Average rating:

out of 3922 ratings.

Newsy, deep, & VERY funny

by PinkyL'Amour on
Rating: ★★★★★

Every woman should listen to Hystera. Erin, you’re a gem

Hysteria (Crooked Media)

by Jack Kephart in Alabama on
Rating: ★★★★★

I am a 75 year old grandfather. My ignorance of what women have to deal with is deep and wide. But I am trying. I have granddaughters: one 7, the other 11. Because their parents work long hours I am fortunate in that I get to spend a lot of time with them. And though I may not be around to watch them deal with their adult problems and frustrations, I want to learn as much as I can.I listen to your podcast every week - I have since it began. Smart and thoughtful women may be what keeps our world from going to hell.

Favorite Podcast Ever!

by hystericalhope on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is so wonderful. It’s so empowering to hear these diverse female voices on important topics, not to mention everyone is so quick-witted and funny! Highly recommend!

Fantastic Pod!

by Palooke76 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is my new favorite pod. I originally subscribed to it months ago, but didn't really listen to it. I've been consumed listening to Pod Save America and Pod Save the World. But I'm so happy I started to listen to Hysteria. The gals on this show are hysterical, and I love the fact that they tackle societal issues from a down to earth, no holds barred feminist perspective. Thank you ladies for what you do, and providing a little more feminine delicacy to the lunacy we're facing in today's politics. A must listen for all the ladies out there who give a sh@t and want to affect change.

Great Pod

by DJRoomba2019 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I've listened to the podcast since its first season, and while I've always enjoyed it, I think the tweak they made for the second season to discuss one main issue in the bulk of the episode has really deepened the conversation in a meaningful way. There are lots of podcasts out there to cover the news of the day (I listen to other Crooked pods, too), so I like the balance of a smaller segment on current events at the top of the pod and then the transition to the broader topic, which allows the folks on the pod that week to really dig into it.

Love this!

by Noelle1248 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is such a fun podcast. Lots of great contributors and lots of hills to die on 🙃

Finally, no men!

by Lo609 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great to have a podcast with no cis-men—something we really need. Would love to get more discussion around non-binary people, trans women, and trans men (in regards to reproductive justice talk), but there have been mentions and acknowledgements of people outside the binary, at least!

Love it!

by aimtosuck on
Rating: ★★★★★

I went from listening to this show occasionally to loving it and adoring the hosts. More recent conversations have had a really engaging balance of relatability, humor, and fresh perspectives that often have me thinking about some aspect of each episode long after it’s over. Always looking forward to more!

Good listen with some issues

by socrushmebaby on
Rating: ★★★★☆

This show is a fun listen. Erin Ryan is a natural at hosting, and her convos with Alyssa Mastromonaco are super sharp. I do think, however, that the producers need to be more choosy about who they bring to the mic. The panelists can feel super random at times and I don't completely understand why they were chosen to take on these very nuanced issues. I think the Alyssa/Erin combo works because they both have such strong backgrounds in political commentary. I'd listen more happily to a hysteria of just Alyssa and Erin. With the current panels, the conversation can fall off track very easily and edge into non-substantive jokes. Other than that, I reccomend it for a light listen. Wish it had a little more oomph.

Weekly highlight

by rachel.elizabeth on
Rating: ★★★★★

Hysteria is a women centered podcast that gives listeners diverse opinions and provides them with hilarious laughs. I look forward to Thursday’s every week just because of the new Hysteria pod release! Love this podcast!!!

Best part of my week

by Miss.frizzle on
Rating: ★★★★★

I look forward to this show every week. The combination of politics/pop culture, gravity/levity, and sass/respect is a salve for the soul. Keep on keeping on ladies!


by William buttlicker on
Rating: ★★★★★

I honest to god look forward to Thursday all week because I know it means a new hysteria episode. I wish all these ladies are my best friends, so listening to the podcast lets me pretend they are for an hour or so.

Smart and funny

by djcaposs on
Rating: ★★★★★

A diverse group of whip smart women absolutely nail this podcast! Very funny and spot on. Love this podcast featuring the voices we need to hear right now.

funny and informative

by ashden8 on
Rating: ★★★★★

these woman do a great job being informational & hilarious. I look forward to listening.

Love this podcast

by Saquonna on
Rating: ★★★★★

I look forward to hearing this podcast every week. It keeps me informed of political current events.


by JRL19606 on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

It works if I have nothing else to listen to or going on. Sometimes it’s incredibly insightful and instructive, offering varying perspectives on a rather wide range of topics. Other times, and more often than not it’s a lot of broad generalities about men. A lot of assumptions about the victimization of women without offering solutions. That can be frustrating. I understand that women are underprivileged and I want to help, however here I’m just told it’s the fault of men and society. I wasn’t aware that stage fright, was a product of the patriarchy, or that individuals insecurities are a direct result of male privilege. If I want to know how to fix things or be better I may have to go somewhere else. No bad, but not great either.


by milanazing on
Rating: ★★★★★

Why is the first review that pops up a one-star? Stop feeding sexist trolls. This pod is super insightful to the female experience and fun to listen to. It also strives to be intersectional when possible. Sorry if you don’t have a vagina and will never see one in your lifetime.

Not interesting or funny

by Samzzz477788@44 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

This podcast is just annoying. The women are obnoxious and elitist. Too bad bc I generally like the other Crooked Media podcasts


by Carpentree on
Rating: ★★★★★

listening to this podcast will make you a better person.

If you love politics, but need to decompress.

by Loooser. on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is the only podcast I consistently listen to every single episode. I keep up with politics & society through several podcasts and newspapers, and this one feels like I’m just hanging out with my girls discussing & releasing tension. Grab a glass of wine & settle in, you’ll laugh and learn and have a good ole’ time.

Never miss an episode !

by kiminseattle on
Rating: ★★★★★

Look forward to listening every Thursday, these ladies are smart and funny!!

So great

by tammyvieve on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love listening to Erin and co.

Love it!

by Hannahsophiasp on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this show - incredible voices and perspectives from very cool women. I look forward to listening every week!

You need more lived experiences & perspectives at the table

by treshyy on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

This is legit my favorite podcast until rn. The college scandal convo. I know you all mean well but take a second to step back & recognize your privilege. Yes, not everyone needs to go to college. But for someone like me & kids in my neighborhood education is the only way out. Hopefully, you guys will make up for it on your next episode. Not a fan of this rn & I’m super disappointed.

Reality, only funnier

by ValkyrieGorbash on
Rating: ★★★★★

I found this podcast looking through what Crooked Media had and this is my favorite. The cast varies each episode but they all have real, honest, and complex conversations about issues. It’s funny, it’s valuable, and i look forward to it every week.

Girls in the front, boys in the back

by emmmmmm81628 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Alyssa Mastramonaco is my favorite human. Erin Ryan is my best friend. All the crooked hosts are amazing. Pls more

The best part of my week

by kaitbelldesigns on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thanks for being great, ladies!

Love these ladies

by maurandastahl on
Rating: ★★★★★

By women, for all. I adore Erin and team, it’s empowering to listen.

Relatable and validating

by imbeingsirius on
Rating: ★★★★★

Current events as discussed by 5+ women - journalists, writers, filmmakers. Love it. (Truly, is there anything else like it? I’m open to recs. Some other commenter compared this to the view and the only similarity is that it’s women talking...) The host brings up nuanced points the often missed by the media, and their discussion is informed (again, journalists, activists, etc. close to the issue) and personal— they’ve all worked together in some capacity so every convo comes from a place of familiarity and friendliness.Skip the commercials, they take forever, and just start with the most recent episodes — it’s current events after all— but also it took a few months for the dynamic to gel. It only gets better.

Changing My Review!

by Anglyn89 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This pod has imporved tremendously recently!! Better sound, better guests and better insight. Alikah Hughes is a breath of fresh air. More Alikah please!

Snowflake men hate this podcast; you’ll probably like it

by Largishcat on
Rating: ★★★★★

Yeah, all the one star reviews are from touchy incels who can’t stand the fact that women talk and have opinions sometimes. If you’re not a touchy incel, then you’ll find that this podcast is true to form for all Crooked Media political podcasts. Insightful, enjoyable and informative. Quite liberal, but why would you ever click on a Crooked Media podcast if that wasn’t what you wanted?

Living in Los Angeles

by Yohgurt0203 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Hi I am a native Californian who lives in Torrance California. I love you ladies very much but you’re talking crap about my state my city if you don’t like it here go back where you came from. It rains here the song that says it never rains in California is a lie I’m 61 years old and this is California. We don’t have anything nice to say about it really go back where you’re from. That was very rude of you ladies talking about LA California it really hurt as a person who was born and raised here.

Great conversation

by luckyoldme on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this show, it’s a good place to hear smart funny women. Having Naomi on the team has elevated it even more.

1 Star reviewers probably hated women prior to listening

by melaniepal on
Rating: ★★★★★

What a delightful community of women and fantastic podcast!!!! Don’t let the bad reviews stop you from giving this a shot because you’ll sincerely miss out. As a Midwesterner (and Wisconsinite), I truly feel understood by Erin and will personally die on her hill. Live shows soon? Please? Live shows soon. Xoxo Gossip Girl

Tears of the patriarchy

by Shesus Herself on
Rating: ★★★★★

Every man baby tear being shed over the existence of "Hysteria" is proof of it's disruptive power. These womxn deliver consistent, sharp feminist commentary which is relatable and necessary. May the men complaining in the reviews all have daughters who grow up to be just like Erin Gloria Ryan. Awomxn.


by Pineapplevegan on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is honest, raw, and not “politically correct.” I love their ability to critique with their own opinions, give insight on current issues, and provide thought-provoking topics around feminism. We need more lady run podcasts & this hits the spot.

Love this

by glyndaw on
Rating: ★★★★★

So glad you all get together and share it with us! Great Bernie Cinco! Great money convo! I’d die on the shared plates hill for sure!

Bowing out

by angelarazz on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I’ve listened to every single episode of Hysteria and am now unsubscribing after listening to an attempt to “both sides” Bernie’s run for president without honest reflection about why he’s so divisive. If you were truly exploring each side of the debate, you wouldn’t gloss over pertinent issues- the sexual harassment allegations of his 2016 campaign, his inability to build coalitions or enact impactful policy during his tenure as Senator, his branding of Planned Parenthood as “establishment” when they wouldn’t endorse him, his belief that issues that affect women, LGBT+, POC are “identity politics” that should remain marginalized. Just a week ago a woman attending his town hall asked about how he intended to handle the sexual harassment culture of his campaign and his supporters revealed her identity and doxxed her. They bood John Lewis & Stacey Abrams at the DNC convention. I welcome exploring all sides, but this discussion was not in good faith.

Love the adds to team

by AnnMOC on
Rating: ★★★★★

Naomi Ekperigin and Mikela Watkins are delightful, insightful women. More please!!

Loved the money episode!

by BooDelPax on
Rating: ★★★★★

Y’all get into so many great discussions but I have to say the episode regarding money, and the impact wealth can have just on your connections and diversity of opportunity, LOVED it. I also love that you’ve added Naomi Ekperigin to the lineup. She was so great on 2 dope queens and she adds so much to the hilarity and insight. Keep it up, ladies!

Refreshingly Optimistic

by ColtonSalaz on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’m probably one of the few men who listen to this podcast every week, but I can’t help it. As a gay man I find it very refreshing to hear only women talk about the main news stories of the day. Majority of news/political podcasts are dominated by by one demographic; it’s nice to hear a different outlook. Moreover, the most recent episode “Can We Be Friends” is remarkable in the sense that Erin & Alyssa discuss the female candidates running for president on the democratic side, without displaying a preference towards a specific candidate. They discuss each woman’s strength, as well as the criticisms surrounding them. But they don’t try to undercut any of the candidates credibility with cheap shots. This episode was refreshingly optimistic, and allowed for the strengths of each of the candidates to shine through.

Want to love this!

by Canela36 on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

STOP SAYING “LIKE” SO MUCH! Tried for the third time to subscribe to this. Want to love it but can’t get over the hosts using “like” so much. It is beyond annoying and sounds so un professional. Like, can you like, speak without like, using the word like so much, like please?

Angry Feminist Killjoy for the win.

by Hadara D. on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love you ladies, keep up the good work! The discussions are great, I’ve learned a lot. I don’t get the haters on these reviews? It’s a show, named tongue-in-cheek (cleverly!) named Hysteria, women with strong opinions sharing those strong opinions. Don’t listen if you don’t like it 👋🏻.

Making my Thursday’s more lively

by ZackP13 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I can’t say I’m exactly the person you’re looking for in a listener, I’m a cis white guy, but I like listening to your show. With every crooked podcast I listen to I don’t agree with everything, but that’s part of the point. You guys help me develop my own views of the world while enlightening me on ways I can treat my wife and all women better. I appreciate you and hope you guys are around for the long haul.

Fire your sound mixer please

by Manz0913 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Because the show is so good and it is so poorly mixed! I have to turn the volume up so high to hear you guys, way way way way more than any other pod I listen to. And then when things get heated I have to turn the volume wayyyyy down. It’s almost misogynistic, it’s mixed so poorly. Please! So many good audio people out there!

Why can’t a poc be host?

by liberalcatmom on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Come on crooked. It’s cool you made a female podcast but the host is so annoying, we’re tired of hearing from white feminists, when they clearly aren’t the future of the party. Sincerely, a white feminist.

A refreshing perspective

by Sarah6051 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I appreciate the candid dialogue of these women, their sense of humor, and their ability to call people out and stand up for things that are right. It’s both entertaining and inspiring.

Love but please speak louder

by Betty Bryan on
Rating: ★★★★☆

I have to say I love how the issues that impact women are highlighted here where I feel I need to hunt for those nuggets elsewhere (even on the rest of crooked). I know it may seem weird but the theme song gets me pumped up. It's the only crooked podcast that I don't skip through the intro and outro music. It makes me feel like a strong empowered woman. There is an issue with the volume though. I know it is hard with so many different voices, but many of the voices are VERY quiet (Erin and Alyssa excluded). I can't listen to this podcast on the tube or walking down the street even on full volume because I miss half the conversation. I hate when people say to women to change their voice - I'm not. Just please turn it up or speak closer to the microphone!

Welcome back Ladies!!

by Stacyhhhh on
Rating: ★★★★★

And not a moment too soon. We’ve missed you! Cheers to a great 2019!

Fresh female perspective

by AltMoco on
Rating: ★★★★★

Erin you rock! Can’t wait for the show to return! I appreciate your fresh and honest perspective and love hearing your voice. Keep it up girl!