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Hustle Hound
Oct 21, 2012

all is known


you're wrong about is a show about things people were wrong about (mostly maligned women, moral panics, and other manifestations of our society's failures) hosted by sarah marshall and michael hobbes.

there is an ongoing series within the podcast about OJ Simpson, the famous football man who definitely murdered his wife, that is very extremely good. one off episodes i personally enjoyed include the ones on homelessness, kitty genovese, and the stanford prison experiment. honestly though i think the best way to start listening to this podcast is to go through the archive and look for episodes with interesting topics. the order pretty much doesn't matter unless the episode is in a series.

michael hobbes hosts another podcast which is basically the health version of this show called maintenance phase and sarah marshall hosts another podcast about fatherhood expressed in movies called why are dads. i have not heard either of them very much but they could also be good to discuss in this thread.

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The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

You must be a masochist


I feel bad, because I've basically cherry picked episodes for OJ Simpson content and am just now working through the rest of their actual stuff. A lot of the subject matters seem like major bummers, though (I noped out of the Matthew Shepard episode, for example), though I liked the PMRC series. Any tip on where to start?

EDIT: You actually gave three pretty good starting points right in the OP. Guess I'll start there?

Hustle Hound
Oct 21, 2012

all is known


The Modern Leper posted:

I feel bad, because I've basically cherry picked episodes for OJ Simpson content and am just now working through the rest of their actual stuff. A lot of the subject matters seem like major bummers, though (I noped out of the Matthew Shepard episode, for example), though I liked the PMRC series. Any tip on where to start?

EDIT: You actually gave three pretty good starting points right in the OP. Guess I'll start there?

yeah the show covers a lot of very dark material. even though i'm kind of there for that, a lot of the time i can't always stand to listen to a whole oj episode in one sitting, especially the early ones where they really focused on what an abusive piece of poo poo he was. if you're looking for something that isn't entirely depressing, i actually found the recent ones on vanessa williams pretty interesting. there's a bunch of "celebrities of the 20th century" type episodes in the feed and, while they are personally not always my thing, i enjoyed hearing about the story of her life in particular.

Hustle Hound fucked around with this message at 20:43 on Apr 5, 2021

Parakeet vs. Phone
Nov 6, 2009


The rant about Dr. Oz on Maintenance Phase is decent in a righteous anger way and the sadness is just about the size of general quackery, which isn't as soul-crushing.

Killer Clown Panic is pretty alright in the same way. It's only frustrating because, god drat are we stupid and we keep doing the same things over and over again.

Their Halloween special covering "Creepy Encounter" stories on Reddit is pretty alright for the first 2/3rds covering since it's mostly covering human trafficking panic. The last story is kind of a bummer though since it seems to be a true story of a woman almost being assaulted by her Uber driver, except as they talk about our culture tends to push that as not "enough" so the board makes it drift into a story about how she was almost trafficked or killed by a budding serial killer.

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