drinking some ‘nog (spoiler: the answer is yes, and it WILL be boozy). Happy Holidays!
Published 12/22/22