Why You're Wrong

Why You're Wrong

Canada

Why You're Wrong is weekly show by Tim Wilson and Jesse Dybka that focuses on current news topics and common beliefs that need a little reason and critical thinking applied. Why You're Wrong will let you know, well, why you're wrong.

Episodes

Special Announcement  

A special annoucement of tweaks to the podcast format and our newest member of the team.

Ep 108 - Folk Psychology (part 2)  

Common expressions in folk psychology and whether or not they're true. In part 2, we look at if the best revenge is living well, the pitfalls of being a borrower or lender, if it's better to give than to receive, and if money can buy happiness.

Ep 107 - Folk Psychology (part 1)  

Common expressions in folk psychology and whether or not they're true. In part 1, we look at if you should prefer sticks and stones breaking your bones over words that never hurt, if opposites attract, and if you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Ep 106 - Science in the News (part 2)  

A guide to writing and reading science news. In part 2, we talk about using science as a noun, choosing experts, making good analogies, what specific words mean in science vs everyday use, and sum up the ten commandments of science reporting.

Ep 105 - Science in the News (part 1)  

A guide to writing and reading science news. In part 1, we talk about the proper context for facts, questions as headlines, and false balance in science media and journalism.

Ep 104 - Solving World Problems (part 2)  

Why You're Wrong answers profound listener questions. In part 2, answering the vital questions regarding pizza, quenching thirst, human immortality, and why people cheer for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ep 103 - Solving World Problems (part 1)  

Why You're Wrong solves the world's problems. In part 1, the vastly underqualified hosts solve obesity through making informed dietary choices and highway traffic.

Ep 102 - WYW At The Movies (part 2)  

Why you're wrong about movies and the movie industry. In part 2, why movie theaters charge so much for popcorn and whether piracy is really hurting the movie business.

Ep 101 - WYW At The Movies (part 1)  

Why you're wrong about movies and the movie industry. In part 1, Hollywood accounting, why hugely successful movies don't make money, and why studio meddling and interference can be a double edged sword.

Ep 100 - Legal Eagles (part 2)  

Common misconceptions about the law and popular legal cases, as expounded on by two wholly underqualified legal eagles. In part 2, the McDonalds hot coffee lawsuit, the difference between copyrights, trademarks, and patents, and movie/tv tropes you've probably guessed by now aren't true.

Ep 99 - Legal Eagles (part 1)  

Common misconceptions about the law and popular legal cases, as expounded on by two wholly underqualified legal eagles. In part 1, Monsanto suing farmers, and the George Zimmerman trial in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Ep 98 - Sci-Fi vs Reality (part 2)  

Featuring Teddy Wilson from the TV, the second of a two part discussion of (mostly) science fiction and how it influences and represents reality.

Ep 97 - Sci-Fi vs Reality (part 1)  

Featuring Teddy Wilson from the TV, the first of a two part discussion of (mostly) science fiction and how it influences and represents reality.

Ep 96 - JFK (part 2)  

In Part 2, why you're wrong about JFK conspiracy theories and how Oliver Stone has ruined the popular belief about his assassination.

Ep 95 - JFK (part 1)  

In Part 1, why you're wrong about Lee Harvey Oswald and his life, the role he played in the JFK assassination, and why it's entirely possible he did it all himself.

Ep 94 - Not What You Think (part 2)  

In Part 2, why you shouldn't be too worried about coming into contact with small amounts of harmful things, or others drinking and driving on holiday weekends.

Ep 93 - Not What You Think (part 1)  

In Part 1, why it doesn't matter that much about how you dry your hands, and why you shouldn't be too worried about coming into contact with harmful things.

Ep 92 - Energy 2: Power (part 2)  

Misconceptions about green and alternative sources of energy. In part 2, why you're wrong about clean coal, the viability of current green and alternative energy sources, and the nirvana fallacy.

Ep 91 - Energy 2: Power (part 1)  

Misconceptions about green and alternative sources of energy. In part 1, why you're wrong about hydroelectricity, solar panels in the winter, and wind turbines killing birds. More to come in part 2.

Ep 90 - Glass Houses  

What skeptics and critical thinkers (us included!) get wrong. Why you can easily prove a negative and why it doesn't matter, the naturalistic fallacy and why it isn't what you think it is, the fallacy fallacy and why not to dismiss arguments, and the differences between atheism and agnosticism.

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