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Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes

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

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Ozempic is being hailed as “the end of the Obesity Epidemic.” This week, Mike and Aubrey dig through the sensational... more

10 Oct 2023 · 58 minutes
"Soy Boys"

How a plant-based pejorative went from an alt-right burn to a core concern of mainstream Republicans.Support us:Hear bonus episodes on... more

12 Sep 2023 · 44 minutes
RFK Jr. and The Mainstreaming Of The Anti-Vaxx Movement

Join us for a 75 minute answer to a 5 word question: Is there mercury in vaccines? Support us:Hear bonus... more

01 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
RFK Jr. and The Rise of the Anti-Vaxx Movement

A political candidate has some questions and we have some extremely obvious answers.Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PayPalGet... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes

Somehow an episode about an old-timey fitness influencer ended up being one of our most wholesome ever. We're as surprised... more

04 Jul 2023 · 44 minutes
Brittany Dawn

How a fitness influencer went from small-time scammer to one of the Internet’s leading villains. Support us:Hear bonus episodes on... more

20 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
BONUS: The Conservative Diet Books of Yore

We're taking a much-needed break this week so to tide you over here is one of our bonus episodes! Support... more

06 Jun 2023 · 56 minutes
Oprah v. Beef Part 2: Apocalypse Cow

The closing argument of our two-part Oprahsode starts in a Texas courtroom, wanders through some British slaughterhouses and ends with... more

23 May 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Oprah v. Beef Part 1: The Rise of "Veggie Libel"

On April 16, 1996, Oprah Winfrey did a show about mad cow disease. Six weeks later, a couple of Texas... more

09 May 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The 10,000 Steps Myth

This week we're digging into the weird  history of an omnipresent fitness goal. Episode comes free with a happy meal.Support... more

25 Apr 2023 · 49 minutes
Maintenance Phase
Maintenance Phase