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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 • 4.6K 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.

    Tuskegee Syphilis Study Part 2: The Truth

    Tuskegee Syphilis Study Part 2: The Truth

    “It’s like these men are being held in a bubble as science marches forward.” Mike tells Sarah how one of history's most unethical experiments came crashing down. Digressions include the history of penicillin, the power of TV movies and the mysterious...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Tuskegee Syphilis Study Part 1: The Lie

    Tuskegee Syphilis Study Part 1: The Lie

    Mike tells Sarah about the longest "non-therapeutic" experiment in medical history. Digressions include deep fried ice cream, Kato Kaelin and a hot-yoga cabinet. As a warning, this episode contains long quotes from eugenic memos and detailed...

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Deep Dive Week 4: Nancy Grace v. The Constitution

    Deep Dive Week 4: Nancy Grace v. The Constitution

    This week, Sarah makes a Nancy Grace-style argument against the prosecution. Digressions include '90s romantic comedies, Betty Broderick and flatscreen TVs.Support us:...

    • 52 min
    Bonus Episode! Sarah’s New Podcast “Why Are Dads”

    Bonus Episode! Sarah’s New Podcast “Why Are Dads”

    Sarah tells Mike about her new foray into Dad Studies and, for the second time this week, discusses a horror movie about families from 1975 and sings a little.Subscribe! https://linktr.ee/whyaredads

    • 50 min
    The Stepford Wives

    The Stepford Wives

    Sarah tells Mike about the real-life conspiracy written between the lines of a 1970s horror novel. Digressions include "Rosemary's Baby (again), Disney World (of course), a brief history of the American pharmaceutical industry and a long recipe for...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

jv--- ,

Love it

I love that each episode is well researched, and that they are presented in a very non-judgmental way. Hard to describe, but these two really are able to dig into what does it mean to live the human experience.

jemrno ,

my fave duo

favorite podcast of all time i’m so happy i found this. working my way through all the episodes i can’t get enough pls never stop <3

S.S.Pazzia ,

Very funny and informative

“In 1928 he discovers it and then science, science, science.” 😃💕

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