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You're Wrong About
You're Wrong About
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... more

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Episodes

Rosa Parks with Princess Weekes

Today, Princess Weekes takes us to meet the real Rosa Parks.Find Princess on YouTube: Princess’ video, “The 1920s Sex Scandal... more

15 May 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
George Michael Part 2 with Marcus McCann

Let's go outside in the sunshine. An extended cut of this episode is available for Patreon and Apple... more

01 May 2024 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
George Michael Part 1 with Marcus McCann

He turned a bright spark into a flame.(Part 1 of 2!)You can buy Marcus McCann's book, Park Cruising: What Happens... more

17 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Hoax Spectacular! with Chelsey Weber-Smith

Sarah talks with Chelsey Weber-Smith, host of American Hysteria, about some of their favorite hoaxes—from the Loch Ness Monster to... more

01 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
BONUS Britney Spears Book Club with Eve Lindley

Celebrity correspondent Eve Lindley came by to tell us about Britney Spears' memoir The Woman in Me. This is part... more

26 Mar 2024 · 56 minutes
The Oscars Streaker with Michael Schulman

In 1974, Robert Opel ran naked through the Academy Awards telecast, and into American history. Today, Michael Schulman, a staff... more

19 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Balto with Blair Braverman

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

04 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
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... more

20 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
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... more

06 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
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... more

25 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
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's... more

08 Jan 2024 · 1 hour,
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... more

28 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Influencers with Taylor Lorenz

“The creatures outside looked from influencer to human, and from human to influencer, and from human to influencer again; but... more

12 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
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... more

28 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
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... more

14 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
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're... more

30 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
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... more

17 Oct 2023 · 1 minute
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... more

16 Oct 2023 · 1 hour,
Mindhunting with Sarah Weinman

"What is it about the culture that has conditioned us to favor the wants and needs and desires, however horrible,... more

02 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Changing Your Mind

Here's one from our bonus vault: you sent in your stories about moments when you found yourselves changing your minds,... more

18 Sep 2023 · 55 minutes
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... more

05 Sep 2023 · 2 hours, 44 minutes
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... more

21 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
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... more

07 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
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... more

17 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
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... more

11 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 57 minutes
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... more

27 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
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... more

12 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
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.”... more

29 May 2023 · 53 minutes
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,... more

15 May 2023 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
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... more

08 May 2023 · 4 minutes
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... more

25 Apr 2023 · 1 hour,
Sinéad O'Connor with Allyson McCabe

This week, we fight the real enemy with Allyson McCabe. Here's where to find Allyson online here.You can find Allyson's... more

10 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
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... more

28 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
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... more

13 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Chris McCandless with Blair Braverman

This week, survival correspondent Blair Braverman tells Sarah the story of a Supertramp. In 1996, Jon Krakauer's book Into the... more

27 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Spring Tour Announcement!

You're Wrong About is going back on tour! We're doing a bunch of live shows in North America—me, producer and... more

22 Feb 2023 · 1 minute
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,... more

14 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
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,... more

31 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Valentine's Show A Go-Go Livestream announcement!

Join us for a Valentine's Day live stream, presented by Moment. We'll be joined by Jamie Loftus and we'll be... more

24 Jan 2023 · 1 minute
Trailer: Unreformed

Extry! Extry! New podcast by Josie Duffy Rice!—In 1968, five Black girls escaped from the Alabama Industrial School for Negro... more

17 Jan 2023 · 2 minutes
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... more

16 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
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... more

26 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
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/... more

12 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
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,”... more

28 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
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... more

15 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
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... more

31 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
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... more

17 Oct 2022 · 45 minutes
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... more

03 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
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's other show, You... more

26 Sep 2022 · 3 minutes
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.... more

12 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
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... more

29 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
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... more

15 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
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... more

02 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
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... more

18 Jul 2022 · 59 minutes
West Coast Tour Announcement

This is a super quick message to let you know we'll be having a You're Wrong About West Coast mini... more

13 Jul 2022 · 1 minute
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... more

04 Jul 2022 · 52 minutes
Go Ask Alice Part 2 with Carmen Maria Machado

This week Carmen and Sarah read the rest of Alice’s bitchin' diary, and ponder the truths that only lies can... more

04 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
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... more

20 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
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... more

06 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
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... more

23 May 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
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... more

09 May 2022 · 1 hour,
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... more

25 Apr 2022 · 59 minutes
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... more

11 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
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... more

28 Mar 2022 · 52 minutes
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... more

14 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
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,... more

07 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
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... more

21 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
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... more

07 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Tom Cruise on Oprah’s couch with Willa Paskin

Willa Paskin (of Slate's Decoder Ring) brings Sarah back to 2005, when Tom Cruise jumping on a couch became the... more

24 Jan 2022 · 54 minutes
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... more

10 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
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What do Chopin, Kylie Jenner, baby carrots, and the War of the Worlds all have in common? They’re all part of Sarah... more