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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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    • 4.6 • 14.9K 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.

    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.

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    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!

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    • 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'

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    • 51 min
    Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (The Debunking!)

    Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (The Debunking!)

    This week we debunk Mike Warnke right out of his cabin and into the lake, using Cornerstone Magazine’s long overdue exposé as our guide. Digressions include "Star Trek," a classic New Yorker cover and Ariana Grande. We definitively conclude that the Bible endorses cancel culture.
    This episode, we’re sorry to say, includes detailed descriptions of domestic abuse.

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    • 58 min
    Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (Part 3)

    Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (Part 3)

    We finish our San Bernardino joyride through Mike Warnke’s 1972 “memoir” with a hex, a horrible crime and a Satanic celebrity cameo. Digressions include digressions include Billie Eilish, wicker men and today’s completely new and not at all throwback panic over critical race theory.

    This episode includes a wildly fake but nonetheless disturbing description of a sexual assault.

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    • 46 min
    Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (Part 2)

    Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (Part 2)

    We continue our journey through Mike Warnke's 1972 "memoir" about his rise through the ranks of Satan Inc.  This week, Mike gets a promotion, attends a regional conference and dabbles in some light human trafficking. Despite filling this book with his wildest imaginings, he cannot conceive of a non-patriarchal institution.

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14.9K Ratings

14.9K Ratings

tiannawhy ,

Come backkkkkk

This is my favorite podcast. I have been listening for a few years and it is THE podcast that got me into podcasts. I listen to dozens now, but this is the only truly original idea for a podcast and I crave info from you two. I listen to You Are Good and Maintenance Phase, but I resent them a little (😅) because they don’t stand up to You’re Wrong About and now I’m getting hardly any You’re Wrong About 😂 truly I love you guys. I’d listen to this show every day. My opinion is basically irrelevant, but this is my request for more regular You're Wrong Abouts (you’re wrongs about?). PLEEEEEASSSSSSEEEE. Your other shows are great but they aren’t what this show is.

The life of tacos ,

Too much banter for this gal

I picked a random episode to start out with, and at 9:48 into the episode and they still hadn’t started discussing the topic at hand I turned it off. Many people enjoy lots of banter, and I’m not here to knock it. But I would rather listen to the hosts discuss the topic in the title rather then skip and skip and skip and skip some more to try to find where the banter ends and the topic begins. There are a lot of interesting titles and I will try and give it another try down the road, but today is not that day.

jules_907 ,

New favorite!

Cannot stop binging. Especially love the multi episode series!!

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