29 episodes

Each episode of this documentary series begins with a medical mystery. Sometimes the sickness is in the body, and sometimes the sickness is in the system. Once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge. Created by Allison Behringer and supported by KCRW.

Bodies KCRW, Allison Behringer

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 121 Ratings

Each episode of this documentary series begins with a medical mystery. Sometimes the sickness is in the body, and sometimes the sickness is in the system. Once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge. Created by Allison Behringer and supported by KCRW.

    Something Extra

    Something Extra

    Kelly was in her 20s in the 1980s and she was determined enjoy sex without shame...until she got an STI she’d never heard of. And so she married the first person who accepted her. When stigma is all around, it can take decades to break free and find pleasure.

    • 33 min
    Do Less Harm

    Do Less Harm

    Lill lives in Appalachian West Virginia — it’s coal country, and it’s also the overdose capital of the United States. An increasingly dangerous drug supply and a lack of safe supplies like clean syringes leave people who use drugs vulnerable to disease and death. Lill is trying to fill that gap, providing safe supplies and care all over West Virginia — even as the government tries to stop them.

    • 47 min
    LA’s toxic secret

    LA’s toxic secret

    An elementary school in L.A. County was built on a contaminated site and made its community sick — How that community came together to demand change, and a controversial plan to build a new school.

    • 37 min
    Carved from Secrets

    Carved from Secrets

    When River was first told that something was wrong with their body, they didn’t think it was that big a deal. But the medical system and their parents disagreed. Outside pressure to make River “normal” would cause them tremendous pain and turmoil — until they discovered there’s more than one right way to be a human.

    • 26 min
    Not your average

    Not your average

    This week, the FDA will make a decision on whether or not to approve the first ever treatment for achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. But not everyone is celebrating. This controversial treatment is forcing parents of children with achondroplasia to grapple with an age-old question: What’s best for my child?

    • 37 min
    Reading the Signs of your Body

    Reading the Signs of your Body

    Growing up and going through puberty, the only thing many of us learned about the menstrual cycle was the period part. But there’s so much more to it. How charting the cycle’s fertile signs can be the basis for an effective method of contraception. And, how it saved a woman’s pregnancy.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

Avecat25 ,

Finally someone cares about woken’s bodies

Thank you Alison and the Bodies team for making this podcast, for advocating for our bodies and for reminding us all of the social conditioning that rules our own thoughts about our bodies. This is an amazing podcast — I tell everyone it’s my favourite of all time.

Dad tears ,

Fantastic.

I love this podcast so much. So thoughtfully executed and fascinating. I’m always so moved by everyone’s bravery and openness in sharing their stories. Thank you!

.graytimes. ,

I love this show

It tells stories that I don’t see represented anywhere else and it tells them in beautiful ways.

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