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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'...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.1 stars from 367 ratings
Not particularly interesting
This is a fairly well put together podcast, with an engaging presenter and a comprehensive structure. However, two episodes in, I’m a guess I just don’t care enough about the subject matter. Obviously it’s always tragic when somebody takes their own life but I think you maybe have to have some...Read full review »
HaHaBhog via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/24/20
I can’t connect with anyone in this story. The world, in this story, is concerned with nothing but the surface, what’s visible. They also seem to be attacking Tina Fey and the art of satire for being ‘mean,’ but don’t much address the fact that the cosmeceutical industry is built on exploiting...Read full review »
16jules11 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/20
Like he already died by suicide you can stop making fun of what how he looked already. Bringing up a comparison of what he looked like when he was younger vs what he looked like right before he died? Insinuating that he killed himself because he was in love with his business partner when you have...Read full review »
CanaryYellow via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/23/20
Recent Episodes
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 01/21/20
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 Learn more about...
Published 01/14/20
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 to get your free personalized paper sample and use code SAVE50 to get...
Published 01/14/20
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