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Maintenance Phase

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

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

 

#45

The Worm Wars

In 1998, a researcher rolled out an innovative approach to education. And in 2015, Methodology Twitter had a big fight about it. Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://cega.berkeley.edu/assets/cega_research_projects/1/Identifying-Impacts-on-Education-and-Health-in-the-Presence-of-Treatment-Externalities.pdf'>The original 2004 paper</a> ---<a href='https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/44/5/1572/2594560?login=false'>The 2015 re-analysis</a> ---<a href='http://www.cochrane.org/CD000371/INFECTN_deworming-school-children-developing-countries'>The 2015 meta-analysis</a> ---<a href='https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/7CA864E87B159245C14BCBF31BC647B1/S0021932016000018a.pdf/rumours_riots_and_the_rejection_of_mass_drug_administration_for_the_treatment_of_schistosomiasis_in_morogoro_tanzania.pdf'>The Tanzania dissertation</a> ---<a href='https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/12/14/18088514/effective-altruism-poverty-philanthropy-william-macaskill'>Doing Good Better</a> ---<a href='https://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/worm-wars-anthology'>Worm Wars: The Anthology</a> ---<a href='https://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.e8558'>Deworming Debunked</a> ---<a href='https://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j4589?utm_source=IHP+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f8fc766b22-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_14504ce43d-f8fc766b22-248188161'>WHO advises blanket anti-worming treatment for children despite lack of benefit</a> ---<a href='https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-biosocial-science/article/deworming-delusions-mass-drug-administration-in-east-african-schools/F53A81E632335EB38F8754051D79C547'>Deworming Delusions? Mass Drug Administration In East African Schools</a> ---<a href='https://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0004108'>Understanding Heterogeneity in the Impact of National Neglected Tropical Disease Control Programmes</a> ---<a href='http://www.columbia.edu/~mh2245/w/worms.html'>What Has Been Learned from the Deworming Replications: A Nonpartisan View</a> ---<a href='http://dcp-3.org/sites/default/files/chapters/DCP3%20CAHD_Ch%2013.pdf'>Mass Deworming Programs in Middle Childhood and Adolescence</a> ---<a href='https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33972806'>Is it worth treating everyone who might get worms?</a> ---<a href='https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jul/23/research-global-deworming-programmes'>New research debunks merits of global deworming programmes</a> ---<a href='https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c98e/fec0a34a9d7faa2cfea371d954c8ab186237.pdf'>Should the WHO withdraw support for mass deworming?</a> ---<a href='https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228602508_Why_Don%27t_People_Take_Their_Medicine_Experimental_Evidence_from_Kenya'>Why Don't People Take Their Medicine? Experimental Evidence from Kenya</a> ---<a href='https://web.archive.org/web/20220125012319/http://chrisblattman.com/2015/07/23/dear-journalists-and-policymakers-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-worm-wars/'>Dear journalists and policymakers: What you need to know about the Worm Wars</a> Thanks to <a href='https://freesound.org/people/Doctor_Dreamchip/'>Doctor Dreamchip</a> for our lovely theme song! [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

28 Jun 2022

57 MINS

57:05

28 Jun 2022


#44

Calorie Menu Labeling

This year, the UK implemented a law requiring chain restaurants to list calorie counts on their menus. Where did these policies come from? What impact do they have? And why is a Julia Roberts quote from 1990 the best way to describe them?Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/909/made'>Calorie Labelling Regulations - GOV.UK</a> ---<a href='https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/calorie-labelling-in-the-out-of-home-sector/calorie-labelling-in-the-out-of-home-sector-implementation-guidance'>Calorie labelling: implementation guidance - GOV.UK</a> ---<a href='https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-04-09/do-menu-calorie-counts-work-small-nudges-can-help-address-u-k-obesity-epidemic'>Do Menu Calorie Counts Actually Change How We Eat?</a> ---<a href='https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/calorie-counts-on-menu-label-restaurants-b2052800.html'>Calorie counts on menus: What's the real impact on diners and restaurants?</a> ---<a href='https://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/nyregion/18calorie.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion'>Court Upholds the City's Rule Requiring Some Restaurants to Post Calorie Counts</a> ---<a href='https://www.cspinet.org/protecting-our-health/menu-labeling'>Menu Labeling | Center for Science in the Public Interest</a> ---<a href='https://www.fda.gov/food/food-labeling-nutrition/menu-labeling-requirements'>Menu Labeling Requirements | FDA</a> ---<a href='https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.28.6.w1110'>Calorie Labeling And Food Choices: A First Look At The Effects On Low-Income People In New York City</a> ---<a href='https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4209007/'>The influence of calorie labeling on food orders and consumption: A review of the literature - PMC</a> ---<a href='https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2787598?utm_source=For_The_Media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_term=123021'>Changes in Calorie Content of Menu Items at Large Chain Restaurants After Implementation of Calorie Labels</a> ---<a href='https://www.eater.com/22872257/get-rid-of-calorie-counts-on-menus'>Why Listing Calorie Counts on Menus Can Do More Harm Than Good</a> Thanks to <a href='https://freesound.org/people/Doctor_Dreamchip/'>Doctor Dreamchip</a> for our lovely theme song! [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

07 Jun 2022

50 MINS

50:27

07 Jun 2022


#43

The Trouble With Calories

Weight loss is as simple as “calories in, calories out,” right? Or — gasp — could the reply guys be wrong!? This week, we dig in on the surprisingly complex science behind a seemingly simple calculation.Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/136/12/2957/4663943'>History of the Calorie in Nutrition</a> ---<a href='https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article-abstract/6/5/542/4729975?redirectedFrom=fulltext'>Caloric Equivalents of Gained or Lost Weight</a> ---<a href='https://academic.oup.com/ahr/article/112/2/337/41021?login=true'>The Foreign Policy of the Calorie</a> ---<a href='https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/07/28/why-the-most-popular-rule-of-weight-loss-is-completely-wrong/'>Why the most popular rule of weight loss is completely wrong</a> ---<a href='https://www.jandonline.org/article/S2212-2672(14)00111-7/fulltext'>Time to Correctly Predict the Amount of Weight Loss With Dieting</a> ---<a href='https://www.webmd.com/special-reports/weight-loss-mysteries/20160104/weight-loss-mysteries'>Mysteries of Weight Loss</a> ---<a href='https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/115/5/1243/6522166'>The energy balance model of obesity: beyond calories in, calories out</a> ---<a href='https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/ajpendo.00156.2017'>“Calories in, calories out” and macronutrient intake</a> ---<a href='https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/olympians-owe-gold-standard-to-a-19th-century-chemist'>Olympians owe gold standard to a 19th-century chemist</a> ---<a href='https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25033392-800-calories-on-food-packets-are-wrong-its-time-to-change-that/'>Calories on food packets are wrong—it’s time to change that</a> ---<a href='https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/08/why-does-the-fda-recommend-2-000-calories-per-day/243092/'>Why Does the FDA Recommend 2,000 Calories Per Day?</a> ---<a href='https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/2016-06-14/who-actually-needs-a-2-000-calorie-diet'>Who Actually Needs a 2,000 Calorie a Day Diet?</a> ---<a href='https://foodinsight.org/the-nutrition-facts-label-its-history-purpose-and-updates/'>The Nutrition Facts Label: Its History and Updates</a> Thanks to <a href='https://freesound.org/people/Doctor_Dreamchip/'>Doctor Dreamchip</a> for our lovely theme song! [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

24 May 2022

52 MINS

52:33

24 May 2022


#42

Diet Book Deep Dive: “How To Take 20 Pounds Off Your Man”

This week, Mike and Aubrey take on a manual for creep behavior masquerading as a diet book. Along the way, we cover shopping guides, journalism salaries and the proper preparation of Cornish game hens. We love our curvy husbands. Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.abebooks.com/first-edition/Take-20-Pounds-Man-Kalter-Suzy/565468580/bd'>How to Take 20 Pounds Off Your Man by Kalter, Suzy: (1984) | The Book Store</a>  ---<a href='https://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/business/suzy-gershman-dies-at-64-wrote-born-to-shop-guides.html'>Suzy Kalter Gershman Obituary</a> ---<a href='https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/gallery/images/1476264505-1476134854-1475876290-1984.jpg'>The book cover</a> Thanks to <a href='https://freesound.org/people/Doctor_Dreamchip/'>Doctor Dreamchip</a> for our lovely theme song! [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

10 May 2022

50 MINS

50:23

10 May 2022


#41

Zombie Statistics Spectacular!

Debunking some of the most widely repeated myths about fat and health. Here's <a href='https://youtu.be/inqOqgklH68'>Mike's new video</a>! Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Thanks to <a href='https://freesound.org/people/Doctor_Dreamchip/'>Doctor Dreamchip</a> for our lovely theme song! [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

19 Apr 2022

57 MINS

57:56

19 Apr 2022


#40

Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma"

How a liberal journalist entrenched a libertarian fantasy. Thanks to <a href='https://twitter.com/SarahTaber_bww'>Sarah Taber</a> for helping us with the research for this episode!Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520266254/weighing-in'>Julie Guthman's "Weighing In" </a> ---<a href='https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520286313/cuisine-and-empire'>Rachel Laudan's "Cooking and Empire"</a> ---<a href='https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2752/175174415X14101814953729'>Heidi Zimmerman's "Caring for the Middle Class Soul"</a> ---<a href='https://www.motherjones.com/food/2020/11/joel-salatin-chris-newman-farming-rotational-grazing-agriculture/'>Joel Salatin’s Unsustainable Myth</a> ---<a href='https://medium.com/@sylvanaqua'>Chris Newman’s Blog</a> ---<a href='https://sylvanaqua.medium.com/everything-i-want-to-do-is-racist-3ff6a6bb5e01'>Everything I Want to Do Is Racist: How America’s favorite farmer lost his way.</a> ---<a href='https://medium.com/sylvanaquafarms/clean-food-if-you-want-to-save-the-world-get-over-yourself-8ae9e01cc7ea'>Clean Food: If You Want to Save the World, Get Over Yourself.</a> ---<a href='https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31170989/'>The USA lags behind other agricultural nations in banning harmful pesticides</a> ---<a href='https://pure.uva.nl/ws/files/33261761/Thesis_.pdf'>Governing food: Media, politics and pleasure</a> ---<a href='http://www.louiseofresco.com/pdf/The%20Dilemma%20of%20Michael%20Pollan%20_%20Louise%20O.%20Fresco.pdf'>Michael Pollan's Misguided Food Nostalgia</a>  ---<a href='https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/05/slow-food-artisanal-natural-preservatives/'>A Plea for Culinary Modernism</a> ---<a href='http://www.rachellaudan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Slow-Food.pdf'>The French Terroir Strategy, and Culinary Modernism</a> ---<a href='https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/08/farmworkers-local-locavore-agriculture-exploitation/'>The Dark Side of Local</a>  Thanks to <a href='https://freesound.org/people/Doctor_Dreamchip/'>Doctor Dreamchip</a> for our lovely theme song! [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

05 Apr 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:44

05 Apr 2022


#39

Bonus: Fad Diets

This week's show is still in the oven so we're releasing one of our first Patreon bonus episodes. We asked our listeners for the wildest and wackiest fad diets they've ever tried and ended up doing mini-deep dives into The Rotation Diet, The Shangri-La Diet, The Special K Diet, Bethenny Frankel's "Naturally Thin" plan and the Blood Type Diet. Enjoy, and see you next week!  Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Thanks to <a href='https://freesound.org/people/Doctor_Dreamchip/'>Doctor Dreamchip</a> for our lovely theme song! [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

29 Mar 2022

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:39

29 Mar 2022


#38

Jordan Peterson Part 2: The Moscow Diaries

In 2019, Jordan Peterson disappeared from public life. One year later, he re-emerged with a diagnosis, a story and no self-reflection whatsoever.Thanks to <a href='https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cancel-me-daddy/id1550508625'>Katelyn Burns</a> and <a href='https://theswordandthesandwich.substack.com/'>Talia Lavin</a> for help fact-checking this episode and <a href='https://freesound.org/people/Doctor_Dreamchip/'>Doctor Dreamchip</a> for our lovely theme song!Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T7pUEZfgdI'>Joe Rogan Experience #1070 - Jordan Peterson</a> ---<a href='https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/08/why-the-left-is-so-afraid-of-jordan-peterson/567110/'>Why the Left Is So Afraid of Jordan Peterson</a> ---<a href='https://web.archive.org/web/20201112010917/https://www.canadaland.com/how-jordan-petersons-fame-affected-his-private-practice/'>When Your Psychologist Goes Viral: How Jordan Peterson’s Fame Affected His Private Practice</a> ---<a href='https://web.archive.org/web/20210122170209/https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/03/05/jordan-petersons-gospel-of-masculinity'>Jordan Peterson’s Gospel of Masculinity</a> ---<a href='https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/03/the-intellectual-we-deserve'>The Intellectual We Deserve</a> ---<a href='https://arxiv.org/pdf/1908.08313.pdf'>Auditing Radicalization Pathways on YouTube</a> ---<a href='https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/08/the-lefts-hatred-of-jordan-peterson-is-perfectly-rational.html'>The Left’s Contempt for Jordan Peterson Is Perfectly Rational</a> ---<a href='https://www.thestar.com/opinion/2018/05/25/i-was-jordan-petersons-strongest-supporter-now-i-think-hes-dangerous.html'>I was Jordan Peterson’s strongest supporter. Now I think he’s dangerous.</a> ---<a href='https://nationalpost.com/opinion/jordan-peterson-why-i-am-no-longer-a-tenured-professor-at-the-university-of-toronto'>Jordan Peterson: Why I am no longer a tenured professor at the University of Toronto</a> ---<a href='https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/03/19/jordan-peterson-and-fascist-mysticism/'>Jordan Peterson & Fascist Mysticism</a> ---<a href='https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/blog-posts/sunday-times-unedited-interview-transcript/'>Sunday Times: Unedited Interview Transcript</a> ---<a href='https://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/10419/9404'>Algorithmic extremism: Examining YouTube's rabbit hole of radicalization</a> ---<a href='https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/20563051211036385'>What is the “lite” in “alt-lite?” The discourse of white vulnerability and dominance among YouTube’s reactionaries</a> ---<a href='https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-jordan-peterson-s-barrage-of-revisionist-falsehoods-on-hitler-and-nazism-1.8955174'>Exposing Jordan Peterson’s Barrage of Revisionist Falsehoods About Hitler, the Holocaust and Nazism</a> [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

15 Mar 2022

54 MINS

54:51

15 Mar 2022


#37

Jordan Peterson Part 1: The Carnivore Diet

Oops all meat: How a '50s bodybuilder, a Grateful Dead roadie and an unreadable professor accidentally launched one of America's wildest fad diets. <a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkVYvp_CumI'>Here's Mike's "Cancel Culture" video! </a>Note: In our discussion of Jordan Peterson’s political correctness lecture, I made a sarcastic comment about looking “slim in this dress.” After the episode came out, we started hearing from listeners that my comment reminded them of fatphobic jokes they’d heard in the past and didn’t feel consistent with the message of the show. They were right! It was a bad joke and we've removed it from the episode. We'll be discussing this and our approach to handling feedback and editing past episodes in more detail soon. Thanks to everyone who wrote in to let us know! — MikeSupport us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T7pUEZfgdI'>Joe Rogan Experience #1070 - Jordan Peterson</a> ---<a href='https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/08/the-peterson-family-meat-cleanse/567613/'>Atlantic article on the all-beef diet</a> ---<a href='https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/style/jordan-peterson-12-rules-for-life.html'>Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy</a> ---<a href='https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/is-jordan-peterson-the-stupid-mans-smart-person/'>Is Jordan Peterson the stupid man's smart person?</a> ---<a href='https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/07/how-dangerous-is-jordan-b-peterson-the-rightwing-professor-who-hit-a-hornets-nest'>How dangerous is Jordan B. Peterson?</a> ---<a href='https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/03/the-intellectual-we-deserve'>The Intellectual We Deserve</a> ---<a href='https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/03/19/jordan-peterson-and-fascist-mysticism/'>Jordan Peterson & Fascist Mysticism</a> ---<a href='https://web.archive.org/web/20201104172210/https://torontolife.com/city/u-t-professor-sparked-vicious-battle-gender-neutral-pronouns/'>The Pronoun Warrior</a> ---<a href='https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/03/05/jordan-petersons-gospel-of-masculinity'>Jordan Peterson’s Gospel of Masculinity</a> ---<a href='https://www.motherjones.com/food/2018/09/carnivorism-zero-carb-jordan-peterson-mikhaila-shawn-baker-andrew-torba-alt-right/'>The Bizarre Fad Diet Taking the Far Right by Storm</a> ---<a href='https://www.vice.com/en/article/ne74nw/inside-the-world-of-the-bitcoin-carnivores'>Inside the World of the 'Bitcoin Carnivores'</a> ---<a href='https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/human-ancestors-were-nearly-all-vegetarians/'>Human Ancestors Were Nearly All Vegetarians</a> ---<a href='https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/sep/10/my-carnivore-diet-jordan-peterson-beef'>My carnivore diet: what I learned from eating only beef, salt and water</a> ---<a href='https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/the-inuit-paradox'>The Inuit Paradox</a> ---<a href='https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-right-wingers-are-going-crazy-about-meat'>Why Right Wingers Are Going Crazy About Meat</a> ---<a href='https://justmeat.co/archives/active-low-carber-forum-posts/'>Owsley “The Bear” Stanley’s Active Low-Carber Forum Posts</a> Thanks to <a href='https://freesound.org/people/Doctor_Dreamchip/'>Doctor Dreamchip</a> for our lovely theme song! [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

01 Mar 2022

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:52

01 Mar 2022


#36

"Super Size Me"

Aubrey thought she could swear less in this week’s episode. She was wrong. Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRPSeVyrd68'>Super Size Me Trailer</a> ---<a href='https://www.cbsnews.com/news/from-2004-super-size-me/'>"Super Size Me" - CBS News</a><a href='https://news.bloomberglaw.com/product-liability-and-toxics-law/wheres-the-beef-the-challenges-of-obesity-suits'>Where's the Beef? The Challenges of Obesity Suits</a> ---<a href='https://www.businessinsider.com/morgan-spurlock-talks-sexual-misconduct-confession-super-size-me-2-2019-9'>Morgan Spurlock on Sexual Misconduct Confession, 'Super Size Me 2'</a> ---<a href='https://jezebel.com/former-employees-say-morgan-spurlocks-production-compan-1821371630'>Former Employees Say Morgan Spurlock's Production Company Was 'Fratty Boys' Club'</a> ---<a href='https://www.phaionline.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/WilkingDaynardFDLJAug13.pdf'>Food and Drug Law Journal</a> ---<a href='https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(04)15826-1/fulltext'>“Cheeseburger Bill” protects food industry - The Lancet</a> ---<a href='https://www.al.com/entertainment/2015/08/meet_the_science_teacher_who_l.html'>Meet the science teacher who lost 60 pounds eating nothing but McDonald's three meals a day</a> ---<a href='https://www.active.com/articles/impressed-by-the-demise-of-supersize-take-a-closer-look'>Impressed by the demise of Supersize? Take a closer look</a> [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

15 Feb 2022

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:25

15 Feb 2022


#35

"Illness Influencer" Belle Gibson

In 2015, Belle Gibson was an Australian "eco-preneur" with a vegetarian cookbook, a blockbuster wellness app and a terminal cancer diagnosis. Today, she's one of the most hated figures in the country.Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/books/the-woman-who-fooled-the-world-9781925322460'>The Woman Who Fooled The World</a> ---<a href='https://www.elle.com.au/news/what-we-know-about-belle-gibson-5919'>What we know about Belle Gibson</a> ---<a href='https://mashable.com/archive/belle-gibson-whole-pantry'>The mystery of Belle Gibson, who claimed she cured cancer with clean living</a> ---<a href='https://www.smh.com.au/technology/friends-and-doctors-raise-doubts-over-healing-belle-cancer-claims-20150310-1401rr.html'>Friends and doctors raise doubts over 'Healing Belle' cancer claims</a> ---<a href='https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/megablogger-belle-gibson-casts-doubt-on-her-own-cancer-claims/news-story/de179f2f17de51d1071096eb7bd2bdee'>Mega-blogger Belle Gibson casts doubt on her own cancer claims</a> ---<a href='https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/1507_newscomau.pdf'>Melbourne mum Belle Gibson on taking the world by storm with her app The Whole Pantry, while fighting terminal brain cancer</a> ---<a href='https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/EYH4IM8FR97TJHENSQ4D/full'>The Belle Gibson scandal: The rise of lifestyle gurus as micro-celebrities in low-trust societies</a>  ---<a href='https://www.nowtolove.co.nz/news/real-life/belle-gibson-my-lifelong-struggle-with-the-truth-6860'>Belle Gibson: "My lifelong struggle with the truth"</a> ---<a href='https://www.onlineinvestigations.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Belle-Gibson.pdf'>Catalog of Belle’s posts and timeline</a> ---<a href='https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p09ln51v/bad-influencer-the-great-insta-con'>Bad Influencer: The Great Insta Con</a> ---<a href='https://web.archive.org/web/20150626134721/http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/health-lifestyle/lifestyle/2015/3/an-honest-account-of-our-experience-with-belle-gibson/'>Cosmo: An honest account of our experience with Belle Gibson</a> ---<a href='https://books.google.de/books?id=Jl-SDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT214#v=onepage&q&f=false'>Julia Watson's "Breakfast, School Run, Chemo"</a>   [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

01 Feb 2022

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:05

01 Feb 2022


#34

Diet Book Deep Dive: The Karl Lagerfeld Diet

Who’s that Bond villain stroking a cat and yelling at beloved public figures? It’s Karl Lagerfeld! This week, Mike and Aubrey go in on fashion’s favorite turbo troll and his fancy, joyless diet. This episode serves four.Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links!: ---<a href='https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Karl_Lagerfeld_Diet/aOquAAAACAAJ?hl=en'>The Karl Lagerfeld Diet</a> ---<a href='https://www.google.com/books/edition/Kaiser_Karl_Life_of_Karl_Lagerfeld/7dVNygEACAAJ?hl=en'>Kaiser Karl: The Life of Karl Lagerfeld</a> ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qS5WY3JEkg&t=57s'>Karl Lagerfeld: My childhood was very simple</a> ---<a href='https://www.huffpost.com/entry/karl-lagerfeld-fashion-designer-photos_l_5c6c032de4b0b9cc79008bc9'>A Look Back at Designer Karl Lagerfeld’s Iconic Fashion Career in Photos</a> ---<a href='https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20190220-seven-of-karl-lagerfelds-most-iconic-moments'>Seven of Karl Lagerfeld's most iconic moments</a> ---<a href='https://www.thecut.com/2008/04/karl_lagerfeld_becomes_a_video_1.html'>Karl Lagerfeld Becomes a Video-Game Character</a> ---<a href='https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/19/18231624/karl-lagerfeld-death-controversy-fat-comments-adele'>Karl Lagerfeld's most controversial quotes on fat women</a> ---<a href='https://www.cnn.com/style/article/karl-lagerfeld-controversial-quotes-intl/index.html'>Karl Lagerfeld's most controversial quotes</a> ---<a href='https://web.archive.org/web/20140103231415/http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/international/2012/02/06/karl-lagerfeld-on-adele-the-greek-crisis-and-m-i-a-s-middle-finger-updated/'>Karl Lagerfeld on Adele (archived)</a> ---<a href='https://web.archive.org/web/20190215101022/https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/karl-lagerfeld-skewers-angela-merkel-political-cartoon-1048053'>Karl Lagerfeld’s illustration of Adolf Hitler and Angela Merkel (archived)</a> ---<a href='https://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/01/magazine/paris-is-losing-it.html'>Paris is Losing it - The New York Times</a> ---<a href='https://www.cookinglight.com/news/karl-lagerfeld-diet'>Here's What Our Nutritionist Thinks of Karl Lagerfeld's Diet</a> ---<a href='https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-16980666'>Karl Lagerfeld: Adele 'fat' remarks taken out of context</a> ---<a href='https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2013/05/karl-lagerfeld-choupette-marry'>Karl Lagerfeld Would Marry His Cat Choupette If It Were Legal</a> [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

18 Jan 2022

53 MINS

53:22

18 Jan 2022


#33

Fat Camps

How America's oldest fat camp — and the inspiration for Disney’s "Heavyweights" — became the symbol of a health intervention that enjoys worldwide popularity despite no evidence that it improves anyone's health. Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-08-26/famous-weight-loss-program-camp-shane-s-epic-succession-drama'>The Epic Family Feud Behind an Iconic American Weight-Loss Camp for Kids</a> ---<a href='https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/mar/10/two-teenagers-placed-in-foster-care-after-weight-loss-plan-fails'>Two teenagers placed in foster care after weight loss plan fails</a> ---<a href='https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/calls-set-fat-camps-obese-children-scotland-1461399'>Calls to set up fat camps for obese children in Scotland</a> ---<a href='https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2910'>Childhood obesity: are new treatment centres the solution?</a><a href='https://www.proquest.com/openview/9e79ebda7a6fc6341f3d9d9bcd8f88a9/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=35707'>Weight-loss Camps and Their Effect on Childhood Obesity</a>  ---<a href='https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4696553/'>Psychosocial outcomes in a weight loss camp for overweight youth</a> ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9dttB3uXkU&t=137s'>Inside Britain’s First Ever Residential “Fat Camp”</a>  ---<a href='https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Camp-Shane/reviews'>Working at Camp Shane: Employee Reviews</a> ---<a href='https://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Missing-campers-falsified-documents-and-other-16503158.php'>Missing campers, falsified documents and other issues revealed in CT weight-loss camp investigation</a> ---<a href='https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/connecticut/articles/2021-07-16/kids-weight-loss-camp-that-closed-has-history-of-violations'>Kids Weight Loss Camp That Closed Has History of Violations</a> ---<a href='https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/weighty-problems/9780813599113'>Weighty Problems by Laura Backstrom</a> ---<a href='https://greatist.com/live/the-truth-about-weight-loss-camp'>The Actually Terrible Things that Happen at Fat Camp</a> [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

04 Jan 2022

59 MINS

59:27

04 Jan 2022


#32

The "Sleep Loss Epidemic"

Matthew Walker's "Why We Sleep" was one of the most popular and acclaimed wellness books of 2017. There's just one problem: Much of it isn't true. Thanks to University of Ottawa Postdoctoral Fellow Dylan Smith for helping us with the research!Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MuIMqhT8DM'>Walker's TED Talk</a> ---Alexey's blog post: <a href='https://guzey.com/books/why-we-sleep/'>Matthew Walker's "Why We Sleep" Is Riddled with Scientific and Factual Errors</a> ---<a href='https://sleepdiplomat.wordpress.com/'>Walker’s Response</a> ---<a href='https://markusloecher.github.io/TroubleWithTED/'>Trouble With TED</a> ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZGs5Im9f8Q'>Does daylight savings kill people?</a> ---<a href='https://yngve.hoiseth.net/articles/why-we-sleep-institutional-failure/'>Why We Sleep: A Tale Of Institutional Failure</a> ---<a href='https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2019/11/18/is-matthew-walkers-why-we-sleep-riddled-with-scientific-and-factual-errors/'>Is Matthew Walker’s “Why We Sleep” Riddled with Scientific and Factual Errors?</a> ---<a href='https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/03/11/up-all-night-2'>Up All Night: The science of sleeplessness</a> ---<a href='https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/books/review/snooze-michael-mcgirr-sleep-dreams.html?searchResultPosition=1'>Exploring the Necessity and Virtue of Sleep</a> ---<a href='https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/why-do-we-sleep/'>Why Do We Sleep?</a> ---<a href='https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17296887/'>Siesta in Healthy Adults and Coronary Mortality in the General Population</a> ---<a href='https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(19)31678-1#secsectitle0020'>A Chronobiological Evaluation of the Acute Effects of Daylight Saving Time on Traffic Accident Risk</a> ---<a href='https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4769964/'>Has Adult Sleep Duration Declined Over the Last 50+ Years?</a> ---<a href='https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-07-28/americans-are-sleeping-more-if-not-necessarily-better'>Americans Are Sleeping More, If Not Necessarily Better</a> ---<a href='https://retractionwatch.com/2020/07/28/high-profile-sleep-researcher-loses-paper-for-duplication/'>High-profile sleep researcher loses paper for duplication</a> [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

14 Dec 2021

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:58

14 Dec 2021


#31

Vibrators

It's a sexual health episode! This week, Mike and Aubrey dive into the hotly debated medical history of vibrators and ask: who fact-checks the fact-checkers? Note: A previous version of this episode included language that referred to “the female downstairs,” implying both that gender is linked to genitals (it isn’t) and that vibrators were used primarily by cis women (they weren’t). We love our trans listeners and we don’t want to do anything that makes them feel excluded, so we’ve removed the sections where that language appeared. We'll be discussing this and our approach to handling feedback in more detail soon. Thanks to everyone who wrote in to let us know! — MikeSupport us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/technology-orgasm'>The Technology of Orgasm</a> by Rachel Maines ---<a href='https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Buzz/Hallie-Lieberman/9781643130378'>Buzz</a> by Hallie Lieberman ---<a href='https://allpoetry.com/Signior-Dildo'>Signior Dildo</a> ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKgdLjDZ6ig'>Hysteria! trailer</a> ---<a href='https://theconversation.com/vibrators-had-a-long-history-as-medical-quackery-before-feminists-rebranded-them-as-sex-toys-132577'>Vibrators had a long history as medical quackery before feminists rebranded them as sex toys</a> ---<a href='https://journalofpositivesexuality.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Failure-of-Academic-Quality-Control-Technology-of-Orgasm-Lieberman-Schatzberg.pdf'>A Failure of Academic Quality Control: The Technology of Orgasm</a> ---<a href='https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/if-you-mold-it-they-will-come-dildo-history-feminist-sex-toy-stores'>How Gosnell Duncan Changed the Sex Toy Game Forever</a> ---<a href='https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/09/victorian-vibrators-orgasms-doctors/569446/'>Victorian Doctors Didn't Treat Women With Orgasms, Say Historians</a>  ---<a href='https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/opinion/vibrator-invention-myth.html'>(Almost) Everything You Know About the Invention of the Vibrator Is Wrong</a> [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

30 Nov 2021

49 MINS

49:16

30 Nov 2021


#30

Is Being Fat Bad For You?

For nearly four decades, Americans have heard a simple story about health, longevity and obesity. This week, we learn it's a little more complicated. Thanks to Katherine Flegal, Paul Campos, Jeff Hunger and Jason Salemi for helping us research and fact-check this episode! Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033062021000670'>Katherine Flegal’s “The obesity wars and the education of a researcher”</a> ---<a href='https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34298041/'>Walter Willett's " Evidence does not support benefit of being overweight on mortality"</a> ---<a href='Excess%2520Deaths%2520Associated%2520With%2520Underweight,%2520Overweight,%2520and%2520Obesity'>Flegal’s 2005 paper</a> ---<a href='Association%2520of%2520All-Cause%2520Mortality%2520With%2520Overweight%2520and%2520Obesity%2520Using%2520Standard%2520Body%2520Mass%2520Index%2520Categories%2520A%2520Systematic%2520Review%2520and%2520Meta-analysis'>Flegal’s 2013 article</a> ---<a href='https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)30175-1/fulltext'>Willett’s 2016 meta-analysis</a> ---<a href='https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/195748'>The infamous 2004 CDC paper</a> ---<a href='https://books.google.com/books/about/Fat.html?id=DqruAAAAMAAJ&source=kp_book_description'>Fat: A Cultural History of Obesity</a> ---<a href='https://books.google.de/books?id=AtTl2A3IlJIC&hl=de&source=gbs_book_other_versions'>Paul Campos's "The Obesity Myth"</a> ---<a href='https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2013/07/27/what-eat-harvard-walter-willett-thinks-has-answers/5WL3MIVdzHCN2ypfpFB6WP/story.html'>Walter Willett’s Food Fight</a>            ---<a href='https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/07/16/opinion/obesity-research-that-blew-up/'>The obesity research that blew up</a> ---<a href='https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jcsm.12378'>Flawed methods and inappropriate conclusions for health policy on overweight and obesity: The Global BMI Mortality Collaboration meta-analysis</a> ---<a href='https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/1555106'>Does Body Mass Index Adequately Convey a Patient’s Mortality Risk?</a> ---<a href='https://escholarship.org/content/qt9nt7h69p/qt9nt7h69p_noSplash_ec9baa432193ecfb6f0c667ff77b28d8.pdf'>The Weight of Medical Authority: The Making and Unmaking of Knowledge in the Obesity Epidemic</a> ---<a href='https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/obesity-an-overblown-epidemic-2006-12/'>Obesity: An Overblown Epidemic?</a>  ---<a href='https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/35/1/12/849851'>Commentary: On ‘public health aspects of weight control’</a> ---<a href='https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/312584'>Obesity And Its Relation To Health And Disease</a> ---<a href='https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3806201/'>Does Being Overweight Really Reduce Mortality?</a> ---<a href='https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19680230/'>Individual and Aggregate Years-of-life-lost Associated With Overweight and Obesity</a> [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

16 Nov 2021

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:06

16 Nov 2021


#29

Diet Book Deep Dive: Angela Lansbury's "Positive Moves"

At the height of her "Murder She Wrote" fame, Angela Lansbury released a home workout video full of synth music, peach jumpsuits and ~sensuality~. This week, we’re exploring the anti-Goop-ness of Angela’s fitness book and video, "Positive Moves."!  It gets a little heavy toward the end, but we promise: No one was canceled in the making of this episode.  Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE7icznIxLc&t=1864s'>Positive Moves video on YouTube</a> (cued up to “moving freely”) ---<a href='https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=31009609213&searchurl=kn=angela+lansbury+positive+moves&sortby=17&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title1'>Positive Moves book</a> ---<a href='https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/1/21/14315372/what-is-gaslighting-gaslight-movie-ingrid-bergman'>What is Gaslighting? The 1944 film Gaslight is the best explainer.</a> [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

26 Oct 2021

56 MINS

56:54

26 Oct 2021


#28

Rachel Hollis Part 2: Girl, Start Apologizing

In the sequel (sorry) to our first installment, we take a deep dive into Rachel's wildly problematic books and deeply weird downfall. Along the way we discuss allyship etiquette, MLMs and Ronald Reagan. We remain convinced that getting matching tattoos was the right decision for us.  Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsqEw6CYe9M'>The infamous Tik Tok</a> ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18f1RyyVlXY&list=PL4sGxPHjEdsEfsnaIvpL9V3sVaWwXlvBY'>Savy Writes Books' video essays</a> ---<a href='https://youtu.be/vi2aMqXKo1Y'>The Rise & Fall of Rachel Hollis</a> ---<a href='https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2015/december/divine-rise-of-multilevel-marketing-christians-mlm.html'>The Divine Rise of Multilevel Marketing</a> ---<a href='https://www.kaitlynluckow.com/blog/2019/3/11/girl-its-okay-to-be-dirty-a-look-at-toxic-self-help'>Kaitlyn Luckow's "Girl, It’s Okay To Be Dirty: A Look At Toxic Self-Help"</a> ---<a href='https://qz.com/1039331/mlms-like-avon-and-lularoe-are-sending-people-into-debt-and-psychological-crisis/'>Multilevel-marketing companies like LuLaRoe are forcing people into debt and psychological crisis</a> ---<a href='https://static1.squarespace.com/static/586c240e725e250e1dc73403/t/5b906628562fa7cd990dfba1/1536189992986/Girl%2C+Wash+Your+Face.pdf'>Jesus never called us to chase after power, money, and fame </a> ---<a href='https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lauraturner/rachel-hollis-girl-wash-your-face-self-help-book'>“Girl, Wash Your Face” Is A Massive Best-Seller With A Dark Message</a> ---<a href='https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/TWK8BX6W2M4FFRTYXBZD/full'>Your Brain Is Not an Onion With a Tiny Reptile Inside</a> ---<a href='https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/rachel-hollis-girl-wash-face-accused-plagiarizing-quotes'>Influencer Rachel Hollis Is Facing Accusations She Is Plagiarizing On Her Instagram</a> [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

12 Oct 2021

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:00

12 Oct 2021


#27

Rachel Hollis Part 1: Hashtag Relatable

Girl, stop reinforcing the status quo.Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Videos! ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsqEw6CYe9M'>The infamous Tik Tok</a> ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ7UuG5xQEc'>Momfession: I get up at 5 am</a> ---<a href='https://youtu.be/jAohk8qyW-8'>The "bikini mom" talk</a> ---<a href='https://youtu.be/1r0OVuFfO_E?t=290'>How To Start A Podcast</a> [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

28 Sep 2021

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:57

28 Sep 2021


#26

Marianne Williamson

Last year, spiritual leader Marianne Williamson made headlines when she ran for president.  But 10 years earlier, she wrote a bestselling book that promised to teach readers how to “surrender" their weight forever. This week, Mike and Aubrey take a deep dive into Williamson’s life story and her 2010 book, “A Course in Weight Loss."  Along the way we talk nonprofit drama, Eleanor Roosevelt and gays for Marianne. Plus, Mike’s got a message for the twinks. Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Videos! ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4tl_AAxQao'>Marianne Williamson on Forgiveness</a> ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP6Zp9Npk_M&list=PL005CF4D74EC228D5'>A Course in Weight Loss</a> ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uia5w8rrHxw&list=PL005CF4D74EC228D5&index=3'>A Course in Weight Loss, Chapter Two</a>  ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wo7VGuPbNo&list=PL005CF4D74EC228D5&index=4'>A Course in Weight Loss, Chapter 7</a> ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFqHa0hjNc8&list=PL005CF4D74EC228D5&index=5'>A Course in Weight Loss, Chapter 8</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.vox.com/2019/1/30/18203811/marianne-williamson-2020-presidential-candidate-policies'>Who is Marianne Williamson? Her 2020 presidential campaign and policies, explained</a>  ---<a href='https://people.com/archive/the-divine-miss-w-vol-37-no-9/'>The Divine Miss W</a> ---<a href='https://www.motherjones.com/politics/1997/11/faith-marianne-williamson-full-it/'>Faith: Marianne Williamson Is Full of It</a> ---<a href='https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/magazine/marianne-williamson-2020.html'>The Gospel According to Marianne Williamson</a>  ---<a href='https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07/marianne-williamson-interview'>“No One Decides to Run for President Impulsively”: Marianne Williamson Explains Her Magical Thinking</a> ---<a href='https://ew.com/article/1992/03/06/marianne-williamson-has-almost-everything/'>Marianne Williamson has almost everything</a>  ---<a href='https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/08/marianne-williamson-aids-crisis-history-gay-community.html'>Marianne Williamson is a controversial AIDS-crisis figure for gay men.</a> ---<a href='https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/marianne-williamson-president-campaign'>Into America's Spiritual Void With Marianne Williamson</a> ---<a href='https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/7/30/20699833/marianne-williamson-our-deepest-fear-nelson-mandela-return-to-love'>Why Marianne Williamson’s most famous passage keeps getting cited as a Nelson Mandela quote</a>  Thanks to  <a href='https://freesound.org/people/Doctor_Dreamchip/'>Doctor Dreamchip</a> for our lovely theme song! [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

14 Sep 2021

57 MINS

57:53

14 Sep 2021


#25

The Great Protein Fiasco

How Nestlé executives, global health institutions and a very racist white lady seeded a series of nutritional misconceptions we're still living with today. Special thanks to John Nott for helping us out with this episode! Here's his papers on the history of protein and the British Empire. ---<a href='https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344678465_No_one_may_starve_in_the_British_Empire_Kwashiorkor_Protein_and_the_Politics_of_Nutrition_Between_Britain_and_Africa'>“No one may starve in the British Empire”: Kwashiorkor, Protein and the Politics of Nutrition Between Britain and Africa</a> ---<a href='https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/padr.12198'>“How Little Progress”? A Political Economy of Postcolonial Nutrition</a> Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(00)92770-3/fulltext'>Cicely Williams’ dissertation</a> ---<a href='https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2392'>Dariush Mozaffarian's "History of Modern Nutrition Science"</a> ---<a href='https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1254176/'>The Incidence Of Protein-Calorie Malnutrition Of Early Childhood</a> ---<a href='https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/004947557700700117'>An Error of Medicine? Kwashiorkor and the “Protein Gap”</a> ---<a href='https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev.nu.14.070194.000245'>Childhood Malnutrition In Developing Nations: Looking Back and Looking Forward</a> ---<a href='https://t.co/7l4Kt9J6m0?amp=1'>The Politics of Protein</a> ---<a href='https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/l9g4-kjvk-aw7a-q9jd'>The Impact of Colonialism on Health and Health Services in Tanzania</a> ---<a href='https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/000992286800700211'>Breast-Milk and the World Protein Gap</a> ---<a href='https://www.aehnetwork.org/blog/the-influence-of-colonialism-on-africas-welfare-an-anthropometric-study/'>The Influence of Colonialism on Africa’s Welfare: An Anthropometric Study</a> ---<a href='https://academic.oup.com/hwj/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/hwj/dbx046/4103072'>Food, Colonialism and the Quantum of Happiness</a> ---<a href='https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/101053958800200406'>Revisited: Is Subclinical Protein Deficiency A Significant Public Health Concern?</a> ---<a href='http://www.wphna.org/htdocs/downloadsMar2012/Listening%20to%20the%20Ga.pdf'>Listening to the Ga: Cicely Williams’ Discovery of Kwashiorkor on the Gold Coast</a> ---<a href='https://academic.oup.com/ahr/article/121/4/1196/2581604'>“Milking the Third World: Humanitarianism, Capitalism and the Moral Economy of the Nestlé Boycott”</a> ---<a href='https://www.nytimes.com/1981/12/06/magazine/the-controversy-over-infant-formula.html?pagewanted=all'>The Controversy Over Infant Formula</a> ---<a href='http://archive.babymilkaction.org/pdfs/babykiller.pdf'>War on Want’s “The Baby Killer “</a> ---<a href='https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3717488/'>75 years of Kwashiorkor In Africa</a> ---<a href='https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27576545/'>The Rise and Fall of Protein Malnutrition in Global Health</a> [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

31 Aug 2021

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:51

31 Aug 2021


#24

The Obesity Epidemic

Over the last 30 years, fatness has been defined as a risk factor for disease, then a disease in itself, then a global epidemic. What caused this rapid shift? Who’s gonna join our group of B-roll vigilantes? And did we just hear Morgan Freeman? Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Books! ---<a href='https://bookshop.org/books/fat-politics-the-real-story-behind-america-s-obesity-epidemic/9780195313208'>Fat Politics</a>  ---<a href='https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/killer-fat/9780813564852'>Killer Fat</a>  ---<a href='https://www.routledge.com/The-End-of-the-Obesity-Epidemic/Gard/p/book/9780415489881'>The End of the Obesity Epidemic</a>  ---<a href='https://www.routledge.com/Folk-Devils-and-Moral-Panics/Cohen/p/book/9780415610162'>Folk Devils and Moral Panics</a>  ---<a href='https://www.google.com/books/edition/Moral_Panics/SbY2Mksi1kcC?hl=en'>Moral Panics</a>  Links! ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v5txYU4j-g'>American Obesity Association PSA</a> ---<a href='https://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/business/ama-recognizes-obesity-as-a-disease.html'>AMA Recognizes Obesity as a Disease</a>  ---<a href='https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4988332/'>Regarding Obesity as a Disease: Evolving Policies and Their Implications</a>  ---<a href='https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4904092/'>For Researchers on Obesity: Historical Review of Extra Body Weight Definitions</a>  ---<a href='https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1479667/'>Obesity task force linked to WHO takes “millions” from drug firms</a>  ---<a href='https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17469900/'>Medicare’s search for effective obesity treatments: diets are not the answer</a>  ---<a href='https://hbr.org/2019/08/research-on-many-issues-americans-biases-are-decreasing'>Research: How Americans’ Biases Are Changing (or not) Over Time</a>  ---<a href='https://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=117075&page=1'>Satcher: Obesity Reaching Crisis Levels</a>  ---<a href='https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kimberly-Mcclure-Brenchley/publication/49705491_Obesity_in_the_News_Do_Photographic_Images_of_Obese_Persons_Influence_Antifat_Attitudes/links/5894bd1e4585158bf6e95416/Obesity-in-the-News-Do-Photographic-Images-of-Obese-Persons-Influence-Antifat-Attitudes.pdf'>Do Photographic Images of Obese Persons Influence Antifat Attitudes?</a> ---<a href='https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4259211/#:~:text=Copyright%20%C2%A9%20Australasian%20Medical%20Journal,(BMI)%20measure%20above%2030'>Did the American Medical Association make the correct decision classifying obesity as a disease?</a>  ---<a href='https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/what-exactly-is-a-disease'>What exactly is a disease?</a>  ---<a href='https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1548-1387.2010.01082.x'>The “Childhood Obesity Epidemic”: Health Crisis or Social Construction?</a>  ---<a href='https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fears-fat-planet-overblown-skeptics-say-flna1c9461471'>Fears of a fat planet overblown, skeptics say</a>  ---<a href='https://www.proquest.com/openview/4150738197df3b369a81012fa250b3c9/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=37325'>An Unjust War: The Case Against the Government’s War on Obesity</a>  ---<a href='https://www.bmj.com/content/332/7555/1412.1.short'>Expanding Definitions of Obesity May Harm Children</a>  [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

17 Aug 2021

59 MINS

59:19

17 Aug 2021


#23

The Body Mass Index

The BMI is EVERYWHERE. But is it scientific or scientif-ish? While many Americans think of the body mass index as an objective measure of health, its history reveals a more complicated story. This week, Mike and Aubrey tackle the first in a two-part series about the BMI and the “Obesity Epidemic.” Along the way they visit 18th century Belgium, learn a gross new acronym and dissect Dracula's facial features. LINKS!: ---<a href='https://elemental.medium.com/the-bizarre-and-racist-history-of-the-bmi-7d8dc2aa33bb'>The Bizarre and Racist History of the BMI</a> (Elemental)  ---<a href='https://upittpress.org/books/9781848935686/'>Adolphe Quetelet, Social Physics, and the Average Men of Science, 1796-1874</a> (University of Pittsburgh Press) ---<a href='https://qz.com/1035624/150-years-after-the-birth-of-the-eugenics-movement-researchers-are-carefully-dipping-back-into-the-genetics-of-social-mobility/'>Mindful of eugenics’ dark history, researchers are reexamining the genetics of social mobility</a> (Quartz)  ---<a href='https://academic.oup.com/ndt/article/23/1/47/1923176'>Adolphe Quetelet (1796–1874)—the average man and indices of obesity</a> (Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation) ---<a href='https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4904092/'>For Researchers on Obesity: Historical Review of Extra Body Weight Definitions</a> (Obesity) ---<a href='http://eugenicsarchive.ca/discover/connections/5233cb0f5c2ec5000000009c'>Quetelet, Adolphe</a> (Canada’s Eugenics Archives) ---<a href='https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106268439'>Top 10 Reasons Why The BMI Is Bogus</a> (NPR) ---<a href='https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/11/body-stereotypes-personality-debunked-eugenics/575041/'>The False Science Linking Body Shape to Personality</a> (The Atlantic) ---<a href='https://www.bmj.com/content/332/7555/1412.2'>Obesity task force linked to WHO takes “millions” from drug firms</a> (The BMJ) ---<a href='https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4381543/'>Impact of weight bias and stigma on quality of care and outcomes for patients with obesity</a> (Obesity Reviews)  [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

03 Aug 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:58

03 Aug 2021


#22

School Lunches, P-Hacking and the Original "Pizzagate"

This week we're diving into one of the biggest-ever scandals in nutrition research. For nearly two decades, Brian Wansink's Food and Brand Lab told Americans that lower weights, healthier workplaces and better school lunches were just a few small tweaks away. Then, in 2015, he wrote a blog post and it all came crashing down. Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers, face masks and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/09/what-is-food-science/571105/'>A Credibility Crisis in Food Science</a> ---<a href='https://web.archive.org/web/20170308230401/https://peerj.com/preprints/2748.pdf'>Statistical heartburn: An attempt to digest four pizza publications from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab</a> ---<a href='https://undark.org/2018/03/13/brian-wansink-data-masseur-science/'>Brian Wansink: Data Masseur, Media Villain, Emblem of a Thornier Problem</a> ---<a href='https://web.archive.org/web/20180301184634/https://www.timvanderzee.com/the-wansink-dossier-an-overview/'>The Wansink Dossier: An Overview</a> ---<a href='https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/sunday-review/cornell-food-scientist-wansink-misconduct.html'>More Evidence That Nutrition Studies Don’t Always Add Up</a> ---<a href='https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/brian-wansink-cornell-p-hacking'>Here’s How Cornell Scientist Brian Wansink Turned Shoddy Data Into Viral Studies About How We Eat</a> ---<a href='https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0956797611417632?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200pubmed'>False-Positive Psychology: Undisclosed Flexibility in Data Collection and Analysis Allows Presenting Anything as Significant</a> ---<a href='https://slate.com/technology/2018/02/how-brian-wansink-forgot-the-difference-between-science-and-marketing.html'>Death of a Veggie Salesman</a> ---<a href='https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-strange-uplifting-tale-of-joy-of-cooking-versus-the-food-scientist'>The Strange, Uplifting Tale of “Joy of Cooking” Versus the Food Scientist</a> ---<a href='https://www.thelunchtray.com/moms-food-fears-internet-wansink/'>Moms, “Food Fears” and the Power of the Internet</a> ---<a href='https://peerj.com/preprints/3137v1/'>The science behind Smarter Lunchrooms</a> ---<a href='https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/you-cant-trust-what-you-read-about-nutrition/'>You Can’t Trust What You Read About Nutrition</a> ---<a href='https://www.nature.com/articles/ijo2014199'>Energy balance measurement: when something is not better than nothing</a> ---<a href='https://www.nature.com/news/scientific-method-statistical-errors-1.14700'>Scientific method: Statistical errors</a> ---<a href='https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2478057'>Effect of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act on the Nutritional Quality of Meals Selected by Students and School Lunch Participation Rates</a> ---<a href='https://www.lockhaven.edu/~dsimanek/pseudo/cartoon_eyes.htm'>9.67 Degrees of Deception</a> [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

20 Jul 2021

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:08

20 Jul 2021


#21

The Keto Diet

So long, root vegetables! This week, we dive into the strange and surprising history of the 100-year-old ketogenic diet. Along the way, we encounter a Victorian bodybuilder, an infamous podcast bro and the possibility of a bad Meryl Streep performance (!). Get in, loser, we're counting macros!Support us: ---<a href='https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase'>Hear bonus episodes on Patreon</a> ---<a href='https://paypal.me/maintenancephase'>Donate on PayPal</a> ---<a href='http://tee.pub/lic/maintenancephase'>Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more</a> Links! ---<a href='https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/style/self-care/keto-diet-explained-benefits.html'>What Is the Keto Diet and Does It Work?</a> (NYT) ---<a href='https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/0119p26.shtml'>The Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss</a> (Today’s Dietitian) ---<a href='https://money.com/wackiest-millionaire-ever-run-president/'>Meet the Wackiest Billionaire Ever to Run for President</a> (Money) ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWkDP633kd8'>Trailer for "First, Do No Harm"</a> ---<a href='https://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/a25775330/keto-diet-history/'>Keto Diet History - How the Ketogenic Diet Went Mainstream</a> (Men's Health) ---<a href='https://www.health.com/weight-loss/keto-diet-side-effects'>7 Dangers of the Keto Diet | Health.com</a> (Health Magazine) ---<a href='https://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/diets/g21764082/keto-diet-side-effects/'>15 Keto Diet Side Effects to Know – Possible Keto Diet Dangers</a> (Prevention) ---<a href='https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/tps-kdm080718.php'>Ketogenic Diet May Lead to an Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes</a> (The Physiological Society) [Support the show] (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase) ... Read more

06 Jul 2021

55 MINS

55:40

06 Jul 2021