15 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 1.4K Ratings

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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.'

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    New Series: Bonaparte

    New Series: Bonaparte

    Twenty five years after Laura Van Wyhe’s body was found by the side of the road, prominent Manhattan attorney Anne Champion is returning to Iowa to find out what happened to her friend.

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    • 2 min
    Introducing Fallen Angel

    Introducing Fallen Angel

    Fallen Angel is a documentary podcast about Victoria's Secret...and its many, many secrets. The series investigates the origin story of one of the world’s most iconic brands and its effect on American culture for nearly 40 years, all told by women who witnessed what really happened behind the curtain. Fallen Angel goes back to the beginning of the lingerie megabrand to confront the many ways the brand influenced how a generation of women think about sex, desire, and beauty. The series also explores Les Wexner, the private man who has been at the head of the company for over 35 years, and his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Co-hosted by Vanessa Grigoriadis and Justine Harman, Fallen Angel is a production and direction of C13Originals, a Cadence13 studio, and Campside Media.
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    • 3 min
    New Series: Fox Hunter

    New Series: Fox Hunter

    The murder of 18-year-old Rhonda Sue Coleman in 1990 has been a thorn in the side of the small community of Hazlehurst, GA for over 30 years. No arrests, no answers, and no justice. The family, friends and townspeople have never let go of the hope of finally getting the answers they so desperately seek. 
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    • 1 min
    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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    • 3 min
    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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    • 30 min
    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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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

pvbbee ,

A nice change from the norm

This podcast is so well done and just a nice change from the rest that are out there. I was actually surprised I hadn't heard of it and that the average rating wasn't higher. My only problem is the ads. I normally hate when people give negative reviews because of ads because while of course any ad is annoying, I get that this is how we "pay" to listen without actually paying money. So I just hit the fast forward button and move on or tune them out. But the ads on this one are just SO abrasive. I'm on episode 7 and have binged it, and will try to finish, but the guy's voice in the ads is getting so hard to take.

mammalamadingdong ,

I want to give you a megaphone!

Shout it, sing it, keep it up! You are an amazing host and your voice makes this world a little bit better.
Sophia Carey

User-6378 ,

Self serving

Very self serving and fails to cover how toxic plastic surgery is to society. Narrator is practically giddy when she receives free botox in return for shilling for a plastic surgeon on the podcast. Also hilariously tries to lay blame on Tina fey.

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