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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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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.

    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
    Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (Part 1)

    Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (Part 1)

    Sarah and Mike return to Camp You're Wrong About for another Satanic Panic story hour. This time we're talking about Mike Warnke's 1972 "memoir" about joining a demonic cult and the California hedonism that made him do it. Digressions include thrift stores, "Firestarter" and unjust Best Picture winners.

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    • 57 min
    Cancel Culture

    Cancel Culture

    Mike and Sarah have big feelings about an enduring debate. Digressions include “Carrie,” party planning etiquette and Whole Foods cafeterias. Sarah’s sound quality changes midway through because she moves from a McDonald’s parking lot to a Hardee’s parking lot.

    Special thanks to Meredith Clark and Allissa Richardson for helping us with the history section of this episode!

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    Links!
    Natalie Wynn's "Canceling" Drag Them: A brief etymology of so-called “cancel culture”The Long and Tortured History of Cancel CultureThe strange journey of ‘cancel,’ from a Black-culture punchline to a White-grievance watchwordWhy Attacking ‘Cancel Culture’ And ‘Woke’ People Is Becoming The GOP’s New Political StrategyTales From the Teenage Cancel CultureGenerational Cycles in American Politics, 1952–2016It’s Not Callout Culture. It’s Accountability.An Incomplete (but growing) History of Harassment Campaigns since 2003The State of Online Harassment“Did We Create This Monster?” How Twitter Turned Toxic Morally Motivated Networked Harassment as Normative Reinforcement

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Chicks vs. The Iraq War

    The Chicks vs. The Iraq War

    Mike tells Sarah about an impending conflict, a dissident singer and America's first internet-enabled cancellation. Digressions include "Freedom Fries" and 1990s record company shenanigans. The co-hosts harmonize for the first time; Mike struggles not to call the Chicks by their former name.

    Content note: This episode includes misogynistic, racist and fatphobic language.

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    The Chicks' "Ready to Run" videoKaren Pittelman's "Another Country"James Dickerson’s “Dixie Chicks: Down-Home and Backstage”Elites, Masses, and Media Too Famous to Protest: Far-Right Online Community Bonding Over Collective Desecration of Colin Kaepernick, Fame, and Celebrity ActivismBlacklists: The Dixie Chicks Controversy Chicks in the WildernessChicks In the Line of FireThe Dixie Chicks Were Cancelled For Criticizing The President. Now, They’re Heroes.We’re Changing The Way We Do Business: A Critical Analysis Of The Dixie Chicks And The Country Music IndustryThe Country Connection: Country Music, 9/11, and the War on TerrorismFree Expression After September 11th: An Online IndexFreedom Under Fire: Dissent in Post-9/11 AmericaExploring Iraq War News Coverage and a New Form of CensorshipThe LSE's analysis of the Freedom Fries controversyDestroying The Dixie Chicks – Ten Years AfterAOC’s Anti-FansRacial Profiling And The War On Terror: Changing Trends And PerspectivesMan Eats Dogs: The Hot Dog Stands of Chicago Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

    • 1 hr 30 min
    "Political Correctness"

    "Political Correctness"

    Mike tells Sarah how liberal magazines turned a "kids these days" moral panic into a national crisis. Digressions include Law & Order, Dave Foley and swimming pool etiquette. This episode contains detailed descriptions of sexual assault, mass shootings and suicide.

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    Links!
    John Wilson’s The Myth of Political CorrectnessJon Weiner's Historians in TroubleNeil Gross’s Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?Political Correctness: How The Right Invented A Phantom EnemyThe Fraying Of AmericaThe Rising Hegemony of the Politically CorrectAre You Telling Me That I'm Politically Correct?Are You Politically Correct?The Rising Hegemony of the Politically CorrectThere Is No Campus Free Speech Crisis: A Close Look at the EvidenceSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14.1K Ratings

14.1K Ratings

Newsy503 ,

Xoxo Sarah and Mike

My all time favorite podcast!! I look forward to new episodes and there are lots of past shows to binge. I find Sarah and Mike’s banter soothing and their content is thought provoking but always leaves me laughing. Great podcast!

Piscinsibin ,

My favourite podcast

I love this podcast so much- the hosts have wonderful rapport and sticking on a podcast feels like meeting up with old friends for a great chat. I love love love how in depth they go for some of their episodes, especially the OJ Simpson ones. These guys are true defenders of the maligned 90’s woman and treat everyone which such empathy and understanding- all podcasters should take a leaf out of their book!

Chaderry ,

So informative

I’m currently binging and I’m now in 2018 lol. it’s enlightening to hear more empathic/intelligent opinions on moral panics of yesteryear to controversial subjects that I totally forgot about.

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