19 episodes

“What’s wrong with me?” Each episode of this documentary series begins as a medical mystery. But once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge.

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    • 4.7 • 1.7K Ratings

“What’s wrong with me?” Each episode of this documentary series begins as a medical mystery. But once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge.

    Listen to Appearances

    Listen to Appearances

    From the brand new podcast Appearances, by Sharon Mashihi, we bring you “Episode 04: Last Ditch Effort.” Appearances is an audio mind trip about an Iranian American woman, the family she carries around in her head, and the family that she wants...

    • 36 min
    Changing Shape

    Changing Shape

    Nico is obsessed with counting calories. But this compulsion to monitor food doesn’t line up with how they see themself. Why does Nico want parts of their body to disappear? Why isn’t eating disorder treatment working?

    • 26 min
    Not This Again

    Not This Again

    Angelina was a journalist living in Brooklyn when she was diagnosed with ALS. She now lives with her parents. How do you stay true to yourself when you rely on others to keep you alive?

    • 22 min
    Listen to Here Be Monsters

    Listen to Here Be Monsters

    Is your body more like a machine or a body of water? An excerpt from Here Be Monsters , a KCRW podcast about fear and the unknown.

    • 6 min
    Invisible Impact

    Invisible Impact

    Stacie escaped her abusive partner. But eight years later, her inner world was still in disarray. Why wasn’t she better? And why did it take her so long to leave?

    • 35 min
    Postpartum in a Pandemic

    Postpartum in a Pandemic

    ShiShi was in labor for 12 days. She gave birth, only to find herself at home in isolation during a pandemic. She’s also a doula, so her job is to support people through pregnancy and postpartum. What’s her advice for parents? How is she coping...

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

VGD117 ,

I share this all the time

I tell all the women in my life about this podcast. So interesting and makes you feel less alone. We gotta look out for each other!

bigfrish ,

My favorite podcast!

A friend recommended this podcast ages ago and I can't believe it took me so long to listen to! I binged both seasons over the course of a weeklong roadtrip and am obsessed. The format is so engaging and I love how the hosts contextualize individual stories in the broader medical system/complex. As a former public health proefessional, I loved how she uses personal stories to delve into deeper issues. Though it doesn't always expliclity touch on the feminist themes underpinnning the premise, it's so illuminating to hear how/why women and trans people are often left to their own devices when it comes to solving their own medical issues. It's also just such a relief that every episode ends on a positive note. Love this podcast! I'd be interested in future seasons to hear a story about how fatphobia within the medical system impacts patient (mis)diagnosis and treatment since that's a huge element of healthcare!

C Studio ,

One of my favorites

Thoughtful, heartfelt and I always learn something new where I think how did I not know about this before?!!

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