12 episodes

Over two decades, Dr. Fredric Brandt went from a small dermatology practice in Miami to being Madonna's personal skincare consultant and the go-to for public figures desperate to stave off aging. His clients loved him. Fashion magazines profiled him. But as Brandt continued to build his empire—a best-selling product line, pristine homes in New York and Miami, and an absurd modern art collection—he was slowly becoming addicted to his own product. Popular speculation has it that it was Martin Short's scathing portrayal of a clearly-based-on-Brandt character in the 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' that pushed him to his death, but the truth is far more complicated. From Justine Harman and the team behind 'Broken Harts.'

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Over two decades, Dr. Fredric Brandt went from a small dermatology practice in Miami to being Madonna's personal skincare consultant and the go-to for public figures desperate to stave off aging. His clients loved him. Fashion magazines profiled him. But as Brandt continued to build his empire—a best-selling product line, pristine homes in New York and Miami, and an absurd modern art collection—he was slowly becoming addicted to his own product. Popular speculation has it that it was Martin Short's scathing portrayal of a clearly-based-on-Brandt character in the 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' that pushed him to his death, but the truth is far more complicated. From Justine Harman and the team behind 'Broken Harts.'

    NEW SHOW: O.C. Swingers

    NEW SHOW: O.C. Swingers

    In 2018, Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon and former Bravo reality star Dr. Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley were charged with 17 felonies, including raping and drugging multiple women. Were they the "Bonnie and Clyde" of sex crimes, as one victim told detectives? Or sexually-liberated "swingers" framed by a conviction-hungry prosecutor? 
    Justine Harman has teamed up with audiochuck to bring you O.C. Swingers. You can hear it now wherever you’re listening, and be sure to follow for a new episode every Monday. You won’t want to miss a minute of this 10-part series.
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    New Normal | Epilogue

    New Normal | Epilogue

    Five years after Dr. Brandt's death, his ghosts are everywhere. Why are we so scared to confront them?

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    Kintsugi | Chapter 9

    Kintsugi | Chapter 9

    A look into the final weeks and months of Dr. Brandt's life through the eyes of a beloved colleague.

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    Under Siege | Chapter 8

    Under Siege | Chapter 8

    Dr. Brandt is at the pinnacle of his success and a favorite at dermatological summits where he always takes top billing. But he also has a target on his back, and multiple shots had been fired.
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    Mother's Eye | Chapter 7

    Mother's Eye | Chapter 7

    What makes a beautiful face? Is it a matter of ratios or something more subtle? Experts debate one of the most divisive topics: the science of pretty.
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    Perfection | Chapter 6

    Perfection | Chapter 6

    The injectables market is crowded with competition, but Dr. Brandt refuses to give up his hard-earned crown.
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Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

AussieJayHi ,

A little too much filler, but good

The podcast is well produced and mostly entertaining, but starts to feel a bit padded and directionless in later episodes. The never ending promotion of “The Dream” podcast is annoying

Snappididoo ,

Footage from the funeral?

Is that legit footage from this persons funeral being used in a podcast?? How was sharing this in any way ground breaking or necessary? That’s just gross. No thanks.

Laubla249 ,

Insightful, in depth and Compelling

What an incredible dive into the life of this pioneer of the brave new world that is the modern day beauty industry and what constitutes beauty in this era. While I'm not sure I agree with some of the more extreme types of treatments, I think it's tragic that Dr Brandt had to endure so much negativity from others because he was the best and he genuinely cared so deeply for his patients.

I will be recommending it to others, as it was recommended to me.

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