16 episodes

Sick is an investigative podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy. Sick's first season explores the complications of fertility medicine, one Indiana doctor’s abuse of power and the generations of lives he affected.

Season 2, we turn our attention to prisons— places that have to keep people healthy, but are built to punish them. New episodes start Oct. 26.

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    • 4.8 • 2.5K Ratings

Sick is an investigative podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy. Sick's first season explores the complications of fertility medicine, one Indiana doctor’s abuse of power and the generations of lives he affected.

Season 2, we turn our attention to prisons— places that have to keep people healthy, but are built to punish them. New episodes start Oct. 26.

    Screaming in the Shower

    Screaming in the Shower

    The second season of Sick is an investigation into health care in prisons. We start with the story of 19-year-old Princola Shields. What went wrong with her care at the Indiana Women’s Prison? Pretty much everything.

    Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.


    If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, help is available. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255 or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.

    • 23 min
    A Righteous Case

    A Righteous Case

    Princola Shields’ family and the women inside the Indiana Women’s Prison knew something went horribly wrong. But getting justice isn't easy.

    Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.

    If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, help is available. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255 or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.

    • 22 min
    Helpless

    Helpless

    This week, we explore the system’s effort to keep people inside from killing themselves: suicide watch.

    Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.

    If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, help is available. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255 or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.

    • 21 min
    Zero Tolerance

    Zero Tolerance

    Correctional officers are supposed to keep people in prison safe. But they can be the worst thing that happens to women inside.

    Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.

    • 23 min
    Not Sentenced For That

    Not Sentenced For That

    Indiana made the drastic decision to privatize health care in its prisons. It was supposed to improve care, but more than 20 years later, it’s unclear if it worked.

    Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.

    • 24 min
    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 Trailer

    Jake and Lauren go to an unexpected place that's meant to keep people healthy. Season 2 launches October 26.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Lilgrace ,

Compelling!

I am halfway through the second season and can’t wait for each new episode. Great writing, love the music and sound design, thoughtful hosts. Good stuff from WFYI. I look forward to many more seasons to come.

Trace2827 ,

Great podcast!!

Loved the hosts and the reporting. Two thumbs up.

LVCWang ,

Excellent journalism

Compelling stories. Season 1 blew my mind and I can’t stop thinking about it.

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