11 episodes

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.”
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Bad Batch Wondery

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 63 Ratings

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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.”
Available exclusively on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

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    The Cure to Everything

    The Cure to Everything

    We’ll try anything to help our loved ones who are experiencing pain. John and Elaine both turn to a new medical treatment to help their mothers. But for one of them, it will go horribly wrong.

    For accurate information on stem cell treatments, visit www.isscr.org/about-stem-cells, a site maintained by the International Society for Stem Cell Research.

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    Pure

    Pure

    More patients are getting sick. As people across the country start asking questions, John K scrambles to figure out what went wrong and to save his company.
    For accurate information on stem cell treatments, visit the International Society for Stem Cell Research website.

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    The Entrepreneur

    The Entrepreneur

    Who is John K? Before he founded Liveyon he had quite a remarkable career.
    For accurate information on stem cell treatments, visit the International Society for Stem Cell Research website.

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    The Sell

    The Sell

    John K. builds his company, and focuses on what he does best. A fleet of salesmen and doctors are selling a miracle, and they’re not necessarily sharing the whole story of the bad batch.

    For accurate information on stem cell treatments, visit the International Society for Stem Cell Research website.

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    Three Vials

    Three Vials

    Vials of stem cells are shipped around the country, but some of them are ticking time bombs.

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    Beyond Liveyon

    Beyond Liveyon

    Elaine comes to terms with what happened. Other patients start to pick up the pieces too, and try to get justice.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

etakm ,

Greed over goals

I really enjoyed this. I’ve wondered about stem cells for a shoulder injury and it’s helped determine I wouldn’t go near it. This sounds like just another circumstance where money is made in the back of broken promises, greed, and placebo while the FDA does sweet fa about it.

Rougetète ,

Where have all the episodes gone and the new ones 😰

When this pod first came out about one scary doctor, I was excited to hear that more series were being added - but when I “subscribed again” and there is, is the trailer from 2019 ☹️🙁
Please bring it back 🙏🏼

FionaJane2017 ,

Unbelievable

This story was so interesting and brilliantly hosted by Laura. I had no idea about this stem cell saga. I can not believe this actually happened. I feel for the victims; those that believed in the “treatment” only to come out worse off, permanently maimed, and out of pocket by thousands.

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