Really poor sound quality on interviews and too many repetitive ads for other podcasts.
Earlybird8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/20
This is without a doubt the best AND worst podcast that I’ve listened to this year. The best- the author told Dr. Brant’s story with kindness and compassion. She made his story relatable and I was impressed with her non-judgmental approach (both towards the doctors eccentric life and also the...Read full review »
Dcowens via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/20
Fascinating. I don’t think we hear enough about the psychology behind plastic surgery, and in addition to the biographical part, which was interesting enough, I could have heard more context from women in the beauty industry, psychologists, doctors (especially women)...maybe a kardashian? Anyway...Read full review »
sfshrh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/20
I love the subject matter and presentation of the story, but there are far too many ads and no transition between the story and the ads. It’s very confusing. There are three ad breaks with multiple ads each within what amounts to a 20-ish minute episode.
Shwynn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/20
Loved the reporting. Fascinating story. Good production values. Subtracting one star because the transitions to the ads were so subtle it was hard to know when they began except that all of a sudden, you feel like you’ve jumped to a different podcast. I’d have loved some kind of audio clue that...Read full review »
Ugcnhfcjhg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/20
Dr. Brandt is a fascinating person, and as the NYT reporter says, his story symbolizes so much about our current culture. If you are interested in taking a critical eye towards the beauty industrial complex this is a great listen
sjateddy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/28/20
Interesting, but could have been cut in half. Needs to have been edited more tightly
cdfostermd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/20
Entertaining even tho everyone it talks about is rich and fundamentally loathsome. But hell if I looked like Jared Kushner I’d do that to my face too
BobbyAbuDhabi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/20
This podcast was AMAZING. I binged all 10 episodes in 2 days. I couldn’t stop. I can’t imagine the pain Dr. Brandt must have been in during his last weeks. He was a pioneer in his field and unfortunately, the world of cosmetic procedures still exists largely in silence. 10/10. Well done podcast.
Emmettsmom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/20
If felt like this was a 5 episode story stretched out to 10 episodes with narrative threads that didn’t really have anything to do with the advertised topic of “the baron of Botox”. Like in episode 10 the tangent about how woman content contributors get treated on the internet - valid topic ,...Read full review »
Byrobson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/20
I enjoyed the majority of the podcast until episode 10 when the guest on the show got into politics and sexism in beautification. I would have preferred if they had stuck to the story.
AtlantaTorman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/20
Taken much too lightly. To state “Kimmy Schmit was not mentioned at either memorials” is ridiculous. Has the host attended a funeral before? Likely she’s going from movies like the ones she mentions in her first episode, where characters bring up negative subjects like that. Real life is...Read full review »
My4g via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/20
I think the subject deserves deeper research. It was essentially just a praising exposé of someone who was clearly much more tormented than just 'wanting to hang out with the stars'. The guy Frankensteined himself into a weird plastic monster and the podcast only focuses on how...Read full review »
Skdjdjkld via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/29/20
Entertaining.. but the host was definitely a bit too personally invested in the world of cosmetic surgery..
Mudguppies via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/20
Reporter seems more focused on making friends with those she interviews and reports about than digging deep and communicating a focused story.
Pedalhead7 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/01/20
More a series of anecdotes than actual storytelling. There is zero narrative momentum. It’s mildly entertaining and occasionally tragic, though the biography of Dr. Brandt and endless descriptions of his work are not as interesting as the show thinks they are. There seems to be a pro-plastic...Read full review »
Jack_McCoy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/20
Interesting topic. Or at least I thought it was going to be. Lacked bite for me. Each episode left me feeling like I missed the point. The subjects and topics are so compelling- but the actual story didn’t land. Depression, isolation, vanity, science, sexuality, Fame mongering, etc.... all the...Read full review »
lxartstudio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/20
Interesting tale of our age, and the host does a great job gathering interviews from the people close to Dr Brandt as well as outsiders with a critical brain. She actually managed to change my outsider’s vision of Dr Brandt: she shows him to be a genuinely nice shy guy with ethics instead of the...Read full review »
AgathePercyMortimer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/20
I fell in love with Dr. Brandt. His story broke my heart. While I don’t use Botox or any minorly invasive treatments, I, too, would have wanted to visit him just to have the experience of him and his personality. This podcast was well written and recorded. It gives lie to the saying “Sticks and...Read full review »
FinnErin95 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/20
Very well done, I wish you would have gone into beauty sickness more (Renee Engels)!
zxywu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/20
The first episode is engaging and sets up the listener to anticipate many layers to the story of Dr. Brandt. By the 6th episode, I realized there wasn’t much more than a few episodes worth of material.
Jules01945 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/20
Perhaps it’s because I do not live in New York or south Florida; but I have to wonder why the journalist does not see the real story is “why plastic surgery does not fix the heart.” I wish that would have been the podcast. Why the pioneer of plastic surgery died alone with no one but clients at...Read full review »
hjjjjksjdkzkkoslls via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/20
An incredibly interesting story and told in a fairly compelling way but it also lacks a lot in the way of...integrity? Accusing a comedy show of killing a man, using GOOP as a source, the overall tone of “unbeautful people wouldn’t understand”, right down to the quote it pulls from The Devil...Read full review »
Chucklebeard via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/20
A great podcast. Loved it!
Bunzi4 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/20/20
Truly the highlight of my time in quarantine. I loved every single episode and was on the edge of my seat. The hosts overview is absolutely beautiful, and so culturally relevant, but also culturally poised. She is poignant, smart, witty, and overall makes the story of Dr. Brandy that much more...Read full review »
Olivia Reiter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/20
This podcast is researched, produced, and presented extremely thoughtfully. I have not found this level of depth and care in many other podcasts. This is the kind of journalism we should be championing.
supersam27000 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/09/20
i really enjoyed this podcast. i am a 54 year old suburban woman who doesn’t get botox (i am in the minority in my town,) but i loved learning more about this world and the life of dr. brandt. i felt sorry for him. he seemed to give so much of himself in his office, there was nothing left when he...Read full review »
hankhandler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/20
The Podcast started out good and seemed like she was going to get to something good. Or at least something tangible. Or at least... at least something ...that was worth 10 episodes!! Lot of episodes talked about her getting procedures, what’s important to her, suicide experts, dum stories about...Read full review »
raginrach via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/20
This is a well researched podcast that shares the story of Dr. Brandt’s life and showcases how much he cared for his patients and wanting people to feel their best, which I think we can all relate to. Justine ties in significant and important information about suicide and the beauty/wellness...Read full review »
JBAdele via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/20
This is a terrible podcast. Her early attack of the Kimmy Schmidt show, and essentially accusing Tina Fey of playing a hand in the doctors suicide, followed by a very immature response to a very insightful question from Tina Fey's representatives sets the tone of the show. I did listen to the...Read full review »
magnezium via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/20
I like this podcast. I learn a lot about beauty and all it’s procedures. Sometimes I have to pause to look up the pictures or people Justine is talking about. These pauses take the flow out of it. A website/guide with picture linked to every episode would be helpful. The story about dr fredric...Read full review »
Greeetje via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 04/30/20
An alien topic for me but I wanted something besides news so tried it. What depth and interesting detail the podcaster introduced about the title character and the whole process! The Baron becomes a fully rounded character. It is a poignant story she pieces together. The opposite of the...Read full review »
wanderingWB via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/20
Best I can tell, this podcast is trying to support the thesis that Dr. Brandt died by suicide because... he didn’t feel famous enough? Or was lonely? I keep hoping each episode will give me something substantial but instead it’s a ton of namedropping and gushing over superfluous details. The...Read full review »
Annie SD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/20
I have no idea what this podcast is about. It started as a podcast about Dr Brandt but there is very little info about him personally. Is about the host and her career? Is about the different treatments or is about celebrities and what they’ve had done. Not worth the listen. via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/24/20
I really enjoy podcasts and different stories. The subject is interesting. But I didn’t even get through the first episode - the reporter’s tone was very caustic and aggressively angry from the start, even when she was narrating the very beginning. Also silly music repeated too many times in the...Read full review »
Add11sd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/18/20
A great podcast. Dr. Brandt sounded like such a wonderful person. The kind the world needs more of.
tripodco8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/20
Hello I’m writing this as a cosmetic doctor in London,England. I’ve been in the industry for 9 years and I’m probably what you’d describe as a’Botox doctor’ I was vaguely familiar with Dr Fred Brandt (but unaware of how he died) prior to listening to this cast and was intrigued by the prospect of...Read full review »
Zestyblue via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/15/20
I didn’t care for the reporting style of this journalist. She seems preoccupied with appearances herself, and I struggle with her style that seems to glorify suicide.
hereiswhatithought528 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/20
I never write negative reviews and yes, I listen to the whole podcast. I actually really enjoyed the “broken hearts” podcast, but this one was like watching a kid chase rabbits. Or like a really smart kid that knows they’re smart and is more impressed with their project than the teacher and or...Read full review »
Baller reviews via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/20
It was kind of interesting. I thought the last episode was useless. I don’t care about lipstick. That whole thing was silly. Wish narrator was a little more deep especially regarding Dr Brandt and his products.
Xboydjyourmother via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/20
I really appreciated the open and honest approach to this. Not only does it give deep and meaningful insight into suicide but also the beauty industry. This was a good listen, also enjoyed learning about Dr. Brandt’s life’s work and the passion he had for not only his work but also his patients.
Pepper529 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/20
What an incredible dive into the life of this pioneer of the brave new world that is the modern day beauty industry and what constitutes beauty in this era. While I'm not sure I agree with some of the more extreme types of treatments, I think it's tragic that Dr Brandt had to endure so...Read full review »
Laubla249 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/01/20
Great reporting and delivery! I was interest in Brandt’s back story and this podcast definitely delivered!
DebFtite via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/20
Host was smug and didn’t have much to say that was deep or meaningful. And this mediocre review is not because she’s a female as she complains about in her podcast. It’s because she’s mediocre. You should read the review I wrote of A.J. Benza’s pathetic “my 1990s glory days” podcast to see I’m...Read full review »
MarGarBar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/20
This podcast started out interesting but then it started to loose focus; is it about mental health? Suicide? The beauty industry is good! The beauty industry is bad! Dr Brandt was tortured by unrequited love, a tv show, poor customer experience.... and then ultimately seemed to be a promo for...Read full review »
mbos845 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/20/20
After hearing her misrepresentation of the Vaccine issue in regards to Dr.Andrew Wakefield and his colleagues I’ve lost faith in her understanding of and decision to perpetuate the dissemination of false information. And have no respect for her opinion. I’m out.
the modern medusa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/20
Thoughtful, empathetic, intellectually rigorous. Baron of Botox is a cultural study attuned to the bonfire of vanities to which we are all, to varying degrees, our own personal arsonists. Podcast journalism at its best.
zbdfhfdcv via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/16/20
Great reporting and story-telling.
parul jones via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/20
Do you host a podcast?
Track your ranks and reviews from iTunes, Stitcher and more.
See hourly chart positions and more than 30 days of history.
Get Chartable Analytics »