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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. But what happens when we can’t trust them? Dr. Death is the award-winning series hosted by Laura Beil, now in its fourth season. Dr. Death | S4: Bad Magic

When a charismatic young doctor announces revolutionary treatments for cancer and HIV, patients from around the world turn to him for their last chance. As medical experts praise Serhat Gumrukcu’s genius, the company he co-founded rockets in value to over half a billion dollars. But when a team of researchers makes a startling discovery, they begin to suspect the brilliant doctor is hiding a secret. From Wondery, the new season of Dr. Death: Bad Magic is a story of miraculous cures, magic and murder. New episodes each week starting 1/22. You can binge the entire series early and ad-free right now on Wondery+ Dr. Death | S3: Miracle Man

Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything into question. From Wondery comes Season Three of the hit podcast, Dr. Death. MIRACLE MAN tells the story of a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and sweeps one woman off her feet. You can binge the series ad-free on Wondery+.Dr. Death | S2: Dr. Fata

If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret. You can binge the series ad-free on Wondery+. Dr. Death | S1: Dr. Duntsch

We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, Dr. Death is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. You can binge the series ad-free on Wondery+.

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    • 4.8 • 87.7K Ratings

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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. But what happens when we can’t trust them? Dr. Death is the award-winning series hosted by Laura Beil, now in its fourth season. Dr. Death | S4: Bad Magic

When a charismatic young doctor announces revolutionary treatments for cancer and HIV, patients from around the world turn to him for their last chance. As medical experts praise Serhat Gumrukcu’s genius, the company he co-founded rockets in value to over half a billion dollars. But when a team of researchers makes a startling discovery, they begin to suspect the brilliant doctor is hiding a secret. From Wondery, the new season of Dr. Death: Bad Magic is a story of miraculous cures, magic and murder. New episodes each week starting 1/22. You can binge the entire series early and ad-free right now on Wondery+ Dr. Death | S3: Miracle Man

Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything into question. From Wondery comes Season Three of the hit podcast, Dr. Death. MIRACLE MAN tells the story of a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and sweeps one woman off her feet. You can binge the series ad-free on Wondery+.Dr. Death | S2: Dr. Fata

If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret. You can binge the series ad-free on Wondery+. Dr. Death | S1: Dr. Duntsch

We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, Dr. Death is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. You can binge the series ad-free on Wondery+.

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    Season 4: Bad Magic | Introducing a New Season of Dr. Death

    Season 4: Bad Magic | Introducing a New Season of Dr. Death

    When a charismatic young doctor announces revolutionary treatments for cancer and HIV, patients from around the world turn to him for their last chance. But a team of researchers suspect the brilliant doctor is hiding a secret..




    From Wondery, the new season of Dr. Death: Bad Magic is a story of miraculous cures, magic and murder. Hosted by Laura Beil.




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    Bad Magic | The Man in the Linen Pants

    Bad Magic | The Man in the Linen Pants

    When a filmmaker hears about a secret trial of a new HIV treatment, he begins to wonder about the mysterious doctor behind it. Meanwhile, two podcasters are invited to an unusual birthday party..

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    • 41 min
    Bad Magic | The Golden Kid

    Bad Magic | The Golden Kid

    The search for answers leads to a prince, an apprentice and a stage show. Does an old video hold the key to Dr. Serhat’s past? 

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    • 29 min
    Bad Magic | Language of Angels

    Bad Magic | Language of Angels

    As Serhat builds a new life for himself in Los Angeles, he sees an opportunity for his biggest magic trick yet.

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    • 28 min
    Bad Magic | The Closing Bell

    Bad Magic | The Closing Bell

    A cold day in Vermont, an unexpected visitor and a mysterious 911 call lead to a dramatic revelation.

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    • 28 min
    Bad Magic | The Data are the Data

    Bad Magic | The Data are the Data

    The team at Hindenburg race to publish their discoveries about Serhat. But how will he answer the charges? 

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
87.7K Ratings

87.7K Ratings

USA Mknitter ,

Season 4 - an Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos copycat?

Thanks for this enlightening podcast. Sounds like another Elizabeth Holmes/Theranos copy cat. 😩 The same old but wise adage: “If it sounds to good to be true, then it’s not true.” Then, asking the next question, “Can AI really help in medicine?”

bunnyreebs ,

Season Four Review

I actually really enjoyed season 4. What a fascinating story and deeply troubling for ethics that so many people completely ignored the major red flags. Also the fact that he was an actual magician was darkly funny.
My issue is that Wondery seems to not realize the deep irony of putting ads for betterhelp in a podcast about medical scams. That website is a joke and the fact that podcasts who tell stories about crime, murder and scams take their ad money is morally bankrupt.

MariTheMonster96 ,

Great podcast for road trips

Really enjoyed all 4 seasons. Laura you’re a great podcaster!

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