Episodes
Special guest Dana Schwartz tells Sarah about Catherine the Great. Topics of interest include the very not great life of serfs, the accidental flattening of women via the girl-bossification of history, and a very solid Bertie Wooster reference. Here's where to find Dana: Noble Blood [podcast] and Anatomy, A Love Story [novel] Support us: Bonus Episodes on Patreon Donate on Paypal Buy cute merch Where else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good  [YWA co-founder] Mike's other show,...
Published 10/25/21
An announcement! Support us: Hear bonus episodes on Patreon Donate on Paypal Buy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and more Where else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
Published 10/11/21
From our friends at Maintenance Phase, the story of how Nestlé executives, global health institutions and a very racist white lady seeded a nutritional myth we're still living with today. Support us: Hear bonus episodes on Patreon Donate on Paypal Buy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and more Where else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
Published 09/27/21
Mike tells Sarah how a tragic story became a national punchline and a decades-long moral panic. Digressions include a sympathetic psychic, a paternalistic principal and a manure mishap. Mike appears to be unaware of the difference between a cousin and a nephew. Support us: Hear bonus episodes on Patreon Donate on Paypal Buy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and more Where else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase Links! Distorting the Law: Politics,...
Published 09/13/21
While our next episode's in the oven,  enjoy this gem from the YWA vault! Support us: Subscribe on Patreon Donate on Paypal Buy cute merch Where to find us: Sarah's other show, Why Are Dads Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase Support the show (http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout)
Published 09/06/21
This week, the defense hires Alan Dershowitz, Marcia Clark questions witnesses and Jill Shively tries to get a salad. Digressions include narcissism, "Hard Copy" and the dad from "The Wonder Years." Susan Herman, the voice of reason in our Charlie Rose clip, is the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. This episode includes descriptions of domestic violence. Clips: The Charlie Rose panel The first day of 'prelims' Support us: Hear bonus episodes on Patreon Donate on...
Published 08/23/21
This week we debunk Mike Warnke right out of his cabin and into the lake, using Cornerstone Magazine’s long overdue exposé as our guide. Digressions include "Star Trek," a classic New Yorker cover and Ariana Grande. We definitively conclude that the Bible endorses cancel culture. This episode, we’re sorry to say, includes detailed descriptions of domestic abuse. Support us: Hear bonus episodes on Patreon Donate on Paypal Buy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and more Where else to find us:...
Published 08/09/21
We finish our San Bernardino joyride through Mike Warnke’s 1972 “memoir” with a hex, a horrible crime and a Satanic celebrity cameo. Digressions include digressions include Billie Eilish, wicker men and today’s completely new and not at all throwback panic over critical race theory. This episode includes a wildly fake but nonetheless disturbing description of a sexual assault. Support us: Hear bonus episodes on Patreon Donate on Paypal Buy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and more Where else...
Published 07/26/21
We continue our journey through Mike Warnke's 1972 "memoir" about his rise through the ranks of Satan Inc.  This week, Mike gets a promotion, attends a regional conference and dabbles in some light human trafficking. Despite filling this book with his wildest imaginings, he cannot conceive of a non-patriarchal institution. Support us: Hear bonus episodes on Patreon Donate on Paypal Buy stickers, magnets, T-shirts and more Where else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other...
Published 07/12/21
Sarah and Mike return to Camp You're Wrong About for another Satanic Panic story hour. This time we're talking about Mike Warnke's 1972 "memoir" about joining a demonic cult and the California hedonism that made him into it. Digressions include thrift stores, "Firestarter" and unjust Best Picture winners. Support us: Subscribe on Patreon Donate on Paypal Buy cute merch Where else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are Good Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase Support the show...
Published 06/28/21
Mike and Sarah have big feelings about an enduring debate. Digressions include “Carrie,” party planning etiquette and Whole Foods cafeterias. Sarah’s sound quality changes midway through because she moves from a McDonald’s parking lot to a Hardee’s parking lot. Special thanks to Meredith Clark and Alissa Richardson for helping us with the history section of this episode! Support us: Subscribe on Patreon Donate on Paypal Buy cute merch Where else to find us: Sarah's other show, You Are...
Published 06/07/21
Mike tells Sarah about an impending conflict, a dissident singer and America's first internet-enabled cancellation. Digressions include "Freedom Fries" and 1990s record company shenanigans. The co-hosts harmonize for the first time; Mike struggles not to call the Chicks by their former name. Content note: This episode includes misogynistic, racist and fatphobic language. Support us: Subscribe on Patreon Donate on Paypal Buy cute merch Where else to find us: Sarah's other show, Why Are...
Published 05/03/21
Mike tells Sarah how liberal magazines turned a "kids these days" moral panic into a national crisis. Digressions include Law & Order, Dave Foley and swimming pool etiquette. This episode contains detailed descriptions of sexual assault, mass...
Published 04/19/21
Bob Shapiro is on a mission from God, F. Lee Bailey joins the Dream Team, and we get in our DeLorean to meet two of the most notorious Florida Men of the '60s: Carl Coppolino and Murph the Surf. Digressions include Linda Evangelista, Patty Hearst, "The...
Published 04/05/21
Special guest Cassie da Costa tells Mike and Sarah how Vanessa fell from grace and picked herself back up. Digressions include Stephen Sondheim, Rush Limbaugh and Joan Rivers. The tyranny of abs is discussed at length.Here's Cassie's episode of You Must...
Published 03/22/21
Mike reached new levels of rantiness on his other show and we wanted to make sure all our beloved debunkmates knew. PLUS: A special announcement! Subscribe to Maintenance Phase hereSubscribe to Sarah's other show, Why Are Dads, hereSupport us:Subscribe...
Published 03/15/21
Mike tells Sarah how a 20-year-old singer, actress and French horn player became Miss America with less than six months of practice. Digressions include Ted Bundy, Stephen King’s “It” and a bonus debunking of the "bra-burning feminist" trope. We're...
Published 03/08/21
Sarah's other show has a special guest! Maintenance Phase co-host Aubrey Gordon visits Why Are Dads to talk about Christopher Nolan, trash masculinity and the dwindling number of non-problematic superheroes. Where to find us: Sarah's other show, Why Are...
Published 03/01/21
To tell the story of the "dream team" we must begin by going back to the future. This week we learn why O.J. Simpson fired the man who defended John DeLorean and why a briefcase of cocaine isn’t always a smoking gun. Digressions include Bob’s Big Boy,...
Published 02/22/21
Mike tells Sarah the real reason Congress called a bunch of rockers to Washington D.C. Digressions include cartoon violence, sleeveless tees and Trixie Mattel. Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" and Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" are dissected at...
Published 02/15/21
Mike tells Sarah how a congressional wife started a moral crusade. Digressions include Sheena Easton, Satanic rhymes and teen homicide statistics. Ozzy Osbourne's bat story is recounted in full.Support us:Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute...
Published 02/08/21
Special guest Eric Michael Garcia tells Mike and Sarah about the deep roots of a pernicious modern myth. Digressions include Mary Tyler Moore, British place names and supermodel dating habits. Mike finally gets to talk about Swedish statistical methods....
Published 02/01/21
This week, we put on our suits and head back to the courtroom. O.J. Simpson pleads not guilty, Marcia Clark finishes questioning Kato Kaelin and Bob Shapiro continues to furrow his brow. Digressions include "Speed," the Kuleshov effect and the...
Published 01/25/21
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"...
Published 01/18/21
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...
Published 01/11/21