One Click

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By Rebecca Lavoie and Partners in Crime Media. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Authorities were stumped by the untimely deaths of people who had been taking a little-known diet drug. Known as DNP, the chemical helped users shed pounds, all while cooking them alive from the inside. But the compound which was developed as a World War One explosive had long been banned for human consumption. How was it turning up on the Internet? Why did those with body dysmorphia want it? And why were authorities slow to take action despite the pleas from families of the victims?

The C13Originals podcast “One Click” is co-hosted by actress Elle Fanning and journalist Jessica Wapner. They dive into the rise of DNP deaths, while also exploring the historical pressures on body image that likely fueled victims’ desperation to take a risky drug in the name of beauty.

OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS OF "ONE CLICK" BEGIN IN THE LAST 9 MINUTES OF THE EPISODE.

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