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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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    • 4.8 • 211 Ratings

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.

    True Crime w. Emma Berquist

    True Crime w. Emma Berquist

    Emma Berquist stops by to tell us about how true crime doesn't have to make us better people, and in fact may be more harmful to us than we realize—but we don't let her in, because we don't want to get KILLED!
    Content advisory: This episode contains some brief descriptions of a violent knife attack.

    Episode Info + Links: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1112270/episodes/9590031
    Emma's article, "True Crime is Rotting our Brains" 
    Emma's Twitter
    Emma's books

    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.gawker.com/culture/true-crime-is-rotting-our-brains
    https://twitter.com/eeberquist
    https://www.emmaberquist.com/devils-unto-dust
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good/
    http://maintenancephase.com/
    https://www.patreon.com/yourewrongabout
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ywapodcast
    Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

    • 52 min
    Ed and Lorraine Warren w. Jamie Loftus

    Ed and Lorraine Warren w. Jamie Loftus

    Special Guest Jamie Loftus tells Sarah about Ed and Lorraine Warren (of The Conjuring and Annabelle fame). Topics of interest include Connecticut as a locus of scary happenings, New England uncles, and psychic communication with a tearstained Bigfoot. 
    Here's where to find Jamie:

    The Bechdel Cast [podcast] My Year in Mensa [podcast] and Aack Cast [podcast] 
    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.iheart.com/podcast/105-the-bechdel-cast-30089535/
    https://www.iheart.com/podcast/867-my-year-in-mensa-55379945/
    https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-aack-cast-by-jamie-loftus-83922273/
    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 (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Catherine the Great w. Dana Schwartz

    Catherine the Great w. Dana Schwartz

    Special guest Dana Schwartz tells Sarah about Catherine the Great. Topics of interest include the very not great life of serfs, the accidental flattening of women via the girl-bossification of history, and a very solid Bertie Wooster reference.


    Here's where to find Dana:

    Noble Blood [podcast] and Anatomy, A Love Story [novel]
    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:

    http://noblebloodtales.com
    http://www.danaschwartzdotcom.com/books.html
    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 (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

    • 1 hr
    Mike Lives in a Downtown Hotel

    Mike Lives in a Downtown Hotel

    An announcement!

    Support us:
    Hear bonus episodes on Patreon
    Donate on Paypal
    Buy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and more
    Where else to find us:
    Sarah's other show, You Are Good
    Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase
    Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

    • 21 min
    Bonus: The Great Protein Fiasco

    Bonus: The Great Protein Fiasco

    From our friends at Maintenance Phase, the story of how Nestlé executives, global health institutions and a very racist white lady seeded a nutritional myth we're still living with today.

    Support us:
    Hear bonus episodes on Patreon
    Donate on Paypal
    Buy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and more
    Where else to find us:
    Sarah's other show, You Are Good
    Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase
    Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The McDonald's Hot Coffee Case

    The McDonald's Hot Coffee Case

    Mike tells Sarah how a tragic story became a national punchline and a decades-long moral panic. Digressions include a sympathetic psychic, a paternalistic principal and a manure mishap. Mike appears to be unaware of the difference between a cousin and a nephew.

    Support us:
    Hear bonus episodes on Patreon
    Donate on Paypal
    Buy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and more
    Where else to find us:
    Sarah's other show, You Are Good
    Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase

    Links!
    Distorting the Law: Politics, Media, and the Litigation Crisis Java Jive: Genealogy of a Juridical IconNewsweek’s “Lawsuit Hell” storyRetro Report’s “The Misunderstood McDonald's Hot Coffee LawsuitAdam Ruins Everything’s “The Truth About the McDonald's Coffee Lawsuit”Swindled’s “The Lawsuit”Susan Saladoff's "Hot Coffee" documentaryMcTorts: The Social and Legal Impact of McDonald's Role in Tort SuitsLegal Urban Legends Hold SwayRevisiting The United States Application Of Punitive Damages: Separating Myth From RealitySix Myths of Capping Pain and Suffering DamagesThe Monster In The Television: The Media's Contribution To The Consumer Litigation BoogeymanThe Beginning And The Possible End Of The Rise Of Modern American Tort LawDebunking Medical Malpractice Myths: Unraveling the False Premises Behind "Tort Reform"Blocking the Courthouse Door: How the Republican Party and Its Corporate Allies Are Taking Away Your Right to SueSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 Ratings

Inkyfish ,

Like a cup of tea with your smartest best friends

I’ve been binging this series and it’s become my go-to happy place for smart-but-escapist conversation. Sarah Marshall has a wicked sense of humour and her insights always catch me by surprise. Mike goes down the deepest rabbit holes and brings back the juiciest details for us to consume without having to do any work ourselves. They’re both compassionate nerds and I love pretending I’m listening to my two bffs.

quenz ,

Really one of the best

Lots of podcasts set out to be fun and lots set out to be though provoking. But few achieve both as well as “You’re Wrong About”. A meditation on what might be wrong with our society *and* a barrel of laughs. A lot of this centers on the magic between hosts Michael and Sarah. It’s like listening to two old friends. They have that amazing rapport we’d want with all our friends. In the end the subject matter is interesting in itself, especially for those of us who lived through the 80s and 90s and may now want to reflect on what those times mean, but it’s the treatment which is special and unique among podcasts in my experience. One of the best.

NZ flyer ,

So interesting!

Just started listening to this podcast recently and I’ve been binging on the deep dive episodes. Love it! The hosts are a great time and really fun.

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