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A wellness center some called Miracle Ranch, nestled in the scenic mountains of Southern California, promised a luxurious escape and a path to wellness through clean, alkaline living. Its leader, Dr. Robert O. Young, attracted wealthy clientele with his “groundbreaking” health protocols and friendly, family-man persona. But beneath the serene surface, Miracle Ranch harbored a dark secret. The people who stayed there didn’t get better; they got worse.

Through legal documents and candid interviews with former patients and employees, law enforcement officials, and affected family members, this series unravels the chilling true story of one man who convinced scores of people that cancer is not a cell but an “acidic, poisonous liquid,” and how his popular “alkaline diet” turned deadly.

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Chameleon: Dr. Miracle The Binge

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    • 4.5 • 7.2K Ratings

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A wellness center some called Miracle Ranch, nestled in the scenic mountains of Southern California, promised a luxurious escape and a path to wellness through clean, alkaline living. Its leader, Dr. Robert O. Young, attracted wealthy clientele with his “groundbreaking” health protocols and friendly, family-man persona. But beneath the serene surface, Miracle Ranch harbored a dark secret. The people who stayed there didn’t get better; they got worse.

Through legal documents and candid interviews with former patients and employees, law enforcement officials, and affected family members, this series unravels the chilling true story of one man who convinced scores of people that cancer is not a cell but an “acidic, poisonous liquid,” and how his popular “alkaline diet” turned deadly.

Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: Dr. Miracle, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.

Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen.

From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 8 of Chameleon: Dr. Miracle.

Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Dr. Miracle I 1. The Alkaline Diet

    Dr. Miracle I 1. The Alkaline Diet

    From his stunning avocado ranch in San Diego County, Dr. Robert Young devotes his life to spreading the word about the increasingly popular alkaline diet. Tony Robbins becomes a fan, and one of Dr. Young’s patients is featured on Oprah. Up in the Bay Area, a young mother of three, Dawn Kali, gets a diagnosis that leads her to Dr. Young’s ranch for a fateful stay.



    Please note: the “microscopy” we describe in this episode is not representative of all microscopy. The individuals performing Live Blood Analysis self-describe as microscopists to lend legitimacy to their practices. In fact, microscopy in general is real science, but live blood analysis is not.



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    • 42 min
    Dr. Miracle I 2. Family Matters

    Dr. Miracle I 2. Family Matters

    After accruing thousands of dollars in bounced check fees, Dr. Young agrees to hire June Asisi to do the Miracle Ranch bookkeeping. But June quickly realizes that cash flow issues are just the tip of the weirdness iceberg. Meanwhile, as Dawn Kali becomes more and more integrated into the Miracle Ranch family, she starts to notice red flags.



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    • 37 min
    Dr. Miracle I 3. Selling Hope

    Dr. Miracle I 3. Selling Hope

    Dawn Kali is so hopeful Dr. Young’s alkaline treatment will work that she starts ignoring signs that it isn’t. Meanwhile, some of the Miracle Ranch employees try to rein in Dr. Young’s worst impulses with little success, until one woman writes a letter that will change everything.



    Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: Dr. Miracle, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.



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    • 45 min
    Dr. Miracle I 4. Cutting Ties

    Dr. Miracle I 4. Cutting Ties

    As tensions mount on the ranch, Robert Young starts lashing out at his inner circle, and employees who push back are dropping like flies. After a few too many patients turn up mysteriously at emergency rooms across Southern California, authorities start to take notice. On the ranch, Detective Jim Clark discovers surprising details about Young’s past.

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    Dr. Miracle I 5. Alternative Facts

    Dr. Miracle I 5. Alternative Facts

    After years of making money selling false promises, Robert Young is finally on trial. Dawn’s condition is worsening, but she’s still loyal to Young. That is, until something pushes her over the edge. As the cost of her misplaced loyalty becomes clear, can Dawn find a path to justice – and healing?

    Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: Dr. Miracle , ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.
    Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts.

    A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. To connect with Dr. Miracle's creative team, plus access behind the scenes content, join the community at Campsidemedia.com/join

    Dr. Miracle I 6. Verdict

    Dr. Miracle I 6. Verdict

    Years after the verdict of Dawn’s civil trial comes through, Robert Young is still on the expo circuit selling his miracle cure. Larrison heads to one of these expos to meet Young and has a chilling conversation. Dawn looks back on her past and wonders about the future — both for herself and her young son.

    Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: Dr. Miracle , ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.
    Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts.

    A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. To connect with Dr. Miracle's creative team, plus access behind the scenes content, join the community at Campsidemedia.com/join

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
7.2K Ratings

7.2K Ratings

USA Mknitter ,

The Michigan Plot - Season 7

I initially was getting bored with The Michigan Plot until about Episode 5, particularly Episode 6. I didn’t know much about this plot and the persons involved except for what little I saw on the national news (I live in a totally different part of the USA). I now appreciate the “deep dive” that was done with this particular podcast (Season 7) and am sad to hear that the jury was only shown “minimal” evidence. I appreciated the comment made about a trial being similar to a cooking show—same ingredients but which cook can pull off the best “end result.” Also, does the punishment fit the crime? This podcast showed that NOT being able to hear a lot about about “the why,” and not just the actual event itself, is not always the best—there’s too much left to “assumption,” which may not always be correct.

Nullity ,

Couldn’t hold my interest

I really wanted to like this, but it couldn’t hold my interest in season two. It took all I could do to get through a season one and this season is just as bad. My life is only so long. I can’t wasted on a podcast. It’s not worthy.

GPSnark ,

I bailed before the 2-minute mark

It’s yet another podcast in which the writer/host cannot refrain from adding quirky cutesy asides in the erroneous belief that this enhances the story.
The sound effects & “zany” music also cheapen the podcast and bring a real kindergarten vibe to what is probably a great story.

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