Maintenance Phase

Debunking the junk science behind health fads, wellness scams and nonsensical nutrition advice.

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 In 1996, Proctor & Gamble launched an artificial fat substitute that promised all of the taste...

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Eating Disorders

Fat people have them too! This week, special guest Erin Harrop tells us about one of America's...

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Weight Watchers

Get your flex point calculators and food scales! This week, Mike and Aubrey are talking about one of...

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The Master Cleanse

Are your moods too stable? Is your face free of cold sores? Get your lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne...

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Dr. Oz

This week we're dissecting "America's Doctor." How did a smart, hardworking surgeon become one of TV's...

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Snake Oil

The world of dieting and wellness is full of so-called snake oil salesmenÔÇöbut what IS snake oil? This...

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The Biggest Loser

This week we dissect the content and impact of one of America's most harmful TV experiments.   Support...

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Halo Top Ice Cream

WEÔÇÖRE BACK! A new diet ice cream is taking your grocery store by storm. But what even is it? This...

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Anti-Fat Bias

To celebrate the release of her new book, Aubrey takes Mike on a tour through the statistics and debates...

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The Twinkie Defense

The Twinkie Defense has become a shorthand for disingenuous legal defense strategies. But was it disingenuous?...

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Moon Juice

What's that Gwyneth Paltrow's drinking? It's MOON JUICE! This week, we're talking adaptogens, brain...

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Snackwell's Cookies

They hit the market in 1992. Three years later, they were the best-selling cookie in America. This week,...

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Fen Phen & Redux

Fen-Phen & Redux were "the next miracle drugs" in the '90s, claiming to help people lose dramatic...

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The President's Physical Fitness Test

The shuttle run! The flexed arm hang! The v-sit reach! These terms are seared into the memories of an...

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What's Our Deal?

Welcome to Maintenance Phase! In our first episode, we tell our origin stories and talk about some of...

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