The Dream

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The Dream


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In Season 2 we look at a world just as shady and mysterious as MLMs, but one whose promises are at times even more bombastic and unfathomable: WELLNESS. What is it? Who sells it? And will it bring you eternal happiness…and, perhaps, eternal life?

Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Emma Dibdin • New York Times Feb 16, 2021

"The fascinating and horrifying first season of “The Dream” dives headfirst into the history and current landscape of M.L.M.s, focusing on the ways these schemes reel in vulnerable people — disproportionately female and often low-income — by selling them on entrepreneurship and “being their own boss.”…"

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Score: 4.5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Jan 4, 2020

"While there is much to be alarmed about in The Dream’s discoveries, the news that the wellness industry isn’t scientifically rigorous isn’t exactly surprising. But Marie’s podcast is more than a cri de coeur against bogus health products as it looks at the human impulse to find comfort and solutions away from mainstream institutions."

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