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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

    Celebrity Book Club: Britney Spears with Eve Lindley, Part 1

    Celebrity Book Club: Britney Spears with Eve Lindley, Part 1

    This month celebrity correspondent Eve Lindley came by to tell us about Britney Spears' memoir The Woman in Me. In this episode we get into Britney's family history, her childhood, her years of searching for stardom, and her life until the eve of "...Baby One More Time." 

    This is an exploration of Britney, of girlhood, of fame, of art, and of everything else we could fit in.  And, at a certain point, talking about Britney turns into talking about the care we want to offer each other and ourselves. So please take good care out there. We're pretty sure it's what Britney wants for us. 

    A content warning—in this episode we talk about mental health struggles, and a part of the story around minute 22 involves suicide. 

    The Shoe Bomber with Miles Klee

    The Shoe Bomber with Miles Klee

    This week, writer Miles Klee tells us why we have to take our shoes off at the airport.
    Read Miles Klee at Rolling Stone.

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    Sarah's other show, You Are Good

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Tiny Tim with Harmony Colangelo

    Tiny Tim with Harmony Colangelo

    This week, Harmony Colangelo tiptoes through the tulips with us.
     
    You can find Harmony at This Ends at Prom here!

    Support You're Wrong About:

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    Buy cute merch

    Where else to find us:

    Sarah's other show, You Are Good

    Links:

    https://podpeople.me/this-ends-at-prom
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about
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    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    May December with Megan Burbank

    May December with Megan Burbank

    Since the beginning of time*, listeners have been asking for us to talk about Mary Kay Letourneau. And since the beginning of time, I have not quite known how to approach the topic. This podcast loves unfairly maligned women—it has no choice, because I love them—but Mary Kay Letourneau, when I looked into her story as a potential topic, always struck me as that rarest of characters: a fairly maligned women. Maybe even an unfairly unmaligned one, if you get right down to it. And, now, finally—using a new movie as an excuse—Seattle journalist Megan Burbank and I are getting right down do it.

    This is a story about rape, about the sexual abuse of children, about grooming—the real kind, not the homophobic GOP fantasy kind—and about crimes it's hard to find the right language to discuss. Listen with care, and please know we care for you.

    One thing we didn't get into in this episode, and that I wish we had: reached for comment by the Hollywood Reporter soon after this movie's release, Mary Kay Letourneau's victim and eventual husband, Vili Fualaau, said: “I’m still alive and well. If they had reached out to me, we could have worked together on a masterpiece. Instead, they chose to do a ripoff of my original story...I’m offended by the entire project and the lack of respect given to me — who lived through a real story and is still living it." The ethics of a biopic—even one that calls its characters by other names but only calls one tabloid story to mind—are especially important to discuss now that the proliferation of media and social media seems to make the content mill grow bigger by the day. I don't have any answers for these questions. But Megan and I would love to know what you think.

    *May 2018

    The “Pro-Life” Movement with Megan Burbank

    The “Pro-Life” Movement with Megan Burbank

    During what should’ve been Roe v. Wade’s 51st birthday week, Sarah and reproductive health policy reporter Megan Burbank take a look at the movement, decades in the making, to tear down abortion rights in America, starting with the hypocrisy at its root. Is what we know as the pro-life movement a religious effort or a political movement? And how did a veneer of sincere belief conceal a toxic combination of racism and fear of paying taxes? Join us as we take out the trash — and look for the helpers who are cleaning it up.

    You can find Megan online here!
    Sign up for Megan's newsletter here!

    Two recent pieces by Megan:

    The Brand New Anti-Abortion Law That’s Steeped in an Old Moral Panic
    Planned Parenthood awarded $110K after Spokane clinic protests

    100% of our net proceeds from this episode will be donated to the following organizations:
    Jane's Due Process
    Sister Song
    Yellowhammer Fund
    Northwest Abortion Access Fund

    Listen to our episode Your Abortion Stories here.

    Support You're Wrong About:

    Bonus Episodes on Patreon
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    Where else to find us:

    Sarah's other show, You Are Good

    Links:

    https://burbank.industries/
    https://meganburbank.substack.com/
    https://newrepublic.com/article/171804/idaho-abortion-human-trafficking-panic
    https://crosscut.com/news/2022/12/planned-parenthood-awarded-110k-after-spokane-clinic-protests
    https://www.sistersong.net/
    https://abortionfunds.org/fund/yellowhammer-fund/
    https://janesdueprocess.org/
    https://nwaafund.org/
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/1112270/11515738-your-abortion-stories
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
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    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpod
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Battle of the Sexes with Julie Kliegman

    The Battle of the Sexes with Julie Kliegman

    Sarah teams up with writer and editor Julie Kliegman—author of the hotly anticipated book MIND GAME—to look back at tennis's Battle of the Sexes, between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs (aka the Libber and the Lobber). No pigs were harmed in the making of this episode or in the Houston Astrodome on September 20, 1973.

    You can find Julie (and MIND GAME) online here. 
    Support You're Wrong About:

    Bonus Episodes on Patreon
    Buy cute merch

    Where else to find us:

    Sarah's other show, You Are Good

    Links:

    https://juliekliegman.com/
    https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538168066/Mind-Game-An-Inside-Look-at-the-Mental-Health-Playbook-of-Elite-Athletes
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
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    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpod
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
    Support the show

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
20.4K Ratings

20.4K Ratings

theamazingcareyb ,

A+

Sarah is apparently effortlessly smart and provocative. Such a brilliant show.

Mayariamaya ,

Best podcast period

I love this podcast. Sarah is super smart, and her delivery is brilliant. The topics are serious, but delivered with Sarah’s almost deadpan humor and spot-on timing. I find it so relaxing to listen to that I even play it at bedtime to sleep. This is my favorite podcast now, surpassing even This American Life, Radiolab, Serial, the Moth, and Fresh Air. I’ve gone back and started listening to back episodes from the beginning. It’s the perfect combo of intellectually stimulating, newsworthiness, and relaxing banter between deep-thinking and funny friends.

ecascer ,

Miles Klee

We need more Miles!!!

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