10 episodes

Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat was renowned for getting amazing results. Women who were desperate for children would visit him at his Rotterdam clinic and leave pregnant. But when the clinic closed, rumours began about the methods Karbaat used to achieve his success. The children conceived at the clinic - the Karbaat Kids - began asking difficult questions about what happened to their mothers. 


What happened in Dr Karbaat’s clinic? From Somethin’ Else, The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman.


This is a Somethin' Else production.

The Immaculate Deception Somethin’ Else

    • True Crime
    • 4.5, 217 Ratings

Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat was renowned for getting amazing results. Women who were desperate for children would visit him at his Rotterdam clinic and leave pregnant. But when the clinic closed, rumours began about the methods Karbaat used to achieve his success. The children conceived at the clinic - the Karbaat Kids - began asking difficult questions about what happened to their mothers. 


What happened in Dr Karbaat’s clinic? From Somethin’ Else, The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman.


This is a Somethin' Else production.

    BONUS : Making The Immaculate Deception

    BONUS : Making The Immaculate Deception

    Jenny on making the series.


    The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman.


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    • 21 min
    BONUS: An Update from Anne

    BONUS: An Update from Anne

    Anne is waiting to hear if Karbaat is her biological father. She calls Jenny with an update.


    The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman.


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    • 20 min
    7: The Karbastards

    7: The Karbastards

    What does the future hold for those affected by Jan Karbaat's deceit?


    The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman.


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    • 37 min
    6: The Nose Hair Trimmer

    6: The Nose Hair Trimmer

    The fight for justice for Jan Karbaat's victims. And Jenny uncovers a secret recording.


    The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman.


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    • 29 min
    5: The Mother

    5: The Mother

    Jenny finally tracks down a mother who was treated by Karbaat. Lidia found out the truth about her son's paternity in 2019.


    The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman.


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    • 35 min
    4: The American Connection

    4: The American Connection

    What happened when Karbaat took his sperm to the US? Jenny investigates the doctor's American connection and finds out about the other fertility doctors who deceived their patients.


    The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman.


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

mializardlong ,

SO good

Really gripping. Just my thing. Got my dad hooked when he heard me listening to the last episode, he had to go back and listen to it himself!

TwowheelHooligan ,

Excellent

Not my usual podcast fare, but this is an absorbing, fascinating and disturbing tale that is well researched and presented in a compassionate and thoughtful manner. And great sound design. Well done guys.

Bug Humbah ,

Fascinating

The story is fascinating, but the way it is edited and executed is more manipulative than I care for.

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