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Sarah is a journalist obsessed with the past. Every week she reconsiders a person or event that's been miscast in the public imagination.

You're Wrong About You're Wrong About

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Sarah is a journalist obsessed with the past. Every week she reconsiders a person or event that's been miscast in the public imagination.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Go Ask Alice w. Rick Emerson and Carmen Maria Machado (Part 3)

    Go Ask Alice w. Rick Emerson and Carmen Maria Machado (Part 3)

    Sarah and Carmen complete their epic trilogy by meeting Rick Emerson on the edge of Mount Doom to discuss his book, Unmask Alice, and some of the story behind the diary that has captivated America—and informed its drug policy—for half a century. Digressions include multi-level marketing, Oceans Eleven, the Great Salt Lake.

    You can hear Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

    Here's where to find Rick and his book Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries:

    Website
    Here's where to find Carmen:

    Website
    Support us:
    Bonus Episodes on Patreon

    Bonus Episodes on Apple Podcasts
    Donate on Paypal
    Buy cute merch
    Where else to find us:
    Sarah's other show, You Are Good 
    [YWA co-founder] Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase

    Links:

    https://carmenmariamachado.com/
    http://www.rickemerson.com/
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
    http://apple.co/ywa
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ywapodcast
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
    http://maintenancephase.com


    Support the show

    • 52 min
    Go Ask Alice w. Carmen Maria Machado (Part 2)

    Go Ask Alice w. Carmen Maria Machado (Part 2)

    This week Carmen and Sarah read the rest of Alice’s bitchin' diary, and ponder the truths that only lies can tell. Digressions include Pamela and Clarissa, sadistic switch hitters, and orange yeast rolls.

    You can hear Part 1 here and Part 3 here. 


    Here's where to find Carmen:

    Website


    Support us:


    Bonus Episodes on Patreon

    Bonus Episodes on Apple Podcasts


    Donate on Paypal


    Buy cute merch


    Where else to find us:


    Sarah's other show, You Are Good 


    [YWA co-founder] Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase

    Links:

    https://carmenmariamachado.com/
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
    http://apple.co/ywa
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ywapodcast
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
    http://maintenancephase.com




    Support the show

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bonus: Changing Your Mind

    Bonus: Changing Your Mind

    This month* the listeners are in charge, and telling stories about a time they changed their minds.

    The question of how and why people change their minds is at the heart of this whole show, and at the top of the episode, I talk about it with Alex Steed, my You Are Good co-host, who first suggested I ask for listener stories on Twitter. If you want to get straight to listener stories, skip to 13 minutes and 30 seconds in.

    I'd love to know what you think of this episode, and whether you'd like to hear this format again. And while we're on the subject, what other kinds of bonus episode would you enjoy?

    Thank you all for your stories, for sharing, for being here. I'm so happy to be part of this community.

    Wear sunscreen,
    Sarah

    *Despite coming out on July 1 rather than June 30 as we had planned, this episode is a June bonus at heart. You will get another brand-new bonus episode later this month!

    Martha Stewart w. Sarah Archer

    Martha Stewart w. Sarah Archer

    This week we’re dishing up a mouthwatering feast of history, gossip, and white collar crime. Guest Sarah Archer tells the tale of Martha Stewart, a girl from New Jersey who achieved world domination by letting us look at her basket collection. Digressions include prairie dresses, condensed soups, and how to tell if your tween is reading Sunset Magazine.

    Some Notes:
    K-Mart CommercialEarly Martha Stewart Living TV showMartha on Letterman post-prisonSnoop and Martha, 2008Martha's Princess Peony Announcement Part 1Martha's Princess Peony Announcement Part 2Martha and Snoop lighter adSNL Martha / K-Mart bankruptcy Everything Martha eats in a dayHere's where to find Sarah Archer:

    Website
    Twitter
    Support us:
    Bonus Episodes on Patreon
    Donate on Paypal
    Buy cute merch
    Where else to find us:
    Sarah's other show, You Are Good 
    [YWA co-founder] Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase

    Links:

    https://www.sarah-archer.com/
    https://twitter.com/Sarcher
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI7hGjIwRsY
    https://youtu.be/6ko8WoHhmTc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtZ2SZyJhgA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ocre0kXgvg
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb5uPYlpZK7/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb5uPYlpZK7/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb5u2hqpHzW/ 
    https://youtu.be/y8jAtLBF_Lk
    https://youtu.be/Yme4gdvYi3U
    https://youtu.be/lKh2IkbCbQo
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ywapodcast
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
    http://maintenancephase.com
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Dyatlov Pass Incident w. Blair Braverman

    The Dyatlov Pass Incident w. Blair Braverman

    This week, Sarah tries to solve the mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, in which nine experienced ski hikers fled their shelter and ran into the frigid night for reasons unknown. Digressions include yetis, snowmobiles, and Rachel Monroe. Sarah miraculous does not sing Rilo Kiley’s “Portions for Foxes.”

    Some Notes:
    The New Yorker The BBCCrackedNatureThe AtlanticThe New York TimesHere's where to find Blair:

    Website
    Twitter
    Support us:
    Bonus Episodes on Patreon
    Donate on Paypal
    Buy cute merch
    Where else to find us:
    Sarah's other show, You Are Good 
    [YWA co-founder] Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase

    Links:

    https://www.blairbraverman.com/
    https://twitter.com/blairbraverman
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/17/has-an-old-soviet-mystery-at-last-been-solved
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/SoLiOdJyCK/mystery_of_dyatlov_pass
    https://www.cracked.com/article_16671_6-famous-unsolved-mysteries-with-really-obvious-solutions.html
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00393-x?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=commission_junction&utm_campaign=CONR_PF018_ECOM_GL_PHSS_ALWYS_PRODUCT&utm_content=textlink&utm_term=PID100094349&CJEVENT=89eb6401bf5311ec83a802f70a82b824
    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/02/russia-dyatlov-pass-conspiracy-theory/605863/
    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/02/russia-dyatlov-pass-conspiracy-theory/605863/
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ywapodcast
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
    http://maintenancephase.com
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Does Ben Affleck Belong in Shakespeare in Love? with Dana Schwartz

    Does Ben Affleck Belong in Shakespeare in Love? with Dana Schwartz

    Answering the most pressing pop culture question of our time.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

HappyNat@ ,

I love you, Sarah!!

Longtime listener (and subscriber) and this might be my first ever review of anything! I felt the need to write one here because I love this podcast so much, and I’ve heard you talk about negative comments and the challenges of putting yourself out there, so I wanted to share that and share how much I adore you. You are so bright, witty, and insightful. Anything said about you or this podcast that isn’t praise is a You’re Wrong About moment 😊

Nika SW ,

5/5

One of my favourite podcasts. The hosts have great banter and address interesting topics in an engaging capacity.

sproutandbean ,

All the stars!!

The best researched, most interesting, best binge-for-hours listening for me since Radiolab! 10/10 stars - I so appreciate the hosts abilities to inform from an unbiased & open point of view.

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