Each episode of this documentary series begins with a medical mystery. Sometimes the sickness is in the body, and sometimes the sickness is in the system. Once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge. Created by Allison Behringer and supported by KCRW.
Trailer: Season 4
Sneak peek: Bodies, new season 4 is full of medical mysteries and self-discovery. New episodes coming April 19.
A vending machine ritual, a life-changing massage, a spiffy velvet outfit and a belly full of caterpillars. Four stories of touch. Transcript at kcrw.com/bodies .
No matter how hard producer Hannah Harris Green tried, there were certain areas of life where she found herself to be deficient. Until she realized that a diagnosis could help relieve her shame instead of adding to it. Transcript at kcrw.com/bodies .
The Great Beyond
Angelina Fanous has been living with ALS for nearly a decade. She is almost fully paralyzed and losing her ability to speak. As she prepares for death, she’s thinking about the story she’ll leave behind. Transcript at kcrw.com/bodies.
Puberty is starting younger and younger, especially estrogen-dominant puberty. We talk to three kids and one teen about extra early puberty and the funny, scary, embarrassing and joyful experiences that come with it.
The Fourth Trimester
Jess was overjoyed when she got pregnant. But after giving birth, her reality spiraled out of control. She didn’t know it, but she had postpartum psychosis, a mental health condition that occurs after about 1 in every 500 births. Read the full transcript here .
Love this pod. Amazing storytelling
This podcast is so good. It’s so informative and interesting all because the storytelling is so good. Like I’m sure this is so cathartic to hear for women that face similar problems but for me it’s all about hearing amazingly crafted stories and that moment every episode where the subject of the episode finally feels seen and believed. That’s such a great moment for the listener to hear!! And it happens every ep! 💕
It’s simple. Condoms, morning after pill or closing your thighs will keep you from getting pregnant. So barbaric to go straight to killing the baby with really no thought at all about it. Like your getting your tonsils out. Disgusting and I’m glad states now have the right to choose. Women who want to kill babies can just move to a state that have drive thru abortions every time they get pregnant.
High quality and informative; impactful. Hard to listen to just one. An example of best in class, thank you.