The podcast You’re Wrong About challenges widespread misconceptions and myths about historical events, individuals, and phenomena. Wondering where to start with this podcast? Here are some of the best episodes you should dive into:
Stanford Prison Experiment
During their conversation, Mike shares with Sarah the intricate details of a study that was overly simplified. As they explore the topic, they also touch on a variety of other subjects such as Tonya Harding, “The Meg,” and the infamous Kitty Genovese case. Furthermore, they challenge the validity of the Milgram obedience studies and the “broken windows” policing theory.
Princess Diana Part 1: The Courtship
In the first of a five-part series, the podcast describes the story of a youthful lady, a prince, and the societal expectations that convinced them of their mutual attraction. In addition, we make a few brief digressions to explore themes such as camels, Beyoncé, and the eccentricities of British geographical names.
The O.J. Simpson Trial: Nicole Brown Simpson Part 1
This many part series of the podcast covering O.J. Simpson’s trial for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman starts with the story of Nicole’s life and her life with O.J. You’re Wrong About is probably the most well-known for this podcast series, so it’s worth checking it out.
D.C. Snipers Part 1
In this episode, Mike recounts a story to Sarah about a military veteran who became an abuser and eventually a murderer. The conversation takes a few tangents and covers a range of topics, including Jim Jones, the Addams Family, and “The Gillooly Gang.” Although the episode takes a dark turn about two-thirds of the way through, it concludes on a slightly more positive note after a major plot twist.
The Dyatlov Pass Incident with Blair Braverman
Sarah explores the perplexing Dyatlov Pass Incident in this week’s episode. Nine expert ski hikers deserted their shelter and dashed into the freezing night without any discernible motive. Sarah delves into various subjects, including the enigmatic yeti, snowmobiles, and Rachel Monroe. It’s worth noting that Sarah abstains from belting out Rilo Kiley’s “Portions for Foxes.”
Quarantine Deep Dive: Jessica Simpson’s “Open Book” (Week 1)
Our discussion of pop music stardom in the late 90s begins with an important intervention and ends with a relevant audition. However, we also take some sidetracks to talk about various subjects such as Willie Nelson, Ozzy Osbourne, Jane Fonda, and the cast of the Mickey Mouse Club. Furthermore, we briefly mention Sarah’s expertise in English literature and her fitness routine.
Disco Demolition Night
During the podcast, Mike recounts to Sarah the tale of how a seemingly harmless sports promotion incited a backlash. Along the way, they veer off-topic to discuss diverse subjects including the classic children’s book “Charlotte’s Web,” the actress Jane Fonda, and German-language musicals. Furthermore, they closely analyze a few songs, champion the legacy of David Bowie, and even briefly touch on the subject of salad bars that stay open late at night.
Flight 571: Survival in the Andes with Blair Braverman
Blair Braverman, our correspondent on survival, is here to share with us the tale of the tragic incident that occurred on October 13, 1972, when Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashed in the Andes. Out of the 45 passengers onboard, only 16 were able to survive the ordeal. Although their bravery in surviving against all odds is worth applauding, their shocking decision to resort to cannibalism to stay alive is what made the headlines.
Mike tells Sarah how the media, the president and the Pope turned a simple medical story into a complicated legal one. Digressions include canine loyalty, unionized space-workers and polyamory logistics. Both co-hosts recorded in tiny rooms, but with very different acoustics.
What Even is Justice? with Amanda Knox
In this latest episode, Sarah engages in a compelling conversation with the renowned public figure Amanda Knox on the American legal system. The discussion delves deeply into the system’s purpose, actions, and the potential for reform. The two women explore unconventional ideas that center mostly around the notions of unconditional love and mercy.
Mike and Sarah discussed the “bad apples” explanation and how it obscured the true scandal behind the country’s biggest corporate bankruptcy. They also explored other topics such as the film “Casino,” Thanksgiving economics, and catchphrases associated with corruption. Surprisingly, neither of them possessed a deep understanding of the stock market.
Sarah and Mike explore lesser-known facts about the most famous intern in history in this episode. They also discuss intergenerational conflicts, 90s fashion, and non-brand universities.
The Obesity Epidemic
Sarah and Mike recently had a discussion about America’s flawed messaging and actions regarding obesity spanning over 50 years. The conversation covers diverse topics, including height, sweatshops, and Julianne Moore. Notably, the discussion also features extended appearances by both Sarah and Mike’s mothers.
The Stonewall Uprising
Mike and Sarah delve into the intricate history behind a monumental moment in the gay rights movement that sparked heated debate, long-lasting inspiration, and ongoing controversy. Along the way, their conversation veers into various topics including the films “Newsies,” “True Romance,” and “Norma Rae.”