258 episodes

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

    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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    • 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!

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    Sarah's other show, 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.

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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
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    • 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:

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    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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    • 1 hr
    The Exorcist with Marlena Williams

    The Exorcist with Marlena Williams

    The Exorcist turns 50 this week, so we invited Marlena Williams, author of Night Mother: A Personal and Cultural History of the Exorcist, to come tell us about the little possession movie that changed America forever. Was the set cursed by Satan himself, or plain old 70s misogyny? What makes a country going through a cultural upheaval embrace stories about the Devil? And—the most critical question of all—do Ouija boards really cause possession? 
    You can find Marlena online here.
    You can buy the book here.

    This episode was produced by Carolyn Kendrick.

    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
    [YWA co-founder] Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase

    Links:

    https://www.marlywilliams.com/
    https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814258767.html
    https://www.carolynkendrick.com/
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
20.4K Ratings

20.4K Ratings

ecascer ,

Miles Klee

We need more Miles!!!

Jim in Cinci ,

A bit too self important

Too snarky and disrespectful to things they don’t fully understand for my taste

Skloorg ,

Love Sarah, love the show

Flawless execution, no notes

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