8 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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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.”

    Snake Oil: An Interview | 7

    Snake Oil: An Interview | 7

    Laura Beil speaks with Steven Johnson, host of American Innovations, about the ups and downs of scientific discovery and what led her to investigate the stem cell industry.




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    • 35 min
    Beyond Liveyon | 6

    Beyond Liveyon | 6

     

    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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    • 45 min
    Three Vials | 5

    Three Vials | 5

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




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    • 34 min
    The Sell | 4

    The Sell | 4

    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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    • 43 min
    The Entrepreneur | 3

    The Entrepreneur | 3

    Who is John K? Before he founded Liveyon he had quite a remarkable career.

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    • 38 min
    Pure | 2

    Pure | 2

    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. 

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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Pretty good

I liked the first 2 better

But overall it’s good

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Good Production but Lacking Story...

The production quality of this series is very well done, which makes it a pleasant and easy listen. However, the story itself never really intrigued me. I kept waiting for the narrative to get interesting, unfortunately it did not.

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The best in storytelling

Wondery never disappoints. Set aside some time, because you won’t want to stop listening once you start.

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