9 episodes

Melissa Bright thinks she's living every parent's worst nightmare when her five-month-old baby tumbles from a lawn chair and hits his head on the driveway. But after she rushes him to the hospital, a new nightmare begins.The Brights are thrust into a medical and legal system so focused on protecting children from abuse, it has targeted innocent parents. With exclusive audio captured as the events unfolded, this harrowing six-episode series takes you inside the Brights' fight to hold their family together, against a system that can sometimes do more harm than good. Hosted by NBC News National Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh, Do No Harm is a co-production of NBC News and Wondery.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

Melissa Bright thinks she's living every parent's worst nightmare when her five-month-old baby tumbles from a lawn chair and hits his head on the driveway. But after she rushes him to the hospital, a new nightmare begins.The Brights are thrust into a medical and legal system so focused on protecting children from abuse, it has targeted innocent parents. With exclusive audio captured as the events unfolded, this harrowing six-episode series takes you inside the Brights' fight to hold their family together, against a system that can sometimes do more harm than good. Hosted by NBC News National Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh, Do No Harm is a co-production of NBC News and Wondery.

    Introducing: The Apology Line

    Introducing: The Apology Line

    If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line, and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation. He was known as “Mr. Apology.” As thousands of callers flooded the line, confessing to everything from shoplifting to infidelity, drug dealing to murder, Mr. Apology realized he couldn’t just listen. He had to do something, even if it meant risking everything. From Wondery the makers of Dr. Death and The Shrink Next Door, comes a story about empathy, deception and obsession. Marissa Bridge, who knew Mr. Apology better than anyone, hosts this six episode series.

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    • 6 min
    Reporting Do No Harm

    Reporting Do No Harm

    Laura Beil, the host and reporter of Dr Death and Bad Batch, sits down with Mike Hixenbaugh to talk about the reporting of Do No Harm. We also have an update about the families at the center of this series.

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    • 45 min
    The Cost

    The Cost

    As the Brights and Butlers confront CPS, their shared struggles raise difficult questions: Who’s really protecting children? And is this what it takes to keep them safe?

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    • 46 min
    The Fighter

    The Fighter

    A pair of brash Texas lawyers step in to help the Brights, but by then, damage has already been done. As they each head to court, the Brights and the Butlers fear the worst.

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    • 39 min
    Standard Protocol

    Standard Protocol

    Across town, Lance and Sharde Butler have been fighting their own battle against CPS. After nearly a year, the system has almost broken them.  But soon the Bright’s case will intertwine with their own in ways that neither family could have imagined. 

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    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

    National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

    Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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    • 40 min
    Immediate Danger

    Immediate Danger

    The Brights figure CPS has moved on. Melissa and Dillon try to do the same. But when a CPS worker comes to their door, it's the beginning of the hardest night of their lives.

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Palle Bo ,

One of my favourite podcasts ever

Do No Harm is so well told, amazing production and it just draws me in. It comes up as one of my favourite podcasts ever.

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