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Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider a person or event that's been miscast in the public imagination.

You're Wrong Abou‪t‬ Michael Hobbes & Sarah Marshall

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Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider a person or event that's been miscast in the public imagination.

    Bonus: "The Dark Knight"

    Bonus: "The Dark Knight"

    Sarah's other show has a special guest! Maintenance Phase co-host Aubrey Gordon visits Why Are Dads to talk about Christopher Nolan, trash masculinity and the dwindling number of non-problematic superheroes. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on...

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The O.J. Simpson Trial: The DeLorean Detour

    The O.J. Simpson Trial: The DeLorean Detour

    To tell the story of the "dream team" we must begin by going back to the future. This week we learn why O.J. Simpson fired the man who defended John DeLorean and why a briefcase of cocaine isn’t always a smoking gun. Digressions include Bob’s Big Boy,...

    • 49 min
    Tipper Gore vs. Heavy Metal: The Hearing

    Tipper Gore vs. Heavy Metal: The Hearing

    Mike tells Sarah the real reason Congress called a bunch of rockers to Washington D.C. Digressions include cartoon violence, sleeveless tees and Trixie Mattel. Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" and Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" are dissected at...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Tipper Gore vs. Heavy Metal: The Case Against "Porn Rock"

    Tipper Gore vs. Heavy Metal: The Case Against "Porn Rock"

    Mike tells Sarah how a congressional wife started a moral crusade. Digressions include Sheena Easton, Satanic rhymes and teen homicide statistics. Ozzy Osbourne's bat story is recounted in full.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Anti-Vaccine Movement

    The Anti-Vaccine Movement

    Special guest Eric Michael Garcia tells Mike and Sarah about the deep roots of a pernicious modern myth. Digressions include Mary Tyler Moore, British place names and supermodel dating habits. Mike finally gets to talk about Swedish statistical methods....

    • 45 min
    The O.J. Simpson Trial: The Arraignmaker

    The O.J. Simpson Trial: The Arraignmaker

    This week, we put on our suits and head back to the courtroom. O.J. Simpson pleads not guilty, Marcia Clark finishes questioning Kato Kaelin and Bob Shapiro continues to furrow his brow. Digressions include "Speed," the Kuleshov effect and the...

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Camden521 ,

Excellent

Intelligent, well researched, funny and soooo interesting. I listen on my way to and from work. The hosts are engaging and are empathetic. Great to hear an episode to Lindy Chamberlain who truly suffered a tragic and unresolved crime at Uluru (must admit I have not heard it called Ayers Rock in years - that name is very white settler and not used much anymore). Love love this podcast.

mbenjaminrob ,

My favourite podcast

These two have ruined all other podcasts for me. Used to have a great rotation going but now I can’t help but turn on one of their episodes at every available moment. The balance of humour, superbly researched content, professionalism and ability to make the listener feel like they’re in the room is second to none. Keep up the good work Sarah and Mike!

womancity ,

Thank you Sarah and Michael

I love this podcast. The topics I (think) I know something about are illuminated with the most exquisitely researched details. The topics I know nothing about and some I thought I had no interest in are brought to life in a way that entertains as much as educates.

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