You're Wrong About

You're Wrong About

By Sarah Marshall

Sarah is a journalist obsessed with the past. Every week she reconsiders a person or event that's been miscast in the public imagination.

Episodes

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.Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are GoodLinks:https://www.rollingstone.com/author/miles-klee/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodSupport the show
20/02/24·1h 11m

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! Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are GoodLinks:https://podpeople.me/this-ends-at-promhttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodSupport the show
06/02/24·1h 14m

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&aposs 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 protests100% of our net proceeds from this episode will be donated to the following organizations:Jane&aposs Due ProcessSister SongYellowhammer FundNorthwest Abortion Access FundListen to our episode Your Abortion Stories here. Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are GoodLinks:https://burbank.industries/https://meganburbank.substack.com/https://newrepublic.com/article/171804/idaho-abortion-human-trafficking-panichttps://crosscut.com/news/2022/12/planned-parenthood-awarded-110k-after-spokane-clinic-protestshttps://www.sistersong.net/https://abortionfunds.org/fund/yellowhammer-fund/https://janesdueprocess.org/https://nwaafund.org/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1112270/11515738-your-abortion-storieshttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodSupport the show
25/01/24·1h 4m

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&aposs 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&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are GoodLinks:https://juliekliegman.com/https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538168066/Mind-Game-An-Inside-Look-at-the-Mental-Health-Playbook-of-Elite-Athleteshttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodSupport the show
08/01/24·1h

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&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.marlywilliams.com/https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814258767.htmlhttps://www.carolynkendrick.com/https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodSupport the show
28/12/23·1h 11m

Influencers with Taylor Lorenz

“The creatures outside looked from influencer to human, and from human to influencer, and from human to influencer again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”Taylor Lorenz, author of Extremely Online, takes Sarah on a horror- and nostalgia-filled ride through the last twenty years of internet history. Then we try to make sense of what our internet future will be. You can find Taylor online here.This episode was produced by Carolyn Kendrick.Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.taylorlorenz.com/https://www.carolynkendrick.com/https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodSupport the show
12/12/23·1h 1m

Cattle Mutilation with Rachel Monroe

Mulder and Scully were busy this week, so Monroe and Marshall are on the case. Did UFOs really travel across the galaxy to experiment on American cows in the 1970s? And if so, why did they come back after fifty years?You can find Rachel online here.This episode was produced by Carolyn Kendrick.Links:UFOs and a Horse Called SnippyMutilations of Cattle In Texas, Oklahoma Called Work of CultsSix Cattle Found Dead in Texas With Their Tongues Missing"UFO Secrecy extends to NASA; cattle mutilations confuse authorities" Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.rachel-monroe.com/https://www.carolynkendrick.com/https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/western-history/ufos-and-horse-called-snippyhttps://www.nytimes.com/1975/03/02/archives/mutilations-of-cattle-in-texas-oklahoma-called-work-of-cults.htmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/22/us/cattle-deaths-texas.htmhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhkc_ST8HEAhttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodSupport the show
28/11/23·1h 4m

Amy Winehouse with Eve Lindley

This week, celebrity correspondent Eve Lindley tells Sarah about why we should all be thankful for Amy Winehouse. Note: this episode depicts struggles with eating disorders, addiction and self harm. Please listen with care. We are thankful for you, too.You can find Eve on Instagram here.Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.instagram.com/eveclindley/https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
14/11/23·1h 39m

Our Dearest Fears with Chelsey Weber-Smith

This week, American Hysteria’s Chelsey Weber-Smith gives Sarah some exposure therapy.You can find Chelsey / American Hysteria here. Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.chelseywebersmith.com/https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
30/10/23·1h 2m

A MASSIVE SÉANCE with American Hysteria in Portland, Oregon

Come one, come all to the Aladdin theater in Portland, Oregon this December 6, for a collaboration with our BFF podcast American Hysteria!Two podcasts combine mystical forces to summon strange spirits and investigate sensational otherworldly beliefs, conjuring comedy and witchy rock and roll to create our own new rituals and shake off the ghostly chains of the past year. Join Sarah Marshall and Chelsey Weber-Smith fireside for an evening of conversation, music, and a massive séance that we hope will bring us back to life.Tickets are on sale NOW for Patreon and Apple Subscription supporters, Friday for everybody else!Support the show
17/10/23·1m 16s

Lizzie Borden with Princess Weekes

Forty whacks with a wet noodle, Bart! This week, Princess Weekes tells Sarah the true story of the crime of the century… the nineteenth century, that is.You can find Princess on YouTube here.Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.youtube.com/@Princess_Weekeshttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
16/10/23·1h

Mindhunting with Sarah Weinman

"What is it about the culture that has conditioned us to favor the wants and needs and desires, however horrible, of a serial murderer, as opposed to--most often--the women and girls that they harmed and killed?" This week, Sarah Weinman takes us on a backpacking trip through true crime history and American pop culture, and tells us about the myths and realities of criminal profiling—and why they&aposre sometimes so hard to pull apart. And finally, we ask the ultimate taboo question: are serial killers boring?You can find Sarah&aposs newsletter here.Articles discussed:The Case of the Fake SherlockWhat lies beneath: the secrets of France’s top serial killer expertSupport You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://thecrimelady.substack.com/https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/richard-walter-criminal-profiler-fraud.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/nov/09/secrets-of-top-serial-killer-expert-france-stephane-bourgoinhttps://www.patreon.com/IfBooksPodhttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
02/10/23·1h 6m

Changing Your Mind

Here&aposs one from our bonus vault: you sent in your stories about moments when you found yourselves changing your minds, and we listened. When do we do it? Why do we do it? What does it take? Here are some of your answers.Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
18/09/23·55m 26s

Sound of Freedom with Michael Hobbes AND Human Trafficking re-release

Like so many other mostly imaginary topics, human trafficking is in the news again. Michael Hobbes—ever heard of him??—came by so Sarah could tell him about Sound of Freedom, a surprise hit summer movie that promises it can end child slavery, but only if you buy as many tickets as you can. Then, you can hear the episode we released on "human trafficking"—what it isn&apost, and what it is—back in 2019. You can find Mike&aposs shows here:Maintenance PhaseIf Books Could KillSupport You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.maintenancephase.comhttps://www.patreon.com/IfBooksPodhttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
05/09/23·2h 44m

The Most Normal Girl in Cleveland with Heather Radke

This week, Heather Radke brings us a tale of pageants, eugenics, and butts.You can find Heather online here.You can see Norma/Norman here. More on the Better Babies Pageants. Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:http://www.heatherradke.com/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
21/08/23·1h 3m

The Cottingley Fairies with Chelsey Weber-Smith

This week, Sarah tells her favorite kind of story to American Hysteria’s Chelsey Weber-Smith: one where two girls hoaxed the world without trying very hard.You can find Chelsey + American Hysteria online here. Buy ‘Lullaby’ on Bandcamp here. Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.chelseywebersmith.com/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
07/08/23·1h 5m

Bonnie and Clyde (and Blanche and Buck) with Jamie Loftus

“Why don’t something happen?” Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow died in 1934, but their legend gets bigger every year. This week, Jamie Loftus brings us back to reality with a tale of prison breaks, FBI malfeasance, love, guitars, and hot dog breakfasts.You can find Jamie online here. Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:http://www.jamieloftus.xyz/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
17/07/23·1h 19m

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours with Carolyn Kendrick

This week, we bring you a re-release from our bonus vault as Sarah tells Carolyn Kendrick about the making of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. We learn about the worlds of songwriting and production, how the music business has changed since the 1970’s, and of course all the interpersonal relationships that make us love to love this band. We will be back next week with a new episode. You can find Carolyn online here. Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.carolynkendrick.com/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
11/07/23·1h 57m

Renée Richards with Julie Kliegman

This week, Sports Illustrated’s Julie Kliegman volleys with Sarah about trans athlete Renée Richards’s fight for her right to play in the U.S. Open. They also dig into how the dialogue surrounding trans athletes has and hasn’t changed in the 40-plus years since. Plus, are tennis balls hollow? An investigation.You can find Julie online here. Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://juliekliegman.com/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the showSupport the show
27/06/23·1h 3m

Lesbian Seagulls with Lulu Miller

Fly with us, lesbian seagull. This week Radiolab’s Lulu Miller brings us a story of queer nature and scientists in denial, featuring seagulls, penguins, rams, swans, dolphins, and—maybe the gayest animal of all—humans. To learn more about the seagulls, and hear much more of Lulu’s story, check out Radiolab’s amazing new episode. You can find Lulu on Twitter here. Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://radiolab.org/podcast/seagullshttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
12/06/23·1h 4m

The Hot Mess Express Spectacular!

“I felt that empathy like it was directed towards me, and it helped me feel like my unhappiness was enough.” On our fifth anniversary, we asked for your stories about what You’re Wrong About has meant to you. Here they are.Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
29/05/23·53m 34s

We Need to Talk About the New York Times with Tuck Woodstock

“What if you were writing a profile on someone named Janet and I was your editor, and I was like, ‘I’m sorry, for balance, find someone who wants to kill Janet’?” This week, Tuck Woodstock, host of Gender Reveal, takes us on a journey through the New York Times’ coverage of trans issues—and in the end, he points the way to a better future.You can find Tuck / Gender Reveal online here.You can find an episode transcript along with citations here. Support You&aposre Wrong About:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBuy cute merch100% of profit generated via Patreon and Apple Podcast Subscriptions between May 15 - May 31, 2023 will be split between the following organizations: TASSNSouthern Trans Youth Emergency ProjectKind ClinicBlack Trans Women IncGender Reveal Grant & Mutual Aid ProgramsWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.genderpodcast.com/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
15/05/23·1h 31m

Call for Anniversary Stories

You’re Wrong About is five years old, and we want to hear your stories about the show! Listen here for details, and submit your file to bimboanniversary@gmail.comSupport the show
08/05/23·4m 20s

Debi Thomas with Leslie Gray Streeter

 In 1988, twenty-year-old American figure skater Debi Thomas headed to the Calgary Olympics to face off against East German juggernaut Katarina Witt. In the process, she became the first Black American in history to medal at a Winter Olympics. Then she disappeared from the sport. Where did she go, and who wasn’t there to catch her when she fell? This week, Leslie Gray Streeter tells Sarah about growing up watching Debi skate, where she is now, how her sport and her country failed her, and just how many people are missing from the stories we tell and the dreams we dream. You can find Leslie online here. Debi returns to the iceDebi cover of TIMESupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalYou&aposre Wrong About Spring TourBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://lesliegraystreeter.comhttps://youtu.be/CHUI3QpYnl4https://content.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19880215,00.htmlhttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
25/04/23·1h

Sinéad O'Connor with Allyson McCabe

This week, we fight the real enemy with Allyson McCabe. Here&aposs where to find Allyson online here.You can find Allyson&aposs book Why Sinéad O&aposConnor Matters here. Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalYou&aposre Wrong About Spring TourBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.allysonmccabe.com/https://www.allysonmccabe.com/my-bookhttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
10/04/23·1h 4m

What Even Is Justice? with Amanda Knox

This week, national treasure Amanda Knox talks with Sarah about what the American legal system claims to be for, what it’s actually doing, and what might be possible in the future. They entertain the most heretical ideas they can think of, which mostly seem to be about unconditional love and mercy. And at the end, Sarah’s ghost boyfriend Clarence Darrow turns up. Here&aposs where to find Amanda:Labyrinths (podcast)Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalYou&aposre Wrong About Spring TourBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/labyrinths-getting-lost-with-amanda-knox/id1494368441http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
28/03/23·1h 4m

Juvenile "Justice" with Josie Duffy Rice

This week, criminal justice correspondent Josie Duffy Rice dives into America’s obsession with prosecuting children. From 19th century houses of refuge to modern day detention centers, we comb through the tangled braids of juvenile incarceration, tough on crime fallacies, as well as criminality and its dark shadow of capitalism. Please take care while listening. Side bars include ice cream boats, Ronald Reagan, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s dating range.Here&aposs where to find Josie:WebsiteSubstackUnreformed: The Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro ChildreSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalYou&aposre Wrong About Spring TourBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:http://www.josieduffyrice.com/https://theunnamed.substack.com/https://www.iheartmedia.com/press/iheartpodcasts-and-school-humans-announce-unreformed-story-alabama-industrial-school-negrohttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
13/03/23·1h 8m

Chris McCandless with Blair Braverman

This week, survival correspondent Blair Braverman tells Sarah the story of a Supertramp. In 1996, Jon Krakauer&aposs book Into the Wild described a young man, Chris McCandless, who changed his name, walked into the Alaskan bush, and died after mistakenly eating a toxic plant. Or did he? Now, Sarah and Blair talk about the McCandless archive and its legacy in conversations around wilderness, Alaska, violence, and more.Here&aposs where to find Blair:WebsitePatreonTwitterSmall Game [book]Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalYou&aposre Wrong About Spring TourBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.blairbraverman.com/http://patreon.com/BraverMountainhttps://twitter.com/blairbravermanhttps://www.harpercollins.com/products/small-game-blair-braverman?variant=40090251100194http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
27/02/23·1h 14m

Spring Tour Announcement!

You&aposre Wrong About is going back on tour! We&aposre doing a bunch of live shows in North America—me, producer and musician Carolyn Kendrick, and some fabulous guests—and we hope you come think about some stuff, and also that you laugh. Doing the four shows we did last September was the highlight of my year, nay, my post-2019 life. And just being in a room with some of the people who make this show possible means so much to me. I hope you can come! You can find all the links you need to buy tickets for each venue on this page. Tickets go on sale Friday! https://linktr.ee/ywapodAnd here are our dates and cities:Tuesday, March 21 — Detroit, MIThursday, March 23 — Chicago, ILSaturday, March 25 — Minneapolis, MNSunday, April 23 — Toronto, ONTuesday, April 25 — New York, NYThursday, April 27 — Brooklyn, NYSunday, April 30 — Philadelphia, PAWednesday, May 3 — Pittsburgh, PAThursday, May 11 — Washington, DCSunday, May 14 — Boston, MATuesday, May 16 — Burlington, VTThursday, May 18 — Montreal, QCWe can&apost wait to see you.Yours,SarahSupport the show
22/02/23·1m 58s

Napster with Niko Stratis

This week, a tale of two Shawns/Seans, their impossible dream, and the file sharing service that lived fast, died young, and helped create the internet as we know it. Plus, Metallica.Here&aposs where to find Niko:WebsiteNewsletterTwitterResources cited in the show introduction: The Racial Roots Behind the Term "Nappy" on NPR&aposs Code Switchhttps://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2019/08/09/412886884/the-racial-roots-behind-the-term-nappyThe Complex History and Politicization of Black Hair in America, presented by Danielle Harvey https://kisaradio.org/podcast-feature-the-complex-history-and-politicization-of-black-hair-in-america-presented-by-danielle-harvey/Coiled by Leanne Aile https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/coiled/id1585408648"The Other N-Word" by Shalwah Evans https://www.essence.com/feature/is-nappy-negative-or-black-hair-empowerment/"How Natural Black Hair at Work Became a Civil Rights Issue" by Chanté Griffinhttps://daily.jstor.org/how-natural-black-hair-at-work-became-a-civil-rights-issue/"The Natural Hair Movement" by Kamina Wilkersonhttps://radar.auctr.edu/islandora/object/continuum:0001.008Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.nikostratis.comhttps://nikostratis.substack.comhttps://twitter.com/nikostratishttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
14/02/23·1h 6m

Karen Carpenter Part 2 with Carolyn Kendrick

In this episode, Carolyn and Sarah follow Karen from the height of her fame through her struggle to find independence, her attempts at eating disorder recovery, and finally to her death on February 4, 1983, when she was just 32 years old. Then it&aposs time to sing a song.We extensively discuss eating disorders, disordered eating, and everything that goes with them in this episode. Please listen with care.Additional CW: At 01:21:18 we use a term that evokes suicidal imagery. It is okay to pick back up at 01:21:21.If you want to learn more, try Little Girl Blue by Randy L. Schmidt, our primary source for the information in this episode. Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter - Randy L. Schmidt - Google BooksHere&aposs where to find Carolyn:WebsiteTwitterInstagramSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.carolynkendrick.com/https://twitter.com/carekendrickhttps://www.instagram.com/carolynbkendrick/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
31/01/23·1h 39m

Valentine's Show A Go-Go Livestream announcement!

Join us for a Valentine&aposs Day live stream, presented by Moment. We&aposll be joined by Jamie Loftus and we&aposll be serenaded by Carolyn Kendrick. It&aposs a You&aposre Wrong About Valentine&aposs Day Variety Show.February 14th5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Eastern, 9:30 PM Newfoundland Tickets are $10, or $15 if you want to stick around for a Q & A. https://www.moment.co/yourewrongaboutPatreon and Apple Podcast Subscription supporters, keep an eye out for a 20% discount code.  Support the show
24/01/23·1m 56s

Trailer: Unreformed

Extry! Extry! New podcast by Josie Duffy Rice!—In 1968, five Black girls escaped from the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children, a so-called “reform school” outside of Montgomery, Alabama. These girls were not the first children to run away from the institution, which everyone called Mt. Meigs. Children tried to escape all the time, desperate to get away from a place described by many as a child’s prison. But this time was different. This time, a girl named Mary Stephens chose to tell someone her story. It was a decision that would change everything.Unreformed: The Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children, hosted by Josie Duffy Rice, is an investigative podcast chronicling the history of Mt. Meigs, an institution that began as a safe haven for black youth before mutating into a “modern-day slave plantation” rife with torture and abuse. It tells the story of the man who decided to blow the whistle on the corruption and brutality that flourished at Mt. Meigs, and the repercussions he suffered as a result. And it traces the histories of the now-adults who were trapped there as children in the 1960https://www.iheartmedia.com/press/iheartpodcasts-and-school-humans-announce-unreformed-story-alabama-industrial-school-negroSupport the show
17/01/23·2m 36s

Karen Carpenter Part 1 with Carolyn Kendrick

Long ago and oh so far away, Carolyn and Sarah fell in love with Karen Carpenter when they saw her drum. We examine her meteoric rise. CONTENT WARNING: Karen Carpenter died in 1983 of complications from an eating disorder. Most of our eating disorder discussion will take place in Part II, but we never quite get away from the topic here either. Please listen with care. Here&aposs where to find Carolyn:WebsiteTwitterInstagramSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.carolynkendrick.com/https://twitter.com/carekendrickhttps://www.instagram.com/carolynbkendrick/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
16/01/23·1h 7m

Baby Jessica with Blair Braverman

On October 14, 1987, 18-month-old Jessica McClure fell down a well in Midland, Texas. This week, Sarah tells our survival correspondent, Blair Braverman, about the community that worked to rescue her, and the nation that watched.Here&aposs where to find Blair:WebsiteTwitterSmall Game [book]Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.blairbraverman.com/https://twitter.com/blairbravermanhttps://www.harpercollins.com/products/small-game-blair-braverman?variant=40090251100194http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
26/12/22·1h 23m

Beanie Babies with Jamie Loftus

They’re winsome and soft and so fun to cuddle/ With one of Ty’s Beanie Babies, you could never go wrong/ But they were all born from a toxic puddle/ It really was capitalism all along.This week, Jamie Loftus tells us the story of the greatest toy fad of the 90s, and liberates us from our tiny plastic boxes. Here&aposs where to find Jamie:Jamie&aposs WebsiteSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:http://www.jamieloftus.xyz/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the showSupport the show
12/12/22·1h 3m

Where Have All the Preppies Gone? with Avery Trufelman

Put on your Docksiders for a stroll through history with Avery Trufelman, who shows us how Ivy style became “preppy,” and how preppy fashion escaped the campus and took over the world. We’re talking about clothing, class, race, and the American dream: you may be through with the polo shirt, but the polo shirt isn’t through with you.Here&aposs where to find Avery:Articles of Interest on SubstackArticles of Interest podcastSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://articlesofinterest.substack.com/https://www.articlesofinterest.co/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
28/11/22·1h 1m

The Movie Rating System with Karina Longworth

How did Poltergeist get that PG rating? Podcast legend Karina Longworth, host of You Must Remember This, takes us on a wild ride through a century or so of Hollywood history, and shows us what’s been left on the cutting room floor.Here&aposs where to find Karina:WebsiteYou Must Remember ThisSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:http://www.vidiocy.com/http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
15/11/22·1h 8m

Flight 571: Survival in the Andes with Blair Braverman

Our survival correspondent Blair Braverman is here to tell us the story of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crashed in the Andes on October 13, 1972. Of the 45 people on board, 16 ultimately lived. Their survival made them heroes, until the way they survived shocked the world. This week, a story of glaciers, peanuts, and friendship.Here&aposs where to find Blair:WebsiteTwitterSmall Game [book]Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.blairbraverman.com/https://twitter.com/blairbravermanhttps://www.harpercollins.com/products/small-game-blair-braverman?variant=40090251100194http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
31/10/22·1h 20m

Your Abortion Stories

“Abortion is healthcare and abortion is a human right. Abortion is racial justice. It’s economic justice. It’s at the intersection of every movement towards liberation. My abortion was a gift.” We asked you to share your abortion stories with us. Here they are. Contribute to the National Network of Abortion Funds here:https://abortionfunds.org/donate/What to do if you need an abortion: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortionIf you need help paying for an abortion: https://abortionfunds.org/need-abortion/Shout Your Abortion is normalizing abortion and elevating safe paths to access, regardless of legality. SYA makes resources, campaigns, and media intended to arm existing activists, create new ones, and foster collective participation in abortion access all over the country.https://shoutyourabortion.com/Support YWA:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBonus Episodes on Apple PodcastsDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://abortionfunds.org/donate/https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortionhttps://abortionfunds.org/need-abortion/https://shoutyourabortion.com/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://apple.co/ywahttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttps://www.maintenancephase.comSupport the show
17/10/22·45m 58s

Online Shopping with Amanda Mull

Why is it so hard to find the one thing you need? The Atlantic’s Amanda Mull is here to tell us the story of shopping, from the Silk Road to SHEIN hauls, and the story that emerges is one of workers turned against each other, and industrial byproducts reinvented as trends. Here&aposs where to find Amanda:The AtlanticTwitterSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBonus Episodes on Apple PodcastsDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.theatlantic.com/author/amanda-mull/https://twitter.com/amandamullhttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://apple.co/ywahttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttps://www.maintenancephase.com/Support the show
03/10/22·1h 15m

We’ll be back next week! (And a tour update!)

Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBonus Episodes on Apple PodcastsDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://apple.co/ywahttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
26/09/22·3m 24s

Hunting Serial Killers with Michael Hobbes

This week, Mike and Sarah reunite to hunt for serial killers, and try to figure out whether they’re really endangered. Digressions include crow funerals, Carrie Bradshaw, and how we feel about being called mom and dad.An extended cut of this episode is also available for Patreon supporters and Apple + Podcast subscribers. Here&aposs where to find Mike:NewsletterTwitterMaintenance Phase Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBonus Episodes on Apple PodcastsDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://michaelhobbes.substack.com/https://twitter.com/rottenindenmarkhttps://www.maintenancephase.com/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://apple.co/ywahttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodSupport the show
12/09/22·1h 3m

The Donner Party with Chelsey Weber-Smith

You may:1. Travel on the established trail2. Take the Hastings CutoffWhat is your choice?Chelsey Weber-Smith (American Hysteria) tells Sarah about the Donner Party. Here&aposs where to find Chelsey:WebsiteTwitterSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBonus Episodes on Apple PodcastsDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.chelseywebersmith.com/https://twitter.com/amerhysteriahttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://apple.co/ywahttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
29/08/22·1h 4m

Henry Lee Lucas with Rachel Monroe

This week we’re taking the back roads with Rachel Monroe, who tells us how the most prolific serial killer in American history may have been something much more ordinary—and why we keep trying to make violent men seem much more powerful than they are. Digressions include Ann Rule, career burnout, and tires for serial killers.Here&aposs where to find Rachel:WebsiteTwitterSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBonus Episodes on Apple PodcastsDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:http://www.rachel-monroe.com/https://twitter.com/rachmonroehttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://apple.co/ywahttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
15/08/22·1h 4m

Porn Wars with Nona Willis Aronowitz

Here’s some money, go see a Porn War. This week we’re going on a field trip to Times Square with Nona Willis Aronowitz, author of Bad Sex, to learn about Deep Throat, “porno chic,” and the unresolved feminist battle over whether to eradicate pornography or make more of it. Digressions include Carol Clover, this discovery of the clitoris, and Harry Reems (Joel Reems’ distant cousin).Here&aposs where to find Nona:WebsiteBad Sex (book)Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBonus Episodes on Apple PodcastsDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.theothernwa.com/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://apple.co/ywahttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
02/08/22·1h 7m

Eugenics with Eric Michael Garcia

This week, Eric Michael Garcia tells Sarah about America’s barely forgotten pastime, plus the Supreme Court’s long history of horrifying decisions. Digressions include due process, The Evil Dead, and what Hitler admired about the United States.Here&aposs where Eric:WebsiteWe&aposre Not Broken: Changing the Autism ConversationSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBonus Episodes on Apple PodcastsDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseEpisode Resources:https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-forgotten-lessons-of-the-american-eugenics-movementhttps://www.scientificamerican.com/article/reckoning-with-our-mistakes/http://eugenicsarchive.ca/discover/tree/512fa0d334c5399e2c000005#:~:text=Kellogg%20was%20a%20vocal%20eugenicist,hygiene%20(Kellogg%2C%201913)https://allthatsinteresting.com/john-harvey-kellogghttp://www.eugenicsarchive.org/html/eugenics/static/images/1013.htmlhttps://www.oyez.org/cases/1900-1940/274us200https://eugenicsarchive.ca/discover/connections/530ba18176f0db569b00001bhttps://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/adam-serwer-madison-grant-white-nationalism/583258/Links:http://www.ericmgarcia.net/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://apple.co/ywahttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
18/07/22·59m 30s

West Coast Tour Announcement

This is a super quick message to let you know we&aposll be having a You&aposre Wrong About West Coast mini tour in September.We&aposll be going to Portland on 9/16, Seattle (9/18), Los Angeles (9/20) and San Francisco (9/22).There will be music and guests, and if it goes well we may do more of these in more cities.I am letting you know in this quick announcement because tickets go on sale this Friday and they are first come, first served. But! There will be a one day pre-sale for our Patreon and Apple Plus supporters on Wednesday July 13th.Here are the links to each show. https://event.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSale.do?performance_id=4988321&method=restoreTokenhttps://www.seetickets.us/event/YOURE-WRONG-ABOUT-The-Vera-Project/493552https://www.ticketweb.com/event/youre-wrong-about-the-masonic-lodge-at-hollywood-tickets/12269765?pl=HFhttps://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C005CE90C3A54C6Patron:https://www.patreon.com/yourewrongaboutApple Plus: http://apple.co/ywaI hope to see you there! Support the show
13/07/22·1m 10s

Go Ask Alice Part 2 with Carmen Maria Machado

This week Carmen and Sarah read the rest of Alice’s bitchin&apos diary, and ponder the truths that only lies can tell. Digressions include Pamela and Clarissa, sadistic switch hitters, and orange yeast rolls.You can hear Part 1 here and Part 3 here. Here&aposs where to find Carmen:WebsiteSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBonus Episodes on Apple PodcastsDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://carmenmariamachado.com/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://apple.co/ywahttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
04/07/22·1h 7m

Go Ask Alice Part 3 with Rick Emerson and Carmen Maria Machado

Sarah and Carmen complete their epic trilogy by meeting Rick Emerson on the edge of Mount Doom to discuss his book, Unmask Alice, and some of the story behind the diary that has captivated America—and informed its drug policy—for half a century. Digressions include multi-level marketing, Oceans Eleven, the Great Salt Lake. You can hear Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Here&aposs where to find Rick and his book Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World&aposs Most Notorious Diaries:WebsiteHere&aposs where to find Carmen:WebsiteSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonBonus Episodes on Apple PodcastsDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://carmenmariamachado.com/http://www.rickemerson.com/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://apple.co/ywahttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
04/07/22·52m 38s

Martha Stewart with Sarah Archer

This week we’re dishing up a mouthwatering feast of history, gossip, and white collar crime. Guest Sarah Archer tells the tale of Martha Stewart, a girl from New Jersey who achieved world domination by letting us look at her basket collection. Digressions include prairie dresses, condensed soups, and how to tell if your tween is reading Sunset Magazine.Some Notes:K-Mart CommercialEarly Martha Stewart Living TV showMartha on Letterman post-prisonSnoop and Martha, 2008Martha&aposs Princess Peony Announcement Part 1Martha&aposs Princess Peony Announcement Part 2Martha and Snoop lighter adSNL Martha / K-Mart bankruptcy Everything Martha eats in a dayHere&aposs where to find Sarah Archer:WebsiteTwitterSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.sarah-archer.com/https://twitter.com/Sarcherhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI7hGjIwRsY https://youtu.be/6ko8WoHhmTc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtZ2SZyJhgAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ocre0kXgvg https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb5uPYlpZK7/https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb5uPYlpZK7/https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb5u2hqpHzW/ https://youtu.be/y8jAtLBF_Lkhttps://youtu.be/Yme4gdvYi3Uhttps://youtu.be/lKh2IkbCbQohttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
20/06/22·1h 4m

The Dyatlov Pass Incident with Blair Braverman

This week, Sarah tries to solve the mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, in which nine experienced ski hikers fled their shelter and ran into the frigid night for reasons unknown. Digressions include yetis, snowmobiles, and Rachel Monroe. Sarah miraculous does not sing Rilo Kiley’s “Portions for Foxes.”Some Notes:The New Yorker The BBCCrackedNatureThe AtlanticThe New York TimesHere&aposs where to find Blair:WebsiteTwitterSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.blairbraverman.com/https://twitter.com/blairbravermanhttps://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/17/has-an-old-soviet-mystery-at-last-been-solvedhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/SoLiOdJyCK/mystery_of_dyatlov_passhttps://www.cracked.com/article_16671_6-famous-unsolved-mysteries-with-really-obvious-solutions.htmlhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00393-x?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=commission_junction&utm_campaign=CONR_PF018_ECOM_GL_PHSS_ALWYS_PRODUCT&utm_content=textlink&utm_term=PID100094349&CJEVENT=89eb6401bf5311ec83a802f70a82b824https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/02/russia-dyatlov-pass-conspiracy-theory/605863/https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/02/russia-dyatlov-pass-conspiracy-theory/605863/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
06/06/22·1h 17m

The Prison Boom with Shannon Heffernan

Where did all these prisons come from? WBEZ’s Shannon Heffernan is here to give us part of the answer, which involves “small government” (of course), Lennie Briscoe (as always), the pink flowers of Alcatraz, and a prison sweepstakes that produced the actual worst song of the 80s.Two quick corrections via Shannon: "I said Illinois has potential plans to shrink one prison and close another. That was an error. Both plans are about shrinking facilities.  I said CO&aposs have a life expectancy of 56 years, the stat I meant to quote is 59 but since our interview, I discovered that statistic (and the stat about divorce) to be from studies/sources that are considered very weak so I&aposve stopped using them."Here&aposs where to find Shannon:WebsiteTwitterMotive (podcast)Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.wbez.org/staff/288/shannon-heffernanhttps://twitter.com/shannon_hhttps://www.wbez.org/shows/motive/8c9f445c-4f62-46d6-a7f6-dc70a835e99bhttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
23/05/22·1h 3m

Go Ask Alice Part 1 with Carmen Maria Machado

This week we begin our journey into the totally true not at all made up diary that has been scaring America’s teens for fifty years. Digressions include Jell-O, magic mushrooms, and ironing your hair, and Sarah promises to trip with Carmen. “Button, Button” is by Richard Matheson.You can hear Part 2 here and Part 3 here.Here&aposs where to find Carmen:WebsiteSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://carmenmariamachado.com/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
09/05/22·1h

Medieval Torture with Dana Schwartz

We want to play a game. This week, Dana Schwartz stuffs us in an iron maiden and explains why the most famous Medieval torture devices are none of the above. Digressions include the Kings Cross Wax Museum, getting stabbed in the butt, and the pivot to video era.Links to stuff discussed within: 5 Of The Most Gruesome Medieval Torture Devices [Buzzfeed]Sutton hoo artifact [1]Sutton hoo artifact [2]Coat of shame [1]Coat of shame [2]Here&aposs where to find Dana:Noble Blood [podcast] and Anatomy, A Love Story [novel]Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:http://noblebloodtales.comhttp://www.danaschwartzdotcom.com/books.htmlhttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.com—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Se3knPozM&ab_channel=BuzzFeedVideohttps://www.britishmuseum.org/sites/default/files/styles/uncropped_medium/public/2019-10/gold-belt-buckle-sutton-hoo-british-museum-1000-500.jpg?itok=Tz1nO2MRhttps://www.britishmuseum.org/sites/default/files/styles/uncropped_medium/public/2019-10/Purse%20lid%20from%20the%20ship-burial%20at%20Sutton%20Hoo%2C%20British%20Musem.jpg?itok=Ggs9B9_Yhttps://www.ancient-origins.net/sites/default/files/Coat-of-Shame.jpghttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/82/Spansk_kappe_%282%29.jpg/440px-Spansk_kappe_%282%29.jpgSupport the show
25/04/22·59m 22s

How Email Took Over the World with Anne Helen Petersen

How did the information superhighway get so gridlocked? Guest Anne Helen Petersen tells Sarah the story of how email took over the world and our working lives, and what it would mean for us to get a little of our lost time back. Plus, a Kurt Loder cameo.Here’s where to find Anne:TwitterSubstackSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance Phase Links: https://twitter.com/annehelenhttps://annehelen.substack.com/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
11/04/22·1h 10m

Juliet's Balcony with Chelsey Weber-Smith

What do Chopin, Kylie Jenner, baby carrots, and the War of the Worlds all have in common? They’re all part of Sarah and Chelsey Weber-Smith’s speedrun  through common misconceptions—plus a little Satanic Panic, as a treat.Here’s where to find Chelsey:Chelsey + American HysteriaSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSome links + ephemera referred to in this episode:Baby Carrots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzxwRmsCRb4War of the Worlds: https://slate.com/culture/2013/10/orson-welles-war-of-the-worlds-panic-myth-the-infamous-radio-broadcast-did-not-cause-a-nationwide-hysteria.htmlJuliet&aposs Balcony: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/10/romeo-and-juliets-balcony-scene-doesnt-exist/381969/Is that a chicken: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/UxxGOYmC1u0 Links: https://twitter.com/amerhysteriahttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
28/03/22·52m 44s

Ronald Reagan and "The Welfare Queen" with Laci Mosley

Laci Mosley (Scam Goddess) tells Sarah about Linda Taylor and the origins of the Welfare Queen myth ("the build the wall" of the 70s). They also discuss the origins of the Ronald Reagan myth, and how the latter used the former to become the "Beyoncé of the GOP." Here’s where to find Laci:Laci on Twitter Laci&aposs podcast Scam Goddess Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSome articles referred to in this episode:http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2013/12/linda_taylor_welfare_queen_ronald_reagan_made_her_a_notorious_american_villain.htmlhttps://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/05/the-queen-linda-taylor-welfare-reagan-podcast.htmlhttps://www.littlebrown.com/titles/josh-levin/the-queen/9780316513272/https://www.earwolf.com/episode/the-welfare-queen-w-ayo-edebiri/https://newrepublic.com/article/154404/myth-welfare-queen Links: https://twitter.com/DivaLacihttps://www.earwolf.com/show/scam-goddess/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
14/03/22·1h 3m

Bonus: Groundhog Day with Josh Gondelman

What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today. Josh Gondelman is here to laugh and cry with us, and to unpack the heaps of big feelings in Groundhog Day.  Subscribe to You Are Good here.Josh Gondelman can be found on Twitter and right here.Support You&aposre Wrong About:Subscribe on Patreon (monthly bonus episodes!)Donate on PaypalBuy cute merchSupport the show
07/03/22·1h 3m

CSI: Junk Science with Josie Duffy Rice

Josie Duffy Rice and Sarah discuss the role of junk science in the criminal justice system. It is a big turkey to carve up and Josie serves Sarah a bleakly empowering feast.   Here’s where to find JosieJosie on TwitterJosie&aposs websiteCorrection (February 22, 2022): The initial release of this episode included the suggestion that medical examiners do not need MDs. In the unedited conversation, Josie corrected herself on this point, but we inadvertently removed it in the edit. The episode has since been edited to remove any confusion regarding this point. Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance Phase Some articles referred to in this episode:https://www.propublica.org/article/texas-forensic-science-commission-blood-spatter-evidence-testimony-murder-case-joe-bryanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTa-PWdjX-Qhttps://features.propublica.org/blood-spatter/joe-bryan-conviction-blood-spatter-forensic-evidence/https://forensicdental.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/bitemark-analysis-problems-disclosed-10-years-ago-by-cbs-60-minutes/ Links: https://twitter.com/jduffyrice http://www.josieduffyrice.com/ 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 http://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
21/02/22·1h 8m

Winter Book Club: The Amityville Horror Part 3 with Jamie Loftus

In this final installment of the Amityville Horror Winter Book Club, Sarah tells guest host Jamie Loftus about Jodie the Demon Pig&aposs scary hooves, the catharsis of exorcism, and how the book kinda debunks itself. Here&aposs where to find Jamie:The Bechdel Cast [podcast] My Year in Mensa [podcast] and Aack Cast [podcast] Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-the-bechdel-cast-30089535/https://www.iheart.com/podcast/867-my-year-in-mensa-55379945/https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-aack-cast-by-jamie-loftus-83922273/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)Support the show
07/02/22·1h 17m

Tom Cruise on Oprah’s couch with Willa Paskin

Willa Paskin (of Slate&aposs Decoder Ring) brings Sarah back to 2005, when Tom Cruise jumping on a couch became the talk of the town. We will return to Amityville (part 3 of 3) next time!  Here&aposs where to find Willa:Decoder RingSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchTom Cruise on the couch notesOprah episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=930BhfJxFxUTom Cruise Kills Oprah meme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRbhE3GRiUEAmy Nicholson&aposs revelatory piece reframing Tom Cruise and the couch jump: https://www.laweekly.com/how-youtube-and-internet-journalism-destroyed-tom-cruise-our-last-real-movie-star/Rich Juzwiak piece on the meaning of the couch jump: https://www.gawker.com/5912665/gone-and-back-tom-cruises-couch-jumping-rememberedNew York Times hand wringing about the event: https://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/02/movies/how-personal-is-too-personal-for-a-star-like-tom-cruise.htmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/22/fashion/sundaystyles/i-love-you-with-all-my-hype.htmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/19/opinion/two-top-guns-shoot-blanks.htmlA few other interesting, what it all meant pieces:https://www.laineygossip.com/looking-back-on-tom-cruise-maniacal-couch-jumping-on-oprah-fifteen-years-later/66337https://www.theringer.com/tv/2018/8/1/17631658/tom-cruise-oprah-couch-jumpWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://slate.com/podcasts/decoder-ringhttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
24/01/22·54m 36s

Talking Tammy Faye Bakker with Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain and Sarah discuss Tammy Faye Bakker. Chastain is the star and a producer of the new film The Eyes of Tammy Faye. After Jessica and Sarah’s chat, they introduce this episode about Tammy Faye Bakker and Jessica Hahn from the early days of You’re Wrong About.—“She only said one thing her whole life”: Sarah tells Mike how two decent women became scapegoats for the actions of one terrible man. Digressions include Larry Flynt, NPR tote bags and Playboy back issues. This episode contains a detailed description of a sexual assault [01:02:40 - 01:17:05]Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance Phase Links: http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpod https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good http://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
10/01/22·1h 36m

Winter Book Club: The Amityville Horror Part 2 with Jamie Loftus

Sarah continues telling guest host Jamie Loftus about the Amityville Horror, and the two touch on ghosts, fallen angels, poltergeists, the space race and intimidating pictures of Mandy Moore.  Here&aposs where to find Jamie:The Bechdel Cast [podcast] My Year in Mensa [podcast] and Aack Cast [podcast] Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-the-bechdel-cast-30089535/https://www.iheart.com/podcast/867-my-year-in-mensa-55379945/https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-aack-cast-by-jamie-loftus-83922273/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
03/01/22·1h 25m

Winter Book Club: The Amityville Horror Part 1 with Jamie Loftus

Sarah tells guest host Jamie Loftus about the Amityville Horror, how it’s a Christmas story, and why buying murder furniture might not be such a great idea. Here&aposs where to find Jamie:The Bechdel Cast [podcast] My Year in Mensa [podcast] and Aack Cast [podcast] Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-the-bechdel-cast-30089535/https://www.iheart.com/podcast/867-my-year-in-mensa-55379945/https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-aack-cast-by-jamie-loftus-83922273/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
20/12/21·53m 18s

Reconstruction with Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie explains to Sarah what the Reconstruction era was, why it remains relevant today, and how this history lesson is one that could get some high school teachers into legal trouble due to passage of anti-CRT laws. Jamelle at the New York TimesJamelle&aposs podcast Unclear and Present DangerJamelle discussing the Electoral College on YWA Jamelle talking with Sarah about the Saw series on You Are Good. Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good[YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.nytimes.com/column/jamelle-bouiehttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unclear-and-present-danger/id1592411580https://www.buzzsprout.com/1112270/episodes/6380692https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good/sawniverse/https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-good/http://maintenancephase.com/https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)Support the show
06/12/21·1h 2m

True Crime with Emma Berquist

Emma Berquist stops by to tell us about how true crime doesn&apost have to make us better people, and in fact may be more harmful to us than we realize—but we don&apost let her in, because we don&apost want to get KILLED!Content advisory: This episode contains some brief descriptions of a violent knife attack. Episode Info + Links: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1112270/episodes/9590031Emma&aposs article, "True Crime is Rotting our Brains" Emma&aposs Twitter Emma&aposs booksSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.gawker.com/culture/true-crime-is-rotting-our-brainshttps://twitter.com/eeberquisthttps://www.emmaberquist.com/devils-unto-dusthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-good/http://maintenancephase.com/https://www.patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodSupport the show
22/11/21·52m 46s

Ed and Lorraine Warren with Jamie Loftus

Special Guest Jamie Loftus tells Sarah about Ed and Lorraine Warren (of The Conjuring and Annabelle fame). Topics of interest include Connecticut as a locus of scary happenings, New England uncles, and psychic communication with a tearstained Bigfoot. Here&aposs where to find Jamie:The Bechdel Cast [podcast] My Year in Mensa [podcast] and Aack Cast [podcast] Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-the-bechdel-cast-30089535/https://www.iheart.com/podcast/867-my-year-in-mensa-55379945/https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-aack-cast-by-jamie-loftus-83922273/http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
08/11/21·1h 5m

Catherine the Great with Dana Schwartz

Special guest Dana Schwartz tells Sarah about Catherine the Great. Topics of interest include the very not great life of serfs, the accidental flattening of women via the girl-bossification of history, and a very solid Bertie Wooster reference.Here&aposs where to find Dana: Noble Blood [podcast] and Anatomy, A Love Story [novel]Support us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:http://noblebloodtales.comhttp://www.danaschwartzdotcom.com/books.htmlhttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
25/10/21·1h

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&aposs other show, You Are Good Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
11/10/21·21m 58s

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&aposre still living with today. Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and moreWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
27/09/21·1h 10m

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&aposs other show, You Are Good Mike&aposs 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&aposs Hot Coffee LawsuitAdam Ruins Everything’s “The Truth About the McDonald&aposs Coffee Lawsuit”Swindled’s “The Lawsuit”Susan Saladoff&aposs "Hot Coffee" documentaryMcTorts: The Social and Legal Impact of McDonald&aposs 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&aposs 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
13/09/21·1h 13m

Re-Release: Dan Quayle vs. Murphy Brown

While our next episode&aposs in the oven,  enjoy this gem from the YWA vault!Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
06/09/21·52m 26s

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 &aposprelims&aposSupport us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and moreWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, You Are Good Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
23/08/21·51m 6s

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&aposs other show, You Are Good Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
09/08/21·58m 4s

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&aposs other show, You Are Good Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
26/07/21·46m 9s

Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (Part 2)

We continue our journey through Mike Warnke&aposs 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&aposs other show, You Are Good Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
12/07/21·53m 38s

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

Sarah and Mike return to Camp You&aposre Wrong About for another Satanic Panic story hour. This time we&aposre talking about Mike Warnke&aposs 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&aposs other show, You Are Good Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
28/06/21·57m 48s

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&aposs other show, You Are Good Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!Natalie Wynn&aposs "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
07/06/21·1h 21m

The Chicks vs. The Iraq War

Mike tells Sarah about an impending conflict, a dissident singer and America&aposs 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. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!The Chicks&apos "Ready to Run" videoKaren Pittelman&aposs "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&aposs 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
03/05/21·1h 30m

"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. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!John Wilson’s The Myth of Political CorrectnessJon Weiner&aposs 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&aposm 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
19/04/21·1h 22m

The O.J. Simpson Trial: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mr. F. Lee Bailey

Bob Shapiro is on a mission from God, F. Lee Bailey joins the Dream Team, and we get in our DeLorean to meet two of the most notorious Florida Men of the &apos60s: Carl Coppolino and Murph the Surf. Digressions include Linda Evangelista, Patty Hearst, "The Commitments" and the upside of peaking in your 50s. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
05/04/21·51m 11s

Vanessa Williams Part 2: Saving The Best For Last

Special guest Cassie da Costa tells Mike and Sarah how Vanessa fell from grace and picked herself back up. Digressions include Stephen Sondheim, Rush Limbaugh and Joan Rivers. The tyranny of abs is discussed at length.Here&aposs Cassie&aposs episode of You Must Remember This and her website!Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
22/03/21·1h 4m

Bonus: Dr. Oz

Mike reached new levels of rantiness on his other show and we wanted to make sure all our beloved debunkmates knew. PLUS: A special announcement! Subscribe to Maintenance Phase hereSubscribe to Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads, hereSupport us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchSupport the show
15/03/21·1h 1m

Vanessa Williams Part 1: Becoming Miss America

Mike tells Sarah how a 20-year-old singer, actress and French horn player became Miss America with less than six months of practice. Digressions include Ted Bundy, Stephen King’s “It” and a bonus debunking of the "bra-burning feminist" trope. We&aposre sorry to say that this episode includes a description of child sexual abuse. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseClips! Opening musical numberVanessa introduces herselfTalent competitionSwimsuitVanessa wins!Links!Sarah&aposs Miss America piece!Vanessa and Helen’s memoir, “You Have No Idea”Margot Mifflin’s “Looking for Miss America”Vanessa Williams, Whitney Houston and Hollywood’s Misogynoir ProblemVanessa Williams: A Beauty Queen’s Crown of ThornsMiss America--The Inside StoryFirst Black Miss America Finds Unforeseen IssuesAin’t I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race Life with Daughters: Watching the Miss America Pageant&aposA Felony Just to Own&apos: The Sleazy Story Behind Penthouse’s Most Controversial IssueThere She Goes, Miss AmericaMost Famous Miss America In History1989 People magazine articleIn Black and WhitePutting on a Happy FaceSupport the show
08/03/21·1h 22m

Bonus: "The Dark Knight"

Sarah&aposs other show has a special guest! Maintenance Phase co-host Aubrey Gordon visits Why Are Dads to talk about Christopher Nolan, trash masculinity and the dwindling number of non-problematic superheroes. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
01/03/21·1h 22m

The O.J. Simpson Trial: The DeLorean Detour

To tell the story of the "dream team" we must begin by going back to the future. This week we learn why O.J. Simpson fired the man who defended John DeLorean and why a briefcase of cocaine isn’t always a smoking gun. Digressions include Bob’s Big Boy, Margaret Thatcher and the Fonz. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!1970 GTO Humbler commercial 1981 DeLorean commercialHoward Weitzman on John DeLorean in 2013 The "better than gold" tape John DeLorean Reinvented The Dream Car. Then He Totaled It.Delorean is Freed Key Witness Against DeLorean Begins Testimony Government Paid Informer Support the show
22/02/21·49m 44s

Tipper Gore vs. Heavy Metal: The Hearing

Mike tells Sarah the real reason Congress called a bunch of rockers to Washington D.C. Digressions include cartoon violence, sleeveless tees and Trixie Mattel. Van Halen&aposs "Hot for Teacher" and Twisted Sister&aposs "We&aposre Not Gonna Take It" are dissected at length. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks! The hearing transcript Dee Snider&aposs memoirFrank Zappa&aposs memoirRunning with the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal MusicMusic-Evoked Emotions—Current Studies Don’t Let The Man Get You Down: Rock and Roll and The Development of The Parents’ Music Resource CenterSave the Children: The Parents’ Music Resource Center and Media ActivismHighway to Hell: Laws, Lawsuits, and Moral Panic over Heavy Metal MusicThe Parents’ Music Resource Center: From Information to Censorship“Leer-Ics” or Lyrics: Teenage Impressions of Rock &aposn&apos RollParental Advisory – Explicit Content: The Parents Music Resource Center, Conservative Music Censorship, and the Protection of ChildrenAndrew Hartman’s A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture WarsThe Effects of Violent Music on Children and AdolescentsA Comparative Historical Analysis of Post-war Moral Panics and the Construction of Youth from 1938 to 2010Support the show
15/02/21·1h 12m

Tipper Gore vs. Heavy Metal: The Case Against "Porn Rock"

Mike tells Sarah how a congressional wife started a moral crusade. Digressions include Sheena Easton, Satanic rhymes and teen homicide statistics. Ozzy Osbourne&aposs bat story is recounted in full.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!Save the Children: The Parents’ Music Resource Center and Media ActivismEverything you need to know about Ozzy Osbourne biting the head off a bat in Des MoinesHighway to Hell: Laws, Lawsuits, and Moral Panic over Heavy Metal Music, The Emergence of Youth Suicide: An Epidemiologic Analysis and Public Health PerspectiveThe Role of Gun Supply in 1980s and 1990s Youth ViolenceThe Parents’ Music Resource Center: From Information to CensorshipParental Advisory – Explicit Content: The Parents Music Resource Center, Conservative Music Censorship, and the Protection of ChildrenAndrew Hartman’s A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture WarsTrends in Premarital Sex in the United States, 1954–2003&aposI&aposd Sell You Suicide&apos: Pop Music and Moral Panic in the Age of Marilyn MansonA Comparative Historical Analysis of Post-war Moral Panics and the Construction of Youth from 1938 to 2010“Children Having Children,” the 1985 moral panic article in Time Support the show
08/02/21·1h 2m

The Anti-Vaccine Movement

Special guest Eric Michael Garcia tells Mike and Sarah about the deep roots of a pernicious modern myth. Digressions include Mary Tyler Moore, British place names and supermodel dating habits. Mike finally gets to talk about Swedish statistical methods. Here&aposs some of Eric&aposs work on autism and here&aposs his book!Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
01/02/21·45m 54s

The O.J. Simpson Trial: The Arraignmaker

This week, we put on our suits and head back to the courtroom. O.J. Simpson pleads not guilty, Marcia Clark finishes questioning Kato Kaelin and Bob Shapiro continues to furrow his brow. Digressions include "Speed," the Kuleshov effect and the intentional boringness of American law. In the final ten minutes, we talk briefly about the crime scene and Marcia’s reaction to it. If you&aposd like to see the arraignment footage for yourself it&aposs here.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
25/01/21·47m 6s

Shannon Faulkner & Sex Discrimination at The Citadel

Mike tells Sarah how a troll-ish experiment turned a South Carolina teenager into one of the most maligned women of the 1990s. Digressions include Sally Ride, Anne Hathaway and, as usual, "Newsies." Mike struggles with the word "infirmary" throughout.The pictures of Shannon we discuss in this episode are here.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks! Catherine Manegold&aposs "In Glory&aposs Shadow: Shannon Faulkner, the Citadel, and a Changing America"Susan Faludi’s “The Naked Citadel”Marching In Step: The Citadel And Post World War II America A Judicial Blow for "Jane Crowism" at The Citadel in Faulkner v. JonesThe Citadel&aposs Lone Wolf, Shannon FaulknerSurviving the Company of MenShannon Faulkner and The Citadel: The Effects of Using Litigation as an Instrument of Social ReformSaving The Males: The Sociological Implications of the Virginia Military Institute and the Citadel (since we recorded this episode we&aposve learned that the author of this piece has been accused of sexual harassment. Apologies for not mentioning it on the show!)Single-Sex Education: New Perspectives and Evidence on a Continuing ControversySupport the show
18/01/21·1h 8m

The O.J. Simpson Trial: My Fair Paula

This week we talk about the early days of Paula and O.J.’s relationship and the celebrity cameos reach either a high or a low point. Digressions include date etiquette,  cat scams and room-temperature Diet Coke. Mike has his head in his hands for long periods. In this episode we discuss domestic abuse, including the violence Nicole Brown Simpson experienced and the circumstances of her 911 calls.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
11/01/21·52m 43s

The O.J. Simpson Trial: Paula Escapes From L.A.

This week we return to the  O.J. Simpson trial and learn what Paula Barbieri did after the Bronco chase. Digressions include fish, beef and grocery shopping while conventionally attractive. Neither co-host has a firm grasp on the meaning of the word "festive."Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!Paula on "Primetime Live" The Time cover Support the show
28/12/20·50m 43s

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Mike tells Sarah the complicated story of an over-simplified study. Digressions include Tonya Harding, "The Meg" and Kitty Genovese. The Milgram obedience studies and the "broken windows" theory of policing receive bonus debunkings. Thanks to Thibault Le Texier for helping us with this episode! Here&aposs his book, "The History of a Lie," and the English-language summary, "Debunking the Stanford Prison Experiment."Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks! The Original StudyPhilip Zimbardo&aposs "The Lucifer Effect"Zimbardo&aposs 1973 NYT articleDavid Jaffee’s precursor study at Toyon HallBen Blum&aposs "The Lifespan of a Lie"The Stanford prison experiment in introductory psychology textbooks: A content analysisThe Real Lesson of the Stanford Prison ExperimentRevisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment: Could Participant Self-Selection Have Led to the Cruelty?Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison: A Methodological AnalysisThe Obedience Alibi: Milgram&aposs Account of the Holocaust Reconsidered Obedience in Perspective: Psychology and the HolocaustUnchaining the Stanford Prison Experiment: Philip Zimbardo’s famous study falls under scrutinyThe Secrets of Abu Ghraib Revealed: American Soldiers on TrialSupport the show
21/12/20·1h 10m

Losing Relatives to Fox News

Mike tells Sarah what makes older Americans more vulnerable to misinformation — and who is delivering it to them. Digressions include "Supernatural," the Rachel and a fake university in Pennsylvania. We recorded this episode before the election but tried not to make it too obvious.Here&aposs the article Mike wrote with all the research he did for this episode: Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
07/12/20·55m 18s

The Newsboys' Strike of 1899 (Part 2)

Sarah tells Mike about the thrilling conclusion to a children’s labor action and an overlooked Disney musical. Digressions include cronuts, carrier pigeons and Sylvester Graham’s crackers.  Both hosts agree that they love saying the word "papes."Most of the information in this episode comes from Sarah&aposs two new favorite books, Vincent DiGirolamo’s “Crying the News” and David Nasaw’s “Children of the City.” And here&aposs the link to the newsboy footage we watched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gatfLuD-DoSupport us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
30/11/20·49m 18s

The Newsboys' Strike of 1899 (Part 1)

Sarah tells Mike about media history, labor organizing, century-old moral panics — and the unlikely Disney musical that introduced her to all three. Digressions include Sting, "The Princess Bride" and 19th century graphic design. Both co-hosts recount their extremely millennial work histories.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
23/11/20·40m 33s

Bonus: The "Twinkie Defense"

Was Harvey Milk&aposs killer really given a light sentence after claiming that junk food made him do it? Mike&aposs spinoff podcast, Maintenance Phase, dives into the rumor and finds a very You&aposre Wrong About twist. Subscribe to Maintenance Phase here: https://linktr.ee/maintenancephaseSupport the show
19/11/20·49m 20s

The Electoral College

Topical episode! Special guest Jamelle Bouie tells Sarah and Mike about his problematic Founding Father faves and the bewildering institution they handed down to us. Digressions include &apos70s lapels, "Reversal of Fortune" and the Eurovision Song Contest. The filibuster rule and the three-fifths compromise receive bonus debunkings. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
16/11/20·56m 38s

Princess Diana Part 5: The Crash

“You can be a hot mess express and still leave the world better than you found it.” In the final episode of our series, we talk about Diana’s untimely death and the everlasting conspiracy theories surrounding it. Digressions include RPGs, Madonna and Tickle Me Elmo. This episode contains spoilers for the movie “The Queen.” Here&aposs the photos and clips we talked about in this episode: https://rottenindenmark.org/2020/11/09/princess-diana-part-5/Support us: http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Where else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
09/11/20·1h 30m

Princess Diana Part 4: The Divorce

This week, Diana leaves the royal family with her reputation intact and her title slightly edited. Digressions include "Love Actually," "Pride and Prejudice" and Marie Antoinette. Both co-hosts reveal their staunch affirmative stance on wine moms. Unfortunately, this episode includes descriptions of self-harm. Here&aposs the photos and clips we talked about in this episode: https://rottenindenmark.org/2020/11/01/princess-diana-part-4-the-divorce/Support us: http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Where else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
02/11/20·1h 27m

Halloween Re-Release: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

What if the scariest thing in America is unfettered capitalism and unaccountable corporations? Sources: https://rottenindenmark.org/2018/06/30/the-exxon-valdez-oil-spill/Support us: http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourewrongaboutpodhttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Where else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
31/10/20·1h 4m

Bonus: Why Are Dads on "Terminator 2"

 Mike comes on Sarah’s new show to talk about robots, dads, the little metal hands guys and "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." An Oops! All Pop Culture episode of You’re Wrong About.Why Are Dads: https://linktr.ee/whyaredadsSupport the show
29/10/20·1h 18m

Bonus: The President's Physical Fitness Test

Mike has a new podcast! Here&aposs the first episode, in which he debunks the absurd Cold War trauma factory that was once administered to 75% of American children.  If you want to subscribe to Maintenance Phase, click here: http://maintenancephase.comSupport the show
22/10/20·1h 3m

Halloween Special: Creepy Encounters

This week, Mike and Sarah dissect the Creepy Encounters subreddit and how to handle our creepy feelings in an unsafe time and place.  Digressions include Carol Kane, McDonald&aposs and Uber.  Sarah wonders if human traffickers have taken serial killers’ jobs. Here&aposs Mike&aposs new podcast! http://maintenancephase.comSupport us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!"I was almost sex trafficked and didn’t realize until nearly a year later""Homeless lady approaches my car while i’m eating alone at the Mcdonald’s, doesn’t realize i’m not stupid""Do not let your Uber Driver cancel your ride while in the car"Support the show
19/10/20·50m 47s

Princess Diana Part 3: The Affairs

This week, Diana swaps out her husband for a Horse Dude and Mike and Sarah act out other people&aposs PG-13 dirty talk. Digressions include shoulder pads, Billy Joel and "Seinfeld" (twice!). There&aposs a moment 55 minutes in that is going to make you feel very weird. As with previous installments, this episode contains detailed descriptions of disordered eating.Here&aposs the photos we talked about in this episode: https://rottenindenmark.org/2020/10/11/princess-diana-part-3-the-affairs/Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merch Where else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
12/10/20·1h 19m

Princess Diana Part 2: The Wedding

This week, Diana gets married, joins her new family and meets the press. Digressions include Judy Garland, Edward Cullen and the AITA subreddit. Unfortunately, this episode includes detailed descriptions of suicide attempts and eating disorders. Here&aposs the photos we talked about in this episode: https://rottenindenmark.org/2020/10/05/princess-diana-part-2-the-wedding/Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
05/10/20·1h 24m

Princess Diana Part 1: The Courtship

We start our new series with the story of a girl, a prince and the society that convinced them they liked each other. Digressions include camels, Beyoncé and the idiosyncrasies of British place names. We&aposre sorry to say that this episode has detailed descriptions of disordered eating. Here&aposs a link to the photos and clips we discuss in this episode: https://rottenindenmark.org/2020/09/28/princess-diana-part-1-the-courtship/Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks! Andrew Morton&aposs "Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words"Tina Brown&aposs "The Diana Chronicles"Hillary Mantel&aposs "Royal Bodies"Zoë Heller&aposs "Where Prince Charles Went Wrong" (Mike said it was Adam Gopnik on the show! That sucks and he&aposs sorry!)Support the show
28/09/20·1h 31m

Killer Clowns

For our 100th episode, American Hysteria host Chelsey Weber-Smith visits our campfire to tell us about the time America was besieged by a killer clown panic ... and then the time it happened all over again. Digressions include Jon Stewart, "The Blair Witch Project" and John Wayne Gacy. Sarah coyly references the Hartford circus fire several times but no one seems to notice.”If you want to skip the 100th-episode stuff, the Clown Content begins around 10:15.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchLinks! American Hysteria on the web: https://www.chelseywebersmith.com/americanhysteria& on Instagram: @americanhysteriapodcast & on Twitter: @amerhysteria Chelsey&aposs "Phantom Clowns" episode:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/american-hysteria/id1441348407https://open.spotify.com/show/4VjkwFSQpgnHwugtqJwSxDSupport the show
21/09/20·1h 1m

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&aposs most unethical experiments came crashing down. Digressions include the history of penicillin, the power of TV movies and the mysterious diagnosis of "Satan&aposs crabs." This episode is happier than the last one, but still contains a lot of racist language and some grisly Nazi examples toward the beginning. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchLinks!Under the Shadow of Tuskegee: African Americans and Health CareExamining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its LegacyBad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis ExperimentMedical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the PresentThe Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Medical Research versus Human Rights“There Wasn&apost a Lot of Comforts in Those Days:” African Americans, Public Health, and the 1918 Influenza EpidemicThe Study Of Untreated Syphilis In The Negro MaleRacism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis StudyThe 1972 Ebony articleThe Discovery of Penicillin—New Insights After More Than 75 Years of Clinical UseSyphilis Victims in U.S. Study Went Untreated for 40 YearsThe Rhetoric of Dehumanization: An Analysis of Medical Reports of The Tuskegee Syphilis ProjectSupport the show
14/09/20·1h 10m

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 descriptions of medical racism. We promise to do a happier episode soon. Huge thanks to Susan Reverby, Vanessa Northington Gamble and Lillian Head for helping Mike with the research for this episode! Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchLinks!Under the Shadow of Tuskegee: African Americans and Health CareExamining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its LegacyBad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis ExperimentMedical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the PresentThe Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Medical Research versus Human RightsRethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Nurse Rivers, Silence and the Meaning of Treatment“There Wasn&apost a Lot of Comforts in Those Days:” African Americans, Public Health, and the 1918 Influenza EpidemicThe Study Of Untreated Syphilis In The Negro MaleNurse Eunice Rivers: Marching to Doctor&aposs Orders in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study in the Jim Crow SouthRacism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis StudyThe Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: Medical Ethics, Constitutionalism, and Property in the BodyThe Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: Biotechnology And The Administrative StateSupport the show
08/09/20·1h 17m

Deep Dive Week 4: Nancy Grace v. The Constitution

This week, Sarah makes a Nancy Grace-style argument against the prosecution. Digressions include &apos90s romantic comedies, Betty Broderick and flatscreen TVs.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
31/08/20·52m 27s

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/whyaredadsSupport the show
27/08/20·50m 11s

The Stepford Wives

Sarah tells Mike about the real-life conspiracy written between the lines of a 1970s horror novel. Digressions include "Rosemary&aposs Baby (again), Disney World (of course), a brief history of the American pharmaceutical industry and a long recipe for stew.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!"She Touched Me" from "Drat! The Cat!" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G69_Fx_YVuUThe Carousel of Progress- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmrSiJTMf7sThe Magic Worlds of Walt Disney – National Geographic August 1963 -- https://disneyavenue.wordpress.com/category/national-geographic-aug-63/"More Work for Mother" by Ruth Schwartz Cowan https://www.google.com/books/edition/More_Work_For_Mother/9YM1tAEACAAJ?hl=en"The Age of Anxiety" by Andrea Tone https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Age_of_Anxiety/sgkXBQAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=age+of+anxiety&printsec=frontcover"The Battered Parent Syndrome" ad for Milton - http://www.bonkersinstitute.org/medshow/fembps1.html"The Magic Bullet" by Heather Radke, on Miltown - https://www.topic.com/the-magic-bullet"The Family That Built an Empire of Pain" by Patrick Radden Keefe, on the Sackler family -- https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/30/the-family-that-built-an-empire-of-pain"Dopesick" by Beth Macy https://www.google.com/books/edition/Dopesick/23BBDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=dopesick+macy&printsec=frontcoverSupport the show
24/08/20·1h 1m

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) Jeffrey Epstein. This episode contains, we&aposre sorry to say, detailed descriptions of child abuse. We recommend listening to this episode alongside our "Human Trafficking" episode from last year, which contains much more context for understanding this issue: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/human-trafficking/id1380008439?i=1000465289965Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
10/08/20·57m 22s

Disco Demolition Night

Mike tells Sarah how a silly sports promotion galvanized a reactionary movement. Digressions include “Charlotte’s Web,” Jane Fonda and German-language musicals. Songs are dissected; the honor of David Bowie and late-night salad bars are defended.Huge thanks to historians Tavia Nyong&aposo, Eric Gonzaba, Luis-Manuel Garcia and Gillian Frank for helping Mike with this episode! Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!  Tavia Nyong&aposo&aposs "I Feel Love: Disco and Its Discontents"Gillian Frank&aposs excellent article on disco and his delightful podcastLuis-Manuel Garcia&aposs alternate history of club culture and dissection of the gay left&aposs opposition to discoAlice Echols&apos "Hot Stuff"  Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton&aposs "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey"   Tim Lawrence&aposs "Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979" Peter Shapiro&aposs "Turn the Beat Around: The Secret History of Disco"Undone did a great episode on Disco Demolition Night“The Flip Sides of 1979”“Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night,” the (fabricated) New York Magazine story that inspired “Saturday Night Fever”Tony Smith interview"Disco and The Queering of the Dance Floor"Support the show
03/08/20·1h 37m

Murder

Mike tells Sarah about the most common forms of violence in America and how they differ (twist!) from what gets shown on TV. Digressions include Perry Mason, “It’s A Wonderful Life” and fruit-toting strategies. Mike appears not to understand the meaning of the term “order of magnitude.” This episode contains descriptions of police violence; the last 15 minutes are just a huge bummer generally. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!  Monica Bell&aposs "Anti-Segregation Policing"Daanika Gordon&aposs "The Police as Place-Consolidators: The Organizational Amplification of Urban Inequality”"Homicide Investigations in Context: Exploring Explanations for the Divergent Impacts of Victim Race, Gender, Elderly Victims, and Firearms on Homicide Clearances""Homicide Arrest Clearances: A Review of the Literature""Assessing and Responding to the Recent Homicide Rise in the United States""Can Homicide Detectives Improve Homicide Clearance Rates?""Effective Police Homicide Investigations: Evidence from Seven Cities with High Clearance Rates""Wrongful Convictions, Policing, and the &aposWars on Crime and Drugs&apos""Did De-Policing Cause the Increase in Homicide Rates?"The DOJ&aposs Antelope Valley Investigation"Explaining the Recent Decline in Domestic Violence""Gender Differences in Patterns and Trends in U.S. Homicide, 1976–2015""Police Responses to Violent Crime: Reconsidering the Mobilization of Law""What Caused the Crime Decline?"Support the show
27/07/20·1h

Deep Dive Week 3: Nancy Grace v. The Jury

This week, Sarah walks Mike through Nancy Grace’s prosecution of American juries. Cameos include Mark Geragos (again), O.J. Simpson (inevitably) and Jessica Hahn (thank God). Gus Van Sant’s masterpiece "To Die For" is discussed at length. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
20/07/20·39m 14s

Bonus Episode! Sarah and Mike on "The Feminist Present" Podcast

Sarah and Mike tell Laura and Adrian about how we met, how we research and what we would say to Jessica Simpson if we ever met her.Follow the The Feminist Present here: gender.stanford.edu/podcastSupport us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
16/07/20·55m 23s

Deep Dive Week 2: Nancy Grace v. The Defense

This week, Nancy Grace makes her case against defense attorneys in general and Scott Peterson’s lawyer in particular. Digressions include Batman, tough on crime mixtapes and the Iraq War. After two and a half years, Sarah finds her first Satanic cult — but maybe the real Satanic cults are the friends we made along the way. This episode summarizes the cases in Nancy Grace’s "Objection!," which include two child molestation and murder cases and a lengthy description of the autopsy report on the deaths of Laci and Connor Peterson.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
13/07/20·55m 15s

Koko The Gorilla

“It’s interesting that we became enthusiastic about ASL in the process of teaching it to a population that couldn’t benefit from it.”Mike tells Sarah about a very special ape and the very problematic humans around her. Digressions include video dating, "Biography" and the terrible terrible inventor of the telephone. We start with a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about the future of the show. Both co-hosts understand the difference between chimps, monkeys and apes but occasionally misspeak.For a transcript of this episode (Thanks Andrea!), click here or copy-paste:https://rottenindenmark.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/YWA-Koko-the-Gorilla-Transcript.pdf Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!Marcus Perlman, the researcher Mike interviewed!"Human and Animal Cognition: Continuity and Discontinuity""In Memorium: Koko, A Remarkable Gorilla""What Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us?" “Monkey Business”“Talk to the Animals,” the 1980 Omni article“Animal Bodies, Human Minds: Ape, Dolphin, and Parrot Language Skills”1979 New York Magazine article on Herb Terrace“The Last Distinction?”“The Sad Twilight of Koko The Gorilla and Her &aposMother&apos”“Why Koko Can’t Talk”“The Other Side of Silence: Sign Language and the Deaf Community in America”“The Education of Koko”Support the show
06/07/20·1h 20m

Courtney Love

Special guest Candace Opper tells Mike and Sarah how a grunge star became the protagonist in one of America&aposs most persistent conspiracy theories. Digressions include Neil Young, protest songs and the coolest baby of the 1990s. Mike continues to mine his public school education for anatomically impossible rumors. This episode contains detailed descriptions of suicide.Pre-order Candace&aposs book, check out her website or follow her Tweets! Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
29/06/20·1h 16m

"The Prom Mom"

“The criminal justice system should treat everyone like a white teenage girl whose future it’s concerned about disrupting.” Sarah tells Mike about Melissa Drexler, the New Jersey teenager who (according to George F. Will) killed her newborn baby due to the influence of Metallica and the United States Supreme Court. Digressions include Baby Moses laws, “Citizen Ruth” and Ted Bundy’s political leanings. To the surprise of no one, we end up discussing true crime tropes in great detail.This episode contains detailed descriptions of neonaticide. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
25/06/20·54m 13s

Deep Dive: Nancy Grace's "Objection!" (Week 1)

Sarah tells Mike how a superhero’s genesis was a supervillain’s origin story all along. In our new deep dive, we tackle Nancy Grace’s “Objection!” and debate how defendants should behave at trial, why prosecutors seem to make good daytime TV stars and whether Nancy really came to New York City with a curling iron and a dream.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
18/06/20·43m 24s

The O.J. Simpson Trial: The Bronco Chase

On June 17, 1994, the world screeched to a halt so 95 million Americans could watch a white SUV crawl through L.A. Today, we finally talk about the infamous Bronco chase, the men inside the car and the myth they left behind. Digressions include “The Fugitive,” Larry King and Jack Nicholson twice. Like previous episodes about the events of this day, this episode discusses suicidal ideation.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
17/06/20·1h 5m

Quarantine Deep Dive: Jessica Simpson’s “Open Book” (The Conclusion!)

“You really shouldn’t date people who go in thinking, ’This person has good bones but they’re a fixer-upper.’” This week, we complete our Jessica Simpson book club with the appearance of a new man who triggers some old anxieties. Digressions include Dolly Parton, mom jeans and a forgotten Hollywood power couple. We talk about “Garden State” longer than we intended. Mike finally gets to tell the octopus story, which he thinks about all the time. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
08/06/20·1h 12m

Re-Release: The Stonewall Uprising

In honor of Pride Month and revolutions past, present, and future, we&aposre re-releasing our episode on the Stonewall Uprising. Let the sunshine in. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
04/06/20·1h 19m

Anastasia

“I’m being pulled into planet myth … and I like it here.” Special guest Dana Schwartz tells Mike and Sarah how a short, brutal story became an enduring myth. Digressions include Titanic nostalgia, Princess Jasmine and Dr. Phil. A significant portion of the episode is dedicated to Rasputin, Russia’s greatest love machine.  Find Dana at her website or listen to her podcast!Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
01/06/20·1h 1m

Quarantine Deep Dive: Jessica Simpson’s “Open Book” (Week 3)

We discuss Jessica&aposs reality-show marriage and its painfully ordinary end. Digressions include "Showgirls," "The Notebook" and Adam Levine. "Hamlet" makes an appearance; Willie Nelson and Lynda Carter give sage advice. Mike apologizes for things out of his control. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
28/05/20·1h 8m

The Disappearance of Chandra Levy

“It’s a mess and a nightmare and maybe it’s disingenuous to think you can turn the story of someone being murdered into anything else.” Mike tells Sarah about a missing intern, a shady politician and a nationwide obsession. Digressions include speed dial, “La La Land” and Perry Mason. The Summer of the Shark gets a bonus debunking.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks!”Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery”Gary Condit’s book, “Actual Malice”The Washington Post’s 13-part series on the investigationAn American Journalism Review article on how the Chandra Levy saga took off A deep dive on Condit’s Connie Chung interview Support the show
25/05/20·1h 34m

Quarantine Deep Dive: Jessica Simpson’s “Open Book” (Week 2)

“Her parents’ financial success is dependent on her abdomen.” This week, Jessica moves to L.A., records a video and meets a boy. The celebrity cameos escalate. Digressions include overalls, werewolves and Judy Garland. This episode unfortunately contains detailed descriptions of disordered eating.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseContinue reading →Support the show
14/05/20·1h 8m

Quarantine Deep Dive: Jessica Simpson’s “Open Book” (Week 1)

Our journey through late-&apos90s pop stardom begins with an intervention and ends with an audition. Digressions include Willie Nelson, Ozzy Osbourne, Jane Fonda and the cast of the Mickey Mouse Club. Sarah’s English degree and exercise habits make appearances. This episode, we&aposre sorry to say, contains descriptions of sexual abuse. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseContinue reading →Support the show
07/05/20·56m 29s

The Y2K Bug

Mike tells Sarah how an obscure technical glitch became a nationwide mobilization. Digressions include Twitter beefs, “The Net” and VHS pricing. We spend much of the episode roasting our own work from the relatively recent past.Correction: It seems the women in Britain didn&apost terminate their pregnancies due to the false positive test results. We were wrong about this and we&aposre sorry! Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseContinue reading →Support the show
04/05/20·58m 28s

Quarantine Book Club: “Michelle Remembers” (Week 5)

We conclude our book club with Michelle&aposs escape from the dungeon. The dead baby trend continues; Jesus, the Virgin Mary and Satan’s fingernails make brief appearances. Digressions include Dustin Hoffman, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and things that rhyme with Beelzebub.  This episode contains references to child abuse and sexual assault.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseContinue reading →Support the show
30/04/20·1h 14m

The O.J. Simpson Trial: When Kato Met Marcia

Sarah tells Mike about the clash of the titans, the fury at the grand jury. We follow Kato, the wise fool of the kingdom, for the week between the murders and the Bronco chase. Digressions include John Travolta, French kickboxing movies and "The Mummy." The celebrity cameos are less numerous than usual but no less absurd. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance Phase Continue reading →Support the show
27/04/20·57m 24s

Quarantine Book Club: “Michelle Remembers” (Week 4)

This week, our lithe psychiatrist takes his favorite patient hiking, a priest burns some furniture and Michelle tries to escape her remembering. This episode contains descriptions of kitten sacrifice, sexual abuse and three more dead babies.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseContinue reading →Support the show
23/04/20·54m 39s

Quarantine Book Club: “Michelle Remembers” (Week 3)

Sarah and Mike continue into the depths. With Dr. Pazder home from Mexico, he and Michelle continue their journey into her subconscious, and the stories continue to get weirder. This episode contains kitten sacrifice, and the first—but not the last—dead baby of the Satanic panic.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseContinue reading →Support the show
16/04/20·1h 1m

Marie Antoinette

“What’s sad about her has nothing to do with the content of her character.” Special guest Dana Schwartz tells Mike and Sarah how an Austrian princess became a French scapegoat. Digressions include Rubik’s Cubes, Taylor Swift and Tom Stoppard. The use of the word “bawdy” exceeds all previous episodes combined.Here&aposs where to find DanaSupport us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseContinue reading →Support the show
13/04/20·1h 13m

Quarantine Book Club: “Michelle Remembers” (Week 2)

Sarah and Mike continue their journey into the book that launched a thousand lawsuits. Michelle and Dr. Pazder’s relationship grows more troubling by the chapter. Digressions include orgy etiquette, sheepskin jackets and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Neither co-host believes anything depicted in this book happened as described, but still want to warn you that it contains scenes of torture and sexual abuse.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseContinue reading →Support the show
06/04/20·1h 7m

The Exploding Ford Pinto

Mike tells Sarah about a dying industry, a dangerous car and the Pulitzer Prize-winning article that misrepresented them both. Digressions include “Mission Impossible,” “Friday the 13th” and the naming conventions of academic articles. This episode contains a larger-than-usual number of dad jokes and a shocking revelation about Johnny Carson.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseContinue reading →Support the show
02/04/20·56m 21s

Quarantine Book Club: “Michelle Remembers” (Week 1)

Sarah describes the spark that ignited the Satanic Panic. Our setting is a therapist’s office in 1976 Victoria, B.C., and our digressions include Sybil, scary paperbacks from the 80s and shouting "Fire!" on a crowded theater. This episode describes child abuse.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseContinue reading →Support the show
26/03/20·48m 27s

D.C. Snipers Part 4

In the final chapter of our series on the D.C. sniper attacks, Mike finally tells Sarah about the D.C. sniper attacks. Digressions include “The Abyss,” Ed Rooney and Jack the Ripper. We begin the episode with an update on our quarantine plans. Sarah misremembers the name of the TV show she was on.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
23/03/20·1h 51m

The O.J. Simpson Trial: Marcia Clark Part 2

Sarah tells Mike about a week in the life of Marcia Clark, who became America’s most famous prosecutor on June 13, 1994. Digressions include car phones, college group work and “Titanic” (as usual). In keeping with the theme of this episode, Sarah had a bad feeling about recording without her mic screen, but Mike said it would be fine. Please excuse our p-pops.This episode contains descriptions of murder and sexual violence.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
09/03/20·59m 41s

D.C. Snipers Part 3

Mike tells Sarah about the indoctrination of Lee Boyd Malvo and the beginning of the sniper attacks. Digressions include Jonestown, Greek tragedy and something called “creepy crawling.” The episode begins with a lengthy meta-discussion of true-crime tropes and whether we are playing into them. The final section includes a detailed description of a suicide attempt. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
24/02/20·1h 35m

Valentine’s Day Re-Release: Anna Nicole Smith

Valentine’s Day re-release! Sarah and Mike reflect on one of the only love stories they’ve ever covered on the show.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
14/02/20·1h 2m

Why Didn’t Anyone Go to Prison for the Financial Crisis?

“Every big fish you catch, you end up with a hole in the net.” Mike tells Sarah how America’s white-collar crime spree got so bad. Digressions include self-checkout kiosks, Barbie dolls and moonshine. Homeless shelters and teacher pay feature prominently. By the standards of this podcast, this episode is relatively upbeat.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
10/02/20·1h 3m

D.C. Snipers Part 2

Mike tells Sarah how a nice Jamaican kid became the disciple of a mean American adult. Digressions include Tonya Harding (of course), “Sliding Doors” (again) and Anne of Green Gables (Sarah has an English degree). Mildred re-appears just after the hour mark. We are unable to conceive of a content warning comprehensive enough for all the horrors contained in this episode. There is less crying in this episode than the last in this series, but only slightly. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
03/02/20·1h 38m

The O.J. Simpson Trial: Kato Kaelin Part 2

Sarah tells Mike the ending to the story of the mimbo and the alibi. Digressions include O. Henry, Nigerian e-mail scams and Dave Coulier. Mike wildly over-simplifies the Brexit vote. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
20/01/20·1h 23m

D.C. Snipers Part 1

“If you’re black, you can’t get work as a serial killer even if you’re manifestly qualified.” Mike tells Sarah how a military veteran became an abuser, a murderer and, eventually, a footnote in his own crime spree. Digressions include Jim Jones, the Addams Family and “The Gillooly Gang.” The episode gets super dark about two-thirds in, but brightens just before the big twist. We describe—again, unfortunately—domestic abuse in great detail.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
06/01/20·1h 50m

The O.J. Simpson Trial: Kato Kaelin Part 1

Sarah tells Mike how an aspiring actor protected and then betrayed Nicole Brown Simpson without knowing he was doing either. Digressions include &apos80s movie tropes, ski-resort etiquette and the need for a process of "un-faming." Unfortunately, this episode contains graphic descriptions of violence and abuse. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
16/12/19·1h 8m

The O.J. Simpson Trial: Paula Barbieri Part 2

"There’s no precedent for women in this family being treated like they matter." Sarah tells Mike about the Bronco chase as Paula Barbieri experienced it. Then, she recounts how a poor kid from Panama City, Florida, made it all the way to the high-fashion world of Paris, France—and discovered that she had jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire. Sarah continues to compare everyone to Erin Brockovich.This episode begins with a lengthy discussion of O.J. Simpson&aposs suicide attempt on the day of the Bronco chase. We go on to describe scenes of domestic violence and attempted sexual assault; Paula deserved better.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
02/12/19·1h 25m

Human Trafficking

Mike tells Sarah how NGOs, activists and George W. Bush resurrected the &aposstranger danger&apos panic for the modern era. Digressions include Reply All, muffins and Yelp for massage parlors. Mike&aposs vocal fry is even worse than usual.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
25/11/19·1h 37m

The O.J. Simpson Trial: Marcia Clark Part 1

Sarah tells Mike how Marcia Clark got the slam-dunk case that ended her career as a trial lawyer. Digressions include string cheese, "Inception" and what calling women "difficult" means in 2019. We go on the record in favor of a wide range of frivolous hobbies. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
14/11/19·1h 20m

The O.J. Simpson Trial: Paula Barbieri Part 1

"Centering conversations around blame is not the most useful thing for us to be doing." Sarah tells Mike about the woman who broke up with O.J. Simpson on the morning of the murders — then stayed by his side through the trial. Michael Bolton makes an extended cameo appearance. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
01/11/19·1h 22m

The O.J. Simpson Trial: Nicole Brown Simpson Part 2

“You can’t expect people to know the exact kind of help they need.” We continue our deep dive into the O.J. Simpson case with the history of Nicole Brown Simpson&aposs marriage to O.J., their 1992 divorce and the last weeks of Nicole&aposs life. Digressions include Julia Roberts, Malibu real estate and Madonna’s "Erotica." Mike is fighting a cold and apologizes for his raspiness. This episode contains even greater detail on the violence and domestic abuse Nicole suffered.Plus, a correction! Sarah forgot to mention that O.J. Simpson received two years of probation for the 1989 incident.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
17/10/19·1h 36m

The O.J. Simpson Trial: Nicole Brown Simpson Part 1

Mike and Sarah begin their epic journey into O.J. Simpson&aposs trial for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, beginning with the story of Nicole&aposs life with O.J. until their marriage in 1985. This episode contains descriptions of violence and domestic abuse. Like so many of the women we talk about, Nicole deserved better.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
03/10/19·1h 3m

The Wardrobe Malfunction

Our first live show! Mike tells Sarah about Janet Jackson, the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime show and the 9/16ths of a second that destroyed her career. Digressions include Puff Daddy, Jessica Simpson and Edward James Olmos. Like all positive developments regarding this show, performing live is something we feel weird about and so we spent the first few minutes talking about it!Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
19/09/19·44m 1s

‘Yoko Ono Broke Up The Beatles’

Mike tells Sarah how the myth of meddling wives serves to exonerate terrible husbands. Digressions include "50 Shades of Grey," Marie Antoinette and the end of the 1960s. This episode, we’re sorry to say, contains descriptions of domestic abuse.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
10/09/19·1h 19m

Gangs

“Isn’t it amazing how we can only imagine our monsters capitalistically?” Mike tells Sarah how police, prosecutors and journalists accidentally conspired to invent the perfect suburban menace. Digressions include IKEA, the "Godfather" trilogy and Fleetwood Mac. Mike takes big gulping breaths when he reads out loud.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
22/08/19·1h 17m

The Victims’ Rights Movement

“When you allow emotion into the courtroom, bias rushes in alongside it.” Special guest Rachel Monroe tells Mike and Sarah how a good-faith critique of the justice system led to a decades-long crackdown. Digressions include Charles Manson, Ronald Reagan and a billionaire mugshot. Mike’s similes are worse than Sarah’s.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
16/08/19·53m 59s

Sex Offenders

“Things are not going to get better if we make the people who scare us seem more powerful.” Mike tells Sarah about the myths of sex crimes, the reality of child abuse and the importance of unsympathetic protagonists. Digressions include frozen pizza, millennials (obvs) and vaccination rates. Mike can only name one state that borders Nevada.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
07/08/19·1h 3m

Tonya Harding Part 2

“The story that did the most damage to the people in it was the one that made the most money.” Sarah tells Mike about the low-rent conspiracy that sparked a ratings bonanza.  Digressions include "Out of Sight," Robert De Niro and the ancient sexting technology known as landlines. Mike continues to laugh confusedly at references he does not know.  Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
26/07/19·1h 15m

Tonya Harding Part 1

Sarah tells Mike the story of a world-class figure skater who worked at a mall potato restaurant. Digressions include “Sleepless in Seattle,” mall walkers, synchronized diving and the difficulty of skating a perfect pentagram. This episode unfortunately contains descriptions of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Tonya deserved better. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
18/07/19·1h 12m

The Stonewall Uprising

“Humans aren’t good at remembering what got us where we are.” Mike tells Sarah how a turning point in the gay rights movement became an immediate controversy, a lasting inspiration and a never-ending debate. Digressions include “Newsies” (of course), “True Romance” and “Norma Rae.” Mike&aposs creaking chair and Sarah&aposs rustling blanket-fort are heard throughout. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
27/06/19·1h 19m

Kitty Genovese and “Bystander Apathy”

“Once you tell a story incorrectly once, you can’t control where it goes.” Sarah tells Mike how The New York Times turned a suburban murder into an urban legend. Digressions include Billy Joel, the World’s Fair and “Ferngully.” This episode marks a triumphant return to Long Island and an unexpected celebration of Pride Month.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
20/06/19·1h 6m

Sexting

“We’re uncomfortable with the evidence that teen girls have sexual agency.” Special guest Amy Hasinoff tells Mike and Sarah how a moral panic became a legal nightmare. Digressions include Cosmo advice columns, Grindr etiquette and the revolutionary hugging of the "Avengers" movies. Due to the ongoing hex placed on this podcast, the sound quality is worse than usual.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
11/06/19·40m 31s

The American Taliban

“He’s been punished even more than the American prison system can aspire to punish anyone”: Mike tells Sarah how John Walker Lindh became a terrorist in the media, a freedom fighter in his own mind and something between the two in reality. Digressions include “Newsies," Bruce Willis and “Candide.” Sarah sneakily reveals her lifelong affection for Howard Stern. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
05/06/19·1h 11m

Exorcism

"It just seems like capitalism masquerading as religion": Sarah tells Mike how a horror movie resurrected a ritual and established an industry. Digressions include “Avatar,” the NFL and the ethics of book publishing. The final five minutes are an unintentionally concise description of the core moral principle of this show.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
28/05/19·41m 30s

Homelessness

“We want stories that don’t exist in systems”: Mike tells Sarah what happened when Utah set out to solve one of America&aposs most intractable problems. Digressions include the Paleo diet, the planet Mars and the inadequacy of the term “up the river.” Jimmy Carter makes an extended cameo appearance.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
16/05/19·1h 9m

Dan Quayle v. Murphy Brown

“Why did we make fun of Dan Quayle for misspelling the word ‘potato’ when we should have made fun of him for arguments like this?” Mike tells Sarah how a real vice president blamed a fictional single mom for causing one of the most divisive events of the 1990s. Digressions include "Designing Women," "Alien" and "The Brady Bunch." Listeners finally learn that Sarah has a lovely singing voice.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
09/05/19·51m 10s

Elián González

Mike tells Sarah how a 5-year-old kid transformed a city, divided a political party and (maybe) determined a presidential election. Digressions include World War II, Clarence Darrow and something called "Like, News with Skeeter." Both co-hosts conclude that this episode is somehow an equal-parts mixture of Satanic Panic and Terri Schiavo.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
25/04/19·1h

The Preppy Murder

Sarah tells Mike how an aspiring rich kid became an emblem of a world he didn&apost belong to. Digressions include drill teams, prep schools and eating disorders. The p-pops are worse than usual. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
18/04/19·54m 48s

The “Ebonics” Controversy

Mike tells Sarah how a simple idea in a single school district became a nationwide racial panic. Digressions include slasher movies, Space Invaders and homeschooling. The taglines are becoming more esoteric. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
04/04/19·1h 1m

Terri Schiavo

Mike tells Sarah how the media, the president and the Pope turned a simple medical story into a complicated legal one. Digressions include canine loyalty, unionized space-workers and polyamory logistics. Both co-hosts recorded in tiny rooms, but with very different acoustics. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
05/03/19·1h 13m

Anna Nicole Smith

Sarah tells Mike how a poor Texas girl made herself into an icon and America made her into a punchline. Digressions include massage technique, “Death Becomes Her” and (obviously) “The Godfather.” Mike sounds even sicker than he did last week.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
20/02/19·57m 33s

Acid Rain

Mike tells Sarah how an environmental problem became a national rallying cry, a sticky diplomatic issue and, eventually, a conspiracy theory. Digressions include “Alien,” Field & Stream and NRA public service announcements. Both hosts are recovering from colds and one spends the episode under a blanket. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
15/02/19·45m 2s

Gary Hart

Sarah tells Mike how a sex scandal ruined a rising star and established a new template for American elections. Digressions include "Good Will Hunting," People Magazine and Linda Ronstadt. Michael Dukakis is described, for the first time ever, as "the soulmate who was there all along."Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
07/02/19·49m 53s

Tammy Faye Bakker and Jessica Hahn

“She only said one thing her whole life”: Sarah tells Mike how two decent women became scapegoats for the actions of one terrible man. Digressions include Larry Flynt, NPR tote bags and Playboy back issues. This episode contains a detailed description of a sexual assault.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
25/01/19·1h 7m

Enron

Mike tells Sarah how a "bad apples” explanation kept us from seeing the real scandal at the heart of America&aposs largest corporate bankruptcy. Digressions include “Casino,” Thanksgiving economics and corruption catchphrases. Neither co-host truly understands how the stock market works.   Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
16/01/19·1h 17m

The Challenger Disaster

It wasn’t an accident. Mike tells Sarah how the infamous space shuttle disaster came to be seen as a white-collar crime. Digressions include the Donner Party, George Lucas and “Jurassic Park.” Both co-hosts are audibly recovering from colds. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
03/01/19·1h 6m

“A Dingo’s Got My Baby”

Sarah tells Mike how a tragic story became a hacky catchphrase. Digressions include raccoon anarchists, flu remedies and late-night Arby’s. Sarah&aposs Google Alerts will surprise none of our listeners. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
19/12/18·58m 58s

The 2000 Election

Mike tells Sarah how a close election and an even closer Supreme Court decision established the political template we&aposre still living with today. Digressions include quarks, Ouija Boards and (sorry) moral philosophy. The "lemonade theory" turns out to be less fun than it sounds.  Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
12/12/18·1h 12m

Amy Fisher

Sarah tells Mike about the sad reality — and the terrible man — behind the infamous Long Island Lolita. Digressions include software terms of service, the rise of beepers and Monica Lewinsky’s LinkedIn profile. Mike, a 36-year-old man, appears not to understand what pimps do. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
03/12/18·1h 3m

Roe v. Wade

Special guest Megan Burbank tells us about the history, limitations and loopholes of a landmark court ruling. Digressions include Betty Ford, "Maude" and naming conventions for anonymous defendants. The glories of Washington State politics are examined in depth. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
21/11/18·54m 4s

The Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

Mike tells Sarah how a false rape allegation became a right-wing rallying cry and a left-wing conspiracy theory. Digressions include JonBenet Ramsay, “24” and “The Vagina Monologues." Mike regrets not commenting on the metaphorical significance of being trapped in the closet throughout the episode. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
14/11/18·1h 10m

Lorena Bobbitt

Sarah tells Mike how a case of marital rape and spontaneous mutilation became a national punchline. Digressions include Ron Jeremy, Alan Dershowitz, Motörhead and the tortures of self-reflection. Sarah reviews John Wayne Bobbitt&aposs later works. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
07/11/18·49m 15s

Stranger Danger

How inflated statistics, cultural anxieties and moral crusaders turned a tiny number of missing children into a decade-long political project. Digressions include 1870s parenting, “E.T.” and the lack of parks in Los Angeles. Both co-hosts secretly believe that the popularity of TV movies in the 1980s explains all of America’s social problems. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
31/10/18·1h 13m

Urban Legends Spectacular!

Razorblades in apples, babysitters on acid, killers in backseats and "rainbow parties": In this episode, Mike and Sarah investigate the scary stories Americans tell each other and discover the actual anxieties behind them. Turn on your high beams for this one. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
24/10/18·1h 15m

Halloween Special! Ed Gein and Slasher Movies

Sarah tells Mike how Ed Gein became one of America’s most famous serial killers despite not actually being one. Plus, the cinematic villains Gein inspired and what the slasher movies of the 1980s were really about. Digressions include Freud, summer camp logistics and the T-1000. Mike continues to awkwardly insert his teenage crushes into every conversation. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
17/10/18·50m 38s

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Mike tells Sarah how an over-simplified diagnosis, over-confident doctors and over-zealous prosecutors combined to get thousands of innocent parents thrown in prison. Digressions include food poisoning, Sherlock Holmes and 1950s medical ethics. Mike wanted to mention Louise Woodward but he forgot. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
08/10/18·57m 7s

Multiple Personality Disorder

Sarah tells Mike how pop culture created a two-decade-long obsession with multiple personality disorder and repressed memories. Digressions include Dead Poets Society, restless leg syndrome and the low editorial standards of the American publishing industry. The Satanic Panic makes a cameo appearance. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
01/10/18·1h 1m

The Obesity Epidemic

Mike tells Sarah that America has sent the wrong messages and done the wrong things about obesity for more than half a century. Digressions include height (again), sweatshops and Julianne Moore. Sarah and Mike’s mothers both make extended appearances.  Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
19/09/18·1h 5m

Columbine

Special guest Rachel Monroe (re-)joins Mike and Sarah to talk about all the myths surrounding the second-biggest news event of the 1990s. Digressions include car crashes, September 11, Diane Sawyer and the terrors of teenage journaling.  Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
17/09/18·1h 10m

Iran-Contra

Mike tells Sarah why the biggest scandal of Reagan&aposs presidency provides more (depressing) lessons about current politics than Watergate. Digressions include Mormons, Top Gun and the X-Files. Both co-hosts have considered what they will name their deliberately boring tax-shelter corporations. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
10/09/18·56m 42s

Jeffrey Dahmer

Sarah tells Mike that shoddy policing (and Milwaukee generally) are responsible for one of America&aposs most prolific serial killers. Digressions include panel vans, Anita Bryant, early man and Hannibal Lector. Mike struggles, as usual, not to cry during the gross parts. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
01/09/18·58m 9s

D.A.R.E.

Mike tells Sarah that the D.A.R.E. program did not, in fact, keep kids off drugs. But that’s just the beginning of the debunking. Digressions include Martin Scorsese, Iceland and control groups. Neither co-host was cool enough to be offered drugs in high school. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
18/08/18·57m 29s

Alpha Males

Sarah tells Mike that animal behavior is an imperfect template for human society. Digressions include rabbits, Bob’s Burgers and online dating. Mike makes an awkward observation about locker rooms. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
04/08/18·49m 45s

Kurt Cobain and “Copycat Suicide”

Special guest Candace Opper tells Mike and Sarah about how the death of a rock star changed the field of suicidology (which is a thing). Digressions include eating disorders, car crashes and the insane grimness of the term “family annihilation.” The cringe-worthiness of Mike’s teenage years reaches new depths. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
28/07/18·1h 9m

“The Godfather”

Sarah tells Mike about how America&aposs favorite gangster movie is really its favorite killing-the-American-Dream movie. Digressions include the Mona Lisa, Bruce Springsteen and the tyranny of height-ism. The sound quality continues to worsen.  Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
21/07/18·55m 16s

10th Episode Spectacular!

Sarah and Mike take a break from debunking to reflect on the first 10 episodes and tell the secret history of how they met. Digressions include “Portlandia,” Snapchat and the The New York Post. The recording quality, as usual, is wildly inconsistent.  Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
14/07/18·35m 29s

The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Mike tells Sarah that America’s most devastating oil spill was not, in fact, a DUI. Digressions include “Titanic" (obviously), the Cuyahoga River, Jennifer Lopez and marshmallows. Punitive damages make a triumphant return. Mike, a professional writer, continues to misuse the word “literally.” Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
30/06/18·1h 1m

Snuff Films

Sarah tells Mike about how snuff films don&apost exist but lots of near-snuff films do. Digressions include "Basic Instinct," gymnastics and YouTube’s righthand bar. Mike is palpably grossed out for at least two-thirds of the episode.Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
25/06/18·58m 24s

The Jonestown Massacre

Special guest Rachel Monroe tells Mike and Sarah what&aposs really behind the phrase “drinking the Kool-Aid.” Digressions include David Koresh, East Germany and how flower children were the first millennials. Mike inadvertently reveals his prejudice against extroverts. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
16/06/18·1h 4m

The Clinton Impeachment

Part two of our epic dissection of the Clinton impeachment scandal. This week: The story breaks, the House indicts, the Senate demurs and Mike rants more than usual about the media. Digressions include Mark Fuhrman, “Broadcast News” and gay porn. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
09/06/18·1h

Monica Lewinsky

Sarah and Mike talk about what America forgot — and never learned — about history’s most famous intern. Digressions include generational resentments, 1990s fashion and off-brand colleges. Also, Mike’s microphone breaks about 25 minutes in, so he sounds like he’s recording in a submarine. Sorry! Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
02/06/18·1h 14m

Anita Hill

Mike tells Sarah about the complicated legacy of Anita Hill and the not-particularly-complicated facts of her case. Digressions include “Tootsie," Garrison Keillor and the Donner party. Mike, for reasons unknown, seems to believe that one flies “down” from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
26/05/18·1h 12m

Stockholm Syndrome

It’s not a real thing! … OR IS IT? Sarah tells Mike about the convoluted history of a contested term. Digressions include James Bond, Charlie Manson and rat poison. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
20/05/18·56m 54s

Matthew Shepard

But not how you think! Special guest Mike Owens tells Sarah and Mike about the (attempted) debunking of the gay-bashing victim. Digressions include Leopold and Loeb, Basic Instinct and Rolling Stone. The sound quality is even worse than usual. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
12/05/18·1h 19m

Afterschool Specials

Mike tells Sarah that the TV movies of her childhood were both less and more problematic than she remembers. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
05/05/18·1h 4m

Crack Babies

Sarah tells Mike about the long history of white anxiety over black motherhood. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
04/05/18·46m 18s

Going Postal

Mike tells Sarah about the rash of mass shootings carried out by postal workers in the &apos80s and &apos90s, then brings out the debunkin&apos turducken. Continue reading →Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
03/05/18·49m 34s

The Satanic Panic

The 1980s were real but the Satanists weren&apost. Sarah tells Mike about why America spent a decade worried about witches running daycare centers. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere to find us: Sarah&aposs other show, Why Are Dads Mike&aposs other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show
02/05/18·43m 34s
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