8 episodes

Melissa Bright thinks she's living every parent's worst nightmare when her five-month-old baby tumbles from a lawn chair and hits his head on the driveway. But after she rushes him to the hospital, a new nightmare begins.The Brights are thrust into a medical and legal system so focused on protecting children from abuse, it has targeted innocent parents. With exclusive audio captured as the events unfolded, this harrowing six-episode series takes you inside the Brights' fight to hold their family together, against a system that can sometimes do more harm than good. Hosted by NBC News National Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh, Do No Harm is a co-production of NBC News and Wondery.

Do No Harm Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 5.3K Ratings

Melissa Bright thinks she's living every parent's worst nightmare when her five-month-old baby tumbles from a lawn chair and hits his head on the driveway. But after she rushes him to the hospital, a new nightmare begins.The Brights are thrust into a medical and legal system so focused on protecting children from abuse, it has targeted innocent parents. With exclusive audio captured as the events unfolded, this harrowing six-episode series takes you inside the Brights' fight to hold their family together, against a system that can sometimes do more harm than good. Hosted by NBC News National Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh, Do No Harm is a co-production of NBC News and Wondery.

    Reporting Do No Harm

    Reporting Do No Harm

    Laura Beil, the host and reporter of Dr Death and Bad Batch, sits down with Mike Hixenbaugh to talk about the reporting of Do No Harm. We also have an update about the families at the center of this series.

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    • 45 min
    The Cost

    The Cost

    As the Brights and Butlers confront CPS, their shared struggles raise difficult questions: Who’s really protecting children? And is this what it takes to keep them safe?

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    • 46 min
    The Fighter

    The Fighter

    A pair of brash Texas lawyers step in to help the Brights, but by then, damage has already been done. As they each head to court, the Brights and the Butlers fear the worst.

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    • 39 min
    Standard Protocol

    Standard Protocol

    Across town, Lance and Sharde Butler have been fighting their own battle against CPS. After nearly a year, the system has almost broken them.  But soon the Bright’s case will intertwine with their own in ways that neither family could have imagined. 

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    • 40 min
    Immediate Danger

    Immediate Danger

    The Brights figure CPS has moved on. Melissa and Dillon try to do the same. But when a CPS worker comes to their door, it's the beginning of the hardest night of their lives.

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    • 35 min
    Warning Signs

    Warning Signs

    Melissa and Dillon believe if they just tell the truth, Child Protective Services will see they aren’t a danger to their children. But the state of Texas isn’t just going to take their word for it.  Not after the horror story that unfolded in another family a year earlier.

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.3K Ratings

5.3K Ratings

Mahhhm ,

Couldn’t turn it off...

I love podcasts.
I remember sleeping in my parents room and listening to the radio talk shows, scary stories, Dodger games. This show was enthralling, I almost quit very early on, but after about 4 mins, I was hooked. Definitely give it a shot

Unhappy unhappy unhappy ,

Binge worthy!

I listed to the whole series in one day, I couldn’t stop listening ! This will definitely make you mad, but this story needs to be told !

hdudbrgan ,

Love

Great podcast, very well done.
All the negative reviews saying they “liked the podcast until they talked about race” are very upsetting. I’m willing to bet all those reviewers are white.

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