Every woman should listen to Hystera. Erin, youâre a gem
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.
This podcast is so wonderful. Itâs so empowering to hear these diverse female voices on important topics, not to mention everyone is so quick-witted and funny! Highly recommend!
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.
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.
This is such a fun podcast. Lots of great contributors and lots of hills to die on ð
Great to have a podcast with no cis-menâsomething 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!
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 itâs over. Always looking forward to more!
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.
Hysteria is a women centered podcast that gives listeners diverse opinions and provides them with hilarious laughs. I look forward to Thursdayâs every week just because of the new Hysteria pod release! Love this podcast!!!
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!
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.
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.
these woman do a great job being informational & hilarious. I look forward to listening.
I look forward to hearing this podcast every week. It keeps me informed of political current events.
It works if I have nothing else to listen to or going on. Sometimes itâs incredibly insightful and instructive, offering varying perspectives on a rather wide range of topics. Other times, and more often than not itâs 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 Iâm just told itâs the fault of men and society. I wasnât 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.
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 donât have a vagina and will never see one in your lifetime.
This podcast is just annoying. The women are obnoxious and elitist. Too bad bc I generally like the other Crooked Media podcasts
listening to this podcast will make you a better person.
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 Iâm just hanging out with my girls discussing & releasing tension. Grab a glass of wine & settle in, youâll laugh and learn and have a good oleâ time.
Look forward to listening every Thursday, these ladies are smart and funny!!
Love listening to Erin and co.
I love this show - incredible voices and perspectives from very cool women. I look forward to listening every week!
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 & Iâm super disappointed.
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. Itâs funny, itâs valuable, and i look forward to it every week.
Alyssa Mastramonaco is my favorite human. Erin Ryan is my best friend. All the crooked hosts are amazing. Pls more
Thanks for being great, ladies!
By women, for all. I adore Erin and team, itâs empowering to listen.
Current events as discussed by 5+ women - journalists, writers, filmmakers. Love it. (Truly, is there anything else like it? Iâm open to recs. Some other commenter compared this to the view and the only similarity is that itâs 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 personalâ theyâve 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 â itâs current events after allâ but also it took a few months for the dynamic to gel. It only gets better.
This pod has imporved tremendously recently!! Better sound, better guests and better insight. Alikah Hughes is a breath of fresh air. More Alikah please!
Yeah, all the one star reviews are from touchy incels who canât stand the fact that women talk and have opinions sometimes. If youâre not a touchy incel, then youâll 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 wasnât what you wanted?
Hi I am a native Californian who lives in Torrance California. I love you ladies very much but youâre talking crap about my state my city if you donât like it here go back where you came from. It rains here the song that says it never rains in California is a lie Iâm 61 years old and this is California. We donât have anything nice to say about it really go back where youâre from. That was very rude of you ladies talking about LA California it really hurt as a person who was born and raised here.
I love this show, itâs a good place to hear smart funny women. Having Naomi on the team has elevated it even more.
What a delightful community of women and fantastic podcast!!!! Donât let the bad reviews stop you from giving this a shot because youâll 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
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.
This podcast is honest, raw, and not âpolitically correct.â 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.
So glad you all get together and share it with us! Great Bernie Cinco! Great money convo! Iâd die on the shared plates hill for sure!
Iâve listened to every single episode of Hysteria and am now unsubscribing after listening to an attempt to âboth sidesâ Bernieâs run for president without honest reflection about why heâs so divisive. If you were truly exploring each side of the debate, you wouldnât 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 âestablishmentâ when they wouldnât endorse him, his belief that issues that affect women, LGBT+, POC are âidentity politicsâ 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.
Naomi Ekperigin and Mikela Watkins are delightful, insightful women. More please!!
Yâall 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 youâve 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!
Iâm probably one of the few men who listen to this podcast every week, but I canât 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; itâs nice to hear a different outlook. Moreover, the most recent episode âCan We Be Friendsâ 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 womanâs strength, as well as the criticisms surrounding them. But they donât 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.
STOP SAYING âLIKEâ SO MUCH! Tried for the third time to subscribe to this. Want to love it but canât get over the hosts using âlikeâ 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?
I love you ladies, keep up the good work! The discussions are great, Iâve learned a lot. I donât get the haters on these reviews? Itâs a show, named tongue-in-cheek (cleverly!) named Hysteria, women with strong opinions sharing those strong opinions. Donât listen if you donât like it ðð».
I canât say Iâm exactly the person youâre looking for in a listener, Iâm a cis white guy, but I like listening to your show. With every crooked podcast I listen to I donât agree with everything, but thatâs 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.
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. Itâs almost misogynistic, itâs mixed so poorly. Please! So many good audio people out there!
Come on crooked. Itâs cool you made a female podcast but the host is so annoying, weâre tired of hearing from white feminists, when they clearly arenât the future of the party. Sincerely, a white feminist.
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. Itâs both entertaining and inspiring.
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!
And not a moment too soon. Weâve missed you! Cheers to a great 2019!
Erin you rock! Canât wait for the show to return! I appreciate your fresh and honest perspective and love hearing your voice. Keep it up girl!