23 episodes

In Season 2 we look at a world just as shady and mysterious as MLMs, but one whose promises are at times even more bombastic and unfathomable: WELLNESS. What is it? Who sells it? And will it bring you eternal happiness…and, perhaps, eternal life?

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In Season 2 we look at a world just as shady and mysterious as MLMs, but one whose promises are at times even more bombastic and unfathomable: WELLNESS. What is it? Who sells it? And will it bring you eternal happiness…and, perhaps, eternal life?

    S2 E5: Birthing a Bad Dream

    S2 E5: Birthing a Bad Dream

    Welcome to one of the cutest cults of wellness.

    • 37 min
    S2 E4: Take With Caution

    S2 E4: Take With Caution

    What happens when no one is looking out for you?

    • 37 min
    S2 E3: Magic Little Pills

    S2 E3: Magic Little Pills

    Can powders, pills and juices deliver on the promise to live longer and look younger?

    • 32 min
    Revisiting Women’s Work

    Revisiting Women’s Work

    Opportunity might still be knocking… we’ll be back with new episodes in January.

    • 38 min
    S2 E2: A New Kind of Party

    S2 E2: A New Kind of Party

    Take a walk and find a crystal. Who knows, it might just heal you.

    • 30 min
    S2 E1: What’s Your Frequency?

    S2 E1: What’s Your Frequency?

    Products and cures you can’t find at the doctor might just be the medicine you want.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

csj_boa ,

Great-both seasons

Such a well thought out, well organized, so interesting podcast. Love it

Kjmelvin ,

Season 1 great, season 2 not so much

I loved the first season of this podcast so much, and I recommended it to many of my friends. But the second season has been a disappointment. The topic of the wellness “industry” has a lot of potential, but so far it’s been wandering, self indulgent and under-explored. It’s soft on interviews and expertise, as well as history, and it’s missing the kind of punch that season one delivered.

Runsslow ,

I still love it

Yes, Season 1 was better and had a more cohesive arc than Season 2, but MLMs are also a more specific topic whereas “Wellness” is just so broad - you could literally make a whole season out of any of the one topic episodes of Season 2, so it’s a lot of material! I am still enjoying it though. I just listened to the episode on childbirth and it redeemed all of Season 2 for me!! I wish I had more information like that before giving birth last time. So helpful. Especially the part about women focusing on the “experience” rather than the “outcome”. I found it very helpful and enlightening.

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