You're Wrong About

You're Wrong About

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

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July 22, 2024 62 mins

What is “originalism,” and what does it have to do with all these bribes? Mackenzie Joy Brennan has some answers.

Find Mackenzie online here.

You can find Abortion Access Front online here.

"Anita Hill" episode of You're Wrong About.

The US supreme court just basically legalized bribery by Moira Donegan

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The city of Cleveland will not be made to apologize for its balloons. Harmony Colangelo defends the mistake on the lake.

You can find Harmony on This Ends at Prom

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Sarah's other show: You Are Good
[YWA co-founder] Mike's other show: Maintenance Phase

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This week, Taylor Lorenz fights our latest moral panic. Are phones really making kids anxious, or are kids just good at noticing what's going on? 

Listen to Taylor's podcast, Power User 

Read Taylor in the Washington Post 

...and her book, Extremely Online

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June 11, 2024 72 mins

Alejandra Oliva, author of Rivermouth, came by to catch us up on the last few decades of American immigration policy--and to talk about how the world as we know it is not the world as it must be.

Alejandra's website:

olivalejandra.com

Read Rivermouth, out now in paperback:

https://bookshop.org/a/10832/9781662602672

Further Reading:

Greg Grandin The End of the Myth (2020)

Jonathan Blitzer Everyone Who is Gone is H...

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May 29, 2024 62 mins

Sarah Archer came by to make an episode from scratch. What's the real history of the American housewife? Where did the tradwife come from, and why? Is she okay? Will we be okay? And who is she churning all that butter for? 

Sarah Archer's accompanying Substack post https://open.substack.com/pub/saraharcher/p/going-to-business

Sarah Archer's bibliography

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Mrs. Modern versus Mrs. Drudge from The Middleton Family at t...

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May 14, 2024 65 mins

Today, Princess Weekes takes us to meet the real Rosa Parks.

Find Princess on YouTube:

Princess’ video, “The 1920s Sex Scandal You’ve Never Heard of”

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Let's go outside in the sunshine. 

 An extended cut of this episode is available for Patreon and Apple Plus subscribers.

You can buy Marcus McCann's book, Park Cruising: What Happens When We Wander Off the Path, here.

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He turned a bright spark into a flame.

(Part 1 of 2!)

You can buy Marcus McCann's book, Park Cruising: What Happens When We Wander Off the Path, here.

Content warning: this episode briefly discusses suicide around minute 13.

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Sarah talks with Chelsey Weber-Smith, host of American Hysteria, about some of their favorite hoaxes—from the Loch Ness Monster to the Taco Liberty Bell—and ponder the value of pranks in a world of misinformation. 

You can find Chelsey here.
You can find
American Hysteria here.

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Celebrity correspondent Eve Lindley came by to tell us about Britney Spears' memoir The Woman in Me. This is part one of a four-part saga we're currently releasing on Patreon and Apple Plus, and in this episode we get into Britney's family history, her childhood, her years of searching for stardom, and her life until the eve of "...Baby One More Time."

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In 1974, Robert Opel ran naked through the Academy Awards telecast, and into American history. Today, Michael Schulman, a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Oscar Wars, tells Sarah the story of gay history, art, and tragedy that happened after Robert’s fifteen minutes were over.

Read Michael’s work here.

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March 4, 2024 69 mins

Blair Braverman tells us how the legendary story of one good dog is actually a story of two good dogs. 

Read Blair’s book, Small Game
Read Blair’s Patreon (and learn more about sled dogs!)

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February 20, 2024 71 mins

This week, writer Miles Klee tells us why we have to take our shoes off at the airport.

Read Miles Klee at Rolling Stone.


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February 6, 2024 74 mins

This week, Harmony Colangelo tiptoes through the tulips with us.
 
You can find Harmony at This Ends at Prom here!

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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...

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Sarah teams up with writer and editor Julie Kliegman—author of the hotly anticipated book MIND GAME—to look back at tennis's 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.

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December 27, 2023 71 mins

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 caus...

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December 11, 2023 61 mins

“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.

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November 27, 2023 64 mins

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.

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UFOs and a Horse Called Snippy
Mutilations of Cattle In Texas, Oklahoma Called Work of Cults
Six Catt...

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November 14, 2023 99 mins

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.

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