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We trust doctors with our lives; they are some of the most educated and well-respected members of society. But what happens if they can't diagnose a patient? This high stake medical procedural follows patients as they suffer from bizarre, often terrifying illnesses. None of which doctors learned about in medical school. Medical Mysteries is a Parcast Original, with new episodes every Tuesday.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.3, 1.3K Ratings

We trust doctors with our lives; they are some of the most educated and well-respected members of society. But what happens if they can't diagnose a patient? This high stake medical procedural follows patients as they suffer from bizarre, often terrifying illnesses. None of which doctors learned about in medical school. Medical Mysteries is a Parcast Original, with new episodes every Tuesday.

    Disease Forgery Pt. 2

    Disease Forgery Pt. 2

    Growing up in the ‘90s, Gypsy Rose was convinced she suffered from cancer and epilepsy. But in truth, her mother Dee Dee was addicted to faking her daughter’s illnesses—a disorder in itself, known today as Munchausen’s by Proxy. 

    • 45 min
    Introducing: Meet Cute

    Introducing: Meet Cute

    When you’re between episodes of Medical Mysteries, you should check out another great podcast called Meet Cute. It isn’t a Parcast show, but if you’re looking for mysteries that will always have a happy ending, Meet Cute is perfect for you. Meet cutes are short-form audio romantic comedies that take the listener from “meet cute” to “happily ever after” in 15 minutes — because everyone needs a good love story. To hear more episodes, search Meet Cute on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts!

    • 15 min
    Disease Forgery Pt. 1

    Disease Forgery Pt. 1

    In 1991, a 24-year-old woman checked herself into the hospital dozens of times, each with a new and perplexing illness. Her symptoms didn't match anything doctors had seen before. Then they discovered she was suffering from Munchausen's Syndrome—and was addicted to making herself sick.

    • 45 min
    Radium Girls Pt. 2: Radium on Trial

    Radium Girls Pt. 2: Radium on Trial

    In 1925, five dying US Radium Dial Painters sued their employer. They claimed they were dying of radiation poisoning—but experts at the time believed radium was healthy, not toxic. So the Radium Girls took the stand to try to convince juries—and the world—of radium's dangers.

    • 48 min
    Radium Girls Pt. 1: Women Who Glowed in the Dark

    Radium Girls Pt. 1: Women Who Glowed in the Dark

    In the 1920s, dial-painters at US Radium's New Jersey factory began getting sick. They were diagnosed with syphilis and phossy jaw, but their symptoms didn't add up. The women suspected something about their job was making them fatally ill—but they were running out of time to solve the mystery.

    • 45 min
    Body Integrity Dysphoria

    Body Integrity Dysphoria

    Our body is the only one we'll ever know, for better or worse. And for those suffering from Body Integrity Dysphoria, they feel like one or more of their limbs doesn't belong. Many of them resort to drastic measures like self-amputation to achieve their ideal body. But researchers are still trying to figure out why.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

murseinsomnia ,

Word pronunciation

Great podcast. Love how there is no dumb banter between speakers, that ruin so many other podcasts. They get right to the topic.
The only negative is how in the mental health series, the male speaker kept mispronouncing schizophrenia.

Newsworthie ,

Addictive!

In depth research and great writing. I learn so much from each episode!

Elijjjah ,

An excellent podcast!

I’m an EMS student and really enjoy learning even more about medicine! This podcast is both informative and really interesting! I think the voices are very relaxing and nice to listen to, and the sound effects are a great touch. I have to say, this is one of my favorite podcasts to date.

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