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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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    • 4.7, 4K 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.

    Wayfair and Human Trafficking Statistics

    Wayfair and Human Trafficking Statistics

    In another "mini" episode that accidentally turned mega, Mike tells Sarah about the Wayfair conspiracy theory and the sketchy statistical screenshots that have shown up in its wake. Digressions include "Inside Llewyn Davis," Miranda Priestley and (sigh)...

    • 57 min
    Disco Demolition Night

    Disco Demolition Night

    Mike tells Sarah how a silly sports promotion galvanized a reactionary movement. Digressions include “Charlotte’s Web,” Jane Fonda and German-language musicals. Songs are dissected; the honor of David Bowie and late-night salad bars are defended. Huge thanks to historians Tavia Nyong'o, Eric Gonzaba, Luis-Manuel Garcia and Gillian Frank for helping Mike with this episode!

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Murder

    Murder

    Mike tells Sarah about the most common forms of violence in America and how they differ (twist!) from what gets shown on TV. Digressions include Perry Mason, “It’s A Wonderful Life” and fruit-toting strategies. Mike appears not to understand the meaning of the term “order of magnitude.” This episode contains descriptions of police violence; the last 15 minutes are just a huge bummer generally.

    • 1 hr
    Deep Dive Week 3: Nancy Grace v. The Jury

    Deep Dive Week 3: Nancy Grace v. The Jury

    This week, Sarah walks Mike through Nancy Grace’s prosecution of American juries. Cameos include Mark Geragos (again), O.J. Simpson (inevitably) and Jessica Hahn (thank God). Gus Van Sant’s masterpiece "To Die For" is discussed at length. Support us:...

    • 39 min
    Bonus Episode! Sarah and Mike on "The Feminist Present" Podcast

    Bonus Episode! Sarah and Mike on "The Feminist Present" Podcast

    Sarah and Mike tell Laura and Adrian about how we met, how we research and what we would say to Jessica Simpson if we ever met her.Support us:...

    • 55 min
    Deep Dive Week 2: Nancy Grace v. The Defense

    Deep Dive Week 2: Nancy Grace v. The Defense

    This week, Nancy reveals her distaste for Scott Peterson and due process. Digressions include prison fashion, Batman and Saddam Hussein. Sarah finds her first Satanic cult. This episode includes detailed descriptions of violent crimes.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

Sdrnfk ,

Top-notch journalism

There’s a lot to appreciate about this show— the hosts are funny, smart, and extremely empathetic. And each topic is well-researched. Amid all the internet’s chaos and disinformation and knee-jerk reactivity, these hosts stand out as conscientious and thoughtful about the content they produce.
I would give the show 20 stars if I could!

Shhdjs ,

Stop "mhmm"ing into the mic!

For the love of god it is so basey and unnecessary, move away from the mic if you feel the need to prove you're listening to the other person. Otherwise I love it! Lol I swear just that noise is infuriating

Kanalog ,

My new fav

I LOOOOOOOOVVVEEE YALL TOO MUCH!!!!! My husband listens to y’all EVERY MORNING while we get ready for work - whether he likes it or not!

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