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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 Disappearance of Chandra Levy

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  • 560 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:34:38

“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 Patreon, donate on Paypal or buy cute stuff!Links!”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 (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

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

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  • 260 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:08:44

“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 Patreon, donate on Paypal or buy cute stuff! Continue reading →Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

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

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  • 280 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 56:30

Our journey through late-'90s 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're sorry to say, contains descriptions of sexual abuse. Support us: Subscribe on Patreon, donate on Paypal or buy cute stuff!Continue reading →Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

The Y2K Bug

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  • 490 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 58:28

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't terminate their pregnancies due to the false positive test results. We were wrong about this and we're sorry! Support us: Subscribe on Patreon, donate on Paypal or buy cute stuff!Continue reading →Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

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

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  • 300 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:14:47

We conclude our book club with Michelle's 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 Patreon, donate on Paypal or buy cute stuff!Continue reading →Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

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

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  • 280 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 57:24

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 Patreon, donate on Paypal or buy cute stuff! Continue reading →Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

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

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  • 290 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 54:40

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 Patreon, donate on Paypal or buy cute stuff!Continue reading →Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)

Shaken Baby Syndrome

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  • 840 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 57:08

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. Support us: Subscribe on Patreon, donate on Paypal or buy cute stuff!Continue reading →Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)