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You're Wrong About

Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider a person or event that's been miscast in the public imagination.

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

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  • 430 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 51:11

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 '60s: 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's other show, Why Are Dads Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Vanessa Williams Part 2: Saving The Best For Last

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  • 580 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:04:37

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 Whitney Houston. The tyranny of abs is discussed at length.Here's Cassie's episode of You Must Remember This and her website!Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us: Sarah's other show, Why Are Dads Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Bonus: Dr. Oz

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  • 640 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:01:52

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's other show, Why Are Dads, hereSupport us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Vanessa Williams Part 1: Becoming Miss America

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  • 1.9K views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:22:08

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're 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's other show, Why Are Dads Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseClips! Opening musical numberVanessa introduces herselfTalent competitionSwimsuitVanessa wins!Links!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'A Felony Just to Own': 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 (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Bonus: "The Dark Knight"

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  • 470 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:22:04

Sarah's 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. Where to find us: Sarah's other show, Why Are Dads Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseSupport us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

The O.J. Simpson Trial: The DeLorean Detour

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  • 210 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 49:44

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's other show, Why Are Dads Mike's 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 (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

The O.J. Sipson Trial: The DeLorean Detour

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  • 250 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 49:44

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 merchLinks!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 (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Tipper Gore vs. Heavy Metal: The Hearing

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  • 820 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:12:25

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's "Hot for Teacher" and Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" are dissected at length. Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchLinks! The hearing transcript Dee Snider's memoir, " Shut Up and Give Me the Mic"Frank Zappa's memoir, "The Real Frank Zappa Book"Electric Don Quixote: The Definitive Story of Frank ZappaMusic-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 'n' 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 (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Bonus: The "Twinkie Defense"

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  • 620 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 49:21

Was Harvey Milk's killer really given a light sentence after claiming that junk food made him do it? Mike's spinoff podcast, Maintenance Phase, dives into the rumor and finds a very You're Wrong About twist. Subscribe to Maintenance Phase here: https://linktr.ee/maintenancephaseSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

The Electoral College

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  • 750 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 56:38

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 '70s lapels, "Reversal of Fortune" and the Eurovision Song Contest. The filibuster rule and the three-fifths compromise receive bonus debunkings. Support us:http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Princess Diana Part 5: The Crash

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  • 780 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 01:30:08

“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's 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/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Princess Diana Part 4: The Divorce

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  • 680 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 01:27:48

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. Here's 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/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420  Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Halloween Re-Release: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

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  • 300 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 01:04:59

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/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Bonus: Why Are Dads on "Terminator 2"

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  • 330 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 01:18:26

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 (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Bonus: The President's Physical Fitness Test

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  • 630 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 01:03:36

Mike has a new podcast! Here's 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 (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Halloween Special: Creepy Encounters

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  • 420 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 50:47

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's and Uber.  Sarah wonders if human traffickers have taken serial killers’ jobs. Scheduling note: Diana is eating beans on toast and watching "EastEnders" this week. She will return soon.Here's Mike's new podcast! http://maintenancephase.comLinks!"I was almost sex trafficked and didn’t realize until nearly a year later": https://www.reddit.com/r/creepyencounters/comments/fczs4t/i_was_almost_sex_trafficked_and_didnt_realize/"Homeless lady approaches my car while i’m eating alone at the Mcdonald’s, doesn’t realize i’m not stupid": https://www.reddit.com/r/creepyencounters/comments/eh8eme/homeless_lady_approaches_my_car_while_im_eating/"Do not let your Uber Driver cancel your ride while in the car": https://www.reddit.com/r/creepyencounters/comments/ilgh03/do_not_let_your_uber_driver_cancel_your_ride/Support us: http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Princess Diana Part 3: The Affairs

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  • 1.7K views
  • 11 months ago
  • 01:19:35

This week, Diana swaps out her husband for a Horse Dude and Mike and Sarah act out other people's PG-13 dirty talk. Digressions include shoulder pads, Billy Joel and "Seinfeld" (twice!). There's 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's the photos we talked about in this episode: https://rottenindenmark.org/2020/10/11/princess-diana-part-3-the-affairs/Support us: http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420 Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Princess Diana Part 2: The Wedding

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  • 730 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 01:25:00

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. Support us: http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Links! Andrew Morton's "Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words"Tina Brown's "The Diana Chronicles"Sally Bedell Smith's "Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life"Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Princess Diana Part 1: The Courtship

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  • 1.4K views
  • 12 months ago
  • 01:31:38

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're sorry to say that this episode has detailed descriptions of disordered eating. Support us: http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Links! Andrew Morton's "Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words"Tina Brown's "The Diana Chronicles"Hillary Mantel's "Royal Bodies"Zoë Heller's "Where Prince Charles Went Wrong" (Mike said it was Adam Gopnik on the show! That sucks and he's sorry!)Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Killer Clowns

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  • 670 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 01:01:21

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: http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Links! American Hysteria on the web: https://www.chelseywebersmith.com/americanhysteria& on Instagram: @americanhysteriapodcast & on Twitter: @amerhysteria Chelsey's "Phantom Clowns" episode:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/american-hysteria/id1441348407https://open.spotify.com/show/4VjkwFSQpgnHwugtqJwSxDSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)