I want to love this show. I love the content discussed and the opinions expressed, but I honestly canât stand most of the hosts and contributorsâincluding Erin. I honestly feel a severe lack of chemistry in any given combination of the personalities showcased week to week. Grace seems like the only one who can hold her own no matter who else is on the episode. Everyone else is trying too hard to be Jon Lovett, and itâs just not working.
I think this is much improved over the beginning episodes, but I think ziwe needs to go. She adds nothing to the conversations and in fact brings down the level of debate. You can tell she thinks that what sheâs saying is revolutionary when really itâs just pablum.
Iâm an ardent feminist and a domestic violence/sexual assault counselor. This show should be right up my alley, but sadly, no. This feels like an echo chamber that has gone wrong in so many ways. I also donât appreciate the constant condescension toward anyone who doesnât live in a major city. Iâve listened to Hysteria since the start, but I just canât anymore. Bye
Fun and smart!
Brilliant morning soup for this Midwest mom of five. Love it! Love you!
Iâve been listening for a while now and hoping it would get better- or that something would click on my end. I was incredibly excited for this podcast at launch.. the disappointment is also incredible. I just kept wishing it would become a more accurate, layered representation of women/women in the resistance. I have zero patience for the gripes.. gripes about nonsense or especially gripes about other women. Who has the energy for that!? It exhausts me to listen. I do enjoy the âIâll have what sheâs havingâ segment. I enjoy alyssa mastromonacoâs contributions. Does the generally negative tone of this podcast really nourish anyone? The listeners or the hosts? Weâre all allowed to be angry right now but I just donât see how 60-90% of each episode is constructive in any way. Iâm so put off by the negativity that I donât end up learning.. or laughing.. Hoping something can shift- was so excited for crooked to life up the female voice. Clearly exceptional women hosting- that just makes the content all the more disappointing. (For me)
Iâm a fan of Crooked Media and of several of the contributors to this pod in their solo work, but as a group show, it seems vapid and girly. Iâm a 39y/o woman, and I have difficulty/no interest in following references to Real Housewives shows and cute outfits. I like the parts that give insight on women in politics and womenâs issues, but I canât get through the millennial girl chat hour to the good stuff. Unsubscribe.
I really enjoy listening to Erin, Grace, Koran, Blair, Alyssa, Ziwe and Megan talk about their takes on the news. They are both informative and entertaining. They are able to disagree and share differing opinions while maintaining respect and authenticity. Really appreciate this and their ability to maintain a sense of humor in these dark days.
I see that lots of people who gave this pod 1 star are men and this podcast isnât for you guys, sorry.
Great listening for when youâre feeling neuralgic, or grand, or making biscuits in the Midwest, yeah.
As 58 yr old woman I learn a lot from the ladies, especially for my 14 yr old niece. Itâs a different world for her and I want to be as much support as possible, this show helps.
Hey all you Perdverts, Out of all the podcasts I am listening to on the toilet, this is certainly one of the podcasts about which I am currently writing about.
Funny, informative, and interesting perspectives on politics and news. Another home run for Crooked Media.
Iâm a bisexual cis-gender man who I college didnât understand my sexuality. Anyway my favorite thing in college as hanging with my female friends and discussing the world. My guy friends were fun too but my women friends were always bringing more nuance and empathy to conversations. It goes without saying they were super sharp as well. This pod is like that for me so thanks!
Excellent show with smart, funny hosts.
They just get itâwhatever it is, they understand why itâs all about nuance and empathy; humor and humility.
I really enjoy listening to this. Itâs something I look forward to every week. I think over time theyâve found their groove and I like that they donât take themselves too seriously. Maybe it helps that I agree with a lot of their viewpoints, but itâs just something fun to listen to. I wanted something different than pod save America from crooked media, and they delivered.
Iâve seen a lot of negative reviews for this podcast which surprises me. I think the hosts are hilarious and I enjoy hearing their experiences and opinions. They hate white men? Give me a break. Donât get upset because they are critiquing problematic behavior. It seems clear to me that a huge reason for this podcast is tackling white patriarchy. Obviously they are going to keep addressing the problems that come with it. Keep up the good work ladies, we need voices like yours.
Started listening after hearing about this on Crookedâs Pod Save America, which Erin and Alyssa are not on often enough. This is a great podcast covering issues with a different perspective, which I appreciate hearing as well. The guys on PSA do read ads a lot funnier though. :)
What we needed was a safe space for women to talk about politics while wearing pirate costumes.
I love listening to these ladies chat and shed some light on stuff Iâm not aware of. Makes my commute better.
Agree that this should be more intelligent. PLEASE get rid of the younger duo towards the end of each segment, canât stand them.What is your audience? Canât please 18 year olds and 30 somethings
...but the women do kind of interact like a coffee klatsch which makes it hard to listen to from the outside. Especially because it is mixed SO POORLY. I constantly have to raise and lower the volume as they go from vocal fry to everything! having! an! exclamation! point! within a minute or two. The women are all smart but I would have preferred women who were also good at broadcasting.
These girls sound so dumb. Wish they did a better job, this had potential.
These women are smart, incredibly well-informed, and approachable. Listening to this show is like having a conversation about the madness of politics today with friends over a glass of wine. If you donât want to hear liberal women from all different backgrounds talk about the issues facing women in the US today, this podcast is not for you - there are many other podcasts out there that are available to you. But if you are a person who cares about the ways our political climate impacts women, who wants to hear a take on the news that is (for once) female-centric and liberal, you will enjoy this show. I particularly love the focus on midterm election activism and great female candidates, and I learn a new way to think about an issue every single episode. And the person who said they sound like âharpiesâ should examine their own gender bias.
Smart, hip feminists. Iâm straight up geriatric in comparison but I love listening to how womenâs issues are being discussed by the generation of women that came after mine.
The best of every Thursday morning. I need more of this for the rest of the week!
... thereâs too much yacking before they get to the topics listed in the description. Get to the substance already.
This is my weekly political info-dump whilst drinking a hot cup of feminist rage. The hosts are so funny that I even enjoy listening to their commercials. I live for this podcast. Sometimes literally.
I enjoy this podcast. Wish they would disagree with each other a bit more.
Canât wait to hear more and get to know the hosts better. But if Ziwe says âtotallyâ one more time, I swear my head will explode!
This podcast feels like the conversations I would have with my own girlfriends. Topics and discussions are on point! In a world a male views I love love love these voices. I hope this will eventually be twice a week. If you love pod save America, hysteria is a must. Girl power!
After a few weeks of checking this pod out here and there, itâs now firmly on my must-listen rotation. I love the âhill weâre going to die onâ segment.
I love this show, I canât wait to hear the show ever week. The âhill Iâll die onâ is my favorite part of the show.
This is a great podcast - lots of substantive politics discussed but the ladies also talk about weird quirks that only women can understand and the guys at Pod Save America just couldnât pull off. They really know their politics (procedurally and culturally) and each host is interesting and contributes a unique perspective. This isnât just a token podcast for little ladies to give their little thoughts. And to boot, the ladies are just LOL hilarious!
I am a huge Crooked Media fan, and I love all these ladies, but the podcast itself is kind of the same thing every week. Itâs always the same old whiny SJW chatter that fails to tangibly confront real issues (in my opinion). After each episode I donât feel like Iâve learned anything new, nor do I feel any hope or positivity.
Love the pod! Wish I could hear you !! Turn it up !
Love this pod. Feel like Iâm having a chat with my girlfriends. Although my girlfriends IRL donât have any journalistic or policy experience whatsoever.
Iâve been a regular listener to Pod Save America since it was called Keepinâ It 1600. Since the initial Kavanaugh hearings and then the second round with Dr Christine Blasey Fordâs testimony and Kanaighâs temper tantrum, Iâve been a bit ticked offâto put it mildly. Iâve been funneling my rage by volunteering for female candidates and Planned Parenthood. Just listened to my first episode of Hysteria and Iâm hooked. Started with Sasse-hole because heâs my senator! Thank you, ladies! You expressed what a lot of us feel in Nebraska! Think Iâll spend my day catching up on past episodes. Itâs so therapeutic to listen to! Thank YOU!
Great people. Great sound design. Great everything.
Iâm so glad to have found this podcast. I love everything on crooked media but Iâm especially fond of hearing smart funny women talk about todayâs issues from a womanâs perspective. And I know Iâm NOT ALONE OUT HERE!
One of the best podcasts on the internet. Smart, funny, thoughtful ladies discussing issues important to women. The hill I'll die on is nothing beats this show. Keep up the hard work and great content. Charlotte
LOVE Hysteria, I wish they had more than one episode per week.
Love this podcast. I canât start my Thursday without it!
Who wrote and plays that theme song? Is it on iTunes? I want to listen to it all the time!!!
I love this podcast so much! I wish there were more podcasts only hosted by women, because it's brilliant and it is a whole different way to view the world. Keep it up, dears! You're changing the world, one podcast at a time :)
Never binge listen to this podcast. A little eye-rolly due to the sporadic and inevitable hipster lingo dropped in every single episode (isnât there a regular way to say most things?) and Iâm glad I never hear the chick who just says âtotallyâ all the time, but they offer thoughtful opinions and insight on topics we all should be considering.
I need more podcasts like this.
I am a huge podcast fan but am terrible at leaving reviews - I need to make amends for that with Hysteria. I've been a subscriber since week one, and I think this group of smart, funny, engaging, and entertaining women are really hitting their stride now! They provide insightful commentary on current events and offer their own personal stories of why it impacts them. They highlight some very cool women with "I'll Have What She's Having" that I may never have heard of, and of course provide some very funny "Hills To Die On" (seriously, glad to know I'm not the only one who prefers my soup noodle-free!). Thanks for giving me a reason to look forward to my Thursday morning commute!
I really love this podcast because it is both smart and funny. Sometimes, I just need to hang with women, this is my fix.