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Jan. 23, 2023

The Spanish Cooking Oil Disaster

The Spanish cooking oil disaster is one of the most devastating instances of mass food poisoning in history. 42 years later, innocent people still suffer from the long-term life-altering effects of Toxic Oil Syndrome. You can...

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Jan. 9, 2023

Wendy's Chili Finger Scandal

In 2005, Anna Aayala was enjoying a bowl of Wendy’s famous chili when she bit down on a human finger. The legal battle that followed exposed food tampering, fraud and attempted extortion. In this episode, we cover the Wendy’s...

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Dec. 26, 2022

The Ozempic Shortage Fuelled By Weight Loss Goals

There’s a new weight loss medication in town and its name is Ozempic. The catch? It’s not actually approved for weight loss. This episode discusses supply chain shortages fueled by Hollywood popularity and TikTok fame, the no...

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Dec. 12, 2022

When Cuba Canceled Christmas

In this episode, we cover the story of the real life Grinch who stole Christmas. For almost 30 years, Cuba’s former president, Fidel Castro, banned all Christmas celebrations in the country. His reasoning had everything to do...

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Nov. 28, 2022

The Dangerous World of Competitive Eating

This week’s episode is all about the fascinating, mildly grotesque, and sometimes deadly world of eating competitions. You can find our sources listed on our website unsavorypod.com This is an independently produced podcast a...

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Nov. 14, 2022

The Tapeworm Diet

In this episode, we cover the scandalous history of one of the oldest and more questionable weight loss methods: the tapeworm diet. We discuss the Victorian beauty standards that pushed dieters to willingly contract a parasit...

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Oct. 31, 2022

Cannibalism and The Donner Party

This Halloween, we’re bringing you the ultimate food crime! Cannibalism and the Donner Party. In the spring of 1846, a group of pioneers left Missouri with hearts full of hope and ventured west along the Oregon Trail to start...

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Oct. 17, 2022

The Infant Formula Scandal

In this episode, we cover the infant formula scandal that rocked the world in the 1970’s & that is often referred to as the darkest chapter in corporate history. We discuss the evolution of infant feeding - from wet nurses …

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Oct. 3, 2022

The Bush Boys of Vernon

Season 3 is officially here!!! Starting off strong with the incredible true story of two boys that crawled out of the rugged British Columbia wilderness and turned a sleepy town on its head with their tales of being raised in...

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June 6, 2022

Season 2 Finale & Thank You

Season 2 is coming to an end. It's time to enjoy our summer and start preparing for an amazing third season! This is an independently produced podcast and your support means a lot to us. Please rate, review, and follow …

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May 2, 2022

Herbalife, Part 2

Part two is served. In the second half of this series, we discuss the Herbalife Nutrition Clubs, including the tactics used to recruit distributors and the class action lawsuit that followed. The story then takes an unusual t...

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April 18, 2022

Herbalife, Part 1

In part one of this series, we cover the origin story of Herbalife, including the man behind the brand: Mark R. Hughes. We discuss the tragic inspiration for his “health” products, the predatory tactics used for recruitment, ...

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About the Hosts

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Sarah Muncaster

Host

Sarah is a Registered Dietitian in Toronto, Canada. She is passionate about using creative storytelling to spread evidence-based nutrition information. Sarah practices clinical dietetics by day and fills her free time experimenting in the kitchen, podcasting, running, reading, camping, and playing with her two cats!

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Becca Harris

Host

Becca Harris is a Registered Dietitian specializing in ADHD Nutrition & the founder of The Nutrition Junky. She has a background in criminology and has a passion for web sleuthing (aka research). In her free time she's in the kitchen, at the beach with her dog, or binging through true crime podcasts.

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Geoff Devine

Audio Engineer

Geoff Devine is an experienced audio engineer, sound designer, editor, mixer, musician and producer based in Toronto, ON. He has an Honours BA from Carleton University for Communications, an applied audio engineering diploma from TARA and a diploma in sound design from George Brown.