Maintenance Phase

By Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes

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Subscribers: 955
Reviews: 5

the best
 Mar 2, 2021
great humour and chemistry, great information and discussion, and really opening my eyes to some stuff

denallie
 Jan 9, 2021
we're going to miss you during your season one hiatus, can't wait to see what you come up with next round!

Beth
 Nov 20, 2020
Mike and Aubrey have excellent chemistry and the topics are interesting. Aubrey's laugh is capital A- uhmazing.

Lauren
 Nov 17, 2020
Interesting stories from the past and present on the social and commercial factors informing our current under-interrogated beliefs about health. Hosts, Aubrey and Mike, are charming, smart, and passionate about sharing these stories.

Natalie
 Oct 24, 2020
In news that shouldn't be news, it isn't OK to bully someone because of their weight. This podcast teases out the relationship between fat and health, and our messed-up cultural ideas about both.

Description

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

Episode Date
Olestra
3945
Apr 13, 2021
Eating Disorders
3330

Fat people have them too! This week, special guest Erin Harrop tells us about one of America's most under-diagnosed and misunderstood problems. Along the way we talk about elbow bumps, Twitter etiquette and '90s sweatpants. Our content warnings are becoming increasingly threatening.

Here's Erin's faculty page and a bunch of her research!

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Thanks to Mitra Kaboli for production support and Doctor Dreamchip for our lovely theme song!

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Mar 30, 2021
Weight Watchers
3043
Mar 16, 2021
The Master Cleanse
2853

Are your moods too stable? Is your face free of cold sores? Get your lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper ready, because this week we're talking about celebrity favorite THE MASTER CLEANSE!

Along the way we roast New Atheism, praise Gwyneth Paltrow (!) and endorse garbanzo bean salads. Mike wishes to clarify that he adores Kate Bush and quips with the utmost affection.

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Thanks to Ashley Smith for editing assistance and Doctor Dreamchip for our lovely theme song!

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Mar 02, 2021
Dr. Oz
3352

This week we're dissecting "America's Doctor." How did a smart, hardworking surgeon become one of TV's leading purveyors of junk science?  Along the way we debunk green coffee bean extract, raspberry ketones, conversion therapy (!) and a salad dressing skincare regimen.

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Thanks to Ashley Smith for editing assistance and Doctor Dreamchip for our lovely theme song!

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Feb 16, 2021
Snake Oil
2932

The world of dieting and wellness is full of so-called snake oil salesmen—but what IS snake oil? This week, we take a wild ride through the history of health scams and discover a startling twist about an everyday idiom. Along the way, Aubrey delivers fun facts about sanitation from memory and Mike roasts the state where most of his family lives. 

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Thanks to Ashley Smith for editing assistance and Doctor Dreamchip for our lovely theme song!

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Feb 02, 2021
The Biggest Loser
3275
Jan 19, 2021
Halo Top Ice Cream
2695

WE’RE BACK! A new diet ice cream is taking your grocery store by storm. But what even is it? This week, Mike and Aubrey talk biohacking, dieting for straight dudes and the extremely ill-advised "Halo Top diet."

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Thanks to Ashley Smith for editing assistance and Doctor Dreamchip for our lovely theme song!

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Jan 05, 2021
Anti-Fat Bias
3279

To celebrate the release of her new book, Aubrey takes Mike on a tour through the statistics and debates surrounding weight bias. Anyone interested in body positivity, airline seats, 'skinny shaming' or the sugar content of melons is legally obligated to join us.

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Thanks to Doctor Dreamchip for our lovely theme song!

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Nov 24, 2020
The Twinkie Defense
2960
Nov 17, 2020
Moon Juice
3479

What's that Gwyneth Paltrow's drinking? It's MOON JUICE! This week, we're talking adaptogens, brain dust, hot sex milk and the wellness company that's taken L.A. by storm. Be sure to take your quinton shots before you listen to this one.

Thanks to Ashley Smith for editing assistance and Doctor Dreamchip for our lovely theme song!

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Nov 10, 2020
Snackwell's Cookies
3396

They hit the market in 1992. Three years later, they were the best-selling cookie in America. This week, Mike and Aubrey dive into the low-fat craze of the 1990s and sample the snack that became the symbol of its rise and fall.  

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Nov 03, 2020
Fen Phen & Redux
3088

Fen-Phen & Redux were "the next miracle drugs" in the '90s, claiming to help people lose dramatic amounts of weight in just three months.  But within a few short years, they'd been pulled from the market.  They were just too effective! (Just kidding, they killed some people.)

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Thanks to Doctor Dreamchip for our lovely theme song!

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Oct 27, 2020
The President's Physical Fitness Test
3501
Oct 20, 2020
What's Our Deal?
3418

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

Here's where to find us:
Aubrey: https://www.yourfatfriend.com/
Mike: https://rottenindenmark.org/

Thanks to Ashley Smith for editing assistance and Doctor Dreamchip for our lovely theme song!

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Oct 11, 2020