You're Wrong About
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.
Mike Lives in a Downtown Hotel
An announcement!Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and moreWhere else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
Oct 11
21 min
Bonus: The Great Protein Fiasco
From our friends at Maintenance Phase, the story of how Nestlé executives, global health institutions and a very racist white lady seeded a nutritional myth we're still living with today. Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and moreWhere else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
Sep 27
1 hr 10 min
The McDonald's Hot Coffee Case
Mike tells Sarah how a tragic story became a national punchline and a decades-long moral panic. Digressions include a sympathetic psychic, a paternalistic principal and a manure mishap. Mike appears to be unaware of the difference between a cousin and a nephew. Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and moreWhere else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!Distorting the Law: Politics, Media, and the Litigation Crisis Java Jive: Genealogy of a Juridical IconNewsweek’s “Lawsuit Hell” storyRetro Report’s “The Misunderstood McDonald's Hot Coffee LawsuitAdam Ruins Everything’s “The Truth About the McDonald's Coffee Lawsuit”Swindled’s “The Lawsuit”Susan Saladoff's "Hot Coffee" documentaryMcTorts: The Social and Legal Impact of McDonald's Role in Tort SuitsLegal Urban Legends Hold SwayRevisiting The United States Application Of Punitive Damages: Separating Myth From RealitySix Myths of Capping Pain and Suffering DamagesThe Monster In The Television: The Media's Contribution To The Consumer Litigation BoogeymanThe Beginning And The Possible End Of The Rise Of Modern American Tort LawDebunking Medical Malpractice Myths: Unraveling the False Premises Behind "Tort Reform"Blocking the Courthouse Door: How the Republican Party and Its Corporate Allies Are Taking Away Your Right to SueSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
Sep 13
1 hr 13 min
Re-Release: Dan Quayle vs. Murphy Brown
While our next episode's in the oven,  enjoy this gem from the YWA vault!Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah's other show, Why Are Dads Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
Sep 6
52 min
The O.J. Simpson Trial: Runaway Grand Jury
This week, the defense hires Alan Dershowitz, Marcia Clark questions witnesses and Jill Shively tries to get a salad. Digressions include narcissism, "Hard Copy" and the dad from "The Wonder Years." Susan Herman, the voice of reason in our Charlie Rose clip, is the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.This episode includes descriptions of domestic violence. Clips:The Charlie Rose panelThe first day of 'prelims'Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and moreWhere else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
Aug 23
51 min
Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (The Debunking!)
This week we debunk Mike Warnke right out of his cabin and into the lake, using Cornerstone Magazine’s long overdue exposé as our guide. Digressions include "Star Trek," a classic New Yorker cover and Ariana Grande. We definitively conclude that the Bible endorses cancel culture. This episode, we’re sorry to say, includes detailed descriptions of domestic abuse.Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and moreWhere else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
Aug 9
58 min
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. Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and moreWhere else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
Jul 26
46 min
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.Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and moreWhere else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
Jul 12
53 min
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. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
Jun 28
57 min
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! Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!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 ReinforcementSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
Jun 7
1 hr 21 min
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