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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.

    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


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    • 1 hr
    Mike Lives in a Downtown Hotel

    Mike Lives in a Downtown Hotel

    An announcement!

    Support us:
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    Sarah's other show, You Are Good
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    • 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
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    Where else to find us:
    Sarah's other show, You Are Good
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    • 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
    Re-Release: Dan Quayle vs. Murphy Brown

    Re-Release: Dan Quayle vs. Murphy Brown

    While our next episode's in the oven,  enjoy this gem from the YWA vault!

    Support us:
    Subscribe on Patreon
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    Buy cute merch
    Where to find us:
    Sarah's other show, Why Are Dads
    Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase
    Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

    • 52 min
    The O.J. Simpson Trial: Runaway Grand Jury

    The O.J. Simpson Trial: Runaway Grand Jury

    This week, the defense hires Alan Dershowitz, Marcia Clark questions witnesses and Jill Shively tries to get a salad. Digressions include narcissism, "Hard Copy" and the dad from "The Wonder Years." Susan Herman, the voice of reason in our Charlie Rose clip, is the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.

    This episode includes descriptions of domestic violence.

    Clips:
    The Charlie Rose panel
    The first day of 'prelims'

    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)

    • 51 min

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