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Author: Michael Hobbes & Sarah Marshall

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Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider a person or event that's been miscast in the public imagination.
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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 T-shirtsLinks! Catherine Manegold's "In Glory's Shadow: Shannon Faulkner, the Citadel, and a Changing America"Susan Faludi’s “The Naked Citadel”Alexander Macaulay's "Marching In Step: The Citadel And Post World War II America" (which is excellent and Mike forgot to mention by name on the show! Sorry Alexander!)A Judicial Blow for "Jane Crowism" at The Citadel in Faulkner v. JonesThe Citadel's 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 CitadelSingle-Sex Education: New Perspectives and Evidence on a Continuing ControversySupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
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:http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/ywapodcasthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
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."Links!Paula on "Primetime Live" The Time cover Support us:http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/ywapodcasthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment

2020-12-2101:10:2020

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's his book, "The History of a Lie," and the English-language summary, "Debunking the Stanford Prison Experiment."Support us:http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/ywapodcasthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Links! The Original StudyPhilip Zimbardo's "The Lucifer Effect"Zimbardo's 1973 NYT articleDavid Jaffee’s precursor study at Toyon HallBen Blum's "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's 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 (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
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's the article Mike wrote with all the research he did for this episode: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/internet-baby-boomers-misinformation-social-media_n_5f998039c5b6a4a2dc813d3dSupport us:http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/ywapodcasthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
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's two new favorite books, Vincent DiGirolamo’s “Crying the News” and David Nasaw’s “Children of the City.” And here's the link to the newsboy footage we watched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gatfLuD-DoSupport us:http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/ywapodcasthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
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:http://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttp://paypal.me/ywapodcasthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
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

The Electoral College

2020-11-1655:3210

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/ywapodcasthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
“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/ywapodcasthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
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'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/ywapodcasthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420  Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
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/ywapodcasthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about?ref_id=10420Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
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)
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)
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. Here's Mike's new podcast! http://maintenancephase.comSupport us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute T-shirtsLinks!"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 (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
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:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute T-shirts Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
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's 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 T-shirtsSupport the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
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. Here's 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 T-shirtsLinks! 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

Killer Clowns

2020-09-2101:01:387

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 T-shirtsLinks! 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)
“It’s like these men are being held in a bubble as science marches forward.” Mike tells Sarah how one of history's most unethical experiments came crashing down. Digressions include the history of penicillin, the power of TV movies and the mysterious diagnosis of "Satan's 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 T-shirtsLinks!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't 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 (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
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lynn

so good!

Jan 16th
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Courtney Whitaker

The thing about "My boyfriend is waiting for me" I don't think it's so much about "respecting" another man's possession, but the possibility that this "boyfriend" person could beat the shit out of you in a way the woman you're harassing can't

Jan 14th
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lynn

lmao it took them a better part of a year to get to the bronco chase thats how thorough they are 🤣

Jan 14th
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lynn

I've never been interested in Jessica Simpson but damn, this good!

Jan 12th
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Evelyn Dery

This happend near where I live. You mentioned that you'd never heard of a case where an ex partner had entered the work place of the other party and killed them https://www.timesnews.net/news/crime/gunman-pleads-guilty-to-killing-wife-in-kingsport-dental-office/article_3cd00998-db45-56a6-bdbc-30d1b3481e24.html

Jan 9th
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Colleen Anne

See my favorite is the American bison

Jan 8th
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Michael DeFauw

Bud did shoot himself on Live TV...kids were home from school though too. And Filter’s Hey Man Nice Shot is about him. Also...fun fact: since Bud killed himself and he died at the government building that he still worked at, he qualified for government life insurance (2 million dollars) to set up his family for life. It’s kinda heroic in a weird way.

Jan 7th
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Sakyong Dj Sherrin; Naught

i think they're really onto something here.

Jan 5th
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Sakyong Dj Sherrin; Naught

love this.

Jan 5th
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Charles Fann

Cool episode

Jan 2nd
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GlitterandGore

Just because the kid didn’t match the woman’s skin tone? My husband is Native American and my son is pale as a ghost. There are plenty of mixed families and step parents. It’s insane that people jump to human trafficking.

Dec 30th
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Rockin Robin

I've been homeless for 2 years and this episode is pretty spot on!

Dec 25th
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Carson Chiu

its not really defaulting to the more dangerous option when nobody knew that it was dangerous at the time also, the hotdog off the ground scenario is a terrible example since I could say "No but here's all this research on why its bad to eat food off the ground"

Dec 25th
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Carson Chiu

i like this episode but comparing how much stockholders vs employees got is misleading a. you didn't say what the average investor got and there's definitely more investors thsn employees so they got a larger lump sum b. employees owned shares so they are shareholders too and probably got money from that too

Dec 25th
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Natalie Williams

Wrapping your legs around your dog is closer to a thunder shirt and the reason we swaddle new born babies, it feels like you are back in the womb. Not Alpha Dominence. Gahhhhhhhhhhh

Dec 22nd
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alli lent

I think the chef from ratatouille says it best "anyone can cook." but not EVERYone can cook

Dec 21st
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ID19619055

I like this show, but I get tired of the doctor bashing.

Dec 19th
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lynn

a little uncomfortable with how willing they are to believe he was helping the black community just for the sake or helping them...its just more manipulation of a vulnerable community by a complete psychopath. Would love to hear the black community talk on this.

Dec 17th
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Millie Holliday

Do you really think that internet algorithms are intentionally designed to radicalize people rather than intentionally designed to connect people to things that the algorithm "thinks" they'll be interested? Couldn't it be that depending on what people look up, their location, what they click on, blah blah blah, until the algorithm just puts the user in this rabbit hole that they don't know is there? I'm not defending Zuckerberg at all - I think it's aweful that he's profiting from radicalization efforts supported by his company. But isn't the "true crime (lol)" of it all based off of algorithms having a negative externality that companies are ignoring and allowing to go rampant? (I'm not trying to challenge you on this, I really just want to know your opinion because I've been curious about this for a while)

Dec 14th
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Carson Chiu

of course it should have been stopped but to ask "why do we need to learn more about this disease" is silly

Dec 13th
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