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Maintenance Phase MP After Dark

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 14.8K Ratings

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

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria"

    "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria"

    Panic! At the endocrinologist.Thanks to Jules Gill-Peterson (jgillpeterson.com) and Julia Serano (patreon.com/juliaserano) for help researching this episode and Evan Urquhart and Parker Molloy for fact-checking!Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PayPalGet Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and moreWatch Aubrey's documentaryBuy Aubrey's bookListen to Mike's other podcastLinks!Origins of "Social Contagion" and "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria"What does the scholarly research say ...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    April Bonus: Oprah's Ozempic Special

    April Bonus: Oprah's Ozempic Special

    Oprah's got a new special about weight loss. Is it 1986? No, it's 2024 and we're watching "Blame, Shame and the Weight Loss Revolution"!

    Jamie Oliver

    Jamie Oliver

    In the 2000s, Jamie Oliver made a big splash with his work reforming kids’ meals in the UK and US. Was his work wicked slammin’, or just proper rustic?Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PayPalGet Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and moreBuy Aubrey's bookListen to Mike's other podcastLinks!BBC Profile - Jamie OliverJamie Oliver Puts America's Diet on a DietAll The Times Jamie Oliver Made Everyone AngryUnpacking School Lunch: Understanding the Hidden Politics of School FoodA...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    March Bonus: Plandemic!

    March Bonus: Plandemic!

    Despite being almost 90 minutes long, our COVID Conspiracies episode covered just a fraction of the misinformation bouncing around the country in 2020. So to cover some of the viral myths and zombie statistics we didn't get to, we decided to have a little watch party for a coronavirus conspiracy classic: "Plandemic."

    COVID Conspiracies

    COVID Conspiracies

    What was missing from America's pandemic response? According to the internet, a sunshine vitamin, a malaria treatment and a whole lot of horse paste.Thanks to Health Nerd (Substack) for helping us fact-check this episode! And thanks to Abby Mahler (Twitter, Tiktok) for help with the research on hydroxychloroquine! Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PayPalGet Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and moreBuy Aubrey's bookListen to Mike's other podcastLinks:How Musk Sold MA...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    February Bonus: Diets for your Brain!

    February Bonus: Diets for your Brain!

    Can someone's diet cure their schizophrenia? Of course not! But some real jerky psychologists & MDs in the '70s decided to tell people it could. This month, we're diving back into Aubrey's diet book collection—and this time, we're focusing on diets that claim to have psychological and behavioral effects. Buckle up, it's even more unhinged than you think!

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14.8K Ratings

14.8K Ratings

hwhitak1 ,

“Rapid Onset GD” Episode!

I just finished this episode and I had to say THANK YOU for your work thank you for your voice EVERYONE should listen to this episode. Podcasts like MP, YWA, IBCK have truly given me an education in media literacy that is invaluable as a human moving through this world.

daysjours ,

pro-obesity nonsense. Arrogant hosts

Both hosts speak with a laughable self assurance. They are very authoritative without being actual authorities. Wrong on the facts many times. They are insufferable in their certitude which is ideological rather than scientific. They also have sneers in their voices. They know. They’re smart. And everyone else is benighted. They are exemplars of stupidity being made more stupid through arrogance. They come across as deeply icky people. Smug dumb and intolerant. There is hate-watching TV shows. This is a hate-listen. A sort of schadenfreude of listening to a couple of dopes who think they are smarter than everyone

Emmers826 ,

Love it all!

Maintenance Phase is a gift to humanity as far as I’m concerned.

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