Bad Batch

Bad Batch

Patients in search of a miracle cure end up in critical condition. The race is on to find out what went wrong before more people get hurt. The trail leads back to a medical company with slick marketing and a charismatic CEO. And to a multibillion dollar stem cell industry where greed and desperation collide. Laura Beil, the award-winning host and reporter of “Dr Death,” returns for this six-part investigative series from Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John” and “The Shrink Next Door.”... Show More

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October 27, 2020 4 min

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 poison...

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October 5, 2020 6 min

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If she wins in November, Kamala Harris would become Vice President after one of the most consequential and tumultuous elections in American history. Harris would be the most significant player to help Joe Biden manage a country in crisis. So who is she?

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February 5, 2020 17 min

As the FDA cracks down on stem cell businesses, a flashy new commercial makes a splash, and it looks a whole lot like Liveyon. Is John K back?


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November 13, 2019 44 min

Elaine comes to terms with what happened. Other patients start to pick up the pieces too, and try to get justice.


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November 6, 2019 34 min

Vials of stem cells are shipped around the country, but some of them are ticking time bombs.


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October 30, 2019 42 min

John K. builds his company, and focuses on what he does best. A fleet of salesmen and doctors are selling a miracle, and they’re not necessarily sharing the whole story of the bad batch.

For accurate information on stem cell treatments, visit the International Society for Stem Cell Research website.


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October 25, 2019 38 min

Who is John K? Before he founded Liveyon he had quite a remarkable career.

For accurate information on stem cell treatments, visit the International Society for Stem Cell Research website.


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October 23, 2019 31 min

More patients are getting sick. As people across the country start asking questions, John K scrambles to figure out what went wrong and to save his company. 

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October 23, 2019 41 min

We’ll try anything to help our loved ones who are experiencing pain. John and Elaine both turn to a new medical treatment to help their mothers. But for one of them, it will go horribly wrong.

For accurate information on stem cell treatments, visit www.isscr.org/about-stem-cells, a site maintained by the International Society for Stem Cell Research.


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October 10, 2019 2 min

Bad Batch premieres on October 23rd.


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