Bad Batch

A weekly Society, Culture and News podcast featuring
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Patients in search of a miracle cure end up in critical condition. The race is on to find out what went wrong before more people get hurt. The trail leads back to a medical company with slick marketing and a charismatic CEO. And to a multibillion dollar stem cell industry where greed and desperation collide. Laura Beil, the award-winning host and reporter of “Dr Death,” returns for this six-part investigative series from Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John” and “The Shrink Next Door.”
33 episodes
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33 episodes
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33 episodes
At first I thought, this isn't actually the scary story that it sounds like at first, but it's actually a much more nuanced and interesting story about how dangerous the frontiers of medicine really are, and what kind of person builds an incredibly profitable business out of an entirely new treatment. Then there was a pretty big twist in Episode 5, and actually it was more of a horror story than I thought.
Another classic from the Wondery stable of well-researched, factual podcasts telling fascinating and horrifying real-life stories. The outcomes may not have been as fatal as in 'Dr Death', but you will be frightened by what happened here. Not a comforting listen, but a good one!
If Dr Death made me fall in love with drama podcasts, Bad Batch gave the context to appreciate Laura Beil as a host, no one else drives the gravity and horror of a situation home like her.
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Podcast Status
Oct 10th, 2019
Latest Episode
Feb 23rd, 2021
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Avg. Episode Length
14 minutes
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