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  • This week, Mike and Sarah reunite to hunt for serial killers, and try to figure out whether they’re really endangered. Digressions include crow funerals, Carrie Bradshaw, and how we feel about being called mom and dad.

    An extended cut of this episode is also available for Patreon supporters and Apple + Podcast subscribers.

    Here's where to find Mike:

    Newsletter
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    Maintenance Phase

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  • You may:

    1. Travel on the established trail
    2. Take the Hastings Cutoff

    What is your choice?

    Chelsey Weber-Smith (American Hysteria) tells Sarah about the Donner Party.

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    Links:

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  • This week we’re taking the back roads with Rachel Monroe, who tells us how the most prolific serial killer in American history may have been something much more ordinary—and why we keep trying to make violent men seem much more powerful than they are. Digressions include Ann Rule, career burnout, and tires for serial killers.

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    Links:

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  • Here’s some money, go see a Porn War. This week we’re going on a field trip to Times Square with Nona Willis Aronowitz, author of Bad Sex, to learn about Deep Throat, “porno chic,” and the unresolved feminist battle over whether to eradicate pornography or make more of it. Digressions include Carol Clover, this discovery of the clitoris, and Harry Reems (Joel Reems’ distant cousin).

    Here's where to find Nona:

    Website
    Bad Sex (book)

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  • This week, Eric Michael Garcia tells Sarah about America’s barely forgotten pastime, plus the Supreme Court’s long history of horrifying decisions. Digressions include due process, The Evil Dead, and what Hitler admired about the United States.

    Here's where Eric:

    Website
    We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation

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    Episode Resources:

    https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-forgotten-lessons-of-the-american-eugenics-movement

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/reckoning-with-our-mistakes/

    http://eugenicsarchive.ca/discover/tree/512fa0d334c5399e2c000005#:~:text=Kellogg%20was%20a%20vocal%20eugenicist,hygiene%20(Kellogg%2C%201913)

    https://allthatsinteresting.com/john-harvey-kellogg

    http://www.eugenicsarchive.org/html/eugenics/static/images/1013.html

    https://www.oyez.org/cases/1900-1940/274us200

    https://eugenicsarchive.ca/discover/connections/530ba18176f0db569b00001b

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/adam-serwer-madison-grant-white-nationalism/583258/

    Links:

    http://www.ericmgarcia.net/
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  • This is a super quick message to let you know we'll be having a You're Wrong About West Coast mini tour in September.

    We'll be going to Portland on 9/16, Seattle (9/18), Los Angeles (9/20) and San Francisco (9/22).

    There will be music and guests, and if it goes well we may do more of these in more cities.

    I am letting you know in this quick announcement because tickets go on sale this Friday and they are first come, first served. But! There will be a one day pre-sale for our Patreon and Apple Plus supporters on Wednesday July 13th.

    Here are the links to each show.

    https://event.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSale.do?performance_id=4988321&method=restoreToken

    https://www.seetickets.us/event/YOURE-WRONG-ABOUT-The-Vera-Project/493552

    https://www.ticketweb.com/event/youre-wrong-about-the-masonic-lodge-at-hollywood-tickets/12269765?pl=HF

    https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C005CE90C3A54C6

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    I hope to see you there!

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  • Sarah and Carmen complete their epic trilogy by meeting Rick Emerson on the edge of Mount Doom to discuss his book, Unmask Alice, and some of the story behind the diary that has captivated America—and informed its drug policy—for half a century. Digressions include multi-level marketing, Oceans Eleven, the Great Salt Lake.

    You can hear Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

    Here's where to find Rick and his book Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries:

    Website

    Here's where to find Carmen:

    Website

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  • This week Carmen and Sarah read the rest of Alice’s bitchin' diary, and ponder the truths that only lies can tell. Digressions include Pamela and Clarissa, sadistic switch hitters, and orange yeast rolls.

    You can hear Part 1 here and Part 3 here.

    Here's where to find Carmen:

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  • This week we’re dishing up a mouthwatering feast of history, gossip, and white collar crime. Guest Sarah Archer tells the tale of Martha Stewart, a girl from New Jersey who achieved world domination by letting us look at her basket collection. Digressions include prairie dresses, condensed soups, and how to tell if your tween is reading Sunset Magazine.

    Some Notes:

    K-Mart CommercialEarly Martha Stewart Living TV showMartha on Letterman post-prisonSnoop and Martha, 2008Martha's Princess Peony Announcement Part 1Martha's Princess Peony Announcement Part 2Martha and Snoop lighter adSNL Martha / K-Mart bankruptcy Everything Martha eats in a day

    Here's where to find Sarah Archer:

    Website
    Twitter

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    Links:

    https://www.sarah-archer.com/
    https://twitter.com/Sarcher
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI7hGjIwRsY
    https://youtu.be/6ko8WoHhmTc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtZ2SZyJhgA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ocre0kXgvg
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb5uPYlpZK7/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb5uPYlpZK7/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb5u2hqpHzW/
    https://youtu.be/y8jAtLBF_Lk
    https://youtu.be/Yme4gdvYi3U
    https://youtu.be/lKh2IkbCbQo

    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
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  • This week, Sarah tries to solve the mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, in which nine experienced ski hikers fled their shelter and ran into the frigid night for reasons unknown. Digressions include yetis, snowmobiles, and Rachel Monroe. Sarah miraculous does not sing Rilo Kiley’s “Portions for Foxes.”

    Some Notes:

    The New Yorker The BBCCrackedNatureThe AtlanticThe New York Times

    Here's where to find Blair:

    Website
    Twitter

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    Links:

    https://www.blairbraverman.com/
    https://twitter.com/blairbraverman
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/17/has-an-old-soviet-mystery-at-last-been-solved
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/SoLiOdJyCK/mystery_of_dyatlov_pass
    https://www.cracked.com/article_16671_6-famous-unsolved-mysteries-with-really-obvious-solutions.html
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00393-x?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=commission_junction&utm_campaign=CONR_PF018_ECOM_GL_PHSS_ALWYS_PRODUCT&utm_content=textlink&utm_term=PID100094349&CJEVENT=89eb6401bf5311ec83a802f70a82b824
    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/02/russia-dyatlov-pass-conspiracy-theory/605863/
    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/02/russia-dyatlov-pass-conspiracy-theory/605863/
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  • Where did all these prisons come from? WBEZ’s Shannon Heffernan is here to give us part of the answer, which involves “small government” (of course), Lennie Briscoe (as always), the pink flowers of Alcatraz, and a prison sweepstakes that produced the actual worst song of the 80s.

    Two quick corrections via Shannon:

    "I said Illinois has potential plans to shrink one prison and close another. That was an error. Both plans are about shrinking facilities. I said CO's have a life expectancy of 56 years, the stat I meant to quote is 59 but since our interview, I discovered that statistic (and the stat about divorce) to be from studies/sources that are considered very weak so I've stopped using them."

    Here's where to find Shannon:

    Website
    Twitter
    Motive (podcast)

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    https://twitter.com/shannon_h
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  • This week we begin our journey into the totally true not at all made up diary that has been scaring America’s teens for fifty years. Digressions include Jell-O, magic mushrooms, and ironing your hair, and Sarah promises to trip with Carmen. “Button, Button” is by Richard Matheson.

    You can hear Part 2 here and Part 3 here.

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    Website

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  • We want to play a game. This week, Dana Schwartz stuffs us in an iron maiden and explains why the most famous Medieval torture devices are none of the above. Digressions include the Kings Cross Wax Museum, getting stabbed in the butt, and the pivot to video era.

    Links to stuff discussed within:

    5 Of The Most Gruesome Medieval Torture Devices [Buzzfeed]
    Sutton hoo artifact [1]
    Sutton hoo artifact [2]
    Coat of shame [1]
    Coat of shame [2]

    Here's where to find Dana:

    Noble Blood [podcast] and Anatomy, A Love Story [novel]

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    Links:

    http://noblebloodtales.com
    http://www.danaschwartzdotcom.com/books.html
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Se3knPozM&ab_channel=BuzzFeedVideo
    https://www.britishmuseum.org/sites/default/files/styles/uncropped_medium/public/2019-10/gold-belt-buckle-sutton-hoo-british-museum-1000-500.jpg?itok=Tz1nO2MR
    https://www.britishmuseum.org/sites/default/files/styles/uncropped_medium/public/2019-10/Purse%20lid%20from%20the%20ship-burial%20at%20Sutton%20Hoo%2C%20British%20Musem.jpg?itok=Ggs9B9_Y
    https://www.ancient-origins.net/sites/default/files/Coat-of-Shame.jpg
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/82/Spansk_kappe_%282%29.jpg/440px-Spansk_kappe_%282%29.jpg



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  • How did the information superhighway get so gridlocked? Guest Anne Helen Petersen tells Sarah the story of how email took over the world and our working lives, and what it would mean for us to get a little of our lost time back. Plus, a Kurt Loder cameo.

    Here’s where to find Anne:

    TwitterSubstack

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    Links:

    https://twitter.com/annehelen
    https://annehelen.substack.com/
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
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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 and Chelsey Weber-Smith’s speedrun through common misconceptions—plus a little Satanic Panic, as a treat.

    Here’s where to find Chelsey:

    Chelsey + American Hysteria

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    Some links + ephemera referred to in this episode:

    Baby Carrots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzxwRmsCRb4War of the Worlds: https://slate.com/culture/2013/10/orson-welles-war-of-the-worlds-panic-myth-the-infamous-radio-broadcast-did-not-cause-a-nationwide-hysteria.htmlJuliet's Balcony: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/10/romeo-and-juliets-balcony-scene-doesnt-exist/381969/Is that a chicken: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/UxxGOYmC1u0

    Links:

    https://twitter.com/amerhysteria
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ywapodcast
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
    http://maintenancephase.com

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  • Laci Mosley (Scam Goddess) tells Sarah about Linda Taylor and the origins of the Welfare Queen myth ("the build the wall" of the 70s). They also discuss the origins of the Ronald Reagan myth, and how the latter used the former to become the "Beyoncé of the GOP."

    Here’s where to find Laci:

    Laci on Twitter
    Laci's podcast Scam Goddess

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    Sarah's other show, You Are Good
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    Some articles referred to in this episode:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2013/12/linda_taylor_welfare_queen_ronald_reagan_made_her_a_notorious_american_villain.htmlhttps://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/05/the-queen-linda-taylor-welfare-reagan-podcast.htmlhttps://www.littlebrown.com/titles/josh-levin/the-queen/9780316513272/https://www.earwolf.com/episode/the-welfare-queen-w-ayo-edebiri/https://newrepublic.com/article/154404/myth-welfare-queen

    Links:

    https://twitter.com/DivaLaci
    https://www.earwolf.com/show/scam-goddess/
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ywapodcast
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
    http://maintenancephase.com

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  • What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today. Josh Gondelman is here to laugh and cry with us, and to unpack the heaps of big feelings in Groundhog Day.

    Subscribe to You Are Good here.

    Josh Gondelman can be found on Twitter and right here.

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  • Josie Duffy Rice and Sarah discuss the role of junk science in the criminal justice system. It is a big turkey to carve up and Josie serves Sarah a bleakly empowering feast.

    Here’s where to find Josie

    Josie on Twitter
    Josie's website

    Correction (February 22, 2022): The initial release of this episode included the suggestion that medical examiners do not need MDs. In the unedited conversation, Josie corrected herself on this point, but we inadvertently removed it in the edit. The episode has since been edited to remove any confusion regarding this point.

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    Some articles referred to in this episode:

    https://www.propublica.org/article/texas-forensic-science-commission-blood-spatter-evidence-testimony-murder-case-joe-bryanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTa-PWdjX-Qhttps://features.propublica.org/blood-spatter/joe-bryan-conviction-blood-spatter-forensic-evidence/https://forensicdental.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/bitemark-analysis-problems-disclosed-10-years-ago-by-cbs-60-minutes/


    Links:

    https://twitter.com/jduffyrice
    http://www.josieduffyrice.com/
    http://patreon.com/yourewrongabout
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-about
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ywapodcast
    https://www.podpage.com/you-are-good
    http://maintenancephase.com

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  • In this final installment of the Amityville Horror Winter Book Club, Sarah tells guest host Jamie Loftus about Jodie the Demon Pig's scary hooves, the catharsis of exorcism, and how the book kinda debunks itself.

    Here's where to find Jamie:

    The Bechdel Cast [podcast] My Year in Mensa [podcast] and Aack Cast [podcast]

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    Links:

    https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-the-bechdel-cast-30089535/
    https://www.iheart.com/podcast/867-my-year-in-mensa-55379945/
    https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-aack-cast-by-jamie-loftus-83922273/
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