Dr. Death | S1: Dr. Duntsch

Dr. Death | S1: Dr. Duntsch

Search for Dr. Death: Miracle Man to hear the latest season of Dr. Death. A story of trust, betrayal and miracles. 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. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.

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August 22, 2018 2 min

Dr. Death premieres on September 4th

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All physicians are taught, “First do no harm.” But what happens when a doctor does harm his patients?

Dr. Robert Henderson was a veteran spinal surgeon in Dallas when he got an unusual phone call from a local hospital: a new surgeon had operated so poorly that a patient who’d walked in on her own two feet now couldn’t even wiggle her toes. Dr. Henderson had seen a lot, but he wasn't prepared for this. The surgery was so bad, in ...

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September 4, 2018 38 min

Chris Duntsch was a promising medical student, with a bright future ahead of him. The friends who knew him were shocked at the doctor he would later become. Not Chris, they said. That’s not the man I know. The Chris Duntsch they knew was driven, hard-working, smart, with a twinkle in his eye. And no one believed they knew Chris Duntsch better than his best friend, Jerry Summers.

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September 7, 2018 38 min

Kimberly Morgan was attracted to Christopher Duntsch from the moment she met him. He was charming and seemed destined for great things. But she also saw another side to him. Duntsch’s behavior led many people who came into contact with him to wonder: Was he an impaired physician? A terrible surgeon? Or a cold-blooded killer?

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September 11, 2018 36 min

If a doctor is fired from a hospital, the hospital should report it immediately. That’s how problem doctors are prevented from getting hired elsewhere. But the places where Dr. Duntsch operated failed to report him to the proper authorities. If they had, maybe Duntsch’s path of destruction would have been stopped much sooner.

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September 18, 2018 38 min

Dr. Henderson and Dr. Kirby were screaming for anyone to listen who might help them get Dr. Duntsch to stop operating. Kirby wrote to the Texas Medical Board. He and Henderson went to the police. But no one was listening.

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Have a burning question about Dr. Death? Host Laura Beil will be hosting an AMA on Reddit next Thursday, Se...

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September 25, 2018 37 min

Michelle Shughart has her work cut out for her, since no doctor has ever been prosecuted for crimes committed while practicing medicine. His patient’s lives would never be the same, but what would what would be the fate of Dr. Duntsch? The people in Dallas struggle to understand what drove him to do such horrible things. And what happens if the system faces another “Dr. Death.” 

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October 2, 2018 24 min

Reporter Laura Beil has a few updates on the story of Christopher Duntsch since the series was first released. She attends an appeals hearing for Duntsch's case, discusses Baylor-Plano Hospital’s response -- and the mysterious case of the disappearing billboard.

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November 24, 2020 37 min

In this special follow-up episode to the first season of Dr Death, Laura Beil revisits the  story of Christopher Duntsch’s best friend. When Jerry Summers needed surgery, he turned to his best friend. But the two buddies ended up living two very different realities. And after becoming paralyzed as a result of his botched surgery, Jerry is finally ready to open about what he went through, who he blames, and what he wants to say to C...

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The television series based on the podcast "Dr Death" premieres on Peacock on July 15th. For the first time Dr. Randall Kirby sits down for an intimate conversation with the man who plays him on screen, actor Christian Slater. The two discuss how Slater prepared for the role and what the television show got right - right down to the cowboy boots.

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The television series based on the podcast Dr Death premieres on Peacock on July 15th. For the first time in this episode Dallas District Attorney  Michelle Shughart  meets the actress who plays her in the series, AnnaSophia Robb.The two discuss what this case was like and Shughart’s fight for justice.  

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Reporter and host of Dr. Death, Laura Beil, moderates a panel discussion with the show’s main cast and writer: Joshua Jackson, Christian Slater, AnnaSophia Robb, Grace Gummer, Hubert Point-du-Jour, and showrunner Patrick MacManus.. From a rooftop premiere in Hollywood, they talk about how they captured the story of Dr. Duntsch, and why doctors are the real heroes. All eight episodes of the television series based on the podcast Dr ...

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As a bonus for you, we’re sharing a special preview of The Thing About Helen & Olga, a new podcast from Dateline NBC and Keith Morrison.  

 

Helen and Olga are kindly old ladies who open their hearts and wallets to down-and-out men in Los Angeles. In a city named for angels, the two women seem heaven-sent. After one of the men is killed by a hit-and-run driver -- and then another suffers the same fate -- investigators uncover a h...

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It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans. A new six-ep...

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