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Maintenance Phase
Maintenance Phase
Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes

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

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Episodes

Ozempic

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
Pilates

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
The Trouble with Sugar

This week we're tackling three big ideas about sugar: It causes hyperactivity in kids, it's as addictive as cocaine and... more

11 Apr 2023 · 49 minutes
"Forks Over Knives": Is a Vegetarian Diet Better For You?

A viral documentary says a "whole foods plant-based diet" will prevent heart disease and cure cancer. But once we look... more

28 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Instagram Fiber Feud

Aubrey tells Mike about the diet that took over New York City (and its bathrooms).Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate... more

14 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
Doctors Have a New Plan for Fat Kids

Last month the American Academy of Pediatrics released a new set of guidelines for "childhood obesity." We have some comments.... more

28 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Elizabeth Taylor's "Elizabeth Takes Off"

History should make you feel weird and so, apparently, should diet books. Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PayPalGet... more

14 Feb 2023 · 58 minutes
“Glorifying Obesity” And Other Myths About Fat People

This week, we're talking about Aubrey's new book, "'You Just Need To Lose Weight' and 19 Other Myths About Fat... more

03 Jan 2023 · 49 minutes
Workplace Wellness

Charging disabled people more for health care is illegal. But what about ... charging non-disabled people less?Support us:Hear bonus episodes... more

20 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
The Food Pyramid

In the 1990s, the Food Pyramid was one of the most recognizable symbols in nutrition education. But where did it... more

15 Nov 2022 · 51 minutes
Bonus: Mike's New Podcast!

Mike and Aubrey introduce Mike's new show, If Books Could Kill! Find it on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google and wherever... more

08 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
The Daily Harvest Food Poisoning Scandal

“Herpes is basically living the dream” — Aubrey Gordon.Support us: Subscribe on PatreonDonate on PayPalGet Maintenance Phase shirts, stickers and more... more

01 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Mini-Sode: The Dr. Oz Campaign

Pennsylvania listeners check your registration here!Mike and Aubrey break down the policies and promises of Dr. Oz's Senate campaign in... more

18 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Paul Bragg & The Rise of Apple Cider Vinegar

Health claims about apple cider vinegar are everywhere. But are they true? This week, we hop into the wayback machine... more

11 Oct 2022 · 55 minutes
The French Paradox

How an early-'90s newsmagazine show convinced a generation of Americans to start drinking red wine. For the antioxidants! Special thanks... more

27 Sep 2022 · 55 minutes
Goop

Do we even need to write a description? It's the Goopisode! Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PayPalGet Maintenance Phase... more

13 Sep 2022 · 59 minutes
BONUS: Moon Juice Taste Test

This week's episode is running late so here's something to tide you over! Last year, we did an episode on... more

06 Sep 2022 · 54 minutes
The Scarsdale Diet Murder feat. Sarah Marshall

In 1982 a murder captured America's imagination. Forty years later, two podcasts joined forces to talk about it. Hear more... more

23 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
“French Women Don't Get Fat”

A dieting book or a how-to guide for an eating disorder? Pourquoi pas les deux ?Support us:Hear bonus episodes on... more

09 Aug 2022 · 57 minutes
Pete Evans Part 2: COVID & Consequences

"Celebrity chef Pete Evans has activated his last almond with the Seven Network."Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PayPalGet... more

26 Jul 2022 · 58 minutes
Pete Evans Part 1: The Paleo Way

How a beloved TV chef became one of Australia's most polarizing public figures. Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PayPalGet... more

12 Jul 2022 · 52 minutes
The Worm Wars

In 1998, a researcher rolled out an innovative approach to education. And in 2015, Methodology Twitter had a big fight... more

28 Jun 2022 · 57 minutes
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In 1982 a murder captured America's imagination. Forty years later, two podcasts joined forces to talk about it. Hear more from Sarah... more