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 this podcast.
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.
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.
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.
Erin is joined by Kiran Deol and Grace Parra 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.
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.