267 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

    George Michael with Marcus McCann

    George Michael with Marcus McCann

    He turned a bright spark into a flame.

    (Part 1 of 2!)

    You can buy Marcus McCann's book, Park Cruising: What Happens When We Wander Off the Path, here.

    Content warning: this episode briefly discusses suicide around minute 13.

    An extended cut of this episode is available for Patreon and Apple Podcast subscribers.

    Support You're Wrong About:

    Bonus Episodes on Patreon
    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:

    https://houseofanansi.com/products/park-cruising
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpod
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
    http://maintenancephase.com
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 15 min
    George Michael with Marcus McCann EXTENDED CUT

    George Michael with Marcus McCann EXTENDED CUT

    He turned a bright spark into a flame.

    (Part 1 of 2!)

    Here for your listening pleasure is a Carolyn's Cut of today's episode. You can buy Marcus McCann's book, Park Cruising: What Happens When We Wander Off the Path, here:

    https://houseofanansi.com/products/park-cruising

    Content warning: this episode briefly discusses suicide around minute 13.

    Hoax Spectacular! with Chelsey Weber-Smith

    Hoax Spectacular! with Chelsey Weber-Smith

    Sarah talks with Chelsey Weber-Smith, host of American Hysteria, about some of their favorite hoaxes—from the Loch Ness Monster to the Taco Liberty Bell—and ponder the value of pranks in a world of misinformation. 
    You can find Chelsey here.
    You can find American Hysteria 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
    [YWA co-founder] Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase

    Links:

    https://www.chelseywebersmith.com/
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/american-hysteria/id1441348407
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpod
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
    http://maintenancephase.com
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Extended Cut Hoax Spectacular! with Chelsey Weber-Smith

    Extended Cut Hoax Spectacular! with Chelsey Weber-Smith

    Here is a longer version (Carolyn's Cut, if you will) of today's episode, featuring even more hoax goodness—plus a Nessie theory I personally find very persuasive.

    Sarah talks with Chelsey Weber-Smith, host of American Hysteria, about some of their favorite hoaxes—from the Loch Ness Monster to the Taco Liberty Bell—and ponder the value of pranks in a world of misinformation.

    BONUS Britney Spears Book Club with Eve Lindley

    BONUS Britney Spears Book Club with Eve Lindley

    Celebrity correspondent Eve Lindley came by to tell us about Britney Spears' memoir The Woman in Me. This is part one of a four-part saga we're currently releasing on Patreon and Apple Plus, and 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."

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

    Eve Lindley on Instagram.

    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://www.instagram.com/eveclindley/
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpod
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
    Support the show

    • 56 min
    The Oscars Streaker with Michael Schulman

    The Oscars Streaker with Michael Schulman

    In 1974, Robert Opel ran naked through the Academy Awards telecast, and into American history. Today, Michael Schulman, a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Oscar Wars, tells Sarah the story of gay history, art, and tragedy that happened after Robert’s fifteen minutes were over.
    Read Michael’s work 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://www.newyorker.com/contributors/michael-schulman
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpod
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
20.5K Ratings

20.5K Ratings

Acrombie123 ,

OJ episodes

I listened to the whole OJ. Anthology with your wrong about and spooky he just died. But I’m curious my co worker just mentioned something about his son doing it. Can we erre visit it for just a little closure and some conspiracies. Love the podcast thank you for making my road-trips

Truth_is_hope ,

The best thing about the internet

The best thing about the internet, despite its many pitfalls, is realizing there are people out there who are very close to your particular kind of weird. Thank you for artfully articulating lots of ideas, both big and small, that I share but never have had reflected back to me in real life. I’m glad you have this platform to entertain… and to advocate for a compassionate, curious, and humorous way of relating to the human experience.

mkc2009 ,

It’d gotten so dry…

The first episodes with Michael Hobbes were fabulous. So interesting and excellent dialogue. But it is so very dry now. The topics aren’t interesting, the guests don’t bring much to the table. I think Sarah is so intelligent, articulate, and thoughtful, but she needs a co-host. It’s become static. Would love to see her get her groove back with another person to banter with.

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