The Baron of Botox
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,' comes 'The Baron of Botox,' a 10-part podcast series, with new episodes publishing every Tuesday starting January 14, 2020.
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Introducing: The Immaculate Deception
Wednesday 25 March 2020
: Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat was renowned for getting amazing results. Women who were desperate for children would visit him at his...
Welcome To Happier In Hollywood
Thursday 19 March 2020
: Happier In Hollywood is a podcast about how to be happier, healthier, saner, more creative, more successful, and more productive in a...
New Normal | Epilogue
Tuesday 10 March 2020
: Five years after Dr. Brandt's death, his ghosts are everywhere. Why are we so scared to confront them?
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Kintsugi | Chapter 9
Tuesday 03 March 2020
: A look into the final weeks and months of Dr. Brandt's life through the eyes of a beloved colleague.
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Under Siege | Chapter 8
Tuesday 25 February 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...
Mother's Eye | Chapter 7
Tuesday 18 February 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...
Perfection | Chapter 6
Tuesday 11 February 2020
: The injectables market is crowded with competition, but Dr. Brandt refuses to give up his hard-earned crown.
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Fame Game | Chapter 5
Tuesday 04 February 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...
Heart and Commerce | Chapter 4
Tuesday 28 January 2020
: The practice expands to Manhattan, where Brandt becomes a darling. He dazzles beauty insiders with his unconventional technique, but what...
Spin Doctor | Chapter 3
Tuesday 21 January 2020
: After graduating from medical school, Brandt relocates to Miami, where he opens up a humble practice next to a Publix supermarket and...
Origin Story | Chapter 2
Tuesday 14 January 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...
Easter Sunday | Chapter 1
Tuesday 14 January 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...
Trailer: The Baron of Botox
Thursday 02 January 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,...