Episodes
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...
Published 01/13/22
Published 01/06/22
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...
Published 01/06/22
This week Alyssa Mastromonaco and Grace Parra Janney are joined by Naomi Ekperigin and Megan Gailey to discuss holiday movies, and all of wonderful, insane, problematic, magical, bat shit holiday movie tropes...because there are many! Then the group plays a game of “Defend your Movie” and things get spicy. Happy Holidays! Link to The Christmas Set Up! https://play.mylifetime.com/movies/the-christmas-setup/full-movie For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript...
Published 12/23/21
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...
Published 12/16/21
This week Alyssa Mastromonaco and Grace Parra Janney talk about the DOJ’s multiple cases against the state of Texas, SCOTUS and the reports that Democratic strategists don’t think abortion is a winning issue, the US boycott of the Beijing Olympics and toast Michigan Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald who brought charges against a school shooter’s parents. Then Tien Tran and Kiran Deol join to talk about the grand a*****e awakening and why society has gotten ruder. Plus, why is the...
Published 12/09/21
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...
Published 12/02/21
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...
Published 11/25/21
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 show Katie Porter has some words...
Published 11/18/21
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 F**k 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...
Published 11/11/21
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....
Published 11/04/21
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...
Published 10/28/21
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...
Published 10/21/21
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...
Published 10/14/21
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...
Published 10/07/21
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...
Published 09/30/21
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=en And Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drheatherirobundamd? Learn more about your...
Published 09/23/21
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!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 09/16/21
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...
Published 09/09/21
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...
Published 09/02/21
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 cat Kiran: Making...
Published 08/26/21
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...
Published 08/19/21
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...
Published 08/12/21
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...
Published 08/05/21
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...
Published 07/29/21