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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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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
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