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History • True-crime • Society-and-culture

Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider a person or event that's been miscast in the public imagination.

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Reconstruction w. Jamelle Bouie

Dec 6 • 01:02:08

Jamelle Bouie explains to Sarah what the Reconstruction era was, why it remains relevant today, and how this history lesson is one that could get some high school teachers into legal trouble due to passage of anti-CRT laws.

Jamelle at the New York Times
Jamelle's podcast Unclear and Present Danger
Jamelle discussing the Electoral College on YWA
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True Crime w. Emma Berquist

Nov 22 • 52:46

Emma Berquist stops by to tell us about how true crime doesn't have to make us better people, and in fact may be more harmful to us than we realize—but we don't let her in, because we don't want to get KILLED!...

Ed and Lorraine Warren w. Jamie Loftus

Nov 8 • 01:05:39

Special Guest Jamie Loftus tells Sarah about Ed and Lorraine Warren (of The Conjuring and Annabelle fame). Topics of interest include Connecticut as a locus of scary happenings, New England uncles, and psychic communication with a tearstained Bigfoot. ...

Catherine the Great w. Dana Schwartz

Oct 25 • 01:00:34

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.


Mike Lives in a Downtown Hotel

Oct 11 • 21:58

Bonus: The Great Protein Fiasco

Sep 27 • 01:10:51

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.

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The McDonald's Hot Coffee Case

Sep 13 • 01:13:04

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.

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Re-Release: Dan Quayle vs. Murphy Brown

Sep 6 • 52:26

The O.J. Simpson Trial: Runaway Grand Jury

Aug 23 • 51:06

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 vi...

Summer Book Club: "The Satan Seller" (The Debunking!)

Aug 9 • 58:04

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.

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