Recent Episodes

March 20, 2023

Pepsi Number Fever

Pepsi Number Fever was one of the biggest corporate blunders of the 20th century. This popular marketing stunt had the Philippines buzzing with excitement until a simple error by Pepsi crushed hundreds of thousands of hopes a...

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March 6, 2023

Brittany Dawn

Brittany Dawn used her status as a social media influencer to market her customized nutrition and fitness plans to thousands of consumers. The catch: they weren’t customized. And her clients suffered the consequences. She is ...

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Feb. 20, 2023

Biosphere 2

The story of Biosphere 2 is real-life sci-fi. In the early 90s, eight people lived inside an air-tight, giant glass structure filled with replicas of the earth’s ecosystems with the goal of living in a completely self-suffici...

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Feb. 6, 2023

Dr. Oz

On paper, he seems like a stand up guy - he is highly educated, charismatic, a prolific surgeon, author and TV personality. He also has a tendency to spew misinformation, practice out of his scope, and promote products in une...

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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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About the Hosts

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Sarah is a Registered Dietitian. She is passionate about using creative storytelling to spread evidence-based nutrition information. Sarah fills her free time experimenting in the kitchen, podcasting, running, reading, camping, and playing with her dog, Ruby, and two cats, Ellie and Ollie!

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Becca 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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Audio Engineer

Geoff 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.