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The Baron of Botox

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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.'

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.'

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English


Episodes

New Series: The World Beneath

7/8/2021
The first-ever series that defines and exposes the true nature of the underworld: a second economy of dirty money, born from the intersection of organized crime and intelligence operations. They are twin heads of this realm, and they have never been separated. This is the world of MOBSTERS & SPIES. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:02:26

NEW SHOW: O.C. Swingers

3/29/2021
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...

Duration:00:03:46

Imperative Entertainment presents 'American Coyote'

1/14/2021
Subscribe today: https://link.chtbl.com/americancoyote What happens when a California-born tour guide and father of five finds two Guatemalan stowaways in the back of his tour van while on a trip to Mexico? A legend is born. This is American Coyote. American Coyote is a new 10-episode series out right now. Subscribe today to start listening: https://link.chtbl.com/americancoyote Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:03:30

Introducing Allure: The Science of Beauty

10/16/2020
Join Allure as we explore the inextricable link between science and beauty — and don't be surprised if you discover your next favorite serum, hair mask, or scalp treatment along the way. Michelle Lee, editor in chief, and Jenny Bailly, executive beauty director, are asking the tough questions and getting the straight answers from dermatologists, cosmetic chemists, and at least one expert on climate change (we said the questions were tough). So if you’ve always wondered what a wrinkle...

Duration:00:01:17

Introducing: American Skyjacker

7/21/2020
Between the years of 1967 and 1972 over 300 commercial airplanes were hijacked worldwide, with over 130 of those happening in the United States alone. This period would become known as "The Golden Age of Hijacking." American Skyjacker is the tale of a small-time crook named Martin 'Mac' McNally, who dreamed of the ultimate mile-high score: hijacking a plane and getting away with $500,000 in cash; but Mac's hijacking is just the beginning of a truly epic and incredibly wild true-crime saga....

Duration:00:03:16

Introducing: The Pitchfork Review

7/10/2020
The Pitchfork Review is the premier music podcast for the music-obsessed, the music curious, and everyone in between. Each week, listeners will discover and experience music in thought-provoking ways, through taste-making reviews, comprehensive news coverage, in-depth reporting, and authentic, intimate storytelling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:01:00

Introducing: The Immaculate Deception

3/25/2020
Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat was renowned for getting amazing results. Women who were desperate for children would visit him at his Rotterdam clinic and always leave pregnant. But when the clinic closed, rumors began about the methods Karbaat used to achieve his success. The children conceived at the clinic – the Karbaat Kids – began asking difficult questions about what happened to their mothers. What happened in Dr. Karbaat’s clinic? From Somethin’ Else, The Immaculate Deception is a story...

Duration:00:03:32

Welcome To Happier In Hollywood

3/19/2020
Happier In Hollywood is a podcast about how to be happier, healthier, saner, more creative, more successful, and more productive in a back-biting, superficial, chaotic, unpredictable, fundamentally insane world. Liz Craft and Sarah Fain grew up together in the Midwest, but now they’re TV writers and producers in Los Angeles. On Happier In Hollywood, they share all the juicy details of their career in television — from pitching shows to networks to casting pilots and making series to getting...

Duration:00:05:50

New Normal | Epilogue

3/10/2020
Five years after Dr. Brandt's death, his ghosts are everywhere. Why are we so scared to confront them? Zola: Sign up at Zola.com/BARON to get your free personalized paper sample and use code SAVE50 to get 50% off your save-the-dates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:10

Kintsugi | Chapter 9

3/3/2020
A look into the final weeks and months of Dr. Brandt's life through the eyes of a beloved colleague. Best Fiends: Download free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:05

Under Siege | Chapter 8

2/25/2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:57

Mother's Eye | Chapter 7

2/18/2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:42

Perfection | Chapter 6

2/11/2020
The injectables market is crowded with competition, but Dr. Brandt refuses to give up his hard-earned crown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:38

Fame Game | Chapter 5

2/4/2020
As Dr. Brandt's influence and fortune continues to grow, the narrative around the man with the golden hand gets taken over by professional storytellers. Best Fiends: Download free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:14

Heart and Commerce | Chapter 4

1/28/2020
The practice expands to Manhattan, where Brandt becomes a darling. He dazzles beauty insiders with his unconventional technique, but what makes him stand out is something much harder to define. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:27

Spin Doctor | Chapter 3

1/21/2020
After graduating from medical school, Brandt relocates to Miami, where he opens up a humble practice next to a Publix supermarket and invents new ways to use off-label pharmaceuticals. Better Help: Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/Baron. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:29

Origin Story | Chapter 2

1/14/2020
A peek behind the curtain and into Fredric Sheldon Brandt's challenging and formative years in post-World-War-II Newark, where his parents run a candy shop. Young Fred is exceptionally bright, but...different. BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/baron. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:33

Easter Sunday | Chapter 1

1/14/2020
On April 5, 2015, cosmetic dermatologist to the stars Dr. Fredric Brandt is found hanging from an electrical cord at his home in Coconut Grove, Florida. Who or what led to his untimely demise? Zola: Sign up at Zola.com/baron to get your free personalized paper sample and use code SAVE50 to get 50% off save the dates. Best Fiends: Download free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:14

Trailer: The Baron of Botox

1/2/2020
This is the stranger-than-fiction story of an extraordinary doctor named Fredric Brandt. A man with a surgeon's hand and an artist's eye, whose famous patients saw him as a side door to eternal youth, From Justine Harman and the team behind 'Broken Harts' comes 'The Baron of Botox,' a 10-part podcast series with new episodes publishing every Tuesday starting January 14, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:03:06